Ochre House Vacation and Studio Retreat(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Room for the whole family. Icebergs and whales in season.
Ochre House provides an exceptional opportunity to work without interruption in a clean, spacious and quiet environment. The main studio area features 600 square feet (55 square metres) of new birch hardwood flooring with a 17 foot (5.2m) ceiling and no posts. For presentation there is capacity for a seated audience of 40-100 depending on performance requirements. An ideal venue for a residency, retreat or workshop - no other facility in the province offers this combination of performance space and accommodation under one roof.
Stroll down to the beach and watch the fishing boats come and go at the busy wharf. See whales and icebergs in season off the breathtakingly rugged coast. Discover the endless web of hiking trails through woods and meadows. Build sandcastles at Northern Bay Sands Park. Take a day trip up the coast to see the historic stone walls of Grates Cove. In the evening, sit around the fire and listen to the loons in the distance. Love to entertain? Bring your instruments and enjoy the beautiful acoustics. Love to cook? The large kitchen is stocked with all you need to get you started – condiments, sugar & spice, oil & vinegar, pots and pans. There’s even a fondue set. All you need to bring is your favourite food.
Keywords: Retreat, Vacation, Family Getaway, Arts Studio, Workshop Space, Near Northern Bay Sands,
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Member since: 2012
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 15%
Add Ground Floor Bedroom: $50 per night
Our facility is not appropriate for vacationing students. Families with children welcome.
Off season: We are unable to offer reduced rates in the off season as our large building is very expensive to heat!
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Film producer Paul Pope and screenwriter/performer Lisa Porter are from St. John's.
Why the Owner Chose Ochre Pit Cove, NL, Canada:
We have a lot of friends who summer out this way and we were looking for a nice little saltbox, but when this building presented itself, we couldn't refuse. It was clear that it would have to be more than a private residence. It is a building meant to be shared: to be filled with people, conversations, music and creativity. So when we designed the living area we made sure to keep a large portion as open space for meetings or performances. Work or play. Or both. It is a special place indeed.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Some of the best times we've had are with a bunch of families with children. Spend the afternoon at Northern Bay Sands and come back for a glass of wine, a bbq and a bonfire. In the morning you can stroll over to the local beach just across the road. If the weather doesn't cooperate, the place is big enough that you're not on top of each other. Find a book from our growing library and settle in for a good read while the kids play DDR, paint a picture, play a board game or watch a movie.
- Primary: 709-685-3307
Links to more information:
Festival at Ochre Pit Cove 2014 - Steve Maloney. photo: Carl Hansen
Writing Retreat 2015 with Lois Brown and Lori Clarke
Wild roses in the garden
Road to beach
What Odds plays at the Festival at Ochre Pit Cove 2015
Annual Fire Department Fundraiser
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 18, 2017
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