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Shorelark by the Sea: Modern Accommodations - 500 Year Old View!

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View of the Nests from the breakwater.


Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Petty Harbour cottage description

ShoreLark by the Sea offers 2 unique, ONE BEDROOM and 1 TWO BEDROOM (2015), well appointed self-catered Vacation Rentals tucked away in two prime locations in the utterly charming fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador.



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Outfitted with all modern conveniences…from cable to cookware ….linens to lobster boil pots… ShoreLark guests at all three locations will have a private deck where you can unwind and be mesmerized by the massive hills, crisp sea air and of course, the awesome ocean views.

ShoreLark Nests - Upper & Lower

Nestled in a hill and right next to the fishing boats, our ShoreLark's Nests are located at 52 South Side Road, Petty Harbour, in a traditional Newfoundland style Salt Box.

Our cozy little Upper and Lower Nests offer a pristine, warm modern cottage feel and have everything you need for quick getaways ...or long stays they romantic or revitalizing.

Enjoy your up-close and personal view of the ocean, cliffs and whales and maybe icebergs even ... the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep at night and greet you in the morning!

Each Nest has:

500 sq. ft.
All modern furnishings
One bedroom with Queen sized bed
Lovely linens
Fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchen
Dinnerware and cookware
Garden soaker tub and shower
Electric fireplace
BBQ & patio set
Private deck overlooking harbour, fishing boats and ocean.

*For those with difficulties navigating stairs - our Lower Nest or ShoreLark Guest House would be best suited to you.

ShoreLark Guest House

Spacious luxury with a 'retro' flair, our ShoreLark Guest House is located at 47 Long Run Road, Petty Harbour. It is the perfect choice for the more discerning of taste and needs ... who are looking to settle in, either overnight or for an extended stay. If you want to unwind in lots of space - this is for you!

ShoreLark Guest House has a panoramic view of the entire Petty Harbour area, hills and ocean.

1400 sq. ft. (yes, that's fourteen hundred!)
Large private veranda overlooking entire harbour and ocean
All modern furnishings
One bedroom with Queen sized bed
Cot available
Lovely linens
Fully equipped kitchen
Dinnerware and cookware
Garden soaker tub and shower
Laundry room
Electric fireplace

*** For Summer 2015 - our Guest House will be offering 2 bedrooms! Both with Queen size beds - perfect for 4 people who want a bit of extra space! Call for more information.

Petty Harbour is the perfect place to vacation! We are situated 15 minutes from downtown St. Johns. Right on the East Coast Trail...North Atlantic Zip Lining up the road and fabulous fresh seafood restaurant Chafe's Landing! Bring your jet ski, kayak or canoes. Land lubbers will love the meandering walks, hefty hikes, Herbies Craft Shoppe, blueberry picking (in season) snow shoeing in the winter and more. We have a Post Office, convenience store that is also a liquor store and the Newfoundland Speciality grocery store is 5 minutes away.
Numerous day trips in the area, such as whale, bird and iceberg watching in their seasons, archaeological digs...picnic at the Light House and more!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            All units are adult renters 25 and over....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1


          • Queen size Beds (1) Our Queen sized beds are 12 inch Gel Memory Foam and will provide a lovely, deep, restful sleep. For those with pressure point problems - this is your solution! I have fibromyalgia and have never had a better sleep than on a Memory Foam mattress! Guest house will have a 2nd bedroom available in Summer 2015!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Fabulous soaker-tub ( comes with bath salts :) and full size stackable washer/dryer (comes with start up laundry detergent/dry sheets). Fluffy towels... makeup towellettes..body lotion......moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            ShoreLark offers special packages to make your stay easier. For example we have an Over Easy Breakfast Package where we stock your fridge with morning basics to get you through your first day at ShoreLark by the Sea: homemade bread & butter, 1/2 dozen eggs, small bacon or bologna (NL favourite) and juice. Fish cakes and tea buns also available. We can accommodate every taste! We will also have Romance packages which will vary depending on desires ;) !...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            • Basic pantry items like coffeemate, sugar, salt and pepper, olive oil, vinegar, basic spices, flour for dredging, baking soda/powder etc.......moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Each kitchen is fully equipped with cookware and dinner ware, utensils etc. Kitchen Aid pots/pans/gourmet knife set. All brand new appliances....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Our Nests have lovely Martha Stewart kitchens and we have a Thomasville kitchen in the Guest House. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Quality cookware/dishware/glassware. Basic pantry items. Lobster set for two....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            To use with full loads only....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator


          • Fireplace:

            Our Shorelark Nest fireplaces are electric, very cute, and provide romantic ambience with or without heat. Our Guest House electric fireplace is a sleek modern linear style....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All our linens are high thread count Egyptian cotton - 2 full sets on premises. Non allergenic duvet and pillows. Nice fluffy white towels. Extra linens available !...moreless

          • Parking:

            Each Nest has it's own parking space. The Guest House has a parking space for one car also....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            For fresh sea air - open your window!...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stackable High Efficiency...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Renters must leave units in same tidy condition as check in. There is a $30 Departure Cleaning Fee for stays of 6 days and less / $50 for a stay 7 days or longer....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic and HD channels on HD TV. Movies on Demand available for purchase:COMING IN NOVEMBER: ROKU ONLY....moreless


              • Wireless Internet:

                Each unit has it's own encrypted wireless internet access....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Private telephone for local calls....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    All three locations have a Soaker Tub. They are not jetted - which keeps noise for other tenants minimized and provide an incredibly relaxing soak on it's own! We provide bath salts!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Both ShoreLark by the Sea Nests have large private decks with bistro sets. The very best views of any accommodations in the area! You are right in the Harbour above the fishing boats and at the ocean's edge. Utterly stunning! Our Guest House is located further up on Long Run Road where you have an amazing panoramic view of the Harbour and the ocean and massive hills! A large veranda to sit on and mull life over is entirely yours!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Petty Harbour has been a fishing village since the Basques, Portugese and French began fishing here in the 1500's. It's name was originally Petite Havre....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Our Upper and Lower ShoreLark Nests are right in the Harbour, with views of icebergs, whales, and fishing boats!...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Our Guest House has a fabulous panoramic harbour, hills and ocean view!...moreless


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Festivals
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Freshwater Fishing


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 13%


                  There is a $30 Departure Cleaning fee for stays 6 nights and less, $50 for stays of a week or more, payable at booking with deposit or paying balance.

                  Visa, MasterCard, eTransfer or cash. Short Stays of less than 1 week are paid in full at booking....50% paid at booking for 1 week or more with balance due 30 days before arrival.

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                  Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                  400 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Chafe's Landing

                  Car: Recommended

                  Aside from sitting on your private deck and watching the whales play in the ocean (10,000 Humpbacks migrate through the area each year!) and the icebergs idle by (in season of course)... there is plenty to do in Petty Harbour itself!

                  Petty Harbour has been an active fishing village since the 1500s. Feel the quaintness of the village for yourself... just take the short stroll down to the harbour and be gob-smacked by the stunning vista.

                  For non-licensed fishers, the Newfoundland and Labrador Recreational Food Fishery happens twice a year during summer and fall. The recreational fishery is open to both residents and non-residents and there is no license requirement. If not partaking yourself, you can still watch as folks take to the waters in small boats and then come back to the wharf to clean their catch in the same way it's been done for hundred of years. Either way, it's sure to whet your appetite!

                  Speaking of which - Chafe's Landing, the local seafood restaurant, is waiting to serve you the same fresh-caught fish at lunch - and again at supper, if you wish - it's that good! There is something for everyone on Chafe's menu!

                  Learn the local history at the Petty Harbour Heritage Museum, stop into the Information Centre, get a bit of exercise while enjoying the quiet splendor of the East Coast Trail or for the more adventurous...try Zip Lining (North Atlantic Zip Lining) through the hills and get a bird's eye view of the Atlantic Ocean.

                  Canoer, kayakers and jet ski enthusiasts enjoy the Petty Harbour area also!

                  We are located on the East Coast Trail where there is plenty of hiking for all levels.

                  Or maybe you just want to while away the hours poking through craft shops, artist studios or picking wild blueberries in the hills outside your suite.

                  Petty Harbour also has its popular Arts & Heritage Festival in August.

                  We also have a convenience store, liquor agency and post office. If you need a little more in the way of groceries, take the 5 minute drive to Bidgoods where you can pick up everything you need including a fabulous selection of Newfoundland specialty food items, Newfoundland crafts and more of the freshest of fish and seafood - including lobster!

                  For those needing a Pharmacy there is also a Shoppers Drug Mart in the Bidgoods Plaza.

                  Ventures Afar

                  Guests of ShoreLark by the Sea are able to experience an idyllic lifestyle in Petty Harbour yet can switch gears very quickly with a 15 minute drive into St. John's, one of the oldest most vibrant cities in North America, where they can hit the pubs, theatres, art galleries, museums, shopping, sports events and fine dining restaurants.

                  Petty Harbour is also located minutes from one of the biggest attractions to the province, Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America, and is a launching point for many day trips including the Irish Loop, whale and bird watching boat tours, sea kayaking and much more.

                  If you head down to Ferryland you can check out the Colony of Avalon Archaeological Dig and have a lovely catered picnic lunch right on the cliffs at the Ferryland Lighthouse.

                  Bird lovers must take the trip to Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve! Witness one of the most accessible places in the world to see nesting seabirds including kittiwakes, cormorants, puffins and more than 24,000 gannets.

                  The Avalon Wilderness Area is home to the most southerly herd of Woodland caribou.

                  There are several golf courses nearby, including a championship public course with panoramic views of St. John's and the surrounding coastline.

                  Brook trout and Atlantic salmon are also abundant in the ponds and rivers of the region.

                  Other outdoor activities: Sea kayaking, boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming and more are all available.

                  Newfoundland has so many incredible things to do and see...and we could go on forever... so instead we'll just give you a link to one of the best sites to get all the information you need!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: Both I and my husband David have loved Petty Harbour for years and had a great yearning to live in this beautiful little village. Even before we knew each other - we would both come to sit at the same spot separately, by ourselves, and daydream about that possibility. Even though we are both well aquainted with many areas of the world - there is nowhere else we would rather live. The beauty is stunning and ever changing 365 days a year and we hope to share this little gem with you!

                  Why the Owner Chose Petty Harbour:
                  David and I built both properties, the one we live in with the Guest House on the ground level and the Salt Box right in the Harbour. We love Petty Harbour and all it has to offer so much one house was not enough! The beauty amazes us every day, every season and we constantly marvel at the fact that we get to live here. We know you will feel the same about Petty Harbour and ShoreLark!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  When we decided to build both our current home with ShoreLark Guest House on ground level and our ShoreLark Nests in the blue Salt Box down the road we wanted to respect the traditonal quality of the surrounding homes. We kept our design basic and uncomplicated. When doing the interior decorating we took great pains to provide exactly what was needed to keep the focus on the unrivaled scenery. We have one of the best views in Petty Harbour! In the Nests you can see, hear and smell the ocean from the kitchen, living and bedroom windows and of course the large private decks! The decor is comprised of a pristine and calming collection which emphasises spaciousness within the 500 sq feet. Glass panelled pocket doors allow maximun use of space and provides beautiful natural light in every room. Our Martha Stewart kitchens have everything you need! The electric fireplace is perfect for taking the chill off and is so cute everyone comments on it! The EQ3 sofa/chaise lounge is perfect for two to snuggle up on. We have high quality 12 inch memory gel foam mattresses that even people who have sleep difficulites have a remarkable nights sleep on. Our linens are at least 600 TC. David says: Our Nests are like Nan's around the Bay ...if Nan was an interior decorator! ShoreLark Nests are marvelous warm, cozy, uncluttered cottages that will make your visit to Newfoundland memorable. Our ShoreLark Guest House is a fabulous fully furnished 1400 sq feet of Retro Flair! There's a HUGE private veranda to sit on and have and amazing cup of coffee while watching the entire Harbour and ocean sparkle in it's morning glory! At night the sun going down lights the sky up and deepens the blue of the sea...a contrast not to be easily forgotton. The interior is modern, clean and fresh - everything you need for an overnight or an extended work stay. We put in an den for just that purpose! A large sleek fireplace makes the ambiance perfect for a glass of wine after dinner!

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                  Speaks: english, french, Indonesian

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                  VRBO #428135

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, September 18, 2014

                  C$150 per night (CAD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 07/25/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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