Acadia Vacation Rental

Enjoy views of Acadia National Park when you stay at “Ferncrest.” As a former Park  Ranger, I’ll tell you about my favorite walks: one for a foggy morning, another for that crystal-clear, blue-sky afternoon. A quiet retreat perfect for for exploring Acadia National Park during its 108th year. – Bruce Jacobson

 2 beds |  3 guests |  WiFi |  entire apt.

This guest apartment is the second floor of an extended New England style 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.

Located in Seal Cove, Maine (04674), at the Long Pond entrance to Acadia National Park. “Ferncrest” is 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.

Your Stay

I will greet you upon arrival and give you an orientation to the apartment and the area. Current tourist materials will help with planning your visit. 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.

Closets and dressers are in each private bedroom; reading lights at each bed. The library includes classic fiction, mysteries, and nature books. 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. A washer and dryer are adjacent to kitchen.

A vehicle is pretty much a necessity when staying at “Ferncrest.” While seasonal shuttle buses serve Acadia and Mount Desert Island (May-Oct.), the closest stop is several miles away. Nearby convenience stores are located in Bernard and Somesville; grocery and other shopping can be found in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor.

Acadia’s gravel roads are great for wide-tire bicycles. Local roads are not suited for biking, and I discourage bicycles as the primary means of transport for guests. It is too dangerous. Several local shops rent bikes suited to the park’s roads.

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Summer is the prime season for visitors, with plenty of activities and cool breezes. Minimum stay is SEVEN NIGHTS. Three guests maximum.

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