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Waterfront private summer cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 8, deep water dock, access to boat put in

A recently constructed summer home which is perfectly situated on the harbor in Friendship in Musgongus Bay in Mid-coast Maine. From the front deck one enjoys the activities of a busy lobster fishing harbor. The property affords privacy and the convenience of a deep water dock and float for boating and swimming. This house is located at the end of a dirt road which faces the quiet end of Friendship Harbor.

The house has three bedrooms and sleeps 8 in two queenbeded rooms and one room with bunk beds and two twin beds. There are two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one with the master bedroom on the first floor. The ground floor has an open design with the kitchen flowing into the living and dining areas. The living area features a wood burning stove. There is a large attached boat shed with a ping pong table and room for various activities. The house has TV plus WiFi. The kitchen is well equipped with a gas stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, blender and all the necessary utensils. There are a washer and dryer and all linens are provided - including beach towels.

There is a broad deck overlooking the harbor and private dock. A charcoal grill is provided. There is a put in for small boats and kayaks next to this property.

More Details

Nathaniel or Hester Clapp
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Nathaniel or Hester Clapp

We are a long married semi-retired couple who have always enjoyed boating here in MA and also in Maine where Nat spent his childhood summers sailing. We have two married sons with children who enjoy the water as much as we do.

Nathaniel or Hester Clapp purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nathaniel or Hester Clapp chose Friendship

Having spent our early summers in mid coast Maine, it had always been our dream to own a home in Maine. We spent several years looking for the perfect house in Maine but in 1995 when we saw this piece of property on the harbor in Friendship we knew this was our dream location. Over the next 2 years we built the main house and as our children got married and had their own children we realized we needed more space so we could all enjoy this area at the same time. Last year was the first summer we enjoyed the recently constructed cottage not far from the main house

What makes this cottage unique

Friendship is a quiet town where many of the residents are involved in fishing and lobstering. It is enjoyable to observe the activities of the fishing fleet in the harbor. However, the privacy of our cottage also afford one the pleasure of watching seals,eagles and osprey from the deck.


Friendship Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large bathroom with large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , nice bathroom with harbor views
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , second floor room with shared bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , first floor master bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , second floor large bedroom with harbor view and queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Waterfront private summer cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful quiet Maine fishing village, house on point with views of water in many directions. House

  • 5 of 5

First time to Maine , love to go back

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Cottage!! The perfect Maine getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed this rental cottage on the water. It is centrally located to many coastal towns for sightseeing. We ventured down to Booth Bay and all the way up to Camden. It is close to the Owls Head Museum (a must see) and you can take the boat out to Monhegan Island for the day from Port Clyde. After each busy day, it was great to come home to the peace and quiet of Tamarack cottage. If you need some groceries....or a good pizza, the general store is only 5 minutes from the cottage. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. A perfect vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views, very comfortable, generous host .. Family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Memorial Day weekend at this Friendship jewel. Hester was extremely generous and helpful in making our family trip a fun vacation. The cottage is very well appointed and our family of 7 (5 adults, 2 kids) fit in very nicely. The views from the house and the patio are fabulous. Waking up in the master bed looking out over the water is a real treat. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix two big dinners. We took a road trip to Acadia National Park (2.5hrs away) and loved it. The Persmiquid Lighthouse park is also a good short drive. We walked down to the Friendship harbor in the morning to check out the lobster traps. And to top things off, the owners 1yr old pup Olivia dropped by to say hello ... What a treat for our kids who love dogs!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting houses in Maine for over a decade for our annual summer gathering, and this house was the most perfect place. The setting on Friendship Harbor is gorgeous with rooms that are both spacious and cozy. The front deck was a favorite spot for morning coffee in the sun and in the afternoons, we watched the lobster boats returning from their day on the water. We had several large family dinners gathered around the dining room table and the kids loved playing games on the lawn or hunting for treasures on the beach during low tide. The ping pong table was a huge hit with all ages. The house has everything we needed - including a first aid kit and wi-fi - but was not at all cluttered. The owners were so welcoming, pleased that we were able to use the dock for boating and swimming ( well only the brave kids went in the cold water), and were wonderful neighbors during our stay. This is a great spot for a family gathering and we will definitely want to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect house and location

  • 5 of 5

My brother first rented this house in July. While visiting with him there, we fell in love with its location on Friendship harbor, the large attractive house, and its dock so we rented it for ourselves in August and again in September. The house is full of light with an open floor plan and tall ceilings, so well suited to vacationing with family and friends. The three bedrooms are large and spacious with gorgeous views of the harbor. A very convenient location, a short walk to the harbor to buy your lobsters or to Wallace's general store for provisions. The wood burning stove kept us cozy on a cool September evening. Each morning, we enjoyed our coffee on the dock while watching the seals follow the lobster boats. The owners could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Everything we needed was provided. A summer full of fabulous memories at this cottage, I only wish we could return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Owl's Head
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Sammoset Restort, Rockland
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
route 1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Tavern Restaurant, Waldoboro
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Pemaquid Point - lots of rocky beaches closer
Car: necessary

Located in an area with much to see and do: ferrys to Monhegan Island from Port Clyde and New Harbor; ferrys to Vinal Haven Island and North Haven Island from Rockland; puffin viewing boat trips from New Harbor; Rockland provides good seafood and outside dining restaurants, good shopping, museums and a multi-plex cinema;Damariscotta also has good seafood and outside dining restaurants, shops, a cinema and an excellent book store; Camden has hiking, shopping, restaurants; great Maritime Museum in Searsport, excellent Marine Museum in Bath along with good restaurants and shops and a great knitting shop; kayaks for rent and kayak tours in Friendship; lighthouse, picnicing and Transportation Museum at Owl's Head; lighthouse and good sandy beach at Pemaquid Point


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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