2 bedroom rental overlooking the ocean
This could be your Newfoundland cottage - Wake to the sound of waves, watch seabirds diving into Conception bay while you drink coffee in bed - perhaps even spot a few whales or an iceberg just off the point. The Art Cox House is a traditional Newfoundland Bay House, having maintained much of its traditional character while still providing all the modern comforts you expect from a Newfoundland vacation rental. There are 2 bedrooms with double beds and a pull out sofa bed if needed. If you consider a pet part of your travelling family we welcome them too - we are pet friendly! This housekeeping unit is fully equipped with linens, kitchenware, barbeque, tv/dvd/vhs, games, Newfoundland books, and even an ecclectic old LP collection to take you back in time. History of the House - The Cox House was built circa 1917 by Art Cox. In the style of the time - plank boards form external as well as internal walls. One wall in the living room is made of exposed boards - some over 20 inches wide - something you would never see in a lumber yard today. Newspapers were pasted to the outside walls to add extra insulation under the many layers of wallpaper. In some places the wallpaper was 1/4" thick. The house originally only had 2 small windows facing the water - an attempt to ward off the cold winter winds. The 4 main windows are perfectly oriented to capture the warm heat of the winter sun - something later generations would re-discover and claim as their own ``new`` invention - Passive Solar Heating. The touch of the originally carpenters is evident if you look carefully. At several places in the plank ceiling and floor boards on the upper level you can see roman numerals etched into the wood - measurements marked by a carpenter with an awl. In places there are 2 sets of markings - one indicating the original board dimension - the other indicating what needed to be removed.