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Lisa Porter

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Conception Bay Chalet Rental Photos and 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
I love the church at Ochre Pit Cove! My partner and I, along with some friends, spent a wonderful weekend out there last summer. The restored church is so beautiful and it feels incredibly special when the sun shines through the stained glass! Also, it is very spacious. Perfect for dance parties! It had everything we needed for cooking and bbq-ing gorgeous meals and many modern comforts to boot. The sandy beach in Northern Bay is a 5 minute drive, but we preferred walking across the street and down to the rocky beach that we had completely to ourselves. Heaven.
Jul 2011
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Lisa Porter

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

Lisa Porter purchased this chalet in 2008

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.

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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat
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Conception Bay Newfoundland and Labrador
Torbay, NL
5

Yoga Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Comfortable and relaxing. Great selection of books and magazines, if only you had time to read.

It was a great weekend.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407787vb
709-685-3307
Conception Bay Newfoundland and Labrador
Conseption Bay South, NL
5

May 24th Retreat Weekend

  • 5 of 5
10 of us stayed there for the weekend. We enjoyed the facilities and local community. The many bed rooms and bathrooms offered privacy while the open concept floor plan and activity room in the basement gave us lots to do togehter.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407787vb
709-685-3307
Conception Bay Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's
5

Vacation and Studio Retreat

  • 5 of 5
I would rate this vacation retreat a 5 STAR for sure, no doubt about it!! It is super clean and has everything you could possibly imagine to make your stay an enjoyable one. It's very clear that these owners have renovated this building with a lot of heart. Whether it's a business stay, family holiday or just a girls getaway there is a relaxing atmosphere within those walls. Loved it. Congratulations Lisa and Paul on a job well done!! We will be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407787vb
709-685-3307
Conception Bay Newfoundland and Labrador
5

Amazing weekend

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful place! Not only was the community straight out of a storybook but the property itself was so romantically bohemian it was unbelievable. It had something for everyone, adults, kids and dogs alike. We really appreciated the fact that it was pet friendly. The property was very clean and organized and comes fully stocked with everything you need. The property owners made it so easy to book and were very easy going and quick to respond to our questions. The user guide they send out with a list of kitchen amenities and tourist destinations makes it so easy to plan your meals and vacation activities. Salmon Cove Sands was a great day at a sandy beach but a trip down to the overfalls 5 minutes away in Western Bay is a MUST. We can't wait to go back, we plan on making this a yearly excursion. I would suggest you book early because this amazing spot books up very quickly.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407787vb
709-685-3307
Conception Bay Newfoundland and Labrador
Kitchener, Ontario
4

Family Wedding

  • 4 of 5
Overall our stay was very enjoyable. The bathrooms are awesome. The size of the facility was awesome as our group was 14 in size. My only critique is some of the beds should be replaced but I wouldn't hesitate to book the facility again for a large group.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Unique Vacation and Studio Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407787vb
709-685-3307
Conception Bay Newfoundland and Labrador
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this place is just like the add and more.

The guide the owners provide for local places to see is a life saver. It saved us the trouble and time as everything they researched is in the guide.

The entire place is very nice, clean and so spacious. My kids had a great time and when it was raining we weren't stepping on each other's toes.

We could see whales everyday right from the front deck (make sure you bring binos)

The owner checked on us a couple times via email to make sure we were doing ok.

Thanks for a great holiday and a lifetime of great memories for our Family :)
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

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

Whale & iceberg watching, berry picking in season

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Conception Bay Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$265
From
C$290
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,680
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$35
Notes Add $100 to above rate for single night rental.

Pet cleaning fee: $35

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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Amenities

Amenities

Conception Bay Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , In Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In Bedroom 5
  • All bathrooms are new construction with quality fixtures and ceramic tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Mezzanine with ensuite bath. Loft style. (semi-private)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , TV room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Events Allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
600 square ft studio space, yoga mats, 17 ft ceiling, board games & toys, fire pit, tenting welcome
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