Last Updated April 29, 2022 4/29/2022

14 Dreamiest Vacation Rentals in Newfoundland

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Newfoundland is an enchanting destination that’s ideal for getting off the beaten path. Look forward to spectacular nature with stunning scenery that includes everything from fjords and icebergs to beaches edged by turquoise waters that look as if they’re straight from the Caribbean, albeit much colder. There’s a myriad of wildlife, with hundreds of whales swimming off the coast in the summer, an impressively high concentration of moose, caribou, and more.

But what makes this remote island even better is the friendly people – you can mingle with them in the pubs while enjoying live music and maybe a “Screech-In” where you’ll become an honorary Newfoundlander yourself. Such a magical place deserves a dreamy vacation rental, and you’ll find plenty of options on this list.

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Water's Edge with a Hot Tub!! - Goobies
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Water's Edge with Hot Tub

Water's Edge with a Hot Tub!! - Goobies

This five-star, two-bedroom cottage enjoys a secluded location on a private road 15 minutes east of Clarenville. During the warmer months of the year, you can take advantage of the kayaks that are included for paddling around the pond. There are miles and miles of hiking trails nearby, and when you return from your daily adventures you can relax in the hot tub and then cozy up to the wood-burning stove. Firewood is included and you can also use it at the fire pit, ideal for roasting marshmallows under the stars. You’ll have all the modern comforts too like satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and a BBQ with propane supplied.

Nathaniel House - Trinity
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Nathaniel's House, Trinity, Newfoundland

Nathaniel House - Trinity

Located in historic Trinity, you’ll feel as if you’re staying in a postcard by booking Nathaniel House. This 1840s heritage home features fabulous views of Trinity Harbour and Fisher Cove while being within walking distance of the museums, shopping, dining, hiking, boat tours, and more. It sleeps up to eight guests in three bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite with a jet tub. You’ll also have a fireplace, cable TV, washer/dryer, and free Wi-Fi. As it’s part of the Artisan Inn, guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the highly acclaimed Twine Loft Restaurant just a short walk away.

Newfoundland Beach House
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Newfoundland Beach House Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

Newfoundland Beach House

Just a 15- to 20-minute drive from St. John’s airport and downtown St. John’s overlooking the Atlantic on the rugged coast in Conception Bay, this beach house offers the perfect mix for those who want to enjoy nature and the city attractions. In the spring and early summer watch the icebergs float by and from mid-June through early September, there are countless humpback whales that can be seen, bringing opportunities to witness them breaching just offshore. The house includes a fully stocked kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, laundry facilities, and many extras. Plus, every room and the patio offers an awe-inspiring view.

Oceanfront Home on Bonavista Peninsula - Southern Bay
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Spacious Oceanfront Home on Bonavista Peninsula

Oceanfront Home on Bonavista Peninsula - Southern Bay

This spacious two-bedroom home sleeps up to four guests, located just 16 miles from historic Trinity on the Bonavista Peninsula in peaceful Southern Bay. Look forward to gorgeous views and plenty of privacy for relaxation, while being close to nature as well as historical and cultural attractions. There’s a TV for streaming Netflix, high-speed Internet, and a good collection of reading materials, including publications for learning more about Newfoundland.

Pumpkin House, Museum Guest House - Twillingate
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Pumpkin House, Twillingate, Newfoundland

Pumpkin House, Museum Guest House - Twillingate

Located in one of the top spots for iceberg viewing (typically in May and June), the unique Pumpkin House is a guest house/museum in Twillingate, the so-called “Iceberg Capital of the World.” It’s filled with antiques and includes three bedrooms, comfortably accommodating four (with a maximum of five guests allowed). You’ll have a kitchen with all the essentials for cooking up your own meals and a beautiful Victorian-style dining room. There’s also a wrap-around deck with seating for enjoying the scenery, including the bay with boats sailing in and out, icebergs, and colorful sunsets.

The Red Shed Cottage - Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island
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The Red Shed Cottage

The Red Shed Cottage - Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

Located on unique Fogo Island, “one of the four corners of the Earth,” the Red Shed Cottage sits at Etheridge’s Point in Joe Batt’s Arm. A two-bedroom cottage for up to six, it offers dazzling views that include Fogo Island Inn and the Joe Batt’s Arm Longliners. You’ll be surrounded by the sea and picturesque barrens where wildlife like caribou often roam. The private deck is only steps from the Atlantic, providing a perfect spot for sipping your morning coffee and evening wine.  Plus, the trailhead for Great Auk is just steps from the door for those who want to hike.

Unique Vacation Home in St. John's - St. John's
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The Most Unique Vacation Home in St. John's - Lightkeeper's House

Unique Vacation Home in St. John's - St. John's

It would be hard to find something more unique than this rental that sits within a former lightkeeper’s house at Fort Amherst. This was the site of the very first lighthouse in the province, and one of the most photographed. It sits at the Edge of The Narrows at the entrance to the Port of St. John’s providing views of the boats that glide in and out of the harbor. There’s a large deck at the rear which overlooks the Atlantic, bringing views of icebergs and whales during the season. It includes two bedrooms, accommodating up to six, each of which has its own flat-screen satellite TVs. There’s a full kitchen and a BBQ grill, a washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi too.

Fishing Point Vacation Home - Saint Anthony
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Fishing Poiint Vacation Home

Fishing Point Vacation Home - Saint Anthony

This three-bedroom home is St. Anthony’s only waterfront rental. Located on the Great Northern Peninsula, it’s one of the top spots for iceberg spotting and whale watching during the season. You’ll have a panoramic vista of the harbor and access to a beach where you can build fires for marshmallow roasting or evening chats under the stars with firewood included. There’s a full kitchen and BBQ grill, cable TV, and a washer/dryer too.

1919 Fishermans Cottage, Oceanfront - Bay Roberts
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1919 Fisherman's Cottage

1919 Fishermans Cottage, Oceanfront - Bay Roberts

This historic oceanfront fisherman’s cottage sits at the edge of the harbor providing unparalleled views of the Bay, Fergus Island, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. In fact, there’s a view of the water from every window. While it was built in 1919, with low ceilings, exposed beams, it includes all the modern comforts like satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen.

Oceanfront Near L'Ase aux Meadows Viking Site - Saint Lunaire-Griquet
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Oceanfront Near L'anse aux Meadows Viking Site

Oceanfront Near L'Ase aux Meadows Viking Site - Saint Lunaire-Griquet

Located near the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula on a nine-acre property just a few miles from L’Anse-aux-Meadows, a World Heritage Site and North America’s only authenticated Viking settlement site. A traditional Newfoundland box-style home, it was restored by the famous novelist, E. Annie Proulx, who wrote the Pulitzer prize-winning “The Shipping News,” inspired by her time in this region. Referred to as “Wavey’s House,” it’s nestled in a cove where guests can enjoy a roaring fire on the beach while watching the icebergs that float in and the occasional whale pass by. It can accommodate up to four in two bedrooms and has a full kitchen, cable TV, a wood-burning stove, and a washer/dryer.

Christian's Croft
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Christian's Croft

Christian's Croft

This traditional saltbox home will put you in the heart of Trinity, a town that looks as if it was made for a film set. It’s within walking distance of all the attractions, including live theater, museums, heritage buildings, craft shops, galleries, restaurants, and some of the world’s best whale watching. In fact, you can join Sea of Whales Adventures right down the street for a memorable tour. It accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms and includes a full kitchen and dining area, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. A deck at the rear has a barbecue and deck chairs for grilling or just relaxing while watching the sunset.

Luxurious Gros Morne Newfoundland House - Bonne Bay
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Luxurious Gros Morne Ocean View House

Luxurious Gros Morne Newfoundland House - Bonne Bay

A modern, 3,200-square-foot home for four, this rental provides plenty of space for all. On the main floor, there’s a large private bedroom with a king-size bed, an extra-spacious ensuite bathroom, and 12′ foot ceilings, while the vast loft-like space upstairs has its own private balcony that overlooks the Atlantic, a king-size bed, and an ensuite bathroom. The wrap-around deck is a highlight, providing a breathtaking ocean view that can be enjoyed with a salty sea breeze.

Skerwink House - Port Rexton
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Skerwink House

Skerwink House - Port Rexton

The Skerwink House is a traditional-style three-bedroom home for up to six guests that provides an ideal location for those who plan to hike what’s been called one of the world’s most scenic hiking routes, the Skerwink Coastal Trail. You’ll be able to access it simply by stepping out your door. While you’re here, enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking Trinity Bay while relaxing from the large veranda that surrounds the house. It has a fabulous kitchen and dining area with large picture windows, Wi-Fi, a wood-burning stove, satellite TV with a DVD player and movie collection, and a washer/dryer.

Whale Song Cabin Brigus South - Cape Broyle
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Whale Song Cabin Brigus South, Cape Broyle, Newfoundland

Whale Song Cabin Brigus South - Cape Broyle

Set along the popular Irish Loop, this rustic one-bedroom cabin provides jaw-dropping views that can include whales during the summer months. As the host notes, when they come to feed in the bay you can even hear them tail slapping and breaching if you leave your window open at night. You’ll have easy access to the east coast trail and seasonal blueberry picking too. The rental has a kitchen with all the basic necessities and supplies for making your own meals, a wood-burning stove, a TV with a DVD player and DVD collection, and a bathroom with a five-head spa shower. When it’s warm out you can take advantage of the outdoor living space that has a small fire grill, picnic table, and benches.

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