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Arbour House - historic home in down town, stroll to shops, theatre, parks, up to 10 people

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 10

Arbour House is an historic home ideally located in the old town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, just a 2 minute stroll from Queen Street where all the shops, theatre, waterfront parks and restaurants are!

Any questions please click the Contact Manager and Janet will be happy to respond! Janet and Eric will be your hosts during your stay and we are local! The town of Niagara on the Lake requires that all vacation rentals and home sharing be licensed and insured. All Niagara Holiday Rentals vacation homes comply. Please note: YOUR RESERVATION IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE SPOKEN DIRECTLY WITH A REPRESTATIVE AT NIAGARA HOLIDAY RENTALS! Please call Niagara Holiday Rentals to confirm your reservation and check in information.

We accept visa or master card and all payments to Niagara Holiday Rentals are in Canadian $. High season is between May and October, low season is Nov to April (except the holiday season). In Canadian our rates range from $399 to $595 Canadian, plus applicable taxes and fees.

Arbour House:

The minimum age of the primary guest who responsible for the house because they booked it is at least 25 years of age.

Five bedroom grand two story home features a total of 7 beds in 4 bedrooms (2 King, 1 Queen, 3 twins, 1 short twin.) (so it is great for a child or young adult); main floor bedroom is a Queen Bed - all with fine linens and comfortors

Updated bathrooms, fully equipped renovated kitchen with plenty of space to spread out! The upstairs bathroom has a claw foot tub is great for a relaxing soak, but we also have a shower attachment; main floor has a walk in shower, and in the summer months the garden cottage is available for day use and it has a bathroom with a shower.

Even more space outdoors in our alfreso living area with patio and bbq/grill - a perfect place to start your day with coffee or end your day with Niagara's Finest wines and enjoy the gardens.

We have wifi, laundry facilities and we provide the bed linens, towels, parking for 2 to 3 vehicles and so much more!

Formal living room is spacious and at front of the house; large wooden desk for those that have to bring work with them!

The dining area has open access to the kitchen as well as the TV room. The TV room has a wood burning fireplace.

Call Janet today!

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Property Manager
Janet Trogdon
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Janet Trogdon

Our family has a long history in Niagara-on-the-Lake and we are so happy to have finally purchased our own home. We are a young busy family with hockey games, soccer practice, dance class and working for ourselves. For now, we are really pleased to be sharing our vacation home with you and we hope you will love it as much as we do. We have hired local, professional vacation home managers, Niagara Holiday Rentals, to take care of you and our home!

Why Janet Trogdon chose Historic Old Town

From early childhood, our family has enjoyed coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake. When my parents moved here, we were delighted to have the opportunity to stay for weekends, holidays and have a great place for our children to visit for a week or two in the summers! We dreamed of one day having our own place here, thinking that it would be a long way off and part of our retirement plan. Then we saw Arbour House for sale, and well what can we say, we fell in love. Not only a great location in old town, its from an era steeped in history, traditional architectural style, and has the "bones" of being a truly show case home. The gardens needed some TLC, but that takes time and patience to bring them back to glory. We are so happy to have found something that reflection of our feelings towards Niagara-on-the-Lake, a home to preserve, cherish and love.

When we think of guests coming to our home and building memories, it only adds to the charm and ambiance of Arbour House. Once you cross the threshold you too may feel that you have stepped back a little in time and can experience what it was like back when our house was built in circa 1830.

While the historical charm is ever present in our house, the other big attraction for us was the modern kitchen and bath! While we love history, charm and ambiance. The convenience and comfort of newly renovated kitchen and baths was essential! Having the love to cook, the kitchen is thoughtfully planned and I really enjoy making families meals....especially a Saturday brunch! I just love waking up in the morning, walking to Queen street and getting some fresh, special treats! Also get my Starbucks fix too!

What makes this house unique

Located in historical old town, Arbour House offers the convenience to walk everywhere in town. Shopped to much? Just drop off your bags, and go out for more. The grocery store is just around the corner and all the food boutique shops along Queen St means you don't have to worry if you forgot anything to cook with, just pop out and get it.

All the Shaw Festival Theatres are within easy walking distance. If you have an event at the Prince of Wales, Queens Landing, or Pillar and Post, its just a stroll away!

Our home is one of the largest, offering 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people in beds! The spacious living room, TV room, garden patio and dining areas offers lots of places to congregate or find that quiet nook to rest and relax.

If you love to walk or bike, this central location is perfect for early morning strolls, casual afternoon jaunts or evening saunters! There are beautiful gardens to see, lovely parks to explore, and sunsets to enjoy!

One of the nice things about Arbour House is that is a great place for old friends to reunite or families to spend time together. We strive to provide those comforts of home that will make your stay memorable!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a lovely weekend in NOTL celebrating dad's 80th birthday. Lovely house... look forward to coming back!
Dec 2016
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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
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The 3rd bathroom is in the cozy garden cottage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • All bedrooms have high quality bed linens.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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!


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Arbour House - historic home in down town, stroll to shops, theatre, parks, up to 10 people
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Niagara-on-the-lake has always been a tradition for my family to stay during special occasions. We rented Arbour house for my mothers 60th birthday. We had all her children and grandchildren (total of 10 of us) with her to celebrate her birthday for the whole weekend and we couldn't of found a better place. My mum loved every minute of it, including the house. She loved the old creaky floors and the old style house, she even joked about retiring and buying this house haha. The process was very easy and the customer service was excellent with all my annoying questions I asked before arrival. We had reservation for us at the Harp Pub which is always one of our favourite places to eat when in Niagara-on-the-lake. It was fantastic. The whole weekend was just so perfect. I would highly recommend this house for any occasion. We, as a family, will defiantly be returning to Arbour house on our next occasion. Thank you Janet and Debbie for making this weekend such a pleasure.

  • Submitted: 2-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, ON, Canada

Mom's Birthday

  • 5 of 5

10 of us celebrated my Mom's 87th birthday for the weekend. House was great, (a few creeky floors added to its vintage flair). More room than we needed, and walking distance to shops and restaurants in Niagara on the Lake. We even took a great stroll to the lake/river. Did not need the car all weekend.

Thanks Niagara Rentals.

  • Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Arbour House this past weekend and had a lovely time. We were all in town from across the country (LA, Miami, Toronto & Montreal) for a close friends wedding and this was the perfect place for us to spend the weekend. There was so much room in the house to sit and relax and catchup, and we especially loved the outdoor sitting area where we held a lovely brunch on Sunday morning. The location could not have been more central and there was definitely enough room for all of us in the house. We even used one of the wine tasting vouchers when we were in town. We would definitely recommend this house to others :)

  • Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mom's getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Arbour House this past weekend and absolutely loved it. There were 9 women and the house is spacious and full of charm with a modern kitchen and bathroom. It is in a perfect location just steps from the quaint little shops and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again and will stay here again.

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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!


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