In the middle of Gros-Morne National Park, designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, sits the quaint village of Rocky Harbour.
The village is an enclave within Gros Morne National Park, and thus residents and tourists alike are close to hiking trails with spectacular views, boat tours, heated indoor swimming pool with hot tub and cross-county ski trails in season.
Our house sits on the south shore of Rocky Harbour. It has its own beach and wharf. Rocky Harbour is a working fishing harbour so expect to see fishermen heading out towards the lighthouse in the early hours of morning and returning laden down with catches from mid-morning onwards. Our wharf and beach gather the flotsam and jetsam of a fishing port. Although care should be taken when playing in this area, great fun can be had exploring the beach fossicking treasures washed in by the sea.
The rental property is a modern and spacious (1400 sq. ft., or 130 sq. meters) house on the water front. The covered veranda/deck is an ideal spot to sit with an early morning cup of coffee or tea to read a book or just enjoy the solitude of the breaking day. During spring, summer and fall it is ideal for eating outdoors, watching the sun dip on the horizon.
Be it in winter (typically milder than on the continent due to maritime climate) or in summer (fresher, for the same reason), the area offers multiple opportunities for outdoor activities. Swimming is reserved for the strong-willed souls (water temperatures range from 12 to 16C degrees in summer and from 0 to 5C degrees in winter).
The main bedroom offers glimpses of Gros Morne from the bedroom window, which reveals the ever-changing colours and character of this impressive landform. The room is tastefully furnished with Queen-sized bed and bedside tables, quality bed linens and has its own walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom.
boat tours, sea kayaking, bird watching