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Tranquility Bay - A complete escape close to home

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

You won't find Tranquility Bay on a map of Newfoundland, so its best you not dedicate too much time to that effort at the moment. We'll get to that in a moment....

Described by a local business man as "the nicest piece of property in Trinity Bay", our "cottage" at Tranquility Bay, is just one hour from St. John's. Nestled on a quiet corner overlooking Trinity Bay, this property features complete privacy, a private beach, a Hydropool Self-Cleaning Hot Tub and a newly renovated property all throughout.

Understanding that the location of this property simply can not be beat, the actual home consisted of an orginal cottage built circa 1974, and an extension built circa 2000. The orginal cottage has been extensively renovated in 2016 with a nautical theme and a Cape Cod beach house in mind. New everything except for some old hardwood flooring to maintain a hint of the old. "New" meaning we took the entire roof structure out and went back to the beginning - wiring, heating, air conditioning, kitchen, bathroom, fireplace and furniture. All is new as of 2016. The original cottage is what we had envisioned it to be and it is beautiful.

The extension has been partially renovated and now features a sitting room with a view to behold. This part of the home offers up the 3 extra bedrooms on the 2nd floor - two with bay windows that provide the best panoramic view you can imagine. There is also a gain of 2 1/2 bathrooms in this area.

Outside, the property is situated on 2 acres with plenty of grass and green space to play bocce ball, throw a football or baseball or to simply walk around. In places the rocky cliffs are quite steep and care should be taken when sitting for your morning coffee. To the left while facing the ocean there is a short scramble to "Treasure beach" (as named by our 7-year old son) which is nestled beneath much higher cliffs. Directly in front is a private beach where we spend most of our time with our children.

Getting back to the location, "Tranquilty Bay is found on the edge of the little hamlet of Dildo, NL. That is about as gentle as we can say it with a name that garners reactions from a blush and giggle to down right offending people. This town is a great place to take a stroll, meet the local artisans, fisherman and gift store folk. In season, the Dildo Dory is a great little restaurant to enjoy fresh chowder and a sandwich. In 2016, EVERY visit to the cottage from May to October found us watching seals, whales, tuna, eagles and at one point hundreds and hundreds of butterflies! Overall, the scenery is exceptional, the pace is perfect and the convenience of being just one hour from the airport makes it truly a complete escape close to home.

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Greg Butler
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

About Greg Butler

We own and operate a small business in Mount Pearl, NL, and the nature of our business keeps us busy 6-7 days a week in the summer months. To that end, we are not able to use the cottage much in the summer months and felt it would be a shame to let it just sit there. We get out there at almost every opportunity, and it seems that every time we go, we return feeling like we've been on vacation for a week.

Greg Butler purchased this house in 2016

Why Greg Butler chose Dildo

This property is unique. We named it after Ensenada Honda in Culebra, Puerto Rico. The lady who was with us at the time claimed it meant "Tranquility Bay". The truth we discovered is that it actually means "Deep Cove" which leaves us wondering what other inaccuracies she told us! Either way, we liked the feeling of Tranquility Bay, and stuck to it.

This property is UNIQUE! The location, with the private beach and proximity to St. John's can not be beat. The views, the privacy and the comfort can not be beat. It is truly a gem.

What makes this house unique

The convenience of this property being less than 1hr drive from St. John's is a great asset. Although not far away, it could be a thousand miles away. When you get there, you have all of the conveniences of home nestled on 2 acres with stunning panoramic views of Trinity bay, complete privacy and a private beach. Based on double occupancy, this home now sleeps 14 comfortably with 2 more single beds for children (one being a top bunk!). For travelling families, you won't find better. For small groups, you won't find better.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dildo in Division No. 1

Property Type:
  • house
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12


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Tranquility Bay - A complete escape close to home
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay, Beautiful location, one of the best houses we have rented in NL, will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property, great location, amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. The location was fantastic and Greg was an amazing host.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location for a group getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Modern, spacious house with great views from many of the rooms. Greatly enjoyed the hot tub and private beach. Secluded location but only minutes from the Dory Grill and the rest of Trinity Bay's amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location Great view

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and convenient location to explore Trinity and Conception Bay and the rest of eastern NFLD

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £27.93
Damage Deposit £111.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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