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Traditional Architecture, Panoramic Views, Private Garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom Sleeps 4 - 6

59 Battery Road is located in the heart of the historic Battery community. Like many of our neighbours, our house clings to the steep embankment by resting on irregular cliff outcroppings. With unobstructed big-sky views and a compact layout, the inside of the house feels a bit like being on a ship. The house is a 10 minute walk from downtown and on the Signal Hill National Historic Park trail. It has three bedrooms, large bath, full kitchen with dishwasher, wi-fi internet, laundry, deck with a BBQ and a beautifully secluded side yard and garden equipped with classic lawn chairs with a panoramic view of the harbour. There’s always something to see – from fishing boats to container ships and everything in between. Even the occasional moose has been known to swim across the harbour!

Paul Steffler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Paul Steffler

The owners (he is the dialogue editor on Republic of Doyle, she is a social scientist) and their little black dog spend their summers on Bell Island, NL.

Paul Steffler purchased this house in 1992

Why Paul Steffler chose St. John's

In the early 90s, houses in the Battery were still very inexpensive. This property offered an ideal opportunity for heritage restoration.

What makes this house unique

Unique topography, wonderful friends and neighbours, historic surroundings, spectacular views, great for hiking and dog walking, proximity to downtown.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Studio/Bedroom 3 - 1 double , The studio (not available in off-season) has a 3/4 size bed.
  • Each bedroom has a dresser, closet and harbour view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dining, amenities and entertainment all within walking distance. Shop at one-of-a-kind Belbins Grocery on Quidi Vidi Road or take the Hipditch Hill shortcut to Deadman's Pond for all Signal Hill trail systems.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Traditional Architecture, Panoramic Views, Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked kitchen, beautiful view, and great location!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay to visit St John's!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! The location couldn't be better. Within walking distance of most attractions and downtown St John's. The accommodations are very comfortable, homey and quaint. The kitchen is well stocked and having laundry facilities was very helpful. Superb views of the harbour.

The host is very accommodating. We arrived very late so could not shop for morning supplies. Paul very kindly left coffee, cream, cheese, bread, etc for first morning which was much appreciated. Highly recommend this accommodation!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect location in the Battery

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at Paul and Verle's house in the Battery. The view is unsurpassed, and it was in a perfect location-- it's close to downtown, and it's within a few minutes' walk from the trail up Signal Hill. The kitchen was put to very good use during our stay there. This was the perfect place for our family during our stay in St. John's in the late summer. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect house from which to enjoy an enchanting city and province

  • 5 of 5

I'm delighted that family could enjoy their very first trip to Newfoundland from a home that was equally outstanding for its location, its quality decor, cleanliness and appointments and the attentiveness of its owner. Want to experience St John's from one of its most scenic and peaceful locations? 59 Battery Rd is it. Just kick back in an Andirondack chair on the lawn overlooking the harbour (with a morning coffee or an evening cocktail), watch the ships go by and prepare to be washed over by a rogue wave of inner peace and blissful satisfaction. The rates are great, the place is great and the experience is second to none (and this was easily my fifth outing to the city). Hope this rental is still around next time we decide to come from away.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Green Cottage on Battery Road, St. John's, NL

  • 5 of 5

We came back a SECOND TIME, as we said we would, and found the Green Cottage as charming as our first stay. This time we already knew our way around St. John's, so we visited the attractions such as The Rooms, the Railroad Museum, two evenings at the dinner show "The Spirit of Newfoundland". We took a trip to Fairyland and the Colony of Avalon, and a visit to Quidi Vidi Village and Lake. We always enjoy walking Duckworth Street, George Street and Water Street. Once again, a big "Thank You" to our hosts for our wonderful holiday overlooking the St. John's Harbour. We highly recommend this property !!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

We completed our 3.5 week visit to Newfoundland at this gem of a place in St. John's. After 3 weeks exploring the nooks and crannies of Newfoundland and finding great renewal in the vast expanses, pristine nature, phenomenal geology and welcoming people, we worked our way back into civilization by spending time in St. John's. This house was perfect!. Overlooking the busy and interesting Port of St. John's we could sit on the lawn or at the kitchen table or in the living room and watch the Pilot boat escort huge ships into the harbour. Located on one of the Grand Concourse walks, we saw many active walkers, both tourist and locals take advantage of the extensive trails overlooking the ocean, the city and other sights.We loved being in this location. An easy walk to coffee shops, boutique grocery stores and even the downtown scene.

Inside the place is so beautifully restored and elegantly furnished, we found it simply our style. The owners have taken care to provide all the essentials to make the stay comfortable and they demonstrate the care for the fragile environment by providing everything you need to have a minamal impact. You can spend time perusing the interesting books on the bookshelf or take a 10 minute hike to Parks Canada visitor site for Signal Hill. The beds are so comfortable and the place is very quiet for its accessibility to the city. We would definitely come back to this lovely house.

There are stairs involved in this place so it is better for those with mobility. We loved the visit to Mallard Cottage for the excellent meal. Also we were blown away by The Rooms, a wonderful collection of history, art and culture. This location was a perfect place to consolidate all our wonderful memories and experiences of Newfoundland.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
St. John's International Airport
Car: not necessary

Tiny houses nestled at the foot of Signal Hill look straight up the harbour. The Battery’s name refers to its position next to Fort Waldergrave whose stonework and cannon have been recently restored. From here you can explore the many Signal Hill trails, visit the GeoCentre, Cabot Tower, Gibbett Hill and Queens Battery -- or hike over to Quidi Vidi Lake and Quidi Vidi Village.


Rates & Availability

Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

- Our rates are in Canadian dollars, but the VRBO website defaults to US dollars. You can set the displayed currency-type by clicking next to the flag over the rates chart.

- During the winter months the third studio/bedroom is not available.

- The third studio/bedroom has a 3/4 size spool bed, is accessed by an exterior stairway only & has no ensuite.

- 59 Battery Road has a strict non-smoking policy, $500.00 cleaning fee applies if violated.

- Unscented laundry detergent and cleaning supplies are provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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