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Ocean Front Cottage, Built Into the Cliffside, Overlooking St. John's Harbour

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Fully equipped Cottage with 2 suites, each with 2 Queen Bedrooms, ocean views

Battery Bluff "Anchor Cottage" can be rented with the "Bake Apple" Cottage"VRBO # 743458 at a discounted rate providing 4 bedrooms. Overlooking the Harbour, Steps from Downtown and All That St. John's and the East Coast Have to Offer. Queen Beds in Each Bedroom,full Kitchens With Dishwasher, Microwave, New Appliances, Laundry, 3 Piece Bathrooms, Parking, Wifi and Television. Ocean, Cliff Side and City Views from Many of the Rooms. Beautiful Place to Stay While Exploring the City, Surrounding Outports, Coves, Cliffs. Hiking Trails and Sea Adventures Or As a Base to Stretch Out and See the Island. PLEASE NOTE THAT CHECK IN IS AT 4:00 AM AND CHECK OUT IS AT 10:00 AM. THANKS

Property Manager
Rochelle Spracklin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

About Rochelle Spracklin

I am a born and bred Newfoundlander. I was born on the west coast, lived in Labrador for many years and even longer in St. John's. I have always dreamed of owning a property on the of the truly spectacular, unique areas in the world. This cottage will allow me to share this special place with old and new friends. So if you want to visit home, take that dream trip, explore an amazing place, Battery Bluff Cottage is for you.

Rochelle Spracklin purchased this cottage in 2015

What makes this cottage unique

Outport Living in the City. Walk everywhere, sit on the deck and watch the boats come and go, walk the East Coast Trail from your doorstep, walk to downtown, eat, shop, tour and be merry.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
House Keeping Provided at the Beginning and End of Stay, If you require housekeeping in between, it can be arranged at an extra cost. Absolutely no deep frying food or open fat frying food....this is an extreme fire hazard. Check in is at 4:00 PM and Check Out is at 10:00 AM.


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Ocean Front Cottage, Built Into the Cliffside, Overlooking St. John's Harbour
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful spot overlooking the harbour!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, right on the Signal Hill trail with a beautiful view of the harbour! The description and pictures were bang on!!! The parking spot beside the cottage was very convenient. We were within walking distance to downtown (approx. 20 minutes), close to a grocery store (approx. 30 minutes), and very close to the Signal Hill trail (30 seconds). We enjoyed the comings and goings of the harbour while sitting on the balcony enjoying our morning cup of coffee.

The cottage was clean and well equipped! We were two couples travelling together and were very comfortable. The washer and dryer worked very well, and the detergent was provided too!

When we first arrived, we realized we would like a second key. We called the property manager our first evening, and they provided us with an extra key the next day! We also had to have a light fixed in the kitchen, and once again next day service! We were very impressed and pleased. I would highly recommend this property!

We enjoyed a very cute Café, just a 2 minute walk from the cottage. A nice place to grab a coffee or a snack. The jellybean houses were only a 10 to 15 minute walk.

We could go on and on as there is so much to say and it is a really beautiful spot. Thank you Rochelle for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location- beautiful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, the Harbour view was awesome, great viewing of harbour activity, well equipped and very comfortable. Great restaurants close by, lovely ambiance, would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location...what a view!

  • 5 of 5

The Battery is the best area to stay in St. John's. You are on the loop of the Signal Hill hike, an absolute must do. You also can walk easily anywhere downtown. The view of the harbour is beautiful and the activity of the ships makes for great entertainment. As for Rochelle's place, it's absolutely perfect. She has thought of all of the details and maintains it in top notch condition. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

View is amazing!

Accommodations were clean & comfortable

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wendy....we are thrilled that you enjoyed everything. Please come back any time
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage--so clean and conveniently located. Enjoyed the cottage deck and all the harbour views. Loved being so central....close to the signal hilll hike, shopping and downtown. Perfect place for our family vacation. Thank you

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, We are just thrilled that you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounds. Please come back any time. Rochelle
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean and comfortable. Washer/dryer with soap was appreciated. Walking distance to everything. If you turn left on Battery Rd., you head to the city, turn right and you head to the trail that eventually leads up to Signal Hill and continues on to Quidi Vidi Village. 15 minutes from the airport. Enjoyed watching the freighters in the port right from our very own balcony.

We enjoyed hiking to Signal Hill where we saw plenty of whales and an iceberg. Quidi Vidi Brewery is not a pub but has beer tastings which was very informative not only about the beer, but fun Newfoundland facts. Really enjoyed YellowBelly Brewery on Water St. with great food and beer. Would highly recommend Cap'n Wayne's out of Bay Bulls about 25 mins. away for a boat tour seeing puffins, whales, birds, etc. The boat only holds 8 customers so it felt very personal and he's full of great information.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, Thanks so much for the great review...we really try to make our guests comfortable and have ll the little things that we can. I am thrilled that you loved the cottage and our beautiful city and surroundings. Please come back anytime. Rochelle
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
St. John's International Airport
Car: not necessary

St. John's

St. John's, Our Province's Capital, is the Perfect Combination of Big-city Luxury and Small-town Charm. As the Oldest and Most Easterly City in North America, This is Where Heritage Lives. Melded With Culture, History, and Personality, St. John's Has Survived Two World Wars, Five Centuries, Countless Hardships and Triumphs. It's Become a Rare, Old City Full of Character, Experience and Charisma, With a Contemporary, Sophisticated Edge.

wander Down the Narrow, Criss-crossing Streets Carved by Horse and Carriage Over 100 Years Ago. Pass the Colourful Jellybean Row Houses Wedged Together in Every Space Lining the Sides of Steep Hills and Hidden Alleyways.battery Bluff Cottage is Situated On the Cliff Overlooking St' John's Harbour, Below Signal Hill and Beside the East Coast Trail. Once You've Meandered Down to the Working Harbour of the Waterfront, Look Towards the Narrows and Imagine a Time When the Waters Were Brimming Full With Fishing Schooners.

visit Quidi Vidi, Our Charming Village-within-a-city, Which Still Embodies the Spirit of an Old Fishing Outport. Then, Hike Up Nearby Signal Hill Through the Famous Battery, ( Here You Will Find Our Cottage)where Tiny Wooden Homes Still Cling Valiantly to Cliffsides Ravaged by Ocean Waves. the Unmistakable, Iconic Cabot Tower Guards the Top of Signal Hill, Where Military Men Guarded Our Shores Throughout the 1700s and 1800s. Here, Marconi Famously Received His First Transmission Across the Atlantic in 1901. Look Out Over the Cliffs and Watch the City's Harbour and Captivating Skyline Spread Out Before You. Perched On the Top of the Horizon is the Rooms, Home to Our Provincial Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, Standing Next to the Striking Twin Clock Towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

as You Explore the History of This Place, Shop at the Many Fine Boutiques, Shops, Cafés, Restaurants, Pubs, and Art Galleries Lining Our Streets. in the Evening, Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy Live Music Or Local Theatre Where Actors Will Whisk You Away to Another Place and Time.

george Street

for Nightlife Excitement, Head to the Famous George Street. Here, Clubs, Pubs, Bars, and Restaurants Are Stacked and Crammed. Every Evening, George Street Blazes With Energy, Especially During the George Street Festival – Five Days and Nights of Dynamic Musical Entertainment. for More Information On George Street and Upcoming Events On the Street Visit the George Street Association Website.

here in St. John's, Courteous and Lively People Will Treat You As Friends – Willing to Send You in the Right Direction, Help You On Your Way, Or Even Take You There. Always Happy to Tell a Tale, No Matter How Tall, Just to Make You Smile. Certainly, This City is Like No Other.

getting Here:

st. John's, the Capital City of Newfoundland and Labrador, is the Most Easterly Point in North America, Located at the Beginning of the Trans-canada Highway Route 1, Just 3 Hours from Toronto, 4 from New York and 4.5 from London England.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 18/19
Sep 4 2018 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
Cleaning Fee C$75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Booking Confirmation

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Battery Bluff Cottage (Yards Unlimited Holdings Inc.) for your vacation. We hope that you have a pleasant stay.

The property is located at:

8 Top Battery Road
St. John’s, NL
A1A 3S6

Your confirmation is as follows:

Check-in date:
Check-out date:
Number of adults: ____
Number of children: __0__

Rental rate and fees are as follows:

_____________per night x __ nights Total: $ ___________

Security Deposit $ 250.00 CDN

50 % Due immediately ______________

50% Due 30 Days Prior __________________

Please sign and return the attached rental agreement. As soon as I receive your full payment, I will send pertaining information for the cottage

Thanks, and have a great vacation!

Rochelle Spracklin



1. Smoking is NOT allowed OR Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. Please respect the neighbors by keeping the noise down, especially in the early morning and late evening.
4. All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
5. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
6. Only use appliances for their intended uses
7. Pets are NOT allowed.
8. Parking: there is off street parking next to Suite A or directly in front of the cottage. Do not park across the street.

9. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. Housekeeping will be provided bef

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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