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Joanie Betterley

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Friendship Mid-Coast Ocean Waterfront Cottage with Dock and Panoramic View

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Internet, cable TV, on the ocean.

Our comfortable waterfront cottage has a gorgeous southwest view of Muscongus Bay. Your 180 degree view of the Bay and its islands, lobster boats and buoys, kayaks, and spectacular sunsets will soothe and delight. The unspoiled view is equally delightful from the the master bedroom, living room, kitchen, den, screened porch, or dock. Our newly renovated kitchen, first floor bathroom, and den were designed for maximum comfort and view . A large dock and float has deep water and is perfect for your boat or kayak. Friendship is famous for some of the best kayaking (and lobsters) in Maine! Don't have a kayak? Rentals and lessons are just up the road.

Rockland, home of the Farnsworth and Andrew Wyeth Museum, and the Maine Lobster Festival, is a scenic 30 minute drive. Lots of antique stores, art galleries, and some nice restaurants. Camden and its often-photographed harbor is just a bit further up the road from Rockland.

Google Earth: Our cottage is at the end of the road on the water.

You can find the correct location on Google Earth by entering the address (235 Forest Lake Road Friendship ME) or by entering the latitude/longitude as follows (typed exactly as shown here): 43 59 45.99 N, 69 21 37.61 W

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joanie Betterley (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Friendship Mid-Coast Ocean Waterfront Cottage with Dock and Panoramic View
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Wooster, Ohio

what a gem

  • 5 of 5

Wow. What a wonderful home. We were there with another couple and had a great time exploring Maine. We also found a little gem right in Waldoboro. The Narrows. Great time on Tuesday listening to the locals. We hope to return next year. Want to enjoy the views from the home and just relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure renting to you and we're so glad you had a good time. We also really enjoy the live, local music at the Narrows Tavern just 8 miles up the road in Waldoboro. We're looking forward to renting to you again next year!
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Susie C.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and its surroundings are breath taking, tranquil and relaxing.The views are incredible. The sunsets spectacular. The home is beautiful and very inviting and comfortable.

You can feel the love that the owners have for this home when you walk in.

We so enjoyed setting on the dock in the evenings, and watching lobster boats in the mornings. We enjoyed every minute we where there. We took advantage of all the tools for

cooking lobster and the screened porch for eating them.

We enjoyed day trips to the town of Friendly, Rockland, Rockport and Camden, but looked forward to our evenings in the cottage. This was the best place we have ever stayed!!!

We hated to see our time here end and would not think twice about going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We do love our cottage and plan on retiring there in the future. The views and feelings of tranquility are hard to beat. We are so glad that you enjoyed every minute of your stay and we'd love to have you return again some day!
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Jacksonville, Fl

One of our best vrbo rentals ever

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so special. The view is unbeatable and the cottage is very comfortable. The kitchen is very updated and gourmet. Everything you need to cook meals and even steam your own fresh lobsters. We never tired of watching the lobster boats in the early morning as they pulled up their traps. We also never tired of the gorgeous sunsets every evening. The location is so quiet and picturesque. There are plenty of great day trips close by but the best thing is just relaxing on the big screened porch or watching the bay from the living room's many large windows. I cannot say enough good things about this place. The owner was a pleasure to work with. Her original artwork is all around the cottage and adds such a great colorful artistic touch. We loved this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love being at our cottage and are happy that we can share the beauty of Friendship's waterfront with other people. It's nice to have renters like you who truly appreciate the joys of being near the sea.
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Columbus, Ohio

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a relaxing vacation. We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed every minute of our stay. The views here are absolutely breathtaking!

We woke up each morning to lobster boats pulling up their traps and finished the day with beautiful sunsets across the bay. We spent some days just lounging on the dock or in the screened-in porch reading books or just enjoying the view.

The town of Friendship is a great and the harbor is like something out of a movie. You can even buy fresh lobster right off the boat.

The cottage is perfectly decorated and comes with everything you need to have a great time, even a pot to cook the lobster!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marion, Iowa

Enchanting Cottage on Cove

  • 5 of 5

With a whimsical spirit and an absolute tidy demeanor this cottage is a "keepsake"...We came for our 30th anniversary and have since decided to return again next year. This cottage is so centrally located to all the scenic by-ways, lighthouses and popular harbors- like Boothbay. Visiting the lovely villages of Camden, Darmariscotta and Newcastle are "must sees". Truly, a chef's paradise, the kitchen is well-equipped for successful dinning at home. We recommend going to Wallace's Lobster Company in Friendship to purchase fresh lobsters-they even recommend using sea water to cook them. If you want to dine out- take your pick: Thomaston Cafe or "Red's Eats" in Wiscasset both within a short drive. The owner promptly communicates with clients and provides an additional resources about the area. I believe the owner desires to treat her quests to an unforgettable visit to Maine and she succeeds. If you are looking for those desired amenities in a vacation home choosing the perfect place to stay in Maine just got easier! We are in love with Maine. You will be too!!

The Walton


  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN / Southeast USA

Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures just cannot do this place justice--it is sooo beautiful! We just returned from a week in this home and touring around this part of the Maine coast from Boothbay Harbor to Camden. The house, grounds, and dock are all so lovely. We started each day having our coffee on either the dock or the screened-in porch watching the lobster boats pull their traps in the bay right in front of us. It was so peaceful and colorful as to be almost surreal--if you tried to paint a picture with the colors in the sunsets across that bay, no one would believe it! The house is extremely well outfitted, the beds are comfortable, and the price is perfectly reasonable. I loved beautiful Friendship Harbor even more than some of the larger ones! You can buy fresh lobster right off the boats there, and the kitchen at the cottage comes complete with lobster pot! Everyone we met in the area was friendly, and the owner has been most helpful and easy to work with. I would definitely do this again, and hope to have that opportunity some day! If you want to stay right in the middle of the action, this place may not be for you--but if you want a peaceful, restful, clean and beautiful place with all the dining, shopping, and sightseeing you could wish for within short and beautiful drives in either direction, then this place is for you!! I loved it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Owls Head (Rockland)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Waldoboro ME
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Rockland ME
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Rockland ME
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Rockland ME
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Waldoboro ME
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Waldoboro ME
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Classic Mid-coast Maine waterfront activities including boating, kayaking, sailing, and swimming. Centrally located near Rockland/Camden, Boothbay Harbor, and Damariscotta.

Art classes at the Round Top Center for the Arts and the Farnsworth Museum, Photography at the world famous Maine Photographic Workshop

Shopping and restaurants

Art galleries and pottery artisans

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, boating, island exploring, lobstering


Rates & Availability

Friendship Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June -September
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1,350 per week Sept. 28 through October 26
Rental rate includes cleaning and linens.
Rates per property (USD)

$1,350-$1,850 per week
$1,850 per week June 1-Sept. 27, 2013
$1,350 per week Sept. 28-Oct. 26, 2013

$500 rental deposit required to hold property. Final payment due 60 days before rental time and will only be refunded if we can rent the property.

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.
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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Enjoy the view of Bay from 2nd floor bathroom. This bathroom also has granite tile countertop. Brand new 1st floor bath has a glass and tile shower as well as a solid granite countertop.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Bunkhouse with bunk beds
  • Master bedroom with breathtaking westerly views of the Bay. Hear the sounds of gently lapping waves directly below your windows. Great Blue Heron, Osprey, seagulls, and ducks. Seals and lobster boats. Adjacent full bath on the 2nd floor. Wake up to your own view of the Bay! Cute Bunkhouse adjacent to dock has bunks for 3 people; let the waves lull you to sleep!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Float on dock has to be taken in by the end of September to prevent storm damage.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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