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“Perfect cabin...except for the beds” 4 of 5 stars
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Park House Road | P.O Box 173, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada   |  
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Toronto
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“Perfect cabin...except for the beds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Big Garden Cottages is a perfect place to stay. Very quiet area with an absolutely amazing view.

Pros: We had the cabin facing the water (#5). It was the only one that directly faced the water, and I recommend getting this one if you want a view. The others had balconies that faced sideways (i.e. faced the cabin across from it). We could see the great view from inside, while having coffee on a cool morning. That alone is worth the stay. We drove by some of the other nearby places in Rocky Harbour, and none of them looked as nice (either they were too close together, or right on the road, or the view was of the store across the street with water behind it).

The cabin had a great array of dishes/glasses, etc. The appliances look very new. The whole cabin looked very new. Each room has independant heating control, which we needed once or twice to keep the chill at bay when the night temps dropped.

Cons: The major con was the beds. Both rooms had beds that had very hard, yet non-supportive mattresses, and the beds and bedframes creaked and squeaked incredibly any time you moved, which we had to do many times due to the discomfort, which would wake up the person beside you.

Other con of cabin #5: It is attached to the main office, so you hear the phone ringing at all hours, and hear Dora doing laundry and so on when she is there - luckily not before 9am.

Another tip: There are no fresh vegetables available anywhere near Norris Point or Rocky Harbour, unless you happen to catch the tiny all-purpose store on the right day. You should plan to stop in Deer Lake on the way in and pick up what you need.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Corner Brook, Canada
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

The cottage we stayed in was bright & very clean. Had everything in it you'd need. Cottages are across the road from the harbour. Gorgeous view.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

Beautiful place to stay. Cabins are very clean and well kept. Owner is very friendly and accommadting. We loved staying there and would definitely stay again.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — there was nothing we disdliked
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2006

I recently stayed at these lovely, new cottages. If they aren't brand new, they certainly look it, and everything in them looks new as well. All floors are hardwood, the kitchen is well supplied, and there is sufficient room between each cottage. These are a perfect size for someone needing a two bedroom, not overly large, but spacious enough without walking all over each other. The location is great and the bay is right across the road. For kayakers, there is a boat launch that you can see from the property. Dora was an absolutely lovely woman. I would highly recommend these cottages.

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Address: Park House Road | P.O Box 173, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Norris Point
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Norris Point
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Big Garden Cottages Norris Point, Newfoundland

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