Classic Coastal Farmhouse Near the Water
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Friendship farmhouse description
Half of a large, classic farmhouse near the water which has been lovingly restored. With approximately 1500 square feet, the space contains two bedrooms plus a twin bed in the small hallway area off the Master and a pullout sleeper sofa in the living room. (The other half of the house is either unoccupied or we pop in occasionally but will stay out of your way). The Master is up a steep antique style stairway with an ensuite full bath, queen bed; the second bedroom downstairs is off a cathedral ceilinged great room. It contains a full bed which is served by a nearby half bath and has a great outdoor shower, an experience not to be missed. There is also a queen sized sofa bed and two extra singles. The great room enjoys lovely views of hayfields and spruce forests, and has a small front gravel terrace with a table and chairs for outdoor dining as well as lounge chairs. The property exudes privacy sitting on 6 acres of farmland and 3 acres of woods, gardens and natural mid-coast Maine habitat. The space has heat, for the colder seasons, and its own private entrances and gravel parking area with space for several cars. Enjoy a short walk to a pristine estuary which is a perfect location for kayaking, swimming, bird watching, crabbing, boating and fishing and other water activities. Kayak rentals are available in town. It is the perfect place to relax and recover from a busy life but also offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, cable television and a well-stocked kitchen. Rockland & Thomaston are a pleasant 20 minute drive away with Camden being an additional 15 minutes farther. In these towns you will find boutiques, award winning restaurants, harbor front cafes, museums as well as the fleet of antique schooners that ply the waters of Muscongus bay.
Our family farmhouse is truly a magical place and not to be missed. We look forward to hosting you.
Keywords: Salt water farm, near the water, large lounge area
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Friendship is an unspoiled lobstering village just south of the Rockland/ Camden area of the midcoast. The village has one general store (well stocked with groceries, wine, beer, liquor) with a gas station, an antique shop, kayak rentals, a tiny museum, farm stands offering local produce as well as few open artists' studios. On the other side of the Meduncook river is the town of Cushing, made famous by the Wyeth family of painters. The Olson house portrayed in 'Christina's World', now a museum is just a short drive. Fifteen to twenty minutes north is the Rockland, Rockport, Camden area with award-winning restaurants, various museums and the schooner fleet. Rockland is host to numerous summer festivals and is the port for most of the island ferries. Monhegan can be reached by boats in either New Harbor or Port Clyde. Hiking and mountain climbing can be found in the Camden Hills, with pristine lakes and good blueberry picking mid to late summer. In short, the area has much to offer both in scenic beauty and cultural attractions, and locally, the Friendship peninsula is a great place to unwind and enjoy tranquility, local seafood and the fishing/ farming culture....moreless
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couldn't pass up the chance to share how wonderful the host and the accommodations were, despite my fear that all persons looking for a relaxing, warm, and inspiring get away in the mid-coast region will want to flock to this delightful farmhouse. two big dogs and a two year old arrived in the autumn rain and david said "welcome, no worries"! we were made to feel right at home despite our motley crew and the wet, muddy conditions. artisan breads and stories of the home and community were shared upon arrival and potatoes from the garden were given as a parting gift. we spent the early morning watching the sunrise from the barn and the dining room table asked us to sit for hours to catch up on conversation in the evening. the pictures and other reviews encouraged us to try a vrbo (our first experience) and although these were great, the feeling you get when here is indescribable - still having sweet dreams about this adorable abode. a wonderful spot that we feel lucky to have had the opportunity to experience!
- Guest Tammy (United States)
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/14/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
It is essential to point out that upon the approach to the farm, you will travel through miles of unspoiled Maine landscape, and when you finally reach your destination you will be enchanted by the almost fiction-esque quaintness that exudes from the farm itself. The house sits, surrounded by fields that, daily, we watched wildlife wander up and down, unaware of the world around them. My husband, one year old son, and I called the farm our home from 8/4 to 8/11, and it served as a base of operations for our very first trip to Maine. As we arrived, we were greeted by our hosts, Paul and David, who eagerly gave us a tour of the living space and added anecdotes about the history of the home, as well as the process by which the house came to be a vacation rental. Simply stated, the house is “antique chic,” with the vast array of décor and furniture from a time long past. There are modern touches, but these only add to the eclectic charm. The appearance of the house is as inspired as the hosts. Not only were Paul and David a complete delight to rent a vacation home from, but they were also lots of fun to hang out with! An additional advisement would be to allow the other residents, Matt and Rena, who happen to be professional chefs, to prepare a meal for you. Their delectable samplings served as the perfect ending to a perfect coastal vacation experience. Finally, the home is centrally located to many attractions that should not be missed on a trip to Maine, in my opinion, however if you are looking for a simple, peaceful retreat, then this home is pure perfection.
- Guest Abbie (Shippenville, PA)
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Two weeks in paradise
Two weeks in paradise
As this was my first online rental and not knowing exactly what to expect, I must say that within moments of arriving at Paul & David's in Friendship, my teenage granddaughter and I felt at home. The listing description and the photos were exactly what we found and we were able to settle in right away. As this was a return visit to Maine for me after 14 years--but my first to Friendship, I found the location central to all that I wanted to see and do. My youngest son and his son spent the second week with us--their first time in this beautiful state and they, too, were able to experience the best of the best. Paul was able to make arrangements for my son to spend a day on a working lobster boat, making the wish of a lifetime come true for him and one that he will NEVER forget. Will we return? Yes...yes...yes, indeed! Thank you, again!
- Guest MET (Western Pennsylvania)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/25/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
A jewel box of a house in coastal Maine
A jewel box of a house in coastal Maine
Let me begin by stating that we have never rented a vacation home before. We were warned by friends that we would never find a house good enough for our discriminating taste. Once we opened the front door to this jewel box of a house we knew that they were quite wrong. The photos above do not do justice to the charm that this house exudes. The furnishings are beautifully appointed, the decor the epitomy of country chic,cabinets well stocked, bed linens lovely. A fabulous kitchen, complete with a Vulcan stove, invites you to whip up a country breakfast each morning despite the fact that i said I was not cooking on vacation! You needn't bring a thing with you - it is all there. The location is perfect for day trips in all directions. So much to do we ran out of time despite the fact that we extended our stay by two days. ( we did not want this vacation to end) We will have fond memories of my husband and I cooking with the cast iron pans, my son swinging on the barn swing, our puppy scampering in the garden and each night ,my son and I curled up on the day bed, me reading to him as the sun set out the window .....priceless....This is a special place that I hope to return to often.....our hosts, Paul and David, could not be more lovely and accomodating......Do not think twice about trusting your vacation to them or their wonderful home.
- Guest AOB (NY)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 08/21/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: It was such a pleasure meeting your family and little Percy too. I am glad that we were able to help you have a fun and relaxing stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Paul and David
Absolutely wonderful experience
Absolutely wonderful experience
We spent a week in August at this spot and it far exceeded our expectations. coastal Maine is a fabulous place to be, but the owners of this renovated farmhouse have taken special measures to make sure that you are spending some time in a home that is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and a pleasure to be in. For those that like to eat at home- this a chef's delight-replete with good cookware and a nice working kitchen. The decor is way above "beach cottage". Paul and Dave are about the most pleasant home owners I have ever met and this spot was about as relaxing and perfect a vacation as one could ask for.
- Guest BR (New York City)
- Date of stay 08/06/11
- Review Submitted 08/18/11
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- Pet Fee: $100
- Tax Rate 7%
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Sitting area off the kitchen
dining room table and sliding doors to outside patio
Backyard with outdoor shower, lounge chairs, table and an outhouse 'if you dare'
View of the barn from the farm
Well stocked kitchen which includes a Vulcan gas stove/oven
small part of the backyard area
outdoor sitting area... great for morning coffee as the sun rises
Washer / Dryer
Large airy Living and dining area with high ceilings and sliding doors to patio
Take a short walk to our row boat on the estuary
Enjoy swinging in the barn while enjoying the beautiful view of the farm
Second bedroom downstairs off the living area
Another view of the vast farmland on our property
more views of our farm property
Enclosed outdoor shower with hot water...a lovely experience!
Front of the house
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Date last modified - Sunday, December 15, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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