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Janet Trogdon

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english

Premier location, spacious, old world charm, recently renovated, stroll to shop

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of the Historic Old Town vacation house rental

5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 10

Welcome to Arbour House! Our vacation home may have originated around circa 1830, but it has been loving cared for and well maintained in the years since! Enjoy our historical home on one of the oldest streets in Niagara-on-the-Lake! A recent renovation of the kitchen and baths provides the character and charm of yester year balanced with the comforts of modern conveniences!

Arbour House is located in the neighbourhood called “Old Town” and is situated very close to the famous Queen Street where there are lots of shops, food stores, restaurants, live theatre, parks and ice cream shops! Need your morning coffee fix? You can walk to Starbucks faster than you can brew a pot of coffee! Even though you are where all the ‘action’ is, the evenings turn back to being a quiet residential neighbourhood, where you can enjoy quiet evening strolls or sit out in the garden and gaze at the stars!

When you arrive at Arbour House, the first thing you will notice is the Georgian style architecture surrounded by incredible gardens. Having once been a main attraction of local garden tours, you can explore the delight of seeing what this garden once was and vision we have of of bringing it back to its glory days! The driveway is a single lane and can accommodate two large vehicles or possibly 3 smaller ones.

To get into Arbour House it is an easy step up to the front door from the drive way. Enter into the front foyer to the central hallway that also has stairs leading up to 4 of bedrooms and one bath. The main floor has a central hallway, dividing the formal living room with the office work space from the rest of the house. The formal living room is at the front with lots of windows to observe the picturesque street views! There is lots of space to gather to rest, read or have a great conversation. For our hard at work guests, we offer a big desk that can be a quiet retreat from the rest of the house. Whether you are checking work emails or updating a blog or changing your Facebook status, this is an elegant room that is reminiscent of old fashioned parlors!

The main floor offers a bathroom with a walk in shower and a bedroom with a full sized bed. This is great for those of you who may have mobility issues or prefer to sleep on the main floor.

While the plank style pine floors are original to the house, the kitchen has recently been renovated with new stainless steel appliances and a much desired centre island with beautiful granite counter tops. This kitchen is spacious enough for two cooks! The gas cooker will inspire the home chef in you, or even better, in one of your traveling companions! In the summer months, the local road side stands offer an abundant selection of local grown fruits and vegetables. The refrigerator has a freezer component as well as an ice and filtered water dispenser. Are you the kind that likes bbq? The outside gas grill isn’t that far from the kitchen!

The section of the house with the kitchen, dining room, access to the outdoor patio area and the TV game rooms is very open. Full of natural light and a great place to hang out when you are all together! Use the dining room table for the convenience off the kitchen or when you want that feeling of elegant dining! The cooks and the clean-up crew can still interact because of the open concept feeling! Just watch for the one step down from the dining room into the kitchen. There is also another door leading to the outdoor space off of the dining room.

Are you here during the big game? Maybe it’s a nail bending end to your favourite TV show? Enjoy the big screen TV, and on those cool fall/winter evenings, cozy up next to the fireplace! The TV and Game room open to the dining room is a perfect gathering space with lots of seating and overlooks the private patio area.

When its time to tuck yourself in at night, who wouldn’t love a relaxing soak in a deep tub? The upstairs bath has an inviting claw foot tub that invites you to enjoy a luxurious bath but its B-Y-O cucumber slices and bubbles!

Arbour House is a spacious 5 bedroom home that sleeps up to 10 people in beds. Upstairs has 2 spacious bedrooms each with a King bed, dresser and closet space. The third bedroom has a set of twin beds, also with a dresser and shelves. The fourth bedroom is the smallest with 2 twin beds. The fifth bedroom is on the main floor and can be accessed without any stairs. It has a dresser and is located across from the main floor bathroom that has a walk in shower.

Arbour House also has a Secret Garden House that can be made available for those that want a separate space to enjoy privacy, however, due to local regulations, we cannot permit the use of the garden house as a sleeping area. There is a 3rd bathroom here that is convenient for when using the outdoor space!

We invite you to come and stay at Arbour House, we believe that our vacation home will be a great compliment to your stay in our town and provide you with a real Niagara-on-the-Lake experience!

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janet Trogdon (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Buffalo Airport
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Niagara on the Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
St Catharines (Go Train or Via Rail)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
QEW or 405
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Who doesn’t have Niagara Falls on their bucket list? It takes about ½ a day to see the Falls, and some of the attractions like Behind the Falls tour and maybe the Made of the Mist (Horn Blower). But if you really want to explore the Niagara Region, why not Take a couple of days or a week - you still won’t experience it all!! Your vacation home in Niagara-on-the-Lake is located in an area rich in culture, historic significance and even has lots to do for the adventurous outdoor enthusiasts!

Let’s get the international accolades out of the way first! Niagara-on-the-Lake has long enjoyed its reign as the Prettiest Little Town in Canada, but it is also the Culinary Capital of Canada too! Not bad for first location of Canada’s governing parliament. Our regions is one of the few areas in Canada that can grow soft fruits like peaches, plums and cherries. World renowned viniculture produces some of the finest wines you will ever have the chance to enjoy, let alone our unique climate produces the highly sought after Ice Wine!

Niagara-on-the-Lake is located just a 20 minute picturesque drive from Niagara Falls. Follow the Niagara Parkway west and enjoy the Niagara Parks system with its multitude of vista’s, historic sites, and in the summer, the bountiful road side stands with the locally grown fruits and vegetables, crafts and artisan culinary delights!

Foodies can enjoy some of the best ranked restaurants in Canada! Destination wineries offer spectacular wines, 5 star cuisine and entertainment!

Theatre buffs? - come see the largest repertoire theatre company in North America and enjoy the productions of the acclaimed Shaw Festival Theater.

Golf, Golf and more Golf!!!! Top ranked courses abound in and around our town. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course is the oldest short course in North America and ranked in the top 10!

Winter, spring, summer or fall, the outdoor enthusiast can try to do it all! Hiking, biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snow showing, horseback riding, bird watching, sailing, paddle boarding, are just to name a few!

For history buffs, you will already know the significance of our community. Starting with the First Nations and early explorers, to the formation of Canada, establishing the border between Canada and the USA, our relevance does not end there. Niagara-on-the-Lake’s legacy includes a significant role in the underground rail road and contribution to all the wars up to and including the Korean War. Fort George offers an interactive experience to get an appreciation of what it was like in the not so distant past!

There are lots of festivals (Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Wine and IceWine), farmer’s markets, theatres, art shows, antique shops, outlet malls (including the newly opened largest luxury goods out let centre), there something to appeal to any age and pocket book! Do you want to know my absolute favourite thing to do here? At any time of year, I just like to walk my dog in and around town. I enjoy meeting people and looking at our pretty town. The water front boasts beautiful vistas to be enjoyed from sunrise to sunset. In the spring and summer, the town literally blossoms with fruit trees, beautiful gardens and Queen St with an abundance of flowered baskets, garden islands and friendliness. The fall offers the harvest season and spectacular fall colours. January, February and March are truly a winter’s wonderland! Strolling around our town is a timeless journey where you can safely walk and enjoy the simple pleasure of fresh air, quaint surroundings and for the most part peace and quiet!

Come experience Niagara for the first time, you will want to come back again and again!


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$125 + Tax
Booking fee C$28 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

If you cancel 35 days before your arrival date you would receive all your money back minus 10% for administration fees and your booking fee of $28.25. If you cancel within 35 days of your arrival you lose all of your money unless we can rent it then you would receive what we can rent it for minus 10% for administration fees.

A week before you check in we require a $500 security deposit that is refund upon you checking out as long as there is no damage and the house is left neat and tidy.
If your booking is for 14 days or more and you have to cancel you lose all of your deposit unless we can rent it then you get what we could rent it for!

We require 50% at the time of your booking and the balance is due 35 days before your arrival. We accept visa and master cards.

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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:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor with easy walk in shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, claw foot tub with shower converter.
  • The 3rd bathroom is in the cozy garden cottage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have high quality bed linens.
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Arbour House provides spacious accommodation with lots of room to spread out. The dining area, formal living room and TV room are big enough for everyone to gather in. However, if you want some quiet time for yourself, you can find a quiet place to work, read or just sip a glass of wine or have your morning coffee! The garden area wraps around the house on 3 sides, so there is lots to explore. After years of neglect by previous owners, we are working on bringing it back to its once show case status, but its a labour of love, sweat and dirty knees! The location is so close for shopping, theatre, waterfront parks and dining that its faster to walk than drive. Never worry about finding a parking space because you don't need to move the car from the parking area provided!