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Oceanview Retreat on the Baccalieu Trail, Trinity Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

oceanview, 3 bedroom, overlooking quiet cove

Hand build over a hundred years ago, this "Biscuit Box" house sits atop an old stone wall with a spectacular view of the cove and across the bay. If your main criteria is ocean view while visiting this area of Newfoundland, and scenic day trips or hiking, then this is the spot! This house was tastefully renovated in 2010 and has old world charm with all the modern conveniences. Located in Trinity Bay on the Baccalieu Trail in a 400 year old quaint fishing village rimmed with fishing stages and lots of history. Whalewatching from shore, berrypicking and over 60 km of shoreline hiking trails. A 1.5 hr drive from St . John's, this house is located close enough to the city but far enough out to really feel like you're "Out Around the Bay", as we say.

DETAILS | One bedroom with queen bed, 1 bedroom with double bed, and 1 small room that just fits the double bed, ideal for 1 person, snug for two. Large kitchen, cozy living room, sunroom with beachview, table for 6, updated bathroom with shower, comfy lawn chairs on lawn overlooking cove, washer/dryer, wifi, TV with cable, DVD, BBQ, new quality mattresses and linens, pull-out double couch. Amazing ocean view from every window!

The Avalon Penninsula was rated as the TOP SHORELINE in the world in 2010, by National Geographic - based on it's "stunning and natural Integrity, a shoreline in excellent shape ecologically, relatively unspoiled, and likely to remain so".

THINGS TO DO | Relax on the lawn and watch the activities in the cove: whales, caplin, lobster fisherman, seals, bald eagles, loons... hike the trail to Hearts Content and the quaint fishing village of New Perlican, visit the Heart's Content Cable Station Museum and the Wooden Boat Museum, or visit the beach at Salmon Cove, drive the loop around scenic Baccalieu, drive up tp Grates cover for a decadent NFLD/CAJUN fusion meal at Grates Cove Studios, see many more fishing villages, so much to do .. or not! A week will pass quickly exploring all there is to see and do in this spectacular area.

HIKING AND WHALEWATCHING | Over 7 species of whales frequent these water in June, July and some years well into August. Feeding on schools of caplin close to shore, you can walks the 60 km of groomed trails along the shores and whalewatch as you go, occasional seal sightings. I can also recommend a local whalewatch boat tour in area. I love all the trails, the friendly people, and especially the view from the house across to Trinity Bay. Icebergs that drift down with the Labrador current often come into the bay and can be seen as later as October. In August the blueberries and wild raspberries are out in abundance, September and October - delicious partridge berries and bakeapple berries are ripe for the picking. There's trouting in nearby ponds, lots of inwoods trails, and the "food fishery" is on in July into August for 3 weeks, and all summer weekends, get out and catch yourself some of what was once referred to as Newfoundland's currency: COD!

The D'Iberville hiking trail system is maintained, and has boardwalks and stairs in all the right places. You can literally walk the 50 km from Heart's Content up to New Melbourne, all along the coastlines which is dramatic and varies in elevation and terrain. I can provide trails maps to all trails along this route and help you organize a 1 way hike with car drop-off/pickup on 1 end of trail. Hike out to Garlop Point after supper (15 minute walk from the house down a easy trail) with your glass of wine, and watch the sunset over Trinity Bay at the lookoff there - Bring the binoculars, eagles nest nearby and the whales feed there!

GETTING AROUND | Come by car or book a rental car well in advance, they can be in short supply in summer. The house is 1.5 hours drive from St. John's and airport, 1.5 Hour drive from Argentia Ferry and 9.5 hour drive from Port aux Basque Ferry.

I have assembled over a weeks worth of day trip recommendations and trail maps, and can also help plan your trip to NFLD, should you rent this house. My family settled in this area over 250 years ago. I am passionate about Newfoundland, a member of numerous local heritage organizations and an avid hiker and whale-watcher, I would love to share my Newfoundland knowledge with you! I can share many links to places of interest in advance. NFLD is a big island - Plan your trip well!

NOTE: This house is on municipal town water and sewer system, therefore you can be assured the water is very safe to drink, it is delicious actually, best cup of tea EVER!

CONSIDERATIONS | 4 day minimum.No large parties! or overnight guests beyond the booked amount of people. If you bring a dog, they must be well behaved and remain leashed when outside. No smoking inside. Be sure to leave clean dishes before you depart and lock up! Check in on Sundays at 3pm, check out on Sundays by noon. If I do not have back to back booking during your stay, I can be more flexible with check-in and out. Just ask!

More Details

Linda Pelley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Conversational french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Linda Pelley

I am a born and bred Newfoundlander. My ancestors landed in this area of trinity bay in 1780, and we are STILL here! I LOVE Newfoundland, and am a NFLD historian and member of a few local heritage associations. I am passionate about the preservation of our culture and sharing it with those that want to know more about this fabulous place!

Linda Pelley purchased this house in 2010

Why Linda Pelley chose Canada

I am an avid hiker and outdoors person. I was seeking a property in the area of where my family originated from. This cove is a very peaceful place with about 12 houses overlooking it. The view is spectacular, I have hiked the shoreline hiking trails right up the coast of trinity bay, The D"Iberville trail passes right by the house. The look off at Garlop point, 15 min walk from the house, is my favorite place to watch the sunset and see whales feeding on the shoal there.

What makes this house unique

I have helped many people plan their trips to nfld. I am very familiar with the tourist attractions in nfld, and can recommend a diversity of things to do and see. I have planned 10 day trips from my house, for visitors to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was lovely, comfy & the most wonderful view. We have had a wonderful, relaxing time. Weather has been amazing! We have been all the way to bay de Verde and yesterday to dildo for dinner. Caught the sunset at garlop pt. Saw some whales, the loons, the eagle & many other birds. No moose yet!
Aug 2015
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Canada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Leave only clean dishes! Lock up when you are out, and at the end of your stay.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All new fixtures, oceanview from shower. No bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • bedroom 1and 2 are spacious, 1 with double bed, 1 with queen. New high end mattresses and linens, feather duvets, wool blankets, oceanview from beds! Plus 1 small bedroom fits double bed, snug for 2, comfortable for 1, beachview, sliding door.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Great swimming pond nearby. Has roped in area for children, and deep area, pebble beach, playground. No Lifeguard. 10 recommended day trips in area, mapped out for you upon arrival. Trail books and maps provided.


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Oceanview Retreat on the Baccalieu Trail, Trinity Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

True Newfoundland Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Newfoundland and this lovely biscuit box home with its great location, amazing views, abundant hiking trails, the friendly people we encountered and the beach combing exactly fit the experience we had been hoping for. We felt at home the moment we first walked through the door. The well-stocked kitchen had everything we needed including extras such as plastic wrap, spices, condiments (mustard, ketchup, Miracle Whip, peanut butter and jam). The barbecue was convenient and easy to use. Excellent drinking water comes directly from the kitchen tap! Also, having a stocked laundry room and bathroom (shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and extra personal items to use "just in case") was very much appreciated.

If one is not familiar with the charming and traditional biscuit box or saltbox homes, the low ceilings and windows, especially on the upper level, might be a bit of a surprise. We are both under 6 feet tall, so these were quaint features which we found amusing.

We also felt that the cottage was an easy 1.5 hour drive to North Atlantic Ziplines in Petty Harbour to have our very first zip lining experience. We're not getting any younger; this was the time to do it!! It was a lot of fun. Research the company beforehand to get the particulars.

Homeowner Linda was a dream to communicate with. Right from our initial contact, she promptly and thoroughly answered and initiated emails and text messages. Linda is a very personable, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating woman who obviously loves her summer home. Thank you, Linda, for everything you did to make our trip enjoyable and trouble-free!! Wish we could have met you in person.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a lovely review! I aim to please and truly enjoy sharing all that nfld has to offer, with my guests. Linda
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house was cozy with rustic charm. Plenty of room for four adults with lots of options for communal sitting. Space had everything that you could ask for in a rental and was clean and well presented.

The warmth of the community added to the overall enjoyment of our Newfoundland experience.

Linda went out of her way to make sure that we had everything we needed from local hiking spots to cupboards filled with condiments for us to use.

I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a true Newfoundland experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location with many walking trails around. The owner was great and made things really easy for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
146 Kilometres
St. John's International Airport
Nearest Ferry
144 Kilometres
Argentia Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Legges, Hearts Content
Nearest Beach
Vitters Cove Beach!
Car: necessary

The Baccalieu trail is a touring loop with spectacular scenery and many things to do! Top of my list is the Wooden Boat Museum, Heart content Cable Station Museum, Grates Cove Studio and Restaurant, plus also Blundon House Museum in the dramatically scenic town of Bay de Verde.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Lock up when you leave, and be sure to wash up all dishes and put away.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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