À propos de ce logement
12 minutes from AIRPORT, 8 minutes from UPTOWN. Second-floor private entrance in Edwardian summer house furnished with ANTIQUES, fine ART, fire place and Persians; full kitchen–dishwasher, washer, clothes line; QUIET spot, super SUNSETS
On a knoll on a point behind century-old cedars, the apartment’s small roofed BALCONY overlooks the mile-wide bay. The bay's dotted with rowers, sails, windsurfers, wakes and kite sailors in summer; kite and cross-country skiers and fishing shacks visible from the balcony at Renforth Wharf in winter.
The back–the entrance–has a bench and CLOTHES LINE overlooking the wooded hillside's giant blue spruce among birches, maples, wildflowers and DEER. A granite hill absorbs the whine of Mackay Highway traffic so it's virtually dead QUIET between magnificent SUNSETS and dawn.
Accès des voyageurs
This second-floor shot-gun apartment (about 500 sq ft) with its private entrance is in an Edwardian ‘summer’ house. Upgraded and well-insulated over the past 100 years, the always-integral apartment now includes hardwood floors, well-equipped kitchen and full bathroom.
In addition are PARKING; fridge, stove, washer, clothes line, dishwasher and microwave; crockery, cutlery, pots and utensils; bed and bath LINENS and weekly CLEANING; plus a functional and decorative electric FIREPLACE for the living room.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
On the other side of a sound- and fire-proofed wall and downstairs lives the agèd–and very active–quiet great-grand daughter– ‘quiet’ when she's not talking to her old Golden.
If needed, host will meet visitors at the airport and is available to answer travel questions and help with historic and local amenities' and sites' information.
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Pets, with references, might be welcome
Please respect after-10 pm quiet.
Be wary of the cats. Out of curiosity they lurk as they're not allowed in due to potential guests' allergies.
No smoking and no scents.
Although there's a dryer, there are two clothes lines which, in the interest of taking a small step for the environment, I would prefer your using fresh air and the lines. I WOULD BE GLAD TO HANG OUT YOUR CLOTHES MYSELF as there's a certain art involved in catching both wind and sun. Besides, I enjoy it!
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.
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A recent visitor suggested I say, "I wrote the book." In two summers' traveling Atlantic Canada from St John's, NF, to the Bas St Laurent region of QC, I had a ball. Then I put it in a book of nearly 100 listings–“Comforts of Home: Small Inns, Cottages and Bed & Breakfasts of Atlantic Canada”–published by Goose Lane Editions in early 1990s.
Just had to open my own B&B in NB’s oldest documented house, Hewlett House (1785) in Queenstown, a derelict I had gradually refurbished over 20 years. A very bad car accident put an end to that and to many other things including ARTgalleryRAT I'd opened in an old blacksmith's that featured nearly 40 of NB's finest visual artists and artisans.
I love where I live again, on the finest possible spot and chosen by my great-grandfather after his camping here to watch an international rowing race in 1871. Fortunately I've traveled a lot overseas, including a trans-Atlantic sail in 1976 aboard 90-ft Baltic trader Lindø from Plymouth, UK, to NYC for the US Bicentennial. Am completely content now watching rowers practise still on the early morning mirror calm of the bay, so early that they were rowing through the waning full moon a couple of weeks ago.
I continue here with all I’ve had for my 50 years in the Lower St John River Valley (interrupted by education–BA, BEd, MEd–and work in Toronto in the late 60s). I have all that I treasure:
Water–to look at, be in and be on, in addition to ice-cold well water to drink
Security–country and community that allow my freedom and comfort so I can leave doors unlocked
Animals–cats and dogs
Clothes lines–love fresh air and abhor dryers
Nature and Privacy–created by trees and shrubs housing abundant bird and animal life