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Harbour Couture - Adventurers Delight and best kept secret in Trinity Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1500 sq. feet of loft and apartment space with harbour view in Trinity Bay, NL

Harbour Couture is a redesigned general store nestled in the heart of Southport, Trinity Bay. Described as a 'New York loft' it is at once traditional and sophisticated. The 800 square foot main floor living area has six large windows facing south. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and dining table on this level. A beautifully decorated lower level apartment has everything you need for comfort and convenience: master bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The sitting room on this level has a comfy sofabed.

Southport is a fishing harbour where crab, caplein, lobster, herring, and cod are landed during the summer season. Guests can explore the shoreline, visit the wharves and chat with local fishermen. Or walk five minutes to the end of the community and it is pure ocean, cliffs and sky!

Take Pap's Path up to Jack Baker's Hill - the views of the bay are stunning! Swim in the pristine Lambert's Pond just 5 minute walk from the shop.

Collect driftwood at Heart's Ease Beach for a boil-up or keep treasures.

Note to Kayakers: enjoy this bay with islands, coves, caves and beaches. The 4-hour round trip from Harbour Couture down to Wester' Head, up through the tickle, past Gooseberry Cove, up Ganney Cove Arm to the Rattle, portage across at Little Heart's Ease Neck to Squidholes and the waters of Southwest Arm...this is for the experienced!

Lots to do picking berries, whale watching, icebergs in season can often be seen. You can fish off the wharves and cook-up on Back Beach.

In nearby Gooseberry Cove, Trina's One Stop Shop has very good selection of basic groceries, including beer. Bring specialty items with you or travel 40 minutes to Clarenville for supermarket shopping.

Southport is centrally located for day trips to the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas which provide world class hiking trails, museums, restaurants as well as ferries to remote communities.

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peggy hogan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About peggy hogan

I moved from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland 35 years ago and fell in love with the place, its landscape and its people. I worked as a costume designer in the capitol city St. John's for most of that time. Since moving to Southport I've become part of the community and feel very settled here with my partner. We enjoy summer and winter outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing and ice skating. We recently moved to nearby Gooseberry Cove where I enjoy gardening.

Travel is a passion for me: to Morocco in the mid 70's, across Canada by train in 1980, to Spain, England, Cuba, Mexico and New York. I love travelling in Newfoundland and labrador and hope to do more of that too! For now I want to be a great host to guests at Harbour Couture.

peggy hogan purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why peggy hogan chose Southport

I bought the community store in Southport in 2005. It had been closed for 3 years. I made it my home and used the space for the creation of theatre costumes and a line of clothing under the label Harbour Couture. There are still period costumes and hats in the studio from my collection. My husband and I love it and want to share it with guests from this province and from across the world.

Southport is centrally located for day trips to the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas which provide world class hiking trails, museums, restaurants as well as ferries to remote communities.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Harbour Couture is in the centre of the community and very much apart of activity here. The building is located next to the water, where guests can launch kayaks and explore the harbour and the shoreline of the beautiful Trinity Bay - the views are stunning! And the area is great for hiking, swimming, beach combing and for visiting the wharves and chatting with local fishermen. For hikers, this is a joy with the old paths, the barrens, and trails along the cliffs.

In nearby Gooseberry, Karen's Convenience has good selection of basic groceries. Bring specialty items with you or travel 45 minutes to Clarenville for supermarket shopping. Please contact me for more information on food shopping in our area.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Southport

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    second Bathroom - toilet
  • There are lots of towels. We supply hand soap, shampoo and conditioner. There is a hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 queen
    second Bedroom - 1 double
    third bedroom - 1 double
  • we also have a sofabed in lower level sitting room which sleeps two
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Harbour Couture - Adventurers Delight and best kept secret in Trinity Bay
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
St. John's, NL

Family of Seven Have an Excusion of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible experience in Southport. My husband's parents were visiting from Ontario and so our family of five brought them to stay at Harbour Couture for three nights. "What a time!!!" The community which still has a real working fishing harbour welcomed us with open arms. A fisherman offered to take us out in the food fishery where my 10 year old daughter caught a fish. Coming back to the stage head to gut and fillet the fish and then to help clean the fishing stage with buckets of water pulled from the harbour - It felt like an experience from another world. We hiked to the beautiful Heart's Ease Beach. We swam in a crystal clear pond a five minute walk away. Our teen-age son and his autistic brother were happy to paddle around the harbour in a kayak. Harbour Couture was a perfect location to wile away a rainy day cooking fish stew while making crafts in the spacious living room with a view of one of the most beautiful fishing communities in Newfoundland. We were also invited to a traditional square dance in the church hall. What fun for the whole family. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 5-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well! Having you here really was really special for us and for the community too. Its great to see new people and especially children having a good time. Cheers to you all and hope to see you again. regards, Peggy and Viv
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Peggy's place is beautifully unique in a great location to explore Trinity Bay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Harbour Couture! We just wish we had more time to enjoy the home and follow all the trails on the Peggy's map. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newfoundland at its best.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, quirky place Harbour Couture is! The apt exceeded all our expectations, which was difficul as they were based on all the positive reviews we read before booking. The upstairs holds a treasure trove of eclectic memorabilia, huge windows that overlook the bay, and the craft table kept our kids busy every evening as they fashioned art of their own from the beach treasures they found.

The lower apt and kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed to cook for the family. There were more than enough couches to flake out and read, or just relax. Beds comfy too. I also appreciated the CDs of local musicians which were also available.

Walks to Little Hearts Ease beach and Blow Me Down Hill were as described. Fantastic.

Peggy was a gracious host, and we were grateful for the welcoming treat, hand drawn maps, and info booklet.....etc etc. She seemed genuinely interested in our well-being and took time to get to know us. Above and beyond.

Finally, the people of Southport were friendly and welcoming - eager to show off their town and its history. We were invited fishing (an offer we accepted), caught a bucketful of cod, which was cleaned and filetted for us and made for a great final meal. It was also wicked to watch the commercial fishing boats in action bringing in their hauls of Capelin.

Honestly, I don't this this review is effusive enough, but it'll have to do. I really want to recommend this rental to everyone, and tell all my friends, but it was so good, I have to admit, I would like the place to remain a secret, you know?

Thank you Peggy for offering up Harbour Couture for rental! We hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Locals were so friendly. Beautiful area. It was an awesome trip.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We aim to return

  • 5 of 5

This "outport loft" in the middle of a small but active fishing community is ideal for a family with children. Between the restored shop upstairs and the comfortable, well-equipped apartment downstairs, the visitor only needs to stock in a few groceries to have everything required for a week or two of carefree relaxation. The hiking trails nearby are spectacular, providing grand views of Trinity Bay and Random Island. Peggy and Viv offer a warm welcome, and if the visitor is lucky, the hosts might come round bearing bread or berries or wine. It's hard to beat all of that.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation home, super nice people, real new Newfoundland experience, Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 7 people with 3 preteens stayed for 3 nights. We had an incredible experience in Southport. It is good for all ages. Everyone here are so nice which make us fall in love this small village right away. The owner invited us to kayak around the harbour and hikes to Jack Baker's Hill and view the nature swimming pool, pristine Lambert's Pond...The nice fishermen offered to take us out for fishing. We all experienced real newfoundland working fishing harbour life.We really regret not booking longer time here. We will come back again. Southport!!! Thank you everyone in the village.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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