£100 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay


  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner



Accurate Rates are below and in CAN dollars. Trip Advisor consistently displays the wrong rates and includes their Booking /Service Fee.

The Shorelark by the Sea NESTS ( Upper & Lower) are each 2 person max. $150(CAN) a night ($300 for the 2 night minimum) PLUS a $50 departure housekeeping fee (depending on length of stay) and .15% HST (Sales Tax).


SHORELARK BY THE SEA NESTS offers two gorgeous 1-bedroom units (The Upper and Lower Nests) and we also have one 2-bedroom unit (The Guest House) in 2 locations of the charming fishing village of Petty Harbour, a scenic 15 minute drive from downtown St. John's (30 mins. from the international airport).

THE SHORELARK NESTS are situated in a hill and right next to the fishing boats, our ONE BEDROOM Nests are located at 52 South Side Road, Petty Harbour, in a traditional Newfoundland style Salt Box.

Each cozy little Upper and Lower Nest offer a warm modern cottage feel and have everything you need for a truly relaxing, memorable vacation. Enjoy your up-close and personal view of the ocean, cliffs and whales and maybe icebergs even…the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep at night and greet you in the morning! The Nests have the BEST view in the Harbour—HANDS DOWN!

The photo of the traditional blue saltbox is ShoreLark by the Sea Nests—through a morning mist. Great decks with ocean views on both levels!!

Each Nest has:

All modern furnishings

One bedroom with Queen sized bed

Lovely linens.

Fully equipped Martha Stewart kitchen (with tea, coffee and even basic spices and condiments to get you started!)

Dinnerware, cookware and all utensils (and a cocktail shaker!) Dishwasher / Microwave

Spacious soaker tub and shower

Full Laundry

Basic Cable/ wifi/phone

Electric fireplace

Adirondack chairs


Private deck overlooking harbour, fishing boats and ocean.

We do not use FlipKey calendars: WE are a registered licensed business, endorsed by Canada Select and the Dept of Tourism Newfoundland and we process payments safely and securely.

Renters will be sent a full "Rental and Policies Agreement" for review and signing before booking is confirmed.


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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We are a tiny fishing community and therefore do not have public transit coming through. Rent your car as soon as you book your flights as they can be a commodity during high season. A cab ride to downtown is approximately $30. Ask cab company for exact rate.

Interaction with guest

Our guests have their own key to their unit and come and go as they please - but we are a moment away if you need anything! All information on our units is available on Shore Lark by the Sea web. ARRIVAL IS 3:30 PM. DUE TO LIMITED CLEANING TIME PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 3:30PM.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Arrival after 3:30 pm. Departure before 11 am. Minimum age 25 yrs. Our Businessite has all policies including full cancellation policy. Rental Agreement will be sent for signing before booking is confirmed.


About the owner

Karen V.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
27 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
30 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

77 reviews

Very Good

“A Positively Perfect Place To Stay”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2019

We choose to stay in Petty Harbour rather than in St. John's while visiting that area of Newfoundland and we're so happy we did! It's a wonderful, picturesque fishing village with a fa… More

“Beautiful setting - Great Stay”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2019

Karen and David could not be more accommodating and helpful. Clean, modern accommodation in a beautiful quiet getaway .. Quaint fishing village outside of St John’s Perfect base for exploring t… More

Owner's reply: You are more than welcome Ryan! So glad you enjoyed yourself on your first ( hopefully of many) trip to Newfoundland! Shorelark by the Sea is perfectly situated in Petty Harbour where guests like yourself are able to take advantage of so many day trips in the area. You guys saw it ALL - good on ya! Thanks so much for the recommendation - much appreciated!! Hope to see you again! Take care...K&D


Reviewed 12 Aug 2019

The view from the Upper nest, overlooking Petty Harbor, just blew my mind! The nest itself contained rooms that were bright and very clean and had all working amenities. I stayed there for five nights… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your kind words Andy! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you got back home safe and relatively sound! You really got to see SO much in your stay! Next time you come to Petty Harbour and Shorelark by the Sea... you must spend some time relaxing and just watching the ocean and harbour activities! Til then... take good care! K&D

“Wonderful place - like a home away from home”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2019

We stayed five nights in the Upper Nest. It was great to sit on the deck and enjoy the breeze and the wonderful view of Petty Harbor. Everything we needed was in the suite. It was very clean. Many… More

Owner's reply: Hi Carl! So happy you enjoyed your stay at Shorelark by the Sea! We can appreciate how handy it is to have some extra conveniences when you are on the road. Glad you got to enjoy the deck and views of the Harbour and Ocean when you got off the East Coast trails! All the best to you both.... hope you stay again sometime!


Reviewed 29 Jul 2019

I hesitate to even write this as I don’t want people to find out! The nest is perfection...clean, beautiful, wonderful view...unreal. We only came for 4 nights and next year will be at least a w… More

Owner's reply: Hey Rebecca! It was so lovely to meet you guys. That was a long way to come for 4 nights and we are so thrilled it was worth it ! Our Shorelark by the Sea Lower Nest is perfect for enjoying exactly as you did... a day trip here and there... and then just sitting on your deck enjoying the view of the ocean and watching the Harbour activity. And you are right - a week would be even better.. more fun... more relaxation... and that’s what it’s all about! Love to see you guys again... take care! K&D by the Sea

“A dream come true”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2019

I have always wanted to holiday in Newfoundland. This spring I started planning a trip. I needed somewhere beautiful, somewhere close to the sea with a view, fishing boats that I could watch and simpl… More

Owner's reply: Hi June! Yes isn’t it lovely how it all worked out. There’s nothing more we enjoy than when our guests have a memorable stay with us here in Petty Harbour. It seems Shorelark by the Sea was meant for you and this trip. It was fantastic meeting you and Heather. Thank you for the very kind words and recommendation. Take good care and we hope to see you both again! K&D


Reviewed 14 Jul 2019

All the photos and other reviews are accurate. Be sure to give yourself enough time to just sit and enjoy the ever-changing view. There’s a lot of stairs and they are steep, but that just make… More

Owner's reply: Hi guys!! So glad you enjoyed your stay! It seems you sure got a good taste ( literally and figuratively) of Petty Harbour...Maybe next time the unicorns will still be around lol!!! Also keep in mind the Lower Nest is available for those who are not up to a lot of stairs... but you are right-the view is well worth it. Thanks so much for staying at Shorelark by the Sea!

“Don't go to Newfoundland and not stay here!! Exceeded Our Expectations!!”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2019

Beautiful décor with outstanding attention to detail! Nothing was forgotten. The bed was so cozy, it made it so easy to relax and unwind from a day filled with exploring. The location was p… More

Owner's reply: Hi guys! We are THRILLED you had such a good stay! We tried to make our Shorelark By the Sea Nest a comfortable and enjoyable place to stay.... somewhere WE would enjoy... so we appreciate the sentiments. You are right Petty Harbour itself is such a unique area... so glad you experienced everything it had to offer! Take care - hope you visit again!

“You will not be disappointed!”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2018

Wonderful owners. Knowledgeable, helpful and very professional. Beautiful updated rental in perfect condition with all amenities. Lovely view of harbour from a spacious deck.Close to all amenities and… More

Owner's reply: Hi David! Thank you so much! We’re so glad you enjoyed your little Shorelark by the Sea Nest! It is a very unique experience ... to be able to Enjoy the ocean and harbour view… The East Coast Trail… all from a cozy a harbour side “cottage”. And be so close to downtown St. John’s .... best of both works for sure! Come stay longer next time!

“Didn’t want to Leave”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2018

I loved this spot at first site. The thoughtfulness put into equipping the Nest was obvious. Made it so easy to be there. And soooo comfortable. Lovely touches throughout. The view was spectacular and… More

Owner's reply: Hi there! Thank you so very much for your kind words. And we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in your Shorelark by the Sea Nest. There is so much to see in the harbour… the wharves...Ocean…all the comings and goings... yet so peaceful too!! So happy you were comfortable and had everything you needed. And be just mins away from family in St. John’s -best of both worlds!! Lovely to meet you and I certainly hope we see you again. Take care m’dear!!

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How do I find more info about the property?

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What if I have questions before I book?

Send Karen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Karen (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Karen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Karen (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Karen (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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You can also request a quote from Karen (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Karen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Karen (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Karen (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Karen (the owner) a message.

If Karen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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