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Side of house showing deck area with 2 BBQ's Living room with Gas fire and flat screen TV, Free Cable and DVD Player With Films for a Cozy Night
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22 reviews
Front of Cottage - Free wifi in the Cottage
Side of house showing deck area with 2 BBQ's
Living room with Gas fire and flat screen TV, Free Cable and DVD Player With Films for a Cozy Night
Kitchen/Dining room
Queen Bedroom 1
Queen Bedroom 2
Twin Room with 2 Single Beds (Bedroom 3)
Upstairs Bathroom Whirlpool Bath and Seperate Shower
Ground floor Washroom with shower
Side of Cottage and Driveway
Shops down the Main High Street in Niagara on The Lake
Niagara On The Lake Main Street
Red Grapes from Local Winery a Short Drive away!
Konzelmann Winery, The Read House Guests enjoying a free tour and taste
Ice Wine and Chocolates!
Niagara on the Lake Ice Wine Festival
1812
1812 War Celebrating 200 years of peace
Fort George
The General Brock Monument
Niagara Falls (Short Drive away around 20 Minutes)
Historical Famous St Marks Church
The Read House can arrange Weddings through Konzelmann Winery the only lake front Winery!
View from Niagara on the lake to the USA
Niagara On The Lake In Full Bloom
The Shaw Festival Theatre
The Court House - Shaw Theartre
The Royal George (Shaw) Theartre
General Simcoe (Founder of Niagara on the lake)
10% Discount to all CDN, UK and US Military
Cleaning the New French Oak Barrels at Knozelmann estate Winery
Food and Wine Paring at The Read House We come to you!!! See our Web Page for prices.
London Bus Tours in Niagara On The Lake and Horse Drawn Carrage Rides
Enough Said, Get away From those Kids You Deserve it Weekend !!
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

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alonsegs
Israel
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320 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Located close to the centre, the house is very well maintained and includes three bedrooms and two fully equipped bathrooms as well as kitchen, dining room, lounge and patio with barbeque. The place is very clean, the owners are helpful and no doubt we will be back on our next stay.

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theFred20...
Barrie, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Clean, Comfortable, and Well Taken Care Of; Would Stay There Again :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
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Generally, I would say this accommodation was an extension of our own home. Our friends from Australia, who accompanied us, were very pleased and mentioned how exquisite the bedding was. The beds were very comfortable, and the living room was very conducive to gathering together for a communal glass of wine.
We were happy to have use of the BBQ on the spacious deck, plus all the kitchen supplies to achieve total independence for meals. The cottage was nicely situated for tripping to the quaint downtown area, and the complimentary wine tasting coupons were much appreciated. Thanks Simon !

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Liked best: How clean and quaint this house was.
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2012
Thanks for the kind remarks, you have commented on exacly what Myself and my Wife Claire are trying to achieve 'A home away from home', All our linens are 550 thread count and we want to give luxury at a great price which we all deserve from time to time!
This is what I as well as my Wife Claire want from a holiday, and so this is what everyone who stays here gets.

Regards

Simon and Claire Bentall
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tchase123
Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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person found this review helpful

The Read House was amazing - clean, quaint, within walking distance of great restaurants and shops. A perfect little getaway for family or with friends! I would definitely go back. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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CaymanLuc...
Grand Cayman
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We could not have asked for a better vacation. The cottage was perfect for us and our three children (6, 7 and 15 yrs old). What a pretty location with so much within walking distance including a Tim Horton's, bank, convenience shop, bakery, restaurants, bike rental and of course Queen Street. There were also hundreds of things to do within a half hour's drive and we ran out of time to do them all!
Thank you Simon, we hope to return soon!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location was great.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Mona P
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfortable house in great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
3
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful stay with our grown children. The house was nicely furnished and well equipped with a beautiful garden and back deck as well as a covered front porch. Walking distance to the main street with shops and restaurants in a quiet residential area. Simon was a pleasure to deal with and was very quick to bring us extra towels and unlock the laundry room which had been mistakenly locked. We would happily stay there again.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location and size.
Liked least: Second bathroom was off the kitchen.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Waterloo
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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person found this review helpful

5 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Traveling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 45-54
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Oceangyps...
Gauteng, South Africa
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94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent house and area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2010 for a stay in September 2010
2
people found this review helpful

Our family of 4 stayed at The Read house for 6 nights during late September 2010. We were pleasantly surprised with the house. The beds were very comfortable with good quality linen and we had more than enough new and thick towels. The lounge is beautifully decorated with DVD’s and CD’s to use whilst staying. The area was very quiet at night. We could walk to town but needed the rental car for drives to the wineries. Were were given tasting vouchers for some wineries, which was great! Would definitely stay again!
Tips: visit THE ICE HOUSE (no tasting fee and excellent ice wine slushy)

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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