House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
You will love Casablanca cottage. Located 1/2 block from shopping and restaurants, close enough that you can be at the theatre in less than 5 minutes yet off of the main street and quiet. We have decorated the house with a Moroccan theme because we love the culture and the people of Morocco. Colours is our other great love you will see that when you view the photos.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Totonto 140 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor is all about visiting and relaxation. It has a large living area with gas fireplace and a TV/library area. The Library is well equipped with books if you are looking for quite entertainment. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering with fridge, stove, microwave as well as a dishwasher and all the utensils you would expect.
The second floor has three bedrooms, 2 with Queen sized beds one with 2 single beds. The second floor also has a 5 piece bath. A power room is located on the main floor and a three piece bath with shower downstairs.
The house has natural gas heat and central AC for year round comfort.
|Further details outdoors|
You will be staying in one of the old Niagara on the lake homes. We have tastefully renovated it to retain the charm of yesterday while introducing modern conveniences. The home is surrounded by historic homes that date to just after the war of 1812. You can easily walk to the theaters and restaurants; in fast you can see some of them from the front porch. The front veranda is everyone’s favourite sport. It has lots of room for you to relax and catch up on old times with friends, while you greet the visitors touring the town by horse drawn carriage.
After visiting the many wineries in the area it is fun to sample the wine you have purchased and practice your BBQ skills on the gas grill. The house has everything you will need to enjoy your stay. The supermarket is about ½ block away an they have a great selection of steaks and other meats that are great cooked outdoors.
The Ontario region
Niagara Falls is just a 15 minute drive away. The drive takes you
through the wine region and past several of the area's 50+ wineries
all of which will welcome you in for a tasting.
The Shaw festival is at the heart of any Niagara on the Lake visit
with plays by George Bernard Shaw and contemporaries. Go to the Shaw
web site to view a list of plays and buy tickets. Buy your tickets
early however as they sell out quickly.
The war of 1812 between the British and the USA was fought right on
this ground. The town was burnt by retreating Americans in December
1813 (We have forgiven them!) Walk or bike the flat streets and
enjoy our history.
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22 Jul 2014
"If I could give this six stars I would"
Maybe it would be better NOT to tell people what a nice house this was, how conveniently located it was to Queen Street, the theaters, the restaurants. Maybe it would be better NOT to tell people how … More
Well what can I say? It is all true:) The house is 1/2 block from Queen street, it does have a wonderful front porch and a private side garden, my cleaning people are proud of their work and do a wonderful job. The light over the dining room table was made in Istanbul and purchased from www.palmyradesign.com. I own the home and love it, I like the fact that others do as well.
3 Jul 2014
"Cozy Moroccan Retreat"
My family and I had a great weekend at Casablanca Cottage from June 27-29, 2014. The house is decorated beautifully; yet maintains the original interior structure of the home giving it a warm vintage … More
My wife and I love Morocco so we named both of my houses after that country. (Marrakech Mansion as well) If you are staying in Niagara the Lake you really need to in the Heritage district where you can walk to Queen Street, the Theatres and shops. Both of my homes are a block or less from Queen street. When we renovated both houses we tried to keep the best of the old and add modern conveniences that we all enjoy. The houses are mine; I love them and try to keep them like I do our own home. I am happy that you and your family enjoyed Casablanca Cottage and hope you can return in the future.
10 Jun 2014
"Absolutely wonderful place to stay"
Our group of ladies try to go to NOTL annually to see a show and shop. We have been fortunate to stay at Don George's houses the last two years. Casablanca Cottage is centrally located and easy … More
Thank you for the vote of confidence in returning to stay in one of my two houses. (I own Marrakech Mansion as well) Both houses are decorated in a fun Moroccan theme with bright colours plus antiques and handicrafts from Morocco. The fact that the houses are located in the Historic district of Niagara on the Lake makes for an easy walk to the shops, theatres and the lake. Thank you for your review and I hope to see you again next year.
27 May 2014
The cottage was such a great place to stay. It was very spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. It really felt like a home away from home. The owner's have gone to great length to make sure… More
This is my summer home as well, in fact my wife and I stayed for a few days last weekend. We spend a lot of time (as usual) in the garden, removing some plants that had died over the winter and planting new. We to spent some time on the front porch, enjoying a glass of wine after working in the garden. We love the house and I love to hear from others that do. Thank you for your review and I hope to see you again.
29 Jan 2014
"Location, location, location"
Want a getaway in a charming, cozy, clean, comfortable, colorful cottage where only a 2 minute walk provides access to great restaurants, theaters, unique shops? Well, you can't go wrong with Ca… More
Thank you for your review. People come to Niagara on the Lake for the Theatre, the history, the wine and the restaurants. This guest rightly pointed out that staying just a 2 minute walk from many of these attractions really makes a vacation enjoyable. Leave the car in the driveway and walk to the Theatre or the restaurant. The decor in Casablanca is meant to be fun. Bright colours, and souvenirs from our Moroccan travels decorate the house. I am doing a little redecorating right now (Jan. 2014) repainting, changing some pictures and adding a great Turkish Mosaic chandelier over the dining table. (A little bit of Turkey is coming to Casablanca!) Thank you again for your review and I hope to see you again, perhaps in warmer weather.
28 Jan 2014
"Awesome time at the Cassablanca!"
I think this is our 7th visit to the Cassablanca. Each time has been consistently wonderful. We have stayed in the Spring, Summer and Winter. On our most recent visit this January, we visited winer… More
If you have stayed in Casablanca 7 times you must have lived through the transformation:
The side yard from mud-hole to secluded Moroccan garden.
The front "non-lawn" from weed patch to lovely grass with watering system (not like you see it when you come in January)
The house from dull grey to lively yellow.
Thank you for returning every year and I look forward to seeing you next January.
8 Sep 2013
"Niagara on the Lake Golf Trip Homebase"
Casablanca Cottage was our home base for a 4 day golf trip into the Niagara region. The home, perfectly situated one block off of the main drag, provides easy access to restaurants and pubs, and Starb… More
Thank you for your review: You have touched on all of the things that people love about Casablanca Cottage.
-1/2 block from Queen street restaurants, the grocery store & yes Starbucks too!
-Three bedrooms 2 with Queen beds one with two single beds
-A great front porch, that is loved by all for morning coffee and evening cocktails
-The private side garden has a Weber gas BBQ, Moroccan tile table that sits 6 and a light over the BBQ for cooking in the dark
-Central AC is a big hit in the hot humid summer months
Thank you for choosing to stay in Casablanca Cottage and I hope to see you again.
29 Apr 2013
Our stay at the Casablanca Cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake was just what we were looking for- a relaxing getaway! Don, does an exceptional job of having everything you might need already need at the c… More
Thank you Kerry I am happy that you found everything you needed. My goal is to provide accommodations where guests can feel at home. I want you to have the tools to cook a meal indoors and I love to BBQ so there is a Weber grill with electric start for cooking outdoors. We love the location as much as you, the horse and buggies going by the house, the shops and restaurants close but not in your face. I hope to see you again soon.
10 Feb 2013
"The absolute perfect get away!!!"
What a wonderful place to stay!!! You could not ask for more. Don had everything that you could possible need right there. The location was wonderful for us, as we were visiting the Niagara on the … More
23 Jan 2013
"Historic vacation rental - a new experience"
The house is historic, tastefully decorated in Moroccan style. Overall we had a good time there except the shower on the main bathroom has no hot water on the third day of our five days stay. Don got … More
In response to your issues:
SHOWER: I did not know about the problem until the day before you were to leave and I was unable to get a new hot water heater until the afternoon of the day you left. It has been replaced. I am sorry about the inconvenience.
HEAT: When I arrived a couple of days after you left the thermostat was still set to MAX. That would have the heat somewhere around 30 degrees C or 90 plus F. My gas bill for December was double what I would expect it to be so I assume you were trying to heat the house to temperatures you are used to in Malaysia. People from Northern climates are used to a house around 21 degrees C or just over 70 F. You correctly pointed out that the upstairs does not heat as well as the main floor. This is an old house and the heat does not circulate to the upper floor as well as a new home might.
BATHROOM HEATER? I am not sure what you are talking about on this one. There is no bathroom heater. The house is heated by a high efficiency forced air gas furnace new in 2011.
BEDS: The two queen beds are less than three years old, the single beds do not get slept in as much and are about 5 years old. I suspect you are used to a different bed system in Malaysia, that does not have a spring based box spring under the mattress.
PHONE: I wish you had told me about this issue while you were in the house. I have an ACN phone system that allows free calls to many countries. If I had know about the problem I would have had someone repair it while you were in the house.
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate your honesty and I am sure this will help other guests understand what Casablanca cottage has to offer.
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