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Walkout Apartment with Secluded Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Large Bath, (Sleeps 2-12)

Built in 2004, on the site of our family-owned summer “Cottage,” formerly known as Palmetto Lodge (1932-65), Palmetto Beach Rental is now being offered to other families to enjoy for their vacations on this beloved, 3-acre beachfront property. There is a creek on the west side.

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The 1700 sq ft apartment is in the walkout lower level of this home with the upper level occupied by the owners. As shown in the photos, spectacular views of Lake Erie accompany the many sliding glass doors & windows in the apartment.

The “Garden Bedroom” with 2 double beds, has sliding glass doors opening on to a covered patio.

The King-bed “Lake Room” has a large window & sliding glass doors opening onto a covered patio.

The two “Bunk Rooms” each have 3 twin beds.

500 feet of Lakefront including 300 feet of an extensive sandy beach, on Lake Erie is unique to this area. The privacy created by the enclosing vegetation offers seclusion for your family's exclusive use. Escape the day-to-day routine of the world, and come to rest & renew by being so close to God’s magnificent creation. Endless opportunities to play together are afforded as noted in the numerous amenities & activities, along with plenty of space to be alone for life’s much needed quiet time. Partake of the unique beach / Lake ambience; savor glorious sunsets as generations of families before have done from anywhere on the property: the white antique iron bench, the extensive 12’ x 80’ deck, a small beach fire while swimming; AND gathering to sing “Day is Done” -- a “Cottage Blessing.”

Keywords: Walkout Apartment, 500 feet of Lakefront including 300 feet of sandy beach, Private Beach, beach glass, lucky stones, Family, Huge 80 foot Deck, Fishing, Swimming, Horseshoes, Glorious Sunsets, Campsite, 32-amp electric hookup for a camper, Sleeps 2-12, Local Wineries, Geneva State Park and Lodge, Spire Institute, Grape JAMboree,

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Keith & Karen Byerley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Keith & Karen Byerley

Keith & Karen are native Buckeyes as Karen grew up in Geneva, with 2 sisters who remained in the area; and Keith in Akron, with 2 brothers. Having met at Kent State University, they celebrated their 50th Anniversary in August, 2017. Most of that time they lived in & out of Colorado where they raised their 3 sons who encouraged their Mom & Dad to retire at the site of their family-owned summer “Cottage,” formerly known as “Palmetto Lodge” (1932-65). It was purchased with Karen’s parents in 1979.

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Keith & Karen Byerley purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Keith & Karen Byerley chose Geneva-on-the-Lake

In 2004, the new “Cottage” was built along with a 200’ limestone lake revetment, giving the next generation a family legacy to enjoy on this beloved 3-acre beachfront property. Keith & Karen have 6 grandchildren and Karen’s sisters have 8 grandchildren who all enjoy their visits to the “Cottage.” In 2009, they opened the walk out apartment in the lower level of their home to summer guests by starting Palmetto Beach Rental.

What makes this apartment unique

A spectacular beach / Lake ambience --

500 feet of lakefront including 300 feet of an extensive sandy beach allowing seclusion for your exclusive use.

*Spectacular Lake Erie views from every sliding glass door & window in the apartment.

*An extensive 12’ x 80’ deck with 3 large motorized Sunsetter awnings & a gas Weber Grill.

*Endless opportunities to play together along with plenty of space to be alone for life’s much needed quiet time.


Geneva-on-the-Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is a very large bathroom with 2 mirrored sinks, also lots of storage space: a linen cupboard and sink cabinets & drawers. There is an extra large shower and an antique claw footed bathtub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Hide-a-Bed in Living Room
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 'Girls' Bunk Room'
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 'Boys' Bunk Room'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lake Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 'Garden Room'
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Pack & Play (1), Queen size hide-a-bed, single roll-away and inflatable queen mattress, if needed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A view of Lake Erie from every window and sliding glass door, 3 ceiling fans with lights. Cool Lake breezes and the sound of surf relax and lull you to sleep. Electric hookup, 30 amp, for a camper in the lower lawn area at the beach. (additional fee)


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Walkout Apartment with Secluded Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Pleasantly surprised

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real gem. The owners are very nice and super helpful. We had our own private beach which is well maintained. There are many waterfront properties in the area, but I don't think any of them have a private beach or any beach for that matter. There was a nice hot tub and a golf cart to ride around the properties. The home is on an elevation, so you get a really nice view of the lake. The home was very comfortable and well appointed. There were plenty of fluffy towels, trash bags, toilet paper and other accessories. That's not usual with most vacation rentals. There was also strong air conditioning. There is only one bathroom, but it is very large with a frosted glass shower door and there is a privacy wall by the commode. We were fine with 10 people sharing a bathroom. There is also a heated outdoor shower which is nice. There are many outdoor areas to sit. They have covered seating on the beach with a nice big trashcan. The beach is at the bottom of the small hill and surrounded by woods, so it is very private. Nice sandy beach with pretty smooth rocks. The pictures don't really do it justice. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Extremely well kept with plenty more of room!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year at "The Cottage" and we couldn't be happier. Six of our grandchildren joined us with our children. We get so much joy just watching them jumping waves, searching for sea glass, building sand castles and of course enjoying the evening beach fire. They are already excited for 2018! Keith and Karen couldn't be more accommodating. You are treated more like a friend then a guest. So glad to have found this beach house treasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was complete satisfaction. We loved the privacy of the beach and the yard was fantastic to play games. Without a doubt, we will go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massillon, Ohio

Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to find this location to celebrate a 40th and 50th birthday. The location was beautiful and the weather was wonderful. The house worked out perfectly for our group of 9. The private beach was awesome. We enjoyed having a beach fire and relaxing. There was a festival going on downtown but we couldn't tear ourselves away from the beach to go. The owners were very nice and accommodating! Great weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

A favorite spot!

  • 5 of 5

Just had our third stay here and as expected was absolutely pleased and thrilled to have found this wonderful home. Fortunately for us the weather was awesome as well as the beach. The lake was very calm and the water especially clear. The sunsets were stunning against our fire pit as we enjoyed hotdogs and smores with all our little ones. We couldn't have asked for a better time. A special thank you to both Karen and Keith for again opening up their home to us. We are so grateful. Looking forward to a fourth visit next July

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for a family vacation for three adult siblings and a teenage son (with room for many more). It is a large, home-y & comfortable, clean space with everything we needed. The private beach was great for wading/swimming (a bit cold), and hunting smoothed stones and beach glass daily; we also cooked s'mores over a beach fire at night. My son loved "driving" us to/from the beach in the golf cart though the beach was steps away. We enjoyed beautiful views from the porch and front lawn, especially at sunset, and/or just sitting looking out on the water and reading a book. The house is just a few minutes drive into town and Geneva State Park (bike and walking trails, kayaks/paddleboard rentals, marina), and about 15 minutes from a number of wineries (we liked Grand River, Debonne, Ferrante) which made for some nice wine tastings and dining out. The owners were very kind and accessible if we needed anything. We would definitely return, possibly even more in our group!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins (CLE)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Loft at Indian Creek Campground
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
GOTL Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Loft at Indian Creek Campground
Car: recommended

Palmetto Beach Rental is on the “Lake Erie Ohio Coastal Tour” route along SR 531. Geneva State Park & Lodge with Marina and boat launching ramp is 2 miles west; charter fishing boats and guides are available at the marina. Access public bike & walking trails. Travel along 2 covered bridge driving tours with 17 bridges. Visit over 20 wineries on the “Vines and Wines Trail”. Stop at fresh produce stands along the roadsides to Amish Country. Motor the magnificent “Fall Foliage Tour”. Watch ore boats load and unload in historic Ashtabula Harbor. Participate in the “Geneva Area Grape JAMboree” (last weekend - September), AND of course visit the exciting and entertaining Geneva-on-the-Lake “Strip” with the center of activity only 1 mile to the west of Palmetto Beach Rental.

The RV resort at Indian Creek is only 100 yards to the east along State Route 531.

The nationally known Spire Institute is only 8 miles to the South, at the Interstate 90 Interchange. This provides excellent sports facilities such as an Olympic swimming pool and indoor track and soccer fields. A 'Must See'!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

A $200 non-refundable Reservation/Damage Deposit is required to hold a reservation and block the dates on the Booking Calendar. The deposit will be returned 7 days after check out.

Payment is due 1 day before check in.

Check in time 3pm -- Check out at 10am

Maximum Occupancy: 12

Change Over Day: Friday for weekend or weekly rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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