House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Jen and Joel
- english, french
About Jen and Joel
My wife Jen and I grew up in Ontario and have 2 boys. Jen is a Registered nurse and I am a business executive. We are both big foodies and we love seafood. I love the outdoors and enjoy salmon fishing and hiking. We currently live in Ontario.
Jen and Joel purchased this House in 2011
Why Jen and Joel chose Bonne Bay Pond
We love Newfoundland. After 20 years of being a tourist in Newfoundland we decided to call it home! We were married in Newfoundland and have seen just about every corner of the island. The property was perfect for us. It is not far from the fish plant, the park, a lake, the airport and amenities in Deer Lake. The park is 2.5 hours across so the location of Chateau Shady Loop right in the middle of route across the park is perfect. We are big fans of Winter activities as well. Chateau Shady Loop averages 14 feet of snow in the winter and is only 50 min from Marble mountain for downhill skiing. We love everything about Chateau Shady Loop. We love sharing it with others so they can experience the beauty of Newfoundland, the people and the great outdoors.
What makes this House unique
When we stay in Shady Loop there are so many things we enjoy doing. Certainly taking in the fresh air, the sky FULL of stars and walking the beach are fovorites of ours. We LOVE seafood, so having the fish plant and proper grocery access nearby makes for OUTSTANDING meals. Having Gros Morne national park only a few kilometres away makes for outstanding day trips. Whether it is out looking for moose, off hiking a mountain, or taking a walk at the tablelands - there is just so much to do!!!
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Hot tub worked but not fully operative
Dishwasher out of action
Basement cold dark uninviting
No pole to open awning
A bit tired!
We loved the location and convenience of this house. The view was spectacular and barring bad weather the grounds added to a relaxed and enjoyable getaway. After having booked more than 12 months in advance, the house was not ready for us when we arrived late in the day. This was very disappointing. In general the house felt OK, but not spot on as far as cleanliness of the place.
We are glad to hear you had a great visit to Chateau Shady Loop and enjoyed the location and convenience.
Unfortunately we were going through a calendar system change and it caused a mix up with our cleaners. One needs and IT company to rent their house these days.... We are very sorry that we were not fully ready at your arrival. We are used to piles of comments on how clean it is so we feel horrible that we were not ready when you arrived. We work so hard to provide a great place for our guest and your review makes us feel really bad. Sorry
Property was very clean and ammenities were great.
The property location is great for a winter snowmobiling trip. Easy access to trails and backcountry. Owners are great to book with and very accommodating. Home is very clean.
Quiet, well appointed house in a great location!
Thank you Jen and Joel for a wonderful time at your delightful house! From our first contact with you through the end of our stay our rental experience with you was perfect!
This house is well appointed and very clean. We did all of our cooking in and the kitchen had everything we needed to do so - all we had to do was supply the food and cook it! There is ample bedding and towels as well as towels for the hot tub and beach. The pond is a short walk away and would have been warm enough to swim in had we had time. We will definitely be recommending your place to family and friends!
Execellent location to explore Gros Morne
Wonderful location, beautiful deck (although some of the boards are in need of replacing) with great view of the lake. Great space indoors for 6 people.
Fantastic location to explore Gros Morne
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Gros Morne and Chateau Shady Loop is located in an ideal spot for exploring both the Tablelands and Rocky Harbour sides of the park. The house was very nice and easy to find. While there were a few things that could use minor maintenance they did not negatively impact our stay. I would recommend picking up groceries in Deer Lake before checking into the house. We really enjoyed the West Brook Pond boat tour, sea kayaking with Gros Morne Adventure, the Tablelands hike and of course conquering Gros Morne Mountain. It is quite a hike -took us 7.5 hours but well worth it! The Deer Lake Insectarium is also fun for a rainy day or before flying home. We would definitely recommend this location to friends and would stay here again ourselves. Gros Morne is fantastic!
Chateau Shady Loop is in the ideal location to explore Western Newfoundland. Its tough to tell from a map, but there is a lot of land to cover. Gros Morne National Park is 2.5 hours to travel from side to side, so if you are not in the right location you can spend a lot of time driving versus exploring. Amenities are very important if you plan on doing your own cooking. Chateau Shady Loop is only 15 minutes from full grocery stores vs. have a kitchen, but minimal access to supplies once you get further from Deer Lake.
There is so much to see and do from Chateau Shady Loop. Every season offers different activities. In the summer there is great hiking trails to explore. Gros Morne national park has amazing hiking trails. There are trails for all abilities. The two toughest are Green Gardesn and a full day hike up gros morne mountain. After these hikes you will be very glad the hot tub is awaiting you at our Chateau. There are many other hikes all within a 45 minute drive that will leave you debating which trails to do.
In the Winter Chateau Shady Loop transforms into a Winter Wonderland. With an average snowfall of 14ft there are no limits to the adventures you can have. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are sure to keep you busy.
If you are a fisherman there is trout fishing all around in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. You can get a guide and fly fish for Salmon outside the park and you get your own tag inside the park (contact park for details). If you want to deep sea fish for cod there are charters within 30-60 minutes of the Chateau.
The beach at Chateau Shady Loop is a great place for a swim. The sandy beach is a rare find on the island and can make for a relaxing day, or a place to explore.
There is lots of wildlife in the area. The park has thousands of moose and a herd of caribou, both of which have made the occasional visit to shady loop. Be careful driving at night, especially inside the park.