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HERITAGE, NATURE, CONVENIENCE, MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

Chris Brookes

Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Chris Brookes

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HERITAGE, NATURE, CONVENIENCE, MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

St. Johns House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

'The Outport in the City' - the historic Outer Battery at the entrance to St. John's harbour is a ten minute walk from downtown cafes, pubs, restaurants, offices, shops, boutiques and theatres.

This lovingly refurbished fisherman's cottage just 10 metres from water's edge has 3 bedrooms, custom kitchen with dishwasher, woodstove fireplace, deck with BBQ and harbour view, antique clawfoot tub and separate shower, wi-fi internet, laundry and private off-street parking. On the North Head walking trail, 30 metres from Signal Hill National Historic Park in the quiet (non-industrial) part of the Battery. Spacious rooms and large windows with panoramic views of the Narrows and the city. Watch fishing boats and cruise ships pass by; see otters, eagles, whales and icebergs in season.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Brookes (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Chris Brookes

Newfoundland journalist & musician, we have lived in Outer Battery for 25 years.

Chris Brookes purchased this house in 2002

Why Chris Brookes chose St. Johns

The Outer Battery is a truly special place. It feels like a place from another time - a magical place. Inhabited since 1675 by fishermen, it has the feel of a small, separate village community. Here we speak of 'going into Town' even though it's only 10 minutes walk! Neighbours are retired fishermen, longshoremen (stevedores), potters, poets, musicians, journalists, students.

What makes this house unique

Sitting on the deck watching everything from a rowboat to a cruise liner come through the Narrows. Seeing cormorants and a family of otters at waterside. Catching a glimpse of eagles fishing in the Narrows or the seagull chicks on Jack's twine-store roof. Witnessing wisps of fog creep in the narrows. Hearing the lonely sound of Fort Amherst foghorn. Wandering up among the higgledy-piggledly houses of Fort Waldegrave. Chatting with neighbours who all have a great story. Walking the North Head Trail in July and seeing whales spout. Catching some great entertainment downtown and being able to walk home into a quiet little separate world.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Heritage, Nature, Convenience, Magnificent Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Oakville
5

Enjoyed Everything About 1 o'Clock Cottage

Enjoyed Everything About 1 o'Clock Cottage
  • 5 of 5
From first contact with Chris and Christine to our departure everything about our stay was perfect. The cottage has everything needed for a great vacation including plenty or room for six adults. We didn't have a car, but the location provides easy access to St. John's downtown (up and down a few hills) to see the sites, enjoy the nightlife and shopping is close by. Sitting on the deck watching the boats enter and leave the harbour was a special treat. I would suggest to anyone planning a visit to St. John's that 1 o'Clock cottage is the place to book.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We're really glad you enjoyed the place. Come back again next year!
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5

What a place! July 2014

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place! We all loved it! The house was charming. It was exactly like the pictures in the listing so there were no surprises.It was clean, the beds were comfy and it had everything we needed. The extra touches that you and Christine had provided on our arrival were very much appreciated....the fruit, a fresh baguette, Christine's homemade jam and a litre of milk! And for the 5 of us it turned out to be very economical for a week's stay.The views were spectacular! We really got into watching the different ships coming and going. We had a small problem with the BBQ. I don't know if you remember Chris, but the tank of gas we had was almost empty and so you brought another one which you said was full. Unfortunately that wasn't the case and both tanks ran out of fuel so that we had to finish cooking our meal in the kitchen. Other than that it was perfect and I've been raving about it to all my friends since I returned home.
I would recommend the whale watching tour from Iceberg Quest in St. John's harbour. The 2 humpbacks we saw were very active and came right under the boat. And of course there's Signal Hill and the Cabot Tower. Such an interesting place and the views were awesome. Chris, it was great to meet you and also it was good to know that you lived right next door and were available if we had any questions.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the place. We loved having you here - and thanks for putting out a water bowl for the dogs passing by with their owners. In the heat wave I'm sure lots of 4-legged hikers appreciated it. I'm sorry you had a problem with the bbq - mysterious. I checked afterwards and the propane tank was quite full, but I can understand the challenge of switching tanks in the middle of preparing a meal. I hope it didn't spoil the feast. Come back to Newfoundland and visit again someday soon!
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Halifax NS
5

We can't wait to go back!!

We can't wait to go back!!
  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing vacation in St. John's and 1 O'Clock Cottage definitely added to our experience. Clean, comfortable and spacious, we had everything we needed during our stay. Its character, charm, and incredible view was more than we could have asked for and created an authentic East Coast experience. Convenient to downtown St. John's by car or by foot, 1 O'Clock Cottage is a must. Our hosts Chris and Christine are friendly and hospitable. We were not disappointed and can't wait to go back!!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Sudbury, Ontario
5

Wonderful destination

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 stayed here for a week. Our experience was absolutely wonderful. We arrived to find a lovely loaf of fresh bread, homemade jam and fresh fruit awaiting. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked with many spices, a litre of milk, coffee tea and other items one might need for a week. The views were amazing each morning as we arose. The information left by the owners was incredibly helpful. The bedrooms were clean, fresh and a delight.

We will always cherish our memories of St. Johns and Newfoundland and are grateful to have found such a charming accommodation.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Sudbury, Ontario
5

Wonderful destination

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 stayed here for a week. Our experience was absolutely wonderful. We arrived to find a lovely loaf of fresh bread, homemade jam and fresh fruit awaiting. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked with many spices, a litre of milk, coffee tea and other items one might need for a week. The views were amazing each morning as we arose. The information left by the owners was incredibly helpful. The bedrooms were clean, fresh and a delight.

We will always cherish our memories of St. Johns and Newfoundland and are grateful to have found such a charming accommodation.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador
Northern Virginia
5

A stay-cation .... 2,000 miles away

  • 5 of 5
A flight cancellation meant a later arrival but when we notified Chris his immediate response was "No worries ... we will have some fresh fruit and things ready for breakfast for you". This will give you an idea on how well Chris makes sure you feel at home.

For those that have never traveled to Newfoundland you will leave there saying "Wow - the people are so nice". Chris embodies this as does the entire community in the Battery. The scenery is beautiful, waking up on the water and grinding some beans in the antique coffee grinder so we could go out and watch the boats in the harbour was a great way to start the day.

Chris has everything you could need in the house - including spices for cooking. The house is clean and just about everything you could need is there. The location is great - especially if you like to hike as a couple hundred metres from the front door is a trail to hike to Signal Hill and that interconnects with more trails that will take you to Quidi Vidi and beyond. You can walk to Downtown St. John's but once you meet Charlie Pearcey across the road, in his Twine Store, you may never want to leave the Battery.

We will be back ... and we will want to stay here ... and my wife will likely never want to leave (She threatened to permanently move in on this stay)
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St. John's International Airport
Car: not necessary

Stunning cliffside trail through national park begins outside the door and ends at Cabot Tower where Marconi received the 1st transatlantic radio signal in 1901. Whale watching from the trail or harbour sightseeing boats. Seabirds nest in the cliffs and shed roofs nearby - watch the chicks hatch in June. Downtown offers a very sparky arts scene with great music, theatre, dance and art galleries.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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St. Johns House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
off-season
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
C$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes June-September 15, 2015: $2200 per week, $325 each additional night (+HST)
Less than 1 week: $340 per night (4 night minimum) (+HST)
Oct-Dec 2014: $1300 per week. Monthly off-season rates available.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Johns House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

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