Fern CoveKitchen

Entire home/apt

6 guests

4 bedrooms

6 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Fern Cove is a 4 bedroom/2 bath summer cottage on a small quaint island off of Acadia National Park & near Bar Harbor. The Swans Island Ferry, from Bass Harbor, transports you into this gorgeous, tranquil paradise, for a wonderful vacation by the sea! The decks overlook the ocean where you can enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. Enjoy a book on the porch swing or sun bathe on the open deck....our house is very secluded & private. It is nestled among 3 acres of ferns & pine trees.

The space

This is a special place enjoyed by our family for 40 years. We would like to share this gift with some very special people who want to experience island life in this beautiful setting. Nature lovers, bird-watchers and hikers will find this to be the ideal spot to appreciate and indulge in these activities. This is the place for you if you want to disconnect, unwind and recharge. We are animal and kid friendly.

Guest access

Canoe, rowboat, charcoal grill, clubhouse.

Interaction with guests

Not at all...caretaker nearby.

Other things to note

There is a general store on the island that stocks all of the essentials and many gourmet items. This is a dry island so you will need to import your spirits from the mainland. The island also has a take-out establishment where you can enjoy all of the ocean's bounty as well as many luncheon and dinner specialties. The lobster co-op is down by the pier so you can pamper yourself with a "Downeast" dinner.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Check In: 4PM - 7PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock, Keypad, Lockbox, Doorman


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $97 AUD
Security Deposit $389 AUD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM

- WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY-Sunday to Sunday
- 9% Maine rental tax will be added to the rental price
- Pet deposit of $100 will be required
- A total of 7 guests ONLY


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
July 2017
We LOVED our stay at Fern Cove. My husband, myself, and our three teenage daughters took the ferry to Swans Island and spent a week there. We thoroughly enjoyed being unplugged (we did all have cell service, but no wifi) and slowing down for the week. The house was just as cozy as the pictures show and the view of the cove from the front porch was absolutely stunning. We spent many days just sitting, sipping coffee, reading, and playing guitar on that porch. The island is very remote, which is just what we wanted. There is one small market very close to the house, which was quite convenient. The market sells lobster rolls and fried food in addition to groceries, but there were no other restaurants open on the island while we were there. If you are looking for a place to unplug and slow down, this is the right choice. Do remember to make your ferry reservations in advance, though. We did not make our reservations early enough to have a spot on the ferry to leave the island and had to wait in line quite a while to get a spot. All in all, a wonderful vacation. Thanks to Judy and her family for sharing this beautiful home with us!

Sonia User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful views of the tidal cove with foggy, atmospheric mornings perfect for a gentle row into the quiet bay. Absolutely safe and fun place to stay for our two kids and our small dog. The island is inhabited by warm and friendly folks who will guide you to the best hikes and observation spots if you just ask. Well stocked store nearby has almost all of the amenities you might need and if they don't have something they are likely able to get it to you in a day or so! Fern Cove has love in her bones and you can feel it in this home!

Vero Beach, Florida, United StatesJoined in September 2016
Judy User Profile

I'm a snowbird who lives in Florida as well as Ohio

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