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Newfoundland is the world’s 16th largest island and Canada’s easternmost province. Many people aren’t familiar with the allure of this idyllic vacation destination in Canada, which offers everything from abundant wildlife, beautiful beaches, soaring mountains and fjords to fantastic music and some of the friendliest people on the planet. To make the most of your time here, consider booking one or more of these Airbnbs.
Beach House - Portugal Cove-St. Philip's
Overlooking the Atlantic on the rugged coast in Conception Bay, just a 15 to 20-minute drive from downtown and St. John’s airport, this beach house is an ideal spot for those who want to enjoy Newfoundland’s spectacular nature and the attractions in town. In spring and early summer you can watch the icebergs float by, and from mid-June through early September, watch the humpback whales breach. The house includes a fully stocked kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, a washer/dryer and many extra perks. Plus, every room and patio offers a breathtaking view.
Bird's Eye View - Burlington/Little Arm
Located on the edge of the Salmon River, this colorful cottage is a delight just to view, standing out among the forest it’s nestled within. From here, you’ll enjoy total tranquility in a secluded spot along with breathtaking sunrise and harbor views. Gazing out at the scenery while relaxing on your patio with the nearby river providing a fabulous soundtrack is sure to be a highlight. The home sleeps up to four with a queen-size bed and a futon, while the kitchen is kitchenette style, with electric cooktop burners, a microwave, and a minifridge. You’ll have a BBQ grill for cookouts too.
Water's Edge with Hot Tub - Goobies
A two-bedroom cottage just 15 minutes east of Clarenville while providing a secluded, peaceful location on a private road, the Water’s Edge provides easy access to miles and miles of hiking trails and includes complimentary kayaks for paddling around the pond it’s set upon. After a day of adventure, you’ll appreciate the chance to come back to your own hot tub for unwinding while soothing sore muscles. There’s a fire pit for marshmallow roasting with firewood included as well as a wood-burning stove, satellite TV, a full kitchen, and a propane grill for barbecues with propane supplied too.
Artisan Inn's Nathaniel's House - Trinity
The Artisan Inn’s Nathaniel House is another fantastic pick for staying in the historic Trinity. The 1840s heritage home offers spectacular views of Fisher Cove and Trinity Harbour while being perfectly situated for enjoying the museums, hikes, boat tours, scenic drives and more. The home has three bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite with a jet tub, a fireplace, cable TV, washer/dryer and free Wi-Fi. As it’s part of Artisan Inn, guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the highly acclaimed Twine Loft Restaurant too.
Oceanfront Near L'anse Aux Meadows Viking Site - Saint Lunaire-Griquet
Overlooking Gunnar’s Cove, a stay here delivers jaw-dropping views, tranquility, and easy access to one of Newfoundland’s most popular attractions, the L’anse aux Meadows Viking Site, just a 10-minute drive away. Enjoy fires on the beach, the peaceful sounds of the gently lapping waves, and incredible stargazing after dark. From around late April through mid-June, icebergs often float by and even land in the cove while summer brings opportunities to watch for humpback whales that come to feast on the capelin too. The home sleeps up to four in two bedrooms and includes a cozy wood-burning kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer.
The Red Shed - Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
If you plan on visiting unique Fogo Island, “one of the four corners of the Earth,” the Red Shed Cottage is ideal. It’s a postcard-perfect vision that offers spectacular views of the Joe Batt’s Arm Longliners (fishing boats) and the famous Fogo Island Inn. You’ll be surrounded by sea views while enjoying opportunities to watch local wildlife, including Caribou. Sip your morning coffee and evening wine from your private deck, just steps from the Atlantic, while the Joe Batt’s Point Walking Trail that winds along the coast leading to the Great Auk statue, is just out your door. It sleeps up to six in two bedrooms and comes with all the essentials, including a full kitchen and fast Wi-Fi.
The Storehouse, Waterfront Cottage - Norris Point
The perfect base for exploring Gros Morne National Park, this one-bedroom cottage for two offers unobstructed views of Bonne Bay and the chance to watch whales right outside the door. It sits right along the waterfront and includes a patio and dock ideal for sipping your morning coffee and relaxing with a breathtaking view at the end of every day. There are large windows for enjoying the bay view, Shag Cliff, and more from inside too. You’ll have a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, a BBQ grill, and a fire pit too.
Stay in a Traditional Fishing Community by the Sea - Fermeuse
Experience the days of yesteryear with total tranquility and an authentic experience with a stay in this traditional Newfoundland biscuit box home. Here by the sea for a century, it sits along the popular Irish Loop, 75 minutes from St. John. Enjoy the rustic charm and character along with an oceanfront deck for cookouts and sunset watching. It accommodates up to six in three bedrooms and includes all the comforts of home, complete with Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and grill, and a washer/dryer.
Spurrell's Heritage Home - Dunfield
The land this heritage home sits on has been in the same family since 1930 when the owner’s great grandmother purchased it. The original house was torn down and a barn/shed was eventually converted into a one-bedroom cabin. Today it serves as a tribute to Dustin Spurrell’s family’s past while opened up as a vacation home for visitors. The front entrance, porch, kitchen, dining room, stairway, landing and double bedroom is part of the original one-bedroom cabin, while the living room, laundry room, a half-bath, master bedroom and full bathroom are new. Wi-Fi and cable TV are included too.
The Little Wild - Norris Point
For those that want to explore Gros Morne National Park on the west side of Newfoundland, this beautiful seaside loft in Norris Point is ideal. It provides access to the park’s south side while enjoying full yard ocean frontage for watching whales in season and colorful sunsets year-round. You’ll be close to everything from hiking trails to restaurants, shops and music venues. It has a fireplace and amenities for families like a Pack ’n Play/travel crib, high chair, books and toys, and free Wi-Fi. Beach towels, an umbrella, beach blanket and snorkeling gear are all included too.
Pumpkin House - Twillingate
The unique Pumpkin House is a guest house/museum in the town of Twillingate, the “Iceberg Capital of the World,” on Newfoundland’s northeast shores. It includes three bedrooms, comfortably accommodating four (with a maximum of five guests allowed), a well-stocked kitchen with all the essentials and a Victorian-style dining room. Outside, relax on the wraparound deck with seating where you can watch the icebergs, the birds and gorgeous sunsets too.
Fishing Point Vacation Home - St. Anthony
This three-bedroom home is the only waterfront rental in St. Anthony, located on the Great Northern Peninsula in one of the best spots for whale watching and iceberg spotting. It offers a panoramic view of the harbor and includes a beach where you can build a fire, with firewood included. You’ll have a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, a washer/dryer and a BBQ grill.
Christian's Croft - Trinity
This traditional saltbox home sits in the center of Trinity, one of the prettiest towns in Newfoundland. You’ll be within walking distance of all the attractions, including live theater, museums, heritage buildings, craft shops, restaurants and some of the world’s best whale watching, with Sea of Whales Adventures right down the street. There’s a full kitchen and dining for six, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, two bedrooms and two baths, accommodating up to four guests. There’s a deck at the rear with a barbecue and deck chairs for grilling and relaxing with a sunset.
The Coles House - Flower's Cove
The Coles House is a four-bedroom home in Savage Cove, an hour from L’anse-aux-Meadows National Historic Site and less than a 30-minute drive from the Labrador ferry. A traditional saltbox house with modern amenities and historic features, it accommodates up to seven guests and includes an outdoor fireplace with food supplied, satellite TV and a washer/dryer. You’ll also have easy access to seaside trails for scenic walks while watching for whales and icebergs. Don’t miss the Marjorie Bridge & Thrombolites Walking Trail where you can see the traces of primitive life forms called thrombolites.
Cottage by the Sea - Change Islands
This two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to five and offers a breathtaking ocean view from the living room as well as the deck, with the shoreline right out the back patio. Located in the tranquil Change Islands, a stop on the way to the more well-known Fogo Island, it’s home to just 300 residents, so you’re pretty much guaranteed peace and quiet. It includes a full eat-in kitchen, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi and cable TV. There’s plenty to do nearby too, including canoeing, whale watching, coastal hiking and landscape photography.