Fall in love with the heart of Irish Newfoundland at The Convent Guesthouse, a tastefully repurposed Irish Convent located in the southernmost historic town of Trepassey minutes by car from the Mistaken Point UNESCO World Heritage Site & Ecological Reserve; a scenic 2 hr drive south of the capital city of St John's along the Irish Loop Route 10.
Your hosts Karen & Captain Kenneth have travelled, worked & lived in diverse countries worldwide and speak several languages including fluent Spanish.
Let the Edge of the Avalon peninsula captivate your imagination and love of place & culture and base yourself at The Convent Guesthouse for a truly unique travel experience.
Maintaining the original Convent structure, the newly upgraded interior is modern, bright & clean with comfortable rooms infused with charming local aesthetic, quality amenities and original pieces.
This, and an unimpeded panoramic view of the harbour and a satisfying complimentary Continental breakfast, your stay with us is sure to feel inspired!
YOUR ROOM BOOKING INCLUDES:
In addition to free coffee, tea , hot chocolate and bottled water during your entire stay, you can choose from the varied delicious items on our breakfast menu to enjoy what YOU like for breakfast. Breakfast is served in our cheerful Breakfast Room - the perfect start to your day on The Edge of The Irish Loop!
Quality Queen Room
Each Queen Room is designed for your comfort & convenience with pillow-topped mattress, plush duvet, 100 % Egyptian cotton sheets, bottled water, dressing table, luggage rack, ample USB ports, interesting books about NL, wardrobe, shower caddy, towels, and a hairdryer
Wifi & Entertainment
High speed internet is provided throughout the Guesthouse.
Feel free to log on to your Netflix account with our Smart TV, board games, playing cards, picture books, newspapers and magazines are located in the guest lounge for your entertainment.
Outdoor Green Space & Parks
A public children's park and basketball court are located between The Convent Guesthouse and harbour. There is ample green space to play ball games, badminton, frisbee etc..
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Private Business Office with Tour/Travel Information
A private Business Office with computer, printer, tourist information and interactive guest comment board is available for your use. An iron & board is also provided.
The Convent Guesthouse can easily accommodate a number of small and large vehicles, recreational boats, motorcycles and ATVs.
Base yourself at The Convent Guesthouse and enjoy the attractions and activities of the region.
Contact us for assistance with your tour plans, bookings, or for more information.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
"There’s old — and then there’s Mistaken Point old." The world´s most ancient creatures are found at the province’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. 10 min drive
Follow this link to be sure to book your tour in advance!
Titanic Museum &
Myrick Wireless Centre
"The dramatic headland at Cape Race has a compelling history that dates back to the first maps of the new world but is best known as the home of the Marconi Station that received Titanic's distress signal...". 45 min drive
at St Vincent's Beach
"It almost seems like you could touch them..." Watch the whales swim in the deep bay and feed on thousands of capelin as they roll on the waves towards the shore at St Vincent's. 30 min drive
Normally viewed the month of July
Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve & Bird Sanctuary
"One of the world´s largest seabird colonies. The site is home to an estimated 24,000 northern gannets, 20,000 black-legged kittiwakes, 20,000 common murres, and 2,000 thick-billed murres, as well as hundreds of razorbill & black guillemot breeding pairs. Humpback whales may be viewed from the heights during the annual capelin run." 3.5 hr drive
The easternmost hiking trail in North America delivers hikers to a world of towering cliffs & headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser, abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world's southernmost caribou herd, a 50 mt suspension bridge and over 300 kilometres of pristine trails. 30 min approx.
& Animal Rescue
Salmonier Nature Park is a centre for environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, research and environmental monitoring. A visit to Salmonier Nature Park connects you to the stewardship of wilderness and wildlife. 1.5 hrs
Other area activities - contact us for more info & tour booking assistance
Salmon & Trout Fishing - 5 min drive and 25 min drive
Local NL Kitchen Party & Screech-In
Dinner Theatre - Local and in Ferryland - 1 hr drive approx
Local groomed ATV Trails
Learn about Amelia Earhart´s connection to Trepassey
“The location of the guesthouse so close to Mistaken Point is great. Our weekend stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. Karen and Kenneth took great care of all our needs and are really knowledgable about the region.”
Ingrid Clausen, Argentina