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Charming home in Old Town centre: boutiques, dining, pubs, parks all close by


Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Charming home in Old Town centre: boutiques, dining, pubs, parks all close by

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Niagara-on-the-Lake House Rental Photos and Description

Vacation rental home, 3 Bedrooms + roll away bed, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 2-7

A charming cottage, in the very centre of Niagara on the Lake, no long walks to get to town, you won't need your car either! once you arrive at the cottage, you can park, and from then on walk to everything you need! Its located on a quiet residential street where horse drawn carriages clip-clop past, showing visitors the beauty of the homes, gardens and historic sites in Niagara on the Lake!

Designed to be the ultimate vacation home. Abel Thomas House has an excellent reputation for very good reason, and is bound to please the most well-travelled guests with its first class amenities, its perfect location on a mature tree lined street, in the heart of Old Town Niagara on the Lake. It offers everything required for a relaxing, tranquil visit to this lovely town.

This immaculate home is charmingly renovated, located just a stone throw (0.2 kms 100 yards) to shops, theatres, dining, Lake Ontario, parks etc. With a fully fenced back garden, it has lawn and flower filled beds, surrounded by mature trees, which helps to keep it comfortably cool on hot days during the summer. It offers to a group of friends or family a wonderful spot to have a get together.

Decorated to a very high standard it is an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furnishings while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. Our guests make the comment on arrival that they are very pleased, because it is exactly as it looks on our web site.

There are two bathrooms and three bedrooms, one on the ground floor (queen size bed) with ensuite bathroom and french doors leading out onto large 2 level deck (perfect for anyone with slight mobility problems, everything needed is on one level), and two bedrooms (one with queen beds and one with 2 twin beds) on the 2nd floor. All with luxurious tempur-pedic pillow top mattresses, the ultimate in comfort. Accommodating up to 6-7 people (one person can be accommodated on a comfortable roll away bed). It offers two sitting rooms - one on the ground floor with ample seating for six people, a real log burning fireplace, also with a flat screen HD TV, a Nintendo Wii console and two remotes plus various games. The adjoining dining area accommodates a group of 6-7 people for those wonderful family/friends meals together, where you can enjoy the food, the company and maybe some Niagara Wine!

The second family room is on the lower level complete with a fireplace and space to relax and watch TV or curl up with a good book, plenty of reading material plus games are available.

The fully equipped kitchen, stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, etc. offers everything needed to prepare meals, for a group of friends or family, there is also a cappuccino machine for a delicious cup of coffee - everything you could need in a kitchen. All you need are groceries (which are available from the local supermarket, a 10 minute walk away or 2 minute drive)

You can relax in the secluded manicured English-style garden, with its large two level deck overlooking flowers all summer long. There is also a gazebo with seating if you want to just relax with a glass of wine or a good book, or sit on the cute front porch watching the world go by.

WiFi: Telephone; bedding and towels; hair dryers in each bathroom; complimentary toiletries; washer and dryer, laundry supplies; iron and ironing board, propane barbecue are all supplied -- the list goes on and on!

Minimum stay required is three nights*.

Discounted weekly rates

One mature, well behaved dog permitted, please contact us for details.

0.1 km from town centre (100 yards)

Fully licensed as a cottage rental by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and member of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Vacation Rental Association.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Vacation Cottage, holiday rental, holiday let, Cottage, 6 to 7 people, Heritage District in Old Town NOTL, Real log burning fire place, two tier deck for outside dining, barbecue.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
julie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About julie

We had visited Niagara on the Lake many times over the years and like everyone else that visits, we just loved it. It's history and the uniqueness of the architecture, its sense of community and beauty were all major attractions to us. We had the opportunity to move here and grabbed it with both hands and have never regretted it for a minute. We have lived here for more than ten years and are still entranced by it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

julie purchased this house in 2008

Why julie chose Niagara-on-the-Lake

We had been looking for a vacation rental property in the “prettiest town in Canada” for some time. We had seen several beautiful homes, but none of them offered quite what we were looking for. Eventually we found this one. It was sorely in need of some TLC and renovation, but we could see past the work that needed to be done and we knew immediately that this was the one we wanted. It was cute, the location so close to the town centre couldn’t be better, and our guests would be able to easily walk to everything the town has to offer – theatres, restaurants, shops, the lakeshore, etc.

One day, after several months of renovating and tidying up the exterior, a lady knocked on the door to introduce herself. She explained that she had been watching the progress with keen interest because she had lived in the house as a child, along with her 5 siblings (she still lives close by)!

We invited her inside of course so that she could see her 'old' home. She became quite emotional and tearful, gave us big hugs, and said how pleased she and her sisters were that someone loved this house again. It held so many wonderful memories for them all. She went on to tell us that it was always filled with music and laughter when they were children. Her father used to play the piano and they would all sing along while he played. We were so pleased that she was able to see her old home again, and that she liked what we had done to it. As she left, she asked if we would mind if she brought another of her sisters to see it. She did, and her sister’s reaction was the same as her own - she loved it.

We were thrilled by their heartfelt pleasure and delight. Our first impression had been right, we sensed it had been a happy home. It had a good ‘feel’ about it when we first looked at it - and it still does! There is something warm, cozy, re-assuring and welcoming about it, sensations which many of our guests have commented on when they arrive.

You're sure to feel it too.

What makes this house unique

As realtors always tell us; location, location, location is crucial, and Abel Thomas House has it!

Park your car when you arrive and you don't need to drive again until you go home! No long walks into town, although so close to everything the house is on a quiet residential street, so its very tranquil.

One of my pleasures on an early summers morning is to pick up a cup of coffee and walk with Bailey our dog, to Lake Ontario (five minute walk) and watch the sail boats racing or people out in their fishing boats. There is something wonderfully tranquil about that scene.

Its a two minute walk to the local coffee shop, where you can sit and read the paper or chat to the locals.

Its a couple of minutes walk to: boutiques, restaurants, groceries, locally owned bakery, post office, golf course, parks with children's play area, outdoor community swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball field, volley ball court, convenience store, liquor store etc.

No driving unless you want to. Many cycles paths for safe cycling, bikes can be rented locally and delivered to the cottage.

If you have a dog, a 2 minute walk to the 'common' will get you to the off-leash park, they have a marvellous time there!

We have many coupons from local wineries for free wine tastings.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We very much enjoyed our stay in your cozy accommodation. It was a perfect location to celebrate our sister's 60th birthday. Janet and Eric were very accommodating and made our stay effortless. We found the cottage to be very well appointed and very comfortable. It is the ideal home away from home.
Mar 2012
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 8 traveler reviews

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Charming home in Old Town centre: boutiques, dining, pubs, parks all close by
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Burlington, Ontario

Adorable cottage made for fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Abel Thomas House is an adorable, spotless little cottage we stayed at Jan. 24-26th 2014. Our mini break here was exactly what we were looking for, and staying at abel Thomas really made our weekend outstanding! 2 minute walk to everything, couldn't have asked for a better stay in Niagara on the Lake, and this charming house was everything we could have asked for and more. Definitely recommended, we will absolutely be returning!

A definite highlight of the weekend was the snowshoe wine tour we went on at thirty bench winery! Located a short drive away, the tour consists of a snowshoe instruction, a beautiful snowshoe tour of the vineyard which included 5 tastings of their delicious wine! To top it all off, upon return to the lodge, they serve homemade soup by the campfire, with of course more wine! More than well worth the 30 dollars per person! We hope to absolutely do this again! All in all the best weekend we could have hoped for!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sarnia, ON

Icewine Festival Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We were all very pleased with this quant cottage for the 6 of us! It was very clean and inviting. Close enough to downtown NOTL to walk even during the cold month of Jan. Would definitely book again for another holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Laurie for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Abel Thomas House and your visit to the Ice Wine Festival, there's always lots of wine flowing and fun to be had there! Hope you can stay with us again, maybe go to the Diner en Blanc which is held during the summer, that's really fun too!

A Home Away From Home...

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Abel Thomas House. Just the two of us, our two small dogs and we invited another couple for 2 of the nights. We had an amazing time visiting the nearby restaurants, spas, wineries and shops. Our dogs loved the fully fenced backyard and the parks close by. We had a quiet cozy New Years there by the fireplace watching movies. There was lots of room for all of us and we enjoyed having a private ensuite bath so the guests could also have their own. We are all planning to head back this Summer!! Although in the past I have stayed at the Local BnBs and enjoyed them too, there is nothing like having a home away from home while vacationing! Well worth the money!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind comments are very much appreciated and we're so pleased that you had such a wonderful time! We are pleased also that you could enjoy a holiday with your dogs, being dog owners ourselves we know how important that is. We take great pride in Abel Thomas House, after each visit whether with a dog or not, the house is ‘deep’ cleaned, ensuring utmost cleanliness and hygiene. We'll look forward to welcoming you again!

Great Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The best thing about this property is the location - a very short walk to all the theatres and restaurants. The house is clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and has a very well equipped kitchen. We were 3 generations and everyone enjoyed the holiday immensely.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and kind comments, it sounds as though you all had a wonderful time; you enjoyed the house and being in such a great location. I hope we can welcome you again to Abel Thomas House and NOTL!!
Medford NJ , USA

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage within walking distance to the town of Niagara on the lake. Very clean and comfortable. Wonderful finished basement for the Kids - all the amenities you would need - fresh towels and linens. Quite and beautiful neighborhood - world class theatre around the corner. Great getaway - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We love it when our guests enjoy the house, the location and everything that NOTL offers. We do our best to ensure that guests have a wonderful experience, and it is rewarding when we get a great feedback like yours. Thank you again, and I hope we can welcome you back for another visit!
Oakville, ON

Central, cozy & homey

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at the Abel Thomas Cottage. A perfect getaway from the city for our family incl baby & dog. Our hosts were friendly, accommodating, and helpful. Left a pack & play and booster seat for baby which was nice touch. Our highlights included the wood fireplace, the comfy atmosphere, the waffle-maker, the proximity to downtown, and the multiple gathering spots (living room, dining area, basement). Would have liked to stay for longer. Would highly recommend to a family or small group of friends for a low-key relaxing weekend (or longer!!)

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kelly, we are so happy that you enjoyed your weekend away! It seems that a weekend is never long enough to see and do everything! We always look to put things in the house that we'd enjoy on a holiday away, so I am glad you made good use of the waffle maker! Hope to see you and your family again soon! Janet and Eric


Shaw Festival
"Open April to October - world class live theatre"
Inniskillin Wines
Brock's Monument
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
"so much fun and educational too!"
Historic Fort George
"Great place for the family!"
Zee's Grill
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Greaves Jams & Marmalades Ltd
St. Mark's Church
Irish Tea Room
Annual Strawberry Festival
"annual event ..strawberry jam, sundaes, cake ... all made with local berries"
Annual Cherry Festival
The Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Centre
Tiara Restaurant - Queen's Landing Hotel
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
At the foot of the Street!! Irish Harp
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
12.68 Miles
St. Catharines
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
World class, too many to list!!!!
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Kissing Bridge
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
niagara Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen Street, main shopping street
Nearest Point of Interest
Shaw Festival Theatre
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Veteran's Memorial Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Fort George
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen's Royal Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Valu Mart Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Zoom Bike rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Horse and Buggy rides
Nearest Point of Interest
Niagara on the Lake Historical Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Niagara on the Lake Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen's Landing Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Angel Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Tim Hortons
Nearest Point of Interest
LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario)
Nearest Point of Interest
Pillar and Post Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas station
Nearest Point of Interest
To Niagara Parkway the route to Niagara Falls
Car: recommended

Live Theatre, jazz concerts, classical music, outdoor concerts, volley ball courts, wineries, historic sites, off-leash park, outdoor community swimming pool, football pitch, paddling pool, helicopter rides, horse and buggy rides, nature trails, behind the scenes theatre tours, fruit festivals, Christmas Candlelight Stroll, fruit stands, children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, Butterfly Conservatory, Botanical Gardens, Luxurious spas where you can pamper yourself, have a massage or maybe a couples massage, manicure, pedicure, lots of different services offered. Take a Whirlpool Jet Boat ride up the mighty Niagara River, a real thrill, be prepared to get wet! If you’re not keen on getting drenched there are covered boats but that’s missing half the fun. Cycle rentals are available, they’ll deliver them to the house. Cycle along the Niagara Parkway, a beautiful ride all along the river, a cycle path runs the full length, so its very safe for cyclists. Cycling on side streets in the town is also safe, they’re very quiet, and no one is in a rush here. The horse and buggy rides will pick you up at the house if you like, or you can start your ride outside the Prince of Wales Hotel, which is just a minutes walk from the house. Take time to walk around the town, off the main street, you’ll see beautiful homes, English style gardens and be in awe at the variety of flowers and plants. No matter what time of year its just the prettiest place to visit.

We’re blessed with a ‘micro climate’ in NOTL, where our winters are not as cold and not as long, and our summers are longer than the surrounding area. Our gardens are in flower earlier in the Spring, and we don’t get such an early frost so our gardens are in bloom longer. We have thousands of acres of vineyards where different varieties of grapes are grown, producing world-class wines and a specialty of the area ‘Ice Wine’. This region is also the fruit basket of Ontario growing strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, plums and vegetables etc. You can stop at one of the many fruit stands by the side of the road and pick up some wonderful locally grown produce, it tastes sooooo good! Take some ‘home’ and make a strawberry milk shake, or have peach French toast for breakfast, a real treat.

From gourmet food to family friendly we have restaurants to offer the best of the best. Or do you like to cook? We have amazing farmer’s markets offering artisan breads, cakes, etc. and many other items, and boutique food stores that will inspire even the basic of cooks!

I am always surprised by what our guests do in our town that I have never even thought of! Photographers, gardeners, birders , geo-cashers, vintners, cyclers, antiquers and geekers… seems we have something for everyone!

If you visit during January and February you're in for a treat, the Ice Wine Festival is in January, very popular and loads of fun. Also available are Snow Shoe Wine Tours, the shoes are provided and you'll get instructions on how to walk in them (they're easy), you'll have a guided tour through the vineyard with plenty of tastings of the different varieties of wines and when you think you can't possible consume any more, you'll be given a great bowl of delicious soup which can be enjoyed while sitting beside the fire!


Rates & Availability

From C$290 Per night

Niagara-on-the-Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes When booking a 50% deposit is required. Balance is due 35 days prior to arrival. If cancelled more than 35 days before arrival date, deposit is refunded minus 10% admin. fee. Cancellations received within 35 days of arrival date, full amount is forfeited. 7th person, rollaway option $ 25/pp/night. CC# required before arrival for security.No charges unless damage. Cleaning fee for less then 3 nights, allowed in low season. $ 85.
Holidays-High season rates apply
50% of total cost is payable upon making reservation.
50% balance is due 35 days prior to arrival.
In case of cancellation: If cancelled more than 35 days prior to arrival, 10% of the total cost is due.
Cancellations made within the 35 days prior to arrival, the full amount is forfeited. Sorry no credits. If we can rent the booked time, we can refund that amount to you minus the 10%of total cost.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , This bathroom is ensuite to the ground floor bedroom, jacuzz
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full 3 piece bathroom
  • Two - 3 piece bathrooms, one with whirlpool tub - both with in tub showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstair queen bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , upstair across from upstair queen bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 murphy bed , comfortable roll away bed for one person.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen size bed with ensuite bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2 with 1 located on main floor) New luxurious mattresses, Clock radios in all bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) New luxurious mattresses with luxurious tempur pedic pillow tops, a roll away bed is available to accommodate one extra person. Clock radio in bedrooms, one portable baby crib is available please bring own bedding. Also a childs booster seat is available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Fully fenced back garden. With gazebo providing a shady spot to relax.

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