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Town Cottage - Newly Renovated Exquisite Bungalow in Old Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Location, location. This charming, renovated bungalow offers one of the very best locations in Niagara on the Lake. Just 1 block from beautiful Queens Royal Park on Lake Ontario and 1 block from the many stores and great restaurants on Queen Street. See: for more details.

Niagara on the Lake requires all vacation rental & home share properties be licensed, inspected & properly insured. The Town Cottage complies and is fully licensed.

This bright, spacious bungalow offers three bedrooms and two full newly renovated bathrooms. The cottage has a modern, fully equipped, "open concept" kitchen with adjoining dining room. The living room, with its large comfy couch and wood-burning fireplace make it an ideal place to relax. The bathrooms have been newly remodeled. A wide porch on the front is an ideal place to watch the horse carriages passing on the street while enjoying a glass of wine from one of the many nearby wineries. It is pet friendly (dogs only please) with an enclosed yard.

A private, stone patio with table, offers an outdoor entertaining/eating area equipped with a BBQ. The newly renovated home is just a short walk to all 3 Shaw theaters, golf course, marina and historic Fort George. Niagara Falls is just short 20 min drive or bike ride along the Niagara Parkway bike path. The Town Cottage is regularly inspected and has a license from the town. Please see our site at for 2 videos of the cottage and what to do in the area.

The National Geographic Traveler Magazine just rated Niagara-on-the-Lake as one of the top “Historic Destinations” in Canada and number 52 in the world !

The survey was put together by a panel of 280 well traveled experts.

Their report states in part: “Niagara-on-the –Lake may be the most beautiful small city in Canada. Quite touristy, but it has done a great job of preserving its charm….”

The Town Cottage is a perfect spot to enjoy historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, any time of year. Everyone loves the cottage!

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Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018


We live close by in Niagara on the Lake and enjoy the whole of the magnificent Niagara penninsula. The combination of beautiful historic homes, world class restaurants, excellent live theater at the Shaw Festival and the many world class wineries make Niagara on the Lake a very unique Canadian village. It has the title of the Prettiest Small town in Canada. Living nearby in the town allows us to meet and personally greet our cottage guests to answer any questions and be on hand to provide any help during your stay.

For our US friends, travel to Canada can lower costs thanks to a low value Canadian dollar. US visitors can deduct over 30% from their costs in Canada.

TONY CHISHOLM purchased this house in 2008

Why TONY CHISHOLM chose Historic Old Town

A wonderful town for visitors to see and enjoy the best of Canada! We live nearby and love to provide personal service for our guests. Many rentals in town are owned by absentee owners who can't provide this personalized service.

What makes this house unique

The Town Cottage was very recently up-graded and a new second full bathroom was added. It's warmth and coziness combined with the fantastic historic location, make it a very special home. Most visitors come for the world class live theater at the Shaw Festival. Others to tour the interesting variety of wineries and excellent restaurants. Still others to stroll and take in the sights in this beautiful historic village. The spectacular restored Georgian houses on either side of the Town Cottage date from 1815 - some of the oldest in Canada. See:


Historic Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New bathroom 2017
  • 2 Recently renovated bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two new Queen sized beds, Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wonderful downtown location just a block from the Niagara River- Within walking distance from all Shaw theatres.


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Town Cottage - Newly Renovated Exquisite Bungalow in Old Town
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Awesome house, small, very clean and had a lovely bathroom in the basemen.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Quiet neighborhood close to restaurants, unique stores and parks.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cottage in the heart of downtown

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over Christmas and we loved it! The house is in walking distance to basically everything in town. It was clean and very cute. The newly renovated bathroom downstairs is amazingly spacious and we all loved the fireplace.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & clean

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable & quiet for a family of 4 with dog.

Tremendous downtown location, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds & everything we needed.

Tony was a great host who answered all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home from home in Niagara on the Lake - Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the last week of our family trip. Wanting to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the Niagara Falls and having briefly visited NOTL in the past we found The Town Cottage ideal for our needs.

From our first contact, enquiring on availability, payment, pre arrival information and arrival, communication with Tony was excellent. It was also great to meet with him at the property during our first morning. Living locally in the area he was full of information and was able to enhance our plans during our stay.

Location was excellent! Close to Queens St for numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and lots to see and do within walking distance from the cottage. Niagara Falls just a short drive away too.

It was nice to have our own place having spent the majority of our trip in hotels. The cottage was fully equipped, Tony had thought of everything! There was even a phone available to use to make restaurant reservations etc.

Highlight of our stay was definitely the Whirlpool Jet Boat trip up the Niagara River Rapids! Just a short walk away from the cottage, well worth seeking out!

Thanks for a very enjoyable, memorable stay, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage. It was our home away from home for a long weekend in the Niagara area. We also appreciated that the owner, Tony, took the time to welcome us upon arrival. The cottage was in a great location, just a short walk to the city center and easy drive to the main roadway connecting to Niagara Falls. They were also dog friendly, which allowed us to bring our furry family member. Thanks Tony for a very enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we've stayed at The Town Cottage. The location is great only a block from the main street and we could walk to anywhere we wanted to in Old Town. This time my wife's parents stayed with us for a couple days for Christmas and then my wife and I enjoyed a few quiet days.

We walked to Treadwell's for an excellent meal one evening and were also walking distance to the grocery store to pick up a few things.

Tony was a great host meeting us on arrival making sure we knew where everything was and then the place was ours for the week. The house is great and the fenced in yard was ideal for us to bring our little chihuahua. Would definitely stay again and will recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Buffalo, NY/ Toronto Ontario
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Exchange Brewery- Angel Inn & Irish Harp
Nearest Golf
0.2 Kilometres
Niagara on the Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
St. Catharines
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Queen Elizabeth Way
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Epicurean/Stagecoach/Zees/Charles Inn/Giardino
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Queens Royal Park
Car: recommended

Niagara on the Lake just a few miles from Niagara Falls is called the prettiest small town in Canada. It is steeped in history and beautiful buildings. The Town Cottage is located in the very heart of the historic old town just one block from the main street and one block from Queens Royal Park on Lake Ontario. The perfect location to walk into the old town and access wonderful and unique restaurants, wineries and the many unique stores of Queen Street.

There are 3 live theaters in walking distance from the cottage - world class live theater. As well the town offers jazz concerts, classical music, outdoor concerts,many wineries, historic sites, off-leash park, outdoor community swimming pool in the summer, helicopter rides, horse and buggy rides, nature trails, behind the scenes theater tours,, tennis courts, and Luxurious spas -3 within walking distance, where you can pamper yourself, have a massage, manicure, pedicure etc.

Take a Whirlpool Jet Boat ride up the mighty Niagara River, a real thrill ! Cycle rentals are available, they’ll deliver them to the house. Cycle along the Niagara Parkway, a beautiful ride all along the river, and its very safe for cyclists. The horse and buggy rides will pick you up at the house if you like, or you can start your ride outside the Prince of Wales Hotel, which is just a minutes walk from the house.

Take time to walk around the town, off the main street, you’ll see beautiful homes, English style gardens and be in awe at the variety of flowers and plants. No matter what time of year its just the prettiest place to visit. The town gardens are in flower earlier in the Spring.

We have thousands of acres of vineyards where different varieties of grapes are grown, producing world-class wines and a specialty of the area ‘Ice Wine’. This region is also the fruit basket of Ontario growing, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, and vegetables etc. You can stop at one of the many fruit stands by the side of the road and pick up some wonderful locally grown produce.

Join us for all these wonderful activities and many more!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $78.36 + Tax
Pet Fee $78.36 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.