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The Court House Cottage: Wonderful Cottage In The Heart Of Niagara On The Lake

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
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 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

The Court House cottage is located just steps away from Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is an easy stroll to all three of the Shaw Festival’s theaters, many diverse restaurants and some unique shops. Go out and explore the town or stay 'at home' and relax in front of the fire (with the TV on while you surf the net on your laptop). The Court House cottage is the perfect mix to get you into the historical mode of the town, while still enjoying modern conveniences.

This bungalow cottage features a large comfortable kitchenette with seating, as well as a large, unique living room with a gas fireplace and two sofas (one is a pull-out). Our cottage is well equipped with two full baths, one with a claw-foot tub. The two bedrooms have double beds and armoires. The guests to use the living room as a third bedroom, without limiting the other guests access to the bathrooms or kitchen.

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

John and Lorraine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 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 Court House cottage is named because of it's location beside the Court House Theatre. There is no place closer to this theatre and the cottage enjoys all the conveniences of being in historic old town, while maintaining isolation and serenity.


based on 20 traveler reviews

The Court House Cottage: Wonderful Cottage In The Heart Of Niagara On The Lake
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Convenient location, and nice facilities.

  • 4 of 5

Four of us stayed in this quaint cottage, and enjoyed our stay very much. We were pleased with how close we were to the center of town, and were delighted to be able to grab a late dinner on the evening of our arrival at the Olde Angel Inn right next door! Just the thing for tired and hungry travelers. We were able to walk to the Royal George Theatre easily, and we loved shopping at all the cute shops right around there as well. A big plus was the lovely bookstore right across the street from us. We could have walked to the Festival Theatre as well, but since my husband has a walker, we chose to drive there; very convenient and no trouble parking right there.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice write-up. The cottage location couldn't actually be any closer to downtown! We're glad you were able to appreciate the location and our town. Please let us know if there was anything we could have done to improve your stay. Cheers, John.
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Comfort, charm, convenience . . .

  • 5 of 5

If you are seeking a comfortable, charming, convenient cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake, book The Court House Cottage. This property has period charm that has been updated for comfort. It is in the heart of the village -- literally steps to one of the theaters, several eateries, the LCBO and any number of fun, stylish shops. Be sure to dine at The Olde Angel Inn, Corks, Epicurean and Shaw Wine Bar. A pleasant stroll to each one (actually Olde Angel is ten steps from the cottage). Wine country is only minutes away. Niagara attractions? You can do it all in one day. We stayed with our neighbors and friends and found plenty of room and privacy as well as the opportunity to closely share a common experience and make great memories. We will book again . . .

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. You are welcome back anytime!
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A pleasure to stay at the Court House Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and convenient, the Court House Cottage is located in the Heart of Niagara-on-the -Lake, walking distance to the theatres, restaurants and shops. We always enjoy our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and we are glad that you enjoy your time here in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very, very nice. We had everything we needed for a great week in NOTL. The cottage is in excellent condition with just enough rustic touches to make you feel at home, not in a museum. The owners came around to check on the place during the week and did a little bit of minor maintenance that could have easily waited but brought the home up to the standard I know they expect to present. We brought our two children ages 8 and 12 and we had enough space. Please note this home would be a tight fit for 4 adults for a week, but it is comfortably do-able. For a weekend 4 people would fit with no problem.

The item that really pushes this cottage to 5 stars is the location. It could not be better located for access to the theaters and restaurants. NOTL is not a late-night kind of place, but there are a couple pubs nearby if you want a nightcap. Thanks so much -- our family had an outstanding week on vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear you had a good time (and great weather during your stay). We would welcome you back gladly for another visit. Cheers, John.
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The courthouse cottage was a perfect retreat only steps from the heart of downtown.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young daughters and my sister and her husband just returned from two nights staying at the Courthouse Cottage. We booked the cottage as our accommodations for a family wedding where the majority of the wedding party was staying in a boutique hotel one block away. In an effort to find something with a little more room and at a more affordable rate we rented the cottage. From the very first inquiry to the day we arrived John and Lorraine were amazing to communicate with, and they were always incredibly prompt with their replies. The cottage is a really nice mix of historic Niagara on the lake with some modern and very comfortable upgrades such as the main bathroom. The cottage was really clean, the beds were incredibly comfortable, the rooms spacious, and the pull out perfect for two children or one adult. The kitchen had everything you would need for your stay, and the living room was really cozy and comfortable. The cottage is literally steps from all the action on the main street and minutes from so many incredible wineries, Kurtz Orchards ( our outstanding wedding location) and much more. There is a nice little garden area outside and easy parking for two vehicles. I truly feel that this cottage would be perfect for anyone looking for a really convenient and nice option in the heart of town. My only suggestion would be some form of an automatic or sensor light at the entrance to the driveway to light up the path through the garden to the cottage better at night. As a side note, there are so many beautiful and fun portraits throughout the cottage that I can only assume are reflective of the Shaw festival and the well known arts and theatre world of Niagara on the lake. We would stay here again without a doubt!

Michelle and Jim

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage in NOTL

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding at Kurtz Orchards, just 5 minutes from the cottage. We found the location to be great for both the wedding and for walking downtown in the morning, as the Main Street was just around the corner! The cottage was cozy and comfortable and we enjoyed the common space it provided in comparison to a hotel room. The place was clean and the bathrooms were in good shape. Definitely would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and glad we could provide you with the ideal space to stay for a NOTL wedding!
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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. Lasting 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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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

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
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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