ANTIQUES, ORIENTALS, AND AN UPSCALE, PRIVATE OCEANFRONT HOME

Suzanne Thompson

Speaks portuguese, italian, spanish, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ANTIQUES, ORIENTALS, AND AN UPSCALE, PRIVATE OCEANFRONT HOME

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Oceanfront Guesthouse with private pier, boats, antiques, Orientals. 3BR/2BA

Immaculate, year-round 3 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront home on 7 1/2 acres with private pier overlooking Muscongus Bay & islands. Antiques, Orientals, cathedral ceilings, gleaming wide pine floors & skylights, along with top of the line mattresses & appliances including single jacuzzi tub provide a very comfortable setting for an unforgettable vacation. Wake to the nostalgic scent of fresh salt air & the plaintiff call of seagulls. Watch the occasional local fisherman check his pots for lobster from the elevated sun deck, spot the family of seals on Haystack Island or see the resident Ospreys nesting with the guest house binoculars. Use the two sit on top kayaks, two sit in kayaks, tandem kayak, (a total of 5 !) or take the rowboat provided to explore the endless coves and islands. Take advantage of our large take one/leave one library to read on the deck which is complete with patio furniture, gas grille and magnificent views. Later enjoy a cocktail on your private pier as the ducks and seals swim & the tides change below.

And that's just the beginning... you haven't even left the property!

The downstairs living room has beautiful & comfortable seating, a large picture window & the TV/VCR/DVD. Off this is the double bedroom with private bath. Upstairs the great room has a mix of antique & new furnishings where you can enjoy the cd stereo & the panoramic view of boats, islands and spruce trees thru huge French doors that lead out to the 2nd floor deck. The kitchen is large, bright & well equipped. The master bedroom has a stately queen antique four-poster bed & the main bath has the jacuzzi tub, separate shower & skylights. Upstairs the protected loft holds two comfortable twin beds. It is a truly beautiful & restorative vacation home. Although there are beds for more people, we are limiting the number of Guests to a very strict 4 people. This way you can choose which of the bedrooms would best suit you, and will assure you of many years of a wonderful vacation in a well appointed and carefully kept home

The nearby Farnsworth Museum is famous for its collection by American artists, & the Transportation Museum has the first Ford Mustang ever built!

We are only 30 minutes from Camden and Rockland to the North and 30 minutes south will bring you to Damariscotta, Pemaquid and the Boothbay region. Fine dining, world class golf, museums, festivals, concerts, the opera house, schooner trips, hiking, biking, & fabulous antiquing are all only a decision away. Waldoboro itself has an active summer playhouse/theatre and the local pier in Friendship is only minutes away where you can buy succulent lobster fresh off the boat. Or on vacation, why not treat yourself to an organized clambake on the beach where all the work & cleanup is done for you! We have compiled an extensive list of activities and ideas, complete with phone numbers, etc. that is available at the guest house. Included in your rental is the use of 5 separate kayaks, (2 sit-on-top, 1 tandem, 2 regular) and a 14 ft. aluminum boat

Lease Details: The lease you will be signing, should you decide to rent the Guest House, is a very important document, and is legal and binding. Please understand that all of the people who will be staying at the guest house, and any and all visitors to the property, or the guest house, even for a short period of time, must be clearly recorded on the lease and have been discussed with the owner previously. Pets are not allowed, and smoking is not allowed inside the guest house. Having people on the property who are not named on the lease is considered a violation. If the terms of the lease are violated, please understand that you may be dismissed without a refund.

Please read a full explanation of the lease terms and the reasons for them at 'Terms of the Lease' on our website at www.friendshipguesthouse.com

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Beautiful Home. Exceptional view. Terrific location. We had a wonderful time laying by the water reading, thinking about nothing and everything, kayaking to several islands. Enjoyed meeting the rare domestic animals at Kelmscott Farms in Lincolnville, went on a magical sail with Capt. Steve on the Friendship Sloop, Surprise, basked in the sun at Popham Beach...one of the best in New England, played with the rocks and starfish at Camden Hill State Park and walked around Camden - nice bookstore, hiked around Monhegan Island- watched a white baby seal frolick- the cinnamon ice cream was a tasty treat. Which brings us to dining- Pine Cone Cafe- very good food and atmosphere, and Peter Ott's in Camden- the best pesto and pasta primavera and the raspberry pie was a slice of heaven. Needless to say, this vacation goes down as one of the best. Thank you.
Jun 2004
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Suzanne Thompson

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Speaks portuguese, italian, spanish, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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4.9
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Antiques, Orientals, and an Upscale, Private Oceanfront Home
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

PRIVACY, QUIET, WATER AND WOODS

  • 5 of 5
This is our second year staying at the Guest House. If you want privacy, quiet, water and woods, then the Guest House is a perfect retreat for your vacation. Here you will find woods on 3 sides and a few yards away from the front door the cove with a beautiful deck to sit, relax & enjoy the water close up. Fish from the dock, take out one of the furnished kayaks or canoe, have your morning coffee or just do nothing. The deck off the house will offer you a higher view of the cove, the occasional lobster boat making its rounds, a table to enjoy your meals and seating to do your contemplating. Suzanne has done a wonderful job furnishing the Guest House with period furniture that makes you feel welcome and comfortable. The kitchen is furnished with all you need to make your meals, including a lobster pot (lobster $3.75 lb. at Creamers). The living area is the perfect place to sit, relax, read and view the outdoors through the sliding glass doors. The bedroom makes you feel warm and cozy. We are not into the t-shirt shops or tourist traps and have found for enjoyment: Sweetgrass winery, Thomaston Cafe, the state Pen store for hand-made souveniers, Bet's fish shack, and pizza at the local pizza shop in Friendship. Another great stop is the Audubon Camp where they have several hiking trails, some along the water and boat dock. We had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne and Francesco, the owners. They were warm and gracious and made us feel very welcome. We very much recommend the Guest House for your next vacation to Maine coast.

Dan and Kathy
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy and Dan are wonderful people. Down to earth, friendly, intelligent, interesting, and just the sort of people who seem to gravitate to the Guesthouse. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and if we lived closer I'm sure we would be fast friends. Thanks for the review guys! We appreciate it.
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

A BIT OF HEAVEN ON EARTH

  • 5 of 5
Suzanne,

Dan and I want to thank you and Francesco for sharing your lovely guesthouse. We had a wonderful time...one of our best vacations ever. The weather was pretty much perfect. The view is absolutely beautiful and there was nothing more we could have asked for. You have thought of everything as far as the accomodations are concerned. Although we were not able to meet in person, your emails portray a warm and gracious person.....and that is reflected in the care and thoughtfulness you have put into making the guesthouse so comfortable.

We wanted to stay longer and hope to make it back to the area again.
Again, thank you. We will cherish the lovely memories of this vacation.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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PARADISE IN MAINE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic, relaxing week which more than lived up to our expectations and, unfortunately, passed all too quickly.

The guesthouse was really comfortable and very well-equipped and it was very tempting to spend the whole week just admiring the wonderful view from the deck. However, we did manage to tear ourselves away each day and explore the inlets in the kayaks provided. The highlight has to be paddling out to the rocks to see the seals, basking in the sunshine. There are many possibilities for trips further afield but the location itself is so peaceful and stunning that it is very difficult to leave.

Suzanne and Francesco were extremely helpful both before and during our stay.

We were very sad to bid farewell but we certainly hope to return one day. The Guesthouse is a perfect location for a memorable vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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PARADISE FOUND:

  • 5 of 5
The photos of this house really do not do it justice.When my family and i , pulled onto the driveway, we was totally blown away by its beauty.The house is a perfect size,for a family of 4 to 6.very clean ,and well equipped.The views from the home, are breath taking, and at low tides you will see seals out on the islands.We had good times kayaking, around the islands, watching the lobster Boats the the morning pull their traps.or taking the Row boat out fishing.you feel a million miles from anyone,yet everything you need and want to see, if very close at hand.Checkout Moodys for Breakfast lunch or dinner close by on route 1.And just up in Warren small place at the side of the road called Maine-ly poultry.Fantastic homemade chicken pie's.Of course all the Lobster you can eat, is from any of the nearby fishing Towns, right out the Boats.I could keep going,from the house, to everything else, it was a trip to remember for sure.Enjoy your stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a wonderful time with your family at the Guesthouse, Peter. You even found a place that I was not aware of! I will have to try out Maine-ly Poultry's chicken pies.
There is so much to do in Midcoast Maine and it looks as though you made some wonderful memories. We would love to have you back anytime, and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Enjoy the rest of summer!
Suzanne and Francesco
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Kent, UK
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A GREAT HOUSE IN A LOVELY LOCATION...

  • 5 of 5
We have just a had a very enjoyable and all too short week staying at the Guesthouse.

Although we knew there were plenty of other things to do and see in the vicinity, we did not stray far from the house and the water. It was good fun kayaking and rowing in the cove, and swimming off the impressive dock.

Certainly suited our family perfectly - which includes two teenage sons. It is private and quiet, but not isolated. There is a tremendous diner - Moody's - right on the junction of Route 1 and other useful facilities in nearby Waldoboro The house is impeccably presented and furnished, and the views from the deck are superb. Everything was as described and lived up to expectations. Loads of books to read, plenty of films and a perfect place to relax.

The owners were extremely friendly. Correspondence before the trip was both helpful and welcoming and this approach was maintained during and after our trip.

Would certainly recommend this house to others - without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Richmond, VA
4

LOVELY, QUIET, VERY WELL EQUIPPED

  • 4 of 5
We loved our stay in this guest house. It is "off the beaten path" which was great for us, quiet with beautiful views. Recommend for couples and seniors particularly!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wonderful Guests. Lovely, witty and fun!
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Friendship Scoop Restaurant
"Old fashioned ice cream stand just down the road into Friendship. Basic but rather charming..."
Camden Hills State Park
"Great place for a day hike."
Red's Eats
"Famous Red's Eats is a local lobster stand in beautiful Wiscassett about a half house south...."
Maine Lighthouse Museum
"Very interesting and informative. A nice day trip with lunch along the way."
Boothbay Lobster Wharf
"Yum! What could be better than lobsters, steamers and corn."
Boothbay Harbor
"Full of wonderful shops and good restaurants, but also full of people. Definitely a touris..."
Round Top Ice Cream Stand
"Real homemade ice cream and other delights on the way to beautiful, scenic, lovely Damariscotta"
King Eiders Pub
"Maybe call ahead for a reservation, or put your name in and visit a few of the interesting s..."
Maritime Farms Food Stores
"Local convenience stores to pick up the occasional item."
Farnsworth Art Museum
"About a half an hour up the road in Rockland is the famous Farnsworth, with Maine history an..."
Le Garage
"Rather hidden away on the river in Wiscassett is this old fashioned restaurant with beautifu..."
Dunkin' Donuts
"Famous New England coffee. Way better than Starbucks! If a New Englander is away it is one ..."
French & Brawn Market Place
"On the corner in Camden, an interesting and eclectic grocery, et al. shop. Unsusual and exo..."
Amalfi on the Water
"Excellent food and excellent service. Right on the water in Rockland, you can dine in or ou..."
Boothbay Whale Watch
"Yes, why not!? Go see the pods!!"
Sea Basket
"Truly fabulous fresh and fried seafood, and amazing haddock chowder. On Rt. 1. Not to be ..."
Thomaston Cafe
"Truly excellent food right in Thomaston. Go for lunch after shopping in the Maine prison st..."
Cafe Miranda
"Eclectic, varied, and interesting menu in a slightly bohemian relaxed setting. Fun."
Narrows Tavern
"Great local place right in town. Simple, local and good. Some nights there is music while ..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Port Clyde, BoothBay, or Rockland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95N to Rt. 1 to 220
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Narrows in Waldoboro. Great local pub
Car: recommended

Mid-coast Maine is full of exciting things to do. We are in a wonderfully interesting bay with multiple islands & miles & miles of rugged coastline. Take the rowboat over to Haystack Is. and let the kids hunt for real arrowheads (I've found two!) or explore the immediate coast in the kayaks and stop for lunch on Eagle Is. where you will be carefully watched by a nesting pair. Aside from the obvious boating, swimming, bird watching & fishing that you can do right out in front of the guest house, there are puffin & seal watches, deep sea fishing & sailing charters all available close by. Take a day trip (or longer) to the artist colony of Monhegan Island where the Wyeth family has painted for generations or see the famed Olsen house in neighboring Cushing.

Don't forget the fabulous and famous lobster and steamer dinners available in wonderful restaurants all throughout the area.

Other Activities: kayaking, hiking, exploring, museums, fine and/or rustic dining, Fall foliage, apple picking, hayrides

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High Season
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Off Season
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0.00
A deposit of 50% is required along with the signed lease at booking. The final 50% is payable one month before occupancy.
Personal checks are accepted
Paypal is accepted. Paypal generally charges 2.9% within the USA which should be added to the monies paid. Overseas is slightly higher thru Palpal's website
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $495/long weekend $1495-$1795/week We accept Paypal.
Off Season: May, June, September, October
$1495/week Plus 8% Maine State Hospitality Tax

Season: July, August $1795.00/week Plus 8% Maine State Hospitality Tax. We accept payment thru Paypal

Long weekends if available Off Season (Fall Foliage!)
$495/weekend.

50% deposit due at time of booking, remainder due one month before occupancy.
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Amenities

Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Master bath is sparklingly bright and beautifully spacious with a skylight, jacuzzi tub, and separate shower unit. The private bath downstairs is just off the double bedroom with a vanity sink, toilet, and comfortable neo-angle shower unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master bedroom is beautifully appointed and holds an antique four poster bed. Double bedside tables and lamps are provided for comfortable reading before falling asleep on the top of the line pillow top mattress. Hardwood bureau and double wide closet allow more than ample space for belongings. The Double bedroom is downstairs off the downstairs living room and has it's own private bath. Again a full dresser and closet, comfortable chair and reading lamp are provided, as well as bedside table and lamp. Upstairs above the great room the loft holds two twin size beds, colorful rug, built in bureaus, reading lamps and a rocking chair. All the mattresses are new and top of the line for a truly comfortable and restful vacation.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
Notes:
1 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Twins all with excellent mattresses for restful, refreshing sleep. Full kitchen with all amenities including toaster, blender, coffee maker, microwave, etc., even a fine assortment of spices! Four single kayaks, one two person tandem kayak, aluminum rowboat, multiple life jackets, pier w/ seating, dock, soaring cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, and skylights; bright and beautiful. We have an extensive book library, and a very large video library with TV, VCR, and DVD players. Stereo w/ AM/FM,& Cd player. Wireless Internet (wifi) Outside oceanfront dining on elevated deck, deck chairs, beach chairs, binoculars, & gas grille w/ spare propane in garage. W/D available. Local periodicals, maps, restaurant menus, local tips and suggestions. In short, everything you might possibly need or want for a very enjoyable and comfortable vacation. Anything missing or lacking in accessories or accommodations please let us know for the next time! Best contact is by e-mail

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