Bruce has turned the top floor of his house into a whimsical jewel of an apartment. If you want to own a charming cottage on the wooded quiet side of Mount Desert Island, save yourself a lot of trouble and just rent Bruce’s place. It feels like home. It is thoughtfully decorated with art, books, music, and items that make you smile. It was clean and comfortable. The beds were firm and allowed us to sleep in the absolute silence of the area without the back aches typically caused by beds in hotels and rentals. The location is far from the crowds of tourists and noise of towns and traffic yet perfectly suited for hiking into Acadia or lovely drives around the entire island. We felt like locals rather than tourists. Bruce is a quiet gracious host respectful of privacy yet available with information when needed. We would highly recommend this rental. — Joan B. @ AirBnB
What a wonderful experience we had staying near Acadia National Park at Bruce’s lovely Ferncrest home. The cozy two-bedroom apartment on the second floor was perfect for our small family, and the kitchen setup was just the right size for us to make most of our own meals. Ferncrest is an older home, but Bruce has done a great job remodeling it and furnishing it so that it is comfortable and practical without losing its charm and character. It was the perfect place to come “home” to after long days of gallivanting. This location borders the western side of Acadia National Park and is minutes from several ponds, lovely walks, and Bass Harbor. It is a scenic and convenient 15-minute drive to enter the more popular sections on the east side of the island as well. Bruce is the ideal host, providing great suggestions, advice, and hospitality. He made sure the apartment was well-stocked with all we’d need for our stay: linens, pillows, books, and cooking utensils. Knowing we had a five year-old daughter, he even pulled out several toys and books as well as a “treasure drawer” for her to enjoy. He provided ample maps and guides for us to use while exploring the park, and gladly answered any questions we had. This was our first AirBnB stay, and we couldn’t have asked for a better fit for this trip. Thank you so much, Bruce! We hope to return to Ferncrest one day! — Mary D. @ AirBnB
We were simply thrilled with our stay at Ferncrest. If you are looking to get away from it all and enjoy nature’s beauty and quiet in a wonderful location right next to Acadia, this is the place for you.
Bruce is a wonderful and kind host and provided us with advice and information prior to the booking. He gave us some excellent hiking tips and made every effort to ensure we were comfortable. And how could we not be? Bruce has a lovely home and the apartment, which he rents is just so cozy and homely that one struggles to leave. The descriptions provided are absolutely accurate. The only thing one cannot “read” from the website is the charm of the place although photos are telltale signs of it. The location is perfect for exploring the island although we much preferred staying on the Quiet Side than the busy area in the east. We very much enjoyed Thurston’s lobster in Bernard and highly recommend it. There are many interesting and varied trails right on the doorstep too! We hope to return and have already recommended the place to relatives and friends. Thank you, Bruce!