1850's Classic Maine Farmhouse: River, Pond, Gardens!

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The farm from the blueberry fields


Last updated: 09/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This comfortable, well-maintained farmhouse is perfect for two couples with 2 children, and a baby, and a set of grandparents; or for 3 couples. Queen beds, double bed, twin beds, futons couches provide ample sleeping. Guests who like a rural setting will enjoy a place to sit and drink coffee to watch the sunrise, as well as a sunroom with a back deck for watching the the sun go down behind the trees. A grill is provided. A near-by town landing and ample parking make it easy to trailer your own boat to this property and launch it in a tidal river, with the open expanse of WhoHoa Bay beyond, with endless boating possibilities in waters used mainly by lobster boats. Islands galore for picnics. With permission, five kayaks are available for use.

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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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Over the age of 30...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    double bedroom, first floor, own bath, with futon couch...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Baby crib and changing table, twin bed, queen bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen bed, twin bed, futon couch... ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    this bath off downstairs bedroom also has linen closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This full bath is also laundry with washer/dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two upstairs bedrooms share this full bath...moreless

Other Amenities

  • big back yard, pond, path around woodlot, baseball field, little beach with tidal island, blueberry fields, kayaking, town landing, mooring...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games


  • Family


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    kitchen table, seats 8 easily, 10 with squeezing. 6 counter stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced hot air...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There is a parlor and also a large sunroom....moreless

  • Parking:

    For 2-4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    use on calling card for long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Farm summer/fall rentals
May 29 - Oct 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$1,400 $5,000
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

$1,400 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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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Last updated: 09/01/2016
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Owner info

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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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian



  • The farm from the blueberry fields

    The farm from the blueberry fields

  • view of the front garden, blueberry land, river, Crowley Island

    view of the front garden, blueberry land, river, Crowley Island

  • 18' by 18' sunroom/livingroom/playroom off the kitchen

    18' by 18' sunroom/livingroom/playroom off the kitchen

  • peones in bloom

    peones in bloom

  • The backyard of the farmhouse with pond

    The backyard of the farmhouse with pond

  • Country kitchen, with modern appliances, woodstove

    Country kitchen, with modern appliances, woodstove

  • safe kyacking in tidal river; even the dog has fun!

    safe kyacking in tidal river; even the dog has fun!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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1850's Classic Maine Farmhouse: River, Pond, Gardens!

Addison, ME, USA #295523

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