We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travellers have booked this property

SUMMER COTTAGE BY THE SEA

Save
Entrance to Fern Cove
Excellent
1 review
Entrance to Fern Cove
Side of the house
Decks from the water
Deck
Deck overlooking the garden
Decks overlooking the water
Kitchen
Living room
Master bedroom
Loft bed in bunk room
Bunk room
Green room
Futon room
View from the clubhouse
Above the quarry
Pet friendly
Cove
View on the way to the lighthouse
Swans Island lighthouse
Pet friendly
Dinner
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
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...
Read more
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
Contact Owner See more properties
Listing #FKN8570914
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 1 review
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Nancy S
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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...

More
Amenities
  • 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
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL ONLY
4:00pm check in
10:00am check out
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Bunk
    1 Super King
    1 Twin
    1 King
Availability
Show Rates
Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
AU$1,458
USD 1,100
3 Jun 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
Default
7 nights
AU$1,589
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.
Fees
  • Cleaning fee: AU$133 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$133 / stay - Deposit
Hide Rates
Map
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.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Swans Island Ferry from Bass Harbor
http://maine.gov/mdot/ferry/swansisland/
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.
How can I contact the owner?
Initially, you may contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.
How will the owner contact me?
This owner will contact you via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox.
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
You can send another message via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.
How do I pay?
For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.
Is my payment insured in any way?
Yes. Payments made via the TripAdvisor inbox are covered by our Peace of Mind Protection.
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#FKN8570914
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
from
AU$1,458
/ Week
Book Now
16 travellers
viewed this property in the past week
This property has Payment Protection
Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer.
Learn more about paying safely.