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Church, unique accommodation 3 kms from city in Norwood Cafe area

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 110 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Award winning converted church 3 kms from Adel. city in iconic Norwood cafe are

St. Marks church Maylands is the state Winner 2013 for most romantic accommodation and multi-award finalist, 2013-2017 including the title of the most unique accommodation. The award-winning apartment presents as a large, air-conditioned 2 bedroom space. Guests have the entire west wing of the church that provides a unique self-contained space.

This accommodation is luxurious, large, private, practical and totally unique.

Air-conditioned, self-contained, self-catering, consisting of 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and dining room with free off street parking, free Wifi, outdoor seating area & Weber gas barbecue.

A unique and historic Norwood landmark set in the heart of the well-known shopping and cafe area of the eastern suburbs of Norwood/Adelaide.

Only 5 minutes from the city centre and all Adelaide events.

All church rooms are individually designed, creating a memorable and romantic escape.

Tall, soft green and rose stained glass windows allow endless rays of light to enter. The old stonewalls & original baltic pine floors whisper stories of the thousands of people who walked, laughed, and prayed within.

Come and visit our holy home and sleep like an angel within the most unique environment imaginable. Tapestries, chandeliers and soft rose coloured church windows combine with practical amenities such as new granite kitchen and modern bathroom.

Beyond the indulgence and the gentle repose, the church is a very practical choice for those on holiday or travelling for business as we are only 7 minutes drive to the city centre. 3 minutes by car takes you to the well-known "The Parade" Norwood shopping and cafe area. Magill Road Precinct, well known in Adelaide for its antique shops is at the bottom of our road, a 2-minute walk away.

Our reviews have always been exceptional with guests commenting on the decor, the tranquillity, the convenience, location and the many additional touches provided for their comfort.

Features:

Air-conditioning in each room

1 large bathroom with separate shower and bath

Gated secure parking

Private out-doors garden seating area

Wi-Fi Internet access

Large TV & DVD & Netflix

Bus Stop 3 minutes away

Hoyts Multi-screen cinema 5 minutes away

Biscuits, milk, chocolates and port supplied. Breakfast supplies are included on request.

There are hundreds of fantastic cafés and restaurants to discover close by at The Parade Norwood and Adelaide city centre. We provide a personal 45-page Guidebook for your perusal.

We are a 5-minute drive to the famous Penfold's Magill Estate, cellar door sales & restaurant, where you can sample the famous Grange wine. We are also a 15-minute drive to the Adelaide Hills Wine district and approximately a 60-70 minute drive to the southern and/or northern wine-districts

Air-conditioning

Free Wi-Fi

Separate guest entrance

Off street, locked, gated parking

Persian rugs, chandeliers, tapestries & oak furniture

3 minutes on a bus to Adelaide city centre or a 40-minute walk

Brochures, maps, tourist information+

Diagonally opposite park

ONE bathroom

Separate bath & walk-in

Elegant marble vanity area

Shampoo/conditioner/soap/bubble bath

Towels/ hairdryer/4 Sheridan Bathrobes

Washing machine & clothes dryer

Ironing board and iron

Peaceful garden with ample seating areas

Close to wineries in the Adelaide Hills and Penfold's Magill Estate which is a few minutes away

We've often felt that the worst thing about travelling is the hidden expense. So, before you consider our rates please also consider that we don't charge for off-road parking behind locked gates, or wireless Internet, Netflix or DVD hire. We also provide a welcome pack consisting of coffee and tea, biscuits and chocolates. There are also oil, spices, garlic and much more.

More Details

Owner
Karin Main
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Karin Main

We have travelled a great deal and in the process stayed in a variety of places from the most humble to the most extraordinary. We have learned a great deal about what makes a great stay, and it is certainly more than the price that you pay for the room. We try our best to live by these ideals when hosting guests at St Marks. We certainly had never planned to be hosts ourselves but we both love old houses, and when we discovered this historic church 24 years ago it was hard to resist. When the children left home 7years ago we renovated once again and began sharing it with the world. Prior to this our work life was very different. Karin worked worked in everything from bridal gown designer to social services and is the key driver for the St Marks business. Wilson works as a university lecturer in film and television, but has in the past been a TV producer, producing some of Australia's iconic programs such as Here's Humphrey, as well as working in the UK and NZ. We are friendly, tolerant and accustomed to mingling with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Everyone is welcome at St Marks.

Karin Main purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Karin Main chose Maylands

Eat, sleep, play and relax in our unique 116 year old church. Modern comforts abound under lead light windows with historic detail throughout. Private, air-conditioned, self-contained, two bedroom award winning space (title of most unique & most romantic South Australian winner), seven minutes from centre of Adelaide. We are close to all major venues and events as well as shopping and restaurants. 

 St Marks church, is a short walk from the popular, cosmopolitan area of Norwood, yet provides a heavenly retreat with unique features including original stained glass windows and baltic floors. 

Providing exceptional peace and tranquility, this luxury haven offers an experience to remember. The space exudes a feeling of quiet opulence with old world exterior but modern up to date interior and furnishings. Comprising of a spacious lounge/dining/ kitchen area (10 x 7 metres) from where you exit to a hallway leading to 2 comfortable bedrooms, (1 with a queen sized bed and other with a double antique brass bed), private bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet. 

Beyond the indulgence and the gentle repose this apartment is also a very practical choice for those on holiday or travelling for business. 

Your own private driveway provides off-road parking, directly outside your own private entrance. All modern conveniences including free wireless Internet are provided. Our reviews have always been exceptional with guests commenting on the decor, the tranquility, the convenience, location and the many additional touches provided for their comfort. 


What makes this apartment unique

Private, air-conditioned, self-contained, two bedroom award winning church apartment 7 minutes from centre of Adelaide. We are close to all major venues and events as well as shopping and restaurants. 

 St Marks church, is a short walk from the popular, cosmopolitan area of Norwood, yet provides a heavenly retreat with unique features including original stained glass windows and baltic floors. 

Providing exceptional peace and tranquility, this luxury haven offers an experience to remember. The apartment exudes a feeling of quiet opulence with old world exterior but modern up to date interior and furnishings. 

This grand apartment comprises a spacious lounge/dining/ kitchen area (10 x 7 metres) from where you exit to a hallway leading to 2 comfortable bedrooms, (1 with a queen sized bed and other with a double antique brass bed), private bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet. 

Beyond the indulgence and the gentle repose this apartment is also a very practical choice for those on holiday or travelling for business. 

Your own private driveway provides off-road parking, directly outside your own private entrance. All modern conveniences including free wireless Internet are provided. Our reviews have always been exceptional with guests commenting on the decor, the tranquility, the convenience, location and the many additional touches provided for their comfort. 


OUTDOOR COURTYARD

- outdoor table in the courtyard seats 4-6 (lovely outdoor dining area!)

- sun umbrella

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Maylands, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in time is 2.30pm
  • Help us remain green by conserving/saving energy. Please turn off the air conditioner when you leave for the day.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large bathroom with marble vanity & separate bath and shower. Numerous toiletries, towels, flannels and bathrobes supplied. Hair dryer, hair straightener, & bathrooms scales provided. Beautiful church lead-light window and chandelier in every room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen sized Bed - 1 large double bed
    Double sized bed - 1 double bed
  • Beautifully decorated and air-conditioned bedrooms with doonas, electric blankets, bath robes and quality linen. Ample storage with large wardrobes. Leadlight windows, chandeliers and tapestries. Quality fixtures and fittings providing a peaceful ambience in a top quality exclusive property.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Set in a beautifully converted 1902 Anglican church this provides a novel and peaceful stay. This unique property is set in a peaceful and quiet suburb while extremely close to cafes, restaurants, shopping, buses and all significant tourist attractions.

Reviews

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Church, unique accommodation 3 kms from city in Norwood Cafe area
average rating of 4.935484 based on 93 reviews
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Could not beat it. It was exactly what we wanted, opportunity to relax in beautifully maintained and comfortable surroundings. The attention given by Karen is remarkable. H and G

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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5

Interesting experience staying in such an unusual property.

  • 5 of 5

Really comfortable & well equipped. Nice space to hang out. Hard to leave. Owners warm and welcoming. (They gave us a tip for a great restaurant!)

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A lovely and central place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely and peaceful place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the apartment.....more like a house. Central to so much and a great suburb. Thanks to Karin and Wilson,we had a fantastic time.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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5

This heritage listed church is a delightful haven in a beautiful city.

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail in this very special space is extraordinary, including biscuits to have with a cuppa on arrival. Karin was a very gracious and helpful host. After braving rain and gale force winds (which made the Adelaide beaches even more spectacular) this peaceful haven was indeed welcome. We would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
5

Luxury, peace and history in "the city of churches"

  • 5 of 5

The Church gives comfort in spacious rooms with meticulous detail, such as the freshly picked roses.

It's very well equiped and comes with host-authored guides to Adelaide and the locality (including Norwood).

Our host's dedication to the transformation from church to house/apartment shows with the warmth of her personal welcome. Its history is all around you as you absorb the ambience of the wonderful merging of old and contemporary.

In addition, it's only a stone's throw from central Adelaide.

We are loving telling our friends about The Church and will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney
5

Unique accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent a night in this wonderful property. It is extremely well-equipped and we loved the espresso machine. Karin was very helpful and welcoming. The beds were all very comfortable, including the day bed in the living room. Highly recommended as an alternative to soulless apartment accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.8 Kilometres
Adelaide Airport
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Maylands Pub
Nearest Ferry
132 Kilometres
Kangaroo Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
6.6 Kilometres
Adelaide Golf Club
Nearest Train
5.1 Kilometres
Adelaide Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
16.1 Kilometres
Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Ambrosinis Restaurant Magill Road
Nearest Beach
13.7 Kilometres
Henley Beach
Other Activities:

Adelaide City Centre

St Mark's church apartment is located 3 kilometres from the city centre within a beautiful 1902 Anglican church. The neighbourhood is quiet and serene, located well for cafes, shopping and tourist attractions.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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