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SUMMER AVAILABILITY 2013 is booking quickly. Check the CALENDAR for availability. This Niagara Region Vacation Home is located in quaint Merritton, south-east St. Catharines. Centrally located in the heart of the Niagara Region Wine District and 1812 EVENTS, driving time is 15 minutes to Niagara Falls, 20 minutes to Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, just minutes to the Region's largest shopping mall, 30 minutes to Lake Erie beaches, 35 minutes to Buffalo, and 75 minutes to Toronto.
The house sleeps 8. This home, built in 1913 and lived in by the O'Flaherty family for over 90 years. Recently refurbished and landscaped, blending new with the old, it is now ready to be home to your memorable vacation. This tastefully decorated, spacious 2 storey home, with hardwood flooring, boasts a large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, large parlor, enclosed front porch, spacious yard with rear deck, and four private parallel parking spaces. The bedrooms are decorated in the four seasons theme; autumn double bedroom, winter double bedroom, spring twin and summer twin, with an additional double sofa bed in the parlor.
Niagara Peninsula has many varied attractions: This year provides many 1812 EVENTS!
The surrounding areas provide many vacation activities, from viewing passing ships in the Welland Canal, to watching living history in re-enactment battles at historic forts; from tours at wineries and agritourism farms to the nightlife in the Falls; from hiking and biking along nature trails to fine dining throughout the peninsula. This home is walking distance to shopping and restaurants, yet a close drive to popular attractions which include; Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory, Welland Canal Lock 3 Observation Platform, White Meadows Maple Farm and the Comfort Maple tree, Historic Fort Niagara, Port Dalhousie Historic Carrousel, Fort Erie Race Track, Canview Drive in, Niagara River Recreations Trail, Maid of the Mist, Spanish Aero Car, Journey Behind the Falls, Whirlpool Golf Course, Niagara Falls Fireworks, Beamer Memorial Park, Balls Falls Conservation Area, Shaw Festival Theaters, Kurtz Orchards, Peller Estate Winery, Vineland Estate Winery, Sherkston Shores, Morning Star Mill, Merritt Island, Marineland, Fairview Bowling Lanes, Americana Waves & Fallsview Indoor Water Parks, Horseplay Niagara, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, Bruce Trail and much much more!
Please view our 'guest book' for more comments, below are just a few highlighted experiences from past Guests comments:
“We had a wonderful time. The house was great! Your personal welcome and tour of the house was very nice. Thanks for sharing your house with us. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality.” (family of 5 from California)
“We enjoyed our stay in the house. Me and my family enjoyed our accommodations. The house is good for family accommodations. We look forward in coming back, hopefully next summer.” ( family of 8 from Ontario)
“We would like to thank you very much for letting us stay at your summer rental home. The welcome you gave us was very nice, the house is outstanding and the beautiful home garden - what more can I say - if there was a rating of a five star hotel, this would be the place. Very clean and outstanding, well recommended. Thank you again, very much and keep up the good work. Very pleased in Montreal Quebec.” (group of 5 adults from Quebec)
“We had a pleasant stay! Very clean and nice house. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends and family. Thank you!” (family of 8 from Quebec)
“We had a wonderful time. The Falls were an awesome experience as well as learning about other local history. We hiked along the Niagara River, shopped in Niagara on the Lake, saw Lake Ontario and learned about the Welland Canal. Thank you for a wonderful house to help us “spread out” and be comfortable over the week.”(family of 5 from North Carolina)
'Our holidays in Walnut house were incredible because of the house, the clean air, the silence and the peace we had in Canada. It was an unforgettable experience for all of us and we all love your country, the people in Canada is amazing!! Thank you for everything!!' (group of 5 young adults from Spain)
They commented on their arrival that “the house is very homey and nicely decorated” and they were very pleased with view of the garden on the back yard deck.(1 week stay; a group of 5 adults from Scotland visiting their son in the area)
“Thank you for your warm welcome. We have had a wonderful stay in your home and all the information you gave us was very helpful and made this first part of our holiday unforgettable.”(family of 5 from the Netherlands)
Double Beds (2) One bed is a double extended (longer than standard length) the other is a regular double in length, each located in a private room on the 2nd floor of the home. Twin or Single Beds (2) These beds are twin singles each located in a private bedroom located on the 2nd floor of the home. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This double sleeper sofa is located on the main floor in the parlor....moreless
JULY-AUGUST (high season) $975.00/week, $175-$200/night (3 night minimum)
MAY-JUN (off season) $800/week, $150-$175/night (3 night minimum)
WEEKLY RENTALS - Saturday to Saturday ( 4:00pm check-in, 10:00am check-out)
OVER PAYMENTS NOT ACCEPTED.
BOOK YOUR 2013 VACATION NOW AT 2012 RATES!
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About: This is a family run operation, between our daughter, son, husband and wife, we run a clean, inviting and pleasant family vacation location. We meet every guest when they arrive and get them comfortably settled. Together we tour the property and are available for any questions that they may have. We feel that the ‘personal touch' is most important when dealing with our guests. Many of our guests are from Europe and showing them how home appliances work in Canada, or informing them about recycling in our area is helpful indeed. We create a print package of where to shop for groceries/alcohol/souvenirs, and where our local favorite hot spots are. We provide tourist pamphlets and brochures full of coupons!
When someone has expressed an interest in our property, we also remind him or her to check out our guest comments. When it comes to convincing travelers that our vacation home is every bit as wonderful as we describe, reviews from past guests are one of the most powerful tools we have. Guests have told me they definitely feel better renting from a private homeowner having read other guests positive experiences.
When a booking is confirmed, we email a receipt and send website addresses containing further information about our area. This helps them further plan their trip before they travel. When our guest’s leave, we always ask them for feedback about their stay with us and then we e-mail them a thank you letter. As the welcome sign on the enclosed front porch states, “Home Sweet Home”.
Why Niagara Falls: As we live in the same wonderful area as the vacation rental home, we know what the Niagara Region and outlying municipalities have to offer. In fact we grew up here. That is why we create a print package of where to shop for groceries/alcohol/souvenirs, and share where our local favorite hot spots are. We know of the high end places to splurge and of the budget minded locations to save. The home is located in quaint Merritton, south-east St. Catharines near to the Welland Canal Museum Lock 3. Centrally located in the heart of the Niagara Region Wine District, driving time is 15 minutes to Niagara Falls, 20 minutes to Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, just minutes to the Region's largest shopping mall, 30 minutes to Lake Erie beaches, 35 minutes to Buffalo, and 75 minutes to Toronto. A perfect vacation location.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Traveling extensively with our own children in the past and joining in on family reunions, we understand that a ‘home away from home’ is the best way to travel. Being able to spread out in a house is far better than feeling squeezed into a hotel room. Being able to cook your family favorites or to try local produce keeps the costs down. Being able to go away on vacation together, but being able to get away from each other at the end of the day is also a must. So we provide books, games and videos. For a families - Where a teen can plug in a lap top in their bedroom to reconnect with buddies back home, where a mom can have a quiet read and a cup have tea on the front porch, where dad can have a beer in on the back deck and admire the garden he did not have to cut or weed and where the younger ones can watch a movie or play games in the parlor. For couples – here you can have a fancy meal in the formal dining room and share the wine your purchased earlier in the day from a vineyard, where you can then sit on the back deck for after dinner cocktails and try some Canadian beer and plan the next days event, then all move to the front porch to play board games or take a walk just over the hill for ice cream at Dairy Queen. This house is a home away from home.