View of home from lower garden; granite stone front area and upper deck with fabulous sea-views.Relaxing in the elegant living room after a day of touring.


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3 chambres

3 lits

Logement entier

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3 chambres

3 lits

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Awash in antiques, art, books & Persian carpets, this early 20th C. restored home offers a spectacular getaway for family or couple get-aways, & is just 40 miles south of St. John's on the scenic East-coast trail. The home features stunning Newfoundland art, a 2500 volume library, 4+ decks, a studio, & lush perennial garden. Close to excellent dining, fishing, hiking & superb tour sites, including whale watching, archeological digs, & UNESCO Heritage Fossil site at Mistaken Point.


Le logement
Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 4
Salles de bain : 2
Chambres : 3
Lits : 3
Arrivée : 14:00 - 16:00
Départ : 11:00
Type de logement : Logement entier

Équipements
Équipements

Prix
Prix
Frais de ménage : 59€
Caution : 1106€
Réduction à la semaine : 15%
Conditions d'annulation : Strictes

Description
Description

Awash in antiques, art, books & Persian carpets, this early 20th C. restored home offers a spectacular getaway for family or couple get-aways, & is just 40 miles south of St. John's on the scenic East-coast trail. The home features stunning Newfoundland art, a 2500 volume library, 4+ decks, a studio, & lush perennial garden. Close to excellent dining, fishing, hiking & superb tour sites, including whale watching, archeological digs, & UNESCO Heritage Fossil site at Mistaken Point.

Awash in white wood and decked out with antiques, art, books and Persian carpets, Judith Robertson and Allan Kathnelson’s early 20th Century 1800 sq. foot seaside Saltbox home offers an idyllic getaway for special celebrations or just family or romantic get-aways. There are few properties south of St. John’s that so artfully emphasize the wild beauty of the expansive landscape that surrounds them. When the couple bought the property in 2003, they renovated immediately, extensively upgrading the interior and exterior to contemporary standards whilst retaining the simple crafting of the earlier footprint. Its character-defining interior exudes vintage beauty and bright calm, while the external grounds make the heart swell with a half-acre manicured garden rolling down to the sea. It’s a home that holds everything they best love: family, friends, a roaring wood-stove, decks, comfy old armchairs to wile away hours, well-loved antiques, a greenhouse, an art studio, and books galore—2500 of them in the second floor library.

Guests have access to the entire home and gardens. There are several ocean-side decks for whale watching. The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve with rare pelagic birds lies at the doorstep of this home. Visit during May-September and experience icebergs, hiking, whale-watching, great local food and craft shops, Cape Race (where the Titanic distress signal first came in), Mistaken Point (oldest fossils on the planet), and the world-famous Puffin Patrol.

Your hosts, Judith and Allan, have lived in the area for 14 years and will be available to assist you with all details related to your vacation.

The community is unique for its easy access to St. John's, as well as its location close to 400 year old archeological sites. It is close to world class fossil hunting, and is a mecca for wild-life lovers of all persuasions. Artists also enjoy Judith's sea-side art studio, and fishers can join the locals at Bauline Wharf for a day on the sea.

There is no public transport available. Guests are advised to rent a car, or bring their own via the Marine Atlantic Ferry.

Top Ten Tourist Activities close by:

1)Hiking- The East Coast Trail for hiking ((URL HIDDEN) is located up the road to the right as you face the sea in front of our house. The easy trail goes to Doctor’s Cove (excellent for picking cranberries or blueberries), and La Manche, a community that was destroyed in the tidal wave of 1959. You can see the slate foundations of remains of some houses there, and visit the scenic suspension bridge.
2)Closest restaurants – i) Kavanagh’s (URL HIDDEN) Ferryland) is 20 minutes South on Highway 10; ii) The Irish Loop Coffee House in Witless Bay ((URL HIDDEN) is an easy 15 minute drive and excellent for homemade, healthy breakfast and lunch); iii) Riverside Restaurant and Lounge in Cape Broyle (URL HIDDEN) is a 20 minute drive south. It has inexpensive and great seafood. The closest restaurant to Blue House is The Captains Table in Mobile (URL HIDDEN) . It boasts fine local catch. Be sure to make a reservation if you are arriving in July or August. St. John’s has many fine restaurants - one of them (Raymonds) being named best restaurant in Canada.
3)Ferryland – 30 minutes south is definitely worth a half-day visit. There you can tour archeological digs into the history of a community that lived there at the time of Shakespeare, and then hike out to the end of the downs for a world famous Ferryland Lighthouse Picnic ((URL HIDDEN) Please be advised that you MUST reserve months in advance for the picnic.
4)Cape Race – about 2 hours drive south, this stirring site received the first distress signal from the famous ship, the Titanic. The small museum is worth touring ((URL HIDDEN) as is Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, known world-wide for its remarkably preserved fossils dating back to the Pre-Cambrian era (URL HIDDEN) Make sure to reserve in advance if you want a guided tour.
5)Cape Saint Mary’s Ecological Reserve hosts a colony of cacophonous gannets, modern descendants of the ancient albatross with 6-foot wingspans (URL HIDDEN) Visiting there from Blue House is a full-day outing over pleasant roads with some challenging potholes. The Cape Saint Mary’s gannets populate sea stacks close to shore and return there every year to produce and nurture their young. Experiencing them so close at hand is thrilling.
6)Brigus is a small sea community to the northwest, about 45 minutes away. Founded in the early 1600, the village is charming for walks, tea, fresh bread, Captain Bob Bartlett’s Hawthorne Cottage, and picturesque sea views (URL HIDDEN)
7)Cape Spear – about 45 minutes northeast, the most easterly point of North America boasts stunning, high views, a museum and gift shop. Visit there for the most memorable sunrise of your lifetime. (URL HIDDEN)
8) Along the way to Cape Spear, stop off at picturesque Petty Harbour ((URL HIDDEN) birthhome of Alan Doyle, founder of Great Big Sea. Experience an active old fishing community with terrific charm, friendly people, and scrumptious fish and chips restaurants.
9)Tors Cove – Hike or drive to Tors Cove (URL HIDDEN) just minutes away from Blue House. Five Island Gallery (URL HIDDEN) hosts local art and entertainment and world class local artists. For bibliophiles and artists, Running the Goat Books and Broadsides ((URL HIDDEN) is an active small printing gallery with breath-taking artwork, handmade books, and affordable hand-printed souvenirs for sale.
10)Close to Tors Cove is Mobile where the family run Molly Bawn Boat ((URL HIDDEN) will take you out for affordable, personable puffin and whale tours. Along the way, stop at Burnt Cove and visit Carm at the divine Oceanview Bakery ((URL HIDDEN) Have a chat with the owner over the best date squares and home-baked cookies on the Southern Shore.
11)If you’re still up for a day of adventure, continue on to St. John’s – 45 minutes east. Plan to spend at least one day in this beautiful little town, exploring Signal Hill (site of the earliest trans-Atlantic signal), Gower Street (filled with beautiful old clapboard brightly painted narrow houses, JellyBeans), The Rooms (provincial art gallery and archives). At The Rooms plan to have an elegant lunch at their cafeteria overlooking old St. John’sHarbour.


Règlement intérieur
Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'heure d'entrée dans les lieux est 14:00 - 16:00.

This is our beloved home, and we expect guests to respect it and love it as we do. No smoking or pets are allowed in the home.


Disponibilité
Disponibilité
Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

Hôte : Judith

Tors Cove, Canada · Membre depuis septembre 2013
Judith

We fell in love with the Southern Shore of Newfoundland in 2003, when we happened upon Blue House in a sorry derelict state. We bought and restored the old saltbox home, seeking to retain its original character and charm as an outport home. We never tire of the magnificent setting of the house and cottage on the sea, overlooking Great Island, part of the Witless Bay archipelago of islands that are home to rare birds. Over the years, we have poured our love and energy into the lovely perennial garden, situated on the site of an old forge. Many of the outbuildings on our property are open to guests, including our greenhouse, art studio, main house library of 2000 volumes, and cottage. We are retired academics who love to hike, write, read, paint, travel and garden. We promise to provide a warm and comfortable setting for your stay on the southern shore.

Our historic artist's cottage in Sarasota, Florida is a century old vintage Florida style wood bungalow, with typical architecture including veranda, dark wood floors, stained glass interior windows and white clapboard. We purchased the cottage in 2014 and live there throughout the winter. We love the layered play of textured light and space throughout the cottage, and have endeavored to stay true to its modest roots by keeping adornment simple, light, clean and vernacular. Lovers of art will enjoy our collection of beautiful Quebecois figurative paintings which we have collected throughout the years. Urban flaneurs will enjoy proximity to the finest cultural amenties on offer in Florida (restaurants, theatre, ballet, opera, walking paths, kayak launches). We enjoy travel and try to compose conditions so that others can be as happy as we are at our winter home.

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