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Experience the history & stunning beauty of Bonavista. Stay directly on Church Street where everything is within easy walking distance -restaurants, bars, historic sites and shopping. This lovely historic two storey, one bedroom townhouse style rental has everything you'll need. Free WiFi. A flat-screen TV and; Netflix. Towels & bed linens are provided, along with all kitchenware and appliances (microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge & stove) - all you need for the perfect vacation.
The Pink Perch is located on the second and third floor on a restored 1890's heritage building. On the first floor is a small local business called Yellow Rose.
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This house, to our knowledge, represents the only remaining section of a much larger house that stood on the corner of Rutherford Crescent and Church Street. This property was constructed by Levi Templeman (1867-1932), the brother of merchant Philip Templeman (1860-1926), founder of one of Newfoundland’s most successful fishing merchant firms in the 19th century.
Levi had seven children from his first marriage to Emily Harris (1876-1913) and two children from his second marriage to Jesse Goodland (1888-1973). Of his nine children, Dr. Walter Templeman (1907-1966) is probably the most well-known. After attending Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Dr. Templeman received degrees of Medical Doctor and Master of Surgery. He set up his first medical practise in Wabana, Bell Island, Newfoundland and now shares his name with the hospital in the community.
Before demolishing Levi’s home in the 1930's, a small section was moved across the property and made into a single dwelling home facing Church Street. For the majority of the life of this home it was occupied by Levi's daughter and local school teacher Althea Linda Templeman (born 1909), known as Leet Templeman.
Before restoration the home was a one and a half storey, but through the restoration process it has been made into a three storey home featuring various architectural styles and details original to Church Street but are now lost on the built landscape.
Visit www.bonavistacreative.com to read a complete history of the Levi Templeman building and view photos of the restoration process.
We offer our guests the ability to stay in the area’s finest restored heritage homes. You'll find exposed beams, a tasteful mix of vintage and modern furnishings, local art hanging on the walls, wine glasses in the cabinet — and your friends & family relaxing in the living room. We offer you a home in our hometown.