One Bedroom Right at the Oceans Edge
About Catherine Whalen
The owner is a retired medical professional who has a family vacation home in the area and has been spending weekends and summers here for 15 years and found that when you are here your body and soul are in the same place and the peace and tranquility will rejuvenate your senses. When this little cottage became available she thought she would share this great experience with other people.
Why Catherine Whalen chose Western Bay
This little cottage allows visitors to enjoy all that is Newfoundland. The views are breathtaking and one visitor to the whale watching dock amusingly said that the whales were closer than at SeaWorld.
What makes this Cottage unique
Even when the weather is not ideal, and you are inside, the views of the ocean and its ever changing seas will keep you entertained.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Absolutely amazing place to Stay. So perfect in so many ways.
Catherine goes above and beyond with with making sure her guests are welcome, and the cottage is stocked with more than enough supplies you might need during your stay. Will definitely be returning, and will be recommending this place to others as well. There is no where as beautiful to stay in the whole province!
Hi Lindsay, thank-you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was nice to meet you and Jennifer. You will always be welcome back at Kittiwake Cottage.
Our second stay at this beautiful property and we have already booked our third. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, watching whales and seabirds all day from the deck. The cottage is gorgeous, the hosts have thought of everything their guests might need and also provided fresh flowers and a nice bottle of wine. Two sandy beaches close by and a scenic boardwalk hike to the lighthouse right next door.
Absolutely Wonderful, Amazing ! ! ! ! !
Thanks! Come back anytime and I hope you enjoy Gros Morne. Have a safe trip back home and I hope you've made lots of nice new memories in Newfoundland. Kitty
A Little Slice of Heaven!
I fell in live with this property a year before I arrived and it more than measured up to any and all expectations I might have had! The property owners have thought of everything, with the impeccable detail employed in the decor of the cottage and the large and small decks, as well as the generously-stocked kitchen and bathroom! I instantly felt at home and most properly welcomed by Kitty, one of the property owners, and she made every effort to see that I was comfortable and that my needs were taken care of.
The area was wild and beautiful with so much Nature to soak up while relaxing and plenty of places to walk/hike, including the wooden boardwalk all the way up to the Lighthouse. I particularly loved watching the Family of Swallows coming and going from the neat little birdhouse right on the outside large deck of the cottage. And the calls of the loons out in the Bay were hauntingly beautiful! With the help of the binoculars so thoughtfully supplied I enjoyed watching lots of Humpback whales perform out in the Bay. It's a short drive to stock up on supplies and so many lovely coves to visit on the way and all around the other side of the Bay as well.
Thank you so much, Kitty and Tom for helping to make my vacation so memorable! All the flowers, fresh cod, wine, Clementine cake and the visit to Pauline's Place (a must shop!) were very much appreciated! It was exactly what I needed!
Susan Tait, Chilliwack, BC
Susan....thank-you for the lovely review and for making my day! It was a pleasure having you stay at Kittiwake Cottage and it makes me feel great that it was what you hoped for and needed at this time. If you ever find your way back here to Newfoundland you will always be most welcome at Kittiwake Cottage. It was so nice to meet you and I hope you have a healthy and happy summer. Kitty
Lovely Oceanside Retreat
This is our second time renting from Kitty and Tom and is our new favorite and we look forward to returning. The house is in the perfect location for getting away from it all. The cottage is well thought out and lovingly designed. Kitti and Tom thought of everything for their guests: butter, jams, storage bags, an assortment of spices, coffee and teas. There are plenty of towels, dish towels and bed linens. We watched whales swimming, walked on the board walk and more. Thank you for a wonderful vacation location.
Thanks so much for your nice review! I'm so happy you had another great vacation here on the Rock and I'm happy you chose Kittiwake. You are most welcome to come back anytime. Kitty
Exceeded all of our expectations
From our first contact with the owner of this cottage we knew that we had chosen the right place to stay for our adventure in Newfoundland. Kitty was absolutely fabulous to work with and answered numerous questions about the property and general questions about the area. Upon arrival it took but a few minutes to realize that the cottage was even better than the pictures on the web site. The cottage was fully stocked with all kitchen necessities and more than enough bottled water to last us for the length of our stay. The cottage was extremely clean, comfortable and warm with an outstanding view of the ocean from inside or while sitting on the private dock. All appliances, satellite TV and internet performed flawlessly. The seating area and bed were very comfortable. Kitty was available at all times by phone if there were any issues. Overall this cottage exceeded all of our expectations and made for an unforgettable 25th wedding anniversary getaway.
Thank-you for the review of your stay at Kittiwake Cottage! I'm so happy to be part of your special anniversary and the memories you made in Newfoundland. I hope you have many more and come back anytime. Kitty
partridge and blueberry picking in season, fresh fish and lobsters in season, abundant whales and seabirds, hike to Bradleys Cove, a resettled community, boardwalk to the lighthouse is situated right next to the cottage, two beaches, one sand and one pebble located right next to the cottage, dramatic coastline. Hospital, restaurants, shopping, banking, 30 mins. away in Carbonear. Historic cable station in Hearts Content approx. 30 mins away. Museum in fishing village of Bay D' Verde 25 mins away. Lots of fishing villages along the coast of Conception and Trinity Bays.