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Fabulous and Comfortable Renovated Church

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Christopher Gillis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Map

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

Amenities

Annapolis Royal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fabulous and Comfortable Renovated Church
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Amazing place with all the comfort and charm you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

We have a lovely 3 days at St Albans, a truly unique, wonderful home away from home in a beautiful area of Nova Scotia. Communication with our hosts was smooth and seamless, a lovely caretaker took us on a tour of the house, and we were able to settle right into a truly special stay. Would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time at the church, found communication to be smooth and seamless and that Deb treated you so well. Come again soon!
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

A very special place: cute and a little bit kish. Fantastic atmosphere. Very clean, well equiped and confortable. We strongly recommend it. Very good location for exploring the Bay of Fundy and the Annapolis Valley. The owner was very friendly and taked care of us, including some local food as welcome pack.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the church, its location and found the place to be clean and comfortable. A little bit of kitsch indeed! Keeps things interesting. It was a pleasure hosting you. Come again soon!
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5

The most charming and unique place I've stayed!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the church house! The owners did a fantastic job remodeling the place, but kept the original characters. The house care-taker was super friendly and helpful, and we had everything we needed in the house. We were able to cook all our breakfasts and several dinners during our stay, and everyone loved the romantic dining setting. The house was within a very short drive to Annapolis Royal town center, with a general store within walking distance. Loved everything about it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the decor of the church and that you found Deb to be so helpful. Thanks for the great review and please do come again.
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5

Unique and lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had s great stay at St Albans. It was perfectly clean upon arrival and it is well appointed with thoughtful touches throughout. What a unique home to stay in for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found the house clean and well appointed. Come again soon!
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5

Great place to chill and relax on our travels around Nova Scotia

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for exploring this part of Nova Scotia. Annapolis Royal is a lovely wee town to wander around with a lot of history. Just down the coast is Brier Island, great for whale watching. Have had a lovely time here!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed. Come again soon!
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $202.61

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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