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Warm, Inviting, Conveniently located 3 BR house. Jacuzzi Ensuite, Private Garden

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 story house.

minutes walk to the park, swimming in the summer, ice skating in the winter. minute to bus stops

minutes’ walk from downtown, shopping, restaurants, night life, local attractions and scenic Signal Hill (view from top floor).

•Kitchen with fridge/stove, microwave, dishwasher

•Laundry room with front loading washer/dryer

•Large fenced garden with deck

•Street parking only


***Please inquire for additional guests and longer stays***

Desirée Sheppard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Desirée Sheppard

My husband and I love to travel, giving us a unique perspective on what it takes to create a comfortable and pleasurable stay for the weary travelers and adventure seekers alike.

Along with our love of travel, Robert and I love boating, fishing and hunting. Robert has a passion for restoring old properties, and meeting interesting new people, while I am passionate about art, languages and adventure in general.

We would love to help make your experience here an unforgettably delightful one.

Desirée Sheppard purchased this house in 2010

Why Desirée Sheppard chose St. Johns

It has convenience, comfort and style all wrapped up in one winning package.

What makes this house unique

-Spacious private garden

-spacious jetted tub

-washer and dryer conveniently on site.

-contains all seven appliances all stylish and new.

-attractive stylish design

-proximity to festivals, parks, shopping, nightlife, restaurants, churches, and attractions and public transport.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This bed is available only by request for an additional fee.
  • Smart Tv in master bedroom. Jacuzzi ensuite bathroom. extra single bed available for additional fee.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Warm, Inviting, Conveniently located 3 BR house. Jacuzzi Ensuite, Private Garden
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great location and wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We we're three women and found the accommodations worked well for us with the 2 1/2 baths, 3 bdrms, and walking distance to most things. Would recommend this to anyone looking for downtown accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Exoerience in Old St. Johns

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well maintained St. John's row house in the heart of the city. Spotless and very comfortable. Well appointed with everything you could possibly need. Owner is a true Newfoundlander going above and beyond. An amazing experience. Great location for walking to all the cafes, pubs and restaurants in the downtown area. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray for staying at Rice House, It was great meeting you and hosting your stay. I hope to see you in 2018 if you make it back this way. :-D Desirée
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

Rice House is a lovely little house with new bathrooms and nicely decorated. Centrally located makes this a prime spot but with a very quiet neighbourhood. We made use of the kitchen and cooked some of our meals, it has all basic utensils except for lobster crackers, but you make do when on vacation. You will love this spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect St. John's Rental

  • 5 of 5

A group of six came to St. John's for the Curling Brier, and rather than stay in a hotel, rented this beautiful home. We were not disappointed. The home itself is located within a fifteen minute walk to the downtown area, where one can find bars and restaurants aplenty. Our home owner/hostess maintained excellent communication with us both prior and during our arrival. The home was fully stocked with all the conveniences you could possibly need, including a case of beer in the fridge, and snow crab legs in the freezer which served as our lunch one day. We cannot say enough about Desiree and the people of Newfoundland. Hope to get back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean spacious place to stay. Close to everything. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy, Cosy and quite inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Walk to downtown, parks, historic landmarks, etc. The house is modern, everything is supplied for your needs. Great idea having laundry facilities inhouse.

The backyard (garden) was a wonderful retreat at the end of each day's touring. Lots of trees provided privacy. Here again everything was provided for your enjoyment. Patio furniture, BBQ.

No problems were encountered during our delightful stay. My friends and I would definitely recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Signal Hill
George Street
East Coast Trail Association
Fort Amherst
Ches's Snacks Ltd
The Gypsy Tea Room
Bannerman Park
O'Reilly's Irish Bar Inc
Duke Of Duckworth The
The Rooms
Quidi Vidi
Avalon Mall
Pippy Park
Quidi Vidi Brewing
Jellybean Tours
St. John's International Airport
Cape Spear
Railway Coastal Museum
MUN Botanical Garden
Government House
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Railway Coastal Museum
Suncor Energy Fluvarium
The Basilica Cathedral of St. John The Baptist
St. John's International Airport
mile one centre st john's
"concert venue"
Boston Pizza
"Boston Pizza Water Street."
Raymonds Restaurant
Esential Nails
Nearest Airport
8.2 Kilometres
YYT. -St. John's Airport.
Nearest Restaurant
393 Metres
3 minute walk
Car: not necessary

In the heart of scenic historical Downtown St. John's

Located within 3 minute walk to

bus route


•Fine dining and fast food

•hiking, swimming/ skating(in winter)

•nightlife, pubs, bars.

•museums, history, culture. festivals, live theater

Some points of interest below.


Rates & Availability

Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
special rate
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $159.85
cleaning fee $99.9

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel their reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
25% if cancelled 46 days prior to the Check-in date. 0% if cancelled 45 days prior to the Check-in date.
If guest cancels or the balance is not paid on time (45 days prior to check-in), the deposit cannot be refunded and the booking will be automatically cancelled. Maximum occupancy included in rate is 6 guests/ 3 beds usage. There is a fee for additional beds/ guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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