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Entrance to Fern Cove
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Entrance to Fern Cove
Side of the house
Decks from the water
Deck overlooking the garden
Decks overlooking the water
Living room
Master bedroom
Loft bed in bunk room
Bunk room
Green room
Futon room
View from the clubhouse
Above the quarry
Pet friendly
View on the way to the lighthouse
Swans Island lighthouse
Pet friendly
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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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About the Owner, Judy K
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 13 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 1 review and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Owners not on site
Caretaker nearby
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Nancy S
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 for a stay in August 2017

Years ago I stayed at Fern Cove Cottage (the year the library burnt down — the new one is lovely) and returned again last August with my boyfriend. We reserved a spot on the ferry for our car so we could bring our bikes, my art supplies, and his fishing gear! I had forgotten how perfect the location is: the harbor is one of the prettiest in Maine, and the views off the cottages new wrap-around decks were incredible.

Every morning we watched the sunrise with coffee and then would go on a walk along the road or off into trails. Frank would go off clamming in the cove, fishing in the harbor and even went deep sea fishing one day. Most of the time I was painting the water view from the deck, although twice I went “plein air painting” around the island (I now have plenty of reference photos of lobster pounds, the lighthouse and other sites.) One day we took out the canoe spotted osprey & an eagle!

The seafood was dynamite. We couldn’t get enough lobster...

  • 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 Bunk
    1 Super King
    1 Twin
    1 King
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Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
USD 1,100
3 Jun 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
7 nights
USD 1,199
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: AU$133 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$133 / 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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