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“Wild wind blown and spectacular retreat”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Grates Cove, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Carol T
London, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wild wind blown and spectacular retreat”
Reviewed 30 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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person found this review helpful

The Motion Retreat is in a spectacular location. There are floor to ceiling windows in the living areas, and even in the bedroom, with 360 degree views of the ocean and the open moors, and ample decks on two sides of the house. Everything is tasteful convenient, and very comfortable: we could move from dining to kitchen, to big sofas or chairs, to deck, to bedroom, without ever losing sight of the stunning land and seascapes.
The village and harbour are fascinating, and the well maintained trails provide a marvellous variety of hiking opportunities, from gentle board walks to challenging rocky headlands and hillsides: all within easy walking distance from the house.
Thank you, Juanita. We had a lovely stay.

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Dawn Q
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tranquil perfection”
Reviewed 19 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Getting 4 stars from me is a seriously difficult task. The cabin was very clean, cozy, and perfectly situated in the community. The views were absolutely amazing and there are trails just as you step off the deck. It was so nice at the cabin that we almost didn't want to leave to go explore, but we did, and the community of Grates Cove was beautiful. The hike up "Big Hill" was so nice and well maintained, and once again, the views were spectacular. We went to Grates Cove Studios for supper one night and were blown away. I highly recommend going there as it is just a 5 minute walk from the cabin. We will definitely be returning to The Motion Retreat ... just for longer next time. Oh, and if you stay there make sure you sleep on the pull out couch in the living room at least 1 night. Waking up to that breathtaking ocean view was probably the highlight of our weekend. Thanks to the owners and the caretakers as they were a pleasure to deal with.

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Germaine...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
Reviewed 27 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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person found this review helpful

This place is magical, the view was spectacular every day we saw whales, we hiked what a beautiful place. We were relaxed for our next adventure St John's.

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vincenanc...
Drumbo, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 11 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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person found this review helpful

From the moment my husband, daughter and I got here we were in absolute awe of the view! This little house is so beautifully maintained and has everything you would ever need for your stay! We saw numerous whales from the deck each morning and evening. It was so quiet and felt so private...the only thing we could hear was the ocean! Just an all around amazing place to stay and I hope to return one day!!

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Jonathan...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful retreat location by the North Atlantic”
Reviewed 1 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We spent five days of our honeymoon at The Motion, and couldn't have been happier! The home was immaculate, very spacious for two people, and well set-up with towels, kitchen tools, etc. We saw humpback and minke whales every single day from the comfort of the living room! The ocean was entrancing and always changing; we also really enjoyed watching the gulls dive into the water. We had excellent side trips to Bay de Verde, Job's Cove (twice, to see the capelin rolling on the beach!), Northern Bay Sands, Red Head Cove, and more. Bonnie was an incredible host and everyone we met in the area was so friendly and helpful. We are excited to return and would strongly recommend staying at the Motion to anyone else!!

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