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“Serendipity in Petty Harbour”
Shore Lark by the Sea Nests!!
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Shore Lark by the Sea Nests!!
Approaching the Nests from a small boat. The Nests through sun and fog!
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Shore Lark by the Sea Nests!!
Approaching the Nests from a small boat.
The Nests through sun and fog!
ShoreLak by the Sea Nests
There's the Nests, right next to the fishing boats!
Whales frequently swim just outside the harbour mouth.
Hello! And welcome!
Looking out the harbour from the Upper Nest.
One of the views from your Nest kitchen, looking up the harbour.
Looking out the harbour from the Upper Nest deck.
You can buy them on the wharf...15 minutes from ocean to table!
Your key to a relaxing holiday!
Upper Nest, open concept living room and kitchen.
The harbour is at your door…
Bright and spacious. (Upper Nest)
A fully equipped 'Martha Stewart' kitchen. (Upper Nest)
Everything you need. (Upper Nest)
Tea, coffee, spices, all the basics will be there for you.
A comfy chaise longue to stretch out on.  (Upper Nest)
Guides, maps, whats on where and how to get there!
A warm throw for a cool evening. (Upper Nest)
A comfy queen size bed and memory foam mattress.  (Upper Nest)
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves… (Upper Nest)
And wake up to them too! (Upper Nest)
Fresh sea air all around you… (Upper Nest)
One of the views from the Nest bedrooms.
You can pick blueberries just outside your bedroom!
It's there for when you need it!
A full-size washer and dryer are are there for you too! (Upper Nest)
Luxurious towels, soaps, and even bath salts! (Upper Nest)
You can see whales all the time!
Kitchen and living room. (Lower Nest)
Location is everything! (Upper Nest)
Spacious and bright. (Lower Nest)
The harbour is just outside the door… (Lower Nest)
Perfect after a long hike: a queen sized, memory foam mattress!  (Lower Nest)
People always ask us 'Where did you get that light?! (Lower Nest)
Wardrobe, mirror, towels and soaps, it's all there. (Lower Nest)
Full size washer and dryer! Perfect!  (Lower Nest)
(Lower Nest)
Location is everything! (Lower Nest)
ShoreLark Guest House is located just a couple of minutes walk from the harbour.
You can keep an eye on what's happening down in the harbour… (Guest House)
The Guest House has a commanding view of the harbour.
Sit back and relax…after your hike! (Guest House)
Sit back and relax…after your hike, and watch the activities down in the harbour. (Guest House)
Guest House: Step into your home away from home!
Guest House: Welcome!
Your keys to a relaxing holiday!
Guest House: There's 1400 sq. ft. for you to relax in!
Guest House: Fully equipped kitchen with all the pots & pans, dinnerware, etc. you need. Spices too!
Guest House: Detail is everything!!
Guest House: To help you get going in the morning...
Guest House: Some of the sites you can see on your trip.
Stroll down to the harbour and buy a few fresh-caught lobsters on the wharf…
Guest House: Both kitchen & living room are open. Lots of room and no tripping over each other!
Guest House: Open concept kitchen & living room–perfect for two couples to relax in.
Guest House: spacious open concept to relax in after a busy day.
Guest House: Welcome aboard!!
Guest House: some eclectic reading as well as warm blankets for sitting outside on a cooler evening.
Guest House: Sit and watch some TV with a nice 'fire' going.
Guest House: A fireplace for romance in the Harbour Room!
Guest House: The Harbour Room–you can see the harbour from your window.
Guest House: The Harbour Room.
Guest House: The Harbour Room...small details add to your comfort.
Guest House: The Harbour Room is bright and spacious.
Guest House: The Harbour Room has a memory foam queen size mattress, soft linens, and full wardrobe.
Guest House: a large bathroom with soaker tub, and fluffy towels for four!
Guest House: Lots of space for your stuff!
Guest House: There's even Epsom salts for the bath!
Guest House
Guest House
Yes, why not a chandelier in the bathroom?!
Guest House: down the hall are the laundry room, bathroom and the Sandy Hill Room. Lots of privacy!
Our 2 bedroom Guest House : Sandy Hill room! Soothing sleeps!
Sandy Hill room.
Sandy Hill room.
Guest House: The Sandy Hill Room–the small touches make a difference.
Guest House: You'll appreciate the full size washer & dryer if you've been on the road for a while.
Boone's Head. And yes, you can hike to the top! (Guest House)
The view from the hilltop behind the Guest House.
Whales surfacing in Bay Bulls, just a short drive from Shorelark by the Sea.
A calm summer evening.
Brightly coloured netting and a crabpot.
That's not Photoshop!
Rope, highflyers and bright floats on the wharf.
A humpback whale surfaces while feeding. Sometimes they swim just outside the harbour mouth.
Buoy or buoy!
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Tracey P
Burlington, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Serendipity in Petty Harbour”
Reviewed August 13, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Aug 2017
Hi Tracey!
Thank you for the lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed you guys enjoyed your stay at the Nest and Petty Harbour itself! Tons of whales AND gorgeous sunsets this year - happy you were here for it all!!! Take good care.... hope you come back for more!!!
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Sebastian...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overwhelmed”
Reviewed August 13, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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.

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Management Response
16 Aug 2017
Hi Martin & Sebastian!

It was wonderful to meet you guys and be able to provide a few nights of warm shelter from the elements on your father-son hiking vacation! Although you did not plan a stay in Petty Harbour we are so glad you found us…and that Chafes Landing Seafood Eatery and the Watershed Café was able to keep you well-fed. All the best on your journey, if we ever head to Prague we will definitely contact you – but we won’t be hiking ;). Keep safe and happy you guys and thanks for the English review !!! Cheers, K&D
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Janette M
Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
““Shorelark by the Sea is so quaint and cozy. We loved it here!””
Reviewed August 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Thanks for making Shorelark a part of your vacation Janette and Chris! It seems like everyone is reading Alan Doyle's (Great Big Sea) book Where I Belong! It gives you an extra experience of Petty Harbour while your here. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope we see you again ! K & D
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Ted A
Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nesting in Petty Harbour”
Reviewed July 22, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Jul 2017
So happy that you had a great stay Ted and Elise! Apparently you got to experience everything one comes to Newfoundland for! Thanks for staying with Shore Lark by the Sea - hope you visit us again! All the best!
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lashton6
Fergus, Canada
1 review
“Great View and location”
Reviewed July 20, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jul 2017
Hi Linda and Larry!! You got to take in something from every area! Including Chafes Landing ...our fantastic seafood eatery right here in Petty Harbour!
Glad you had a great time - thanks for choosing Shore Lark by the Sea!
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Sightsee7...
1 review
“Perfect home away from home”
Reviewed July 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
Thanks so very much for the kind words and for choosing Shore Lark! We're thrilled you got to see both whales and icebergs... sometimes you can see BOTH right from your deck! All the best and have a lovely summer!
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cheryln
Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Sunshine, icebergs, whales, windstorms!”
Reviewed July 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
Hi Cheryl & Paul! So glad you enjoyed your time at Shore Lark and Petty Harbour! Yes you guys got a bit of everything in terms of weather -so now you are honorary Newfoundlanders!! All the best... keep well!
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