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Avalon, Circa 1820, with Heated Pool in the Heritage District

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Please note that rates quoted through HomeAway are shown in USD unless you came through the Canadian HomeAway site and not the US site. Please go to our web site for Avalon to use our currency converter or make sure you choose Canadian dollars at the drop down on the rate page. Sorry for the inconvenience. We have tried to get this changed but to no avail.

Historic English Country home, Circa 1820, located one block from Queen Street in the Heritage District. Avalon is less than a 2 minute walk to the Shaw Theatres, fine shops, the lake, golf course and world class dining.

It features a heated private pool in a mature garden, 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and two fireplaces. The spacious eat in kitchen is a delight to prepare meals in. It features a brand new Thermador cooktop and a stainless steel KitchenAid wall oven.

There is a pastry counter that was used for all the baking the previous owner used to do when it was a B&B. This charming house which has been tastefully restored, is partially covered in Trumpet Vine and English roses.

It has been beautifully furnished and features hand knotted area rugs and many antiques from the area. If you are looking for a genuine Niagara-on-the-Lake experience, Avalon is the perfect place to stay.

Avalon is near our other 3 vacation homes, Amberlea House,

Aylesbury Manor, and Simcoe Pines. They are also

featured on this site.

Large, bright principle rooms, fully equipped eat-in country

kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances including a Thermador induction cook top and a Kitchen Aid wall oven. There are 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a heated pool. The two large bedrooms upstairs both have ensuite baths.

There are original wide plank pine floors throughout the home and exposed wooden beams dating back to when the house was built in 1820. Although full of original charm,

respecting the homes history, it is well equipped with all modern

amenities such as flat screen TV's, wireless internet access, laundry, dishwasher, central air conditioning, and 2 fireplaces.

The house is approximately 2500 square feet. It is much larger than it looks from the outside.

From the foyer is the Dining Room with a large harvest pine table

and the upholstered ladder back chairs. The wooden beams have been exposed and the brick fireplace has a huge hearth. There is a Canadiana pine writing desk over in the corner in front of the window which is partially covered by trumpet vine and roses.

The Dining room leads into the eat-in country kitchen with antique

pine cupboards, sandstone counter tops, an island, wooden beams,new stainless KitchenAid wall oven built into the brick wall, Thermador cook top, and a Corian pastry counter.

It is completely equipped with dishwasher, microwave and all

amenities needed to prepare a gourmet meal at home.

The pine table in front of the window, which is overlooks the pool is great for breakfast or

casual dinners as an alternative to the elegant dining room.

The Family Room located off the kitchen is very spacious with plenty of comfortable seating, flat screen TV and a gas fireplace. It features double French doors leading to the flagstone patio surrounded by an English garden and and the heated pool.

The backyard is a private retreat behind wrought iron gates and

wisteria arbours. It features a flagstone patio, Dining table for

8 and a lounging area. The gas BBQ is connected to the house

eliminating the need for propane.

The small bistro table and chairs are there for the children if


The Master bedroom located on the 2nd floor(15X17 feet)has a Queen bed framed by the original wooden beams which adds a lot charm to the room.

It features a 3 pc ensuite bathroom with large shower,

pedestal sink and separate antique vanity.

The bedroom also features a seating area with white wicker chairs.

The door leads to a walk out to the large deck overlooking the pool in the backyard.

The 2nd bedroom upstairs(17X13 feet) features 2 twin beds and a 4 piece ensuite bathroom with full bath, pedestal sink, and an antique tiled vanity. This bedroom is full of charm with original pine doors and wooden beams.

Bedroom #3(21 X 15 feet) on the main floor is very large with

several windows and features a Queen Sleigh bed, wrought iron day bed(twin size mattress) a LCD TV/DVD and antique


Bedroom# 4(15 X 10 feet) has a Queen wrought iron bed and is en suite to 4 piece bathroom.

Alternatively, that bathroom can also be shared with bedroom #3.

On the flagstone patio sits the cast iron table, chairs and umbrella

for outdoor dining with the gas BBQ. There are also loungers for

sunning by the pool. The yard is very private with a wooden fence, black wrought iron gates and 2 mature arbours with wisteria and trumpet vine.

There is Central Air Conditioning, washer and dryer and parking for 3 cars.

Keywords: Historical home, pool, circa 1820, Niagara on the Lake cottage, fully restored, heated pool, mature garden, downtown,

More Details

Property Manager
Kerri Molinaro
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Kerri Molinaro

We are celebrating our 15 year anniversary of Niagara on the Lake Vacation Homes! Together with my husband, Angelo, we own and operate notlvacationhomes which features four luxury vacation homes, all with private pools, located in Old Town Niagara on the Lake. Our town has been voted Canada's #1 food and wine destination by TripAdvisor, something we are very excited about.

We purchased our first property, Simcoe Pines, in 2000 and started running it as a vacation home in late 2002. Between 2004 and 2006, we purchased 3 additional properties in the town, Aylesbury Manor, Amberlea House and Avalon. Angelo ran the business on his own until the Fall of 2014 when I retired from my company and joined him full time.

For 15 years NOTL Vacation Homes have welcomed thousands of guests into our homes and have many returning guests come and stay in our properties year after year. We personally own these homes and take great care in ensuring an exceptional stay for our guests that vacation in any of our properties. As a result of this hands on approach, have earned over 230 5 Star reviews across many different sites, including our own.

All four of our properties are very unique and exemplify what Niagara on the Lake represents. They are historical homes with our oldest home, this one, Avalon, dating back to 1820. All of them feature heated swimming pools set in mature private gardens and are located in Old Town, walking distance to Queen Street, the golf course and the lake.

We welcome you to stay at one of our lovely homes for your next vacation with family or friends!

Kerri Molinaro purchased this house in 2006

Why Kerri Molinaro chose Historic Old Town

We have always loved Niagara-on-the-Lake as we both grew up in this area and our family lives near by.

We wanted to find a heritage home in the historical district and had been looking for some time when we came across this charmer. We knew the minute we walked through the front door and saw all the exposed wooden beams we knew that we would be putting an offer on it!

Avalon was built in the late 1820's. We have the documentation showing the first sale of the property back in 1820 when it was first traded for 600 GBP($1000 CAD). In those days the currency used was the GBP.

The house was in excellent shape. All we needed to do was a bit of decorating and we added the swimming pool and enhanced the landscaping. Before we purchased it in 2006, it was a successful B&B and the previous owner took great care of it.

We try to stay there ourselves when it is not being enjoyed by guests. We love the fact that the house is a half a block to Queen St and the car is never necessary except for arriving and leaving the town.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at Avalon with our grown kids and their 2 children in January for a

long weekend. The home is a gorgeous heritage home with wooden beams


We loved the over sized country kitchen! Great for gathering around and

cooking together.

We want to return in the summer when the pool is open.

The home is located one block from Queen street which added to our stay as

we could walk to everything and never take the car out.

We didn't want to leave!
Dec 2009
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Historic Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Town ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , antique vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , antique vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , en-suite bathroom, walk out to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , large bright Main floor room
  • The Master Bedroom located on the 2nd floor (15X17 feet) has a Queen bed framed by the original wooden beams which adds a lot of charm to the room. It features a 3 piece en-suite bathroom with large shower, pedestal sink and separate antique vanity. The bedroom also features a seating area with white wicker chairs. The door leads to a walk out to the large deck overlooking the pool in the backyard. The 2nd Bedroom upstairs(17X13 feet) is full of charm with original pine doors and wooden beams. It features 2 twin beds and a 4 piece en-suite bathroom with a pedestal sink and an antique tiled vanity. The 3rd Bedroom (21 X 15 feet) on the main floor is very large and bright with several windows and features a Queen Sleigh bed, wrought iron day bed (twin size mattress) an LCD TV with DVD and antique furnishings. The 4th bedroom has a Queen bed and an en-suite bath with jacuzzi that can also be shared with the 3rd bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Avalon, Circa 1820, with Heated Pool in the Heritage District
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Outstanding home in an ideal location !

  • 5 of 5

The listing description of the home was accurate . The home was very clean & the property very well maintained. The owners were very helpful ! Would highly recommend this property .

We enjoyed our meals at the Two Sisters Winery & the Golf & Country Club. A wine tasting at BigHead was also enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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West Milford, New Jersey 07480

Centrally Located - Beautifully appointed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time spending the weekend in your home. As a family we traveled to Ontario to celebrate our son's 30th birthday. Your home was well appointed and met all our needs in the kitchen and throughout. From the simplicity of booking the reservation right on through to our departure, we found everything to be seamless. Even though we visited in the "off season" we were able to enjoy all the local venues as well as major attractions. We would highly recommend your accommodations to others.

It was a most relaxed trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Great house, great location, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful, we found the house in great shape, very clean and it looked exactly as advertised. The location was perfect a short walk to Queen Street. We had four adult couples and found the house to be very comfortable plenty of room for everyone. The outdoor space was great especially the pool. We found the owners to be very attentive, easy to work with and genuinely concerned about providing a good experience for us. We would rent again and highly recommend Avalon to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Buffalo and New York City, NY, USA

Beautifully-appointed, perfectly-situated house.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better family vacation spot! Our hosts anticpated our every need, making our family of six adults very comfortable in a location ideal for exploring the many attractions of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Their recommendations for dining and winery visits were spot-on. We had lovely warm weather and the pool in the beautifully-landscaped yard was much appreciated!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Girls Weekend at Avalon

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at Avalon the last weekend in April 2016. We wanted to do something special for our 50th Birthdays. There were five of us and we all went to high school together. Through the years we have supported each other through college, careers, and a combined 9 children and 9 marriages!! :) It was a perfect time to reflect on all of this and on all of the love that we have shared throughout the years. The house was perfect! We couldn’t have selected a better home to enjoy and fit our needs. The home was beautiful, clean and comfortable. I would recommend it to anyone. In fact, I already have!! The location was great. We walked everywhere. We enjoyed a play, dined, shopped and did a wine tour and spent one morning at the Spa ...perfect girls weekend! Just from corresponding with the owners, I can tell they are very hands on. I feel that is important because if any problems were to arise, I know they would take care of it immediately. Nothing happened… but it is reassuring that if something “unscheduled “were to happen, it’s nice to know that they can be reached at any time. We are thinking of making this an annual trek so if we do, would love to stay at this home again or perhaps check out one of their other lovely homes. We know it will be just as wonderful as Avalon.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Week at Avalon

  • 5 of 5

My parents, my sister and I traveled to Niagara On the Lake this May of 2016 for a family trip and to visit family who live in the area. After talking to the owners by phone we decided this house was perfect for our situation and our parents who didn't want to use stairs to get to a bedroom. There are two bedrooms downstairs with one bathroom,two bedrooms upstairs with their own bathrooms and we certainly had more room than we needed. This house was really lovely and the neighborhood was beautiful in May with the tulips blooming. The backyard was private and well manicured with a nice pool for summer usage although it wasn't quite "pool season" but we enjoyed sitting outside. It is just a few walking blocks from the downtown area and cafes and a small grocery store and a drug store. The owners went out of their way to call us and ask us if there was anything we needed and answer any questions. I would highly recommend this home and I look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Toronto or Buffalo
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Irish Harp
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Niagara on the Lake Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Shaw Cafe
Car: not necessary

Niagara-on-the-Lake sits in the heart of Ontario's wine region with over 125 wineries. Many offer dining in the vineyards as well as concerts. There is:The Shaw Festival Theatre, World Class Dining and Spas, fine shops, golf is 2 blocks away on the lake at 'North America's Oldest Golf Course'. Historical landmarks, beautiful gardens and horse and buggy rides through town. It has been called 'Canada's prettiest town'. Close to Marineland, Jet Ski, Zoos, Great Wolf waterpark, Darien Lake amusement park, Skylon Tower, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino

resort. Niagara Falls is a 15 minute drive and Toronto is an hour and a half.

Other Activities: Wine tasting, Horse and carriage rides, Niagara Falls is 15 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $593.97
one time cleaning fee $118.79 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

During the summer season when the heated pool is open preference will be given to weekly stays. We will offer shorter stays after June 1st, based upon availability. There is a 3 night minimum during the Fall, Holiday Season and Long weekends.
We accept 2 night bookings during all other times of the year.

The home will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival and all towels, linens, soaps, paper products and spices are provided.
During the summer season the heated pool is kept at 86 degrees.

Cancellation Policy: At all times of the year except for during Summer Season your deposit will be refunded less 10% if cancellation is made 30 days prior to arrival date. For weekly stays during Summer Season your deposit less 10% will be returned if cancellation is made 60 days prior to arrival date. After 60 days your deposit will be forfeited unless we can re-book the space.

We can accommodate a maximum of 9 guests on the property at any time. We can offer parking for a maximum of 3 cars.
Extra guest fees apply to all guests, even children.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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