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Dory Buff House

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Dory Buff House is perfect for you if you’re looking for an authentic, non-touristy Newfoundland outport experience.

Built in 1847 with its signature hipped roof, Dory Buff House was fully renovated in 2015, keeping much of the original woodwork intact including walls and floors.

Coco and Dave welcome you to historic Dory Buff House, uniquely situated on the sunny side of Bonavista peninsula, steps from the Atlantic ocean and a commercial stage, in the quaint working fishing harbor of Summerville. A 2.5 hour drive from St. John’s, 25 minutes from historic Trinity and scenic Port Rexton; 45 minutes from shopping in Clarenville, and 50 minutes from the Bonavista lighthouse.

The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen with electric rang/oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave; laundry room with washer and dryer; dining room; living room with TV (cable and wifi); main floor guest bedroom with a queen bed, and a ½ bath. On the second floor, look out over the ocean from your king bed in the master bedroom; full bathroom with shower; and a 3rd bedroom with bunk beds, also facing the ocean. Throughout Dory Buff Coco's original artwork adorns the walls.

Enjoy a quiet afternoon in the back garden picking blueberries, or take a walk along any of Summerville’s beautiful coves and beaches where sea glass and other treasures abound.

Depending on which part of the year you’re visiting, watch breaching humpback, fin, minke and killer whales from the comfort of the front bridge (Newfanese for ‘deck’). Walk down to the fishing stage to meet the local fishermen and see the same tools of the trade, and fish cleaning and salting techniques Newfoundland fishermen have been incorporating for 500 years.

For bird lovers, you’ll be surrounded by blue jays, sparrows, crows, seagulls, osprey and bald eagles to name just a few. The fishing stage is a big draw for seabirds looking for a free feast following the filleting of cod caught daily in Summerville harbor. Stop by the stage and who knows, a kindly local fisherman may just gift you with a couple of filets of fresh caught north Atlantic cod!

Pets are welcome along with their responsible owners. Please be vigilant about scooping, and with Newfoundland's ever-changing weather, we ask that you give them a good towel-off before entering the house on rainy days or after an ocean plunge :)

Dory Buff is next door to our other vacation rental North Sea Whale House. Dave offices out of his shed situated on the hill behind both properties.

Dory Buff is perfect for you if you’re looking for an authentic, non-touristy Newfoundland outport experience.

Summerville maintains the same unique traditional charm it has had for hundreds of years. Locals refer fondly to the area as being a "festival free zone." Our sincere desire is that your friendly, respectful, discreet interaction with the locals will keep it that way!

Thank you!

Coco and Dave

*Note: Built in 1847 with its signature hipped roof, Dory Buff House was fully renovated in 2015, keeping much of the original woodwork intact including walls and floors. The home retains its original steep central staircase which may not be suitable for young children or adults with mobility issues.

Please park on the gravel in front of the house, near the trash bin.

We live in The Quarters next door (99 Harbour View Dr). Dave works out of his shed at the back of the property, and is available to answer any questions you might have.

Dory Buff is a historic home which has been thoughtfully restored. Please treat the home with gentle care.

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Home highlights

Parking

Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet

Pictures

DB front magic

New bridge - 2020

New bridge 2020

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Dining/Kitchen

Kitchen

Amenities

Parking & facilities

Parking-on-street , Parking included

Policies

Pets welcome

Bathroom & laundry

Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board , Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Heating available

Entertainment

TV (Antenna)

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining

Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven , Refrigerator

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Pets welcome

Check-in: 04:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Location

101 Harbour View Dr. , Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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About host

Dave and Coco Sturgeon

We live in Joshua Tree California in the winter, and Summerville Newfoundland in the summer/fall. We enjoy hiking, cruising traveling, and visiting France as often as possible :)

We own and operate an international Radio & TV Ad Agency called Radio TV Agents LLC. Coco is an artist, working in paints, clay, and objets trouve (as you'll see when you visit).

We especially enjoy welcoming our wonderful guests and their furry friends each season!

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