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Rustic Luxe, a Restored Original Outport Coastal Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

Authentic Fisherman's Cottage

Heart's Delight is a small quiet outport fishing village centrally located on the Baccalieu Trail, one of the four eastern Newfoundland tourist driving routes. Nearby are the towns of Heart's Desire and Heart's Content, not far from the town of Cupids. The location is great for mini-road trips throughout the small coastal villages around eastern Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

From St. John's- 1 hr 15 mins.

Excellent access to all eastern tourist driving routes:

From Cape Shore Trail driving route- 45 mins

From Irish Loop driving route- 1 hr

From Heritage Run driving route- 1 hr 30 mins

The house is classed as 'Rustic Charm' or 'Eco-Luxe', with a unique combination of new and original furnishings complimented by luxury linens and amenities for a comfortable authentic experience. Great for short side trips from St. John's for those with limited time to explore the scenic historical outport communities.

Located directly on the ocean with immediate access to the original 100 year old fisherman's trails that connect the towns. Hike for hours.

* Outdoor fire area, deck & BBQ

* Ultra-comfortable beds, premium pillow top mattress

* 400+ thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linens

* Premium brand small kitchen appliances

* Fully-equiped laundry

* Professional pre-arrival cleaning (Important with VRBO properties

* Professional Property Manager

House has three bedrooms with 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds, along with a daybed in the kitchen.

See our other VRBO properties located in Bonavista -- VRBO Listing #442021

We base our design, configuration and maintenance on a specification seen at our other VRBO properties:

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Be sure to order your National Geographic Map of Newfoundland before you go- not available in retail stores. 3 Days in St. John's Map recommended as well. Search Maps for the Newfoundland Traveller.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

Why The Owner chose Newfoundland

This was my father's house. The property has been in our family since 1870.

What makes this cottage unique

My family that lives in the town. They are a blast.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Rustic Luxe, a Restored Original Outport Coastal Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time. The house is lovely, exquisitely decorated, has everything you need for a perfect stay. Ken was very accommodating to some special requests and we always felt well taken care of. The place is simply gorgeous, the hikes in the area are majestic and the community is extra-friendly. This was the ideal getaway that I needed to finish writing a book... Thanks Ken!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you had a great stay! There are many hidden and undiscovered secrets in Heart's Delight... who would believe that you can actually surf there... Hope to see you again soon...
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charmingly cozy quaint outport Newfoundland cottage

  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with this cozy charming cottage! So nice having a trail to hike right out the back door. And drinking coffee every morning looking out over the ocean.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christine. Very happy you enjoyed the house! A trip back to simpler times is always a great way to renew the soul....
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Where to Begin?!?

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 2 unforgettable nights at this cottage in Heart's Delight, and immediately regretted not having booked it for the entire trip to the Rock. From the moment we walked through the charming red gate until we closed it behind us, we revelled in our good luck for having found it.

We'd never stayed in a VRBO before and I admit, I have become what you might call a 5 star princess so booking this was a little out of our comfort zone. I can tell you that it's how i'll start my accommodations search for every personal trip going forward.

I'm darned close to 50 and have come to demand certain levels of comfort - good kitchenware, good linens, good water pressure with more than enough hot water, high quality mattress, CLEAN floors & windows. The cottage in Heart's Delight met every one of those requirements, then it passed them.

The restoration of this charming place is unbelievably complete - from the aprons hanging on the hook in the kitchen to the retro record player in the parlour - nothing was left undone. The windows all open (read: listen to the sea birds in the early morning), the BBQ works great and the conspicuous absence of a flickering screen was a (sigh) surprising benefit.

All in all, we couldn't have been happier. We plan on returning, as soon as we can escape our real lives again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for those kind words! Next time I'll try to meet up with you and I'll show you the secret spots around Heart's Delight and the Bacalieu Trail... Thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Ken
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Heart's Delight-Islington Cottage Rental Rates

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Spring 2017
Apr 14 2017 - May 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $376
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Heart's Delight-Islington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

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