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Fabulous and Comfortable Renovated Church

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Annapolis Royal Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2.5 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom renovated church with modern amenities.

Welcome to St. Alban’s Vacation Home.

We are thrilled that you have found your way to St. Alban’s. Please have a look around while imagining yourselves nestled into our beloved summer retreat.

This converted church is indeed a special place. We see it as an adult oasis, a home away from home and a retreat for those needing a good break from city-life or the fast-paced work world. St. Alban’s is situated along a scenic country road just a couple of minutes from Annapolis Royal, in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Our 2.5 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home has all the amenities, and more…including serenity, comfort and convenience!

The home, itself, boasts a fully equipped kitchen, spa-like bathroom, private bedrooms and old world charm with modern conveniences and spacious living. St. Alban’s has been professionally decorated, by us, with the modern vacationer in mind. Eating in? Enjoy professional grade cookware and high-end appliances. Dining out? We will provide you with our own personal recommendations of local cuisine.

St. Alban’s pastoral setting blends perfectly with the natural beauty of the Annapolis Basin and the Lequille River. For the hiker or cyclist, there is much to explore. If you wish to spend a day “in town” there is lots to see and do in Annapolis Royal. Take in a sweeping view of the beautiful Annapolis Basin from the centre of Annapolis Royal at Fort Anne, Canada’s oldest national historic site. There are shops, historical walks, a beautiful waterfront, and much more. The Annapolis Valley is also home to some of the best and most interesting antique shops in Nova Scotia. Be sure to take Route 1 heading to Bridgetown and visit some of our favourite shops such as ‘The Green Barn’, ‘Treasures and Collectibles’ (hi to Norm) and especially ‘Summer House Antiques’ (tell Eric we sent you). As you can tell, there is no shortage of things to see and do during your stay at St. Alban’s Vacation Home. But if all you are looking for is time away to relax and unwind, then St. Alban’s is perfect.

We invite you to experience what we can only say is “the best decision we have ever made!

Allergy Alert: There is a ten foot, down filled sectional at St. Alban’s in the main living space. Please note this in the event you or someone you are vacationing with are allergic to down. Although we empathize with your situation, refunds will not be given based on allergies with the discovery of the sectional after booking.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Christopher Gillis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Fabulous and Comfortable Renovated Church
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Wonderful & Impeccable

  • 5 of 5

St. Alban's church has become our go-to place to stay in the Annapolis Valley. The interior and amenities are simply stunning, including the decor. The location is wonderful. The site manager is very friendly and helpful. The location is ideal for someone visiting Southern Nova Scotia. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Truly a gem!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we love hosting you each and every time! Come back soon.
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5

A wonderfully renovated church with soothing vibes

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight nights at St Albans and experienced not only a beautiful a home away from home but also a lovely area to explore during the best of the fall season. The church has been beautifully restored to retain all the best features while providing a modern kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Some of the highlights for me were the lovely kitchen which overlooked the expansive living areas and the very friendly and welcoming feeling in the church. I also love the bits and pieces which seem to have been collected from all over the world and used to decorate in a charmingly eclectic way which provides the colour in what is by necessity (it being a church) a fairly dark interior. We also loved the little mezzanine sitting area which provides a great reading nook. The internet was reliable and quick and although there was no TV we enjoyed the opportunity to read more in the evenings. A couple of small niggles were that at times it was a bit dark to see what you are cooking/eating which a little more lighting in the kitchen would help with and a lack of a plug in the downstairs bathroom. I felt sure there was one somewhere but couldn't find it, however, we knew that if it became a real issue the wonderful property manager, Debbie, would rush over with a replacement. The area provided lots of wonderful opportunities to practice my photography skills inspired by local photography Dan Froesse who hangs out/works from the Sissiboo cafe which provides great coffee for Annapolis Royal - if you like coffee it is a must visit. The Kejimkujik National Park is also a must visit in the area as is St Anne's fort and some beautiful local walks/hikes. Highly recommended for at least a week's visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this thoughtful and comprehensive review. So glad you found the church comfortable and appreciated the decor. It was a pleasure hosting you at the church and in Charlottetown. Come again soon!
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5

One of a kind property

  • 5 of 5

This is such a unique property, very comfortable, quiet and a great location for exploring Digby Neck and the Annapolis valley. We loved coming back here in the evenings. The property manager was very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay here again when we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. So glad you enjoyed the location and Annapolis. Come back soon!
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5

A unique, warm and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The "church" is a fabulous home and a great place to stay while exploring all Nova Scotia has to offer. It is conveniently located near the historic town of Annapolis Royal. Both the home owner Christopher and property manager Debbie were attentive and a pleasure to chat with. The home is well equipped including a washer and dryer and all the usual comforts of home. Be sure to go to the Ghost Walk at Fort Anne at 9:20pm to learn more about the history of this beautiful region.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! We are happy you enjoyed the church and took advantage of what Annapolis Royal has to offer. Come again soon.
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5

Steeped in history,quaint,quirky, lots of attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the church. The building us so estitically pleasing. Well appointed with interesting decor and furnishings. The surrounding area is beautiful with plenty of activities for varied interests. Excellent support from the property managers and the local merchants were so friendly and generous. The church easily accomdated our group of 6 adults. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive and thorough review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the decor and furnishings and found the house comfortable. Come back soon!
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This is a lovely property in a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

We were welcomed with a loaf of homemade bread and a jar of homemade strawberry jam. Both were delicious. Our family that stayed at other places were jealous of our accommodations. There were 13 of us in Nova Scotia for a family reunion and we had several enjoyable dinners at the converted church. Thank you for a wonderful experience.!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Tell your jealous family members we would love to host them sometime!
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Digby
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Annapolis Royal Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$119
$832
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $189
Tax Rate 14.0%

CHECK-IN 4:00 pm (or other predetermined time)
CHECK-OUT 11:00 am

Smoking

No Smoking

No Pets Allowed

Privacy Policy

St. Albans Vacation Home is intended to be an adult oasis and is not suitable for those wishing to entertain family or friends.

Candles

Candles are not to be used inside the home.

Allergies

There is a ten foot, down filled sectional at St. Alban's in the main living space.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Annapolis Royal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Allergy Alert: There is a ten foot, down filled sectional at St. Alban’s in the main living space. Please note this in the event you or someone you are vacationing with are allergic to down. Although we empathize with your situation, refunds will not be given based on allergies with the discovery of the sectional after booking.

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