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Romantic Cottage near Lake -Fireplace, Woods & Privacy - the Flying Cloud

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fall in Love all over again at this Enchanted Cottage!

***2 NIGHT SPECIAL ~ Sept 29th & 30th ~ $400 C [reg $600]***

(+ cleaning fee & applicable taxes)

~ price will be adjusted at time of booking ~

The FLYING CLOUD COTTAGE is a beautifully renovated year round haven & the Perfect Romantic Getaway for Two !

Fall asleep to the lull of the wind & waves through the woods from your plush queen-sized bed.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the sunshine of your front porch, & happy hour on your private back deck on the woods.

Walk or bike (bicycles available) to world class wineries, theatre & dining .

Fully equipped kitchen for gourmet meals; including full sized gas stove & fridge, microwave, Keurig & drip coffee makers & Miele dishwasher. Weber bbq on back patio.

Kitchen breakfast bar for 2, indoor & outdoor dining seating for 2-4.

Enjoy rustic charm in your great room with gas fireplace & wood beamed ceiling.

Stunning new 4pc bath boasting warm reclaimed wood.

Thick robes, plush towels & soft linens.

Air conditioned & 3 ceiling fans. Complimentary high speed internet.

Beach chairs & small cooler for your use.

Make this your home base for exploring our beautiful region !

Although geared to one couple, the maximum number of guests are 4.

CHECK IN 4pm CHECK OUT by 11am

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Great in ALL seasons, the Flying Cloud's warm ambiance and extensive amenities will assure you a tranquil & rejuvenating getaway !

More Details

Diane Haliski
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Diane Haliski

Being a seventh generation native to Niagara-on-the-Lake, & having grown up here, I have experienced the vast changes from a sleepy hollow to a thriving tourist town. One aspect that remains to this day within our village, is the historic beauty... accompanied by the breath-taking geographic location, and the warm, friendly sense of community.

Diane Haliski purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Diane Haliski chose Historic Old Town

Situated on one of the prettiest streets in one of the "Prettiest Towns in Canada", I instantly fell in love with this enchanting cottage.....the dark green woods shading it & the sweet smell of cedar upon entering the front porch. A feeling of peace & tranquility swept over me & I knew I was home.

What makes this cottage unique

The minute walk to the ever changing lake & magnificent sunsets make the Flying Cloud unique in every season !

Chautauqua was always, & remains to be the "magical" cottage area of town. At the turn of the century it housed the Chautauqua Ampitheatre in the centre hub of it's spoked street design....providing live theatre & entertainment to cottagers, town folk, & tourists throughout the summers.


Historic Old Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hair dryer, 2 robes, towels, soaps
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(63 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Cottage near Lake -Fireplace, Woods & Privacy - the Flying Cloud
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews

You will love it!!

  • 5 of 5

As so many reviewers have said, the cottage is beautifully decorated, spacious and private (including the back yard), stocked with everything you need and more! Diane and Mark are available by phone or text, to assist you with booking restaurants, giving advice on wine tours and sightseeing activities in the area. The best hosts! We were so pleasantly surprised to find that the beach, only 100 yards away, was so private. Located on a cliff, with shade trees, picnic tables and benches, and stairs down to the water, and parking for only a few cars. Ryerson is the neighborhood beach park. Not only can you swim, picnic and relax there, but the sunsets are among the most beautiful we have seen. Don't hesitate to book this amazing property! You can't help but fall in love with it.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint summer cottage 3 houses from Lake Ontario

  • 5 of 5

Diane was a most gracious hostess. Before we even arrived she emailed us information about restaurants and wineries in the area to help us plan our trip. Upon arrival the house had soft music playing and the windows open to the afternoon lake breeze. Diane then came by to introduce herself and let us know that neighbors were having a summer solstice celebration at the nearby park to mark the start of summer. It was a fun unique neighborhood event that introduced us to the playfulness of Niagara on the Lake.

The cottage is perfect for couples or a small family. The backyard was private and great for a glass of wine or dinner on the patio. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking a meal and the beds were comfortable. The whole place was charming and close to the historic old town and Lake Ontario.

Diane also had a list of all the restaurants in the area that came in handy when planning last minute dinner plans. We would gladly stay at this lovely cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

We were so excited when we first saw the cottage- it is so cute both inside and out. Everything was well equipped and very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a meal if we didn’t eat out, and it was nice to enjoy eating on the back patio.

Diane was a great host and was ready to help with anything we needed. She gave great attention to detail in making everything just right for our stay.

We definitely plan on going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Flying Cloud is the perfect little getaway to explore all that the Niagara region offers!

  • 5 of 5

The Flying Cloud is the perfect little getaway to explore all that the Niagara region offers! It is comfortable and so convenient - whether its a two minute walk to Lake Ontario or the need for a great meal - everything we wanted was within a 45 minute drive. And Diane is a wealth of knowledge about the region and things to do from dining to culture to exploring nature. We highly recommend the Pie Plate in Virgil for both pizza and dessert pie - a destination spot for sure! Niagara Falls was a short drive down the river but be ready to battle the tourists. We are not big on winery tours, but if that’s your thing, you could do an entire week hitting all of the local winerys. If there was any negative it would be the lack of cable tv on a rainy day, but nothing wrong with picking up a good book and reading. Will we be back? Highly likely!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Although we have been to NOTL many times, this was our first time renting a cottage, and given the experience we had with The Flying Cloud, I doubt we'd ever go back to using a hotel or B&B again. The cottage was decked out with all the amenities and Diane was a gracious and thoughtful hostess. We had a memorable four day break for our anniversary and look forward to returning again.

Muellers, Waterloo, ON

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flying Cloud is incredible!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage! Diane and Mark equip the cottage with everything you could possibly need. As soon as we stepped into the cottage we felt like we were at home. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. The living room was delightful with the fireplace. We enjoyed many meals on the front porch. Walk down to the lake which is just a minute away and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The neighbours are wonderful and we were very happy to meet a couple of the neighbourhood cats. We most certainly will be back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Buffalo/Niagara international Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Olde Angel Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
NOTL Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Queen Elizabeth Hwy ( QEW)
Nearest Restaurant
950 Metres
SandTrap Pub & Grill
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Ellicottville, New York
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mississauga Beach at Ryerson Park
Car: recommended

For sports enthusiasts, rent a bicycle from Zoom and ride the bike trails along the Niagara River. North America's oldest golf course is around the corner . It's a public course and the clubhouse patio has the best view in town. Play tennis at the local courts, rent a paddle board or kayak in Lake Ontario.

There are the annual church/farm festivals: Strawberry Festival at St. Andrews church on the third Saturday in June, the Cherry Festival at St. Mark’s church on the first Saturday in July and the Peach Festival on the second weekend in August. The locals gather at the extremely popular Wednesday night Supper Market. This community event of food trucks and local restaurants serving food, wine, and beer has quickly became a weekly social gathering place for locals and visitors. Pull up a colourful picnic table, bring your own chairs or blanket, listen to a band and watch the kids dance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $57.91
Refundable damage deposit $386.07

Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Extra persons add $50 per person per room night.
Holiday weekends year round require a 3 night minimum stay, and weekend rates also apply to all holidays.
A 10% administration fee will be charged for cancellations occurring 30 days or more prior to check in.
If cancellation occurs within 30 days of check-in, deposit non-refundable.
*PLEASE be sure to enter appropriate currency when viewing rates to avoid misunderstandings*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.