My place is 1 km from a lake and 1 km from the ocean which has beautiful view of bell island. My place has mature trees with a private rural feel, but 1 km from the convenience store. The patio gets sun all day due to property being oriented east-west. We are 10 mins from the city of St. John's. (15 from downtown) St. Phillips has many small lakes.. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets).
Our neighborhood has many lakes and ponds, hiking trails, a few restaurans, a beach on a pond and a rocky beach on the conception bay. All the ponds are good for swimming, kayaking, canoeing etc.
Having a car is a must. This location isn't on public transit routes. There is Cy's taxi, but that can get expensive depending on what part of the city your going to.