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10 minutes from the Peace Bridge!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 comfortably.

Ten minutes from the Peace Bridge, this cheerful family home has been lovingly been offered for summer rental. It is a great house for families to relax with their well behaved pets. The one-story house has a large comfortable screened-in porch decorated with white wicker furniture and a nice breeze. Dishwasher, washer, dryer, china, linens, towels, cooking utensils and appliances are all included to make your stay enjoyable. Wireless Internet if you need to work from home. Less than a 1/2 mile to the Friendship Trail bike path and Windmill Quarry. Forty-five minutes from Shaw Festival, Marineland, Two and a half hours from Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, African Lion Safari. Easy drive to Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Toronto.

This cottage is NOT directly on the waterfront. It is located 600 feet from the lake and has a lake view. This is a single story house, but contains steps and has no disability assessable ramps.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Peter

The house is managed by four siblings who spent every summer in the house. Each of the siblings still uses the house for their own family vacations.

Peter purchased this cottage in 1968

Why Peter chose Ontario

Our parents built this house in 1968 and we have spent every summer of our lives there.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Niagara Falls, bike path, Windmill Quarry, Niagara on the Lake, the stone pier, Thunder Bay Drive-Inn, Ridgeway and many wonderful neighbors!


Ridgeway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , large vanity, great water pressure, heat lamps
    Kid's bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , small
  • Plenty of towels available
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , two large closets with dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , dresser, closet
    Kid's room - 2 twin/ single , dresser, closet
    Kid's room - 2 twin/ single , dresser, closet
  • This house is ideal for 6 people. Kid's bedroom are small with two single beds, bedside table, dresser and closet. Bedroom 2 has one double bed, but would be very cozy for two people. Master bedroom also comfortably sleeps 2.All linens, blankets, and pillows provided.
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bikes are in all different sizes. Row boat available.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

10 minutes from the Peace Bridge!
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Spacious cottage with great outdoor areas for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

After an exhausting 12 hour drive, my family of five arrived late on a warm Saturday afternoon. The cottage was clean, windows and doors open for cross breeze and fresh air, and several fans blowing to circulate the air. The owners made contact briefly for a quick key exchange and to relay important trash pick up,recycle and composte information. The owners were incredibly accomodating, friendly and helpful. Although there is a tv available, my family was too busy with outdoor activities such as swimming in the lake and quarry, sight seeing and horse races during the day to watch the tv. The large screened in porch was great for morning coffee and the paper, wonderful meals and night time card and board games, reading and visiting. The yard was large and accomodated water balloon fights, volleyball, tag, play on swing set and rest in the hammock. With two full baths and four bedrooms, we had lots of space and some to spare. The cottage provided us with family time, rest and relaxation. We would certainly rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York, USA

Roomy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with five other people and the space did not feel crowded. The best feature of this cottage, in my opinion, is the large screened in porch. We spent the majority of our time on the porch. The porch includes: a large table, many comfortable cushioned chairs, board games and even table hockey. Moreover, the cottage includes a washer and dryer, as well as a dishwasher. Besides the cottage itself, the location was ideal for touring Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, and the new outlets. Even more locally, you can bike on a bike path to Fort Erie for the ghost tour.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haven't been but would love to.

  • 5 of 5

This year I decided to do my research in finding a great cottage to go through with my friends and unfortunately because of people like "Val" from Toronto back in 2011 - she is the reason why renters RARELY rent to young adults. We rented last year in Crystal Beach - and I just want to say to any other potential rental, please don't treat cottages as a dumping ground. It's your house for a week not the city dump, because you ruin it for the rest of us:(

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A delightful stay! More than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot truly express how delighted we were to have stayed in this lovely cottage by the lake. When we arrived after a long drive the house was spotless, beds made up for us, and flowers on the table. We were met by the owner who gave us the keys and made us feel so welcome. They were nearby if we needed them, very accommodating, but never intruded. They were very honest and returned our security deposit promptly. The house is outfitted with all the amenities you could ever ask for - it was an absolutely perfect choice for us. The large porch has pretty wicker chairs where we caught up on our summer reading when we weren’t swimming or sunning on the beach. The setting is very private so it’s a place where you can really relax, but has nearby grocery shopping and a charming town (Ridgeway) nearby. I can’t remember when I had a more pleasant time in a rental property. We stayed a week which was too short a time, and next time will plan to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves enormously staying in Bertie Bay. The house was as advertised – it’s equipped with all the things you’d expect in a fully furnished house. The layout of the house is good and there’s a lot of privacy. The owners of the house live nearby and met us upon our arrival to give us the key and answer any questions we had. They were polite, never intrusive and honest as they returned the full amount of our security deposit after our stay. The house is set back from the beach and has a large spacious yard with trees, swings, etc. I especially appreciated the wireless internet because I could check in at work and confirm things were running well in my absence. We spent time equally relaxing around the house and enjoying the water sports. A big plus for me was the available biking and being a history buff, visiting nearby Fort Erie. I’d stay here again for sure.

Daniel B

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, New York

The Perfect Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for rest, relaxation, peace, beauty, and tranquility--this is the perfect summer getaway. I stayed in the master bedroom, and it was so peaceful and quiet. Every morning, I would awake to the sounds of birds singing and other wonderous sounds of nature. The beach was relaxing, and since the beach is nestled in a cove--it was sunny and warm. There is a sand bar which is good place for young children to swim. The bike path is minutes from the house which makes it ideal for jogging, walking, and biking. One of my favorite past times was to take a patio chair down to the water and read my book by the water's edge. Since the bay is very calm and protected, it is great for kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. The house has a very large screened in porch which makes it ideal for entertaining family and friends. The house is very spacious, and there are actually two houses which are joined together by a screened in porch. The kitchen has plenty of dishes and pots and pans which makes it easy to cook and prepare fun summer dinners. I would highly recommend this lovely beach house for your summer vacation. The house is perfect for a family vacation or a couple seeking a romantic getaway. At the end of my stay at the beach house, I returned home rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Toronto, Ontario
Car: necessary

Lake, boating, beaches, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie Race Track, Bicycling, Wineries, Windmill Quarry, fishing, nature, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Buffalo Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Zoo, Niagara River Parkway, Ridgeway Battlefield Museum, Friendship Festival, Shaw Festival, African Lion Safari, Legends Golf course


Rates & Availability

Ridgeway Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day - Labor Day
May 29 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
Post Labor Day
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

house cleaning $110
Refundable damage deposit $200

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