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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a little trouble finding this property without a GPS because of poor street signs, not the property owner's fault, more of the town council. Good parking, several steps to get to the back or front doors, more inside to get to the rooms on the second level. So pack accordingly. Cozy and clean inside with conversational, kind host....

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! Glad you enjoyed the trails and beach.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016

What a very special spot in a wonderful location. This home is full of charm and attention to every detail from the best beds ever to really tasty home cooked food. Extremely clean and well cared for. But beyond the physical property is the warmth and charm of Celeste and her gentle dog Zoey. Icing on the cake are the...

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Fair Haven Retreat. So glad you enjoyed your time here.

Gros Morne National Park, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Staying here was like being a guest in Celeste's home. There are three guest rooms, a shared bathroom, plus a small living room area that the guests could use and a dining room that was open to the kitchen. The beds were comfortable, the linens were very nice and it was all very clean. Celeste is a lovely, talented person....

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words. So nice to meet you both, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in Newfoundland.

Kinston
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This B&B is clean, cozy, quiet and has an interesting view. The hostess, a skilled spinner and weaver, is friendly and welcoming. She has a great dog. Breakfast is excellent. You share a bathroom but that has never been a problem. There is much to see in the La Scie area including Tilt Cove, Round Harbor, and Fleur de Lys....

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you! So glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves here and at the Outport Museum and Tea Room.

Mount Forest, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Imagine your personal paradise in Newfoundland.....I found mine here at La Scie! Beginning with the drive down the hill into the town! Fair Haven Retreat is easy to find, just ask someone if your GPS doesn't do the job! They'll direct you there. Celeste greeted us with a beaming smile and introduced us to her home and lovely gentle Zoe,...

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your joy in finding us and being here. It was really nice spending time with you.

Shubenacadie, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Celeste is one of the nicest people you'll meet on an island full of nice people. Her beautiful home,shared with her lovable little dog Zoe,is spotlessly clean and immaculate. Celeste goes out of her way to make sure you're comfortable,and her breakfast's are absolutely amazing. She is a first rate cook,and after we left on our motorcycle in the rain...

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

So nice to meet you both and spend a while chatting. I do hope you return next year and spend a longer time in this beautiful place. Thanks again for calling to let me know you got to your next destination okay. With the thunderstorm riding a motorcycle can be so challenging, but you made it. Happy trails.

texel
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This b&b is near the look out of La Scie were you have a great view over the ocean.' we stayed here for 3 nights and it was very nice. Celeste is a lovely host with her little dog zoe. Every thing is very tidy and the rooms look lovely and ours had a view of the town and its...

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for spending time here and sharing your love of Newfoundland! Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much and I hope to see you on a return visit to our lovely Island home.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We only came here because we could not find a place in Twillingate . We really enjoyed it . Despite it being July we saw 4 icebergs right away . We generally don't stay in B&Bs mostly because we prefer privacy but again we were pleasantly surprised . Admittedly one bathroom for 6 adults does not work very well but...

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for coming all this way to find a place to stay. So glad the icebergs greeted you as you got a first view of the harbour! Hope the rest of your travels met your expectations.

Cowichan Valley, B.C.
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Wish we could have stayed longer but we made the mistake of trying to fit in most of the province into a 3 week stay. Celeste was a perfect host. Room, while small, was super clean and comfortable. Location is high atop the little harbour. If you like fibre arts, this is a good place to share ideas and to...

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you! I wish you could have stayed longer, too. Hope the rest of your journey was also really nice.

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, canada
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Everything is and was beautiful. We enjoyed out trip and look forward to coming again in the not too distant future.In our opiion the best time to visit is during the summer vacation period. All rooms were clean and tastefully decorated. You can't miss out by making a choice to stay at this motel.

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Celeste C, Owner at Fair Haven Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. Although this is a b&b, not a motel, so there is a nice difference - you are treated like a valued guest and hope you come back!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fair Haven Retreat is located on the French Shore in historic La Scie, Newfoundland, on Iceberg Alley, right beside the Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful scenery, comfortable accommodations and great food including vegan/vegetarian options await you on your journey. Open all year - groomed snowmobile trail network accessible from the lane right outside the house. Lots of parking for vehicles, snow machines, motorbikes, and cars. La Scie boasts whale watching, icebergs in the summer months, bird watching, excellent geological history, 5 well-maintained trails for hiking and lookouts for the best views of the Atlantic Ocean just a couple of minutes walk from the door. The rooms are very comfortable and you are welcome to feel right at home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fair Haven Retreat

Address: 8 Don's Road, La Scie, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3M0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > La Scie
Price Range: RM298 - RM357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“all three rooms seemed very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles PAKatieR, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Fairhaven is close to the Caplin hiking trail and La Scie look off.”
 of 5 bubbles roblack2016, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“kamer aan de voorkant heeft uitzicht op stadje en vissershaventje”
 of 5 bubbles nelleke63, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side are quiter.”
 of 5 bubbles rebaker, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Travelling with another couple. Both rooms were excellent! One with twin beds, one with a double/queen.”
 of 5 bubbles debit7, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
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