The SpaceThis is my family home with very old roots in Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista Bay. Located 15 minutes from historic Bonavista, the home offers a truly unique experience of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Right on the ocean, it is the perfect place to get away from the city and slow down in a private but welcoming community with wonderful locals. Great for family vacations, outdoors pursuits, to write that book/create art, meditate on the beach or take in the stunning sunsets, icebergs and whales! Baycation at it's finest, literally feet away from the sea!
The home has three modern bedrooms with linens (two double beds, one single), so three people can have a private room or a couples can share. The home is fully furnished, large ocean front patio, featuring a new washer and clothes dryer plus large traditional clothesline outdoors. Bathroom with tub, shower and towels, hairdryer, kitchen with all cooking tools, and a large yard to enjoy. We are feet away from the beach, perfect for bonfires, swimming in the atlantic and exploring, endless coastal and forest hiking trails, natural wildlife, or pick wild berries and wild flowers. Look out for icebergs!
You can also walk across the field to the new gourmet local food restaurant/wood oven bakery; The Bonavista Social Club or visit artisan carpenters at Paterson Woodworking. You can admire their amazing gardens or be lucky enough to meet some of their grazing goats or chicks who make the cove their home! Also enjoy the local Five Cove's Garden Party in Newman's Cove in August.
We are driving distance to Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity, Random Passage set in New Bonaventure, the new microbrewery in Port Rexton, Elliston (home of the Puffin Festival and the Roots, Rants and Roars culinary event) and are close to many other beautiful coastal towns full of history and unique events.
I grew up in this house with my big family, as did my father and several other generations before him, so there's a lot of love, stories, laughter and welcoming energy as soon as you enter. The door has always been open to friends, old and new, so we hope you enjoy it!
Please contact for more info or to make reservations! Minimum two night stay. Artist Residencies are also available.
*Please note: There are several taxi companies that offer shuttles to/from St. John's to Upper Amherst Cove. Pleas inquire for more information. Guest AccessGuests will have the entire house to themselves, including the large outdoor yard with swings and spacious seaside patio with chairs to sit back and enjoy the view. Interaction with GuestsGuests will have total privacy while visiting, however if you need anything I am only a phone call or text away! I will have a local contact for emergencies or concerns. The NeighborhoodUpper Amherst Cove is a small coastal community in Bonavista Bay. It is very close to Bonavista and Trinity Bight, and is truly outport living at its finest. Enjoy amazing foot trails for hiking, rocky beaches for swimming, kayaking and bonfires, and take in the rich culture, history and geology of this unique region.
UAC is home to The Bonavista Social Club, an award-winning restaurant/bakery. Enjoy fresh bread baked daily in their wood-fired oven, and amazing food grown in their own gardens and sourced locally. Be sure to visit the friendly goats and chickens in the field nearby! UAC is also home of Paterson Woodworking, craft artisan furniture.
Be sure to enjoy the stars on a clear night and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing outside of your window! As a warning, the whales may keep you up! Other Things to NotePlease read House Rules and House Manuel before you arrive. There will be a copy with info in the home. Have an amazing stay! Thank you.