sand & salt
WESTERN BAY, NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
"RUSH HERE TO SLOW DOWN"
Just a short 90 minute drive from St.John’s,
lies a Fishing Merchant's home that has been lovingly transformed into
a relaxed luxury oceanfront vacation rental.
Begin your day with breathtaking sunrises & end with fires by the ocean.
Offering a Weekly Rental
We want you to have a beautiful 'home base' that you return to
after a day of exploring.
The proprietor, born in Carbonear, NL, has returned to her home
to realize her dream of creating elegant accommodations and wonderful experiences for the guests that stay at sand & salt.
Designed with the love of whites and wood, this newly renovated 'saltbox' combines the rugged beauty of the outdoors, vintage elements and luxurious living.
This 1800 sq.ft. oceanfront home is surround by a quiet community, crown land with a beautiful brook full of trout & the ocean.
Two fantastic hiking trails and a sandy beach are right outside your door!
We offer a private oasis for your group
It is a full house rental.
It truly is 'Barefoot Elegance' , but we offer so much more!
*With the concierge service, we help customize your holiday to your interests
& ensure you don't miss many of the wonderful 'treasures' in the area.
This is what sets us apart!
We offer a Concierge Service like no other....
we will help you every step of the way to ensure your experience is catered to you.
Effortless Food Options
At sand & salt, we have a fully appointed kitchen with a
dishwasher & Insinkerator instant
hot water dispenser.
We offer, at an extra charge, the following: grocery/liquor shopping done & put away prior to your arrival. We also have an incredible selection of NL prepared meals such as
Cod Au Gratin & home-made soups as well as baked goods including home-made breads, butter tarts, jams & tea biscuits. A charcuterie board can also be arranged for the first night as you settle in. We can arrange Lobster (if in season) &/ or Moose meat delivered to your door as well.
And of course we will provide numerous destination culinary delights for your day trips as well.
We offer thoughtfully planned amenities to ensure you feel blissfully at home here at sand & salt.
Smart T.V. & Free Wifi
2nd floor Washer & Dryer
BBQ & oversized cooler on a large two sided deck with full stair walk out to the ocean.
Beach toys for the children
Binoculars for the Whales, Birds (including Bald Eagles & Puffins) & Icebergs
Firewood & starter for the spectacular fire on the edge of the ocean.
Robes provided for your stay.
East Coast Glow Bath Products
NL Sea Salt.
Just Outside Our Door
We have two fantastic hiking trails right outside our door.
A sandy beach
A expansive lawn to the ocean for lawn darts, ring toss, etc.
Take a walk through our neighbourhood past chickens,
goats & sheep
to the waterfall.
The fire pit & Adirondack chairs against the crashing sea awaits.
A beautiful old barn with a window to the sea for yoga, art or just spill over activity space on rainy days.
Day Trip Plans Included
We provide 10 DAY TRIP itineraries
to our guests at sand & salt.
All within 15 - 120 minutes of Western Bay, these day trips will include amazing hikes, fishing, historical places & museums, micro breweries, a distillery, art galleries, restaurants, artisan picnics, a wildlife reserve, cooking classes, historical walks
& so much more!
Custom long sleeve white T shirts made with the 'sand & salt' logo (& NL saying on the back) can be custom made for you. No matter the theme...."Smith Family Reunion", "Yoga Retreat NL", "Come from Away", etc. we will have them ready upon your arrival.*
A donation to The Western Bay Boardwalk will be made with each booking. Helping us keep our beautiful historical walk just outside our door accessible to all.
Room with a view.
Activities at sand & salt
WE NOT ONLY WANT YOU TO ENJOY THE RUGGED BEAUTY IN THESE GRACEFUL SURROUNDINGS, WE WANT TO ENSURE
YOUR NEWFOUNDLAND VACATION HAS OPPORTUNITIES THAT FILL THE SENSES & WARM THE HEART!
*Add on Activities below are offered (pricing available upon request).
Book Club by the Sea
Pinch us! Award winning NL author, Michael Winter, will come & sit by the fire to discuss his books one evening (we will provide book info. far in advance to ensure lively conversation.)
Available June 19- Sept. 17 only
FULL OR HALF DAY WRITER'S WORKSHOPS can also be arranged right here at sand & salt.
For those wanting to become honorary Newfoundlanders, we can arrange for this to be done right here at sand & salt.
Be prepared to kiss a cod!
*Prices for all offerings available upon request & based on availability.
NO SMOKING OR PETS ALLOWED.
Yoga by the Sea
Certified Yoga Instructor, Angie Green from Xhale Yoga Studio, will come to you to do yoga by the sea.
Learn to Quilt
A wonderful quilter from the area will come out and show you a beautiful tradition in NL.
Quilts can also be commissioned should you have a box of baby clothes, Grand Dad's shirts, etc. that you would like lovingly transformed into a very special keepsake.
Art Lesson by the Sea
NL artist Jill Moores will come to you and provide an afternoon full of art for adults and children.
All supplies provided.
Alice's Fish Fry
Your wonderful neighbour for the week, Alice, will drop over with a 'feed' for the guests at sand & salt.
On Sundays, musician Vicky Doyle serenades you by the fire (or inside) singing songs of NL as well as a few more current ones. She does take requests, no guarantees, but if you let us know any favourites or you want to surprise someone, given enough notice, she may be able to sing it for you. Her voice is beyond words!
Just a short 90 minute drive from St. John’s Airport, there's nothing quite like this stylish yet cozy 'saltbox' to take in all the majestic beauty and heavenly solitude of this amazing property. Whether enjoying a leisurely hike along the rugged coastline at your front door, fly-fishing a neighboring lake or stream, quaffing a fresh pint at the local-made brewery, sipping wine by the beachside fire-pit, or launching into fabulous Cod-Au-Gratin ready upon your arrival,
Western Bay is the place to do it! Did I mention the locals? These neighbours truly are the
"sand and salt” of the earth - each one a proud Newfoundlander with a
passion for their community and a tremendous sense of their heritage.
Sand and Salt is a place where good friends become better friends
and you're reminded of what matters in life.
C. & J. Richardson ON, Canada