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2017 RATES REDUCED! Spectacular Seaside Home/Quintessential MidCoast Maine

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10-11

Nothing quite compares to this charming, old world French design estate home. Post and Beam and stucco construction complement the modern amenities found throughout including a designer kitchen with top-of-the-line Jenn Aire and Electrolux appliances, imported Italian marble bath with European fixtures, and furniture-quality American cherry hardwood floors and trim and the luxury of an antique grand piano. The rooms are appointed with antique and new quality hardwood and leather furniture complementing carved architectural cherry woodwork. The property boasts a private end-of-the-road location with private beach, ocean wading pool, on-property fishing from dramatic granite ledges, and more. Whether hiking the spruce-laden forest paths, searching tide pools for sea life or just relaxing on the lawn or under the covered waterside veranda or, if you choose, the private bedroom sundeck, this destination retreat is sure to be your ticket to the fabled quintessential Maine experience.

Amenities and Kitchen: Bath towels, linens and blankets provided, as well as paper towels, toilet paper, coffee, tea, sugar and basic spices as well as bath and dish soap. Washer and Clothes Dryer on premises. Well appointed kitchen with marble countertops, ceramic cooktop, convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender. Seating and place settings for 10+ guests.

Surrounding area: Thirty minutes from Rockland, Camden to the north and forty mintues to Boothbay to the south. Only 2 hours to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

Lawn and exterior decking: Adjacent to the waterfront lawn is a 400 sq. ft. covered veranda allowing outside pleasures even on rainy days. The guest bedroom has a stunning private 100 sq. ft. sun deck. Large lawn and granite ledges provide additional sun bathing and play activities for children and adults.

More Details

Owner
Vered Tsarfaty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Vered Tsarfaty

Hello ... We are a family of 3 and a Dalmation passionate about all things "nature" and committed to preserving it in all ways possible. We feel incredibly lucky to do our part in beautiful Friendship, Maine. I hope you can visit our home and enjoy the many wonders that the Mid-Maine Coast has to offer and share the joy and relaxation and memories that so many of our wonderful guests speak about in their kind reviews.

Vered Tsarfaty purchased this house in 2005

Why Vered Tsarfaty chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Beyond the beautiful natural setting of our coastal home, this remarkable house offers many unique and dramatic architectural details. Inspired by the beauty of the inviting country homes of Europe, my husband designed the house with an unwavering commitment to the standards of old-world craftsmanship utilizing rare and exotic hardwoods, the highest quality materials crafted and executed with exceptional craftsmanship. The home is an "old-world" delight to visit replete with all the amenities expected today by quality-minded and discerning travelers. We hope you will come by and enjoy our special home.

What makes this house unique

* Perfect location for exploring mid-coastal Maine.

* Stunning architecture and craftsmanship

* Incomparable water views and access.

* Beautifully maintained waterside lawn for playing and enjoyment.

* Gorgeous granite ledges for fishing and exploring tide-pool wonders.

* Protected shallow swimming area sheltered by granite ledges that provide calm water and more moderate Maine water swimming temperatures.

* Southwesterly facing water views to provide breathtaking sunsets.

* Well-stocked kitchen with high-end appliances including induction cooktop and convection ovens.

* Stunning woodwork (much of it milled on-site) of native and exotic species finished old-world style with natural and aniline dyes and shellac methodologies.

* Imported natural terracotta and hardwood floors throughout.

* Radiant heated floors

* Exceptional tile and mahogany bathrooms including a master bath whirlpool.

* Very fine towels and bed linens with 400-600 count sheets.

* And... many more amenities too numerous to mention.

Amenities

Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Italian Marble
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful wood work and tile
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub , jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ethan Allen Furniture
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ethan Allen Furniture
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 child bed , Third bed is pull out, twin size window shelf with cushion
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Ethan Allen Furniture
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Ethan Allen Furniture
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1923 legendary Bluthner grand piano in perfect playing condition!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
5

A Slice of Heaven in Mid Coast Maine

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do do the scenery justice. A wonderful place with a layout to accommodate adults and children comfortably. We look forward to booking again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

whimsical, special home nestled in a beautiful and private coastal setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a very special stay. I do not usually pay these kinds of prices, but it was worth it. The house was unusual and interesting--definitely not cookie cutter. Great porches, waterfront view/access and neat house details. My only criticisms are minor and I mention them *only* because it is priced as a luxury house: the wood work and trim throughout the house was beautiful but sometimes weirdly gratuitous and not always fully finished, and there was some dog poop in the backyard. The house has an excellent, well -appointed kitchen and a luxurious master bedroom and bath. Would definitely stay again. A property highlight: the rocky feature that was accessible from the beach only in low tide. We enjoyed the peaceful cove setting populated by seals and lobster boats and there were some nice trails accessible from the home's property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Maine at its finest!!

  • 5 of 5

The views from this property were spectacular! We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this vacation home - the ideal home away from home. The house was well-appointed and perfect for entertaining our large family (ranging in age from elementary school kids on up to college kids - plus Nana). The restaurant reviews were spot on. The weather was fantastic and week flew by quickly. It was the perfect place to spend the last week of summer before all the kids had to head back to school. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! We hope to see you back as well!
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5

Beautiful home, private picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a unique and special place. The pictures can't capture the beauty of both the location and the craftsmanship of this home. The woodwork is spectacular and awe inspiring. So much detail and custom finishings. The location is off the beaten path and offers a wonderfully private feel. The serenity of the waterfront location and unspoiled nature is remarkable. We would recommend bringing water shoes for adults and children to fully take advantage of the rocks and changing tides. We would definitely return if our travels bring us back to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way - really

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us, ages 13-74, enjoyed a week in this gorgeous house in mid-August, and it was spectacular.

The house itself is beautiful, as the pictures on HomeAway show. The woodwork, the marble, everything was gorgeous and VERY well taken care of. This is no run-down rental, that's for sure!

The setting is spectacular. They have a fantastic porch with 6 comfy wicker chairs to enjoy the view. There are another 4 Adirondack chairs on the lush lawn, PLUS a round picnic table. Plenty of seats and space. A croquet set on the back porch had the whole family playing something many of us had never played before - and it was a blast! During our stay, we were lucky to view 2 Osprey, one Golden Eagle, and a seal right from the peaceful, private backyard!

The 'beach' (remember, it's Maine - minimal sand, lots of pebbles) was clean and spacious. We enjoyed low tide tremendously, as it allowed us to walk far out on the rocks, as well as catching (and releasing) hermit crabs. The older folks had a bit of a hard time getting up the small, but steep, hill from the beach to the back lawn, but the owners are already planning on adding a few steps to resolve that.

The location was also wonderful: 1 hour to Boothbay; 2 hours to Acadia, with tons of stuff in between those two destinations. From a logistics perspective, a small market for 'quick' stuff is 5 minutes away. A supermarket (Hannaford) is 10 minutes away. Canoes and kayaks can be delivered to the house! The kitchen was well-stocked.

The owners were wonderful to work with - responded very quickly during the pre-rental question stage, payment process, all the way through check-in and check-out. Everything top-notch.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! Wonderful to hear about the golden eagle! A great complement to the bald eagle we see on occasion. Hopefully you will come again!
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Better than the pictures! Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have had experiences where the property doesn't look anything like the photos posted. That is not the case with this incredible Vacation Home! It is even more beautiful than the pictures and the house is so very well stocked that it makes your stay seem like "home-away-from-home". Vered was incredible to work with, her responses to any questions asked were prompt and accommodating! She truly wants your stay to be wonderful. There were 11 of us, eight adults and three children (oh yeah, and two dogs). All of us had a great time and want to come back again someday! Even the dogs seemed to enjoy themselves! Most vacations you almost seem ready to go home at the end (even if you had a good time) but we all agreed that one week was just not enough time! Thank you, Vered for giving us a vacation that we will cherish forever!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, that is so nice to read!! We hope you will come back again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
U.S. Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Camden
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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