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Antique Salt Box Traditional Newfoundland House

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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. I left the original height for the up stairs which is about 5' - 11' high, 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 learned that the laundry machines are not working but will have them repaired when there are no guests expected. There is limited ocean view 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, an informative Visitors Center, 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!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Mid twenties and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Walking distance to Sandy Cove Beach...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Plenty of local shopping, resturants and museums in Bonavista...moreless

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating:

    Electric and woodstove...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine and dryer...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen c/w woodstove...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    1980's oven but works fine...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    1980's refrigerator but works fine...moreless

  • Stove:

    1980's stove but works fine...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Fees:

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

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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Location

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

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 small 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 5 star hotel look'. The Catalina Road house as we call it is 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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  • Bathrooms
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