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

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Seafair House, Mockbeggar, Bonavista

Seafair House... our latest restoration. The house was built in 1913 in Mockbeggar, the oldest district of Bonavista. The house is a two-and-a-half-storeyed, steep, gabled-roof structure. An excellent example of nineteenth-century architecture in the Bonavista area. We restored it with a contemporary, rustic, authentic theme...

The Adam Mouland House was built in 1913 in Mockbeggar, the oldest district of Bonavista. The house is a two-and-a-half-storeyed, steep, gabled-roof structure. It is a fine example of nineteenth and early twentieth-century architecture in the Bonavista area.  The simple, yet decorative window and door trim reflect the builder’s expressive style and craftsmanship and local carpenters recreated the exact specification when restoring the windows. Historically, this property is important because it is representative of an era when the people of Bonavista relied heavily on the inshore fishery for survival. At the time when this house was constructed it was common for residents to have a number of fishery-related outbuildings on their property.

  • Property owned and managed by CapeRace Cultural Adventures
  • 8 minute walk to pubs and restaurants along the Old Days Boardwalk
  • 2 minute walk to oceanfront Bonavista Bicycle Cafe
  • Private yard
  • Contemporary decor in an artisan craftsman atmosphere
  • Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, bioth with showers, 3 Queen beds with 600 threadcount sheets and premium matteresses 
  • Expansive kitchen with bar
  • Deck & BBQ
  • Laundry facilities
  • Very cool loft

...A stylish yet traditional Newfoundland home with everything a guest should need. The location is ideal and the property itself is lovely. Would love to return!...

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. Hare's Ears is nestled in the cliffs of the popular Outer Battery Village in St. John's. A fifteen-minute picturesque walk down from the village will take you to great east coast pubs, world class restaurants, quirky unique boutique shops and fantastic music venues.  The coastal home shares the property line with the iconic Signal Hill National Park and is located on the most hiked trail in Newfoundland; The North Head Trail. The house sports panoramic views of the harbour & city skyline, and has a southern exposure that brings in sunshine all day long.  It's easy to become an honorary member of the village, if you choose, as the famed Newfoundland hospitality spills into the streets here with spirited eclectic neighbours and local hikers all loving to have a gab. 

  • Exclusively yours for your stay
  • Property owned and managed by CapeRace Cultural Adventures; professional housekeeping, professional maintenance.
  • Contemporary decor in an artisan craftsman atmosphere. 
  • Luxury 600 thread count linens, premium SMEG appliances, premium comfy pillow-top beds
  • Three bedrooms, two bathrooms; 2 queens + 2 twins
  • Expansive kitchen with bar + deck and premium Weber barbecue
  • Ground floor studio with separate entrance; 3rd bed, 2nd bathroom with shower, 2nd full kitchen
  • Fully equipped with Internet, cable TV and new LG laundry facilities
  • Featured in Romantic Homes Magazine and has 50,000 design downloads on HOUZZ, the world-leading magazine for design enthusiasts and architects
  • Located beside The Rookery, the latest addition to the CapeRace suite of private coastal guest homes. Combine for multiple family visits. 

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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.

The Outer Battery is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city and still maintains the look and feel of a small fishing village. With an independent ground floor studio, the coastal home is configured for the multi-generational traveller and great for those who want the option of independence from their travelling companions. 

"... 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 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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