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Afterglow - The Beauty of Sunset on Spectacular Ocean View with Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fully furnished cozy home sleeps 6, 2,000 sq. ft. large deck overlook the water

Afterglow is nicknamed for its beautiful sunsets & reflections across the salt water. It is right on the ocean with a private beach & looking southwest towards Pemaquid. Spectacular ocean views and breathtaking sunsets are viewable from the entire house. A garden and a large grassy play area suitable for croquet or badminton extend right to the private beach. Trees offer a sense of privacy and quietness. Imagine waking up in the morning to the sweet smell of the ocean, watching lobstermen pulling up lobster traps through bedroom windows; sitting in the living room, dinning room or on the deck with delicious Maine seafood and watching serene evening sunsets. Exploring the rocky shoreline, sea kayaking, strolling on the public beach or joining the community house music gathering are a few activities characteristic of the immediate local area. Friendship affords good access to Camden, Boothbay, Pemaquid, Freeport or more distant attractions like Bar Harbor and northern lake regions.

Activities/Attractions in the Immediate Area: Swimming, canoeing or sea kayaking right from our private beach area. The grassy play ground beside the beach is suitable for croquet/badminton. Each August (first or second Saturday) there is a regatta called the Chowder Cup in Friendship. This is an event that anyone with a sailboat may race in. You can sit back under the shade on our property or right on our private beach enjoying the race. It is really a fun to watch all kind of boats with variety of different sails racing by. Friends and neighbors, small boats and big boats, experienced sailors and novices all go. They race against each other and also trying to get around all of the working lobster boats as well. The Community House and the Long Beach are within walking distance from Afterglow. In summer season, visitors, friends and neighbors gather together with music, variety of delicious food and games at the Community House. Long Beach is a beautiful public beach enjoyable for jogging and seeing the famous Friendship Sloops.

Activities/Attractions in 5 min. Driving Distance : Friendship Harbor is a beautiful working harbor. You can choose your own lobsters at the Harbor straight from the water they were living in. Nothing can be as fresh as this! Friendship Day is held on last Saturday of July each year. This year it is on July 31st and starts at 6:30 am with a 1-5K foot race followed with a pancake breakfast, parade, musical entertainment, children’s activities, contests, craft fair, softball games, fresh lobster rolls, clam chowder, Lobster Boat Races, food/bake sales, the famous Friendship auction and fireworks. The Friendship Museum located in the “Old Brick” schoolhouse offers the community a variety of events throughout the year on topics related to the history and traditions of Friendship. In the summer, it offers trips to places of scenic and historical interest and participates in Friendship’s annual community-wide celebration. Friendship Public Library is affiliated with the State of Maine library system and contains 18413 volumes in collection.

Activities/Attractions in 10 min. Driving Distance: The Waldo Theater in Waldoboro, designed by Benjamin Schlanger in 1930s with an Art Deco interior and a facade done in Greek revival style, is renowned for its wonderful acoustics and features a variety of performing arts, live entertainment and classic movies. The Old German Church, another historical masterpiece, is believed to be the oldest church in Maine. It was built in 1772 by a group of Reformed Lutherans on the eastern bank of the Medomak River with its square-benched pews, galleries and towering wineglass-shaped pulpit. Other attractions and activities in nearby towns are Bay Chamber Concerts in Camden which offers world class performances, Rockport Opera House, Farnsworth Museum, Lighthouse Museum, Owl's Head Transportation Museum and Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine Aquarium and Boothbay Railway Museum in Boothbay, Pemaquid Lighthouse and Pemaquid Beach are the must places to visit. Further in distance, are the famous L.L. Bean in Freeport and Acadia Park in Bar Harbor.

More Details

Property Manager
Ming Rawstron
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Ming and Dave-

I will never be able to thank you enough for the absolute privilege to stay at

your Friendship house. Once we were able to sit down Sunday morning and soak it

all in- we just couldn't believe how wonderful everything is.

The house is perfect for our family. From the size, beautiful antiques,

incredible book collection and the beach toys (thank you again) - it's just

wonderful. There isn't anything I would change!

The kitchen is great - it has everything we need and then some. I especially

enjoy using the older pans, and cook wear, etc as I have some of my moms and

aunts that I use at home.

The kids have enjoyed the yard and beach, have used the rocks as forts, and we

now have a family of crabs and snails...along with an extensive rock and shell


We have taken day trips and seen monkey c monkey do in Wiscasett, Mt Battie in

Camden, mini golf in Boothbay Harbor, been to the alpaca farm in Waldoboro which

we also went to for Waldoboro day, and will simply enjoy the beach all day


I will hate to leave on Saturday and truly miss this wonderful house by the

water with the waves splashing onshore and the little duck family visiting each

morning and evening-

We will definitely want to return next year when Shane comes home from


Again, thank you so much for letting our family stay at your Friendship home. It

really is an honor.



Sent from my iPad
Jun 2012
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Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • First floor bathroom tub has non-skid with relocatable shower head and safety hand bar in the tub. Counter top space, sink, cabinets, window (downstairs), large upstairs bathroom with toilet, shower, sink and storage area, pleasant and well ventilated for both upstairs and downstairs bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - Dresser, table, chairs - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - Ocean view, spacious - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - Large sitting area, sofa chairs, table - 1 double
  • The comfortably furnished Master Bedroom is on the 1st floor and has a sizable sitting area and sleeping area with beautiful hardwood floor. The sitting area is furnished with desk/chair, armchairs. The west side windows overlook the deep ocean. The Master Bedroom contains 2 twin beds, night tables, lamps, alarm clock and dresser with mirror, larger floor to ceiling closet and floor to ceiling mirror. The east side window overlooks the garden, lawn and trees. The upstairs has two bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a full size bed and large sitting area with sofa chairs and table; Bedroom 2 has two twin beds, dresser, table and chairs. Imagine waking up by the fresh ocean smell and a very gentle engine humming from a lobster boat, watching lobstermen pulling up lobster traps through the windows when you are still on the bed. At night, the comfortable cool sea breeze and soothing sound from ocean wave surges against rocks lullaby you to sleep.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
If the house condition is unreasonable messy at the time of leaving, an additional cleaning fee ($35/hr.) will be charged. For monthly renters, cleaning service fee $100 per week will be charged.


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Afterglow - The Beauty of Sunset on Spectacular Ocean View with Private Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews

It was a beautiful spot on the water with some gorgeous views.

  • 4 of 5

The house was situated at a lovely location on the water with beautiful views of the ocean. We enjoyed renting kayaks and watching the lobstermen on their boats from the beautiful deck and private beach. The house was nice with pretty water views, but decorated in the 70s with very little updated. The beds were older and not very comfortable and the pillows were very old looking and very stained. We didn't realize how bad till we stripped the bed at the end of the week. Maybe if they invested more in the beds so they were less creaky and they bought new pillows each year it would be a more comfortable sleeping experience. However, everything else was nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James for the review. The house is an inheritance of the family containing antique furniture and original family taste. We would like to keep the original characteristics for the memories of the past. We’ve updated the hot water heater (June, 2017), kitchen appliances, windows, patio doors, hardwood flooring and outside of the house including deck and roofing since 2011. Regarding to the pillows, we noticed you used the old pillows as extra pillows. These old pillows were temporally stored inside the closet on the floor for disposal. We will make sure to dispose the old items before next guests’ arrival in the future. We’ve added 4 extra new pillows already for our guests’ convenience. We haven’t experienced any complains about the beds from other guests since renting the house. If we hear the similar complain we will diligently correct it. Customer service and satisfaction are our priorities.
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Can I go back right now?

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Afterglow for four years and could not be more pleased with our experience. The location is extraordinary. The property is right on the shore, nestled at the head of a small cove, so there is nothing and no one between you and the water. At high tide, you can walk down a few steps to the beach and go for a swim (at low tide you'll have to walk about twenty yards). The location works particularly well for us since we love to kayak and it is very easy to launch your boats, again just walking a few steps down to the beach and into the water.

The sunsets are spectacular and can be comfortably viewed from the spacious front deck. The house sleeps 6 adults comfortably and having a full bath upstairs is a big plus. The house is always clean and well-maintained when we arrive and the owners respond immediately to any questions or requests.

Because of the location, the ambiance is truly peaceful, a high priority for us. We've often found that days can go by with no sounds from the neighboring properties and–aside from a few lobster boats and the sound of the lapping waves–the bay is remarkably quiet. Afterglow is, for us, totally relaxing.

Not only would I recommend Afterglow to friends and relatives, we've had a number of friends and relatives come to stay with us and they all say they don't want to leave. We'll be going back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Imagine the most spectacular sunsets you've ever seen, a comfortable deck overlooking the water and a house that feels like home. That's Afterglow. We've just finished our sixth year of vacations there, and have been completely satisfied. Our hosts are gracious and accommodating, booking is easy and the listing accurately describes the house and its comfortable accommodations. The location is lovely -- close enough to nearby towns/cities to dine out, shop and take advantage of cultural activities and far enough away to feel the quiet of a vacation by the water. There's a small beach steps away from the house that's lovely for sea glass hunting, sitting on the rocks or launching kayaks and a nearby town beach for swimming. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a Lovely Spot

  • 4 of 5

Ming, our friendly, helpful, and informative host greeted my sister and I upon our arrival at Afterglow. We got there just around dusk in time to enjoy what would be one of many breathtaking sunsets. Every evening after, we made sure we were on the deck to take advantage of the westward views and the beautiful sunsets. What a way to end the day after swimming and kayaking right from the beach in front of our cottage. A perfect week in a perfect place!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanks! We enjoyed our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are a retired couple and came to visit Maine last summer. We stayed at “Afterglow” for a week and really enjoyed our vacation. The home is very comfortable and well equipped. We spent most of our time on the deck reading, relaxing, watching sailboats, sea kayakers passing by, duck family swimming around, local lobstermen working… The shaded large deck is a plus on a hot summer day! Afterglow is private, quiet, and serene, but never boring. A Dennis the Menace duckling excites the brood. An osprey may fly by. The spectacular sunsets give the evening time a special and charming moment. We also enjoyed sitting on the private beach observing the incoming water surge against the rocks, clear water, beautiful small rocks and sand. Thanks for allowing us to share such a beautiful location. We are coming back this summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Owl's Head at Rockland / Portland International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Narrow's Tavern Waldoboro
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Monhegan-Thomaston Boat Line at Port Clyde
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1 Waldoboro
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl (winter only)
Car: necessary

Afterglow is located on the southwestern side of Martin Point, shortly after the Long Beach. The house sits right on the ocean with a private partial sandy beach, looking out towards Pemaquid Point. Spectacular ocean views and breathtaking sunsets are viewable from the entire house. This comfortable year around home is minutes away from Friendship Museum, library, Friendship Harbor for fresh Maine lobsters, historical Waldo Theater, Historical Old German Church, local restaurants, various local specialty stores, grocery supermarket. Activities include boating, sea kayaking, fishing, exploring shoreline, walking on Long Beach, community house music gatherings, Friendship Day in late July with parade, lobster boat race, seafood treats and fireworks, Chowder Cup sailing boat race occurs in early August. About 30-45 minutes to other tourists’ towns (Camden, Rockport, Boothbay, Pemaquid, Rockland, Damariscotta). Sea kayak rental and guide services are available locally.

Other Activities: Coastal Cruising, fishing, sight seeing beautiful gaff-rigged Friendship Sloops, Waldoboro Day


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

If the house/property needs extra amount of cleaning, additional fee at a rate of $35 per hour will be charged.
No Pet. Minimum one week rental period during the “Summer” season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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