Welcome to Abel Thomas House( formerly Thistledown Cottage), a charming vacation home, where horse drawn carraige rides clip clop past showcasing to visitors the beauty of the homes, gardens and historic sites in Niagara-on-the-Lake! Equipped with everything, to make it the ultimate in comfort and convenience, Abel Thomas House enjoys an excellent reputation for very good reason, and is bound to please the most well-travelled guests with its first class amenities, its perfect location on a mature tree lined street, in the heart of Old Town Niagara on the Lake, which offers the niceties of a by-gone era. This immaculate home is tastefully decorated, centrally air conditioned and located just a stones throw (0.2kms 100 yards) to shops, theatres, dining, Lake Ontario, parks etc. With its manicured gardens and surrounded by mature tees, it offers to a group of friends or family a wonderful spot to have a get together. It is an eclectic mix of antique and modern furnishings while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. Our guests make the comment on arrival that they are very pleased , it's exactly as it looks on our web site. It offers two bathrooms and three bedrooms, one on the ground floor (queen size bed) with ensuite bathroom, jucuzzi tub and tub shower, french doors leading out onto large two level deck (perfect for anyone with slight mobility problems, everything needed is on one level, and two bedrooms (one with queen beds and one with two twin beds) on the 2nd floor. All with luxurious tempur-pedic pillow top mattresses, the ultimate in comfort. Accommodating 6 people (a 7th person can be accommodated on a comfortable fold away bed for an extra charge). With two sitting rooms - one on the ground floor with ample seating for eight people, a real log burning fireplace, a flat screen HD TV, a Nintendo Wii console and two remotes plus various games. The second family room is on the lower level complete with a fireplace and space to relax and watch TV or curl up with a good book. Plenty of reading material plus games are available. The dining room area accommodates a large group of 6-8 people for those wonderful family/friends meals together, where you can enjoy the food, the company and maybe some Niagara Wine! The fully equipped kitchen, stove, microwave, dishwasher etc. offers everything needed to prepare meals, for a group of friends or family, there is also a cappuccino machine for a delicious cup of coffee and electric griddle to prepare pancakes for the group! - everything you could want in a kitchen. All you need to bring is the food ( which is available from the local supermarket, a 5 minute walk away or 2 minute drive). You can relax in the secluded manicured English-style garden, with its large two level deck overlooking flowers all summer long. There is also a gazebo with seating if you want to just rlax with a glass of wine or a good book, or sit on the cute front porch watching the world go by. Telephone; internet connections; linens and towels; hair dryers in each bathroom; complimentary toiletries; washer and dryer; laundry supplies; iron and ironing board; propane barbeque are all supplied -- the list goes on and on!
Discounted weekly rate
Dogs are welcome, $100 is required to accommodate a dog, $150 for one week. Limit one dog.
Fully licensed as a vacation rental by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce.
May 1st to Oct 31st
Fri and Sat $415
Sun thru Thurs $385
*Minimum 3 night stay
Nov 1st to Apr 30th
Fri, Sat and Sun $325
Sun to Thurs $285
*Minimum 2 night stay
High season rates on holidays: Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving etc. 3 night minimum
DISCOUNTED WEEKLY RATES. All rates are excluding applicable tax.
Cleaning fees are included in the price.
All Rates quoted are for up to 6 people (** possible 7 - see below)
**An extra person can be accommodated; the charge is $25.00 per night.
There is a $85.00 cleaning fee for stays of less than 3 nights
3 night minimum stay in the Shoulder and High Season
2 night minimum stay in the Low Season
*We only accept 2 night bookings in the Shoulder and High season if they fall between two reserved dates, an $85.00 cleaning charge would apply.
0.4 km from town centre (100 yards)