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Gannet - Whale Watcher House (Open/strict rules)

SuperhostSt. Michael's, Newfoundland , Canada
Entire apartment hosted by Elaine
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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The Whale Watcher House is uniquely positioned on the edge of the Atlantic. Guests' reviews indicate that no other accommodation offered them quite the same authentic Newfoundland experience. The Gannet is one of 3 apartment options located within the Whale House. It is our most economical venue, yet you will find it has everything you need for your holiday - while enjoying your location on the edge of the Atlantic!

The space
The Gannet is a studio apartment with a bedroom, kitchen and sitting area - complemented by a deck to the exterior. The inside has everything you need for a comfortable stay: the bed is queen-sized; the bathroom offers an over-sized shower; the kitchen, tho' small, is fully functional with convection burner and microwave, fridge, coffee machine, toaster, etc.
Outside - you have the best views the coast of Newfoundland has to offer. Relax on your own deck. When the recreational fishery is on - Jerry-next-door will take you out on the water and let you jig your own cod! There's even a BBQ on your private deck for cooking that fresh fish you just caught!

Guest access
Your door is coded access - so once you book with us we send you the door code and your check in instructions. The rest is pretty seamless. Lots of parking. Elaine, the owner, lives next door should you need assistance.

The whole of the property is yours to enjoy: hang your wash on the clothes lines; enjoy the decks located throughout - each with their own spectacular views; wander up to Jerry's shed and watch him build a dory!

Other things to note
We have plenty of parking!

The apartments and studio are, we hope, stylish, a little bit urban, meticulous in their presentation, and comfy to occupy. Entry to each unit is discreet, via a coded lock thus allowing flexible check in and check out convenience. 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'll likely offer you the house machines to do a load of laundry.
The Whale Watcher House is uniquely positioned on the edge of the Atlantic. Guests' reviews indicate that no other accommodation offered them quite the same authentic Newfoundland experience. The Gannet is one of 3 apartment options located within the Whale House. It is our most economical venue, yet you will find it has everything you need for your holiday - while enjoying your location on the edge of the Atlanti…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Hair dryer
Private entrance
Iron
TV
Wifi
Bathtub
Hangers
Heating
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St. Michael's, Newfoundland , Canada

St. Michael's is one of three communities that really blur into each other - you start in Burnt Cove...then St. Michael's, and then Bauline East...we have the Church - hence the name!

Walk out the door and turn left or right and you are on the East Coast Hiking Trail. 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.

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 – either in Cape Broyle, Bay Bulls or Witless Bay.

Day trip to Ferryland and the archeological dig there from the 17th century.

Day trip to Mistaken Point – our newest UNESCO treasure and the site of the oldest fossils on the planet. I recommend you book a tour - as this is our newest "oldest" asset, and it is very, very busy. Continue on to Cape Race and tour the lighthouse which first heard to CQD from the Titanic.

Stay home – sit on the deck and chill....or whale spot in the waters in one of the many viewing areas on the property..

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.
St. Michael's is one of three communities that really blur into each other - you start in Burnt Cove...then St. Michael's, and then Bauline East...we have the Church - hence the name!

Walk out the…

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,…
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Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm