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10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Fantastic location across from the Aquarium and the Niagara Gorge. A quick walk, half a mile, to the Falls themselves. FREE Wi-FI. Conveniently located near a supermarket and public transportation.

Great Gorge Guesthouse is located in the Park Place Historic District, across the street from the Niagara Falls Aquarium. The house is a 2-family duplex and you will be staying in one side. We are in a urban area that is being revitalized and is a half mile from Niagara Falls. The house is almost 100 years old - it is not new and shiny - it has old house quirks.

At Great Gorge Guesthouse, you can:

* Relax in the large common area.

* Prepare your own meals in the fully stocked kitchen.

* Access free WI-FI anywhere in the house.

The house has three bedrooms and one bathroom on the second floor. The large living and dining area and kitchen are on the first floor. It is fully furnished for you to make yourselves at home. The kitchen is stocked with all the items you need to make your own meals if you wish. If you are not into cooking, there are restaurants 1 block away on Third Street and more nearer the Falls.

There is free parking available in the driveway next to the house.

For more information about what to do and see in the area, visit our other property, Wanderfalls Hostel's website.

You will have the whole house.

Since this is a whole house rental, we usually do not see the guests very much if at all though we are only 5 minutes away if they need anything.

The house is situated in the Park Place Historic District within a typical rust belt city. It is a national historic district located at Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York. It encompasses 89 contributing buildings. It is principally a residential district built up between 1885 and 1928. The dominant architectural styles are Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts.

This an urban environment with a diverse racial and socioeconomic population. While many of the big old houses in the area are lovely and well maintained, there are others that are neglected or empty. It is an area that is slowly being brought back to life with new people and energy.

The bus stop is 2 blocks from the house. The Niagara Falls State Park Trolley stop is a 5 min. walk from the house at the Discovery Center.

More Details

Owner
Carroll Reetz
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Carroll Reetz

We are avid travelers and running this guesthouse allows us some freedom in the off season to do just that. Carroll spent most of her career in Human Resources but gave it all up (darn) several years ago to open a hostel in Niagara Falls- leaving the wonderful California weather behind but gaining a wonderful husband. Andre is from Germany and we found each other here! We have since expanded from the hostel and added a couple vacation rentals to our endeavors. We think they are a great alternative to a sterile hostel - more like home away from home.

Carroll Reetz purchased this house in 2013

Why Carroll Reetz chose Niagara Falls

The Great Gorge Guesthouse is perfectly situated across from the Aquarium and a 10 minute walk to the tip of the Falls. We are located in the historic downtown area where most of the homes are over 100 years old. There's lots of history here as well as the incredible Niagara Falls.

We are fully permitted and certified by the City of Niagara Falls that we meet all building and fire codes required to operate a vacation rental. Many listings in Niagara Falls are not legal, so be careful. Keep your family safe and be sure to book with those operators that can show you their permit and certificate of occupancy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location for the Discovery tour of the falls! Carol met us upon arrival and gave us some really valuable tips for our visit to Niagara. The Guesthouse was clean and provided everything we needed. There were some very nice touches like books and games available for us to use during our stay. I recommend staying here.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Niagara Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , This room has a closet, and window A/C unit in the summer.
    Cosy Double - 1 double , There is no closet. It has a window A/C unit in the summer.
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room has a closet and a window A/C unit in the summer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls
average rating of 4.4827585 based on 32 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Look out the front door and you see the Aquarium! Over the footbridge and hop a trolley and your there in the center of the Niagara Falls and Rainbow Bridge to Canada. This home away from home is a must stay for your Niagara vacation! The owners are great their home is beautiful. You can see the fireworks every night from the stair window. They have everything you would want and more for your vacation. The home is very clean and comfortable. A grocery store 2 blocks up. You can't pass this vacation home up it's a must stay! Don't waste your money on a hotel near by because you wont get all the great things this home has to offer on your vacation. We had 6ppl in our party and we had more then enough room for comfront!

LOVED IT!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Friendly and a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 4 days in Niagara with out three children. This property was perfect for our little band of misfits. It is a true 10 minute walk to the American Falls. A little bit further to the Horseshoe Falls. Even better is the free shuttle. All you do is walk across the street, through the Aquarium parking lot and over a foot bridge. From here you can pick up the shuttle to all of the popular tourist destinations. The owner of the property couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. There was a small snafu with the combo lock on the front door. We gave her a buzz and she was there in less than 5 minutes. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare straight forward meals. The driveway parking is also a plus, especially when you have little ones.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5

Quaint duplex in a blue collar neighborhood. It was quiet once the nightly fireworks from the Falls stopped (which our kids loved to watch from the bedroom window). Really were within walking distance of everything we needed tourist-wise and only a short car trip to the grocery store. Was easy to get in and out when we did travel outside the city and you can't beat the weather in June! The owner was great to work with. We will stay here again if we come back to Niagara.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brunswick, Maine USA
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Niagara from Maine this past weekend.

3 couples over the age of 50.

The house was perfect. Although, it is in the revitalizing section of Niagara and some reviews of the house were negative because of that reason, we didn't let it discourage us. We found the area/location extremely convenient to everything ie. the fireworks, the falls, the rainbow bridge to Canada, the trolley, the Discovery Center, the Aquarium and two restaurants we thoroughly enjoyed, The Why Diner and The Rock Burger. The Diner is a great place to have breakfast and enjoy the locals. We enjoyed meeting some of the people in the neighborhood and found them to be very friendly and helpful.

The Brickyard Brewery in Lewiston (one of the trolley stops) was a great place as well, good prices, beer and barbecue.

Make sure you visit the Canadian side while you are there!

Carol, the owner was also extremely easy to work with and prompt on any emails I sent. I would highly recommend this rental.

Thank you, Carol for allowing us to stay in your home and enjoy the beauty of the falls!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holts Summit, MO
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

After riding in a car for 14 hours, it was nice for this family of four to spread out and relax in this charming house. We all had our only bedrooms, a full kitchen and a refrigerator to keep the drinks cold, a dining room table for our daughter to do her homework and comfortable couches for my husband and son to watch movies. We didn't do any cooking because you can get some of the best pizza and hot wings delivered right to the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Lovely living area in an old house. Great owners. Beds might have been a bit more comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

My only issue with my experience is that I had no idea how run down the area was and that the crime rate was so high. If this house was in a different location it would have been perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you found the house "perfect". The City of Niagara Falls itself is not perfect. We try to be clear in our description that we are in a rust belt city with rust belt city issues. It can be a bit of a shock for people coming from the country, like yourselves. However, in the years we have been renting this house, none of our thousands of guests have ever had a problem with crime. The neighborhood which is a 10 minute walk to the Falls is slowly being revitalized and tourists are part of that revitalization. Thank you for staying with us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Niagara Falls Amtrak
Car: not necessary

The house is situated in the Park Place Historic District within a typical rust belt city. It is a national historic district located at Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York. It encompasses 89 contributing buildings. It is principally a residential district built up between 1885 and 1928. The dominant architectural styles are Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts.

This an urban environment with a diverse racial and socioeconomic population. While many of the big old houses in the area are lovely and well maintained, there are others that are neglected or empty. It is an area that is slowly being brought back to life with new people and energy.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

We do not charge a cleaning fee but we do expect our guests to leave the place neat and take out their trash. The cost of cleaning required above and beyond the normal will be deducted from the security deposit.

Smoking and Pets are NOT allowed. Any violation of these rules or any other specified in the rental agreement will result in the loss of your entire security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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