|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Guest House is an adorable three-season honeymoon cottage located on five acres across the street from our year-round home, Old Comfortable. It was completely rebuilt and refurnished in 1993. The screened-in porch overlooks a 14-acre wildlife pond, home to lilies and waterfowl. The Guest House does not have a view of the ocean, but guests are invited to share the view from the crow's nest and wharf in front of Old Comfortable. There is also a public beach within walking distance and a public landing for launching a boat/kayak nearby. Kayaks may be rented in Friendship village just five minutes away. Following a day of being on the salt water, arrangements can be made to wash off your equipment. If your group has more than three people, please inquire about our studio across the street.
This cottage is ideal for someone wanting to get away from it all with a lovely screened porch overlooking a nature pond. Access to deep water from owner's wharf across the street. The gallery kitchen is equipped for any type of cooking you might want to do. The beach is just a few minutes walk.
Thank you again for providing us with such cozy accommodations. It is always lovely here, no matter the weather conditions. We hope we can come back next year to see both of you and catch up on the latest happenings.
Lovely cottage! Wonderful, thoughtful people! Everything is provided, very clean. It was an easy drive to museums, galleries, nature and trails right at the doorstep, walk to the beach. Cozy as could be on a rainy day. I wanted to stay longer.
We spent a few days at this wonderful little cottage in Friendship Maine. It was beautifully cared for, clean as a whistle, and well appointed with everything you would need. Nicely equipped kitchen, beautiful linens on the comfortable beds and very nicely decorated. Lynn met us and made us feel very welcomed. Some of the highlights were watching the sun come up from the dock and the beauty of the bay, the beach area just a few steps away with bracing water temperatures that remind you this is the ocean, the cool fresh air at night and being able to relax in the quiet. We liked having lobster rolls at the local general store - Wallace's - and we took a short ride into Rockland to go to the Farnsworth museum. This is a great place to stay and enjoy the Midcoast area of Maine. We hope to be back again next year.
Peaceful, beautiful scenery/walks, helpful hosts, Ideal little cottage with all the amenities we needed -- even for a lobster supper! Peaceful views of Crystal Lake out the back door/porch and quick walk to ocean out the front (at the host's dock across the street or at the beach around the corner) -- AND, ocean views out the side window! Extremely helpful hosts right across the road.
The listed house description and guidelines are very accurate and clearly described. The property was immaculate and very functional. I would highly recommend this little retreat. Enjoyed the local restaurants, museums, beaches -- AND even the bluegrass events!
We LOVED our stay in this wonderful cottage with its view from the terrific back porch down to Crystal Pond, the easy 5 minute walk to a quiet rocky beach & its mere steps away from the always fascinating Hatchet Cove. Just across the small road you can sit at the owner's deck on the cove enjoying the breeze or toasting the moon's sparkling path across the night sea. A beautiful setting among tall trees, ferns and mosses surrounds a well equipped and most welcoming cottage. The kitchen has all you need to steam a local lobster with all the fixings, or simply heat up a fresh fish sandwich from the great little town grocery. The cottage is sparkling clean and decorated with authentic Maine touches. The owners have anticipated your every need and the cottage has maps, guidebooks and pamphlets so you can plan visits to nearby areas like Camden, Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor, Pemaquid lighthouse, Mt. Battie and so much more. Nearby are wonderful restaurants, fun shopping, quaint old homes and beautiful drives. A quick Google search will provide long lists of interesting things to do and experience in the area...ferry boat rides to nearby islands; kyaking the bay, lighthouse museums. Friendship is a true lobster/fishing village with many families who can trace their lineage right back to settlement days. For a small town we were amazed at all the local activities available: festivals, music evenings, art & craft events, sail boat races, farm produce sales, etc. Lynn and Bill are helpful and will be sure that you find something that meets your interests if you wish. They are always nearby for assistance but will give you privacy and quiet time if you prefer. The cottage is perfect for stress free, quiet days or as a base to explore this beautiful area. We did use the excellent WiFi service in the cottage, and on lazy days sometimes watched the televisions in the living area and on the wonderful back porch. It would be hard to say what our favorite things were about our stay in this delightful cottage, but I think our daily walk to the beach where we enjoyed the ocean breeze and our time on the back porch where we could enjoy the sparkling water of Crystal Pond were at the top of our list. Be sure to bring your binoculars so you can check out the sail boats, islands and wildlife. Maybe you'll be lucky,, as we were, to see Wood Ducks with groups of small baby ducks scooting alongside in the pond. You will love your time in this very special cottage!
We chose Friendship because we have friends with a summer house on one of the points and had hoped to visit with them while on our honeymoon. However, they were busy closing on a new home in Rhode Island, which simply meant we got to spend more quality time with each other, our comfortable cottage, and lots and lots of lobster.
The layout of the cottage is cozy and wonderful, with ample space to sit around and read and relax. I believe we were lucky enough to be the first guests to enjoy the new windows on the back porch, where we could get the breeze off the pond during the day and then close up at night and enjoy watching the woods go to sleep.
Lynn and Bill were gracious hosts with an abundance of energy and information. Lynn convinced us to make our own clam chowder and now we don't think we can ever eat it any other way.
Guests at Old Comfortable never run out of things to do. Within 20 to 40 minutes away, you can find several restaurants, museums, shopping, lighthouses, movies, theaters, concerts (such as the Blues Festival in July), swimming and golf. Also nearby are boat tours and day sails on a windjammer. In August, we have the annual Lobster Festival, the Antique Fair, the Maine Boats and Harbors Show and the Blueberry Fair.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Nightly rental is only considered at the last minute if the guesthouse hasn't been rented for a full week.
One half at time of booking, balance on arrival.