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10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Niagara Falls - Great Gorge Guesthouse

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carroll Reetz
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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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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10 Minute Walk To Niagara Falls
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 16 reviews

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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Exactly as described

  • 3 of 5

If you are coming into town to do some sightseeing, it is a great location, house was clean and secure, it's a great price, and the owners are good communicators.

It is an old house, but if you need help, the owners will talk you through it or you will see notes.

Rooms are big enough, and beds are comfy. Shower has good pressure!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapin, South Carolna

Very clean

  • 3 of 5

The property was an older home, but very clean. The property is very close to the American falls about a 5-10 min drive to the parking for the falls and about 15 min drive to go over the boarder to Canada. We drove , I would be mindful around you if you decide to walk. The falls are beautiful and worth seeing. The New York side around the falls does have closed up buildings and homes due to the economy. The owner does try to make the house comfortable with movies, games, and books. The owner is helpful if you have any questions. The house does not have a washer and dryer, I forgot to look at that in the write up.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Niagara Falls, Greater Niagara

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
6 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016
28 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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Portable wifi hotspot

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