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Historic Seaside Cottage (10 mins from St. John's)

21 reviews
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2 years in a row!! Our aim is to make sure your trip to Newfoundland and our cottage is an unforgetable experience. Located in Historic Torbay, this Heritage designated home 'The Codner House' is located just 10 or 15 minutes drive from St. John's airport (YYT) and 20 minutes from downtown St. Johns. Our cottage was built in the 1890s by a local fishing family and sits on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Torbay beach. The interior has been completely renovated and is fully furnished including all the usual amenities you would expect including stainless kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer. Main floor has a double sofa bed in the living room including digital cable TV and WIFI as well as a full bathroom. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms (double...Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2 years in a row!! Our aim is to make sure your trip to Newfoundland and our cottage is an unforgetable experience. Located in Historic Torbay, this Heritage designated home 'The Codner House' is located just 10 or 15 minutes drive from St. John's airport (YYT) and 20 minutes from downtown St. Johns. Our cottage was built in the 1890s by a local fishing family and sits on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Torbay beach. The interior has been completely renovated and is fully furnished including all the usual amenities you would expect including stainless kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer. Main floor has a double sofa bed in the living room including digital cable TV and WIFI as well as a full bathroom. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms (double and queen), another full bathroom and a loft sitting area or optional 3rd bedroom single loft area. The back of the house has a large wrap around deck, shed, fire pit area (with firewood) and beautiful private view of the ocean to enjoy the sights and sounds.For those booking, I have an information booklet that I send outlining the house amenities, directions, the town and the must do attractions in the area. We are originally from the area and can help you in any vacation planning, must do attractions, trail hiking or anything to help make your Newfoundland vacation experience unforgettable! All retail amenities are within a 5 minute drive.The East Coast Trail and Torbay beach is just a 2 minute walk from the house.Very peaceful and beautiful setting backing on the ocean yet so close to the city! Read our reviews and come and enjoy our Cottage! Paul and Nancy Hawkins More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
House Swap
Deck
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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed October 7, 2018

clean,comfortable and welcoming with all the amenities of home. Perfect mornings sitting out back watching the sunrise over the bay. With its proximity to St John's it was a great starting point for a long day of visiting various sites and hiking. Would highly recommend...More

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torbaycottage, VR Owner at Historic Seaside Cottage (10 mins from St. John's), responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

So glad u folks loved our cottage! It really is a beautiful gem. : ) Paul

Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is a great cottage down an unassuming lane in Torbay. You walk out the east door and you are presented with the most amazing view of the Harbour entrance. The scenery from the firepit is one to be seen at night. The accomadations were...More

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torbaycottage, VR Owner at Historic Seaside Cottage (10 mins from St. John's), responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks John. So glad you loved our place! Looking forward to having you back next year! Will chat soon. : ) Paul

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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We loved our stay in this cottage- very clean, super cute decor and the ever-changing views of the ocean were utterly mesmerizing (especially in the morning from the loo- husband and dad confirmed and reaffirmed)!! Fully supplied with everything essential, all we had to do...More

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torbaycottage, VR Owner at Historic Seaside Cottage (10 mins from St. John's), responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are are so happy everything was just perfect including the loo location! Lol. Paul

Reviewed September 3, 2018

We loved staying here, the cottage had everything we needed for a home away from home. We loved hiking the nearby trails, BBQ-ing the catch of the day and enjoyed the amazing view from the deck.

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torbaycottage, VR Owner at Historic Seaside Cottage (10 mins from St. John's), responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

So glad you and Klaus had a great stay and loved our cottage! Paul

Reviewed August 17, 2018

This cottage is really a home away from home. The veiws are amazing. They even had binoculars to help with our whale watching from the deck. It is a perfect place to relax after a busy day hiking or sight seeing. Thank you Paul and...More

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torbaycottage, VR Owner at Historic Seaside Cottage (10 mins from St. John's), responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

So glad you enjoyed!! Our goal is to make sure everything is perfect! Paul

About the Owner
Paul H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Availability
December 2018
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About the neighbourhood
Lower Street is a small side road which leads to Torbay Beach. It is a very quaint and quiet area with some very old houses nearby. The trail head to Father Troy trail (East Coast trail) is located there as well. Hiking this trail is a must do for all outdoor enthusiasts!
How to get there
The Trans Canada Highway in St. Johns intersects with route 20, Torbay Road and heads north to Torbay. Lower Street is at the very lowest elevation in town at the bridge. Turn right toward the ocean. In my pdf information booklet that I provide to my guests upfront, it details this and much more information.
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