Entire home/apt

5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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A charming 1880's church that overlooks the colo river.

The space

Charming Church on the of the Colo river. Has 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a double and a single. A cot is also available for toddlers. The church is on an acre of land and is surrounded with gardens. There are fruit trees and veggie. If you are lucky you should be able to collect some asparagus in the morning! It has a beautiful view down to the river and over the mountains. For those who have a boat there is a good public boat ramp 400m away at the Skeleton rock reserve.

You can read more about on the design files and enter Maison Balzac or see a video of it on the Chanel 10 site The Living Room series 4 Ep.5 at 26 mins.

Guest access

The guest will have use of the bikes for cruising along the river, and use of the gardens.

Interaction with guests

We won't be here but will be on the phone if you need any advice.

Other things to note

These are the things we love doing:
Cycling along the river.
Wine tasting at Tizzana winery
Homemade scones and tea at the oldest church in Nsw, Ebeneezer church.
Picking up freshly caught prawns from the local trawler Gary Howard.
Lunch at the apple bar in Bilpin
A country drive and dinner at the Settlers Arms in St Albans
A walk around the Botanical gardens and lunch at Sean's Panorama after at Mount Tomah.
.....but our favourite is to bring all the supplies and not go anywhere!

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 90
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

Please leave the place as you found it.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

69 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
August 2017
The church was really beautiful, lots of lovely little touches -such a novelty to stay somewhere like this. We enjoyed sitting by the log fire on the cold nights with a glass of wine - perfect and cozy. We had our one year old with us and the house was relatively child friendly - just a few steps & sockets to be weary of. There is a cot and highchair available which was great. The electricity and water cut off a couple of times but we managed to re-set & Pablo was at the other end of the phone to help us with the oven. The phone reception was poor, but we didn't mind at all! It's a good chance to turn off the phone, enjoy each other's company , the surroundings, views, birds, peace and quiet. Oh and the swing hanging from the tree was great, we all loved it! I'd definitely recommend staying here- not only for the amazing accommodation but also, the area is great..a little part of the Hawksbury we are delighted we now discovered. We spent some time down by the river and visited Tizzana Winery (got stocked up..a lovely owner & gorgeous setting!) and Ebezener Church which had a quaint little cafe offering afternoon tea- both within a 15-20 min drive of the accommodation. We hope to be back one day- thank you so much for our stay!!

Chloe User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely stay at Pablo's place, it was the relaxing little getaway we had been looking forward to. The fireplace was amazing and they have done a really nice job at converting the church into a cosy little nook. The only downside is you can't really go chill out by the river or walk along it as there's only boat access and no walking tracks but we were lucky enough to have great weather and sitting in their lovely backyard and playing cards was all the entertainment we needed. Thanks guys it was awesome. X

Sandra User Profile
July 2017
We just spent a wonderful weekend celebrating Christmas in July at this beautiful & unique property. The super comfy living room with its high ceilings is where we spent most of our time in front of the warm fire. Bring your fire making skills for the wood fire as you may feel the chill in Winter otherwise, but once you get it cranking, you'll be toasty & warm. We also made use of the light flooded kitchen and the extra large dining table for our mid winter feast. A one of a kind place and one that feels like a home. Thanks for having us!

Josie User Profile
July 2017
The church was beautiful! We had such a lovely stay

Anina User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful and quaint chuch conversion just an hour outside of Sydney. We loved the log fire and the kids especially loved the swing! The perfect escape out of Sydney to read books, play boardgames, cook and explore the countryside.

Hayley User Profile
July 2017
Such a beautiful home. It was the perfect winter getaway!

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Unique and pretty property with private surroundings and good access to a range of activities. Pablo made the process very easy and the house was adequately equipped for our long weekend stay. In the colder months, some may struggle with the lack of heating options as despite a lively wood burning stove and ample fire wood, downstairs areas got very cold away from the immediate vicinity of the stove, which burned out overnight. Charming place and location, probably best experienced in summer months. Thanks for sharing your home, Pablo.

Sydney, AustraliaJoined in July 2012
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