'EDEN' was the second house on the Warren proparty - pulled down the harbour on the ice in the early 1930's. George & Laura lived with the family in the other house while they fixed this one up. 65 years late, we were living in this one fixing the other up.
The woodstove & rocking chairs in the kitchen make it particularly cozy.
My artist friend, Kathy Blake created this ... what to do when you are in Herring Neck
In 2006 we had the opportunity to put the property back to how it originally was - with the two houses and all the 'rooms' (out buildings). The Warren property intact, we have loved having the space to have lots of family and friends.
The porch of Edentoo with its rocking chairs and big windows, is a lovely place to read.
Underneath the porch, I have created a CUDDY ... the bunky of a boat. There is a spot for a little nap, a read or a gathering for wee people.
A nice big window and french door fill the cozy livingroom have a lovely view and lots of light.
My favourite spot for morning coffee - rain or shine. It is called 'OZ' because Derek, when he was about 14 years old, painted 'OZ FM' across the doors. His grandfather painted around the words & although we didn't, we christened it 'OZ'  It is 2 buildings put together - one being an old hen house.
Opening the doors you will find a delightful and cozy retreat. At high tide, the water laps gently under the building and adds to the peaceful, serene feeling.
Both doors open at the end for light and a breeze
The view from the window at the end ... Stage Too
An art wall - Treasures from the Harbour
Another creation by my artist friend, Kathy Blake. EDEN By the Sea is most definitely our COLONY OF QUIET THE DREAMS
Morning, noon or night ... a peaceful place to be
STAGE TOO, where the kayaks park, is a great place to sit on the wharf - right on top of the water
Heber going out to sea
A view of  'Turkey Shore' from across the harbour. The land mass behind that is Twillingate Island.

It is so different geographically than where we have called home. It is the difference of living on rich, fertile farmland in Southwestern Ontario or on solid rock; the difference of being surrounded by fields and crops or on a little island surrounded by the crashing Atlantic Ocean. But it's also so very much the same. We are surrounded by a wonderful neighbourhood and community, family & friendship, beautiful nature & adventure. Our lives have just been doubled. It is exciting & enriching & wonderful.   

An unexpected joy that we've had is in sharing our home and the experience with others. We have had such fun introducing old friends to new friends. It is a joy being there with people we love - friends and family - who we always wish we spent more time with at home but too often don't make it a priority.

When we aren't there, we do share the place with friends and those with a thread of connection. We are passionate about sharing the experience of discovering this unique and distinct gem and totally falling in love with Newfoundland - the land and the people. 

We are in the Central Region, on the East Coast of Newfoundland, in the district of Herring Neck on Salt Harbour Island. We are an hour and twenty minutes from the airport at Gander or five & a half from St. Johns.

By the Sea
In 2003 we visited Newfoundland for the first time. We had fully expected it to be a one time visit, but somehow it cast a spell over us and caused us to get caught up in the magic of this beautiful land. We quite simply just lost our minds and bought a house. No planning, no thought, no hesitation and absolutely, definitely NO regrets.

The 2 houses and 'the rooms' - the Newfoundland term for the outbuildings
The red bubble isn't exactly in the correct spot ... but, hey - it's pretty impressive that it's even that close.

We are right where the word SALT
is ... 32 Salt Harbour Road, Herring Neck, Newfoundland.

In the satellite view, we are the 4th & 5th house just past the causeway.
Just about at the end of the Herring Neck road is the turn to Salt Harbour. The body of water between Salt Harbour and Sunnyside is GUT ARM and through the tickle is the ocean. The third photo is a view from the top of Harveys Hill at the end of the road. The 5th photo is the view from the causeway.
Sometimes the harbour is still and seems like you are looking at a mirror. Those days are lovely for kayaking. Sometimes there are little white caps. We have had a dolpin visiting us at the stage, a seal on the rock in front of the house and this winter, two whales in the harbour.
This is the view from the end of the road, up on Harvey's Hill. One direction is the quaint and beautiful community. Turn to the right & you will see Twillingate Island and the water tower. Rotate right and you see the ocean, Change Islands and Brimstone Head on Fogo, and next right is Ship Island.
The view of Balcalhoa Island and the lighthouse.
The view from the causeway.
The Studio is what is called a 'store' ... where they stored things. I added the windows on the side and end. The front part was put on as a place to grow plants by the previous folks.
The window at the end, we brought from home. It is steel framed, from the early 1900's from the old Kroehler's factory in Stratford.
This is the 'Chat Room'. It's the perfect place for curling up with a book on an east-coast day, or having a coffee and a visit.
The upper part has a library and lot of space for creating.
The woodstove is purely ornamental. It is a treasure that I inherited from a dear friend & neighbour. We had it in the kitchen for a number of years but had to switch it out for a CSA approved one.
The upper part is where a boat was built many years ago. It was longer than the boat so they cut the hole in the end, which was real handy for the window.
June 2, 2018  This berg parked itself behind our place for over two months.
 Our spot is the whole middle section ...the two houses, two stages and six out buildings.
Click on the tiny photos to enlarge.
A historic amount of ice in the habours in the spring of 2017