Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Head Light Keeper's Residence at the Mouth of St. John's Harbour!

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 09/07/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

St. John's house description

This newly renovated former light keeper's residence is situated on the edge of The Narrows at the entrance to the port of St. John’s, a beautiful and unique vacation home located 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 assistant light keeper's residence is also available for rent, please visit our listing at www.vrbo.com/371905.

House completely renovated, beautifully and tastefully decorated. Three bedrooms (two with queen beds and one with twin beds) each with flat screen TVs, three full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Front wrap around deck with views of the spectacular Atlantic ocean, Signal Hill, downtown St. John's and the harbourfront. Sit back and watch the boats entering and leaving St. John’s harbor. 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.

Our vacation homes have been featured in newspapers across Canada.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            with ensuite, ocean view...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            with ensuite, city view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            on main floor, full bathroom beside...moreless

          • Main floor has one bedroom with twin beds, full bathroom. Second floor has two bedrooms each with queen beds and ensuites....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Main floor bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ensuite #2...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ensuite #1...moreless

          • Three newly installed bathrooms with beautiful fixtures and lighting

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Books

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Ocean View:

            Beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Signal Hill, and Cape Spear ...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Located at the entrance to St. John's Harbour at the mouth of 'The Narrows'...moreless

          Activities

          • Botanical Garden
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Ice Skating
          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Swimming
          • Cycling
          • Mountain Biking
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Hiking
          • Rock Climbing
          • ATM/Bank
          • Racquetball
          • Miniature Golf
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Ruins
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Bird Watching
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Antiquing
          • Basketball Court
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 5
          from 7 traveler reviews
          Loading...
           
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall/Winter
          Oct 1 - May 31
          3 night min stay
          C$375
          C$2,275
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          C$425
          C$2,625

          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.

          Payments accepted by cheque, bank draft, email money transfer or via PayPal.


          Please wait... Travel with confidence

          Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
           

          Calendar

          Last updated: 09/07/2014
          Check availability
          23 Available
          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates
           

          Location

          13 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          St. John's International Airport

          Car: Recommended

          Located in the oldest city in North America at the site of the first light house in Newfoundland and Labrador. Site is designated a national historic site.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2006

          About the owner: 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.

          Why the Owner Chose St. John's:
          No other vacation home is located at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with unique vantage points of city and sea.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          All the benefits of a sea side property in out port 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.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • Living room

            Living room

          • Kitchen

            Kitchen

          • Bath on main floor

            Bath on main floor

          • Bedroom #2 - upstairs, full ocean view

            Bedroom #2 - upstairs, full ocean view

          • En suite for bedroom #2

            En suite for bedroom #2

          • Bedroom #3 - upstairs, city skyline view

            Bedroom #3 - upstairs, city skyline view

          • En suite for bedroom #3

            En suite for bedroom #3

          • Moon shining over Fort Amherst
(Photo courtesy of Kevin O'Leary)

            Moon shining over Fort Amherst (Photo courtesy of Kevin O'Leary)

          • Dining room

            Dining room

          • Bedroom #1 on main floor

            Bedroom #1 on main floor

          • upstairs hallway

            upstairs hallway

          • Taken from Signal Hill hiking trail
(Photo courtesy of Kevin O'Leary)

            Taken from Signal Hill hiking trail (Photo courtesy of Kevin O'Leary)

          VRBO #469496

          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Friday, September 12, 2014

          C$375 - C$425 per night (CAD)
          7

          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 09/07/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
          Dates are unavailable
          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
          Get an instant quote
          Owner
          Email owner
          Speaks: english
          Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
          Add vacation protection services to your booking

          Three services to protect your trip:

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


          Get it now

          advertisement

          Share this property via Email

          Head Light Keeper's Residence at the mouth of St. John's Harbour!

          St. John's #469496

          3 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 6

          You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

          Share this property via Email

            Please correct the following errors and resend:
          • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
          • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
          • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.