'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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
If you are looking for the perfect place for two, with a view, to unwind and relax, the Studio at Old Comfortable is the spot! We found the Studio just what we were looking for - a private, comfortable and beautifully appointed lodging with just enough amenities. Plus, the best views in Maine from the "Crow's Nest" seats on their pier; the ocean, out islands and lobster boats were an ever-changing painting. Hosts, Lynn and Bill provided a warm welcome and were available to make their favorite restaurant recommendations. Our favorite was Wallace's Grocery in Friendship where good food, good conversation and needed groceries can always be found! We would recommend the Studio at Marten's Point highly and hope to return!
Bob and Mary, Nashville, NC
Lynn, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. The studio, easily large enough for two people, is quite pleasant and has a comfortable bed, an eating/desk table, two nice reclining chairs in the TV area, excellent reading lights and oriental rugs on wood floors.
For a full water view, one goes down a flight of stairs through the garage and around to the back of the house. The entire property is beautifully landscaped and the flowers especially lovely. We enjoyed sitting in lawn chairs and reading.
It takes only seven minutes to walk to the beach, where we found crabs, little lobsters and fish swimming during low tide. Our grandchildren, who were staying nearby, loved it. The water was very safe for swimming or just floating around, and we met several friendly locals who swim there daily.
The only negatives were that wifi was “iffy” in the studio at times.
We would definitely go back.
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
1 night minimum stay
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