Delightful describes 'Treetops', an architect-designed cottage on Muscongus Bay, sublimely secluded on 60 private acres of magnificent spruce forested shore land. Gorgeous sunsets over the bay and adjacent islands are yours from the deck and every interior room. Tastefully furnished, the airy cottage sleeps four in two cozy bedrooms. Modern bathroom with stall shower and separate tub. Central heating when needed. Relax and watch the lobster boats at work from the spacious lawn, hike on our trails through the Martin Point Wildlife Reserve, a conservation easement surrounding our property, wade along the shore, bike ride on country roads, or sun bathe and swim on Treetops cottage's private beach. A short walk takes you to the community tennis court or to evening entertainment at the Martin Point Community House. Secure on-site launch & storage area for kayaks (kayaks for rent in Friendship village, five minutes away, if you don't have your own, and will be delivered directly to our beach)
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bob & Judy Zeitlin
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Aug 2018
About Bob & Judy Zeitlin
Bob is a Professor Emeritus of Mesoamerican Archaeology at Brandeis University. Judy is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology/Archaeology at the University of Massachusetts (Boston campus). In Maine, Bob is also a Trustee of the Medomak Valley Land Trust, a regional conservation organization.
Bob & Judy Zeitlin purchased this Cottage in 1985
Why Bob & Judy Zeitlin chose Friendship
We originally built Treetops Cottage for our children and family guests as an annex to our nearby Martin Point residence. In recent years we have been renting it on a weekly basis when it is not otherwise occupied. More recently we repurchased the Spruce Woods Lodge, nestled not far away in the midst of a pristine forested conservation area and, after extensive renovations, have also begun to rent it year-round (see listing on Homeaway.com) on a limited basis.
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Just what we needed
Great cottage. Great location. Great hosts. The pictures do the property justice. The cottage is what we would consider a “classic” up north getaway. Everything was classic from the decor, to the (modern) kitchen, bath and furnishings. We especially loved the isolated location and that it offered us the opportunity to hike the various footpaths that were available. We enjoyed our coffee on the breakfast (front) porch and our wine on the evening (back) porch. We like to prepare our own meals when we travel so we really appreciated the fine kitchen with the excellent kitchenware. And a special shoutout to our host for the use of his air compressor when one of the tires on the car developed a slow leak.
Our family had a terrific time. The cottage was perfect. Bob and Judy provided us with everything we could possibly need, no detail was overlooked. I would highly recommend this cottage!
Thanks, Melissa. Come back and visit again sometime.
I almost hate to review this listing because I want to keep it my secret. This cottage was one of the best I have stayed in. The location was perfect and everyone was so nice. Between relaxing on the beach, hiking the trails and eating lobster on the back deck, it doesn't get any better than that. Thanks so much to the owners for making this a piece of paradise. p.s. make sure you go tot Jameson's restaurant (in Friendship) , best food and prices
Great cottage. Lives up to the photo image.
Charming, nice views and well kept cottage.
Bob and Judy were very helpful. I had injured my foot the day before our arrival. The bathroom and bedroom were upstairs, however, I was able to navigate with my disability because the stairs were wide and there was a walk-in shower.
Bob stopped by every day to see how we were doing and to offer help.
It's a lovely cottage with a deck outside and plenty of reading material. We were unable to walk the trails this time. It's located in a beautiful, secluded part of Friendship.
An Answer to the South's Oppresive Heat
A delightful place to escape North Carolina's heat and humidity. Couldn't have better hosts than Bob and Judy. The cottage lacks nothing. Sunsets to die for. And for tourist, you'd better have a week or two to see the attractions--all within an hour's drive. Do it!
Fifteen to forty minutes to restaurants, movies, theater, concerts, shops, golf, museums,and medical facilities/hospitals in Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Thomaston, Rockport, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Camden. Easy day trips to Acadia National Park, Hog Island Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Monhegan Island, Pemaquid Point, and other area places of interest. Muscongus Bay abounds with islands easily accessible by kayak or small boat for picnicking, exploring, and swimming. Woodland trails through our 60 acre property and wildlife reserve take you to the shore of tranquil Crystal Pond. Or sunbathe and swim at Treetop cottage's private beach on our sheltered Muscongus Bay cove. A ten minute walk from the cottage gets you to the community tennis court or evening music and games at the Martin Point Community House.
Other Activities: Kayaking (rental kayaks delivered on site)
Minimum one week rental period. Two week maximum length of rental. $400 non-refundable reservation deposit required upon signing of lease agreement. Balance of rent due on arrival.