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Gros Morne National Park

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


Half Baths
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
Speaks: english, french, italian
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October 14, 2016
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Gros Morne National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Windsor, ontario

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is likely the cleanest, best equipped vacation rental we have ever had the pleasure to visit. Located in the charming village of Rocky Harbour, it is ideally situated from which to explore Gros Morne National Park. We loved being able to walk around the village to experience the culture and the food. Marcel and Ruth take great care in equipping their lovely cottage with books about local life, brochures and maps, games and pretty well anything a couple or family would want to add to their stay. In fine weather it is a pleasure sitting out on the verandah and gazing at the water and mountains. Walk down to the water at sunset and experience the beautiful colours playing on the water and the mountains. Gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda for taking the time to provide comments. They motivate us to keep trying to give our guests a good experience. All the best!
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Beautiful Location and Home

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in Newfoundland, Rockey Harbour and especially the Jolly Moose. The owners have made this home so comfortable to stay in we felt like we were living in our own home! Well located for day trips around the area. Thanks so much for making our vacation a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It's good to know that our guests appreciate our little place in beautiful Gros Morne.
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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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boat tours, sea kayaking, bird watching


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Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay

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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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