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Experience Serenity in a historic converted Church

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View From Choir loft with privacy screens
Love Pulpit in front of the kitchen

Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Castle
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

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Reviews (10)
Brian S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We stayed for a long weekend in conjunction with C...
We stayed for a long weekend in conjunction with Cornell's graduation. The property is very unique and fun for a group. The town of Aurora is spectacular and the drive to and from Ithaca is convenient. The check in / check out process was seamless and property was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Patti responds quickly and thoroughly. We are already trying to figure out when we can stay again.
Written October 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Connor M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
I stayed here and the pictures don’t do it justice...
I stayed here and the pictures don’t do it justice, this place is huge and looks amazing, definitely worth the drive and will be staying again
Written October 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Anna S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
3 couples had plenty of room in a unique property ...
3 couples had plenty of room in a unique property right in town. Right across from lake, great biking. Attentive hosts.
Written October 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Emily D.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
This place was better than the description, it was...
This place was better than the description, it was fabulous! It is a comfortable, inviting home with a jacuzzi and steam shower! It still reveals a church setting with a home setting. Our only regret was that we only had one night to enjoy this home in quiet Aurora!
Written October 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Tala E.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We enjoyed our stay here. The church is kept in gr...
We enjoyed our stay here. The church is kept in great condition and has modern amenities. Definitely recommend staying here!
Written September 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Laura M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
What a great place to stay with a group! Big kitch...
What a great place to stay with a group! Big kitchen if you feel like cooking, large play space and the perfect location. Of course you’re staying in a vintage building so there are little quirks but nothing to limit the enjoyment. Lake right across the street. Owner and property manager both available and helpful.
Written July 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Interesting
Having a whole church to yourself is a very unique experience. It was a bit odd but it was also relaxing and comfortable and the kids had a great time. The beauty of the stained glass windows, flooring and ceiling details was hard to beat. If you appreciate older buildings and attention to detail, this is a great place. Minor negatives are there are a lot of stairs to get luggage in and up to the loft so we left all of our clothes downstairs. The loft doesn't have any privacy, and while I loved the windows, there was no way to open any windows up to get fresh outdoor air. The living room was very comfy as were the downstairs bedrooms, once we figured out air conditioning. There isn't much to do in Aurora but we had a nice dinner at the Inn and did a lot of exploring around the area. A nice visit overall.
Visited July 2022
Written August 8, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Lake Getaway
Very relaxing.Beautiful accomadations.
Visited June 2022
Written June 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
3.0 of 5 stars
Unusual experience
This property is a converted church (obviously) so that comes with its quirkiness as well as charm. Very nicely remodeled but the location has its limitations. Property was clean and well maintained. There were 5 of us - two couples and a single - using 3 of 4 bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms had conveniently located bathrooms. The third did not. Only 2 baths had showers. The third had tub only. If we’d had another person in the 4th bedroom they’d be sharing an inconveniently located bath (with only a tub, no shower) with that same third bedroom. Towel racks for downstairs bath were located outside the bath - could have been more convenient. No closets in the bedrooms as they were all carved out of the former church. There were wall hooks and hangers. A/c cooling was done by individual wall units in different zones so you had to be aware of what to turn on where. Lighting situation was similar. Very dimly lit main area. Loading and unloading had challenges as you’ve got to carry everything from street level up the many steps to the front entrance. Pack light! It served its purpose (we were all in town for a reunion) and was comfortable but a bit pricey. The amenities were nice but I did not think of it as an indulgent retreat
Visited June 2022
Written June 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Great unique rental
Great location, very unique rental that keeps a lot of the church features.
Visited October 2021
Written October 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
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  • Television
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  • Patio
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  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Hot bath
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access

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Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Experience Serenity in a historic converted Church

    Experience Serenity in a historic converted Church is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

    Experience Serenity in a historic converted Church has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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