The word for our stay in Petty Harbour and the Upper Nest: serendipity. We were unable to find a place to stay in St. John’s, so went looking a little further afield. And what a find– Shorelark by the Sea - a perfect base for our adventures on the peninsula– from sunrise over the harbour, through our count-the-whales sightings, to the peacefulness of the evening–pink skies over the bluff reflecting on the water! As for the Upper Nest – wish our home was as well thought out– everything we needed for our stay and more. Thanks so much to Karen (for directing us when the GPS didn’t!) and David for the overview of the must see and do’s!
I was on the east coast trail and needed some days to rest. Throug a coincidence I found this rental house. I met the owners Dave and Caren. Two wonderful people that would help you with every problem you have during your stay. They offered me to drive me to the store if I needed to buy something. But not because I asked them but because they really do want to make your stay a pleasant experience. I was 3 nights in the guest house and one night in the nest. From the nest you have a awesome view on the harbour. In the morning you can see the fishing boats leaving the harbour. Petty harbour is a genuine fishing town. After first night I didn't want to return on the trail and just wanted to stay in Petty Harbour the rest of my holidays. An amazing restaurant and a marvelous Cafe just few meters away. Two owners that even invited to me their little party with their friends. During my stay I felt like I was home in Petty Harbour.
When you don't want to live in the city of St John's and want to get the real new foundland feeling you definitely should stay in Petty Harbour at the Seaside Rentals.
What a beautiful, picturesque little fishing village on the sea. We enjoyed our stay and took many pictures. Shorelark by the Sea is so quaint and cozy. We loved it here! Be sure to read Alan Doyle’s book while looking at the harbour. It comes to life!
Janette & Chris Morrison
We loved coming here at the end of the day as your ‘Nest’ and Petty Harbour seem to hold the very best of all we took in. Thanks for providing the perfect ‘Nest’ for our first time to Newfoundland. We loved every moment of our touring all the beautiful coves and harbours. We loved coming here at the end of the day as your ‘Nest’ and Petty Harbour seem to hold the very best of all we took in. We were blessed with great people, great views, large and small icebergs, whales, puffins, and great food–and nice photos and remembrances to take home. We appreciate the great outfitting of this perfect ‘Nest’ and all the good information along the way. Praying God’s best to you in your adventures. In Jesus’ love, Elise and Ted.
Guests: Larry & Linda, Fergus, Ontario
Dates of stay: June 1–8, 2017
This has been a great week in the perfect location with a great view! We enjoyed Gatherall’s puffin & whale watch (highly recommended), Signal Hill (beautiful), Chafe’s delicious lobster and fish and chips, and Ferryland. We also enjoyed the shops of St. John’s. Thanks Karen & David!
We had a great week in the Lower Nest at Shorelark by the Sea. Much time was spent gazing out to sea from the balcony. The apartment is light and airy and spacious and the kitchen is well-equipped. Bed was very comfortable and the washer and dryer were much appreciated. We saw whales the minute we arrived in town and icebergs further south in Ferryland. The mini-aquarium was an unexpected bonus and the 2 nearby hiking trails were fantastic. Karen and David have done a great job with ShoreLark.
Our 2 week stay went by so quickly, and we were so very happy to have such a comfortable, well-designed, and thoughtfully-stocked home base. Thanks for arranging the sunshine, icebergs, whales, and crazy windstorms! We’ll definitely remember this vacation!