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The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 55 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, sleeps 4 (2 adults,2 kids)

Just a 14 minute drive from the brink of Niagara Falls! Our 'hoblet' has the look of a woodsy cabin, but is spacious and modern. 600 sq. feet in total with a large studio living room, separate bedroom and a bathroom with a built in 2 seater far infrared sauna. Outside is viewed through 5 sets of double glass patio doors & 3 skylights.The "hoblet" is self catering with dishes, linens, towels and basic kitchen staples, e.g. tea, coffee, spices etc.. The green living roof is very special. Your 'yard' is a hardwood forest with a small stream running through. Beautifully landscaped out in the country yet only 15 minutes from the brink of the falls with emphasis on nature and good energy. On site and for your viewing is our equine rescue, home to 7 donkeys, 1 mule, 2 pot belly piggies, and 2 wonderful, friendly little goats, (3 dogs). Your rental is completely private from the main house, has its own driveway with a delightful walk through the trees and past the 'circle of elements', a great fire pit with boulders encompassing that space.

Wonderful walks by the forest, ponds, & stream all help to create a very special energy in and around the 'cabin'. Your host, Petra, has received the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government during her eight years as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls, now Petra spends her free time looking after the donkeys and animals, and her guests. Please see our website for more photos of the 'space' and the surrounding area, as well as more info and details. We look forward to meeting you!

For our guests staying 3 nights or more, a 'Meet and Greet with the animals is included (upon request, weather permitting) with your stay. Spend some one on one time with your favorite donkey. The emphasis is on nature - enjoy the views and the animals. Please be advised that children must be a minimum of six years of age (for staying at the hoblet).

PLEASE BE ADVISED OF OUR STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY. There is only the one "hoblet". We strongly recommend you purchase cancellation insurance so you are protected in the event you cannot travel.

Keywords: Cabin (Small House)

More Details

Owner
petra at Natures Energy Centre
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About petra at Natures Energy Centre

I have over 8 years experience as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls. And a proud recipient of the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government. We share our 'space' with 3 dogs, and 7 equines, 2 pot belly pigs named Sheldon and Shpeck, and 2 little, sweet goats; Monty and George. We are passionate about animal welfare, and preserving nature. Having lived and worked in seven countries and traveled extensively, I believe my husband and I have come to understand what our national and international guest appreciate and expect in their travels. We look forwarding to helping you see all the Niagara Peninsula has to offer, there is so much more than just the falls. (Plus our tricks of the trade can help you save money, time and aggravation).

Why petra at Natures Energy Centre chose Niagara Falls

Avoid the hustle of hotels and the commercialism. Its all there for you when YOU want it, a short country drive away. Enjoy the energy of the forest and nature and at the same time your patronage helps provide the care and welfare of the rescued animals on site (as well as any other rescue situations that come our way). Be a part of it 'all' in so many different aspects than the everyday traveler experiences now a days. We are unique!

What makes this cabin unique

For more photos, and a 'feel' for what we have created please ask about our website - truly a retreat, a center of Natures Energy, yet all the modern comforts and facilities, and so much more! Even the locals come for a visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Arriving at The Hoblet was exactly what we needed. We loved the feeling of having our own little space nestled in the woods. A little bridge and walkway with animals to greet us for our stay and early rise. Having an Infrared Sauna in the comfort of our own room was a special treat to say the least. The circle of stones surrounding a fire pit was an excellent way to wind down our night. This is a very beautiful place to relax, unwind, detox and be in nature. I would recommend a stay at The Hoblet to anyone interested in doing just that. Glad we found it and will be staying here again the next time we are in Niagara.
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Niagara Falls

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a far infrared sauna built in. There is a shower, but no bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • In the bedroom is a full QUEEN size bed. As well, we can provide either a rollaway (full or queen) and or a bed airmattress in full or queen (17" hight) for the third or fourth person. (All bedding is provided with either option) There is also a cot, single bed, that could be put in the living room or bedroom. Just let us know before your arrival which option you prefer. (Often this depends on the age and gender and whether you are a family or adults). The additional bed can be placed in the bedroom or in the open space living area. Maximum occupancy is 4 people. Children must be a minimum of 6 years of age. If you have an infant please contact us.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
nestled by the woods, use of 'circle of elements' 24 ft diameter fire pit, equine rescue, private modern 'studio', used for retreats (self catering) just 15 min. from the falls, 5 min from shopping, lightly stocked kitchen (essentials), wonderful and peaceful energy here, living roof, 3 skylights and five sets of patio doors.

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The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting
average rating of 4.888889 based on 97 reviews
5

Relaxing and comfortable and so unique!

  • 5 of 5

Us three West Virginia girls had such an amazing time!!! We were greeted with smiles and hugs by Petra ,Mush and a few dogs! Well Mush got hugs lol. Such a joy and a pleasure to meet these two great caretakers of such sweet animals . The animals were an added joy!! We had a great fire and hot dogs on the fire and a evening of quiet and a memorable evening with just us three girls!! Out and away from all the noise and traffic!! Was a true redo again and again. We will deffently return for a update on this gem of a place and the animals. Thanks guys for making our stay one of the best we have had EVER!!! We will recommend your lovey Hoblet to everyone!! Take care and till we see you all again, god bless!🙏?💕?

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies, ladies, ladies! What a pleasure it was having you here. Monty and George (the goats) send their thanks and miss you already. Looking forward to seeing you again
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The Hoblet is a dream come true

  • 5 of 5

It really was a dream come true for me and my family. I love the concept of getting away to nature, but in the past the execution has given me pause. I don't fancy sleeping in the cold on the ground very much. My spouse, however, would sleep on the ground in the cold any chance they could get.

This property was the perfect middle ground for us to finally get that outing our group could enjoy together. You are close enough to attractions (15 minutes by car) to get out and do things in civilization, and far enough out that you can enjoy the dark sky and quiet.

The cottage itself has beautiful skylights and plenty of windows to let in all the light you could ask for. The beds are comfortable and the living area has anything you need to relax and wind down.

So, add to that a beautiful and quiet outdoor space (also with plenty of seating), friendly donkeys, goats (!), and pigs -- well, it's tough to top. By the end of day one, we were already talking about when we could make it back to this property.

Petra is a wonderful host, and when you add in her knowledge of the Niagara Falls area to the mix, the result is delightful.

I know our next stay will be as soon as we are able, and longer to boot.

Thanks so much to Petra for her hospitality. We had so much fun and it was so relaxing to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great family! We really enjoyed having you visit us - we love the new nicknames for the goats, lol. Thanks for taking the time and effort to write your impressions, we appreciate it and hope to see you again.
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Celebrated my wife's birthday here. Stayed 4 nights.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful visit. This property is so beautiful. The animals are adorable and the cabin is so cozy. Petra and Mush are wonderful people. Recommend this place and can't wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice words and for choosing the "hoblet" for such a special occasion. Wishing you and yours all the best. with appreciation Mush and Petra and the critters
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Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely loved our stay at the Hoblet. From the minute we arrived we felt welcomed and at home. Petra and Mush are so caring and really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. Honestly, while the Falls are beautiful, my favorite memories were made at the Hoblet. Watching my husband helping my child feed the animals, relaxing and lounging around the outside and just taking in the overall beauty of the surroundings are all things I will recall first when remembering our trip to Canada. If asked would we stay again the answer would simply be we wouldn't stay any place else. Truly magical. Thank you Petra and Mush!

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...thanks so much for your nice words. We enjoyed having you! Wishing you and your family the very best
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Such a unique place!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend the Hoblet! It's the perfect location. Quiet and close to all the attractions you'll want to see while visiting Niagara Falls. Petra was very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice cottage in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights. We really enjoyed the animals and nature. There was so much to explore right there on the property, much better than being cooped up in a hotel. We enjoyed our coffee out on the patio and relaxed with drinks in the evening after exploring the wonderful town of Niagara on the Lake and the Falls. And George and Monty, the goats, were such a delight. It was nice to experience nature and feed the animals little treats. Petra is a wonderful hostess with a great talent for decorating her property - very whimsical.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies! We so enjoyed having you. George and Monty are missing there treats, which all the critters appreciated. Glad you made nice memories in Canada. thanks again (and for your compliments) Petra, Mush and the George and Monty!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Buffalo Airport, Toronto Airport (60 miles)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Meadowvale Golf Course on Yokom Rd
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Via Rail on Bridge Street Niagara Falls,Ontario
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
406
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Kissing Bridge outside of Buffalo USA
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Sherkston Beach
Car: necessary

As we rescue donkeys (and 'anyone' else in need, our latest arrival is Sheldon the pot belly pig) we find our guests enjoy the spirit of the animals. Included in a 2 (or more) night stay is a 'meet & greet' with the animals. One on one time and supervised by ourselves to introduce you to the animals that have found a home here. Groom them, hear their stories,and learn what is involved in taking in an animal. Many of our guests have commented on learning information about certain animals that has effected their decision on which animal would fit in their situation and which would not. Great photo time as well. This feature is totally optional. Some our guests barely have time to see all the sights in the area. When you check it just let us know if you would like to schedule a 'meet & greet'..

Also your hostess, Petra, is a certified hatha yoga instructor, if you wish to do a private class while here call for details, a 90 minute private one on one class for your party is $30.00 (Cad)

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Niagara Falls

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$158
AU$966
 
 
2018 may 24
17 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$147
AU$966
 
 
summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$147
AU$966
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
peak summer 2018
28 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$158
AU$996
 
 
summer 2018 cont
5 Sep 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$147
AU$966
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$158
AU$966
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$127
From
AU$137
Fri,Sat
AU$863
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

please contact owner for rates for stays longer than 14 days, and special monthly rate. Please be advised that the hoblet is suited to maximum of 4 people (minimum age of children is six). The hoblet evolved as a result and part of the small animal sanctuary we became. The proceeds from this rental help to finance the upkeep and feeding of the animals, as well, any rescues that are brought to our attention and that we can help. Please be advised the deposit is non refundable, but changeable. Any reservations of 3 days and longer require payment in full 45 days prior to arrival. (surcharge may apply on Memorial Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Victoria day holiday weekends).
**CANCELLATION POLICY** There is a NO REFUND policy, however in certain situations it can be discussed with the owner.. We highly recommend cancellation insurance at time of booking.
**PROCEEDS GO TO THE ANIMAL SANCTUARY. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN BOOKING.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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