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Margaret, David, and Abigail (age 15)
WELCOME YOU TO “CROW’S NEST” 
An old family summer house on Orr's Island in Maine
nestled on the top of a hill overlooking Harpswell Sound, a part of Casco Bay. 

Summer 2018

Retreats:
Join us any time from: 
1. Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 8, 2018
2. Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
3. Join us for a special painters workshop from Sunday, July 8 to Thursday, July 12, 2018
See below for details.

RentalScroll to the bottom for rental opportunities.


SPECIAL EVENTS/OFFERINGS:

  • Macrobiotic Cooking Classes, Consultations, and Shiatsu Massage are available upon request 
           with David Snieckus, Macrobiotic Counselor and Chef.

  • Music with John O'Leary and Abigail Arndt - TBA

  • En Plein Air Workshop for Oil or Acrylic Painters or Pastel or other drawing media - with Jill Pottle www.pottleart.com

See details below.
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Enjoy the peace, tranquility, and beauty of an island in Maine! 

Be in community and participate in a variety of activities, including: 

  • Hangin' out on “The Porch”, a favorite pastime!
  • July 4th fireworks viewed from our porch (on 7/3, 7/4 and 7/5)!
  • Walking/Hiking, Exploring, Going to Beaches, Swimming, Boating,
  • Seal Watching, Nature Ferry Cruises,
  • Tennis (On family-owned tennis court),
  • Shopping/Dining, etc. in the quaint town of Brunswick, home of Bowdoin College,
  • Favorite pastimes, and anything (y)our hearts desire.

Wholesome gourmet vegetarian meals will be provided by Macrobiotic chef
 extraordinaire, David Snieckus!

Crow’s Nest has seven bedrooms and two bathrooms that can accommodate up to 13 people. 
An open porch overlooking Harpswell Sound faces west providing a spectacular view of the sunset and oftentimes Mt. Washington in N.H. over 100 miles away! 
Family owns a club tennis court. 
Less than 3 hours drive from Boston. Approx. 20 minutes from Brunswick, ME and 40 minutes from Portland, ME.

Costs for overnight stay and meals

$115*/night. Includes three meals. A la carte options are available.
1/2 price for children under age 16. $15/night for children under age 7. Nursing children free. 

To reserve a space and sign up for any of the offerings, please RSVP with date preferences 
and either use the PayPal link to the right or mail your payment to:
Margaret Arndt, 99 Crescent Street, Newton, MA 02466. 

Upon receipt, more details, including directions, will follow. 
Accommodations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

*Note: In the event of a cancellation prior to 30 days or more of your lodging with us, $50 per adult will be considered a non-refundable deposit. In the event of a cancellation within 30 days of your lodging with us, 50% of your lodging fee will be considered a non-refundable deposit. Consideration will be given to our being able to fill your spot. 

Family/group discounts and sliding scale available for those who need it. Please inquire with Margaret. 
LET MARGARET KNOW IF INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING A GROUP AND/OR LEADING/TEACHING A LECTURE/WORKSHOP! 

For more information, please contact Margaret by emailing msarndt@verizon.net or calling (617) 244-1966 or (207) 833-2847 during specified Maine dates. 

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SPECIAL EVENTS/OFFERINGS














 View from Crow's Nest                                                                                                     View from Giant Stairs  

Plein Air Drawing & Painting Workshop In Maine
for Oil or Acrylic Painters or Pastel or other drawing media
Four full days of drawing & painting on Orr’s & Bailey Islands
in Harpswell, Maine
Sunday, July 8 to Thursday, July 12, 2018
with Jill Pottle www.pottleart.com

Welcome Artists new and old to the seventh year of drawing/painting up in coastal Maine. Imagine painting on location with professional guidance, creating art each day on the coast where the light is clear and crisp and the views are filled with classic Maine rocks, ocean, and trees.

The workshop will start with a demo to get students inspired. Students will have time to dive into their own work with my guidance. We will visit four locations which includes open ocean, beach area, docks and boats, and a rocky shore line. Students will learn how to simplify forms, develop overlapping areas of trees and rocks to create depth and color relationships in the water, sky, and land, and address other compositional issues. Students will learn how to get going quickly with the set up and how to capture the scenery fast with big shapes, thus capturing a moment in time. Critiques, art discussions, and historical references are available. In bad weather, we will work inside or on the porch of “Crow’s Nest” lodging or at the Drift Wood Inn on Bailey Island.

Each day, students will work hard, we will have a group critique, and then in the evenings we will relax and enjoy our stay.

Location and Lodging

Margaret Arndt is sharing her old family summer house known as “Crow’s Nest" nestled on the top of a hill overlooking Harpswell Sound, a part of Casco Bay, on Orr’s Island in Maine. Crow’s Nest has seven bedrooms and two bathrooms that can accommodate 12/13 people. An open porch faces west providing a spectacular view of the sunset and oftentimes Mt. Washington in NH over 100 miles away.

Breakfast and an a la carte take-out Lunch will be prepared each day. Two dinners will be included with an option to purchase a third home cooked meal (for an additional $25).

If you require a single room, please book ahead of time. There is only one single room available. The cost will be an extra $100.

Registration

Registration for the art workshop and lodging are based on separate fees. The Painting workshop fee is: $425. The lodging and meal fee is: $410 or $435 for an additional dinner.

Please Contact Jill Pottle with questions regarding the workshop and to make workshop registration arrangements: (978) 582-0985, pottleart@verizon.net, and http://www.Pottleart.com
Please Contact Margaret with questions regarding lodging and meals and to make lodging/ meal registration arrangements: (617) 244-1966 and msarndt@verizon.net

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2018 for both the workshop & lodging. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Inquiries may be made after the deadline to see if there might be some availability.

As soon as we receive your completed registration forms and payment, a confirmation along with a supply list will be emailed to you for the workshop, and a separate confirmation along with logistics and directions will be emailed to you for the lodging.

Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel at any time prior to 45 days of the workshop event, we will consider $250/person to be a non-refundable deposit and will refund you the balance of your workshop/lodging fee unless we can fill your spot and still maintain our required number of students/guests, in which case we will refund you the total fee. If you have to cancel at any time within 45 days of the workshop event, we will consider 50% of your workshop and lodging/meal fee to be a non-refundable deposit and will refund you the balance of your workshop/lodging fee unless we can fill your spot and still maintain our required number of students/guests, in which case we will refund you the total fee.














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Rental Summer House on Orr's Island, ME

Enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty of an island in Maine!

  • Be in a scenic oceanfront summer house on Orr's Island with a hillside view of Harpswell Sound facing west providing a spectacular view of the sunset and oftentimes Mt. Washington in N.H. over 100 miles away! 
  • 100 yards from waterfront. Rocking-chair porch. Seven bedrooms sleep thirteen people.
  • Fireplace. Shared tennis court. Pet friendly.
  • (Note: No washer/dryer, no dishwasher, TV but no cable.)
  • 20 minutes to the quaint town of Brunswick, home of Bowdoin College,
  • 35 minutes to Freeport, and 40 minutes to Portland, ME.
  • Less than 3 hours drive from Boston. 

Rent: $2,000 per week/$300 per night for at least two nights.
To pay via PayPal, use the link to the right.

2018 Availability
Any time during the Spring up until 5/23/18, between 6/4 to 6/14/18, 6/18 to 6/22/18, 8/25 to 9/7/18, 9/9 to 9/14/18, 9/16 on during late summer/early fall.
 Note: The house closes for the winter from October to May.

For more information, contact Margaret at (617) 244-1966 or msarndt@verizon.net
​Also, for more information and photos, go to: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324884
View from Crow's Nest porch, by Jill Pottle
View of Giant Stairs, by Jill Pottle
Maine Boats, by Jill Pottle