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Fabulous 4 acre estate on Lake Erie, Fort Erie Ontario

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Six bedroom with pool house on 4 acres on Lake Erie-20 minutes from Buffalo NY

This 1927 home has 6 bedroom/5 baths and guest house with full bath next to heated 40' pool overlooking breathtaking views of Lake Erie on groomed four acre estate. Available for weekly rental: Great for active family reunions-croquet, bocci, Frisbee, football, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking on nearby Freedom Trail. In the past three years, I have made improvements to turn this into a year around home: central air conditioning, all new energy efficient windows in the entire house and pool house, new hard wood flooring, new roof, foamed insulation, new curtains throughout, plus fresh painting and ceiling and wall repair on cracks, etc.

Richard Coley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Richard Coley

Owner grew up on the shore of Lake Erie and across the Niagara River in Buffalo. Florida Resident since 1982, my family and friends have visited 'Canada' every summer and enjoyed the incredible amount of things to do while boating and swimming in crystal clear Lake Erie. When this home and property became available, we renovated kitchen, electric and plumbing while maintaining the beautiful hardwood floors throughout and the grand salon/living room with huge fireplaces at either end.

Richard Coley purchased this estate in 2005

Why Richard Coley chose Fort Erie

Growing up, my good friend and his family lived here and we played football, slip and slide, go-carting, and many other fun activities. Our children and grandchildren have enjoyed staying here during summer breaks, but now everyone gets busy across the Country, so I decided to put it on VRBO so other families can discover this hidden gem of the Niagara Region of Canada.

What makes this estate unique

We are close to Niagara Falls-23 miles and the Napa Valley of Canada-Niagara on the Lake. Niagara Falls has its Casinos, restaurants, and fun nightlife. We are 35 minutes from the Buffalo airport and 15 minutes into Downtown Buffalo with its great nightlife on Elmwood or Chippewa St. Mainly we enjoy entertaining right here on the huge lawn overlooking Lake Erie and the American Lakeshore, often with bonfires in our firepit almost every night. Great for kids and s-mores!


Fort Erie Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 5.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Pool House - 2 twin/ single , Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Office - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6) Two bedrooms have twin beds with an extra hide-a-bed for the one room or in the den. The pool house has two twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is so much to do nearby-Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake wine country, Buffalo NY, or just stay at the beach!


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Fabulous 4 acre estate on Lake Erie, Fort Erie Ontario
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Enjoyed by all

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning our family found this property one that they would like. The bed rooms were spacious and there were a number of bathrooms. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils and enough plates and glasses for our entire crew. The dining table was circular and made the dining experience an enjoyable one. All members of our party talked about extending our stay, but work got in the way. In the future if our family has the need for lodging in Canada this property will be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not be better!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we spent a memorable family and friend reunion in this gorgeous estate. The place has everything a large group needs to enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation, and more. We were three families, a total of 12, and were as comfortable as it gets . The spaces in the house, the bedrooms and baths, are nicely separated to give a sense of privacy while all three families were actually living under the same roof (there is also a pool house which is actually a nice cozy space detached from the main house). The large round dining table, with exactly 12 seats, made every meal a happy get-togethering. With fireplaces indoor and outdoor, and a pool table there was no single moment of idle time; and for those of us yearning to be idle, plenty of cozy spots to enjoy. The heated pool outside was the cherry on top for the kids. This is a great place for large groups and the service that the owner provides makes it just awesome.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect - lots of thought went into making this vacation rental really comfortable for large family gatherings including all of the amenities necessary to enjoy the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollywood, Florida


  • 5 of 5

This vacation home far exceeded our expectations. The amenities encompassed activities for younger children, teenagers, and adults. We spent eight days,and no-one complained of boredom. Both the kids enjoyed bicycling, canoing, the pool, and playing softball in the huge backyard. My poodle got his daily exercise from chasing the foxes and rabbits that wandered over to the property. We had a birthday celebration for over 75 people and we did not feel cramped. The property is exactly the way the owner described it. We had numerous conversations around the huge dining table. Every guest gave this property rave reviews. We hope to make this home our permanent vacation spot in Ontario.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbridge, va


  • 5 of 5

One has expectations for a vacation. This was far beyond any expectations held by every one of our 10 person 3 families high hopes. Activities for everyone, including the gourmet cooks who never wanted for the perfect tool to complete the menu. Attention to every detail was thought of by the owner who arranged for the massive lawn to be cut as we were departing. My reminder to future guests is water shoes as the lake provides a short span of rocks from the sandy beach and entrance to the lake and the endless sandbar a short distance out.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Reunion Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family has gathered for reunions all across the US, from Seattle to Cape Cod, and Staniland Park won the hand vote for the best location! Our family traveled from the NW Coast; Albuquerque, NM; several locations in VA; and from Buffalo and Rochester. The pool and the lake provided all the different types of water activities we wanted - safe swimming for the toddlers and babies; a shallow beach for the kids; and more adventurous activities for the adults. The beautiful sunsets and rises had the photographers snapping and the kids ran after balls and frisbees on the extensive lawns until they dropped! The house provided plenty of space for our families and also place for quiet reading. We bonded over the pool table and the bonfire. There were numerous runs and bike rides on the very close Friendship Trail and different groups enjoyed trips to Toronto and Niagara Falls. It was a grand week - we strongly recommend a stay on Staniland Park!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Buffalo Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Fort Erie Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy #3 C and Hwy #3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ridgeway's,Flying Squirrel, South Coast
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $275
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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