Vacation Home Caplin Cottage
4 Cavell's Lane, A0A 3H0 Petty Harbour, Canada – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 14 reviews)
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|Max adults: 5. Max children: 3||
Sam, Julia and Peter
Fifteen years ago Floyd Best needed a crab boat so he sold us the cottage. We felt like the luckiest people in the world, because the cottage has the best view in the harbour, and the East Coast Trail runs past the front door. We named the cottage after a tiny, pink bait fish much loved by puffins and whales, because, well, the cottage was tiny, and the siding was pink, and the cottage is perched between a busy village and unspoiled nature. Also, guests get a free stress test climbing the steep, 100-metre long lane to the cottage from their car. (You can drive up the lane to deposit bags, but there is no parking allowed at the top.)
I am a writer, photographer and founder of the East Coast Trail. This year, I am updating the East Coast Trail's 31 maps, so I am a good source of information about the trail. 2017 is my 40th year in Newfoundland. Julia is a photographer and town planner, who hails from Berlin. Sam is a handsome fellow whose main passion (surprise!) is video games. He turns 11 this year, and this summer we're planning to work together on a hiking book for kids.
Caplin Cottage overlooks Petty Harbour, an active fishing village 9 km south of St. John's. From the cottage deck you can watch fishermen busy preparing traps and nets, and unloading the day's catch (crab, lobster, cod). The village has a great restaurant and artisanal coffee shop, a mini aquarium, community museum and the longest zip line in eastern Canada. There is also a well-equipped corner store.
Languages spoken: German, English, French
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Area Info– Excellent location – show map
Closest Landmarks *
Bowring Park4.3 miles
Cape Spear5.3 miles
Railway Coastal Museum5.9 miles
George Street6.4 miles
Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist6.6 miles
The Rooms6.7 miles
Basilica of St John the Baptist6.7 miles
Government House7 miles
Cabot Tower7 miles
Signal Hill7 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Chafe's Landing Restaurant Restaurant0.6 miles
Closest Airports *
St. John's International Airport10.5 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Bannerman Park7.1 miles
Johnson Geo Centre7.2 miles
Memorial University of Newfoundland7.3 miles
King George V Park7.5 miles
Pippy Park7.6 miles
Quidi Vidi Harbour7.8 miles
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Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
- Street parking
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- Shared kitchen
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Cleaning products
- Washing machine
- Alarm clock
- Free toiletries
- Body soap
- Walk-in shower
- Toilet paper
- Private bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable channels
- DVD Player
- Pay-per-view channels
- Non-feather pillow
- Feather pillow
- Socket near the bed
- Trash cans
- Sofa bed
- Hardwood or parquet floors
- Tile/Marble floor
- Private entrance
- Ironing facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Toilet with grab rails
- Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Fishing Off-site
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Quiet street view
- River view
- City view
- Mountain view
- Ocean view
Entertainment & Family Services
- Baby safety gates
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Adults only
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.
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There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 21
Payments by Booking.com
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Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note, this property does not accept credit cards. Payment can be made using cash, money transfers or checks. First nights’ deposit must be sent within 7 days of booking.
Please let Caplin Cottage know your expected time of arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property.
Please inform Caplin Cottage of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.