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Harbour Couture - Adventurers Delight and best kept secret in Trinity Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1500 sq. feet of loft and apartment space with harbour view in Trinity Bay, NL

Harbour Couture is a redesigned general store nestled in the heart of Southport, Trinity Bay. Described as a 'New York loft' it is at once traditional and sophisticated. The 800 square foot main floor living area has six large windows facing south. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and dining table on this level. A beautifully decorated lower level apartment has everything you need for comfort and convenience: master bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The sitting room on this level has a comfy sofabed.

Southport is a fishing harbour where crab, caplein, lobster, herring, and cod are landed during the summer season. Guests can explore the shoreline, visit the wharves and chat with local fishermen. Or walk five minutes to the end of the community and it is pure ocean, cliffs and sky!

Take Pap's Path up to Jack Baker's Hill - the views of the bay are stunning! Swim in the pristine Lambert's Pond just 5 minute walk from the shop.

Collect driftwood at Heart's Ease Beach for a boil-up or keep treasures.

Note to Kayakers: enjoy this bay with islands, coves, caves and beaches. The 4-hour round trip from Harbour Couture down to Wester' Head, up through the tickle, past Gooseberry Cove, up Ganney Cove Arm to the Rattle, portage across at Little Heart's Ease Neck to Squidholes and the waters of Southwest Arm...this is for the experienced!

Lots to do picking berries, whale watching, icebergs in season can often be seen. You can fish off the wharves and cook-up on Back Beach.

In nearby Gooseberry Cove, Trina's One Stop Shop has very good selection of basic groceries, including beer. Bring specialty items with you or travel 40 minutes to Clarenville for supermarket shopping.

Southport is centrally located for day trips to the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas which provide world class hiking trails, museums, restaurants as well as ferries to remote communities.

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peggy hogan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About peggy hogan

I moved from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland 35 years ago and fell in love with the place, its landscape and its people. I worked as a costume designer in the capitol city St. John's for most of that time. Since moving to Southport I've become part of the community and feel very settled here with my partner. We enjoy summer and winter outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing and ice skating. We recently moved to nearby Gooseberry Cove where I enjoy gardening.

Travel is a passion for me: to Morocco in the mid 70's, across Canada by train in 1980, to Spain, England, Cuba, Mexico and New York. I love travelling in Newfoundland and labrador and hope to do more of that too! For now I want to be a great host to guests at Harbour Couture.

peggy hogan purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why peggy hogan chose Southport

I bought the community store in Southport in 2005. It had been closed for 3 years. I made it my home and used the space for the creation of theatre costumes and a line of clothing under the label Harbour Couture. There are still period costumes and hats in the studio from my collection. My husband and I love it and want to share it with guests from this province and from across the world.

Southport is centrally located for day trips to the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas which provide world class hiking trails, museums, restaurants as well as ferries to remote communities.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Harbour Couture is in the centre of the community and very much apart of activity here. The building is located next to the water, where guests can launch kayaks and explore the harbour and the shoreline of the beautiful Trinity Bay - the views are stunning! And the area is great for hiking, swimming, beach combing and for visiting the wharves and chatting with local fishermen. For hikers, this is a joy with the old paths, the barrens, and trails along the cliffs.

In nearby Gooseberry, Karen's Convenience has good selection of basic groceries. Bring specialty items with you or travel 45 minutes to Clarenville for supermarket shopping. Please contact me for more information on food shopping in our area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Southport

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • main Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    second Bathroom - toilet
  • There are lots of towels. We supply hand soap, shampoo and conditioner. There is a hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 large double bed
    second Bedroom - 1 double bed
    third bedroom - 1 double bed
  • we also have a sofabed in lower level sitting room which sleeps two
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Harbour Couture - Adventurers Delight and best kept secret in Trinity Bay
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Washington, DC

Simply spectacular

  • 5 of 5

I waited two years to visit here after seeing a photo and falling in love with it. It was worth the wait. It is my fifth trip to Newfoundland and this stay was one of the highlights of all five trips. The house is beautiful and interesting, Peggy and Viv are so warm and funny, the village is picturesque and the locals very friendly.

I will never, ever forget it. Simply the best.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou - so happy you loved it here. We were delighted to spend time with you too and won’t be forgetting it! Peggy and Viv
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New Boston, NH, USA

Lovely, welcoming and relaxing stay - Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks Peggy for your warm Newfoundland hospitality and making sure our stay in the Southport & Gooseberry Cove communities was an unforgettably terrific experience. We appreciate the yummy homemade bread and jam that awaited our arrival, the helpful pointers/maps for hikes, kayak paddles and berry picking spots. We also loved sharing stories with you and Viv over a drink or two, as well as seeing you both out on the Hearts Ease Beach Trail. Harbour Couture was a great place to feel at home - eclectic, well appointed, comfortable and with everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newmarket, ON

Newfoundland hospitality at its best

  • 5 of 5


Peggy gave us a warm welcome and the facility was clean cosy and greatly exceeded our expectations. The residents of Southport and Gooseberry Cove are truly remarkable demonstrating the essence of true Newfoundland hospitality.

We all loved the Friday evening shed party singing and dancing with the local residents. We had a memorable stay.

Thank you Peggy and Viv

From All 6 of us

Tony, Chrissie, Lee, Nick, Annette and Ross Bradbury🤠?

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Harbour Couture for 3 nights in late June 2018. What a wonderfully eclectic accomodation. We felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Peggy is a fantastic host and provided us with lots of information on things to do and places to go. She also left us a delicious love of homemade bread and raspberry jam! Unfortunately we were not able to attend the local gathering on Friday night but we did have a fantastic boat tour from the harbour in Gooseberry Cove with Mike. We also took a daytrip to Trinity, Elliston and Buena Vista. Loved seeing the puffins in their natural habitat. Thanks so much Peggy. Hope we can return somtime in the future.

Ron and Mary

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Peggy welcomed us with fresh baked cookies!! The house is charming and our family of four was able to spread out and relax. Peggy is an amazing artist and welcomed us to even use her art supplies!! Our last night was the day before the start of cod season and we were invited to dance and eat in the fishing hut next to us with the locals. Peggy has rubber boots in all adult and kid sizes for exploring the beaches. We wore them every day :) What a memorable trip for our family!! Thank you Peggy and Viv for your hospitality and warmth.

Love Monty, Margaret, Eleanor (7), and Malcolm (2)

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We won’t forget the four of you - great people to have in our home and all I can say is Thankyou for coming to Southport.
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Relaxing and picturesque.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away from the city! We had rain for 4 out of 6 days but Harbour Couture is so nice it was a pleasure to be inside! Spending time in front of the wood stove, listening to the wind and rain against the windows, enjoying cozy days surrounded by nice art and immaculate surroundings and good book and each other. Highlights include Local hikes-Hearts ease beach and others, further abroad at arnolds cove and Skirwink. Enjoyed the history of the area and the scenery of Picturesque Southport. Highly Recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Jesse It was a complete pleasure to have the three of you here! I highly recommend you and your amazing daughter! Best wishes and I hope we see you again soon! We miss you 😍 Peggy and Viv
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house around the Southport

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2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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