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Experience Peace And Tranquility At Charming Cottage In Small Fishing Community.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Open Plan Cottage With 2 Bedrooms And Stunning Views Of Harbour And Gardens.

This home was created my parents, she a keen gardener from England, he an educator  and businessman who was raised in the community. They  retired here and created a  unique environment amid the rugged setting of an authentic fishing village.  The home is surrounded by hand-planted trees and gardens, and it offers fabulous views of Old  Bonaventure harbour and beautiful  Trinity Bay.     At the rear of the house a small waterfall flows into a stream which runs right under the  house and through the front lawn, providing a most relaxing soundscape for restful  nights of sleep and memorable afternoon naps.     The two double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, accommodate four adults.  There is a large, well-equipped kitchen with double ovens, a five-ring stove top and a dishwasher, along with every imaginable utensil. There is a breakfast area positioned

beneath a skylight, and a more formal dining table overlooking the harbour. The comfortable lounge area is especially cosy with plenty of seating. It also features an inviting 

Vermont Castings wood-burning stove with a supply of firewood. Wi-fi internet access 

reaches all parts of the house and property. For entertainment,  there is a flat­screen TV with Bell satellite service. DVD and CD players are also provided, along with a Bluetooth speaker for iPhones, etc.  A landline phone is provided, with  Canada/US­ wide unlimited long distance calling. This helps offset the fact that, like most rural Newfoundland communities, Old Bonaventure is not serviced by any cell phone service provider.  

The secluded garden features a pond and a wide variety of plants that provide  spectacular colour throughout the spring/summer/fall seasons. The harbour­facing side of the house has a deck (with a gas BBQ). On warm days,  this is a perfect spot to enjoy sunsets, watch fishing boats come and go, and to see  magnificent eagles soar overhead from their nearby nests. There is a glass­roofed  conservatory which is perfect for enjoying those cooler days and for star­gazing at  night. For the musically inclined, there is also a superb piano. For readers, there is a  huge selection of books that cover every interest. Finally, there is an ample collection of  board games and playing cards.    This inviting home is the ideal retreat for a restful and restorative holiday. And when  you are rested, numerous nearby attractions await to connect you with the beauty and  fascinating history of this special part of Newfoundland. For instance, the film site of the acclaimed “Random Passage” series is just a five ­minute drive. (Just one of four films  shot in this area in recent years.) Hiking trails take you to the resettled outports of  Kerley’s Harbour and British Harbour. The Skerwink Trail, an essential experience for  hikers with spectacular views, is just 30 minutes away. Boat excursions for  whale­watching and for glimpsing historic and enigmatic resettled outports depart daily  from New Bonaventure and Trinity. If that is not enough history to satisfy, the 

500 year ­old town of Trinity is only 25 minutes away. The options are endless...and the  comments of previous visitors speak for themselves! This is a holiday experience that  you will want to share with others. 

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Dawne Marlow
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2016


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Experience Peace And Tranquility At Charming Cottage In Small Fishing Community.
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Excellent house. It was and cozy and extremely well kept. Owner was very nice and she was there to greet us. Great community, secluded and scenic. With lots to do in the surrounding area (during the summer).

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Our group, two couples and two dogs, recently spent thanksgiving weekend at this lovely spot. All of us immediately felt embraced by a homey atmosphere, like we were being welcomed into the home of well-loved relatives. A wonderful place to either relax indoors or to explore this magical part of the world. We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves at Old Bonaventure and it would be great to see you all again.
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful get-away! My wife and I stayed in NL for two weeks at 7 different places and this was by far my favourite stay. The listing description was totally accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc., and the property was and cottage were well-maintained ? The cottage was exceptionally well-prepared and equipped with lots of small details added. It was clean, homey, comfortable, had beautiful views and was absolutely enchanting. It's in a very quiet and quaint setting and a bit out of the way but perfect for a few days away from it all. Dawne the owner was terrific and provided excellent customer service. Excellent value for the dollar and very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Malcolm. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Excellent for a quiet get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

An excellent property in a beautiful little community. So many small communities in the area to explore. A superbly equipped kitchen that inspires you to cook at home. The pictures did not do justice to the property. We stayed for 2 weeks and wished we could have stayed longer. A wonderful retreat and a wonderful hostess. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our corner of Newfoundland.
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A fabulous getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This is a "back country" property of sorts which couldn't be any more charming if you tried. The refined rustic nature of this residence and grounds are complete comfort in the beauty of simplicity. A well appointed kitchen for a rental and spaciously comfortable. The owner who meets you there is a complete gem. You might have your wonderings on the way in given the condition of the road but believe me, it is absolutely worth it. I would do a return stay in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves in Old Bonaventure. Best wishes Dawne
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  • 5 of 5

The home, gardens and view are magical - we really did not want to leave. The home: 1. the wonderful library could occupy one for decades; 2. glass conservatory with a marvelous view of sea, stars, and moon; 3. very comfortable furniture; 4. extremely well-equipped kitchen - even for an excellent cook; 5. global mementos; 6. perfect quiet - except for the babbling brook after a rain; 7. light, light and more light.

The gardens: 1. paths; 2. benches; 3. specimen trees; 4. brook and waterfall; 5. every perennial that will grow in that environment - a riot of color; 6. herbs and lettuce for guests.

The view: big sky, harbor, headlands, fishing boats going out and returning to clean their catch.

We are not winter people - but if we had to be, we would love to have a home such as this. And it is a 3 minute drive/20 minute walk from the best activity by far of our 15 days in NL - the Rugged Beauty Boat Tour (see Trip Advisor review.) And Ms Marlow is a delightful hostess.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. Our family have also enjoyed this home that our parents put together and it is a joy to share it with all the wonderful guests that we have had. I'm also pleased that you enjoyed the Rugged Beauty Boat Tour. Bruce gives a great account of the history of the Newfoundland outport life.
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Old Bonaventure Cottage Rental Rates

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Old Bonaventure Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snowmobiling

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