Unique Stay! Converted Church In Idyllic Location

St. John's
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths

An incredible idea and an idyllic location came together to offer You a truly unique stay at the core of one of the oldest fishing villages in North America. Historically redeveloped by owners Aiden & Elizabeth Duff, the house is a National Historic Site and Provincial Historic Site, featured in Canada’s first feature film in 1863 called The Viking.
Rarely you will have a stay as unique as this architectural marvel!



  • Allows pets
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Changing table
  • Coffee maker
  • Common space step free access
  • Cooking basics
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
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  • Dryer
  • Essentials
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace guards
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Room darkening shades
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Tv
  • Washer
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Window guards
  • Wireless internet

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House Rules

No smoking in the house.

Shoes are fine unless dirty.

Load dishwasher and turn on before leaving

Leave linens on the bed

No parties or events

No one besides the people staying in the property is permitted unless they are authorized first by the host.

Always keep your pets on the lead, especially outside the property.

If you need to pay any pet fees, please use this link and select "send payment":


Dog Fee: 1 dog - $35 CAD for 2 nights, $40 CAD for 3 nights and so on...
(plus $5 CAD after the 2nd night). 2 dogs, $70 CAD for 2 nights, $80 CAD for 3 nights, $90 CAD for 4 nights and so on...


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The space
Dogs welcome - pleases review policies and rules


Due to the covid- 19 pandemic outbreak we have been taking extra precautions to ensure that all our guests & workers are healthy. We are using extra disinfectant and methods to make sure all surfaces and everything is spic and span so you don't have to worry !

Join us, and feel the spirit of old times that flows all throughout this genuine place with its cultural tone set out for our journey inspired by history. Endearing features and unique architecture combined with the gracious warmth and hospitality offers numerous options to our guests. You too can be an explorer to discover riches both inside and out.

Through the front door, you will be greeted by the Provincial Historic Trust sign and old door opening into space.

Kitchen - Taste the local plates of flavours through the fully fitted, galley style kitchen complete with all the appliances and carefully combined colours, and a casual dining island.
Laundry is in a closet next to the kitchen. An interesting coat hanger greets you into the open space.

Living room - Past the kitchen, the living space opens two levels high with sweeping views inside and out. The area features a more formal eating space and living room area with propane fireplace and access to the back deck overlooking Quidi Vidi.

First bedroom - The master bedroom is off to the left of the kitchen on the ground floor. Matching in the style of the whole property, the bedroom is spacious with plenty of natural light.

Second bedroom - The second floor features a second bedroom with a queen sized bed, TV and generous windows. The second floor bathroom has a clawfoot tub. Highlighting a beautiful quiet reading area with plenty of books.

The back deck also features sweeping vista of Quidi Vidi Harbour. To the left you can see the East Coast Trail heading up to the north of the city past old fishing stages and heading out toward Red Cliff Marine Station and Marine Lab. There is also a Propane BBQ and eating area on the back deck which is quite private as well. Use our binoculars and see if you can get a glimpse of the eagles that live nearby. More than eagles, you will see plenty of seabirds.
Guest access
You have access to the full house with the exception of a locked closet for supplies and the workshop next to the house.

Lots of parking on property in front of house/workshop and to left of workshop
Additional notes
Please, no smoking in the house. Thank you. You are welcome to smoke on the back deck.
No events or parties.
Guest interaction
Gordon, the Superhost, is the main point of contact for the property. I am as accessible as you want me to be. Happy to make dinner arrangements or other bookings in advance and am available for any concierge services.
Neighborhood overview
Your home away from home is at the entrance to Quidi Vidi Village as you travel down around the head of Quidi Vidi Lake - home of the Royal St. John's Regatta, North America's oldest sporting event. The Regatta runs the first Wednesday in August (weather dependent) and features fixed seat rowing, food and plenty of games of chance.

Just before you get to the house, there is a large parking lot across the river from the Pond to the harbour which features a number of species of fish that travel the route in-land and out to sea. A place to park if you wish to hike or go into the village to explore.

Things to see & do in Quidi Vidi
East Coast Trail Hiking -
Sugar Loaf Trail Quid Vidi Plantation - Artisans and their crafts
Inn of Old -Linda's place -if open (a big if) a wonderful museum as well as a place for cold beverage
Mallard Cottage Restaurant - Top 5 Restaurants in St. John's featuring the work of award winning chef - Todd Perrin
Skipper Ring's Da Stage - Historical Walking Tour & Regatta Experience
Quidi Vidi Brewery featuring a Taproom with live entertainment
Quidi Vidi Fish & Chips
QV Boat Tours - forget buying fish and chips, why not go out and catch your own fish, fillet it and eat it fresh on the stage.
Hike to Land Rock
QV Battery - Historic Site (closed) where the last English Garrison stayed for over 100 years.
Cuckholds Cove Trail - Hike to Signal Hill and all that that has to offer.
Getting around
There is parking in front of and next to the house (by the workshop)
There is public transportation nearby that does not run through QV Village.
St John's Hop off Hop On Buses, a new tourist opportunity, will make QV one of its daily stops -giving you a chance to leave the car at home.


People, Places & Things
Gordon Martin
Experiential Tourism & Vacation Rentals
34a Blue Jay Place Paradise, NF A1L 0Z1 CA

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