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Oceanside 1 Bedroom Vacations Rental in Fishing Village just outside St John's

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Shore Lark by the Sea: Newfoundland Vacation Rental in active fishing village.

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Shore Lark by the Sea has been providing 5 STAR VACATION RENTALS SINCE 2012!

Petty Harbour's Shore Lark by the Sea has utterly charming seaside vacation rental units available for your idyllic Newfoundland vacation on the Atlantic Ocean.

This listing is for the top level of the blue saltbox - the Upper Nest - which is a 1 bedroom cottage located on the 2nd floor of the Blue Salt Box. Please note there is a separate unit on first level and the (2Bed) Guest House is located up the road and listed separately.

Our Shorelark by the Sea Nest are well appointed fully-equipped self-catered Vacation Rental units and are tucked away in ocean side locations in the charming 500 year old active fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador located and only 15 minutes from downtown St. John's. Sorry but we cannot accommodate pets.



RATE: $160 Cdn per night (2 person max / 3 night Min) / $1100 per week. Housekeeping ( $45/$65) & 15% tax will be added.


The NESTS are located right in the Harbour at 52 South Side Road, Petty Harbour, (2 unit/level BLUE HOUSE) in a traditional Newfoundland-style Salt Box nestled in a hill - right next to the fishing boats. The Nests offer a pristine, warm modern cottage feel and have everything you need.

Enjoy your up-close and personal views of the ocean, cliffs and whales and maybe icebergs even…the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep at night and greet you in the morning!

The Upper Nest has:

500 sq. ft.

All modern furnishings

One bedroom with Queen sized bed

Lovely linens

Fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchen

Dinnerware & cookware

Dishwasher & Microwave

Soaker tub/shower

Full-size washer & dryer


Electric fireplace


Each level has its own Private deck with FANTASTIC VIEWS overlooking the harbour, fishing boats and ocean.

*For those with difficulties navigating stairs please discuss options with owner.


* Renters will be sent a Rental/Policies Agreement to review before booking.

* Be assured - We are a registered & licensed business with the Newfoundland Government's Dept of Tourism & process our own payments within a SECURE CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM.


Only 15 mins from St. Johns, Petty Harbour is the perfect place to vacation! Right on the East Coast Trail, there's North Atlantic Zip Lining, fabulous fresh seafood restaurant Chafe's Landing, and harbour side Watershed Cafe! Take many a meandering walk around the community, visit Herbie's Craft Shoppe, blueberry picking (in season), snow shoeing and snowmobiling in the winter and more. Pick up your supplies at the famous Newfoundland Specialty grocery store, Bidgood's just a 5 minute drive away.

Numerous day trips in the area, such as whale, bird and iceberg watching in their seasons, sea kayaking, diving with the whales, Zodiac boat tours, archaeological digs...picnic at the Light House and more!

Outfitted with all modern conveniences…from cable to cookware…linens to lobster boil pots…Shore Lark guests at all 3 locations will have a private deck where you can unwind and be mesmerized by the massive hills, crisp sea air and of course, the awesome Atlantic Ocean views.

If you are just looking for somewhere to crash - our units are probably not for you!

RECENT COMMENT HEADLINES OF OUR GUESTS AT SHORE LARK BY THE SEA - please see our site for each complete review! :

“We had a wonderful vacation…”Guests: T & L, Toronto, Ontario: Sept. 2–9, 2017

“It’s all here.” Guests: W & R, Clifford, Ontario: Sept 2–7, 2017

“Loved our stay here.” Guests: C & D, Vancouver, BC: Aug. 31–Sept. 1, 2017

"…your kindness and time shared was also felt throughout your beautiful little community!” Guests: T, P & A Van BC: Aug. 25 & 26, 2017

“Our most comfortable stay yet.” Guests: A, J & V, Mary’s Harbour, Labrador: Aug. 30, 2017

“…such a great location.” Guests: M & N, Stratford, Ontario: Aug 27–30th, 2017

“I almost stole the bed – I have never slept so well.” Guests: A & J St. John’s, NL: Aug 25–27, 2017

“Keep this place going…it’s fantastic!!” Guests: J, K, O & N Vancouver, BC: August 13-15th, 2017

“A piece of Canadian Paradise!” Guests: S & E, Orangeville, Ontario and North Pomfret, Vermon: July 31–August 2, 2017

“This is a beautiful place to come back to at the end of the day!” Guests: J, D, A & M, Fredericton, NB: July 31–Aug. 2, 2017

“Shorelark by the Sea is so quaint and cozy. We loved it here!” Guests: J & C, Niagara Falls, Ontario: July 30–Aug 1, 2017

“We have rented throughout North America and Europe. This unit is definitely in our top three!” Guests: C & T, Medicine Hat, AB: July 23–27, 2017

“…the best days we had were when we didn’t leave.” Guests: J, M, & F Taylor, BC: July 21–July 31, 2017

“Petty Harbour is so convenient to get to the many places of interest.” Guests: B & A, Campbell River, B.C.: July 21–July 31, 2017

“…wish our home was as well thought out– everything we needed for our stay and more.” Guests: K & T, Burlington, Ontario: July 27–29, 2017

“We loved our days in Petty Harbour.” Guests: C, M, J, L, Ontario: July 18–21, 2017

“Staying here was “definitely not camping”…Guests: D & A, Toronto, Ontario: July 19–21, 2017

“Thank you for all the helpful notes, the coffee, the spices, the fluffy towels, comfy bed, and the pristine clean accommodations.” Guests: R &J, Chater, Manitoba: July 11–20, 2017

“…wonderfully thoughtful accommodations and hospitality!”

Guests: T & C, New York, New York: July 15–18, 2017

"I would never hesitate to recommend this whole experience to anyone." Guests: F, Dominion Cape Breton, and M & J, Moncton, New Brunswick: June 23–26, 2017

"So glad we booked a whole week." Guests: L & J, Kingston, Ontario: June 19–25, 2017

“…a million times better than a hotel room…” Guests: K & E, London, Ontario: June 10–12, 2017


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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, Indonesian
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Karen

David and I are both well acquainted with many areas of the world - but there is nowhere else we would rather live. The beauty is stunning and ever changing 365 days a year and we hope to share this little gem with you! We built our Shorelarkbythesea 1 and 2 bedroom vacation rental business in 2012 and are certified 4 star members of Canada Select. Read our six years of 5 star Guest Comment (verifiable) or have any questions visit our site.

Karen purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Karen chose Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

The beauty of Petty Harbour amazes us every day, every season and we constantly marvel at the fact that we get to live here.

We know you will feel the same about Petty Harbour and ShoreLark by the Sea rentals! We have done everything we can think of to ensure you have a relaxing comfortable stay. We take immense pride in making sure your little home away from home is immaculate and the only thing you need to do upon arrival - is relax and take in the spectacular views. Speaking of which at Shorelarkbythesea - we have THE best views in the area - hands down!

What makes this cottage unique

Shorelarkbythesea has been providing 5 star, second to none, vacations by the sea for 6 years. Staying with us gives you the best of both worlds. A unique experience of what life is like in a 500 year old fishing village on the Atlantic Ocean - and being just 15 minutes from one of the oldest and most vibrant cities in North America - St. John's has all the culture, nightlife, restaurants, galleries and shopping you could want. But 15 scenic minutes away is Petty Harbour where you will experience the peace and charm of years gone by.

When doing the interior decorating of our three units we took great pains to provide exactly what was needed to keep the focus on the unrivaled scenery because we have some of the best views in Petty Harbour!

In the our ONE BEDROOM NEST - you can see, hear and smell the ocean from the kitchen, living and bedroom windows and of course the large private decks!

For pics and more information on what you can do in the area - visit our site .

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Our second stay at Shorelark…”

Dates of stay: September 3–10, 2016

Thanks again Karen & David. Our second stay at Shorelark in Petty Harbour! Everything was wonderful!
Sep 2016
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Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 100% refund for 60 days notice* 50% refund for 31-59 days notice* NO REFUND 30 and less *refund total will be minus admin fee & cc charges.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The Upper Nest - has one bathroom. There is a fabulous deep soaker-tub and full size stackable washer/dryer in this unit. Fluffy towels and facecloths…makeup towellettes…body lotion…hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The Nests ( Upper and Lower) are one bedroom units - 1 queen , Two (500 sf)1 bedroom Nests @ 2 people max occupancy a unit
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
Our renters are FANTASTIC!!! They leave our units in tidy condition - but no one would really want to arrive to a rental cleaned by the last guests, right?! Therefore, to ensure the highest level of spic & span clean for the next arriving guests we hire a professional cleaner to clean each unit top to bottom between guests. For our Nests there is a $45 departure cleaning fee for stays of 6 days and less, and a $65 fee for a stay 7 days or longer. We are constantly complimented on just how clean and comfortable our rentals are. We take great pride in this and we know you will appreciate it also!


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Oceanside 1 Bedroom Vacations Rental in Fishing Village just outside St John's
average rating of 5.0 based on 142 reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Loved it from the moment we arrived!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Lower Nest and it was just perfect for us. It has everything that we needed for our vacation. We enjoyed our breakfast on the deck in the mornings as we watched activities in the harbour and then our beverage of choice on the deck again in the evenings after amazing hikes on the East Coast Trail, and trips around the area including a visit to Ferryland, La Manche Village and Cape Spear. Very convenient to St. John's. The staff and food at Chafe's Landing were a delight. Would recommend this property to anyone and have already.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! So great to hear that you enjoyed everything Petty Harbour, St John's and the area has to offer - its quite amazing that they are so close but worlds away ! Our 1 bedroom Nests are a wonderful cozy home base for two - for so many adventures ! If you come back with friends next time - check out our 2 bedroom Guest House! Thanks for staying with us ...also the kind words and recommendation! K&D
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It truely is a "Sure" lark!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spot out of the city but near enough. A quiet, well equipped apartment with a great porch, view and owners. Easy access to St Johns but far enough to feel "remote". A short walk to a wonderful cafe and restaurant. Lots to do nearby, or by a short drive, and the locals are wonderful to engage with. Sitting at the cafe can occupy several hours a day or just sit on the porch and watch.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Trisha! Was an absolute pleasure to meet you & Brewse, Don & Pricilla! Really enjoyed chatting.... and we are so happy to guys enjoyed the Guest House and your varied activities in Petty Harbour and the area. Hope we see you all again. Happy sailing... keep safe and happy! K & D
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Nesting in Petty Harbour

  • 5 of 5

We loved coming here at the end of the day as your ‘Nest’ and Petty Harbour seem to hold the very best of all we took in. Thanks for providing the perfect ‘Nest’ for our first time to Newfoundland. We loved every moment of our touring all the beautiful coves and harbours. We loved coming here at the end of the day as your ‘Nest’ and Petty Harbour seem to hold the very best of all we took in. We were blessed with great people, great views, large and small icebergs, whales, puffins, and great food–and nice photos and remembrances to take home. We appreciate the great outfitting of this perfect ‘Nest’ and all the good information along the way. Praying God’s best to you in your adventures.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ted and Elise! Thank you for sharing your kind words. We are thrilled you had a good time in Petty Harbour and area ... and that you enjoyed your little Nest! It seems you got a bit of all the best Newfoundland has to offer! Thanks for staying with Shore Lark by the Sea and we hope you visit us again. All the best!
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A great retreat in Petty Harbour NL

  • 5 of 5

We stayed ar ShoreLark for a week- a lot of the time just sitting on the balcony overlooking the harbour, gazing out to sea. The apartment was very well equipped for cooking and it was comfortable and spacious. Karen and David were welcoming hosts and their directions to find ShoreLark were perfect. A copy of Alan Doyle's book was on the coffee table and we really enjoyed walking around the town, picking out the spots he talked about. 2 great hiking trails close by and a 15' drive into St John's.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Liz! Yes many a time we have guests who have long lists of what they want to do… And end up spending a lot of that time just enjoying the fantastic views from the deck. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Shore Lark!! Hope to see you again sometime soon!
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Such a sweet retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband Josh and I have had the pleasure of staying at Shorelark on two separate occasions. One being in the lower nest and the next on the upper nest. Karen was such a great person to communicate with, helping with any questions we had and even giving us suggestions on what her and David's favourite places to dine are. Newfoundland was always on the top of my wish list of places to travel. Staying in Petty Harbour at the Shorelark really was like the icing on the cake. Waking up and sitting on the deck with a coffee in hand looking over the harbour and ocean was almost like a dream come true. We loved it so much, we came back 3 years later. During this time we enjoyed seeing my very first iceberg, saw a mother and baby seal in the next cove over, and watched whales in the harbour from the deck. Thanks for allowing us to stay in such a sweet little retreat in a gem of a location. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just what was advertised and more

  • 5 of 5

The best thing that we did to plan this visit to was contact the host and hostess directly by phone.

They gave us the feeling that we would be welcome.

What is seen on their web site worked well. We had to find it in the dark ,and we knew we were home because we recognized it from the photos.It is all there as they describe, nothing is needed for the visit .

We would go to this place again ,if the opportunity ever presents it self.

A quaint place ,only 20 minutes from down town St.Johns NFLD

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
St. John's International Airport
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Chafe's Landing
Car: recommended

Aside from sitting on your private deck and watching the whales play in the ocean (10,000 Humpbacks migrate through the area each year!) and the icebergs idle by (in season of course)... there is plenty to do in Petty Harbour itself!

Petty Harbour has been an active fishing village since the 1500s. Feel the quaintness of the village for yourself... just take the short stroll down to the harbour and be gob-smacked by the stunning vista.

For non-licensed fishers, the Newfoundland and Labrador Recreational Food Fishery happens twice a year during summer and fall. The recreational fishery is open to both residents and non-residents and there is no license requirement. If not partaking yourself, you can still watch as folks take to the waters in small boats and then come back to the wharf to clean their catch in the same way it's been done for hundred of years. Either way, it's sure to whet your appetite!

Speaking of which - Chafe's Landing, the local seafood restaurant, is waiting to serve you the same fresh-caught fish at lunch - and again at supper, if you wish - it's that good! They have just completed a lovely reno and now have a small "pub"and deck! There is something for everyone on Chafe's menu!

We also have a coffee shop called The Watershed - located right on the wharf. Enjoy artisan coffee, sandwiches and pastries in this quaint waterside cafe!

Learn the local history at the Petty Harbour Heritage Museum, learn about Newfoundland aquatic life at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, stop into the Information Centre, get a bit of exercise while enjoying the quiet splendor of the East Coast Trail or for the more adventurous...try Zip Lining (North Atlantic Zip Lining) through the hills and get a bird's eye view of the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing For Success is a Not for Profit Organization that can take you out beyond the breakwater to jig for your own cod, bring it back in clean it and even do a lovely piece of art with it! Fantastic fun for the whole family!

Canoers, kayakers and jet ski enthusiasts bring their crafts to the launches at the wharf and enjoy the Petty Harbour area also!

We are located on the East Coast Trail where there is plenty of hiking for all levels.

Or maybe you just want to while away the hours poking through craft shops, artist studios or picking wild blueberries in the hills outside your suite.

If you need groceries, take the 5 minute drive to Bidgoods where you can pick up everything you need including a fabulous selection of Newfoundland specialty food items, lovely baked goods, Newfoundland crafts and more of the freshest of fish and seafood - including lobster!

For those needing a Pharmacy there is also a Shoppers Drug Mart in the Bidgoods Plaza.

Ventures Afar

Guests of Shore Lark by the Sea are able to experience an idyllic lifestyle in Petty Harbour yet can switch gears very quickly with a 15 minute drive into St. John's, one of the oldest most vibrant cities in North America, where they can hit the pubs, theatres, art galleries, museums, shopping, sports events and fine dining restaurants.

Petty Harbour is also located minutes from one of the biggest attractions to the province, Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America, and is a launching point for many day trips including the Irish Loop, whale and bird watching boat tours, sea kayaking and much more.

If you head down to Ferryland you can check out the Colony of Avalon Archaeological Dig and have a lovely catered picnic lunch right on the cliffs at the Ferryland Lighthouse.

Bird lovers must take the trip to Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve! Witness one of the most accessible places in the world to see nesting seabirds including kittiwakes, cormorants, puffins and more than 24,000 gannets.

The Avalon Wilderness Area is home to the most southerly herd of Woodland caribou.

There are several golf courses nearby, including a championship public course with panoramic views of St. John's and the surrounding coastline.

Brook trout and Atlantic salmon are also abundant in the ponds and rivers of the region.

Other outdoor activities: Sea kayaking, boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming and more are all available.

Newfoundland has so many incredible things to do and see...and we could go on forever... so instead we'll just give you a link to one of the best sites to get all the information you need at


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45 to $65 $35.11 + Tax

A 1 bedroom Nest is $160 a night/$1100 a week + taxes& Housekeeping.

Nests: a one-time $45 departure cleaning fee for stays of 6 nights and less or $65 for stays of a week or more.
*Charged at time of booking or paying balance.

Booking with ShoreLark by the Sea indicates agreement with all Policies. We are a licensed registered business that securely processes payments directly. Please see our website for Cancellation Policies and always purchase Travel Insurance when finalizing your vacation plans.


Cancellations or Changes to Bookings***

Speak to your travel agent or credit card company about trip delay and cancellation insurance prior to your trip.

If you need to make any changes to your reservations ( # in party or dates) - please contact us as soon as possible. Due to maximum occupancy of the unit you've reserved or other bookings - we may not be able to accommodate any changes. Depending on the time frame of change request - applicable cancellation policy will apply.


1. 100% refund, minus a $25 admin fee & any associated credit card charges, if you cancel at least 60 days before your first night booked.

2. 50% refund, minus any associated credit card charges, if you cancel at least 31 days before your first night booked.

3. If you cancel your booking 30 days and less before your first night booked, we are unable to offer any refunds.

3. No refunds will be given for early departures or no-shows.

4. Please understand Shorelark by the Sea is not responsible for any cancelled, delayed or missed flights or ferries, etc., and cannot offer refunds if your travel plans are, for any reason, interrupted.

5. Maximum occupancy is strictly enforced. Make sure you know the occupancy limit of your particular unit before booking

Full payment for short stays less than a week. 50% deposit for week or more - balance due at 60 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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