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2017 RATES REDUCED! Spectacular Seaside Home/Quintessential MidCoast Maine

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


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 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.

More Details

Vered Tsarfaty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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.


Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
1923 legendary Bluthner grand piano in perfect playing condition!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
Fort Plain, NY

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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Boston, MA

Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

Home, amenities and location were ideal for our family. The large seaside lawn with accompanying veranda was a key feature for us. We enjoyed kayaking around the quiet coves with numerous seal sightings. Low tide extends the footprint of the property, providing a unique beauty for gathering spots on the rock. Owners were responsive to any needs while there.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Beautiful and peaceful atmosphere ideal for relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first (hopefully not last) trip to Maine. We instantly fell in love with the house and view of the water. The pictures do not do the house justice - so much more beautiful in person. We enjoyed the town of Friendship and ventured to Wallace's Market several times. From kayaking, to taking the puffin boat ride, to getting lobster from one of the wharfs, to exploring Pemaquin Point/Beach, Bar Harbor and Acadia, we never ran out of things to do. And at the end of each day we were able to come back to the house and relax with a beautiful view. House was well equipped with all that you needed (we made a huge family dinner every night - although may benefit from another spatula). Beds were very comfortable and allowed for a great night sleep. Owners were extremely responsive and always made sure to answer our endless questions about the house and area. Highly recommend this house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We hope you can come again!
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Seminole FL

Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming and full of character! Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. A spectacular view of the water. It was fun climbing on the big rocks when the tide was out. I sat on the bench on one of the rocks, had my morning coffee while watching the lobster boats come in close to check their traps. The large front lawn made a perfect gathering spot for 25 of my family to drop by for a reunion for the afternoon. Camden and Rockland are charming nearby coastal towns with great resteraunts and shopping. There are even a couple of hiking trails. We had a great time!

- Tracey Evans

Seminole, FL

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently for a family reunion with three generations. The house and view are stunning, and the house is much better equipped/stocked than any other VRBO we've rented. Clearly the owner is very thoughtful about the comfort and enjoyment of guests, and I would say the home and grounds are a step up from a typical vacation rental.

Overall, fantastic trip and many thanks to the owner for the hospitality.

One heads up: The kitchen and dining room are on the lowest floor (of three) and there is a short but steep slope from the lawn to the water. If someone in a group is a senior or isn't as steady on their feet, this could present some challenges or at least somewhat limit access to certain areas.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great relaxing place to spend a week with our family! (7adults and3 children) This place surpassed our expectations! The kids loved playing on the rocks or wading , fishing or combing the beach for shells and sea creatures. The back porch was fabulous for morning coffee ,reading or just enjoying the view. We enjoyed the croquet set and buoy bat! Indoors has nice table areas for games all with amazing views. Kitchen is well furnished. My son-in-law is a chef so we mostly ate at the house. Enjoyed lots of good seafood! Beds and baths are great! Everything nice and clean! Manual at the house very informative! Thank you and we all hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! We would absolutely love to have you all back again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
U.S. Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Friendship House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer end
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late fall 2017
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Apr 27 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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