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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Loft, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 (video available)

Come and relax at a real Maine hideaway! Property is very secluded at the end of a dirt road on 1.3 acres with 100 feet of frontage on Johnson Cove. Johnson Cove is tidal -- 2 high tides and 2 low tides each day. Large dock and attached float provide easy access for boating and swimming at high tide (eight- to ten-feet deep at high tide, and warmer than the open ocean) and fun clamming at low tide. Lawn area on 3 sides of the house. Built in 1993, this four-bedroom home has many amenities: contemporary furnishings, high speed wireless Internet, river-rock fireplace in the living room, wraparound deck on main living level, upper deck off the master bedroom, and a short walk to the town market, school playground, library and hardware store. Our calendar is updated regularly so please check that first.


The house has an open floor plan on the main floor with the kitchen, dining room and living room with fireplace all connected making it easy for groups to hang out together.

Main floor includes: Kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, den with TV and pullout couch, bedroom with full bed and full bathroom.

Second floor includes: master bedroom with queen bed and access to upper deck, bedroom with queen bed, bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bathroom, access to the loft.

Loft includes: 4 twin mattresses on the floor. NOTE: loft access is via a ladder through a trap door. Kids love it! You can see more details about this in the video posted on YouTube when you search for "Seachimes 61422". One thing to note about the video is that we have recently updated paint and carpet as well as we've replaced the bunk beds with 2 single beds in the 3rd upstairs bedroom but the video will give you a very good sense of the house layout.

Basement includes: Laundry room, ping-pong table, foosball table, lawn games, water-based toys, life jackets, beach towels.


The Tidal Experience: Many guests have asked about what it's like on a tidal cove. At high tide the water is more like a pond and will give you about 5-6 hours of swimming and boating as the water is 8-10 feet high. We've been known to jump off the dock and then climb up the ladder. At low tide, you can walk into the mud and even dig for some clams to have as an appetizer later. The time of the high tide changes throughout the year but there are websites where you can find the time for high and low tides. We also provide a tide calendar at the house.

Personally, I find it very relaxing to sit on the dock to watch the water slowly leave or return to the cove every day. I am fairly sensitive to smells and can assure you that there is no fishy smell at low tide. If you do want to tromp around in the mud, I recommend rubber boots or swim shoes.


Video Available: If you search on YouTube for 'Seachimes 61422' you will find a 3 minute video showcasing the property and the house. Please note that we have recently painted and replaced some carpets as well as replacing the bunk beds to two separate twin beds.

More Details

Court Brower
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018


Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 4 twin/ single
  • There is 1 bedroom on the main floor with a double bed. There are 3 bedrooms on the second level - queen, queen and a room with 2 twins. The master bedroom has sliding doors to the upper deck. The loft is great for kids older than 4 years. It is accessed with ladder and has 4 twin mattresses on the floor. We have a pack-n-play available with a bassinet insert for infants and small toddlers.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Built in 1993, this four-bedroom home has many amenities: contemporary furnishings, high speed wireless Internet, river-rock wood-burning fireplace in the living room, wrap-around deck on main living level, upper deck off the master bedroom, and a short walk to the town market and hardware store. The ground level has a laundry room, ping pong, foosball and allows indoor storage of your gear. There is also lots of toys, puzzles, games, books, and more for everyone from toddler to adult. Boat rentals available in town.


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Maine Hideaway - Waterfront Home at the End of Dirt Road
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend! 2nd time here will be back again And again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great setting!! Worked out well for our 8 siblings getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Friendship is a quaint and quiet fishing village. Road trips to other locations too.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three married daughters rented this home for a long weekend as we were attending a wedding in nearby Waldoboro. The house was clean, very nicely decorated, and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. The location, nestled in a total cove, was beautiful. We enjoyed the use of the dock and especially the fire pit at night. Everyone said they wished we had more time to enjoy all the amenities of Sea Chimes. Although our stay was limited, I would definitely consider renting this property for a longer stay. Peggy was very attentive in answering emails promptly and she was very accommodating. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Warm regards,

Connie Nichols

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Putney, Vermont

Everything was just fine, but the early departure deadline was a little daunting

  • 4 of 5

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  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that your stay went well. Whenever it's possible, we will offer a late checkout time. Unfortunately, when we have new guests arriving the same day, the cleaning crew needs that time to make sure its ready. Thanks again for being such great guests!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful!! Spotlessly clean. Wonderful location...could not have been better! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Look no further...

  • 5 of 5

...if you want the ideal place for a great family vacation/gathering.

It has the following: End-of-the-road, end-of-the-cove location; isolation; a very friendly town

living up to its name; an exceptionally clean and well-stocked house (bring nothing but your bodies, clothes and some eats. OK maybe some booze, too.); boats and games galore; TV/cable/WiFi; a wonderful dock for jumping off of, launching of boats and crabbing; a fire pit with lots of chairs around which the kids and adults can perform evening plays; room for Wiffle Ball games and badminton; an attic loft into which the teens can retreat; a basement playroom with Fooseball and ping-pong; a short walk to the have-everything general store and a tad further walk to talk to the lobstermen and one woman captain as they prepare to head out for another day hauling traps; and an equally short walk to the local craftmen's co-op and lobster purveyor (live or cooked); a 3.3-mile running loop around the town.

20-30 minutes in the car you're in Waldoboro (Moody's Diner), Cushing (to see where Wyeth painted "Christina's World", Tomiston (State prison craft shop) or Rockland (Farnsworth Museum).

There are a lot more positives about this rental but the most important fact is that Court, Peggy, Sue, David and Marion are caring, concerned individuals who understand how important a family's vacation is and therefore make sure the experience will be the best ever by providing an outstanding facility.

"This has been the best ever vacation," said my daughter-in-law. "We've had so much fun doing other things, no one has touched their IPads or phones."

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Wallace Market Deli
Car: necessary

The town of Friendship offers a true taste of Maine. One of the most productive lobster harbors in the world, you'll see a real working town while enjoying the peace and tranquility of this unique property on Johnson Cove. Being a tidal cove, you'll enjoy swimming and boating at high tide and good clamming at low tide. It's also just a short walk to the harbor, local market/deli, library, churches and school playground.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Clamming


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation policy:
High season (July-August): Full refund of rent if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival, 50% refund if cancelled 21-45 days prior to arrival, no refund if cancelled less than 21 days prior to arrival.
Low season: Full refund of rent if cancelled 14 days prior to arrival, 50% refund if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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