Guest own private entrance with keyless entryquality linen, individually controlled air conditioning in each room

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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The Church is a luxury air-conditioned private retreat with 2 separate bedrooms accomodating 4-5 guests. 5th guest free when using the day bed. Winner "Best Romantic" category & "Most Unique" finalist. Not child safe for under 12 years old. Set in the heart of well known Norwood and the antique area of Magill Road yet only 5 mins from the city centre. The church provides a stunning & sumptuous stay incorporating the entire west wing of the church.

The space

The Church is an adults only luxury retreat. Guests have the entire west wing of the church providing a stay that is roomy, private, practical and divine. The apartment is air-conditioned, self contained and self catering with huge lounge/dining area and 2 bedrooms with separate bathroom. The separate toilet has its own hand basin. All church rooms are individually designed and feature soft rose coloured windows and Baltic floors creating a memorable and romantic escape. View where the font once stood, hymn book stands and the alter. We promise a unique & memorable stay like no other.
Tall, soft green and rose stained glass windows allow endless rays of light to enter. The old sandstone walls and original Baltic wood floors whisper stories of the thousands of people who have walked, laughed, & prayed within the walls since 1902. Historic photos hang on the walls featuring an insight into the past of the church.
The church provides sumptuous luxury with individually designed rooms featuring tapestries, beautiful linens, chandeliers (one with a gold flying cherub) coupled with practical amenities such as Wi-Fi, Netflix and extensive traveller assistance including brochures, menus and maps.
Guests have their own private driveway & entrance
Gated secure parking
Quiet secluded garden/outdoor seating
Wi-Fi Internet access
Own washing machine and dryer
Washing line is next to the 1910 commemorative plaque down the driveway
Total privacy at St Mark’s church is guaranteed with a separate guest entrance & own private driveway. The apartment has it's own separate locked internal and external doors and has its own clothes dryer and a small washing machine. Access is provided to the main church laundry that has a larger washing machine if required.
While visiting the city of churches why not stay in a church?
We are in the fabulous and sought after cafe area named "The Parade" Norwood. The church is 7-10 minutes by car or bus into the Adelaide city centre. Walking into town takes about 35-45 minutes.
The church is 1-minute walk to the well-known "antique shopping" area on Magill Road Precinct.
The church is 5 kms from Penfold's Magill Estate, home of the famous Grange wine.
4.8 kms to Adelaide football & cricket ground. Brochures, details of tours and cellar wine sales are provided for your convenience.
It's a 3-minute drive to The Parade Norwood, well known for its huge array of (approx. 50) cafes, restaurants and fabulous shopping.

3 kms to Adelaide City
5 mins to The National Wine Centre (alight at bus stop 1)
5 mins to WOMAD @ Botanic Park bus stop no 1
10 mins to Adelaide Oval
10 mins to Festival Centre
5 mins. by car or bus to the zoo & Botanic Gardens
25 minutes from Adelaide Airport
2 min. walk to Magill Road and Bus Stop No. 6
5 minutes and you're in Adelaide city centre
10 minutes to Adelaide Oval
5 minutes (car or bus) to Penfold's Magill Estate
Bookings for children over 12 years of age are accepted.
Secure off street private parking & free Wi-Fi is provided.
The quoted price is for 2 guests sharing (1 bedroom). If 2 guests book we assume you are a couple and one queen sized bed is made up. Please indicate preferred sleeping arrangements at booking. The church has 3 beds and can sleep 5.

Guest access

The space is not appropriate for children under the age of 12 years.
Own private and very unique accommodation with own gated access with key code. Private laundry facilities are provided. Please ask if you wish to tour our space at any time. We are happy to show the original and unique features and share the history of St. Marks Anglican Church.
We are at the back of the church and upstairs in the separate east wing.

Interaction with guests

Total privacy at St Mark’s church is guaranteed with a separate guest entrance & your own private driveway. The west wing also has it's own separate locked internal and external doors and has its own clothes dryer and a small washing machine. Access is provided to the main church laundry/utility room that has a larger washing machine if required. We are in a separate east wing. Guests are in the west wing.

Other things to note

The space if not appropriate for children under 12 years old & bookings are not accepted for this age group.
Please close the gates behind you at all times. Historic group tours of the street may stop at the church so please keep the gates locked as some people wander onto the premises. The church is a well known landmark and attracts a lot of attention.
Secure off street private parking & free WiFi & Netflix provided.
The quoted price is for 2 guests sharing (1 bedroom). We assume your are a couple if you book for 2 and make up the larger queen bed.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock, Keypad


Extra people: 50 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 60
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 190 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 6PM

Driveway gates are kept closed at all times
Not appropriate for children under the age of 12 years.



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
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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91 Reviews

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Miriam User Profile
July 2017
Karin is a friendly and welcoming lady. We arrive late at night, still she welcomed us in front of the house friendly. The house is well-designed and well-facilitated. We will definitely recommend others to stay at Karin's place.

Danielle User Profile
June 2017
If you want to stay somewhere romantic, quiet, but close to cafes and shops, yet different and unique, this is the place for you. When in Adelaide, why not stay in a church! Our host was very accommodating to our needs, the accommodation was spotless and very comfortable. The beds are very comfy, the bathroom is completely updated, yet the living area has period pieces fitting the style of the church. We were given everything we needed, and left enjoy our stay. Added little touches of home made cookies and lovely breakfast supplies were appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait to go back to Adelaide to stay at the Church again! Thank you!

Paul User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 180 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Monica User Profile
May 2017
What a wonderful find in Adelaide! Quiet, comfortable and interesting accommodation. Lovely neighbourhood, easy access in and around town. All the ammenities provided. Hosts a dream with useful suggestions. I would highly recommend staying here and will be back on our next visit. Clean and tidy. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

Antonella User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful place to stay could not ask for more. Perfect hosts, perfect location and just beautiful in every way.

Ross User Profile
May 2017
Amazing church conversion, perfect accommodation for the city of churches. Karin was a fantastic host whom made sure we had everything we needed and even provided extras for our baby. We will be back!

Neil User Profile
May 2017
Karin's place is that sort of place you would like to bottle and take home with you. The place is real soul food. I came feeling like a wreck from work and I left so happy and refreshed. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and we could not have celebrated it in a more wonderful place. My utter and complete recommendation for this place. Best Air BNB I have stayed at anywhere.

Adelaide, AustraliaJoined in May 2012
Karin User Profile

I have travelled a great deal and am keen to make it easier and enjoyable for others.
I have had the pleasure of working in Africa and staying at a world winner in accommodation. I have emulated the luxury within my church apartment (without the enormous price tag) and continually aim to indulge and spoil my guests.
I love old houses, and when we discovered this historic church 21 years ago, it was hard to resist. I have worked in everything from bridal gown designer to film production. My partner now works as a university lecturer in film and television, but has in the past been a TV producer (Humphrey Bear, Music Shop, Great Train Journeys of Australia etc) as well as in London and Christchurch. We believe we are friendly, tolerant, and easy to get along with and used to mingling with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. I am sure you will feel welcome in our unique home.

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