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Lakefront retreat on the beach "Merrihill"

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,127 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

An architectural delight, this home sits right on the shore of Lake Erie. Gaze out onto the wide expanse of an open sky and ever-changing waters. Enjoy a stroll down the beautiful forested laneway, a bike ride on the nearby bike trail or a swim in the lake, it's the perfect getaway for the whole family. In season, you will find our nearby vegetable farm in full operation. A short drive will bring you to many attractions, wine country, festivals, and parks.

This home has 4 bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a king bed and the upstairs nook holds a twin sofa bed. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed and bedrooms 3 and 4 have the bunk beds. One sofa bed is in an upstairs common space. This home also has 3 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. The home is filled with many beautiful antiques, books, DVD's, and Western New York /Buffalo City inspired art. On site washer and dryer are also available. Besides overlooking the lake, the property sits on a beautiful, large lot connected to an active vegetable farm.

More Details

Sigrid Groetelaars
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Sigrid Groetelaars

Having lived in this area for many years, we were thrilled to purchase a home on the lake. We love for others to experience the beauty of this place and want to be your host. We hope you find your stay to be very enjoyable.

Sigrid Groetelaars purchased this cottage in 2016


Port Colborne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2127 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront retreat on the beach "Merrihill"
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Amazing Lakefront Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the lakefront property "Merrihill"The hosts

Sigrid and Leon made us feel very welcome and answered all our questions.. Merrihill is a beautiful luxury cottage that has everything you need.It was spotlessly clean and very well maintained.

The views of the lake are amazing.The children enjoyed the safe sandy beach and warm waters.We would definitely recommend this property.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

The Scades

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Home and View

  • 5 of 5

Merrihill is a gorgeous cottage with a wide private beach. We had a fabulous time here and entertained a large group of extended family one day--the diningroom table is huge with the extra leaves and perfect for this. Our teens loved all the little private hangout nooks and appreciated the wifi. No central air, but there always seemed to be a nice breeze off the lake and there are masses of windows to open. The shower door in the en suite is small, but a large person could always use the other shower/bath on the main floor. The home was very clean and well maintained. In Port Colborne we enjoyed seeing a couple of ships in the canal and had a wonderful dinner at the Smokin' Buddha. I would definitely recommend Merrihill as a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Teriffic spot for family fun!

  • 5 of 5

8 of us, three generations, really enjoyed our stay! Two master suites and two bunk rooms as well as a hideabed made for comfortable sleeping. The beach was beautiful and the community welcoming. We took day trips to Niagara falls and Niagara on the Lake and more! Fresh local fruits and veggies made it even better!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It truly is perfect for multi-generation families and is in a perfect location for sightseeing in the area. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
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Amazing views, warm & welcoming home for a family gatheringđź’ž

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay! Our hosts were very friendly. Everything was extremely clean and the kitchen, baths, and beds were stocked with all the essentials!

The setting is so beautiful overlooking the beach, but be aware it does have quite a few stairs to navigate.

The private beach is also very clean and well kept- it is a little bit of heaven on earth! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Everything About This House!

  • 5 of 5

This property is breathtaking! The house is gorgeous and the view is priceless! The owners are very nice and friendly! We loved everything about this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great..from check in , meeting the owners, loved the main floor space, comfortable and cozy, view of the lake, kitchen was well stocked as was the bathrooms and bedrooms. Extra blankets and comfortable beds. Easy access to the beautiful beach. Will be visiting this cottage again. Thanks again Sigrid.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to hosting you again!
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Buffalo Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Whisky Run Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Smokin' Buddah
Nearest Ski
83 Kilometres
Kissing Bridge Snow club
Car: necessary

Our cottage sits up on a hill overlooking Lake Erie. We have southern exposure. The view is amazing all year round. It is always changing. The sky and the water will be different every time you take a look. The beach is very nice, mostly sandy but the waves can bring in the most beautiful rocks and stones. Great for collecting or just admiring. The entry into the water is shallow. Great for swimming or water sports. You can also take a long walk on the beach in either direction, (be courteous of the other landowners along the lake – it is all private)

The private laneway to the cottage is also very beautiful. It varies with open farmland and forested areas, this makes for great walks as well. Or if you prefer to go for a bike ride, the access to the Friendship Trail (bike trail) is right up the road.

Whisky Run Golf Club is just a block away. It’s a lovely golf course known as the friendliest in the Niagara Region.

Downtown Port Colborne, only 5 minutes away has many quaint shops, bars and restaurants. On Friday mornings we have an amazing Farmers Market. There are numerous other events such as the Thursday night car show, Art Crawl, Canal days Festival, fishing tournaments and much more. Look up the City of Port Colborne for a list of events. Take a stroll along the canal on West st. where you can watch as ships pass through the Welland Canal and Lock System that links Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. A public boat launch is in town near H.H. Knoll Park.

Niagara Falls is a 30 minute drive and has many attractions, casinos, nature trails and parks. NOTL (Niagara on the Lake) is 45 minutes away and features many award winning wineries and craft breweries.

Ridgeway/Chrystal Beach is only 10 minutes away and also has many great restaurants as well as Brimstone, a Craft Brewery.

The Peace Bridge (Fort Erie/Buffalo) is a 20 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.29
Damage Deposit $376.82

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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