Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017
According to a guest, “There was detail about the family who had originally lived in the house; I cannot imagine raising 11 children in a tiny house. The Baker cottage was the high point of our trip to Newfoundland, I wish we could have stayed longer and we definitely will be back.”
Located cosily in the heart of scenic Green Bay, Coffee Cove Seaside Retreat is just a 15-minute drive from Springdale. Known locally as “The Baker House” the 150-year-old saltbox-style home was lovingly renovated by Nola and Paul Snyder.
On the same property there’s a bed and bed-and-breakfast unit in the main house as wekk as a unique lighthouse-style, one-bedroom cottage that the owners built in 2011.
Nola is originally from New World Island but, like many Newfoundlanders, left home after school to pursue a career on the mainland. She met her husband Paul Snyder while living in Ontario. After raising three children in Ontario, the couple decided to make Newfoundland their home. They moved to Coffee Cove in 2009.
Nola said that she strives to create a personal touch for guests. “We insist on direct contact with the people who are booking,” she said. “We don’t believe in a third party on-line booking. “We talk to them on the phone … people know exactly what they’re getting when they get here.” Paul is a board member of Adventure Central Newfoundland. While the retreat is Nola’s company, her husband is very much part of the business.