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Niagara Falls Area - Lake Ontario Waterfront with 80 acres and 900' of lakefront

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Niagara Falls Area Lakefront Getaway - private yet close to everything!

Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, this house is a nature-lover's paradise. Our cozy lakefront getaway features rustic barn wood walls, brick flooring, pine cabinets, and large windows to catch the breezes and although it looks antique, it has all the modern conveniences. We have 80 acres of privacy to explore and over 900' of waterfront to enjoy. We supply canoes, kayaks and bicycles for your use as well as a gas grill and a charcoal grill. A firepit at the lake's edge is a great gathering place at the end of a busy day.

Watch the vivid sunsets with views to Toronto from every room; catch a glimpse of the deer running along the tree line; fish off your own private pier; take a walk through the fields to the pond. Relax and de-stress in the quiet country air. Gaze at millions of stars at night.

For a little excitement, drive 40 minutes along the scenic lakeshore trail to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Niagara Falls. See the sites; stop by a casino, or cross the bridge into Canada. This property is only minutes to Olcott's Eighteen Mile Creek and Point Breeze's Oak Orchard Creek fishing areas.

No Smoking, Pets OK on a case-by-case basis.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Susan

Growing up in Barker, population 500+/-, I could not wait to leave and see what our country had to offer. The answer I found after being transferred to Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia and back to Maryland for my work in the hospitality industry is there's no place like home! I enjoy sharing all the attractions our area has to offer from a local's perspective - much more fun than reviewing a tourism brochure!!

Susan purchased this lodge in 2001

Why Susan chose Barker

My mother, wanting her wandering daughter to return home to Western New York, sent Tom and I a little clipping from the Buffalo News about a bank foreclosure on the Lake Ontario. Our property sat vacant for seven years, was purchased on an internet auction and was brought back to life for all to share. Our lake house has unobstructed views to Toronto, 900' of shoreline, 80 acres of land to explore, privacy and peace and quiet.

What makes this lodge unique

Our lake house has 900 feet of unobstructed waterfront as well as 80 acres to explore. We are on a major migratory bird route as well as on the Monarch Butterfly flyway. We provide canoes and kayaks as well as bicycles for our guest's enjoyment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Barker in Town of Somerset

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets allowed on a case by case basis due to insurance restrictions.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One full bathroom on the main level an one full bath on the upper level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • The main level has two bedrooms each with queen beds, a full bathroom and a full size washer and dryer.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveller reviews)

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Niagara Falls Area - Lake Ontario Waterfront with 80 acres and 900' of lakefront
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Comfortable and Welcoming Home

  • 5 of 5

When reading the previous reviews of this property, I wondered how any house could always receive 5 star ratings. Stay here and you'll understand. I'd give the home 6 stars if I could! We had 2 families stay here while clearing up our Dad's estate. The lodge became our sanctuary. We were able to begin each day with the sunrise shining through the trees and end each day with the breathtaking sunset over the lake. On clear nights we were able to see the lights from Toronto. The house is well maintained and spacious. We had enough room to spread out but most nights ended up together at the kitchen table reviewing our progress and planning the next day. It was so nice to have the gas fireplace. It took the chill out of the air each morning as we cooked breakfast. Several nights we grilled supper on the deck, where we had the choice to cook with either gas or charcoal. The house is fully stocked with everything you could need. Nothing has been overlooked by hosts Tom and Susan. Their hospitality is unmatched. Now that we have found this gem, we look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review! We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay at our lake house - we hope you will come back for a relaxing visit!
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome place and awesome people. We plan on going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you stay again!
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Five stars

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our wonerful stay at the lakehouse. Tom and Susan are some of the friendliest people I've ever had the privilege of meeting. They always made sure we had everything we needed. We came to New York for my nieces wedding, and to get reconnected with my sisters and nieces and nephews. We were able to have everyone out at the lakehouse for cookouts, kayaking and just spending time together at this beautiful location. Everyone had so much fun and made many great memories. We will be back again for family reunions or just to relax.

Sincerly, Tracey

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family enjoyed their stay at the lake! We enjoyed meeting all of you and would love to have you visit again.
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Great Stay - Right on the Lake with lots of Space

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous stay. The house is right on Lake Ontario and comfortable with lots of views. And we were treated to the full range of views conditions -- from 5-foot waves and high wind to totally flat water, and from storms to (mostly) beautiful sunshine. The 80-acre property was wonderful -- in addition to the very long water line, there was forest, abandoned orchards of apple, pear, and berries, meadows, and more, even a basketball court. The owners, Tom and Susan were also extremely helpful and hospitable.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay at our lake house. If your travels bring you this way again, we would love to have your family and Maggie stay again!
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An excellent base for our daughter's wedding week

  • 5 of 5

Step away from the hustle and bustle. The Lake House is a tranquil escape on the banks of Lake Ontario. Eight of us stayed here for a week for our daughter’s wedding. There are five comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms with good showers, and a lovely, large, open living space and kitchen that worked brilliantly for entertaining. We held the wedding breakfast here on the Sunday for around 50 people, setting tables and chairs up outside overlooking the lake. All our guests thought it was wonderful – some went out canoeing and swimming, some went for a walk in the grounds, while others simply sat and enjoyed the views and the company. It made for a most enjoyable occasion. Our hosts, Tom and Susan, were very helpful. They provided us with a griddle, food warmers and waffle maker, and even cleaned the large porch of their own house for us to use should the weather not be so good. As it was, it was a sunny, warm day so everyone enjoyed sitting out by the lake. There was plenty of parking for all our guests.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or, like us, want to host a special event, this lake house is the ideal location. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and your family and are so happy that your breakfast went well! If you have the opportunity to travel this way again, come see us.
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Beautiful View and Private

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Lake. The view from the house was wonderful, and we enjoyed wandering around the 80 acres; which included a pond. The house is fully stocked; we cooked Thanksgiving dinner there. The owners were welcoming, gracious, and responsive; all the while respecting our privacy. Thanks for a fun time!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your Thanksgiving holiday at the lake! We would love to have you stay again if your future travel plans include our area. Thank you for taking such good care of our lake house!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Buffalo/Niagara International Airport
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Niagara Falls
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Lower Lake Rd and Johnsons Creek
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pizza Wings and Things
Car: necessary

Our lake house is located 40 minutes from Niagara Falls on the Niagara Wine Trail and is between two great fishing areas - Burt Dam and Point Breeze. Lockport offers the Erie Canal boat ride and the caves. Buffalo is an architect's dream to tour and Rochester's Strong Museum of Play is the best place to spend your day with children. When all the sightseeing is done, there is no better place to relax than on our lakeside decks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Barker, Upstate New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £111.39
Pet Fee £74.26

Summer rate - $1995
Mid-Season - $1295
Off Season -$ 995

Three-night minimum required off-season, one week in season. Reservations confirmed only upon receipt of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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