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.

Nearby convenience stores are located in Bernard and Somesville; grocery and other shopping can be found in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor.

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.

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.

  •   Hi Bruce,

    We really enjoyed our stay at "Ferncrest". Your apartment is so nicely decorated , well equipped, organized and nice and clean. We loved it!
    We enjoyed... read more

    thumb Mary
    4 September 2021

      We really enjoyed our stay at Ferncrest. This is a lovely Seal Cove apartment with all the amenities one needs for a very comfortable stay. The location is quiet and... read more

    thumb Cindy
    28 August 2021
  •   It’s a nice place. Clean, nicely maintained, well furnished. Our host was unobtrusive.
    It was a comfortable place to be when we had a “work day”, too.

    thumb Gail
    21 August 2021

      I can't say enough good things about how welcoming and perfect Bruce's rental is. My partner and I loved the comfortable beds, well-designed layout, and homey touches throughout the upstairs... read more

    thumb Sonia
    14 August 2021
  •   One friend and I stayed at Ferncrest to attend a local wedding. We were delighted the moment we set foot in this charming apartment. The thought and care... read more

    thumb Sally
    21 October 2019

      Wonderful stay! Such a cozy place on the "quiet side" of the island, away from crowds but still convenient.

    thumb Sherry
    11 October 2019
  •   If you love being next to nature you will love this place. Everything is done with nice touches to make your stay comfortable. Bruce has great tips about... read more

    thumb Betsy
    2 October 2019

      Bruce’s accommodations were perfect for 2-4 people. It was clean and had everything you needed. Bruce is helpful and has a “bag” of info.
    Would go back!

    thumb Susan
    23 September 2019
  •   This apartment is truly on the quiet side of MDI. Not hard to find, but so different than what you see in Bar Harbor. It’s a well furnished apartment... read more

    thumb Gail
    17 September 2019

      Fernwood is a terrific place to stay when visiting Mount Desert Island. It is quiet, comfortable, stocked with interesting books on MDI and in a great location, away from... read more

    thumb Carolyn
    8 September 2019
  •   We really enjoyed our stay at Ferncrest. It was a great place to unplug and truly enjoy the benefits of nature. Bruce was a perfect host - responsive, flexible and... read more

    thumb Beth
    5 September 2019

      This apartment is set in a beautiful, quiet area of the island but an easy drive to the heart of the park. It is charming and very comfortable and... read more

    thumb Susan
    29 August 2019
  •   Cozy space and great location! Equidistant from Bar Harbor and Acadia. Bruce offered some great recommendations and communicated well leading up to the trip. Very friendly and sweet, while still... read more

    thumb Adam
    22 August 2019

      Ferncrest is on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. Bruce is a wonderful host. He has a lot of good advice and was super helpful. You can not... read more

    thumb Cynthia
    16 August 2019
  •   This is a wonderful place on the quiet side of the island. The place is very clean and very quiet. The furniture is stylish. Bruce is very helpful with local... read more

    thumb Claude
    12 August 2019

      Bruce's place was on the quiet side of the island and not too far of a drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia. His suggestions on things to do and places... read more

    thumb Saranya
    27 July 2019
  •   You’ll save money and stay with a super host, staying right out the back door of Acadia National Park.

    thumb John
    24 July 2019

      Bruce's place was lovely. There's a beautiful view and it's located on the "quiet side" of the island, so it gives you a chance to be away from the crowds.... read more

    thumb Laura
    19 July 2019
  •   Bruce is an excellent host! His willingness to share his knowledge of the area allowed us to make to most of our trip. The apartment is super cute and... read more

    thumb Lucas
    12 July 2019

      Bruce met us when we arrived and gave us all the information we needed about the place and tips for travel. The upstairs apartment comfortably slept 3 and had a... read more

    thumb Kevin
    7 July 2019


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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