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 conservation 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. 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)
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bob & Judy Zeitlin
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 8, 2018
About Bob & Judy Zeitlin
Bob is a Professor Emeritus of Mesoamerican Archaeology at Brandeis University. Judy is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology/Archaeology at the University of Massachusetts (Boston campus). In Maine, Bob is also a Trustee of the Medomak Valley Land Trust, a regional conservation organization.
Bob & Judy Zeitlin purchased this Cottage in 1985
Why Bob & Judy Zeitlin chose Friendship
We originally built Treetops Cottage for our children and family guests as an annex to our nearby Martin Point residence. In recent years we have been renting it on a weekly basis when it is not otherwise occupied. More recently we repurchased the Spruce Woods Lodge, nestled not far away in the midst of a pristine forested conservation area and, after extensive renovations, have also begun to rent it year-round (see listing on Homeaway.com) on a limited basis.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I almost hate to review this listing because I want to keep it my secret. This cottage was one of the best I have stayed in. The location was perfect and everyone was so nice. Between relaxing on the beach, hiking the trails and eating lobster on the back deck, it doesn't get any better than that. Thanks so much to the owners for making this a piece of paradise. p.s. make sure you go tot Jameson's restaurant (in Friendship) , best food and prices
Great cottage. Lives up to the photo image.
Charming, nice views and well kept cottage.
Bob and Judy were very helpful. I had injured my foot the day before our arrival. The bathroom and bedroom were upstairs, however, I was able to navigate with my disability because the stairs were wide and there was a walk-in shower.
Bob stopped by every day to see how we were doing and to offer help.
It's a lovely cottage with a deck outside and plenty of reading material. We were unable to walk the trails this time. It's located in a beautiful, secluded part of Friendship.
An Answer to the South's Oppresive Heat
A delightful place to escape North Carolina's heat and humidity. Couldn't have better hosts than Bob and Judy. The cottage lacks nothing. Sunsets to die for. And for tourist, you'd better have a week or two to see the attractions--all within an hour's drive. Do it!
Paradise at Mid-Coast Maine
Great visit after a very busy period for the family. Bob and Judy were great hosts and made us feel at home and part of the community. Bob even had the pleasure of waking up at midnight and 4:30 to guide the poor gent who got the honor from United to drive our bags up to Friendship. The "cabin" is amazing! Lacks nothing you might want for your vacation. Pleasantly remote; the only noises I heard was the "treetops" and the throaty sound of a local lobster boat going by unseen in the fog. Best sleep I've gotten in years!! You're not going to drive down the street to PF Changs here and that is the best thing about it....pack some patience and a road warrior mentality to get out and explore all the great options this part of Maine has to offer; avoid Boothbay Harbor. My mistake here: hit Morse's Sauerkraut on day one...not the last day...you won't regret it. Thanks again Bob and Judy and we'll be back again to open your season for you in 2018!
Perfect Maine Cottage
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!
Fifteen to forty minutes to restaurants, movies, theater, concerts, shops, golf, museums,and medical facilities/hospitals in Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Thomaston, Rockport, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Camden. Easy day trips to Acadia National Park, Hog Island Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Monhegan Island, Pemaquid Point, and other area places 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)
Additional information about rental rates
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.