Views from the entrance of the lounge room and loft bedroom

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

This little piece of tranquil heaven is found in Meningie, at the beginning of the Coorong; it's an unassuming and surprising hideaway. Though aging gracefully on the outside, it cannot be judged, because inside is a different story.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £6 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £21
Security Deposit: £119
Weekly Discount: 18%
Weekend Price: £78 / night
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The space

This 1900's chapel has all the character and charm of it's original use as a church, but with a single loft room, stone kitchen, regal furnishings, quaint bathroom and lots more! This hideaway is best suited to twin share couples but can host up to 5 people maximum if you are willing to use double leather futon and 2 single mattresses on the floor. There is one loft Bedroom, one bathroom. This is not suited to young children.

Guest access

This is a private retreat, with full house access. There is a full kitchen with slow combustion heater, full fridge, stove, oven microwave oven and tea and coffee making facilities. The kitchen seats 4 comfortably. All food/drinks must be provided by the guest.
Other facilities include R/C Aircon, CD and music port, TV and DVD.
The locked cupboard under the stairs is off limits but the open cupboard houses ironing facilities, pedestal fans and other necessities. The small shed at the rear has laundry facilities with outdoor clothesline and indoor clothes rack. Fishing lines equipment are available to use during your stay.

Interaction with guests

We will not be present during your stay but we are available to contact by phone if you have any questions while you are our guest.

The neighbourhood

The community of Meningie is inviting and friendly. Lake Albert attracts many who love water sports, especially in the warmer months, but even the cooler months, there are local markets and community events that guests are welcome to peruse. The Cheese factory offers great meals and coffee, and local craft, art and antiques are dotted throughout the town.

Getting around

There is no public transport around town. Parking is free onsite as part of your stay. Walking is an easy 5-10 minute stroll into the town or a 2 minute drive.

Other things to note

Our guests will need to provide their own bed linen - Both TOP and bottom sheets and pillow cases. These are essential.
Bath towels, Hand towels and T-towels will also need to be provided by our guests. If travelling from interstate and bring linen is impossible, please contact us and we will do our best to make arrangements for you.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We simply ask that the property is treated with respect and if muddy shoes can be left in the entry.

This is strictly non-smoking. No pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

11 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful, cosy and romantic getaway.

Jenn User Profile
February 2017
Had a great time. Place was perfect, relaxing and Donna and Andy were perfect hosts. They were very easy to communicate with and would not only stay here again but will recommend to others.

Diana User Profile
January 2017
A beautifully simple yet comfortable, quiet, interesting temporary home, with lovely and communicative hosts. Loved it.

Claire User Profile
January 2017
We stayed over new years and it was a perfect mini holiday. The place was easy to find, within walking distance to Meningie, but very quiet being out of town a bit. Donna and Andy were very prompt with all communications which made it very easy to organise. Really great little house with awesome character and everything you would need for a relaxing home away from home.

Ann User Profile
December 2016
A special accommodation option in a lovely SA country town at the gateway to the Coorong. We enjoyed out stay completely in this unique, well equipped and super comfy place. Lake views abound and its a leisurely walk into town. Andy and Donna responded to us within the hour for a request to head to their accommodation that same day. Everything was as outlined and both arrival and departure super straight forward. We found everything we needed to make our stay special and left refreshed and looking forward to our next trip back to Meningie.
Andy & Donna User ProfileAndy & Donna is a superhost.
Response from Andy & Donna:
Ann thanks for all your feedback. Really helpful and glad you had a relaxing time. You are welcome back anytime.
December 2016

Megan User Profile
August 2016
My partner and I stayed at the Lakeside Chapel over the weekend and absolutely loved it! The owners were so helpful and generous in the lead up to our trip, the house was impeccably clean, warm and welcoming and we had such a great time we didn't want to stayed an extra night! We couldn't fault it in any way and would absolutely recommend staying any time of the year!

Roger User Profile
June 2016
Wow! What a charming little hideaway. Beautifully presented and well stocked with everything we needed, great spot, so quiet and really cosy. A relaxing short walk into town, and set far enough off the main road to be nice and quiet. We stayed on a cold night and the heating options did a great job, the kitchen fire was particularly lovely.
Andy & Donna User ProfileAndy & Donna is a superhost.
Response from Andy & Donna:
You are welcome back anytime. A pleasure to host. Over the years it will grow more delightful and you never know we may even be able to provide fresh eggs even if the chickens don't quite happen.
June 2016

Adelaide, Australia · Joined in January 2013
Andy & Donna User ProfileAndy & Donna is a superhost.

We live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, in a town called Bridgewater.
We are both business professionals, very community minded locally and globally. We love to bless the lives of others.

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