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10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Fantastic location across from the Aquarium and the Niagara Gorge. A quick walk, half a mile, to the Falls themselves. FREE Wi-FI. Conveniently located near a supermarket and public transportation.

Great Gorge Guesthouse is located in the Park Place Historic District, across the street from the Niagara Falls Aquarium. The house is a 2-family duplex and you will be staying in one side. We are in a urban area that is being revitalized and is a half mile from Niagara Falls. The house is almost 100 years old - it is not new and shiny - it has old house quirks.

At Great Gorge Guesthouse, you can:

* Relax in the large common area.

* Prepare your own meals in the fully stocked kitchen.

* Access free WI-FI anywhere in the house.

The house has three bedrooms and one bathroom on the second floor. The large living and dining area and kitchen are on the first floor. It is fully furnished for you to make yourselves at home. The kitchen is stocked with all the items you need to make your own meals if you wish. If you are not into cooking, there are restaurants 1 block away on Third Street and more nearer the Falls.

There is free parking available in the driveway next to the house.

For more information about what to do and see in the area, visit our other property, Wanderfalls Hostel's website.

You will have the whole house.

Since this is a whole house rental, we usually do not see the guests very much if at all though we are only 5 minutes away if they need anything.

The house is situated in the Park Place Historic District within a typical rust belt city. It is a national historic district located at Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York. It encompasses 89 contributing buildings. It is principally a residential district built up between 1885 and 1928. The dominant architectural styles are Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts.

This an urban environment with a diverse racial and socioeconomic population. While many of the big old houses in the area are lovely and well maintained, there are others that are neglected or empty. It is an area that is slowly being brought back to life with new people and energy.

The bus stop is 2 blocks from the house. The Niagara Falls State Park Trolley stop is a 5 min. walk from the house at the Discovery Center.

More Details

Owner
Carroll Reetz
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Carroll Reetz

We are avid travelers and running this guesthouse allows us some freedom in the off season to do just that. Carroll spent most of her career in Human Resources but gave it all up (darn) several years ago to open a hostel in Niagara Falls- leaving the wonderful California weather behind but gaining a wonderful husband. Andre is from Germany and we found each other here! We have since expanded from the hostel and added a couple vacation rentals to our endeavors. We think they are a great alternative to a sterile hostel - more like home away from home.

Carroll Reetz purchased this house in 2013

Why Carroll Reetz chose Niagara Falls

The Great Gorge Guesthouse is perfectly situated across from the Aquarium and a 10 minute walk to the tip of the Falls. We are located in the historic downtown area where most of the homes are over 100 years old. There's lots of history here as well as the incredible Niagara Falls.

We are fully permitted and certified by the City of Niagara Falls that we meet all building and fire codes required to operate a vacation rental. Many listings in Niagara Falls are not legal, so be careful. Keep your family safe and be sure to book with those operators that can show you their permit and certificate of occupancy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location for the Discovery tour of the falls! Carol met us upon arrival and gave us some really valuable tips for our visit to Niagara. The Guesthouse was clean and provided everything we needed. There were some very nice touches like books and games available for us to use during our stay. I recommend staying here.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Niagara Falls, New York

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , This room has a closet, and window A/C unit in the summer.
    Cosy Double - 1 double , There is no closet. It has a window A/C unit in the summer.
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room has a closet and a window A/C unit in the summer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 29 reviews
Brunswick, Maine USA
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Niagara from Maine this past weekend.

3 couples over the age of 50.

The house was perfect. Although, it is in the revitalizing section of Niagara and some reviews of the house were negative because of that reason, we didn't let it discourage us. We found the area/location extremely convenient to everything ie. the fireworks, the falls, the rainbow bridge to Canada, the trolley, the Discovery Center, the Aquarium and two restaurants we thoroughly enjoyed, The Why Diner and The Rock Burger. The Diner is a great place to have breakfast and enjoy the locals. We enjoyed meeting some of the people in the neighborhood and found them to be very friendly and helpful.

The Brickyard Brewery in Lewiston (one of the trolley stops) was a great place as well, good prices, beer and barbecue.

Make sure you visit the Canadian side while you are there!

Carol, the owner was also extremely easy to work with and prompt on any emails I sent. I would highly recommend this rental.

Thank you, Carol for allowing us to stay in your home and enjoy the beauty of the falls!

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holts Summit, MO
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

After riding in a car for 14 hours, it was nice for this family of four to spread out and relax in this charming house. We all had our only bedrooms, a full kitchen and a refrigerator to keep the drinks cold, a dining room table for our daughter to do her homework and comfortable couches for my husband and son to watch movies. We didn't do any cooking because you can get some of the best pizza and hot wings delivered right to the house.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Lovely living area in an old house. Great owners. Beds might have been a bit more comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

My only issue with my experience is that I had no idea how run down the area was and that the crime rate was so high. If this house was in a different location it would have been perfect.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you found the house "perfect". The City of Niagara Falls itself is not perfect. We try to be clear in our description that we are in a rust belt city with rust belt city issues. It can be a bit of a shock for people coming from the country, like yourselves. However, in the years we have been renting this house, none of our thousands of guests have ever had a problem with crime. The neighborhood which is a 10 minute walk to the Falls is slowly being revitalized and tourists are part of that revitalization. Thank you for staying with us.
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4

Great location. Wonderful to have lots of room when you have 5 people.

  • 4 of 5

Old house and that will or won't appeal to taste of the individual. Fine by us and good for our millenial children to be in an old house. Super close to the Niagara Park and Rainbow bridge. Loved our stay.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
4

Great place close to the Falls!!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place. It's an older home and very cozy. The owners keep the place very clean. It's a short distance to the Falls and all the attractions. We would love to come stay again.

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burleson
5

Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The twin is an older home and very clean and comfortable. The location is so nice. We had a wonderful time. The falls are so beautiful and were so easy to get to! We watched the fireworks from the landing window. We ate at two terrific restaurants that were really easy to get to. (The Bakery and The Third Street Retreat) We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Niagara Falls Amtrak
Car: not necessary

The house is situated in the Park Place Historic District within a typical rust belt city. It is a national historic district located at Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York. It encompasses 89 contributing buildings. It is principally a residential district built up between 1885 and 1928. The dominant architectural styles are Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts.

This an urban environment with a diverse racial and socioeconomic population. While many of the big old houses in the area are lovely and well maintained, there are others that are neglected or empty. It is an area that is slowly being brought back to life with new people and energy.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Niagara Falls, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2018
May 29 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$218
From
C$231
Fri,Sat
C$1,318
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$257
From
C$277
Fri,Sat
C$1,450
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$218
From
C$231
Fri,Sat
C$1,318
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 15 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$231
C$1,318
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$237
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$263.68

We do not charge a cleaning fee but we do expect our guests to leave the place neat and take out their trash. The cost of cleaning required above and beyond the normal will be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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