The Modest Mermaid Guesthouse


Farm stay hosted by Shannon

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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All the right ingredients for a perfect county getaway for up to 2 adults and 2 (or 3) kids.

Fully equipped kitchen including all the gear you need to make a memorable meal (Pots, pans, coffee-maker, waffle-maker, citrus-juicer, toaster etc). Large 2nd floor loft space, one bath accessible on main floor. Bedroom has a queen and a double with a bonus fold-out sofa on main level. A cozy dining area and a larger lounge space in the back patio "greenhouse".

The space
This cozy "not-so-tiny" house pairs rustic farm style with a funky eclectic vibe. Art and character throughout, it's a "rustic bunkie"...but carefully cleaned and maintained with pride.
When the weather is above freezing, the terrace is a great place to hang out, and it feel quite spacious.

Close to all the best amenities of the County. Walk to the beach (Lake is 5 min walk down the road), Bike or drive to Sandbanks Provincial Park, (~5 min drive) Tour the vineyards, walk around Artsy/Foodie haven of Wellington, or Bloomfield, or head into Picton for all the necessities. Sample the local world class, farm fresh cuisine.

*Please note!
Local policy prohibits more than 2 adult guests per bedroom (Children under 10 years of age do not count towards the maximum occupancy.)
This means that the Modest Mermaid can accommodate up to 5 people, (2 ADULTS, and up to 3 kids...but honestly, that would feel a bit crowded)

This property has 2.5 acres, which is shared with "The Starboard" Farmhouse. They can be rented together for larger groups.

There is an opportunity to rent the barn separately on the property for events such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, family reunions, etc.

About those bugs.... out here in the county there are lots of critters, some are more welcome than others! Although we try our best to vacuum them out (and use pet safe pesticide) the reality is, we are located close to beautiful Mother Nature... and a few may find a way in.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 floor mattress

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with Chromecast
EV charger
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

7 nights in Prince Edward

18 Dec 2022 - 25 Dec 2022

4.71 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews


Where you’ll be

Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

The Modest Mermaid is about a 2 minute drive to Sandbanks Provincial Park, which has incredible sandy dunes and beaches, and towering limestone cliffs. Close to the Regent Theatre, a restored Edwardian opera house, that sits at the heart of the town of Picton on the Bay of Quinte (*Covid safe alternative: Mustang Drive in theatre!)
Be sure to make time for the incredible restaurants, and countless artisan food offerings from local cheese, honey, preserves, cider, and of course the wine!

We are directly across the road from Isaiah Tubbs Resort (Restaurant on the Knoll) and we are just a 3 minute walk down the road from the very delicious Sand and Pearl Restaurant.

2 minute walk to wakeboarding and tubing, but if "antique-ing" is more your speed- there are several options within a short bike or drive.

Hosted by Shannon

  1. Joined in May 2010
  • 157 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Mom, artist, wanderer, ukulele strumming mushroom fanatic.

During your stay

I am often staying onsite with my family, but if not I'm only a text or an email away.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy