1850's Classic Maine Farmhouse: River, Pond, Gardens!(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)
In season, there are blueberries to pick, as well as fresh vegetables to gather for salads and supper. In nearby South Addison and in Jonesport, you can buy clams and lobsters. An organic market is within an 8- mile drive, with other markets closer. Sea gulls, crows, and, sometimes, a blue heron or a bald eagle, sail overhead. The owner keeps a baseball field mowed. There is a bat and ball, and also small lacrosse sticks available for use. The pond has a little row boat for small children to learn to row. The sand beach down by the tidal river is perfect for small children to walk and gather stones and shells, while a tidal island pops up at low tide, with enough bare sand for children to walk to with their parents. There is also a play house for children called 'The Pirate House.' The owner has made paths through her 50 acre woodlot, with signs marking mosses and special locations like ' The Gnome House.' These paths provide fun and exercise for everyone; a special adventure for little ones! Fun for grown-ups as well.
A renovated kitchen, with ample eat-in space, including a high chair, with a spacious sunroom/sitting room off it, provide wonderful places for family meals, family board games and reading and conversation. This is a place for a slower, more thoughtful, quieter 'old-fashioned' summer vacation, with walks, books, quiet times, adventures with flowers and vegetables, berries and birds, frogs, butterflies, dragonflies. There is a good woodland hike around the property, with other nature trails nearby. A free mooring is available in the river.
Keywords: island view, tidal river, kyacks, wood paths, classic farmhouse, pond, screened sunroom, front porch with river view.
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $80 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1969
About the owner: Susan Rich Sheridan. I am a 72 year old mother and grandmother, as well as a writer, a painter, a walker, a gardener, and a boating person. I moved and renovated the barn which was close to the farmhouse. This is where I now live, full-time. I am a quiet person, and will not intrude on tenants. I mow the yard, work in the gardens. I have a lovable dog, Spenser.
Why the Owner Chose Addison, ME, USA:
I lived on this property for 45 years. My children grew up here. My grandchildren love it. I want to share it with others. The barn is across the yard from the farmhouse with a separate parking area, separate well and septic system. The two units are distinct, and private. I plan to share the vegetables with tenants, as well as (with my permission, and with injury-releases) the row boat and the kayaks.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Some of the unique benefits of the farm: a quiet place to write and read, views to paint, the chance to study wild flowers and wildlife, including birds, with 20 acres of front fields on the tidal river and 50 acres of wood lot. The farm provides a safe, large river area for boating. The pond provides a place for children to practice with row boats and kyacks. There are many places to paint and sketch. The owner has her own studio in the barn, and encourages writers, artists and craftspeople of all types to come and stay. I offer weeklong Drawing/Writing workshops for groups of 4-8 who rent the farm for this kind of creative retreat as an additional program.
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The farm from the blueberry fields
view of the front garden, blueberry land, river, Crowley Island
18' by 18' sunroom/livingroom/playroom off the kitchen
peones in bloom
The backyard of the farmhouse with pond
Country kitchen, with modern appliances, woodstove
safe kyacking in tidal river; even the dog has fun!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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