The SpaceSpectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, the mountains and the harbour of La Scie, Newfoundland. Walking and snowshoeing trails right outside the house to overlooks viewing Iceberg Alley where you can see the surf, whales, rocky shores, isolated beaches and icebergs in the summer months. Great bird watching. Excellent snowmobile trail system for the winter months.
The Harbour View Room has a Queen bed in a private room - shared bathrooms in the house. 2 people maximum in the room.
La Scie is on the 'French Shore' of Newfoundland, with a rich cultural heritage and many landmarks of interest. We have 5 easy to moderate hiking trails, spectacular views from the lookouts, which can be reached by well maintained gravelled and boardwalk trails and stairways. The icebergs are already passing along the coastline, perhaps you'll see one when you come for a visit!
Fair Haven Retreat is a very clean home where you will find very comfortable furnishings, peace and great food, as well as a full-time weaver/spinner/rug-hooker to show you the heritage fiber arts.
Quiet, peaceful, restful are all words that our guests have used to describe their stay. Lessons in weaving, spinning and knitting are available, upon request. Classes are held in the fall and winter months.
Shared bathroom adjacent to the rooms, with a 2nd 1/2 bath on the main floor. Room has full-size dresser, night table, extra chairs, tv with dvd player and ipod dock onboard, clock radio, fan, central heater, two sets of Egyptian cotton towels for each guest. Free local and long distance (on the island) phone in the dining room.
Harbour View Room is $110 per night (incl. tax and 2nd person). Includes deluxe breakfast. Stay 6 nights and your 7th is free. Suppers $16.25, lunches $11.50 (incl. HST)
Laundry service and high speed wireless internet included. Great reception for Telus network cellphone users.
Breakfast is Full or Continental with fresh Muffins, fresh bread for your toast, bacon & eggs, jam, marmalade, French Toast, waffles or pancakes with blueberry syrup if you like, fruit tray, espresso, Trinity Mercantile Coffee, many organic and Fair Trade teas. Always a snack available - fresh cinnamon rolls, pies - menu changes daily. Vegan and vegetarian choices available - the best smoothies! Start your day with a healthy choice and feel pampered.
Nearby we have the Outport Museum and Tea Room where you can get the very best in traditional Newfoundland cuisine (voted one of the best places to eat in Canada every year since 2006!). You can also take a trip down memory lane by going through the museum and learn a lot about our local French Shore history in this large outport.
During your stay you can expect great cuisine, clean and comfortable surroundings. Also you can expect the walking trails to be easy to moderate, the beach to be very clean and so beautiful! Sunsets are breathtaking as are the sunrises. We do get a lot of wind at times, so that makes for an interesting dynamic.
Our bathroom is shared, large and scrupulously clean. There is a 2nd half bath on the main floor - also very clean. The whole house is very well maintained and you can feel comfortable even in bare feet.
There is a large 'bridge' outside with two very beckoning deck lounges to rest and relax on - soak in the sun and just smell the fresh salt air. On the deck outside the kitchen there is a bistro table and chairs - perfect to enjoy a beverage or light meal with a view of the harbour, boats, hillsides and watch the clouds, birds and rainbows.
We are a 5 minute walk from the Atlantic Ocean, with views of the ocean and harbour from the bedroom windows, as well as the hills of La Scie, which come aflame in colour in the fall months.
What makes my place unique? Well it would certainly be the cuisine, and the weaving studio, and the remoteness, yet being centrally located in this beautiful outport. On this peninsula we have a snowmobile trail network and offer to host you in the winter months, as well, so you can come with snow machines and go out on the trails then, too.
During the summer months there is the option to take a boat trip with Burton's Adventure Tours to view the icebergs and humpback and minke whales and the incredible rock formations that make this Island so unique. Tours leave from the floating dock in the harbour, just across from Fair Haven Retreat.
Pets: guide dogs are very welcome. I also welcome you to bring your travelling companion pets - the extra charge is $25 for a pet. The closest veterinarian is located in Grand Falls-Windsor - about 3 hours away. We have a resident dog - Zoe - who is a calm well-mannered and well-trained female Shepherd/Husky mix. Guest AccessGuests can keep food in the fridge for your travels the next day. Ice always available. On the front deck there is a bistro table and chairs so you can enjoy your meals and the breezes. There is also a selection of 'lawn' chairs to go out onto the grass with, or kick back and enjoy the summer rays on a separate elevated deck with access from the main living room. Interaction with GuestsWhen you arrive we will be here, and you are welcome to visit with us in the family rooms and weaving studio. You will have as much privacy as you like, however, so you won't feel crowded - the house is large, with lots of seating areas. The NeighborhoodThe scenery is so picturesque. Beautiful views. Lots of interesting formations in the rocky outcrops. La Scie is on the tip of the Baie Verte Peninsula - the geology here is truly one of a kind in the world. If you are a rock enthusiast this place will provide you with ample opportunity to discover ancient formations. The eagles soar right over the house, and the trails are wonderful to explore, with waterfalls, viewpoints, barrens and more. Great bird watching.
The coastline is impressive and boat tours can be arranged by your going over to the fishermen's wharf and talking to the skippers there. Getting AroundWalking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are great ways to get around here. The main roads are easily accessible with cars, too. Other Things to NoteWe have a well-behaved, well-trained dog in the house.