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Cottage Description

Rent Moose & Squirrel Cottage at the water’s edge, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

 

 

 

The former lighthouse keeper of Pumpkin Island built Moose and Squirrel Cottage in the 1880s. The cottage is a late Victorian, early Arts and Crafts structure that has been carefully and lovingly updated, furnished, and personalized. The main floor greets visitors with a large, well furnished porch, and also offers a comfortable living room with wood burning fireplace, an eating/game area, a new fully equipped kitchen, and a bath with shower. Three bedrooms and a bath are nestled on the second floor. Throughout, the cottage is warm, inviting and comfortable.

The cottage is located approximately 30 feet from the high tide water line of Penobscot Bay at the northwest end of Eggemoggin Reach. You will find steps down to the rocky beach in front of the cottage.

 

Detailed Description of Living Space

Porch – When not out exploring and enjoying Maine, you will find that much of your time is spent on the porch enjoying the view regardless of the time of day. As you will quickly realize, the porch provides a wonderful vantage point for witnessing spectacular sunsets. There is a drop leaf table with four chairs that is ideal for meals, games, puzzles, and projects. There are also five antique rocking chairs and a wicker settee and chairs for relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of Eggemoggin Reach (or nap, read a book or just chill out).

Living room – You will find the two Morris chairs and the leather couch all to be equally comfortable. There is ample lighting for reading and a good selection of reading material. Several warm throws and a number of footstools are provided for your use. The wood burning fireplace provides an ideal gathering spot on cool nights.

Eating area – The large round table is great for meals and board games. Here you will find a portable stereo and a selection of CDs, which you should feel free to use. If you plan to travel to Acadia National Park (and you should), look for the cassette tape produced by the National Park Service that provides narration for a self-guided driving tour of the park. If you go, expect to spend the better part of an entire day in the park.

Kitchen – The kitchen is fully equipped and contains a refrigerator, microwave, stove, and lots of cabinets. There are pot and pans, several pieces of stoneware, an electric coffee maker, a toaster, an enormous lobster pot, and a full complement of utensils and dishes. Candles are provided in one of the drawers in case you lose power but again please be very careful with the candles.

Downstairs Bathroom – This is a full bath with shower only but limited storage. The small chest outside the bath is used for bath mats, soaps, wash cloths and other items.

Front Bedroom – This room affords guests a spectacular view of the reach. A vintage metal bed with new full size bedding sits amid walls that are pale lavender in color. Other furnishings include a chest of drawers, night stands with lamps, a small writing desk, and a closet. The bedroom has a ceiling fan.

Back Bedroom – This room has walls of sage green, two double size beds, a chest of drawers, a lounge chair with reading lamp, night table with lamp and a ceiling fan. It is the largest of the three bedrooms and is located at the back of the cottage across the hall from the front bedroom.

Corner Bedroom – This room is tucked at the end of the hall in the back corner of the second floor. It contains an oak Mission-style bed with new queen size bedding. There is also a chest of drawers, nightstands with lamps, a closet area and a ceiling fan.

Upstairs Bathroom – This full bath (with shower only) also contains a shelving unit for storing toiletries and other necessities. There are numerous pegs and hooks for hanging robes, towels and the like plus towel bars on the door.

Outside the door

 

FYI

The area under the front porch is a storage area where you will find bikes, oars, fire starters, burner base for lobster pot and life jackets. You will find a small yellow wagon and a large green wagon, which makes easy work of transporting groceries and luggage between the parking area and the cottage. You will find the gas grill in the side yard. Unfortunately the clothes washer is not available for use (our septic system can not handle it) but you may use the dryer.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Maine at the wonderful Moose and Squirrel Cottage! We think you will find it to be an ideal place to return to at the end of a full day of exploring everything that the area has to offer.

 

Schoolhouse

Alfred gets a new sign!

Alfred & Omar

Twin Brothers, different mothers – we can build anything!

The Artist

The master at work!

Bowman Glass, located in Dallas, Texas, is the home and studio of Jim Bowman and Mary Lynn Devereux-Bowman. The Bowman’s have been developing their expressions in glass since 1978. They both received their formal training in glass at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, studying under the internationally renowned glass artist, Marvin Lipofsky.

Bowman Glass offers a diverse approach to glass art, including architectural leaded glass, glass blowing and casting, kiln-worked glass, and glass and mixed media sculpture. They are committed to a lifestyle of ongoing experimentation and artistic growth in their autonomous artwork. They also create specially commissioned pieces and installations which can be found in public spaces, corporate environments, hotels and restaurants, health-care institutions, and private residences. The Bowmans welcome inquiries from interior designers, architects, and art consultants.

 

A little about Mark

I love playing in clay. That’s exactly what it is, play. It affords me the freedom to express ideas and feelings in a way that no other material will allow. I’m the type of person that gets bored easily. I’m in constant search for the balance we need to live these lives. I have been playing in clay for over 30 years and have never gotten tired of the quest. What I love most about the material is that it’s the great imitator. It allows you to express your greatest feelings and emotions, mimic, emulate, or even mock the tactile surfaces that we are exposed to on a daily basis. That’s why I love working with the soft textured slabs of clay. It allows me the opportunity to exploit that plasticity so inherent to the material. I enjoy the play between the textures and the rich colors in the layering of the high fire glazes. My work is cone 10 stoneware. I fire in various degrees of reduction and use a dark and a white clay body to vary the color palette. This combined with the layering of glazes helps create a depth of surface in the finished piece.

I have earned 2 masters degrees from the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas. Currently I maintain a studio in Dallas and teach classes at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas. I show regularly and present workshops nationally. I’m in the process of building a new studio in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.