***A sale of the Breakwater Cottage property is pending so we are no longer accepting bookings***
Please note: VRBO defaults to showing rates in US$.
Our rates in Canadian $ are as follows - $210/night (3 night minimum) or $1400/week
****Breakwater Cottage is a licensed tourism establishment (Tourist Establishment License #3221 as per provincial regulations) with a 4 star Canada Select rating.
Breakwater Cottage is a charming and exquisitely appointed 19th century fisherman's cottage perched on the side of Big Hill in the historic fishing village of Petty Harbour - 15 minutes from downtown St. John's. A March 2014 Canadian Press article said this of Petty Harbour, " of downtown St. John's, it's one of the most photogenic seaside towns in the province." Blessed with spectacular panoramic views of the harbor, surrounding hills and Motion Bay, you can watch passing fishing boats, crashing waves and occasional whales, otters, bald eagles and icebergs from the 500 square foot wrap around deck. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature an array of perennials and stone walls and are regularly visited by birds and butterflies. The cottage and neighborhood are recognized for their beauty and have appeared in television commercials (NL Tourism -2011, Rogers Communications -2010), television programs (Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations - 2018), Hollywood films (Rare Birds – 2001, Orca – 1977) and a 2005 Explore magazine article on the East Coast Trail that is only steps away. There was also a feature article on the cottage in the Summer 2018 issue of local publication Home and Cabin Magazine (Google home and cabin plus charming old house in Petty Harbour to see it).
A great base for visits to St. John's and surrounding area, Petty Harbour itself offers activities such as zip lining with North Atlantic Zip Lines, whale watching with Ocean Quest, fabulous meals at Chafe's Landing Restaurant, coffee at the Watershed Cafe, craft shopping at Herbie's Old Shoppe, the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium and the Island Rooms/Fishing for Success. The cottage is fully equipped and perfect for small families/groups, couples or professionals coming to St. John's on shorter term work contracts or for conferences. Come stay at Breakwater Cottage for your next visit to St. John's. You'll be right next door, but a world away...
Highlights of the Cottage:
Breakwater Cottage is a traditional two story cottage built circa 1898 - 1899. This (just over 1,000 square foot) home can sleep up to 4 maximum with 2 bedrooms. The cottage has been beautifully renovated and appointed featuring a mix of modern and antique furnishings and local artwork.
Some of the highlights include:
One full bath with shower and soaker tub
Master bedroom facing the ocean with queen size bed and new Euro-top mattress, plush duvet, ultra soft linens, homemade patch work quilt and an ocean view deck.
Second bedroom facing the harbor with two twin beds, new Euro-top mattresses, plush duvets, ultra soft linens, homemade patchwork quilts and beautiful views from all windows.
Washer, dryer and dishwasher
Wireless internet, cable TV, DVD player, stereo,
Large private 500 square foot deck with great panoramic harbour and ocean views, outdoor patio furniture and BBQ.
Bright, clean fully equipped kitchen
Dining room with seating for 6 (6.5 foot high ceiling)
Living room with windows offering a magnificent view of the harbour and ocean (6.5 foot high ceiling)
Jotul Norwegian wood-stove in porch open to the dining room.
We also offer a selection of local books/magazines, music and movies/shows for you to enjoy.
What our guests have been saying (highlights from our reviews)
“Breakwater Cottage took our breath away!...”
“…the nicest vacation we have ever had…”
“…Our stay at Breakwater Cottage was definitely a highlight of our trip…”
“…The house and fishing village are a true taste of Newfoundland….”
"...Breakwater Cottage was a special way to experience our first trip to Newfoundland..."
"...I believe that we experienced the true feeling of Newfoundland as it really is, not just the vacationer’s view..."
“…The location and the view were beyond our expectations…”
“…It was a pleasure to walk through each room of this quaint and comfortable cottage filled with local artifacts, artwork and photographs…”
“…We have rented vacation homes in England, France, Italy and many spots throughout the USA but this was by far our best experience…”
"...Best VRBO rental we have ever had..."
“…the cottage offers stunning views of the bay and the village, is exquisitely appointed, and offers absolutely everything one could wish for in terms of comfort and ease...”
“…The property will exceed all of your expectations- cleanliness, comfort, furnishings and decorating immerse you in Atlantic coast culture and tradition…”
"Relaxing inside or being on the deck is as much a part of your holiday as your daily explorations..."
“…Our only complaint about Breakwater Cottage is that it is so hard to leave! We would recommend it to anybody…”
“…Geoff and Elizabeth have created a lovely place to stay. From the linens to the coffee to the decor to the view, nothing is lacking….”Get the full listing »