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down town, renovated, 2 min stroll to shops, theater, restaurants

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage pleanty of room for everyone

Brewer’s Cottage is located just a short walk from just about everything that matters.  It is the place to stay if you want to park your car and walk or bike to all the local attractions that are popular or better yet, discover some of our local treasures that are so much enjoyed by the residents but not well known to travelers.  With a private driveway, you have off street parking for 2 cars. 

This quaint looking bungalow is deceptively spacious.  This rambler/garden room has so many windows you will find it bright with natural sun light.   Curb appeal is abundant as you are welcomed by the inviting front porch, where you can just picture yourself with an early morning coffee and enjoy watching the town come alive!  Or if you are like me, and enjoy a late evening cocktail, this is the time to watch the horse drawn carriage trip trop by and the locals walk their family pets.  You never know what or who you will see stroll by on the sidewalk! 

Brewer’s Cottage is a bungalow with everything but the laundry room on the one floor! It was fully renovated just two years ago so everything on the inside is new!  There are about 3 steps to get up to the front porch.  The floor plan is shaped like the letter “L” with the living room/ sitting room and study in the short part facing the street.  The long part of the “L” runs north and south, and houses both bedrooms, both bathrooms, the kitchen plus a little kitchen nook and dining area.  The laundry facilities are on the lower level. 

The front door opens into a roomy sitting area and living room with gleaming hard wood floors, this room conveys casual, tasteful comfort.  Come sit at the side window and read your favourite book or plan your adventures.  The rattan chairs invite you to put your feet up and choose a book from the shelf! On the other side of the room is the large gas fire place, TV, sofa and love seat that gives plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Whether it’s a cold winter’s evening, a brisk Spring morning or just to take the chill off of an evening in the Fall, this beautiful fireplace gives an ambiance that just makes you want to sit next to it for at least a little while!    Watch TV if you must, but this inviting space is perfect for conversation or playing games! 

Off the living room/ sitting area is a front veranda that is enclosed and overlooks the street.  No matter what the weather is outside you can enjoy the watching everything going on in the street from the windows that surround this room. In the late afternoon the sun pours into the study, giving it the perfect ambiance to kick back and unwind.

The kitchen is a galley style which is well equipped with a fridge, stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, pots, pans, glasses, mugs, cutlery and lots of wine glasses!  Laid out in the perfect triangle, the fridge, stove and sink means there is plenty of room for 2 cooks!  Don’t cook but want to talk to the “chef”?, you can watch all the action while sitting at the table!   The appliances are practically brand new and are stainless steel Frigidaire.  The gleaming granite counter tops are easy to keep clean and you have the conveniences of a coffee maker and microwave.  The large oval table easily accommodates 6 people and is a great space to catch the morning sun! 

Are you an early riser? get your e-reader, get the coffee going and catch up on the world news while you relax on the chaise lounge basking in the morning sun!   The dining table can be used for wonderful meals with your friends or to craft on or play games.  Regardless of what you do, that table is where you will build memories, laugh and have good times with your fellow travelers. 

• Whoever booked and paid is the primary guest and is responsible for the action of other house guest! The primary guest must be staying for every night of the booking!

• For insurance purpose whoever books must be 25 years or older

• No more than 6 including all children! Names of every house guest must be provided! Names of all children under 18 years of age must be provided! This information is require so we are complying with our license to operate a vacation rental in Niagara-on-the-Lake!

• Parking is available for 2 cars at your vacation rental. No overnight parking on streets allow in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake!

• No Pets allowed!

• No smoking

   The access to the back yard is from the landing area off the kitchen where if you go further downstairs you are in the laundry room.

The airy master bedroom has a 3 piece ensuite bathroom and a queen size bed.  The light coloured carpeting helps keep the room feeling quiet. Great closet space and a desk if you need to have some quiet time or even use it as a change table. 

The other bedroom is in the corner of the “L” and has access to the bathroom with the large shower stall.  This bedroom has  two twin beds that can be converted into a king size bed..

The back yard is private with a patio table, chairs and a bbq so Spring, Summer and Fall, you can enjoy the tranquility of a ‘picnic’ like setting but with indoor facilities!!!

This vacation home is perfect for two couples traveling or for grandma and grandpa to have their grandkids (and if you must bring the parents…well, there is room for them too).  The private back yard means the kids have a great space to run around and play ball, just like we did when we were little!  This town is reminiscent of an era gone by where I remember that we played outside until the street lights came on.  

Wake up in the morning and you will have numerous little nooks to enjoy that first cup of coffee in your pj’s or get your exercise gear on and go see the sun rise over Fort Niagara and then grab your coffee at the Starbucks on our way back! 

  While this town offers the best of the best in dining, you will probably enjoy the local grocer’s, bake shops, boutique food stores and local fruit stands to put your own culinary skills to work.  

This vacation home offers everything you need from convenience of a home-away-from-home to the relaxation and entertainment that is the perfect mix to the most enjoyable holiday!! 

So come and visit, and feel the peace and relaxation of a perfectly situated and prepared vacation home.  Brewer’s Cottage is waiting for you!

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Janet Trogdon
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Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2017

About Janet Trogdon

We have been in love with Niagara-on-the-Lake since the first time we visited many years ago. We never get tired of exploring the wineries, the restaurants and the biking trails. Queen Street, with its boutiques, art galleries, and theatres, is just the cherry on top. Niagara-on-the-Lake has become our celebration destination! Whether it was milestone birthdays, anniversaries, attending weddings or family reunions it seems like we were always headed to the prettiest little town in Canada! While we have always enjoyed coming and sampling the fruit stands, local food stores and restaurants, we have witnessed the burgeoning wineries and the evolution of the town becoming a culinary destination. With food trucks, farm to table restaurants, the ‘eating local’ movement and the land mark winery restaurants, no wonder Niagara-on-the-Lake has earned the title ‘Culinary Capital of Canada”!

While we are still years from even thinking of when we will stop working, we have developed a strong bond to this quaint little town and know it is where we want to retire. So conveniently located between the Toronto and Buffalo airports, it makes both domestic and international travel readily accessible. This has made Niagara-on-the-Lake our ultimate choice for retirement. Prior to purchasing our home in the fall of 2013, we like you, travelled here to relax, enjoy the community and do the things we love doing like exploring the region and discovering off the beaten track places but also learning about the history of the region, exploring the Niagara River either by hiking its shoreline, or by kayak. There is an abundance of parks so we have found our favorite picnic spots along the Niagara Parkway, our favorite spot to watch sunsets is Ryerson Park and our favorite walk in the morning is along the golf course and the back again to explore the gardens that each home owner takes so much pride in. There is always something new to discover!

Why Janet Trogdon chose Historic Old Town

Brewer's Cottage was the first of nine houses we saw when we started looking for a place to buy, almost on a lark. Flooded with natural light, it was welcoming and warm. It had plenty of places to gather with family and friends, but also a number of little corners for hiding away and reading a good book. We immediately felt at home. Over the years and having travelled in so many places, we know what we like to enjoy when on a break away from our busy lives. The appeal of Brewer’s Cottage was immediate. This house welcomed us in from the open front , once inside we could immediately picture ourselves and our family here enjoying weekends and special occasions! The excitement we felt when we purchased our vacation home has not subsided. We know we made the right choice and shortly after buying it, we spent a magical Christmas here. We look so forward to building memories here and we are also excited about sharing our dream with you! We wanted a place that we could park the car, go get groceries, enjoy the parks and beautiful neighbourhoods. We don’t even have to get in the car to go see a play!! Just steps from Queen Street and a short walk to the golf course, lake and trails, Brewer's Cottage is in the perfect location to enjoy all that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.

We are in a location that while we can easily access the hustle and bustle of Queen St, but we don’t have it in our backyard. Our little oasis is a private place where we can enjoy the bbq/grill or just sit out and read a good book. The other thing we loved is that it was completely renovated just a year before we bought it!! All we had to do was bring in our furniture and figure out how to place it. Our neatest thing was when we had the bed custom made to be either a king or a set of twins. This gives us the versatility when we have our own family over. So make sure when you book, that you specify if you want the room made up for twin or a king size beds!!

What makes this cottage unique

Brewer’s Cottage has so many unique benefits of a home-away-from-home that it is hard to know where to start. We take great pride in offering a vacation home that provides travelers with comfort and the knowledge that when they walk in the front door, it is as advertised. We want to make sure that when you come in the front door it is as we said it would be. We have professional cleaners, offer a well equipped kitchen, the recent renovation ensures everything is new and works! We have wireless wifi, because we know it’s important to feel that you can be connected to the outside world, whether you choose to or not is up to you!! We have basic cable on the TV so all you sports nuts might be a little frustrated, but your spouses will be pleased to have your full attention! Where else can you walk to one of the top 10 short courses in North America?? Just make sure to book your tee off time, because it is a popular course!

Each bedroom has a bathroom off of it, with the one also having access to the rest of the house. We really think that the spaciousness of the rooms, and all the sitting nooks offer a special place to relax regardless of the weather outside. The central air conditioning makes it comfortable during the summer months, and the gas fire place can take the chill off in the cool of the evenings during the off season. We have central heat as well! This vacation home is a great place to stay no matter what time of year. The gardens and lawn will need to be maintained during the week in the spring, summer, winter and fall, but our ‘guy’ knows it’s a vacation home so he will work around your enjoyment of the outdoor space. In the winter our ‘guy’ comes and removes snow from the drive way, porch and sidewalks. When we travel we want to make sure that the place we are staying is well located, clean and lets us have a stress free holiday because everything is in good working condition! We decided to go with professional property managers to ma

Map

Car: not necessary

Horse and carriage ride

Shaw Theater

Restaurants

less then 5 minute walk to main street in old town Niagara-on-the-Lake

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Historic Old Town, Ontario

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 has a walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Top quality pillow top mattresses and linens. Plenty of room to unpack and relax before going for a walk!!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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down town, renovated, 2 min stroll to shops, theater, restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Perfect Getaway Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the house- size, location, amenities, cleanliness. It was the perfect place to be. We will definitely rent Brewer’s Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abilene, TX
5

Must Stay

  • 5 of 5

Weird layout, but excellent accommodations

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our stay at the Brewers Cottage, the location is perfect, the house is a nice size and very clean. We will be back for sure. I will recommend this house to anyone looking for a place to stay in NOTL.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottagge in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our 3 day girl's getaway. We wished that we could have stayed longer. The location, close to the heart of NOTL, could not have been better as everything we needed was in walking distance ie grocery store, Starbucks and shopping. We visited wineries, unique artisan shops, Picard's, and much more as we toured around the area. It was an easy and beautiful walk along the lakeshore as well. The cottage was clean, roomy and well appointed for our group of five gals! We were all very pleased with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY
5

Perfect cottage close to town

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here with another couple for wine touring over a long weekend. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. The bedrooms were well separated and each had direct access to a full bath. We were able ot hang out in the evenings in the living area in front of the fireplace on a comfortable love seat and couch. The kitchen had plenty of room to sit down for a meal and was easy to work in as well. Thanks for a great weekend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, great kitchen, quiet but steps away

  • 5 of 5

The Shaw festival was a short walk away. A good supermarket was just around the corner. The kitchen was better than our wonderful kitchen in our home. We ate at the Golf Club and at chi-chi Treadwell's, both minutes away. We shopped at wineries and Mennonite farms. If we could, we would buy this cottage. You'll love it, but, please, not when we want it again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. You are correct to let others know how great your stay is but this could mean that Brewer's Cottage will be booked for your next stay! We do encourage our guests to make their return booking while they are here, not only will you be more likely to get the dates that you would like, it also means that you will book at this year's rates! This vacation home has a great location and the recent renovation gives the charm of Niagara-on-the-Lake but all the modern conveniences. We love hearing that you had a wonderful stay and the Brewer's Cottage helped to make it even better! Janet and Eric
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