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Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ochre Pit Cove chalet description

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

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: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            In Bedroom 2...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            In Bedroom 1...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            In Bedroom 5...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, board games & toys, fire pit, tenting welcome...moreless

              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 10 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Hot air & electric heat...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All high quality cotton sheets....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Off street parking for 20....moreless

                  • 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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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  C$405
                  C$2,430
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  C$275 C$305
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  C$1,760

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 10/23/2014
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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 Bedroom

                    Mezzanine Bedroom

                  • Main Bath

                    Main Bath

                  • Playroom

                    Playroom

                  • Wharf

                    Wharf

                  • 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

                    Festival at Ochre Pit Cove 2014

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • South Bedroom

                    South Bedroom

                  • Bedroom 3

                    Bedroom 3

                  • West Bedroom

                    West Bedroom

                  • Mezzanine Bath

                    Mezzanine Bath

                  • Road to beach

                    Road to beach

                  • Nearby houses

                    Nearby houses

                  • Orange Hawkweed

                    Orange Hawkweed

                  • Fireweed

                    Fireweed

                  • Autumn rose bushes

                    Autumn rose bushes

                  • Fire Department Fundraiser

                    Fire Department Fundraiser

                  VRBO #407787

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 23, 2014

                  C$275 - C$405 per night (CAD)
                  11

                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 10/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/23/2014
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                  709-685-3307

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