A studio style, cozy, one floor cottage with a gas fireplace warming the living room, leading to a private outdoor patio, viewing the tennis court. The cottage is on wine route, bike route, close to the city, & the new hospital but in the country. Very Private. Queen size bed. Newly renovated bathroom with large shower. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, coffee maker, tea kettle, dishes, and of course... wine glasses. Easy access to the highway, Niagara on the Lake & Niagara Falls tourist destination. A 2 minute drive to many wineries and restaurants. Amble parking.
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- Min Stay2 nights
Studio style, One Floor private cottage, w/patio, amble parking, newly renovated
The Bouw Family
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 19, 2018
About The Bouw Family
The Bouw Family has lived in the Niagara area for over 55 years. Love to travel, enjoy meeting people from all over the world. Our kids are grown yet live close by. We wanted to share our country setting, which is so perfect to relax in yet close to everything is you wish to be active.
The Bouw Family purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why The Bouw Family chose Louth
Why this gem people do ask...... We personally had a health situation where we had to fly to Red Deer to take care of a family member and were lucky enough to find a home to stay in while we took care of our loved one. We saw the opportunity for this building, now our newly renovated cottage, to enable us to do the same for people who happen to have sick ones in our local hospital which is close by. A place to stay, to cook, to relax, to re-coup and self energize.
What makes this Cottage unique
A beautiful seasonal garden to pick fresh vegetables. A quiet patio to enjoy the birds, squirrels and occasional deer. A treed lot to sit in the shade. A little kitchen to relax, cook and enjoy.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Oak Lane Cottage was delightful. It is nicely designed and tastefully furnished. The cottage provides a lot of comfortable space for relaxation. There is very easy access through sliding doors to a large patio and lovely lawn and garden--with lots of chairs and lounges. It is very private, yet close to everything. Linda was terrific to work with. Highly recommend! We had the best time.
Oak Lane Cottage is a gem! Such a nice, quiet retreat!
We just arrived home from our stay at Oak Lane Cottage. We were in the area to celebrate an anniversary and to see Niagara Falls for the first time, and also to tour some of the numerous local wineries. We thought staying in the country would be better than staying in the crowded touristy areas. Boy am I glad we did! The cottage was exactly as pictured, but even more wonderful!
First let me say that our host Linda is AMAZING!!! She communicated with us for weeks leading up to our stay, very quickly responding to any questions we had, and continued to offer great advice and suggestions on things to do while we were there. She was very close by if we needed anything (which we didn’t, we had everything we needed there to stay comfortably for our 4 days) but gave us complete privacy! We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio with a glass of wine and making many of our own meals. There is a huge vegetable garden and a fence filled with grapevines surrounding the private yard, and Linda was so kind to allow us to help ourselves to any veggies we would like to eat! Stores and restaurants are also just minutes away if you need anything or wish to grab dinner out, but you do truly feel like you are away from it all!
The cottage itself is decorated just lovely and so clean! And yes, the bed is truly one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! All in all we could not be more pleased with our stay and our experience, our expectations were greatly exceeded!! Thank you Linda for sharing your beautiful home with us! I only wish you weren’t 6+ hours away because I feel like we could sit and chat for hours and sip a bottle of wine! Maybe another time 😊🍷
If we were to return to the St Catherine’s area, and I hope we do, I wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else!
What a private treasure!
This immaculate property was the perfect place to unwind after a busy day with tourists at the falls. Linda does an amazing job making sure all the amenities are covered. The cottage is beautifully decorated, as well as comfortable and quiet. The area of St Catharines is “not to miss” on your Niagara adventures.
Enjoyed our stay at Oak Lane Cottage very much!
The accommodations were very clean and nicely decorated. The bed was so comfortable, great sleeping. We really liked being out in the country, nestled within the beautiful vineyards. Even though the owners live next door, they respected our privacy. Linda Bouw was very friendly and helpful with suggestions on things to do in the area. Loved the beautiful bouquet of lillies that she had for us when we arrived!
It was a pleasure hosting you both at the Oak Lane Cottage. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for your kind words.
Beautiful and relaxing
The cottage was absolutely immaculate! Linda was a very generous host and even had a chilled bottle of wine waiting for us! The cottage is very close to restaurants, stores, and TONS of wineries. The cottage was quiet, relaxing, and very comfortable. It was a happy surprise to find that the t.v. was set up with roku and Netflix! Linda was quick to respond to any questions I had and gave great food and attraction recommendations. We would absolutely stay at the cottage again if we were in the St. Catharines area!
I'm glad you enjoyed staying at our Cottage Gem and touring NIagara. A perfect weekend!
Happy Anniversary !
Perfect weekend in Oak Lane Cottage
We had a great weekend at Oak Lane Cottage. We were in town to cheer our son on at a rowing event. The cottage was in a perfect location. It was an easy drive to Henley Island, as well as close to town, shops, restaurants and still felt remote.
The cottage itself was very clean and very cozy. The pictures don't do the cottage justice! The fridge was stocked with milk and beer for us. There was fresh coffee and flowers on the table - what a welcome! We enjoyed sitting in our own private garden and even got to pick the first strawberry. The bed was very comfortable - all in all things could not have been more perfect. Thank you, Linda, for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage and thanks as well for letting us check out late! It made the stay even more relaxing and enjoyable.
It was a pleasure to host you both.
Places to visit
-Jordan Village for unique shopping
-Niagara Falls to hear the roar of the falls
-Lock 3 of the Welland Canal system to watch the boats go through the locks.
-Port Dalhousie Beach to ride the Carousel and walk in the sand
-In season, stop by the many fruit stands alongside the road to buy the freshest fruit available right from the farmers.
When you arrive, please ask me about the live bands playing or the special events at the different wineries in the area.
Additional information about rental rates
$40.00 cleaning fee per week for stays longer than 7 days