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Lovely Oceanfront 1 & 2 Bedroom Rentals in Fishing Village 15 Min to St John's

Bedrooms 2
Space 46 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming 1&2 BR Newfoundland Seaside Vacation Rentals in active fishing village


Find AVAILABILITY CALENDARS & RATES (CAN$) for our ONE & TWO bedroom St. Johns area vacation rentals: WWW.SHORELARKBYTHESEA.COM.

*** VRBO sets the default rate in US FUND$ on this listing site - so you must change to CAN $ for accurate rates. This is annoying but beyond our control.



We do not use "Book It Now" so our guests get the best rate. We are a registered business and are licensed by the Newfoundland Government's Department of Tourism and process our own payments within a SECURE CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM. Our 200+ 5-star guest reviews from very happy guests speak for themselves!


* I am sensitive to your need for information, and will get back to you within 1 hour in the daytime or first thing in the morning if you inquire overnight!



Shore Lark by the Sea has 3 gorgeous vacation rental units available for your idyllic Newfoundland vacation on the Atlantic Ocean:

* The Upper and Lower Nests are our unique, ONE BEDROOM units. 3 night minimum - $160 CAN per night + Housekeeping & Tax - 2 ppl max.

** The Guest House is our spacious TWO BEDROOM unit. 3 night minimum - $225 CAN per night + Housekeeping & Tax - 4 ppl max.

All units are well appointed fully-equipped self-catered Vacation Rentals, tucked away in ocean side locations in the charming 500 year old active fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador located 15 minutes from downtown St. John's.

Outfitted with all modern conveniences…from cable to cookware…linens to lobster boil pots…Shore Lark guests at all three locations will have a private deck where you can unwind and be mesmerized by the massive hills, crisp sea air and of course, the awesome Atlantic Ocean views.

If you are just looking for somewhere to crash - our units are not for you!



Upper & Lower (there are two - 1 bedroom units) RATE: $160 Cdn per night

(2 people max / 3 night Min) / $1100 per week. Housekeeping & 15% tax to be added.

Our NESTS are located at 52 South Side Road, Petty Harbour, in a traditional Newfoundland-style Salt Box nestled in a hill and right next to the fishing boats. Each cozy little Upper and Lower Nest offer a pristine, warm modern cottage feel and have everything you need.

Enjoy your up-close and personal view of the ocean, cliffs and whales and maybe icebergs even…the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep at night and greet you in the morning!

Each Nest has:

500 sq. ft.

All modern furnishings

One bedroom with Queen sized bed

Lovely linens

Fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchen

Dinnerware and cookware



Soaker tub and shower

Full-size washer & dryer


Electric fireplace

BBQ & patio set

Private deck overlooking the harbour, fishing boats and ocean.

*For those with difficulties navigating stairs: our Lower Nest or our Shore Lark Guest House would be best suited to you.


Our GUEST HOUSE has 2 bedrooms. RATE: $225 CDN per night (4 people max & 3 night min) / $1500 per week. Housekeeping & 15% tax to be added.

With spacious cheerful and impeccable , our Shore Lark Guest House is located at 47 Long Run Road, Petty Harbour. It is the perfect choice for couples who like to travel…and stay together and unwind in lots of space!

The Shore Lark Guest House is located a two minute walk from the harbour and has a stunning panoramic view of the entire Petty Harbour area, hills and the Atlantic Ocean.

1400 sq ft (Yes, that's fourteen hundred!)

Large private veranda overlooking entire harbour and ocean

All modern furnishings

2 beautiful bedrooms with Queen sized beds

Lovely linens

Fully equipped kitchen

Dinnerware and cookware



Soaker tub and shower

Laundry room with full-size washer & dryer

Smart TV/wireless/phone

Electric fireplaces


Petty Harbour is the perfect place to vacation! We're only 15 minutes from downtown St. Johns. Right on the East Coast Trail...North Atlantic Zip Lining up the road and fabulous fresh seafood restaurant Chafe's Landing, and the new harbour side Watershed Cafe! Bring your jet ski, kayaks or canoes. Land lubbers will love the meandering walks, hefty hikes, Herbie's Craft Shoppe, blueberry picking (in season), snow shoeing and snowmobiling in the winter and more. We have a convenience store and the famous Newfoundland Specialty grocery store, Bidgood's, is just 5 minutes away.

Numerous day trips in the area, such as whale, bird and iceberg watching in their seasons, sea kayaking, diving with the whales, Zodiac boat tours, archaeological digs...picnic at the Light House and more!


“We love the attention to detail and the quality you have put into this home.”

Guests: Al & Jude, Cobourg, Ontario

Dates of stay: July 24-26, 2016

Just beautiful! The home, the harbour, the village. We love the attention to detail and the quality you have put into this home. It will certainly be on our recommended places to stay. We are off for home soon but have really enjoyed our stay. We shall return!

“…as beautiful and relaxing as we had hoped.”

Guests: Erika and Jon, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Dates of stay: July 15-21, 2016

Many thanks for your kind welcome to Petty Harbour, which has proven to be as beautiful and relaxing as we had hoped. This little Nest was a wonderful home for us during our stay.

“…a great base for us to see everything we wanted to see…”

Guests: Lori & Kay, Toronto Ontario

Dates of stay: July 16-23, 2016

Thank you for creating such a perfect home for us in this part of Newfoundland. It was a great base for us to see everything we wanted to see, but it was also a seductive home that constantly lured us to just sit and watch the boats, or in Kaz’s case, draw them! We cooked here most nights and found everything we needed. We also appreciated the laundry as we had been on the road for more than a week when we got here.Thanks for the perfect vacation spot.

P.S. A special shout out to David for the fresh cod. It was delicious!

“We are saddened to leave.”

Guests: Dennis & Donna, Alliston, Ontario

Dates of stay: July 6–12, 2016

We arrived totally unprepared to receive the magic of this beautiful province. We inhaled the ocean, scenery, history, and the wonderful people here. We have been smitten! Thank you for the use of your cozy, warm, comfortable Nest. It was perfect. We will never forget this beautiful Newfoundland. We are saddened to leave. We will definitely return…

“…fell in love with this beautifully designed and appointed ‘home away from home”

Guests: Kim and Rick,

Dates of Stay: July 1–4, 2016

We cannot say enough about our stay at Shorelark’s Upper Nest. Rick and I fell in love with this beautifully designed and appointed ‘home away from home’ and with the lovely town of Petty Harbour. Thank you, Karen and David, for your wonderful welcome (such fun!) and for all your attention to every detail in our accommodation. So hard to leave, hope to return!

“…spectacular view… This is the “true Newfoundland experience…”

Guests: Susan & Dale, Prescott, Ontario

Dates of stay: June 13–17, 2016

We loved our cozy Nest accommodations with the spectacular view of beautiful Petty Harbour. It truly feels like “a home away from home”. This is the “true Newfoundland experience”, and we are so happy that we finally made it here! We will definitely plan a return trip. Thanks again for your warm hospitality.

“…a relaxing, serene, calm place to come back to after a day of sight-seeing. Your attention to detail shows in every touch…”

Guests: Dennis & Maureen, Ardrossan, Alberta

Dates of stay: May 31–June 1, 2016

Thank you so much for arranging for us to stay at Shorelark by the Sea Lower Nest. Your place is amazing! Everything we needed and more! The place is decorated and appointed to give a relaxing, serene, calm place to come back to after a day of sight-seeing. We absolutely loved looking out over the harbour from the deck–and the wind when the wind was howling. Your attention to detail shows in every touch–loved the bedroom light fixture! We will definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling to Petty Harbour.

“We enjoyed staying in an actual fishing village…perfectly situated and perfectly charming.”

Guests: Linda & John, Hallowell, Maine, USA

Dates of stay: May 24–29, 2016

Shorelark by the Sea is aptly named. This is a cozy and well-supplied nest with a captivating view of the harbor and the rocky cliffs. We enjoyed staying in an actual fishing village–meeting and talking with members of the community and fellow travellers to the area. Everyone we met was friendly and informative. In addition to enjoying the immediate area, we were easily able to explore out-lying areas, returning to ‘nest’ for a peaceful nights’ rest–perfectly situated and perfectly charming.

* To see GUEST COMMENTS from the last 5 years, please go to our website, or here on VRBO under OWNER INFORMATION and scroll down. We have OVER 100 FIVE- STAR GUEST BOOK COMMENTS that VRBO does not show on Reviews page.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, Indonesian
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Calendar last updated:
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • In both the Nests and the Guest House there is a fabulous deep soaker-tub and full size stackable washer/dryer (comes with start up laundry detergent/dry sheets). Fluffy towels and facecloths…makeup towellettes…body lotion…hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest House - 2 bedrooms - 2 queen , Our Guest House has 2 bedrooms sleeps 4 maximum.
    The Nests ( Upper and Lower) are one bedroom units - 1 queen , Our two 1 bedroom Nests are 2 person max occupancy per unit
  • EACH NEST SLEEPS 2 MAX. GUEST HOUSE SLEEPS 4 MAX. Each NEST sleeps 2. Our Queen sized beds are 12 inch Memory Foam and will provide a lovely, deep, restful sleep, with lovely high TC cotton sheets. For those with pressure point problems - this is your solution! I have never had a better sleep than on a Memory Foam mattress! Large armoire, full-length mirror. Even a hot water bottle! Our ShoreLark GUEST HOUSE has 2 bedrooms which sleeps 4 (2 Queen beds)!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
Our renters are FANTASTIC!!! They leave our units in tidy condition - but no one would really want to arrive to a rental cleaned by the last guests, right?! Therefore, to ensure the highest level of spic & span clean for the next arriving guests we hire a professional cleaner to clean each unit top to bottom between guests. For our Nests there is a $45 departure cleaning fee for stays of 6 days and less, and a $65 fee for a stay 7 days or longer. Our Guest House is a 4 night minimum rental with $100 departure Housekeeping Fee. We are constantly complimented on just how clean and comfortable our rentals are. We take great pride in this and we know you will appreciate it also!


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
St. John's International Airport
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Chafe's Landing
Car: recommended

Aside from sitting on your private deck and watching the whales play in the ocean (10,000 Humpbacks migrate through the area each year!) and the icebergs idle by (in season of course)... there is plenty to do in Petty Harbour itself!

Petty Harbour has been an active fishing village since the 1500s. Feel the quaintness of the village for yourself... just take the short stroll down to the harbour and be gob-smacked by the stunning vista.

For non-licensed fishers, the Newfoundland and Labrador Recreational Food Fishery happens twice a year during summer and fall. The recreational fishery is open to both residents and non-residents and there is no license requirement. If not partaking yourself, you can still watch as folks take to the waters in small boats and then come back to the wharf to clean their catch in the same way it's been done for hundred of years. Either way, it's sure to whet your appetite!

Speaking of which - Chafe's Landing, the local seafood restaurant, is waiting to serve you the same fresh-caught fish at lunch - and again at supper, if you wish - it's that good! They have just completed a lovely reno and now have a small "pub"and deck! There is something for everyone on Chafe's menu!

We also have a new coffee shop called The Watershed - located right on the wharf. Enjoy artisan coffee, sandwiches and pastries in this quaint waterside cafe!

Learn the local history at the Petty Harbour Heritage Museum, learn about Newfoundland aquatic life at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, stop into the Information Centre, get a bit of exercise while enjoying the quiet splendor of the East Coast Trail or for the more adventurous...try Zip Lining (North Atlantic Zip Lining) through the hills and get a bird's eye view of the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing For Success is a Not for Profit Organization that can take you out beyond the breakwater to jig for your own cod, bring it back in clean it and even do a lovely piece of art with it! Fantastic fun for the whole family!

Canoers, kayakers and jet ski enthusiasts bring their crafts to the launches at the wharf and enjoy the Petty Harbour area also!

We are located on the East Coast Trail where there is plenty of hiking for all levels.

Or maybe you just want to while away the hours poking through craft shops, artist studios or picking wild blueberries in the hills outside your suite.

Petty Harbour also has its popular Arts & Heritage Festival in August.

We also have a brand new convenience store which will open at the beginning of the season. If you need a little more in the way of groceries, take the 5 minute drive to Bidgoods where you can pick up everything you need including a fabulous selection of Newfoundland specialty food items, Newfoundland crafts and more of the freshest of fish and seafood - including lobster!

For those needing a Pharmacy there is also a Shoppers Drug Mart in the Bidgoods Plaza.

Ventures Afar

Guests of Shore Lark by the Sea are able to experience an idyllic lifestyle in Petty Harbour yet can switch gears very quickly with a 15 minute drive into St. John's, one of the oldest most vibrant cities in North America, where they can hit the pubs, theatres, art galleries, museums, shopping, sports events and fine dining restaurants.

Petty Harbour is also located minutes from one of the biggest attractions to the province, Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America, and is a launching point for many day trips including the Irish Loop, whale and bird watching boat tours, sea kayaking and much more.

If you head down to Ferryland you can check out the Colony of Avalon Archaeological Dig and have a lovely catered picnic lunch right on the cliffs at the Ferryland Lighthouse.

Bird lovers must take the trip to Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve! Witness one of the most accessible places in the world to see nesting seabirds including kittiwakes, cormorants, puffins and more than 24,000 gannets.

The Avalon Wilderness Area is home to the most southerly herd of Woodland caribou.

There are several golf courses nearby, including a championship public course with panoramic views of St. John's and the surrounding coastline.

Brook trout and Atlantic salmon are also abundant in the ponds and rivers of the region.

Other outdoor activities: Sea kayaking, boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming and more are all available.

Newfoundland has so many incredible things to do and see...and we could go on forever... so instead we'll just give you a link to one of the best sites to get all the information you need!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45 to $100 C$45 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Nests: a one-time $45 departure cleaning fee for stays of 6 nights and less or $65 for stays of a week or more; Guest House: a one-time $100 housekeeping fee. Charged at time of booking or paying balance. Our 2 bedroom Guest House Rates are $225 per night and $1500 per week + taxes and Housekeeping. Booking with ShoreLark by the Sea indicates agreement with all Policies. We are a licensed registered business that securely processes payments directly. Always purchase Travel Insurance when finalizing your vacation plans.


Cancellations or Changes to Bookings

Speak to your travel agent or credit card company about trip delay and cancellation insurance prior to your trip.

1. If you cancel your booking within 30 days of your first night booked, we are unable to offer any refunds.

2. If you cancel or make any changes to your booking more than 30 days in advance of your first night, a $25 administration fee plus all credit card processing fees will be deducted from the total refund.

3. No refunds will be given for early departures or no-shows.

4. Please understand Shorelark by the Sea is not responsible for any cancelled, delayed or missed flights or ferries, etc., and cannot offer refunds if your travel plans are, for any reason, interrupted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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