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Seaside Heritage Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Seaside Heritage Home built in 1890

Lark Harbour House is a Seaside Heritage Home. It has been operating successfully as a vacation rental property since 2012. Typical of other fishing houses of the time, the two story, two bedroom home is constructed of local pine, some planks 12 to 18 inches wide. The house is fully furnished. In the living room you will find a sofa bed, a rocking chair and a lovely high backed seat. Sit in the rocker and watch the fishermen go off for their morning catch and maybe see a whale chasing a pod of porpoises. Appliances are brand new and the kitchen is fully stocked - all you need to bring are your groceries, which you can pick up on your way out from Corner Brook or at the local grocery/ liquor/ gas station two minutes from the house. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and an office. Sit at the office and write as you look out to the sea and mountains. Bedroom one has a double bed and bedroom two has a couple of twin beds. You will notice the absolute silence within the house as you drift off to slumber, a comment frequently mentioned by guests. You will fall asleep to silence and wake up to seagulls in the harbour, a calming and gentle way to arise. Sit at the dining room table as you have your morning coffee or take it outside and sit in one of the Muskoka chairs. As you are in a fishing community, you can stroll down the road and maybe chat with a fisherman coming in with his daily catch. You may be able to buy yourself some fresh lobster, crab, cod, mackerel, halibut or whatever fish is in season.

Property Manager
Shelley Swift
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Shelley Swift

We currently own a property in Lark Harbour just a few house down the road from Lark Harbour house. My wife and I enjoy our summers in Lark Harbour boating and fishing.

Shelley Swift purchased this house in 2016

Why Shelley Swift chose York Harbour

My wife has lived in Lark Harbour her whole life - she grew up just a few houses away from Lark Harbour house - actually, her Aunt was one of the first owners of Lark Harbour house. This property thus has historical significance for us and we are very happy to now have the opportunity to keep it running as a vacation rental. We are sure you will develop a love of the property as we currently do.

What makes this house unique

This property has been run successfully as a vacation rental since 2012. It has provided a temporary "home away from home" for many satisfied travelers since that time. The home offers a breathtaking view of the harbour. It's quite presence in the very calm and welcoming community of Lark Harbour is sure to continue to satisfy all vacationers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hey Shelly,

My stay in February was fantastic. Found the facilities second to none...well stocked in the amenities like tin foil, coffee etc.... I was pleasantly surprised in the laundry department, well stocked with suds which I used during my stay....No dirty clothes to bring home is certainly a bonus. Evenings by the wood stove ( plenty of Dry Wood provided ) listening to traditional Newfoundland music ( Provided ) is sure to remain a fond memory for many years to come. My next trip is already booked....see you in May.

Jeremy Mullins
Feb 2017
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York Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bathroom also has a washer and dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a double bed. The other bedroom has two twin beds. The living room has a pull out couch that sleeps 2.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Seaside Heritage Home
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 20 reviews

A hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

The quaintness and the history that surrounds this little gem makes for a very comfortable visit! It is equipped with all of the amenities and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your stay - hope to see you again next year
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Lambton Shores Ontario Canada

Lark Harbour

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped property. Everything we needed was there. Very quiet and peaceful. Great hiking trails and scenery. The roof has a few leaks, around the chimney and in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and so happy that you enjoyed your stay
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A great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay a couple of days relaxing and enjoying the area, perfect location right by the sea. Very local and felt very welcome. The house was clean and had everything we needed. Would be happy to return again at any time.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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2 night stay

  • 3 of 5

Some issues on arrival with no cell service and property locked on arrival. Store owner down the road was of great assistance!

Property itself was in a great vicinity to walk trails and enjoy the scenery.

It is a heritage house and we enjoyed having the use of the woodstove

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We have rectified the key issue by installing a lock key box on the house which will avoid having to pick up the keys at the store - again we apologize for the mix up on that day that you arrived. So happy that you enjoyed the house and your stay. Shelley:)
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Comfortable base for hiking

  • 4 of 5

This historic property was warm and comfortable and very spacious. It was a good base for local hiking trails but perhaps a bit isolated for exploring wider Newfoundland.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are happy that you found the house comfortable. We do have some amazing hiking trails in this area for sure - hope you are able to visit our beautiful province again to take in more of what other areas also have to offer. Shelley :)
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Deer Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Myrtles on the Bay - pub and eatery
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Port aux Basque
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Blowmedown golf course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Captain Cooks Galley
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Marble Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Bottle Cove Beach

There is a fantastic pub - Myrtles on the bay - just a few houses down from Lark Harbour house - there you can find baked muscles in wine and a variety of pub food - they offer a lovely deck where you can relax and eat your food and sip on a wine or beer.

Captain Cooks Galley is located in Bottle Cove - just minutes from Lark Harbour house - excellent chicken and fresh local seafood

There are many local hiking trails in the area - just minutes from Lark Harbour house


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $46.49
Refundable Damage Deposit $77.49

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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