About the property
- House1972 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 8
Betty’s Beach house is an estate that spans over ¾ acre in the heart of Geneva-on-the-lake. This grand old house that belonged to our mother, Betty, is a delightful escape from the dull drums of mid America.
The memories of our adventures at the lake home, such as the roar of the waves crashing on the beach and break wall, the early morning assembly of family members and friends awaiting the most fabulous freshly made donuts (I mean minutes fresh) from Madsen Donuts (80 years and still cooking), then we would decide on the evening meal. We love to cook and eat from grilling out to attempting to prepare a gourmet meal just for the challenge. After the morning rituals are concluded our choice of excursions or adventures are very long; swimming, boating, fishing, scuba diving, going to popular beaches were usual at the top of the list but we were very competitive so croquet, badminton, lawn jarts, tennis, put-put, go carts, frisbee or inside games on a rainy day consumed most of our days. Then of course there is the strip with its game rooms, gift shops, junk foods, magic shops, wineries and more. This place is like a mini Key West.
The Geneva strip to this day exudes a nostalgic feel out of the 50’s or 60’s, old cars cruise the strip, many stop and hand out at Eddies Grill that is still owned and ran as it was in the 50’s and 60’s. There are a few really great restaurants in the area (we offer a list and menus at the cottage).
Our goal is to offer our home as it was when we used it complete with a kitchen ready to make culinary delight or a grill for the outdoor cooking scene to the games we played as well as our insights to adventure we enjoyed and where to look to find you own.
Seasonal Rental Period: Our season for rentals runs May 1 through October 31.
Andy and Lisa Birrell
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Andy and Lisa Birrell
My family has been vacationing in Geneva-on-the-Lakes since the early 50's. We started out at The Zimmerman cottages for many years and then when I was about 12 we bought next door at Poplar Breeze Cottages. When I finished college, I would look along the lake and make a list of homes that had potential and when this home came available, my parents bought it. My parents are pictured here and we have had so many fond memories and great adventures here at the lake.
Andy and Lisa Birrell purchased this House in 1987
Why Andy and Lisa Birrell chose Geneva-on-the-Lake
We realized the potential this home had when we bought it; it is located on three lots, it is situated about 30 feet above Lake Erie and is on a quiet street just beyond the Geneva-on-the-Lake mile long strip leaving us within walking distance of the many attractions. We have made many improvements throughout the years to make our home on the lake a very comfortable and enjoyable place to spend time with family and friends. We have several more projects in mind and will continue to work them in as the time allows.
What makes this House unique
A great front porch to watch passer-by's; a fabulous screened/glassed in sun room to relax and watch the activity on of the lake or watch the sun go down; several decks to choose from, one just outside the sun room and one down by the water; not to mention a 60' finger pier that you can fish from. What else do you need when you are looking for peace and tranquility?
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome house, right on the water!
We came for a girls getaway weekend and the house was perfect. Everything we needed was provided. We are looking forward to going back next year!!
Beautiful & relaxing 😎
We had a wonderful time with family! Thank you Lisa & Andy. The house was immaculate & welcoming. We never left the property the entire weekend - played games, cooked great food, enjoyed our family, the lake & the view !!!
What a great time
We really enjoyed our vacation...the house was beautiful and after driving around the little town we believe it was the nicest property there...
We only have two suggestions...hand rails on the steps and in the showers...and all of our previous rentals had a book with all the previous visitors comments...
Other than those things everything was wonderful and we are planning on staying with you next year as well....
Great house, convenient location.
This is a great house.There is plenty of room with several distinct areas you can hang out in. Everything is nicely appointed and well kept. It is also convenient to many of the area's attractions. We fully intend to visit again.
Had a great week
Had a fantastic week was everything we expected will be back next year.
Lake views can't be beat! Lots of room and very clean
Owner was very friendly and made sure we had all the local and house info we needed. We had a extended family vacation and there was room for everyone. House and kitchen was well equipped. We had young kids so being waling distance to the park was a bonus and the large yard had plenty of room for them to run around. Spent time on the front porch and almost everyone had questions about the house as they walked by. Truly enjoyed our version of an Ohio staycation.
This stately lakefront home is situated on a large, beautiful lot which sits about 30 feet above Lake Erie. There are several levels of decks from which you may relax and enjoy being on the water or take in waterfront activities along the beach. We are located in a quiet residential area at the furthest end of the strip. You can easily walk to the many attractions or restaurants on the strip or just simply hang out and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this lovely home. This is a non-smoking residence. Geneva-on-the-lake Strip: This is a fun, tourist town that comes alive in the summer time. There are many cottages woven throughout the Geneva-on-the-Lake community along with The Lodge for resort lodging and a fabulous dining experience at the restaurant on sight; there is an RV park around the corner, and Geneva State Park & Marina about 1/4 mile from the beginning of the strip. These surroundings make for thriving tourist offerings such as restaurants, bars, charter fishing, water activities, shopping, night clubs, putt putt, a water park, and much more. Geneva State Park & Marina: Where the lake meets the land; mature woods and a freshwater marsh create the landscape of Geneva State Park , an ideal environment for exploration and play. The marina features ample boat docks with 407 slips and transient docking. A six-lane boat ramp gives you plenty of room to head out into the wild blue yonder. Charter a fishing boat to experience the “walleye capital of the world.” Pick up bait and tackle supplies, fishing licenses, boat accessories, apparel and souvenirs or enjoy the convenience of the fish cleaning services. Full-service boat repair is also available, along with a fueling station and boat and trailer storage to safely store your pride and joy until the next season. Stop by the deli and canteen to stock up on picnic supplies or grab thirst quenching beverages, juicy hamburgers, ready-to-eat sandwiches, tasty snacks and ice cream after a day on the lake. Seasonal Rental Period: Our season for rentals runs May 1 through October 31.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Maximum of 8 guests sleeping. Sorry, no pets of any kind. A 2 night rental is open for 2017 Fall Season. A monthly rate may be considered in the Winter months. E-mail owner with time of interest.