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Commander'S Keep Vacation Home - 4 1/2 Star Canada Select at Trinity, Trinity BA

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The glow of dawn on the NW side of CK as the moon passes over the lighthouse.

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Perched atop the highest point along the seafront sits 'Commander’s Keep' Home

www.commanderskeep.com
From every room of this newly constructed salt box house on its lofty seaside bluff, a variety of panoramic vistas of the Town, Skerwink Cliffs, Admiral’s Lighthouse on Fort Point with the ocean beyond are enjoyed at Commander’s Keep Vacation Home. Luxury and location make this an unforgettable vacation destination.
Commander’s Keep Vacation Home is a piece of paradise, showcasing the most spectacular scenery and breathtaking views of the ocean and rugged coastline that Newfoundland has to offer!
Though this gorgeous three bedroom home was built in 2009, it maintains the feel of a traditional Newfoundland home. The south-facing side of the house has French doors opening onto a huge wraparound deck overlooking the ocean. Downstairs, three sides of the house have full length windows, giving the feeling of being enveloped by the coastal grandeur. Our ocean front location affords particularly panoramic views where you can witness spectacular sunsets & unforgettable magenta sunrises.


With a 4 1/2 star rating, Commander’s Keep Vacation Home is a piece of paradise, showcasing the most spectacular scenery and breathtaking views of the ocean and rugged coastline that Newfoundland has to offer! Tranquillity and peace rejuvenate you as you breathe in the fresh sea air and listen to the lulling sound of the waves rolling onto the rocks and private pebble beach below.
Though this gorgeous three bedroom home was built in 2009, it maintains the feel of a traditional Newfoundland home. The south-facing side of the house has French doors opening onto a huge wrap-around deck overlooking the ocean. The sea side of the house consists of full length windows, giving the feeling of being enveloped by the coastal grandeur. Our ocean front location affords particularly panoramic views where you can witness spectacular sunsets and unforgettable magenta sunrises.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED AND NO SMOKING ON THE PREMISES.

* 4 ½ Star Rating by Canada Select
* NO PETS ALLOWED
* NO SMOKING on the PROPERTY
* Free local phone.
* Wireless Internet.
* Digital cable plus TV.
* 32” HD TV with surround sound home theatre system.
* Extensive DVD, book, and games collections for our guests.
* Electric heat.
* Free laundry
The well appointed living room has CD player and iPod port connected with high-end stereo system and a second set of speakers the dining room to play your own CD’s.
The ‘great room / inglenook’ features a two-sided wood-burning fireplace, situated between is room and the living room , overlooking the harbour, with the ocean beyond. A ceiling fan, two storeys above, circulates the fresh sea air breezes.
The gourmet kitchen is the hub of the downstairs, with a large island centrally located for all to gather round. It has a gas stove and oven for cooking and baking. Supplies include every culinary gadget and utensil one could wish for, and basic spices, tea and coffee are supplied.

Exploring this quaint historic town, you will appreciate that it maintains the ambience of days gone by. Within easy walking distance of Commander’s Keep there are daily walking tours, biking, kayaking, boat tours, theatre and 5 star dining at Twine Loft.
Whales, dolphins, and sea otters play in our waters; bald headed eagles soar above our cliffs. Trinity and area boasts iris and lupines, daisies, bluebells and buttercups growing wild...a photographer's dream!

The ultimate hiking experience awaits you on the trail which follows the heights of the famous Skerwink Cliffs, just across the Bay...an easy ten minute drive away.
In spring and early summer, gigantic icebergs drift along the ocean shoreline. these can be seen from land or from a whale watching boat tour.

Treat yourself to a vacation at Commander’s Keep and take time to truly savour the natural beauty found at this majestic rocky shore!
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Children need supervision; over 8yr old preferred....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This Vacation Home is a LOW ALLERGEN ENVIRONMENT for our Guests... NO SMOKING and NO PETS....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This Vacation Home is a LOW ALLERGEN ENVIRONMENT for our Guests... NO SMOKING and NO PETS....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Seaside Suite: 1 queen

    Pillow-top mattress...moreless

  • Nautical Suite: 2 twin/ single

    Pillow-top mattresses...moreless

  • Commander's Suite, MBR: 1 queen

    Pillow-top mattress...moreless

  • The huge master bedroom, the Commander’s Suite, has a queen bed; its special feature is its 'Retreat Area' in the bell dormer that gives you a bird’s eye view of the harbour, with the ocean beyond! Both of the other two bedrooms are big and breezy. The Seaside Suite has a queen bed, while the Nautical Suite has two twins; both also have terrific views! All 3 bedrooms have pillow top beds, luxury linens, comfy quilts and two fluffy robes supplied in each room. All bedrooms have windows on two sides of each room, and a ceiling fan to circulate the cool night air....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Separate tub room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    MBR en suite with private toilet and sink rooms....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Two person large soaker tub. Spcacious walk in shower....moreless

  • Total of 2 1/2 bathrooms in all. On the ground floor level there is a full bathroom which has an oversized separate shower and a large two-person soaker tub to spoil you! This bathroom also includes complete laundry facilities of a full sized washer and dryer, washing detergent, iron and ironing board...and even a clothesline! The second floor has another full bathroom and a two piece en suite with the master bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Free WIFI. Children need close supervision at all times by their parents as the temptation to wander and explore is forever present. Children are solely the parents' responsibility. There are steps into the house, then flat access to the wraparound deck from the main floor, and stairs to the second floor bedrooms; sorry, no wheelchair accessibility. Ideal for a family reunion for the whole family: grandparents to the 'young people'! A big antique table & chairs for family dinners overlooks the water. A high end entertainment system, games, books, and movies insure good times indoors while enjoying phenomenal views of the harbour, cliffs, lighthouse and the ocean beyond! A fully equipped picnic basket, blanket, & walking sticks are available for the use of our guests to go to a nearby meadow to enjoy the spectacular scenery and meadow flowers! No need to go out to do laundry as the latest in washing technology is on the premises. Weekly housekeeping is required at an extra fee....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and cards, chess, Ramoli...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Dining:

    Full length windows giving spectacular views of harbour & ocean beyond, even moon rises, while seated at dining table. Located in view of wood-burning fireplace. Easy access to huge wrap around deck....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning, two sided fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With wood-burning fireplace. Full length windows on two sides giving views of ocean and town. Opens onto huge wrap-around deck....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In the driveway for 3+ cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wireless...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12 in dishes and glassware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet ktichen... fully stocked with cooking utensils and high end cookware. A dream to work in, bright light: both natural and pot lights. Open concept contiguous to dining area,and the living space...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size microwave with variable speed fan and two level lights. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics: Coffee, tea, salt and pepper, flour, sugar PLUS Full range so spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator on top, freezer below. Ice &water machine on outside of door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas range . ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Huge wrap around deck, overlooking both the town and the ocean! Four Adirondack chairs, blankets, & table on the deck....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf:

    Half hour drive away there is a 9 hole golf course. 1.25 hour drive to a world class Golf course at Terra Nova Park....moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING SHOULDER SEASON
May 12 - Jun 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$297
$1,601 $6,023
HIGH SEASON
Jun 16 - Sep 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$374
$1,982 $7,548
AUTUMN SHOULDER
Sep 23 - Oct 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$297
$1,601 $6,023
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$305
$1,906
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $83.86
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $228.72
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

CANCELLATION POLICY

UP TO 31 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE

TOTAL REFUND OF MONIES PAID LESS $25CAN ADMIN. FEE.

30 DAYS TO 20 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE

A REFUND OF 50% OF TOTAL LESS $25CAN ADMIN. FEE.

20 DAYS TO 7 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE

A 25% REFUND LESS A $25CAN ADMIN. FEE.

BY 6 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE

NO REFUND.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE UNTIL AFTER THE RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED.

SECURITY DEPOSIT WILL BE FULLY REFUNDED WITHIN ONE WEEK OF DEPARTURE, PROVIDED NO DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY.

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TAXES or the $110CAN CLEANING FEE OR $300CAN REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT.

COMMANDER'S KEEP CLOSES AT THE END OF OCTOBER, AND RE-OPENS IN MID MAY EACH YEAR.

TOTAL COST = SEASONAL RENTAL FEE + WEEKLY CLEANING FEE of $110.00 + REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT of $300.00

20% of TOTAL COST IS PAID TO HOLD THE RESERVATION

THE REMAINING 80% IS DUE NO LATER THAN 31 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL AT COMMANDER'S KEEP.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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  • Mirabella by Elizabeth Burry Studios

    "Original desugner jewellery, local art with the owner artist-designer in the store."

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  • Trinity Historical Walking Tours

    "Every morning at 10am, Kevin takes groups of tourists for a 2 1/2 hr tour of Trinity... bri..."

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  • Gun Hill

    "A short 30 minute hike up a moderate climb to the top of Gun Hill, starting on the trail hea..."

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  • Sea Of Whales Adventures

    "Kris has a large sturdy zodiac boat he uses to take up to 12 people along the coast from Hor..."

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  • Fort Point

    "Just across the Harbour from Commander's Keep in Trinity, Access by road, going along the co..."

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  • Rising Tide Theatre

    "Local theatre offers several plays in the evenings every summer season. A live re-enactment ..."

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  • Elliston

    "Root Cellar Capital of the World! PUFFIN COLONY visible across a 30' chasm from the rocky c..."

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  • Bonavista

    "Great spot for a Day Trip... Fun town that often has nearby icebergs! THE MATTHEW Model Ship..."

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  • Skerwink Trail

    "One of the TOP TEN HIKING DESTINATIONS in NORTH AMERICA!! Spectacular views from various poi..."

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250 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
St. John's International Airport, St John's, NL
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Twine Loft
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Argentia, NL
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
'The View' Golf Course
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
#230
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Twine Loft (5 star rating)
Trinity, NL, Canada
Nearest Beach
Private pebble beach on site:fun but cold to swim

Car: Necessary

Trinity is located off of a road that joins on Regional Road 239, which is off Hwy #230, which joins off Trans Canada Hwy. 1 from St John's.

Commander's Keep Vacation Home is located on an isthmus of land that forms the most easterly aspect of the town of Trinity, Trinity Bay. Its lofty seat is on the area of land called 'the Nuddick'. This location gives a 270 degree view of the Harbour, with the Lighthouse, the Skerwink Cliffs, and the ocean beyond! Behind the house lies the town, with Gun Hill as the 'backdrop'. White churches, and multicoloured traditional Newfoundland style houses, shops, and the Theatre create a picturesque panorama of another variety for our guests to enjoy, just looking out every window of the house.

Other Activities: Hiking, biking, wild bird and game watching, kayaking, theatre, icebergs viewing

Golf: A 50 minute drive away, there is a world class Championship golf course outside of Terra Nova National Park.

A smaller, also challenging, golf course is located closer by at The View Golf Course, 30 minutes away.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Trinity, NL, Canada:
The Travel Reviewer, 'Escape Here', in naming the 10 Most Breathtaking Views to Visit in Canada, described 'The small village of Trinity [as] 'postcard perfect'! Exquisitely picturesque: 360 degree views from the top of Gun Hill high above Trinity, one can see not only Trinity but far away outports, the Harbour all 'round, rolling hills, ponds & lakes extending inland forever, and ocean as far as the eye can see! Commander's Keep, on its clifftop perch is afforded these panoramic views, of Town and Sea alike, from the huge private wraparound deck. This experience is unforgettable!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Though this home has only been on The Nuddick (defined as a 'bare hill') since 2010, the local residents tell us that we 'changed the skyline of Trinity'...only after having this salt box house design accepted and approved by the Trinity Historical Society. Everyone agrees that it looks as though it has been standing on this property for over 100 years; it fits with the existing historical buildings so well. It affords the guests an incredible view of the Harbour and ocean beyond, and a unique view of the town from its vantage point of being one of the highest points along the Harbour! From every window of the house, one has a picture perfect view of true Newfoundland scenery!


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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Photos

  • The glow of dawn on the NW side of CK as the moon passes over the lighthouse.

    The glow of dawn on the NW side of CK as the moon passes over the lighthouse.

  • Magical View of Lighthouse at Sunrise from our deck.

    Magical View of Lighthouse at Sunrise from our deck.

  • View of Commander's Keep, neighbours, & St Paul's from Trinity's shoreline.

    View of Commander's Keep, neighbours, & St Paul's from Trinity's shoreline.

  • Gourmet kitchen at Commander's Keep, fully equipped for culinary excellence!

    Gourmet kitchen at Commander's Keep, fully equipped for culinary excellence!

  • Reading area in 'the Inglenook' in front of the two storey fireplace.

    Reading area in 'the Inglenook' in front of the two storey fireplace.

  • Living Room with floor to ceiling windows giving views on two sides.

    Living Room with floor to ceiling windows giving views on two sides.

  • Upstairs hallway looking into MBR

    Upstairs hallway looking into MBR

  • COMMANDER'S SUITE (MBR), with Retreat Area overlooking the Harbour.

    COMMANDER'S SUITE (MBR), with Retreat Area overlooking the Harbour.

  • SEASIDE SUITE with Queen pillowtop mattress. Great view of Harbour & Lighthouse!

    SEASIDE SUITE with Queen pillowtop mattress. Great view of Harbour & Lighthouse!

  • St Paul's Anglican Church, as seen from the windows of Commander's Keep.

    St Paul's Anglican Church, as seen from the windows of Commander's Keep.

  • A short walk from the house to just sit, unwind, & feel the Nature around you!

    A short walk from the house to just sit, unwind, & feel the Nature around you!

  • Moon rising over Skerwink as viewed from the dining room and deck.

    Moon rising over Skerwink as viewed from the dining room and deck.

  • COMMANDER`S KEEP on `The Nuddick'.

    COMMANDER`S KEEP on `The Nuddick'.

  • As seen from upon its perch on "The Nuddick": Commander's Keep has a view of all

    As seen from upon its perch on "The Nuddick": Commander's Keep has a view of all

  • Spectacular views of both sea & Town commanded by Commander's Keep from its spot

    Spectacular views of both sea & Town commanded by Commander's Keep from its spot

  • Dining room with a view of the harbour, the lighthouse and Skerwink.

    Dining room with a view of the harbour, the lighthouse and Skerwink.

  • Two-sided wood burning fireplace, on the 'Inglenook' (Great Room) side.

    Two-sided wood burning fireplace, on the 'Inglenook' (Great Room) side.

  • Handmade  Wall Hanging in Stairwell

    Handmade Wall Hanging in Stairwell

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Two side windows in MBR giving great breezy ventilation as well as terrific view

    Two side windows in MBR giving great breezy ventilation as well as terrific view

  • NAUTICAL SUITE with both Town and Lighthouse views.

    NAUTICAL SUITE with both Town and Lighthouse views.

  • Sperm whale diving for food, just up the coast from Commander's Keep.

    Sperm whale diving for food, just up the coast from Commander's Keep.

  • "KEEP'S HAPPY PLACE"... Sums it up: ...the Best in 'the Bight'!!

    "KEEP'S HAPPY PLACE"... Sums it up: ...the Best in 'the Bight'!!

  • Two 'teenaged' moose with their Mum along the Skerwink Trail (across from CK)!!

    Two 'teenaged' moose with their Mum along the Skerwink Trail (across from CK)!!

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