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Bruce Jacobson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Overlooking Quiet Field and Mountains of Acadia National Park

16 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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: http://acadiacentenial2016.org/

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce Jacobson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bruce Jacobson

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.

Bruce Jacobson purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Bruce Jacobson chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peace and quiet minutes from Acadia National Park. Terrific location for hiking, biking and kayaking. The house was a haven of calm and silence - A ++ sleep quality. Most relaxing experience for outdoors lovers, who don't care much for the ice cream parlors a and tourist shops of a Bar Harbor. The house was also well stocked with all cooking utensils, iron, beach towels, etc. Last, Bruce was a wealth of knowledge to recommend activities and really helpful in helping make the best of our visit. We shall return!
Jul 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Overlooking Quiet Field and Mountains of Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Off the beaten path of Acadia, we found this cute appartment, a great way to explore the subtle treasures of Acadia. While this place is on the quiet side of Desert Island, most attractions were very easy to reach within a thirty minutes drive.

Bruce, the owner, was very helpful with maps and tips, also provided us with a flashlight in the middle of the night, when a storm cut the electricity. And we would definitely come back as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
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G R E A T ...

  • 5 of 5

Bruce created a wonderful setting which truly felt like home away from home.

Being away from the rest of the tourists gave us the impression to be part of the local community.

Interacting with Bruce was wonderful. He was very kind and extremely knowledgeable about the area.

My family and I would gladly come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Exactly as described, very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and comfortable - and very nicely decorated. The owner is friendly and very helpful, but not at all intrusive. He's also an excellent source of information regarding the park, trails and the island in general. We look forward to returning in the future

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stillwater MN
5

A stunning place to lodge

  • 5 of 5

The property is pristine and beautiful. The view in this picture is correct. The apartment is clean and nicely decorated. We had everything we needed supplied for. Bruce J was hospitable, courteous, informative, and all around a nice guy to talk with. He made our trip a success from the places in the park to see to the enjoyable conversations. There are 4 or 5 harbors to drive to for food. We had lobster at Thurston's in Northeast Harbor, Sunday brunch at Cafe This Way in Bar Harbor. We drove the national park loop to enjoy many different places, biked the carriage trails which were outstandingly beautiful, hiked up a mountain with a park ranger's interpretation to boot., and strolled through two lovely gardens not to be missed. Overall our visit was well worth it; we are not disappointed at all with our lodging; in fact we hope to come back some day and enjoy the park more and staying at #141438 Ferncrest would be our desire in order to get the most from the trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great little place with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The description of what was awaiting us fit this home to a "T!" The picture you see over the fence to the mountain was what we got to see every time we looked out the windows from the kitchen. Everything was there that we would need to be able to prepare the food we brought with us and there was space in the cupboards for us to put some of our dry goods away.

The property was very nice and everything inside was clean and ready for us when we arrived and the price for renting it for a week was reasonable and worth every penny!

The owner, Bruce, was very helpful and even went out of his way to, as he put it, "Build a fire" for us. He has a small fire pit where he took the time to set up the wood and paper for us to have a fire on an evening he was going to be out. All we had to do was remove the cover he had put over it and light it!

This property was perfect for my wife, daughter and I. I would recommend this property without reservation to my friends and family (and anyone looking for a nice little place for a getaway). A family of up to four, or even two couples would have adequate space here for a weeks vacation.

My wife and I especially liked the fact that this property is on the opposite side of the island from Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor was only about a 20 minute drive, but it was nice to be able to leave all of the activity and touristy stuff behind and go "home" each evening to a quite and peaceful location. If you enjoy the outdoors there are more options to explore than you could cover in a month of vacation on Mt Desert Island. The biggest challenge is deciding what to do. And if you enjoy seafood, or lobster in particular, take a trip to Bernard, near Seal Cove, and find Thurston's Lobster Pound. They have, in my opinion, some of the best lobster around!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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WONDERFUL PROPERTY IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING

  • 5 of 5

We found Ferncrest to be better than advertised, great location, lovely vistas, and very peaceful. Bruce, our host could not have been more friendly and helpful. We hope to make it back to Acadia in the future, and will definitely be looking to stay at Ferncrest again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
8.6 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
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

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Rates & Availability

Acadia National Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn Getaways
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$95
From
$100
Fri,Sat
$665
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$885
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Closets and dressers in each private bedroom. Reading lights at each bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
No television, VCR, or DVD player provided. There are plenty of good books.

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