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Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom,1 Bath, cosy newly renovated Cottage on the Oceans Edge on Harbour.

The magnificent view from this newly renovated cottage will leave you breathless. It sits perched on the Narrows, at the mouth of St.John's harbour, with sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean and sunsets over the St.John's skyline. IMPORTANT NOTE : THERE IS NO BOOKING FEE FOR THIS PROPERTY. RENTAL RATES MAY BE LISTED IN U.S. $ DOLLARS. MY Can.$ RATES are from Can.$150 per night ( Winter.), and Summer, from Can.$225 per night. UNDER THE RATES SECTION, YOU CAN CHOOSE CURRENCY OF CHOICE BY CHANGING THE FLAG / CURRENCY CONVERTOR.

This welcoming home away from home has 2 bedrooms, with one queen bed and one double bed, and a 4 piece bathroom with washer and dryer. The open-plan, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room offers floor-to- ceiling windows to make the most of the stunning views. There is hardwood flooring throughout the house, with scattered Persian rugs and a Pacific Energy wood stove to warm up those cool Newfoundland evenings.

The house sits on the foundation of an 18 th. century fortification. This was also the sight of the original Harbour Pilot House, which helped vessels navigate the narrow harbour opening. With the water lapping at the rocks below the deck, you get that relaxed seaside vibe, but downtown St.John's, with its lively bars, world-class restaurants and unique shops is only a 6-minute drive away. Feel like a walk ? The East Coast Hiking trail begins less than a thousand feet from the house. Or if you're in a mellow mood, just sit on the huge wrap-around deck and watch the ocean liners, small fishing boats and whales pass by, just a few feet away.

Magical views, the serenity of the open water and easy-going living is all at your fingertips in this dramatic setting. You won't be disappointed !

More Details

Robert Cramer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Robert Cramer

Well seasoned property restorer, decorator and manager with present rentals at Turtle Beach in St.Kitts, West Indies, Oualie Beach, Nevis and a Lake Ontario waterfront Boat House near Colborne, Ontario. Past owner, restorer and manager of the Red House Holiday Home in Pouch Cove, NL. Alumni of the late SEDBERGH SCHOOL in Montebello , PQ. and the Inchbald School of Design in London ,England. Retired Ontario Antique Dealer.

Robert Cramer purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Robert Cramer chose Downtown

Ideal escape from the the City, in the City, with the Ocean at your feet and a ships viewing gallery off the deck and through every window. On foggy days the Fog Horn is faintly audible from the Ft. Amherst Lighthouse. Recently restored interior with all the mod. cons. and very warm and cosy.

What makes this cottage unique

The only direct Oceanfront property on " The Narrows" in the Fort Amherst area of St.John's, the Provincial capitol and largest city in Newfoundland, with an incredible unobstructed view of both City, The Rooms Museum, the Cathedral, Signal Hill and the North Atlantic Ocean.


Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One Bathroom not ensuite, with tub / shower combo, vanity and toilet. Washer and dryer stacked.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom with a Queen bed, view of the Harbour and the Narrows and walk out to deck. Second Bedroom with Double bed, City and Harbour view with walk out to deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Really is the best view in St. John's

  • 5 of 5

Excellent views, comfortable property at a convenient and quiet distance (5 min drive) from the city centre. Highly recommended, would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A healing place!

  • 5 of 5

Just coming in the door brought a wonderful feeling of peace. Every time. I did not have a car during my stay there and enjoyed the walk into town. I also used taxis and had a pizza delivered, all with no difficulty whatsoever. The taxi to downtown is quite affordable. I was able to do all sorts of creative work while there. It is a very quiet house. Had great sleeps in that seaward looking bed! I would strongly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unparalleled Location

  • 5 of 5

We sat on the front deck and looking to the left we saw the colorful and historic city of St. John's. We looked straight ahead and saw the austere beauty of the rock face of Signal Hill. We looked right and saw the open Atlantic Ocean. We have stayed in many places but none have ever combined these three elements in such a harmonious way. Add to that the boat traffic and the easy access to the city and Harbor Point Cottage becomes a place that is unmatched. We think we may never find another place as entrancing as this. Thank you, Robert.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house on the Narrows in St. John's!!

From the gorgeous wraparound deck and ships with incredible views of St. John's in one Direction and the Atlantic Ocean and open seas in the other direction you can't beat this view. We could have sat and watch the ships go by for hours. We even saw a couple of whales.

The cottage was spotless and when we arrived there was even a bottle of wine to greet us and a nice letter of greeting. The house was very well-stocked with everything that you could possibly want in the kitchen. All you need is some groceries and you're good to go.

Each of the two bedrooms has sliding doors out to the beautiful deck as well as the living room. We even used the wood fireplace one night when it was cool and it works great.

Every day when we go out and aboat we always look forward to coming back to the house and in fact one day we never even left!

The sunsets are over St. John's and one of them was just breathtaking with no clouds at all. Even if it rained all week you'd probably be thrilled to stay here because when the fog horn blows just down the road in the fog rolls in that is a thrill in itself.

I highly highly recommend this fantastic house and we will most definitely be returning. My parents are already making plans to book for next year as they've seen the pictures and have been to St. John's in the past.

We have been to 30 countries and travelled extensively and stayed in houses and hotel rooms and this has to be one of the best places we have ever visited and here it was all this time in our own country. We loved Newfoundland and the friendly people and we even may retire here some day!

Thank you Robert and Eva for a most memorable stay!

Debbie and Brian

Guelph, Ontario

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Gem! LJ, Lethbridge, Alberta

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this quiet, cheerful and comfortable cottage and seeing wide open skies. The views from the windows and wrap around deck of the harbour were amazing--whale watching and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Best VRBO rental ever! I have never received such attentive and prompt service as I did from Robert and Eva was very good at explaining the "working" of the cottage. I will highly recommend this cottage to my family and friends and I hope to return to see icebergs.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay when visiting St. John's

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful spot. With the wrap around deck you can view St. John's Harbour (including beautiful sunsets) on one side and view Signal Hill and out into the ocean on the other side. The house was very comfortable and had all the amenities you need. I think the best part of my vacation was coming back and sitting in a deck chair and looking out into the ocean. We saw whales blowing afar every day. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting the city.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
St.John's International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Selection on George Street, downtown St.John's.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St.John's Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pitts Memorial Highway #2 leads to Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Large Selection on Water Street
Car: not necessary

The ruins of Fort Amherst and its Light House. East Coast Hiking trail, Waterford River valley and the Rail Museum


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $274.34

My minimum night requirement is 7 nights in Summer and 5 nights in winter, unless there is an opening between bookings on my reservations calendar, when I will accept a 5 night minimum stay at Canadian $225.per night (summer) Canadian $150 per night ( winter ) for up to 2 guests in one bedroom, all inclusive, plus a cleaning fee of Can.$100. There is an additional charge for the second bedroom of Can.$25 per night, per guest, up to a max. of 2 guests per room. There is NO cleaning fee. for a 7 night stay. Total number of guests is 4 adults.

THERE IS NO BOOKING FEE ON THIS PROPERTY. A 50% non refundable deposit to hold reservation. Balance due in full 4 weeks prior to arrival by draft, bankers cheque or by E. Transfer. Fully Refundable damage deposit of $350 due with final payment. Subject to condition of rental premises after check out, the damage deposit will be returned within 3 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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