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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 Jenn Aire and Electrolux 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

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 Friendship

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Friendship in Knox County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Italian Marble
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Beautiful wood work and tile
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , jacuzzi
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ethan Allen Furniture
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ethan Allen Furniture
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Third bed is pull out, twin size window shelf with cushion
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ethan Allen Furniture
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Ethan Allen Furniture
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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 pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • 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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Spectacular Seaside Home/Quintessential MidCoast Maine
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

I don't think there are enough adjectives to describe our experience. Spectacular seems to be the word I am using the most when I talk to others about our trip to Maine. The photos do not do the house or the natural beauty surrounding the house justice! We spent most of our time (when not exploring other parts of Maine) on the back porch. We watched our sons run around in the soft green yard, climbed on the rocks and kayaked in the water right out our back door. I would recommend this home to anyone. Our boys also liked taking their baths in the jacuzzi tub. The marble bathroom with the rain showerhead made it very easy for my 89-year-old grandmother to safely navigate as opposed to climbing into a tub. We had a 1-year-old with us, so we did bring some baby gates to fence off some stairs, but he had plenty of space to roam. We can't wait to go back again!!!! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy the house fit your needs and that you all enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you can come back some time!
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The home was everything promised

  • 5 of 5

It was everything promised. Beautiful home, beautiful scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the house met your expectations!
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Beautiful home with great views and furnishings

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot in Maine to launch a great exploration of central Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married this summer at this house (a small intimate ceremony). The location was perfect - we had a few of our closest friends & family with us. We took a day trip to Monhegan Island (highly recommend!) and got married out on the big rock at low tide. The house was perfect - everyone appreciated the beautiful craftsmanship & memorable views. Vered made the whole process so easy! We highly recommend & hope to come back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven in Mid Coast Maine

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do do the scenery justice. A wonderful place with a layout to accommodate adults and children comfortably. We look forward to booking again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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whimsical, special home nestled in a beautiful and private coastal setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a very special stay. I do not usually pay these kinds of prices, but it was worth it. The house was unusual and interesting--definitely not cookie cutter. Great porches, waterfront view/access and neat house details. My only criticisms are minor and I mention them *only* because it is priced as a luxury house: the wood work and trim throughout the house was beautiful but sometimes weirdly gratuitous and not always fully finished, and there was some dog poop in the backyard. The house has an excellent, well -appointed kitchen and a luxurious master bedroom and bath. Would definitely stay again. A property highlight: the rocky feature that was accessible from the beach only in low tide. We enjoyed the peaceful cove setting populated by seals and lobster boats and there were some nice trails accessible from the home's property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £156.88
Pet Fee £117.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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