2017 Guest Comments
“…a million times better than a hotel room…”
Guests: Karin & Ed, London, Ontario
Dates of stay: June 10–12, 3017
ShoreLark by the Sea is a million times better than a hotel room–there is no way that we could have felt this comfortable, even at the best of hotels. We were so lucky to have found this place and Petty Harbour. We’ve seen some truly amazing views and walked some incredible trails, but one of my favourite memories will be reading Alan Doyle’s book about growing up in Petty Harbour *, aloud to my husband as we sipped a glass of wine and looked out our window at the harbour itself. Priceless!
* This is also an audiobook, read by Alan himself, which I think might be even more entertaining than reading it! David
“…the perfect location with a great view!
Guests: Larry & Linda, Fergus, Ontario
Dates of stay: June 1–8, 2017
This has been a great week in the perfect location with a great view! We enjoyed Gatherall’s puffin & whale watch (highly recommended), Signal Hill (beautiful), Chafe’s delicious lobster and fish and chips, and Ferryland. We also enjoyed the shops of St. John’s. Thanks Karen & David!
Its’ central location to St. John’s and towns to the south (Bay Bulls, Ferryland) is ideal.
Guests: Erin & Karen, Coburg, Ontario
Dates of stay: June 3- June 7, 2017
From the moment we walked into your ‘Upper Nest‘, we felt like we were home! You have really thought of everything. We loved watching the boats from the deck and the beautiful sunsets. Its’ central location to St. John’s and towns to the south (Bay Bulls, Ferryland) is ideal. We always looked forward to coming home from a day of adventure to our beautiful ‘Nest’! Thanks for everything!
“…loved walking along the dock and talking to the fishermen and woman as they brought in the crab for the day.”
Guests: Jill & Griff, Calgary, AB
Dates of stay: June 2-3, 2107
Thank you for our wonderful stay in Petty Harbour. The (Upper) “Nest” is so cozy and comfortable! We loved walking along the dock and talking to the fishermen and woman as they brought in the crab for the day. Very interesting. Such a beautiful spot!
Guests: Justin, Asst. Location Mgr., & the cast & crew of “Caught”
Date of stay: May 31–June 1, 2017
Thank you from the cast and crew of “Caught” for your hospitality while we filmed next door. Beautiful place! I must check this out myself for a vacation sometime!
“…loved simply waking up each day to this spectacular view of the harbour and the sea…”
Guest: Margaret, Deux-Montagnes, Québec
Dates of stay: May 26–31, 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay in your cosy Upper Nest. You’ve truly thought of every detail to make it comfortable and relaxing. I loved simply waking up each day to this spectacular view of the harbour and the sea–Petty Harbour is so captivating.
Thank you for all the homey touches and interesting reading material. It was great curling up with the Newfoundland Quarterly ( a new discovery) and a hot cup of tea under the Republic of Newfoundland blanket–heaven!
Such a pleasure meeting you both–hopefully we’ll meet again. Thank you!
“…we woke at 4:30 to see the fishers pulling out into a beautiful navy/pink sky. Magic!”
Guests: Marlene and David, Ottawa, Ontario
Dates of stay: May 8–15, 2017
We’re so delighted that our daughter & son-in-law* recommended we visit your beautiful Nest. We explored, drove, ate well and walked quite a bit. We enjoyed the activities on the dock.This morning we woke at 4:30 to see the fishers pulling out into a beautiful navy/pink sky. Magic! Till we meet again…
*Sarah & Kent, http://shorelarkbythesea.com/2013-guest-comments/
“The place is absolutely stunning with all the small personal touches that we didn’t know we needed…”
Guests: John and Nicole, Ottawa, Ontario
Date of stay: May 21, 2017
Karen and David: John & I spent a day and a half hiking from St. John’s to Petty Harbour with 50 lb. and 30 lb. packs respectively. Although the trip has been absolutely breath-taking, by the time we happened upon your gorgeous town we were more than ready for a hot meal, warm shower, and rest. After eating 4 big meals at Chafe’s Landing, I called Karen. Despite our request being impromptu you both arranged for us to stay. We can’t thank you enough! The place is absolutely stunning with all the small personal touches that we didn’t know we needed: laundry detergent, tea, instructions on everything–you’ve done an incredible job of making this rest stop our favourite and what we anticipate will be our best. Thank you for this unique and special experience!