Details about the property


10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms:

  • Master with king bed and en suite bath with two sinks, a slipper tub, separate shower and enclosed toilet.·
  • Three additional bedrooms with king beds and en suite baths.
  • One bedroom with queen bed and en suite bath.·
  • A wing off of the kitchen with four bedrooms, sharing two bathrooms (the former maids wing).  Great for families or kids: there are two queen beds, one room with a double and one room with two twins.  Adorable and cozy.·
  • A bedroom with its own entrance below the kitchen/family room with two twins and its own bath. ·
  • Powder room (toilet and sink) in the attic playroom.·
  • Powder room (also with toilet and sink) on the main floor.·
  • All of the bathrooms have been updated and most have granite sink tops.  The full bathrooms all have hair-dryers.

Living Room :  Spacious double living room with comfortable seating, lots of antiques, lovely paintings, a gorgeous fireplace and a hundred-and-ten-year-old Steinway Grand Piano (operational and tuned).

Dining Room :  Large antique-filled dining room with an over-sized table that will seat at least 16.

Kitchen/Family Room :  Outfitted with everything a gourmet cook could desire, and loaded with plates/silverware/glasses. The kitchen adjoins a family room with river and garden views and a 75" smart TV.  The kitchen table will comfortably seat 8 and the house is stocked for entertaining.  Between the kitchen and the dining room is a large, old-fashioned butlers pantry with an additional sink, dishwasher and refrigerator.  There are granite counter-tops in both the kitchen and butlers pantry. ·

  • Two ovens (electric)·
  • 5 burner cook top (gas)·
  • 2 dishwashers
  • Large side by side refrigerator with ice-maker·
  • Microwave
  • Large six-burner bbq grill (fed by natural gas line), on a covered outdoor porch (so it won't rain on your kabobs)
  • Several sets of dishes and more than 30 settings of flatware
  • Plenty of glasses for all kinds of beverages, including cocktail, champagne and wine glasses
  • Keurig coffee maker·(so bring your favorite pods) and additional coffee makers
  • Kitchen-Aid Mixer
  • Electric Teapot
  • Large crock pot
  • Margarita machine·(makes GREAT margaritas!)
  • Lots of pots, pans, cooking utensils, preparation bowls, baking pans, cookie sheets, pie pans, etc.
  • Large and small Cuisinarts
  • Blender, juicer, rice cooker, toaster and toaster oven
  • Table runners, placemats, table clothes, etc.
  • More than 50 cookbooks
  • Herb garden right outside the kitchen/family room.

Attic/Playroom :  Gigantic attic on the third floor with its own powder room and seating area, a regulation-size pool table and ping-pong table, a foosball game, a vintage Ms. Pacman machine, a big air hockey table and a dartboard. Also lots of books and boardgames.

Patios, Porches and Decks : (You can never have too many!)·

  • The "Cocktail Porch", a large porch with lots of wicker furniture over-looking the formal garden and the river.  This is where everyone gathers at cocktail hour.·
  • The "Dining Porch", off of the dining room with comfortable outdoor seating for 8, a ceiling fan and a great view of the river and the setting sun.·
  • The "River Patio", below the formal garden, closest to the river.  Amazing views, lots of patio furniture including another dining table for 8.·
  • The "Bathtub Grotto", the world's only?  Built when we remodeled the bathrooms and didn't know what to do with the old claw-foot bathtubs.
  • The "Kitchen Deck", a small deck right off of the kitchen/family room with a large Weber gas grill and a white wicker table seating 4.·
  • The "Kitchen Patio", below the Kitchen Deck, with more wicker furniture, including another 4-person table, and a fabulous view of the river and the bird feeders.·
  • The "Dock Deck", on the river, small deck with chairs, stairs down to the river and dock.
  • And gardens, gardens, gardens.....

Additional, miscellaneous rooms/amenities : ·

  • Separate TV room off the kitchen with a 55" smart TV, cable and DVD player.·
  • Formal entryway with antique furniture·
  • 2 separate offices, one with a TV and both with printers and high speed internet.
  • Wi-Fi throughout the house as well as hard-wired internet access in each of the offices.·
  • Exercise room on the second floor of the main wing with a television, elliptical machine, Bowflex trainer, stationary bike and a few weights. ·
  • Large linen room with stacked washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, beach towels, etc.  (Additional washer and dryer in basement).·
  • The house (other than the attic) is fully heated and air-conditioned·
  • Plenty of parking (covered parking for 2 cars, uncovered for 12+)

Activities on the Property : ·

  • Tennis Court with an all-weather surface that's easy on the feet and drains quickly. (We have a number of rackets but if you're a serious player you should bring your own). Some visitors have engaged the services of a young pro from the local club to come down and given tennis lessons.·
  • 28 x 52 foot swimming pool, heated from June till Labor Day.
  • Dock extending into the river.  Bring your own boat, kayaks, PWC, etc., or use local providers who may deliver watercraft and/or pick up passengers.
  • Bicycles - 4 adult sized and 1 junior.  The ride on the road along the lower river is incredibly scenic.·
  • Board games, cards·
  • 2 big screen Smart TVs and 2 smaller TVs, all with cable.·
  • The attic with all its games.  Perfect for a rainy day or evening fun.

Activities and places nearby (if you can bring yourself to leave): ·

  • Golf course, 3 minutes away, Seneca Hickory Stick is a five-year-old Robert Trent Jones, Jr. gem, with incredibly reasonable rates.  There are plenty of other excellent nearby golf courses open to the public, especially just across the bridge in Canada.·
  • Niagara Falls, 10 minutes away.  One of the 7 natural wonders of the world.  Take a ride on the Maid of the Mist and walk through the Cave of the Winds.  A "must see" for any age.
  • Village of Lewiston, 3 miles away, recently named one of the Top Ten Small Towns in America in a survey by USA Today and Rand McNally, beating out 176 other communities.  Lewiston is host to many festivals during the summer, most notably its Jazz Festival.·
  • Bike and walking trails right outside the front drive way, and great hiking along multiple trails in the Niagara Gorge.·
  • Fort Niagara, 5 minutes away, a French fortress lost to the English in the French-Indian War, then lost to the Americans in the Revolutionary War and retaken by the British in the War of 1812.  The fort once controlled the principal route west. They stage several fascinating reenactments during the year.
  • Lake Ontario, 5 minutes away.·
  • The fabulous Artpark, 3 minutes away, with tons of great concerts. Artpark is the Western New York branch of New York State's performing art centers, which include Lincoln Center and the Saratoga Center for Performing Arts.  Google Artpark to check its summer schedule.
  • Buffalo, 30 minutes away.  Few people know how prominent the city once was -- for a time it was one of the nation's biggest cities and had the world's sixth biggest seaport.  It had a 30+ year run as the country's richest-per-capita city, and the legacy is some wonderful architecture, lovely old mansions and surprisingly strong cultural institutions.  Visit the Darwin Martin House (where Frank Lloyd Wright defined "Prairie-style"), the Albright-Knox Gallery or Kleinham's Music Hall, where the Buffalo Philharmonic still plays.
  • Niagara-on-the Lake, Fort George, and Canada's premiere wine-growing area and winery tours are right across the river. Great wine-tasting at scores of wineries.
  • The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of North America's premier summer theater festivals.
  • Multiplex Cinema, 10 minutes away.
  • Outlet shopping with more than 150 stores also just 10 minutes away.
  • Casinos on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls.
  • Joe Davis State Park, right next door to our house, with a 27 "hole" Frisbee Golf course.
Check out the Local Information section for hyper-links to websites for many of the above attractions.