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Easy Walk to Shops, Dining, Theatre, Grocer, Parks, Icecream!

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Niagara-on-the-Lake house 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 woood fire, with the snow gently falling outside..... Book Now!

Keywords: Cottage, large wrap-around porch, back yard, pond, landscaped, open concept, Minfloor bathroom, main floor bedroom sleeps 8, two story, 3 berooms 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 may not be suitable for children under 5 years of age, please see images in the gallery and call if you have any further questions.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            must be 25 years or older...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


          • Queen size Beds (3) One on main floor, 2 upstairs - each in seperate rooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) Upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower, toilet


          • Bathroom 2: combination tub/shower, toilet

            upstair tub is deep claw foot tub...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            fully equipped, coffee make, 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

          • Catering Available:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            enough dishes for everyone...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Oven
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Oven , Cooking Utensils , Freezer , Fully Equipped Kitchen ,Grill or BBQ , Microwave , Refrigerator , Iron , Ironing Board, Toaster , Coffee Maker , Dishwasher. Piano and open concept interior, natural areas in rear yard. Deck and patio have furntiture so that you can dine outside under cover, or out by the pond!...moreless


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


              • Dialup Access
              • Telephone
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Porch / Veranda:

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

                  • Golf:

                    5 minute drive from Butterfly Cottage...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa


                  • Cinemas
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading


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                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High season
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  C$395 C$450
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  C$290 C$290
                  Fri, Sat
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


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


                  All holiday and long weekends are high season rate. Minimum 3 night stay.


                  Minimum 3 nights- may consider 2 nights if booking is within 30 days of arrival

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

                  50% at time of deposit and the balance is due 30 days before your arrival date

                  Cancellation policy- 10% of full invoice will be charged

                  - if within 30 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

                  This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                  41.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  12.68 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  QEW? HWY 55
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Niagara Falls
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  65.25 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Kissing Bridge
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  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 boats an open, 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 House:
                  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!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  • Welcome to Butterfly House

                    Welcome to 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

                  • 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!

                  VRBO #399689

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                  C$290 - C$450 per night (CAD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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