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The Beach House - A Tranquil Getaway Close To Historical Amherstburg

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 - 12

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.

Hartt Goldman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 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.


Amherstburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , main level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink, adjacent to bdrms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bedroom ensuite, small tub
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , adjoins Master Bdrm
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Beach House - A Tranquil Getaway Close To Historical Amherstburg
average rating of 4.3703704 based on 27 reviews

We really enjoyed our stay at the Beach House

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice visit!

  • 4 of 5

Six of us spent a nice visit in Amherstburg. The cottage was a great base camp for adventures in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Ruth! I'm so glad your group had fun exploring the area - please come back and explore some more!
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Great weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was large enough to comfortably accommodate the seven of us on our Girlfriend Getaway. The view from the deck was beautiful, and thankfully the weather allowed us to use it. Having three bathrooms was certainly a plus! Will definitely book this house again if we decide to return to that area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Diane! I'm so happy that you and your girlfriends enjoyed the Beach house and the area. We'd love to have you stay with us again and explore some more!
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conveniently central to every location

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is right on Lake Erie close to the mouth of the Detroit River with frequently passing ships exciting young & older alike. Not only is it easily accessible from the 401 but it gave us lots of room for a nice family Thanksgiving dinner. This cottage is very close to Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery our celebration venue and all other locations in Amherstburg, as well as LaSalle where we needed to be. Our wonderful family time was hosted by a very understanding & accommodating Mr Hartt Goldman - thanks for your quick responses & for renting to us. Best wishes for the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Richard! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy Thanksgiving at the Beach House in addition to your local celebrations. Come back any time!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $78.05
Damage Deposit $390.26

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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