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Summerset House at Old Town
3 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms House in Niagara-on-the-Lake
from $495 per /nt
from $1500 per /wk

Summerset House

This historic home is absolutely amazing and very close to Lake Ontario where people gather in the evening to watch the amazing sunsets. The home offers a hot-tub on the back patio and an awesome front porch with comfortable seating areas.

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Property Description

This historic home is absolutely amazing and very close to Lake Ontario where people gather in the evening to watch the amazing sunsets. The home offers a hot-tub on the back patio and an awesome front porch with comfortable seating areas.

Property Details

Summerset House dates back to circa 1890 to 1900. The House is centrally located in the heart of historic Chautauqua in Niagara-on-the-Lake, blocks from Queen Streets pubs, shops, restaurants, art galleries, golf course, Shaw Theater and steps to Ryerson Park/Mississauga Beach on Lake Ontario.


The Summerset House is thought to have been built in the late 1800's and early 1900's during the time of the Chautauqua phenomenon that circulated through the United States and Canada. Chautauqua, which can be translated as "a place of mists", was a traveling tent show which was most popular in Niagara-on-the-Lake during the 1890s.


The main floor of Summerset House offers a fantastic chef style fully equipped kitchen with a large island, half bath, laundry facility, a bright family room with a gas fireplace overlooking the patio, a large living room with TV with cable and a separate dining room with an original stone gas fireplace.

The upper level offers a newly renovated four piece bathroom with luxurious towels and local soaps for your enjoyment. There are three bedrooms all with luxurious linens and bedding. The master bedroom has a king size Tempur-Pedic bed, the second bedroom offers a king sized bed, the third bedroom offers a queen size sleigh bed. Each of the bedrooms is​ beautifully furnished and are sure to make you feel right at home!

We also provide a roll-away bed fitted with lush linens and bedding.

The back outdoor space is a very private fenced yard that backs on to woodland full of birds, hawks, wild turkeys and the occasional deer. The backyard offers an eco-friendly hot tub using products that are softer on the skin, a BBQ, and ample seating for your enjoyment.

Enjoy breakfast on the sunny front porch or a glass of local wine in the evening. Stroll down to the lake and enjoy one of the best sunsets according to the National Geographic Magazine.

The property is a 15-20 minute drive to Niagara Falls and offers free on-site parking.

Your hosts will greet you at the property, show you the workings of the home, and answer any questions you may have.

In the unlikely event that there is anything needed during your stay, we are just a phone call away!

Summerset House offers the entire home for you and your guests to get away from it all, yet feel right at home! Your hosts are happy to suggest activities and help you explore to make the best of your visit, including recommendations for local pubs and restaurants.

We hope to hear from you!

Guest Access:
Full home, patio, free wifi, and free onsite parking, interaction​ with guests; we will greet you at the home, and show you around.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is the ideal travel destination year-round! Offering an abundance of attractions: the Shaw Festival Theater, expansive recreation trail, art galleries, Whirlpool Jet Boats, world class dining, Fort George, award winning wineries/winery tasting & tours and festivals throughout the year including the Niagara Ice Wine Festival, and the Peach festival. Niagara on the Lake provides something for everyone.
This property has 1 King(s), 1 King(s), 1 Queen(s), 1 Rollaway(s).
  • Bedrooms











    $495 - $595


  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Linens Provided
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Dining Area
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Duty Free
  • Toaster
  • Living Room
  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Shopping
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cookware
  • Iron and Board
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heat
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Parks
  • Television
  • Bird Watching
  • Veranda
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Gas Grill
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Hot Tub
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Lake View
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine

Guest Reviews

What a great place! by Aelish 10/28/2019
What a great place! If you’re considering it, book it! Well equipped kitchen. Great hot tub. Super comfy beds. Steps from Lake Ontario. Lovely neighbourhood. We ran out of time to enjoy everything this house has to offer.
The house is beautiful, spacious, historic and impeccably clean! by Carrie 10/21/2019
The house is beautiful, spacious, historic and impeccably clean! We had a wonderful time relaxing in the different areas the house offered, as well as it’s closeness to the lake, the town and wineries
Super good location, clean and spacious, and fantastic atmosphere. by Yu 10/15/2019
Stayed with 5 of my family members during the long weekend. Super good location, clean and spacious, and fantastic atmosphere. 5-star place! We would love to come back sometime in near future!
Amazing property, location and value. by Angela 10/01/2019
Amazing property, location and value. It was a wonderful place to ring in my 40th!
A really well appointed house by Bryan 09/24/2019
A really well appointed house, large, bright, clean, and fully stocked. Made for a great and relaxing weekend with some friends to enjoy a weekend of wineries.
Great place and great responsiveness. by August 09/11/2019
Great place and great responsiveness.
Loved the house by Victoria 08/28/2019
Just a quick note to say thank you for a great stay! We loved the house.
I left the towels in the shower, removed the garbage and turned on the dishwasher.
Take care and thanks again!
Unwind and Enjoy! by Sarah 08/26/2019
Pull up, unwind and enjoy! This incredibly spacious and comfortable house was lovely. Such a fantastic location, tucked away on a lush landscapes property only steps from the lake and mind blowing views.
The home was perfect by Colleen 08/12/2019
Marks home is amazing. No matter what you are doing there is a spot for it. We came to enjoy our 2nd annual sisters weekend. The home was perfect. It’s even better than the pictures. The yard is great for relaxing. Loved the wooded backdrop. We enjoyed breakfast on the front porch. What a delight. There were 5 of us and plenty of space to linger, laugh and relax. It’s a quick beautiful walk into town along the lake and golf course. The homes and gardens are a treat to admire along the way.
Great house by Nicole 08/05/2019
This house was great ! It was super clean and the host responded to any questions quickly.
Lovely and clean by Tom 07/31/2019
House was lovely and clean, hosts are very responsive. Great location near town and was able to swim and watch sunset over the lake each day. The specialty soaps were a nice touch also.
Spacious, spotless by Carrie 07/23/2019
Accommodation was spacious, spotless and in the perfect location!
Very relaxing holiday by Barry 07/15/2019
Just as pretty as it looks, quaint and comfortable. Close to the old town, wineries and great restaurants, very relaxing holiday.
Marks place was fantastic! by Heather 06/24/2019
Marks place was fantastic! Great location to do a wine tour, some shopping or just take a stroll by the water. This home is full of charm and character, the outsides space is tranquil and private. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay, perfect for a ladies weekend away!
Great location five doors down from a beautiful view of the lake! by Kathy 06/03/2019
Great location five doors down from a beautiful view of the lake! House is large and nicely spread out so suits a large group. The backyard has a hot tub and is very serene backing on to the woods. Two comfy king beds and a queen are in the three bedrooms which are a nice size! There is only one full bathroom so showering takes a little longer but for a short term stay it is not an issue! We also had a mother robin guarding her nest on the large front porch which is a great spot for your morning coffee! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Beautiful, spacious house by Eoin 05/28/2019
Beautiful, spacious house. Very clean. Comfortable beds. Great location. The hot​ tub is great.
Great venue for a girls trip by Sarah 05/19/2019
This was a great venue for a girls trip - easy access to everything!
This house was absolutely wonderful by Lindsay 04/28/2019
We visited NOTL to celebrate a birthday with a few friends and this house was absolutely wonderful. We brought bikes and were able to keep them in the garage for easy in and outs to get to town, wineries, etc. It was spacious and clean, situated in an incredibly charming neighborhood and just a quick walk from the lake for sunset. We loved the well-appointed kitchen and found ourselves spending most of​ our time around the big kitchen island. While it was a bit cold during our stay, the outdoor spaces here are absolutely wonderful and the hot tub makes it all. The full bath is a dream too and so was the mattress! Thanks again for providing such a great space!
Beautiful house by Catherine 04/14/2019
Beautiful house, lovely backyard w hot tub. Great for 6 friends or a few couples
Beautiful country home by Julie 02/22/2019
We had a lovely time at Summerset House. The property was well managed and had all the features that were listed in the description. As there were no guests the night before we arrived the property manager provided us with early access to the home which was really great and provided a quick overview of the home and features. Highly recommend this home and location.
Home away from home you wish you had by Diane 02/16/2019
this is the home away from home you wish you had. the fireplaces (yes plural) makes for a little slice of heaven, and don’t forget the hot tub!! everything you need is here. this place made for the best birthday weekend and super close to allllll the wine!”
Great home in a great location by Frank 11/02/2018
This was our second stay and we loved it all over again. Great home in a great location. We were a little late getting out on check out day and the host was very gracious.
Comfy beds, beautiful bathroom and hot tub is excellent by Lori 10/06/2018
“Great location, 7 minutes from town and by the water. Comfy beds, beautiful bathroom and the hot tub is excellent! I would definitely recommend staying here.”
Wonderful stay by Pamela 09/28/2018
“Wonderful stay. It was quiet in the evenings and walking distance to the main Street. The sound of the waves at night was very soothing. Hot tub and gas fireplace were nice too!Thank you for the stay. Pam and Todd Stewart”
Great location, great place by Suzanne 09/28/2018
“Great location and spacious/beautiful home! It is a 10 minute walk from Zoom Leisure for bike rentals. The host was easy to get in touch and place was nicer than in the pictures online. It’s a great place for a weekend away with friends. It was clean and had everything you needed (towels, shampoo, kitchen supplies, wifi etc. ). Check in and check out was easy too!”
This house exceeded our expectations! by Heather 08/14/2018
This house exceeded our expectations! The backyard was a beautiful place with two different sets of patio furniture and a big hot tub. The gardens were lovely and very well kept. Inside, the flow of the kitchen into the dining room was great for socializing. All the furniture was in excellent condition and the house was spotless when we arrived. This house is very well cared for. The house is very close to the lake and offers an outstanding view. We could see the Toronto skyline, including the CN tower! We would absolutely rent this house again 🙂
Beautiful, historic home! by Maggie 08/06/2018
What a beautiful historic home! This place was nicely decorated and kept meticulously clean. The BBQ and the hot tub in the backyard were just perfect. There were 6 of us and the house had plenty of room for us. However, we did have to coordinate shower time because there was only one shower in the house. The location was very convenient to do a winery tour in the area.
House is amazing, hot tub great, Comfortable stay! by Keith 07/15/2018
We really enjoyed our weekend stay at Mark’s place. The house was amazing and the hot tub was a great bonus to enjoy after a day of bike riding/wine tasting. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! Location is fantastic with the lake in sight, convenient to town, and charming neighborhood. I’d recommend a walk down to the lake, where swimming is available. I wish we had discovered that part earlier in the trip. I definitely recommend this place! Thanks Mark!
Great, clean, amazing patio. by John 06/10/2018
Everything was great - clean, well furnished. Amazing patio, hot tub. Excellent proximity to downtown.
lovely property. great weekend. by Jodi 05/27/2018
I lovely property! We had a great girls weekend and thoroughly enjoyed all the amenities of the house! We even made it down to the lake for a polar dip! Good fun.
Nice home, everything top notch. Fantastic Host. by Jen 05/21/2018
This is absolutely the nicest home I have ever stayed at with Airbnb! The home, the gardens, the area, the amenities....all top notch! I would definitely return here in a heartbeat. Mark is a fantastic host and we truly appreciated the whole experience from start to finish! If you are lucky enough to stay here, you will not be disappointed! Goodbye Summerset House! Until we meet again 🙂
Thank you for a wonderful trip! by Taryn 05/08/2018
The pictures do not do this home justice. We stayed here for a girl's weekend and found ourselves moving from room to room all day. Each room had cozy couches, homey touches, and luxury. From the seating area on the wide front porch to the bar built in to the side of the hot tub, we were always comfortable. Distance from town is walkable (though, not in cute shoes some of the women complained) and is right near Lake Ontario. The gardens in front and back are well-maintained and the magnolia tree was just starting to bloom during our stay. I'm not sure that the neighbors appreciated our Cinco de Mayo party on the back patio, but being a group of 40-ish women were were all abed by 9:30pm. The hot tub was large and clean, beds were incredibly comfortable, towels were plentiful. The only downside to this property is that there is only one shower. Six women (even 40-ish women too old to primp & prean too much any more) took a long time to all shower in the morning. We had an absolutely wonderful stay and hope to come back again next Spring. Thank you for a wonderful trip!

Fantastic House and Host by Gloria 11/05/2017
We had a fantastic weekend at Summerset House. What a beautiful property. It offered every amenity necessary in order to make this a special weekend to share with special friends. The place was so clean and so well-stocked with everything we needed and more. Thank you for helping us arrange it. Thank you Mark!
Beautiful home in a great location by Kristen 10/29/2017
Review #20380386 Beautiful home in a great location.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
All the comforts of home (and more)! We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Date of arrival
October 27, 2017
wonderful family gathering for an extended weekend by Cindy 09/26/2017
Review #19675521 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Six of us gathered from 3 Provinces to celebrate an 85th birthday. Everything in the home was beautifully put together and our whole family loved every minute of our stay. The home feels like home and the location is peaceful, and just a couple of minutes walk from beautiful Lake Ontario.
We swam in the Lake, soaked in the hot-tub, hung out on the beautiful porch among the flowers and later by candlelight. We cancelled one of supper reservation because we wanted to savour the opportunity to use the well appointed kitchen and eat in the beautiful backyard which backs onto a gorgeous mature forest.
Marc and his helpers met our every request including replacing a kettle that didn't work which was very much appreciated by the tea lovers in our group. We all agreed that we would love to come back on an annual basis.
Thank you for a very enjoyable stay in NOTL.

Date of arrival
September 22, 2017
Decor and cleanliness are hands down the best I've ever experienced by Jennifer 09/18/2017
Second time staying in one of Mark's properties. Decor and cleanliness are hands down the best I've ever experienced. Great communication and easy check in. Would always try to book his places first in Niagara. May seem a bit pricey at first glance but worth it, as house is so well stocked you feel like you are instantly at home. Enjoyed it all. Thanks! Jennifer
Thanks so much, Mark!! by Kelly 09/04/2017
“Such a beautiful home by the water, so spacious and very clean. The pictures really don't do it justice! Hot tub was delightful after a long day of wine touring. Huge kitchen for gathering and eating! Would come back again for sure!”
“Mark, thank you so much for a fabulous stay at Summerset house. I so enjoyed meeting you! by Christina 07/31/2017
“Everything about the Summerset home exceeded our expectations. For the first time in my travels, the home looked even BETTER than its photos online. This says quite a bit since the photos were already beautiful. The grounds are so lush and perfectly kept. You have your choice of a spacious, beautiful front porch or oasis of a backyard for lounging. There are plenty of cozy sitting areas to tuck away with a good book. We reserved the house for a 3 day trip to celebrate our year of turning 40. There were six of us and it was more than spacious. The house was spotless and you immediately feel comfortable. If you can manage it, be sure to steal yourself the master bedroom in the far left corner. The bed was heavenly! The house is perfectly nestled in a quiet and friendly neighbourhood. With the lake just a 2 minute walk away, we were able to enjoy the breathtaking sunset each night. You can easily walk to Queen Street in 25-30 minutes. It's a beautiful, scenic walk with views of the lake. If you choose to drive there is a a parking area by The Olde Angel Inn. You can park there for up to 8 hours and go exploring. We thought the location would require more driving and planning but it really was perfect and didn't feel inconvenienced by it at all. Actually, I will now prefer to stay there over anywhere on or closer to Queen Street. Our host Mark was attentive from the moment I contacted him to ask questions and ultimately book the home. His response time and recommendations made everything go smoothly. I so enjoyed meeting him upon check in - what a great guy! This will the the first of many future visits for me!”
Lovely house in a great location by Patricia B. 07/25/2017
We enjoyed this lovely well cared for and well equipped house for our first trip to Niagara on the Lake. It is in a quiet neighborhood just steps from the lake with its spectacular sunsets. It was about a 20 to 30 minute leisurely walk to the center of town or a 5 minute drive. The house was beautifully landscaped with lots of privacy and lots of living space. We especially enjoyed the sunroom and dining on the front porch. It was a nice touch that Mark greeted us when we arrived to explain everything in the house and to point out things available in the area.
Best Property by Alex 07/22/2017
Mark is a great host managing some of the best properties in NOTL! Thank you for hosting us. My family and I really enjoyed our stay. Will definitely come back again! Thank you.
Great House and Location! by Winnie 07/05/2017
Beitifil house in a great location. Mark was prompt with his communication from before check in to arrival to check out. Everything in the house was in order when we arrived and we had a great time
Five Star! by Jessica 06/14/2017
Review #17802788 “ Summerset House Located In Historic Old Town Niagara-On-The-Lake”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
From the time we arrived to the moment we left, this house was perfectly suited for our annual girls weekend away. We hosted 6 woman staying the night and 9 during the days. Each year we select a different location and property to visit - this house was one of the best we have ever stayed in! Everyone loved the hot tub, great sitting area outside with complete privacy from neighbors. The kitchen was spacious and allowed everyone to be preparing food/drink at the same time without rubbing elbows. The bedrooms were comfortable and clean and the washrooms were up to date, recently renovated.
We were a 4 minute walk to the water to watch the sun set each night and a great location for our morning coffee walk. We enjoyed walking into the town for dinner (about 15 minutes to walk into town). The surrounding homes are beautiful and very well kept.
During the day we went shopping, took a wine tour, people watched and relaxed in the hot tub.
We will return to this location again! Thanks Mark for a fantastic introduction to the property and for being an absolute treat to work with.

Date of arrival
June 9, 2017
The house was beautiful by Laura 06/13/2017
“The house was beautiful and had everything we needed for a family getaway. Very close to wineries, restaurants/shops and the lake while also having a remoteness to it. Mark was always quick to respond to any questions we had and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. ”
Great House by Tanya 05/28/2017
Great place! Would stay again
Beautiful Large homw by Dario 05/23/2017
Beautiful large home, very clean. Mark was a great host!
Awesome place by Maureen D. 04/21/2017
We so enjoyed our weekend here. Great location. Beautifully decorated! Hopefully we can come in the warmer months next time to enjoy the lake. Would definitely stay here again!!
Amazing Home and Location! by Patricia P 04/08/2017
This house is beautiful and sits just feet away from the stunning Lake. The house itself is warm and cozy and has everything you could possibly need for your stay. The owners are incredible and you can tell that their guests stay is our the utmost importance to them. The backyard is lush with greenery and private with a hot tub for relaxing evenings. The Lake is just minutes away walking and makes for incredible evening sunsets. We will definitely be staying here again!Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway.Response
Absolutely PERFECT! by Patricia 04/08/2017
We stayed here for a week in the summer 2016. This house is absolutely stunning and it is just feet away from the Lake, allowing you some incredible sunset views. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need and has a hot tub in the back yard for relaxing evenings with a glass of wine. The house is located just minutes away from the beautiful down town Niagara on the Lake. The owners were just as incredible as the house itself, warm, attentive and go above and beyond to make the stay memorable. We are already planning our next trip to Niagara on the Lake and WILL be staying here!Response
Everything was great! by Mark 01/30/2017
Everything was great!
Loved this location! by Sheila 01/30/2017
We loved the location. Half a block from the lake. Bench at the end of the street for watching the sunset over the lake.
House is fantastic by Geoff 01/30/2017
Mark does a great job managing the property. The house is fantastic. Very well appointed and well maintained. While not right in town you can walk, if you want. Great place
Very spacious and inviting! by Cheryl 12/01/2016
The house exceeded our expectations. Very spacious and inviting. We love the extra touches like Christmas decor, hot tub towels, coffee supplies, etc.
We will definetly be back. Mark was very friendly and helpful with local information that made our stay extra special.
Great Location, Great House! by LV 10/13/2016
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely, warm home. Thanks to Mark for anticipating and addressing our household needs. Great place!

Recommend to anyone by Nick 10/13/2016
“This place was exactly as described and I would recommend it to anyone! We came here for my Mom's 60th birthday and the family had a wonderful time. Mark and Cody were very helpful and the hot tub was nice and hot ready for our arrival, a great way to wind down in the evenings after some wine tasting. Thanks!”
Wonderful Stay! by Lenora 10/01/2016
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely, warm home. Thanks to Mark for anticipating and addressing our household needs. Great place!
Perfect place! by Darlene 09/01/2016
The place was perfect for us! We did have a dog, and there were doors that made it possible to keep her in the foyer/kitchen area very comfortably.
Fantastic location, comfortable and cozy house with nice kitchen, good areas to lounge and chat. by Tim B 08/25/2016
We had a great time exploring Niagara on the Lake and using the Summerset House as a base. The house is in a great location just down the road from the lake and a beautiful sunset view, as well as just blocks from Zoom bike rentals. Because we had bikes, we only walked to old town once. It was a nice, 20 minute walk. The house itself is fantastic. Numerous locations to sit quietly and read or to gather in groups and chat. We loved it and won't think twice about renting it should we return.
Beautiful House and Close to Everything by NAV 07/28/2016
This was a beautiful house that made our weekend getaway to NOTL that much better. It was very clean and had just about anything you would need (towels, dishes and is a few minute walk to the lake and about 5 minutes to the main strip of restaurants and shops. We were given a warm welcome with a quick tour of the home to ensure we had everything we needed during our stay.
Ideal place to stay when visiting NOTL by Dave 06/01/2016
A very lovely house with plenty of features to make the stay welcoming and relaxing. I would recommend as an ideal place to stay when visiting Niagara on the Lake.
Beautiful house! by Nav 05/01/2016
This was a beautiful house that made our weekend getaway to NOTL that much better. It was very clean and had just about anything you would need (towels, dishes (URL HIDDEN) is a few minute walk to the lake and about a 5 minute drive to the main strip of restaurants and shops. We were given a warm welcome with a quick tour of the home to ensure we had everything we needed during our stay.


Daily Rate: $495 - $595 per night
Weekly Rate: $1500 - $2700 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


Standard Tax Rate - 13.00%
Pet Fee - $75.00
Summerset House Cleaning - $150.00
Security Deposit - $500.00
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are subject up to a 50% cancellation fee and must be confirmed through email. If less than 60 days prior to your arrival, the full amount will be forfeited.
Please notify us immediately if you cannot use your reservation. If successful in finding a suitable replacement booking for the dates of your reservation, at our discretion we will refund the payment less administration fees determined at the time the replacement booking is confirmed and paid for.
Last updated 02/17/2020
Deposit Policy
Direct bookings through 100% payment is due at the time of booking by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex)
Last updated 02/17/2020

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