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Spectacular St. John's Area Oceanfront Cottage

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Two Bedroom One Bathroom Traditional Cottage With Panoramic Ocean Views

Please note: VRBO defaults to showing rates in US$.
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:
Second floor:
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.

First floor:
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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Owner

Member since: 2016

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rentals limited to those 25 years old and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Eurotop mattresses, quality linens, patchwork quilts...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Eurotop mattress, quality linens, patchwork quilt...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower with soaker tub

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The renowned nightlife, restaurants and shopping in downtown St. John's are a 15 minute drive away....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Nestled on the side of Big Hill in Petty Harbour Breakwater Cottage has panoramic views of the harbor, surrounding hills and waters of Motion Bay. View whales, icebergs and fishing boats...moreless

  • Rural:

    Petty Harbour a scenic Newfoundland outport 15 minutes from downtown St. John's. Hills, wildlife, hiking trails and coastal scenery....moreless

  • Village:

    Petty Harbour is a 500 year old fishing village with active fisheries for crab, lobster and cod....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 6 The 19th century cottage has 6 and a half foot high ceilings in the living room and dining room so very tall guests should keep this in mind...moreless

  • Dining Room

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The 19th century cottage has 6 and a half foot high ceilings in the living room and dining room so very tall guests should keep this in mind...moreless

  • Parking:

    For three cars - one space at #9 and two spaces in the empty lot at the top of the hill #13...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped Kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Ocean view balcony off the master bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    500 square foot wrap around deck with harbour and ocean view...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful terraced perennial gardens with rock walls ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$138
$935

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $149.56
  • Cleaning fee $44.87 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Credit cards (via Homeaway Payments), e- transfer or money order.

50% due at time of booking, balance due 14 days before arrival

Booking with Breakwater Cottage indicates agreement with our policies

Rental agreement to be signed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • Breakwater Cottage in the Fall

    Breakwater Cottage in the Fall

  • Cottage from the breakwater

    Cottage from the breakwater

  • Icebergs off Petty Harbour

    Icebergs off Petty Harbour

  • Boat and fishing stages from the deck

    Boat and fishing stages from the deck

  • Motion Bay from the deck

    Motion Bay from the deck

  • Boats - from the bedroom window

    Boats - from the bedroom window

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Queen bed in master bedroom

    Queen bed in master bedroom

  • One of the twin beds in the second bedroom

    One of the twin beds in the second bedroom

  • Big Hill Blueberries

    Big Hill Blueberries

  • Large Neighbors

    Large Neighbors

  • Overlooking the Fishing Boats

    Overlooking the Fishing Boats

  • Big Hill and the coastline

    Big Hill and the coastline

  • Sun over the hills

    Sun over the hills

  • View up the harbour

    View up the harbour

  • View from the master bedroom deck

    View from the master bedroom deck

  • Storm Watching

    Storm Watching

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Jotul Norwegian Woodstove

    Jotul Norwegian Woodstove

  •  Deck off the master bedroom

    Deck off the master bedroom

  • Other twin bed in second bedroom

    Other twin bed in second bedroom

  • Astilbe

    Astilbe

  • Sunbather on the beach

    Sunbather on the beach

VRBO #841339

This listing was first published here in 2016.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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