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In the heart of Niagara on the Lake: history, elegance, comfort and charm

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom private residence in Old Town

Built in 1816, Vanderlip Hutchings House is centrally located in the heart of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, one block from Queen Street and steps to pubs, shops, restaurants, art galleries and the Shaw Theatre. North America’s oldest golf course is just five minutes away.

The house, built immediately after the War of 1812, underwent renovations that added two extensions to the original structure. It is presently 3000 square feet of modern luxurious living space, yet keeps many of the original features and all of its charm.

The main floor’s four original rooms retain the original working fireplaces.

On this level you have the spacious, well-furnished master bedroom, which has a king-size bed and modern en-suite bathroom.

The main floor gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for discerning chefs. It also has a large gathering/sitting area for your family or guests.

Immediately adjoining, but separate from the kitchen, is an elegant dining room (formerly the original “parlour”) with seating for eight. It has a gas fireplace.

The “Morning Room” next to the kitchen, is an inviting, light-filled space dominated by south-facing windows and is perfect for reading, relaxing or games. Outside the kitchen is a private outdoor bistro seating area, ideal for enjoying morning coffee and the local paper.

The second floor has two tastefully furnished bedrooms with period antiques and an ultra modern bathroom.

At the far end of the house is the Great Room, a large main-floor open area, with an imposing fireplace, generously furnished for entertaining, socializing, or relaxing. The Great Room has a queen sized pull out couch to accommodate two additional guests. Adjacent to the Great Room is a brand new 4 piece bathroom.

The house is surrounded by private lush gardens for your own enjoyment.

We know you will enjoy your stay at our home. Welcome!

Some of the amenities:

• 3 bedrooms (one King, one Queen, two Twins)

• Queen-size pull out couch in Great Room

• Soft, luxurious linens and towels, Neob lavender and lemongrass soaps

• Two 3-piece bathrooms with glass shower enclosures

• One 4-piece master bathroom

• Fully equipped 6-piece kitchen

• Coffee maker, toaster, kettle, microwave

• Complimentary coffee/tea supplies

• Laundry – washer, dryer, iron, ironing board

• iPod docking station with AM/FM radio

• Two flat screen TVs, DVD player

• Free WiFi

• Assorted board games, books, magazines, DVDs

• Air Conditioning

• Napoleon Gas BBQ; Outdoor dining for 8

• Bistro seating area for morning coffee

• English style, beautifully landscaped, private garden with ivy and Victorian water feature

• Private parking (3 spaces)

Property Details:

• Rental Type House

• Minimum Stay 3 nights

• Living Space 3,000 square feet

• Bedrooms 3

• Bathrooms 3

• Sleeps 8

• No Pets allowed

• No Smoking allowed

• Suitable for children

• Suitable for elderly

• Wheelchair accessible

More Details

Jane and Chris Hutchings
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the pleasure of staying at Vanderlip Hutchings house on three different occasions over the last five years. Each time it has been an exceedingly pleasant experience. In fact it has begun to feel a bit like a home away from home for us. Chris and Jane are excellent hosts. Attentive and responsive without being intrusive. The house itself is a lovely blend of the historic and the updated. We had all the amenities we could ever hope for and beautiful gardens to enjoy. The last time we stayed we were with our three kids, all under 5, and they took to the place immensely. Highly recommended. 6 STARS!
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Historic Old Town, Ontario

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • We kindly advise all visitors to respect the neighbours and keep noise levels to a minimum.
  • Minimum stay in May, June, September and October is 3 days and in July and August 4 days.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , brand new glass shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , main floor bathroom adjacent to Great Room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite off Master Bedroom. Built in bench in glass shower.
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite 3 piece bath (glass shower with bench seat, sink and toilet) 3 piece bathroom on the second level (glass shower, sink and toilet) 4 piece bathroom on main floor adjacent to the Great Room (bath, glass shower, sink and toilet)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom on main floor with 4 windows, king-size bed, seating/dressing area, fitted closets, fireplace. On the second floor there is a guest bedroom with 3 windows, queen-size bed, built in closet and fireplace. A second guest bedroom comprises 4 windows, 2 twin-size beds, built in bookshelves, a seating area and a large closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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In the heart of Niagara on the Lake: history, elegance, comfort and charm
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 20 reviews

A special stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely appointed heritage home in the heart of Niagara on the Lake. Easy walking distance to downtown restaurants and shops. Very nice bedrooms and living areas. I can see why this home has won the accolades and awards that it has.

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

it was a beautiful well kept home, very rustic and we loved that we could walk almost anywhere . we were so nice and close to downtown and all the theatres were within walking distance

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property, wonderful family time

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here over the Labor Day weekend, and had the most wonderful time. The house is beautiful, and much bigger than it looked in the pictures. Everything was very clean, and the home had lots of historic character. It's also centrally located in very short walking distance to the NOTL shops and restaurants. This was the perfect place to stay for a group of adults who want to vacation together. Not a single complaint!

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton, NY


  • 5 of 5

We searched on for the perfect home for my sisters and spouses to have an entire house for our restful retreat. We enjoyed playing cards, enjoyed Sonny's piano recitals and leading our exercise classes, and snacking. We felt right at home, so relaxed. Everything in Jane and Chris' home was immaculate, elaborate as well as comfy all at the same time. For our shopping and eating adventures one block to Queen Street was so convenient. Definitely highly recommend to all. We had a wonderful time. Thank you Jane and Chris for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Ellie, Ann, Dick, Carole and Sonny

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful meeting house for friends and family

  • 5 of 5

Property is somewhat historic, but very modern and comfortable.

We met 2 friends from different locations and we all had a bedroom and bathroom. There are eating areas in the house and outside (where we had our breakfasts).

Parking was easy as the driveway was roomy enough for three cars (one car behind the other two).

There were numerous sitting areas inside and out. A charming home.

Willow Cakes a nice bakery is a walk away as are the numerous shops on Queen Street, a block south. We walked to the theaters.

A very convenient location.

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly, Mi

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters along with our husbands enjoyed this beautiful historial home in Niagara on the Lake.

Thank you Chris and Jane for everything and we hope to be back!

Laura B

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Angel
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Niagara on the Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
St. Catherines
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
all Queen St. restaurants
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Crystal beach
Car: recommended

Vanderlip Hutchings house is situated in the heart of the Old Town, steps to historic Queen Street where you will find theatres, pubs, restaurants, shops and spas. Also nearby are wineries, antique shops, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts and the golf club.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Historic Old Town, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$150
Damage Deposit C$600

Check in time 4pm, check out time 10.30am
No weddings/bachelorettes/stag parties
Person making reservation must be over the age of 25
Cancellation policy:
For stays less than 2 weeks:
Prior to 35 days before commencement of stay - 10% of the total cost of the booking
Within 35 days of commencement of stay - non cancellable (no refund)

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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