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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Owner/Manager

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.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

All the benefits of a sea side property in outport 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.

Amenities

Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , beautiful fixtures and granite countertop
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite to BR #1 with walk-in shower and granite countertop
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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
Notes:
Most easterly vacation home in St. John's and all of North America, best iceberg and whale watching vantage points in St. John's

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
5

just INCREDIBLE !!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Clarksburg, Ontario
5

Best View in Newfoundland

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fenelon Falls
5

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond idyllic

  • 5 of 5

My family came from all around the world to reunite at this unique and wonderful vacation home.It was more than we had dreamed off. On the edge of the ocean but 10 minutes from the city of St. John's. Sitting on the deck and watching the parade of ships and boats pass through the Narrows and watching the sun and the moon rise up out of the ocean will never be forgotten. The house is perfectly equipped, everything you can think of; the hosts are always available. A glorious place to spend time with loved ones. Full of history, unique setting, generously furnished.....what a place !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma & family: our heartfelt thanks for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had such a memorable experience, till next time...
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5

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Whale watching, Blueberry picking

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $71.51
Damage Deposit $238.38

Please note that dates can only be held by payment of a deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.