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In the heart of Niagara on the Lake: history, elegance, comfort and charm

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom private residence in Old Town

Built in 1816, Vanderlip Hutchings House is centrally located in the heart of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, one block from Queen Street and steps to pubs, shops, restaurants, art galleries and the Shaw Theatre. North America’s oldest golf course is just five minutes away.

The house, built immediately after the War of 1812, underwent renovations that added two extensions to the original structure. It is presently 3000 square feet of modern luxurious living space, yet keeps many of the original features and all of its charm.

The main floor’s four original rooms retain the original working fireplaces.

On this level you have the spacious, well-furnished master bedroom, which has a king-size bed and modern en-suite bathroom.

The main floor gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for discerning chefs. It also has a large gathering/sitting area for your family or guests.

Immediately adjoining, but separate from the kitchen, is an elegant dining room (formerly the original “parlour”) with seating for eight. It has a gas fireplace.

The “Morning Room” next to the kitchen, is an inviting, light-filled space dominated by south-facing windows and is perfect for reading, relaxing or games. Outside the kitchen is a private outdoor bistro seating area, ideal for enjoying morning coffee and the local paper.

The second floor has two tastefully furnished bedrooms with period antiques and an ultra modern bathroom.

At the far end of the house is the Great Room, a large main-floor open area, with an imposing fireplace, generously furnished for entertaining, socializing, or relaxing. The Great Room has a queen sized pull out couch to accommodate two additional guests. Adjacent to the Great Room is a brand new 4 piece bathroom.

The house is surrounded by private lush gardens for your own enjoyment.

We know you will enjoy your stay at our home. Welcome!

Some of the amenities:

• 3 bedrooms (one King, one Queen, two Twins)

• Queen-size pull out couch in Great Room

• Soft, luxurious linens and towels, Neob lavender and lemongrass soaps

• Two 3-piece bathrooms with glass shower enclosures

• One 4-piece master bathroom

• Fully equipped 6-piece kitchen

• Coffee maker, toaster, kettle, microwave

• Complimentary coffee/tea supplies

• Laundry – washer, dryer, iron, ironing board

• iPod docking station with AM/FM radio

• Two flat screen TVs, DVD player

• Free WiFi

• Assorted board games, books, magazines, DVDs

• Air Conditioning

• Napoleon Gas BBQ; Outdoor dining for 8

• Bistro seating area for morning coffee

• English style, beautifully landscaped, private garden with ivy and Victorian water feature

• Private parking (3 spaces)

Property Details:

• Rental Type House

• Minimum Stay 3 nights

• Living Space 3,000 square feet

• Bedrooms 3

• Bathrooms 3

• Sleeps 8

• No Pets allowed

• No Smoking allowed

• Suitable for children

• Suitable for elderly

• Wheelchair accessible

More Details

Jane and Chris Hutchings
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017


Historic Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , brand new glass shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , main floor bathroom adjacent to Great Room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite off Master Bedroom. Built in bench in glass shower.
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite 3 piece bath (glass shower with bench seat, sink and toilet) 3 piece bathroom on the second level (glass shower, sink and toilet) 4 piece bathroom on main floor adjacent to the Great Room (bath, glass shower, sink and toilet)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom on main floor with 4 windows, king-size bed, seating/dressing area, fitted closets, fireplace. On the second floor there is a guest bedroom with 3 windows, queen-size bed, built in closet and fireplace. A second guest bedroom comprises 4 windows, 2 twin-size beds, built in bookshelves, a seating area and a large closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful meeting house for friends and family

  • 5 of 5

Property is somewhat historic, but very modern and comfortable.

We met 2 friends from different locations and we all had a bedroom and bathroom. There are eating areas in the house and outside (where we had our breakfasts).

Parking was easy as the driveway was roomy enough for three cars (one car behind the other two).

There were numerous sitting areas inside and out. A charming home.

Willow Cakes a nice bakery is a walk away as are the numerous shops on Queen Street, a block south. We walked to the theaters.

A very convenient location.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly, Mi

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters along with our husbands enjoyed this beautiful historial home in Niagara on the Lake.

Thank you Chris and Jane for everything and we hope to be back!

Laura B

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful and the owners are wonderful hosts. There is plenty of seating and room for everyone to have a private space to read and relax. We enjoyed eating outside at the table. The gardens are beautiful and well kept. The only thing that keeps me from giving 5 stars is that the upstairs bedrooms were very warm. The weather was hot and humid during our stay and the air conditioning didn't seem to cool the upstairs. Otherwise our stay was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carolyn's review

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, comfortable, bedding very good, excellent location, modern kitchen and bathrooms,etc

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful week in Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • 4 of 5

We were 5 mature ladies travelling together to celebrate a retirement and birthday. The house is huge and extremely well located to walk to most of the attractions in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our hosts Chris and Jane made the rental process and access to the house very easy. Our only concerns were that the kitchen was not very well cleaned by the cleaning staff and they only left us two dishwasher pucks for our 5 day stay. Chris soon remedied this. There could have been more towels but this is minor concern. The house had great space for everyone to be able to get away if they wished. The large living room was a fine gathering place and the gas fireplace was a bonus for chilly evenings. Provided good ambiance. We used the patio for al fresco dining both morning and evening before theatre. Lovely! Thank you Chris and Jane for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

Lovely weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome house, with a great location right off the main street, close to a grocery store, and with a fabulous ambience. We were three couples, with one teenager, staying to enjoy the plays in NOTL. This house was almost perfection.

Just to get a few quibbles out of the way first. The master bedroom and ensuite is beautiful and spacious. But the upstairs rooms are not as luxurious. So, we drew lots and we were the lucky couple, enjoying the master suite. I think the other couples were not as pleased with their accommodation. The other issue is that the linens are not as advertised. Clearly the owner uses a laundry service, and some of the sheets were not of high quality.

But let me speak to the positives. What a wonderful place! The peaceful garden for breakfast and dinner - the BBQ steak, the perfect weather and the comfortable evenings in the great room! The generously sized dining room was enjoyed by all. One of the party sat there one night, just admiring "her" dining room, a space we could all dream of owning. The lovely modern bathrooms, everything in order. The good wifi. It makes all those tiny quibbles pale in comparison! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Angel
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Niagara on the Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
St. Catherines
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
all Queen St. restaurants
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Crystal beach
Car: recommended

Vanderlip Hutchings house is situated in the heart of the Old Town, steps to historic Queen Street where you will find theatres, pubs, restaurants, shops and spas. Also nearby are wineries, antique shops, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts and the golf club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119.36
Damage Deposit $477.44

Check in time 4pm, check out time 10.30am
No weddings/bachelorettes/stag parties
Person making reservation must be over the age of 25
Cancellation policy:
For stays less than 2 weeks:
Prior to 35 days before commencement of stay - 10% of the total cost of the booking
Within 35 days of commencement of stay - non cancellable (no refund)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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