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Oceanfront Coastal Heritage Home at Elliston, Bonavista Peninsula Newfoundland

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Elliston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Note- $CDN pricing found under "Rates" tab. Boil water order lifted October 2017.

Newly restored three bedroom coastal heritage home located in popular Elliston/Maberly on the Bonavista Peninsula. Under 10 minutes from Bonavista. Great launch point for day trips around the peninsula including Trinity, Port Union and Upper Amhurst Cove.

1000 ft of rugged oceanfront property to explore. Dramatic views of the Elliston Landslide. Minutes to Sandy Cove beach (great swimming) and the best Puffin Viewing Site on the Bonavista Peninsula. Elliston is the Root Cellar Capital of the World, home of the Roots Rants and Roars food festival and this year the new Sealers Memorial & Interpretation center will open. It has also been chosen as the site for the new Eastern Newfoundland GeoPark.

* Ultra-comfortable beds, premium pillow top mattress

* 500+ thread-count Italian Egyptian cotton bed linens

* Premium brand small kitchen appliances

* Fully-equiped laundry

* Professional pre-arrival cleaning

We base our design, configuration and maintenance on a specification seen at our other VRBO properties:

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Newfoundland and Labrador

This property is located in arguably the most beautiful town in Eastern Newfoundland. Elliston /Sandy Cove/ Maberly together make up the quintessential remote Newfoundland Outport. Natural hiking and endless dramatic seascapes exist throughout the town.

What makes this house unique

The cottage occupies a complete point of land and shares the property with the Anchor House, providing endless rocky areas to explore. The house is strategically located on the upper loop of the Bonavista Peninsula making it a great base for launching road trips to Trinity and Bonavista. With most outport homes being small, at 1000 sq feet Norder Cove Cottage is one of the more roomy guest houses / rental properties in the area.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Coastal Heritage Home at Elliston, Bonavista Peninsula Newfoundland
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Great spot to watch the bay and adventure from

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two kids and my parents. The house was very well taken care of and was big enough for all of us. Space wise we would have been better off if the weather had been good enough to use the terrace, as this is a big space in itself.

The house was well equipped, but has no supplies on the food front at all (which was a small surprise being used to airbnb where there's usually some tea and a bottle of olive oil etc).. We were surprised that we weren't allowed to drink the water (first we'd heard about when we got there) and that during the time of our visit the oven was not working.

We enjoyed the decor of the house, which has been done to reflect how it used to be years ago, and from this and the museums locally, got a very good feel for what life used to be in this part of the world. The location of the house was great - not only with it's amazing views of the bay, and it's resident icebergs at the time we were staying- but for all that you can access from this location. We visited Trinity on our way up to the house, took trips to Bonavista, Spillars cove, and Newmans Cove (for the infamous Bonavista Social club restaurant) and walked from the cottage to see the puffin colony. We also thoroughly enjoyed walking from the cottage around the bay, walking to Coles Gulch, and even more local bays to play in, throwing rocks into the water and floating driftwood down the streams. There's a good convenience store and a restaurant and museum in town too.

Ken provided the information we needed to access the house, but it was minimal communication compared to what I am used to. No mention of the water and the oven issue for example ahead of time, or any information on what to do from the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky... happy you enjoyed the house. Boil water order lifted October 2017. New purification system is operational. Stove top and oven work. We only provide basics - salt-pepper-sugar and water if there is a boil water notice. We previously provided some food but found it was being wasted so we discontinued the practice. We answer all questions within 24 hours, the majority immediately. The VRBO/Homeaway Hospitality Information System works great. Since it's implementation there has been very few questions. I'm not familiar with how the Air B&B system works or what they provide.
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perfect Newfoundland experience

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here two years in a row, taking visiting family from the West to the Blue Anchor House. Love the location, the set up (everything you need is included). Absolutely love no TV and internet, just a quiet family time together in a beautiful setting, in a great home. We will certainly be back next year (for a third straight year).

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Duncan- thanks for your review. We do in fact have Internet!... glad you didn't discover it as the experience at The Anchor emanates from being disconnected. We have experimented with no Internet at our other remote outport properties and receive the same feedback... unfortunately people demand it and as a result they miss a big part of the experience... Once has to try it before really understanding... brings back memories of the days when we actually had to talk to people. Hope to see you again soon...
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  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect get away from the city. There were icebergs in view and the sun shines on the ocean view deck all day long. We cuddled up on the deck with a bottle of red and took in the fresh salt air, the view, and the quiet. I recommend to non NL folk to come during tourist season when restaurants and attractions are open for the summer season!

The house itself is a real taste of Newfoundland. The decor inside and out makes you feel you are a world away, and in a lot of ways you are!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chantel... May is a good time to come to experience nature and icebergs. All the restaurants are open in Bonavista- it's mostly the manufactured government-run tourist sites that are closed. As a working town with a population of 4000, Bonavista's culture is still vibrant, the Garrick Theatre runs year round, and of course the famed Walkham's Gate Pub is open with great live east coast music...
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Beautiful solitude and close to everything in the area

  • 5 of 5

The Anchor House in Elliston is a beautiful spot - quiet, cosy and colourful. The house was spacious for a family of five and the view from the deck was spectacular. Proximity to Bonavista and Trinity made it ideal. Lots of great hikes, places to eat, and scenic beauty. The root cellars and puffin colony in Elliston are must dos.

Loved that fact that was no tv in the house - thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Victoria! Greatly appreciate your review. We've debated the provision of a TV. The overwhelming response has been that it's absence has a positive effect on the overall Newfoundland experience. It's interesting to see that it takes a few days without TV to understand how great it is not to have one while on vacation... Ken Hope to see you again sometime soon! Ken
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Highlight of our trip

  • 5 of 5

Loved peaceful mornings and evenings on the deck watching birds and whales, and the iceberg that settled near the cove. Bring your binoculars. What a beautiful cottage with spectacular views. Spacious, clean, quiet, tasteful. Felt like home. Nearby beach and puffin site made Ellison a fun place to explore. Nice to take a drive to Bonavista, too. Highly recommend Norder Cove Cottage. We have been home for over a week but our minds are still there soaking up the beauty.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

From the location to the linens and kitchen amenities, Anchor House is superb.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen... Looking forward to seeing you again soon..! Ken
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CapeRace Adventures Anchor House
"Great spot! Minutes from the beach and the best puffin viewing site on the Bonavista Peninsu..."
Root Cellar Kitchen
"Restored Fisherman's Hall houses this great resturant "
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nanny's Root Cellar Kitchen
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Sandy Cove
Car: necessary

Located close to the Puffin Site in Maberly and the beach in Sandy Cove. Spectacular shoreline. Home of the Roots Rants & Roars Food Festival


Rates & Availability

Elliston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 14 2017 - May 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean $34 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $375
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Elliston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

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