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Amber Retreat, Rated 4.5 Stars by Canada Select

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Provide the privacy and space for 2 - 4 people to relax and socialise.

Amber Retreat is a fully-renovated saltbox home tucked into the small community of Lower Jenkin's Cove, on Twillingate's South Island. It has two bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom. It is perfect for two couples travelling together. It is just a couple of minutes stroll to a lovely pebble beach or the head of the Spiller's Cove hike. This hiking trail is one of Twillingate's most popular trails lined with berries and leading to the beaches and sea stacks. The interior of Amber Retreat is tastefully coastal and has great living space as well as patio doors leading to more than 50 feet of deck.

Wilma Hartmann
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, dutch, Afrikaans, basic Dutch and basic German
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2017

About Wilma Hartmann

In 2006 Deborah and Wilma bought a little house in Lower Jenkins Cove in Durrell Twillingate and set out to rebuild it in this quiet outport cove. With the help of drawings by architect Philip Pratt (also architect of The Rooms, the provincial museum, gallery and archives in St. John's) the little house was transformed into a modern coastal interior with a traditional saltbox house exterior.

The plan was originally to create a vacation spot in the town where Deborah grew up. Soon it became clear that this property had to be shared with others. It was the beginning of a foray into tourism. Above the Tickle, a second vacation home, followed in 2009 and in 2011 they decided to go even bigger.

They purchased and renovated the Anchor Inn Hotel in Twillingate which has since won provincial awards as Tourism Business of the Year and more recently Accommodator of the Year. It is based on a belief that visitors work for, plan and look forward to a trip and vacation in Twillingate and that it is their responsibility to provide this unique experience for guests.

The Anchor Inn Hotel and Suites is also the location of Georgie's Restaurant, Captain's Pub and the Blue Barrel Gallery Cafe. Visitors to any of the properties are encouraged to visit any or all these facilities to make their stay even more memorable.

Wilma Hartmann purchased this house in 2006

Why Wilma Hartmann chose Newfoundland and Labrador

Amber Retreat is true to its name. It is a true retreat in outport Newfoundland, set in a quiet cove at the start of the lovely Spiller's Cove trail and close to the edge of the water in scenic Durrell on Twillingate's south island.

It is a place where small families, two couples of a small group of friends can unwind, laugh, relax and enjoy the salt air and coastal vistas.

What makes this house unique

Modern amenities in a private and quaintly quiet setting. Large outdoor decks and BBQ and lovely indoor-outdoor living space. Fully equipped kitchen for cooking and baking - pick the berries outside on the trails and cook homemade jam to take away... or make delicious partridgeberry muffins for breakfast. Only a 8 - 10 minute drive to the centre of town and 2 minutes from the nearest grocery store.


Twillingate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Two ensuite bathrooms are large. One with large shower, sink and toilet and the second with a double tub sink and toilet. The half bathroom downstairs has a toilet, sink and washer/dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has comfortable queen bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing



Long Point Lighthouse
"Love the views - a photographer's dream at sunset. Great hiking trails start here."
Georgie's Restaurant
"Amazing ocean view. High quality food and very friendly and efficient service. Enjoy the se..."
Captain's Pub
"A fun place, especially during summer when there are shows most nights of the week. Patrons..."
Blue Barrel Gallery Café
"Lovely selection of local art, crafts and gifts and a great spot for a specialty coffee, sco..."
Above the Tickle
"A beautifully restored merchant home in the centre of Twillingate with ocean views on two si..."
Nearest Airport
108 Kilometres
Gander Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Captain's Pub
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Ferry to Change Islands and Fogo Island
Nearest Motorway
108 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway, Routes 330, 331, 340
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Georgie's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Beach by Shoal Tickle
Car: necessary

Twillingate is a wonderfully charming island community located on Newfoundland's northeast coast, just at the entrance to Notre Dame Bay. It is one of Newfoundland's oldest seaports and during the 1800's was the most active and prosperous community in northeastern Newfoundland.

Iceberg Capital of the World

Known as the iceberg capital of the world, Twillingate is a prime spot for viewing giant icebergs between May and July each year. Daily boat tours will make this a close encounter and a photographer’s delight.

Islands Connected by Bridges

Twillingate is an island off the coast of Newfoundland off the coast of Canada. Today it is connected to Newfoundland by a series of bridges and causeways, creating one of the province’s most scenic routes. The town is about 100 kilometers north of Lewisporte and Gander.

From Cod Community to Tourism Town

This town of about 2,500 people once thrived on the cod fishery. Since the cod moratorium in 1992 tourism has become one of the main industries of Twillingate’s economy. A visit to this breathtaking spot will quickly confirm why: unspoiled hiking and walking trails, the famous summer Fish Fun and Folk Festival, concerts and theatre, picturesque coves, inlets, beaches, fishing flakes and stages, warm and friendly people and late summer and early fall berry picking all create a wonderful holiday experience.

Ancient Beothuk Roots

Archeological discoveries confirm that Twillingate and the region were home to the now extinct native Beothuk nation and relics can be viewed at the Twillingate Museum, the Beothuk Interpretation Centre and, if you know what to look for, along the beaches and coastline that was once home to the ancestors of Shawnadithit and Mary March.

Communities and Amenities

Twillingate include two municipalities, the Town of Twillingate and the Town of Crow Head. Twillingate has a fish plant, hospital, fire department, stadium, swimming pool, marine service centre, trailer park and campground, hardware store, clothing store, liquor store, winery, seniors home, two banks, schools, super markets, two pharmacies, three boat tours, garages, seven churches, hiking trails and several convenience stores.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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In order to provide all our guests with a comfortable vacation, we adhere to the following terms and conditions:
No smoking
No pets
Arrival at 3:30 pm or later. Notify of late arrival.
Check-out no later than 11 am.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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