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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Swans Island, Maine
Fern Cove is a beautiful summer cottage on a small, quaint island off of Acadia & 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 wonderful book on the porch swing or sun bathe on the open deck.... the house is very secluded & private. Fern Cove is surrounded by a grass yard (ideal for kids & pets) and sits on 3 acres in a community called Island Retreat. There is a clubhouse and a communal dock.

The house features a king-sized master bedroom and en-suite bath, a bunk room with 2 single beds (plus a loft single), a den with a queen-sized futon and the cozy green room which has a single bed and a trundle underneath. There is a...
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Listing #FKN8570914
About the Owner
Jan K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2017
Interaction with guests
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you are looking to get away from the rushed pace of the daily grind, find your anchor on Swan's Island. Fern Cove is a spectacular secluded and spacious cottage surrounded by all of nature's splendor! A place to unplug and reconnect with family. Judy...More

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jay04kay, VR Owner at SUMMER COTTAGE BY THE SEA, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

You were a wonderful guest....thank you for enjoying our very special place!

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Orange, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 August 2018


jay04kay, VR Owner at SUMMER COTTAGE BY THE SEA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018


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Reviewed 23 July 2018

My husband and I needed a vacation. Not a "go visit the family" vacation but a true "unplug and unwind" get-away. Enter Summer Cottage by the Sea on Swans Island, ME. The drive up was lovely (we live in MA) and the ferry over to...More

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jay04kay, VR Owner at SUMMER COTTAGE BY THE SEA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for this great review....we love everything that you mentioned too🌅🌿🚣🏼‍♂️...for 40 years!

  • Boat Available
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
4:00pm check in
10:00am check out
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Twin
    1 Bunk
    1 Queen
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  • Security Deposit: AU$416 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning Fee: AU$278 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$69 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
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 small take-out establishment where you can enjoy some of the ocean's bounty as well as many luncheon & dinner specialties. The lobster co-op is down by the pier so you can pamper yourself with a 'Downeast' dinner.
There is a Post Office & Library (both have internet service).
The Quarry is a fresh water swimming area and offers a beautiful view from above the cliffs.
Visit the Swans Island Lighthouse for a beautiful view of the harbor.
Getting around
You will need a car on the island. There is a rowboat & canoe on the premises.
There is a free Island Explorer bus (www.exploreacadia dot com) on the mainland that meets the ferry and travels through Southwest Harbor to Bar Harbor.
Car recommended
How to get there
Swans Island Ferry from Bass Harbor
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