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Age: 55-65

Member since August 2020

heading towards the road

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hello, my husband and I own the only store in town on a peninsula in mid coast Maine. We live in Friendship, Maine which is about 10 miles from route 1 then 15 miles north to Rockland or 15 Miles south to Damariscotta. We have an outdoor sink, and an indoor toilet, no hook ups, but we have wi-fi and a safe parking lot you can park your RV in for a few days. Our store is open 365 days a year, 5 am til 8 pm so its not always quiet but its just fishing and salt life happenings. You can stock up on what you need, gasoline and supplies, and we have great food if you are looking for that. We hope to be on the road full time in 2 years time, so we would love to meet folks who have stories, etc to share. we live at our store, in the duplex next door, one of our sons shares our duplex and our other son lives in the apartment above the store, so its a family affair.

Skills & Expertise to Share

my husband makes the best sandwich you will ever eat in your life, i am not kidding. The Best!
I am a registered nurse, retired, but keep up my license & we have an AED on site. I also have a small art studio where I attempt to create things! Usually a mess!

joanerniecoletti's Pets

we have 2 cats, one indoor and 1 outdoor, but both are being groomed for RV life, hence, that is the name of our email : talesfromthecatolac - we refer to our rig as the catolac - we have a few funky catios we plan on having for our cats who will both have to adjust to indoor life on the road

Favorite Boondocking Locations

we are just getting started, we are hoping to hear from others how to get the most out of this RV life

joanerniecoletti's Hometown

my husband and i both graduated from stoughton high school, 10 miles south of boston, massachusetts, we had a store in raynham mass for 16 years and now have this market in friendship maine going on 18 years!!

joanerniecoletti Has 1 Host Location

The Corner

Friendship, ME, US
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joanerniecoletti's References (18)

References from Guests (18)


June 2021

Store next door

Great location ,good people what else can you ask .highly recommended.


June 2021

Wonderful hosts

We had an excellent visit, with very welcoming and friendly members to greet us. The location was clean, with yummy food available. What a lovely place to explore.


June 2021

Friendly Friendship

Very friendly little town. The store has awesome sandwiches. The host was very accommodating & friendly.


June 2021

Great stay!

I had a wonderful stay at “The Corner”- a great little shop and very welcoming hosts ! Their pup was so cute too- I hope to be back their way soon!


May 2021

A pleasant surprise inThe heart of a Peaceful, working Maine village.

Our hosts were casual and pleasant company, considering they are running the town’s only general market. Interesting conversation and good guidance on some hiking at Martin’s Point. Only down side is you’ll be sleeping about 200 feet from a busy three way intersection, not too too busy at night..Friendship Maine is a beautiful well kept secret you may want to experience for yourself. The store has a very nice kitchen and menu.


May 2021

Super quiet and nice hosts.

Joan and Ernie were so nice and welcoming. The store was great for provisioning, and it is no doubt a vital part of this small Maine community. I slept soundly and safely. I hope to come back and have more time to chat with these lovely hosts.


March 2021

Great little town, great hosts

We had never heard of Friendship ME until we saw their BW listing. Super nice hosts. You park in the parking lot at their store, do supplies and morning coffee could not be more convenient. We walked down to the harbor (maybe 15 minutes) and it was beautiful. We will come back when we are heading up the coast again.


January 2021

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December 2020

Fantastic stay at The Corner!

We spent one night at The Corner, and joanerniecoletti were fantastic hosts. As we love midcoast Maine, The Corner was a fantastic find and a stop we're sure to return to in the future. If you stay, be sure to treat yourself to the deli subs made on site--we each bought The Boston sub, and it was one of the best sandwiches I've had (high praise from this Italian!!). Thank you so much!


October 2020

Lobster life is GREAT

Can't say hospitality gets more genuine with these two great hosts! Was the perfect stop over for the night (or I suggest longer) with leisure hike down to the docks with the pups to explore a little in the morning to get a quiet introduction to typical Maine life. The place is a hub of activity while open otherwise very quiet and back yard available too for privacy. Right next to market so convenient to restock on good seasonal and local supplies, killer deli, hot/cold food, free little library to trade a book or two and the lobster roll absolutely FANTASTIC! Definitely would love to circle back and keep in touch in hopes our travel plans overlap!


October 2020

What’s happening BW?

This is my 3rd attempt at leaving this reference. Staying at The Corner was one of our most unique experiences. Friendly town, friendly people and generous host family. We highly recommend The Boston from the deli. My wife and I each got a large serving, planning to make two meals from them. They were so good we both ate ours all in one setting!


October 2020


Absolutely fabulous location to relax or explore the coast of Maine. The quintessential lobster village. The food at the corner was really good. Our hosts were wonderful and we wish them well in their future travels.


October 2020

Cute little town and store

We had a comfortable quick over night stay and loved the store. We got some cool local finds and great coffee. Wish we would have been there earlier to have dinner the fresh made food looks amazing!


October 2020


This was a perfect spot to experience a small fishing village. Lobster traps galore and the walk to the water was lovely. I could get anything I needed at the little grocery store where I boondocked.
The hosts were very excited to meet me and I hope to be back.


September 2020

Great stay!

We had a fun time exploring a new area and visiting with our hosts! They were very welcoming and have us some great tips about sights in the area. Everything was well set up for our camper- lots of outdoor space and easy access. Our hosts run a delightful general store - enjoyed some delicious Boston subs and other treats. Highly recommend this overnight spot!


September 2020

Life is good!

Such nice people warm,, friendly and generous with their time and their delicious deli.


September 2020

Hospitable & welcoming couple!

Excellent experience at The corner with joanernie. Hosts were very welcoming and hospitable! Enjoyed our visit! They went above and beyond making sure we were comfortable and recommending things to do in this area of Maine. Their location is conveniently located in a quant fishing village with safe parking right next to their popular market store, which has a little of everything, including a deli with Boars Head meats, & locally made breads & baked goods. They also allowed us to sign into their Wifi & fill up our water tanks.


September 2020

Anything You Need

If you get a chance to stop at this small town country store you won't regret it. Joanernie made sure we had everything we needed. As Joan said, if they don't have it, we don't need it!
The area itself is beautiful and quiet. Thanks for a wonderful Boondocking experience.