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Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Host: Bonnie J.
Published January 09, 2020

General description

  • Main home
Located in small town in f eastern Newfoundland, Canada. The house is a storey-and-a-half, casually designed with lots of natural wood and nautical touches. We look out our windows to see the waters of Conception Bay. St. John's, a lively and colourful city of ~120,000 with an international airport, is 50 km. away.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 2 cats
We have two indoor/outdoor cats who like to come and go (through cat doors) as they please. We need a sitter who will respect our home and belongings and allow the cats to remain in their familiar environment. Must be a non-smoker. We need someone who can make a firm commitment and stick to it. We would consider either one person alone or a couple.

Practical life

  • Village
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • 200 - 1000 m² (2110 - 1060 sq. ft.)
  • Airport
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
The house is located on the ocean, in an enclosed bay. We are at the end of a short laneway, overlooking the ocean. The town has a population of 2000, with a few small shops and restaurants, a pharmacy, library, golf course and marina. Supermarkets and other shopping are 30-50 km. away. There is no public transit serving Holyrood.

There are plenty of places to walk or hike right in the town. Seabirds are numerous and sometimes there are whale sightings.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 7 rooms of which 2 bedrooms
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Veranda
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sauna / Jacuzzi
The house is bright and inviting, with a modern kitchen and comfortable dining room. Cable and internet are included. A solarium captures heat on sunny days and we eat many meals in this space. There is a tiny sauna.

Spring in Newfoundland is cool. There will be rain, fog and wind, with the possibility of snow. Be warned -- April and May here are not like spring in most of North America. However, there is a chance that there may be icebergs in May.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Sea
  • Countryside
  • Beach
The town has basic services such as small restaurants, doctor, a pharmacy, grocery store, liquor store, library. Hiking and walking trails are nearby, also exceptional places for bird-watching and whale-watching tours. Icebergs may be in the area in May. The city of St. John's, 50 km away, has all facilities and services plus many tourist attractions, educational institutions, museums, art galleries, movie theatres, etc. It is known for its many fine restaurants and numerous pubs and music venues. In other directions, there are old coastal towns with historic buildings, museums, craft stores and art galleries.

Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Holyrood, NL, Canada


From Monday 2020

To Tuesday 2020

flexible dates

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Bonnie J.


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