Overview of Historic Dory Buff House

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Property Grounds
TV, video-game console, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
TV, video-game console, books

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLester Garland House32 min drive
    Popular LocationRising Tide Theatre32 min drive
    Popular LocationLockston Path Provincial Park40 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
No shower or bathtub

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About this area

North America

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Green Family Forge - 32 min drive
  • Trinity Visitor Centre - 32 min drive
  • Lester Garland House - 32 min drive
  • Rising Tide Theatre - 32 min drive
  • Lockston Path Provincial Park - 40 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Historic Dory Buff House

Waterfront vacation home with kitchen and washer and dryer
Built in 1847 with its signature hipped roof, Dory Buff House was fully renovated in 2016, keeping much of the original woodwork intact including walls and floors.

Dory Buff House is uniquely situated on the sunny side of Bonavista peninsula, steps from the Atlantic ocean and a commercial stage, in the quaint working fishing harbor of Summerville. A 2.5 hour drive from St. John’s, 25 minutes from historic Trinity and scenic Port Rexton; 45 minutes from shopping in Clarenville, and 50 minutes from the Bonavista lighthouse.

The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen with electric rang/oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave; laundry room with washer and dryer, dining room, living room with TV (cable and wifi), guest bedroom with a queen bed, and a ½ bath. On the second floor, look out over the ocean from your king bed in the master bedroom; full bath with shower; and an ocean view office.

Enjoy a quiet afternoon in the back garden picking blueberries, or take a walk along any of Summerville’s beautiful coves and beaches where sea glass and other treasures abound.

Depending on which part of the year you’re visiting, watch breaching humpback, fin, minke and killer whales from the comfort of the front bridge (Newfanese for ‘deck’). Walk down to the fishing stage to meet the local fishermen and see the same tools of the trade, and fish cleaning and salting techniques Newfoundland fishermen have been incorporating for 500 years.

For bird lovers, you’ll be surrounded by blue jays, sparrows, crows, seagulls, osprey and bald eagles to name just a few. The fishing stage is a big draw for seabirds looking for a free feast following the filleting of cod caught daily in Summerville harbor. Stop by the stage and who knows, a kindly local fisherman may just gift you with a couple of filets of fresh caught north Atlantic cod!
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer washers/dryers and video-game consoles. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Dave and Constance Sturgeon
Speaks English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video game console
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Deck
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating

Pet friendly

  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Fish cleaning table on site
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Historic Dory Buff House Summerville
Historic Dory Buff House Private vacation home
Historic Dory Buff House Private vacation home Summerville

Frequently asked questions

Is Historic Dory Buff House pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Historic Dory Buff House?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Historic Dory Buff House?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Historic Dory Buff House located?
Situated on the waterfront, this historic vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bonavista Bay and within 25 mi (40 km) of King's Cove Head Lighthouse and Green Family Forge. Trinity Museum and Trinity Visitor Centre are also within 25 mi (40 km).
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Well equipped and very comfortable!
The house was very spacious and comfortable. Great beds and very well equipped. It was so quiet and we loved just hanging on the front deck.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Historic House
We had a wonderful stay in this historic home. It was clean, cosy and had lots of character. We enjoyed having several meals in the the home during our stay - including using the charcoal BBQ. We also enjoyed the hospitality in the area, spending time in Bonavista, Trinity, Port Rexton and Elliston. We had great day on the beach in Elliston! We took our dog and that worked very well. The place is very pet friendly! I would definitely recommend this place and would stay here again!

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