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Charming Oceanview Home Plus... Artists' Studio/Cottage.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'Longview' is a very unique property...consisting of two separate buildings which offer togetherness & privacy, simultaneously. The main home & artist's studio cottage are surrounded by a split brook & nestled in a forest backed by a mountain view & fronted by the ocean.

It is centrally located in the charming fishing village of Long Cove, on the famed Avalon Peninula (National Geographic Destination 2010) This small, friendly community has an authentic working outport harbour & is home to the original 'Three Jolly Fishermen', recognized world-wide as Newfoundland icons.

Here is the opportunity to view the comings & goings of local fishermen, buy fresh fish & lobsters, see whales & view seasonal icebergs...all out your front door.

The main house offers 1200 sq. ft of living space; 2 bedrooms, a full eat-in kitchen, 4 pce. bath, & open livingroom, all charmingly decorated in a nautical theme using local antiques. A 4th bed is located in the finished basement on a convertible sofa. An 800 sq. ft. covered deck with patio heater & outdoor lighting afford ample protected space to relax & breathe in the salt air in all weather conditions.

Within steps, sits the 720 sq. ft artists' studio cottage, which features 14 ft. cathedral ceilings, a 4 pce. bath, bedroom & living room, encircled by glass railings, which provide unobstructed views

of Trinity Bay & the renowned Seaview Hiking Trail.

This exceptional property is perfectly located as a jumping off point for day trips to St. John's, Terra Nova National Park, Hearts Content, Trinity & Brigus..

Keywords: House plus bed/bath artist studio cottage

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About The Owner

Michael and I are retired professionals, and spend our time travelling between Ontario, Newfoundland and Florida with our luck dog. Michael is a well known artist, who spends his time painting the endlessly beautiful Newfoundland landscapes, and selling them at the Peter Lewis gallery here in St. John's. I spend my time in Newfoundland, reading, baking, rug hooking and creating canvas floor mats.

As a child, I had the good fortune to spend my summers in Long Cove, where my ancestors first settled in the 1700's, a family of fishermen & master shipbuilders. Both the lure of the sea & the legendary warmth of the Newfoundlanders captured my heart early on, but the opportunity to become residents only presented itself, in 2007

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Norman's Cove

My family settled in Trinity Bay in the 1700's. where the Newhook's were renowned ship builders. I spent many summers growing up with my aunts, uncles and cousins, and when this property became available, we jumped at the opportunity.

What makes this house unique

A short stroll to the fisherman's wharf, will many times yield the chance to buy fresh fish or lobster. On the way home, stop in at the general store for a cold bottle of wine. Then enjoy the sunset from your chaise lounge on the back deck....priceless!


Norman's Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bed 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Note: 4th bed is located in finished basement
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1) Sofa bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • swimming
Firepit, horseshoe pit, wrap-around glass railed porches on both buildings, outdoor lobster pot cooker, outdoor sound system, heavy-duty patio heater. Local store with fresh produce/bakery & liquor store at bottom of the lane.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A beautiful escape to small-town Newfoundland

  • 5 of 5

To begin with, the residence is one of the best we've ever stayed in. The home is warm, charming and eclectic while being up to date with every convenience.

We felt so welcomed by the towns people that we were able to join right in with the local activities - very fun, indeed.

If you never leave Norman's Cove, there's plenty to do with several hiking trails and endless shores to wander. We found a jut of rock over the water just North of the cove where we could watch the whales come in at dinner time to feed. We caught capelin with our bare hands right at the water's edge and the kids found loads of beautiful shells and rocks and driftwood.

If you do leave Norman's Cove, the drives are fabulous and the towns are all so different and charming.

I could go on and on, but to summarize - GO!

You won't regret visiting Newfoundland.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nora, We’re so happy that your family enjoyed your visit to Newfoundland! Thank-you for the kind words & for treating our home like your own... It was a pleasure to communicate with you! Let us know if you ever intend on returning, as you’d be most welcome! Regards, Mike & Linda
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Quebec, Canada

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of six friends. Because we weren't here with husbands one of the ladies slept on a sofa, which she found very comfortable. The main house is spacious, clean and beautifully furnished in a blue and white nautical theme.

Long Cove has a couple of grocery stores, a gas station and a cute little beach where we found sea glass. One of the stores is five minutes from the house. We did day trips to St John's, Brigus, Salmon Cove and Cupids.

Very outstanding was our contact person at the house who promptly responded to our needs, including going above and beyond by providing a walker to one of the ladies with us who fractured a bone.

If you're looking for a comfortable home away from home in beautiful, rugged Nfld, I recommend this place. Very good value for the price and so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, Ontario

Great Family Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! And with all the amenities you'll need. Most everything you may want to see is within an hour's drive, in almost any direction. Great local trails & conveniences. Local people very friendly & accommodating. Store clerk even sent a local fisherman to take some of us for authentic cod fishing - then cleaned all the fish too! Definitely recommend this home/location as it allows the family to be as busy - or relaxed! as you wish. Owners provided toddler/baby equipment too!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, spacious, luxurious quickly come to mind. We sipped wine on the front porch watching hump back whales in the harbour. Day trips to St John's, sea kayaking in Bay Bulls (saw humpbacks spraying), golf (1 hr 20 mins) away at beautiful Terra Nova Park. A friendly fisherman from Norman's Cove took us out to see whales (twice - second time he came to the door excitedly telling us a humpback was in!) - we did meet up with a school of dolphins playing in our wake. We met more friendly locals and 'toured' the local fish processing plant. Lots to do; outstanding accommodation at the end of day.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario

Perfect Find for All!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our extended family stayed at this well-appointed home for four days after our son’s wedding in Newfoundland this past July. The home is stunningly located up a hill in a quiet small village, close to walking trails and with a fabulous view of the ocean. The scenery from the front porches was breathtaking. The home and studio were very clean and comfortable. Having use of the studio unit was a bonus for our family - for those who wanted to sit quietly in the evening to read and/or watch the stars v. the family members who wanted to watch tv and/or play cards.

Michael and Linda were gracious hosts, leaving staples in the home for our use. A binder containing literature was available for recommended day trips or hikes. As far as location - less than an hour into St. John’s made for a great day trip; less than an hour to golf at The Wilds made for a great afternoon of golf! A five minute walk takes you to the harbor where the fishermen were equally as welcoming. Lots of hiking trails were also close by.

Should we find ourselves back in Newfoundland, we will definitely want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot in a small fishing village!

  • 5 of 5

This spot truly made our summer vacation a delight this summer. This home was very clean, beautifully decorated and well maintained. The decks were fantastic to drink coffee on in the morning and watch the fishing boats come in or to sip wine on in the evening. The owners had left a very helpful binder of information on local hiking trails by the water and brochures for local attractions. The kitchen is better equipped than my own! My teenagers loved it because of the Wifi, big screen TV and luxurious sheets! I will highly recommend this spot to anyone travelling with a family. Be sure to ask the locals where you can get some cod.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Unique artists' studio with halogen lighting, inspirational ocean views & 8 foot professional easel. Enjoy complete privacy with 2 entirely separate buildings just steps away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $114.88
Refundable damage deposit $153.17

Certified cheque, Money order or E-mail transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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