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!

St. Johns House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Owner/Manager

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Speaks english

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
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371905vbi
St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Phoenix, AZ
5

Outstanding Experience.....the Best!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I cannot overstate how wonderful this property is. In fact, literally I would be surprised if there is another rental property in the world on VRBO that is better than this. Seriously. My wife and I had one of the best vacations we have ever had at this property. We intend to come back often, and once my friends heard about this property, I am pretty certain some of them will travel to St. Johns just because of this property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Scott, a heartfelt thank you for the kinds words - what a compliment! We look forward to having you back again. All the best, Peter & Nicole
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
5

Group of women friends

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
It was an excellent place to stay. we loved everything about it. Interior renovated very nicely. Comfortable surroundings. Lovely kitchen and several places to sit outside. Would recommend it highly. Wish we were their during whale and iceberg seasons.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
United States
5

Vermonters view

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Great location and property -- just as the site shows!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Calgary, Alberta
5

Amazing Place...Hidden Gem of St. John's

Amazing Place...Hidden Gem of St. John's
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a great time! Family retreat and bonding in a cozy and carefully furnished home combined with the spectacular views of the ocean, hills and cliffs. Watching the sunrise in the comfort of our home/backyard is surreal...picture perfect! What you see is what you get...it even exceeded our expectation. You don't have to be creative to enjoy the place...sometimes, all you need to do is sitdown and admire the surroundings. Oh, did I tell you that we picked some blueberries up the hills too and slept through the orchestra of waves, winds and foghorn sounding in the background? Thank you to the very accomodating owners, Peter and Nicole, for opening their home to us. A truly amazing experience for the whole family...worth keeping and remembering.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Oakville, ont
5

The Spirit of Newfoundland with St. John's at your doorstep

The Spirit of Newfoundland with St. John's at your doorstep
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
A wonderful home base to day trip out of St.John's. Fantastic views, capturing the essence of the Rock. The home is brilliantly laid out, in our case perfect for 4. The pictures reflect what you get and more. Very clean, with tasteful decor reflecting the charm of the island. A suitcase is all you need. The owners are there if required but never intrusive. Would not hesitate to recommend this spot to anyone.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Whale watching, Blueberry picking

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Availability & Rates

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 Minimum Stay
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 1 2013 - May 31 2014
C$ 250
C$ 1,500
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
C$ 350
C$ 2,275
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$90.00
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.
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Please note that dates can only be held by payment of a deposit.
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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:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
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:
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
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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