Leaside Suites & Executive Apartments is a collection of 5 properties: Leaside Manor, Compton House, Midstream Manor, Westmount Manor and Airport Manor.
The bulk of our properties reside on over 2.5 acres of mature trees and gardens in the Waterford valley area at the west end of St. John’s. Many of the estates in the area can trace their histories to the early 20th century, when many of the city’s merchant class families constructed their homes. One of our main anchor properties, Leaside Manor was constructed in 1921 by John J. Parker, of legendary Parker & Monroe local footwear retail chain, and his new wife Flora. The couple named the property ‘The Lea’ meaning ‘meadow.’ The style of the house is unique for Newfoundland, inspired by the Scottish homestead of the Doulton family, of Royal Doulton fame, near where Flora spent her formative years in Kilmacolm, Scotland. The house’s exterior maintains much of its original construction: Tudor styling; cedar siding; unique stylized roof lines; colonial columns; lead-lined windows; double, beveled, plate glass doors at the entranceway; expansive lot with sweeping walkway; heavily treed lot; wrought iron fencing and double-gated drive. The property’s interior is influenced by the Arts and Craft movement of the early 20th century with its beamed ceilings, paneled walls, parquet wood floor, light sconces, ornate fireplaces, and inlaid wood flooring.
Compton House is a majestic Heritage estate, crowning a rolling property of towering mature trees and manicured gardens.
Its luxurious bed and breakfast suites are equally majestic, each with its own signature style that combines the very best of old world craftsmanship and quality with the latest in modern aesthetics, design and décor. The grand 7,000 square foot Compton House property, was built in 1919-1920 by Ethelbert (Bert) Clayton Cousens, in the Victorian style that was contemporary to the period. Bert and his family owned the Mercantile Steam Cooperage and had originally named the estate ‘Clayton House’ after his ancestral home in England. For many years the house evolved organically, in tune with the ebb and flow of successive families, differing tastes and the common demands for functional space. When purchased in 1988 by Bob and Cindy Holden, their determination to restore this palatial residence to its original glory resulted in the glorious property you see today. Compton House is now designated as a Heritage Property by the City of St. John's. As proud as they are of their properties, present owners Dion and Dora Finlay know it is more than bricks and mortar that placed Leaside at the top of its field - it’s the experience. Leaside Suites & Executive Apartments is renowned for combining glorious properties and rich, contemporary décor with an unmatched level of personal service that has been recognized by TripAdvisor as the best in the city. Dion and Dora are understandably pleased. “Most visitors talk about how nice the experience was first – then they mention how pretty everything is. For us, it’s the best of all worlds.”
Monastery Spa & Suites offers our visitors a fresh escape from not only the city of St. John’s, but also the whole world as we cater to both locals and tourists alike.
With our range of services, convenient location, a professional and trained staff of over sixty, and so much more, we continue to bring a sense of peace and solitude as the building’s residents did before us. A heritage building, the Holy Cross Monastery had its cornerstone laid on September 13th, 1931. Established not only to house the Irish Christian Brothers, but also to provide additional school accommodations, the Monastery was a welcomed addition to the church and the city of St. John’s. Seventy years later, in February 2001, Monastery Spa & Suites took over residence of the Holy Cross Monastery building with a staff of eight. Persevering through the first couple of years was a challenge, but we continued to grow and eventually added twenty suites to become the first destination spa in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Arnold’s Cove Inn, previously known as the Tanker Inn, is a newly renovated hotel, restaurant and bar located in the picturesque outport community of Arnold’s Cove.
Situated on the Northern edge of Placentia Bay, Arnold’s Cove is ideally placed along the isthmus that connects the Avalon Peninsula to the main island of Newfoundland, offering the perfect base for a world of adventure and discovery. Our 23 room hotel features numerous amenities designed to make your stay extra special: your choice of fully furnished suites or efficiency units; short and long term availability with flexible leasing options; all rooms feature a modern decor with air conditioning, flat screen TVs and wireless high speed connectivity; daily housekeeping with laundry facilities onsite; a full service restaurant featuring an all day breakfast and heart healthy meal options; click here to view our menu options. and our colourful bar that surrounds you in distinctly Newfoundland culture. So whether you are on business in Bull Arm, making a weekend getaway from the city or a visitor to our beautiful province, the Arnold’s Cove Inn knows how to make your stay feel extra special.