|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||900 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Ocean, Town, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Few Newfoundland accommodations can rival the quality, privacy and scenery of The Ocean View Retreat. It is a two bedroom, one bathroom vacation home overlooking the historical town of Twillingate and the Atlantic Ocean.
This Newfoundland vacation home has been recently renovated to incorporate many modern conveniences including a three piece kitchen with an extensive supply of cookware, full laundry facilities, and an exquisite four piece bathroom.
Our unique blend of modern quality with the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean makes this the best location for your stay in Twillingate Newfoundland!!
The Ocean View Retreat
Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Additional Location Information
The Ocean View Retreat is located on Twillingate Island with a population of 2,448 people in Notre Dame Bay. It is located off the northeastern shore of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Nestled near the top of Smiths Lookout, The Ocean View Retreat is Twillingate`s best location for enjoying privacy, quality, the Atlantic ocean, hiking, and the historic town. Truly one of Newfoundlands greatest accommodations.
Location Type Ocean, Town, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in CAD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$156 - $175||$156 - $175||$1,021 - $1,118||$0||3 nights|
|May. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|Oct. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
low season 2
|All Other Dates||$156||$156||$1,021||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Security deposit - $0 / stay - Security Deposit - Non refundable deposit of 30%
Additional notes from owner
Traveler may cancel up to 14 days before check-in to receive a 70% refund, less a $25.00 fee.
$60.00 Charge if you require housekeeping during your stay.
Closed from November 1 to April 30
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 14, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We (2 couples) stayed at Oceanview retreat in aug for 3 nights and the only regrets we had was not staying there for more nights! Everything about this cottage was almost perfect: spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated (you could tell it was owned by an artist!), and the view was simply amazing. And we found everything we needed and more! when we arrived there was some fresh home-made cookies and cinnamon buns on the kitchen counter, and the kitchen and pantry was fully equipped with all we needed to cook our meal. They even had a blender and an espresso maker!
The Ocean View Retreat was everything the owners said it was and then some. Clean, well maintained and ideally located it was a wonderful place to start our vacation at.
One of our nicest accomadations
We arrived at Twillingate on a cold and windy June day to be happily surprised to find such a charming cottage to stay in. The view from the cottage was awe inspiring with a 360 view of the ocean and surrounding area. With a welcoming fresh loaf of bread and squares and a cosy space to relax in, it was a great spot to take in the view and kick back.It has a nice side deck from which to watch the ever changing seas and look for wild life helped by a telescope from which to admire the night skies. It was a great place to visit even in the worst spring they'd had in years and I hope to return to enjoy it in nice weather. I'd highly recommend it to any travellor
Our Stay at the Ocean View Retreat
We were a group of 2 couples, and can honestly say this was the best stay of any in our month long trip in June/July 2011. The accommodation was second to none, the view was spectacular, and your hospitality was excellent! The town of Twillingate is very charming with lots of good food and interesting places to visit - all within a few minutes drive!
We all agreed that if we return to Newfoundland that we will definitely make the Ocean View Retreat our first priority!
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!
The Heron and McNichol gang.
Simply Heaven on Earth.
The home had every amenity you could imagine. Top of the line kitchen and the most comfortable beds. So clean and inviting. You feel at home the minute you enter the premises. There are many places to eat and the people are very friendly. Even though the weather was cold and wet the scenery was magnificent and hiking was a great passtime. I can't wait to come back home again to The Ocean View Retreat in Twillingate. It is food for the soul.
The Perfect Retreat!
This was our first time staying at the Ocean View Retreat but it will not be our last! As soon as we arrived at the property, we relaxed. The cottage is private and the location can not be beat.
The personal touches do not go unnoticed- local artifacts catch your interest and hand knit slippers are waiting to keep your toes toasty.
Although the property has all the modern conveniences, including Wifi, we found ourselves sitting quietly enjoying the view.
We recommend this property to anyone looking for a vacation rental. We will be planning a longer stay next time!
No surprises here. The Ocean View Retreat was at least as good as the raving reviews we'd read about the place and looked just like the pictures on the website depicted. Its a great place to stay either as a couple or as a family. The next time we venture to Twillingate we'll definitely be checking into the Ocean View Retreat.
We can't recommend it enough! Great location, wonderful views, & comfortable beds.
maggie & paul
Garden of Eden with blueberries instead of apples
I visited The Ocean View Retreat in Twillingate in 2010 with my husband and a friend who came over from Wales. We absolutely loved the house and the area, including the many walks in the area. Fogo Island is a must see. We have rented the house for two weeks in 2011, I am counting the weeks.
LCol John Blythe
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Best place in Twillingate
This two bedroom cottage in the heart of Twillingate was nicely laid out with an outstanding view. Housed with all the amenities, the house was our base camp to travel throughout the area exploring Nfld. The check-in was seamless and site very relaxing and quiet. Overall we would definitely visit again the next time we are in Nfld.
What a treat, this retreat!!
What a gorgeous location!! It is situated on a superbly elevated location to overview village and bay, quiet, remote and still close to restaurants and shopping, spacious and perfectly equiped. We would definitely not know what else there should be to spend a unforgetable stay in the north of Newfoundland. We spent hours with the binoculars on the terrace or in front of the windows in the living room. Well, maybe iceberg, because when we were there, none were around!!
Thank you for making the Ocean View retreat avaibable to "public".
Arrived after a 4.5 hr drive from St. John's... to a magnificent view!! Nestled high on a hill overlooking the bay, wow can't get any better than this!!!
Check in superb!!! The house, words cannot fully describe! Tastefully decorated, and fully stocked, you couldn't have asked for any more. Comfortable beds, plenty of room for four adults to relax and sight see. Mike and Cindy have outdone themselves and obviously have the traveller in mind. Loved our stay so much we are returning in 2011
Fantastic time - would go again in a heart beat!
We went to Newfoundland for the first time this year with our two kids (11 and 14) and were in Twillingate the second half of our stay. Had I known how wonderful it was going to be - I would have stayed longer. The accomodations were gerat, clean and we couldnt find anything that Mike and Cindy hadnt thought about and would need. The views, the people - all we did was explore the small village of Twillingate. We also spent alot of time with 'Skipper Jim' who took us fishing for Cod (and believe me - we caught alot) or just out for a few hours on the water sight seeing. Amazing - will be going back as soon as possible.
Jon & Jude
Perfect Relaxing Retreat
Came here for my 50th birthday present after picking up a card in a hotel in St. John's. What a wonderful gift. Temendous location and the accommodation was better than we could have hoped. The only gripe we had was the difficulty in finding a reasonable food store. All in all a totally enjoyable holiday and would recommend to anyone looking for somewhere remote and peaceful.
St. John's, Newfoundland
The Perfect Getaway
We have the good fortune of enjoying travel around the world as well as within our beautiful home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We have never felt more at home and at peace than in the gorgeous Ocean View Retreat in Twillingate, Newfoundland. Extraordinary attention to every detail made us feel as though the Retreat was designed for us! As we read through the guest books in the home, we realized quickly that our sentiments about the place are shared by travelers from all over the world who have discovered this incredible home and its exquisite surroundings. Michael and Cindy are to congratulated and thanked for creating the most perfect getaway for anyone from anywhere. We are planning our return visit already for summer 2011 and look forward to it very much. We didn't want to leave! Contemporary conveniences and luxuries in one of the most beautiful and tranquil communities anywhere. You will love this home away from home.
Ted and Jill
What a location! What ammenities!
The cottage was beautifully appointed and very clean. Not only that, it came supplied with binoculars and a telescope to admire the great views. A very thoughtful touch. Everythinng about the Ocean View retreat was first class and we highly recommend it. It is an excellent base of operations in the area as the hikes are interesting, and the evening entertainment is fun.
Alas no icebergs in the bay this time, but it didn't stop us from watching constantly, libation at hand.
Ted and Jill
Oh What A View
Oh what a view
Just perfect, everything was excellent. Our accommodations couldn't be better. The cottage was equip with the best of everything. Mike and Cindy did an excellent job on making the cottage a beautiful place. Even the weather was the best. Never saw weather like that for May 24 weekend before. Would go back again but all booked up for the summer.Thanks guys we really enjoyed it.
Most amazing vacation home ever!
My husband and I searched the internet for weeks, looking for the perfect getaway. It wasnt until we saw a commercial about Newfoundland that we knew where we wanted to go! "It was as far from Disney as you can get", as they said, and they werent kidding!! We wanted to see icebergs, whales, old fishing villages, history!!! We got it all, and much much more. We truly got one of the greatest vacations ever. The Ocean View retreat in Twillingate was our number one choice, we actually stayed in Newfoundland for almost 3 weeks, with one week in Twillingate and the others at a couple of other vacation cottages, one in Bonavista and one in Gros Morne. Twillingate was truly above and beyond all the others...it was private, cozy, beautifully positioned, well priced, and very clean. We especially loved the little touches...so many to list. My only real complaint about the entire week was that the BBQ ran out of propane right in the middle of grilling steaks one night...Cindy and Michael had someone bring up a new tank within the hour, AND they brought over some great ribeyes for the inconvenienve.
The icebergs in the area were starting to fade but were still incredible, the boat tours were so amazing and professional. The evening times at touton house with the split peas was also a great memory.
We cant wait to come back.
It is a vacation we still talk about today...
Incredible property. The views of the ocean were so amazing. We will be returning to the ocean view retreat again and again. We tell our friends about it, who have booked and love it too. I loved the privacy of the cottage, we really felt like the only ones on the hill.
A treasure in Twillingate
Everything about our stay in Twillingate was delightful, and it all began with our accomodations. The house is perched above the town and very private. The morning light floods in and the deck is a perfect place to have your morning tea and coffee. The house had absolutely everything we needed - cozy bedrooms, comfortable chairs, an efficient and well appointed kitchen. We found ourselves very much at home, not only with the house but also in Twillingate and surrounding area.
Perfect getaway! Perfect cottage!!!!
My wife and I stayed at The Ocean View Retreat several years in a row. We find the cottage very well appointed, very high quality furnishing a finishes. The road leading to the cottage is a little rough in spots, but the placement of the cottage over the ocean is well worth it!!! Such a private location, great hiking around, we actually saw several whales right from the deck...a little too late for the icebergs unfortunately, but we plan on returning soon to catch them before they melt. All in all one of the greatest places to stay in the world!! Michael and Cindy were fantastic to us as well, very informative.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Home away from Home..
My husband and I have actually stayed at Ocean View for three summers in a row and I must say that Cindy & Michael have set the bar very high, so much so that each time I stay elsewhere I am always comparing them to Ocean View. Every amenity is provided for and then some. The cottage sits high on a ridge overlooking the town, harbour and ocean, fantastic views from the large deck. I have witnessed icebergs in July and even a caplin run..There are a few quaint restaurants in the area that serve delicious Newfoundland traditional fare and many small communities in the area that are great for exploring on day trips.
Conception Bay South, Newfoundland
We stayed at the Oceanview Retreat during May, during iceberg season, so it
was quite spectacular. A massive iceberg moved slowly around the bay during
our time there, and the pack ice drifted in and out with the tides. The views,
from one of the highest pieces of land in Twillingate, were breathtaking. And
the cottage! It's to die for... Clean and spacious, with quality furnishings and
appliances. I especially liked the antique curios that were scattered about -
truly an elegant touch. On top of that, there was a DVD player and a stash of
DVDs, local books, plus games and activities for the kids. The large picture
windows offer a panoramic view of the bay, and the wrap-around deck must
be amazing on a warm summer's evening. We will definitely be back, but we
want to stay longer this time. Three nights is just a tease!
Ocean View Retreat is a wonderful place to stay. The views out every window are spectacular. The home is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated.
We love the Twillingate area and hope to return soon. The weather in Oct. was a little cool, but we still had a great time.
Doug and Corinne
I had a chance to stay at this retreat/house over the Canada Day holiday and it was number one! My wife and two youg children stays for three nights and the place has it all from puzzles, movies to video games to keep them busy if you need to stay indoors! But it is the outdoors that makes this place you feel you are in another world!! The Panoramic views are one of kind! Your back yard is truly seclusion with a beautiful walking trail and ocean view surrounding you. I would go up every night with a glass of wine and my 4 year old daughter to watch the sun set these memories will be with me forever! My wife and I enjoyed the fully equipped house including a BBQ and lobster boil pot which made it feel like a home away from home! We loved it I cannot say enough about it!! We hope to make this an annual retreat!! Just to close the owners Mike and Cindy a big thank you for sharing this gem with visitors to Twillingate and for looking for the little details to make someone’s stay that much more….cheers
Perfect get away
The Ocean View Retreat is located at the end of
a little lane called Smiths Lookout, and what a
look out it is. Amazing views from the deck .
The cottage itself quite simply just felt right.
Perfect blend of comfort and class. Very
relaxing. Twillingate is everything they say it is
and the O.V.R. is a great place to call "home"
while you're there.
Relaxing - Great Views
As a native Newfoundlander it was a pleasure to stay at The Ocean View Retreat. We stayed there for three nights, and the local area was great, with lots to do for the 'tourist'. The Retreat was very clean, and bright. Everything was just as advertised, and everything that one could ever need. We did have a slight leak in the ceiling one evening, but what can one expect with the fierce winds blowing in from the ocean, and this is nothing new to Newfoundlanders who are used to dealing with living in the middle of the North Atlantic. My only concern is that we didn't get enough time to spend just relaxing as we had to travel around the island for family functions. We will definately return to the Retreat !! My thanks goes to Michael and Cindy, although we didn't see them, did ensure that everything was going well, and made us feel right at home.
Response from Mandi Blandford - 01/04/2011
Thanks for your review! In fact the storm that you experienced did a lot of damage to our cottage....we had to have the roof replaced, our barbeque replaced, deck repaired, bathroom work, trim work....it must have been quite the storm!!! We look forward to seeing you back in the future.