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Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

NOW OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS.

The Church at Ochre Pit Cove is a unique multi-purpose vacation and studio facility located in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Built in 1938, this former United Church has been thoughtfully renovated to include all the modern amenities while respecting the beauty of the original architecture. With a stunning seventeen-foot ceiling, spacious studio and generous living area, our facility offers an exceptional getaway experience for work or play. An hour and 45 minutes from St. John’s and four minutes from Northern Bay Sands Park, it is a perfect place for your extended family to kick back and relax – over 2500 square feet will give everyone room to breathe.

Work
The Church provides an exceptional opportunity to work without interruption in a clean, spacious and quiet environment. The main studio area features 600 square feet (55 square metres) of new birch hardwood flooring with a 17 foot (5.2m) ceiling and no posts. For presentation there is capacity for a seated audience of 40-100 depending on performance requirements. An ideal venue for a residency, retreat or workshop - no other facility in the province offers this combination of performance space and accommodation under one roof.

Play
Stroll down to the beach and watch the fishing boats come and go at the busy wharf. See whales and icebergs in season off the breathtakingly rugged coast. Discover the endless web of hiking trails through woods and meadows. Build sandcastles at Northern Bay Sands Park. Take a day trip up the coast to see the historic stone walls of Grates Cove. In the evening, sit around the fire and listen to the loons in the distance. Love to entertain? Bring your instruments and enjoy the beautiful acoustics. Love to cook? The large kitchen is stocked with all you need to get you started – condiments, sugar & spice, oil & vinegar, pots and pans. There’s even a fondue set. All you need to bring is your favourite food.

Keywords: Retreat, Vacation, Family Getaway, Arts Studio, Workshop Space, Near Northern Bay Sands, Retreat

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    playroom...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair ramp....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15

  • Choir Loft: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • North Bedroom: 1 queen

    Ensuite 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Sun Room: 1 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • South Bedroom: 1 double

    Ensuite bath with shower...moreless

  • Mezzanine has 2 singles and bath with shower.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: shower

    In Mezzanine...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    In South Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    In North Bedroom...moreless

  • All bathrooms are new construction with quality fixtures and ceramic tile....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 600 square ft studio space, yoga mats, 17 ft ceiling, tenting welcome

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Extensive library....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Air Hockey, Foosball, TV in basement. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Contemporary & classical. ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    connection for computer/ipod....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Children's playroom. Toys for young children. ...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    PS2, Game Cube...moreless

  • Video Games:

    (10) including Dance Dance Revolution pads. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small family-friendly library. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    5 minutes walk from the beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 10. (Folding tables available for more)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot air furnace & electric heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance within Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bunn drip and stovetop expresso...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Large selection of dishes, pots, pans, serving dishes, lobster utensils, BBQ tools. Serves up to 16....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen includes blender, mixer, electric juicer, small ice cream maker, fondue set. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Quality oils, condiments spices provided. Inventory list available on request. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Ceramic top convection range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1/2 acre lot with fire pit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
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2 night min stay
C$275 C$305
Fri, Sat, Sun
C$1,760

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Add $100 to above rate for single night rental.

10% deposit due upon booking.

90% due 30 days before Check-in

Cancelled reservations will be refunded as follows:

90% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in

50% if cancelled 14 days prior to the Check-in

No refund if cancelled less than 14 days prior to Check-in.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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Location

139 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
St. John's
4.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Northern Bay Sands.

Car: Necessary

Whale & iceberg watching, berry picking in season

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Film producer Paul Pope and screenwriter/performer Lisa Porter are from St. John's.

Why the Owner Chose Ochre Pit Cove:
We have a lot of friends who summer out this way and we were looking for a nice little saltbox, but when the Church presented itself, we couldn't refuse. It was clear that it would have to be more than a private residence. It is a building meant to be shared: to be filled with people, conversations, music and creativity. So when we designed the living area we made sure to keep a large portion as open space for meetings or performances. Work or play. Or both. It is a special place indeed.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Some of the best times we've had are with a bunch of families with children. Spend the afternoon at Northern Bay Sands and come back for a glass of wine, a bbq and a bonfire. The kids can bring their friends and use the extra air mattresses and sleeping bags. If they're adventurous, there's a pop-up tent they can set up and camp out. In the morning you can stroll over to the local beach just across the road. If the weather doesn't cooperate, the place is big enough that you're not on top of each other. Find a book from our growing library and settle in for a good read while the kids play DDR, paint a picture, play a board game or watch a movie.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

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Photos

  • Studio/Living Area

    Studio/Living Area

  • Exterior

    Exterior

  • North Bedroom

    North Bedroom

  • Mezzanine

    Mezzanine

  • Main Bath

    Main Bath

  • Playroom

    Playroom

  • Wharf

    Wharf

  • Autumn Hiking.
Photo: Grace O'Reilly

    Autumn Hiking. Photo: Grace O'Reilly

  • Orange Hawkweed

    Orange Hawkweed

  • Fireweed

    Fireweed

  • Autumn rose bushes

    Autumn rose bushes

  • Fire Department Fundraiser

    Fire Department Fundraiser

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • South Bedroom

    South Bedroom

  • Choir Loft

    Choir Loft

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

  • Mezzanine Bath

    Mezzanine Bath

  • Road to beach

    Road to beach

  • Nearby houses

    Nearby houses

  • Nearby trail.

    Nearby trail.

  • Rhodora

    Rhodora

  • Autumn view from back step.

    Autumn view from back step.

  • Whale watching

    Whale watching

  • Festival at Ochre Pit Cove 2014 - Steve Maloney.
photo: Carl Hansen

    Festival at Ochre Pit Cove 2014 - Steve Maloney. photo: Carl Hansen

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    15
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Chalet
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/23/2015
Email owner

709-685-3307

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