Murray House, an ideal retreat from the usual demands of everyday life, is a cozy vacation home in the country. Only 25 minutes from St. John's, it is within easy reach of the many tourist attractions within the city and on the doorstep of the culture of the rural villages for which Newfoundland is so well known. The community, stemming from an old fishing village, takes pride in the warmth and hospitality of its residents. You don't have to travel far to be entertained by tales of yore from older locals.
Murray House is rented as an entire house, allowing guests to enjoy complete privacy and personal space. Tastefully decorated and perfectly situated with an ocean view, all 900 square feet of this beautiful "home away from home" is a perfect match for 2 couples or a small family.
The vacation home has been fully renovated 2 years ago and meets all of the standards of modern construction while maintaining its old world charm.
The kitchen is very user friendly with all the amenities needed to make anything from a simple snack to a full 3-course meal.
In addition to the full sized fridge and stove, there is a counter-top microwave and dishwasher. We also provide a 4 slice toaster, knife block, slow cooker, and can opener.
A large supply of pots, pans, dishes, glasses, mugs, utensils, and detergents are onsite.
We routinely stock many spices, one dozen eggs, one loaf of bread, butter, coffee, tea, creamers, some fresh milk and a variety of dry foods including some cereal, rice, flour, sugar, and individual size packages of peanut butter and jam.
Enjoy your meal at a bar height kitchen table with 4 comfortable cushion top chairs
The living room is the perfect place to unwind. Two sofas, a 55 inch TV atop an electric fireplace unit, a coffee table and end table pair, and a bench furnish the room. Personal pictures of the community adorn the walls.
Patio doors open directly onto the back patio, the perfect place to stand and watch waves crashing the shoreline and nature all around you from the comforts of home.
For your convenience, we subscribe to many cable TV channels including some movie networks and Netflix. We have unlimited high speed wi-fi internet.
The master bedroom has a queen sized sleigh bed, a 48 inch flat screen TV on a fireplace stand, a full sized dresser, a computer table with 2 chairs, a night table, alarm clock, and decorative boxes in which are supplied personal sized toiletries. Extra linen is stored in an ottoman in the master bedroom.
The second bedroom has a double bed, a 48 inch flat screen TV on a fireplace stand, extra linen in the corner unit, a full sized dresser, snack table, and night table. An alarm clock is provided.
The house is surrounded by mature trees and has a wrap around patio overlooking the ocean, a prime location to listen to waves crest the shorelines and, in season, to watch for icebergs or a chance glimpse of whales.
Smell the fresh country air and feel it brushing on your skin as you fire up the grill and sip your favorite beverage. It just doesn't get much better than this !
If you prefer to sit under a tree and feel the cool grass under your feet, you have that choice open to you as well. The elevation of the land at the points where the lawn furniture is situated makes ocean viewing a pure delight. High powered binoculars are provided to enhance ocean viewing.
The bathroom has a toilet, sink, vanity, medicine cupboard, and whirlpool tub with faucet/shower capacity. Within the medicine cupboard, there are a variety of personal toiletries and basic first aid items.
There is a full sized stacking washer and dryer pair (directions posted on front of dryer) with all laundry supplies as well as an iron and counter-top ironing board. A sewing machine is available on request.