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Cottage on southern shore of Lake Ontario

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Clean*, cozy cottage on the southern (NY) shore of Lake Ontario -enjoy gorgeous sunsets and a view of Toronto from the backyard. Close to Niagara Falls and Buffalo, too.

The cottage is fully and comfortably furnished and equipped for everything you'll need to enjoy your stay, whether it's for two nights or two weeks, including stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, and linens/towels, kitchen paper products and laundry detergents. Updated kitchen, bamboo flooring in most rooms, ceiling fans in living room and two bedrooms. Additionally, there's free Wi-Fi, a TV, gas grill, and washer and dryer. Of special interest to fishermen, we have a chest freezer and room to park your boat trailer - we're just a few miles from boat launches and marinas.

The cottage can sleep 5, with a double bed in bedroom 1, 2 single beds in bedroom 2, and 1 single in bedroom 3. All mattresses a less than a year old - and the sheets are new, too!

Great location between Wilson and Olcott , near Niagara Falls and Buffalo, Niagara County wine trail, Artpark concerts, and world-class fishing and boating. 30 minutes from bridge to Canada.

*How clean is "clean"? We may miss the occasional dust bunny (those things are sneaky!), but here's what we do between guests: wash ALL used bed lines, including mattress covers and blankets; clean and disinfect shower, toilet, sink, medicine cabinet and wash bath mat and towels; wipe out kitchen cabinets and fridge, stove and oven, microwave; wipe out dresser drawers; dust all furniture in bedrooms and living room; sweep and wash all floors; wipe/disinfect all door knobs; sweep back porch (we try to wash it, too, but that doesn't always happen). Periodically, we also wash the windows and dust the fan blades and whatever else we notice. My own house should be so clean!

Caveat emptor: We have had absolutely NO COMPLAINTS from ANYONE about any of these (or, frankly, about anything else!), but in the interests of full disclosure, here are some things we think you should know before you reserve. 1. You cannot access the lake shore from the property; we sit up on a bluff. You have limited lake views from the cottage itself; you need to walk out into the yard to really view the lake - but what a view! And you're welcome to bring some chairs or blankets out and lounge around out there to enjoy the sunset or the boats. 2. We live nearby on the property; we believe we're pretty unobtrusive, though, so hopefully you'll have all the privacy you want, while having the added advantage of a readily available source of local knowledge. 3. Our grandkids are sometimes over; we keep them penned up inside until a reasonable hour, then limit their activities near you - unless you have kids their ages; then they'll be sure to hang around where they're easily visible in hopes of having someone new to play with. 4. The cable TV reception isn't fantastic. It's there, you can watch it, but it's kid of grainy. We have some good DVDs, though! That's all!

More Details

Owner
Dawn Rougeux
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

Map

Wilson Boat House Restaurant
"Slightly upscale (but still casual). Right on the harbor."
Brownie's Custard Stand
"Very popular ice-cream stand, as well as the closest thing to "fast food" in the area."
Wilson House Inn -- CLOSED
"Nice restaurant, good bar."
Newfane
Cafora's Pizzeria-Restaurant
"Great Italian and pizza. Nothing terribly exciting and trendy, but well-prepared and a frie..."
Sunset Grill
"Casual restaurant, good menu, great view of Toronto...and like the name says, spectacular su..."
Artpark
"Great summer concert venue - something happening most nights, with music spanning all types ..."
Silo Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Seasonal casual outdoor dining on the banks of the Niagara River. Try the Haystack - featur..."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Buffalo Niagara
Nearest Train
29 Miles
AmTrak Niagara Falls
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Tuscarora State Park
Car: necessary

5 minutes to fishing, sailing, boating, Niagara County Wine Trail, kayak/boat launches and marinas, playgrounds, public tennis courts, swimming, and beachfront shops. 10 minutes to craft brewery, good restaurants. Within 30 minutes of wonderful pick-your-own farms, golf courses, historic Erie Canal and Lockport Caves, Fort Niagara, Underground Railroad sites, art/crafts and music festivals, shops, even more restaurants, antiquing, bridge to Canada and live theater at the Shaw Festival. 40 minutes to Niagara Falls, prime outlet shopping, casinos.

Amenities

Burt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • New mattresses in all bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Cottage on southern shore of Lake Ontario
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
southern NH
5

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, comfortable and quiet- a great place to relax. It has all the comforts of home. The lake is lovely! We highly recommend this rental home. Don't hesitate to stay here. You won't be disappointed!

Thanks, Dawn and Paul

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! We do our own cleaning, so it's always nice when someone notices! We know our cottage isn't one of VRBO's luxurious vacation villas, but we do aim for clean, comfortable and relaxing at a reasonable rental rate. Glad we delivered, and hope to see you back sometime! Dawn and Paul
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5

very quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for almost 2 weeks and couldn't have been more pleased. Very nice owners and very clean and organized. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Charming & we will keep coming back !

  • 4 of 5

Life slows down while at this cottage taking you back to simpler days ! You have all the necessary creature comforts + some. On the property we enjoy sitting on the rocky cliffs of Lake Ontario & just letting our minds unwind. Off the property there is so much to explore within a 30 minute driving distance. Wineries, breweries, cideries, canals, historic towns.......and lots of good eating ! Thank you to the Rougeux's for sharing this little gem with us !

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Marilyn! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage...again! There's still lots to enjoy in the area, so come back again, please! Dawn PS - We want our cottage to have everything our guests could need for a stay (within our budget constraints, of course), so please let us know if there's anything you think we should add or do to make your next stay even better.
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5

Super.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage and great location. Even with some rain, we had a wonderful stay. Enjoyed the Sunset Inn restaurant, too.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back, we have lots of other great restaurants to enjoy! Dawn
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5

Nice place and very clean

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was mainly for a fishing trip. The place had everything we needed and was very clean. There was also plenty of room to park our truck and boat. The nice cottage, friendly owners and beautiful area made it a perfect trip!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! The fishing on the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and its tributaries can't be beat, and it's year-round. Although who would want to go out on the Niagara in January is beyond me!
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Los Angeles
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful, had everything our family of four needed for a comfortable stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming! We hope to see you again.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Kids 16 and under no additional charge. Don't put them in as additional guests - just include a message to me.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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