Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Do I need to bring sheets and towels?
A: Linens and towels are provided. A variety of extra blankets and pillows are located in the bedrooms for your comfort.
Q: What is the kitchen like?
A: I provide the essentials you will need to prepare a meal (you supply the fixings), including electric stove & oven, apartment refrigerator (with small freezer), microwave, toaster, dishes, utensils, coffee maker, coffee filters, and basic condiments.
Q: Is there a market nearby?
A: Nearby convenience stores are located in Bernard and Somesville; grocery and other shopping can be found in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor.
Q: What is the outdoor space like?
A: We share the outside deck and gas grill. I often invites guests to join around an evening campfire. There is a mowed lawn for excercise and sunning.
Q: Is there a laundry?
A: A washer and dryer are next to the kitchen, and detergent is available to get you started. An iron and board will help get you ready for that big night out.
Q: What about entertainment?
A: The guest apartment is stocked with classic fiction, mysteries, and Maine-themed books. There are board games, like Scrabble. Then, there’s gazing at the night sky!
NOTE – No television, VCR, or DVD player provided. There is a radio.
Q: Is Internet access provided?
A: Yes, free dedicated WiFi internet serves the guest apartment.
Q: Is parking available?
A: There is off-street parking adjacent to the entrance to the apartment.
Q: How many bedrooms and beds?
A: Two of each. Bedroom one has a queen and bedroom two has a double bed.
Q: Is “Ferncrest” located on the shore?
A: Two lakes are a short walk, another is a 5-minute drive through Acadia National Park. It’s a 4-minute drive to the park’s Pretty Marsh Picnic area on the ocean, and 7 minutes to the town picnic area on the shore of Seal Cove.
Q: How many bathrooms?
A: One, with combination tub/shower.
Q: Is breakfast provided?
A: No. Guests prepare their own meals in the apartment kitchen. There is also a wide selection of restaurants within a 20-minute drive.
Q: What about pets?
A: Some guests are allergic, so no pets are allowed at “Ferncrest.”
Q: Can I pay for my stay with a check.
A: Yes, with an advanced reservation made directly with me. Or, use the convenience of a credit card. Go to: Reservations.
Q: Is the apartment handicap accessible?
A: No. Climbing stairs is required to access to the apartment; the lavatory is not fully accessible.
Q: Is public transportation available?
A: A vehicle is pretty much a necessity when staying at “Ferncrest.” While seasonal shuttle buses serve Acadia and Mount Desert Island (May-Oct.), the closest stop is several miles away.
Q: What about bicycles?
A: Acadia’s gravel roads are great for wide-tire bicycles. Local roads are not suited for biking, and I discourage bicycles as the primary means of transport for guests. It is too dangerous. Several local shops rent bikes suited to the park’s roads.