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Piano House: Make Your Own Music in This Historic Home

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Proud recipient of the 'Niagara on the Lake Celebration of Heritage' award for preservation of a historical property. This is a pristine Canadian Victorian farmhouse built in 1850 by the family of Jeremiah Hoyt, a run-away Quaker slave who arrived in Niagara-on-the-Lake via the underground railroad.

The house is beautifully restored. Full of antiques, hardwood floors, lace curtains -- and central AC!

And best of all, there is a magnificent studio upright piano. It's a work of art: intricately carved mahogany. In excellent voice. Tuned twice each year. Made in nearby Guelph, Ontario in 1905; owned by one family for most of its life.

This is a serene retreat located on a full half acre of park-like private gardens, patio, deck and porch in historic Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's located six blocks from shops, theaters, restaurants, community tennis and swimming. Wineries, golf and antique shops are minutes away. The property is licensed by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Rates are $295 per night, 2 night minimum. Stay for 7 nights receive a discounted weekly rate! Note: this is an adult only rental.

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More Details

Property Manager
Monika Markus
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Questa case sembra un piccolo gioiello: Stupendo, favoloso, indimentiable...Bellisima experiensa!!! Ritornero presto!!!


This house is like a little jewel: astonishing, wonderful, unforgettable...Lovely experience. I'll return soon!!!
Aug 2007
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Historic Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Four-poster vintage bed, Double Beds (1) Carved European antique bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Magnificent piano in excellent voice; has damper peddle for late-night practice, bring your own sheet music or use ours! Piano is tuned twice each year


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Piano House: Make Your Own Music in This Historic Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Oshawa Ontario Canada

Lovely Historic House

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent three wonderful days at this gorgeous house. A restored 1857 farmhouse, the Piano House is authentically 19th century in ambiance. However, all the modern amenities are available, including satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen, excellent shower, and extremely comfortable beds. The house also has superb gardens and outdoor living spaces. Everything worked perfectly and was spotlessly clean. It is in a quiet Old Town location and is a short walk to theatres and shopping on Queen Street.

Also, Susan made booking and checking in a breeze. I would recommend heartily to anyone seeking a unique, comfortable, and quiet retreat. Have already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay so much and that you took appreciation of the history of the home! You are most welcome back anytime and I look forward to your return visit!
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A lovely house in a quiet location close to town

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here with my wife and daughter for 5 nights and absolutely loved it. The house is a mix of new and old and just has a great feel about it. It is in a quiet location about 5-10 mins walk straight into the centre of a beautiful town.

The house was clean and had all the facilities you would need including a piano on which we all had a tinkle of the ivories. The beds were comfortable and the AC was much welcomed as we experienced 32 degree highs. The garden and patio areas were lovely to sit in on days that weren't too humid and Sue the manager responded to inquiries both before and during our stay promptly. Would definitely recommend both the house and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and very comfortable! A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family knows the Niagara region as a tourist destination very well - last year we cycled the Greater Niagara Circle Route for a week, visiting wineries, and learning about the war of 1812 history.

This time, we had a wedding at a winery, and decided to make it into a mini family vacation. Because our family is very musical, Piano House with its gorgeous piano caught our eye and we were not disappointed.

My husband cycled from Toronto to NOTL and arrived in one day. He was lucky enough to be able to stay at the house a day early and immediately started emailing us photos!

The rest of us drove down the next day (myself and teens, 15 and 18).

We loved everything - the gardens, comfy beds, kitchen, bathroom - all spotless and well equipped.

It's a short walk to the main Niagara on the Lake tourist "drag" but very quiet.

We enjoyed hanging out the day before the wedding and played Settlers of Catan in the family room.

On the day of the wedding, it was lovely to nip out and back to the wedding without (a) battling traffic and (b) having to be in a hotel or inn after the dancing etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located within blocks of world-class Shaw Festival which runs from April through October each year


Rates & Availability

Historic Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 24 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $374

Cancellation fee is 25% of deposit, if 30 days prior to check in.

Manager will contact guest for payment. Credit card via Paypal or online debit e-transfer. 25% to hold booking. Remainder is due 30 days prior to check in.

Manager'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.
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