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Delightful, Secluded Seaside Cottage at Martin Point

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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 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)

Bob & Judy Zeitlin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 10, 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 on a limited basis.

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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Friendship Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking in or around the premises
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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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Delightful, Secluded Seaside Cottage at Martin Point
average rating of 4.875 based on 36 reviews

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage. Lives up to the photo image.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, nice views and well kept cottage.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Answer to the South's Oppresive Heat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manassas, VA

Paradise at Mid-Coast Maine

  • 5 of 5

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 won't regret it. Thanks again Bob and Judy and we'll be back again to open your season for you in 2018!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: July 2010
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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
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, 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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (optional) $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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