Testimonials

 

What You Say!

Elaine - we had the most marvelous stay here.  Your hospitality was one-of-a-kind and so appreciated.  On my hardest days, I will visualize this view and bring myself back to a place of peace, in awe of the majesty of nature. ---- Crystal 

Beautiful modern place with lots of room and everything one would need. Good location and good communication with owner - hope to come back again sometime.....Louise

Elaine's house is beautiful. It looks even better in person. About 40 mins from downtown. It's a perfect place to relax, get some work and reading done. The backyard is literally the ocean! The views were amazing and the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep......we had a furry friend visitor (dog next door) who would come by to say hi regularly and she was the mum to 5 really cute puppies. Would definitely come stay again. Truly a great place to unwind and get some reprieve from the hustle and bustle of life itself. ---- Dustin

Elaine - life in Toronto was chaos and I had a sudden urge to come to NL.  Well, three days later I ended up and couldn't imagine a better escape.  Your place is beautiful, the views magnificent; and you've been the most gracious host.  I will definitely be back.

Elaine - your hospitality is second to none and made my first trip to Newfoundland an unforgettable one!  Whale Watcher House was the best decision we made this trip - what a slice of heaven.  So many thanks to you.  ----- Courtney

Elaine - Dearest elaine.  What a magical space....beauty and solitude, blanketed by the sea air, swept away by the brilliance.  ---- Mary

Elaine was very welcoming and made numerous suggestions to us to enjoy in the area. If I had a question she responded directly. I am glad we made the decision to stay outside of St John's.  Great location fabulous view.   Kevin

The weather was perfect all week.  the people and places of newfoundland have enriched my life more than I would have imagined.  Thanks so much to Elaine for making my 1st visit to this province so memorable and to ensuring it won't be my last.  Many hugs and Kisses. ---- Lange

Elaine - this is the end of a perfect week.  the combination of wonderful, gracious people, superb scenery, and such a relaxing convivial time.  thank you so much for making it happen and "rescuing" our vacation.  ---- Vernon

Elaine - Wow.  What a perfect spot...the whales were non-stop.  The views took our breath.  Your interest in our stay & adventures were greatly appreciated.  Thanks. ---- Carole and Steve

What a special place! It's been utterly wonderful.  We've seen so many whales:  (humpback, minke, Orca!!), puffins and other great birds.  We really appreciate the layout and how accommodating you were, Elaine, thank you again for the laundry assist and giving us the cot!  Everyone here has been so friendly, and genuinely welcoming.  We loved spending days kayaking and exploring the spectacular East Coast Train, as well as connecting with each other in this cozy, beautiful home.  It has been a real gift to have this time together in such a lovely place.  Merrily... Cece, Bonnie and John.

Elaine - you have put such a beautiful energy into this special place.  The only thing that can match it is the view, the breeze, the sounds and experiences that abound and await your guests.  You made our stay welcoming, comfortable, exciting and joyful!  We both wish you many more moments with whales and whatever else might enhance your full, happy life.  With fondness,  Erik and Claudia

Such a beautiful spot with a spectacular view.  Wow!! Never got tired of watching the whales.  Thanks Elaine for a lovely time.  Cheers ---- Diane, George

Elaine - we enjoyed our vacation in our little apartment so much.  The views, the water, our cliff hikes - perfect weather.  What else can we ask for?  Thanks for your advice, and for the sunglasses I borrowed.  Wish we could stay longer....Elena

This is such an exquisite place.  We truly enjoyed ever minute we spent here ... we plan to return to Newfoundland and will definitely stay here again.  And a million thanks for your help and caring.  Grosse bise. ---- Serge and Nicole

Thank you for a wonderful stay.  We have had an action packed week in Newfoundland.  Highlights included:  watching a family of otters playing at La Manche Provincial Park; swimming in the ocean; hiking the Skerwink Trail; and visiting lots of lighthouses.  It's been lovely to come back to your wonderful home every night and relax with the beautiful view of the ocean. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to recharge our batteries.  All the best...Kelly and Robert

Liebe Elaine, Danke fur diese wunderschonen tage and diesem ungaublich kraftvollen und gesguetem ort. I felt so much magic! ---- See you, Siggy

My 8 month-old daughter and I had a peaceful and perfect stay here in September 2017.  What a view.  This truly is heaven.  Thanks for the warm hospitality, and for making us feel at home. ---- Jessica & Eloise

My husband and I spent 3 lovely, relaxed days in the Whale Watcher apartment….. Our rooms were beautiful - Elaine has furnished them with clean and modern decor and we were completely comfortable. There are lots of places to visit near Tors Cove but we enjoyed staying home just as much, sitting on the deck listening to the birds and waves and looking out at the incredible view of the ocean and islands….. Our days at the Whale Watcher House were a highlight of our visit to Newfoundland…..Elaine, you have created such a serene and relaxing space. We enjoyed our visits with you and appreciate your kindness in letting us stay a few hours longer. What a lovely Newfoundland destination! ---- Lorraine

Elaine's home was an outstanding place to stay. It was beautiful, well situated, comfortable and well-equipped. Would definitely stay again!  …..It was so comfy for us and we loved being there! ….Sarah

…"looks like scenes from a movie" - great way to describe our feelings the day of arrival at this idyllic location - everything was perfect, from the breathtaking views to the artsy / eclectic décor….. We loved it - and hope we return someday - cheers!!!   Byron

The Whale Watcher House is a beautiful property perched on a small cliff right on the ocean. The view is magnificent…. if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing location with spectacular views this is a great spot……This is also a good location to serve as a base for exploring the Irish Trail.

Beautiful place!   Pamela

This morning we saw a big pod of whales (humpbacks) puffing and showing their tails, fins whist we ate our breakfast; that was amazing...and a real good-bye present.  We enjoyed our stay a lot.  Thanks for everything (N&P July 2017)

It is a really nice apartment with superb views from your private deck. We saw whales from the deck during our stay. Elaine was without doubt the best host we had all trip.  (T&S July 2017)

We stayed in the Mistaken Point apartment. It was beautiful with one queen bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. A small kitchen with a refrigerator, coffee maker, electric kettle and an induction burner are all provided. The apartment also has two full bathrooms and lots of closet space. The views from the deck were absolutely amazing! The setting is very quiet, except for the sounds of the ocean and sea birds. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely return! (C - June 2017)

Perfect location for day trips or just staying in and enjoying the most amazing view of the Atlantic. We stayed for a week (Friday to Friday mid June) and we were lucky enough to see everything we wished for - from our balcony! Would stay again and would highly recommend. Elaine offered great advice (can't believe The Rooms wasn't on our radar when we planned our trip) and put in extra efforts to make our stay amazing. Our seven month old loved the fresh cod from Taylor's truck :) Thank you! ( - June 2017)

“Elaine is most helpful, kind and informative about things to do. The apartment is very well situated out to Burnt Cove with access to common lawn with table and grill with view to the whales passing by (some times). Easy access to East Coast Trail with lot of astonishing nature and views. Possible to make whale and kayak tours not far away.”(Peter and Nicola - Denmark and Germany - July 2017)

 

A Newfie Diamond
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We spent a little over two weeks exploring Newfoundland, and had multiple night stays in several different towns. My wife and I agreed on one thing for sure, and that is that out stay here in St Michael's was the best of them all. First of all, the view from the back deck is unmatched....I mean we have stayed in many very nice places in the past, but the views from the rear deck here are truely unparalleled! For three days, we watched the whales right below us - humpbacks, fins, and minkes feeding and playing in the water. And if you get tired of watching the whales, there are thousands of birds that will get your attention as this property looks out over the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. I've mentioned the views, so I should also comment on the apartment itself - very clean, very comfortable, and very well stocked. Elaine, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. Not only is she very knowledgable about the area, she also happens to be a very nice person. Although we had no problems during our stay, I am sure that if we did, it would have been handled immediately. So, if you are looking for the best place to stay on the east coast of Newfoundland, look no further than right here!  Steve and Carole July 2017

 

“Elaine has the perfect location bar none. We were privledged to have been able to spend 4 days at Mistaken Point apartment. The accommodations were very comfortable, clean and stocked with everything you could need, anything you couldn't find or perhaps forgot, then Elaine would find it for you. Waking up at Whale Watchers was exactly that. We were treated to the most amazing sunrises along with the sight of whales in our front yard every day. One morning there were no less than 8 spouts going at the same time. The beauty of this area I will keep with me forever. I would love nothing more than to return one day, especially for one of Elaines delicious muffins and another story about her home. Thanks for everything Elaine”

“Elaine was a wonderful host. Whale Watcher House is a slice of heaven. Best decision of our trip to stay there. We truly relaxed in the majesty of nature. The view is spectacular, breath-taking. This is a place to just get away and leave your cares behind. Elaine's hospitality was incredible, and we enjoyed her company very much. And also that of Jerry the boat builder and Maggie his dog! - Crystal and Courtney”

“Great location if your stay involves downtown area. Space is lovely, clean and bright. Loved the deck!! Would highly recommend for a stay in St. John's. ” - Danita July 2017

“We loved the place. The home is appropriately named as we saw whales right from the deck everyday. Today, they were in the bay below us and gave us quite a show. Saw whale tails and even one breached for us. An amazing place and we would recommend it to anyone.”