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Beautiful New England church

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Church, turned guest house, offers peace and quiet in a remarkable setting

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kerstin Gill
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, swedish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Beautiful New England church
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

An old church, nicely converted into a dwelling

  • 5 of 5

The property is a disused Wesleyan church which the owner has restored and fixed up as a place to stay. The inside is one large room, with a balcony that serves as a bedroom area. There is another area in a corner of the room with two twin beds. In another corner there is a small, furnished kitchen, and around the edges of the room there are clusters of furniture. It is all comfortable and pleasant. There are woods in the back, and only one other house is visible from the building.

The owner was very helpful, and we had everything we expected. In an area of high prices, it was a bargain and a good solution for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute & Quaint

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately we only stayed for one night and did not have as much time as I would have liked to stay to enjoy this adorable church, but what little time we spent there was wonderful. The church is such an interesting place to stay. The bathroom is small (shower only) but clean and fully functioning, and the church was very warm even with the chilly temperatures outside. Its a little off the beaten path (although I think most interesting places in Maine are off the beaten path) but Kerstin was very helpful and accommodating. I truly wish we could have stayed longer. Also the church is a short drive or walking distance to this beautiful lake that we stopped by the next morning to just enjoy the quiet. I would definitely here stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sue S

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the staying at such an unusual place like the Wesleyan Church. We have family in the area and EVERYONE wanted to stop by to see it. The owner kept the spirit of the building and some artifacts of the church and thoughtfully included a copy of the church minutes from earlier times for interest. Everything one could need was provided; a small kitchen and bathroom with clean shower. The church was warm in the morning and comfortable all night long and quiet. We especially loved the ping pong table. The owner was so thoughtful and considerate. I expect to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wesleyan Church Maine

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a unique and personal experience, this is the place. Located in the "Lakes Region" of Maine and snuggled among mature oaks and maples this structure is over 100 years old with hardwood flooring, cathedral ceilings, full kitchen, bathroom and shower, no bathtub. This place would perfect for larger celebrations or events or a quiet romantic getaway. My wife and I loved the place and will be booking another stay at sometime in the future.

There are numerous outdoor activities like swimming, boating, etcetera.

There are a couple general stores nearby for supplies of which Melby's Market & Eatery is my recommendation and locally owned and operated. This place has friendly service, quality meats, produce, and desserts. It's also a cafe. If you go be sure to check out their collection of foreign currency.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wesleyan Church Maine

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay very much at the church. There were lovely antiques, a kitchen with everything you could need and the owner did such a nice job to make sure I was comfortable including fresh flowers inside as well as outside. I enjoyed admiring the old hardware and spent time wondering what it must have been like back in the day when people from the community came there to worship. There is no air conditioning but with the night air in Maine it was perfectly comfortable. Plenty of room. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mill Tavern, Harrison
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Keoka Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

South Waterford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer and fall
Jun 26 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

This property is suitable for events, such as weddings and reunions.Please contact owner for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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South Waterford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, toilet and a small sink. Bathroom is small, but functional.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Family style bedroom on church balcony. One Queen size bed, one Twin bed.Two twin beds in enclosure downstairs, with room divider.
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

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