MAINE HIDEAWAY - WATERFRONT HOME AT THE END OF DIRT ROAD

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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MAINE HIDEAWAY - WATERFRONT HOME AT THE END OF DIRT ROAD

Friendship House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, Loft, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 (video available)

Come and relax at a real Maine hideaway! Property is very secluded at the end of a dirt road on 1.3 acres with 100 feet of frontage on Johnson Cove. Johnson Cove is tidal -- 2 high tides and 2 low tides each day. Large dock and attached float provide easy access for boating and swimming at high tide (eight- to ten-feet deep at high tide, and warmer than the open ocean) and fun clamming at low tide. Lawn area on 3 sides of the house. Built in 1993, this four-bedroom home has many amenities: contemporary furnishings, high speed wireless Internet, river-rock fireplace in the living room, wraparound deck on main living level, upper deck off the master bedroom, and a short walk to the town market, school playground, library and hardware store. Our calendar is updated regularly so please check that first.

The Tidal Experience: Many guests have asked about what it's like on a tidal cove. At high tide the water is more like a pond and will give you about 5-6 hours of swimming and boating as the water is 8-10 feet high. We've been known to jump off the dock and then climb up the ladder. At low tide, you can walk into the mud and even dig for some clams to have as an appetizer later. The time of the high tide changes throughout the year but there are websites where you can find the time for high and low tides. We also provide a tide calendar at the house.

Personally, I find it very relaxing to sit on the dock to watch the water slowly leave or return to the cove every day. I am fairly sensitive to smells and can assure you that there is no fishy smell at low tide. If you do want to tromp around in the mud, I recommend rubber boots or swim shoes.

Video Available:: If you search on YouTube for 'Seachimes 61422' you will find a 3 minute video showcasing the property and the house. Please note that we have recently changed the upstairs bedroom from bunk beds to two separate twin beds and now have 4 twins in the loft.

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
AZ
5

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
What a fantastic place -- the house was comfortable, clean, fun. Great to have the fireplace. Best view from the deck -- we all loved watching the tidal bay fill and empty. Incredibly peaceful yet tons to do in the house. I'd love to rent here again sometime. Can't recommend it highly enough. The entire family -- adults and kids -- was really happy here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
lake mary florida
5

peaceful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Great location....can get to many famous places in Maine...kept busy for a whole week...lobsters in this village the best.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Atlantic Coast, United States
5

Excellent waterfront family vacation house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Sea Chimes is at the end of the road and on the back of a tidal cove. No worries when young kids run around the lawn or down to the dock - you can watch them from the deck, and there is no traffic hazard at all.
Well equipped kitchen and all necessary household appliances.

Friendship is a fishing village that swells in summer. The only services are Archie Wallace's general store, the post office, and lobstermen's docks where you can buy lobster. If you want shopping, galleries, and restaurants Thomaston and Rockland are a pretty 25 minute drive.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Boston
5

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had a really amazing week here with our family. It is a beautiful location and very quiet and away from the general hubbub. The house is excellently set up and very comfortable. Court was extremely responsive to any questions we had and we thoroughly enjoyed the kayak and canoe. Would definitely go back
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
PA
5

Wonderful setting & accomodations

Wonderful setting & accomodations
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We used this lovely home as a place for guests who were coming to vist. They thouroughly enjoyed the accommmodations, direct water access and the ping pong!
The owners were made the contracting process easy & very helpful getting us advance information and directions. We'd recommend this as a delightful place to stay on the Maine coast.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

The town of Friendship offers a true taste of Maine. One of the most productive lobster harbors in the world, you'll see a real working town while enjoying the peace and tranquility of this unique property on Johnson Cove. Being a tidal cove, you'll enjoy swimming and boating at high tide and good clamming at low tide. It's also just a short walk to the harbor, local market/deli, library, churches and school playground.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Clamming

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Availability & Rates

Friendship House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Cleaning $100

Notes

  • $300 Refundable damage deposit
  • ***SPECIAL OFFER: Book before January to get $100 OFF!***

    May, June, September, October....... $1550/wk or $250/night
    2 night minimum. All other fees apply.
    Deposit of 50% due with signed contract. Remaining amount plus refundable damage deposit due 30 days prior to stay.
  • July and August....... weekly rentals only at $1995/wk.
    Weekly rentals Saturday through Saturday -- arrive after 4pm, leave by 10am
    Deposit of 50% due with signed contract. Remaining amount plus refundable damage deposit due 30 days prior to stay.

Amenities

Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 4 twin/ single
  • There is 1 bedroom on the main floor with a double bed. There are 3 bedrooms on the second level - queen, queen and a room with 2 twins. The master bedroom has sliding doors to the upper deck. The loft is great for kids older than 4 years. It is accessed with ladder and has 4 twin mattresses on the floor. We have a pack-n-play available with a bassinet insert for infants and small toddlers.
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Video Game Console
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Built in 1993, this four-bedroom home has many amenities: contemporary furnishings, high speed wireless Internet, river-rock wood-burning fireplace in the living room, wrap-around deck on main living level, upper deck off the master bedroom, and a short walk to the town market and hardware store. The ground level has a laundry room, ping pong, foosball and allows indoor storage of your gear. There is also lots of toys, puzzles, games, books, and more for everyone from toddler to adult. Boat rentals available in town.