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Popular amenities for Bonavista places to stay

Stay near Bonavista's top sights

Dungeon Provincial Park14 locals recommend
Mifflin's Tea Room15 locals recommend
Little Dairy King8 locals recommend
The Boreal Diner24 locals recommend
Matthew Legacy8 locals recommend
Ryan Premises National Historic Site8 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Bonavista

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Bonavista

  • Total rentals

    120 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    10 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    60 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    9.7K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $70 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Bonavista

All About Bonavista

The small coastal village of Bonavista sits on the northern tip of Newfoundland in Canada, where the Labrador Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Massive pine trees cover the tops of the coast’s dramatic jagged-rock cliffs that drop steeply to the waters of Bonavista Bay. A drive along the 215-mile Discovery Trail highlights Bonavista’s history with sites like Cape Bonavista Lighthouse displaying the original 19th-century light mechanics, while centuries-old fishing equipment at the town’s namesake museum honor an industry in the area that has thrived since its founding.

The Discovery Trail offers a one-road journey through the most impressive natural sights in Bonavista and its nearby small towns, with nearly a dozen trails you can explore. The four-mile Klondike Trail ends cliffside, looking out toward the water and naturally formed sea stacks — tall rocks that look like castle towers — jutting up from the sea. Depending on the season, you can see some of Bonavista’s most recognizable wildlife from this point, from humpback whales swimming along the coast to puffins nesting on a rocky island nearby.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bonavista

Bonavista has a subarctic climate and stays chilly throughout most of the year. Winter is cold and snowy, when skiing is in full swing in Bonavista and on the slopes of surrounding villages. Spring remains cold and is one of the peak seasons to see icebergs drifting by, best seen at the end of the Cape Shore Trail overlook. Summer is warm and pleasant at night, and you are most likely to see dolphins, sperm whales, and puffins during this season, making it a great time to arrange a boat trip off the Bonavista Peninsula.

As autumn moves from cool to cold weather, local summer events have some of their last showings this time of year. The Bonavista Biennale runs from the end of summer to the beginning of fall, with contemporary art exhibits by local and international artists. Bonavista’s Saturday Summer Music Series runs through October, with Canadian artists presenting live music and theatrical performances.


Top things to do in Bonavista

Dungeon Provincial Park

Sunken caves form two large natural archways over the Atlantic’s foamy waters at Dungeon Provincial Park. The cliffs at the park slope downward, leading your eye into a sinkhole-like space where the caves sit. You can drive to the park’s main lookout point or find parking below it and make the 1.2-mile trek up to the dungeon rock forms. The park area is open pasture, so you will likely see free-roaming ponies and cows during your visit.

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse was built in the mid-19th century and still stands in its quirky red-and-white-striped form today on the northern coast. It faces one of the area’s largest puffin colonies, where you can spot the birds nesting on a small rocky island. Climb the stairs to the top of the tower to enjoy sweeping views of the coast.

Ryan Premises National Historic Site

The seven original buildings at the Ryan Premises National Historic Site show the history and life of Newfoundland residents beginning in the 19th century, with the Bonavista Museum housing artifacts ranging from fine china to furniture and instruments. Fishing stores and homes at the site represent the day-to-day life of a merchant and how the Atlantic cod industry helped Bonavista and the region to grow.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Bonavista?

    Experience the best of Bonavista with our house rentals, starting at about $70 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Bonavista?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 house rentals in Bonavista featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Cottage Rentals in Bonavista?

    Enhance your stay in our Cottage Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a bbq area, over 10 homes with wifi, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there pet-friendly house rentals in Bonavista?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Bonavista. Choose from more than 10 house rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do house rentals in Bonavista have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with self check-in in Bonavista. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Bonavista have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with a bbq area in Bonavista. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Bonavista have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 cottage rentals with wifi in Bonavista. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly cottage rentals in Bonavista?

    Bonavista has more than 10 family-friendly cottage rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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