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The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, sleeps 4 (2 adults,2 kids)

Just a 14 minute drive from the brink of Niagara Falls! Our 'hoblet' has the look of a woodsy cabin, but is spacious and modern. 600 sq. feet in total with a large studio living room, separate bedroom and a bathroom with a built in 2 seater far infrared sauna. Outside is viewed through 5 sets of double glass patio doors & 3 skylights.The "hoblet" is self catering with dishes, linens, towels and basic kitchen staples, e.g. tea, coffee, spices etc.. The green living roof is very special. Your 'yard' is a hardwood forest with a small stream running through. Beautifully landscaped out in the country yet only 15 minutes from the brink of the falls with emphasis on nature and good energy. On site and for your viewing is our equine rescue, home to 7 donkeys, 1 mule, 2 pot belly piggies, and 2 wonderful, friendly little goats, (3 dogs). Your rental is completely private from the main house, has its own driveway with a delightful walk through the trees and past the 'circle of elements', a great fire pit with boulders encompassing that space.

Wonderful walks by the forest, ponds, & stream all help to create a very special energy in and around the 'cabin'. Your host, Petra, has received the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government during her eight years as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls, now Petra spends her free time looking after the donkeys and animals, and her guests. Please see our website for more photos of the 'space' and the surrounding area, as well as more info and details. We look forward to meeting you!

For our guests staying 3 nights or more, a 'Meet and Greet with the Animlas' is included (upon request, weather permitting) with your stay. Spend some one on one time with your favorite donkey. The emphasis is on nature here enjoy the views and the animals. Please be advised that children must be a minimum of six years of age (for staying at the hoblet).

Keywords: Cabin (Small House)

More Details

Owner
petra at Natures Energy Centre
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About petra at Natures Energy Centre

I have over 8 years experience as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls. And a proud recipient of the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government. We share our 'space' with 3 dogs, and 7 equines, 2 pot belly pigs named Sheldon and Shpeck, and 2 little, sweet goats; Monty and George. We are passionate about animal welfare, and preserving nature. I speak conversational Spanish and German. Having lived and worked in seven countries. Having traveled extensively I believe my husband and I have come to understand what our national and international guest would appreciate and expect in their travels. We look forwarding to helping you see all the Niagara Peninsula has to offer, there is so much more than just the falls. (Plus our tricks of the trade can help you save money, time and aggravation).

Why petra at Natures Energy Centre chose Ontario

Avoid the hustle of hotels and the commercialism. Its all there for you when YOU want it, a short country drive away. Enjoy the energy of the forest and nature and at the same time your patronage helps provide the care and welfare of the rescued animals on site (as well as any other rescue situations that come our way). Be a part of it 'all' in so many different aspects than the everyday traveler experiences now a days. We are unique!

What makes this cabin unique

For more photos, and a 'feel' for what we have created please ask about our website - truly a retreat, a center of Natures Energy, yet all the modern comforts and facilities, and so much more! Even the locals come for a visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Arriving at The Hoblet was exactly what we needed. We loved the feeling of having our own little space nestled in the woods. A little bridge and walkway with animals to greet us for our stay and early rise. Having an Infrared Sauna in the comfort of our own room was a special treat to say the least. The circle of stones surrounding a fire pit was an excellent way to wind down our night. This is a very beautiful place to relax, unwind, detox and be in nature. I would recommend a stay at The Hoblet to anyone interested in doing just that. Glad we found it and will be staying here again the next time we are in Niagara.
Jan 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Niagara Falls in Niagara Regional Municipality

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a far infrared sauna built in. There is a shower, but no bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • In the bedroom is an adult bunkbed, with a queen below and single on top. As well, there is a Queen size air mattess, very high (17') which comes with all the bedding that can be put in the living area. There is also a cot, single bed, that could be put in the living room or single airbed mattress with all bedding provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
nestled by the woods, use of 'circle of elements' 24 ft diameter fire pit, equine rescue, private modern 'studio', used for retreats (self catering) just 15 min. from the falls, 5 min from shopping, lightly stocked kitchen (essentials), wonderful and peaceful energy here, living roof, 3 skylights

Reviews

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The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting
average rating of 4.88 based on 91 reviews
5

Relaxing and comfortable and so unique!

  • 5 of 5

Us three West Virginia girls had such an amazing time!!! We were greeted with smiles and hugs by Petra ,Mush and a few dogs! Well Mush got hugs lol. Such a joy and a pleasure to meet these two great caretakers of such sweet animals . The animals were an added joy!! We had a great fire and hot dogs on the fire and a evening of quiet and a memorable evening with just us three girls!! Out and away from all the noise and traffic!! Was a true redo again and again. We will deffently return for a update on this gem of a place and the animals. Thanks guys for making our stay one of the best we have had EVER!!! We will recommend your lovey Hoblet to everyone!! Take care and till we see you all again, god bless!🙏?💕?

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies, ladies, ladies! What a pleasure it was having you here. Monty and George (the goats) send their thanks and miss you already. Looking forward to seeing you again
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Couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more!

  • 5 of 5

I shall start from the beginning.... I was looking for a very special place to spend a few days with my husband and son. I found THE HOBLET! It truly is a very special place!

The VRBO website was easy to use, and Petra (our host) was super quick to respond to any of our communications.

She was there waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the lovely property, introduced us to the animals and gave us lots of information about the area tailored to our interests.

The cabin is spacious & clean and has everything that you need for a comfortable stay. There is a fantastic fire pit on the property that was ready and waiting for us. What a nice surprise.

My son loved the animals and took a special interest in the pot bellied pigs "Specky and Sheldon. We were able to arrange a special morning where my son got to interact with them. (one of the highlights of his visit)

The Hoblet is very centrally located. Super close to everything in the Niagara area and several beaches. Truly, everything is only minutes away.

We found everything we needed here to have a great family get-away.

Thank you Petra & Mush for making such a nice place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing your review. A bigger thanks for taking the time with your son to enjoy Specky and Sheldon, our piggies. They often get less attention than the donkeys and the goats. It was great interaction for them, they are such "hams" (sorry couldn't resist that, lol). So glad you enjoyed everything. Wishing you and your family all the best. Petra, Mush and Sheldon and Specky
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The Hoblet

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly magical! After a day of seeing the sights of Niagara Falls, Petra's place is perfect for winding down with a glass of wine and communing with the goats, pot bellied pigs and donkeys in a beautiful wooded setting. Sitting on the patio surrounded by fairies, hobbits and other magical creatures was like being in a fairy tale. I would come back again and again. Thank you Petra! KS

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property based on reviews by previous guests. We were not disappointed. The owners were gracious and a great source of information for things to do in the area that were not so touristy. From enjoying our morning coffee on the covered porch to feeding the rescue animals on the property... It was a very relaxing vacation. If we make it to that area again, we would definitely stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you explored Niagara and enjoyed it all. Thanks so much for all your thoughtful gestures! Hope to see you again one day, the fall foliage is fantastic here. All the best
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5

Loved the time away in the forest

  • 5 of 5

Petra and Mush were very helpful hosts. Their place was just perfect for our May long weekend getaway and our cycling tours around the area. We invited my parents over to see the animals one evening.

Thanks,

Allen and MaryLynn

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I can't express how wonderful the Hoblet Cabin is. The host and hostess and all the furry friends, are so welcoming. We look forward to staying here many times in the future.

Thank you‼️

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Buffalo Airport, Toronto Airport (60 miles)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Meadowvale Golf Course on Yokom Rd
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Via Rail on Bridge Street Niagara Falls,Ontario
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
406
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Kissing Bridge outside of Buffalo USA
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Sherkston Beach
Car: necessary

As we rescue donkeys (and 'anyone' else in need, our latest arrival is Sheldon the pot belly pig) we find our guests enjoy the spirit of the animals. Included in a 2 (or more) night stay is a 'meet & greet' with the animals. One on one time and supervised by ourselves to introduce you to the animals that have found a home here. Groom them, hear their stories,and learn what is involved in taking in an animal. Many of our guests have commented on learning information about certain animals that has effected their decision on which animal would fit in their situation and which would not. Great photo time as well. This feature is totally optional. Some our guests barely have time to see all the sights in the area. When you check it just let us know if you would like to schedule a 'meet & greet'..

Also your hostess, Petra, is a certified hatha yoga instructor, if you wish to do a private class while here call for details, a 90 minute private one on one class for your party is $30.00 (Cad)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Niagara Falls, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer 2017 cont
18 Jul 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£102
£670
 
 
US Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£102
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 15.0%

please contact owner for rates for stays longer than 14 days, and special monthly rate. Please be advised that the hoblet is suited to maximum of 4 people (minimum age of children is six). The hoblet evolved as a result and part of the small animal sanctuary we became. The proceeds from this rental help to finance the upkeep and feeding of the animals, as well, any rescues that are brought to our attention and that we can help. Please be advised the deposit is non refundable, but changeable. Any reservations of 3 days and longer require payment in full 45 days prior to arrival. (surcharge may apply on Memorial Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Victoria day holiday weekends).
**CANCELLATION POLICY** There is a NO REFUND policy, however in certain situations it can be discussed with the owner.. We highly recommend cancellation insurance at time of booking.
**PROCEEDS GO TO THE ANIMAL SANCTUARY. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN BOOKING.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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