5 Acre Lakefront Beauty as Seen in Lake Erie Living Mag.(47 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Get away from it all at a charming Lake Erie retreat located 25 miles West of Erie, PA and 7 miles East of Conneaut, OH. Nestled on five private wooded acres with 365 feet of private beach, the cottage offers a fun-filled and relaxing get-a-way for any type of vacationer.
This 3 bedroom home is available year round. The property is bordered by Lake Erie to the North, Raccoon Creek to the East and to the South and West, the largest tract of undeveloped land on the South Shore of Lake Erie, the Pennsylvania State Gamelands/David M Roderick Wildlife Reserve. The new Lake Erie Bluff's park is also very near by.
Historical property built around 1909 as the Superintendent's house for the Elmwood Home for Boys. The cottage was renovated in 1999. The first floor has a spacious modern kitchen stocked with all equipment to prepare any meal. The living room has a stone, wood burning fireplace to make any night feel cozy. A very large deck on the back is the perfect place to relax, listen to the waves, see the boats go by and watch the hummingbirds dart around the feeder. If the weather turns, the enclosed front porch allows you to take in the beauty.
The second floor has 3 bedrooms. One Queen and 2 Double Beds. The bathroom was also gutted and fully renovated in 1999. Garden style tub.
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Nearby: Wineries, Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Geneva on the Lake, Presque Isle State Park, Tom Ridge Center, The White Turkey Drive-In, Peggy Gray Candies, Waldameer Amusement Park, Splash Lagoon, The Brig Niagara, Pymatuning Lake (where the ducks walk on the fish's backs), Amish country, Camp Lambec, Camp Fitch, Camp Sherwin, Camp Eriez, Charter Fishing in Conneaut or Erie (no cleaning fish at the cottage), Pizzi Pizza, Tasty Twist, Conneaut Lake Park, Golfing (Over Lake is very nice and nearby), Sea Kayaking, Canoeing (Grand River and Elk Creek are a short drive), jet skiing, Scuba Diving (yes, in Lake Erie!), Morel mushroom hunting, disc golf ...
Relaxing: The environment simply lures you into leaving your stresses behind. Read a book while relaxing in the hammock. Take the time for incredible sunsets.
Badminton, horseshoes and bocce balls are all provided. The large side yard is a great place to play catch.
Hiking: Over 4000 acres of State game lands are just outside your front door.
Boating: The cottage has plenty of room to park your boat. Smaller boats can be launched next door at Raccoon Creek Park. Larger boats will need to go to Conneaut, Elk Creek, or other nearby ramps.
Swimming: On your own private beach. Build a fire on the beach and cook a hot dog or roast a marshmallow. There is almost always drift wood to keep the fire going.
Hunting: Deer, turkey, dove and much more bring the hunters in from all over the world.
Birding: At least 50 species of bird nest here. Bald Eagles are now a common site, Mississippi Kites, Peregrine Falcons are all sighted during migration. Late August and early September brings Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico. King rail, black tern, least bittern, great egret, yellow crowned night heron and the common tern are others the avid birder has a chance of seeing. Recently spotted Scarlet Tanager and Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
Fishing: Either from the shore, along Raccoon Creek, or nearby Elk and Walnut Creeks, your own boat or chartering in Conneuat or Erie. Walleye, Trout, Perch and many other species. Ice Fishing in Presque Isle bay is a popular winter sport. *NO CLEANING FISH AT THE COTTAGE*
Biking: The lightly traveled roads make for great rides, from leisurely to hard core. Check out Old Lake Road west of the OH/PA line, its awesome!
Golfing, Sailing, Exploring ...
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Unique. Lots of good old vinyl here. 80's and earlier. Please respect the collection ... some of it has walked out the door! Stereo is a very old stereo/phono combo - no iphone plug in. There is also a boom box to play CD's....moreless
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early Season 2017
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
July 4 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
5 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Jul 9 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 6%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Charter Boat Fishing is available in Conneaut and Erie. Local Guides Available as Well. No Cleaning Fish at the Cottage. 45 minutes to Peak N Peak Ski Resort, Not much farther to Holiday Valley Ski Resort. Property is across from 4,000 acres of Pennsylvania State Game Lands. Near Presque Isle, Waldameer Park and Splash Lagoon.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Taken at Raccoon Creek park located next door to the cottage. The cottage is a magical spot to create wonderful memories.
Why the Owner Chose East Springfield, PA, USA:
The land has been owned by the family since the Mid 50's. After the Elmwood Home closed, there were two other owners of the surrounding property. I believe one used it to harvest timber, the other gutted what was remaining of the Elmwood home and had the buildings torn down. In the mid 50's, my grandfather, James Evans of Girard, and partners purchased 200 acres including what is now Raccoon park. The cottage was rented to Micheal Obrien, a good tenant whom they sold the cottage to. He raised his family there and lived there until sold back to the family in 1987 when he died. In 1965 the partners sold the acreage of what is now Raccoon Park and kept four 2.5 acre plots west of Raccoon Creek along the lake. Two of those 2.5 acre lots is what the cottage sits on. . It is our piece of paradise all year round and a big piece of our heart and family history.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, fires on the beach, watching incredible sunsets, visiting nearby wineries, spending quality time with family.
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Links to more information:
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The Cottage with enclosed front porch and expansive back deck
Eat-in kitchen - table expands and comfortably seats six
Queen bedroom - this is larger of the three
Spacious rear deck with lake view - smaller 2nd story veranda
Large side yard - great for playing bocce, croquette or chasing fire flies!
The path to the beach
The beach can change overnight - sometimes rockier, sometimes less beach
A freighter passing the cottage in Fall 2014.
Beautiful and modern kitchen with open dining area attached
The front porch provides a serene and cozy place to relax rain or shine
The beautiful relaxing view during your stay!
The very relaxing hammock!
This is the foot of our path at the beach - a bit tucked away.
Our Lake Erie sunsets rival those of Key West!!
From east side of cottage in Fall 2014, this shows the edge of deck and the view
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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