This is a well appointed century home within walking distance to downtown St Catharines for access to a variety of restaurants and pubs. It is only a 15 minute drive to Niagara Falls and a 20 minute drive to Niagara on the Lake, a lovely historical town and home of the world famous Shaw Festival for professional theatre. (Public transportation is also available.) We are in the heart of wine country with almost 100 wineries, most of which have tours and tastings, in the immediate vicinity. The Welland Canal which passes right through the city also makes for a very interesting visit as you can watch huge shipping vessels 'cllimb' the locks as they travel through the Great Lakes. Toronto, a large cosmopolitan city, is just over an hour away.
Guests would have access to the bright sunroom for watching TV, perhaps playing with the Wii or just relaxing. They are also welcome to use the kitchen facilities and In warm weather there is a screened in porch which is lovely for enjoying a bug free meal. WiFi is available. There is off road parking as well. Breakfast could be self catered or prepared.
I have three bedrooms so would be able to accommodate up to 5 guests.
The queen room on the second floor has a very comfortable queen bed and is a Florida-like coral and white decor. The bathroom would be shared by occupants of the double room.
The double room on the second floor has an antique bed with a custom made mattress adorned with a handmade Mennonite quilt. Facing east means lots of morning sunshine. The bathroom would be shared by occupants of the queen room.
The single room on the main floor has the advantage of having a private bathroom.
I regret that my home is not suitable for young children.
In general check in would be from 4:00 and check out before 10:00. However this could be modified with advance notice if necessary.
This was my second stay at Barbara's. A comfortable bed, a great breakfast and a friendly and engaging host. Barbara is very welcoming and a truly lovely person.
This being our first airbnb experience, we felt like we were at a real bed and breakfast. Barbara was a gracious host and was very welcoming. She thoughtfully took note of what I ate and didn't eat for breakfast the first day to cater to my likes the following day. Her cats were friendly as well. The main tourist attractions are only 15 min away by car. We definitely enjoyed our stay!
Bei Barbara fühlten wir uns von Anfang an willkommen. Dass lag nicht nur am leckerem Frühstück sondern besonders an ihrer herzlichen Art. Die Frühstückszeit verlängerte sich immer, weil wir sehr nette Gespräche über die USA, Deutschland und die Welt führten. Ihre Empfehlungen für den Besuch der Niagara Falls waren Gold wert. Auch das Lokal, das sie uns für den Abend empfahl, war hervorragend und zugleich kostengünstig. Ihr Frühstück, das Haus, die Umgebung: alles war gut und passte zur Beschreibung. Danke Barbara für die nette Zeit.
It was our first experience with an AirBnB rental where we actually got to interact with the host. It turned out great: Barbara's hospitality was the highlight of the stay. We really appreciated the kind welcome, the helpfulness, everything. Barbara might very well be the nicest host we have ever meet.
We liked our stay a lot.
Barbara is a lovely person and very friendly and welcoming to her guests. She provided a great breakfast, and when she heard I liked steel cut oats, they were on the table the next morning. Her home is in a quiet neighborhood, and is a short walk to downtown. She has a well-cared for property, a comfortable bed, a beautiful rear garden and 3 friendly felines hanging about.
Barbara was a great host. Gracious and offering her home in a most open manner. Very serving and caring. Breakfast was offered each morning we were not always able to partake but loved the idea of the offering. She had fruit in the fridge that we were able to help ourselves to. The bed was very comfortable and privacy was always respected. Her cats were very loving also.
Thanks for everything.
Leanne and Katie.
Barbara was welcoming and friendly. She offered advice of the local attractions and some useful tips. The room was a nice size and the bathroom clean and tidy. Breakfast was on time and flexible. Enjoyed the stay.
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I'm a pretty easy going, positive person who enjoys meeting new people. My philosphy is to just enjoy life and try to be thoughtful to those around me. I've always lived in the Niagara peninsula but love to travel as often as I can. I'm retired from an IT position with the local school board but now keep busy as a financial planner and tax preparer. Besides travel, other hobbies include photography, theatre, gardening, playing bridge and playing Scrabble. My house is shared by three lovely cats. As a guest I would be quiet and considerate. As a host I would do my very best to provide a warm welcome to my guests.