Wonderful, spacious church, built in 1845 in the tranquil village of Waterford. The building has been restored inside and out, without changing the original character. The balcony, where the Sunday school was held, has one queen size bed, and one single bed.The maine hall, once occupied by pews, is now one big open space with vaulted ceilings, and several sitting areas. The downstairs platform where the organ once stood, has two twin beds. In one corner of the hall is a kitchenette, suitable for breakfast and light meals.There is a small, but functional bathroom, with shower, toilet and sink.The church has one acre of land, bordering the town brook. Nearby swimming ar Keoka Lake town beach, fishing and hiking.This property pairs well with the property next door, Homeaway 130393, (VRBO 307190.)The properties share a driveway, and the two would make an ideal rental for larger parties or special occasions.
- House3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 nights
Church, turned guest house, offers peace and quiet in a remarkable setting
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, german, swedish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
What a unique rental!!!
Our family of three stayed in the church for two nights during the world famous Fryeburg Fair. Waterford was just a "wide place in the road" but so charming and beautiful in October.
The church itself is such a unique place to stay - we couldn't pass it up! We loved that there was some history displayed and that the furnishings supplemented the historic feel.
Everything about our stay was easy - communicating with Kerstin, getting in, locking up, controlling the temp, managing food, bathing, sleeping - all just right. The church was stocked with abundant linens, tableware, and board games for entertainment.
I'd recommend this AWESOME rental to anyone.
Beautiful and quiet
I loved this converted church. I brought my 8 year old son there for a mother son weekend. It’s in a slightly out of the way spot, but that is just what we wanted. It is 10 minutes from Bridgetown and half hour from Fryeburg. The space is lovely and charming with one big wide open room. It might not suit a group of people who want privacy within the home since there are not really any enclosed rooms, but for our purposes it was perfect. There is no tv but, again, that’s exactly what I wanted. Only real downside is a very tiny bathroom. Not a big deal. The owner was fantastic! There was a strong gasoline smell when I arrived which I contacted her about and she got back to me in minutes and identified the problem as some spilled gasoline in the adjoining shed. When she visited the home after we checked out and discovered the smell herself, she insisted on refunding us. I’m sure the smell will go away. We would definitely return !
Quirky but comfy
Lovely setting and quiet. Spacious interior, except for the bathroom - not designed with large folks in mind. Everything you need is available - towels, appliances, dishes and glassware. I loved the convenience of making my own meals. High ceilings mean echos, so I would suggest individuals or small quiet groups. Overall a great place for the price and SO much better than a small motel room.
The place is amazing! I don't usualy go to church, but I would for sure go back to this one. Appart of this, the place is confortable and well equipped.
A fun and unique place to stay.
What impressed me the most was how clean it was. A great spot to escape the rat race.
We had a great time at the church. A very unique property and a great area in Maine. We would definitely go back again.
Rates & Availability
This property is suitable for events, such as weddings and reunions.Please contact owner for rates.