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Beachfront on Lake Erie * Driftwood Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Two bedroom cottage, just steps from the beach

Come visit us at Steelhead Run offering panoramic views of the sunsets on Lake Erie. You will find this two bedroom cottage to be quite comfortable offering all the utility of a larger home. We have another cottage next door, see VRBO #336835. 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.

More Details

Owner
David Spann
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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 2012

Why David Spann chose Chautauqua-Allegheny

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.

Amenities

Westfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
5

Perfect Getaway! Fantastic host.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend getaway at your cabin. The pictures do not do this place justice. It's so peaceful and serene. Fishing was great too. We enjoyed lakefront campfires and swimming in the lake. Perfect Father's day weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for returning again this summer. We enjoy sharing all of the property has to offer. As you noticed we take pride in keeping the cottages clean and in great working order. The common area near the beach is constantly maintained and upgraded when necessary. I can't control the fishing, but I glad it was good! See you again soon, Dave
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5

Lake Erie!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage. Everything was so clean and neat. If you thought of it, it was provided. We could hear Lake Erie from the porch, and walked the beach and down the access road with the dogs. If the lake "cooperates"? the kayaking is super from the beach (we did not challenge the 4 ft. waves). Chautauqua is close by for events and adventures. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Yes, the lake is quite unpredictable at times. It is fortunate that Chautauqua Lake is just minutes away for smoother sailing. See you again soon, Dave
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5

😁 awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time visiting the area and I was again very pleased with my stay. The cottage is clean and roomy and has EVERYTHING you need. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jodi, Thank you for coming back! it seems that there is always find something new to do here regardless of time of year. I'm glad you guys found some more to explore on this trip too. Thanks, Dave
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5

Nice and quiet !!! The only sounds were Lake Erie !! Thanks for having us .

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are certainly always welcome back to Steelhead run!
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West Mifflin
5

Nicer than the photos show.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Driftwood cottage. Because we were preparing a large meal we brought our own cookware but I really think we could have managed with what was there. Overall it was very micely equipped.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Hope to have you back to visit. The summer season is awesome at Steelhead Run. Dave
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Pittsburgh
5

Just like heaven

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything the pictures show and more. We had a wonderful relaxing "last summer weekend." The view is amazing, the area around the cabins is so quiet (at least until we got there with our 3 boys) and the cabin is comfortable and feels like home. Thanks for everything Dave!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Were are pleased to know that the family enjoyed the weekend at Steelhead Run. Hope to see you again next year, Dave
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Buffalo Internatioal
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Zebro's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sugar Hill
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Buffalo Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Barcelona Cafe'
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Pek & Peak
Nearest Beach
On it!
Car: recommended

We are in located right in the center of the Chautauqua Wine Trail. Within a 60 mile radius you will also find; The Chautauqua Institution, Niagara Falls, museums, zoos, amusement parks, and numerous awesome restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $350

Summer Rates - SUNDAY TO SUNDAY ONLY
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.