Waterfront Cottage Vacation Rental in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

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The Murphy Cottage Was Located on a Pond in Brigus South NL and was a Nature Lovers Retreat

Pond Side Cabin Rental in NL Canada Offers Luxury Amenities Including Indoor Wood Burning Stove, Outdoor Fire Pit, and Private Dock with Complimentary Pedal Boat 

A waterfront cottage vacation rental in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada was the perfect way to escape the city and reconnect with nature. In fact, the charming cabin was beautifully tucked away in the woods on a quiet private pond. The beautiful Murphy Cottage was located on the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula in the rural community of Brigus South. To be more precise, the NL Airbnb location was approximately an hour drive from the Capital City of St. John’s. However, the NL Irish Loop route made for a scenic coastal road trip to get there! 

Escape in Nature at a Cottage on The Southern Shore of Newfoundland Canada 

The cabin was easy to locate with a large yellow welcome sign at the end of the driveway. Furthermore, there was also ample off-road parking for a couple of vehicles. The Murphy Cottage offered 2 bedrooms with and one washroom with a stand up shower. The cottage grounds were so lovely and an impossible find in the city. In fact, I instantly fell in love with the beautiful woods and water surrounding the vacation property. Located on Brigus pond, the nature retreat offered swimming and a private dock. This would make a fabulous and fun getaway for families travelling with kids! 

The Murphy Cottage Nature Hideaway in Brigus South NL Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Spring Sunset selfie over Brigus pond in NL Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Large back yard at The Murphy Cottage rental in Brigus South Newfoundland Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie

My Stay at The Murphy Waterfront Vacation Rental in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Featured a Traditional Wood Stove and Modern Rustic Interior Decor 

The traditional NL wood burning stove was one of my favourite luxuries at The Murphy Cottage vacation accommodation. In fact, the wood heat from the fireplace created a cozy cabin atmosphere while listening to the rain pouring down outside. There was plenty of firewood, fire starting supplies and detailed instructions for managing the fireplace. I absolutely loved curling up in the big comfy chair with hot coffee and a good book. The soft designer throw blanket by Hudson Bay Co. added a chic Canadian cottage feel and optimal coziness. 

Cozy Canadian Cabin Style Made The Murphy Cottage the Most Relaxing Pond-Side Vacation Getaway

Modern rustic décor created a modern luxury vibe at the stylish Murphy Cottage retreat. The natural pine wood walls paired perfectly with modern furniture pieces and light fixtures. Interestingly, the vacation property was built in the 1970’s and belonged to the owner Courtney’s grandparents. The short term vacation rental property had been recently restored to its current state. The rural Newfoundland holiday rental made a perfect weekend escape not too far from the provinces Avalon Peninsula.

Modern rustic cottage dining room with pond views at The Murphy Cottage NL Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Traditional Newfoundland wood stove at The Murphy Cottage in Brigus South. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Canadian Cabin Vibes at The Murphy Cottage in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie

Cabin Rental in Newfoundland Canada Offered Cozy Luxurious Comfort and Cultural Books to Read by Local NL Authors

Special touches by the host could be found throughout the waterfront cottage rental in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada. Some great examples included a delicious loaf of fresh baked homemade bread upon arrival, lots of rainy day entertainment and an abundance of free fire wood! In fact, there was even a complimentary pedal boat for guests located at the dock. The beds were very comfortable and the master bedroom offered stunning views of Brigus Pond to awaken to. Traditional handmade “granny square” throw cushions by Slip Stitch NL adorned the beds. Additionally, the washroom and shower were stocked with luxurious soaps and toiletries. 

Free Firewood and A Wonderful Library of Local Newfoundland Books Were Thoughtful Ideas at NL Cottage 

I especially enjoyed snuggling up by the fireplace and reading the award winning
 book “Food Culture Place” by Lori McCarthy and Marsha Tulk. Both ladies are foragers who practice making use of all the delicious natural delicacies that Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. Inspired by recipes and photos I have foraged for Chanterelle mushrooms in the past and used them in my pasta dinner. In fact, the natural mushrooms are the most popular of wild edible mushrooms and bring a savoury woodsy taste with a velvety texture. I am really looking forward to berry picking and mushroom season on the island! 

Modern chic decor and scented candles at NL cabin rental in Brigus South. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Bucket list adventure book at cabin rental in Newfoundland Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Reading Food Culture Place by Lori McCarthy and Marsha Tulk by the wood stove in NL Canada cottage. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie

Things to do Near The Murphy Cottage in Brigus South NL Included Hiking on the East Coast Trail and Iceberg Hunting in the Nearby Town of Ferryland 

There was no time to be bored during my waterfront cottage vacation rental in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada. In fact, the East Coast Trail hiking network is accessible via Brigus South. The trailhead for the Brigus Head Path Trail is accessible next to the community wharf in the small rural village. This leg of the coastal hiking trail is 6.4 km in length and rated moderate in difficulty. In the Summer months visiting finback, humpback and minke whales can be seen from the land circling Brigus bight. As a matter of fact, the large sea creatures use their net shaped bodies to trap capelin and other feeder fish. The cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean are bountiful feeding grounds for whales, sharks and other forms of marine life. 


Enjoy a Feed of Traditional Newfoundland Fish and Chips After a Hike on the East Coast Trail

A short drive down the NL Coast took me to the historic town of Ferryland where a large iceberg had been grounded for weeks. The ancient berg was a popular natural attraction with both locals and tourists alike.  Uniquely, the icebergs float down the coast from Canadas Arctic or Greenland via “iceberg alley”. The glacial giants can be viewed along the coastline by both land and sea in season. After working up an appetite hiking I decided to stop into The Squid Jigger restaurant and pub near Cape Broyle. The food and drink establishment was the perfect spot to stop for a feed of traditional Newfoundland fish and chips while enjoying views of Capelin Bay. Don’t forget the dressing and gravy!! 

Grounded icebergs viewed in Ferryland Newfoundland Canada May 2023. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Hiking along the coastline near Brigus South NL was full of surprises left behind by gulls and other sea birds. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie
Fishing boat “Allison Marie” tied up to the wharf in Brigus South Newfoundland Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie

Newfoundland Sunrise and Sunset on the Private Pond Side Dock Was a Memorable Experience at The Murphy Cottage in East Coast Canada 

The most memorable moment of my nature getaway to The Murphy Cottage was the unbelievable sunrise and sunset over the pond.  I had a campfire going outside in the fire pit and the wind died off just in time for the Newfoundland sunset to paint the sky in multiple shades of orange and yellow. In fact, I sat quietly on the private dock while listening to the coyotes howl in the distance and the many sounds of local birds such as loons. A cabin retreat would be the perfect destination for travellers with an interest in bird watching in NL.

The Murphy Cottage in Newfoundland Canada Offers Opportunities for Bird Watching and Listening to the Sounds of Nature 

I enjoyed the pond side sunset at the cottage so much that I set an alarm to ensure I didn’t sleep through the sunrise. It was well worth the early morning rise to sit on the dock and watch the sun peep up over the hills. The Southern Shore Island sunrise turned the sky an array of mystical colours. Thankfully, it was the perfect way to start the day and I was quite glad I hauled myself out of bed to experience such a beautiful tranquil moment. I found it remarkably peaceful watching the mist rise off of the water while listening to the many sounds of nature. 


Brigus South pond sunrise in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie 
Complimentary pedal boat at the cottage dock during dusk. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie 
Evening sunset over the pond at The Murphy Cottage in Brigus South NL Canada. Photo credit: Cora Lee Rennie.

Newfoundland Canada Cabin Rental on Quiet Pond in Brigus South Canada Was a Relaxing Nature Retreat 

In closing, the Murphy Cottage was an amazing nature retreat on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland and Labrador Canada. The modern rustic styled cabin was perfectly located on Brigus Pond providing many opportunities for water activities and family fun. Looking forward to heading back to this peaceful and relaxing vacation property again soon to curl up by the wood stove! 

A Waterfront Cottage Vacation Rental is a Great Way to Enjoy the Natural Beauty of the East Coast Island 

 The Murphy Cottage in Brigus South Newfoundland is a Fantastic Getaway Located Within an Hour Drive of St. John’s 

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  • Newfoundland & Labrador

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Brigus South, Cape Broyle, NL A0A 1P0, Canada
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Comments 7

Rene Coatta on Monday, 29 May 2023 19:50

What an amazing vacation rental!!

What an amazing vacation rental!!
Cora Lee Rennie on Tuesday, 30 May 2023 01:10

Thank you Rene! I absolutely loved the charming Murphy Cottage in Brigus South Newfoundland Canada. It was a nature lovers retreat!

Thank you Rene! I absolutely loved the charming Murphy Cottage in Brigus South Newfoundland Canada. It was a nature lovers retreat!
Janel Coe on Monday, 29 May 2023 22:04

A gorgeous rental for sure! I love the multi-coloured deck chairs.

A gorgeous rental for sure! I love the multi-coloured deck chairs.
Cora Lee Rennie on Tuesday, 30 May 2023 01:11

It sure was an amazing cottage getaway! My mom wants to escape to the Airbnb next! She loves Newfoundland cabins!

It sure was an amazing cottage getaway! My mom wants to escape to the Airbnb next! She loves Newfoundland cabins!
Cora Lee Rennie on Sunday, 04 June 2023 00:36

Thank you Lori! I think you would love this cottage in Brigus South. So many fun things to do there! I’m going to take my mom there in the Fall. The pedal boat is awesome!

Thank you Lori! I think you would love this cottage in Brigus South. So many fun things to do there! I’m going to take my mom there in the Fall. The pedal boat is awesome!
Andrea Horning on Monday, 12 June 2023 13:13

I love the colourful chairs outside! What a beautiful area, you are one lucky girl living out that way!

I love the colourful chairs outside! What a beautiful area, you are one lucky girl living out that way!
Cora Lee Rennie on Monday, 12 June 2023 21:29

Thank you Andrea!! There sure are so many beautiful places to explore throughout Newfoundland and Labrador!

Thank you Andrea!! There sure are so many beautiful places to explore throughout Newfoundland and Labrador!
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