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“Ackley City,”discovery of molybdenum in 1882 Rencontre East Vacation Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bebroom has it all from Mountain View,Ocean View sound of the Waterfalls

Experience, this four bedroom two-story located on the Point to itself like our home the Chart House totally isolated the only public access to Rencontre East is on the passenger ferry, Northern Seal which connects Rencontre East with Bay L' Argent and Pool's Cove.

"Ackley House" a short walk from Rencontre East to the Point. Fortune Bay.

The Point is awesome For viewing the Lovely sculpture Bay of the interior of mountains and the sound of the near by waterfalls Little Hr. Brook.

Any window watch is a experience you want forget.

Walk along board walks and trails the lake and beaches, our friendly fishermen working as their forefathers did that catches the fish while feeding the Bald eagles.

Ackley House on the Point, dressed in its theme towards the mining town from our past in history. Is a character with it's new comfort of stylish lower floor open concept for the entertaining flowing with delight. Four bedrooms three Queen beds and one single, top storey with bathroom with shower as well another full washroom with tub sits down on main level.

Newfoundland books, games TV/DVD/VHS, CD player fully equipped from the linens, kitchenware plus stock with all basic foods items plus your teas and coffee's so the worry is not on you just bring your main foods and drinks and relax and enjoy your barbeque from the new convenient deck of the Kitchen.

ATV, Kayaking, Boating a must to do

Tour the beautiful Rencontre Lake and visit "Ackley City" the discovery of molybdenum in 1882 and the 1930s Employees lived for a time on the shores of Rencontre Lake in a cabin named after a company Director, John W. Ackley

Ready to go back in time visit us we'll prove it, it's more than a trip but an excursion to consider.

More Details

Paul Trickett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017


Rencontre East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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“Ackley City,”discovery of molybdenum in 1882 Rencontre East Vacation Home
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

An awesome opportunity to visit a small Newfoundland community.

  • 5 of 5

The hosts, Paul and Debbie, offer a fantastic experience for those looking to get off the beaten path. Rencontre East is a great little community in a spectacular setting. Ackley House is out on a point with views over the water. The house is very clean and has lots of charm. Spent a few hours cod fishing with Paul, which was a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. Wish we had more time there. Two days is not enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another awesome Family from beautiful Ontario.This family had a couple of days with us to experience and learn about Cod fishing and the salmon farms.The best to come when it hit the hot frying pan and a favourite cheer !!! With great smiles. Look forward to your return Paul
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Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

This is one short stay we never wanted to end. Loved every minute of it and so did our kids. The trip and arrival in itself, (ferry) were an adventure. At the house -very lovely- we sat on the deck and enjoyed the view. We strolled the little town and noticed so many -friendly- people were out and about which really brings a place to life. We did a great trip -by boat- to the Ackley mine, collected rocks and saw the best views. Thanks for a great time Paul and Deb and see you again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great visit to Rencontre East and Ackley House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at Paul and Debbie's Ackley House in Rencontre East. The house was very well equipped and was very clean. They were attentive to all our requirements and made us feel welcome. We did their tour up Rencontre Pond. The scenery is equal to what we saw on the tour we did up Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne Park. The visit to the Ackley mine was interesting. Rencontre is an example of an isolated community that is thriving and proud of its isolation. Residents were very friendly and eager to talk about their home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to stay at the Ackley house for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The house is tastefully decorated and nestled in a picturesque setting with an amazing view of the ocean. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of your busy lifestyle this is the house and community for you and your family. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location and great quality accomadation! My family had a wonderful time in Rencontre East and enjoyed the fishing and trip up the lake. A great way to spent a weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome...You have to experience this!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was totally awesome. It was an "experience" vacation...that you can in no way appreciate until you've done it! First, let me tell you about Ackley House...absolutely gorgeous, the pictures don't do it justice! So beautifully furnished, the large deck overlooking the bay, everything so updated, so roomy, and a bed so inviting and comfortable, that I could have stayed there half the day, if not so much more to do. The house was more than well equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean!

Now let me tell you about your hosts...Paul & Debbie. They can't do enough to make your stay perfect for you. So easy going but there in a minute notice to see to any of your needs. Both are so knowledgeable about the area. They'll share all they know with you, find out your interests and help you discover just what you need. All with a big smile and a pat on the back. Perfect involved hosts but very non-intrusive. Our privacy was respected!

Now I'll try to describe why it's an experience... I live in the city, I've visited resettled communities that are dead. Recontre East is unique in that they denied resettlement and kept their community just as it was! No cars! The atmosphere that surrounds you is of peace, a simple life & wonderful people. That in and of itself will make your experience so valuable. But to add more, take the town tour, you'll visit structures and places of so long ago. You'll feel like you stepped back in time. Paul & Debbie will provide a personal touch, so that when this tour is over, you can really put yourself back in time. We did the Pond Tour, we went up this fjord in boat, the scenery around us was breathtaking. I never experienced anything like that before! At the top of "the pond" we docked at a beautiful beach and had refreshments at Paul & Debbie's cabin. We headed back through the same gorgeous scenery, our hosts had a couple surprises for us that had us cracking up laughing! They laughed with us lol! Finish it off with a night of stargazing!

We're definitely going back, next time my sons and their girlfriends will be joining us! We've always well traveled them, but they have never experienced anything like this! Everyone should, you will return home feeling totally revitalized! Some would describe having a better appreciation of what they have, I would describe it as a true appreciation of what you don't have that can only be found in your experience at Recontre East!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
st john's
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $79.2
Tax Rate 15.0%

Damage Protection may occur for accidents

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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