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Waterfront Gem In Friendship With Perfect View-Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom Two Bath Cottage On The Muscongus Bay-Breathtaking Water Views

Come experience all the Mid-Coast of Maine has to offer in beautiful Friendship. Centrally located between Portland and Bar Harbor, Friendship is just minutes away from many of Maine's finest attractions. Our cottage is directly on the water with a private dock for easy boat launch. Bring your own small boat or use one of the three kayaks or one canoe that are included in this rental or, bring your larger boat and launch it from the town landing, less than a mile from the cottage. The Cottage is nicely appointed with three bedrooms including a Master Bedroom with a Queen-sized bed and a sleeping loft with twin beds that your kids will just love! There is also a lower level bedroom with a queen sized futon. The mattress is very high quality to assure your comfort. This bedroom also has its own full bathroom for amazing privacy in the lower level. There is also a futon located in the living room to sleep two additional guests. With high ceilings and a large deck the cottage feels spacious and airy even when you have a full house! Spend your days at the cottage reading on the deck as you take in the breathtaking view while listening to the lobster boats as they haul in their catch. Take long walks or go explore surrounding islands in a kayak or take a long nap while listening to the harbor seals call to one another. On a foggy day you may want to curl up in front of the fireplace with your dog sleeping by your side. Wood is provided! The more adventurous may want to spend days golfing, shopping, touring lighthouses or taking harbor cruises. The tourist towns of Rockland, Camden and Damariscotta are all just a 30-40 minute drive. Even Acadia National Park is only a two hour drive. After a long day of sightseeing, you can return to Friendship for peace and serenity.

Note, Friendship is a small town with a small general store and just one or two shops. But you can still walk for an ice cream cone in the evening or go to the harbor when the lobster boats are coming in and buy lobster as fresh as it gets! It is a perfect little Mid-Coast Maine Village that you will fall in love with.

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Amy Waldron
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Amy Waldron

I own this home with my sisters and have been vacationing in Friendship since I was a small child. I can't imagine anywhere else I would rather own a vacation home.

Amy Waldron purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Amy Waldron chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

This is the property my family rented when I was young. Years later my Father decided he wanted to purchase the property when it became available for sale. He spent many lovely weeks here before passing away. I love this home with its perfect view of the Bay and its cozy cabin feel.


Friendship Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Kids love this sleeping loft but great for adults as well!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level bedroom with private bathroom
  • Three private bedrooms including private lower level bedroom with its own bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ask about off season rentals. The cabin is fully insulated with central heat.


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Waterfront Gem In Friendship With Perfect View-Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

A Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Amy, for opening your rental home to us for our annual vacation in Maine. We have been coming to Maine since 2010 and this was the best, by far, outdoor space we have been able to experience. The inside of the home was lovely as well, but we are outdoor kind of people so we really enjoyed it. The deck on the home was perfect, the dock was perfect and two of the days we say the harbor seals, which was very exciting! We had one rainy morning, which was perfect for hanging out inside, playing games and reading. I had adequate cell phone signal, (AT&T) but it did surprise me to find that even though I had cell signal and could call home or text, there isn't any internet service available, which was absolutely fine. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I greatly appreciate your taking the time to write such a kind review. We just had the dock completely rebuilt and agree it is one of our favorite features of the house. I hope you can return soon.
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Nashua, New Hampshire

Magical Waterfront Spot Provides Endless Opportunities to Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Muscongus Bay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this simple but comfortable waterfront cottage for 3 weeks in July of 2017. Over that time period, we hosted our adult children and their friends, as well as some other extended family members, and everyone enjoyed their time immensely. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay, and the owner was very responsive whenever we had a question. The neighbors are very friendly and helpful, as well. It was great to have folks across the street who are life long Maine residents, and they were very willing to share their knowledge of the area with us.

This home has a beautiful deck overlooking the water, as well as a brand new, floating dock. We enjoyed using the kayaks which are provided with the cottage. All of our guests went kayaking, including my 86 year old mother! There are many inlets and coves to explore, where even novice paddlers are comfortable. Those of us who were a little bit more ambitious enjoyed paddling on the "big water" as well. My husband and I kayaked many times over the three weeks, and we still have a great deal to discover next summer. The wildlife in the area is incredible. There is a seal haul out (small rocky island where seals rest daily) directly in front of the cottage. We watched seals every day at low tide. We frequently saw osprey, eagles, herons, cormorants, kingfishers, terns, eiders, loons, gulls, and many other birds.

This is a cottage is on a quiet street in the small town of Friendship. Several ferry boat docks are within an easy drive, if you want to visit any of the nearby islands or take a whale or puffin watching cruise. Rockland Is also a wonderful little city that is easily accessible and has excellent restaurants, shopping, and art galleries. You can also take day trips to Acadia National Park or the city of Portland.

This cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. The owner was very welcoming to our 2 large dogs and we were glad to be able to have them with us. It is not a fancy resort in the middle of a busy tourist area. It is a restful place from which you can explore the natural beauty of Maine, and learn about its culture and people. My husband and I are already planning our return next summer. We also hope to spend a long weekend this Fall and enjoy the beautiful wood stove.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a thorough, helpful review. It was a pleasure having you stay in my home.
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Breathtaking waterfront views with cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a cozy place off the beaten path, this is it. The view is spectacular and we really enjoyed sitting down by the lake watching the sun set. The house is very cozy and bed very comfortable. A good spot if you are looking to unwind and enjoy nature. Not far from Portland and an easy day trip to Acadia. Easy rides to surrounding areas such as Owls Head, Rockland, Camden. Fully stocked kitchen and access to Kayaks. Had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and comfortable setting for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family's stay in the cottage was delicious in every way. We relished the comfortable setting (including comfy beds), enjoyed the beautiful view and spectacular sunsets, kayaked to our hearts' content, devoured good food (including fresh lobster from the dock in Friendship), and consumed many books on the remarkably bug-free deck. As a bonus, we saw an eagle fly overhead and had one nocturnal chorus from a seal doing a good imitation of a sea monster! Our only suggestion would be to add a larger side table in the kitchen to give more room for food prep, though our resident chef managed beautifully. Thank you for sharing your wonderful setting! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Property is exceptional.

  • 5 of 5

HI Amy, we had a wonderful time at your home. The house and the grounds were beautiful. We are looking forward to returning next summer.

We will be in touch. Carole Whartenby

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Friendship, yet again. We are already booking for 2017 so please lock in your week soon-I don't want you to miss out! It is clear from your comments that you understand the unique peace and beauty of my cottage. Thanks again.
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Elkton, MD

Truly a friendly cottage in Friendship, Maine

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation in Maine, this cottage fits the bill. We enjoyed having breakfast every morning from the deck as we planned our daily activities. It is conveniently located so that a trip to Portland, Freeport, or even Acadia are possible. Having three kayaks and a two person canoe gave everyone in our family the chance to be on the water at the same time. Kayaking with the harbor seals was one of the highlights of our trip. The water was accessible even at low tide. Amy was responsive to questions and made our trip carefree. Thank you for opening your home to our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Narrows
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Boothbay Harbor
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Friendship Scoop (Pizza/Take-out)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Martins Point
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Friendship Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Reservation is not confirmed until deposit is received

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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