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Erica M.

Modern Cozy Cottage in NOTL/Virgil near Niagara Falls

#344547 · Vacation Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
10 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Welcome to The Merlot Cottage, a renovated & modernized cottage on Four Mile Creek in Virgil. The large back porch really feels like you are up north at a cabin! The home is within walking distance to a bakery, coffee shop, breakfast spot, antique store, a brewery& more! A 5-10 min drive & you are in the heart of the old town of NOTL. Enjoy being surrounded by wineries, vineyards& orchards. The home is a great gathering spot to unwind after a great day visiting Niagara. Pets & children welcome!

The cottage has ample parking, a wooded ravine backdrop, and has been completely renovated in 2016. Enjoy the serene large deck and BBQ off the back, watch the cars from the front patio, and enjoy a bonfire in the back. The space is within walking distance to some great food, bakery, brewery, and more!

Guests have access to the entire home. The top floor has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. The main floor has one bedroom and one bathroom, a kitchen, living room, and dining room. The front has a porch and the back has a deck and there is parking for multiple cars.

Because of the ravine and wooded area there are lots of bugs! Be prepared. Bug spray and fly swatters are provided. If you keep the door closed mostly at night less will make their way inside! Many things in NOTL close by 6pm so be sure to check the hours of places you may want or need to come back to.

The stairs are very steep and open at the top- please take extra caution with children and pets! (and wine)..

Unfortunately there is minimal public transit in Virgil and NOTL in general. Uber runs in Niagara, and there are NOTL cabs that can help. Some numbers will be listed in the guidebook for you to call if needed.

Location Description

The cottage is located in a small part of NOTL called Virgil. It is a quaint little town, much busier in the summer months than winter months. Most necessities are available close by (grocery, hardware store, post office, pharmacy), but most places close relatively early so plan accordingly! The house is on a busier road but it still has a very cottage-y serene feel to it. We do apologize for an traffic, for a small town this is the busy "Four Corners."

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House Rules

Check In Time: 16:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 10

No smoking
Suitable for pets

Additional Information

No parties or events without prior approval Check-in is after 4pm, check out is 11am - There is one camera on the exterior of the house to monitor for break-ins, animals, and any other unwanted visitors, this may also be viewed to ensure proper guest numbers as per your booking so please keep us informed of your numbers - No guests allowed on the property beyond those booked without prior approval through Erica and/or Bryan - No noise after 11 pm as per city by-law - No smoking inside the house, allowed on the decks and anywhere outside - Please use ash tray or fire pit for proper cigarette disposal - Please keep the bonfire on the stones and keep the fire within the pit with the lid on


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
No Minimum Stay
$199 CAD - - -
June July August
06/01/17 - 09/05/17
No Minimum Stay
$299 CAD - - -
December January
12/01/17 - 01/31/18
No Minimum Stay
$299 CAD - - -
June July August Sept 2018
06/01/18 - 09/30/18
No Minimum Stay
$239 CAD - - -

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Rental Tax Rate - 13%
of Rental Amount
Extra Person Fee
- $25 CAD
Per Night Per Guest After 4 Guests
Damage Deposit
NOT Collected with Booking
- $400 CAD
Flat Amount
Cleaning Fee
- $100 CAD
Per Stay



Live Theater
Winery Tours
Grocery Store


Satellite TV
Cable / Satellite TV
Internet Access


Pets Permitted
Air Conditioned


Dining Room
Coffee Maker
Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Deck / Patio
BBQ / Grill
Patio Furniture
Fire Pit
Parking Available

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 20, 2018
Overall Rating

Cozy house perfect for a weekend with a small group of people

We arrived at the house and everything was well cleaned and ready for us to use. There were 10 of us and we were very comfortable with the size of the home. All of the girls thought it was very cozy and very cute. We went on a wine tour and out in Niagara at night and it was a great location for both outings. Thanks Erica!

November 2017

Great cozy place wonderful location

October 2017

Great location

The house is located wery well

August 2017

Lovely home

We only stayed one night but loved the home. Had everything you could possibly need. Would like to have stayed longer and enjoyed the home, the deck, and bbq. Next time! Erica was great - very accommodating.

May 2017

Beautifully decorated cottage with lots of space. Well equipped and very clean.

Excellent experience. The cottage is close to NOTL and Niagara Falls. The owner and rental agent have done a great job with this property. Highly recommend it.

May 2017

Owner Information

Erica M.

Member Since 2017