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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Accommodations: House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath

Charming red cottage with stone fireplace nestled on private 40 acre estate, 600 feet of Lake Erie waterfront, small boat launch, bullfrog pond, trickling stream, fruit trees, blueberries, walking trials at the end of half mile wooded driveway. Perfect for family reunions or vacation retreat located 22 miles West of Erie, PA and 8 miles East of Conneaut, OH.

This 4 bedroom home is available year round, but cross country skiing access maybe required for winter use. The property is bordered by Lake Erie to the North, Camp Lambec to the West and to the South and East are private undeveloped lands. Nearby, the largest tract of undeveloped land on the South Shore of Lake Erie, the Pennsylvania State Game lands/David M Roderick Wildlife Reserve; and the new Lake Erie Bluff's park is also nearby.

A historical property due to its location on the final 259th milepost of the pre-revolutionary war northern boundary of Pennsylvania. For history buffs, a granite monument near the highest bluff placed in 1910s marks the old state line and recounts the deed dating back to a treatise signed with the Indians and George Washington. The cottage built in the 1940s was expanded and renovated in 2000 to include a first floor master bedroom and private bath, a spacious maple cabinet kitchen, breakfast nook stocked with all equipment to prepare any meal. The living room has a stone, wood burning fireplace to make any night feel cozy. A lakefront dining room and settee, front and back decks both perfect places to relax, listen to the waves, see the boats go by and watch the hummingbirds dart around the feeder. If the weather turns, the enclosed front and back solarium settees allows you to take in the beauty.
The second floor has 2 bedrooms. Both with 2 twin beds and shared full bath.

Nearby: Wineries, Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Geneva on the Lake, Presque Isle State Park, Tom Ridge Center, The White Turkey Drive-In, Peggy Gray Candies, Waldameer Amusement Park, Splash Lagoon, The Brig Niagara, Pymatuning Lake (where the ducks walk on the fish's backs), Amish country, Camp Lambec, Camp Fitch, Camp Sherwin, Camp Eriez, Charter Fishing in Conneaut or Erie (no cleaning fish at the cottage), Pizzi Pizza, Tasty Twist, Conneaut Lake Park, Golfing (Over Lake is very nice and nearby), Sea Kayaking, Canoeing (Grand River and Elk Creek are a short drive), jet skiing, Scuba Diving (yes, in Lake Erie!), Morel mushroom hunting, disc golf ...

Relaxing: The environment simply lures you into leaving your stresses behind. Read a book while relaxing in the hammock. Take the time for incredible sunsets.

Badminton, frizbe and bocce balls are all provided. The large yard is a great place to play catch.

Hiking: Over 4000 acres of State game lands are one mile to the west.

Boating: The cottage has plenty of room to park your boat. Smaller boats can be launched on the property and at Raccoon Creek Park. Larger boats will need to go to Conneaut, Elk Creek, or other nearby ramps.

Swimming: On your own private beach. Build a fire on the beach and cook a hot dog or roast a marshmallow. There is almost always drift wood to keep the fire going.

Hunting: Deer, turkey, dove and much more bring the hunters in from all over the world to nearby state lands - but not permitted on the cottage property.

Birding: At least 50 species of bird nest here. Bald Eagles, Mississippi Kites, Peregrine Falcons are all sighted during migration. Late August and early September brings Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico. King rail, black tern, least bittern, great egret, yellow crowned night heron and the common tern are others the avid birder has a chance of seeing. Recently spotted Scarlet Tanager and Rose Breasted Grosbeak.

Fishing: Either from the shore, along Raccoon Creek, or nearby Elk and Walnut Creeks, your own boat or chartering in Conneaut or Erie. Walleye, Trout, Perch and many other species. Ice Fishing in Presque Isle bay is a popular winter sport. *NO CLEANING FISH AT THE COTTAGE*

Biking: The lightly traveled roads make for great rides, from leisurely to hard core. Check out Old Lake Road west of the OH/PA line, its awesome!

Golfing, Sailing, Exploring ...

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renters not younger than 30....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Not ideal for very young children due to stairs throughout property, pond hazard, bluff hazard, etc....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    By permission of homeowner a small and well behaved dog who's owner picks up after their dog will be allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Captains room with private half bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    1st flr mstr w/ private full bath and lakefront deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    2nd Flr master, with shared full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    2nd Flr twin beds (4) and loft, with shared full bath...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 2 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

    Overflow barn loft no bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa sleeper in lakeside sitting room...moreless

  • Double Queen Beds (2) In master bedroom and upstairs master, Twin or Single Beds (4) in second floor bedroom; One large twin in Captain's room., Child Bed (1) In loft area., Bunk Beds (1) One bunk bed in barn loft, avaiable space for extra fold out cots....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Multiple Board Games and Cards, Yard games, Hammock, 2 Adult Bicycles, one youth. Badminton, croquet, Bocci....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Multiple Board Games and Cards, yard games. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV service - 125 channels. High speed internet WIFI service throughout house. HBO channels available....moreless

  • Stereo:

    In cabinet below telephone and router box....moreless

  • Television:

    One 40' LCD flat panel TV in living room Dish Network. One 12' TV in master bedroom and one portable 12' in kitchen limited channels via regular antena. One DVD and One DVR in living room....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Low bank access by steps or boat ramp....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    600 Feet of Lakefront Beach, small boat launch and 40 Acres of Private Estate forests, streams and ponds....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Highspeed internet for router box....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Two stalls available in basement drive in garage. Does not fit large SUVs or pickups....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Not to be used in summer months....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    US and Canada only....moreless

  • Garage:

    Drive in basement garage - two stalls for standard size autos....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking areas available up to four cars. Small trailer space avilable....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking available for small boats, small trailers, etc....moreless

  • Telephone:

    House land line is avaiable. Cell phone connections not reliable in this location. It wouldn't be a vacation if you needed the cell phone anyway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please no phosphate detergents as it is harmful to the environment. Use Purex brand laundry detergent. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed WIFI...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Some wood provided, but renters may need to supply their own....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both a traditional drip and Keurig K cup coffee makers....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles in the Barn in varying degrees of repair and function. 2 Adult Bicycles, one youth....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat launch facilities at Ratcoon Creek Park (West Springfield, PA), Elk Creek (Lake City, PA) and Conneaut, Ohio. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own. Boat launch on property to launch small craft (fishing boat, canoe or kayak) small enough to carry over beach....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Hammock in the barn that can be hung under pine trees by the lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill and charcoal grill - bring your own charcoal....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Sep 11 - Oct 1, 2016
4 night min stay
$350
$2,200
Fall
Oct 2 - Nov 19, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
$1,850 $7,000
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay
$350
$2,200
Off season
Nov 28 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
$1,500
Holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$400
$2,400
Early Summer
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$2,000 $7,000
Fourth of July week
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$400
$2,400
Summer 2017
Jul 9 - Sep 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
$2,200 $8,250
Labor Day week
Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2017
5 night min stay
$400
$2,400
Late Summer 2017
Sep 11 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$2,000
Fall 2017
Oct 1 - Nov 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$300
$1,850 $7,000
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
$2,200
Off season 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$300
$1,500
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$325
$2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed. No smoking and no pets allowed on the property. No subletting.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Erie International Airport

Car: Necessary

Location: Erie, Great Lakes, Pennsylvania, USA (30 Minutes West of Erie, 10 Minutes East of Conneaut, OH ) View Map

Nearby: Wineries, Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Geneva on the Lake, Presque Isle State Park, Tom Ridge Center, The White Turkey Drive-In, Peggy Gray Candies, Waldameer Amusement Park, Splash Lagoon, The Brig Niagara, Pymatuning Lake (where the ducks walk on the fish's backs), Amish country, Camp Lambec, Camp Fitch, Camp Sherwin, Camp Eriez, Charter Fishing in Conneaut or Erie (no cleaning fish at the cottage), Pizzi Pizza, Tasty Twist, Conneaut Lake Park, Golfing (Over Lake is very nice and nearby), Sea Kayaking, Canoeing (Grand River and Elk Creek are a short drive), jet skiigolf, sailing, golf ...

Relaxing: The environment simply lures you into leaving your stresses behind. Read a book while relaxing in the hammock. Take the time for incredible sunsets.

Badminton, frizbe and bocce balls are all provided. The large yard is a great place to play catch.

Hiking: Over 4000 acres of State game lands are one mile to the west.

Boating: The cottage has plenty of room to park your boat on upper field near the public road. Smaller boats can be launched on the property and at Raccoon Creek Park. Larger boats will need to go to Conneaut, Elk Creek, or other nearby ramps.

Swimming: On your own private beach. Build a fire on the beach and cook a hot dog or roast a marshmallow. There is almost always drift wood to keep the fire going.

Hunting: Deer, turkey, dove and much more bring the hunters in from all over the world to nearby state lands - but hunting is not permitted on the cottage property.

Birding: At least 50 species of bird nest here. Bald Eagles, Mississippi Kites, Peregrine Falcons are all sighted during migration. Late August and early September brings Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico. King rail, black tern, least bittern, great egret, yellow crowned night heron and the common tern are others the avid birder has a chance of seeing.

Fishing: Either from the shore, along Raccoon Creek, or nearby Elk and Walnut Creeks, your own boat or chartering in Conneuat or Erie. Walleye, Trout, Perch and many other species. Ice Fishing in Presque Isle bay is a popular winter sport. *NO CLEANING FISH AT THE COTTAGE*

Biking: The lightly traveled roads make for great rides, from leisurely to hard core. Check out Old Lake Road west of the OH/PA line, its awesome!

Golfing, Sailing, Exploring ...

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: Family second home used for gatherings, entertaining and recreation over the years but now not used as much since all children are grown and living out of the area. Offers still the gathering location for reunions and grandchildren entertainment.

Why the Owner Chose East Springfield, PA, USA:
It is a place that builds memories, and the owners want to continue that tradition for their grandchildren and generations to come. Sharing its unique beauty and tranquility with others that have a similar desire to have a place for reunions, recreation or just plain quiet time away from it all is what we hope to achieve.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Nothing like it exists, the cottage property is named '22 Chains' because it lies on the last milepost of the old Pennsylvania northern border and the land, that remains as the final segment connected to the Lake Erie waterfront, is the 22 chains. Had it not been for a land trade with New York after America's independence was won, the only waterfront for Pennsylvania would have started from this location and extend the short distance to Ohio to the West. That's the history behind it, but the real benefit is its pure beauty of waterscapes and landscapes. A superior place to decompress and enjoy family time.


Contact us

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Photos

  • Pond, fruit trees and playing field

    Pond, fruit trees and playing field

  • Paved drive up to the pond - great for skateboarding or other wheeled toys.

    Paved drive up to the pond - great for skateboarding or other wheeled toys.

  • Views at sunset from the deck and house. 
20 steps down the bluff to the beach.

    Views at sunset from the deck and house. 20 steps down the bluff to the beach.

  • Livingroom and wood burning fireplace.

    Livingroom and wood burning fireplace.

  • Lakeside dinning room and sitting area.

    Lakeside dinning room and sitting area.

  • Built-in pine paneled walls dish pantry.

    Built-in pine paneled walls dish pantry.

  • Half bath (head) to the Captain's bedroom.

    Half bath (head) to the Captain's bedroom.

  • Maple cabinets and corrian countertops, main sink and prep bar sink.

    Maple cabinets and corrian countertops, main sink and prep bar sink.

  • First floor master with private full bath and walkin closet.

    First floor master with private full bath and walkin closet.

  • Twin bedroom (four twins and small loft play space).

    Twin bedroom (four twins and small loft play space).

  • Parking available for four cars

    Parking available for four cars

  • Lakeside master bedroom with connecting deck, dinning and sitting area.

    Lakeside master bedroom with connecting deck, dinning and sitting area.

  • Spill over sleeping in the barn loft - bunk beds.

    Spill over sleeping in the barn loft - bunk beds.

  • New carpet and furniture as of Novemeber 2013

    New carpet and furniture as of Novemeber 2013

  • Living room with new carpet and furniture as of Novemeber, 2013.

    Living room with new carpet and furniture as of Novemeber, 2013.

  • Lakeside dinning area.

    Lakeside dinning area.

  • Captain's bedroom - built-in wood paneled bed and connecting half bath.

    Captain's bedroom - built-in wood paneled bed and connecting half bath.

  • Large eat-in kitcken with beakfast baywindow table looking out over birdfeeders

    Large eat-in kitcken with beakfast baywindow table looking out over birdfeeders

  • Back side solarium room connected to exterior back deck.

    Back side solarium room connected to exterior back deck.

  • Second floor master.

    Second floor master.

  • Second floor full bath - lake view best seat in the house.

    Second floor full bath - lake view best seat in the house.

  • Twenty Two Chains

    Twenty Two Chains

VRBO #428225

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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