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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

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 Newfoundland and Labrador

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 Division No. 1, Subd. G in Division No. 1

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 ...
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Kittiwake Cottage, Ultimate Oceanfront Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 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: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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A little piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

What wonderful setting Kitty and Tom have created. All the detail and attention that has been put into this cottage is truly amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill & Darlene, thank-you for the compliment , I'm so happy you enjoyed the cottage and your stay here on the East Coast. Hope you get to come back again and stay at Kittiwake. It was great meeting and hosting you both.....Kitty
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Kittiwake Cottage! Beautiful accommodations, breathtaking views and Kitty was truly a delight! The cottage had everything we could have asked for. We can't thank Kitty enough for helping make our vacation truly memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenn & Hannah.. Thank-you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Kittiwake Cottage. I'm so happy to have been a part of your annual mother/daughter getaway. Hope you made some great memories in Newfoundland that will last a lifetime. Come back anytime! Kitty
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage and the amenities. The view was amazing. One of the best cottages we have rented - truly had an amazing time in Newfoundland and would return to this cottage again.

Thanks Kitty!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry & Dan...Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at Kittiwake Cottage. I'm so glad the cottage played a part in your great first time visit to Newfoundland. Hope you come back to stay with us again! Kitty
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Kittiwake Cottage, Ochre Pit Cove

  • 5 of 5

Kittiwake Cottage was an outstanding experience for us, from the arrival greeting from Catherine (Kitty) Whalen to her meeting with us when we checked out. The cottage is all that the pictures show and more. The attention to detail in the furnishing was very much appreciated by us as these added to the ambiance of the cottage. The location is excellent for accessing other villages within the area. Walking around the neighbourhood allowed us to meet neighbours who were not only welcoming but provided suggestions of things to do that one might not normally know.If we were to revisit Newfoundland, or if family/friends were to visit,we would definitely rent, or recommend to rent, this cottage again and enjoy all that it has to offer. Kitty continued success with this property as you and your husband have put a lot of effort and time into making this a wonderful experience for your guests. Dwayne and Diane.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dwayne & Diane, Thank-you so much for the wonderful review of your stay at Kittiwake Cottage. It was my pleasure to meet you both and it makes me happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and for your appreciation of our little cottage. Please come back again. kindest Regards...Kitty
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A perfect week ...

  • 5 of 5

Taking a break from packing to watch the sunset and enjoy a lovely glass of wine. Hard to believe our week here is over! Thank you Kitty for creating such a beautiful getaway. The photos are accurate, though any attempt to capture the true beauty and comfort of Kittiwake Cottage is darn near impossible without experiencing it all in person. Walk in the door and you'll know what I mean! The decoration is perfection, and everything one would need to enjoy a holiday is here, including a well-stocked kitchen (including starter water, coffee, spices, condiments etc.), a Bose stereo, comfy sofas for relaxing after a hike or rainy day reading, gorgeous deck to soak in the views and sea air, and a barbecue to cook up Newfoundland's famous cod. Everything is clean, clean, clean and the queen bed is super comfy. Bradley's Cove, located in Western Bay, is the perfect location to explore the many scenic villages both south of here (you'll want to walk the amazing heritage trail in Bay Roberts, check out the historic buildings and scenery farther south in Brigus and then take a short drive west to Rodrigues winery for a tasting near Whitbourne) and north (Bay de Verde, where hillside houses cascade down toward the harbour and the sea and then right to the tip of the peninsula at Grates Cove, where you can follow blue paint markers along a coastal trail high above the rocky shore and then relax over dinner at the Grates Cove Studio, where a talented and entrepreneurial young couple serves up fresh ingredients in their Newfoundland-Cajun-Korea fusion dishes). But you don't have to travel far for an enjoyable sea walk: right outside Kittiwake Cottage is a boardwalk trail that leads to a lighthouse and stunning views across the bay. Up the hill, there's a walking path popular with sheep! You'll also find picnic tables on the stone beach on the way to the boardwalk. Of course, you may not want to leave the cottage property once you sit on those red chairs by the cliff. Heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda & Gary....Thank-you so much for the wonderful review of your stay at Kittiwake Cottage. It is so rewarding to know that you enjoyed your stay. You guys seemed to have found places that even I have trouble finding in the area. It was a pleasure to meet you both and if you ever come back this way, I would be more than happy to host you both again! Kindest Regards...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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Division No. 1, Subd. G, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 May 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.
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