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VERY BEST VIEW IN THE CITY, COTTAGE WITH WRAP-AROUND DECK, RIGHT ON THE NARROWS.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 88 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom,1 Bath, cosy newly renovated Cottage on the Oceans Edge on Harbour.

The magnificent view from this newly renovated cottage will leave you breathless. It sits perched on the Narrows, at the mouth of St.John's harbour, with sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean and sunsets over the St.John's skyline. IMPORTANT NOTE : THERE IS NO BOOKING FEE AND NO SEVICE CHARGE FOR THIS PROPERTY. TAXES ARE INCLUDED. IF YOU STAY FOR A WEEK OR LONGER, THERE IS NO CLEANING FEE, ITS INCLUDED. RENTAL RATES ARE USUALLY LISTED IN U.S. $ DOLLARS, AS THIS IS AN AMERICAN SIGHT. BEST TO BOOK THROUGH HOMEAWAY.COM WHERE THEY GIVE YOU A CURRENCY FLAG THAT YOU CAN CHANGE, ON TOP OF THE LISTING PAGE. MY Canadian.$ RATES are from Can.$150 per night, max.2 guests, ( Winter., spring and fall ), and Summer, from Can.$225 per night. UNDER THE RATES SECTION, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CHOOSE CURRENCY OF CHOICE BY CHANGING THE FLAG / CURRENCY CONVERTOR. WE ONLY ACEEPT BOOKINGS FOR A MINIMUM OF 5 NIGHTS, IN LOW SEASON AND A MINIMUM OF 7 NIGHTS, IN HIGH SEASON. NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ONLY E.TRANSFERS , PRVATE OR BANKERS CHEQUES. THERE IS A CONTRACT TO SIGN AND DEPOSIT RECEIVED TO HOLD THE RESERVATION.

This welcoming home away from home has 2 bedrooms, with one queen bed and one double bed, and a 4 piece bathroom with washer and dryer. The open-plan, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room offers floor-to- ceiling windows to make the most of the stunning views. There is hardwood flooring throughout the house, with scattered Persian rugs and a Pacific Energy wood stove to warm up those cool Newfoundland evenings.

The house sits on the foundation of an 18 th. century fortification. This was also the sight of the original Harbour Pilot House, which helped vessels navigate the narrow harbour opening. With the water lapping at the rocks below the deck, you get that relaxed seaside vibe, but downtown St.John's, with its lively bars, world-class restaurants and unique shops is only a 6-minute drive away. Feel like a walk ? The East Coast Hiking trail begins less than a thousand feet from the house. Or if you're in a mellow mood, just sit on the huge wrap-around deck and watch the ocean liners, small fishing boats and whales pass by, just a few feet away.

Magical views, the serenity of the open water and easy-going living is all at your fingertips in this dramatic setting. You won't be disappointed !

More Details

Owner
Robert Cramer
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Robert Cramer

Well seasoned property restorer, decorator and manager with present rentals at Turtle Beach in St.Kitts, West Indies, Oualie Beach, Nevis and a Lake Ontario waterfront Boat House near Colborne, Ontario. Past owner, restorer and manager of the Red House Holiday Home in Pouch Cove, NL. Alumni of the late SEDBERGH SCHOOL in Montebello , PQ. and the Inchbald School of Design in London ,England. Retired Ontario Antique Dealer.

Robert Cramer purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Robert Cramer chose Downtown

Ideal escape from the the City, in the City, with the Ocean at your feet and a ships viewing gallery off the deck and through every window. On foggy days the Fog Horn is faintly audible from the Ft. Amherst Lighthouse. Recently restored interior with all the mod. cons. and very warm and cosy.

What makes this cottage unique

The only direct Oceanfront property on " The Narrows" in the Fort Amherst area of St.John's, the Provincial capitol and largest city in Newfoundland, with an incredible unobstructed view of both City, The Rooms Museum, the Cathedral, Signal Hill and the North Atlantic Ocean.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Downtown, Newfoundland and Labrador

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One Bathroom not ensuite, with tub / shower combo, vanity and toilet. Washer and dryer stacked.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom with a Queen bed, view of the Harbour and the Narrows and walk out to deck. Second Bedroom with Double bed, City and Harbour view with walk out to deck.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing

Reviews

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VERY BEST VIEW IN THE CITY, COTTAGE WITH WRAP-AROUND DECK, RIGHT ON THE NARROWS.
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

A Rejuvenating Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was the perfect base from which to explore St. John's, and the beautiful views and peaceful setting fed my soul. Robert and Eva were communicative, helpful, and welcoming.

I arrived at midnight via cab and easily found the property and let myself in per Robert's instructions. After 12 hours of travel I was delighted to find Robert and Eva had left me a bottle of Quidi Vidi Iceberg beer! Eva checked in the next morning to make sure everything was going smoothly but left a note that said I could call her upon my late arrival if I needed anything.

The house is charming and cozy, with warm wood and nautical decor everywhere. The cliff views and the ship watching were amazing. The November weather was beautiful (I like the cold) and I was able to sit outside bundled up and watch the ships go in and out of the harbor, even late at night. One night I arrived "home" at twilight as the moon rose over the ocean--absolutely breathtaking. On a more prosaic note, it was great to have fast, easy wireless in the house so I could use the Web to plan activities and download e-books. I never did get to the East Coast Trail, but there is a trailhead a minute's walk from the house.

The drive into the city is under 10 minutes and the city is delightful. Quidi Vidi is especially beautiful, and the Mallard Cottage dining experience there was fantastic, as was the tour followed by the kitchen party at Quidi Vidi Brewery. I also enjoyed dinner at the Vinyl Room, music and dancing at O'Reilly's on George Street, and The Rooms Museum. Broken Books and Fixed Coffee and Baking were another highlight. Everyone I met in St. John's was friendly, chatty, and kind, including my neighbors

One note to US travelers who have combo credit/debit cards--none of the airport rental car agencies would honor my reservation as their system would not recognize my card as a credit card. Luckily Centsible Rentals on Topsail Road in Mt. Pearl was able to rent me a car (although I had to put down a large deposit).

The 5 days I spent at this house were so peaceful and pleasant. I returned so rejuvenated that six weeks later I still feel lighter and happier. I hope to come back in the summer to see the whales and the icebergs! Thanks to Robert and Eva for everything!

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really is the best view in St. John's

  • 5 of 5

Excellent views, comfortable property at a convenient and quiet distance (5 min drive) from the city centre. Highly recommended, would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A healing place!

  • 5 of 5

Just coming in the door brought a wonderful feeling of peace. Every time. I did not have a car during my stay there and enjoyed the walk into town. I also used taxis and had a pizza delivered, all with no difficulty whatsoever. The taxi to downtown is quite affordable. I was able to do all sorts of creative work while there. It is a very quiet house. Had great sleeps in that seaward looking bed! I would strongly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unparalleled Location

  • 5 of 5

We sat on the front deck and looking to the left we saw the colorful and historic city of St. John's. We looked straight ahead and saw the austere beauty of the rock face of Signal Hill. We looked right and saw the open Atlantic Ocean. We have stayed in many places but none have ever combined these three elements in such a harmonious way. Add to that the boat traffic and the easy access to the city and Harbor Point Cottage becomes a place that is unmatched. We think we may never find another place as entrancing as this. Thank you, Robert.

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little piece of heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house on the Narrows in St. John's!!

From the gorgeous wraparound deck and ships with incredible views of St. John's in one Direction and the Atlantic Ocean and open seas in the other direction you can't beat this view. We could have sat and watch the ships go by for hours. We even saw a couple of whales.

The cottage was spotless and when we arrived there was even a bottle of wine to greet us and a nice letter of greeting. The house was very well-stocked with everything that you could possibly want in the kitchen. All you need is some groceries and you're good to go.

Each of the two bedrooms has sliding doors out to the beautiful deck as well as the living room. We even used the wood fireplace one night when it was cool and it works great.

Every day when we go out and aboat we always look forward to coming back to the house and in fact one day we never even left!

The sunsets are over St. John's and one of them was just breathtaking with no clouds at all. Even if it rained all week you'd probably be thrilled to stay here because when the fog horn blows just down the road in the fog rolls in that is a thrill in itself.

I highly highly recommend this fantastic house and we will most definitely be returning. My parents are already making plans to book for next year as they've seen the pictures and have been to St. John's in the past.

We have been to 30 countries and travelled extensively and stayed in houses and hotel rooms and this has to be one of the best places we have ever visited and here it was all this time in our own country. We loved Newfoundland and the friendly people and we even may retire here some day!

Thank you Robert and Eva for a most memorable stay!

Debbie and Brian

Guelph, Ontario

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Gem! LJ, Lethbridge, Alberta

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this quiet, cheerful and comfortable cottage and seeing wide open skies. The views from the windows and wrap around deck of the harbour were amazing--whale watching and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Best VRBO rental ever! I have never received such attentive and prompt service as I did from Robert and Eva was very good at explaining the "working" of the cottage. I will highly recommend this cottage to my family and friends and I hope to return to see icebergs.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
St.John's International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Selection on George Street, downtown St.John's.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St.John's Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pitts Memorial Highway #2 leads to Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Large Selection on Water Street
Car: not necessary

The ruins of Fort Amherst and its Light House. East Coast Hiking trail, Waterford River valley and the Rail Museum

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Downtown, Newfoundland and Labrador

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$350

My minimum night requirement is 7 nights in Summer and 5 nights in winter, unless there is an opening between bookings on my reservations calendar, when I will accept a 5 night minimum stay at Canadian $225.per night (summer) Canadian $175 per night ( winter ) for up to 2 guests in one bedroom, all inclusive, plus a cleaning fee of Can.$150. There is an additional charge for the second bedroom of Can.$25 per night, per guest, up to a max. of 2 guests per room. There is NO cleaning fee. for a 7 night stay. Total number of guests is 4 adults.

THERE IS NO BOOKING FEE ON THIS PROPERTY. A 50% non refundable deposit to hold reservation. Balance due in full 4 weeks prior to arrival by draft, bankers cheque or by E. Transfer. Fully Refundable damage deposit of $350 due with final payment. Subject to condition of rental premises after check out, the damage deposit will be returned within 3 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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