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Harbour Couture - Adventurers Delight and best kept secret in Trinity Bay

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1500 sq. feet of loft and apartment space with harbour view in Trinity Bay, NL

Harbour Couture is a redesigned general store nestled in the heart of Southport, Trinity Bay. Described as a 'New York loft' it is at once traditional and sophisticated. The 800 square foot main floor living area has six large windows facing south. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and dining table on this level. A beautifully decorated lower level apartment has everything you need for comfort and convenience: master bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The sitting room on this level has a comfy sofabed.

Southport is a fishing harbour where crab, caplein, lobster, herring, and cod are landed during the summer season. Guests can explore the shoreline, visit the wharves and chat with local fishermen. Or walk five minutes to the end of the community and it is pure ocean, cliffs and sky!

Take Pap's Path up to Jack Baker's Hill - the views of the bay are stunning! Swim in the pristine Lambert's Pond just 5 minute walk from the shop.

Collect driftwood at Heart's Ease Beach for a boil-up or keep treasures.

Note to Kayakers: enjoy this bay with islands, coves, caves and beaches. The 4-hour round trip from Harbour Couture down to Wester' Head, up through the tickle, past Gooseberry Cove, up Ganney Cove Arm to the Rattle, portage across at Little Heart's Ease Neck to Squidholes and the waters of Southwest Arm...this is for the experienced!

Lots to do picking berries, whale watching, icebergs in season can often be seen. You can fish off the wharves and cook-up on Back Beach.

In nearby Gooseberry Cove, Trina's One Stop Shop has very good selection of basic groceries, including beer. Bring specialty items with you or travel 40 minutes to Clarenville for supermarket shopping.

Southport is centrally located for day trips to the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas which provide world class hiking trails, museums, restaurants as well as ferries to remote communities.

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peggy hogan
Member since: 2015
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About peggy hogan

I moved from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland 35 years ago and fell in love with the place, its landscape and its people. I worked as a costume designer in the capitol city St. John's for most of that time. Since moving to Southport I've become part of the community and feel very settled here with my partner. We enjoy summer and winter outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing and ice skating. We recently moved to nearby Gooseberry Cove where I enjoy gardening.

Travel is a passion for me: to Morocco in the mid 70's, across Canada by train in 1980, to Spain, England, Cuba, Mexico and New York. I love travelling in Newfoundland and labrador and hope to do more of that too! For now I want to be a great host to guests at Harbour Couture.

peggy hogan purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why peggy hogan chose Southport

I bought the community store in Southport in 2005. It had been closed for 3 years. I made it my home and used the space for the creation of theatre costumes and a line of clothing under the label Harbour Couture. There are still period costumes and hats in the studio from my collection. My husband and I love it and want to share it with guests from this province and from across the world.

Southport is centrally located for day trips to the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas which provide world class hiking trails, museums, restaurants as well as ferries to remote communities.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Harbour Couture is in the centre of the community and very much apart of activity here. The building is located next to the water, where guests can launch kayaks and explore the harbour and the shoreline of the beautiful Trinity Bay - the views are stunning! And the area is great for hiking, swimming, beach combing and for visiting the wharves and chatting with local fishermen. For hikers, this is a joy with the old paths, the barrens, and trails along the cliffs.

In nearby Gooseberry, Karen's Convenience has good selection of basic groceries. Bring specialty items with you or travel 45 minutes to Clarenville for supermarket shopping. Please contact me for more information on food shopping in our area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Southport in Division No. 1

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    second Bathroom - Toilet
  • There are lots of towels. We supply hand soap, shampoo and conditioner. There is a hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    second Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    third bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • we also have a sofabed in lower level sitting room which sleeps two
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming


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Harbour Couture - Adventurers Delight and best kept secret in Trinity Bay
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
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Simply spectacular

  • 5 of 5

I waited two years to visit here after seeing a photo and falling in love with it. It was worth the wait. It is my fifth trip to Newfoundland and this stay was one of the highlights of all five trips. The house is beautiful and interesting, Peggy and Viv are so warm and funny, the village is picturesque and the locals very friendly.

I will never, ever forget it. Simply the best.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou - so happy you loved it here. We were delighted to spend time with you too and won’t be forgetting it! Peggy and Viv
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Harbour Couture for 3 nights in late June 2018. What a wonderfully eclectic accomodation. We felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Peggy is a fantastic host and provided us with lots of information on things to do and places to go. She also left us a delicious love of homemade bread and raspberry jam! Unfortunately we were not able to attend the local gathering on Friday night but we did have a fantastic boat tour from the harbour in Gooseberry Cove with Mike. We also took a daytrip to Trinity, Elliston and Buena Vista. Loved seeing the puffins in their natural habitat. Thanks so much Peggy. Hope we can return somtime in the future.

Ron and Mary

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Peggy welcomed us with fresh baked cookies!! The house is charming and our family of four was able to spread out and relax. Peggy is an amazing artist and welcomed us to even use her art supplies!! Our last night was the day before the start of cod season and we were invited to dance and eat in the fishing hut next to us with the locals. Peggy has rubber boots in all adult and kid sizes for exploring the beaches. We wore them every day :) What a memorable trip for our family!! Thank you Peggy and Viv for your hospitality and warmth.

Love Monty, Margaret, Eleanor (7), and Malcolm (2)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We won’t forget the four of you - great people to have in our home and all I can say is Thankyou for coming to Southport.
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Relaxing and picturesque.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away from the city! We had rain for 4 out of 6 days but Harbour Couture is so nice it was a pleasure to be inside! Spending time in front of the wood stove, listening to the wind and rain against the windows, enjoying cozy days surrounded by nice art and immaculate surroundings and good book and each other. Highlights include Local hikes-Hearts ease beach and others, further abroad at arnolds cove and Skirwink. Enjoyed the history of the area and the scenery of Picturesque Southport. Highly Recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Jesse It was a complete pleasure to have the three of you here! I highly recommend you and your amazing daughter! Best wishes and I hope we see you again soon! We miss you 😍 Peggy and Viv
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Peggy's place is beautifully unique in a great location to explore Trinity Bay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Harbour Couture! We just wish we had more time to enjoy the home and follow all the trails on the Peggy's map. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newfoundland at its best.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, quirky place Harbour Couture is! The apt exceeded all our expectations, which was difficul as they were based on all the positive reviews we read before booking. The upstairs holds a treasure trove of eclectic memorabilia, huge windows that overlook the bay, and the craft table kept our kids busy every evening as they fashioned art of their own from the beach treasures they found.

The lower apt and kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed to cook for the family. There were more than enough couches to flake out and read, or just relax. Beds comfy too. I also appreciated the CDs of local musicians which were also available.

Walks to Little Hearts Ease beach and Blow Me Down Hill were as described. Fantastic.

Peggy was a gracious host, and we were grateful for the welcoming treat, hand drawn maps, and info booklet.....etc etc. She seemed genuinely interested in our well-being and took time to get to know us. Above and beyond.

Finally, the people of Southport were friendly and welcoming - eager to show off their town and its history. We were invited fishing (an offer we accepted), caught a bucketful of cod, which was cleaned and filetted for us and made for a great final meal. It was also wicked to watch the commercial fishing boats in action bringing in their hauls of Capelin.

Honestly, I don't this this review is effusive enough, but it'll have to do. I really want to recommend this rental to everyone, and tell all my friends, but it was so good, I have to admit, I would like the place to remain a secret, you know?

Thank you Peggy for offering up Harbour Couture for rental! We hope to be back one day!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Southport, Canada

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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