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COMMANDER’S KEEP VACATION HOME WE ARE OPEN!!(

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Commander’s Keep Vacation Home is a piece of paradise steeped in luxury in an unforgettable location... the ideal vacation destination! We keep it as an Allergen-Free Environment by enforcing our NO SMOKING & NO PETS policies. From its cliffside seafront bluff, Commander’s Keep accesses 225 degree panoramic vistas of Trinity Harbour, Skerwink, Lighthouse at Admiral’s Point, & Atlantic Ocean beyond from every room of this newly constructed saltbox home. Townside, there is the perfect vantage point for viewing all of Trinity from an elevated vantage point! Gourmet kitchen, open concept, exceptional attention to detail for an unforgettable visit! Staying here, you are within walking distance of the historic section of the Town of Trinity. T So much to see and do... One can spend hours...Commander’s Keep Vacation Home is a piece of paradise steeped in luxury in an unforgettable location... the ideal vacation destination! We keep it as an Allergen-Free Environment by enforcing our NO SMOKING & NO PETS policies. From its cliffside seafront bluff, Commander’s Keep accesses 225 degree panoramic vistas of Trinity Harbour, Skerwink, Lighthouse at Admiral’s Point, & Atlantic Ocean beyond from every room of this newly constructed saltbox home. Townside, there is the perfect vantage point for viewing all of Trinity from an elevated vantage point! Gourmet kitchen, open concept, exceptional attention to detail for an unforgettable visit! Staying here, you are within walking distance of the historic section of the Town of Trinity. T So much to see and do... One can spend hours browsing a variety of shops with handcrafted gifts and antiques, original paintings and hand-crafted jewellery. One can spend hours I exploring this quaint village which has maintained its ambiance of days gone by. There are daily walking tours, kayaking adventures, boat tours, and plays at the local Rising Tide Theatre, to say nothing of a variety of top notch restaurants to tempt one’s palette. Wildlife abounds with whales, dolphins, and sea otters in our waters while bald headed eagles and other birds soar above our cliffs. Moose can even be sited in early morning waking from an overnight sleep in our fields. Top hiking destinations of North America are situated within view of our deck: Skerwink Trail, Horse Chops, Gun Hill... toname a few. Puffins can be visited in the wild at their colony where they nest at nearby Elliston. In spring and early summer, gigantic icebergs can drift along the shoreline off Fort Point and frequently becoming trapped in the rocky bays and inlets that characterize our coastline. In those same areas one can see whales diving and bnreaching as they chase the Capelin, which is their main food source. These are experiences not to be missed!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
• NO MORE THAN EIGHT (8) PERSONS SLEEPING OVERNIGHT at the Home. • NO MORE THAN 12 ARE PERMITTED for a Gathering / Reunion/ Meal. • NO PETS • NO SMOKING, Except OUTSIDE the House in designated area. NOTE: These policies are STRICTLY ENFORCED by our Managers. If not followed by the guests, the guests will be asked to leave with NO REFUND
Bedrooms
2 Queens1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Catherine & David C
Hosting since October 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsPrior to Arrival, communication with Owners by email through Trip Advisor OR by Toll Free Number found online

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Reviews (14)
Clint B
Clint B
Red Deer, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Trinity Home
This house is amazing. Perched on the rocks over looking the bay and the light house. It was perfect for our family of 7. You can’t get a better view then from the deck!! Easy 2 min walk into to Trinity. Absolutely would recommend this house to everyone.
Visited August 2023
Written August 21, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lynda K
Lynda K
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best house, property, location and VIEW on the island. Here’s why!
Simply put. Commander’s Keep is…heaven. Have stayed at CK many times and I cannot recommend the property or location more. The House - Traditional, Cozy, Elegant (clean!). Has absolutely everything you need and more. Location - easy to get to from both Gander and St. John’s. It’s a place you can stay for a few days or 10 days…even weeks. So much to do in the area. The View - not sure there is a better view on the entire island. The Skerwink Trail, The Bay, Icebergs, Whales, Sea otters, The lighthouse (the sound of the lighthouse, late at night as the fog rolls in…eerily relaxing) the Church (and waking up Sunday morning to the sounds of its glorious bells!) Trinity - Rising Tide Theatre - won’t find better community theatre anywhere. 5 stars. Be sure to take in the Trinity Pageant, Dinner Theatre and at least one play. The Restaurants! - Fisher’s Loft, The Twine Loft, Bonavista Social Club and so many more! If it’s a clear day, try to reserve at Fishers Loft (late seating) so you can witness the spectacular sunset. Bonavista Social Club - worth the drive for the sunset alone - BYOB. They do not take reservations. Overall, the town has an abundance of things to do - great shops, restaurants, theatre, hiking trails, iceberg/whale watching tours - you’ll find something new every day and it’s all literally steps from Commander’s Keep! Lastly, the owners and the property managers - You will not find nicer, kinder, sweeter people! They go above and beyond to ensure your stay is perfect! Going to Commanders Keep is like coming home. As soon as you arrive, you’ll walk out onto the incredible deck that floats above the cliff…you’ll look out…and exhale. Heaven.
Visited July 2022
Written June 27, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bradlatta2
bradlatta2
Kemptville, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's as Good as it Looks and More!
First of all, the location is fantastic and the views from every window are truly extraordinary! We never tired of just looking and soaking it all in. In fact one of our best days was spent doing just that – sitting with a good book and soaking it all in. From the house you can walk in just a few minutes all around the charming village. The house itself is everything you would want in this setting – beautiful, immaculate, comfortable, and extremely well equipped. Highly recommend Harry Hibbs Returns at the Rising Tide Theatre and whale watching with Sea of Whales Adventures. Hiking in the area is fantastic. Lots to do. Just go. Stay there. You will love it.
Visited July 2019
Written August 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claude B
Claude B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superbe maison, site exceptionnel
Maison très bien équipée. Accueil chaleureux de Madame Alma. Avons été très satisfait de notre séjour dans un décor exceptionnel. NB Les portes du foyer devraient être nettoyées et ... avons nous besoin d'autant de consignes affichées?
Visited August 2019
Written August 14, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Divesearcher
Divesearcher
78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best view in Trinity
We have stayed at Commanders Keep probably 4 times now over the years, having initially stayed in an Inn at Port Rexton. We decided to change to Commanders Keep because we saw it on a walk and then realised we could rent it! We rarely use the kitchen despite its incredibly well stocked contents but have found it is absolutely the best location, and the loveliest house, for our special times in Trinity. The pleasure of the fantastic deck over the water, the beautiful gardens, the coastal walk and ease of access to town...from your own very beautiful private house. Can't imagine staying anywhere else in the area. So far we have brought 3 different guests to stay with us and they all agree. It's fantastic.
Visited July 2017
Written August 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catherine C
Catherine C
Than you so much for all your wonderful compliments! It makes our efforts so worthwhile when our Guests recognize, as we do, how very special this town, and especially our Home, here in this magical place, truly is! You know you are welcome back any time... just get in touch!!
Written July 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie C
Julie C
Toronto, Canada73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The View is Spectacular!
The location of this house is amazing! Catherine, our host, was extremely responsive and attentive. The house is lovely - clean and well appointed - everything you'd want in the kitchen and enough supplies provided (toilet paper, paper towel, coffee, etc) - which is key when staying somewhere for a vacation. Be prepared for lots of wind on the balcony, given its location. No BBQ - and when on holidays, it's not ideal for meals - perhaps something can be added to the balcony to block from the wind to accommodate a BBQ.
Visited July 2016
Written July 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catherine C
Catherine C
Thank you for your positive comments about the views, the attention to details, and our efforts made so your stay would be the very best possible! In Trinity, the traditional appearance of the homes is a top priority to the Trinity Historical Society and Town Council. For that reason, any kind of windbreak, even plexiglass (that could protect for the use of a BBQ) is out of the question, because it would break from the traditional appearance. That is why, as you have noted, the gourmet kitchen is so very well equipped with top quality cookware and utensils, and has a layout with which previous guests, who were actually professional gourmet chefs, thoroughly enjoyed! We are sorry you missed BBQ'ing while you were here. We hope the outdoor blankets we provide for snuggling in the Muskoka chairs on the deck were cozy for you and allowed you to enjoy the 'total experience' of rugged Newfoundland, including its winds!!
Written July 21, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary M
Mary M
Austin, TX110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spendid isolation, beautiful views, fabulous home
We had the privilege of staying at Commander's Keep for two weeks the end of May, beginning of June 2016, and cannot say enough positive things about this beautiful home. Carefully constructed in the saltbox style by local carpenters, the home is beautifully done inside and out with attention to detail. The kitchen is fully stocked so that even a gourmet cook will find anything he/she needs to cook. The view is spectacular, looking out into Trinity Harbor, to the lighthouse across the way. We were treated to views of icebergs, whales, a seal, many different birds, and enjoyed a fire every evening in this beautifully-appointed house. Also had the opportunity to read about the history of the area, and watch many old movies from the well-stocked DVD collection. Looking forward to going back in the summer or fall to catch the beauty of flowers.
Visited June 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written June 14, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catherine C
Catherine C
Thank you for your enthusiastic review! You have really summed up our feelings about this magical area and all it has to offer!! You are quite right... each month of the spring, summer, and autumn seasons has something a little different, but always special and unique,to offer. The Home is always the same: cocooned privacy, with all the comforts one could wish for... Always waiting to welcome you when you return after a day of adventure! We are delighted to hear of your intention to return for another visit... You are WELCOME any time!! ~ Catherine & David
Written June 19, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lov2trav2014
lov2trav2014
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous home, spectacular location, panoramic Trinity Bay ocean/town views.
Commander's Keep exceeded expectations. The house has a beautiful natural wood interior with stylish charm and décor. A large walk out deck fronts to the ocean, with unobstructed views of the harbour, town, and lighthouse. The well appointed kitchen is welcoming, and there is a large dining table in front of wall to wall windows overlooking the ocean. A 2-way fireplace graces the dining area, and a cozy sitting area on the other side that we enjoyed for relaxing conversations, books, music, and TV if so inclined. The cozy beds made for sound sleeping after lots of sea air while whale watching, and some hiking on the trails in town and surrounding area. We certainly enjoyed coming ''home'' to this lovely house at the end of every day. Highly recommend it for a 5 star stay in the pretty historic town of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
Visited May 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written June 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catherine C
Catherine C
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our little town, and especially that you were so comfortable and appreciated your private "home" at the end of your busy day of activities that are offered in the area!!! Come back any time... You are most welcome!!!
Written June 7, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BlueDevilGal
BlueDevilGal
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family vacation home!
We were fortunate to spend time at Commander's Keep on our vacation to Newfoundland this month. The house is perfect -- fabulous location, lovely decor, wonderful layout. Plenty of room for our family of four to be together and still have privacy. Pictures don't do it justice. The views from the windows and deck are awesome. The house was cozy on chilly days and bright on warm sunny ones. It's in easy walking distance to shops and food in Trinity, which is a nice community, and was a good base from which to explore the peninsula and beyond. We only wish it were closer to home so we'd be able to escape here more often.
Visited June 2015
Written June 24, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catherine C
Catherine C
We are so very happy to hear of the great pleasure you all had in staying at our vacation home! Even after all these years, we feel the same way as you did, being in this place for your first time... hopefully it won't be your last! You are welcome to return any time!
Written June 25, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wendy G
Wendy G
London, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous home, incredible views!
Pictures cannot do this home justice. It is 5 star from the largest to the smallest details being met not only in the design and build of this tradtional looking NFLD. home but in the amenities as well as the care that is taken in the maintenance and upkeep of this beautiful place. We were extremely comfortable and will certainly stay again.
Visited August 2014 Travelled with family
Written August 15, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Catherine C
Catherine C
Hearing appreciation like yours of our vacation home makes it all worthwhile! We love sharing this magical place with our guests! We would welcome you back anytime!
Written August 24, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television

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Map
Getting around
Car recommended outside of the town.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Directions will be sent by postal mail to the Guests after the Owner receives the signed RENTAL AGREEMENT, emailed back to the Owners by email attachment from the Guests.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about COMMANDER’S KEEP VACATION HOME WE ARE OPEN!!(

COMMANDER’S KEEP VACATION HOME WE ARE OPEN!!( is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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