Gorgeous Ocean Front Heritage Home West Coast

Lark Harbour House
Lark Harbour HouseThe front lawnPeeking through the living room window at duskDining roomLiving roomNewly renovated kitchen, with pantry off to sideHaving a fire in the eveBedroom one with double bed, view oneBedroom one with double bed, another viewBedroom two with 2 single beds, view oneBedroom two with 2 single beds, another viewOfficeOut the office windowAerial view of Lark HarbourLark Harbour from a hiking trailOn the waterOut on the water, seagulls overheadOut on the waterFun on the beachEnjoying the whale watching deck at the local cafeFrenchman's Cove, close to Lark HarbourView of Lark Harbour from provincial parkLittle Port hike view from the topLittle Port hike view from the top 2South Head HikeThe Cape HikeWild Cove Pond

From $102 / night

Lark Harbour, Newfoundland A0L 1A0, Canada
Gorgeous Ocean Front Heritage Home West Coast
2 bedrooms
6 guests
1 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $150
Per week: $1,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lark Harbour vacation home rental
The Lark Harbour house was built in 1890 by Sam Sheppard, a young fisherman who had moved here from Spaniard's Bay, a fishing village on the east coast of the province. Typical of other fishing houses of the time, the two story, two bedroom home is constructed of local pine, some planks 12 to 18 inches wide. Sam had hand planed many of the beams in the house, and nailed the home together with square nails or homemade wooden dowels. The Lark Harbour house, the oldest standing home in the bay of islands, is a peek into Newfoundland's history.

The house is fully furnished. In the living room you will find a sofa bed, a rocking chair and a lovely high backed seat. Sit in the rocker and watch the fishermen go off for their morning catch and maybe see a whale chasing a pod of porpoises. Appliances are brand new and the kitchen is fully stocked - all you need to bring are your groceries, which you can pick up on your way out from Corner Brook or at the local grocery/ liquor/ gas station two minutes from the house.

After a day out on the ocean or hiking on one of our many trails, come back for a long, hot bath or shower. We also have fully equipped laundry facilities on site.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and an office. Sit at the office and write as you look out to the sea and mountains. I have spent many hours writing and marking papers from the desk at the window. It is inspirational. The house also has wireless internet, free long distance and cable television. Bedroom one has a double bed and bedroom two has a couple of twin beds. You will notice the absolute silence within the house as you drift off to slumber, a comment frequently mentioned by guests.

You will fall asleep to silence and wake up to seagulls in the harbour, a calming and gentle way to arise. Sit at the dining room table as you have your morning coffee or take it outside and sit in one of the lawn chairs. Drinking a mug of coffee and watching the ocean is one of my favourite summertime morning rituals.

Top off the night with a fire under the stars or, if you prefer, go inside and snuggle up with a good book in front of the woodstove.

Helen Himsl

Area Information
As you are in a fishing community, you can stroll down the road and maybe chat with a fisherman coming in with his daily catch. You may be able to buy yourself some fresh lobster, crab, cod, mackerel, halibut or whatever fish in season.

Hiking through the Blomidon Mountains is a must. There are many hiking trails throughout the area which are popular with tourists and locals alike. The Blow Me Down Provincial Park has a great walk up to a lookout which enables you to see the entire harbour. It is breathtaking.

Once you have worked up an appetite, go to Marlaine's Cafe which has beautiful pastries, soups and sandwiches and a whale watching deck. Captain Cook's Restaurant, also in the area, sometimes offers the local catch of the day in their menu. Choose whether to eat in the restaurant or take your food back to the Lark Harbour House with you and dine, once again looking out at the ocean. Feel up for a bit of socializing? Take a walk down the road to the Drop in Lounge Pub for a pint with the locals or a bite of grub.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Helen Himsl

Helen Himsl

Helen Himsl

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    I am a special education teacher/ Lark Harbour is the town in which I began my own schooling. I spend my time now between teaching children and lending a hand at my boyfriend's vegetable farm. I was away for many years and moved home in 2005. I am pretty happy about the decision. Fishing, skiing,...
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Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 07 2016 Dec 31 2017 $150 $150 $1,000 $4,000 1 Night
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13%
Deposits: 50% down 50% one month before arrival
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $60 one time cleaning fee
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