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Artist Retreat in a Country Church

Artist Retreat in a Country Church

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

This is the perfect get away place for all creative people: artists, writers, poets... In the heart of the farm land, 12 miles east of Kincardine, stands Gino Cavicchioli's studio, the old Kinloss United Church, circa 1874. Open concept with a loft, sleeps max 4, min 6 nights stay from April to Dec. Min 1 month stay from Jan to the end of March.


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
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 (2-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


9 Reviews

Justin User Profile
March 2018
Jing and Gino’s place was amazing. Beautiful natural light streaming into a huge space. We rented to write music away from the demands of city life and it worked perfectly. Inspiring!
Graham User Profile
December 2017
My name is on this review page a bunch of times for a good reason - this place rules and we keep coming back. It’s fantastic place for a creative retreat and I can’t recommend it highly enough!!!
Graham User Profile
October 2017
I have written a lot of reviews of this place and my opinion hasn't wavered: it's a wonderful space and it has become very dear to me. Make your next masterpiece here!
Graham User Profile
May 2017
We come to this place all the time to play music and it's just the best - far enough from distractions to be a great place to work, but still an easy drive into town or to the beach. I can't wait to come back!
Silas User Profile
April 2017
This was my first time at the church! It was just as described in the description and by other guests. Checking in was easy, checking out was equally easy, I had no trouble finding the location with Jing's clear directions. The location is very quiet at night time, and relatively…
Graham User Profile
September 2016
This was our second stay at the church, and it was as great as the first time! It's a beautiful place to work and create, isolated enough to let us focus but close enough to amenities and the beach to give us a break when we needed it. This is a great place to write, create, or j…
Andrea User Profile
August 2016
When entering the building we found a little welcome note, fresh beautiful flowers and a bottle of wine. That was very kind! We were also provided with a house manual with all relevant info for our stay. This was all very straight forward.

Hosted by Jing

Grimsby, CanadaJoined in October 2012
Jing User Profile
10 Reviews
I was born in a small mining town in north China. In 1996, I made a life changing decision to come to Canada for my graduate study, and stayed here since. In year 2004, one other life changing event happened: I met my partner, artist / sculptor Gino Cavicchioli! And we've been l…
Languages: English, Italiano, 中文
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day
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