Relax in this super comfortable and cozy cottage high on the cliffs above the always changing waters of Lake Erie. Designed for total comfort and amazingly quiet respite from the real world, our location is reminiscent of the Amalfi coast, but a whole lot more convenient. Enjoy the indoor log burning fireplace with a gas starter, outdoor fire pit, and a beach campfire (with calm weather). We have tall bar stools and tables overlooking the lake, so you can enjoy a cocktail while taking in the most beautiful sunsets you will ever experience.
While the cottage and gardens are perched high up on the cliffs, there are wooden steps about 100 yards away that lead down to a very secluded semi-private tiny beach (shared with the neighbors). It's quite a climb, but a great way to get your feet wet, launch a kayak, and Stand-Up Paddleboard on calm days…or just watch the waves. There is a pet friendly sandy beach at Barcelona Marina about 7 miles away. It is a great place to swim, relax, and picnic.
While there are wineries and restaurants in nearby Westfield and North East... every visitor to Sunset Cove opts to spend most of their time unwinding on a chair, or on the swing watching some of the most glorious views on the planet.
We are located on the Lake Erie Wine Trail, and there are 26 wineries that make up the complete wine trail. Wineries are open YEAR ROUND and close only on major holidays. There is a very popular Wine Festival each year in late September as well as a cherry festival in July.
We are also only 20 miles away from The Chautauqua Institution, and the lake activities surrounding Lake Chautauqua. Chautauqua is well known around the world for its summer cultural concerts, lectures, operas, etc. For those who prefer a more active stay, there is a public boat launch where you can launch your boat or Jetski. Chautauqua is great for skiing, wakeboarding, and fishing…in the event that Erie is too rough. FYI- Chautauqua Marina also rents boats by the day.
If you want to get out on Lake Erie there is a public boat launch in Barcelona with overnight boat slips. The beach at Barcelona is a nice soft sandy beach, which ( as mentioned earlier ) is pet friendly and only waist deep for several hundred feet!
Other activities that are within a short drive include: Several Golf Courses, Findley Lake, Peek-n-Peak Golf & Ski Resort - and new Mountaineering and Zip-line Courses, Presque Isle State Park, Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Splash Lagoon Water Park, Waldameer Amusement Park, Niagra Falls is another great day trip and is only 75 miles away. In winter, use us as your home base for steelhead fishing, to explore snowmobile trails, enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Peek 'n Peak Ski Resort, or cross country skiing at Wilderness Lodge.
This is our summer “home away from home”, and we are pet friendly (as we have a dog). Please do not allow your dogs to dig (or roam) into the flower beds. We want them to remain beautiful for everyone. We hope you will enjoy your stay feel as comfortable and refreshed as we do every time that we are lucky enough to unwind here.