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Easy Walk to Shops, Dining, Theatre, Grocer, Parks, Close to Waterfront, Sleeps8

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Butterfly Cottage, available all year-round - escape from your everyday work and relax with family or friends at our well-equipped, air-conditioned nature-inspired oasis in the old town.

Designed by a well-respected local architect (Victor Tarnoy), Butterfly offers spacious and luxurious open-plan accommodation, with cathedral ceilings, great room and a wrap-around deck for outdoor living - all within a short stroll of the lake, oldest golf course in North America and historic downtown shopping, dining, theatre and culture.

Imagine yourself on a sunny day sitting in a rocking chair on the porch sipping wine, eating fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and enjoying a BBQ / grill with family and friends, the butterfly-friendly gardens provide a tranquil backdrop for family get-togethers beyond the trickling sounds of the pond are blackberry bushes laden with fruit for our guests to enjoy in late summer!

Butterfly cottage provides the perfect location for cross-country at the nearby commons or go down hill skiing at Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley. At the end of the day curl up with a good book and a glass of local world-famous wine in front of a crackling wood fire, with the snow gently falling outside..... Book Now!

Keywords: Cottage, large wrap-around porch, back yard, pond, landscaped, open concept, Main floor bathroom, main floor bedroom sleeps 8, two story, 3 bedrooms upstairs, cathedral ceilings, easy access, heated, air conditioned, fireplace, restored, modern kitchen and baths, new appliances, light and airey, quiet, unique architecture, sun filled, 1750 sq feet, central location, lake, golf course, shopping, dining, groceries, theatre,

Caution: Butterfly cottage has an open-plan staircase and a shallow pond in the backyard and so children under 5 years of age, must be supervised at all time when outside please see images in the gallery and call if you have any further questions.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 25 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    children always welcome. Parents are responsible for any damage or accidents. Large backyard with a swing where the children can play or caught frogs in the pond. All children must be supervised at all times!!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking in any vacation rental...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstair tub is deep claw foot tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Dishwasher. Piano and open concept interior, natural areas in rear yard. Deck and patio have furntiture so that you can dine outside under cover porch, or out by the pond!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    cling free provide...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    top quality lines and pillows...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    enough towels so everyone has a set...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry soap provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood supplied...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    if you tell us at time of booking we can arrange it for you or call us 905-468-8985...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough dishes for everyone...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, dinner ware, glass ware and every pot and pan you will need. If you wish to make a nice meal with all the local fresh fruit and vegetables...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    5 minute drive from Butterfly Cottage...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Even has a swing for the children...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Porch / Veranda:

    wrap around porch from front to back. Patio furniture for everyone...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
C$395 C$450
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Booking Fees C$28 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee C$100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


July, August, holiday and long weekends are high season rate. Minimum 3 night stay.

may consider 2 nights if booking is within 30 days of arrival

If you cancel 35 days before your arrival date you will receive all your money back minus 10% for administration fees and the booking fee. If you cancel within 35 days of arrival you lose all of your money unless we can rent it for minus 10% for administration fee and the booking fee.

visa and master card accepted if paid by cheque, money order, bank draft or cash No Refund!

50% at time of deposit and the balance is due 35 days before your arrival date

if within 35 days of arrival you forfeit the full of amount, unless we can rent it then you get what we could rent it for up to what the full amount of your invoice is

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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41.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
12.68 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
65.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kissing Bridge
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Niagara Falls

Car: Recommended

Very walkable community! Lots of trails and paths to follow.

Amazing sunsets at the Ryerson Park, just around the corner. Take a blanket, a foot ball and some books! Kids would love to hear a storey under the golden rays of the setting sun.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: Butterfly Cottage named after the butterfly-friendly gardens, is a very special place for our family that lets us take a break from our fast-paced lives and relax…we hope it works for you too. A quiet, oasis just 12 minutes leisurely walk to the Old Town stores, coffee shops and restaurants. Located just a block from the Lake this cottage was designed by a local famous architect named Victor Tarnoy the cottage is an open concept, light and spacious cottage with glorious cathedral ceilings. Our family hope you enjoy your stay at Butterfly cottage and enjoy all that Niagara-on-the-Lake area and the surrounding area has to offer. Your hosts at Butterfly Cottage.

Why Niagara-on-the-Lake:
If you judged Niagara-on-the-lake by its size, you wouldn’t think a community could pack this much fun in a space so small. Old Town is a unique district within the community, an easy walk to all that this town has to offer, boutiques, antiques, dining, wine, groceries, theatre, golf, bike and walking trails, plus more! Butterfly Cottage is a quiet, oasis just 12 minute leisurely walk from heart of it all!!! It just doesn’t get any better. We recently purchased Butterfly Cottage named after the butterfly-friendly gardens because of its unique style of architecture, open, spacious and light rooms and a wonderful location just a block from the lake and oldest golf course in North America. We want to share the experience of living like a local. All year around, enjoy world class theatre, gourmet dining prepared by renowned chefs, 5 star spas and internationally award winning wineries. This historic, walkable community features diverse architectural styles, interesting historic buildings and markers plus historic Fort Henry, beautiful scenery and homes that have the most spectacular gardens regardless of the season!! Whether blooming in spring or blanketed in snow, the landscape is stunning. Whether you like to hike, bike, sail, kayak, roller blade, cross country ski, or take a leisurely stroll, it is all available at our front door! Niagara-on-the-Lake is located between two major international airports. There is also a local airport just minutes outside of town. Nearby (but not to close!!) are major highways that make travel easy. We are within a day’s drive of over 100 Million people!! It is perfect for family or friends to travel together and skip the hassle of security at the airports. You can travel in the comfort of your own vehicle! Getting to Niagara-on-the-Lake is easy; leaving is hard!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Butterfly Cottage provides proximity to the Old Town – just 12 minutes walk. Enjoy shopping for antiques, groceries, wine, baked goods, that special dress, special teas, Scottish treats, Irish linens, leather purses, you name it the shops have it! Take a romantic ride in a horse drawn carriage, walk by the river, cycle to the wineries and enjoy the world renowned Shaw Festival theatre. Only a few minutes stroll to Queen Street or go in the opposite direction and an even shorter stroll takes you to the shores of Lake Ontario and the most glorious sunsets! The beds are carefully made with beautiful white fresh cotton sheets and snuggle in for a good night’s sleep on our high quality mattresses. The kitchen boasts shiny new stainless steel appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, and microwave), plenty of counter space for preparing wonderful meals with the abundance of fresh locally grown produce plus help yourself to our fresh juicy blackberries from the garden. Our antique dining table easily seats 10 people and 8 can be seated for outdoor eating on the wrap-around porch listening to the trickling pond. The separate main floor laundry facilities include washer and dryer, iron and ironing board (laundry soap provided)! The completely renovated bathrooms both have showers and baths along with soaps, shampoos and towels. The open living, dining room and kitchen allows you to mix and mingle. The back yard is lovingly landscaped, simple but elegant. If you want privacy, the back yard offers a pleasant place to relax. If you love people watching, then the front porch is the place for you! Any season is the perfect season to stay at Butterfly Cottage! Amazing outdoor space can be enjoyed rain, shine, or snow! Enjoy spring’s fragrant blossoms, warm summer evenings, spectacular fall colour and cozy up by the wood burning fire after enjoying a winter wine event! Experience all the charm, comfort and charisma Butterfly Cottage has to offer!

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Speaks: english

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  • Welcome to Butterfly House

    Welcome to Butterfly House

  • Butterfly House has a wrap around porch for you to enjoy

    Butterfly House has a wrap around porch for you to enjoy

  • Music area for you to enjoy

    Music area for you to enjoy

  • Open stair case

    Open stair case

  • Kitchen fully equip.

    Kitchen fully equip.

  • Main floor bedroom

    Main floor bedroom

  • 2nd queen bedroom on second floor

    2nd queen bedroom on second floor

  • Back yard with pond and YES we have butterflies!

    Back yard with pond and YES we have butterflies!

  • Enough room outside on the beautiful wrap around porch for everyone

    Enough room outside on the beautiful wrap around porch for everyone

  • Tree swing feel like a kid again!

    Tree swing feel like a kid again!

  • Winter wonderland at Butterfly House

    Winter wonderland at Butterfly House

  • Comfortable living room with wood burning fireplace

    Comfortable living room with wood burning fireplace

  • Do you play?

    Do you play?

  • Beautiful open concept dining room to fully stock kitchen

    Beautiful open concept dining room to fully stock kitchen

  • Beautiful vaulted ceilings with original beams showing

    Beautiful vaulted ceilings with original beams showing

  • Second floor queen bedroom

    Second floor queen bedroom

  • Second floor twin bedroom

    Second floor twin bedroom

  • Relax and enjoy a glass of local wine

    Relax and enjoy a glass of local wine

  • Beautiful and will manicure back yard

    Beautiful and will manicure back yard

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