This vacation rental home is in the cultural and entertainment heart of downtown St. John's-- facing picturesque JellybeanRow; and, historic Signal Hill and harbour a short distance away. This 2 story 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is in mint condition, fully furnished with all kitchen and dining amenities. Hardwood floors throughout. A large country style kitchen with cherry oak cabinets leads to an enclosed garden area which receives full sunshine. Gas BBQ and lawn and deck furniture included. An over size master bedroom with private balcony and en-suite with a whirlpool tub is in the top back. The second bedroom overlooks King's Road-- which is busy with people and not so many cars. Linens included. Wall mounted television with 165 Channels from Bell Aliant as well as free internet/WiFi. One visitor parking pass [on street parking] included; non-restricted parking is across the street. Lots of shops, restaurants, theatres and bars nearby.
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
2 Br 2 Bath In Heart Of Old St. John's
Doug Meggison & Marie Chidley, owners
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 31, 2018
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location for visiting( walking) downtown St John's, House is a well presented old home in the vintage area of the city. It is tastefully decorated and immaculate. It has all the amenities that we needed. The (mini) manager is a force to be reckoned with, but once supplied with enough wine, she mellowed out :-)
DELIGHTED with this property!
We absolutely couldn't have chosen better! The location is ideal, close proximity to downtown and the unit is so quaint. It was super clean, nicely decorated and had absolutely everything we needed. Beds were comfy and everything was so cozy! Fantastic suggestions for activities; we took in a show (The Spirit of Newfoundland) which was recommended by the owners and it was fantastic! We arrived early and were late to check out and they were totally accommodating. Our absolute only regret is that we couldn't have stayed longer. Would HIGHLY recommend (and would take this over a hotel any day!!!), and thank you so much Doug and Marie, we will be back!!! 💕
Very Newfoundland !
Loved feeling like part of the St. John’s jellybean neighbourhood in this well-maintained, very well-stocked character home. Layout is great for two couples - lots of space. Ideally located to walk to the lively pubs and restaurants which often feature local musicians, all so talented. A very friendly local meat shop/convenience store is just down the street. The hosts are very friendly and have great taste in art and books which decorate the very cozy home. Definitely more economical and comfortable than any hotel.
Jelly Bean Row Location -could have been a lot cleaner!!!
After reading all of the GREAT reviews we figured this was going to be outstanding. The house itself is cute with a great layout! Location also great! But it has been forgotten and no one is truly taking care of it. It needs a real good cleaning and some maintenance.
We found it to be very dusty and full of cobwebs. The baseboards and corners are full of old dust. The bathtub had a layer of dust. Just the traffic areas are being cleaned. The front bedroom window needed a blind, very bright in the wee hours of the morning with just a sheer blue curtain up.
We discovered former guests leftovers in the fridge and freezer from days gone by. That was gross! And the back patio, that had potential, was very grungy and dirty. Hasn't been swept or the table wiped up in a long time before guests arrive.
I realize it is an old house, but some maintenance on the plumbing was overdue. The toilets would hardly flush and the bathroom sinks backed up. The kitchen sink was in need of a good bleaching as it was full of coffee stains.
And since this house is geared for up to 5 people, the coffee maker should have been a 12 cup, not 4.
Even though the beds were small - doubles - they were comfortable and the bedding was clean. We liked the living room, dining room and kitchen very much and having the parking permit was great as well.
This lovely old house has the ability to shine. I hope you bring it back to the way you had intended for guests.
Since the owners, Doug & Marie, reside in the house during the summer, all of the deficiencies noted will be attended. Your high standards are our high standards.
Great Stay in St John's
Two couples enjoyed a week at Doug's and Marie's place on King Road. The house was perfect for our stay - charming, clean, warm, secure, well equipped with everything you could possibly need, and best of all, very well situated for walking the city. We walked to The Rooms, George Street, the restaurants and shops on Duckworth and Water Streets, nearby cathedrals and more. We rented a car and there was always a space in front of the house on this quiet street to park, but we mostly walked in the city. We bought fresh cod and fresh lobster at the fish market and cooked in a couple of evenings. We enjoyed great seafood at several restaurants - Olivers and Get Stuffed were favourites and both a short walk away. There is a patio area at the back should the weather be nice enough to sit outdoors. I highly recommend this rental and would love to return some day.
Perfect cozy home in the heart of St. John’s
We were here for ten days for a conference and vacation in chilly blustery April. Doug was great in reaching out prior to our arrival, asking about our interests and providing great tips on the local music and culture scene. We fell in love with the house instantly, a beautifully maintained classic St. John’s “jellybean”. We especially appreciated having all the little things (laundry soap, spices, etc) to really make it feel like home. The books and artwork were the icing on the cake. The location was so great as well, easy to walk to our conference at the Delta and more importantly to all the great music venues and restaurants of downtown. I just wish we could have stayed longer!
Downtown St. John's is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. As the oldest and most easterly city in North America, this is where heritage lives. Melded with culture, history, and personality, St. John's has survived two World Wars, five centuries, countless hardships and triumphs. The place has become a rare, old city full of character, experience and charisma, with a contemporary, sophisticated edge.
Wander down the narrow, criss-crossing streets carved by horse and carriage over 100 years ago. Pass the colourful jellybean row houses wedged together in every space lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways. Once you've meandered down to the working harbour of the waterfront, look towards the Narrows and imagine a time when the waters were brimming full with fishing schooners. St. John's is apparently the largest protected harbour in the world-- full details at the Johnson Geo Centre on Signal Hill, an 18 minute mostly uphill walk from 83 King's Road.
Visit Quidi Vidi, our charming village-within-a-city, which still embodies the spirit of an old fishing outport. It is a reasonable walk from King's Road. You can have an informal beer on the deck at the lovely Quidi Vidi brewery, or a meal at the Mallard Cottage. [Phone reservations recommended-- it's very popular.]
From Quidi Vidi, you can hike up nearby Signal Hill, or return to St. John's harbour and walk through the famous Battery, where tiny wooden homes still cling valiantly to cliffsides ravaged by ocean waves. From the Battery you can access a remarkable seaside trail which will take you up to the iconic Cabot Tower guarding the top of Signal Hill. Here, Marconi famously received his first transmission across the Atlantic in 1901. Look out over the cliffs and watch the city's harbour and captivating skyline spread out before you. It is also possible to walk from the Battery to the top of Signal Hill by Road, and walk the trail down. A taxi to the top from King's Road would cost maybe $10.
Perched on the horizon is The Rooms, home to our provincial museum, art gallery and archives, standing next to the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. The Rooms has a wonderful restaurant with what may be the best harbour view in the world! And this is just a few minutes walk from the front door of King's Road.
As you explore the history of this place, shop at the many fine boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and art galleries lining our streets.
In the evening, sit back, relax, and enjoy live music or local theatre where actors will whisk you away to another place and time. Be sure to look at lamp post posters for different events-- sometimes the most intriguing events are hard to find on the internet.
For nightlife excitement, head to the famous George Street. Here, clubs, pubs, bars, and restaurants are stacked and crammed. Every evening, George Street blazes with energy, especially during the George Street Festival – five days and nights of dynamic musical entertainment. For more information visit the George Street Association website.
Here in St. John's, courteous and lively people will treat you as friends – willing to send you in the right direction, help you on your way, or even take you there. Always happy to tell a tale, no matter how tall, just to make you smile. Certainly, this city is like no other.