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FALL SAVINGS! Spectacular Seaside Home/Quintessential MidCoast Maine Experience

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Friendship House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10-11

Rates for the Fall of 2016 were just reduced! 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 GE Profile 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Vered Tsarfaty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

FALL SAVINGS! Spectacular Seaside Home/Quintessential MidCoast Maine Experience
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

The place is great! Beautiful spot great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is just great, spent a week and had a great time! Nicely placed in the state so one can travel both directions easily. Would tell everyone to take advantage of this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are at the house now and appreciate you left in such great shape.
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5

Lovely, quiet home on the water

  • 5 of 5

Five friends each had their own bedroom in this home with so many architectural details. We enjoyed sunrise and sunset at the waterfront while we watched the locals tend to their lobster pots. The home is located in a quiet community, but has access to all of the tourist spots along the coast of Maine. We thoroughly enjoyed this location, and would recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Great location...a true Maine vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost the location of the house was prime. The amazing breeze coming off the bay and the nice porch on the back of the house was always nice to sit at, day and night. The kids loved the rock, catching hermit crabs, lobster, and crab right off the rock for fun.

The house was nicely equipped with all that was required, including the lobstah pot! The owners were nice and responsive. Books and information was available for all local places of interest, especially the location of the lobstah guys....(which are not there on Sun, or past ~5pm during the week)

Some minor items were discovered with appliances, but the owner addressed as needed. The beds were ok, and we felt two of the beds needed new mattresses, as there were large lumps in the middle of the bed. The deck furniture was comfortable, although worn, and could be replaced. Furthermore the finishing touches I the house, wood floor in the bottom level floor, molding in numerous places in the kitchen, and what looked like a removed fireplace in the floor of the dining room need to be finished properly. We spent a decent amount of money and we expected it to be finished.

Although these items were noted, it didn't take away from our great vacation. We would do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and for your useful comments. It is always wonderful to hear how much our guests enjoy their stay. In response to your comments - regarding the mattresses, three of the mattresses are new high quality selections replaced within the past two years. We will certainly evaluate the condition of all other mattresses during our annual off-season maintenance and enhancement program scheduled to begin in October. As for the Pottery Barn deck furniture, all of the cushions are scheduled for replacement this fall. Concerning the lower level woodwork, you actually caught us in the middle of a refinishing project that was anticipated to be complete by the start of the 2016 rental season. More specifically, the dining room and kitchen woodwork to which you refer was prepped in the spring to be stained with non-pigmented water-based dyes and finished with natural shellac (all wood finishing in this home is done only with natural “old-world” products and techniques). Unfortunately, the rental season came upon us before we could apply the final treatments, none of which are quick and easy and all of which are quite odorous. Therefore, unfortunately, we had to re-schedule the finish to a time when lingering odors would not be intrusive to our guests. The project will be complete before the next rental season. Finally, what looked to you like a “removed fireplace” in the basement is actually a hearth space that has been prepared in anticipation of a future fireplace intended for the dining room. You are most welcome to come back and "do it again" to see how things have progressed!
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4

Clean, comfortable, incredible views and outdoor space

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a wonderful time at this house—the very best part about it is the incredible view out the back. We were there with our small kids, and they delighted in observing the tides, scrambling all over the giant rock in the water at low tide, tossing pebbles in the water, taking out kayaks, swimming and splashing, and also just running around the lawn and surrounding woods. The house itself is really quite nice, and was comfortable and well appointed for the most part. The kitchen is on the compact side, and not super well equipped if you're going to be making big meals for a crowd, and the layout of the house is also kind of odd - for instance, the living room has no direct stairs to the backyard, so we hardly used it at all, and ended up mostly in the tight kitchen and low ceilinged dining room, which were less lovely places to hang out indoors. The bedrooms are on the small side, and two are in the lower floor also with low ceilings and little light, so I'd say not great for claustrophobes. All in all though, the outdoor space made it completely worthwhile, and it fit us all without feeling like we were stepping on each others toes. Only as we were leaving did a neighbor mention that there's a couple mile hiking trail right outside, to the left if you're facing the water. (We might have missed that in the otherwise helpful welcome binder.)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Addressing your comments regarding room size and ceiling height, we can only imagine that your dissatisfaction with the first floor level of the home must relate to the cozy and comfortable feel in this space. The rooms are actually not small with the Serenity Blue Bedroom measuring 14 x 18’, the Roman Romance Bedroom at 8 x 16’, the dining room at 16 x 18’, and the kitchen in a space that measures 12 x 18 feet. Factually, all of the first level rooms, with the exception of the “Roman Romance” bedroom, have ceilings that are 7’9” in height, a nominal reduction to the more typical eight feet, but one that we feel adds measurably (and positively) to the intended “feel” of the rooms. In addition, these rooms also feature beamed ceilings and 4 ½” wide beautifully carved window and door trim, carefully selected design elements intended to make the lower level rooms “feel” small and cozy. We believe these deliberate design choices serve to nicely complement and contrast the very large and voluminous rooms on the second and third floors, all of which are a minimum of ten feet in ceiling height and many of which are quite dramatically vaulted to as much as 30 feet. The more-than-adequate kitchen is well-equipped and benefits from an efficient design that serves nicely in the preparation of large meals, as stated in reviews by several of our other guests. Finally, regarding the location of the second floor living room, it is actually quite accessible to the waterfront lawn by way of the center staircase. It is too bad that your family chose not to take more advantage of the living room with its beautiful and expansive view as it is a wonderful spot for large groups to gather.
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special rental property on so many levels: the beautiful design; the cove view with the fascinating ledge rock; the amenities (fine linens, towels and bedding); the location etc and you will not find a better, nicer, more prompt owner to work with than Vered. If you enjoy really fine woodwork, from the floors to the arched panel cherry doors, beautiful moldings, wood beamed construction covered in many places with tiger maple and highly figured cherry you will be amazed, especially if you can have Don the co-owner, a medical research scientist, who has a passion for meticulous, high-end woodworking, explain how this all came about. Fascinating story! The layout, of the rooms on 3 levels, designed by the owners is also interesting. Although not everyone will prefer a ground floor walkout kitchen and adjoining dining room downstairs separated from a first floor (front entry level) living room it worked very well for our large group. When not playing outdoors on the lawn or exploring the fascinating rock and cove like shoreline the children played games in the large dining room and the adults had quiet or TV time in the large living room. The view from that room over the rock to one side and down the rocky cove out to the sea is, in our opinion, one of the best seascapes you will find and we live on a cove of our own and would trade in a minute. You will not get tired of looking out that window and watch the tides rise and fall around that rock!

Easy to get to Rockland, Rockport and Camden but the best lobster roll is right in downtown Friendship at Wallace's market for $15. Go there at 2 pm +/-, and eat on the back table, if you are lucky, in the company of some friendly lobsterman who have finished getting a days catch.

Not all is perfect: the outside needs a little grooming, the 3rd floor flooring squeeks, the bedroom door doesn't close but these ae minor maintenance issues. On a scale of 1 to 10, a 9.7. Great Stay, makes you love Maine even more.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. So happy to enjoyed your stay!
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5

Spectacular times 100 !

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our 12 msmber family reunion. Both owners are so accessible and VERY accommodating. The house and location is perfect as memtioned previously. All furnishings and fixtures are quite high end. Thank you showing my Chicago family the perfect reunion. They want to do itvagain next year !

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed yourselves. We would love to have you back in the future!
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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

Friendship House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
 
 
Late Spring
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,250
 
 
SUMMER 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Early fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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