Three Bedroom three and half star Canada Select property... fully equipped kitchen & bath with dressed beds & towels, in a furnished home (30' x 40'), with a beautiful peaceful view of Point Leamington Harbour and the the Marina. Clean, freshly painted throughout, electric heat & appliances.
Located in a small friendly community of only 650 people. Point Leamington & the surrounding small communities has many scenic, breathtaking areas that would be considered an artist's paradise.
Sit out on the front house deck , the local wharf, or by the crystal clear natural & popular swimming Hole located at the Mill River ( at the entrance into town) then visit Point Leamington's Hertiage Center & Aunt Ethel's tea room for a cool or hot drink & snack . You might like to sample delicious Fish & Fries or the delicacy of squid rings at our local Bar & Grill or Chip Van.
An invigorating hike up the well loved Rowsell's Hill Nature Hill i,s a must for those who can handle it, will be unforgetable , if you are determined to hike to the very Top. There you will be rewarded with a panaramic view of the whole town of Point Leamington & the many lakes, ponds and inlets along the coastline. We have often seen icebergs in the distance, from this lofty perch.
For more, take a short 20 min drive to the popular designation of Leading Tickles where you can stop & chat with local fisherman at the dock or fish plant, photo or paint the large icebergs that frequent the little community; Here you can often get up close & personal with the icebergs, since they often drift into the Tickle (small body of water, between two peices of land) & ground themselves. Many times you may experience the large bergs turning over & breaking apart, right in front of your eyes! But, be careful not to get too close! they can cause quite a tidal wave! Collect some bergy bits along the shore & bring it back to your "Skippers View Vacation Home", to enjoy Millions of years old Ice in your favorite drink,for later in the evening. The sound of the ice crackling is amazing!
While in Leading Tickles , be sure to visit the popular "Ocean View Park" (day pass for $5). While there, roam the beaches, photo or paint the icebergs, collect teasures from the seashore, like drift wood, local crustacean shells, unique rocks or enjoy a sm campfire by the beach, while roasting weiners & marshmellows. Daredevil, may like to take a plung in the Atlantic Ocean for a swim in a naturally ocurring forceful wave experince, while an iceberg is floating in the cove!
A trip to Ocean View Park in Leading Tickles would not be complete without a climb to the breath taking look out - Take your Camera! There you might see Whales, Fishing Boats & Icebergs.
Ocean View Park also offers a full menu of Newfoundland Culinary Delights prepared by the local ladies. Leading Tickle's also has two other beautiful hiking trails - East Tickle & the Sunny Side Trail, that will take you along the old historic hand laden roads and pathways to locations where families once lived near the sea to harvest fish and till the land for vegatables, fruit & berries. If you are lucky, one of the locals may offer to accompany you , to give you an historical account of the families who onced etched out a living from the sea, just as their offspring enjoy today. A keen knowlegdable eye can easlily identify where homes, churches, vegetable cellars and fishing flakes once stood. A thoughtful look into the past will provide more insight, when you stop to visit the old settlers cemmetry on the trail. Pack a lunch for this long but easy hike, that takes you along the beach & up through the trails & old roads.
Visit Jack Ward's Tea Room & Craft shop in his old fishing store house(located by the government warft) - He was a very well known fisherman & animated story teller! Maybe you will have time for a Homemade Lassie Bun and a cup of Tetley Tea or you might pick up a Mummer (Google it) to take back home !
On you way back to Point Leamington , take a 5 minute detour drive to the quaint little picturique town of Glovers Harbour (population about 70 ). Stop to the local warft & chat with fisherman & they may have some fresh fish. Then go to the Giant Squid Interputation center where you will be amazed at the story of the fisherman who spotted the Monster Squid with eyes as large as saucers! There they have local crafts & the favorite musical instrument for kitchen parties in Newfoundland -The Ulgy Stick! Try taking one of those home! But, have your photo taken along side of the Giant Squid replica before you go!
If you are hoping to escape the hussle & bussle of the city or busy work life, this is the place for you! Simply relax! Experience small town life at its best! The local people will welcome you with a wink & a nod of their heads! We talk fast , with a stong mixture of Old English, Irish, Scotish & French language and music, all mixed together, for what resulted in our dialect and love of toe tapping music today, thanks to our hard working ancestors who loved this place that we call home, just as much as we do! But we promise, we will try and slow down our speech for you! And if you still are unable to catch what we say, we really don't mind repeating ourselves for you ! We are not bilingual as one of our previous guest thought, we just think & talk fast!
We are looking forward to welcoming you, in our beautiful province of Newfoundland!Get the full listing »