Murray House Vacation Home meets the high standards set by Canada Select and us, the owners. Murray House Vacation Home meets the high standards set by Canada Select and us, the owners.
We warmly welcome visitors who appreciate nature and the comforts of a home setting but, FOR THOSE LOOKING TO HOST PARTIES AT OUR HOUSE, PLEASE DO NOT INQUIRE ABOUT OUR VACATION HOME.
The house has been completely upgraded in the past 4 years with regular attention to maintenance. It has been fully repainted in recent months. Heating is via electric fan forced wall heating units. Lighting is ceiling lights (some recessed) and room lamps
ALTHOUGH MOST COMFORTABLE FOR THOSE SEEKING 2 BEDROOM ACCOMODATIONS (ONE WITH A QUEEN BED AND ONE WITH A DOUBLE BED), THERE IS A DOUBLE FUTON IN THE LIVING ROOM THAT CAN PROVIDE EXTRA SLEEPING QUARTERS IF NEEDED
Parking is private and allows for 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 cupboard to the left and a walk in closet directly opposite the front door. Within the cupboard, there are some games and laundry supplies. A bench stool sits along the side of the porch for convenience in sitting to put on footwear. Inside the bi-fold closet doors, the area is semi-divided in two, with the left side containing a clothes rod, clothes hangers, a shelf with various board games / outdoor activity games, 2 recycling bins, and a floor fan. The other side contains a full sized, front opening, stackable washer and dryer. There is a lit tree attached to a small side table on the side of the porch adjacent to the French door
Exiting the front porch by French doors (sheers for privacy and to add to the atmosphere of the room), 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, a drip coffee perk, instant regular and decaf coffee, knife block with knives, saran wrap in dispenser, electric can opener, slow cooker, bread maker, casserole dish, salad spinner, air fryer, T-Fal slicer / spinner, storage containers, 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 chairs as well as 2 bar-stool type chairs. We have various spices on a spice rack behind the stove as well as salt, pepper, sugar, flour, individual artificial sweeteners / sugar / peanut butter / jam / and butter, tea, hot chocolate, 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, bathroom, and both bedrooms. There is a wooden garbage box outside the house to dispose of garbage for pick-up. Various household cleaners are kept in the cupboard under the kitchen sink
There is a corner stand in the kitchen, on which there is a portable stereo system (the bottom cupboard section of the stand stocked with children's activity books and washable markers)
On the far side of the kitchen there is a closet which contains the boiler, a vacuum cleaner, broom, dust pan, mop, iron, 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. Extra pillows are contained in the base of the futon. The second couch extends to recline position on both ends. A coffee table and end table are within reach of the couches. The 55 inch flat screen TV sits on a full sized electric fireplace (operated by remote control). We have a vast array of cable TV channels, a DVD player, and also Wii game systems with a limited number of games
Stairs leading to the second level of the house have a bookshelf at the base, on which there are tourism books and tourism maps, a book about Pouch Cove, also a document prepared by me depicting some points of interest in Pouch Cove, St. John's, and surrounding areas. High powered binoculars are made available at the home also
The first room encountered on the second level is the master bedroom which is equipped with a queen sized, pillow top sleigh bed with fresh linen and 4 pillows. Also adorning the room is a full sized dresser with mirror, 47 inch flat screened TV on an electric fireplace TV stand, and two small table end tables (on one sitting a large artificial flower display in a large vase; the other, an alarm clock). As you face the back wall of the room, there is a stand-alone sink on which sits provided liquid hand soap. On the rod to its left, there is a towel, facecloth, hair straightener, 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. Extra bed linens are found in an ottoman in the closet, extra blankets and an electric blanket on a small table within the closet. There is also an electric fan and dehumidifier
Exiting the master bedroom, there is a well-stocked linen closet to the right. In this closet, there are pillow protectors, pillow cases, small blankets / shoulder throws, facecloths, and towels of various sizes
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 toiletries, wash scrunchies, and mouthwash / disposable small glasses). The medicine cabinet over the single sink holds various medical supplies (bandaids, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, tylenol) as well as dental floss, toothbrushes, disposable razors, cotton balls). 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 and spare kitchen garbage bags for the compact, lidded, garbage container
To the right of the bathroom is the second bedroom, which contains a double bed on which is fresh linen and 4 pillows. The room has a full sized dresser, alarm clock, floor fan, and a electric fireplace TV stand on which sits a 47 inch TV. At the left side of the room, there is a storage unit with extra linen. The bedroom has an open closet area as well as a three hook unit behind the bedroom door. 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 (summer only), including a patio swing, a child patio swing, a 4-seater patio table with umbrella, a 2-seater glider, and a children's plastic stool. Note that, in the fall / winter season, patio furnishings are in storage. However, there will remain the 4 burner 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 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 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 ANYTIME AFTER 2 PM; CHECK OUT TIME IS 11 AM
This home was a home that was in my husband's family since 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 get the second home. Since purchasing it, we have committed great resources and time to matching 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 (the homes are completely separate and have 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 !
Beautiful country setting with an oversized patio and prime view of the ocean+ More