Shorelark by the Sea Oceanfront Rentals in Fishing Village 15 Mins to St John's
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
WELCOME TO SHORELARK by the SEA!
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vacation rentals: WWW.SHORELARKBYTHESEA.COM
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SHORELARK by the SEA VACATION RENTALS!
ShoreLark by the Sea has 3 gorgeous rental units available for your idyllic Newfoundland vacation on the Atlantic Ocean:
The Upper and Lower Nests are our unique, ONE BEDROOM units. The Guest House is our spacious TWO BEDROOM unit.
All units are well appointed fully-equipped self-catered Vacation Rentals, tucked away in ocean side locations in the charming 500 year old active fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador. Outfitted with all modern conveniences…from cable to cookware…linens to lobster boil pots…ShoreLark guests at all three 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.
ALL 2016 GUEST BOOK COMMENTS ARE LOCATED AT BOTTOM OF THIS LISTING. HERE'S A RECENT SAMPLE OF WHAT OUR GUESTS AT SHORELARK BY THE SEA SAY:
“We love the attention to detail and the quality you have put into this home.”
Guests: Al & Jude, Cobourg, Ontario
Dates of stay: July 24-26, 2016
Just beautiful! The home, the harbour, the village. We love the attention to detail and the quality you have put into this home. It will certainly be on our recommended places to stay. We are off for home soon but have really enjoyed our stay. We shall return!
“…as beautiful and relaxing as we had hoped.”
Guests: Erika and Jon, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Dates of stay: July 15-21, 2016
Many thanks for your kind welcome to Petty Harbour, which has proven to be as beautiful and relaxing as we had hoped. This little Nest was a wonderful home for us during our stay.
“…a great base for us to see everything we wanted to see…”
Guests: Lori & Kay, Toronto Ontario
Dates of stay: July 16-23, 2016
Thank you for creating such a perfect home for us in this part of Newfoundland. It was a great base for us to see everything we wanted to see, but it was also a seductive home that constantly lured us to just sit and watch the boats, or in Kaz’s case, draw them! We cooked here most nights and found everything we needed. We also appreciated the laundry as we had been on the road for more than a week when we got here.Thanks for the perfect vacation spot.
P.S. A special shout out to David for the fresh cod. It was delicious!
“We are saddened to leave.”
Guests: Dennis & Donna, Alliston, Ontario
Dates of stay: July 6–12, 2016
We arrived totally unprepared to receive the magic of this beautiful province. We inhaled the ocean, scenery, history, and the wonderful people here. We have been smitten! Thank you for the use of your cozy, warm, comfortable Nest. It was perfect. We will never forget this beautiful Newfoundland. We are saddened to leave. We will definitely return…
“…fell in love with this beautifully designed and appointed ‘home away from home”
Guests: Kim and Rick,
Dates of Stay: July 1–4, 2016
We cannot say enough about our stay at Shorelark’s Upper Nest. Rick and I fell in love with this beautifully designed and appointed ‘home away from home’ and with the lovely town of Petty Harbour. Thank you, Karen and David, for your wonderful welcome (such fun!) and for all your attention to every detail in our accommodation. So hard to leave, hope to return!
“…spectacular view… This is the “true Newfoundland experience…”
Guests: Susan & Dale, Prescott, Ontario
Dates of stay: June 13–17, 2016
We loved our cozy Nest accommodations with the spectacular view of beautiful Petty Harbour. It truly feels like “a home away from home”. This is the “true Newfoundland experience”, and we are so happy that we finally made it here! We will definitely plan a return trip. Thanks again for your warm hospitality.
“…a relaxing, serene, calm place to come back to after a day of sight-seeing. Your attention to detail shows in every touch…”
Guests: Dennis & Maureen, Ardrossan, Alberta
Dates of stay: May 31–June 1, 2016
Thank you so much for arranging for us to stay at Shorelark by the Sea Lower Nest. Your place is amazing! Everything we needed and more! The place is decorated and appointed to give a relaxing, serene, calm place to come back to after a day of sight-seeing. We absolutely loved looking out over the harbour from the deck–and the wind when the wind was howling. Your attention to detail shows in every touch–loved the bedroom light fixture! We will definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling to Petty Harbour.
“We enjoyed staying in an actual fishing village…perfectly situated and perfectly charming.”
Guests: Linda & John, Hallowell, Maine, USA
Dates of stay: May 24–29, 2016
Shorelark by the Sea is aptly named. This is a cozy and well-supplied nest with a captivating view of the harbor and the rocky cliffs. We enjoyed staying in an actual fishing village–meeting and talking with members of the community and fellow travellers to the area. Everyone we met was friendly and informative. In addition to enjoying the immediate area, we were easily able to explore out-lying areas, returning to ‘nest’ for a peaceful nights’ rest–perfectly situated and perfectly charming.
* To see GUEST COMMENTS from the last 5 years, please go to our website, or here on VRBO under OWNER INFORMATION and scroll down. We have OVER 100 FIVE- STAR GUEST BOOK COMMENTS that VRBO does not show on Reviews page.
ShoreLark Nests - Upper & Lower (two - 1 bedroom units) RATE: $150 Cdn per night
(2 people max / 3 night Min) / $1000 per week. Housekeeping & 15% tax to be added.
Nestled in a hill and right next to the fishing boats, our ShoreLark Nests are located at 52 South Side Road, Petty Harbour, in a traditional Newfoundland-style Salt Box. Our cozy little Upper and Lower Nests offer a pristine, warm modern cottage feel and have everything you need.
Enjoy your up-close and personal view 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!
Each Nest has:
500 sq. ft.
All modern furnishings
One bedroom with Queen sized bed
Fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchen
Dinnerware and cookware
Soaker tub and shower
Full-size washer & dryer
BBQ & patio set
Private deck overlooking the harbour, fishing boats and ocean.
*For those with difficulties navigating stairs: our Lower Nest or our ShoreLark Guest House would be best suited to you.
ShoreLark Guest House (2 bedrooms) RATE: $225 CDN per night (4 people max & 4 night min) / $1500 per week. Housekeeping & 15% tax to be added.
Spacious luxury with a 'retro' flair, our ShoreLark Guest House is located at 47 Long Run Road, Petty Harbour. It is the perfect choice for couples who like to travel…and stay together and unwind in lots of space!
ShoreLark Guest House is located a two minute walks from the harbour and has a stunning panoramic view of the entire Petty Harbour area, hills and the Atlantic Ocean.
1400 sq. ft. (yes, that's fourteen hundred!)
Large private veranda overlooking entire harbour and ocean
All modern furnishings
2 beautiful bedrooms with Queen sized beds
Fully equipped kitchen
Dinnerware and cookware
Soaker tub and shower
Laundry room with full-size washer & dryer
Petty Harbour is the perfect place to vacation! We're only 15 minutes from downtown St. Johns. Right on the East Coast Trail...North Atlantic Zip Lining up the road and fabulous fresh seafood restaurant Chafe's Landing, and the new harbour side Watershed Cafe! Bring your jet ski, kayaks or canoes. Land lubbers will love the meandering walks, hefty hikes, Herbie's Craft Shoppe, blueberry picking (in season), snow shoeing and snowmobiling in the winter and more. We have a convenience store and the famous Newfoundland Specialty grocery store, Bidgood's, is just 5 minutes 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!
When you're ready to book, here are some things to keep in mind
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+1 709 743 6118
7 days a week, 9am to 9pm. NL time
Member since: 2012
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Each NEST sleeps 2; the Guest House sleeps 4. Our Queen sized beds are 12 inch Memory Foam and will provide a lovely, deep, restful sleep, with lovely high TC cotton sheets. For those with pressure point problems - this is your solution! I have never had a better sleep than on a Memory Foam mattress! Large armoire, full-length mirror. Even a hot water bottle! Our ShoreLark GUEST HOUSE has 2 bedrooms which sleeps 4 (2 Queen beds)! ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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. 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. Our Guest House is a 4 night minimum rental with $100 departure Housekeeping Fee. 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!...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Petty Harbour is nestled on three sides by gorgeous, rugged hills. Fabulous views and hiking (watch whales and icebergs offshore) carpeted with wild blueberries, partridge berries and juniper. ...moreless
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Nests: Comfy couch, coffee table, electric fireplace, TV, reading materials, Scrabble & cribbage board. Guest House: Couch, love seat, coffee table, 2 side tables, electric fire, 42" flatscreen TV...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Our Nests have lovely fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchens and a Thomasville kitchen in the Guest House. All the pots, pans, cutlery, tableware, linens etc. you will need—even spices, oils, etc....moreless
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Deck / Patio:
Both ShoreLark by the Sea Nests have large private decks with bistro sets. The very best views of any accommodations in the area! You are right in the Harbour above the fishing boats and at the ocean's edge. Utterly stunning! Our Guest House is located further up on Long Run Road where you have an amazing panoramic view of the Harbour and the ocean and massive hills! A large veranda to sit on and mull life over is entirely yours!...moreless
- Outdoor Grill
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Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $45 to $100 $33.84 + tax
- Tax Rate 15%
Nests: a one-time $45 departure cleaning fee for stays of 6 nights and less or $65 for stays of a week or more; Guest House: a one-time $100 housekeeping fee. Charged at time of booking or paying balance. Our 2 bedroom Guest House Rates are $225 per night and $1500 per week + taxes and Housekeeping. Booking with ShoreLark by the Sea indicates agreement with all Policies. We are a licensed registered business that securely processes payments directly. Always purchase Travel Insurance when finalizing your vacation plans.
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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 new 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.
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.
Petty Harbour also has its popular Arts & Heritage Festival in August.
We also have a brand new convenience store which will open at the beginning of the season. If you need a little more in the way of 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, 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.
Guests of ShoreLark 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!
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: David and I have loved Petty Harbour for years and had a yearning to live in this beautiful little village. Even before we knew each other - we would both come to sit at the same spot separately, by ourselves, and daydream about that possibility. Even though we are both well acquainted with many areas of the world - 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!
Why the Owner Chose Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, NL, Canada:
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 - We do have THE best views in the area - hands down!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
When we decided to build both our current home with ShoreLark Guest House on ground level and our ShoreLark Nests in the blue Salt Box down the road we wanted to respect the traditonal quality of the surrounding homes. We kept our design basic and uncomplicated. When doing the interior decorating we took great pains to provide exactly what was needed to keep the focus on the unrivaled scenery. We have one of the best views in Petty Harbour! In the Nests you can see, hear and smell the ocean from the kitchen, living and bedroom windows and of course the large private decks! The decor is comprised of a pristine and calming collection which emphasizes spaciousness within the 500 sq feet. Glass paneled pocket doors allow maximum use of space and provides beautiful natural light in every room. Our Martha Stewart kitchens have everything you need! The electric fireplace is perfect for taking the chill off and is so cute everyone comments on it! The EQ3 sofa/chaise lounge is perfect for two to snuggle up on. We have high quality 12 inch memory gel foam mattresses that our guests have a remarkable nights sleep on. Our linens are lovely high TC 100% cotton. David says: Our Nests are like Nan's around the Bay ...if Nan was an interior decorator! ShoreLark Nests are marvelous warm, cozy, uncluttered cottage-style units that will make your visit to Newfoundland memorable. Our ShoreLark Guest House is a fabulous fully furnished 1400 sq feet of Retro Flair! There's a HUGE private veranda to sit on and have and amazing cup of coffee while watching the entire Harbour and ocean sparkle in it's morning glory! At night the sun going down lights the sky up and deepens the blue of the sea...a contrast not to be easily forgotten. The interior is modern, clean and fresh - everything you need for an overnight or an extended work stay. We put in an den for just that purpose! A large sleek fireplace makes the ambiance perfect for a glass of wine after dinner.
- Primary: +1 709 743 6118 7 days a week, 9am to 9pm. NL time
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Shorelark Upper & Lower Nests, seen from the harbour. Two cozy 1 bedroom units.
Upper Nest: open concept living room and kitchen
Upper Nest: spacious living room with TV, tourism info, books, cribbage etc.
Upper Nest: spacious bedroom with wardrobe, mirror and comfy adjoining bathroom
Upper Nest: bright and airy rooms that are warm and inviting.
Lower Nest: living room. Books, brochures & comfy blankets for cool evenings.
Lower Nest: a comfy queen size bed, cotton sheets, hot water bottle, wardrobe.
Lower Nest: roomy wardrobe in the bedroom, full size washer & dryer in bathroom.
ShoreLark Guest House: 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. A 3 minute walk from the harbour!
Shorelark Guest House: panoramic views & just a 3 minute walk from the harbour!
ShoreLark Guest House: the Sandy Hill Bedroom, comfy queen bed and cotton sheets
ShoreLark Guest House: Living-room: unwind after a fun day of seeing the sights!
Your key to a relaxing holiday…
Watch the boats come and go…
Upper Nest: a comfy queen size bed awaits you…
Upper Nest: washer & dryer, luxurious towels, soaps, lotions, even a toothbrush.
Upper Nest: a fully equipped kitchen–pots, pans, dishes, cutlery–even spices!
Lower Nest: a model fishing dory & electric fireplace for cooler evenings.
Lower Nest: bathroom with full size washer & dryer, soaps, lotions, bath salts.
Lower Nest: soft towels, soap, lotions, bath salts, full size washer & dryer.
ShoreLark Guest House: relax on the deck watching boats come & go in the harbour
ShoreLark Guest House: the Harbour Bedroom, with fireplace, & spacious wardrobe.
ShoreLark Guest House: spacious open concept kitchen, living-room & fireplace.
ShoreLark Guest House: a spacious bathroom, shower, & soaker tub to relax in.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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