We live just outside the historic city of Saint John, New Brunswick in a quiet residential area on a dead end street overlooking Douglas Lake. Nothing fancy, but it is a safe and quiet area to park for a few nights.
We indicated a maximum stay of 5 days simply because that was the maximum allowed by the website. You could stay longer if you wish, as long as the space is available and we don't have a trip planned.
We prefer 24 hours advanced notice, but same day is okay.
Your grassy site measures about 75'×75'. Your rig will be parked on a crushed rock pad.
For those of you with furry kids, we have an unofficial off-leash area across the street from our house. It's a subdivision project that was never completed. The city forced the developers to stop the work because they failed to meet certain conditions. So now it's a large unused property where the neighbourhood dog-owners take their puppy dogs!
Saint John has a fascinating past and us being proud Saint Johners, we love to share stories about our little city! Saint John was actually the first incorporated city in Canada (in 1785), and as a result, led to the formation of Canada's first police department, Canada's first public school and Canada's first free public library. Saint John is also the home of Canada's oldest, and longest running, farmer's market - The Saint John City Market,
We are RVers and we usually migrate south for winter, so our host location is only available from May until the end of November!
Thanks for stopping by!
Generators can be used during the day.
No recreational drugs.
Be kind and considerate.
Please try to arrive during daylight hours.
Your pets are welcome but please clean up after them.
We have three dogs, all seniors. In other words, beyond the playful stage. They like to meet and greet other dogs, but don't really play with other dogs anymore.
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, I can fit our 37' fifth wheel in the space. Ideally we should limit guests to those with a 40 foot rig because you need to back around a 90 degree turn in our yard, but we could accommodate a rig over 40 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.
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 Fire Department Museum
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.