Base yourself at The Convent Guesthouse, a tastefully repurposed Irish Convent located on the Edge of the Avalon Peninsula, mid-way around the picturesque Irish Loop, in the historic town of Trepassey,
and fall in love with the heart of Irish Newfoundland.
From The Convent´s privileged location, you are minutes by car from all area highlights including the Mistaken Point UNESCO World Heritage Site, seasonal Whale Watching from St Vincent´s Beach, Cape Race Lighthouse Titanic Museum & Myrick Wireless Station, and the East Coast Trail to name a few.
Your hosts Karen & Captain Kenneth have travelled, worked & lived in diverse countries worldwide and speak several languages including fluent Spanish.
So, "get thee to a nunnery" and let the magic of the Edge of the Avalon Peninsula captivate your imagination and love of place & culture for a truly unique travel & accommodation 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 delicious items on our breakfast menu & enjoy what YOU really like to eat including gluten, dairy, egg and meat free options. Breakfast is served in our cheerful Breakfast Room - the perfect start to your day on The Edge!
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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Quality Full 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
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.
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.
The Convent Guesthouse can easily accommodate a number of small and large vehicles, recreational boats, motorcycles and ATVs.
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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!
Cape Race Lighthouse
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 between June-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
East Coast Hiking Trails
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 drive.
Salmonier Nature Park
& 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 - 5-25 min drive
Birding on The Edge - 45 min drive approx
Book a Newfoundland Screech-In Ceremony with Us
Dinner Theatre - Ferryland - 1 hr drive approx
Book Area ATV Tours with Us
Learn about Amelia Earhart and Black Bart´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.”
Cheryl Fitzsimmons, Ireland