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Kittiwake Cottage, Ultimate Oceanfront Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Right at the Oceans Edge

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, on Bradleys Cove Road in Western Bay, this charming one bedroom cottage is the ultimate getaway for a couple or a single person who are looking for that special place to unwind and enjoy nature at its best. An artists haven, you can set up your easel and paint the dramatic coastline without leaving your large private deck. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of loons and Kittiwakes and take your morning coffee to the private whale watching dock located at the edge of the property. Enjoy the unique chic nautical décor of the cottage with its bright colours and large windows with a panoramic view of the dramatic coastline. The modern kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances and all the utensils, and condiments you will need for cooking and baking. It has a modern bathroom with luxurious towels and linens, shower, sink and toilet. The bedroom features a queen size bed with high quality linens. We also have a small herb garden for your personal use. If your stay will be for a special occasion, and you would like fresh flowers or a special wine, or some other special request, please ask and we will try to accommodate you. Also if you have that special little furry friend that you would like to bring along, please ask. Please note that the scenery along this coast is some of the most beautiful you will find anywhere, but there are cliffs and a rough coastline so when you are enjoying the many opportunities for exploration, you need to use caution at all times. To see a fantastic video of the cottage and surrounding area, go to you tube . com and type 'Kittiwake Cottage' in the search area. Look at the video by Andre Major. Breathtaking! ***Canadian guests please note that since VRBO is a U.S. site, they insist on showing the prices in U.S. dollars. Please use the converter option in the pricing area to get the Canadian quote.

Catherine Whalen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Catherine Whalen

The owner is a retired medical professional who has a family vacation home in the area and has been spending weekends and summers here for 15 years and found that when you are here your body and soul are in the same place and the peace and tranquility will rejuvenate your senses. When this little cottage became available she thought she would share this great experience with other people.

Why Catherine Whalen chose Western Bay

This little cottage allows visitors to enjoy all that is Newfoundland. The views are breathtaking and one visitor to the whale watching dock amusingly said that the whales were closer than at SeaWorld.

What makes this cottage unique

Even when the weather is not ideal, and you are inside, the views of the ocean and its ever changing seas will keep you entertained.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Western Bay in Division No. 1, Subd. G

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • shower, toilet, sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
perfect getaway for a single person or couple who want to get away from the touristy areas and enjoy solitude and all nature has to offer.


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(42 traveller reviews)

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Kittiwake Cottage, Ultimate Oceanfront Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
University City

The most darling cottage with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We had the hardest time leaving this incredible spot when our stay was up!

The cottage is beautifully and comfortably furnished, and Kitty was the perfect hostess. She met us the first day and provided information about surrounding attractions. The complimentary bottle of wine was a lovely touch!

Wifi and other amenities were just as promised. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes and equipment as well as condiments and other necessities.

We were there hoping for iceberg sightings and were not disappointed. There were two large icebergs grounded off the mouth of Western Bay. The windows in the cottage and seats on the deck provided prime viewing. The walk out to the lighthouse is a lovely stroll from the cottage.

The rest of the peninsula between Conception Bay and Trinity Bay is a wonderful place to explore. Small towns at every cove -- lovely people with fascinating stories -- and spectacular scenery.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this location to other travelers. The pictures on the VRBO site looked so good that we wondered if Kittiwake Cottage would live up to our expectations....and instead it exceeded our expectations a thousand-fold.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ......thank-you so much for the lovely review of Kittiwake Cottage. It warms my heart to know that our little cottage left such a nice impression on you both and that you enjoyed your stay here in our little corner of the world. Can you believe that those big icebergs are still in the bay this late in June! Please come back anytime and I would be very happy to host you both again. Kitty
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Hamilton, Ontario, CA

A SPECTACULAR vacation spot and PERFECT hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The contentment and peace of Kittiwake cottage is indescribable. The scenes from every window, the breathtaking physical surroundings and the comforts found throughout the cottage, all come together to make Kittiwake the best vacation spot we could imagine. We were there for a week, but still, wished we'd booked longer. Kitty went out of her way (as she does for all of her guests) to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. The pictures of the cottage capture the mood and outstanding setting. We can't wait to return...and we most definitely will!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil & Sally....thank-you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Kittiwake Cottage. It is very rewarding to know that you really enjoyed your time with us. You are most welcome to come back anytime. Kitty
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Perfect cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything we dreamed of and more, beautiful location, private, up-to-date and creative decor, bright & cheery, and the kitchen was stocked with anything and everything you could possibly need. We felt absolutely taken care of by our host and will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer....thank-you so much for your lovely review. It was nice to meet you both and play a small part in your vacation on the Rock. Please come back anytime and the doors to Kittiwake Cottage will always be open to welcome you back. Kitty
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cozy cottage for two in a peaceful setting with an amazing view. The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Kitty the owner/hostess is very welcoming and provides great information on things to do in the area. Great area for hiking, but you barely want to leave the cottage. I highly recommend Kittywake Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dale & Brian, was so nice to meet you both and thank-you for the lovely review of your stay. Anytime you want to come back I would be delighted to have you stay at Kittiwake Cottage again. Regards....Kitty
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London Ontario

Kittiwake Cottage Western Bay, Nl

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing!

Cute, cozy and the scenery was beautiful.

We felt we found a little piece of heaven.

A GREAT place for a couple.

Thank you Kitty

Perry and Maxine Ridgewell

London Ontario

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, fabulous setting, wonderful host...we enjoyed our stay immensely. Thank you for the wine, cod, fresh herbs, flowers and all your thoughtful touches. We couldn't have asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenny & Ken....thank-you so much for the lovely review. It's very rewarding for us when our guests enjoy our little get away cottage. It was my pleasure to host you both and please come back again! Kitty
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
St. John's International
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Pitchers Pond Whiteway / Hearts Delight
Nearest Beach
Western Bay Beach / Northern Bay Sands
Car: necessary

partridge and blueberry picking in season, fresh fish and lobsters in season, abundant whales and seabirds, hike to Bradleys Cove, a resettled community, boardwalk to the lighthouse is situated right next to the cottage, two beaches, one sand and one pebble located right next to the cottage, dramatic coastline. Hospital, restaurants, shopping, banking, 30 mins. away in Carbonear. Historic cable station in Hearts Content approx. 30 mins away. Museum in fishing village of Bay D' Verde 25 mins away. Lots of fishing villages along the coast of Conception and Trinity Bays.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

50% deposit required to book. Full payment to be made 30 days before you arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.