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Niagara Wine Region - Basement Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fully furnished 600 sf one (or 2) bedroom apartment with separate entrance

The home is located in North St. Catharines right in the heart of the Niagara wine region. The home is built in a new in-fill subdivision (new homes amongst older established homes) within walking distance of Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal. The area is rich with walking and riding trails. So bring your bikes and take a day trip thru the wineries and vineyards of Niagara -On-The-Lake or travel along the canal and watch the lakers as they go thru the locks as they make their way from lake to lake. At night take a short 4 block walk to Lake Ontario and watch the sunset over the lake.

Fully furnished 600 sq. ft. apartment with separate access. Located in newly constructed home the basement reference is only a term to define the area of the home -- the space is bright and spacious and is completely finished with all the amenities:

- 1 bedroom (1 queen bed)

- 2nd bedroom (1 double)

- fold up cot for 2nd bedroom

- living room

- kitchen & dinette (fully equipped)

- laundry area

- 3 piece bath

- large screen TV (cable & Netflix)

- Wi-Fi internet access

Guests will also have access to the backyard, deck, BBQ as well as the spacious front veranda.

Apartment is fully accessible by a separate entrance. Guests will have their own key for complete freedom of use. Parking is available on the street.

We hope to share time with our guests during the evenings to relax on the veranda to hear about their day and enjoy each others company.

We will of be be available at any time for any necessary help or information on the area.

More Details

Brian Springle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Brian Springle

Retired couple who are looking to meet new people and share the beauty of the Niagara region and our home with you.

Brian Springle purchased this apartment in 2014

What makes this apartment unique

All of our guests have totally enjoyed the opportunity to use our front veranda. It is very large and provides an excellent outdoor, protected environment to sit and relax after a long touring day and sip on some of the wonderful wines that they have discovered.


Port Weller West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • also attached to the bathroom is laundry with washer and dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , can also accommodate fold up cot
    Fold Up Cot - 1 sleep sofa /futon , fold up cot available for bedroom 2
  • Bedroom #1 with queen bed with large closet & dresser Bedroom # 2 with double fold up cot available for use in bedroom 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Niagara Wine Region - Basement Apartment
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Don't miss out of this gem!

  • 5 of 5

I have already forwarded a review to Homeaway/VRBO did not get posted.

This apartment was fantastic, the owners are great people ready to meet your every need. We stayed from July 14th to the 21st, 2017 and were treated to a pound of coffee and a fridge full of condiments. This rental is stacked with all your needs, i.e. spices, soap for washing clothes and dishes. Pots, pans, slow cooker, blender are just some of the items supplied. The beds are comfortable, Wi Fi works extremely well and we very much enjoyed having Netflix. We lingered many evenings on their beautiful front patio and thoroughly enjoyed being out there. We cannot say enough about the wonderful owners! Many thanks to Karen and Brian. Sincerely, Kim and Henriette

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Henriette and her daughter Kim were wonderful guests. Right from the fist pump Kim gave as she walked in to the spotless condition they left the apartment in we couldn't have asked for better guests. We are always happy when our guests enjoy all the amenities we provide especially when they enjoy and relax on the veranda. Brian and Karen
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Wixom, MI

We enjoyed our stay in Saint Catherines.

  • 4 of 5

This is a downstairs room with 2 bedrooms. It is very comfortable and works well if you and the other guests are family. The one bathroom is situated between the second bedroom and the kitchem, so it is sometimes awkard. The owners were very helpful and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to host Richard and his family. Hope they book again next year for the School Boy Reggatta. Brian
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Well appointed, maintained and recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Our group thoroughly enjoyed this property. Our hosts were gracious and accommodating. This property has everything to allow you to feel welcome and is centrally located when visiting Niagara region. We would certainly return to this property. Thank you Springles for your hospitality.

Lesley and Wayne

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Especially since it was your first experience using HomeAway. Hope that you return and enjoy yourselves again. Brian
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A bright, spacious exceptionally furnished welcoming home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Brian and Karen kept in touch with us from the day we decided to stay with them for five days in August, and ensured we had straight-forward directions to their home, where they met us with a welcoming smile, as if we were honoured personal friends. The suite was immaculate, very comfortably furnished, naturally light, cool (so welcome that hot, humid week), and imaginatively designed to capitalize on space used. We especially appreciated the two bedrooms being at virtually opposite ends of the suite; it meant we were able to develop our own schedules without disturbing the other person. We were blown away by how comprehensive the Springle's interpretation of "furnished" is: right down to a filled spice/herb rack, Pam, whisks, and laundry soap; netflix and the guest password for WiFi were presented in an organized, easy to locate manner. The number of virtually new kitchen gadgets and appliances were well beyond what I would consider owning, and I enjoy cooking! They had plenty of extra bedding stored in the numerous closets.

Brian and Karen permitted my son to smoke on their porch, and he had the pleasure of visiting with them occasionally, and picked up some good suggestions on how to get around, and what to see; this was in addition to the organized "mural" of pamplets highlighting the attractions of the Niagara region. This part of St Catharines is such an interesting area, with a wonderful variety of houses reflecting the decades and so well maintained; a quiet residential neighborhood with a spacious, treed park a few houses away complete with play equipment, yet a few blocks from main routes to the rest of the region. This was our first visit to this part of Ontario (there for a family wedding/reunion); staying with Brian and Karen in their contemporary home as their tenants made this experience even more memorable. Thanks so much for letting us stay in part of your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great to meet and host Anne and her son Ryan. They were tremendous guests and we were very happy that our home allowed them the opportunity to spend time with their family for the wedding. Glad that they enjoyed the experience. Brian
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Great spot !

  • 5 of 5

Great owners who make you feel like you are family . Great location close to downtown and other great spots to drive to like niagara on the lake which is a must see ! Everything was modern and very clean. Great neighborhood and people nearby. Will go back next year to same hockey camp at Ridley college and stay at this house . Great for small family or two couples ! You will enjoy the experience !

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So enjoyed meeting you and your family. You were tremendous guests. Looking forward to your return next year. Don't forget I am offering a BIG BBQ night with lots of food, drinks and fun. Brian
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Cozy, comfortable and accomodating

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for your hospitality! We were greeted warmly by Karen and we're given a tour of the basement suite. There was an array of information about activities in the surrounding area which was helpful. It was a very nice touch to have a few kitchen staples available for us!

My husband and two children (3 years, 8 months) stayed in the room with the queen bed. My friend and her 3 year old stayed in the room with the double bed. All of us fit in the space nicely and found the beds comfortable, with lots of extra blankets and pillows.

My only suggestion is to incorporate a few reusable plastic plates, bowls and glasses for young children to use. I also want to note that access to one of the bedrooms is thru the washroom. This was a little awkward when the person staying in that room wanted access into their room or out of their room when the bathroom was occupied.

Otherwise a great stay! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were extremely pleased to have the families stay at our home. They were extremely pleasant and communicative and left the place extraordinarily clean after entertaining their young children during their 4 day stay. We have not had many families with very young children and this was a fine test and testament to the suitability of our suite. We thank them for the suggestion for the kid proof dishware and we will be adding them to our cupboards. We were very happy to have had them stay with us and hope that they will return again. Brian
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Niagara Falls
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
St. Catharines
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Valley (Italian)
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Ellicot NY
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sunset Beach Lake Ontario
Car: necessary

The home is built in a new in-fill subdivision (new homes amongst older established homes) within walking distance of Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal. The area is rich with walking and riding trails. So bring your bikes and take a day trip thru the wineries and vineyards of Niagara -On-The-Lake or travel along the canal and watch the lakers as they go thru the locks as they make their way from lake to lake. At night take a short 4 block walk to Lake Ontario and watch the sunset over the lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $9.54 per person per night

We wish our guests to enjoy their stay but we do request that noise be kept to a minimum after 10 pm and that they respect our home and our neighbours.

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.

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