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Outer Battery: 'the outport in the city.' Signal Hill National Park begins here.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'The Outport in the City' - the historic Outer Battery at the entrance to St. John's harbour is a ten minute walk from downtown cafes, pubs, restaurants, offices, shops, boutiques and theatres.
This lovingly refurbished fisherman's cottage just 10 metres from water's edge has 3 bedrooms, custom kitchen with dishwasher, woodstove fireplace, piano, deck with BBQ and harbour view, antique clawfoot tub and separate shower, wi-fi internet, laundry and private off-street parking. On the North Head walking trail, 30 metres from Signal Hill National Historic Park in the quiet (non-industrial) part of the Battery. Spacious rooms and large windows with panoramic views of the Narrows and the city. Watch fishing boats and cruise ships pass by; see otters, eagles, whales and icebergs in season.
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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Speak to owner...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Selection of Newfoundland books...moreless

  • Music Library:

    There is a piano with sheet music...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    30 feet from water's edge...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric central heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    seasonal, by arrangement...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Less than 1 week
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$273
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,818

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please note that our rates are in Canadian dollars, but the VRBO site defaults to US currency. You can select the currency display in upper right corner of VRBO listing. Our correct rates are stated here, in Canadian dollars:

Oct 2015 - May 2016: $1300 CAN per week (+HST) Monthly off-season rates available.

Christmas/New Year's 2015: $2400 CAN per week. Minimum 1 week rental

June-September 2016: $2400 CAN per week, additional nights $340 CAN (+HST)

Less than 1 week: $360 CAN per night (+HST) (4 night minimum)

If you do not receive a reply from us within 24 hours, please email us directly at house@batteryradio.com.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. John's International Airport

Car: Not Necessary

See why Outer Battery is a special place: https://vimeo.com/171235306

In the drone video, the red car is parked in front of One O'Clock Cottage.

A stunning cliffside walking trail begins outside the door and winds (to the right in the video) east around the cliff through Signal Hill national park, ending at Cabot Tower where Marconi received the 1st transatlantic radio signal in 1901. You can watch whales from the trail (sometimes even in directly front of the house) or take a cruise through the Narrows on harbour sightseeing boats. Seabirds nest in the cliffs and shed roofs nearby - watch the chicks hatch in June. Downtown offers a very sparky arts scene with great music, theatre, dance and art galleries.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Newfoundland journalist & musician, we have lived in Outer Battery for 25 years.

Why the Owner Chose Downtown, St. John's, NL, Canada:
The Outer Battery is a truly special place. It feels like a place from another time - a magical place. Inhabited since 1675 by fishermen, it has the feel of a small, separate village community. Here we speak of 'going into Town' even though it's only 10 minutes walk! Neighbours are retired fishermen, longshoremen (stevedores), potters, poets, musicians, journalists, students.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sitting on the deck watching everything from a rowboat to a cruise liner come through the Narrows. Seeing cormorants and a family of otters at waterside. Catching a glimpse of eagles fishing in the Narrows or the seagull chicks on the twine-store roof across the path. Witnessing wisps of fog creep in the narrows. Hearing the lonely sound of Fort Amherst foghorn. Wandering up among the higgledy-piggledly houses of Fort Waldegrave. Chatting with neighbours who all have a great story. Walking the North Head Trail in July and seeing whales spout. Catching some great entertainment downtown and being able to walk home into a quiet little separate world.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Outer Battery: 'the outport in the city.' Signal Hill National Park begins here.

    Outer Battery: 'the outport in the city.' Signal Hill National Park begins here.

  • Spacious living room

    Spacious living room

  • A parade of ships passes daily

    A parade of ships passes daily

  • View from deck & living room windows

    View from deck & living room windows

  • View from house towards downtown

    View from house towards downtown

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • West bedroom

    West bedroom

  • Dining room downstairs seats 6

    Dining room downstairs seats 6

  • Attention foodies: a kitchen you can actually cook in!

    Attention foodies: a kitchen you can actually cook in!

  • Antique clawfoot tub. Stained glass interior window is visible in the mirror.

    Antique clawfoot tub. Stained glass interior window is visible in the mirror.

  • On the North Head Trail, 1 minute walk from the house (dog not included)

    On the North Head Trail, 1 minute walk from the house (dog not included)

  • On the deck watching a young eagle October 2012

    On the deck watching a young eagle October 2012

  • The Cottage

    The Cottage

  • Patio doors open to the deck

    Patio doors open to the deck

  • View from deck & living room windows

    View from deck & living room windows

  • Deck

    Deck

  • Large windows open on the harbour

    Large windows open on the harbour

  • East bedroom

    East bedroom

  • Breakfast in the kitchen. Watch ships & seabirds through the windows as you cook

    Breakfast in the kitchen. Watch ships & seabirds through the windows as you cook

  • Large bathroom with shower and cast-iron clawfoot tub.

    Large bathroom with shower and cast-iron clawfoot tub.

  • The Outer Battery image shows up everywhere (house bottom right)

    The Outer Battery image shows up everywhere (house bottom right)

  • The Narrows

    The Narrows

  • iconic Newfoundland Tourism poster (Cottage to right of schooner)

    iconic Newfoundland Tourism poster (Cottage to right of schooner)

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, September 23, 2016

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