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Amazing Unique Church for rent "ST. CECILIA by the SEA"

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Here's a chance to rent an amazing fully furnished house that was once a catholic church. Complete with spectacular stained glass, murals and breathtaking oak woodwork.

St. Cecilia has two bedrooms, one of which is an open loft style, a fully equipped kitchen even an outside barbecue! 1-1/2 baths with fresh towels, linens and hair dryer. This is a non-smoking property.

For your viewing pleasure we have a large wide screen TV with a selection of over 100 movies and high speed internet.

Located in beautiful Purcell's Cove less than ten minutes south of downtown Halifax, a thirty minute cab ride from the Halifax international airport. Conveniently less than 5 minutes to a large fine grocery store and several Restaurants. Across the street is the Purcell's Cove boat and social club, nearby tennis court and beautiful walking trails. Just two minutes down the road is York Redoubt, a National Historic Site with both breathtaking panoramic views of Halifax Harbour and lovely walking trails. Crystal Crescent Beach, one of Nova Scotia's most popular is a mere 20 minutes away.Transit bus stop is conveniently out front with easy connecting routes to all of Halifax's finest destinations.

"St. Cecilia by the Sea", cosy, whimsical and guaranteed to lift your spirits!!

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About The Owner

We are Brett & Lara Ryan. Brett is an award winning singer/songwriter and Lara is a not-for -profit executive. Brett is a Halifax native and Lara is from PEI. We love to travel ourselves and enjoy properties that offer all the comforts of home. We've been in the property business for 20 years and own a number of properties in Halifax and around Purcells Cove but none as unique as St. Cecilia by the Sea.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Halifax

We bought this old church in 2005 and Brett set to restoring it. While working on it he was insipred to write songs in a way that he hadn't for a few years. St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians, must have been speaking to him! Not only did he write songs for a great project titled St. Cecilia Soul, he was also inspired to turn the church into a recording studio. The unique space hosted many other recording artists in it's time as a studio as well as was the location for film productions and sound design for many TV series.

Alas, our business days in the music industry are coming to an end and recording studios aren't what they used to be. Now, we are thrilled to share this inspirational space with travelers looking to enjoy beautiful Halifax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Halifax in Halifax Regional Municipality

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking


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Amazing Unique Church for rent "ST. CECILIA by the SEA"
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
London Ontario

Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

A very unique and interesting place with a lot of great history! Nice and remote but close enough to all amenities and interesting tourist places! Brett was also very helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Halifax International
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Dartmouth Ferry
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Via Rail Train Station
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Crystal Crescent
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Halifax, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off Season 2017-2018
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £41.81
Refundable Damage Deposit £55.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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