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Tranquil Martin Point Studio with Ocean View

Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

'The Studio' is a large room attached to our home, Old Comfortable. It is a private place approached by its own stairway. It has its own key so it can be locked. It offers an L-shaped space, which includes a sitting area with a view of the ocean, cable TV, a queen-size bed and an eating area. The eating area includes an under-the-counter refrigerator. It is outfitted with dishes and linens. There is no stove or kitchen sink. The bathroom is generous in size with a fiberglass shower. This space is best suited for someone looking for accommodations with more personality than a motel room but short of a full-size house. In the summer a local fish store will steam lobsters for you, which you can bring back to eat in the studio or you can use the outdoor charcoal grill. We used this space while our year-round house was being constructed. It is suitable for one or two people. There is 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 two people, please inquire about our Guest House across the street.

More Details

Lynn Case
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, what can you say when it's all been said? Well, you can say thank you Bill and Lynn for making our stay in Friendship a most enjoyable time.
Sep 2014
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Friendship Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Accommodation Type:
  • Motel
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
1 queen. Iron/ironing board; vacuum cleaner; basic supplies. Internet connection available.


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Tranquil Martin Point Studio with Ocean View
average rating of 4.923077 based on 56 reviews

This is the Maine I was looking for.

  • 5 of 5

I was on a solo journey traveling around Maine and I became frustrated with the throngs of tourists I kept running into. I wanted peace, nature and tranquility, and I found it at Bill and Lynn's "Old Comfortable." I didn't realize when booking the studio how amazing the property would be. Upon arriving they gave me a tour of the grounds and I was stunned. I almost cried, it's that beautiful. It was exactly what I had hoped to find. The back looks out onto a perfect Maine cove, with islands off shore, and with lobster buoys bobbing in the waves.

As for the studio, every detail imaginable was covered, and then some! There were candies in a dish, nice paper towels (not the cheap ones), salt, pepper, even water and tea in the refrigerator. The refrigerator is a good size and all my cooler items fit in with no problem. I was traveling with all my camping equipment, so not having a stove was no problem at all. They have a lovely outside sitting area with chairs and a little table, so I popped open my camp stove and cooked right there. I even cooked a lobster! The studio was spotless, if I lay down on a floor when traveling it means that I feel like I'm at home and I certainly did there. Sitting in the chair by the window with the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore was a real treat. The wifi is spotty but I knew that going in and it wasn't an issue for me. There is a phone to use if you have any cell service issues, but my phone worked so I never had to use it. They have cable so if I felt like watching tv (and I did), there are plenty of channels to choose from. If the Internet wasn't working and I needed to look something up, I just waited to search when I ran into town (Waldoboro), which is only about 15 minutes away. There is a big Hannaford grocery store there as well and lots of great places to eat.

The neighborhood where their house and studio are located is quiet, the roads are perfect for walking, jogging or riding bikes. I went walking (going left out of the driveway) and I came upon a nature preserve open to the public with hiking trails throughout, another lucky find. Just a couple minutes away is Friendship, Wallace's general store there is like something out of a movie.

Finally, Bill and Lynn...they are the sweetest people I encountered on my whole trip. I felt like I was staying with long lost family members. They are truly unique, special individuals. They figured out what they wanted in life and they made it happen. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you visit with us, especially since you appreciated our little bit of heaven just as much as we do.
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Martin Point Studio

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend. The location is a bit off Route 1 but certainly worth the short drive.

The property is akin to a well kept small oceanside park, but nicer.

There is a dock and platform at the edge of the water to sit and enjoy the bay (which we did) and a very short walk to a small beach. (which we also did.)

The studio itself was immaculately clean with not a speck of dirt or cobweb to be seen.

I was gone most of one day and my wife could not have felt more at home.

If you need a hotel with a pool, bar, and restaurant then this is not for you.

If you are looking for the most peaceful, clean and homey location to spend some time, then this is it.

Make your reservation now because we cannot wait to go back and might take your days from you.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful! Neat, clean, quiet, with ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice, immaculately-clean studio apartment that Lynn and Bill created over their garage. It was extremely quiet, very well appointed, and very comfortable. We had nice views of the harbor from our sitting room windows, and were also encouraged to enjoy the beautiful grounds and the pier.

The kitchen area had a small fridge, a microwave oven, a 4-unit toaster, a coffee maker etc., etc. They provided coffee, water, and other drinks. The bed is a beautiful four-poster with matching sheets, comforter, and dust ruffle. The theme is rustic/nautical with comfortable easy chairs. The floors have the wide pine boards, as in the old days, but seem to be new. The bathroom is quite large, and is well-stocked with incidentals. There is a large bureau and a large closet with plenty of room.

A nice bonus was viewing Lynn's coffee-table type books of photos she has taken of people, animals, birds, flowers, lighthouses, and other remarkable sights in the Friendship area. Lynn was too modest to mention them to us, but we found them in the studio and thoroughly enjoyed them. She has a real talent for taking beautiful photos.

Lynn and Bill are very pleasant and easy to get to know. We felt at ease with them immediately, and felt like we had made some nice friends by the time we left. They have a beautiful house on a wooded lot on the bay. We could tell that it was very important to them for their guests to feel welcome and and to be comfortable.

We are very pleased to recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a nicely-appointed quiet, place to stay in one of Maine's beautiful coastal areas. We think you will enjoy it as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

We can't think of a more peaceful and beautiful place to spend a vacation. It exceeded our expectations. It is quiet and has a great view of the cove. Our hosts, Lynn and Bill, thought of everything to make our stay comfy and cozy. "Old Comfortable" is a great name for a perfect getaway spot. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This cozy hideaway is the perfect option for two!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Comfortable Studio was exactly as shown. The setting was beautiful; serene wooded surroundings with a lovely view of the water. The studio was fully stocked with anything we might have forgotten in our packing and even some unexpected extras for convenience.

We enjoyed a short stroll past the gardens and landscaped yard to the dock each morning to sip our coffee and watch the sun come up. A walk along Martin Point reveals the lush and varied foliage of Maine. And our lodging included several books of Lynn's photography of the area which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Bill and Lynn were the perfect hosts... We felt as if we had the entire property to ourselves yet knew they were right there if needed. We certainly plan to return and would recommend The Old Comfortable to others planning a visit to the area. Cathy and Mike - Wimberley, TX

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovel Waterfront LOcation

  • 4 of 5

Lovely waterfront location with view of the bay and islands. Our hosts were most gracious and the accommodations were very comfortable and clean. The only drawback is the lack of a kitchen stove and sink but this was explained in the published description of the property so there was no surprise. It put is in a position to explore the area for dining options which was fun. We saw areas we had never seen before. The Case's are lovely people and made us feel right at home: good old New England charm! We would seriously consider returning to this property to experience the separate fully equipped cottage owned by the Case's that is located across the street and on a freshwater pond. We enjoyed our stay and would encourage travelers to seriously consider this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Route 1 and 220
Car: necessary

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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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Open year round
During July and August, minimum two nights
50% deposit at time of booking, balance due at check-in
Check-in after 4 pm , check out by 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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