Description of the Bauline vacation cottage rental
An East Coast term used to describe the style of this Newfoundland home. Originally built in 1892, we have carefully renovated our Saltbox to accommodate modern amenities however; we have attempted to keep a lot of the original character and charm. 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 with a new, ultra plush king size bed with luxury linens, down duvet, guest bedroom with two twin beds. First floor: ½ bath, laundry facilities, cable TV/VCR, free wireless internet, stereo, private 300 square foot deck with outdoor furniture & BBQ, kitchen with breakfast nook, large dining room with seating for 6, and a large living room with woodstove and large windows facing the ocean.
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.
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.
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…..
Take an invigorating walk to the summit of a 1000-foot high mountain right behind you, this is where the picture was taken of the arial shot of Bauline (picture section). 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 residence 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 many of our running-enthusiast friends and family, 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.
Iceburg & 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 Iceburgs and whales pass by. They are in abundance during the months of July and early August especially.
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. Each fall our family goes out with a couple large buckets and collect the ripe tasty morsels. We don’t bake much but we get the “baking bug” in the fall and make amazing, berry filled pies. Hikers will quickly notice the wide variety of berries. Cranberries, Bakeapples, Blueberries and Partridgeberries are abundant and have traditionally made up an important part of the Newfoundland diet. A day in the fields spent berry picking is the precursor to another in the kitchen preparing pies, jams, jellies and bottles of fruit for the winter.
Whale, Bird & Iceberg Watching Tours:
There are many boat tour operators in Newfoundland offering services similar to the trip that we enjoyed.
Beautiful Scenic Sites
As rugged as the rocks of its shores and as friendly as the pubs of St. John's, the Avalon Peninsula is where Newfoundland and North America begin. It's a place where you can photograph herds of caribou or seabird colonies, icebergs, or whales.
All over the region you'll hear legends and lore from the folk that you meet. Along the Southern Shore and around Cape Race the cliffs rise up from the sea to incredible heights. Inland, thousands of caribou roam the open ground. All parts of the peninsula are within a few hours drive of the province's capital city, St. John's. Here you will find arts and entertainment, great food, and a wide range of accommodations, as well as some terrific buys on Newfoundland crafts and artwork. You will also find warm, fun-loving people with high regard for friendliness and hospitality.
While in St. John's take in the spectacular view of the city from the top of Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, where Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal on December 12, 1901. Take a quiet stroll through the beautiful village of Quidi Vidi, view historic churches, and tour the Newfoundland Museum on Duckworth Street which has an excellent collection of artifacts from the native peoples of the province. St. John's has many fine parks with the largest being C.A. Pippy Park which encompasses the Botanical Garden at Oxen Pond. In Pippy Park you will also find North America's only public Fluvarium where nine large underground windows will show you the underwater life of a river.
CAPE SPEAR DRIVE
One of the must-see places on any visit to St. John's is Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. Built in 1835, the Cape Spear Lighthouse is the oldest existing lighthouse in Newfoundland. Return to St. John's by taking a brief excursion along Route 11 through Maddox Cove to Petty Harbour, a small outport that is just 18 kms from the capital city.
Take Route 30 (Logy Bay Road) and turn onto Marine Drive, a scenic route that winds in and out of the small communities along this part of the coastline. Along the way you can visit Logy Bay, Flat Rock (which has a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes), then continue on Route 20 to Pouch Cove, pronounced "Pooch Cove", one of the oldest settlements in Newfoundland. At the end of Route 20 you will find a road leading to the rugged headland of Cape St. Francis.
Back in St. John's take the next leg of the tour and take Higgins Line to Portugal Cove where a 20-minute ferry ride takes you to Bell Island . Continue along the coast to Conception Bay South, which has many communities including Topsail, Manuels (which has a beautiful walking trail), then on to Long Pond which is home to the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club. Take in Foxtrap then on to Kelligrews which is the site of the celebrate folk song "Kelligrews Soiree". From Kelligrews, take a walk along the T'Railway, which runs through the town and along the coast to Upper Gullies and Seal Cove.
THE BACCALIEU TRAIL
Take Route 60 to Route 70, then turn off to Brigus which is best known as the birthplace of Captain Bob Bartlett. His home, Hawthorne Cottage is now a National Historic Site. Continue on to Cupids, the first English settlement in Canada. Cupids is fast becoming a major archaeological site. Rejoin Route 60 and continue on to South River and Clarke's Beach. Continue on to Bay Roberts, now a major service and shopping centre. From here go to Harbour Grace, the headquarters of Peter Easton, a famous pirate of the early 17th century. In 1932, Amelia Earhart left Harbour Grace to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. From Harbour Grace continue on to Carbonear. Carbonear is home of the Princess Sheila Folk-Sea Festival.
Continuing northward you will come to the community of Northern Bay Sands, an ideal seaside vacation spot. Offshore is Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve with 11 species of seabirds nesting there. Be sure to drop in to Heart's Content where the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable was landed in 1866. Along Route 80 you will pass through Dildo, Blaketown and then on to Whitbourne on Route 81. Next is Markland where you will find the Rodrigues Markland Cottage Winery where wine is made from local berries.
IRISH LOOP DRIVE
Starting in St. John's head south on Route 10 into the heart of Irish Newfoundland. You will come to the community of Bay Bulls where you can hop a tour boat to see the marine delights on the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to tens of thousands of Atlantic puffins as well as other type of birds. You will also have the opportunity to see more than a dozen types of whales in season. Don't forget the Avalon Wilderness Reserve where you may see caribou trying to cross the road. Further along you will come to Ferryland which is literally a step into the past at the archaeological dig. Visit Cape Race, Trepassey and St. Vincent's, then on to O'Donnells and St. Joseph's. Another favourite stop would be Salmonier Nature Park
THE CAPE SHORE
This drive takes you to Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve seabird sanctuary, one of the more incredible wildlife spectacles in the world, then on to Colinet. Follow Route 100 to St. Bride's. Past Point Verde you will come to Placentia, a community steeped in history. On the commanding site of Castle Hill National Historic Park, the French erected a fortification called Le Gaillardin in 1692. From Placentia it is a short trip to Argentia, the terminus for the ferry which operates between Argentia and North Sydney, Nova Scotia during the summer months. Take Route 100 through Dunville.
|Jan 01 2012||Dec 31 2013||-||-||$1,500||$5,000||-|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: 2 ITEMS AT THE TIME OF BOOKING MUST BE RECEIVED BY OWNER IN ORDER TO CONFIRM YOUR DATES. 33% RENTAL DEPOSIT AT TIME OF BOOKING SIGNED RENTAL AGREEMENT|
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|Other Fees: Each additional night after 7: $200.00|
- 1 King Bed
- 2 Twin Beds
- 1 Sofa Bed
- Beach Chairs
- Parking Included
- Beach Towels
- High Speed Internet
- View (Mountains)
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Linens Provided
- View (Ocean)
- Wood Stove
- Full Kitchen
- Alarm Clock
- Gas Grill
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- CD Player
- Ceiling Fan
- Coffee Maker
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Live Entertainment
- Children's Pool
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Ice Skating
- Miniature Golf
- Scuba Diving
- Shopping Area
- Movie Theater
- Theme Park
- Water Park
- Whale Watching
- Grocery Store
- Basketball Court
- Horseback Riding
- Volleyball Court
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
ST. JOHN'S DAYS CELEBRATIONS
Celebrate the City’s birthday through outdoor concerts, historical characters and other events throughout the downtown.
Contact: Tourism St. John's
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Each July 1st, when the sun rises over Signal Hill, the people of St. John's become the first in Canada to celebrate this country's birthday. Outdoor entertainment caps off the day of birthday celebrations. Happy Birthday Canada!
Contact: Tourism St. John's
ROYAL ST. JOHN’S REGATTA
First Wednesday in August (weather permitting)
The annual Royal St. John’s Regatta is North America’s oldest continuing sporting event. The Regatta began officially in 1825 and has run the first Wednesday in August every since. Regatta Day is probably the only Municipal Holiday in Canada that is dependent on the weather. If it is raining or too windy, the holiday is simply put off until the next suitable day.
Location: Quidi Vidi Lake
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FOLK FESTIVAL
The good times in St. John’s keep roaring in August with the annual Provincial Folk Festival held in Bannerman Park featuring musicians, dancers and storytellers from around the province. It is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the traditional Newfoundland lifestyle with music, dancing, storytelling and traditional good times.
Location: Bannerman Park
GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL
George Street, in downtown St. John’s, is the focal point of the City’s nightlife. The pubs and taverns lining this historic cobblestone street offer everything from traditional Newfoundland music to the latest rock music. The festival features five nights of live outdoor entertainment featuring some of Newfoundland’s top acts.
Location: George Street
Contact: Tourism St. John's
Every two years the Sound Symposium turns St. John’s into a city wide celebration of sound. Experience 7 full days and nights of music, concerts, workshops, gallery exhibitions, outdoor installations and event, dance, theatre, film and sound experiments.
City Walks & Hiking Trails
St. John’s & Surrounding Area
Travel all the way down Torbay Road to downtown St. John's (approximately 20 minute drive) and enjoy the local food, people, sights and sounds.
Downtown St. John's.
Every weekend the locals close off the street to allow the night owls to enjoy the variety of pubs and nightlife.
HIKING:EAST COAST TRAIL
Winding coastal trail of 400 km spans from Topsail, north of Cape St. Francis, south to Cape Race. This trail exposes the rugged beauty of the province while tracking through abandoned communities, lighthouses and ecological reserves. All levels from amateur to expert are welcome.
GRAND CONCOURSE WALKING TRAILS
100 kms of walking trails spanning across 3 municipalities. The Grand Concourse incorporates a network of lakes, ponds and rivers with supportive boardwalk to make the walk most comfortable. It is an excellent place for bird-watching and for observing native flora.
Known as the Newfoundland T'Railway Provincial Park, the rail bed route extends for 883 kms (548 miles) linking urban, rural and wilderness areas and providing travellers with first hand experience of the province's varied flora and fauna. The Park forms the Newfoundland section of the Trans Canada Trail stretching from Victoria, BC and to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. When complete the Trans Canada Trail will extend for more than 15,000 kms, the longest continuous trail in the world. Work on the T'Railway is being carried out in a number of phases. Planned as a multi-use recreational trail, the T'Railway Park is open no only to hikers but cyclists, horseback riders, snowmobilers, ATV riders, and cross-country skiing enthusiasts, as well. On road motorized vehicles are not permitted.
Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Bauline, Newfoundland, Canada
Owen Sound, On
Saltbox in Bauline
August 10, 2012
We had a great time at your saltbox , loved it very much. It was nice and clean . The king size bed was so comfortable and the view was awesome. We would certainly go back again. Thanks
Saltbox Bauline Line
August 6, 2011
Pleasant stay. Comfortable beds, lots of hot water. If you are looking to get away from the city noise for some peace and quietness, this is the perfect place. More so, if the sun is shining....beautiful sunsets. It's about a 20 minute drive to the outskirts of the east side of St. John's (airport). An old house with very low ceilings and a little creaky, but very comfortable.
This heritage home has kept its original structure and has been beautifully renovated with an east coast feel. As with all Newfoundland heritage homes, ceilings are a bit lower, however this house has brand new pine wood ceilings, new walls, some new floors (the original stairs and second floor hall were too beautiful and authentic to cover up), all in keeping with the Maritime style of the saltbox. If you are looking for an authentic east coast feel, you will truly enjoy what this home has to offer.
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