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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
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

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 Greater Niagara

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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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.
    Double - 1 double , This room has a closet and a 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.
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 -
(20 traveler reviews)

10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls
average rating of 4.5 based on 23 reviews
4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We loved where this house is situated. The falls are a short walk, the trolley shorter and the aquarium the shortest. We stayed with my parents and two children aged 2 and 2 months. I loved that I could ride the trolley back to the Discovery Center when I needed to feed the baby while the rest of my crew enjoyed themselves. I did not feel unsafe at all walking in the neighborhood by myself. The rooms are nice sized as well. A pack and play can easily fit in any of them, which made the stay easier. The only thing that I felt could be improved were the window treatments as they had some issues functionally. Also, I would rather use 2 ply toilet paper and have some tissues somewhere in the house. None of these were major issues, but would go a long way in making the house more like home. The owners were quick to respond to any questions we had and "Check in" was super convenient. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great time was had at this home. The owners were kind and responded to us right away when we asked any questions. The weather turned to some snow, but that's nothing that can be controlled. lol.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An older home, with a few minor issues

  • 3 of 5

This is an older home, in a rundown neighborhood. It was a little disconcerting when we first came in, that there was a homeless man sleeping right in front across the street on an empty bench. Nothing happened, but it didn't feel safe enough to walk anywhere, so we drove and paid for parking in spite of being close. It was big enough for our family of four, nice downstairs area. Recently painted. If you have allergies though, avoid it. Lots of dust, mold and mildew upstairs and no A/C in April (they have window units that only get installed in summer, which is not noted on website). Pillows and towels could use replacing (pillows thin, stained and old, towels are skunked). Upstairs doors could really use some WD40 to keep them from squeaking. Otherwise, the owners are super nice, easy to work with and the house was decent and close.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your feedback so we that we can improve our house and clarify points for future guests. We clean the house between every guest so there shouldn't have been any dust, and there definitely isn't any mold or mildew. But it is an old house. We will immediately take a look at the bedding situation and replace any that are found wanting. The heating and A/C situation IS clearing stated in the listing. We have radiators for heat, so there can not be any central air-conditioning. Until the weather gets warm on a continuous basis, we can not put the A/C units in the windows. During the Spring and Fall, we have days when it is 75 degrees, which may be too hot for some and too cold for others, and then the next day will be 60 degrees. Regarding our location and age of our house. Our house is not a new hotel - it has its quirks. The house is situated in the Park Place Historic District within a typical rust belt city. It is a national historic district that is principally a residential district built up between 1885 and 1928. So yes, all the houses are old. 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. However, it may not be for everyone.
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Prime location within walking distance to the falls. Only a 10 min walk to the falls- no exaggeration! House very clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very close to attractions, and clean

  • 5 of 5

Very easy access to entertainment and dinning.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from 5-9 Jan 2017. Landed in a snow storm and it was freezing cold for the whole stay. The house was easy to find and very very warm wehn we arrived, the heating was set to keep up toasty the whole stay. It is right next to the Aquarium, and the bridge was right there - walk over that and you look down on the Maid of the Mist boats (which were closed down for the winter and frozen in). We walked everywhere!! It was such a perfect location. Having read some other reviews I can only assume they got lost or something - we walked to the waterfalls, over the bridge into Canada, couldn't have asked for a better location. The house itself was perfect for what we needed. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, dining and lounge. Wifi was awesome. Yes, its an old house so some floors squeaked, all part of the charm to us. The kitchen was fitted out with the basics, we werent cooking up a huge roast dinner so didnt need fancy serving plates and bowls - the basics were there and all we needed. Carrol, the owner, was so incredibly helpful with all our pre-trip emails and questions. She asked we text her when we got tot the house to make sure we were in and all was OK. She was amazing and very quick to reply to us with our many questions not just about the house but the area also. It was an amazing experience. Frist trip to the Falls buts hopefully not the last. Thank you Carrol!

P.S. Almost forgot - the view from the stairs and C bedroom - we watched the fireworks on Friday night at 9pm...no idea they were going to have fireworks but we could see them as clear as day from the house - amazing!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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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

Niagara Falls House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,200
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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