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Simcoe Pines; Beautiful Home w Heated Pool in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


Simcoe Pines is a beautifully appointed home, c.1850, located in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake.

It features a heated in-ground pool, outdoor bar, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, wireless Internet

access, dishwasher, laundry room, high ceilings, hardwood floors and Central air conditioning.


The Master bedroom Suite which runs the full length of the house(16 x 29') features vaulted ceilings, 4 poster

Queen bed, a gas fireplace, sitting area in front of the fire, en-suite bathroom with skylight, shower stall and

claw-foot tub. At the other end of the room where the fireplace is, there is also a single daybed. Through the sliding doors off this bedroom is a covered balcony with wicker seating overlooking

the pool and private backyard. It is well protected by the tall Pines and is private even in the Winter.

Large principal rooms on the main floor which is open concept making it easy for everyone to be together even

during meal preparation.

More Details

Property Manager
Angelo Molinaro
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Angelo Molinaro

We are a husband and wife team that have a passion for older homes with lots of character and we enjoy decorating. We came into this business unintentionally by purchasing this home as a second home and realizing that it sat empty while we were working abroad. It gave us the idea to market it on the internet when we couldn't use it ourselves. It became so popular we found ourselves without a place to stay when we would return home. We purchased 3 more homes in old town, all with heated pools and the two of us run this business full time. It is a labour of love!

Angelo Molinaro purchased this house in 2000

Why Angelo Molinaro chose Niagara-on-the-Lake

We purchased this home when we were moving to Sweden in 2000 knowing we would return every summer and Christmas to visit family and that we would need our own place to stay. During the 5 years we lived abroad we would long to come home to return to Simcoe Pines. Nothing could beat that feeling! We had the pool built in 2003 so that our young daughter could swim when we were on summer vacation. We thought others may enjoy using the home when we weren't there which was most of the year. Eight years later we have many return guests from all over the world enjoying Simcoe Pines!

Now that we are back living in Canada we offer Simcoe Pines as a year round vacation retreat for others to enjoy and have since purchased 3 other homes in old town, also with heated swimming pools.

We try to get a chance to stay at Simcoe Pines at least a couple times a year, usually in the Winter. it is full of memories for us!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our third stay at Simcoe Pines and I have to say that every year gets better. This year the TV's were upgraded to LCD's with Blu Ray players, there is a new stove that is amazing and the powder room on the main floor was renovated into a full bathroom with shower. Great for my elderly Mother that has trouble with stairs.

After spending some of the days at the local wineries, it was great to come back to the house for a swim. It is a private oasis back there and the outdoor bar is a lot of fun.

Angelo, thanks again for a great stay at Simcoe Pines! See you next year!
Jul 2010
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Historic Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bath# 2 Guest bath, 2nd floor - toilet , shower , Can be ensuite to bedroom or shared with 3rd bedroom
    Bath #3 main floor - toilet , shower , en suite to main floor Queen bedroom
    Bath # 1; Master Bath, 2nd floor - toilet , tub , shower , walk in shower, claw tub, skylight
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3; 2nd floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 beds in this room; sleeps 3
    Bedroom 4; Main floor - 1 queen , cozy Qu bdrm on main floor with en suite bath with shower
    Bedroom 2, Queen guest room. 2nd floor - 1 queen , with en suite bath, antique furnishings, 3 windows
    Master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Huge Suite with gas fireplace, full bath, terrace
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
40 inch LCD High definition TV with Blu Ray player in Living Room and 2 other TVs with DVD players in bedrooms. Two Fireplaces, one in the Living Room and one in the Master Bedroom. Fully equipped Laundry Room Outside Bar with Dining area, Double Hammock and Private, Heated Pool Cherrywood kitchen with tumble marble back splash, antique porcelain sink, brand new Heartland stove with warming oven and dishwasher.


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Simcoe Pines; Beautiful Home w Heated Pool in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't thank Kerri and Angelo enough for our stay at Simcoe Pines. I dealt with Kerri for our bookings and she was absolutely wonderful and always quick to respond from the moment I inquired about their properties and throughout our experience. We were 9 girls in our early/mid 30s celebrating my sister's upcoming wedding and from the moment we walked in we were in awe. We knew we loved the pictures but in person it was so much more beautiful. We absolutely loved the laid out main floor kitchen/dining/living room and the overall ambiance and nice touches of the home. Everything is so well kept and clean and the location is amazing. (You could easily go for a nice walk to Jackson Trigg's Winery if you wanted). It was honestly hard to leave such a beautiful place and the most comfortable beds! I highly recommend this home and would love to come back in the summer to enjoy the pool and read on that Master suite balcony!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Comfortable & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 generations (2 couples, 1 single, 2 boys, ages 11& 7) were so comfortable during our 1 week stay. Everyday we drove to attractions outside NOTL, traffic to and from wasn't heavy. The house is on a quiet street, so peaceful, a welcome place to relax at the end of the day. Close to walk downtown too. This house is very spacious, lots of room for everyone and the bedrooms upstairs offered privacy if wanted.The open concept kitchen & dining area worked so well with everyone getting their 'stuff' ready for the next day outing, or from returning. Very charming home, well equipped & stocked. It was tidy and clean. Towels & bedding are good quality. Great to have laundry and the products too! Never had an issue with running out of hot water. We really appreciated having air conditioning. We did not use the bar, we relaxed on the patio - big table & plenty of chairs. We used the BBQ, that was very handy. We used the pool everyday, sometimes twice a day. It is well maintained, pool people come every 2 days.

Angelo and Kerri are very helpful and easy to communicate with - from the beginning of the booking, information prior to arrival, and during our stay.

We highly recommend this house, we sure would book it again! All of us have wonderful memories of our time spent here.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We knew the property looked beautiful online, but when we arrived we couldn't believe it.

We really enjoyed the luxuries at this very beautiful, historic house with everything set up to be comfortable, relaxing and clean.

(The free wi-fi/pool/hammock were all our kids needed to be happy.)

The owners really did think of everything. Communications were often and very helpful.

We now have some lovely memories of our stay at the house and we hope that one day we will be able to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 20 enjoyed a long weekend at Simcoe Pines & Aylesbury Manor, just a couple of blocks apart. The house has lots of comfortable seating, and lots of space, so we could spread out. We were there before pool season, but the pool looks great.

It's a 15-20 minute walk to downtown stores & restaurants, theatres, golf club, parks, lake. Close to bike and e-bike rentals. Wonderful bakery (Willow) 2 blocks away. Most activities are only a walk away, but a short drive will take you to any number of wineries, or Niagara Falls.

We enjoyed great meals at Epicurean, Treadwell's & a food truck event at Peller Estates, as well as a Shaw play at the Royal George.

Our hosts, Angelo and Kerri, were accommodating and responsive.

We would definitely love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for Girls Getaway with 9 guests!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 ladies from the GTA had a fantastic annual Girls' Getaway at Simcoe Pines. The house was clean tidy, and well furnished. The bedrooms were well appointed and the common rooms downstairs had ample space to accommodate all of us comfortably, we particularly enjoyed the open concept on the main floor.

On Saturday, we luxuriated at the spa in the morning and imbibed in wine tasting at several local wineries during the afternoon. On Sunday we all headed out for shopping at the Niagara Outlet Mall. We enjoyed cooking all of our meals at the house during our stay.

The owners were very quick to respond to all communications and did all they could to ensure a smooth transaction and a most enjoyable stay with top notch customer service. They were in touch with us to answer any questions that arose during our stay, even though they were away on vacation while we were at Simcoe Pines!

Thank you so much Kerri and Angelo, we highly recommend you to potential renters. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for a long weekend with family. The home is beautiful, warm, and inviting. Everything we needed was there. Niagara On The Lake is lovely. The weather was perfect. We could not have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Toronto Int'l
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Butler's Inn
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Niagara on the Lake Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Stone Road Grill
Car: not necessary

Award winning wineries, Shaw Theatre, World Class Dining and Spas,

fine shops, Golf is 4 blocks away on the lake at 'North America's

Oldest Golf Course'. Historical landmarks, beautiful gardens and

horse and buggy rides through town.

Niagara River Recreational trail, a 56 km bike, rollerblading and walking trail stretching from Niagara-on-the-

Lake to Fort Erie

Close to Marineland, Jet Ski, Zoos, Great Wolf waterpark, Darien

Lake amusement park, skylon tower, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino


Niagara Falls is a 15 minute drive and Toronto is an hour and a half.


Rates & Availability

Historic Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer (Pool open)
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer w Heated Pool open
May 25 2018 - Sep 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $99.69 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates apply for up to 8 guests. There is a $25 surcharge for each guest over 8 to a maximum of 10.

During the summer season when the heated pool is open preference will be given to weekly stays. We will offer shorter stays after June 1st, based upon availability. There is a 3 night minimum during the Fall, Holiday Season and Long weekends.
We accept 2 night bookings during all other times of the year.

The home will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival and all towels, linens, soaps, paper products and spices are provided.
During the summer season the heated pool is kept at 86 degrees.

Cancellation Policy: At all times of the year except for during Summer Season your deposit will be refunded less 10% if cancellation is made 30 days prior to arrival date. For weekly stays during Summer Season your deposit less 10% will be returned if cancellation is made 60 days prior to arrival date. After 60 days your deposit will be forfeited unless we can re-book the space.

To reserve the home we require 50% deposit by Visa or MC with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to your arrival.
We take that information over the phone only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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