Spectacular St. John's Area Oceanfront Cottage(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Two Bedroom One Bathroom Traditional Cottage With Panoramic Ocean Views
Our rates in Canadian $ are as follows - $185/night (3 night minimum) or $1,250/week
****Breakwater Cottage is a licensed tourism establishment with a 4 star Canada Select rating.
Breakwater Cottage is a quaint, renovated 19th century fisherman's cottage perched on the side of Big Hill in the historic fishing village of Petty Harbour - 15 minutes from downtown St. John's. A March 2014 Canadian Press article said this of Petty Harbour, "...south of downtown St. John's, it's one of the most photogenic seaside towns in the province." Blessed with spectacular panoramic views of the harbor, surrounding hills and Motion Bay, you can watch passing fishing boats, crashing waves and occasional whales, otters, bald eagles and icebergs from the 500 square foot wrap around deck. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature an array of perennials and stone walls and are regularly visited by birds and butterflies. The cottage and neighborhood are recognized for their beauty and have appeared in television commercials (NL Tourism -2011, Rogers Communications -2010), Hollywood films (Rare Birds – 2001, Orca – 1977) and a 2005 Explore magazine article on the East Coast Trail that is only steps away.
A great base for visits to St. John's and surrounding area, Petty Harbour itself offers activities such as zip lining with North Atlantic Zip Lines, whale watching with Ocean Quest, fabulous meals at Chafe's Landing Restaurant, coffee at the Watershed Cafe, the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium and the Island Rooms/Fishing for Success. The cottage is fully equipped and perfect for small families/groups, couples or professionals coming to St. John's on shorter term work contracts or for conferences. Come stay at Breakwater Cottage for your next visit to St. John's. You'll be right next door, but a world away...
Highlights of the Cottage:
Breakwater Cottage is a traditional two story saltbox style cottage built circa 1898 - 1899. This (just over 1,000 square foot) home can sleep up to 4 maximum with 2 bedrooms. The cottage has been beautifully renovated featuring a mix of modern and antique furnishings and local artwork.
Some of the highlights include:
One full bath with shower and soaker tub
Master bedroom facing the ocean with queen size bed and new Euro-top mattress, plush duvet, ultra soft linens, homemade patch work quilt and an ocean view deck.
Guest bedroom facing the harbor with two twin beds, new Euro-top mattresses, plush duvets, ultra soft linens, homemade patchwork quilts and beautiful views from all windows.
Washer and dryer
Wireless internet, cable TV, DVD player, stereo,
Large private 500 square foot deck with great panoramic harbour and ocean views, outdoor patio furniture and BBQ.
Bright, clean fully equipped kitchen
Dining room with seating for 6 (6.5 foot high ceiling)
Living room with windows offering a magnificent view of the harbour and ocean (6.5 foot high ceiling)
Jotul Norwegian wood-stove in porch open to the dining room.
We also offer a selection of local books/magazines, music and movies/shows for you to enjoy.
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Member since: 2016
- 1050 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shower with soaker tub
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Room
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $149.56
- Cleaning fee $44.87 + tax
- Tax Rate 15%
Credit cards (via Homeaway Payments), e- transfer or money order.
50% due at time of booking, balance due 14 days before arrival
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Geoff and Elizabeth grew up in and around St. John's and have a love of fishing, gardening, hiking and the outdoors. Our professions involve coastal and ocean science and education and we're happy to share the beauty of Petty Harbour and Breakwater Cottage with you.
Why the Owner Chose Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, NL, Canada:
The chance to regularly enjoy the waves crashing on Mad Rock, watching whales from bed or the wrap around deck, gazing at the surrounding hills, picking blueberries, fly-fishing, the coming and going of fishing boats, the East Coast Trail in our backyard, wonderful neighbors and piece of mind - all minutes from the amenities of St. John's.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The amazing view, beautiful gardens, falling asleep to the sound of waves, the mix of antiques and modern furnishings.
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Breakwater Cottage in the Fall
Cottage from the breakwater
Icebergs off Petty Harbour
Boat and fishing stages from the deck
Motion Bay from the deck
Boats - from the bedroom window
Fully equipped kitchen
Queen bed in master bedroom
One of the twin beds in the second bedroom
Big Hill Blueberries
Overlooking the Fishing Boats
Big Hill and the coastline
Sun over the hills
View up the harbour
View from the master bedroom deck
Jotul Norwegian Woodstove
Deck off the master bedroom
Other twin bed in second bedroom
Sunbather on the beach
This listing was first published here in 2016.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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