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Eco-Culture Experience: St. John's & Bonavista - 7 Days

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The Anchor House, Bonavista Peninsula

Quintessential Outport. Gravel roads, sandy beaches, spectacular coastline, great people...

  • 5 minute drive from Maberly with views of the Elliston Landslide
  • Three hours from St. John's, in the town of Elliston, 4km/2.5mi from Bonavista
  • Spectacular Puffin site located nearby with park and rare sandy beach
  • Three bedrooms, 2 queen + 2 twins
  • Laundry facility on premises
  • BBQ and large deck with interesting short & long ocean views
  • Featured over five times in HOUZZ, the leading magazine for design enthusiasts and architects

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The Anchor House, located in Elliston near Bonavista, was restored inin 2010.  It's over 100 years old and is located in a small quiet town 4km/2.5mi from Bonavista. It has incredible short and long views across Norder cove out to the ocean. The Anchor House shares 1000 feet of coastal waterfront property with another CapeRace property. You can walk to a spectacular beach at Sandy Cove, a neighbouring hamlet and you are a short five minute drive from the Maberly Puffin site.  Elliston, known as the "Root cellar Capital of the World", is home of the annual Roots Rants & Roars Food Festival.

"...We really enjoyed our stay in Elliston! The Anchor House is a little piece of heaven in an absolutely gorgeous location! The house had everything we needed and provided a relaxing atmosphere during our stay. We watched whales from the comfort of our own porch and were within walking distance to the puffins. Fantastic location to many hiking trails and many quaint towns. The community was very welcoming and friendly. Definitely recommend staying at The Anchor House!..."

"... Beautifully restored and appointed saltbox house with incredible views! From our patio we watched whales from 150 away! Anchor House was a peaceful retreat, with an authentic period outport feel. 3 generations in our family all enjoyed the accommodations. We would absolutely stay here again, and recommend to others!..."

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Hare’s Ears Cottage- Outer Battery Village, St. John’s

Conde Nast Traveler, Feb 2016, calls the Outer Battery Village "Most Beautiful Place in Canada..."

Stay at the most Easterly Guest House in North America

  • Property owned and managed by CapeRace Cultural Adventures
  • Outer Battery Village in the cliffs directly on the Signal Hill trail system
  • Ten minute walk from St. John's downtown core
  • Shares property line with Signal Hill National Park
  • Contemporary decor in an artisan craftsman atmosphere
  • Three bedrooms, two bathrooms. 2 queens + 2 twins
  • Expansive kitchen with bar + deck and barbecue
  • Ground floor studio with separate entrance; 3rd bed, 2nd bath with shower, 2nd full kitchen
  • Fully equipped with Internet, cable TV and laundry facilities
  • Sweeping views of the city and harbour​
  • Featured in Romantic Homes Magazine and HOUZZ, leading magazine for design enthusiasts and architects

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"Sunny yellow, cherry red, turquoise blue—St. Johns’ pop-art-colored houses, collectively known as Jellybean Row, look especially awe-inspiring clustered in the cliffs of this atmosphere-drenched coastal neighborhood just outside downtown..."  Condé Nast Traveller, February 2016, profiling the Battery Village, St. John's.

This coastal home on St. John's harbour is the most easterly guest house in North America. It shares the property line with Signal Hill national park and has door-step access to the Signal Hill hiking and walking trails. Nestled in the cliffs of the popular Outer Battery Village, the house is just 30 feet from the ocean and one minute from the park, three minutes from downtown by car and twelve minutes by foot. It has a deck with gas bbq, panoramic views of the harbour & city skyline, and a southern exposure. The Outer Battery is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city and still maintains the look and feel of a small fishing village. Bald Eagles nesting near property. With an independent ground floor studio, it is configured for the multi-generational traveller and great for those who want the option of indepedence from their travelling companions. 

  • 2 minute walk to Fort Waldegrave Lookout
  • 7 minute walk to downtown Sheraton Hotel
  • 7 minute walk to Duckworth St. Restaurants
  • 15 minute walk to Water St Shopping
  • 15 minute walk to Duke of Duckworth Pub
  • Ultra-comfortable beds, premium pillow top mattress
  • 500+ thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linens
  • Premium brand small kitchen appliances
  • Fully-equiped laundry
  • Professional pre-arrival cleaning

"We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Hare’s Ears Cottage! It is a beautifully appointed cottage with such a charming ambience. It has so much natural light and stunning views with the long wall of windows. The beds were super comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful and clean. We loved this cottage and it’s very unique setting. Watching huge ships up close through the lovely length of windows travel into and out of the harbour through the narrows was amazing. Hiking the Signal Hill Trail which starts steps away from the cottage was great, with its stunning panoramic views of the area. We also hiked some other trails near St. John’s, including the one at Cape Spear early one morning to catch the awesome sunrise. We enjoyed many fantastic meals in St. John’s, and found it very easy to get around. We will forever cherish memories of our stay at Hare’s Ears Cottage and would be thrilled to be able to visit again..."

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