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Lovely relaxing environment for families. On the shore of beautiful Lake Erie. Year round use allowed, weekly rentals during summer months, long weekends during the rest of the year. The cottage is available with many other amenities on the property. Ask about our clubhouse for functions with small groups. We offer reduced price special packages during off season periods. Call owner for details!
Lakeview can sleep 7 comfortably, with gas fireplace, full bath, full kitchen and privacy. Located on a 23 acre grape farm with apple and pear trees, plums, blueberries, raspberries, elderberries, and wild blackberries. The Lakeview has one queen bed, one bedroom with twin bed, twin day bed on porch with trundle bed underneath, one couch, and one full bed. The Lakeview even has an antique claw foot bathtub with shower! The Clubhouse on the property will accommodate about 30 people for an inside gathering, such as a baby or bridal shower, small family reunion, luncheon, business meeting, or whatever use you have. Outside weddings, concerts, or other gatherings are a possibility. There are many local activities available as well, like great restaurants, horse back riding, winery tours, movie theaters, indoor and outdoor flea markets, etc. Gorgeous views of the sunset, lakefront breezes, and serenity abound! Roses and Lilies, Mums, fruit trees; Beechwood Acres is the perfect spot for you! Please see our primary website for further information
Queen size Beds (1) Lakeview cottage has one queen in the master bedroom, one double bed in a handicapped accessible room with sliding pocket door, Twin or Single Beds (2) Lakeview cottage has a twin bed in one bedroom, a day bed twin on the porch, and a trundle twin under the daybed (1) Lakeview cottage has a comfortable couch
The walkway to the beach is to be used at your own risk. The steps and railings are secure, but the beach is rocky. No lifeguard is posted. It is highly suggested that rubber soled secure footwear be used if you walk to the beach or wade in the water. Be very cautious, as the undertow can be treacherous at times. There is a small cave to the east of the beach along the cliff front that can be accessed from the water....moreless
cottage is located on a cliff face overlooking Lake Erie, with a private lakefront access stairway...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Golf Privileges Optional
Hot Air Ballooning
Ski Lift Privileges
Ski Privileges Optional
cottage is available year round with gas fireplace for heat. ...moreless
Decent cell reception down by the lake. Wi-Fi available at Clubhouse...moreless
Parking Off Street
Local restaurants nearby - some will deliver. See book in cottage for details and menus...moreless
Full set of cooking utensils in both cottages. Flatware set for 8 in both....moreless
30''gas range, 18 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, 30'' Microhood over the range, sink with sprayer faucet, dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans - kitchen towels and cloths. Only need to bring food and spices!...moreless
Full sized microwave oven in Meadowview cottage, Full sized Microhood oven in Lakeview cottage...moreless
Full sized refrigerator/freezer. Will accomodate a watermelon and food for the entire group. 18 cubic foot refrigerator in both cottages...moreless
Deck / Patio
Kayak / Canoe:
Easy to bring your own kayak down to the beach...moreless
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Many wineries in the area offer free tasting and owner will arrange a winery tour for guests who are interested
Spa Weekends available
Anniversary weekends available
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Chris and Carole Smith.
Chris grew up in the adjacent town of Westfield, NY. His mother's parents came from Ripley, and his father's from W. Portland, NY. After buying our farm, we received the original deed and discovered that Chris's grandparents owned it in 1928! We had no knowledge of this until after we purchased it! Chris was the principle salesman at the Tamarack Club in Ellicottville, NY at Holiday Valley Ski Resort, and sold the majority of units at the Tamarack Club until his death in April of 2012. He did most of the landscaping on Beechwood Acres, and will be sorely missed.
His widow, Carole, was born and raised in the Detroit, MI area. Chris and Carole met in Key West, FL, and were married there the first time, having their son Aaron in Key West, and then son Sean in MI. They re-married after a 5 year divorce, on the same date in 1994, and moved to Ripley in January of 2007, full time. Chris attended Wittenburg University in Springfield, OH, and Carole attended Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. They met in the Florida Keys in 1977, and their lives were intertwined since then.
Why the Owner Chose Westfield: After evacuating from the Florida Keys prior to Hurricane Wilma in October of 2005, Chris was driving down Rt. 5 and he prayed to God to show him if there was a place he was supposed to be up north. Immediately after he said his prayer, he turned his head to the left to see the For Sale sign, that had not been there in July of 2005 when we had been here earlier during the summer. After going down the driveway and viewing the property, he called his wife and we inquired about the property. After purchasing it, we got the deed and discovered that his maternal grandparents had owned it in 1928. It has a very special place in our hearts and minds! The peace and serenity we felt then is even more special now, and Carole's father and other family members have all visited and feel the same special feelings of peace here. We want to share that with others.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Even though our home is on a lakefront piece of property, the house itself overlooks a beautiful pond, where we have seen geese, ducks, swans and herons from one time to another. The gardens, trees, breezes, birds and other 'critters' that we share the property with help to make it a very unique experience. We are close to everything, but far enough away to feel set apart. The actual lakefront and beach cove are gorgeous, and can be viewed when we want to, but there are so many other vistas that are equally lovely, that there is something for everyone here.
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