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Beachfront on Lake Erie * Sunset Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Come visit us at Steelhead Run offering panoramic views of the sunsets on Lake Erie. You will find this one bedroom cottage to be quite comfortable offering all the utility of a smaller home. We have another cottage next door, see VRBO #427161. When you arrive you will find yourself nestled between Lake Erie and Chautauqua Creek on 7 forested acres. Both features can be accessed in less than a 200 foot walk from the cottage. On the beach you can spend time hunting for beach glass and driftwood, or take the half-mile walk along the beach to Barcelona Harbor area to enjoy a bit to eat, a cocktail, or even purchase a smoked fish at the fish market. Barcelona Harbor also offers a marina and a public launching facility to access Lake Erie. Do you want to go fishing? Take a charter out of the harbor, or try and hit the world renowned Steelhead fishery found in Chautauqua Creek. Don’t worry if Lake Erie is a little too rough on that day for boating. Make a trip to any one of the four inland lakes a short drive from the cottage. Chautauqua Lake is the largest and closest (5mi.) inland lake to the cottage. Chautauqua Lake offers many attractions available by boat that includes, The Chautauqua Institution, Midway Amusement Park, Long Point State Park, shopping, and numerous restaurant/bar establishments. There is truly something for everyone here.

Consider a wine tour if you’re looking to venture away from the lake for a bit. Lake Erie Wine Country, located in the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies, extends roughly 45 miles from Silver Creek, New York to North East, Pennsylvania. At the end of 2011, it has become home to over 24 commercial and estate wineries. Other attractions within arms reach include Niagara Falls, restaurants, ski resorts, snowmobile trails, nature trails, golf courses, inland lakes, shopping, and a casino, most in less than a 30 mile radius. Additionally, one can find cultural stimulation at Chautauqua Institution. Here you can enjoy their symphony, concerts, speaking venues and theater performances.

As a courtesy to the neighboring cottage, please respect the maximum number of guests in our cottages. We do understand that our guests want to share the experience of Steelhead Run with friends and family. Visitors are certainly welcome, but please limit their numbers to insure that there is minimal disturbance to the neighbors.

If you are looking for an event location, or anticipate large group size please consider reserving both cottages. We have successfully accommodated events such as small family reunions, church retreats, and even professional photo shoots.

We are located ½ mile from the New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 60. From here, you will find that it’s a quick ride to and from the Buffalo or Erie International Airports.

Keywords: private, new, cozy,

More Details

David Spann
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About David Spann

This property has been in our family since the late 60’s. My wife and I built a home on here in 1998. This is where we continue to raise our children, Anthony and Morgan.

David Spann purchased this cottage in 2011

Why David Spann chose Westfield

We chose to build here to provide visitors with actual beachfront access. Much of the Lake Erie shoreline is elevated high on bluffs making it quite inaccessible. While staying here, you will find access to the lake very easy and the beach to be quite extensive.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether you’re an experienced steelheader or beginner we can accommodate you. We have teamed up with Chrome Run Guide Service. Any anglers new to the fishery can take advantage of learning expert techniques necessary for landing steelhead. Call now for special rates on fishing packages. Remember, Chautauqua Creek is in the middle of 'Steelhead Alley' where anglers can head in either direction to fish other streams. Chautauqua Creek has one of the largest catch rates of Steelhead in 'Steelhead Alley'. It has been calculated that fishing success equals 2.5 fish/hr. of fishing effort.


Westfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , Full over a Queen bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Day bed with trundle
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin daybed with twin trundle under. Can elevate to make king., Bunk Beds (1) Adult bunk bed full over a queen.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(68 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront on Lake Erie * Sunset Cottage
average rating of 4.9264708 based on 68 reviews

5 stars! A Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage sits on a little piece of paradise. You will have a front row seat to nature's beauty. Catch a colorful sunset by the bonfire and in the morning enjoy your coffe on the porch while sitting in a rocker. There are many things to do such as biking, kayaking, dining out, visiting The Grape Discovery Center (interesting exhibits, tastings and gift shop), antique shopping, wine tasting (and a brewery), and just enjoying a day on the beach. Dave is very accommodating and when we had a question, he responded right away. It is evident he cares about his property and his guests' experience. We would definitely return! Thanks for a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cheryl, Thank you for sharing your experience here with us and capturing what we offer at Steelhead Run. There is certainly something for everyone here and in the Western NY area. In fact, I am always impressed that some of our guests are able to uncover places or activities that I had not been aware existed. Thanks again and come back soon, Dave
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Spectacular location and beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed here for a few days of fishing and although the conditions were tough we managed to get a few fish each and we're always able to return to a warm, beautiful and inviting cabin. David was great to work with a very responsive to any question I had. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone! Not just fisherman buthe it's suitable for anyone to enjoy the location and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, Thank you for the nice comments. Yes, mother nature was certainly grumpy during your visit. In fact, the creek just before you arrived was as high as I have ever seen it get in my lifetime here. Its nice to know that you guys found some things to do and had a enjoyable visit regardless. Hope to see you next fall, Dave
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Great little gem!

  • 4 of 5

We (brother/sister) went to enjoy some sibling time and do some fishing on the creek. Perfect for our needs. Beautiful views of the lake and the sunsets. Many fisherman on the creek and opening of creek to the lake which is about 300 yards away. Very convenient. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet, Thanks for visiting with us. It is certainly convenient to be so close to the creek for fishing. Hope you caught some big ones! Thanks, Dave
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Quiet Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was as advertised, I relaxed in the recliner and watched out the front door at the lake as the sun set both nights. Right behind the cabin is the creek that was very quiet despite having loads of fisherman. The neighboring cabin was far enough away that my visit wasn't disturbed one bit. My dog also enjoyed racing up and down the beach in the morning :)

If you want to stay somewhere private while enjoying wine country, this should be on the top of your list. I even stopped in at Southern Tier, which was only about 30min inland. What a great weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, I happy to learn that you enjoyed your weekend visit with us. It sounds like you spent a lot of time exploring the county, as there many things to do here in the fall. Yes, there are also times that I believe that our pets have as much fun as we do while at Steelhead Run. Hope to see you again soon, Dave
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage, we were very comfortable. Located near wineries and other fun activities.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, hope to see you visit with us again.
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Very well kept location, Loved it

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing stay we had. I have recommended this cottage to several people, can't wait for next year. Thanks so much Dave!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Buffalo International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sugar Hill
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Buffalo Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Barcelona Cafe'
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Peek & Peak
Nearest Beach
On it!
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Beach glass/driftwood collecting, eagle/hawk watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $250

2 pet maximum in cottage
Check-in 4pm Check-out 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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