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Trail House--A Newfoundland Vacation Home


Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

A sister house to the Station House,(also listed with Vacation

Rentals), the Trail House was completed July of 2007 and

features two queen bedrooms and all the ammenities of home. The

Trail House is located in Trinity East, a quaint and

beautiful out-port of Newfoundland. To the left of this newly

restored cottage commences the acclaimed Skerwink Trail, rated by

Travel + Leisure 2003, as one of the top 35 hiking trails in North

America and Europe. To the right, the level ocean-side rail-bed

winds through the outport, past active fishing wharfs and around the


One of the greatest things about many of the houses in this area has

to be their location. Certainly this is true of the Trail House.

It is ideally situated at the very entrance to the world-class

Skerwink hiking trail. And, as they say here, "A hike to Skerwink

can change your life."

The Trail House is also just steps away from the wharfs,

(which are the heart of the outport) an assortment of Bay Houses,

the harbour, and the ocean beyond. It is a tranquil, restful spot,

complete with the sound of the put-put of the single-stroke engine

of the trap-skiff heading out the harbour; or the haunting sound of

the lighthouse horn drifting on the soft night air.

The Trail House provides the setting for the sights and

sounds of the area to wash over you while you soak in the comforts

and aesthetics of rural Newfoundland. You become one with your

environment and content in the moment. This is where creativity


The Trail House is meticulously re-stored, fully-equipped and

furnished, ready to become your home-away-from home. It accommodates

up to 4 people.

A Newfoundland Vacation Home,the Trail House offers a

unique, authentic experience for travelers and vacationers. It

allows guests to prepare their own meals, entertain guests or just

enjoy the luxury of an entire house to themselves during their

travels. This home represents tremendous value for visitors since

significant savings can be realized through the preparation of some

meals and the relatively low per-person per-night costs. It truly

provides a comfortable home-base from which to explore the area.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews

Des Moines Iowa

Lovely Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage has it all. Perfect location, scenery, access, and charm. So cozy and well appointed. At the foot of the Skerwink Trail, with easy access to all the history and sights of the Trinity area. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay here in Newfoundland.
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green bay, wi

Little gem

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodation.

Cottage is very comfortable, beautifully furnished, with all amenities, kitchen is not only very well equipped in terms of appliances, dishes, pots and pans, even spices, but all of that in the very good quality.

I also loved the location-quiet, surrounded by nature and at the foot of one of the best coastal trails in North America, yet close to grocery store and restaurant, short drive to other local attractions.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you so much for taking the time to write that review and thanks for your attention to my attention to detail!! I love it here's magical. Brenda
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Brooklin, Ontario, Canada

perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Trail House for 2 nights. The location of this property is fantastic. The first thing we did when we arrived was to hike the Skerwink Trail and it was well worth the effort...amazing. The house was perfect. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen fully equipped. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. The Skerwink Trail has been steadily growing in popularity and the location of the Trail House and Station House guarantee you a head start (since it is right at the entrance to the trail). Very glad you enjoyed the house and the area.
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Renfrew, On.

Trail House Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Trail House was exceptional. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The only thing missing was a cheese grater. The owner didn't skimp on anything. The beds and pillows were so comfortable. Linda the housekeeper did a great job. The location was great,there is so much to see and do. We were able to do many day trips from there. The Trinity and Bonavista areas are so beautiful and the Skerwink Trail is a must. The owner sat with us and suggested things and places to see. A couple of places she suggested were Tickle Cove and Keels. An amazing, breathtaking experience. What scenery. We will definetly go back there and strongly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quebec, Canada

Super rental!

  • 5 of 5

It was great! Perfect location to hike Skerwink Trail. Clean, quiet, bright, new!!

Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Norman's Cove, NL, Canada

Trail House Rental

  • 5 of 5

We were thoroughly impressed with our vacation rental. It was a clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable property . The beds were so comfortable and the bathroom was squeaky clean!! The kitchen was bright and had all the items needed to prepare your own meals. We felt so comfortable there and really enjoyed our time.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Watch moose at dusk, see eagles drifting overhead; Hiking, hiking

and more hiking. 14 Minutes from Trinity and theatre, fine dining,

boat-tours, kayaking; in season, see icebergs and whales; golfing

nearby. Spend a week and explore the many attractions and the

beautiful scenery of the Bonavista Penninsula.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off season fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $22

Nightly Rate: CAN$175 - CAN$175

Weekly Rate: CAN$1150 - CAN$1150

Monthly Rate: CAN$0 - CAN$0

$1150/week ($175 per night) plus tax
Off season up to 20 % off

All payments made through owner--by interact email transfer, cheque, or cash. A 20% deposit required on booking. Balance due 30 days prior to booking date. HST charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Sep 24, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • pets considered


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Fully-equipped kitchen, dining-room, living-room looking out to wooded trails; front/side decks, southern exposure. Two bedrooms, each with a delux pillowtop queen sized bed. 4 piece bath; staples provided (i.e.tea, flour, sugar, spices etc.) All linens, bedding, towels provided; dishwasher; telephone, TV, DVD, BBQ; Laundry access. I have included a picture I took on Skerwink Trail,which commences, literally, at the doorstep--the scenery is beautiful. Point and shoot.

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