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Testimonials

The Chart House

 
Spent just under a week at the chart house and it is an absolutely incredible place. The house had everything we could possibly want, the view is unmatched, and the community is amazing. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Submitted: October 13, 2015
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Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

Owner response: Thanks Guys, you and many other say the same thing how great and amazing the home and community is. Hosting is what we are about here at Rencontre East.

-Michael P

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN!!!

 
We spent an absolutely wonderful week at this amazing place… a true taste of Newfoundland that has been basically untouched. The house is amazing, fully equipped with everything you could possibly want, very comfortable, and with a view that is just out of this world! Paul and Debbie were perfect hosts and they, as well as the locals in Rencontre East, went out of their way to make us welcome. We lived off the sea for the entire week. The scenery in the area is breathtaking . It was a truly remarkable holiday! Thank you Paul and Debbie for sharing your little bit of heaven!!!
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Submitted: September 14, 2015
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Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Owner response: All our Guest say the same words and we will continue with this hospitality and strive for the next visit.

-Carol N

Something for everyone and much, much more.

 
Satisfying the needs of two mid thirties outdoor enthusiasts, two children under two years old, and two retired grandparents from Europe is no easy task. But Paul, Deb, Brain and the lovely people of Rencontre East did just that and so much more. Everything from little day trips in an open boat to secluded sandy beaches with the kids, to the lovely walks through this friendly outport town, to the moonlight evenings on the deck, to the warm evenings in the coziest house you can imagine, to the sightseeing tours of inland fiords, to some of the most challenging hiking over some of the most breathtaking landscapes anywhere; exceeded our expectations. This is a great getaway to relax and unwind. Hear the tide come and go under the house while relaxing in front of the fire reading a book. The coastline is amazing, take a trip with Brian along the coast, it is well worth it. The hiking is unreal but not for the faint of heart. You'll need to be in shape and have map and compass skills. Rencontre Lake is amazing. Walk in and take a boat tour. Make sure you buy some local supplies like milk and eggs at the two stores in town. It is a great way to meed and support the local community. With that said the selection is limited and we like to cook and eat well so we brought all our of own food and liquor. The logistics of getting to the ferry and getting from the ferry to the house are a breeze. Whatever you bring, they can handle it. I can't say enough about how wonderful we found this place and its people.
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Submitted: September 2, 2015
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Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

Owner response: Logistics, for your trip with us and with the people of Rencontre East will meet your expectations guaranteed, try us out and you will see what we offer.

-G M

A step back in time

 
Beautiful private harbor, a nearby waterfall, view of the bay, trees and birds, utter peace. The host was very helpful in getting our luggage to the site, which is not easy, as there are no real roads, just ATV tracks. Anyone with mobility issues would have difficulty. There are several lovely walks around the area. High mountains and beautiful scenery. The ferry ride was fun as well and very cheap. A wonderful holiday just to get away from it all. We bought a cd player for fun, cards and good book. There is a liquor store in area but recommend bring own liquor and food.
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Submitted: August 25, 2015
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Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

Owner response: Yes! it is a real step back in time a place for sure to rewind. ATV'S, are the only way in getting around and Guest are encouraged to use the ATV Taxi's if need be. Also more board walks & steps would be nice to work on for the future Guest that may have mobility issues. We always encourage to bring your Favorites no matter what it is a happy Guest a happy Host. Thanks so much Gloria Paul

-Gloria K

A delightful stay!

 
We heard about Rencontre East and Paul's lovely rental from a friend .We planned this three day trip over the winter and we were totally delighted with the house , the views and the people we met .Paul arranged for pick up of our gear at the ferry and we had a short walk over to the house .-A beautifully restored older home with a deck/stage head , that looked out to sea .Lovely . Really no words for it! We cooked up several great meals in the well equipped kitchen ! -Bring your own grub as the two small stores carry only basics .There is a liquor store ,the selection of spirits is fine but bring your own wine, if so inclined .The outport has a small take out ,good service with fresh fish on the menu. A trip up Rencontre Lake is not to be missed .An adventure in itself! Thank you Terri, Brian, Natalie &Paul for a great stay .
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Submitted: July 25, 2015
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Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Romantic getaway

-Marian N

Rencontre East

 
We enjoyed a wonderful week in this Newfoundland outport. If you enjoy being disconnected this is a great place to visit. The house is as pictured and the property owner is delightful and most accommodating. Bring lots of reading material, your camera and some of your favourite recipes. We plan to go back.
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Submitted: July 15, 2015
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Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

Owner response: You Guys are super! surely look forward in your return to us here at Rencontre East take care enjoy your summer and thanks again for being our Guest a pleasure to serve.

-K Watson

A hidden Gem of tranquility

 
Myself, wife and son were invited to go to Rencontre East on a site seeing adventure while visiting Newfoundland. Not knowing what to expect going to a place with no cars or public transportation, we decided to throw caution to the wind, and hopped onto the ferry in Bay L'Argent for an hour 45 min boat ride. Arriving in Rencontre East was breathtaking and mysterical. Paul met us with his limo and trailer (4 wheeler) and we followed him on foot to his paradise lodging. I have traveled across Canada, the USA, Middle East, Europe and the Great North, and none had any more spectacular serenity than this hidden secret Newfoundland. Will be back again for sure. Thanks Jim & Brenda for including us and to Paul for his outstanding hospitality and giving us a guided tour of the area, both on land and sea.
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Submitted: July 2, 2015
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Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

Owner response: Thank you Guys for your kind words and look forward to be with you all the next visit, again thanks for the excellent job on the pictures will be used for sure. FIVE STAR .... A.... Lol Take Care Paul

-Bluenoser

little Harbour brook

 
A beautiful fully renovated 3 bedroom house, located on a wharf right over the water! Only home on the beautiful cove surrounded by mountains, with a salmon brook running into the cove. Watched the lobstermen unload their catch every morning. The little village of about 300 people, has two stores, one with a liquor store section.It has all the basics you would need. Must say that our host Paul was most helpful, he helped transfer our luggage to and from the ferry dock. He also is very knowledge about the area and its history. Would certainly come again for an even longer stay.( we had 4 days this time.) Certainly a 5 star rating!
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Submitted: June 3, 2015
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Recommended for: Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

-Rocket

Zane T. said...
Jul 18, 2016
Incredible oceanfront location with all the comforts of home
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jun 30, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Stunning scenery and a great experience ! I've always wanted to visit one of the isolated communities in the south coast and booked a house with Paul Trikett ( South Coast Vacation Homes)in Roncontre East. I thought it would be a great experience for our family and we were blown away! We enjoyed our 1 hour and 15 minute cruise taking in the beautiful waterfalls and cliffs from the ocean. When the community of Roncontre East appeared you could tell it was an interesting place. We were greeted by Paul and Debby who met us at the warf and explained a bit about the area then walked with us to our home for the weekend. I was blown away by the location of the house which seemed to have the whole cove to itself. The house is situated on its own warf and you can hear the waves gently passing underneath . To the left of the house a very nice enters the ocean and the sound of the running water are incredible. Sitting on the warf taking it all in with a glass of wine in hand was a very relaxing experience that we won't soon forget . A short 10 minute hike behind the house up a hill leads to a stunning panoramic view that rivals Gros Morne National Park. This view takes in the surrounding mountains and the beautiful river with the lake in the distance . We booked a trip up the lake the next day with our hosts and had an awesome couple of hours . We saw beautiful towering mountain views with lots of waterfalls , visited an old mine, and learned about the area. We stopped for a lunch and drinks at Pauls remote cabin on the lake and had a swim in the clear waster . This place truly felt you were completely isolated and surrounded by unsoiled nature. We expected the scenery to be beautiful and it far exceeded what we could have ever imagined ; truly views straight out of a tourism add. The house itself was very comfortable and had all the amenities of home. Although it may be tempting to turn on netflixks at the end of the day and watch a movie to unwind, consider putting on one of the old Newfoundland records on the old record player and get lost on the history of the old house and a simpler time. Read some of the local books in the house to shed some light on the history of the area while you kick back on your own warf. Explore this isolated community that was no roads or cars and see how some people live. Talk to some of the local folks, walk around the boardwalk , check out some of the history in the community. A unique destination to remember; try it.
 

My Response

What can I say !! well written for us all

-Zane T

Awesome weekend in Recontre East and Chart House
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 7, 2016
Helpful votes: 1/0
Three couples from Conception Bay South enjoyed a totally awesome weekend at the Chart House. We took our own boats across the arm from St Bernard's and were totally enthralled with the rugged coastline, coves and cliffs. When we entered the little harbour and saw our salt box home on stilts, we were in love! The deck and wharf, the river flowing over the rocks, the fishing stages, all welcomed us. The quaint house accommodated all of our needs, and the walk around town was like going back in time. The boardwalk, the cod fishing and Deb and Paul's delicious fish stew made right on the boat were memories that we won't soon forget. Rencontre East might be isolated but we didn't feel like we were. Everyone makes you feel welcome and it's a wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. We're already planning another trip for next year. This is a beautiful, unspoiled part of Nl and we hope it always stays that way.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway.

My Response

Boaters Paradise for sure.. make your trip across Fortune Bay and make your way to the comfort of this shelter cove by sleeping aboard or taking advantage of the Chart House overnighters

-D Tucker

Wonderful break from it all!!
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 15, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
This was our 23rd annual "Women's Weekend Getaway" and we really enjoyed our time at this house. Paul and Debbie really made us feel welcome that's for sure! We also booked the lake tour "up the pond" with Paul, Brian and we can't forget Little Bear - that was a great trip with a lovely lunch, thanks again Debbie and Allie!! The power outage the day we were leaving wasn't great but we cooked our breakfast on the BBQ and it all tasted wonderful! A wonderful few days away from it all!!
 

My Response

Women love it here its a house designed for her to reminisce the hard work and joy of life from our past history in living the Cod working days her life style from the earlier years

-Sandra B

Home on the water
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 28, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Beautiful older home full of history and historical artifacts, from a record player with records to wonderful books that bring you back to what Newfoundland was like in the pre-confederation. The house is dated but has all of the necessary comforts required for an extended stay. The view and location are award winning and far outweigh any shortcomings the house could possibly have, which are few and far between. We travelled with our 13 and 17 year old children and have memories from our stay in Rencontre East that will be forged in their memories forever. We strongly recommend that you have Paul take you on his excursions that include a trip "up the pond" and an afternoon out on the Bay. Paul is very passionate about the history of the area and it's raw natural beauty. We will definitely be coming back.
 

My Response

We have it all here in a nut shell ( Isolated and Loving it.) This Community is working hard to maintain its heritage and its People's Livelihood here at Rencontre East Our forefathers would be very prod how close knitted we are to this land Come see how we live and you will want to stay.

-Larry

Great Weekend Getaway
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Aug 10, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Stayed at the Chart House which is situated in a small cove in the community. It was a very relaxing weekend. Paul and Debbie are great hosts and attended to our every need.We took the boat trip up the lake which was spectacular. Highly recommend this location and look forward doing it again.

-Adrian P

Wonderful accommodations. Everything we could have asked for provided
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Aug 20, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Absolutely amazing trip that we will be talking about for a long time. Paul went out of his way to make sure that we had everything we needed. Those who went cod fishing had a lot of fun and the trip to Ackley city and everything that that included was incredible. The Chart house was splendid, the beds were very comfy, kitchen had had everything you could need to prepare meals. Can't wait to return.

-Bev M

Incredible week in an incredible place
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Sep 19, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Stayed for a week in late September and could not have had a better time. We came over from Poole's cove in our boat, and after a 45 minute ride we were sitting on the dock with the boat moored ten feet from us looking out at the mouth of a gorgeous salmon river on one side, and Fortune Bay on the other. Hiked the numerous trails just adjacent to the house up to the lookout where you can see the river wind through the gorge and between two large hills, picking blueberries the whole way. If you are looking for a quiet peaceful getaway and to spend some time outdoors, this is DEFINITELY the place to go. Thanks, Paul!
 

My Response

You are welcome thanks for sharing your experience with us and telling others about our wonderful place we have here at Rencontre East

-M P

If you are looking for a remote picturesque spot than this is it.
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 22, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Property is clean and well looked after. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was easy to use for our group of 6. There was no snack bar open when we arrived but we were able to get some local fish and with the onions and potatoes we bought in the store we had a great feed. Paul is a great host and looked after all our needs. His tour up Racontre Pond was the highlight of the visit and is highly recommended. This is a very scenic area and it's remoteness is very evident once you come a shore and the ferry leaves. It is well worth a visit.
 

My Response

Thank you for being our Guest We love to host and share this wonderful place Rencontre East a place off the GRID for sure. We strife to make your stay the foremost comfortable way in catering what ever your needs are. You can be next !!! Cheers Paul

-Tim R

Awesome...You have to experience this!!!!
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 29, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
This place was totally awesome. It was an "experience" vacation...that you can in no way appreciate until you've done it! First, let me tell you about Ackley House...absolutely gorgeous, the pictures don't do it justice! So beautifully furnished, the large deck overlooking the bay, everything so updated, so roomy, and a bed so inviting and comfortable, that I could have stayed there half the day, if not so much more to do. The house was more than well equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean! Now let me tell you about your hosts...Paul & Debbie. They can't do enough to make your stay perfect for you. So easy going but there in a minute notice to see to any of your needs. Both are so knowledgeable about the area. They'll share all they know with you, find out your interests and help you discover just what you need. All with a big smile and a pat on the back. Perfect involved hosts but very non-intrusive. Our privacy was respected! Now I'll try to describe why it's an experience... I live in the city, I've visited resettled communities that are dead. Recontre East is unique in that they denied resettlement and kept their community just as it was! No cars! The atmosphere that surrounds you is of peace, a simple life & wonderful people. That in and of itself will make your experience so valuable. But to add more, take the town tour, you'll visit structures and places of so long ago. You'll feel like you stepped back in time. Paul & Debbie will provide a personal touch, so that when this tour is over, you can really put yourself back in time. We did the Pond Tour, we went up this fjord in boat, the scenery around us was breathtaking. I never experienced anything like that before! At the top of "the pond" we docked at a beautiful beach and had refreshments at Paul & Debbie's cabin. We headed back through the same gorgeous scenery, our hosts had a couple surprises for us that had us cracking up laughing! They laughed with us lol! Finish it off with a night of stargazing! We're definitely going back, next time my sons and their girlfriends will be joining us! We've always well traveled them, but they have never experienced anything like this! Everyone should, you will return home feeling totally revitalized! Some would describe having a better appreciation of what they have, I would describe it as a true appreciation of what you don't have that can only be found in your experience at Recontre East!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

-Janet B

Beautiful Place!!
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Aug 20, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Beautiful location and great quality accomadation! My family had a wonderful time in Rencontre East and enjoyed the fishing and trip up the lake. A great way to spent a weekend!

-Tony R

A little piece of Heaven!
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Aug 24, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Heard about this beautiful community and Paul's vacation homes from a friend, who suggested it as a "relaxing get-away", and was it ever!! Amazing!! Paul and Deb met us at the ferry and told us stories of the community as we made our way to Ackley House. The house was bright, spacious and spotless. Very comfortable for our group of 6, could easily accommodate an additional 2 and still be comfortable, for both sleeping arrangements and meal time. Basics provided in the kitchen, everything just like home for cooking. Beds were crisp, clean and cozy... fabulous night sleep. Slept with the window open and loved listening to the rain and thunder as we were going to bed! Nothing could beat drinking a hot cup of coffee on the deck in the morning... the view overlooking the water is amazing. The house sits above the community and is at the end of a little road, so nobody walking by... pretty private spot. Lovely to walk around the community, and even picked blueberries and little raspberries for our dessert that evening (yum!). Having a trip "up the pond" is a MUST. Hear stories of the land, see the mine and beautiful waterfalls... rivals Gros Morne with the beautiful mountains and picturesque scenery as you travel by boat to visit their little cabin for a tasty lunch before heading back again. Take your camera!! No better way to escape the noise of everyday hustle and bustle. Paul and Deb make sure you have everything you need, could not ask for better hosts. Excited to book again, will absolutely return!!

-meIGR

Amazing house with amazing view!!
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Oct 6, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
We had the privilege to stay at the Ackley house for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The house is tastefully decorated and nestled in a picturesque setting with an amazing view of the ocean. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of your busy lifestyle this is the house and community for you and your family. You will not be disappointed!!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.

-Amanda M

Marc B. said...
Jun 29, 2017
Delightful Escape - Exactly as Pictured!
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jun 15, 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
Every little detail was covered by the owner of this beautiful home. We were met at the ferry, our luggage transferred to the property and we were given a wonderful idea of the place we had come to visit. The entire village can be traversed on foot in 20 minutes or so. The kitchen was well appointed for preparing delightful treats from the sea and a grill available for steaks or chicken! The location of this home is slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the fishing community which means quiet evenings spent on the deck or by the fire. We spotted lobster and small crab walking along the rocks beneath the home, fish swimming among the 'shores' and even caught sight of a whale and dolphins while travelling to and from Rencontre on the ferry. The rock beach near the village is so laden with sea glass that my wife filled both pockets in under an hour! We found folks friendly and talkative as we walked through the village, and most of all, found Paul and Debbie, the owners, to be friendly, helpful and attentive to any need. For any seeking a quiet, unique and rustic piece of paradise, this home comes with my highest recommendation.
 

My Response

Thanks Marc Myself and Debbie still think of you Guys and It was a honour to have you as our Guest may our paths meet again. Take care

-Marc B jun 29,2017

Dean W. said...
Jul 10, 2017
Incredible Retreat
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 6, 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
We visited 7 -9 July, two couples, and stayed at Chart House which is a beautiful old and historic property that is quiet literally on the ocean. Set in a small cove in Rencontre it is surrounded by the hills on three sides with the ocean just off its front door. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly captivating! The house has everything you need and is very comfortable. Our hosts, Paul and Debbie, were simply amazing in offering every convenience available and nothing was too much for them to offer or do. Their hospitality was the perfect complement to an amazing getaway. The town of Rencontre is a lovely community with the friendliest people you could ever want to meet. When we arrived on the ferry and saw the Welcome to Rencontre sign with its message "Isolated and Loving It" we knew that this would be a special place and great weekend. Thanks again to Paul and Debbie. - Dean Williams
 

My Response

You Guys were great Guest. enjoyed once again in your company and look forward in your return. Thanks for visiting us here in Rencontre East

-Dean W Jul 10, 2017

Nancy G. said...
Jul 30, 2017
Chart House
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 6, 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
Our visit to Rencontre East was unique, beautiful and invigorating. Unique in that we had never visited a place with only quads and side by sides as a mode of transportation yet you could still feel the peace and tranquility in this little community. Beautiful because the scenery approaching, touring, hiking around and leaving was like no other. Invigorating in the fact that we did things that we hadn't done in many years such as jigging fish and feeling like you are on an adventure for the time we were there. Touring the salmon farms was very educational and informative as well as amazing to see. None of this would have been possible without Paul and Debbie making us feel at home from the time we arrived until we left. We couldn't stop talking about it to our friends and family and will return hopefully next year with some of them. Chart House met every requirement you could want or need. The only thing we needed to bring was our food. Once again I would like to thank Paul and Debbie Trickett for providing this opportunity to us. The Geehans
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

My Response

No doubt about it our Guest are special to us something about being small and providing the the attention our Guest deserves is very important to us to be able to spend that quality time here at Rencontre East . We thank you for your visit and looking forward to your returning. Paul & Debbie

-Nancy jul 30,2017

Shane G. said...
Jul 31, 2017
Full of charm and character
 
 
Rencontre East, NL - Bay L'Argent, NL, RENCONTRE EAST, NL, AOH 2C0, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 23, 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
A really great location to get away from it all and relax. Charming house, well fitted out with everything you could possibly need and very welcoming hosts. Well worth the effort of getting to this isolated spot.

-Shane G Jul,31 2017

Christopher D. said...
Aug 3, 2017
An awesome opportunity to visit a small Newfoundland community.
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 28, 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
The hosts, Paul and Debbie, offer a fantastic experience for those looking to get off the beaten path. Rencontre East is a great little community in a spectacular setting. Ackley House is out on a point with views over the water. The house is very clean and has lots of charm. Spent a few hours cod fishing with Paul, which was a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. Wish we had more time there. Two days is not enough!
 

My Response

Another awesome Family from beautiful Ontario.This family had a couple of days with us to experience and learn about Cod fishing and the salmon farms.The best to come when it hit the hot frying pan and a favourite cheer !!! With great smiles. Look forward to your return Paul

-Christopher D. Aug 3 2017

Phil K. said...
Aug 11, 2017
Great visit to Rencontre East and Ackley House
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 30, 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
We stayed three nights at Paul and Debbie's Ackley House in Rencontre East. The house was very well equipped and was very clean. They were attentive to all our requirements and made us feel welcome. We did their tour up Rencontre Pond. The scenery is equal to what we saw on the tour we did up Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne Park. The visit to the Ackley mine was interesting. Rencontre is an example of an isolated community that is thriving and proud of its isolation. Residents were very friendly and eager to talk about their home.

-Phil K Aug. 11 2017

Renate L. said...
Sep 10, 2017
Loved every minute!
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Aug 29, 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
This is one short stay we never wanted to end. Loved every minute of it and so did our kids. The trip and arrival in itself, (ferry) were an adventure. At the house -very lovely- we sat on the deck and enjoyed the view. We strolled the little town and noticed so many -friendly- people were out and about which really brings a place to life. We did a great trip -by boat- to the Ackley mine, collected rocks and saw the best views. Thanks for a great time Paul and Deb and see you again!

-Renate L. Sep. 10 2017

Wayde B. said...
Sep 3, 2016
Awesome...You have to experience this!!!!
 
 
Point , Rencontre East, NL, AOH2CO, Canada
Date of Stay
Jul 29, 2016
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This place was totally awesome. It was an "experience" vacation...that you can in no way appreciate until you've done it! First, let me tell you about Ackley House...absolutely gorgeous, the pictures don't do it justice! So beautifully furnished, the large deck overlooking the bay, everything so updated, so roomy, and a bed so inviting and comfortable, that I could have stayed there half the day, if not so much more to do. The house was more than well equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean! Now let me tell you about your hosts...Paul & Debbie. They can't do enough to make your stay perfect for you. So easy going but there in a minute notice to see to any of your needs. Both are so knowledgeable about the area. They'll share all they know with you, find out your interests and help you discover just what you need. All with a big smile and a pat on the back. Perfect involved hosts but very non-intrusive. Our privacy was respected! Now I'll try to describe why it's an experience... I live in the city, I've visited resettled communities that are dead. Recontre East is unique in that they denied resettlement and kept their community just as it was! No cars! The atmosphere that surrounds you is of peace, a simple life & wonderful people. That in and of itself will make your experience so valuable. But to add more, take the town tour, you'll visit structures and places of so long ago. You'll feel like you stepped back in time. Paul & Debbie will provide a personal touch, so that when this tour is over, you can really put yourself back in time. We did the Pond Tour, we went up this fjord in boat, the scenery around us was breathtaking. I never experienced anything like that before! At the top of "the pond" we docked at a beautiful beach and had refreshments at Paul & Debbie's cabin. We headed back through the same gorgeous scenery, our hosts had a couple surprises for us that had us cracking up laughing! They laughed with us lol! Finish it off with a night of stargazing! We're definitely going back, next time my sons and their girlfriends will be joining us! We've always well traveled them, but they have never experienced anything like this! Everyone should, you will return home feeling totally revitalized! Some would describe having a better appreciation of what they have, I would describe it as a true appreciation of what you don't have that can only be found in your experience at Recontre East!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

-Wayde B Sep 3 2016