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Historical Converted Church

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

This is a 3300 square ft church located just a 2-min walk from the main street

This ex-Lutheran church sits just 2 blocks from Massachusetts St, the hub of downtown Lawrence. The tall tin-stamped ceiling and original double-hung stained glass windows have a timeless quality.

With 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms (1 can become a sleeping space) and a huge deck there is room to spread out!

We apply weekly and monthly discounts, so please connect with us if you want to book for longer.

Imagine yourself soaking in the claw-foot tub, dining under the wrought iron chandelier, or soaking in the evening air on the deck...

When you enter, the private 200sq ft deck leads into the vast upstairs open plan living area. Off that there is a full bathroom with shower and bath tub. The master bedroom upstairs has four stain glass windows in it, and for extra privacy has it's own half bathroom. There are two TVs in the house, one upstairs and one down, so different movies can be played if there are differences of opinion!

The spiral staircase then leads to a contemporary additional living room and kitchen downstairs. Both couches here pull out to provide beds. There is a colorful bathroom (with shower) down here and laundry facilities.

We have made the space safe for kids by supplying tamper proof outlets and a grate that can be used to close off the staircase.

You will have the lovely Erica Hunter as your local host, who can help you if any questions or needs arise during your stay.

More Details

Erica Hunter
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Erica Hunter

Caroline is a film-maker and seasoned Traveler. On the Airbnb platform, she is a super-host.

Her husband Dylan is a talented woodworking craftsman behind the company Harrison Furniture.

Together they love to use their combined 'eye' to create beautiful spaces. This church renovation was done with Jeremy Hess of Lawrence Woodcrafts, a local craftsman and a good friend. His fiance, Erica, is your local host managing the property.

Erica Hunter purchased this house in 2015

Why Erica Hunter chose East Lawrence

The church could not be better situated for spending time in Lawrence. Is it nestled amongst cobbled streets and friendly neighbors, yet a mere few minutes walk from the hub of life that lives on Lawrence's main drag and around the river.

The stained glass windows and tall tin stamped ceiling made this space totally unique and special when we first walked in.

What makes this house unique

Imagine the light streaming through the stained glass windows in the morning, the elegance of cooking amongst the grandeur of the main kitchen, dining under the tall tin stamped ceiling and wrought iron chandelier, making space upstairs and downstairs for large groups, and chilling on the privacy of the deck - all within a short walk from the heart and life of Lawrence.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Lawrence in Lawrence

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • When you arrive, there are three parking spots right at the back side of the church. Please do not park in front of the neighbor's garage.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • The main upstairs bathroom contains a claw foot bath tub and shower. The second bathroom upstairs (half bath) is contained within the master bedroom. The downstairs bathroom is a full with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , downstairs couches both convert to full beds
  • There are three private bedrooms, each capable of sleeping two. In addition, the two couches in the living room downstairs convert to full pull out beds. We provide bedding for these of course (and nice gel mattress pads!)
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


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Historical Converted Church
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Spacious and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This home is very spacious, with large living and dining areas, plus a great deck with patio furniture. All entrances have stairs, if that’s a consideration for visitors. It’s within walking distance of Massachusetts Street. Definitely recommend this for a family or group that needs some space. The original stained glass windows are beautiful, and the big patio doors let in plenty of natural light.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic lodging if you don't mind the view

  • 5 of 5

We utilized this remodeled church for our home-base during an 8th grade boys weekend basketball tournament. Upon arrival, you'll start to question your decision to rent this place because the neighborhood and surrounding homes are "sketchy." But once you enter, you'll be pleasantly surprised. It's very spacious and well appointed; all new appliances, nice TV's, glasses, kitchen accessories, etc. The owners have done a great job. And it's quiet. So if you can split the cost between two or three families, highly recommend. Otherwise it's a little pricey for just a family of four. In short, great place with beautiful interior and wonderful home-base for your crew if in town for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, so perfectly set.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, everything perfect, would love to stay again

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

Such a fantastic property and location. The property owner was very responsive and we didn't have a single issue in terms of the logistics of the property. Will be staying here again on our next trip to Lawrence.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean and beautifully rennovated church in funky (in a good way) East Lawrence.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly suited for our family gathering. Great energy. Awesome location. Comfortable furnishings. Really appreciated the openness to our furry family members, too.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place in a Perfect Town

  • 5 of 5

The restored / converted church just a few blocks off Mass was the perfect spot for our KU Homecoming weekend reunion. Plenty of space for everyone to stretch out, beautiful/high end finishes and close to all the action. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Kansas City
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak Lawrence
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Raman Bowls, India Palace, Ingredient, Chipotle,
Car: not necessary

Close to the church there's a municipal pool, Kansas University is about a 6-minute drive away (1.5 miles), the river is also nice for walking (or rowing if you want to!).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Lawrence, Kansas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
weekends 2017
20 May 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26.38
Property Damage Protection £44.47
cleaning fee £105.52

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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