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Downtown, Old Town Charm with Modern Kitchen and Baths, Covered Front Veranda

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Last updated: 07/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Niagara-on-the-Lake cottage description

This vacation home offers the perfect blend of old and new. Walk to everything from shopping, grocer, golf, spa, theatre, parks, wine stores, lake, river and restaurants, or just stroll the charming neighbourhood. This is the vacation home for you! The modern kitchen and baths blend harmoniously with the wood plank floors, the claw foot tub and the super comfortable beds with high quality bed linens. You can cook or bringing home take-out to eat in the dining which is open to the kitchen and living room. Enjoy a bbq/grill-out on the patio while sitting in the garden! My special is early morning when I sip my morning coffee on the covered front veranda and watch the town wake up! Gate Street Cottage is the perfect gathering space for friends and family to unite! Perfect because you are together but have spacious bedrooms and each bedroom has its own bathroom. Enquire now and come and stay at Gate Street Cottage –build memories that will last a life time!


Gate Street Cottage is one of the most popular vacation homes in town! Why you ask? Location, charm, modern amenities, front porch, gardens and a bathroom for everyone! This is a fully modernized 100 year old cottage that is just a few steps from Queen Street, the main shopping, theatre, dining, parks and river area. The grocery store is almost at the end of your drive way! If you are a shopper then you can shop until you almost drop because your home-away-from-home is just a few steps away! Love the theatre; you can even walk there in your high heeled shoes! That’s how close it is! Now you are probably thinking maybe to close? Well this is a small town and not much excitement happens here other than the clip pity clop of the horse drawn carriages going by! This quiet quaint town is safe and charming and that is the way we like to keep it!

Not a shopper or a theatre buff? Then you still have lots to do at your door step! At the end of the street, literally a 2 minute walk is the oldest golf course in North America, Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club – better book your T-off times now! Also at the end of the street is a 5 star spa. The dining is amazing too, from chefs staring on the Food Network, to local family style dining, to shopping local at the all the food boutique shops and cooking it back at your vacation home, this is a foodie paradise!

Enter into Gate Street cottage from the covered front veranda and you step into a bright comfortable and spacious living area. The big screen TV is seldom used! The Living area is open to the the dining and fully modern well equipped kitchen! This is a shot gun style home because it’s a straight shot from the front door to the back! Go out the back door from the kitchen and there is a beautiful garden complete with patio furniture, deck and a bbq/grill! Also on the main floor is a beautiful huge bedroom with en suite. This is a room has super twin beds that can be converted into a comfy cozy King bed. Main floor laundry for those who feel compelled to do laundry on holiday – well at least its convenient for you and you won’t miss any of the action while doing your chores!
Upstairs offers the two other bedrooms both with ensuites. The front bedroom has a King bed, a lovely sitting area and lots of space to move around! The bath room has a standalone shower, and a claw foot tub, is perfect to relax in and soak your cares away! The other bedroom is a luxurious Queen bed with antique cabinet for the sink and a tub/shower combination.

We offer the luxury in bed linens so that you can get a wonderful relaxed sleep which is the perfect end to your day of exploring and enjoying this town while living like a local!

The gardens are professionally cared for and we have some herbs planted for you. Everything about Gate Street is specially designed, planned and done with you in mind. All you have to do is book it!

While I lived in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake was a favourite spot for me to reunite with my friends and family. Centrally located between two major airports, it was a convenient place to meet. Little did I know that in my first visit I would fall in love with this town! The feeling I have when I am here is one of joy, contentment and peace of mind. In any season there is a sense of wonderland about it!
But alas, my work has posted me abroad once again, so I am sharing my home-away-from-home with you! Please be my guest and make yourself comfortable! I would appreciate one thing though, if I might be so bold to ask? Please leave me a review on VRBO and tell me about your stay. I will enjoy Niagara-on-the-Lake vicariously through your postings!

I made my decision quickly to buy a home in Niagara-on-the-Lake and had a wonderful opportunity to purchase Gate Street Cottage. While it has good bones, it needed some TLC and I knew I was the one to bring this quaint cottage back to be a real gem. So through the tears, laughter and sweat, we managed to fully modernize the kitchens and bathrooms, tame the gardens, and uncovered all the treasures that Gate Street has to offer. My favourite thing to do is sit on the front veranda with a glass of wine and people watch while pretending to read a best seller!
I love not having to use my car at all when I am in town. How great is it to live in a very walkable community. When I want to be around people I walk one way, if I want to stroll by myself, its less than a 10 minute walk to the Commons and all the self interpretive trails while I head toward the Parkway! I have a love for the old and knew that I wanted to restore Gate Street Cottage so that it could be preserved and enjoyed for years to come. This meant a complete renovation but I save everything I could from the old plank flooring to the original clap board siding. The kitchen and bathrooms needed a complete overhaul and now offer the best of quality and convenience. There is a lot packed into this cottage for you to enjoy!
The back garden is my private oasis. This garden has been lovingly tended by the previous owner and she would be proud to see how well it has been kept and is still pretty much as she planted it! Come and explore my garden, it has a show of flowers all season long!

What makes a great rental – location? Amenities? the feeling like you are at home but different? This is what I had in mind when I did the renovations to Gate Street Cottage. I really thought long and hard about what a guest would like. I was also really wanted to maintain the feel of a home from the last century and be in harmony with the charm of my neighbourhood. This meant a quaint exterior look, beautiful gardens and a white picket fence! My beautiful gardens are professionally cared for and I have tried to keep a little herb garden going too. The front porch that is the full width of the house and is covered so that it can be enjoyed morning, noon or night, rain or shine! The perfect place for the morning cuppa or the afternoon cocktail! Or just chill out and people watch while you are pretending to read that book you brought with you! Upon entering Gate Street Cottage you still have the old wide plank floors that have been lovingly kept and flow throughout the main floor with an open concept living room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is modern with marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances and equipped with everything a cook would need to make a marvelous meal and keep the beverages at the perfectly chilled temperature! Gather around the dining table it’s big enough for all, or slip out the back door to the patio area with the bbq/grill – indoor or outdoor dining, your choice! Also on the main floor is a large bedroom with super twins that can be converted into a ultra comfortable king bed. The en suite bathroom has a shower in it.
Go the solid wood stairs to the upper level, and again you have hardwoord floors that that go into the two bedrooms. The front bedroom is a spacious room with a king bed and a sitting area. The en suite has the deep soaker claw foot tub and a separate shower (a really funky one where you can even listen to the radio). The other bedroom is at the back of the house, so it is perfect for those that like to sleep in! It has a queen bed with en suite that has a tub/shower combo.

So as if that isn’t enough to make Gate Street Cottage the perfect home-away-from- home we also have high quality bed linens, locally crafted soaps and shampoo, main floor laundry (but who does laundry on holidays??), free Wifi and wide screen TV. All that is missing is you!! So enquire now and see if we have availability! What a way to start planning your get away from it all holiday!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Guest has to be 25 years or older....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Limited accessibility...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Upper level with seating area, also claw foot tub, shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Quiet room perfect for sleeping in, has tub shower combo...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Main floor bedroom can either be a King or twin beds...moreless

          • All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Main floor bedroom has a set of super twin beds that can be converted into a king.. We provide high quality bed linens and lots and lots of pillows! We make the extra effort to make you feel welcome, comfortable and able to get a great night sleep!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Main floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

            Master bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            with Queen bed...moreless

          • Each bathroom is attached to a bedroom. One on the main floor and two upstairs. They have been recently renovated and are spacious. Lots of room to get ready for the big night out, or to relax in the claw foot tub with a good book!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Seats 6...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • All appliances are stainless steel. Two under the counter refrigerator (one is a freezer). Air conditioning is central. Washer and Dryer on main floor. Propane BBQ/grill. Patio furniture for front veranda and back garden....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Activities

                  • Arboretum
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Hiking
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Synagogues
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Water Parks
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Basketball Court
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 4 traveler reviews
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                  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$445
                  Fri, Sat
                  C$2,370
                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  C$295 C$395
                  Fri, Sat
                  C$1,770
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  C$290

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee C$75 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13%

                  Notes:

                  Holidays and Long Weekends High Season Rates Apply 3 night minimum stay

                  Minimum 2 night stay

                  Cancellation Policy- 10% will be charged

                  10% of full invoice if cancel 30 days before arrival. If within 30 days of arrival you forfeit the full amount. Unless we are able to rent it then you get what we could rent it for up to what the amount of your invoice is.

                  Visa and Master card excepted

                  If paid by any kind of cheque, money order, bank draft or cash NO REFUND!

                  50% deposit at time of booking, balance due 30 days before arrival

                  if cancel 35 days before arrival all money refund except 10% for admin fees.

                  If within 35 days of arrival date you lose 100% of money unless we can rent it then you get what we can rent it for.


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                  Last updated: 07/04/2014
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                  Location

                  41.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Buffalo Airport,
                  12.68 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  St Catharines
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 55
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Niagara Falls
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Niagara-on-the-lake
                  65.25 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Kissing Bridge
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Niagara-on-the-lake
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Niagara-on-the-lake

                  Car: Recommended

                  Setting and View: Town.

                  Attractions:

                  autumn foliage

                  festivals

                  forests

                  waterfalls

                  coin laundry

                  Leisure Activities:

                  photography

                  Gate Street Cottage is one of the most popular vacation homes in town! Why you ask? Location, charm, modern amenities, front porch, gardens and a bathroom for everyone! This is a fully modernized 100 year old cottage that is just a few steps from Queen Street, the main shopping, theatre, dining, parks and river area. The grocery store is almost at the end of your drive way! If you are a shopper then you can shop until you almost drop because your home-away-from-home is just a few steps away! Love the theatre; you can even walk there in your high heeled shoes! That’s how close it is! Now you are probably thinking maybe to close? Well this is a small town and not much excitement happens here other than the clip pity clop of the horse drawn carriages going by! This quiet quaint town is safe and charming and that is the way we like to keep it!

                  Not a shopper or a theatre buff? Then you still have lots to do at your door step! At the end of the street, literally a 2 minute walk is the oldest golf course in North America, Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club – better book your T-off times now! Also at the end of the street is a 5 star spa. The dining is amazing too, from chefs staring on the Food Network, to local family style dining, to shopping local at the all the food boutique shops and cooking it back at your vacation home, this is a foodie paradise!

                  Enter into Gate Street cottage from the covered front veranda and you step into a bright comfortable and spacious living area. The big screen TV is seldom used! The Living area is open to the the dining and fully modern well equipped kitchen! This is a shot gun style home because it’s a straight shot from the front door to the back! Go out the back door from the kitchen and there is a beautiful garden complete with patio furniture, deck and a bbq/grill! Also on the main floor is a beautiful huge bedroom with en suite. This is a room has super twin beds that can be converted into a comfy cozy King bed. Main floor laundry for those who feel compelled to do laundry on holiday – well at least its convenient for you and you won’t miss any of the action while doing your chores!

                  Upstairs offers the two other bedrooms both with ensuites. The front bedroom has a King bed, a lovely sitting area and lots of space to move around! The bath room has a standalone shower, and a claw foot tub, is perfect to relax in and soak your cares away! The other bedroom is a luxurious Queen bed with antique cabinet for the sink and a tub/shower combination.

                  We offer the luxury in bed linens so that you can get a wonderful relaxed sleep which is the perfect end to your day of exploring and enjoying this town while living like a local!

                  The gardens are professionally cared for and we have some herbs planted for you. Everything about Gate Street is specially designed, planned and done with you in mind. All you have to do is book it!

                   

                  Owner info

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Location is unbeatable for convenience to shopping, dinning, theatres, spa, parks and water front. Just park the car and walk everywhere! Sit on the front veranda and watch the horse drawn carriages go by while sipping your morning coffee or that last glass of wine for the evening! The charm of yesteryear with all the comforts of modern day amenities makes Gate Street Cottage the perfect get-away place for six people. The master bedroom on the main floor has a set of super twins that can be made into a comfortable King bed. This home is perfect for couples, multi-generation families or the best friends get together. 3 bathrooms add to the convenience but the claw foot soaker tub has your name on it!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

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                    Welcome to Gate Street Cottage

                  VRBO #485269

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

                  C$290 - C$445 per night (CAD)
                  4

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/04/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Ontario, Canada

                  Speaks: english
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