MOST UNIQUE VACATION HOME IN ST. JOHN'S!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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MOST UNIQUE VACATION HOME IN ST. JOHN'S!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Situated on the edge of The Narrows at the entrance to the Port of St. John’s, a beautiful and unique vacation home located in a former light keeper’s house at Fort Amherst - the site of the first lighthouse in Newfoundland and one of the most photographed sites in the province. This property is one of two vacation homes operated at the Fort Amherst Light Station. The head light keeper's residence is also available for rent, please visit our listing at www.vrbo.com/469496.

House completely renovated, beautifully and tastefully decorated. Two bedrooms (one with king-size bed and one with twin beds) each with flat screen TVs, pull out sofa bed, two full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Front deck with views of Signal Hill and the harbourfront. Sit back and watch the boats entering and leaving St. John’s Harbour. Enjoy whale watching from our large rear deck overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Depending on the season lucky guests will have amazing views of icebergs along the coastline. Entrance point to the East Coast Trail just steps away.

Minimum three-night rental. Off-season rates available.

We are now accepting bookings for the head lightkeeper's house. This two-story, 3-bedroom/3-bath house has been completely and beautifully restored and renovated. The listing is located at www.vrbo.com/469496.

Our vacation homes have been featured in newspapers across Canada.

Keywords: vacation home, short term rental

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner/Manager

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The owner, Peter Gill, is the grandson of Leo Power, one of the longest serving light keepers at the Fort Amherst lighthouse. Peter operates Fort Amherst Vacation Homes along with his wife Nicole.

All the benefits of a sea side property in outport Newfoundland with the convenience of being located in the city. See the downtown lights from the front deck. A 5-minute drive to downtown. Entrance to the East Coast Trail just feet away.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
5

Total Refreshment

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a near perfect location for a holiday. The views are incredible and there is a sense of being 'away from it all', while only being 15 minutes from St. John's. The accommodation is very comfortable and there are few things better than an afternoon spent reading and watching the ships in the Narrows. This really is a unique place to spend some time. The owners are especially helpful and responsive.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
5

Perfect place to relax and enjoy the view

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at this house for four days. It is very well equipped with everything you need. We were lucky enough to see whales, dolphins, bald eagles and icebergs from the front deck. There is not a better spot in all of St. John's. It was well worth the price.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Toronto, Ontario
5

An unforgettable week!

  • 5 of 5
At the end of Fort Amherst Road, the owners have created a truly special vacation spot. Indoors, investing much thought and money, they have provided all the conveniences and comforts of home. Outdoors, the surroundings enchant all day long: the sea in its ever-changing moods; the passing parade of boats large and small; icebergs and whales in their seasons; fellow travellers who come by to photograph the lighthouse and explore the historic remains of fortifications. We octogenarians loved the place! If you can, stay a full week: this spot deserves no less.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Glastonbury, CT. USA
5

Saw icebergs from my bed!

  • 5 of 5
Our first morning at the Fort Amherst lighthouse (and every day during our stay), I awoke to an amazing sight: an iceberg visible from my window! Others visit Newfoundland and trek up mountains and down side roads to witness what I could see while resting my head on my pillow! Only in this unique and beautiful spot. The house is warm and toasty even as the cold winds blew outside. Lovely furnishings, comfortable beds and linens. The views and access to the East Coast Trail are unparalleled. It is just perfect all around.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Sarasota Florida
5

Lovely house great location

  • 5 of 5
Two seniors and three adult daughters researching family history spent 3 wonderful days here. The house was very comfortable and well equipped and the owners helpful and accommodating. They even picked up and put awAy a grocery order for us. The scenery was spectacular. We could see a large iceburg from several windows.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
5

Above & Beyond my expectations!

Above & Beyond my expectations!
  • 5 of 5
Words certainly do not do this place justice. What a perfect layout for our group which included two eldery couples, my husband & I and daughter. The bedrooms & bathrooms were located on the main floor. We slept very well on the pullout downstairs and our daughter slept on the air mattress. The view was AMAZING ... boats passing through the narrows, Signal Hill, Cape Spear in the distance, icebergs and yes we even saw two whales. Very comfortable beds and beautiful bathrooms (lots of towels). We visited Brigus & Cape Spear as well as Petty Harbour where we ate at Chafes Landing (yum). We had people over for a bbq. They all thought this place was a hidden gem. I hope we get to stay here again!! I would definitely recommend a stay here. You just have to experience it for yourself!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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St. Johns House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$90
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Please note that dates can only be held by payment of a deposit.
25% deposit required at time of booking with remainder due 30 days prior to arrival. Payments can be made by cheque, bank draft, email money transfer, or through PayPal.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Johns House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , beautiful fixtures and granite countertop
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite to BR #1 with walk-in shower and granite countertop
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Most easterly vacation home in St. John's and all of North America, best iceberg and whale watching vantage points in St. John's
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