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Gros Morne National Park

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Rocky Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english


based on 16 traveler reviews

Gros Morne National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Western Australia

Amazing Location in Gros Morne National Park

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say thanks again for our stay at the Jolly Moose. We all enjoyed our stay there very much. It is a great house in an amazing location. It was more than we expected. The house was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. As you told us there are many great walks in Gros Morne National Park and the scenery is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two teenage sons stayed at the Jolly Moose and had a great time. The house is remarkably clean, nicely decorated and well- outfitted; certainly the most tidy and comfortable of all of our rental experiences. The location is perfect: lovely view of Rocky Harbor, quick drives to great hikes and awesome restaurants and a quick walk into town. The kitchen is small but so well laid out that cooking was a joy. We feel so lucky to have stayed at the Jolly Moose!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for exploring Gros Morne National Park

  • 5 of 5

Great location (walking distance to town, quiet, on water), all the conveniences of home (washer and dryer is great to have), owners and caretakers are pleasant and easy to deal with. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent family vacation location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Jolly Moose very recently for four nights. During our tour of the northern peninsula we had stayed in nice hotels but were grateful to have the space, cooking/laundry facilities and dvd collection at our disposal. Its a great location to stay and see the park. Tom and Edna were very accommodating and we didn't want for anything. The residence was perfect for our family of four. Other than the Dinner Theatre, we ate all of our meals at the house overlooking the water, including our own catches, the local Fish Market and take-out from Earles and Jackies restaurants. The Cow Head Dinner Theatre and numerous hiking and fishing opportunities are a must. One tip..if going to the Ocean View to see the local music, please go early and make appropriate inquiries, we couldn't get in at 8:30 at night as it was already full. Thanks Marcel for making our dream trip to Newfoundland so memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barb for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you as guests. Enjoy the rest of the Summer. Marcel
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Nashville, TN

Location & comfort

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at the Jolly Moose for a week and couldn't have been happier. First of all, Rocky Harbour couldn't be a more convenient base for all of one's Gros Morne forays. And the house itself is comfortable, with a lovely porch looking out over the bay. The perfect place to catch gorgeous sunsets. The owner is quick to respond to any questions. Word of advice: Although we loved our visit and saw quite a lot, we went a little too early in the season. The famed boat trip in the fjord was not yet operating and a few of the hikes were still impassable due to snow. So I'd suggest early June through September (a local told me that September is an ideal time to visit; it's post tourist season but everything is still accessible).

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Penetanguishene , Ontario

Beautiful home , beautiful view , amazing people ...could not have loved it more .

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at the Jolly Moose in Rocky Harbour . Stayed 4 nights and could have stayed forever . Overly comfortable accommodations ....all the amenities you would ever need and amazing view and beach . Close to everything ....yet quiet and private . Loved to sit on the back porch looking out over the water and dream . Lots to do in Rocky Harbour . Took both boat tours into the fjords and then the Bonne Bay . Both were fabulous . Took in a Kitchen Party at the local hotel which was great fun and lots of laughs . Went to the Dinner Theatre by shuttle to see the SS Ethie . Loved it and the best cod dinner anywhere .All were highlights of our trip and the Jolly Moose was the best of accommodations . Recommend it highly for anyone and everyone .

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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boat tours, sea kayaking, bird watching


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Rocky Harbour House Rental Rates

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Summer Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

5th and 6th guests $15

Rates are for up to 4 people. There is a $20 per night charge for each additional guest. Maximum number of guests is 6.

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Rocky Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling

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