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Heritage, Nature, Convenience, Magnificent Views

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Outer Battery: 'the outport in the city.' Signal Hill National Park begins here.

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Last updated: 12/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. John's house description

'The Outport in the City' - the historic Outer Battery at the entrance to St. John's harbour is a ten minute walk from downtown cafes, pubs, restaurants, offices, shops, boutiques and theatres.
This lovingly refurbished fisherman's cottage just 10 metres from water's edge has 3 bedrooms, custom kitchen with dishwasher, woodstove fireplace, deck with BBQ and harbour view, antique clawfoot tub and separate shower, wi-fi internet, laundry and private off-street parking. On the North Head walking trail, 30 metres from Signal Hill National Historic Park in the quiet (non-industrial) part of the Battery. Spacious rooms and large windows with panoramic views of the Narrows and the city. Watch fishing boats and cruise ships pass by; see otters, eagles, whales and icebergs in season.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Stereo
          • Television

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront:

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          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Hiking

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating:

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              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay

              C$2,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              June-September 15, 2015: $2200 per week, $325 each additional night (+HST)

              Less than 1 week: $340 per night (4 night minimum) (+HST)

              Oct-Dec 2014: $1300 per week. Monthly off-season rates available.

              Ask us about Christmas!

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              Last updated: 12/09/2014
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              Location

              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              St. John's International Airport

              Car: Not Necessary

              Stunning cliffside trail through national park begins outside the door and ends at Cabot Tower where Marconi received the 1st transatlantic radio signal in 1901. Whale watching from the trail or harbour sightseeing boats. Seabirds nest in the cliffs and shed roofs nearby - watch the chicks hatch in June. Downtown offers a very sparky arts scene with great music, theatre, dance and art galleries.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2002

              About the owner: Newfoundland journalist & musician, we have lived in Outer Battery for 25 years.

              Why the Owner Chose St. John's:
              The Outer Battery is a truly special place. It feels like a place from another time - a magical place. Inhabited since 1675 by fishermen, it has the feel of a small, separate village community. Here we speak of 'going into Town' even though it's only 10 minutes walk! Neighbours are retired fishermen, longshoremen (stevedores), potters, poets, musicians, journalists, students.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Sitting on the deck watching everything from a rowboat to a cruise liner come through the Narrows. Seeing cormorants and a family of otters at waterside. Catching a glimpse of eagles fishing in the Narrows or the seagull chicks on Jack's twine-store roof. Witnessing wisps of fog creep in the narrows. Hearing the lonely sound of Fort Amherst foghorn. Wandering up among the higgledy-piggledly houses of Fort Waldegrave. Chatting with neighbours who all have a great story. Walking the North Head Trail in July and seeing whales spout. Catching some great entertainment downtown and being able to walk home into a quiet little separate world.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Outer Battery: 'the outport in the city.' Signal Hill National Park begins here.

                Outer Battery: 'the outport in the city.' Signal Hill National Park begins here.

              • Spacious living room

                Spacious living room

              • A parade of ships passes daily

                A parade of ships passes daily

              • View from deck & living room windows

                View from deck & living room windows

              • View from house towards downtown

                View from house towards downtown

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • West bedroom

                West bedroom

              • Dining room downstairs seats 6

                Dining room downstairs seats 6

              • Attention foodies: a kitchen you can actually cook in!

                Attention foodies: a kitchen you can actually cook in!

              • Antique clawfoot tub. Stained glass interior window is visible in the mirror.

                Antique clawfoot tub. Stained glass interior window is visible in the mirror.

              • On the North Head Trail, 1 minute walk from the house (dog not included)

                On the North Head Trail, 1 minute walk from the house (dog not included)

              • On the deck watching a young eagle October 2012

                On the deck watching a young eagle October 2012

              • The Cottage

                The Cottage

              • Patio doors open to the deck

                Patio doors open to the deck

              • View from deck & living room windows

                View from deck & living room windows

              • Deck

                Deck

              • Large windows open on the harbour

                Large windows open on the harbour

              • East bedroom

                East bedroom

              • Breakfast in the kitchen. Watch ships & seabirds through the windows as you cook

                Breakfast in the kitchen. Watch ships & seabirds through the windows as you cook

              • Large bathroom with shower and cast-iron clawfoot tub.

                Large bathroom with shower and cast-iron clawfoot tub.

              • The Outer Battery image shows up everywhere (house bottom right)

                The Outer Battery image shows up everywhere (house bottom right)

              • The Narrows

                The Narrows

              • iconic Newfoundland Tourism poster (Cottage to right of schooner)

                iconic Newfoundland Tourism poster (Cottage to right of schooner)

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              C$314 per night (CAD)
              7

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/09/2014
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