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Premium Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom, Two And 1/2 Bath, Exquisite Property.

Secord House offers a unique accommodation experience that honours the historic alliance between Britain and Six Nations prior to and throughout the War of 1812.

Nestled in the village of Ohsweken in the heart of historic Six Nations of the Grand River within easy walking distance to the town centre featuring banks, restaurants, post office, Veterans Park, health clinic, pharmacy, and government facilities. Thirty minutes from Hamilton to the north and Port Dover to the south.

Enjoy the refined comfort of a premium, custom-designed vacation home, hand crafted by skilled tradesmen. Relax in the solitude, charm, and character of yesteryear. Ideal for gatherings of family and friends that seek the quality and warmth of an inviting home featuring elegant décor and the finest amenities.

Secord House Premium Amenities include:

• Three spacious bedrooms

• Accommodates six guests

• Exquisite bed linens and towels

• Fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, 9’ ceilings

• Stereo sound system with speakers in all rooms

• High definition satellite televisions

• Free wireless Internet

More Details

Robert "Tim" Johnson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Robert "Tim" Johnson

Your proprietors are Tim and Lisa Johnson from Six Nations of the Grand River.

For more than twenty years Lisa (Oneida) has managed The Bear’s Inn at Six Nations of the Grand River. Designed to accurately reflect the community’s storied history and culture, The Bear’s Inn has welcomed and facilitated thousands of guests and dozens of organizations that have done good works benefiting the community — ranging from health and education advancement to language preservation, support of the arts, and economic development. Because Haudenosaunee (Six Nations or Iroquois) society is matrilineal — meaning families follow the mother’s heritage — Secord House is an Oneida Nation Bear Clan household.

Tim (Mohawk) is a direct descendant of the historic Mohawk leader Joseph Brant. In addition, his great uncle Emerson Hill was among the first Haudenosaunee Chiefs to travel internationally on an Iroquois Passport. During his time spent as associate director for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Tim has managed the production of world-class and critically acclaimed exhibitions, award-winning publications and media, exceptional educational products designed for homes and classrooms across North America, and exhilarating cultural programs.

Robert "Tim" Johnson purchased this house in 2015

Why Robert "Tim" Johnson chose Brant

Secord House is a premium vacation rental that commemorates and honors the alliance between Six Nations and Britain as personified by historic figures Laura Secord and Native War Captain John Norton. The house is a compliment to Six Nations House, our other premium vacation property in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. When Laura Secord took her heroic walk to warn British Lieutenant James FitzGibbon of an impending American invasion, she first came across a contingent of Mohawk allies led by John Norton. The subsequent battle, the Battle of Beaver Dams, was fought primarily by Mohawk and Odawa ally warriors, who routed the American force of nearly 500. This and other amazing stories are represented in Secord House.

In Secord House you will find a curated selection of books that will increase your knowledge and appreciation of Six Nations and Native ally contributions in the War of 1812 and their impact in shaping Canada’s borders and national character. Also included is a selection of Smithsonian books showcasing Native arts and history that Tim has either edited, conceptualized, or strategically initiated. These include Spirit Capture: Photographs From The National Museum of the American Indian, American Indians / American Presidents, Native Universe: Voices of Indian America, and Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, to name a few. Additionally, he co-created the museum’s membership magazine, American Indian, copies of which are also included in Secord House.

Please also acknowledge and respect the purple and white flag you see flying next to the British Union Jack on the front of Secord House. It is the national flag of the Haudenosaunee. Together, these two flags represent the strategic alliance that once held strong between Six Nations and England, without which Canada would have looked very different today.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Brant

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two and 1/2 bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Brant's Room - 1 queen , Queen sized bed, shares 1.5 bath with other queen bedroom.
    Norton's Room - 1 king , Master bedroom featuring kingsized bed and ensuite bath.
    FitzGibbon's Room - 1 queen , Queen bedroom, shared 1.5 bath with other queen bedroom.
  • One master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite. Two queen bedrooms with shared 1 and 1/2 bathrooms. The rooms are themed to reflect historic figures of Indian War Captains John Norton and John Brant, and British Lieutenant James FitzGibbon at the time of the Battle of Beaver Dams on June 24, 1813.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Wedding parties are not permitted.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

Tim was attentive to our arrival and all aspects of our stay at Secord House. This beautiful home has many fine furniture and art pieces which make it a joy to stay in. The kitchen is functional, bright and spacious. Living room area is cozy and inviting. We had everything we needed and the site was spotless! Thanks for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests who appreciate both restful comfort and history are our favorites! Thanks for taking such good care of Secord House during your stay!
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Beautiful rental home on Six Nations

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and truly luxurious. We've rented this location before and are always impressed by the immediate response to inquiries and how Tim and Lisa go above and beyond to ensure your stay is pleasant. The location is central and easily walkable to restaurants and Tim Hortons. I would highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful house! The finishes are high end, the kitchen and living room are very spacious. The historical touches, paintings, furniture and books, are a great feature. We had four adults staying in the house and were quite comfortable. Easily accessible to major centres. And there's a Tim's right down the street!

We will definitely be back. Thanks Tim.

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate clients who treat Secord House with care and respect! For us, combining fine architecture and interior design with a purposeful heritage theme (the historic alliance between Six Nations and Britain) was intended to not only provide comfort, but also meaning to the accommodation experience. We're delighted you enjoyed the house during your special occasion visit to the region. And we hope to see you again real soon!
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Lovely place, great host.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is beautiful and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent and the owner is very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here recently! It was an amazing experience in this stunningly gorgeous house!

Can't even tell you how inviting, comfortable, serene this place is. It has all the charm of the old world, with beautiful new, upscale amenities! the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in too!

We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so very pleased you had a wonderful time at Secord House! We love it when our guests appreciate the historic theme and character of the home while also enjoying the amenities of modern living. Six Nations of the Grand River has a fascinating history that speaks directly to our alliance with England prior to and during the War of 1812. Nia:wen kówa! (Thank you very much!)
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Hamilton Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
VIA Rail in Brantford
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ohsweken Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Village Cafe
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Port Dover
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Brant

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$100

Rates: $250.00 per night, two night minimum, $1,200.00 per week, or $2,500.00 per month. Book your stay through VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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