2013 Guest Comments
A wonderful stay in the beautiful Upper Nest…
Guests: Mark & Sheri-Lynn, Bay Bulls, NL
Date of stay: Dec. 14, 2013
Many thanks for a wonderful stay in the beautiful Upper Nest. The peace and serenity we found whilst staying here was exactly what we were looking for. 🙂 We will certainly be recommending a stay here to our friends and family. Thanks for also making our stay extra special by decorating “the Nest” for the Holidays!
Couldn’t have found a better spot and hosts. Absolutely superb.
Guest: James, Scarborough, United Kingdom
Date of stay: Nov. 17–18, 2013
Wanted a place to chill out, relax after a very busy few weeks working over here. Couldn’t have found a better spot and hosts. Absolutely superb. Shame I never found this place earlier and a shame to have to leave and head to the real world.
Great spot; clean, awesome view, quiet…
Guests: MB & Darrell, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Date of stay: Nov. 7–10, 2013
Great spot; clean, awesome view, quiet and lots of ‘little touches’ that make it quite convenient. Thanks so such for such a great place. Really enjoyed it.
You have really thought of everything…
Guests: K & B, Calgary, Alberta
Date of stay: Oct. 11–16, 2013
Thank you for your kind hospitality. We really enjoyed the warm and inviting home away from home you have created. You have really thought of everything to make our stay luxurious.
A perfect week…
Guests: Tanya & Matthew, Kingston, ON
Date of stay: Sept. 18—25, 2013
Can’t believe how many times we caught ourselves calling this place home! A perfect week was spent in Petty Harbour. Thank you so much.
(P.S. from Karen & David: To see just how perfect one particular day of their week was, have a look at these fabulous wedding photos by Amy Donovan!)
Everything was fabulous, we had such a great time.
Guests: Anne & Allan, Vancouver, British Columbia (via Liverpool, UK)
Date of stay: Sept. 17–Oct. 1, 2013
Everything was fabulous, we had such a great time. The Nest had everything we needed and more. The two rainy days we had made the Nest so cosy. We are so glad we met you and really enjoyed your company.
(P.S. from David: These guests are originally from Liverpool, and used to go see The Beatles play at the Cavern Club!!! Can you just imagine?!!!)
Thank you Karen & David for offering such a wonderful vacation destination!
Guests: Brent & Dale Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of stay: August 27–Sept. 3, 2013
Had a great time in Petty Harbour. The suite is so close to the East Coast Trail here and Maddox Cove. We also were on Tinkers Cove Trail and the Beaches Trail. They were all wonderful —each offered something different. We enjoyed sea kayaking in Cape Broyle (with Stan Cook); also enjoyed Cape Spear, Signal Hill & The Rooms. It was a wonderful ending to three weeks in Newfoundland. Thank you Karen & David for offering such a wonderful vacation destination!
So cozy and peaceful. Love the views and fresh air!
Guests: Bruce & Holly, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
Date of stay: Sept. 4–6, 2013
What a wonderful end to out Newfoundland visit. We have really enjoyed our stay in the Upper Nest! So cozy and peaceful. Love the views and fresh air! Hate to leave. Thanks, Karen and David, for providing such a lovely home away from home!
…your place is perfect in every way. “Top of the Rock”*
Guests: Eleanor & David, Calgary, Alberta
Date of stay: Sept. 3, 2013
A quick visit to Petty Harbour, certainly an inspirational place to visit. Next time I come here I will bring my paints. Thanks to Karen and David, your place is perfect in every way. We felt so comfortable and at home. Thanks again for everything.
*Please also read their lovely review on FlipKey!
(Thanks, guys!! Karen + David)
…surpassed our expectations.
Guests: Kim & Al, Petrolia, Ontario
Date of stay: Sept 1–4, 2013
What a wonderful Nest you have created in the midst (and the mist) of Petty Harbour. It surpassed our expectations. We will be sure to tell everyone we know about this gem.
…everything you could ever need.
Date of stay: August 31, 2013
Guests: Russ & Virginia
We loved the Lower Nest; has everything you could ever need. A great last night in NL. Thanks so much for letting us stay just one night.
…you put a lot of thought into these lovely little ‘Nests’…
Guests: Dave & Lori, London, Ontario
Date of stay: August 19–22, 2013
Staying in the Upper Nest was the perfect way to end our 2 week vacation in Newfoundland. It is easy to tell you put a lot of thought into these lovely little ‘Nests’ to provide a very comfortable home away from home.
It was great to visit with you both on our last night and will highly recommend Petty Harbour and ShoreLark by the Sea to anyone travelling to Newfoundland.
Returning to ‘our Nest’ was the perfect ending to every day.
Guests: Lee & Jeff, Ilderton, Ontario
Date of stay: August 19–22, 2013
Our home away from home was a perfect way to end our adventure in Newfoundland! ShoreLark offered everything we needed and was close to many adventure sites. We enjoyed YellowBelly in St. John’s and took many pictures of the saltbox homes. Returning to ‘our Nest’ was the perfect ending to every day. We will certainly recommend ShoreLark to our traveling friends.
Please check out their great review on FlipKey!
(Thanks for such a lovely review. Come back in 2014! Karen + David)
…a wonderful place to stay. The Nest is very well equipped.*
Guests: Adrienne and Jim, Ottawa, Ontario
Date of stay: August 7–19, 2013
Thanks, Karen and David, for a wonderful place to stay. We really appreciated the option of a starter breakfast, since our plane arrived so late. We couldn’t believe the weather we’ve had, which made our stay that much more fun. Advise guests to bring their sunscreen!
The Nest is very well equipped. We did and saw a lot and would recommend: Colony of Avalon in Ferryland; Gatherall’s Whale & Puffin Boat trip; the Heart’s Content Cable Station Museum; Cupids Archaeological Site; Cape Spear for the views; all the sites on Signal Hill, including the Geo Centre, and of course The Rooms.
We started our visit with the Folk Festival, which is an event well worth attending, especially for the daytime workshops. Fabulous storytellers!
Your hospitality and friendliness was also a great addition for us…. Those must be the freshest and tastiest blueberries we’ve ever eaten. Best wishes for continued success with your enterprise, and we hope to return one day.
P.S. even with my arthritis and a cane, I still managed the stairs!
*Please also read Adrienne’s great review on FlipKey!
(Thank you guys, we were happy to have you! Karen + David)
Upper Nest has been the icing on the cake of a spectacular vacation…
Guests: Anita & David, Houston, Texas
Date of stay: August 16–17, 2013
Upper Nest has been the icing on the cake of a spectacular vacation from the heat and humidity of Houston, Texas. I’m so pleased we had this opportunity to stay in your lovely accommodations. Sorry to have missed Friday’s whales, but there’s always next year, right? We can’t wait to walk Water St., eat Chafe’s fish and chips, visit with the most friendly folk of Newfoundland, and sip the evening wine on the deck at the Upper Nest!
Sincere thanks for every thoughtful detail and your hospitality.
We will never forget the humpback whales that we watched…
Guests: Brenda & Jounie, Uxbridge, Ontario
Date of stay: August 10–16, 2013
Thanks for your lovely Upper Nest. Such a terrific view of the harbour which was one of Jounie’s favourites. We will never forget the humpback whales that we watched for a few hours so close to shore! Great hiking on the East Coast Trail and kayaking in Cape Broyle. Thanks again and we will hopefully be back again. Highly reccommended!
…enjoyed our sunrise from the deck this morning.
Guests: Dave & Kath, Grimsby, Ontario
Date of stay: August 6–8, 2013
Karen and David: We just loved the Nest. We couldn’t have asked for a sweeter place and we really enjoyed our sunrise from the deck this morning. We hope to visit soon.
P.S. ******** rating!
…such a beautiful space in such a beautiful town…
Guest: Lynn, Waterloo, Ontario
Date of stay: July 31–August 5, 2013
Thanks Karen for creating such a beautiful space in such a beautiful town, I have truly fallen in love with this part of Newfoundland. I will be back to do some more hiking on the East Coast Trail. This may very well become my second home for the summer! Until next time….
All the nice touches made us feel right at home.
Guests: John and JoAnn, Florida
Date of Stay: July 26–31, 2013
What can we say! You made our visit in Petty Harbour so incredibly wonderful! All the nice touches made us feel right at home. We were delighted that you were able to be a part of Kimberly and Leo’s wedding. With our daughter living here in Petty Harbour now, you know we will be returning for visits and we will want to make ShoreLark our home away from home.
Love the place, love the town! Love the people!
Guests: Sara & Christine, Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario
Date of Stay: July 31–Aug 6, 2013
Being a “Lower Nester” was fantastic. Love the place, love the town! Love the people!! Thanks for a wonderful visit. For future Nesters:
1. Try the zip lines across the harbour—great fun.
2. Sea kayaking with Stan Cook—amazing! The guides are excellent.
3. Whale watching with Captain Wayne. Saw two humpbacks!
Petty Harbour and ShoreLark were the perfect place to elope, holiday, and honeymoon!
Guests: Ang & Maureen, Little Britain, Ontario
Date of Stay: July 16–25, 2013
Our time here in Petty Harbour has been wonderful. Watching whales from the deck, and the boats coming and going has been awesome. We were married over on the point on July 21, with David and Karen as our witnesses. You both went out of your way to make our time here so special. We enjoyed every moment here and know that the friendship we have made will last forever!
Petty Harbour and Shorelark were the perfect place to elope, holiday, and honeymoon!
Until next time…..
Beautiful town and harbour, and the nicest and warmest people.
Guests: The Baldwins, Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Stay: July 7–13, 2013
This little Nest was our home away from home for the past week. We’re so glad we got a chance to stay out here, with the beautiful town and harbour and the nicest and warmest people. We would love to thank you again for the lobster tips! We wish we could stay here longer, but without a doubt we will be returning in the future. This stay at ShoreLark was the way to begin our holiday! It was lovely in every way!
I found myself calling it home more than once.
Guests: Diana and Mike, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date of Stay: July 6–9, 2013
We love it here in Petty Harbour and in the 3 short days we stayed at The Nests, I found myself calling it ‘home’ more than once. Our days have been filled with adventure—hiking over 30 km on the East Coast Trail, seeing the sunrise at Cape Spear, exploring Signal Hill and Quidi Vidi village— and every day we were glad to come home to our Nest in the sky overlooking Petty Harbour. Thanks for everything!
A little gem…
Guest: Gisèle, Québec City
Date of Stay: July 5–6, 2013
I spent two nights at the ShoreLark Upper Nest (second floor) in early July 2013 and I loved every minute of it. The location is absolutely fabulous, with a large balcony and great views from all windows. The apartment itself is a little gem, just big enough, airy, full of light, with everything you will need, but still retaining the sense of a holiday place. I absolutely recommend it. Hopefully I can return someday!
Our favourite accommodations during our 3 week trip to Atlantic Canada.
Guests: Chelsea and Randy, Langley, British Columbia
Date of Stay: July 4–5, 2013
Thank you so much for providing us with such an easy, enjoyable, and blissful experience. We felt relaxed and at home the moment we walked through the door. By far our favourite accommodations during our 3 week trip to Atlantic Canada. Will recommend to friends!!
Perfect, just what we were striving to find…
Guests: Chris and Julie, Owen Sound, Ontario
Date of Stay: June 30–July 4, 2013
We have just arrived back home to Owen Sound, On and we felt it necessary to send a personal note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the upper “Nest”. A home away from home does not seem sufficient to describe our stay! Your Nest is perfect, just what we were striving to find. Cozy and inviting and the deck overlooking the harbor was my favorite place to sit and enjoy a coffee and just relax. We enjoyed meeting you and what better way could we have spent Canada Day than fireworks overlooking Petty Harbor with two very lovely and friendly people.
You have truly a unique little treasure, and we feel fortunate to have discovered this wonderful place…we can’t thank you enough for creating such a perfect spot for us and others to enjoy! We will be highly recommending ShoreLark by the Sea to family and friends !
Cozy and warm, you have thought of everything…
Guests: Patricia and Dan, Oshawa, Ontario
Date of Stay: June 22–July 2, 2013
Really had a beautiful time here. Scenery is lovely and when the weather did not cooperate we still made a wonderful day of it. It is cozy and warm here, you have thought of everything. The people and neighbours are friendly and we will definitely be back in the future. Thank you and all our best.
Nothing compared to ShoreLark, so we returned…
Guests: Sarah & Kent, Wakefield, Quebec (again!)
Date of Stay: June 24–27, 2013
After a walking tour of the entire East Coast Trail, we tried many efficiency units and B&B’s that were wrongly rated at the same level. Nothing compared to ShoreLark, so we returned for another four days.
Your four star rating is completely inaccurate.*
Guests: Laurie and Andy, Vermilion, Alberta
Date of Stay: June 19–21, 2013
We would have loved to stay longer! We could not have enjoyed your Nest more, it was by far the most beautiful, comfortable and well equipped accommodations we encountered during our entire 14 day tour of the Atlantic provinces!! Your four star rating is completely inaccurate; you should have at least seven!! We honestly cannot find the words to express how thankful we are for you guys accommodating us on such short notice, and sharing your little piece of Newfoundland heaven with us! Not to mention the bottle of wine for our anniversary and the candy bars on the pillows!! You are both wonderful people and excellent hosts, we hope to come back and stay with you again.
We also left a small cooler in the pantry, maybe your guests would use it for day trips or picnics. Andy enjoyed fixing the cabinet doors*, he got to leave his mark in Newfoundland! I have liked and shared your Facebook page with several of my friends and clients (I am Laurie Heckofadoghome on Facebook). I am writing this email with watery eyes, I am finding it hard to put into words how much we enjoyed our last three days in Newfoundland.
SHORE LARK BY THE SEA……..NEWFOUNDLAND’S STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN!
*(Andy is a carpenter, and has built-in spirit levels in his eyes! David)
Comfort, quality, and attention to detail…far exceeded our expectations
Guests: Sarah & Kent, Wakefield, Quebec
Date of Stay: June 17–18, 2013
Having come from the hospitality industry we recognize comfort, quality, and attention to detail. In the Upper Nest of ShoreLark, no detail has been overlooked, and it’s 4-Star rating understates the entire experience. As well as the excellent accommodations, the hospitality shown by Karen and David was superb and far exceeded our expectations. We will recommend ShoreLark to colleagues, friends and family and hope to return sometime in the future.
Thank you for everything!
What a fabulous week!
Guests: Dora & Keith, Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Stay: June 11–17, 2013
What a fabulous week we had here at our lovely Nest! Everything we needed (and I mean EVERYTHING) was right here! Thank you so much…it really made our stay so much more comfortable – can’t thank you enough for that. Karen and David, we cannot wait to come back, you are wonderful hosts!
Immaculate…and of course the views are absolutely incredible!!
Guests: Bill and Patti, Guelph, Ontario
Date of Stay: June 7–8, 2013
What a happy, wonderful chance we met you on our second day in St. John’s at the Yellow Belly! So glad you talked us into spending two nights at your wonderful place and so aptly named- ShoreLark by the Sea. We loved our unit— it was immaculate. The kitchen is so well laid out and extremely efficient. Wish we had been here longer to make proper use of it! The whole place seems extremely well planned— as if you had thought about what you would appreciate when renting a place and so designed it that way for your guests. And of course the views are absolutely incredible! We feel very fortunate to have met you—many thanks for your generous hospitality, your kindness and the laughter! We look forward to seeing you again someday soon, and hope you will visit us in Ontario in the not too distant future.
And remember—Keep Calm and Seal On!
A truly special place to stay!
Guests: Andy & Kristin, Graham, North Carolina
Date of Stay: June 5–8, 2013
As soon as you step into ShoreLark, you know it’s going to be a special place. It’s so inviting and so comfortable and all the special touches make this a one of a kind place. We stayed 3 nights but wish it could have been longer. Our outings included a boat excursion with Gatherall’s to see the puffins, a drive around the Irish Loop which included a drive out to Cape Race, hiking along the East Coast Trail, visiting Cape Spear, Signal Hill and St. John’s downtown. Our most memorable outing was our picnic lunch at the Ferryland Lighthouse. The food was wonderful (and generous portions too) and the setting out on the lawn overlooking the ocean created a special experience. Even if it’s windy, we recommend it because there are tucked away spaces out of the wind. We also enjoyed lobster rolls at Chafe’s Landing. Very delicious and good service. Vacations are so precious and we appreciate everything you did to make ShoreLark a truly special place to stay.
We really appreciate how well supplied our little “home” is.
Guests: Susan and Tony, Calgary, Alberta
Date of Stay: May 31–June 4, 2013
Five sleeps went by in a flash! We really appreciate how well supplied our little “home” is. This is our only self-catering stay on The Rock so buying all the little things would have been a deterrent. Thanks also for helping to get our courier package from Alberta.
As charming as I had wished!
Guests: Shira & Erika, Ft. McMurray, Alberta
Date of Stay: May 13–15, 2013
What a wonderful little piece of heaven you have here! Erika and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and, Karen, your visit! Every detail was worth your thought and effort. The bed is amazing. I will be back and we will definitely be booking the Upper Nest! Petty Harbour is as charming as I had wished. A wonderful getaway….perfect mother and daughter getaway!