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Newly updated quiet cozy cottage off the Strip, pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5 comfortably, Lake view, fully equipped kitchen, private beach access

Cute and quiet cottage with 2 private bedrooms and a small, private bathroom. This unit can sleep up to 6 people with the use of a twin sleeper sofa in the main area, 5 guests comfortably in a queen and twin over full bed.

Enjoy the quiet calm in the modest side or front yard in the lawn chairs after a day at the beach. Take advantage of the beautiful weather by grilling lunch or dinner on the charcoal barbecue grill. Your 4-legged companions are also invited! Spend the evening hours savoring a fire in the fire pit.

Relax in cozy comfort here after enjoying dinner at the nearby Lakehouse Winery & Spa or The Lodge. Perfect after a rejuvenating massage!

You can further explore nature with close access to bicycle rentals at the Lodge or Adventure Zone. The Strip (downtown Geneva on the Lake) is also a short half mile walk away, where more adventure awaits you.

Scout out area wineries by booking one of the local tours. We can also provide recommendations of our favorites that we've discovered along the way.

Crisp, clean sheets & towels are ready for every rental. Complimentary wifi is also provided. Enjoy a nighttime (or rainy day) movie on the Smart TV. Cook breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen before heading out for your fun filled day.

Featuring recently updated flooring, fresh paint, new AC units, new beds and linens. We are proud of the comfortable updates and hope you look forward to enjoying them as much as we do.

There is a second cottage also available for rent, which sleeps up to 6 people (Erie-ly Calm, HomeAway #4117797).

Parking provided for 2 cars included at the front of the lot.

More Details

Property Manager
Amy Montgomery for Montburger Rentals
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Amy Montgomery for Montburger Rentals

We currently live in Pittsburgh, by way of a decade in Louisiana. My husband grew up not far from GOTL in Ohio. We have spent many summers ourselves in GOTL and wanted to share our space with other travelers who are looking for a quieter summer getaway.

Amy Montgomery for Montburger Rentals purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Amy Montgomery for Montburger Rentals chose Geneva

We love this quaint area very much, and got married at the Lodge a few years ago as well. We have a long history in GOTL and hope you enjoy it as much as we do! We love that this property is a short walk to the Strip, but is quiet at night and not part of the lively Strip itself.

What makes this cottage unique

We stayed across the street from these cottages when we got married here, and were so excited to be able to visit every summer by owning our own places. We love being able to see a piece of the lake and enjoy just how quiet our area is most of the time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Would love to stay here again soon, the sunset was awesome!
Jul 2017
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Geneva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We reserve the right to switch the rental unit and/or cancel the reservation due to unforeseen circumstances (Repairs, system malfunctions, etc).
  • Parking available for up to 2 cars per cottage. Please park by the street (by railroad tie) for this rental unit.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 full bathroom, toilet area is very tight space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over double bunk bed
  • Futon in living room also sleeps 1 (twin bed)
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming


2.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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Newly updated quiet cozy cottage off the Strip, pet friendly
average rating of 2.75 based on 5 reviews

Exactly as shown and great owners

  • 4 of 5

The cottage had all that is need for a relaxing stay. Paper good, sheets & towels, great fan.

The owners were very flexible to schedule work that had to be done and open to my suggestion. The main challenge is the tight space for the toilet. But the shower taking the most room is wonderful. Enjoyed the 3 weeks I was here.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean but...

  • 2 of 5

The cottage was very clean sheets and towels and blankets. But the cottage is in need of improvements desperately. Mold and mildew smelled when entering floor rotting away around commode and if you put A ball at one side will roll to other. Floor sinking. Paint was peeling under table was worried about my dogs eating it. Dangerous for small children too. Owners seemed to try to accommodate but the cottage is just in bad shape. I am sorry.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. We have some repairs and renovations already planned for this cottage after the peak season this fall, including new flooring and leveling, paint and new AC. We have already completed some other repairs to this and our other cottage, and hope you will check us out afterwards. We are really looking forward to our improvements and hope our future guests enjoy them as well.
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Stay away from these cabins.

  • 1 of 5

My overall impression of this cabin is that it should be ripped down and just start from scratch. The floors are giving away, you can barley sit down on the toilet without either shoulder touching the walls. Oh, did I mention how when you stand right near the toilet it feels as if you're going to fall right through the floor? Yeah, watch out for that one. Also, the place is super dirty, like come one now use a duster, or open a window to let some mustiness out. Just another complaint about this shed they call a cabin is the air conditioning unit. It sounded like a shotgun was going off half the time. If you're honestly going to put your name on something that you're going to share with the rest of society maybe you should take a little more pride in it. It could be a very cute place, but when you throw things together from a

garage sale, your place is going to continue to look awful. I will never be back here.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at our cottage. We wish you would have communicated your concerns during your stay so we could have offered some remedy. We have some end of the season renovations planned for Lake Effect that have already been completed in our other cottage, including all new flooring and a new window A/C unit. We appreciate your honesty and hope future guests will be patient while we update these 60+-year-old cottages. We set a price point that we felt was reflective of the work that still needs to be completed. Thank you.
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Nice and Neat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Lake Effect. It was very neat and clean. My daughter claimed the back bedroom and enjoyed it immensely. She unpacked all of her things, made the bed with her blankets and pillows and thoroughly enjoyed having the air conditioner in her room. My only concerns were the bathroom, it was a little tight in the water closet. I am a plus size woman and found it to be very close quarters. Another inconvenience was the fire stick and television. My husband needs his news and we could not use the television because we did not have an Amazon account for the fire stick. I was aware of this ahead of time but thought we would be able to get local news if we did not use the fire stick. The details about the cabin stated there was a private beach area and access to the water. Unfortunately, it was a dangerous climb to get down to the water and there was really no beach to lay out blankets and spend some time. We had a difficult time finding a beach area we could easily walk to and enjoy the lake.

In all, it was a nice experience. My daughter and I got a little choked up when it was time to leave. We enjoyed our little stay at the lake and will most likely go to Geneva-on-the-Lake again soon. Thank you Amy and Ryan for letting us stay in your home. It is very cute and I loved how clean it was. The sheets and towels were spotless which was extremely pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change until payment is made.


Check in time is 4:00pm and check out time is 11:00am.

PARKING: There is room for 2 car parking per cottage.

You will receive an email a week prior to check in date with access instructions.


• If guest has overdue balances, owner has the right to cancel the reservation.
• There will be no money refunded for a no show and no reimbursements will be
made to the guests for a cleaning fee.
**NOTE: HomeAway service fee may not be refunded if reservation canceled. Owner not responsible for this fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.