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10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Fantastic location across from the Aquarium and the Niagara Gorge. A quick walk, half a mile, to the Falls themselves. FREE Wi-FI. Conveniently located near a supermarket and public transportation.

At Great Gorge Guesthouse, you can:

* Relax in the large common area.

* Prepare your own meals in the fully stocked kitchen.

* Access free WI-FI anywhere in the house.

The house has three bedrooms and one bathroom on the second floor. The large living and dining area and kitchen are on the first floor. It is fully furnished for you to make yourselves at home. The kitchen is stocked with all the items you need to make your own meals if you wish. If you are not into cooking, there are restaurants 1 block away on Third Street and more nearer the Falls.

There is free parking available.

For more information about what to do and see in the area, visit our other property, Wanderfalls Hostel's website.

More Details

Carroll Reetz
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

About Carroll Reetz

We are avid travelers and running this guesthouse allows us some freedom in the off season to do just that. Carroll spent most of her career in Human Resources but gave it all up (darn) several years ago to open a hostel in Niagara Falls- leaving the wonderful California weather behind but gaining a wonderful husband. Andre is from Germany and we found each other here! We have since expanded from the hostel and added a couple vacation rentals to our endeavors. We think they are a great alternative to a sterile hostel - more like home away from home.

Carroll Reetz purchased this house in 2013

Why Carroll Reetz chose Greater Niagara

The Great Gorge Guesthouse is perfectly situated across from the Aquarium and a 10 minute walk to the tip of the Falls. We are located in the historic downtown area where most of the homes are over 100 years old. There's lots of history here as well as the incredible Niagara Falls.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location for the Discovery tour of the falls! Carol met us upon arrival and gave us some really valuable tips for our visit to Niagara. The Guesthouse was clean and provided everything we needed. There were some very nice touches like books and games available for us to use during our stay. I recommend staying here.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Niagara Falls in Niagara County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This room has a closet, and window A/C unit in the summer.
    Double - 1 Double Bed , This room has a closet and a window A/C unit in the summer.
    Cosy Double - 1 Double Bed , There is no closet. It has a window A/C unit in the summer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls
average rating of 4.6 based on 18 reviews

Wow - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from 5-9 Jan 2017. Landed in a snow storm and it was freezing cold for the whole stay. The house was easy to find and very very warm wehn we arrived, the heating was set to keep up toasty the whole stay. It is right next to the Aquarium, and the bridge was right there - walk over that and you look down on the Maid of the Mist boats (which were closed down for the winter and frozen in). We walked everywhere!! It was such a perfect location. Having read some other reviews I can only assume they got lost or something - we walked to the waterfalls, over the bridge into Canada, couldn't have asked for a better location. The house itself was perfect for what we needed. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, dining and lounge. Wifi was awesome. Yes, its an old house so some floors squeaked, all part of the charm to us. The kitchen was fitted out with the basics, we werent cooking up a huge roast dinner so didnt need fancy serving plates and bowls - the basics were there and all we needed. Carrol, the owner, was so incredibly helpful with all our pre-trip emails and questions. She asked we text her when we got tot the house to make sure we were in and all was OK. She was amazing and very quick to reply to us with our many questions not just about the house but the area also. It was an amazing experience. Frist trip to the Falls buts hopefully not the last. Thank you Carrol!

P.S. Almost forgot - the view from the stairs and C bedroom - we watched the fireworks on Friday night at 9pm...no idea they were going to have fireworks but we could see them as clear as day from the house - amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Niagara

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very well kept. We really enjoyed our time there.

The location was perfect too - less than a block from the Niagara Aquarium. It also was a short walk away from the main attractions (less than 10 minutes). We chose to go on a very cold weekend, so the fact that there is a trolley that drops off at the aquarium was great.

We'd definitely stay here again the next time we return to Niagara Falls!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious, clean house close to the falls

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, clean, well-equipped house close to the falls. We enjoyed the walk through the park towards the falls. They host even provided baking equipment to make a cake for our little one's birthday party. Kind and good contact. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This rental home is super clean and at a great location for all of the Niagara Falls attractions. It is a nice walk to the falls, mostly flat. The house is well maintained for an old home and the beds were comfy. We didn't have any issues arise, but I am confident that if we did, Carroll would have been more than happy to fix it and make it right. She is very friendly and was great about replying to emails and texts in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this rental property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford Lakes

Perfect location, well kept property

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean, well maintained, on a quiet street, with the perfect location for all the Niagara sites. It's an easy walk to the trolley point, where you can ride to all the main attractions on the US side. The owner was available to help with any issues, but we didn't have any. The aquarium is maybe 100 feet from the house, and you can see the mist from the American falls from there. We highly recommend this property.

The cave of the winds was an amazing experience and the highlight of our trip. If you have children over age 5, walk to the ferris wheel behind the Sheraton hotel on the Canadian side. It is a long walk but worth it, as there are many different activities including mini-golf (complete with a fire-shooting volcano), arcade, billiards, and shopping. You can also drive there, somehow - we walked.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, District of Columbia

Best rental for the rate, location, and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying on the US side of the Falls and we are GLAD that we did especially with this rental. This rental was not only very clean and organized, it had amenities other rentals from other sites haven't had. From ice trays (when a fridge doesn't have an ice machine, ice trays a great and yet no other rental we've ever been at before this home one), to a pack and play (great if you're traveling with an infant or toddler!), to books and games. There's honestly so much that this home hs convenienced us with that we have officially become spoiled. There is no doubt that we would rent this home again. The location was also great and located less than a block from the Falls' aquarium and if you're in this trip for exercise, it's an excellent place to start your journey from.

There was more we were going to list but i'm honestly not sure where to start.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Niagara Falls, Upstate New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £160

We do not charge a cleaning fee but we do expect our guests to leave the place neat and take out their trash. The cost of cleaning required above and beyond the normal will be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Niagara Falls Amtrak
Car: not necessary

The house is situated in the Park Place Historic District within a typical rust belt city. It is a national historic district located at Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York. It encompasses 89 contributing buildings. It is principally a residential district built up between 1885 and 1928. The dominant architectural styles are Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts.

This an urban environment with a diverse racial and socioeconomic population. While many of the big old houses in the area are lovely and well maintained, there are others that are neglected or empty. It is an area that is slowly being brought back to life with new people and energy.


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