About the property
- Estate4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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.
Could not be better!
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.
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.
Best Family Reunion Location!
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!
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.
Our family recently rented this beautiful property for a week. The house was perfect for our group of 18 which included 8 teenagers and young adults. There was plenty for all to do with the lake and the pool. The house was equipped with bikes, a sunfish, kayaks, and a rowboat for outdoor play and a pool table inside. There was ample space for us all to be together or to have our own individual space for quiet activities. The location was great for day excursions to Niagra Falls (some of our group biked there), the neat little town of Niagra on the Lake and wineries. It was easy to find and crossing the border was no problem. The owner was very attentive throughout the entire process of reserving our week and during our stay and was very interested in making sure we enjoyed our time at the house. We would definitely recommend renting this property and would consider doing so again.
Thank you for your review and I am so glad your family enjoyed our home!