The Beach House is a large, well-appointed property on a dead end road. It's an ideal spot for peaceful and fun lakeside enjoyment close to the festivals, museums, and wineries around the historic town of Amherstburg. The spacious master bedroom suite accesses the sunroom and an ensuite bathroom. There are 2 other large bedrooms and a fourth smaller bedroom upstairs with a fifth room downstairs suitable as an additional bedroom. The large living room looks out onto Lake Erie. The kitchen is large and well-equipped, with an adjacent comfortable dining room that offers lake views. The grounds are a great size for playing or relaxing. We have loads of toys for indoors and outdoors, a foosball table, piano, games, etc. TV, DVD etc.
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 - 12
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Hartt Goldman
My name is Hartt and I grew up at the Beach House near the town of Amherstburg. I have since lived in a number of places throughout Ontario, California, Montreal, BC but I come back every year with my wife, Barbara, and our kids to spend some time at this special spot where Lake Erie meets the Detroit River. Every season offers an up close view of nature along the Great Lakes. From the wind-whipped sand bars and migrations in autumn, to the ice-castles of winter, or the budding spring in the adjacent wetlands and of course the incredible summer sunsets. It is an inspirational spot that is close to Amherstburg’s historical small town charm and amenities but a world away from our busy, modern lives.
Hartt Goldman purchased this House in 2010
Why Hartt Goldman chose Amherstburg
This house has been in my family since the 60s. Now we enjoy it as a cottage and a base to reconnect with family and friends in Southern Ontario. It is wonderful to be able to frolic with my kids in the water, play games on the large yard, enjoy beach fires, watch fireflies etc etc just like when I was youngster. The setting is also ideal for creative pursuits and has been used by songwriters (myself included), artists and others as a creative retreat.
What makes this House unique
The beach and the lake are right outside your door. The sights and sounds of lakeside life really set the Beach house apart. The spacious house and property can comfortably accommodate large groups with both recreation and relaxation in mind. It's close to quaint, historic Amherstburg, Essex county's "Wine Route", and it's a great launching point for activities in Windsor or Detroit areas. The setting itself is an incredible spot to see birds (Herons, Eagles, and many more), watch lake freighters navigate into or out of the Detroit river, and reconnect with nature.
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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.
Wonderful waterfront cottage
Great owner. Great cottage. Would rent again!
Thanks so much Jessica! - hope you get a chance to stay again.
Hartt and Barbara
Comfortable, no beach was disappointing
Rented this property for a group of 12. I knew from the pictures to expect it to be an older home. What I didn’t expect was that the pictures of the outside beach area to be very outdated/misleading. At one time there must have been a beach where you could sit with chairs and play and even have a bonfire, according to the pics on the listing. But when we visited there was virtually no sand left, and what was there was overrun with weeds and ant hills. Sitting on the deck each morning and evening to enjoy listening/watching the water was very nice. It was just disappointing we could not get in the water or play in the sand like we thought we’d be able to. Renters should be aware of this. Inside was what we expected, although none of the bathroom doors closed properly for privacy which could be easily fixed I believe. The owner was very nice to work with, allowed us some flexibility with the check in and out times since we had a wedding rehearsal to get too. There was space in the living room and 2 of the bedrooms for air mattresses and that helped with sleeping arrangements. All in all we had a great weekend with friends.
Hi Hope – glad to hear your weekend was great overall. Luckily we had the flexibility to accommodate your large group with early check in and check out since we didn’t have groups coming in directly before or after yours. The lake levels do change from year to year and they are at historic highs this year. The lack of beach is disappointing for everyone but there is little that we can do about this force of nature. Point taken about updating pictures though and we will do that when we are there in August. I’ve had a pest control expert out since your visit and he assures me that there is not an ant hill on the property though there are ants around. The ‘bluff’ that is by the breakwall is what is left over from the waves crashing over the wall during storms and eroding the sand away. Thanks again for staying with us.
Hartt and Barbara
We really enjoyed our stay at the Beach House
This was the perfect spot for our family reunion. Everything we needed was there and felt like home. I like that the shops are not to far away. The sunsets are to die for!
Exactly as described!
We stayed at the Beach House in December for a family Christmas party in Amherstburg. It sure looks like a great spot for a summer gathering with the nice deck and upstairs sunroom. The house has many different gathering spots for talking and playing games. We thought our off-season rate was very reasonable and we were very satisfied.
Great House Fantastic Location
My family and I stayed in this house on a weekend getaway for a Red Wings game in Detroit. The house had plenty of room for all of us and located in a beautiful location. It was just south of Amherstburg, which is a nice little town. The owners were friendly and accommodating. Will definitely stay here again next time we are in the area.
Six of us spent a nice visit in Amherstburg. The cottage was a great base camp for adventures in the area.
Thanks for staying with us Ruth! I'm so glad your group had fun exploring the area - please come back and explore some more!