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

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Property description

ShoreLark by the Sea has available : The Nests which are our unique, ONE BEDROOM units. We have an Upper Nest and a Lower Nest! And our lovely, spacious, TWO BEDROOM Guest House. All units are well appointed self-catered Vacation Rentals, tucked away in ocean side locations of the utterly charming fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador.



* My RESPONSE RATE is 100% (not 87%) - Especially if you contact me through! I am extremely sensitive to your need for information and I will get back to you within 2 hours in the daytime and first thing in the morning if you inquire overnight!

* To see GUEST COMMENTS posted by us from our Guest Book....Please go to our website, or here on VRBO under OWNER INFORMATION and scroll down. We have OVER 60 FIVE- STAR GUEST BOOK COMMENTS that VRBO does not show on Reviews page. We do not like to pester Guests with requests to post reviews on multiple vacation listing sites. You know how that is… :)

ShoreLark by the Sea vacation rentals are:

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 (2 one bedrooms)

Nestled in a hill and right next to the fishing boats, our ShoreLark 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…be 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
Soaker tub and shower
Full-size washer & dryer
Electric fireplace
BBQ & patio set
Private deck overlooking the harbour, fishing boats and ocean.

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

ShoreLark Guest House (one 2 bedroom)

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 couples who like to travel…and stay together and unwind in lots of space!

ShoreLark Guest House is located on the ground floor of our home but completely separate with its' own entrance. It is quiet and private, and has a stunning 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
2 beautiful bedrooms with Queen sized beds
Cot might be available
Lovely linens
Fully equipped kitchen
Dinnerware and cookware
Soaker tub and shower
Laundry room with full-size washer & dryer
Electric fireplaces

Please go to our website at to see complete selection of pictures for all units.

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, kayaks or canoes. Land lubbers will love the meandering walks, hefty hikes, Herbie's Craft Shoppe, blueberry picking (in season), snow shoeing and snowmobiling in the winter and more. We have a convenience store that is also a liquor store and the famous Newfoundland Specialty grocery store, Bidgood's, is just 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!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Our Queen sized beds are 12 inch Memory Foam and will provide a lovely, deep, restful sleep, with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. For those with pressure point problems - this is your solution! I have never had a better sleep than on a Memory Foam mattress! Large armoire, full-length mirror. Even a hot water bottle! Our ShoreLark Guest House now has 2nd bedroom, available for Summer 2015! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


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

Other Amenities

  • Renters must leave units in a tidy condition. For our Nests there is a $40 departure cleaning fee for stays of 6 days and less, and a $60 fee for a stay 7 days or longer. Our Guest House is a 1 week minimum rental with $100 departure Housekeeping Fee....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television:

    Nests: 29 inch flat screen Guest House: 42 inch flat screen...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    A scenic 15 minute drive to vibrant downtown St. John's, the oldest city in North America...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Petty Harbour is nestled on three sides by gorgeous, rugged hills. Fabulous views and hiking (watch whales and icebergs offshore) carpeted with wild blueberries, partridge berries and juniper. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Our 2 bedroom Guest House has a fabulous panoramic harbour, hills and ocean view!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our 1 bedroom Upper and Lower ShoreLark Nests are right in the Harbour, with views of icebergs, whales, and fishing boats!...moreless

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    It's called fresh sea air—just open your window!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating throughout, as well as electric fireplaces....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All our linens are high thread count Egyptian cotton—2 full sets on premises. Non allergenic duvet and pillows. Blankets for sitting out on the deck on cooler nights....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Nests: Comfy couch, coffee table, electric fireplace, TV, reading materials, Scrabble & cribbage board. Guest House: Couch, love seat, coffee table, 2 side tables, electric fire, 42" flatscreen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

    Shared line telephone for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Nice fluffy 100% cotton facecloths, hand towels and bath towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size High Efficiency washer. Enough detergent supplied to get you going....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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


  • 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

  • Coffee Maker:

    And the coffee to go in it!...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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality cookware/dishware/glassware. Basic pantry items. Ice bucket and cocktail shaker. Lobster set for two....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size too. To use with full loads only....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Our Nests have lovely fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchens & a Thomasville kitchen in the Guest House. All the pots, pans, cutlery, tableware, linens etc. you will need—even spices, oils, etc.!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There's even a roasting pan in the cupboard, if you feel like making Sunday Dinner!...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

  • Refrigerator:

    A full-size 18 cu. ft. fridge and freezer, with wine cooler and ice packs for those day-long excursions and picnics!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Clean stove, and of course all the pots and pans and baking sheets you need....moreless

  • Toaster


  • 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


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Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13%


Nests: a one-time $40 departure cleaning fee for stays of 6 nights and less or $60 for stays of a week or more; Guest House: a one-time $100 housekeeping fee. Charged at time of booking or paying balance. Booking with ShoreLark by the Sea indicates agreement with our Policies.

Visa, MasterCard, eTransfer or cash. Short stays (3 days or less) are paid in full at booking. Longer stays are 50% paid at time of booking with balance due 30 days before arrival. No refunds if cancelling within 30 days of first night booked unless we can re-book your nights.

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30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
St. John's International Airport
135 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada
300 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, learn about Newfoundland aquatic life at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, 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: I and my husband David have loved Petty Harbour for years and had a 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of the Nests from the breakwater.

    View of the Nests from the breakwater.

  • The Upper Nest...the harbour is just outside your door!

    The Upper Nest...the harbour is just outside your door!

  • Open concept kitchen & livingroom

    Open concept kitchen & livingroom

  • Comfy IKEA furniture and a fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchen

    Comfy IKEA furniture and a fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchen

  • YOu can smell the salt air from your bed!

    YOu can smell the salt air from your bed!

  • A huge soaker tub and shower, and full size washer and dryer.

    A huge soaker tub and shower, and full size washer and dryer.

  • The hill out back, with fog drifting by…

    The hill out back, with fog drifting by…

  • Lower Nest's comfy queen-size bed.

    Lower Nest's comfy queen-size bed.

  • There goes a crab boat!

    There goes a crab boat!

  • That blue building…those are the Nests…at the harbour edge!

    That blue building…those are the Nests…at the harbour edge!

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  • Lots of windows so you can enjoy the views all around you!

    Lots of windows so you can enjoy the views all around you!

  • A relaxing queen-size memory foam mattress to send you to sleep!

    A relaxing queen-size memory foam mattress to send you to sleep!

  • Location is everything!

    Location is everything!

  • Walk 60 seconds up the hill out back and pick wild, organic blueberries!

    Walk 60 seconds up the hill out back and pick wild, organic blueberries!

  • The Lower Nest, same layout as the Upper.

    The Lower Nest, same layout as the Upper.

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