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Sleep Like an Angel in an Old Church - Brown Room

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Converted 1890s church. Eclectic-peaceful-serene. The Brown Room: Queen bed & full European style bath, In-Room Hotel Safe large enough for a 17" Laptop, Mitsubishi Split A/C Heating Unit, and Bedside Refrigerator. There are two bedrooms available (each listed separately) plus am 800 sq ft loft with optional Queen Size 4-Poster Bed. Guests have access to the entire main level PLUS full use of the Gourmet Kitchen! Max. 2 adults per room, SORRY No Children under 10, No Pets, Non-smoking home, No open flames. Price includes 9% NH Room Tax. GLBT friendly. Check out our Facebook page Celebrate on Union!

***For your health and safety each week we use a UV-C Sanitizing Wand on the hard and soft surfaces to help eliminate germs, bacteria, viruses, fungus, mold and dust mites.***

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Kirk Gilmore & John Agostine
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Kirk Gilmore & John Agostine

John and Kirk moved to Wolfeboro from Houston, TX. Talk about a pleasant culture shock! John is retired Guidance Counselor who currently spends his time creating unique, high quality, hand-crafted soaps, which he sells under the name Back Bay Soaps. When not creating his bejeweled soaps and hand-crafted bags, John spends most of his time waiting on Rocco and Lola, our spoiled and loving 3 year old Yorkie-Poos.

Kirk is a Corporate Controller for an international company and travels, often too much according to Lola! When home he plans elaborate annual parties, tends the flower beds, sells promotional products through GILCO Specialties, and decorates.

Kirk Gilmore & John Agostine purchased this house in 2013

Why Kirk Gilmore & John Agostine chose Wolfeboro

We fell in love with Wolfeboro the moment we drove down main street, captivated by the true New England charm of this sleepy little town. As far as the church, we both feel in love with it as soon as we opened the front door. The prior owner spent a lot of time and money transforming the bones of the building into a 5 BR, 4 bath residence--we simply took it to a higher level. We (Kirk) loves to throw parties, our 2nd Annual Christmas Party was attended by more than 225 people. We name the property "Celebrate on Union" with the intentions of one day being a small event center. The decorations are a unique and eclectic mix of antiques, modern shiny glass, oriental rugs and "things". We believe in of them. Each time you walk into a room you are likely to notice something that you did not notice before. And if you like Christmas, Celebrate on Union becomes a Christmas Wonderland with lavish decorations (and glitter) dripping from every surface! We love to entertain and share our space with both old and new friends. We look forward to getting to know you

What makes this house unique

Each of our rooms have a European style bath with an antique claw-footed tub, perfect for a relaxing soak. The wood ceiling in the bedrooms provide a warm welcome and the new Mitsubishi A/C & heating units ensure perfect sleeping comfort on the both days each year when the humidity is too high to sleep with the window open.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kirk and John were first rate responsive to any questions before our stay. We locked ourselves out of our room and they were right there to open the door. The common area and our room were awesome in appearance and comfort. The location is in the heart of Wolfeboro, a couple of blocks from the restaurants and shops. Yet, because it's off of Main Street it's quiet. We will stay again without hesitation.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wolfeboro in Carroll County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Sleep Like an Angel in an Old Church - Brown Room
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

The Most Possible Delight

  • 5 of 5

Disclaimer: The reviewers are currently pursuing an invitation to the host's annual holiday party, so there is an explicit bias towards the property owners. That being said, that pursuit was prompted by the extraordinary charm and hospitality of both the property and the hosts.

Review: This place was /great/. Stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Nick, of course you're invited!: >) Mark it on your calendar!
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Unique and Delightful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Photos don't do justice to the stunning interior of this renovated church. The hospitable owners have taken meticulous care with decor and maintenance, Including antique furniture and amenities for your comfort, such as a guest kitchen and hand made soaps. The owners live downstairs, the main floor is for guests, with two guest rooms with private baths, plus the kitchen/sitting areas. There is also a large loft area to enjoy, as well as an outside deck. (One note, if you have mobility or balance issues, you may have a problem using the footed tub/shower in the blue room. Thankfully that was not an issue for us.)

Easy walk to shops and waterfront. This was certainly a memorable place to stay, and I would stay here again if I'm in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, calming, enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

The gentlemen that live on site communicated with me throughout the process with any questions I had. Upon arrival we were met within seconds and shown our room and the entire inside. Property is even more stunning in person than in photos. Owners are very kind, very accommodating, property is pristinely clean and very unique. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location, beautiful place to stay & friendly hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay last summer, we were sure to book again for summer 2017 and were so glad we did! The accommodations are perfect for a couple, with very comfortable rooms for sleeping and welcoming main rooms provided a place to relax and snack (great cookies!). Only a short walk to Wolfeboro center for dinner, live music by the lake & such beautiful views. The path is very close and offers a place to run or walk. Kirk & John are friendly and fun to talk with - ask Kirk about the wonderful antiques and you will enjoy the stories. A unique touch is the wonderful handmade soap John creates (Back Bay Soaps) available for use in each room. We'll be sure to come back and stop by Back Bay Vintage next time too!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The place couldn't have been more beautiful. But it was very much like renting a room in the house. The room itself was very small Which made it awkward at times. The accommodations were certainly adequate. Having someone across the hall in another room affected the intimacy of having a place to be together.

You did a wonderful job on decorating the old church and it really was spectacular otherwise.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always beneficial to read a listing completely prior to booking. The listing clearly indicates there are two guest rooms, with pictures showing the room and common space. This guest did not read the listing and thought he was renting the entire church, for a Saturday night, during the busiest week of the year in Wolfeboro...4th of July week. Leaving a 3-star review seem a little harsh--in 4 yrs no one has commented about the size of the room feeling "small". Nor has anyone commented about a lack of intimacy.
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Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

John and Kirk are very friendly - they offered us whatever drinks they had in their fridge and provided some local boutique soaps - our stay was quite pleasant. The room itself is about average for a single room (it's actually more like a studio). The shower is located in the back of the bedroom, not in its own bathroom, and is probably the only awkward thing about the room. Shower would be difficult to use for anyone over 6 feet due to height of shower head. But with there only being two rooms and the one across from us was vacant, we essentially had the entire place to ourselves, which is far different than most places/hotels. We were there for a wedding, so we were not able to fully enjoy the church as much as we could have. We'd recommend this VRBO and definitely recommend the hosts for anyone looking.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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