This Pouch Cove vacation home is a "must visit". Owners are quiet, middle aged, & live in the attached home. The two homes do not share common rooms but are independent of each other. A huge, fully gated balcony is equipped with a BBQ and various patio furnishings. The house is 2 BDR, has open concept kitchen / living room, & a single bathroom. Pet friendly. Living room has futon (double bed size). Cable / Wi-Fi internet. Many extras (details below). Book with us. You WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED !
Murray House Vacation Home meets the high standards set by us, the owners. The house has been completely upgraded in the past 4 years, including fan forced wall heating units
Parking is available on site and has ample room for more than one vehicle
Entry to the home is via its own private entrance. Upon entering the home, there is a small porch with a bench alongside one wall for convenience in changing footwear. There are hooks to hang coats in the porch as well as in the walk in closet directly opposite the front door in the porch area.
In the closet, there is a shelf and clothes rod with clothes hangers.
The closet is divided in two, with the other side containing full sized stackable washer and dryer; the other 2 carry lawn chairs, a fan, and recycling bins. Bi-fold doors conceal the closet and laundry area. There is a cupboard in the porch which contains laundry detergents, softeners, bleach, iron, and various games for all age groups
A new twin and queen double thickness air mattresses are found on the porch closet shelf
Exiting the front porch by French doors, you enter the kitchen area. Within the kitchen are a full sized fridge and stove as well as a counter-top sized microwave and dishwasher. Also, there is a kettle, toaster, Keurig coffee machine with k-cups, instant regular and decaf coffee, knife block with knives, electric can opener, slow cooker, bread maker, casserole dish, salad spinner, air fryer, T-Fal slicer / spinner, storage containers, saran wrap, multiple frying pans and pots of various sizes, small roaster, tin-foil trays, wooden cutting board, strainer, mixer / blender combination appliance, mixing bowls, water dispenser with water bottle / replacement bottles, as well as an ample supply of dishes, cups, glasses, cutlery and utensils (including BBQ utensils). There is a pub sized kitchen table with 4 pub sized chairs as well as 2 bar-stool type chairs (which can be set on the L-side of the kitchen counter to allow dining at this area if preferred). We have various spices, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, individual artificial sweeteners / sugar / peanut butter / jam / and butter, onion soup mix, rice, pastas, tea, hot chocolate, French vanilla instant coffee, and many more items routinely stocked. Paper towels are found on the counter in a holder. Kitchen drawers are well stocked with dishcloths, dishtowels, and dish detergents. In the fridge, we stock individual creamers and, on the first day of the visit, 1 dozen eggs, fresh milk, fruit juice, and a loaf of bread. Garbage containers are found in the kitchen and front porch. Various household cleaners are kept in the cupboard under the kitchen sink. There is an outdoor garbage bin in which to dispose full garbage bags
There is a corner stand in the kitchen, on which there is a portable stereo system
On the far side of the kitchen there is a closet which contains the boiler, a vacuum cleaner, broom, dust pan, mop, small portable stool, and small counter-top ironing board
The kitchen has open concept with the living room. The far side of the living room provides a second exit from the house, through double patio doors (which open onto the back side of the patio). Furnishings in the living room include 2 full sized couches, one of which is a futon which opens into a double sized sleeping surface, a coffee table and an end table with lamp. The second couch extends to recline position on both ends. The 55 inch flat screen TV sits on a fire-place TV stand. We have a vast array of cable TV channels, a Blue Ray player, and also Wii game system with a limited number of games. For those colder nights, there is an electric blanket (shoulder to waist size)
Stairs leading to the second level of the house have a bookshelf at the base, on which there are a generous supply of activity books for various ages, some books, magazines, coloring book, tourism books, and tourism maps. Atop the bookshelf, there is a document prepared by me depicting some points of interest in Pouch Cove, St. John's, and surrounding areas. Web-based search detail supplements that provided by me. The list is not all-inclusive but meant to help generate interest and awareness. Also atop the shelf are high powered binoculars with which to enhance vision of nature's treats in the ocean and on land !
At the top of the stairs, the master bedroom is the first room encountered. This room has a queen sized bed with fresh linen and 4 pillows, small dresser on which sits an alarm clock and table lamp, 47 inch flat screened TV on an electric fireplace TV stand, and a small table on which sits a large artificial flower display in a large vase. As you face the back wall of the room, there is a stand-alone sink on which is stocked liquid as well as solid hand soaps, hand lotion, facial wash, cleansing wipes, shaving cream, toothpaste, and body spray. On the rod to its left, we supply towel, facecloth and a hairdryer. Behind the sink, there is a closet with clothes rods on both sides and on which are adequate supply of clothes hangers. On the shelf over the rod on the right are extra supply of bed linens (mattress pad, winter and summer sheets). There are an electric fan in the closet
Exiting the master bedroom, there is a well-stocked linen closet to the right. In this closet, there are extra pillows, pillow protectors, pillow cases, blankets, bed spreads, shoulder throws, extra sheets, extra mattress pads and mattress protectors, towels of various sizes, an abundance of face cloths, and a small stool
To the right of the linen closet is the bathroom. The bathroom has a whirlpool tub and shower, new toilet, an over-toilet shelf (on which there are various facecloths, scrunchies, mouthwash / disposable small glasses, facial wash, etc). The medicine cabinet over the single sink holds various medical supplies (bandaids, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, tylenol, and tums) as well as dental floss, toothbrushes, disposable razors, cotton balls, baby oil, etc). On the bathtub wall unit, there are shampoos, conditioners, and body wash. Under the bathroom sink, in the cupboard, there is extra toilet tissue, cleaners, extra shampoos, conditioners, body wash, and spare kitchen garbage bags for the compact, lidded, garbage container
The last room upstairs, just to the right of the bathroom, is the second bedroom and holds a double bed on which is fresh linen and 4 pillows, a small dresser, a small bedside table, alarm clock, and an electric fireplace (used chiefly to provide a stable unit on which to hold the 47 inch flat screen TV). There is a small open concept closet with rod / shelf at the left side of the room. Two windows provide a spectacular view of the ocean and surrounding neighborhood
Returning downstairs, we exit the house through the patio doors to gain entry to the oversized patio. There are various furnishings on the back patio, including a patio swing, a child patio swing, a 2 seater glider, a 4-seater patio table with umbrella, and a children's plastic stool. Note that, in the fall / winter season, patio furnishings are in storage. However, there will remain the BBQ and a 2-seater wooden patio chair. A fence divides the vacation home patio from the main house's patio. Overlooking the back patio, there is a large back yard with mature trees providing privacy and shelter in season. A chestnut tree, in fact, extends its branches onto the deck of the vacation home, providing the most beautiful photo op imaginable. There is an exit point off the back patio via a side gate, which is latched and on which there is a lock (key is on the main key ring provided at time of arrival to the home). A new 4 burner BBQ sits waiting to fire up a hearty meal while you sit and listen to the waves crash the ocean's shores and the call of Mother Nature's creatures
A gate opens onto the side patio, one step up from the back patio. This side patio is extremely private and is hidden from the main home. Mature trees shelter from the view of neighbors (both of whom live more than 200 feet away). There are no neighbors in front of the side patio and the view is that of the side garden, a small cliff, and, to the left, the ocean. On the other side of the side patio, a gate (again locked) exits and faces the front entrance
The vacation home is our pride and we wish to share it with you, as YOU deserve to capture this piece of paradise. We do our best to accommodate you and to anticipate your every need
Should you have equipment such as pedal bike, hiking equipment, skis, or other such things that you wish to store outside the house, we do have a large shed which is locked in which we can store your items during your stay
We take great pride our vacation house and are FIRM ON OUR POLICY OF NO SMOKING, DRUGS, OR LOUD PARTIES IN THE HOUSE.
CHECK IN TIME IS ANY TIME AFTER 2 PM; CHECK OUT TIME IS ANY TIME BEFORE 11 AM
Zugang für Gäste
As a visitor to our vacation home, you have complete access to everything within the house. You also have full access to the patio, which wraps around the house's side and back areas (the side patio is extremely private whereas the back patio is shared, but gated between the our primary residence and (while you stay with us), your attached side. Community attractions include the East Coast hiking trail as well as Marine park and Water Witch take out restaurant. We welcome socialization but also acknowledge that this is YOUR holiday and, as such, leave socialization to your discression and preferrence
Wi-Fi (Aliant 300/100) and Fibe TV with an abundance of TV channels are provided
Additionally, we include Wii and a small assortment of games - as well as - an assortment of board games, playing cards, word find books, children's coloring book / washable markers
Interaktion mit Gästen
We will be available either directly (as we live next door) or through phone at all times
Weitere wichtige Infos
This home was a home that was in my husband's family since his childhood. It is attached on one side and, in days gone by, owned by an uncle. In the winter of '16, we had opportunity to purchase the home. It has been a long-time dream to gain ownership of this second home. Since purchasing it, we have committed great resources and time to matching the standards of the first house, including constructing the extensive patio and working the yard. The home has been extensively renovated in the past couple of years (a process begun by the first owner, then taken over by us as of Jan '16). We absolutely love the home and now feel it is more complete, now that it is reunited with the other portion. Both homes operate independently of each other (separate electric meters, hot water boilers, etc). We take pride in the quality of soundproofing between the two homes. My husband and I would love to share our piece of paradise with you so, please, connect and book a visit !
- Smoking limited to outside please
- No drugs, but alcohol in moderation is fine
I am married, a retired nurse, and living in Pouch Cove with my husband. Our children are independent and live away from home. We enjoy a quiet lifestyle but welcome company and good conversation. Both I and my husband are nature and animal lovers.