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1850's Classic Maine Farmhouse: pond, tidal river, gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

This comfortable, well-maintained farmhouse is perfect for 2 couples with 2 children, & a baby, & a set of grandparents; or for 3 couples. Guests who like a rural setting will enjoy a place to sit & drink coffee to watch the sunrise, as well as a sun room with a back deck for watching the sun go down behind the trees. A near-by town landing & ample parking make it easy to trailer your own boat to this property & launch it in a tidal river, with the whole open expanse of WhoHoa Bay beyond, with endless boating possibilities in waters used mainly by lobster boats. Islands galore for picnics. With permission, 5 kayaks are available for use.

Why the Owner Chose Addison: : My mother found this farm 45 years ago, choosing it as a place that would bring our family together. I have spent the past 45 summers here and now live here full-time. My children grew up here. My grandchildren love it. I moved the barn and converted it into an Art Barn, and living quarters. The barn has a separate parking area, separate well and septic system. The two units - the farmhouse which is for rent, and the barn - sit across from each other, separated by a wide lawn. Both look out at the West River and Crowley Island.

The Unique Benefits of this Farmhouse: : Year Purchased: 1969 - Some of the unique benefits of the farm: a quiet environment to write and read and rest, views to draw or paint or photograph, the chance to study of wild flowers and wildlife, including birds found in 50 acres of wood and 20 acres blueberry land fronting on a tidal river. An island right across the tidal river makes for an exciting but relatively safe 2-hour kayak circumnavigation. The farm provides a safe, large tidal-river area for boating -though the current is strong and must be allowed for. There are many places to walk, to paint and sketch. The owner has her own studio in the barn, and encourages writers, artists and craftspeople of all types.

Owner Description/Comments:: Susan Rich Sheridan. I am a 73 year old mother and grandmother, as well as a writer, a painter, a walker, a gardener.

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Susan R. Sheridan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017


Addison Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstars
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs plus laundry
  • A downstairs bathroom off the parlour is also the laundry with washer and dryer. All bathrooms have tub/shower combinations. They are cheery, pleasant rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , shared full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , own bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , shared full bath
  • One large bedroom, the one with the crib, takes up the whole North end of the upstairs of the farmhouse and has two dormers, plus huge East windows opening on the blueberry fields and the West River. Another good-sized upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed and two twin beds, with view of the river and of the back lawn. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed, four windows, own bathroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Big back yard, pond, laying hens, path around woodlot, baseball field, little beach with tidal island, blueberry fields, kayaking, town landing, mooring. Renovated kitchen, w/ample eat-in space, including high chair, w/spacious sun room/sitting room provides wonderful places for family meals, family board games & reading & conversation. This is a place for an 'old-fashioned' summer vacation with walks, books, quiet times, adventures w/flowers & vegetables, berries & birds, frogs, butterflies, dragonflies. There is a good woodland hike around the property, w/other nature trails nearby. A free mooring is available in the river. Nearby town landing lets you launch your own boat easily.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

1850's Classic Maine Farmhouse: pond, tidal river, gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A small piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves so much! The peace and rest that our Family has for a few short days was incredible. We picked blue berries, went on a Lobster Boat and then cooked the Lobster, played games, had lots of coffee, cooked meals and baked desserts in the spacious kitchen. Many late night visiting with Family and our Beautiful friend, Susan! It was a small piece of Heaven!

Jim & Dee Wiltshire

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dee and Jim, What a lovely review of your stay at the farm! I loved having you and your three sons. It was terrific seeing your family reunion with other nearby family members! Come again! Susan.
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The title was an accurate description

  • 5 of 5

The property is a great example of a farmhouse of a bygone era. It has a mix of antique surroundings with modern amenities. The rural nature of the area makes a terrific getaway from the pressures of modern life, absolute quiet, most cell phones unable to connect! Long walks, exploring villages, antiquing, admiring the rugged Maine coast, fishing, lots to see and discover. The sunroom invites all to relax together after a full day or get caught up on reading. Acadia N.P. is a great day trip.

Overall a great find, a relaxing getaway, will recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor Internatl. Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Roque Bluffs
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
rt 187
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Scoville's in Harrington
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
across road or in next town, Jonesport.
Car: necessary

Addison, Down East, Maine, USA (2 Hours/Bangor Airport, One Hour Bar Harbour/ Mt. Desert) -. In season, there are blueberries to pick, as well as fresh vegetables to gather. In nearby Jonesport, there are lobster pounds for buying your own lobsters. An organic market is within a 5- mile drive, with other markets closer. Sea gulls, crows, &, sometimes, a blue heron or a bald eagle, fly overhead. The owner keeps a baseball field mowed. There is a bat & ball & gloves, & 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 & gather stones & shells, while a tidal island pops up at low tide, with enough bare sand for children to walk to with their parents. 50 acres of woods have cleared paths for walking. The farm is a place to read, rest, write, paint, think.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Nature Trails


Rates & Availability

Addison Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$950/wk US Dollars
Mid Jun-Oct .. $120/week; Maine requires a 9% rental fee; $500 security deposit and 1/2 the rent ($475) necessary to secure rental; Other half of fee ($475) due 15 days before rental period; $60 cleaning fee; Cancellations less than 15 days before rental, no return of first half of rent; VI,MC,DS
Dates Available: Jun-Nov

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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