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Halina & Merle

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english, russian, polish, Lathian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian

Life is Good Vacation Home, 10 minutes walk to the Niagara Falls and attractions

8 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Niagara Falls holiday house

Fully equipped 5 bedroom rental house.

Life is good every day and all year round in this amazing and safe place! The Life is good vacation rental home is a beautiful English Tudor, 1927, located in Historic District of Niagara Falls, New York, in walking distance to the majestic Falls, State Park, dining and shopping!!! Totally remodeled with all new furnishings this home offers, 5 bedrooms with a queen size beds, 2 of them have bunk beds and cribs, 2 full bathrooms, large and cozy living room with a fire place and 60' TV, spacious and inviting dining room, well designed and fully equipped kitchen. This home is perfect up to 16 people for family reunions, weddings and vow renewals, business conferences, church retreats, and your opportunities for adventure around every turn are endless!!! Off street Parking for 3 cars. This home has its own security system. Bring the food and wine in or cook your own food in our kitchen and you could stay and have a great time without leaving the property. Take a step outside your back door and enjoy our fenced backyard, or just relax in the lounge with a book, play some cards, or have a backyard BBQ!. Fast WIFI is provided for your convenience and your enjoyable, memorable and safe stay. We even planned your vacation for you by creating an information folder about Niagara Falls and its attractions! LIFE IS GOOD! ISN'T IT? This home meets all New York State Fire Codes, Has a Permit to operate and has a State Health Board Inspection Yearly. Please keep your family safe and ask your rental owner or manager if they meet these standards and can prove it. It is are goal to provide the best living environment and safe place for your family.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Halina & Merle (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english, russian, polish, Lathian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian

About Halina & Merle

We also live in the Historical District of Niagara Falls. We love the city and want it to make sure everyone gets the most from it. I have lived hear all of my life and know the ins and outs. We truly want our guest to have the best vacation they ever had. Our Guest can speak for us at our BnB or Rental. We know the area because we live here 365 days a year. We truly want our area and City to be known for a Great Vacation Spot. We have our family's here and have made a true family investment in this business.

Halina & Merle purchased this house in 2013

Why Halina & Merle chose Greater Niagara

This house was put together for a "Family" to have a Safe, Enjoyable and Vacation to Remember. We live a 1 minute walk from this home and all ways meet and greet our guest. We truly want you and your family to have the best experience in our home and City. We give you the price up front, we will not bait you with a lower price to only find out you get half a house or only a few people at the price. Our house can hold 16 people and we base our price on that. We will all ways be there with info and help when and if you need it. So if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Life truly is good. This home meets all New York State Fire Codes, Has a Permit to operate and has a State Health Board Inspection Yearly. Please keep your family safe and ask your rental owner or manager if they meet these standards and can prove it. It is are goal to provide the best living environment and safe place for your family.

What makes this house unique

10 minute walk to Falls, new kitchen, fenced back yard. Out door furniture and grill, plenty of towels, all ways clean lines, and everything to set up living. Coffee maker, blender, toaster, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silverware, dinning room for 12 and much more. Bring your clothes and food and you are ready for a great vacation.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveller reviews

Life is Good Vacation Home, 10 minutes walk to the Niagara Falls and attractions
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

House was exactly what we needed for our family group of 11!

  • 5 of 5

I decided we should try something new and rent a house instead of multiple motel rooms so we could be together easier and do our own cooking. Since we were a large group, I was looking for a house with 5 bedrooms and enough beds for the 11 of us to each be comfortable. I was also looking for a nice usable kitchen, plenty of room in the living room and dining rooms and at least 2 bathrooms. The 'Life is Good' vacation home fit all of our needs and then some! The home is a beautiful, well kept and well equipped, turn of the century old house in the historic part of town. Since we were within walking distance of the Falls, we walked there instead of driving, enjoying the views along the way. The owners took great care of us and were so helpful with everything! Also prompt in answering my emails with lots of questions and texts as we got closer to arrival. Overall, our first time using a VRBO property was a great success! I'm looking forward to renting a house/condo instead of a motel again when we travel. It was like coming home instead of going to a motel! Our grown kyds also give it 5 stars! It was the best Thanksgiving away from home we could possibly have - especially with all our family gathered around!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home in Niagara Falls!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting Niagara Falls, and this was the perfect home for our family to all be together in! There was plenty of space, everything was clean, well-maintained, and it had all the supplies we could have asked for. The location of this home was perfect--we could walk to take the free trolley around town, and walked to a few nearby attractions. We also took in a Bills game and that was an easy drive. The owners were a pleasure to work with-they answered all of our questions quickly and had lots of great tips about the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
5

Great House within Walking Distance to Niagara Falls State Park

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 and had plenty of room in the house. The owners were very friendly as well as helpful with telling us about the area, plus having an area attraction book with lots of suggestions on what to do. The property is clean, maintained and well stocked with dishes, towels and other necessities. The weather was hot, but the air conditioners kept the house cool. We enjoyed being in this older area of town as it gave us the opportunity to park the car at the house and walk over to Niagara Falls State Park, which was only a 10 minute walk away. The fenced back yard was a great place to sit and relax after a day of exploring the park. The Falls are beautiful and this house is a great place to stay for the visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bethel park, PA
5

8 adults and 3 kids- lots of room

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 11 in Niagara Falls for a long Memorial Day weekend. The house is on a quite residential street about 2 blocks from Aquarium and the walk way to the falls. The neighborhood was quite safe.The house provided lots of room and everything was well stocked. Each bathroom had 12 rolls of toilet paper and bottles of hair products. The house did not have central air just window air conditioners but with it being near 90 all weekend they did the job and kept the house cool. Merle the landlord was great. He met us upon arrival and showed us around the house. He lives close so if any problems he is nearby. He even called mid stay to see if everything was going ok. There is a suggestion book about things to do and eateries in the area.The property was very clean and well maintained and the listing description was accurate. The fenced backyard was nice for the kids and you could even park two cars in the locked fenced area although the street parking was easy and safe. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

Gary and friends

05/26/2016 to 05/30/2016

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely/convenient property for families

  • 5 of 5

The home was well decorated, functional and clean. Location is convenient to Falls and in quiet neighborhood. The owners were very cordial and aimed to please with flexible sleeping arrangement. The enclosed back yard was very nice to let the toddlers have their play time. Next time we would plan to grill out more. We enjoyed the "Maid of the Mist" boat ride which was a little damp but not rough at all. The locks at Lockport were fun to go through.

I don't know how Merle and Halina ordered 7 days of perfect weather-but they did!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, it is our goal to make our guests as comfortable and welcome as we can, we take great efforts to do so and we appreciate is when our guests take notice. We wish we had control over the weather, but that was Mother Nature and her grace…..We welcome your return visit and look forward to serving you. Kindest Regards, Halina & Merle Smouse
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4

Super Property

  • 4 of 5

My rating should be read as 4.5 stars.

Excellent property. Beautifully decorated. Plenty of space. We were a party of 11 and there was ample room for everyone. Kid friendly too. Kitchen was fully equipped with everyone that one would need. Plenty of linen, towels, toiletries, etc. Good value for money. I would have given 5 stars if the air conditioning was central. The property has window ACs on the floor upstairs. Two in two bedrooms and one at the top of the stairs that cools the floor downstairs. It got pretty warm especially during meals. But besides that, it's a super property. Literally walking distance to Niagara Falls.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it was our pleasure to have you and yours as our guests. And thank you as well for letting us know how we can improve our service in regards to the Air Conditioning, we take our guests recommendations very seriously and it is our goal to meet and exceed our guests expectations. Again, thank you for your kind words; we look forward to your next visit to Niagara Falls. Kindest Regards, Halina & Merle Smouse
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Niagara Falls Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wine on Thrid
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Niagara Falls City
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Train Station Niagara Falls
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-190
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Como Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Kissing Bridge
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Beaver Island NYS Park

Located in the Historical District of Niagara falls. Safe and comfortable family home. 10 minute walk to American Falls and local attractions. Just 5 minutes away experience the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, a showcase of the natural and local history of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. The Discovery Center features miles of Niagara Falls hiking trails, plus hands-on interactive displays, a 180° multi-screen theater experience, and a towering rock climbing wall complete with fossils and geological formations. Most everyone who tours the Discovery Center agrees: Niagara Falls geology rocks!

Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center

Niagara Falls hiking starts at the Discovery Center’s Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center, gateway to the best hiking and biking trails in the region. The local Gorge Trail System offers challenging sections of steep stairs to climb and rocks to scramble over. Guided Niagara Falls hiking tours are offered during the summer season (nominal fees are associated with these tours).

Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike

Begins at the Trailhead Building and is an easy one-hour hike. Age Requirement: None

Upper Great Gorge Hike

Begins at the Trailhead Building and follows the Great Gorge Railway Trail for an easy two-hour hike. Age Requirement: None

Devil's Hole Rapids and Giant Rock

Begins at Devil's Hole State Park and is a moderate level 2.5-hour hike. Age Requirement: Guests hiking this Niagara Falls trail must be at least 8 years of age.

Whirlpool Rapids Adventure Hike

Begins at Whirlpool State Park and is a difficult, three-hour hike, including some boulder hopping. Age Requirement: This Niagara Falls hiking trail is only open to guests ages 8 and over

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Niagara Falls, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
29 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$470
From
A$538
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,360
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$605
From
A$672
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,830
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 winter rate
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$437
From
A$538
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$571
From
A$706
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$67 + Tax
Pet Fee A$134
Refundable Damage Deposit A$672
Tax Rate 13.5%

NO PETS, deposit return only after inspection of property. This house is very clean and we like to keep it that way, everything is updated and we want to make it a great stay for all guests. Rental Contract must be returned within 14 days before rental begins. It can be faxed to 716-283-1112, emailed to butlerhousebb@gmail.com or nip@roadrunner.com. If we do not have this rental agreement in time it could result in rental being cancelled. ONLY PEOPLE on rental contract will be on property NO EXPETIONS.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house. Pets are not permitted. You are fully responsible for any damage. Please keep all windows closed. If more people are found to be on property than in contract will be "Terminated Immediately". No excessive noise or parties, if Police are called to home Rental Contract is "Terminated immediately" and property must be vacated we must maintain residential integrity in the area. Check-in and Check-out times are as follows check-in is between (4:00
And 7:00 PM). WE CAN NOT LET YOU IN HOUSE IN MIDDLE OF NIGHT. Late check in fees may apply. If special arrangements are not made this times must be firm. Calling the day of rental to change times will not be acceptable. Check-out time is 11:00 AM, our cleaning crew will be at Property at 11:00 AM. If the cleaning crew cannot enter property $100.00 will be deduced from deposit. This is very important to us to have this time to clean and make house ready for next guests. Any person not on list or exceeding the amount of people on list will be deducted from security at $75.00 per person per day. Unusual smells like cigarettes, cooking and anything else will be charged to remove odors. Thank you for your understanding in these matters, we want everyone's visit to be a great one. Any soiled or damaged sheets, blankets or bedding will be replaced and not cleaned. The cleaning checklist shall be completed and signed. Thank you for your understanding in these matters.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Niagara Falls, New York

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , and bunk bed for two
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , and bunk bed for two
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , First floor bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
Notes:
Wedding services provided, custom tours, restaurant reservations, airport pick-up and drop off, We can help with any vacation requests.