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Old Town Charm With Modern Amenities Steps To Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms With Lots Of Character

In the Heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Flynn House is situated steps away from the quaint downtown Queen Street area where you will find world class restaurants, the Shaw Festival and local boutiques. It is also conveniently located near some of Ontario’s most famous wineries.

It was built in the 1860's by George Flynn (a shoemaker) for his family and later during World War II, it was the meeting place for the Knights of Columbus. Rich in history, the home has recently been restored to feature modern amenities while maintaining the property’s old world charm such as wide plank floors and French doors.

The Flynn House sleeps up to 8 people and features two full bathrooms and one powder room with a sink and toilet, four bedrooms, a large dining room and living room and a fully equipped kitchen.

We offer a smoke-free, pet-free environment. All towels and linens are included. Open year-round.

Looking for something more quaint? You made be interested in our sister property - The Swinton Cottage - located just a few blocks away.

More Details

Michael or Luisa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017


Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Irish Harp
Nearest Golf
1.1 Kilometres
Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
27 Metres
Grill on King
Car: not necessary

Located steps to Queen street. A short walk to the lake and the Shaw festivals. Restaurants, shopping, parks, and wineries are very close by.

Looking for something more quaint? You may be interested in our sister property – The Swinton Cottage – located just a few blocks away.


Historic Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is connected to the main floor bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This is located under the staircase on the main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , This is located upstairs close to the three main bedrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has ensuite bathroom on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Old Town Charm With Modern Amenities Steps To Downtown
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Great potential if necessary improvements are made'

  • 3 of 5

1.) First and foremost, there is almost no place in the house to hang-up one's clothes. Given that most people staying there arrive with suitcases that need unpacking, it is difficult to understand why this facility is not provided. Everyone of my family members' first reaction was “Where do I hang up my clothes?!” To add salt to the wound, the only closet that does exist in the house (downstairs bedroom) is padlocked closed. Surely you could keep some portable clothes racks in the laundry room or cellar for your guests to use.

2.) The addition of small bedside tables in the downstairs bedroom would make the room much easier to “live in". Again, you are dealing with guests unpacking their bags and trying to set themselves up as comfortably as possible in their new surroundings.

3.) We successfully used the grill, but two of the three flame shields under the grate are completely rusted out and have collapsed on to the burners. The grill definitely needs replacing.

4.) Over half the light bulbs in the chandelier in the downstairs bedroom were out. As part of their activities, your turn-around crew should check light bulbs to ensure all are working. And speaking of the turn-around crew, there were two bags of laundry left on the front porch throughout our stay.

5.) Finally, and most degrading of the accommodation at the Flynn house, the liquid soap dispensers in all three bathrooms were so watered down that when squeezing down on the spout, all that came on to our hands was some slightly soapy water. I am sure this is well below the standard you want to keep for all amenities at the Flynn House.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ross, We are not quite sure if this review has anything to do with the fact that you asked to cancel your reservation a few days prior to your stay.. I offered to let you postpone your stay at a later date this way you would not lose any money. A full refund cancellation was impossible to do as we would not have been able to re-book with such short notice. Firstly, the laundry which was sitting on the porch was there for the laundry company to pick up. Most of the cottages in NOTL do business with a local laundry company which picks up your laundry door to door. They do not want to knock on doors to pick up the laundry from the guests so the porch is the best place to have them pick up from. I am not sure why this was such a problem for you. Secondly, there were 3 light bulbs out of the six that were out which can happen even during your stay. If the cleaner did not pick up on this during her cleaning, perhaps they were okay at the time or she did not notice them. In any case, you could have contacted us directly and we would have had them replaced by our handyman right away during your stay. Thirdly, we had already planned on putting small bedside tables. As the space on the side of the bed is a bit tight, we have to put another form of table (floating shelves) which requires a bit more work from our handyman - our busy season is not the best time to make this change especially since we haven't had this concern from past guests. Fourthly, please remember that this is an historical home which never had closets built into the rooms!! We have tried to incorporate storage where possible in a tasteful way. There is a coat hanger with hangers and a dresser in the main floor bedroom along with a locked closet which stores all the supplies. Not sure how this closet "adds salt to the wounds"??. The upstairs master bedroom has a dresser and the other bedroom has an armoire. Perhaps we can improve upon this by adding some portable clothes racks. Just curious how many people did you have staying there?? Were there more than the allowed 8 guests? That could warrant the reason for the lack of closet space in your view. Fifthly, the grills on the barbecue have been replaced since your stay. Our cleaning crew ensures that there is a full propane tank for each of our guests. Perhaps your next venue for a family gathering should be a hotel not an historical home.
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Step back in time with modern conveniences

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this home justice. It's an awesome historic place.......if the walls could only talk. Clean with new appliances and appointments. Super location. Owners were great to deal with.

We will be back!


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House...great location!

  • 4 of 5

We... four ladies enjoyed our stay...quiet, safe, clean....great location. Comfortable beds...enjoyed going out and cooking in! Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

The Flynn House is in the perfect location of the downtown area. Walk within minutes to the restaurants, shopping, etc. The house is very clean, beds are comfortable, very nice upgrades in the kitchen and bathrooms. Eight of us stayed here for 3 nights and loved being able to eat outside on the patio and sit around in the large backyard. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing. Great house, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. Definitely would do it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, convenient - tonnes of character.

  • 5 of 5

3 couples enjoyed a fabulous weekend away. Tonnes of room (inside and out), great location and a quaint yet modern accommodation. Very clean and very easy to enjoy. Thank you, Luisa.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $239.71
Tax Rate 13.0%

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**Holidays are charged at the Summer Weekend Rate**

*Looking for something more quaint? You may be interested in our sister property – The Swinton Cottage – located just a few blocks away*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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