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Delightful, Secluded Seaside Cottage at Martin Point

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Friendship Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Delightful describes 'Treetops', an architect-designed cottage on Muscongus Bay, sublimely secluded on 60 private acres of magnificent spruce forested shore land. Gorgeous sunsets over the bay and adjacent islands are yours from the deck and every interior room. Tastefully furnished, the airy cottage sleeps four in two cozy bedrooms. Modern bathroom with stall shower and separate tub. Central heating when needed. Relax and watch the lobster boats at work from the spacious lawn, hike on our trails through the Martin Point Wildlife Reserve, a conservations easement surrounding our property, wade along the shore, bike ride on country roads, or sun bathe and swim on Treetops cottage's private beach. A short walk takes you to the community tennis court or to evening entertainment at the Martin Point Community House. Float and mooring may be available if you bring your boat. Secure on site launch & storage area for kayaks (kayaks for rent in Friendship village, five minutes away, if you don't have your own, and will be delivered directly to our beach)

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bob & Judy Zeitlin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2016
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About Bob & Judy Zeitlin

Bob is a Professor Emeritus of Mesoamerican Archaeology at Brandeis University. Judy is Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at the University of Massachusetts (Boston campus).

Bob & Judy Zeitlin purchased this cottage in 1985

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks! We so enjoyed Treetops, the beautiful protected woods, the private beach, the sailing, the vegetables! Your cottage is wonderful. A lovely respite. With many regards.
Aug 2013
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Delightful, Secluded Seaside Cottage at Martin Point
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Perfect Maine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for our wonderful stay at Treetops. It was even better than we expected. The cottage was perfect for our family of four and included more than everything needed for our stay. The book of information about the cottage and the area was immensely helpful. We are seasoned visitors to Friendship, but we were pleasantly surprised to find wonderful new places to eat and visit based on your suggestions. The hiking trails on the property are truly magical. Our kids loved making fairy houses and exploring the woods. The beach was the perfect launching spot for our kayak and provided fertile ground for our son's treasure hunting expeditions. We plan to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Webberville, Michigan

Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Me, my wife and my nephew spent a week in Maine at this gorgeous little cottage. It is completely vacation ready with all of the comforts of home. Extremely well maintained and clean. Bob and Judy, have thought of everything. You buy the groceries and you are ready to go. It is a perfect launching point to do day trips. We went to Bangor, Bar Harbor/Acadia Nat'l Park, and Portland while staying there and they were all a comfortable drive. The cottage is well off the beaten path and very peaceful. It was great to go down to the private cottage beach and watch the lobster boats checking their traps. It is truly a hidden gem. I would highly recommend this cottage rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Racine, WI

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful relaxing week at Treetops in July. A special place that is just out of the way enough to be very private, yet accessible to many points on the central coast. The owners could not have been more hospitable.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Malvern, PA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Bob - we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at "Treetops." The cottage was clean and comfortable, and well supplied, which made it very easy to move in and begin to relax. The information booklet you provided was very helpful in planning activities - we especially enjoyed the boat ride to Monhegan and hiking on the island. Thanks again - we hope to visit Friendship again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Knox County Airport, Owls Head/Portland Int'l
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Port Clyde/Rockland
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Brunswick 50, Portland 70, Rockland 20
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Route 220/Coastal Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Treetops private beach on property
Car: necessary

Fifteen to forty minutes to restaurants, movies, theater, concerts, shops, golf and museums in Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Thomaston, Rockport, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Camden. Easy day trips to Acadia National Park, Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, Monhegan Island, Pemaquid Point, and other area points of interest. Muscongus Bay abounds with islands easily accessible by kayak or small boat for picnicking, exploring, and swimming. Woodland trails through our 60 acre property and wildlife reserve take you to the shore of tranquil Crystal Pond. Or sunbathe and swim at Treetop cottage's private beach on our sheltered Muscongus Bay cove. A ten minute walk from the cottage gets you to the community tennis court or evening music and games at the Martin Point Community House.

Other Activities: Kayaking (rental kayaks delivered on site)


Rates & Availability

Friendship Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning (optional) $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Minimum one week rental period. Two week maximum length of rental. $400 non-refundable reservation deposit required upon signing of lease agreement. Balance of rent due on arrival.

$400 deposit upon signing of Lease Agreement. Balance due upon arrival

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Friendship Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Stall shower and separate tub
  • Bathroom fully furnished from soap and towels to hairdryer. Separate tub and stall shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 double
  • Both bedrooms have ocean view, looking west across Muscongus Bay..
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Linens and blankets supplied. Laundry room with clothes washer and dryer. Bathroom with stall shower and separate tub. Towels and hair dryer. Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, gas range and oven, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, blender, cooking utensils and flatware. Living room with wood stove, Satellite TV, VCR/DVD, stereo with CD. Deck with outdoor dining table. Charcoal and gas barbecue grills, picnic table and chairs on the lawn. Telephones in living/dining room (with answering machine) and master bedroom. Miscellaneous items include iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies. Sheltered part sandy, part pebbly beach (walking distance to larger public beach). Private woodland walking trails leading to pond and canoe launch. Launch and storage area on the ocean side of premises for kayaks. Mooring (when available) for boats. Walk or short drive to community tennis court.

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