We live just outside the historic city of Saint John, New Brunswick in a quiet residential area on a dead end street. Nothing fancy, but it is a safe and quiet area to park for a few nights. Our property overlooks Douglas Lake, unfortunately the trees behind our house have grown so much during recent years, there's not much of a view from the RV site. I'm hoping to get back there with the chainsaw one of the days and do some thinning so our guests can actually see the lake!
You may hear occasional air traffic because we live close to the Saint John Airport. A few planes come and go during the day, but very few at night.
Your grassy site measures about 75'×75' and your rig will be parked on a crushed rock pad. I'm not sure what the weight limit of the pad is...we've had dump trucks over there weighing 40,000+ pounds.
We've provided a little patio area with table and chairs. Free firewood is available if you'd like to have a fire in the firepit.
We also provide a can for garbage. Throughout your stay, feel free to toss any bags of garbage in the can.
For those of you with furry kids, feel free to walk them around our property, but please pick up after them. We have an unofficial off-leash area across the street from our house. It is a partially constructed residential subdivision. The developers were forced by the city to stop the work because they failed to meet certain conditions. So now it's a large unused property where the neighbourhood dog-owners walk their dogs!
We are RVers and we usually migrate south for winter, so our host location is only available from May until the end of November.
We prefer at least 24 hours advanced notice, but same day is okay.
Thanks for stopping by!
Generators can be used during the day, from 9am until 8pm
No recreational drugs.
Be kind and considerate.
Please try to arrive during daylight hours.
You are considered a guest, so we don't accept money for electricity or water.
Your pets are welcome but please clean up after them.
We have two Golden Retrievers, both seniors. In other words, beyond the playful stage. They are timid so they'll probably keep their distance.
We are approximately 12.5 kms, or about 7.5 miles, from the #1 highway.
All paved roads to our place. Our house has a gravel driveway
In front of or next to rig
To clarify the max length, we can easily accept motorhomes up tor 42' but we can't legitimately say 'any size' though. We've had two different 39' class A motorhomes in the space with lots of room to spare. We could probably accommodate rigs over 42 feet, it would just take a little maneuvering :-)
We are snowbirds, so our location is normally only available from May until the end of November when we are home.
Please be aware, even during summer, our space may not be available since we occasionally do spontaneous trips.
Saint John has a fascinating past, and Sheila and Rob being proud Saint Johners, we love to share stories about our humble little city!
Saint John was actually the first incorporated city in Canada (founded in 1785), and as a result, led to a lot of 'firsts' for Canada:
- the formation of Canada's first police department
- Canada's first public school
- Canada's first free public library
- Saint John is also the home of Canada's oldest, and longest running, farmer's market! The market may be small compared to markets in other cities, but the historical significance is what makes it special. The Saint John City Market charter dates back to 1785.
As you explore Saint John, you will learn about the fascinating beginnings of our city! Believe it or not, the origins of the city of Saint John was very closely linked to the origins of the United States! You'll learn about the early life in Saint John, You'll learn about the Great Fire of 1877 that destroyed most of the city, and you'll learn about the rebuilding after the fire!
Witness the highest tides in the world at our Harbour where the water will rise 40 feet within hours.
Also, no visit to Saint John is complete until you've seen the world famous Reversing Falls where the tides will cause swift rapids to actually stop then reverse directions.
As well, keep the following landmarks in mind as you tour our quaint little city:
- Fort Howe Blockhouse
- Site of Fort LeTour
- Historic Saint John City Market
- Loyalist House
- Market Slip Boardwalk
- Old County Courthouse
- Saint John Police Force Museum
- Saint John Fire Department Museum
Hosts were gracious, very informative about the area, things to do and see. The welcome package of info and surprise date nut bread (to die for) was absolutely fantastic. Electric and watet was very nice to have as well. Hope to run into them down South this winter. Definitely recommend this boondocker place.
I submitted a glowing reference upon departure from the Lake House in July and don't know why it was never posted. Do not miss the opportunity to stay at this site. The hosts are wonderful people and will do the most to ensure your stay is memorable. Oh, and the bread is delicious!
Don't know why my reference didn't post a month ago. We stopped here on our way back to the US after a tour of Nova Scotia. It is a nice quiet location . Moved their vehicle to make it easier for us to back in our 36' 5th wheel. They have a great set up with electric and water and a small patio with table, chairs and fire pit. Unfortunately the weather was cold and rainy and we didn't get an opportunity to use or visit. Given a welcome packet on arrival and then surprised with a warm crusty loaf of Date Nut bread! Above and beyond for a one night stay. They offered to make room for a second night Wish we could have stayed longer but we were on a tight schedule. Would definitely stay here again to visit St. John's if we make it back to the area. Great Hosts. Thanks!
Great spot and facilities. Generous and helpful hosts. Highly recommended.
Excellent stay. We were met with a package of information on the area. Very quiet and relaxing.
Wow! This spot is nicer than most campground backins. It not only has power and water but a very nice patio with table ,chairs and a fire place with free wood. I did not believe it could get better than this, and then the warm bread arrived. We have now been officially spoiled. Thank-you!!!!!
Our plans changed several times and the Maritimers fielded our adjustments with immediate responses and friendly encouragement. Thanks so much.
Level, easy-to-access gravel parking – check!
Electric and water – check!
Private patio with table, chairs, fireplace and seasoned firewood – check!
Fresh loaf of homemade date-walnut bread – check!
And best of all, lovely hosts who made us feel so welcomed – check!
We were introduce to Maritimers Chasing the Sun through a mutual friend. We had a very relaxing stay. Plenty of room to park. Nice hookup of water and power. The host made us feel very welcome and provided a folder with local information. The gift of warm baked bread topped off the visit. They are very knowledgeable about their travels and gave us lots of great travelling tips. We hope to connect with them again. Many thanks.
Great advice about the area and wonderful bread presented on arrival. The spot was perfect and we hope to see them again for a longer stay at our house or at theirs.
When we arrived we were greeted by Rob with a freshly baked loaf of delicious Walnut Bread and a portfolio with detailed information about Saint John, important Tel #'s and points of interest to visit. The site they provide is fantastic, even has a sitting area with a table, 2 comfortable chairs, a Fire box and lots of wood all Free of charge. The site itself is pretty level and comes with a water connection and a 15 amp electrical outlet. It is so peaceful, feels like you have your own private campground. Rob & Sheila are very friendly and knowledgeable, they are in no way intrusive. We loved their Boondocking site and hope to return some time in the future. We highly recommend their place to stay when in the Saint John area.
A delightful location and gracious host. Easy to find, comfortable setting, with a table, fire ring, and chairs for "us guests." Host greeted us with freshly baked bread, a folder with literature and maps of the St. John area, and just plain friendly conversation. Our only regret is that we could only stay one night!
These amazing hosts offered me everything I could possibly need or want. Fresh bread when I arrived, 15amp hookup, wifi, water, fire pit and wood, lawn chairs and table, suggestions on things to see and do, even a ride to my race in Saint John.
Will definitely stay again if I'm in NB
We so appreciated these hosts who allowed us to stay 8 days as we had mechanical difficulties with our truck. We enjoyed the patio and firepit and really appreciated that they squeezed us in with another boondocker for our first night. They provided a welcome package with local information including RV dumps and such. The location is close to shopping and restaurants. Our hosts were gracious and encouraging, giving many suggestions during our trials with the truck. Lots of birds including an eagle and a loon passed overhead almost daily. A real delight. We can't thank these folks enough!
The MaritimersChasingTheSun are terrific Hosts & now they are good friends!
From the moment that you arrive & Rob hands you his delicious fresh baked bread,
until you leave, this couple attempts to make you feel comfortably at home.
They also give you a folder w local things to do, shop, local churches, etc.
They have a "special" dedicated level spot for your RV to park w a patio area that is
all setup w a table, 4 chairs & a fireplace w wood for you to enjoy a safe fire.
It is a quiet, wonderful neighborhood to walk around in & RV access is not difficult,
especially w their supplied & highly recommended directions.
I believe their motto is enjoy yourself & they can be bribed w ice cream.
I truly enjoyed my stay which went to fast & I would look forward to meeting them again.
A very sincere thanks to both of you!
...including a loaf of Rob's freshly-baked bread. Quiet street, ample room for a large rig (that's me in the picture) and hosts who make you feel at home. With my motor scooter, I was able to easily get into St. John for sightseeing, shipping and lunches. I highly recommend.
Rob welcome us with a warm fresh bread and a lot of informations what to do around. They have create a nice place for the guest. We really enjoy our stay.
The hosts at the lake house provided us with a lovely campsite, and a welcome package with info on all the local tourist attractions and services. There was even a loaf of home baked bread included. Yum!
This was our first time staying with a boondockers welcome host and they really set the bar high. Our host greeted us upon arrival with a freshly baked loaf of bread and a packet of information on the surrounding area! Later, They spent a couple of hours sharing information, answering questions and visiting with us. The space they have created for guests is comfortable and private. Sadly, the weather did not allow is to have a fire in the provided grate and firewood. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lake House.
We stayed here for one night and this place is just amazing! Rob is a great host and welcomed us with a fresh baked bread. We had everything we needed and enjoyed our stay a lot.
Our short stay with Rob and Sheila was nothing short of exceptional. They were fantastic folks who we enjoyed lengthy conversations with about ours and their travelers. We are looking forward to hosting them in the near future.
Rob/Sheila you guys rock! I considered kidnapping you both for A your baking skills and B for your friendship and Camaraderie. We miss you guys already.
Rob and Sheila welcomed us with a warm fresh baked bread and lots of resources. They made us feel at home not only by our campsite with a fire pit and table and chairs but with conversation and friendliness. We had great conversations and plans to meet up during the winter months. The sunsets were beautiful and they are close to st john and st. Martins.
If you plan to be in the area we highly recommend you stay there.