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.
At our arrival Sheila welcomed us and showed us the appartment in detail. She offered coffee, milk, tea, sweets for free which we were very happy about.
Her home is cozy and clean (she also offered us to change towels every day). We loved the vintage style :-)
The location of the appartment is great - it's close to the falls and though in a quiet neighborhood. We would definitely reccomend everybody to stay at Sheila's Vintage Winery!
I like the lovely, beautiful house so much. It's clean and comfortable. I also like the decoration. It just looked like the pictures. And the location is pretty good. It took only 5-10minutes to walk to the Niagara Falls. Sheila was a great host. She made us feel like home. Everything she prepared for us was well. She prepared breakfast for us which was delicious and healthy. I recommend Sheila's home to everyone who will visit there.
The sheila 's home is wonderful. Very cozy, with a very good taste. There's a lot of space. It was very quiteful to have dinner in the home. The breakfast was delicious.
And it's very close to the falls (10 min by feet).
And sheila is a very nice and warmfull host.
Imagine it... you pull up in front of a beautiful old Victorian home in Niagara Falls USA five minutes from the falls and are blown away by the beauty of the home. Then you walk into the foyer and are overcome by the amazing design of this home. The dark woods, the lush fabrics, marble fireplace, and warm touches all over the house are jaw dropping. Sheila has made this house a true HOME. You feel as though you have walked into a little piece of paradise in a busy world. There is a stillness and reviving energy flowing through the Vintage Whinery that is not be be missed.
Then you meet Sheila for the first time and you think... Hmmm, I feel as though I have known this woman, this amazingly vibrant woman, my whole life. She is one of the most energetic and happy people I have ever met. You are immediately taken in and shown such love and respect as a perfect stranger. Now you really never want to leave.
The two bedrooms are simply delightful and both have a unique charm - you will fight over who sleeps where! The bathroom was lovely and had more amenities than most hotels. EVERYTHING was clean and tidy, which is a wonderful comfort!
Oh the Moroccan room is just as sweet as can be. The personalized furniture and artwork in this room and throughout the apartment are incredible. You have never seen more creative furniture renovations and free hand painted glass windows. I truly can not say enough how wonderful the Vintage Whinery is.
You are extremely well connected to all that Niagara Falls USA and Canada have to offer. Five minute drive across the rainbow bridge to the Canadian Falls, a quick 20 minute walk to Goat Island, and only 30 minutes by car to Niagara on the Lake via the Falls Parkway. So if you are looking for a wonderful place to stay, the most incredible host, and somewhere well connected... The Vintage Whinery is for you! Plus... you can't beat the price!
Sheila's place is amazing and comfortable. My family stayed there for 1 day, we all had a good experience. Sheila prepared travel information and breakfast for us. I strongly recommend people to stay in the sweet house!
This was our first Airbnb experience and were quite excited to come here. We rang the bell and met a very nice and friendly Sheila. She showed us the appartment (she lives upstairs) and told us everything there was to know.
The location was good, just a short walk to the Falls. There was a 7-eleven store on the corner, where we got some food for the evening in the apartment.
The apartment was exactly how it is photographed on the website.
We especially liked that we could park our car in front of the house, that the wi-fi was good and fast and that there was a complimentary, nice breakfast.
Sheila, thanks for making your home ours for just a night. We felt at home immediately. Take care!
Robin (and Hein, Sven and Daan).
The house is comfortable and clean also vintage style. Sheila was welcoming and thorough in meeting our needs. She prepared all the travel info and breakfast for us. During the one day travel in Niagara fall, it was nice to stay there. We would highly recommend to others.
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.