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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms (I king + 1 queen ), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4 comfortably)

Cozy, comfortable and super clean two bedroom cottage located in picturesque, historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Pugwash Cottage is sited in The Olde Town in a quiet, well treed neighbourhood offering a very relaxed and peaceful setting that is still only a ten minute walk from the downtown attractions.

Plenty of secure off street parking is available and the cottage sits on a large lot offering a spacious , private, rear garden and deck area which is ideal for recharging after your exploring expeditions and holiday activities. A large BBQ is provided for those who enjoy outside cooking and entertaining.

Though originally a summer cottage a later rear addition gives much more space than appears from road. All the rooms are relatively spacious as you can see from the pictures. A comfortable sun porch adjoins the well equipped kitchen and offers a quiet place to read, discuss your holiday plans or take a snooze! A cosy dining room is perfect for those who like to dine at home and take a break from restaurant fayre and prices!

Guests appreciate the quiet location for a great night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium mattresses. Both bedrooms having easy access to a washroom. The larger of these has a bathtub and shower while the smaller is a two piece which has access to the laundry room.

The living room is spacious, comfortable and inviting, offering a great place to relax, plan your next adventure or enjoy the Big Screen TV and Home Theater System. A patio door offers direct access to the rear deck, garden area and BBQ.

If you are tired of the Ritz and prefer the comfort and freedom of a home away from home you will love Pugwash Cottage!

Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017


Hi! Thank you for visiting my listing. I acquired Pugwash Cottage in 2008 and have really enjoyed my semi-retirement completing extensive upgrading here and on my pride and joy..the boat of course! I personally welcome my guests and make sure they are comfortably settled in and oriented to the local scene! A great vacation starts with a special greeting and I look forward to meeting you at Pugwash Cottage!

P.s The name comes from the 60's cartoon character Captain Pugwash...A grand old character ideal for lovers of sail and sea!

BARRY SOLOMON purchased this cottage in 2008

Why BARRY SOLOMON chose Historic Old Town

The pictures tell it all! This area is as good as it gets and offers so much for all ages and interests. The Niagara Gorge is as spectacular as the Falls themselves and Niagara On The Lake is the prettiest town I have yet visited in Canada...period. Sailing and motorcycling are my good weather passions and this area is ideal for both!

You will have to look long and hard to find a prettier region and Pugwash Cottage gives you the ideal base from which to explore.

What makes this cottage unique

You will find Pugwash Cottage has an excellent location in all respects...two minutes walk to an excellent mini plaza with bank, convenience store, restaurant and a bakery / bistro that is 'simply the best'! A ten minute stroll puts you in town and another five has you looking across the lake to the unique skyline of Toronto. Everything you need is a pleasant walk park the car, forget the traffic and just enjoy the change of pace that is Niagara on The Lake.!.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable and a great experience.Will definitely recommend to friends! Really found our cruise on The Taya Two delightful!Hope to visit again in the Fall.
Aug 2009
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Historic Old Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Three piece.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Two piece. Wash basin and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The Pugwash Cottage is the perfect home away from home. Barry goes the extra mile to ensure visitors have everything they need to enjoy their stay. Great location, cozy, clean and inviting with the barbecue, fire pit and deck. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Danielle! You cetainly were 5 Star guests and I greatly appreciate how well you looked after the cottage. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Fabulous gem!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I rented this lovely place for a long weekend. Barry was very kind and helpful. The space was generous and well maintained. Overall a fantastic experience! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at Pugwash Cottage! It's meticulously clean and has everything you could possibly need. We shared this cottage with another couple and had plenty of space and privacy. Beautifully decorated and landscaped, with even more amenities than expected. The location is absolutely perfect and all of Barry's recommendations are spot on. We leisurely walked a block for fresh baked muffins at The Willow, wandered downtown to explore the quaint shops, saw a couple plays, had a delicious British pub lunch at Angels Inn and booked a wonderful private tour of nearby wineries. One evening we drove to Niagara Falls for dinner overlooking the Falls and were so glad we could return to the clean, quiet and coziness of Niagara on the Lake! I highly recommend the area and this cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your lovely Cottage with us. It had everything that we needed for our stay.

The place is like a home away from home...comfortable and very clean.

So quiet yet close to everywhere.

I would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and would love to return in the future.

So sorry we weren't able to meet you Bruce but Brenda was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Canada Day Long Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cottage, the yard, the location and the town itself! The cottage was the perfect size for two couples and we thoroughly enjoyed morning coffee on the patio, our afternoon cocktails in the sun and a nice fire in the evening. The location was perfect to walk to downtown in about 15 mins and we even ventured to Peller estates for some wine in less than 20 mins. They also have uber out in NOTL so that helped one afternoon in a rain storm. Thank you to Barry and Paula for allowing us to stay and taking such great care of us! We would highly recommend and hope to be back in the future.

Nancy, Peter, Mark & Karen

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We very much enjoyed our stay. The property is in a great location for niagra on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is clean and very well equipped. Relaxing stay and comfortable beds. Would recommend this cottage and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula. It was a real pleasure meeting you all and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you all again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Buffalo USA
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pillar and Post Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Niagara on the Lake
Nearest Train
17 Miles
St Catharines
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Queen Elizabeth Way QEW
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Backhaus or Pillar and Post
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Queens Royal
Car: recommended

Location is everything!!!

All major attractions a short walk or drive away.

Niagara on the Lake has it all. The world class Shaw Festival is a key attraction and offers a great seasonal venue for most tastes. The town is great fun for shopping and enjoying the bar/bistros and restaurants. The Prince of Wales is a classic attraction with fine dining, comfortable elegant pub and relaxed outside tables to watch the world go by and catch the horse and carriage action! For avid pub lovers The Angel Inn just off Queen St is a gem!

New to the area are three superb micro breweries all offering a wonderful range of locally brewed delights.

The Niagara on The Lake Golf Club is the oldest in North America and has a wonderful club house restaurant and patio with superb views of the lake and Niagara River.It is open to all.

Over one hundred wineries are close by for your enjoyment and both motor coach tours and bicycle trips are close by.

Cycle rentals and e-bikes are just around the corner and the whole area is a treat for all levels of cyclists with the magnificent Niagara River Parkway a key scenic ride with Niagara Falls about 18 miles away. A must see of course.

My favourite local spot is The Willow Bakery and Bistro just around the corner from the cottage on Mary St. Wonderful place to enjoy a coffee and a fabulous bakery treat!


Rates & Availability

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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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