Long Beach House Vacation Home
Long Beach House is a quaint home nestled on the shores of Long Beach, Bonavista. This cozy heritage home is completely restored into a beach themed getaway while preserving the traditional architecture of the home.
Situated in the hear of historic Bonavista, this home is close to all local attractions and within walking distance to restaurants, the Garrick Theater, and more. This 2 bedroom home is available for year round rentals. The home features a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, sleeper sofa, bbq, washer and dryer and much more. Come stay in this charming , comfortable vacation property.
- Beautifully furnished home
- Ocean view
- Fully-equipped kitchen and dining area
- Two bedrooms and a pull out sofa to comfortably accommodate six guests
- Single cot
- Nautical style décor with a touch of country charm
- Full Bathroom
- Modern conveniences such as high speed internet access and cable TV
- Rear patio deck with outdoor BBQ and ocean view
- Laundry on site
- High chair and playpen available
James Guy – a Rolling Cove carpenter, fisherman and sealer, and son of fisherman Joseph Guy and Alice [O’Connell] Guy – is believed to have built this house circa 1904, the year he and Susan Russell married in the Church of England Church. James (born 1865) had four younger siblings: Thomas (1873-), Edward (1875-), John (1878-), and Mary Elfrida (1870-). James went “to the ice” as a sealer for eleven seasons. He died circa 1945 and the house passed to Bert Guy, grandson of James’ brother, Edward. This structure is typical of a fishermen’s house of the period, though perhaps of slightly better construction due to Guy’s carpentry skills.
This two bay, low gable-roof structure with 2/2 windows and an interior chimney was a popular house style at Bonavista in the first half of the 20th century as wood roof shingles became more difficult to obtain and roofing felt was adopted as a cost-efficient alternative. However, the two bay, steep gable-roof version of this house – essentially the same design – also remained fairly popular ca. 1890-1940 by people who apparently preferred the higher roof and wood shingles. Unlike many similar low gable-roof structures in the nearby Bayley’s Cove part of town, this house does not have the gable roundel and panel feature. The cellar adds architectural character to the property.
- Welcome to Off The Cape Blog February 8, 2016