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The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, sleeps 4 (2 adults,2 kids)

Just a 14 minute drive from the brink of Niagara Falls! Our 'hoblet' has the look of a woodsy cabin, but is spacious and modern. 600 sq. feet in total with a large studio living room, separate bedroom and a bathroom with a built in 2 seater far infrared sauna. Outside is viewed through 5 sets of double glass patio doors & 3 skylights.Your retreat includes breakfast, via a lightly stocked kitchen and all the ammenities. The green living roof is very special. Your 'yard' is a hardwood forest with a small stream running through. Beautifully landscaped out in the country yet only 15 minutes from the brink of the falls with emphasis on nature and good energy. On site and for your viewing is our equine rescue, home to 7 donkeys, 1 mule, 2 pot belly piggies, and 2 wonderful, friendly little goats, (2 dogs). Your rental is completely private from the main house, has its own driveway with a delightful walk through the trees and past the 'circle of elements', a great fire pit with boulders encompassing that space.

Wonderful walks by the forest, ponds, & stream all help to create a very special energy in and around the 'cabin'. Your host, Petra, has received the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government during her eight years as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls, now Petra spends her free time looking after the donkeys and animals, and her guests. Please see our website for more photos of the 'space' and the surrounding area, we look forward to meeting you!

For our guests staying 2night or more, a wonderful one hour 'Meet and Greet the Animlas' is included with your stay. Spend some one on one time with your favorite donkey. The emphasis is on nature here enjoy the views and the animals.

Keywords: Cabin (Small House)
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    the children love the animals, therefore the young children would require to be supervised at all times. Please check the photos to see the landscape ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    plenty of forest, patio area and fire pit to smoke at ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    do to the donkeys and proximity of them it could be a nervous situation for a dog or cat unfamiliar to the equines, sorry....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • In the bedroom is an adult bunkbed, with a queen below and single on top. In the living room, open concept area are 2 pleather couches that convert to single beds (not a pull out). As well, there is a Queen size air mattess, very high (17') which comes with all the bedding that can be put in the living area. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom has a far infrared sauna built in

Other Amenities

  • nestled by the woods, use of 'circle of elements' 24 ft diameter fire pit, working organic garden, equine rescue, private modern 'studio', used for retreats just 15 min. from the falls, 5 min from shopping, breakfast included via a lightly stocked kitchen, wonderful, and peaceful energy here, living roof, 3 skylights...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    the stereo does have a cd player and there is a selection of cds in the wall unit ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    television can only accommodate dvds . There is no regular TV reception but there is a dvd library of over a hundred movies. As well you can connect your computer to access your own downloads brought...moreless

  • Video Library:

    one of the 'features' at Natures Energy is to become 'unpluged'. There is an extensive video library with movies for all ages ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    out in the country, but yet close enough to all the amenities, NOT an isolated area. Good for country walks or bike ride. Scenic countryside. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    upon request, the 5 patio doors and position in by the woods makes for a comfortable 'climate'. Only the bedroom can have an air condition put in (window unit).(please note there is a charge)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    gas...moreless

  • Internet:

    upon request, the 'idea' is to be unplugged .Wifi to be discussed, if you really need to be 'connected' for emails. ($ & deposit). YOU CANNOT STREAM MOVIES! most folks now have own data or tether...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    the hoblet is fully furnished, fresh linens, beds made (unless you are using the air/bed mattress later there is a 'bed in a bad' for that), blankets, dish towels, towels etc....moreless

  • Living Room:

    open concept ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    if you truly need to be connected call or email to discuss options. We've had HUGE internet bills. (limited speed & access)(country/forest). CANNOT STREAM. Most folks have own data now or tether...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    the kitchen features a full electric stove top. There is no oven but the micro wave has an ovenette feature. Gas barbeque, and all the cooking utensils.(No venting fan, no fry pan). ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator is NOT a large house size fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    stove top only, no oven ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    adult and childrens ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    5 minute drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    you are welcome to borrow our kayaks (free), beach and waterways are a 15 min. drive. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    outdoor fire pit, the 'circle of elements', wood provided (free) as well we can prepare your fire if you like....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal barbeque (and propane one as well) ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    fishing rods (3) and tackle free to borrow...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    2 seater far infared sauna in bathroom...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 4 - Mar 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$95 $103
Fri, Sat
$606

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

summer
Jun 15 - Oct 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$111
$685

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$103
$647

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

please contact owner for rates for stays longer than 14 days, and special monthly rate. Please be advised that the hoblet is suited to maximum of 4 people. The hoblet evolved as a result and part of the small animal sanctuary we became. The proceeds from this rental help to finance the upkeep and feeding of the animals, as well, any rescues that are brought to our attention and that we can help. Please be advised the deposit is non refundable, but changeable. Any reservations of 3 days and longer require payment in full 45 days prior to arrival. (surcharge may apply on Memorial Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Victoria day holiday weekends).

**CANCELLATION POLICY** There is a NO REFUND policy, however in certain situations it can be discussed with the owner..

**PROCEEDS GO TO THE ANIMAL SANCTUARY. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN BOOKING.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Buffalo Airport, Toronto Airport (60 miles)
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadowvale Golf Course on Yokom Rd
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Via Rail on Bridge Street Niagara Falls,Ontario
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
406
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kissing Bridge outside of Buffalo USA
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sherkston Beach

Car: Necessary

As we resque donkeys (and 'anyone' else in need, our latest arrival is Sheldon the pot belly pig) we find our guests enjoy the spirit of the animals. Included in a 2 (or more) night stay is a 'meet & greet' with the animals. One on one time and supervised by ourselves to introduce you to the animals that have found a home here. Groom them, hear their stories,and learn what is involved in taking in an animal. Many of our guests have commented on learning information about certain animals that has effected their decision on which animal would fit in their situation and which would not. Great photo time as well. This feature is totally optional. Some our guests barely have time to see all the sights in the area. When you check it just let us know if you would like to schedule a 'meet & greet'..

Also your hostess, Petra, is a certified hatha yoga instructor, if you wish to do a private class while here call for details, a 90 minute private one on one class for your party is $30.00 (Cad)

 

Owner info

About the owner: I have over 8 years experience as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls. And a proud recipient of the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government. We share our 'space' with 2 dogs, and 7 equines, 2 pot belly pigs named Sheldon and Shpeck, and 2 little, sweet goats; Monty and George. We are passionate about animal welfare, and preserving nature. I speak conversational Spanish and German. Having lived and worked in seven countries, and having travelled extensively I believe my husband and I have come to understand what our national and international guest would appreciate and expect in their travels. We look forwarding to helping you see all the Niagara Peninsula has to offer, there is so much more than just the falls. (Plus our tricks of the trade can help you save money, time and aggravation).

Why the Owner Chose Niagara Falls, ON, Canada:
Avoid the hustle of hotels and the commercialism. Its all there for you when YOU want it, a short country drive away. Enjoy the energy of the forest and nature and at the same time your patronage helps provide the care and welfare of the rescued animals on site (as well as any other rescue situations that come our way). Be a part of it 'all' in so many different aspects than the everyday traveler experiences now a days. We are unique!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
For more photos, and a 'feel' for what we have created please ask about our website - truly a retreat, yet all the modern comforts and facilities, and so much more! Even the locals come for a visit.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

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  • Welcome to the 'Hoblet' and our nature.

    Welcome to the 'Hoblet' and our nature.

  • separate bedroom, adult bunk, double & twin, also queen air bed, all linens incl

    separate bedroom, adult bunk, double & twin, also queen air bed, all linens incl

  • our donkey reception line await you! We rescue donkeys, meet & greet the animals

    our donkey reception line await you! We rescue donkeys, meet & greet the animals

  • walkway from your parking lot at "Froglet Falls", kids love counting the frogs!

    walkway from your parking lot at "Froglet Falls", kids love counting the frogs!

  • winter has its own beauty, electric fireplace inside for cozy evenings

    winter has its own beauty, electric fireplace inside for cozy evenings

  • patio overlooking the forest, private & comfortable. Deer, turkeys & squirrels

    patio overlooking the forest, private & comfortable. Deer, turkeys & squirrels

  • lots of private seating areas throughhout the "space" and garden lighting

    lots of private seating areas throughhout the "space" and garden lighting

  • ENJOY THE FIREPIT IN ANY SEASON, ALL WOOD PROVIDED

    ENJOY THE FIREPIT IN ANY SEASON, ALL WOOD PROVIDED

  • dragonflys,frogs,turtles,donkeys,piggies, dogs....all a part of "Natures Energy"

    dragonflys,frogs,turtles,donkeys,piggies, dogs....all a part of "Natures Energy"

  • great cup of coffee awaits on the porch

    great cup of coffee awaits on the porch

  • open concept living, 3 sky lights, 5 double patio doors, and a dvd library

    open concept living, 3 sky lights, 5 double patio doors, and a dvd library

  • open concept, 600 sq. ft, showing living room, kitchen area, includes breakfast!

    open concept, 600 sq. ft, showing living room, kitchen area, includes breakfast!

  • open concept living, 5 patio doors to view of forest and fire pit, 3 sky lights

    open concept living, 5 patio doors to view of forest and fire pit, 3 sky lights

  • the "circle of elements", wonderful fire pit, boulders specially placed NSEW

    the "circle of elements", wonderful fire pit, boulders specially placed NSEW

  • Autumn in Niagara, glorious fall colours, wine festivals & the "harvests"

    Autumn in Niagara, glorious fall colours, wine festivals & the "harvests"

  • "Meet & Greet the animals",enjoy some 1 on 1 time with your favorite

    "Meet & Greet the animals",enjoy some 1 on 1 time with your favorite

  • read, write or relax

    read, write or relax

  • MEET THE POT BELLY PIGGIES, OUR "GREETERS"

    MEET THE POT BELLY PIGGIES, OUR "GREETERS"

  • swing away the morning than drive to the brink of Niagara Falls (15 min. away)

    swing away the morning than drive to the brink of Niagara Falls (15 min. away)

  • "circle of elements" fire pit & barbeques. We have had weddings & vow renewals

    "circle of elements" fire pit & barbeques. We have had weddings & vow renewals

  • follow the red brick path...George and Monty will greet you passing by

    follow the red brick path...George and Monty will greet you passing by

  • .....here's Monty! Our sanctuary will bring a new meaning to a "wake up" call!

    .....here's Monty! Our sanctuary will bring a new meaning to a "wake up" call!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 19, 2017

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