3 Private Bedrooms Plus Additional Private Sunroom, Quaint Lot With Fire Pit
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About Katie Miller
I love to make sure our guests are treated like family. To ensure you have all the amenities to have a clean, comfortable, safe and memorable stay with the privacy for your stay to ensure a great vacation.
Katie Miller purchased this House in 2013
Why Katie Miller chose Ridgeway
This property has lots of character, old world charm with modern amenities that you can expect from a fully renovated property.
What makes this House unique
Two Gas Fireplaces, One granite. Huge rear yard with no rear neighbors. Kind neighbours next door, located on a quiet street, close to local attractions but far enough away to ensure privacy and relaxation. Great bbq area, fire pit area and lots of room to spread out and tan, play games. A few streets away from the paved Friendship Trail that heads from Niagara Falls - through Fort Erie - Ridgeway - Crystal Beach - Sherkston and Port Colborne. Bernard Beach is just around the corner from our cottage and larger Crystal Beach within 5 min drive. Ridgeway Farmers Market in the summer serves up fresh produce, get eats and all things local and handmade! Safari Niagara is only a 10 minute drive with a ton of activies for families with kids! Lots of newly opened local restaurants to explore in downtown Ridgeway. Popular brewery and arts and entertainment hub only minutes away. Wine Tours available that can be arranged for pick up directly from our door!
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A nice getaway
My girlfriends and I had rented Katie's place for the weekend for our annual Christmas getaway that we host every year. We generally stay in all weekend eating and just spending the time together. Katie's place was a good size for the 8 of us, cozy and comfortable, you can tell it is an old home that had a few upgrades which was great!
Overall our stay at Katie's was a nice but our only constructive review back that would have made this a better weekend away was the kitchen. When we rented cottages/homes in the past all of the owners would provide us with a few cooking essentials such as oils, salt, pepper etc and appliances we couldnt find the scissors, drainers or pots to cook our meal which required us to go into the town to purchase which was a bit inconvenient. Lastly, the overall heat for the home was different, possibly because it is an older home. We found the main floor to be cool/warm while 2 of the bedrooms were extremely hot that even leaving the windows open was still not enough to keep us cool, especially since this is the winter season.
With that said, this was a cute place to stay for the weekend.
Thank you Katie,
Nice house just as pictured
House was in good condition, bbq was a little worn out and there were problems with the main tv. Kitchen was fairly well equipped, Neighbour house very close but the owners were lovely! Close walk to the beach which was nice, clean but very small. All 3 queen beds were very comfortable but twins and pull outs not great. Host was very quick to respond. Lots of things to do in the area.
A perfect getaway!
So much charm and small town beach feel, but all the amenities you need (plus some).
perfect getaway for my family!
this property was absolutely perfect for our family vacation! the house was very quaint, beds were very comfortable, perfect location for a quick walk to a lovely beach! Niagara falls is a must, and close to house...home owner very responsive to questions.
I would definitely visit again!
Thanks so much again for staying with us! We are so glad you were able to enjoy time away with family and friends. We love how close the beach is to our property too! It's always been a highlight!
Beautiful cottage, spacious backyard, and minutes to the beach!
The cottage is exactly as pictured with everything you could need for a fun weekend with friends! Katie provided thorough instructions and was available when we needed her. 10/10 would recommend!
We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your time at our Beach Side Getaway! We also LOVE the property because of the the close proximity to the beaches. Glad you an you guests got to experience the local charm!
Please come back anytime!
We enjoyed our stay in the house. We had 2 families (total of 5 adults and 5 kids) stay here. The house is spacious, the kitchen is nice, there is a big table to fit everyone. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs (had to use every fan that was available to cool the upstairs down, it got pretty hot), and there is an addition on the ground floor, that has a pullout couch (not super comfortable, but it was okay). The addition has french doors, so no privacy in that space if you use it as a bedroom. Also, there are stone steps leading down to that space from kitchen/dining area, so if you have a toddler/very young child it may be to be secured. The upstairs bathroom is nice, it has a jet tub, so the tub is hard to step into (high). Downstairs bathroom has a toilet and the smallest sink I have ever seen, it feels like an airplane bathroom, but it is functional. Washer and dryer are very nice and big. I did find it strange that the owner did not provide toilet paper (just a starter amount), and also no propane for the grill that has seen better days, but renters that were there before us left a full propane tank. We also had to buy firewood. The pit in the back yard could use a cover maybe, to protect the wood from the rain. Neighbor's house on the left is literally few feet away from the house, but the neighbors are very nice and friendly, and the yard is big. Regarding the interior upkeep of the home - it is older than it looks in the photos, especially the floors are pretty beat up, which I understand since there are a lot of people staying in the house over short periods of time, however the floors were so dirty that our feet were black from just walking around for a short time. Also we had to vacuum when we got there, it was simply dirty. The steps leading upstairs have a layer of grime on them, dust bunnies in every corner. Toilets and shower and kitchen were clean, but the house really needs deep cleaning couple times a season. TV in the living room did not work well. The Bernard beach is a short walk away, it's tiny, but nice. We also visited Crystal beach a short drive away, it was good despite of terrible reviews online (this was on a Wednesday afternoon, so maybe it is more crowded on the weekends). Overall we had a good time, Niagara Falls is 25 minute drive away, you can also take a bus there. There is a Walmart about a 10-12 minute drive away, for your grocery shopping, otherwise not much to do in the immediate vicinity. Overall it was good!
Enjoy sunbathing on the beach, a fire pit out back, family BBQ or a jog/bike or hike on the local friendship trail. This beach side getaway is just a stroll to the sun on Bernard Beach or the Friendship Trail boasting paved trails through Niagara, 1.5 miles from the re known sandy Crystal Beach, 6 miles from the sports events, entertainment, museums of Buffalo, 18 miles or less from the Safari Niagara, Casino's, Theater, Clubs, Live Entertainment and Family Fun in Niagara Falls, 27 miles from the vineyards, tours, fine dining and shops of Niagara On The Lake and 93 miles to Toronto.
Whether you aspire to relax on the beach, ensure a multitude of family fun or enjoy lively entertainment Niagara is the place to be and our home has all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay.
Fully equipped home with High Speed Internet, TV's in every room with access to Netflix, 2 Gas Fireplaces that operate seasonal, pack n' play for the little ones, fire pit for great conversations and wine openers for popping a bottle of Niagara VQA wine for a nice sunset by the beach or at the large dining room table there is plenty of room in this bright year round cottage. All mattresses are of the highest quality and each room has a unique decor to ensure you feel at ease. Board games, DVD player and cards at hand for those cozy family evenings.
Master Bedroom: 1 Queen Bed
The Blue Room: 2 Queen Beds
The Red Room: 2 Single Beds
The Sun Room: 1 Queen Pull out Couch, 1 Double Pull out Couch
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