This vacation rental home is in the cultural and entertainment heart of downtown St. John's-- facing picturesque JellybeanRow; and, historic Signal Hill and harbour a short distance away. This 2 story 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is in mint condition, fully furnished with all kitchen and dining amenities. Hardwood floors throughout. A large country style kitchen with cherry oak cabinets leads to an enclosed garden area which receives full sunshine. Gas BBQ and lawn and deck furniture included. An over size master bedroom with private balcony and en-suite with a whirlpool tub is in the top back. The second bedroom overlooks King's Road-- which is busy with people and not so many cars. Linens included. Wall mounted television with 165 Channels from Bell Aliant as well as free internet/WiFi. One visitor parking pass [on street parking] included; non-restricted parking is across the street. Lots of shops, restaurants, theatres and bars nearby.
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 Br 2 Bath In Heart Of Old St. John's
Doug Meggison & Marie Chidley, owners
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- 5 Jun 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect cozy home in the heart of St. John’s
We were here for ten days for a conference and vacation in chilly blustery April. Doug was great in reaching out prior to our arrival, asking about our interests and providing great tips on the local music and culture scene. We fell in love with the house instantly, a beautifully maintained classic St. John’s “jellybean”. We especially appreciated having all the little things (laundry soap, spices, etc) to really make it feel like home. The books and artwork were the icing on the cake. The location was so great as well, easy to walk to our conference at the Delta and more importantly to all the great music venues and restaurants of downtown. I just wish we could have stayed longer!
The house is in a great location near all main attractions. You can walk to the Rooms and downtown.
It has everything you need for a great visit. Doug the owner provides great tips on restaurants and events. The house is warm and comfortable.
Perfect location and property.
A fantastic stay in St. John’s.
Excellent spot! Great house with more amenities than you need. Very central to every sightseeing attraction and restaurants. It’s a great walking city and this location accommodates all the walking. Across the street is the most amazing ice cream bar. The property area was quite and so so comfortable. We loved it!! Thank you so much.
This property is exactly as described. So many supplies left for renters use in the kitchen and throughout the house. The owners ensured all spices and food were not outdated. Quiet location and within walking distance to everything. They were very kind and allowed us to have a late check-out on our last day as well! I would highly recommend a stay at this home!
Found a great restaurant called Get Stuffed on Duckworth Street with reservations we were able to get a window seat.
Lovely Central Location
Great location in downtown St. John's, walkable to many restaurants, stores, and the harbour. We'll equipped kitchen and spacious rooms. Second stay at this home and would recommend it.
Great roomy unit
The place was perfect in all aspects.
Downtown St. John's is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. As the oldest and most easterly city in North America, this is where heritage lives. Melded with culture, history, and personality, St. John's has survived two World Wars, five centuries, countless hardships and triumphs. The place has become a rare, old city full of character, experience and charisma, with a contemporary, sophisticated edge.
Wander down the narrow, criss-crossing streets carved by horse and carriage over 100 years ago. Pass the colourful jellybean row houses wedged together in every space lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways. Once you've meandered down to the working harbour of the waterfront, look towards the Narrows and imagine a time when the waters were brimming full with fishing schooners. St. John's is apparently the largest protected harbour in the world-- full details at the Johnson Geo Centre on Signal Hill, an 18 minute mostly uphill walk from 83 King's Road.
Visit Quidi Vidi, our charming village-within-a-city, which still embodies the spirit of an old fishing outport. It is a reasonable walk from King's Road. You can have an informal beer on the deck at the lovely Quidi Vidi brewery, or a meal at the Mallard Cottage. [Phone reservations recommended-- it's very popular.]
From Quidi Vidi, you can hike up nearby Signal Hill, or return to St. John's harbour and walk through the famous Battery, where tiny wooden homes still cling valiantly to cliffsides ravaged by ocean waves. From the Battery you can access a remarkable seaside trail which will take you up to the iconic Cabot Tower guarding the top of Signal Hill. Here, Marconi famously received his first transmission across the Atlantic in 1901. Look out over the cliffs and watch the city's harbour and captivating skyline spread out before you. It is also possible to walk from the Battery to the top of Signal Hill by Road, and walk the trail down. A taxi to the top from King's Road would cost maybe $10.
Perched on the horizon is The Rooms, home to our provincial museum, art gallery and archives, standing next to the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. The Rooms has a wonderful restaurant with what may be the best harbour view in the world! And this is just a few minutes walk from the front door of King's Road.
As you explore the history of this place, shop at the many fine boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and art galleries lining our streets.
In the evening, sit back, relax, and enjoy live music or local theatre where actors will whisk you away to another place and time. Be sure to look at lamp post posters for different events-- sometimes the most intriguing events are hard to find on the internet.
For nightlife excitement, head to the famous George Street. Here, clubs, pubs, bars, and restaurants are stacked and crammed. Every evening, George Street blazes with energy, especially during the George Street Festival – five days and nights of dynamic musical entertainment. For more information visit the George Street Association website.
Here in St. John's, courteous and lively people will treat you as friends – willing to send you in the right direction, help you on your way, or even take you there. Always happy to tell a tale, no matter how tall, just to make you smile. Certainly, this city is like no other.