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A charming cottage, in the very centre of Niagara on the Lake, no long walks to get to town, you won't need your car either! once you arrive at the cottage, you can park, and from then on walk to everything you need! Its located on a quiet residential street where horse drawn carriages clip-clop past, showing visitors the beauty of the homes, gardens and historic sites in Niagara on the Lake!
Designed to be the ultimate vacation home. Abel Thomas House has an excellent reputation for very good reason, and is bound to please the most well-travelled guests with its first class amenities, its perfect location on a mature tree lined street, in the heart of Old Town Niagara on the Lake. It offers everything required for a relaxing, tranquil visit to this lovely town.
This immaculate home is charmingly renovated, located just a stone throw (0.2 kms 100 yards) to shops, theatres, dining, Lake Ontario, parks etc. With a fully fenced back garden, it has lawn and flower filled beds, surrounded by mature trees, which helps to keep it comfortably cool on hot days during the summer. It offers to a group of friends or family a wonderful spot to have a get together.
Decorated to a very high standard it is an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furnishings while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. Our guests make the comment on arrival that they are very pleased, because it is exactly as it looks on our web site.
There are two bathrooms and three bedrooms, one on the ground floor (queen size bed) with ensuite bathroom and french doors leading out onto large 2 level deck (perfect for anyone with slight mobility problems, everything needed is on one level), and two bedrooms (one with queen beds and one with 2 twin beds) on the 2nd floor. All with luxurious tempur-pedic pillow top mattresses, the ultimate in comfort. Accommodating up to 6-7 people (one person can be accommodated on a comfortable roll away bed). It offers two sitting rooms - one on the ground floor with ample seating for six people, a real log burning fireplace, also with a flat screen HD TV, a Nintendo Wii console and two remotes plus various games. The adjoining dining area accommodates a group of 6-7 people for those wonderful family/friends meals together, where you can enjoy the food, the company and maybe some Niagara Wine!
The second family room is on the lower level complete with a fireplace and space to relax and watch TV or curl up with a good book, plenty of reading material plus games are available.
The fully equipped kitchen, stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, etc. offers everything needed to prepare meals, for a group of friends or family, there is also a cappuccino machine for a delicious cup of coffee - everything you could need in a kitchen. All you need are groceries (which are available from the local supermarket, a 10 minute walk away or 2 minute drive)
You can relax in the secluded manicured English-style garden, with its large two level deck overlooking flowers all summer long. There is also a gazebo with seating if you want to just relax with a glass of wine or a good book, or sit on the cute front porch watching the world go by.
WiFi: Telephone; bedding and towels; hair dryers in each bathroom; complimentary toiletries; washer and dryer, laundry supplies; iron and ironing board, propane barbecue are all supplied -- the list goes on and on!
Minimum stay required is three nights*.
Discounted weekly rates
One mature, well behaved dog permitted, please contact us for details.
0.1 km from town centre (100 yards)
Fully licensed as a cottage rental by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and member of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Vacation Rental Association.
Keywords: Vacation Rental, Vacation Cottage, holiday rental, holiday let, Cottage, 6 to 7 people, Heritage District in Old Town NOTL, Real log burning fire place, two tier deck for outside dining, barbecue.
As there are 4 steps into the house it is not wheelchair accessible. But once inside, there is the sitting room, bedroom and ensuite bathroom on the ground floor. it is suitable for anyone with mobility issues, who could manage the steps to get into the house....moreless
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May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
When booking a 50% deposit is required. Balance is due 35 days prior to arrival. If cancelled more than 35 days before arrival date, deposit is refunded minus 10% admin. fee. Cancellations received within 35 days of arrival date, full amount is forfeited. 7th person, rollaway option $ 25/pp/night. CC# required before arrival for security.No charges unless damage. Cleaning fee for less then 3 nights, allowed in low season. $ 85.
Holidays-High season rates apply
50% of total cost is payable upon making reservation.
50% balance is due 35 days prior to arrival.
In case of cancellation: If cancelled more than 35 days prior to arrival, 10% of the total cost is due.
Cancellations made within the 35 days prior to arrival, the full amount is forfeited. Sorry no credits. If we can rent the booked time, we can refund that amount to you minus the 10%of total cost.
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Live Theatre, jazz concerts, classical music, outdoor concerts, volley ball courts, wineries, historic sites, off-leash park, outdoor community swimming pool, football pitch, paddling pool, helicopter rides, horse and buggy rides, nature trails, behind the scenes theatre tours, fruit festivals, Christmas Candlelight Stroll, fruit stands, children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, Butterfly Conservatory, Botanical Gardens, Luxurious spas where you can pamper yourself, have a massage or maybe a couples massage, manicure, pedicure, lots of different services offered. Take a Whirlpool Jet Boat ride up the mighty Niagara River, a real thrill, be prepared to get wet! If you’re not keen on getting drenched there are covered boats but that’s missing half the fun. Cycle rentals are available, they’ll deliver them to the house. Cycle along the Niagara Parkway, a beautiful ride all along the river, a cycle path runs the full length, so its very safe for cyclists. Cycling on side streets in the town is also safe, they’re very quiet, and no one is in a rush here. The horse and buggy rides will pick you up at the house if you like, or you can start your ride outside the Prince of Wales Hotel, which is just a minutes walk from the house. Take time to walk around the town, off the main street, you’ll see beautiful homes, English style gardens and be in awe at the variety of flowers and plants. No matter what time of year its just the prettiest place to visit.
We’re blessed with a ‘micro climate’ in NOTL, where our winters are not as cold and not as long, and our summers are longer than the surrounding area. Our gardens are in flower earlier in the Spring, and we don’t get such an early frost so our gardens are in bloom longer. We have thousands of acres of vineyards where different varieties of grapes are grown, producing world-class wines and a specialty of the area ‘Ice Wine’. This region is also the fruit basket of Ontario growing strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, plums and vegetables etc. You can stop at one of the many fruit stands by the side of the road and pick up some wonderful locally grown produce, it tastes sooooo good! Take some ‘home’ and make a strawberry milk shake, or have peach French toast for breakfast, a real treat.
From gourmet food to family friendly we have restaurants to offer the best of the best. Or do you like to cook? We have amazing farmer’s markets offering artisan breads, cakes, etc. and many other items, and boutique food stores that will inspire even the basic of cooks!
I am always surprised by what our guests do in our town that I have never even thought of! Photographers, gardeners, birders , geo-cashers, vintners, cyclers, antiquers and geekers… seems we have something for everyone!
If you visit during January and February you're in for a treat, the Ice Wine Festival is in January, very popular and loads of fun. Also available are Snow Shoe Wine Tours, the shoes are provided and you'll get instructions on how to walk in them (they're easy), you'll have a guided tour through the vineyard with plenty of tastings of the different varieties of wines and when you think you can't possible consume any more, you'll be given a great bowl of delicious soup which can be enjoyed while sitting beside the fire!
Year Purchased: 2008
About: We had visited Niagara on the Lake many times over the years and like everyone else that visits, we just loved it. It's history and the uniqueness of the architecture, its sense of community and beauty were all major attractions to us. We had the opportunity to move here and grabbed it with both hands and have never regretted it for a minute. We have lived here for more than ten years and are still entranced by it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
We had been looking for a vacation rental property in the “prettiest town in Canada” for some time. We had seen several beautiful homes, but none of them offered quite what we were looking for. Eventually we found this one. It was sorely in need of some TLC and renovation, but we could see past the work that needed to be done and we knew immediately that this was the one we wanted. It was cute, the location so close to the town centre couldn’t be better, and our guests would be able to easily walk to everything the town has to offer – theatres, restaurants, shops, the lakeshore, etc. One day, after several months of renovating and tidying up the exterior, a lady knocked on the door to introduce herself. She explained that she had been watching the progress with keen interest because she had lived in the house as a child, along with her 5 siblings (she still lives close by)! We invited her inside of course so that she could see her 'old' home. She became quite emotional and tearful, gave us big hugs, and said how pleased she and her sisters were that someone loved this house again. It held so many wonderful memories for them all. She went on to tell us that it was always filled with music and laughter when they were children. Her father used to play the piano and they would all sing along while he played. We were so pleased that she was able to see her old home again, and that she liked what we had done to it. As she left, she asked if we would mind if she brought another of her sisters to see it. She did, and her sister’s reaction was the same as her own - she loved it. We were thrilled by their heartfelt pleasure and delight. Our first impression had been right, we sensed it had been a happy home. It had a good ‘feel’ about it when we first looked at it - and it still does! There is something warm, cozy, re-assuring and welcoming about it, sensations which many of our guests have commented on when they arrive. You're sure to feel it too.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
As realtors always tell us; location, location, location is crucial, and Abel Thomas House has it! Park your car when you arrive and you don't need to drive again until you go home! No long walks into town, although so close to everything the house is on a quiet residential street, so its very tranquil. One of my pleasures on an early summers morning is to pick up a cup of coffee and walk with Bailey our dog, to Lake Ontario (five minute walk) and watch the sail boats racing or people out in their fishing boats. There is something wonderfully tranquil about that scene. Its a two minute walk to the local coffee shop, where you can sit and read the paper or chat to the locals. Its a couple of minutes walk to: boutiques, restaurants, groceries, locally owned bakery, post office, golf course, parks with children's play area, outdoor community swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball field, volley ball court, convenience store, liquor store etc. No driving unless you want to. Many cycles paths for safe cycling, bikes can be rented locally and delivered to the cottage. If you have a dog, a 2 minute walk to the 'common' will get you to the off-leash park, they have a marvellous time there! We have many coupons from local wineries for free wine tastings.
Charming, bright living room with real wood burning fireplace,HDTV, satellite
Large bay window adjoining sitting room, looking out on wintery scene in NOTL!
Renovated, modern, fully equipped kitchen. Everything needed for preparing meals
Ground floor bedroom with French doors opening onto large deck, ensuite bathroom
Second floor bedroom, queen size bed, luxurious tempur-pedic foam top mattress
3-piece bathroom with in-tub shower
Fully fenced, garden with gazebo, a haven to sit and relax. Mature trees provide shade during the hot summers days.
Photo taken by a guest, horse and buggy, beautiful flowers, 2 minutes from house
Abel Thomas House in the Heart of Old Town Niagara on the Lake, surrounded by mature trees that provides a wonderful cool oasis on hot summer days.
Great place to sit and enjoy a meal, good conversation and maybe some local wine
Dresser in kitchen
Ensuite 3-piece bathroom with in-tub shower and jacuzzi
Second floor bedroom with two twin beds, clock radio and plenty of closet space
Second comfy sitting room, HDTV, fireplace, library, board games and magazines
Beautiful 2 tier deck for you to enjoy!!!
A pretty 5 minute walk from house. The Niagara River flowing into Lake Ontario
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