Towering at 109 feet, it is the tallest in Atlantic Canada and second highest in the country. A panoramic view of the surrounding land and sea, and a glimpse of its historical attributes can be witnessed during the 128 step adventure to the top.
Max's house is one of five historic buildings located at this Provincial Historic Site. It was the residence for very last Light keeper Max Sheppard and his family. Max became the head keeper in 1969, and was the last light-keeper of Point Amour lighthouse when he retired in 1995 after the station became automated.
Learn More about Point Amour lighthouse at www.pointamourlighthouse.ca.
Stay at Max's House
- Late May to early October
CAD $325/night + HST based on double occupancy of 3 rooms
Additional person: +$29 per person / per night.
Point Amour is located just off Route 510, between the communities of Forteau and L'Anse au Loup. It's a short drive on gravel road (roughly 5 km from the highway) past the small village of L'Anse Amour.
Maxs House is rented as a unit only. There are no options for room only bookings, however, check in with us on low season rates. The House is equipped to host larger groups including educational institutions, organizations, Tour groups and large families or other groups. When using all available rooms can sleep up to 10.
The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, pots and pans, everything needed to cook and serve meals.
The living room, kitchen, bedroom 1,2,3 and a full bathroom are located on the main floor.
- Bedroom 1 - Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2 - Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 3 - Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 4 - Double bed
- Bedroom 5 - Double bed
Bedroom 4 and 5 are located in the basement with an exterior exit in bedroom 5. 3 Residence style showers, sinks, and a toilet stall can also be used downstairs with large groups.
There are no phones on site. There is cellular service for those with bell or telus phones. Rogers service does not work in this area.
Absolutely No Smoking inside; designated outdoor smoking areas are available outside. Should we suspect there has been smoking inside or extra cleaning services are required due to how the house is left on check out, there will be an extra charge of $250.00.
TV/WIFI: In keeping with our Historic Property ambiance, rooms do not come equipped with televisions. Also, due to our location, there is no wifi on site; however, cellular data and cell phone service is available.
Water: The house currently operates on an old fashion cistern. While this is fresh water and good for bathing, it's not advisable that you drink it. We have a water dispenser in the kitchen full of safe drinking water. Please also note with large groups it's wise to stagger showering schedules for best water pressure.
Heat: We have an oil furnace. To turn the furnace on or off, the thermostat is on the wall in the hall.
Restaurants / Grocery / Bakery: Located just a 10 minute drive from here, Sea View Restaurant in Forteau is open from 10am 8pm. Sharing the same building is Food Chopper Grocery and Bakery which has homemade baked goods and a full service grocery store, open from 9am- 6pm and Fridays and Saturdays till 9pm.
Check-in: Between 3-5 PM. If arriving outside check-in times, please ensure what time you will arrive and we will make arrangements for your check in at our other property.
Check-out: 11 AM. We ask that you be respectful of our check out time; as we have to ensure the house is ready and welcoming for our next guests. We ask that groups pay up front on check in, so simply leave your keys on the dresser and we'll look after the rest.
Max's House is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please note the following:
- A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation of your reservation, with balance due on check-out.
- If cancelled more than 3 days prior to your arrival date, your deposit will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee.
- In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than three (3) day's notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take full responsibility for your entire reservation.
**Rates and policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests.
Group Bookings: A 30-Day Cancellation Notice is required on whole house bookings and for some holidays and special events.