A Private Oceanfront Artist Designed 2 Bedroom House overlooking the rugged Newfoundland Coast. Situated on a winding oceanfront road at the edge of the historic town of Bonavista, Hampton House is an ideal base for enjoying the rugged Newfoundland outdoors. A traditional pitched roof saltbox built in 1926 and renovated in 2012, Hampton House is cosy and casually elegant maintaining its original Newfoundland charm and character.
Get away from it all in this lovely, quirky, history filled part of the world! Hampton House is the perfect home away from home after enjoying adventures on the Bonavista Peninsula especially for those of you from abroad and staying one week or more. Perfect for the city travellers from St. John's or those of you from Gander, the West Coast, etc. who just want some peace and quiet and even find the Trinity side way to busy these days. It's for those of you seeking uniqueness. Initially planned as an Artist Retreat it's still available for those of you on sabbatical. Please contact me privately for special long term rates.
The House is decorated in 50's meets 60's a bit of the 70's and 2013 contemporary style. Authentic antique furniture, the timeless reproductions of early Canadiana/Quebec furniture hand built by Weller's Antiques in Ontario (yup, that's my dad) alongside unique flea market furniture finds from Europe and here in Newfoundland blend together to give Hampton House its uniqueness in design. Sustainability wherever possible is the design thread. Quirky rebuilding and refinishing of old furniture, doors, fences etc. add to the originality of Hampton House and is the reason why the garage situated on the parcel of land is still standing. Still a “fixer upper” it is the next project. Original art from many Canadian and European Artists adorn the walls, the photography of local artist, Chris Abbott can be bought directly from her studio in Bonavista.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. Fridge, microwave oven, as well as an apartment stove with oven to bake your blueberry pie after a day of picking. Dishes are done the old fashioned way! The laundry room has a washer and dryer, as well as an antique Armoire for boots and outer clothing. There are 2 sets of raincoats and rain pants plus caps you are welcome to use for those many walks and hikes that you will most certainly want to take.
There are two ocean view bedrooms upstairs (one queen and the 2nd bedroom with a twin and a double) a cozy reading nook for relaxing after a long day outdoors. The main bathroom downstairs has a shower/bathtub, upstairs is a large half bathroom and where extra linen's, European duvet's, pillows, towels are in ready supply for your use. Upon request you can have a housekeeping service come to your aid, they charge you directly and once a week the organic farmers drop by selling their fresh vegetables!
The million dollar view can be enjoyed from virtually any spot on the property, especially from the private picnic table on the oceanfront land I'm reclaiming as a wild meadow with Newfoundland flowers. Enjoy the unobstructed view, the sunsets, whales, icebergs, countless birds, especially when the fishing boats are returning from sea. Below the picnic table there is a campsite fireplace, perfect for bonfires, “brew ups” and for roasting marshmallows. I like to climb the flat rocks and sun myself inches from the ocean, listening to the wave's crash on the rocks while lying in the sun, watching the clouds fly by high above.
Every summer the historical Garrick Theater in Bonavista offers not only movies but also the wonderful Summer Music Series with Newfoundland's finest musicians. Rising Tide Theater in Trinity, Fisher's Loft in Port Rexton for gourmet dining, the "secret" swimming hole in Keels, best pizza and moose burgers on the Rock at the Bonavista Social Club in Upper Amherst Cove. Take drawing, sketching or painting courses at One Mill Studio with Stephen Zeifman in Port Rexton, visit Two Rooms Art Projects and Contemporary Art in Duntara, the Random Passage set in New Bonaventure and Elliston, Root Cellar Capital of the World, home of the Puffin Festival and the Roots, Rants and Roars culinary event held every September. These are just some of the highlights.
A paradise for every hiker, photographer, nature lover and those just seeking peace.
This location is ideal for those wanting to be close to nature, but enjoy all the comforts whilst retreating from the 'real world'.
$199.00 including 13%HST, 2 Night Minimum Rental.
Extra Person Charge, $25.00 + HST13% a night...Read more
Hampton House, Oceanfront Rental in Bonavista Nfl Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Additional Location Information
Hampton House has ocean view from all windows and land right down to the rocks for your enjoyment. It's where we watch the icebergs, whales and sunsets from. The picnic table and campfire are ready for your use. Behind and beside the house are friendly Newfoundland neighbors who most probably will drop by for the typical Newfoundland chat!
Elevation: 47 above sea level (14 M)
There is parking for 2 cars available, everything in town is walking distance though the grocery shops, pharmacy, hospital are a bit further...5 minutes by car.
By Ferry (and car) http://www.marine-atlantic.ca/.asp has all the necessary information for service to Newfoundland from Quebec and Nova Scotia.
By Car: It's about a 3.5 hour drive from St. John’s.
From the Trans Canada Highway, exit at 230-A or 230 or 233. Follow signs to Bonavista via Highway 230 or 235. Even though the roads are a bit rough on the 235 coming into Bonavista it's the most scenic route as you travel directly alongside the ocean. Leaving town you follow Highway 230 on the Trinity side of the Peninsula so that you have had the full "circle" and head back to the Trans Canada.
Bonavista Cabs offers a "taxi"service from St. John’s, 40$ one way, introduces you immediately to the locals who use this.
Ask for Roy or Paul. 709-468-2457
If you intend to rent a car, make sure you book early enough as sometimes, believe it or not....they run out of them.....
•Tax rate - 13% of rental - Tax
•Additional guests - $25 - Per-Person for parties of more than 4 guests
Additional notes from owner
If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, No refund. Another date can be made within a year, during opening season.
If guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and PayPal Please add HST 13% to your total. 199.00 plus HST 13% = 225.00 per night.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: http://www.marine-atlantic.ca/.asp Nearest airport: St. John's International Airport, 379.97 miles Car is recommended
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Additional notes from the owner
Hampton House is 199.00 per night including 13% HST tax.
Guests can pay using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card or by electronic check (eCheck) and PayPal
A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required at time of booking. The remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival and is also non-refundable. Cancellations therefore, must be made 30 days prior to arrival. For reservations within 30 days, a full non-refundable payment is due upon booking.
Rescheduling of booking dates is permitted without penalty providing the new date is within one year of initial booking and is based upon availability.
Extra Guest Charge above 4 persons is $25.00 plus 13% HST per person
Left on 03/22/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | M. KavanaghReviewed Mar 22, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Hampton House in Bonavista, Newfoundland is a century home that has been beautifully renovated. The down stairs is open concept with large windows, that give wonderful views of the ocean. The two upstair's bedrooms are spacious, comfortable, with windows that overlook the ocean. Hours can go bye just watching the ocean, either from the bedrooms or the kitchen and living room area. The sound of the ocean is there to lul you to sleep and greet you in the morning.
Ruth Weller, the proprierier, has decorated the Hampton House with many wonderful paintings and long forgotten Newfoundland items. With two bathrooms, modern kitchen, and wonderful bedrooms, the Hampton House was a joy!
Thank you soooo much for such a lovely review! You stayed when it was cold so I know it was good to have those German Duvets to snuggle under. Hope to have you as a guest again Michael. Long term guests like you are always a joy! cheers from Bonavista, Ruth
BACK TO NEWFOUNDLAND !
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | BACK TO NEWFOUNDLAND !Reviewed Mar 21, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
We were the first people to stay here after the renovations...The house is stunning...The views are amazing...Old charm. Ruth really did a wonderful job on the house. The town of Bonavista has alot of charm...And Dont forget to go across the street in the morning to have your coffee and watch the sun rise...Or even set with a nice glass of wine. Thanks Ruth for a wonderful vacation...I would go back again for sure...You can`T have a better spot in Newfoundalnd !
And do I remember how nervous I was preparing for the first guests!!! I am soooo glad that you enjoyed it and I treasure the painted rocks that you did and left for me. They have often been admired. I hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, ruth
“This is it!”
Left on 03/14/2013 for a stay in August 2012 | FloReviewed Mar 14, 2013Stayed Aug 2012
Check out Ruth´s description and take it at face value. This little blue timber Hampton House is just awesome. I spent some weeks in summer at her DIY / lovingly self renovated sanctuary and hit like the triple-cherry-jackpot. Located straight at the cliffy coastline in so called "suburbia" of Bonavista you got the million dollar sunset view over the atlantic Ocean, from nearly every room, even from the toilet. "Downtown" Bonavista is just a ten minutes walk away, and the countryside of this peninsula is simply breathtaking (nevertheless it´s hard to find a reason to leave that little feel-good paradise.) Best place to stay to if you need to escape from any hectic concrete jungle (does not mean it is boring there, not at all!) Ruth is a wonderful person with great sense of humor and made me feel more than welcome form the very first moment. I had a really great stay and will come back asap. On top of highly recommended.
“Stunning views in an eclectic home away from home”
Left on 03/10/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Heather MReviewed Mar 10, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
Hampton House is in an amazing location with unobstructed views of the rugged coastal shore and the headlands south towards King's Cove. Comfortable and warm, with lovely modern artistic touches yet capturing the essence of a traditional Newfoundland home with clapboard exterior and wooden floors and walls. We were here in October 2012', staying 10 nights. Bonavista, the Cape and surrounding communities, bays and shorelines are a balm to rushing city life. Even my husband can relax and let the Blackberry alone, such is the peace and beauty of this place. We felt so at home that we entertained some newly made friends from town. I enjoy cooking and baking and the kitchen is quite well equipped. One or two evenings it was stormy, and we were snug and warm in Hampton House. I loved the way Ruth reused old doors to create open cupboard in the kitchen and built a casing for the stairway - clever, artistic and so "green" too. There were a few days when we were able to have tea and watch the ocean from the picnic table on the adjoining land. Wile we were there, the washer and dryer wasn't hooked up, but Ruth ensured that we had an alternative spot for laundry which was really helpful. Some staples were provided in the kitchen which was very handy. You do need a car to get back and forth, especially for groceries. But you'll want one to see the Cape and to get to Bonavista Social Club in Upper amherst Cove where they serve the best wood oven pizza (yes better than the top places in Toronto!) with a awesome view! Hampton House truly was a lovely home away from home and we'll be back again!
I am so happy that you loved staying at Hampton House. Thank you so much for the great review. It's not your "typical" vacation home and I am delighted that you also enjoyed the artistic/sustainable approach I took in renovating it. I had artists, writers, theatre and movie folks etc in mind when I designed it and am flattered that those not in these fields of work appreciate it. My very first guests question..."where is the TV" worried me at first but after their week in the house told me they never had time for TV and left me all kinds of art projects , from painted stones to driftwood sculptures behind. I thought to myself...yup, its the perfect retreat....Sorry that you can't stay this April, I still have the winter tenant there but we start up again May 06 until end of September so you are always welcome guests!!!! cheers, ruth
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“Wonderful, unique and feelgood oceanfront stay in charming Bonav”
Left on 03/05/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 5, 2013Stayed Sep 2012
I Loooved this place!! This really was a very special trip and staying in a very special house made quite the difference. Upon my arrival, Ruth was at hand to show me all the ins and outs of the property which she has redone herself with a little help from others. You can tell her artistic side and that she's spent quite a while in hip Berlin and Munich Glockenbach, every detail of the house is lovingingly handcrafted, whether its the cheeky banister made from old doors, the old pieces of tapestry left as decoration on the stripped wooden walls or the art that hangs on the walls - this is a house that welcomes you and where you feel instantly at home. All amenities are there (wifi wasn't always working yet though), huge kitchen/living room area with the ocean just across the road. Bathtub, chill-out area, washing machine, garden, all good. Whenever the sun was out, we'd sit on the park bench opposite to have our tea / lunch / dinner directly at the oceanfront. Helps to have a windbreaker along, Newfoundland is a windy place! Whenever the weather wasn't so great, you get the oceanfront vista by sitting on the couch, kitchen table or even lying in the beds upstairs.
I went without a car. Which gave me instant fame among the locals - oh you're the lady with the hat and without the car - but does have some drawbacks if you don't have mobile friends around - Bonavista is designed with drivers in mind, walking is possible but gets a little tedious for grocery shopping. But, people were superfriendly and more often than not helped me out along the way.
The only drawback during my holiday was that it was nearly impossible to get fresh fish. Imagine living next to the ocean and they sell frozen fish in the supermarket. Crazy world. So, you might like to buy a fishing license at the local nickel & dime store and venture forth to get your own...!I highly recommend this place! Caroline from Munich
Thank you so much for your lovely review, the first European guest at Hampton House. I am sorry about the fish situation, that has a long history here in Newfoundland but I have been told that one can go to the local fish factory in town and get some from the boats when they come in. I have not tried that myself yet. The wifi situation is working for this 2013 season, I am sorry that you could not always get access, the first months always have its blips...
I hope that you will come back to Bonavista, I was told that you met many locals who took you on privat tours...thats how I fell in love with this special part of the world...not just the incredible scenery but the people...WOW....
“Ocean view and artistic Charm”
Left on 03/04/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | JessReviewed Mar 4, 2013Stayed Sep 2012
My husband and I spent a fabulous weekend in September at Hampton House. The owner of the house was so warm and friendly and easy to deal with. The home was an amazing retreat - totally renovated but you could still get a sense of the history of the place. There are unobstructed ocean views from the main floor and master bedroom with a rocky beach to explore on the other side of a quiet street. The town is easy to walk to, Bonavista is a gorgeous place to explore. A short drive to the Skerwink Trail which is a must do while in the area. Already looking to rebook for next summer!
I am so happy that you two loved your stay and as promised, I will keep the weekend open for this years Roots, Rants & Roars Festival. Maybe you want to come up with friends this year. Just don't leave it all tooooo long okay?!?!?
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