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Antique Salt Box Traditional Newfoundland House

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bonavista house description

This traditional Salt Box house has been 90% renovated and is equipped with everything you’ll need. Antique traditional Salt Box homes were built with lower ceilings for heat efficiency and average height; tradition and heritage is kept in this modest home. This home sleeps 5 people comfortably with two bedrooms, small living room with pull out sofa, a large kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. I earned that the laundry machines are not working but will have them repaired when there are no guests expected. There is limited ocean veiw from the kitchen and master bedroom windows. Puffins can be seen up close from the nearby coastal cliffs.
Elliston is a friendly, small, out-port village that offers sea side hiking, deep sea fishing, whale watching, a fine traditional Newfoundland restaurant, and more. The main town of Bonavista, is about five kilometers away and boasts plentiful shopping, museums, pubs and a major harbor. The peninsula reaches out to the 'Cape' which has a spectacular view of high cliffs and endless ocean seascape. Bonavista is the historic site where John Cabot landed in the early 1300's.
In summary, The Catalina Road house is a modest rustic residence - you don't need to worry about bringing anything except your groceries! I hope you will enjoy a traditional Newfoundland experience!

Property Type

  • House
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Mid twenties and over...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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              • two bedrooms and pull out double couch in living room

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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              • Tub, sink & toilet

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Adequate room in kitchen for more chairs and people...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Large kitchen c/w woodstove...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Small living room with pull out couch, TV etc....moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric and woodstove...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Boat:

                        Boats can be arranged at near by warf...moreless

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        The ocean can be seen from the kitchen window but it is about 1 km away. It is a limited ocean view. I have watched ice burgs floating past and seen the plumes of the whales when they arrive....moreless

                      • Village:

                        Elliston, an out port village, with park, beach, general stores, resturants and visitor center...moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        Walking distance to Sandy Cove Beach...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Hunting
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

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                      2 night min stay
                      C$110
                      C$650 C$2,000
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                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
                      • Tax Rate 13%

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                      Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Refund of deposit (minus $50.00 Administration Fee) must be asked for no less than 30 days prior to reservation. Less than 30 days to reservation there will be no refund.

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                      Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                      Location

                      220 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      St. Johns
                      6 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      1.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Sandy Cove Beach
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Walkhams Gate Pub
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cozy Kitchen

                      Car: Recommended

                      This house is an antique salt box originally built by a basque fisherman over 150 years ago. It has been renovated and includes a kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms.

                      There is a wharf within walking distance where Whale watching, deep sea fishing or coastal voyages can be arranged. This is the Puffin Capital of Newfoundland where Puffins can be viewed up close. Beach swimming is within a short drive's distance. There is also a large park that offers camping, picnicking etc. The landscape is amazing.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: Hello, my name is David. I'm an artist and work all around Canada. I bought this house in Newfoundland because there is so much natural beauty everywhere. As an artist that is very important. My son, who is a carpenter and I renovated this traditional Salt Box house. It was in pretty rough shape when I first bought it but now is rebuilt and finished. I love to travel and love to live in rural settings. Over the years Ive bought five other waterfront properties. Two of them are cottages in Quebec near Ottawa. The other three are on the same lake. I built my house, a large studio and a school house for teaching art classes on those properties. Yes I do like to keep busy. When I'm not doing art work then I'm building something. Its a lot of fun, hard work and very creative. I love to look around at the things I've created. It gives me a sense of honest work and accomplishment.

                      Why the Owner Chose Bonavista:
                      When I was working in St. Johns NFLD building the displays at Signal Hill visitor center I fell in love with the province. I met and made friends with many local folks and was most impressed with the rugged beauty of the Discovery Peninsula. After several trips back to Newfoundland I finally found a quaint house that I could afford. It did need lots of work but I like doing that. It is so great to be on the ocean. Elliston is a town that welcomed me with open arms. Im sure that when you see the surrounding ocean landscape and the diverse natural beauty of the Discovery Peninsula that you too will fall in love with the place just as I did.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      As an artist I can be sort of choosy about the places I stay or live in. I prefer places with character rather than 'typical suburban want to bes'. The Catalina Road house as we call it was a traditional antique Salt Box. I wanted something that had history and reflected the 'old ways'. The Catalina Road House was built by a Basque fisherman about 200 years ago. It is solid and of course has a kitchen in which I have had several musical gathering. The old fish drying racks have long since returned to the earth but one day I hope to restore them too. There is an ancient root cellar on the property. This spoke to me of the old local history. I knew then that this was the place for me. It's a comfortable little house situated in a great community surrounded by fantastic natural beauty. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit all within a half hour drive. The near by town of Bonavista has everything anyone would need as far as shopping, groceries stores, a great pub, live theater and much more. The Cod fishing, Puffin and whale watching is great.


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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Friday, August 15, 2014

                      C$110 per night (CAD)
                      3

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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