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Church House in the Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Enjoy the magnificence of this lovingly restored church-turned-mansion in NY's Finger Lakes. Built in 1870, the building maintains it's original details - stained glass, soaring arches, handsome woodwork. Downtown location across from Cayuga Lake.

Charming, historic lakeside village. Downtown Aurora location allows you to walk to all village attractions. Proximity to public access to Cayuga lake for swimming, boating, fishing. Close to Cayuga and Seneca Lake wine trails.

We can offer special pricing for small groups as well as couples packages.

No Smoking. Be mindful and respect the beautiful period details and artifacts that surround you. Respect our lovely neighbors while enjoying your stay at 武頼庵 "Buria-An" Church House in Aurora.

More Details

Brian Dorfman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Aurora in Ledyard

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Lake View
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Church House in the Finger Lakes
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

The church is beautifully renovated and surprisingly homey.

  • 5 of 5

One of the most incredible spaces I've encountered. Luxurious and comfortable for a group, allows for communal activities like cooking, playing board games, pool, or just hanging out, but also easy to find a corner or bedroom to sit quietly and read. We were 5 singles and stayed in winter, and the heating system worked really well despite a few drafty areas at the edges. Kitchen is equipped with what's needed. Lighting is dramatic and cozy. Would love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classy & unique getaway for larger group!

  • 5 of 5

The church house was an amazing and perfect place for our family and friends to get away. The classic yet modern feel and look of the place set a wonderful mood for our time there. We hung out, walked to dinner at Fargo's Bar & Grill, and sat on the dock across the street overlooking the lake. Everything we needed was there and Brian was quick to answer questions and respond. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Truly a beautiful and memorable place!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay! We will always remember our long weekend in the church house! It was perfect for our group of 8. We did lots of cooking, grilling and eating---and everything we needed was there. The town of Aurora was charming and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful historic Church

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Church House for 3 nights in July to celebrate my birthday. We wanted a space that could accommodate a big group of friends and our service dog. Most of the house options just looked dated so we were thrilled when we found the Church House. It is a super cool, unique renovated Church with a pool table and grand piano. Everyone went "wow" upon entering. It is breathtaking. The master loft suite and bathroom were especially beautiful. It was just the perfect choice. That being said, you should know that it is a giant space, therefore nearly impossible for all the nooks and crannies to be clean. The kitchen particularly could have been cleaner (crumbs in all the drawers, fridge), the living room couches also had crumbs and stains, and the showers had some mold. I don't think the owners live here anymore and it shows. However, again a beautiful space that my birthday experience a perfect weekend. And with the lake across the street, it couldn't get any better.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding experience!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property for a large group. Easily accommodates 8 people and is truly a breath-taking "house". For music lovers you will be overjoyed with the two grand pianos that grace the main area of the house. Easy lake access and within walking distance of shops, bakeries, and restaurants of Aurora.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aurora, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.98
Cleaning £115.95
Property Damage Protection £61.07

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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