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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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 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 St. John's

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I spent 10 relaxing, fabulous days in this picturesque cottage. The place was immaculate and had everything needed for a complete vacation. The view cannot be described as it was so beautiful. I will be returning - I might even try it out in winner. I highly recommend this place - Robert was an absolute charm to deal with - made it all easy and welcoming!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You must stay here!

  • 5 of 5

If you have any thoughts of visiting St. John's, then you simply must choose this cottage to stay in. The cottage itself is so well-equiped, comfortable and immaculately clean. Virtually everything you need is here. It is such a wonderful place to come back to after a day of sightseeing. We can't even begin to describe the views. They are truly million dollar views. It was so enjoyable to just sit out on the deck with a coffee or tea and watch the ships/boats go by. Even the neighbourhood itself was fun to explore. Staying here was so much better than being in a boring, old hotel room. If we're ever lucky enough to come back to St. John's, this will be our first choice of accommodation. Robert (the owner) was very helpful, answers back quickly and clearly takes pride in his property. I can't say enough good things about our experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbeatable St. John's location!

  • 5 of 5

Harbour Pilot House is a well-equipped, comfortable, charming cottage with stunning panoramic views, a peaceful haven to return to from day excursions or evening dinners out. Interesting boat traffic often had me running for my camera. Quiet neighbourhood minutes from St. John's with private parking. Wraparound deck with views of Signal Hill, The Battery, and St. John's Harbour. Robert was very helpful with restaurant recommendations (best were Mallard Cottage and Merchant Tavern) and always responded to our questions promptly. Favourite memories: all-day trips to Trinity Bay and to Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, as well as the spectacular Quidi Vidi "gut". Try Gracie Joe's in QV for great coffee and lunches. Highly recommend this little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in St Johns and our first VRBO experience and there were no disappointments. The owner made special efforts to ensure that everything about our stay was perfect. Instructions were very clear so that one would never have to call and ask questions about any aspect of our stay.

The location was simply the best and we had visitors from St Johns who were amazed that such a rental existed in their city.

We hope to return another time and will definitely make this our first choice for accommodations.

Kim and Rory

Brandon, Manitoba

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB


  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this beautiful cottage and immediately we fell in love. The open balcony to the great Atlantic, cascading west to the amazing view of downtown St. John's, you look up and there is the historical Signal Hill, we were sold just outside. We walked into this charming cottage, with balcony doors off each room, windows viewing every angle and greeted by the house manager, the lovely Miss Eva. On the kitchen table a personal note from the house team and a lovely bottle of wine. The furnishings are so cozy, all the conveniences of home and so much more. We had a little family reunion on the deck our first night, the surroundings brought a new energy to the crowd, we sang like true Newfoundlanders as we waved to the many boats going out of the harbour. I cannot say enough good about our experience. I'm born and raised in St. John's, I live away now, but this experience was like no other (I've been back home about 10 times since moving). One day after my departure the cottage owner, Robert, sent me a thank you email, thanking us for staying and to thank us for leaving the cottage in good order, this promptly followed by my damage deposit refund, I'm so impressed...... A big thank you to Robert for arranging this to fit my schedule and a big hug to Eva for the warm welcome. Book this place for your next Newfoundland adventure, I guarantee you will be well rested and AMAZED by this location. We will see you next summer...

Take care,


  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Unspoiled Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful cottage, directly across from Signal Hill, for three days and were thrilled with it. The unobstructed view from the cottage was spectacular! We enjoyed sipping our morning coffee on the red deck chairs as we watched the sunrise each day and boats travelling in and out of St. John's harbour.

The cottage was very clean, comfortable, well stocked with the necessary amenities and a 10 minute drive from the heart of downtown. We would highly recommend this cottage and hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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

Downtown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 30 2016 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Sep 30 2017 - Jun 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $256.13

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. All arrivals must commence on a Saturday, except in winter schedule.

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

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