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Avalon, 1820's English Country Home, with Heated Pool in the Heritage District

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Last updated: 07/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Niagara-on-the-Lake house description

Historic English Country home, Circa 1820, located one block from
Queen Street in the heritage district. Avalon is less than a 2
mintue walk to the Shaw Theatres, fine shops, the lake, golf course and world class dining.

Avalon is near our other 3 vacation homes, Amberlea House,
Aylesbury Manor, and Simcoe Pines. They are also
featured on this site.

This charming house which is covered in trumpet vine and English roses, has been lovingly restored and features two
fireplaces, both with orignal antique mantles. The home has been
beautifully furnished and features hand knotted area rugs and many antiques from the area.

Large, bright principle rooms, fully equipped eat-in country
kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a heated pool. The two large bedrooms upstairs have ensuite baths.

There are original wide plank pine floors throughout the home and exposed wooden beams dating back to when the
house was built in 1820. Although full of original charm,
respecting the homes history, it is well equipped with all modern
amenities such as 40 inch LCD HDTV with Blu-Ray player, wireless internet access, iPod docking station with CD sound system,washer and dryer, dishwasher, central air conditioning, jacuzzi tub and 2 fireplaces.
The house is approximately 2500 square feet.

From the foyer is the Dining Room with a large harvest pine table
and ladder back chairs. The wooden beams have been exposed and the brick fireplace has a huge hearth. There is a Canadiana pine writing desk over in the corner in front of the window which is partially covered by trumpet vine and roses.

The dining room leads into the eat-in country kitchen with antique
pine cupboards, sandstone counter tops, an island, wooden beams,wall oven built into a brick wall, gas cook top, and a Corian pastry counter.
It is completely equipped with dishwasher, microwave and all
amenities needed to prepare a gourmet meal at home.
The pine table in front of the window is great for breakfast or
casual dinners as an alternative to the elegant dining room.

The Family Room located off the kitchen is very spacious with plenty of comfortable seating and a fireplace. It features double French doors leading to the flagstone patio surrounded by an English garden and and the heated pool. There is a 40 inch LCD HDTV with Blu-Ray player and sound system
with CD, radio and iPod docking station.


The backyard is a private retreat behind wrought iron gates and
wisteria arbours. It features a flagstone patio, Dining table for
8 and a lounging area. The gas BBQ is connected to the house
eliminating the need for propane.
The small bistro table and chairs are there for the children if
needed.

The Master bedroom located on the 2nd floor(15X17 feet)has a Queen bed framed by the original wooden beams which adds a lot charm to the room.
It features a 3 pc ensuite bathroom with large shower,
pedestal sink and seperate antique vanity.
The bedroom also features a seating area with white wicker chairs.
The door leads to a walk out to the large deck overlooking the pool in the backyard. Outside on the deck is a wrought iron
table and chairs with unbrella which makes it a nice place for your morning coffee or a glass of wine before dinner.

The 2nd bedroom upstairs(17X13 feet) features 2 twin beds and a 4 piece ensuite bathroom with full bath, pedestal sink, and an antique tiled vanity. This bedroom is full of charm with original pine doors and wooden beams.

Bedroom #3(21 X 15 feet) on the main floor is very large with
several windows and features a Queen Sleigh bed, wrought iron day bed(twin size mattress) a LCD TV/DVD and antique
furnishings.

Bedroom# 4(15 X 9 feet) has a Queen wrought iron bed and is en suite to 4 piece bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
Alternatively, that bathroom can also be shared with bedroom #3.


On the flagstone patio sits the cast iron table, chairs and umbrella
for outdoor dining with the gas BBQ. There are also loungers for
sunning by the pool. The yard is very private with a wooden fence, black wrought iron gates and 2 mature arbours with wisteria and trumpet vine.

There is Central Air Conditioning, washer and dryer and parking for 3 cars.


Keywords: Historical home, circa 1820, fully restored, heated pool, mature garden, downtown,

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            en-suite bathroom, walk out to deck...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            en-suite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            large bright Main floor room...moreless

          • The Master Bedroom located on the 2nd floor (15X17 feet) has a Queen bed framed by the original wooden beams which adds a lot of charm to the room. It features a 3 piece en-suite bathroom with large shower, pedestal sink and separate antique vanity. The bedroom also features a seating area with white wicker chairs. The door leads to a walk out to the large deck overlooking the pool in the backyard. The 2nd Bedroom upstairs(17X13 feet) is full of charm with original pine doors and wooden beams. It features 2 twin beds and a 4 piece en-suite bathroom with a pedestal sink and an antique tiled vanity. The 3rd Bedroom (21 X 15 feet) on the main floor is very large and bright with several windows and features a Queen Sleigh bed, wrought iron day bed (twin size mattress) an LCD TV with DVD and antique furnishings. The 4th bedroom has a Queen bed and an en-suite bath with jacuzzi that can also be shared with the 3rd bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            antique vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            antique vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player

          Theme

              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Caves
              • Forests
              • Pond
              • Reefs
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Recreation Center
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Festivals
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseshoes
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Eco Tourism
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Beachcombing
              • Outlet Shopping

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Town:

                less than one block from Queen St, where the shops and restaurants and theatres are located. Avalon is located in the Heritage District....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Tiled Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub
                      • Private Pool
                      • Whirlpool
                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Outdoor Pool
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Pool Season
                      May 21 - Sep 15
                      3 night min stay
                      C$695
                      C$3,850
                      Fall
                      Sep 16 - Oct 31
                      2 night min stay
                      C$550
                      C$2,947
                      Winter
                      Nov 1 - Dec 19
                      2 night min stay
                      C$395
                      C$2,198
                      Spring
                      May 1 - May 20
                      2 night min stay
                      C$525
                      C$2,751
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      C$395
                      C$2,198

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 13%

                      Notes:

                      Rates include a thorough cleaning prior to arrival and upon departure. All towels, linens, soaps, and paper products are provided. During the summer season the heated pool is maintained at 86 degrees.

                      We accept only Visa and Mastercard as payment.

                      A 50% deposit by Visa or masterCard is required at time of book with the remaining 50% balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

                      Deposit less 10% refunded if cancellation made 30 days prior to arrival date.

                      If cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival date, deposit will be forfeited unless we can re-book the space.


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                      Last updated: 07/02/2014
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                      Location

                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Toronto or Buffalo
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Irish Harp
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Niagara on the Lake Golf Club
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Shaw Cafe

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Niagara-on-the-Lake sits in the heart of Ontario's wine region with over 125 wineries. Many offer dining in the vineyards as well as concerts. There is:The Shaw Festival Theatre, World Class Dining and Spas, fine shops, golf is 2 blocks away on the lake at 'North America's Oldest Golf Course'. Historical landmarks, beautiful gardens and horse and buggy rides through town. It has been called 'Canada's prettiest town'. Close to Marineland, Jet Ski, Zoos, Great Wolf waterpark, Darien Lake amusement park, Skylon Tower, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino

                      resort. Niagara Falls is a 15 minute drive and Toronto is an hour and a half.

                      Other Activities: Wine tasting, Horse and carriage rides, Niagara Falls is 15 minutes away

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      Why the Owner Chose Niagara-on-the-Lake:
                      We have always loved Nigara-on-the-Lake as we both grew up in this area and our family lives near by. We wanted to find a heritage home in the historical district and had been looking for some time when we came across this charmer. We knew the minute we walked through the front door that we would be putting an offer on it! Avalon was built in the late 1820's. We have the documentation showing the first sale of the property back in 1820 when it was first traded as land only for 600 GBP($1000 CAD). In those days the currency used was the GBP. The house was in excellent shape. All we needed to do was a bit of decorating and we added the swimming pool and enhanced the landscaping. Before we purchased it in 2006, it was a successful B&B and the previous owner took great care of it. We try to stay there ourselves when it is not being enjoyed by guests. We love the fact that the house is a half a block to Queen St and the car is never necessary except for arriving and leaving the town.


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                      Photos

                      • Avalon sits in a flagstone courtyard

                        Avalon sits in a flagstone courtyard

                      • Dining room with Harvest table and fireplace

                        Dining room with Harvest table and fireplace

                      • Huge kitchen with breakfast nook

                        Huge kitchen with breakfast nook

                      • Spacious Living Room overlooking the pool with fireplace

                        Spacious Living Room overlooking the pool with fireplace

                      • Master bedroom with walkout and en-suite bath

                        Master bedroom with walkout and en-suite bath

                      • Canadian Pine antique desk in the dining room

                        Canadian Pine antique desk in the dining room

                      • Walkway to the front of the house

                        Walkway to the front of the house

                      • Kitchen bench is an old church pew that has been upholstered

                        Kitchen bench is an old church pew that has been upholstered

                      • Front walkway

                        Front walkway

                      • Dining Room with original wooden beams

                        Dining Room with original wooden beams

                      • One of the 3 full bathrooms

                        One of the 3 full bathrooms

                      • Well treed backyard

                        Well treed backyard

                      • Heated kidney shaped pool and Dining area in Private backyard

                        Heated kidney shaped pool and Dining area in Private backyard

                      • Eat in, gourmet Country kitchen with Corian pastry counter

                        Eat in, gourmet Country kitchen with Corian pastry counter

                      • Heated pool with Dining area in private landscaped garden

                        Heated pool with Dining area in private landscaped garden

                      • Spacious Queen bedroom on main floor with single day bed

                        Spacious Queen bedroom on main floor with single day bed

                      • Heated Private pool in landscaped garden

                        Heated Private pool in landscaped garden

                      • Window Boxes outside kitchen window

                        Window Boxes outside kitchen window

                      • Large Living room with LCD TV and Blu Ray DVD, Ipod stereo and plenty of seating

                        Large Living room with LCD TV and Blu Ray DVD, Ipod stereo and plenty of seating

                      • Heated kidney shaped pool in landscaped, private backyard

                        Heated kidney shaped pool in landscaped, private backyard

                      • Treed and private backyard

                        Treed and private backyard

                      • Dining Room; artifact taken from the front of an old ship

                        Dining Room; artifact taken from the front of an old ship

                      • Private fenced garden with perenials

                        Private fenced garden with perenials

                      • Flagstone pathway cuts across the lawn

                        Flagstone pathway cuts across the lawn

                      C$395 - C$695 per night (CAD)
                      11

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 07/02/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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