Antique Salt Box Traditional Newfoundland House(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bed room, 1 bath, kitchen, small living room with pull out couch, sleeps 5
Elliston is a friendly, small, out-port village that offers sea side hiking, deep sea fishing, whale watching, a fine traditional Newfoundland restaurant, an informative Visitors Center, and more. The main town of Bonavista, is about five kilometers away and boasts plentiful shopping, museums, pubs and a major harbor. The peninsula reaches out to the 'Cape' which has a spectacular view of high cliffs and endless ocean seascape. Bonavista is the historic site where John Cabot landed in the early 1300's.
Member since: 2014
- 350 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Events Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5
- two bedrooms and pull out double couch in living room
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tub, sink & toilet
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
The ocean can be seen from the kitchen window but it is about 1 km away. It is a limited ocean view. I have watched ice burgs floating past and seen the plumes of the whales when they arrive....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Living Room:
- Housekeeper Optional
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $149.66
- Tax Rate 13%
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Refund of deposit (minus $50.00 Administration Fee) must be asked for no less than 30 days prior to reservation. Less than 30 days to reservation there will be no refund.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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This house is an antique salt box originally built by a basque fisherman over 150 years ago. It has been renovated and includes a kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms.
There is a wharf within walking distance where Whale watching, deep sea fishing or coastal voyages can be arranged. This is the Puffin Capital of Newfoundland where Puffins can be viewed up close. Beach swimming is within a short drive's distance. There is also a large park that offers camping, picnicking etc. The landscape is amazing.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Hello, my name is David. I'm an artist and work all around Canada. I bought this house in Newfoundland because there is so much natural beauty everywhere. As an artist that is very important. My son, who is a carpenter and I renovated this traditional Salt Box house. It was in pretty rough shape when I first bought it but now is rebuilt and finished. I love to travel and love to live in rural settings. Over the years Ive bought five other waterfront properties. Two of them are cottages in Quebec near Ottawa. The other three are on the same lake. I built my house, a large studio and a school house for teaching art classes on those properties. Yes I do like to keep busy. When I'm not doing art work then I'm building something. Its a lot of fun, hard work and very creative. I love to look around at the things I've created. It gives me a sense of honest work and accomplishment.
Why the Owner Chose Elliston, NL, Canada:
When I was working in St. Johns NFLD building the displays at Signal Hill visitor center I fell in love with the province. I met and made friends with many local folks and was most impressed with the rugged beauty of the Discovery Peninsula. After several trips back to Newfoundland I finally found a small quaint house that I could afford. It did need lots of work but I like doing that. It is so great to be on the ocean. Elliston is a town that welcomed me with open arms. Im sure that when you see the surrounding ocean landscape and the diverse natural beauty of the Discovery Peninsula that you too will fall in love with the place just as I did.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
As an artist I can be sort of choosy about the places I stay or live in. I prefer places with character rather than 'typical suburban 5 star hotel look'. The Catalina Road house as we call it is a traditional antique Salt Box. I wanted something that had history and reflected the 'old ways'. The Catalina Road House was built by a Basque fisherman about 200 years ago. It is solid and of course has a kitchen in which I have had several musical gathering. The old fish drying racks have long since returned to the earth but one day I hope to restore them too. There is an ancient root cellar on the property. This spoke to me of the old local history. I knew then that this was the place for me. It's a comfortable little house situated in a great community surrounded by fantastic natural beauty. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit all within a half hour drive. The near by town of Bonavista has everything anyone would need as far as shopping, groceries stores, a great pub, live theater and much more. The Cod fishing, Puffin and whale watching is great.
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This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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