HSet on 180' ft of waterfrontNew queen size bed-nook with new mattress
Lakeside Dollhouse, 180' Waterfront

Entire home/flat

5 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Simple, vintage 1920 cottage on a private peninsula adjacent to NY state's Lakeside Park in bucolic Orleans county. 1 hour from Niagara Falls, 2 hours from Toronto. 864 sq ft 3 bdrms sleeps 5, directly on Lake Ontario. Quaint and cozy with all the necessities.

The space

Hardwood floors, quaint, casual, cozy vintage flavor. I have two queen size beds and one twin bed and a air mattress will be made available should you need to accommodate more guests.
The cottage is fully stocked with towels and bedding and we have a washer/dryer should you need that. I have loads of pots and pans and cooking and serving equipment in the kitchen, all the dining-ware can be found in the china cabinet. There is a simple charcoal BBQ grill which you may use outside.

Guest access

Drive just past the cottage to park your car and please DO NOT drive over 20 MPH Please have a look at the photos for guide to local hot spots etc. Addresses are written in the description.

Interaction with guests

I live in Paris, thus I won't be interacting with you much, but my caretaker is on the same street keeping an eye out and I am always reachable by email and can ring you back should you need anything. Otherwise feel free to use the house phone to ring me here in France.

Other things to note

The garbage can in the entry I use for recycling. There are garbage bags in the drawers by the sink or under the kitchen sink and the main garbage is out by the back yard and gets picked up every Monday.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


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Cleaning Fee £53
Security Deposit £114
Weekly Discount: 23%
Weekend Price £145 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Please treat my home as you would your own. Be respectful of neighbors. Drive 20 MPH on the street. No smoking is allowed. In terms of departure and arrival times, I am very flexible, as long as no one is staying in the cottage, or arriving the day of your departure you may come and go when is most convenient for you. If there is a guest departing on the day of your arrival and vice versa, the general rule will be arrival at 2pm and departure at 12 noon (so the cleaning lady can do her thing).


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Josh User Profile
September 2017
Velvets place was exactly as described. It's an amazing little getaway with serious charm. It was fully stocked with all the amenities one needs for a great trip. Was able to BBQ some great meals, go to the North Inn restaurant, check out the falls...all was great! Thanks Velvet!
Velvet User Profile
Response from Velvet:
Thanks so very much. so pleased you enjoyed your stay!
September 2017

Cara User Profile
August 2017
It was picture perfect and a step back in time. Everything about the house reminded me of nights I used to spend at my grandmother and great aunts house. Our three girls were completely enchanted by the house. We had a all great nights sleep on the lakeside of the house falling asleep to the sounds of the waves lapping up against the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The house had everything we needed to have home cooked food and have a place to rest our heads at night in between visits around the lake and to Niagara during our stay.
Velvet User Profile
Response from Velvet:
Thank you so much! I so appreciate your wonderful review and am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back anytime! Wishing you all the best!!!
August 2017

A User Profile
August 2017
Super clean adorable cottage. Host was great. We hated to leave. Like visiting your Grandma's cottage. Very homey and cozy. Views are spectacular!! Sunsets even better! Neighbors friendly as well.
Velvet User Profile
Response from Velvet:
Thank you ever so much! I so appreciate your thoughts (as does my cleaning lady). You are welcome anytime!!! Wishing you all the very best.
August 2017

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
This is such a lovely place to stay! I surprised my grandmother for the weekend and we had the best time. The view was incredible and everything we needed was there. There are so many adorable and fun old items, the decor is awesome, every time we looked around we saw something new. The dollhouse is cozy, relaxing, and very comfortable. We already decided that we are going to make this an annual tradition. Thank you Velvet!
Velvet User Profile
Response from Velvet:
Thank you SO much Jessica! You were a terrific guest. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to your return!!!
August 2017

Ellen User Profile
August 2017
Great little cottage to spend the weekend at. My friends and I had an amazing time! The cottage sits right by the waters so it was great looking out the windows to the lake, definitely a scenic view. Velvet was a great host, always responsive and did the best to accommodate us in terms of arrival and departure times. 2 small things to note: - the pots and pans were kind of old and scraped so a lot of the food we cooked ended up sticking to the bottom of the pans - there was not a lot of charcoal available so it was hard for us to start the fire on the BBQ. We ended up having to cook our food using the stove and oven. Other than that, we enjoyed our entire time at Velvet's cottage and would highly recommend her place! Thanks Velvet :)
Velvet User Profile
Response from Velvet:
Thanks so much for the great feedback Ellen! I just ordered a brand new 14 piece cookware set, in purple of course, lol so I appreciate you letting me know and now future guests wont suffer that issue. Sorry there wasn't a lot of charcoal, I do my best to keep the place stocked, as a convenience for guests and will be sure to get more in! So pleased you enjoyed your stay!
August 2017

Suhas User Profile
August 2017
We had great time staying in Velvet's house. House have everything and it was well prepared for guests. Velvet was available for questions anytime. The island is small, cute and people are very friendly. We enjoyed visiting local farm stores and their produce. Every evening ended with beautiful sunset over the lake which could be enjoyed from house. We planned to stay here as we were visiting Niagara falls and it worked out really good. We always drove against traffic in beautiful scenic way. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for relaxing getaway.
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Response from Velvet:
Thank you so much Suhas! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay :O)
August 2017

Tom User Profile
July 2017
We had a nice stay here and Velvet was a great communicator. The summer months can be a little hot if there isn't a good breeze but all things considered my family of 5 had a nice comfortable stay with fairly easy drives into Medina and Middleport for visiting family and going to the drive in.

Paris, FranceJoined in August 2012
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I am an American and have spent the past 20 years living in Paris as an artist working towards changing peoples perceptions on Beauty.
I have started my own bilingual (French/English) fashion magazine and
my life motto is CARPE DIEM!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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