The SpaceThis "Biscuit Box" house has charm, hand built over 100 years ago and tastefully renovated 6 years ago. The view is spectacular!
The house has 2 fair size bedrooms, 1 with queen bed, 1 with double bed, and 1 very small room that fits a double bed, more ideal for 1 person but can fit 2. Large kitchen with table for 6. All rooms have windows with a view. Also a pull out couch on main floor. A 1.5 hr drive from St . John's, this house location is close enough to the city but far enough out to really feel like you're "Out Around the Bay", as we say! Guest AccessGuest access to the whole house, owner not present. Wifi, no phone, bring your own, make sure you have cell coverage for area. BBQ, Ironing board, iron, sound dock, fridge, oven, microwave, baby highchair, TV, DVD, washer/dryer, new mattresses and linens. Interaction with GuestsI can provide day trip recommendations and trail maps, and also help plan your trip to NFLD if you like. I am only a phone call or email away. My family settled in this area over 250 years ago. I can share many links to places of interest in advance. NFLD is a big island - Plan your trip well! I might be present to greet you but if not, there will be somebody there for you, and also a local emergency contact person. The NeighborhoodSettled over 400 years ago, New Perlican is a quaint fishing village with a scenic harbour rimmed with fishing stages and lots of history.
This place IS tranquility - relax on the lawn and watch the activities in the cove, whales, caplin, lobster fisherman, bald eagles, loons... hike the trail to Hearts Content - starts right outside the door, visit the Heart's Content Cable Station Museum, visit the Winterton Wooden Boat Museum, walk the trail to the quaint fishing village of New Perlican, or visit the beach at Salmon Cove, drive the loop around scenic Baccalieu trail, hike out to Garlop Point after supper (15 minute walk) with your glass of wine, and watch the sunset over Trinity Bay at the lookoff - bring the binoculars, eagles nest nearby and the whales feed there! A week will pass quickly, exploring all there is to see and do in this spectacularly scenic area of Newfoundland.
In 2010, the Avalon Peninsula was rated by National Geographic as the TOP SHORELINE in the WORLD!!! This rating was based on it's "stunning and natural Integrity, a shoreline that is in excellent shape ecologically, relatively unspoiled, and likely to remain so".
HIKING AND WHALEWATCHING
I love all the trails, the friendly people, and especially the view across Trinity Bay.
Over 7 species of whales frequent these water in June, July and some years well into August. Feeding on schools of caplin close to shore, you can walks the trails along the shores and whalewatch as you go. Whalewatch boat tours in area also.Icebergs that drift down with the Labrador current often come into the bay and can be seen as later as October. In August the blueberries and wild raspberries are out in abundance, September and October - delicious partridge berries and bakeapple berries are ripe for the picking. There's trouting in nearby ponds, lots of inwoods trails, and the "food fishery" is on in July into August for 3 weeks, get out and catch yourself some of what was once referred to as Newfoundland's currency: COD!
The D'Iberville hiking trail system is maintained, and has boardwalks and stairs in all the right places. You can literally walk 60 km from Heart's Content to Winterton, and from Hant's Harbour up to New Melbourne, along the dramatic coastline which varies in elevation and terrain. I can provide trails maps along this route and help you organize a 1 way hike with car drop-off/pickup on 1 end of trail. Getting AroundCome by car or book a rental car well in advance, short supply in summer. House is 1.5 hours drive from St.John's and airport, 1.5 Hour drive from Argentia Ferry and 9.5 hour drive from Port aux Basque Ferry. Other Things to NoteNOTE: Also FYI, this house is on municipal town water and sewer system, therefore you can be assured the water is very safe to drink, it is delicious actually, best cup of tea EVER!
1 week minimum booking. Check in on Sundays at 3pm, check out on Sundays by noon. If I do not have back to back bookings during your stay, I can be more flexible with check-in and out. There may be flexibility in check in and check out dates also, just ask.