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Ocean Front Cottage, Bauline, Conception Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, sleeps 4

This charming Saltbox style cottage is located in a small out port called Bauline. Bauline is located at the base of a 1000-foot high mountain where publicly groomed trails will lead you to the summit. This quaint and very clean, ocean front century home has a lovely western view of Conception Bay and the village's lobster/crab fishing port. Sunsets in Bauline are spectacular, especially while sipping on a cocktail on your own private, 300 square foot patio. Beside the property is a babbling brook that will serenade you to blissful slumber.

Originally built in 1892, the Saltbox is carefully renovated to accommodate modern amenities however; we have attempted to keep a lot of the original character. Notice the stairs leading to the second floor are worn by over 100 years of traffic.

Highlights of the Saltbox:

The Saltbox is a 1500 square foot, 2 story century home on the ocean. This home can sleep up to 4 maximum with 2 bedrooms.

Some of the highlights include:

Second floor:

One full bath, master bedroom facing the ocean with new extra plush king size bed, luxurious down-filled duvet, ultra soft linens, guest bedroom facing the harbour, with two twin, extra long beds.

First floor:

Powder room, washer, dryer, wireless internet, cable TV, VCR, stereo, large private 300 square foot deck with great panoramic ocean views, with outdoor patio furniture, 2 Muskoka lounge chairs with foot stools, and BBQ. Bright, clean kitchen with breakfast nook, large beautiful antique dining room with seating for 6, and a large living room with windows offering a magnificent view of the ocean from all angles, and a wood-stove. We also offer a fun collection of movies, east coast music and books for you to enjoy.

More Details

Owner
Julia
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Julia

Fiddlehead Properties is passionate about offering quality hospitality throughout your entire stay by ensuring a very clean vacation home, fast connection with a property manager if needed, and a detailed list of items on our website to ensure your vacation goes smoothly. We look forward to having you stay with us and hope you come back again!

Why Julia chose Newfoundland and Labrador

Within the quaint little fishing village called Bauline, there sat an old home that required a lot of TLC with endless opportunities to renovate and bring it back to a beautiful home. That is exactly what we have done with the Saltbox.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the time we entered the red door to this amazing rental we were drawn into its unique appeal. This rental is decorated with many crafts all of which connect you with Newfoundland. Replicas of brightly painted salt boxes, a ships wheel, beautiful paintings of ships at sea, lighthouses that hold tea lights that shine from night windows and lamps that hold surprises. Everything to remind yourself that you are really here in this charming place called Bauline. The scenery is amazing from every window which calls you to explore the many trails, the many rocks, and the wonderful people you will meet along the way. The house was bright and cheery even on the dull days when the wind pulled waves upon the rocks and the wind called for you to come and watch. This house so tastefully painted inside and out is more than I ever expected it to be and to only give it a 5 star rating seems unfair. I would not give it less than a 10. Look at the pictures they tell it like it is,.......totally wonderful.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Bauline House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet , Powder room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Highlights of the Saltbox: The Saltbox is a 1500 square foot, 2 story century home on the ocean. This home can sleep up to 4 maximum with 2 bedrooms. Some of the highlights include: Second floor: one full bath, master bedroom facing the ocean with new extra plush king size bed, luxurious downfilled duvet, ultra soft linens, guest bedroom facing the harbor, with two twin, extra long beds. First floor: powder room, washer, dryer, wireless internet, cable TV, VCR, stereo, large private 300 square foot deck with great panoramic ocean views, with outdoor patio furniture, 2 Muskoka lounge chairs with foot stools, and BBQ. Bright, clean kitchen with breakfast nook, large beautiful antique dining room with seating for 6, and a large living room with windows offering a magnificent view of the ocean from all angles, and a woodstove. We also offer a fun collection of movies, East Coast music and books for you to enjoy.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Cottage, Bauline, Conception Bay
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews
2

Wasted potential

  • 2 of 5

This property has a magnificent view and the cottage has great character. The king bed was very comfortable and the home was clean. The linen supply was ample. The nearby walking trails were fun and seemed well maintained. Unfortunately we arrived at this cottage directly after another rental in Nova Scotia where we were treated as valued guests. The owners of the NS cottage made sure we had all the information we needed about the cottage, wood stove, appliances, area attractions, restaurants etc. Anything we needed to be comfortable was promptly and happily provided. By stark contrast, the Bauline Saltbox owner/property manager left us feeling unwelcome in the home. They declined to provide firewood, with the explanation that guests didn't use it in the summer even though firewood was listed in the general description of the property. Given that on our arrival, house was cold, it was barely above freezing outside and the pouring rain soaked us just going a few feet to get inside, the owner was asked but declined to provide any firewood. It kind of set the tone for our stay. There was a barbecue but no propane tank. The deck had incredible views but the furniture was too uncomfortable to entice us to spend much time there once the weather improved. Given that the payment for our 2 week stay was all made upfront along with a substantial damage deposit, we had no recourse. We wound up leaving after 5 nights. It really would have taken so little to make us feel comfortable, as though the owner cared about our happiness. We would never go back, nor would we recommend this cottage to anyone. In fact this experience has left us very reluctant to consider any future VRBO rentals.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marianne, I am the owner of the Saltbox and appreciate your very detailed review. It has always been our goal to maintain our 5/5 ranking and we find it very disappointing that you did not enjoy your stay. We have maintained an excellent reputation over the past 10 years welcoming guests from all over the world. I will address each of your concerns as we take this very seriously. 1. The prior home owners from your last stay sent you an overview on amenities, appliances etc. Each guests is sent our 10 page welcome letter that clearly outlines all amenities, opening/ closing procedures, area description, FAQ's etc. We ask that all guests read this very carefully and to bring it with them to refer to throughout their stay and ensure they feel welcome in our cottage. 2. You had some difficulty in opening the door. Our welcome letter clearly outlines how to lock and unlock our door. We have never had any guest face issues with this door as it is only 1 year old. We promptly sent our property manager to assist. 3. You had mentioned to us that your feet had become wet while walking from your car to the house. The distance between the parking area to the front door is approx. 20 feet. We apologize if you did become wet. Due to the front of the house being grass, along with heavy rain, occasionally feet could become wet. 4. Cold house. As defined in our welcome letter, we have baseboard heaters in every room that can be manually controlled. In the future, we will make sure that our property manager turns up the heat so that it is comfortable. 5. No Firewood. On the day of arrival, our property manager was not available and so we suggested that a 5 minute drive up the road would produce firewood as all local stores sell firewood. Moving forward, we will ensure that there is always a small starter pack of firewood for your comfort. 6. BBQ with no propane tank. We truly apologize for this inconvenience as our procedure is to always make sure there is 1 propane tank with a full back up. This was our error and will never occur again in the future. 7. Uncomfortable furniture on deck. We immediately replaced everything with 4 new Adirondack/ Muskoka chairs, new patio table and chairs. I am confident that all future guests will continue to enjoy our incredible view. I truly apologize that you did not experience an enjoyable vacation. We take all reviews very seriously and hope that our responses have clearly addressed all of your concerns.
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5

Amazing view. So clean and comfortable. I would love to return.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location for our home base. Was able to do daily trips along the coast with a wonderful place to relax and have dinner in the evenings. The view was spectacular!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Having never travelled out east before we were really excited to go to Newfoundland. After an exhaustive online search we came across Rob and Francine's Saltbox. The description and pictures online were amazing and when we arrived they were so accurate. The cottage was bright and clean . Its closer to the ocean then you think. Sitting on their deck watching the sunset over the Atlantic was beautiful. The location of the cottage is perfect, 15 minutes away from the airport and St. John's. yet when you're in Bauline you feel like your hours away from the city. The east coast trail is minutes away from the Saltbox where we enjoyed hiking and picking wild blueberries and raspberries! The Saltbox is the perfect location to travel the Irish Loop, Portugal Cove, Signal Hill and Cape Spear. It was nice to come home to the cottage after a full day of site seeing and hiking, making a fire and dinner. The kitchen was also well stocked. We look forward to going back next year as the accommodations were perfect.

Thank again Rob and Francine for sharing your Saltbox with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gem on the Rock!

  • 5 of 5

There are many wonderful sites in Newfoundland however the Saltbox was our favorite! The Saltbox is spotlessly clean, a beautifully decorated home with spectacular view of the ocean. Our host Desmond provides a warm Newfoundlander greeting that makes you feel at home in an instant! We cannot wait until we return to this lovely Gem on the Rock!

A & J Smith, Port Dover, Ontario.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Memories to Last a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Now that our family has returned to our life on the “mainland” I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to your family for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. It was evident that the Saltbox is taken care of with much love and appreciation. It really felt like home so much so that it was very hard to leave. We have rented several cottages over the years, however, the Saltbox seemed to have the most unique characteristics that truly complimented its surroundings. Your amazing decorative touch added so much interest to the cottage as beautiful reminders of the amazing culture of the province. Our family was able to make so many wonderful memories that we will carry with us for a lifetime. Already we miss listening to the sounds of the ocean and the feel of the beautiful breeze throughout the cottage. It is our hope to return to Newfoundland again in the near future!

Thank you again!

The Quinlan Family

Chatham, ON

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Relaxing and comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented houses in different provinces and enjoyed my stay, but this one took the cake! Not only is the view from the porch spectacular, we saw Minky Whales the day we arrived. The community is breath taking and the house is cozy and full of charm. My husband and I along with our 7 month old rented for 2 weeks. We selected the house based on the reviews and pictures. We where not disappointed. The house is very well appointed and spacious. The livingroom has a thick wool carpet that was perfect for our little Lochlann who is learning to crawl. The beds are very comfortable (hubby and I asked what type of mattress it was so we can get one at home) with an eat in kitchen and a dinning room, we where able to entertain our family that popped into visit. We greatly enjoyed the neighbor's who are the salt of the earth and welcomed us into the community. We also had the pleasure of meeting Desmond, the cottage caretaker who is also a local fisherman. He was kind enough to bring us some fresh cod fish.

It felt like home, a truly family oriented relaxing stay. We will be back !

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St. John's International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Portugal Cove or Torbay
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
next town called Portugal Cove
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
outside of Torbay
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
TransCanada Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Portugal Cove or Torbay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
just up the road
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Whale & Iceburg Watching.

* Ocean trail hiking.

* Enjoy great seafood.

* St. John's shops, dining, entertainment.

* Scenic Drives.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Whale & Iceburg Watching.

* Ocean trail hiking.

* Enjoy great seafood.

* St. John's shops, dining, entertainment.

* Scenic Drives - Lighthouses.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Whale & Iceburg Watching.

* Ocean trail hiking.

* Museums, galleries, parks.

* shops, dining, entertainment.

* Scenic Drives - Lighthouses.

In Bauline there are many fun, beautiful and interesting things to do in Newfoundland. We have listed some local things to do within walking distance from the Saltbox and some very useful suggestions for St. John’s and the surrounding area. You will see that the city of St. John’s is very rich in culture, history, arts and entertainment.

Iceberg & Whale Watching:

Right from your own private deck you can kick back on a lounge chair, sip on a glass of wine and watch as icebergs and whales pass by. They are in abundance during the months of July and early August especially.

Fresh Water Swimming Hole:

Located 2 km up the road with a sandy beach and picnic tables. Great for the whole family. The water is very clean and great to enjoy a day of swimming in.

Fishing:

For all of you fishing fanatics, make sure you bring your gear. Talk to the locals about the fantastic fishing opportunities, they are only too happy to help. You can fish for some tasty “brown trout” in the fishing hole just up the street and catch your evening meal. Or, cast a line off of the rocky point at the little harbor, just a stones throw away and catch some interesting ocean treats.

Hiking:

Take an invigorating walk to the summit of a 1000-foot high mountain right behind you. There are trails that will lead you to the top but please keep in mind that the path can be quite treacherous at times, it is a great cardio workout for you fitness enthusiasts and please be sure to bring lots of water and perhaps even a light snack to sit and enjoy the view. The hike takes approximately 3 hours up and down. Ask the villagers for directions.

Enjoy the local Fishing Community:

Bauline is a small, very active fishing village with many of the residents relying heavily on the daily catch to support their livelihood. Throughout the year, if you time it right, you can enjoy different ocean delicacies that are in season such as crab, lobster, squid, and if you are lucky, perhaps some other fresh “catch of the day”.

The local fishermen are a very friendly bunch, strike up a conversation and share in some interesting, entertaining stories.

Running, Walking and Fitness:

For any running-enthusiast, we challenge you to take the “Bauline Line” hill challenge! It is the road that you take to the Saltbox which doesn’t seem too steep when you are driving down but wait until you start walking / running up! It is a great challenge for anyone looking for that extra “shock” to the system. For those of you who would like to enjoy this walk at a more leisurely pace, please make sure to bring water and don’t push it too hard. You will see we also have a light bar bell weight set and fitness videos in the living room, please feel free to use them.

Berry Picking:

Bauline has a 1000 foot mountain that surrounds our tiny village and at the base of this mountain, there are beautiful fields full of assorted berries that are 100% edible. Hikers will quickly notice the wide variety of berries. Cranberries, Bake-apples, Blueberries and Partridge berries are abundant and have traditionally made up an important part of the Newfoundland diet.

Whale, Bird & Iceberg Watching Tours:

There are many boat tour operators in Newfoundland.

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Rates & Availability

Bauline House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,599
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$879
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $399.68
Cleaning Fee $119.9

50% deposit upon booking your dates and the balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
A $150.00 cleaning fee is in addition to the rental rate. No refunds on deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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