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12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Historic Old Town Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6

Historical Cottage available for rent. Located just steps away from the picturesque main street of Niagara on the Lake. Walk to all three theatres and the many diverse restaurants, not to mention the unique shops.

Swayze's Cottage is a historical cottage that features beam ceilings and a see through fireplace which showcases the functional kitchenette. The comfortable living room leads out to a beautiful wrap-around porch and looks upon a gorgeous perennial garden. The treasure ridden dining room still holds the Captain's uniform and seats six. A 2-piece bathroom finishes the main floor. Upstairs, this cottage has 2 bedrooms, both with armoires and one full bathroom with separate shower and claw foot tub. We are able to park one car for on site parking.

Suitability: pets not allowed, children welcome, wheelchair inaccessible, non smoking only, Long-term Renters Welcome


- Iron & Board

- Wireless Internet

- Alarm Clock

- Hair Dryer

- Paper Towels

- Shampoo

- Basic Soaps

- Toilet Paper

- Parking

- Fireplace

- Sofa Bed

- Internet

- Towels Provided

- Air Conditioning

- Heating

- Linens Provided


- Microwave

- Kitchenette

- Cooking Utensils

- Mini Refrigerator

- Stove

- Coffee Maker

- Toaster

- Dishwasher

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John and Lorraine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About John and Lorraine

1812 Cottages are historic cottages in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake with all the conveniences of home, thus our motto ... Historic Vacation Cottages (with Newfangled Conveniences).

Why John and Lorraine chose Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Swayze cottage is named because of it's location beside the Angel Inn. There a historic ghost story of Captain Swayze who died in the Inn in during the War of 1812 and the cottage is on the grounds of his fiance. Enjoy all the conveniences of being in historic old town, while maintaining isolation and serenity.


based on 12 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean cottage, left nothing to be desired!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect cottage in NOTL

  • 4 of 5

Swayze Cottage is a perfect cottage in the perfect location to see all that Niagara on the Lake has to offer. A short walk to the old downtown with all the wonderful restaurants, superb ice cream stores and unique shops. Yet a block off the main street so it was a quiet and peaceful retreat after the heat and crowds of our busy days. The cottage has a colourful past, is tastefully decorated, clean and well cared for. There are lush gardens and ample outdoor seating areas too. It is part of the beautiful historical architecture that makes Niagara on the Lake such a great place to walk the neighbourhoods and admire the cottages and mansions. It is a good central location for driving to wineries, botanical gardens, walking trails, fruit stalls the falls and many historical sites in the Niagara area.

We would recommend the following activities: do a week long compare and contract of the many kinds of ice cream and gelato up and down Queen Street, have an authentic Italian pizza at Piete Pizza, go for a walk exploring the NPS botantical garden in the evening, take a guided and very informative tour of the McKenzie Printery museum and enjoy a different kind of wine every night with dinner. NOTLand Swayze cottage is a perfect place for a week of exploring near and far.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time in Swayze Cottage and we'll return again next year. We stay for a week which lets us feel we have a home in Niagara On The Lake. It has wood floors and various British-like touches just as the village has. The furniture is comfortable livable and the kitchen is easy to maneuver in. This year we were surprised and happy to find an ice maker and new doors to the side porch and dive way. There is WIFI available is you need to do some work, but why would you? It's an ideal place for escape.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing in Niagara

  • 5 of 5

The Swayze cottage had all the convinces of home. It was very clean and comfortable. The owners are very accommodating and easy to deal with. Thank yo John and Loraine for providing a 5 star resort. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure!
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Excellent Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has a lot of character and feels very historical! The property is really nice and has a great outdoor space. The location is super convenient. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Adorable, quaint cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here two nights, for a weekend wedding celebration. The cottage is super cute with lots of historical touches throughout. Bedrooms and bathrooms are a bit small ( 4 stars not 5) but adequate for a couple nights stay.

Location is amazing if you want to be close to the hustle and bustle of beautiful Main Street. Niagara on the lake is so endearing, can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Angel Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Niagara On The Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Niagara Falls train station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Robert Moses Parkway (New York State)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bistro Six-One, Escabeche, The Epicurean, etc.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is the original Capital of Upper Canada from 1792 to 1797. Nestled along the shores of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, we hold the distinction of being the only municipality in Canada whose elected head holds the title of Lord Mayor.

Each year millions of people from around the world travel here to experience our Town’s unique charm and historic sites, including Fort George and Brock’s Monument; period-restored heritage homes, top-flight golf courses, breath-taking parks and gardens, as well as over 30 wineries and countless vineyards, many of which produce our world-class ice wine.

In 2012 we launched the 200th commemoration of the War of 1812. Last from 1812 to 1814, and was the only time any country invaded Canada. in 1814, the Town’s Bicentennial Committee will continue to host a range of historical re-enactments and special events dedicated to our role as a major battle site leading to the creation of modern-day Canada.

We hope you will enjoy our Old Town shopping district, which boasts of a number of quaint shops, boutiques and restaurants, fine hotels, spas and bed & breakfast establishments, as well as public and private art galleries, the centuries-old Court House, museums, and of course, the renowned Shaw Festival Theatre.


Rates & Availability

Historic Old Town Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
50% Deposit on booking + 50% 30 days in advance of the booking.
Cancellations: 30 days prior to arrival is required as notice of cancellation to return your deposit.
If cancelled after the 30 day notice period, deposit will be refunded if the nights are re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic Old Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One full bathroom on the second floor beside the bedroom (shower, tub, toilet and sink) and one half bathroom on the main floor (toilet and sink).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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