About this listing
Just a 15-minute walk to Niagara Falls State Park and bridge to Canada, we are the only Airbnb site on the American side to offer a full apartment with kitchen, bath and complete privacy. Our unique style provides a true "feels like home" stay.
Welcome to The Vintage Whinery, the most popular Airbnb destination in Niagara Falls, New York. Your hostesses, Sheila and Rachel, are artists-in-residence on the second floor. We strive to keep our space dedicated to creativity in all of its many splendored forms. Art, music, design and giving new life to found objects. Sheila is a dressmaker and decoupage artist while Rachel is a freeform multimedia construction artist. Our visitors enjoy a uniquely decorated French-inspired apartment that is a mere 15-minute walk to the American Falls and the Rainbow Bridge to Canada. With a valid passport, you can cross the bridge and enjoy the Canadian Falls with carriage rides, casinos, a waterpark and, if you are driving, beautiful Niagara-on-the-lake for a refined lunch, a lovely stroll, the Shaw Theater Festival and shopping.
Guests have the luxury of enjoying the entire downstairs flat with two bedrooms (one queen, one full bed), a full kitchen and private bath and entry. If you choose to sleep with your window open a bit you will hear the Distant rumbling of the Mighty Niagara as you lull off to sleep. An assortment of teas, homemade Chai tea, and coffee are available for you in the kitchen. Feel free to cook in-house, or bring back some local delicacies to enjoy.
Our level of interaction with our guests is flexible. Breakfast is served upon request preferably after 8:30 A.M. and we are readily available if guests need help or directions. I provide a map of the region to each guest. A local wine bar just three short blocks away offers fine food, great wine selection and occasional live music. Niagara's new culinary school offers upscale cuisine and the wait staff is eager to please. There are several local and ethnic restaurants, a liquor store, a post office and convenience store within walking distance. If you're feeling lucky, the Seneca Niagara Casino is a five-minute walk away.
Expect Friday and Sunday fireworks at 10 p.m, viewable on an evening walk, frequent summer street festivals or free concerts in the historic Falls district sponsored frequently by The Hard Rock Cafe near the Falls.
You will enjoy your privacy when occupying this entire apartment which is also a perfect venue for musical concerts, photo shoots, family get-togethers, or just a beautiful, peaceful resting spot during your visit to the Mighty Niagara Falls. We are available to chat or answer your questions, and we are LGBT and pet friendly. There is street parking right in front of our place and we offer free WiFi. Free firelog or attended fireplace during winter months.
We will host a maximum of 4 people (with no exceptions) per reservation.
One Queen and One Full Bed are available, 2 Couples or 2-3 people will be most comfortable although four singles might have to indulge in some bed sharing..
an air mattress is available for $10 per night, set up prior to your arrival if possible...
Guests Are NEVER allowed to sleep on the couches.
Private 2 Bedroom Flat with Kitchen and Fireplace
700 Sq Ft. with Private Gift Shop, Extraordinary semi-private front porch with seating. (Ideal outdoor spot if you want to have a smoke). No smoking indoors, please. Free WiFi. Free Street Parking. Fresh towels, and always freshly made beds. Evolving, Immersive Décor. Flexible Check in/out (Luggage drop) If we are available.
Seating in our garden for our guests is accessible from outside, and our multi-fenced and gated backyard provides Ample Area for Dog-Owners to have a worry free experience while they dine or shop.
Interaction with Guests
We focus on providing relaxing comfort and a unique guest experience, and are available to interact if you wish, or be invisible while you enjoy your private surroundings and the Great Niagara Falls.
This Neighborhood leaves a LOT to be desired, and depending on your route you may be dismayed upon arrival seeing so many abandoned houses and open fields...
Our Immediate Area is quiet, however, as there are few houses nearby.
Rest assured that within the confines of this flat you will not think one bit about what is outside. It is perfectly safe and quiet, and just a short walk to everything nearby.
One block away you can catch public transportation to Buffalo, Fashion Outlet Shopping or the surrounding WNY area.
Buses run every 20 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends.
Ten minute Walkable Destinations: Our Favorite Wine Bar, Seneca Niagara Casino, Hard Rock Café, Old Falls St. Event Commons, Niagara Falls Aquarium, Entrance to The Great Gorge Hiking Trail, Fine Dining as well as convenience stores, Gift Shops, and The Canadian Border.
15 Minute Walkable Destinations:
Niagara Falls State Park, Grocery Shopping, Drugstores, Discount Clothing and Fast Food.
Other Things to Note
Thank you so much for your interest and support! We love meeting travelers from all over the world and hope you share your Niagara visit at The Vintage Whinery.
I accept a MAXIMUM of 4 guests at a time. Pricing starts at $125 per night (for one person) and $20 per night for each additional person (this includes children). No smoking indoors. No candles. No sleeping on the couches.
The HOME: beautiful...just as shown in the pictures
The LOCATION: super convenient for access to all falls activities...approx 3 minutes drive to the Canadian border
The HOST: Amazing!!! Super attentive and she spoiled us with a home cooked breakfast that was delicious.
This was a wonderful place to retreat and relax...it was a great stop along our Anniversary getaway...true hidden gem.
Sheila was a great host and a great communicator. We were running late from our previous stay and notified Sheila who was very flexible with our timing. Her place looks even better in person than it does in the pictures. Sheila's work and efforts are visibly helping elevate the neighborhood to another level. Sheila's dining recommendations were excellent ("Savor" for dinner and "The Why Coffee Shop" for breakfast were perfect for us). The location is within easy walking distance to either the US side or the Canadian side of the falls. It was great exploring the area especially armed with a local insight from Sheila.
Sheila is a good host and the house was as described. The neighborhood has definitely seen better times. It got loud during nights but we loved the proximity to the falls.
Sheila gave us a very warm welcome and made us feel home immediately. She made us lovely breakfast with home made bagels, jam and scrambled eggs! Sheila's house is wonderfully decorated with a wealth of personal detail and individual crafts. The bedrooms are spacious, the WiFi is high speed and the kitchen is well equiped. We have no hesitation at all to recommandeer The Vintage Winery to everyone who visits Niagara Falls. IT is a wonderful place to come home to after a day of seeing the sites.
Are stay at the vintage whinery was excellent and the host Sheila was fantastic.
With no doubt Sheila provides the best room we could expect in Niagara. Foot distance to the park and spectacular falls, peaceful neighborhood, last but not least the cozy rest place and wonderful breakfast. I would recommend it to anyone who going to seek a stay place at Niagara!
Sheila's house is big en beutifal decoraretat. Sheila is so Nice! See made breakfast Every morning! And help you with find thinks in the naberhood. if you are here to whats the waterfalls go to the Canada site!
About the Host, Sheila
Sheila and Rachel moved from San Francisco in 2011 to Sheila's hometown, Niagara Falls, and spend their time now in art projects, photography, home renovation, dressmaking, collage, and musical performance. We have created a picture-perfect spot that creates a vintage, French feel to a photo shoot. We enjoy offering this space to friends, family, musicians and world travelers.