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39 reviews
View of Goose Cove Retreat from the railway access road.
Inspired by a ship deck, Goose Cove Retreat has upper and lower decks, and a bonfire pit.
At night.
With beautiful panoramic views of Trinity Bay, Goose Cove Retreat still remains secluded.
The Retreat's hot tub operates year-round.
The kitchen, living and dining areas are open concept. Perfect for family gatherings and foodies!
The main living room houses a custom-built Rumford fireplace, and deep couches for reading.
View of the dining area.
Main bedroom, overlooking the oceanfront.
Three bathrooms are fitted with showers, towels, and toiletries.
For work and play: the lower level boardroom table also converts to a pool table.
View of Trinity proper from the water.
Kayaking and water sports operators work in Trinity during summer months.
Trinity is located on Iceberg Alley, where ‘bergs float from the arctic, down the island’s coast.
Whale watching is abundant in Trinity in particular. These social creatures often show off!
Goose Cove is minutes from a vast network of hiking trails. This is the view from Skerwink trail.
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Chalet -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Trinity, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Megan F
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1 review
“Elegant Modern Chalet Tucked Away in Rustic Serene Countryside”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Goose cove retreat was a dream! Chic modern decor yet a cozy country feel, and all the amenities of a hotel! Spaces were immaculately clean, pristinely organized and beautifully decorated. Kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms were stocked with all the items and appliances you could need, even flipflops for the hottub/sauna!
Chalet is very spacious, with high ceilings and big bright windows. Loved waking up to the beautiful view of the bay through the tree tops, and enjoying a hottub in the middle of the wilderness.
I went with a group of friends and we found the space perfect for relaxing, and wining & dining, with a great sound system and separate wine fridges.
We look forward to returning soon!

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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Thank you for choosing Goose Cove as your place to Get-Away. We appreciate you doing this review and hope you get to come back soon. Thank you, June
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MeganJacq...
St. John's, Canada
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I was invited to join some friends for a weekend up at the "cabin". Let's just say I was not prepared for a Goose Cove Retreat. I was initially struck by the sleek modern design which quietly stands apart from the rugged Newfoundland landscape. Scattered between the shameless full length windows over looking the ocean, white walls and stainless steel furnishings were antiques, personal books, magazines and games - refinement without pretension. Everything was where I would expect it to be, but always with an extra touch... a warming oven in the kitchen, robes in every bedroom and even speakers outside the house so you didn't miss a beat of your favourite song when sinking into the hot tub!

I only wish I had more time to spend at this home away from home.

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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Thank you for choosing Goose Cove Retreat as your get-away place. Happy that you enjoyed the magic of this special place on the edge of the North Atlantic. Please come again and tell others about this place.
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Adam S
2 reviews
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“Do we have to leave!?”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Nearing the end of an amazing weekend at Goose Cove Retreat, I was left asking my friends: "Do we have to leave!?"

If you are looking to get away from the city, spend quality time with friends and family or if you want a luxurious home base to explore the charming town of Trinity this is the place to do it! Not only is the home spacious and extremely well equipped, but it is also comfortable and welcoming. The unique layout is perfect for spending time in larger groups while at the same time providing many intimate spaces to relax with a book or a nice glass of wine.

If the weather is warm and sunny you can choose from one of multiple decks or terraces, light the fire pit or head down to the dock. If mother nature isn't agreeable thats all the better! There is no need to go anywhere! Light the fireplace, start up the hot tub or sweat away your worries in the sauna. Rain or shine, sun or snow, Goose Cove Retreat will not disappoint.

I can honestly say that my stay at Goose Cove was one of the more relaxing experiences I have ever had and I would enthusiastically recommend it to friends, family and strangers alike.

Now that my friends and I are back at home the only question left is: When are we going back!?

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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Thank you for your kind words to describe this place on the edge of the North Atlantic. We thank you for coming and we hope you return.
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Callaghan...
St. John's, Canada
1 review
“One of the most beautiful places in Canada”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Goose Cover Retreat was a fantastic spot for friends to gather. It offered top notch amenities in a very picturesque setting, while still maintaining a small cottage feel and comfortably slept our entire group. Goose Cove Retreat is a must see and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of staying; the views of the Newfoundland coast line were second to none.

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Liked best: Fire place, hot tub, views, kitchen
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Thank you for staying at Goose Cove Retreat and thank you for your review on trip Advisor. we hope you return and tell others about the magic of this place that sits on the edge of the North Atlantic.
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Lisa R
St. John's, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“excellent spot for a family or an eclectic group”
Reviewed 19 January 2014 for a stay in June 2013

We booked Goose Cove for a birthday/father's day and sort of family reunion celebration all rolled into one; all adults, ranging in age from 40s to 80s.
Goose Cove has something for everyone. The library is extensive and varied, there are lots of games to play, two canoes and a dock to fish from. The unique layout offers corners to hide away in, as well as lots of room to gather in the kitchen, living room, or on the decks.
The "parents" absolutely loved their first hot tub experience.
The dining area was tight for 8 people.
It is ideal place to bring people together, without feeling like you are on top if each other.
It about 5 minutes by vehicle to the heart of Trinity proper where you will find the Trinity Pageant (a must do) along with many interesting shops and a couple of museums.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
17 Jul 2017
Thank you for your review of Goose Cove. Sorry it took so long to respond but I am only realizing that it wasn't responded to now. We hope your memories are still fresh and that you will return sometime.
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774
Toronto
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent vacation home near picturesque Trinity”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We really loved the location and all the excellent amenities this rental home offered. From other reviews you can see that this house lacks for nothing in terms of a extremely enjoyable stay. We would stay here again and highly recommend it, with one caution. On this trip we were 4 couples staying here for a week. The house was advertised as '4 private bedrooms' when in fact the 3rd & 4th bedrooms are in a loft accessible by a ladder. The 4th bedroom (not really a bedroom) is an alcove....not private at all (no door, drawers, nor closet) with a double-sized bed. The owners state that "this is a part of the architectural concept and intrigue about the unique build" which is all well and fine it you are not the couple using this space in the loft's alcove as your bedroom. Bathroom visits during the night require sober deliberation. Since this house has 3 bathrooms it is more suitable for 3 couples.

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Liked best: Architecture, amenities, and location (vehicle required)
Liked least: 4th bedroom (in a loft) really just an alcove, not at all private, with no door, closet, or drawers, accessible by ladder,
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
17 Jul 2017
Thank you for your review and kind words. We hope beautiful memories were created. So sorry it took so long to respond as for some reason I am only seeing it now. We hope you will return some day.
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FLtravele...
Bradenton, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Vacation Rental Ever for Multigenerational Family!”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We were fortunate to be able to spend 8 days in this large, beautiful, comfortable home. It had plenty for all of us, two seniors, two working parents and one 18 year old year old ready to go off to college. Bedrooms and bathrooms were set up for maximum privacy. A large, extremely complete kitchen with wine coolers and a gas range made cooking fun. A beautiful view of the water, a lovely firepit, a private dock and a hot tub gave everyone plenty to do. Then there was the music system for every room, the sauna, pool table, outdoor games and much more. It was very hard to leave! Beds were super comfortable with fluffy duvets, lots of terry cloth robes and even slippers were provided. Believe me, we will all be back as soon as we get another chance!

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Liked best: The location was beautiful and the house had everything.
Liked least: Steep driveway
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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