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Retreat House and Restaurant

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Relax and nurture your creativity at our Retreat House:
*Travelers, enjoy our retreat house for a night or a weekend and let us serve you a Newfoundland, or Cajun meal while you enjoy exploring historic Grates Cove.
*Artists, our three bedroom retreat home and studio allow you the space to create your artwork in Grates Cove’s isolated yet productive environment. Artists can come with their families or share space with other artists.
Vacation/Retreat Home: 3 BR, 1 BA, Washer/Dryer, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, back yard, patio with picnic table and beautiful view of the ocean, short walk to historic rock wall gardens and to trails, deep soaker tub with view of “Big Hill.'

Experience Grates Cove-The National Historic Site:
Enjoy a hike through Grates Cove’s historic rock wall gardens. Get a panoramic view of Grates Cove, the rock wall gardens and the ocean from the “Big Hill” boardwalk trail. Other rock wall lined trails take you around Dancing Place Pond and Flat Rocks and through the main Rock Wall trail with interpretive signs.

*Take one of our picnic backpacks with you and have lunch in the gardens, next to the ocean or at one of the many picnic tables throughout Grates Cove.

* Embark on a guided walk through one of the Grates Cove's trails lined with historic rock walls with professional Artist Terrence Howell. (By reservation only.)

NL & Cajun Fusion Cuisine:
Enjoy a meal you’ll get no place else at the Grates Cove Studios Cafe!
“What a wonderful find! Not only were we happily surprised to find a
restaurant in Grates Cove, but
wonderfully pleased to find one so good! Thanks for the hospitality& great meal. –M.M., Yarmouth N.S

*Daily menu updates on Facebook


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Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible


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


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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Deep Soaker Tub overlooking Big Hill...moreless

  • Deep Soaker Tub

Other Amenities

  • Take a dip in Dancing Place Pond located along one of Grates Cove's Trails View Swedish Artist Karl Chilcott's outdoor sculptures located along Grates Cove trails....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Grates Cove is a National Historic Site with Rock Walls lining the community. ...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Grates Cove is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Year Round
May 22 - Nov 18, 2015
2 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
  • Tax Rate 13%


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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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Travelers can enjoy the many trails throughout Grates Cove that take them around the ocean and throughout the rock wall gardens.


Owner info

About the owner: Grates Cove Studios is owned and operated by Artist/Designer Terrence Howell & Courtney Howell, Newfoundland and South Louisiana natives who met in, traveled around and ate their way through South Korea. In 2009, they pitched their family in the historic site of Grates Cove, the birthplace of Terrence’s father, grandmother and many ancestors. Soon after, they bought the old school house in Grates Cove and in 2011 started Grates Cove Studios.

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