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Kimberly Bolos

Member since: 2012
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Lakefront Getaway: Scenic Retreat Close to Many Attractions

41 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Greater Niagara - Wilson Harbor Lake House

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

A beautiful sprawling ranch on the shores of Lake Ontario. Pegged hardwood floors and knotty pine paneled walls give this home a vacation feel. Cozy, recently renovated, and newly furnished. Includes: Master bedroom with lake view, king bed, walk-in-closet. Guest room with two twin bunk beds. Second guest room with queen bed and walk-in-closet. Two full bathrooms. Living room with large viewing windows of the lake, heat generating gas fireplace, 50' flat screen TV with cable, DVD, Blue Ray and Netflix. Open dining room with direct view of the water and TV. Table seats up to 12; 10 comfortably. Home features a kitchen with all the modern conveniences to include: dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, oven, stove and full-size refrigerator/freezer. All home wares provided. Mudroom with large butler pantry, bench and coat hooks at entrance. There is a second living space not yet furnished. Dryer and brand new washing machine accessible in basement. Linens provided in all rooms. Outdoors you will find a bricked courtyard patio with fire pit surrounded by a picket fence. There is also a stairway to the lake off the lawn. Enjoy incredible sunsets!! This home is located in a very safe and family friendly community. All furnishings, linens, home wares, accessories and appliances were purchased new Nov. 2012. Two new furnaces/central A/C and a new water tank were installed August 2013. New stove installed 2015.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kimberly Bolos (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Kimberly Bolos

I grew up in a small neighboring town just outside Niagara Falls and left the area to attend and eventually graduate from SUNY Geneseo. I relocated to Dallas, TX for a career opportunity but have returned to the area every summer to take in its beauty and many local attractions. Now married with small children of my own, our family sought out and purchased this vacation property. While we reside in Dallas, local relatives manage this property.

Kimberly Bolos purchased this house in 2012

Why Kimberly Bolos chose Greater Niagara

We sought out this property because of its personal history with my family. It is the same property I would walk past with my dad on our way from the ice cream shop out to the end of the pier. We would wonder what it would be like to own and live in such a beautiful house with such a beautiful view. Western New York and this particular region hold so much natural beauty and provide so many affordable healthy activities that my husband and I want our children to share in these experiences. We share this home with you as a special place to vacation, reconnect with family and create special memories year after year.

What makes this house unique

The location is perfect! Coming from Dallas, TX it is wonderful to enter a relaxing small town atmosphere yet still have access to several activities, attractions, restaurants and shops as you would in a city. It is located across the street from a bustling boathouse, quaint upscale restaurant, and several small shops. Need some fresh vegetables? Drive down the road and stop at one of the many roadside stands whose farmers still accept payment by the honor system. We appreciate this home's proximity to Canada as well as the neighboring U.S. cities such as Lockport, Lewiston, Niagara Falls & Buffalo (quick access to Canada can be made via the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge).

Reviews

5
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

Lakefront Getaway: Scenic Retreat Close to Many Attractions
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
5

Beautiful property on the Lake Ontario shore

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property for our vacation "back home". We are originally form Western NY and now reside in Florida.

I grew up on Lake Ontario and was so excited to return.

The front yard overlooks Wilson Harbor and the property is one house away from the Wilson Pier- Be sure to walk out to the end of the Wilson Pier for gorgeous sunsets!

All amenities are available as documented by the owner. - I would recommend to the owner to purchase a new toaster as the one in the house is not in the best working order. - A tiny, minor fix. All other appliances are new and are in wonderful working order.

The house is much larger than it appears in the photos. There is a lovely gas fireplace - Not that we needed it in the 87 - 90 degree days, but good for the cooler weather renter to know. The central AC worked very well. There is a full sized washer and dryer - very convenient.

There are ample towels and linens and kitchen supplies. As well as paper supplies.

This owner very thoughtfully has provided numerous books, magazines and travel/activity pamphlets for information and ideas.

There are board games, puzzles, books and DVD's also. YOU WILL NEVER BE BORED!

The internet is lightening fast!

The only disappointment to me was that the deck overlooking the lake is no longer there, even though there is a still photo showing it in the listing.

A word of caution; the steps to the water may be difficult to maneuver for those unsteady on their feet. At the bottom of the stairs there are rocks which are slippery at the water entry. There is no beach access to the water.

The patio has a nice table with umbrella and ample chairs.

Many activities are near by in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, the beautiful Niagara escarpment with wineries and fruit and vegetable stands, outdoor concerts and festivals.

**Foodies!- If you are not from the area - be sure to take a trip to Wegmans Grocery store in Niagara Falls or Amherst. Allow yourself ample time to bask in the wonderfulness.

Nearby restaurant recommendations: The Wilson Boathouse ($$$) Woodcock Brewery - Wood fired Pizza and Burgers ($$)

There is live music at the The Wilson Boathouse and also at the Sunset Grill.

There is a small local market nearby in the village of Wilson.

We had a wonderful stay and I highly recommend this property. Thank you for sharing your beautiful lakefront home Kim! I hope that we can return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, Relaxing Week on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week of June at the house after my son graduated high school the last Saturday of June. We had two - four person families. The weather was perfect with sensational views and awesome sunsets from the Wilson Pier with the Toronto skyline in the distance across the lake. During the week, Wilson is a very quaint and quiet harbor community. If you are looking for a relaxing place to go, this house is it. If you are looking for a lot of activities (ie especially for children), the Wilson area may not be the best choice. However, you can be in Niagara Falls, NY, USA or Niagara Falls, OT, CA within 30 minutes (ie HINT: DON'T FORGET YOUR PASSPORTS). There are plenty of activities over there. We were told by local folks that on the weekends, the Wilson area comes alive during the summer months with music and other things to do. My brother-in-law chartered a deep lake fishing trip for the day and they caught 7 - salmon and 1 - lake trout. They had an especially good time reeling in a 28 pound salmon for 45 minutes. We would like to also thank Captain Hank of Blade Runner Fishing Charters http://www.bladerunnercharters.com/.

In the evenings, we enjoyed grilling and sitting by the campfire at the fire pit looking out over the lake.

If we can suggest a couple of options for the owners to help with keeping the teen age kids a little more active is to invest in a couple of kayaks, bicycles and fishing poles as it seemed very difficult to rent these in the Wilson area. These would be a couple of quick inexpensive additions to only make the property more appealing. The house is stocked with multiple board games and Taboo - Loved it, as well as DVDs.

We want to sincerely thank the owners for allowing us to stay at the house. There is a very good chance will will be back in 2 years when my daughter graduates high school!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very charming house and location

  • 5 of 5

We just spent Memorial Day at the house with 3 generations from our family, ages 6 to 70. Everyone loved the house and the location. The house was clean, and felt more spacious than shown in the pictures. The deck hasn't been rebuilt, but the patio and yard are lovely and we didn't feel like we were lacking anything. The patio is nestled in such a way that we had privacy from the neighbors. There are also stairs that you can use to go down to the lake. The Wilson Boat House across the street was an easy dinner spot, and the location was close to Old Fort Niagara and close enough to Niagara Falls (easy to access, but away from the bustle). Would recommend this house to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place right on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. The pictures are exactly as the place is. Very clean and neat. The view was fantastic. The owners supplied all of the sheets and towels and amenities. They were very easy to work with. Wilson is a cute lake community and we were there before the season opened so it was quiet and calm and relaxing and so lovely. We will recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Rooms are large and a short drive to many fun sites. Wineries and breweries and Niagara Falls and in to Canada. Delightful area!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worked well for our Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on this property. We needed a place to gather for Thanksgiving since the small apartments and houses my family live in don't work well. The kitchen was a bit tight but still worked for our purposes (I loved the toaster oven they have!!!! I want one now). The table also extended to be VERY large. Everything was very clean and comfortable. Only complaint would be it does not have a lot of seating in the living room. I think it only felt that way because we had a larger group one of the days (Thanksgiving Day) for a few hours, otherwise everything was fine for the 6 adults who were staying the entire stay. I can imagine this place must be super nice to stay at in the summer months, too.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Happy

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this home. I had relatives visiting from Boston, Reno and Michigan and wanted to do something special close to home. I live in Youngstown and this was the perfect place. The view was incredible, the sprawling ranch house was perfect for 5 of us. All the amenities made for a relaxing weekend. We never left but for two hours to visit the Woodcock Brewery on Saturday afternoon. We cooked our meals in and enjoyed every minute in your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
21.4 Miles
Niagara Falls International Airport(32.4mi to BUF)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Wilson Boat House
Nearest Golf
15.2 Miles
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
9.1 Miles
Robert Moses State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Wilson Boat House
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Wilson-Tuscorora State Park
Car: necessary

Western NY is full of fun activities and attractions for all ages! Niagara Falls, US and Niagara Falls, Canada are a must see. There are also several wineries & vineyard tours, farms, state parks, local festivals, and carnivals & outdoor concerts held regularly nearby and in town. This summer our family enjoyed: outdoor concerts, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum w/several restored kid rides, Olcott Beach Carrousel Park w/several restored kid rides, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, walks/run along the lake shore, Splash Park in Krull County Park, Youngstown Firemen's Field Day (carnival, concerts, food!), campfires, and eating at our favorite eateries such as Viola's Submarines on Military Road in Niagara Falls after a day of shopping at the well known Niagara Factory Outlet Mall...and the list goes on!! Perhaps next summer we will charter a boat to do some Salmon fishing? The possibilities are endless!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wilson, Greater Niagara

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season 2016
5 May 2016 - 7 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£658
for 2 nights
From
£205
From
£224
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall 2016
8 Sep 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£513
for 2 nights
From
£133
From
£152
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas & NY Holiday
19 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£589
for 2 nights
From
£171
From
£190
Fri,Sat
 
 
Peak Season 2017
4 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£627
for 2 nights
From
£190
From
£209
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£475
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£133
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£551
for 2 nights
From
£152
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season 2018
3 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£627
for 2 nights
From
£190
From
£209
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£475
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£133
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£551
for 2 nights
From
£152
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£475
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£133
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95
Refundable Deposit £152

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greater Niagara in Upstate New York

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1944 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed
  • Master has a writing desk with printer for our guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
In August each year the Wilson Community Enhancement Charity (WCEC) hosts a free outdoor movie series in Clark's Park just across the street. Future Amenities: We are working to add a full upright antique piano. Stay tuned for more updates!

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