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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!

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View from Signal Hill National Historic Site

View from Signal Hill National Historic Site Living room - kitchen Living room Master bedroom Master Bedroom Ensuite Main bath Second bedroom with twin beds View from rear deck iceberg View of coastline from deck Kitchen Main entrance View from kitchen View of Signal Hill and the Narrows

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. John's house description

Situated on the edge of The Narrows at the entrance to the Port of St. John’s, a beautiful and unique vacation home located in a former light keeper’s house at Fort Amherst - the site of the first lighthouse in Newfoundland and one of the most photographed sites in the province. This property is one of two vacation homes operated at the Fort Amherst Light Station. The head light keeper's residence is also available for rent, please visit our listing at www.vrbo.com/469496.


House completely renovated, beautifully and tastefully decorated. Two bedrooms (one with king-size bed and one with twin beds) each with flat screen TVs, pull out sofa bed, two full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Front deck with views of Signal Hill and the harbourfront. Sit back and watch the boats entering and leaving St. John’s Harbour. Enjoy whale watching from our large rear deck overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Depending on the season lucky guests will have amazing views of icebergs along the coastline. Entrance point to the East Coast Trail just steps away.

Minimum three-night rental. Off-season rates available.

We are now accepting bookings for the head lightkeeper's house. This two-story, 3-bedroom/3-bath house has been completely and beautifully restored and renovated. The listing is located at www.vrbo.com/469496.

Our vacation homes have been featured in newspapers across Canada.

Keywords: vacation home, short term rental

Property Type

  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            with ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            beautiful fixtures and granite countertop...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ensuite to BR #1 with walk-in shower and granite countertop...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker:

            Samples of local Jumping Bean coffee available for guests...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 5

          Other Amenities

              • Most easterly vacation home in St. John's and all of North America, best iceberg and whale watching vantage points in St. John's...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                iPod/iPhone dock, CD player, AM/FM radio...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • Television

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed wireless Internet...moreless

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Live Theater
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking

                      Other Activities

                          • Whale watching, Blueberry picking
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Outstanding Experience.....the Best!

                            Outstanding Experience.....the Best!

                            • Guest Scott (Phoenix, AZ)
                            • Date of stay 10/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                            I cannot overstate how wonderful this property is. In fact, literally I would be surprised if there is another rental property in the world on VRBO that is better than this. Seriously. My wife and I had one of the best vacations we have ever had at this property. We intend to come back often, and once my friends heard about this property, I am pretty certain some of them will travel to St. Johns just because of this property.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Scott, a heartfelt thank you for the kinds words - what a compliment! We look forward to having you back again. All the best, Peter & Nicole

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Group of women friends

                            Group of women friends

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 10/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/14/13
                            It was an excellent place to stay. we loved everything about it. Interior renovated very nicely. Comfortable surroundings. Lovely kitchen and several places to sit outside. Would recommend it highly. Wish we were their during whale and iceberg seasons.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Vermonters view

                            Vermonters view

                            • Guest B&C from VT (United States)
                            • Date of stay 09/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                            Great location and property -- just as the site shows!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Amazing Place...Hidden Gem of St. John's

                            Amazing Place...Hidden Gem of St. John's

                            • Guest Adel (Calgary, Alberta)
                            • Date of stay 08/31/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/11/13
                            We had a great time! Family retreat and bonding in a cozy and carefully furnished home combined with the spectacular views of the ocean, hills and cliffs. Watching the sunrise in the comfort of our home/backyard is surreal...picture perfect! What you see is what you get...it even exceeded our expectation. You don't have to be creative to enjoy the place...sometimes, all you need to do is sitdown and admire the surroundings. Oh, did I tell you that we picked some blueberries up the hills too and slept through the orchestra of waves, winds and foghorn sounding in the background? Thank you to the very accomodating owners, Peter and Nicole, for opening their home to us. A truly amazing experience for the whole family...worth keeping and remembering.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • The Spirit of Newfoundland with St. John's at your doorstep

                            The Spirit of Newfoundland with St. John's at your doorstep

                            • Guest Gilbey (Oakville, ont )
                            • Date of stay 08/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                            A wonderful home base to day trip out of St.John's. Fantastic views, capturing the essence of the Rock. The home is brilliantly laid out, in our case perfect for 4. The pictures reflect what you get and more. Very clean, with tasteful decor reflecting the charm of the island. A suitcase is all you need. The owners are there if required but never intrusive. Would not hesitate to recommend this spot to anyone.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Awesome Vacation \rental!

                            Awesome Vacation \rental!

                            • Guest Ivan (Ottawa)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/02/13
                            Fort Amherst cottage is absolutely spectacular rental with fabulous views and a very comfortable and tastefully decorated interior. The Cottage is cool and very accommodating with all the amenities of home. We never tired of waking up and looking out from a comfortable deck to see what was new each day with the ships coming and going. It is easy to get to and just 10 minutes from downtown St John's. It is an deal point to explore the Avalon Peninsula and eastern Newfoundland and is ideal for couples or an older family.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Awesome

                            Awesome

                            • Guest John Dalton (Halifax)
                            • Date of stay 08/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                            I highly recommend this place. The view is incredible, the house is perfect, the owners are wonderful. If you want an experience you will never forget, this is the place to rent.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Incredble Setting with Incredible Views!!

                            Incredble Setting with Incredible Views!!

                            • Guest Happy traveler (United States)
                            • Date of stay 08/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                            August 8-August 10,2013 How can we thank you! We stayed in your 2 bedroom lightkeeper's home. There were four of us and I don't think any of us were aware of how beautiful the home would be and how breathtaking the views would be. Here we were on a rocky spit of land that was Fort Amherst with a working lighthouse no less! We began to realize quickly that we were at the entrance to St. John's bustling harbour when we saw ship after ship going in and out through the “narrows.” On the other side of the narrows was Signal Hill. We could see people walking on the hiking trails and knew we had to do the same. We all got so excited when we saw your home from Signal Hill and even from Cape Spear. We kept saying “look there's our home!” That's how comfortable you made us feel. It was wonderful to have met you in person. Everything was perfect. Now if you could only get the city to find more parking spaces...

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Simply Amazing

                            Simply Amazing

                            • Guest DC (Frederick, MD)
                            • Date of stay 07/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/05/13
                            Absolutely amazing location. Spectacular views. Home is tastefully decorated and very well equipped....everything you will need. Owners are welcoming and very accommodating. Basement provided a cool retreat in the afternoon when we had unusually warm weather. The other lighthouse keepers rental home is just a few feet away, making it ideally located to rent both homes and bring a large group or two families.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • FAMILY VACATION

                            FAMILY VACATION

                            • Guest Bussy301 (Drayton Ontario)
                            • Date of stay 06/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                            I would recommend this property to anyone and everyone that would ask about a travel destination. The view is breath taking. The property itself is like walking into a world of perfection. Everything was perfectly placed for the perfect vacation. My grandchildren enjoyed watching the whales from the deck overlooking the ocean. We could watch many ships coming and going into the port of St. John's. Access to this property is easy. The email directions take you directly to the home. It was nice that the owner stopped by to see how our vacation was going. This personal touch is very much appreciated.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall/Winter
                          Oct 1 - May 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          C$250
                          C$1,500
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          C$350
                          C$2,275

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning fee C$90
                          • Tax Rate 13%

                          Notes:

                          Please note that dates can only be held by payment of a deposit.

                          25% deposit required at time of booking with remainder due 30 days prior to arrival. Payments can be made by cheque, bank draft, email money transfer, or through PayPal.


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                          Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Why the Owner Chose St. John's:
                          The owner, Peter Gill, is the grandson of Leo Power, one of the longest serving light keepers at the Fort Amherst lighthouse. Peter operates Fort Amherst Vacation Homes along with his wife Nicole.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          All the benefits of a sea side property in outport Newfoundland with the convenience of being located in the city. See the downtown lights from the front deck. A 5-minute drive to downtown. Entrance to the East Coast Trail just feet away.


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                          Speaks: english
                           

                          Photos

                          • View from Signal Hill National Historic Site

                            View from Signal Hill National Historic Site

                          • Living room - kitchen

                            Living room - kitchen

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • Main bath

                            Main bath

                          • View from rear deck

                            View from rear deck

                          • View of coastline from deck

                            View of coastline from deck

                          • Main entrance

                            Main entrance

                          • View of Signal Hill and the Narrows

                            View of Signal Hill and the Narrows

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Master Bedroom Ensuite

                            Master Bedroom Ensuite

                          • Second bedroom with twin beds

                            Second bedroom with twin beds

                          • iceberg

                            iceberg

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • View from kitchen

                            View from kitchen

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, October 27, 2013

                          C$250 - C$350 per night (CAD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 04/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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