Charming house on Lake Ontario near Niagara Falls

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5 Reviews

From $214 / night

Charming house on Lake Ontario near Niagara Falls
3 bedrooms
5 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per night: $290
Per week: $1,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Wilson vacation home rental
Welcome to North Star Cottage, a charming lakefront property and all-season house in historic Wilson, New York.

North Star Cottage can accommodate up to FIVE persons in three bedrooms, with one bedroom on the first floor and two on the second: the first floor bedroom has a queen-sized bed; on the second floor, there is one double bedroom and one single, and they share a landing with lake view. New mattresses and quality linens are on all beds, and you'll find fluffy duvets for cozy nights.

There is one full bath, with tub and shower. Towels are provided.

Five deck levels offer additional three-season space for relaxing or entertaining, and easy access to the lake, with views of Toronto, weekly sailing regattas, and passing lake and ocean-going freighters. There are fabulous sunsets AND remarkable sunrises over the water. After dark, you'll see the distant lights of greater Toronto like jewels on the horizon, and a sky full of stars dominated by the Big Dipper and the North Star above the lake.

The decks are furnished with tables, chairs, and umbrellas. Stairs to each level end at the water. Water access is by a small dock, but as lake levels vary throughout the season, you may find the remains of a cement pier exposed, or even a small stone beach. Put in your own kayak, rowboat, canoe, or inflatable dinghy.

For chilly nights in spring and late summer, the house is fully heated with zoned thermostats.

There is a fully equipped country kitchen, including stove, full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, sandwich grill, pots and pans, utensils, china, glassware, etc, plus an outdoor charcoal grill. The round table has a beautiful view of the lake.

A clothes washer and dryer, laundry soap, iron, and ironing board are all available for your use.

The living room has comfortable seating with interesting antiques,a cottage piano, a 27" TV with basic cable, and a DVD player. Many books and an assortment of games are available for a rainy day. An upstairs bedroom has an additional small television.

A cozy sun room is furnished in wicker and overlooks the deck and water.

All rooms have some water views and pretty framed art, and the house is within walking distance of two fishing piers and the scenic harbor front.

The village center is less than a mile away, with grocery store, restaurants, and shops.

An excellent state park is a short drive or bike ride along the lake. The village park is directly across the road from the cottage,with a grass meadow, baseball diamonds, a small playground, and a pine forest. Pop over for a Little League game on spring and summer evenings, or listen from the front porch rockers.

The driveway provides off-street parking for two cars.

North Star is a smoke-free environment.

Come and share beautiful sunsets that last and last,
followed by romantic star-filled nights!

PLEASE NOTE: This property is not suitable for small children, and the steps to the upstairs bedrooms may prove difficult for elderly visitors.

Vanessa Scinta

Area Information
North Star Cottage is located in the village of Wilson, New York, on the south shore of Lake Ontario, the smallest and deepest of the Great Lakes.

Less than a half-mile from the cottage is beautiful Wilson Harbor, with its charming cottage homes, restaurants, fishing pier, boardwalk, shops, boat access, pool, and guided sailing and fishing trips on the lake. Even closer is the smaller Lake Street Pier, also available for fishing. Within a mile is the Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, with beach, picnic areas, nature trails, and boat launch.

Nearby cities include Buffalo (50 minutes), Lockport (25 minutes), Niagara Falls (35 minutes), Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario (40 minutes), Rochester (90 minutes), Toronto (2 hours).

Activities and attractions:

Boating, sport and trophy fishing, cycling, hiking, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, golf, birdwatching, nature trails, stargazing.
Sailing yacht tours and fishing tours from the harbor.
Live music in harbor restaurants.
Thursday night sailing regattas.

Niagara wine trail, antique shops, fine dining, and the villages of Youngstown, Lewiston, Niagara-on-the-Lake,(Canada), all within easy drive.

Niagara Falls regional tourist attractions include Artpark, Old Fort Niagara, Maid-of-the-Mist boat tours, Cave of the Winds, theatres, casinos, and museums.

Restaurant menus, maps, brochures, and magazines for local
attractions are available for planning your stay.

Click on the map link below and zoom in close on Wilson NY. North Star cottage is directly across the road from Calvin Kreuger Park.

Thursday Evening Stress Reducer Paddling:
Begins 1st Thursday in May and runs thru mid October.
Meet in Wilson at Wilson Tuscarora State Park (Route 18 East of Niagara Falls) at 6:30pm in the back parking lot. The group paddles on either the East or West Branch of Twelve Mile Creek, and then to Lake Ontario to watch a spectaular sunset over Toronto 38 miles away across the lake. The vibrant colors across the sky and mirrored on the lake is breathtaking.

Please note:
1. No drugs or alcohol on the water
2. You must wear a PFD properly
3. You must stay with the group

All are welcome. If you have your own boat (canoe or kayak), there is no charge. If you need to rent one, the cost is only $30.00 per boat solo or $35.00 tandem delivered out to Wilson for you, including paddle(s) and
PFD(s). The company will bring the rented boat out to you! RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST IF YOU ARE RENTING

Call Paths, Peaks, & Paddles, Inc. in Tonawanda NY.

It does not matter if you are a beginner or seasoned paddler.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 06 2017 Oct 31 2017 $290 $290 $1,500 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 1 p.m.
Deposits: $200 at booking Balance 7 days prior to arrival, plus $200 security/damage deposit.
Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Optional $75 cleaning fee

Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Wilson, New York

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5 reviews
Debbie Irvine

Charming house on Lake Ontario

Debbie Irvine

Hobe Sound, FL

Charming house on Lake Ontario

July 28, 2011

My family and I had a delightful stay in Wilson. The owner of the property was very helpful and accommodating. The house itself exceeded my expectations. As charming as the pictures are, it was even better in person. As soon as we pulled into the driveway and saw the view of the lake I knew we were in for a treat. My only regret is that we did not plan to stay longer.

Chris DeSantis

What a delight!

Chris DeSantis

Fairview, PA

What a delight!

September 29, 2010

The rental was just as described and everything was clean and in working order. We had a delightful 3 night stay and would definitely go back if it was available. What a treasure! Vanessa, the owner, was there to greet us and go over everything. Thanks for making our vacation a success.

bernadette gilson

Awesome Lakeside Retreat

bernadette gilson

Washington, DC USA

Awesome Lakeside Retreat

August 26, 2010

North Star Cottage is the perfect spot to combine the action and activities of Niagara Falls with the relaxation of reading by the lake on your fantastic deck. Entertaining two teenagers was a breeze with so much nearby, and the downtime watching the water and boats was great to recharge after busy day. The owners of this cottage were incredible, Vanessa and Frank make you feel as though you are visiting with friends. Unlike a lot of rentals the beds are made, the towels are provided, and the kitchen is well-appointed for a good home cooked meal. Enjoy this wonderful respite.

Patty Grant

North Star Cottage

Patty Grant

Walhalla, SC USA

North Star Cottage

August 3, 2010

My time at the cottage was extremely relaxing and refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed the evenings on the back deck watching the boats sail and the sun set. It was a wonderful place to spend my last week of vacation.

Richard Luke


Richard Luke

Dover, FL USA


October 21, 2009

If you are looking for a nice quiet place to recharge your inner self this is the place. Wonderful view of Lake Ontario, Nice town to be in. Very good places to eat.The kind of place that is small town America. Relaxing, stress busting,just plain good for the soul. The owner of this place greets when you arrive and her gracious hospitality and welcome let you know you have arrived at a place that will be just what the doctor ordered. Thanks, Vanessa for offering this place for all of us needing a rest and a place to get back what we lose in our everyday hectic life.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"A marvelously contemplative setting." Morristown, New Jersey

"We absolutely loved the time we spent here." West Bloomfield, Michigan

"We love this place. Such a mesmerizing view of Lake Ontario. Lots of fishing on the pier and gazing at the fiery sunsets in the evening. Life is good!" Buffalo, New York

"Lake Ontario is beautiful--a place of endless contemplation. Very convenient to Niagara Falls, which were breathtaking." Oxford, Connecticut

"Absolutely fantastic! Everything we could have hoped for and more. The 2500-mile ride was worth it!" Taos, New Mexico

"A great getaway." Troutman, North Carolina

"This was the perfect place to relax and de-stress. We've never seen so many stars. The view couldn't be better. We enjoyed the birds and listening to the crashing waves." North Collins, New York

"Loved our winter stay here. The books were great." Orange Beach, Alabama

"Enjoyed immensely relaxing in the sunroom and on the decks. A great trip." Crofton, Maryland

"Cute, cozy house, beautiful lake, and a lot of memories made." Port Norris, New Jersey

"A lovely place to reunite with family and friends." Atlanta, Georgia

"What a quaint house in a quaint little town. Beautiful lake view and very relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of time to wind down and renew." Boca Raton, Florida

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