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Large bedroom suite - double bedSpacious bedroom
Private room in bed and breakfast

A B&B in a Church by the Sea

Lisa User Profile

A B&B in a Church by the Sea

Private room in bed and breakfast
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 shared bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 shared bath
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Indoor fireplace
This is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Fancy spending a night in a church? Enjoy a spacious private room at Seacliff Sanctuary, our 80 year old converted Catholic church. Formerly known as Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, we invite you to unwind and enjoy the ambiance of our church with its unique interior, lounge in the altar, by the fire or in one of our beautiful gardens, taking in the breathtaking views of the Pacific and the Albatross Colony at the Otago Peninsula. Continental breakfast provided.


  • Free parking on premises
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM


Wide hallway clearance
Fixed grab bars for shower


27 Reviews

Michelle User Profile
November 2016
Such an amazing, unique experience! Lisa and Christopher's church house was gorgeous and we had a relaxing time staying at their place. They were both very welcoming and wonderful to chat with - we received many suggestions from them for our trip. If you get a chance, take…
Lisa User Profile
Response from Lisa:
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our church. We feel our home was made for sharing. We love to entertain and getting to know your family! We hope the remainder of your NZ trip is enjoyable.
November 2016
Elizabeth User Profile
April 2016
The Clifford's were charming, engaging, and helpful. Their home, a converted church was warm and inviting, and the history was very interesting. Seacliff if a beautiful seaside hamlet. We highly recommend it.
Heidi User Profile
September 2018
Great place to stay, lovely people and accomodation. I would highly recommend staying here.
Corinne User Profile
April 2018
Thanks for a charming stay! Corinne, Tom & kids.
Jane User Profile
April 2018
Thanks for sharing your home with us - a very interesting building in a beautiful setting. Nice breakfast on Easter Sunday morning.
Lockie User Profile
March 2018
Great and interesting place to stay, just what we needed and was well enjoyed. A+
Marty User Profile
February 2018
A lovely place to stay. Very picturesque location and charming lodgings in the refurbished church. Christopher was a thoughtful and gracious host. Would definitely stay again. Thanks again Christopher and Lisa

Hosted by Lisa

Seacliff, New ZealandJoined in December 2014
Lisa User Profile
38 Reviews
Lisa is a transplanted American (most recently from Queensland) married to British born Christopher whose last home was Normandie France. We are both well traveled, love music, vintage homes, food & wine! We love living in New Zealand and have been in our church now for 6 years…
Languages: Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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