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Gorgeous Ocean Front Heritage Home

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The Lark Harbour House, built in 1890.

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Corner Brook house description

The Lark Harbour house was built in 1890 by Sam Sheppard, a young fisherman who had moved here from Spaniard's Bay, a fishing village on the east coast of the province. Typical of other fishing houses of the time, the two story, two bedroom home is constructed of local pine, some planks 12 to 18 inches wide. Sam had hand planed many of the beams in the house, and nailed the home together with square nails or homemade wooden dowels. The Lark Harbour house, the oldest standing home in the Bay of Islands, is a peek into Newfoundland's history.

The house is fully furnished. In the living room you will find a sofa bed, a rocking chair and a lovely high backed seat. Sit in the rocker and watch the fishermen go off for their morning catch and maybe see a whale chasing a pod of porpoises. Appliances are brand new and the kitchen is fully stocked - all you need to bring are your groceries, which you can pick up on your way out from Corner Brook or at the local grocery/ liquor/ gas station two minutes from the house.

After a day out on the ocean or hiking on one of our many trails, come back for a long, hot bath or shower. We also have fully equipped laundry facilities on site.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and an office. Sit at the office and write as you look out to the sea and mountains. I have spent many hours writing and marking papers from the desk at the window. The house also has wireless internet, free long distance and cable television. Bedroom one has a double bed and bedroom two has a couple of twin beds. You will notice the absolute silence within the house as you drift off to slumber, a comment frequently mentioned by guests.

You will fall asleep to silence and wake up to seagulls in the harbour, a calming and gentle way to arise. Sit at the dining room table as you have your morning coffee or take it outside and sit in one of the Muskoka chairs. Drinking a mug of coffee and watching the ocean is one of my favourite summertime morning rituals. As you are in a fishing community, you can stroll down the road and maybe chat with a fisherman coming in with his daily catch. You may be able to buy yourself some fresh lobster, crab, cod, mackerel, halibut or whatever fish is in season.

Hiking through the Blomidon Mountains is a must. There are many hiking trails throughout the area which are popular with tourists and locals alike. The Blow Me Down Provincial Park has a great walk up to a lookout which enables you to see the entire harbour and is breathtaking.

Once you have worked up an appetite, go to Marlaine's Cafe which has beautiful pastries, soups and sandwiches and a whale watching deck. Captain Cook's Restaurant, also in the area, sometimes offers the local catch of the day in their menu. Choose whether to eat in the restaurant or take your food back to the Lark Harbour House with you and dine, once again looking out at the ocean. Feel up for a bit of socializing? Take a walk down the road to the Drop in Lounge Pub for a pint with the locals or a bite of grub. Top off the night with a fire under the stars or, if you prefer, go inside and snuggle up with a good book in front of the woodstove.


Keywords: two story, house, traditional, historic, cottage, fishing community, restored, fully furnished, fully equipped, two bedroom, sleeps six, gorgeous, beautiful, quaint, Newfoundland, Corner Brook, Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, west coast, Atlantic Canada, Blomidon Mountains, Bottle Cove, Little Port, Cedar Cove

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Washer and dryer on property as well.

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books written about Newfoundland and/or by Newfoundlanders...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Games:

                Various misc. board games and puzzles...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Through Apple TV...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Look out onto the Blomidon Mountains...moreless

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront:

                The house sits on the Atlantic Ocean...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                High efficiency glass front stove...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                The pantry has basic staples: sugar, salt, tea, flour, etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              1 night min stay
              C$150
              C$1,000

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              Fees:

              • one time cleaning fee C$60 + tax
              • Tax Rate 13%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/06/2014
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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              There is a great provincial park with a look out over Lark Harbour. There is also a fantastic coffee shop diagonally across the street from the house.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1997

              About the owner: I am a special education teacher. Lark Harbour is the town in which I began my own schooling. I spend my time now between teaching children. I was away for many years and moved home in 2005. I am pretty happy about the decision. Fishing, skiing, hiking, and swimming all around me? It's pretty great.

              Why the Owner Chose Corner Brook:
              I bought the house not too long after I had finished university and was leaving Newfoundland for work. I wanted a tie to keep me connected with the place. I found an old house for sale on the ocean, a perfect fit for me. The home was 110 years old, and had been empty for 38 years. Needless to say, it has been a long project, but one that has been very rewarding. On top of the tied connection for me, the scenery is magnificent and the town is quite unique and charming. You will love it I promise.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The Lark Harbour house is a step back in time with all the modern ammenities of today.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • The Lark Harbour House, built in 1890.

                The Lark Harbour House, built in 1890.

              • Cozy sofa bed in the living room. Read a book, look at the ocean, or watch tv.

                Cozy sofa bed in the living room. Read a book, look at the ocean, or watch tv.

              • Newly renovated kitchen, with a pantry off to the side

                Newly renovated kitchen, with a pantry off to the side

              • Bedroom 1, with a double bed, another view.

                Bedroom 1, with a double bed, another view.

              • Bedroom 2 with two single beds, another view.

                Bedroom 2 with two single beds, another view.

              • Looking out the office window

                Looking out the office window

              • We have lots of seagulls out in the sea.

                We have lots of seagulls out in the sea.

              • Little Port, the local wharf.

                Little Port, the local wharf.

              • The view from the front yard.

                The view from the front yard.

              • View of the dining room

                View of the dining room

              • Bedroom 1, view one

                Bedroom 1, view one

              • Bedroom 2 with two single beds

                Bedroom 2 with two single beds

              • The office: sit and type or write while enjoying the view.

                The office: sit and type or write while enjoying the view.

              • Bottle Cove, hike to Captain Cook's monument or to the top for this view.

                Bottle Cove, hike to Captain Cook's monument or to the top for this view.

              • Fishing trip for cod.

                Fishing trip for cod.

              • Looking down onto Lark Harbour from the provincial park lookout.

                Looking down onto Lark Harbour from the provincial park lookout.

              VRBO #399720

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

              C$150 per night (CAD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Speaks: english
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