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Overlooking Quiet Field and Mountains of Acadia National Park

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Last updated: 02/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

National park entrance; Park Ranger owner; 2 bedrooms that sleep 3.

This guest apartment is the second floor of an extended New England Cape Cod house. Enjoy views from the windows of open fields and the mountains of Acadia National Park. There is a private entrance and off-street parking. You will find lots of extra detailing and an attractive, compact layout. Lithographs and prints of local scenes from Mount Desert Island are featured on the walls. A washer and dryer are adjacent to kitchen. The library includes classic fiction, mysteries, and nature books. Current tourist materials will help with planning your visit. The linen closet has all the sheets and towels you will need during your stay. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, flatware, cookware, and some basic condiments.

I will greet you upon arrival and give you an orientation to the apartment and the area. As a former Acadia National Park Ranger, I will provide first-hand information about visiting Mount Desert Island and other area attractions (Seal Cove Auto Museum is just around the bend). I will even tell you about my favorite walks: one for a foggy morning, another for that crystal-clear, blue-sky afternoon.

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Acadia National Park:
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • No television, VCR, or DVD player provided. There are plenty of good books....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Two lakes are a short walk from the apartment, another is a 5 minute drive through Acadia National Park. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views across fields of the three peaks that give our town it's name: Tremont. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    A short drive to the town landing or shores of Acadia National Park. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Seal Cove is a small village within the town of Tremont. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items


  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9%


DURING SUMMER MINIMUM STAY IS ONE WEEK, ALWAYS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY (check-in between 2 pm and 9 pm; check-out by 10 am). Summer is the prime season for visitors, with plenty of activities and cool summer breezes.

OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT TRAVEL rate available, depending on availability. Please inquire with number of nights desired.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/25/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
8.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swans Island Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club & Kebo Valley

Car: Necessary

Located in Seal Cove, Maine, at the Long Pond entrance to Acadia National Park. 'Ferncrest' is on a dead-end town road on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, near Pretty Marsh. It sits on the edge of a field overlooking Western Mountain. Two ponds are within walking distance. A short drive on unpaved roads brings you either to the ocean or the largest lake in Acadia National Park.

Nearby convenience stores are located in Bernard and Somesville; grocery and other shopping can be found in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor. The bustle of Bar Harbor is about 20 minutes away. The islands, mountains, oceanfront, ponds, trails, motor roads, and carriage roads of Acadia National Park are the biggest attraction in the area. Some of that beauty is right out the door of this guest apartment; the rest is close by.

Other Activities: star gazing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: I have been helping public and private landowners protect New England's special places since 1974. Positions with The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and National Park Service support my conservation services for land trusts and park agencies. I also offer facilitation and interpretive planning services For more.

Why the Owner Chose Seal Cove, Tremont, ME, USA:
The quiet dead-end road and view of Acadia National Park are what drew me to 'Ferncrest.' I have spent the past 32 years making it my own.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This residence is gay friendly. Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island merchants do not particularly cater to gay and lesbian tourists. However, there are some gay-owned businesses and welcoming congregations on the island. I offer my local knowledge to help gay visitors find their way.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Autumn sunrise at 'Ferncrest.'

    Autumn sunrise at 'Ferncrest.'

  • Field and Western Mountain from 'Ferncrest' dining area.

    Field and Western Mountain from 'Ferncrest' dining area.

  • Bedroom 1 of 2 (queen bed).

    Bedroom 1 of 2 (queen bed).

  • Kitchen.


  • A great place to read a book.

    A great place to read a book.

  • Sitting area.

    Sitting area.

  • Bath.


  • Entry hall at 'Ferncrest.'

    Entry hall at 'Ferncrest.'

  • Summer blooms at 'Ferncrest.'

    Summer blooms at 'Ferncrest.'

  • A winter wonderland.

    A winter wonderland.

  • Daffodils in spring at 'Ferncrest.'

    Daffodils in spring at 'Ferncrest.'

  • Welcome


  • Entrance to 'Ferncrest.'

    Entrance to 'Ferncrest.'

  • Dining and seating areas.

    Dining and seating areas.

  • Bedroom 2 of 2 (double bed).

    Bedroom 2 of 2 (double bed).

  • Entry, kitchen and dining area.

    Entry, kitchen and dining area.

  • 'Ferncrest' is filled with artwork: Map of Mount Desert Island in the style of Samuel de Champlain by L.S. Phillips.

    'Ferncrest' is filled with artwork: Map of Mount Desert Island in the style of Samuel de Champlain by L.S. Phillips.

  • Study area with internet access.

    Study area with internet access.

  • Guests leave great journal entries at 'Ferncrest'!

    Guests leave great journal entries at 'Ferncrest'!

  • Spring snowdrops at the doorstep to 'Ferncrest.'

    Spring snowdrops at the doorstep to 'Ferncrest.'

  • Holidays at 'Ferncrest.'

    Holidays at 'Ferncrest.'

  • Autumn is spectacular at 'Ferncrest.'

    Autumn is spectacular at 'Ferncrest.'

  • Spring ferns at 'Ferncrest.'

    Spring ferns at 'Ferncrest.'

  • Come celebrate with us!

    Come celebrate with us!

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