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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!

Downtown, St. John's, NL, Canada
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Situated on the edge of The Narrows at the entrance to the Port of St. John’s, a beautiful and unique vacation home located in a former light keeper’s house 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 head light keeper's residence is also available for rent, please visit our listing at vrbo #469496.

House completely renovated, beautifully and tastefully decorated. Two bedrooms (one with king-size bed and one with twin beds) each with flat screen TVs, pull out sofa bed, two full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Front deck with views of Signal Hill and the harbourfront. Sit back and watch the boats entering and leaving St. John’s Harbour. Enjoy whale watching from our large rear deck overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. 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.

*Please note that rates are displayed in USD when viewing Rates and Availability Calendar. Rates are computed in CAD when booking.*

We are now accepting bookings for the head lightkeeper's house. This two-story, 3-bedroom/3-bath house has been completely and beautifully restored and renovated. The listing is located at vrbo #469496.

Our vacation homes have been featured in newspapers across Canada.

Keywords: vacation home, short term rental



Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 04, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, with ensuite
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, ensuite to BR #1 with walk-in shower and granite countertop
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, beautiful fixtures and granite countertop

        Location Type

          • Oceanfront


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High speed wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Samples of local Jumping Bean coffee available for guests
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    iPod/iPhone dock, CD player, AM/FM radio
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • jetted tub


                                              • live theater
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • churches
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • boating
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking


                                                              • Most easterly vacation home in St. John's and all of North America, best iceberg and whale watching vantage points in St. John's

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                37 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                EASILY the most stunning place we've ever stayed

                                                                Timothy H.

                                                                While the pictures you see on the listing look impressive, you have NO idea how spectacular this place is. We arrived (after flight delays) at about 1am (thanks to Peter and Nicole for perfect directions). We woke up the next morning to the most stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean and Signal Hill across the narrow inlet to St. John's harbor. We had to pinch ourselves to believe this was real. While we were a bit late in the season to see whales and icebergs, our last night the fog and wind rolled in and the foghorn sounded for a while. Gave us chills just listening to it. This is a MUST experience for anyone who enjoys adventure, peaceful views, hiking and exploring new towns like St. Johns. Can't wait to come back!

                                                                just INCREDIBLE !!!!

                                                                Mike and CharlaIndian Harbour Beach, FL

                                                                We stayed eight delightful nights, enjoyed every minute and didn't want to leave. The views are wonderful and ever changing. The house has been redone with all modern conveniences but retains its original charm. The kitchen is well equipped, beds are comfy, washer & dryer convenient and did I mention the views !!! It is a very short hop into town or over to Signal Hill or down to Cape Spear or to the beautiful Botanical Garden in St. Johns. But the fact is that we really enjoyed staying put and watching the ships move through the harbor. Peter and Nicole were very responsive from initial inquiry to heading home. We cannot recommend this home more. On the other hand, dont go, we're headed right back!!

                                                                We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Mike & Charla,

                                                                Thanks so much for the review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your time in Newfoundland and, in particular, your time at the house. We look forward to your next stay!

                                                                Peter & Nicole

                                                                Best View in Newfoundland

                                                                DLushClarksburg, Ontario

                                                                My first reaction was that we were a little isolated from St. John's but after one day I completely changed my mind. St. John's is only a short drive away and the views from the house were spectacular. I don't think there is a place in St. Johns that could offer whale and bird watching on a daily basis. We saw more whales from the deck than we did on the tour boat. The house was extremely comfortable with all the conveniences of home. After touring around during the day I was quite happy to come back to Fort Amherst and watch the boats come in and out of the harbour while we prepared dinner. The house is a short drive away from many popular tourist spots, i.e.: Cape Spear and Signal Hill. I would also highly recommend the Zip Line Adventure in Petty Harbour for the more adventurous types. Our only regret is that we were not able to stay longer.


                                                                Janice & Erich H.

                                                                What an amazing property! A spotless house with an amazing position at the entrance to St. John's Harbour. Just a few minutes from all the great restaurants in St. John's... if you can tear yourself away!

                                                                Amazing place to stay

                                                                CJPBFenelon Falls

                                                                This was one of the main highlights of our two weeks in Newfoundland. Peter and Nicole made our stay so enjoyable. The cottage has everything you might possibly need. The ocean views and the ships entering the Harbour right before our eyes was mesmerizing. The historical value of both the lighthouse and the Fort is worth the stay alone. The city is within a 5 minute drive so we enjoyed St. Johns attractions as well. We will return!

                                                                Excellent accommodation


                                                                The house is excellent, very clean and very well equipped. Great location, very comfortable for a family or 2 couples. The owners were very attentive also. If you want great views of the ocean, ships and a fully functioning house, this is it.


                                                                Downtown, St. John's, NL, Canada

                                                                Whale watching, Blueberry picking

                                                                37 Reviews

                                                                Exceptional 5/5

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