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Puffin - Whale Watcher House (Open/strict rules)

Entire flat hosted by Elaine
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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Charming is the best word to describe the Puffin Apt. The ocean is literally at your feet! The deck is spacious and overhangs the rocky shore. The Apartment is cozy, somewhat chic, and very comfortable. It offers everything you will need except of course your food. Many of the staples - salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, spices, etc. are already there.

The apartment has a private bedroom with its own washroom, a living room with pull out bed, with a full kitchen with walk out deck to the ocean.

The space
The Puffin Apartment (formerly Bay Bulls Suite) is one of three vacation rentals in the Whale Watcher House. On Air BnB you will find them listed as the Loon, the Gannet.... and of course this one - the Puffin.

The Puffin is a one bedroom apartment with full kitchen, living room/dining area, a sofa bed that sleeps 2 in living room area, and a deck overlooking the ocean - with a BBQ. The Puffin can be paired with the Gannet to create a two bedroom, two full bathroom option. Perfect for larger families...or for two couples travelling together, and looking for more privacy than a sofa bed affords. Remember to check the availability of the adjoining second bedroom and bathroom - ie. the Gannet.

The kitchen in the Puffin has four major, full-sized appliances - there is a BBQ on your deck. A drop-leaf table provides dining seating for 2-4 persons. And did we mention the views...from your own deck - it is right on the ocean - and the views are jaw dropping!

There is more to the Whale Watcher House. As a guest you may access all of the exterior of the property - and everywhere is the ocean. So bring your suitcase, and leave the rest of it to us.

Guest access
Access is easy - doors are coded...arrive when you want. Once a booking is confirmed and payment taken, guests will be given their check-in instructions...seamless, convenient....and easy. We offer plenty of parking.

Other things to note
Parking is adjacent to each unit for convenient access. The apartments and studio are stylish, a little bit urban, meticulous in their presentation, and comfy to occupy. There are no obstacles, no real stairs, and no obvious barriers to occupancy. The units, however, are not wheelchair accessible.

There is a clothesline and the promise of a sea breeze to dry out your hiking things should you wish to avail of it. Otherwise hooks abound to dry your things inside. We may be able to do a load of laundry for you in the owner’s quarters.
Charming is the best word to describe the Puffin Apt. The ocean is literally at your feet! The deck is spacious and overhangs the rocky shore. The Apartment is cozy, somewhat chic, and very comfortable. It offers everything you will need except of course your food. Many of the staples - salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, spices, etc. are already there.

The apartment has a private bedroom with its own washro…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Dedicated workspace
Iron
TV
Hair dryer
Dryer
Washing machine

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Saint Michaels, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

We are dramatically situated right on the ocean - with the islands in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve as our view! Which means of course that you will want to just sit all day and observe. However - there is much to keep you amused - walk out the door and turn left or right and you are already on the East Coast Hiking Trail.

turn left and it is a lovely 15-minute stroll and you are at Bauline East’s little harbour where you can launch a kayak, maybe get a run out for a morning of cod-jigging…or just sit on the dock blissfully on vacation. Continue on and you will come to the pretty locations of Doctor's Cove and La Manche.

Turn right from my driveway, and you head along the community road and then the ocean to the lovely town of Tors Cove - plan to take in the Cribbies - or Marnies' Running the Goat press and bookstore...take in the abandoned Tors Cove church...

There is plenty to occupy your time. Daily excursions could include:

Whale watching with any of the operators in Bay Bulls – 20 minutes away.

Kayaking – Bay Bulls or Witless Bay.

Day trip to Ferryland and the archeological dig there from the 17th century. Don't miss the walk out to Ferryland Lighthouse...perhaps you will see whales off shore.

Day trip to Mistaken Point – our newest UNESCO treasure and the site of the oldest fossils on the planet. You likely will need to book your tour into Mistaken Point - very, very new and very busy now! and they only do one tour of 24 a day. And it is well worth it.

Continue to Cape Race and tour the lighthouse which first heard to QCD from the Titanic.

Stay home – sit on the deck – whale spot in the waters just below your deck.

Spend the day in the capital city – 35 minutes away – then return home to wrap yourself in a blanket and watch the stars from your deck.

Hike til you drop – up to LaManche, or over to Bay Bulls, or up to the Spout, or down to Cappahayden, trails galore.
We are dramatically situated right on the ocean - with the islands in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve as our view! Which means of course that you will want to just sit all day and observe. However - there i…

Hosted by Elaine

Joined in December 2013
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Hello from Newfoundland! I look forward to hosting your trip "up the Irish Shore" as this part of Newfoundland is called. I love to hike...have traveled far afield, have a family, and have an umbilical attachment to this place we call "The Rock"!
Hello from Newfoundland! I look forward to hosting your trip "up the Irish Shore" as this part of Newfoundland is called. I love to hike...have traveled far afield, have a family,…
During your stay
Elaine, the owner, (i.e. me!) lives on the property and is available for information, should you require it.

Jerry, the boat builder, former whale boat operator, and builder of the Whale Watcher House, lives next door with Amanda, his partner, and the friendliest of Black Labs – Maggie. The latter will welcome you home at the end of every day with hopes of a dog biscuit or some such leftover shining in her eyes. Half the time Jerry is in the middle of building a dory...or repairing a boat - and he is always ready to share a yarn! In summer months he may be able to take you out cod fishing.
Elaine, the owner, (i.e. me!) lives on the property and is available for information, should you require it.

Jerry, the boat builder, former whale boat operator, and b…
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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