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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.
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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.
If you want to be a short walk from just about everything in St. John’s while enjoying a gorgeous view of the harbor, this two-bedroom condo accommodating four is a top pick, providing fantastic views of the Narrows, Signal Hill and The Battery. You’ll be steps from the many pubs, restaurants, shops, galleries and entertainment venues while enjoying a tranquil space that includes a balcony for relaxing with a glass of wine. The condo also includes a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, free Wi-Fi and cable TV.
This two-bedroom heritage home sits in one of the most desirable downtown locations, among the colorful jellybean row houses that give the city its distinctive character on Gower Street. You’ll be close to the nightlife, restaurants and shops while enjoying the comforts of home, including a well-equipped kitchen with supplies like tea and coffee, a SmartTV, and a washer/dryer.
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.
Located along the Irish Loop on the Avalon Peninsula, the 1-bedroom Whale Song Cabin offers breathtaking views, which include whales in the summer. As your host notes, when they’re feeding in the bay, you can even hear them breach and slap the ocean’s surface if you leave your window open at night. Enjoy access to the east coast trail and seasonal blueberry picking while being just a short drive to the Colony of the Avalon in Ferryland and bird watching at Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. The rustic cabin has a kitchen with all the basic necessities and supplies for making your own meals, a wood stove and a bathroom with a five-head spa shower. There’s a TV with a DVD player and DVD library, and an outdoor area with a small fire grill, picnic table and benches.
Located in the seaside town of Cupids, the Butler’s House sits on a half-acre lot where eagles and other birds nest in the trees. With just a short walk you can watch the humpback whales that come in and out of the harbor, and the icebergs as they pass by in the spring. There’s a fire pit and a small vegetable garden with Newfoundland root crops guests can pick too. The two-bedroom home accommodates up to four guests and includes an indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi, cable TV and a full kitchen.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jenny’s Runestone offers private B&B-style rooms for up to two guests just a mile from the L’Anse aux Meadow National Historic UNESCO Viking Site and Norstead Viking Site. It’s so close to the water you can hear the waves, and gaze out at the water from the dining area, viewing whales, icebergs and Eider ducks in season. Guests have access to the dining area that includes tea, coffee and hot chocolate, and a sitting area for reading, playing board or card games.
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.
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.