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Walk to the Falls from The Mint

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Niagara Falls - The Mint

Fantastic location in the Park Place Historic District near the Falls

The house is a large old Victorian built in 1890. It has been recently rescued and renovated. It has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the second floor. The HUGE living room, library and dining room, kitchen and half bath 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 do not wish to cook, there are restaurants 1 block away on Third Street and more near the Falls.

The front porch is a lovely place to relax in the evening after a day of sightseeing or grill up some dinner in the backyard/garden. There is dedicated parking for up to 3 cars off the alley behind the house.

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

Carroll Reetz
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 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 2014

Why Carroll Reetz chose Greater Niagara

Over the last several years, we have purchased several homes and brought them back to life. When Andre saw this one on the market, we thought long and hard about it since it needed a lot of work. But could not let it go. It is a beautiful old home in a fabulous location near the Falls. This is an area undergoing revitalization and we are thrilled to be a part of it.

What makes this house unique

The house is LARGE. It is our only house that will accommodate 8-12 people. There are 2 full and 1 half bath and two staircases (front and back). It is ideal for large families or reunions with friends. It is also a great place for preparing for a wedding at the Falls. Plenty of space for all.


based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Walk to the Falls from The Mint
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and smelled clean. The information to nearby stores and the falls was beneficial. There was plenty of parking and the house was spacious. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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True home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience! Carroll and hubby are beautiful people to deal with; super helpful, super sweet and super simple to do business with, you will not regret staying here! You are truly in walking distance to the falls. Overall so happy with my rental, nothing needed to improve, thank you again for providing a home for my family to enjoy. Stay here if you are going to go visit the falls or Buffalo in general, you will not regret it. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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The property was great - nicely restored, well kept and spacious for 10 people.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Mint for 2 nights recently with an extended family of 6 adults and 4 kids. The bunk beds were a big hit with the kids. 3 full bedrooms were also great for the 6 adults-3 couples. House was nicely restored and beautifully kept. Kitchen and grill were very useful. Location of the property with regards to the Falls was great. The owners were very responsive, from booking to responding both over the phone or in person when we needed. Was walking distance to a few very good restaurants. We had a great meal at 'Wine on 3rd'.

My only concern was the neighborhood as the house next door was boarded up, as were few others within the block. One even had a condemned notice posted at its front. Just an FYI for future renters.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our house and its location. As stated in our listing, Niagara Falls is a post industrial city that like many others on the Great Lakes, has lost half its population over the last 30 years. The result is empty houses. Our neighborhood is the Park Place Historic District and is seeing a resurgence, but there is still work to be done. Condemned signs usually just mean that the water has been shut off to the property since it is vacant and is not an indication of the state of the house. However, other houses do need to be torn down but that takes time and money. It is something we are always on the city about. Thanks for staying with us and being part of the revitalization.
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home. Plenty of space for my whole family (6 adults and 3 toddlers). The location worked well too, you can walk to the Rainbow Bridge and the Aquarium. Only a short drive to Goat island and those areas. The owners were helpful and replied quickly to any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Big spacious house with plenty of room and charm!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 and never heard from the teenagers since the house was so huge. This is not your run of the mill VRBO but we were so happy with it!

Very old house but nicely updated and still kept the 125 year-old feel. I cannot accurately describe it but to see the original woodwork and the size of the rooms was quite interesting.

Within walking distance of the Falls was a huge plus, grocery store was a 3 minute car ride.

We had a very pleasant stay!

Mike Korom

New Berlin, WI

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a very joyful time in The Mint! The home is super clean, the beds are very comfortable and it is great enough for a group of 10 people for it has two full bathrooms upstairs and on half bath at ground floor. The location of the house was awesome, you walk to the fall and all the attractions; it is close to everything that we did. Also, I like the three parking spaces at the rear yard, for me it is a bonus. The owner Carroll is very nice people, never met her but through her email, you can feel her kindness!

We look forward to visiting The Mint again and I would recommend The Mint to anyone looking for a vacation rental in the Niagara Falls area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: recommended

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 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Fall 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411

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:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

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