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Lake Erie Beachfront Cottage Near Geneva State Park Lodge

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Beautiful, small, lakefront cottage modestly decorated in nautical theme, overlooking private sand and stone beach with lake frontage. The spectacular sunsets sold us on this home, and we enjoy the nearby area, too. Situated amongst other weekend get-away homes, this is a fabulous spot to relax on the deck overlooking the grassy hill leading down to the beach, watch the waves rolling in, the Great Lakes ships passing by on the horizon, the sun dappling the waves in the morning and setting so dramatically in the evening.

This is also a lovely spot Ohio's beautiful Fall season. The area is filled with fall foliage, remarkably tasty wineries with farm to table restaurants, covered bridges, bike trails, and local festivals. Fall is fantastic.

Our children love going into Geneva-on-the-Lake, with its 1950's shopping strip-lined with amusement halls, putt-putt golf, waterslides, shops, and restaurants. We enjoy visiting Geneva State Park with its lodge and marina, the wineries in the area, the beautiful covered bridges and great antique shops in Ashtabula Harbor, and incredible views as you drive along the lake. An hour to Erie, Pennsylvania, and an hour to downtown Cleveland, the area remains quiet and serene, not overly built and commercialized.

After a day of exploring, we can enjoy a full meal cooked in the ample kitchen (with full-size refrigerator and gas oven, plenty of kitchenware) while the kids pop in a video or DVD in the living room with fireplace (fold-out couch for one person sleeping) with a sliding glass door leading to the deck overlooking Lake Erie. There is an enclosed porch (with outdoor furniture) and sleeper sofa, also overlooking the lake.

Updated furniture in the living room, with new Crate & Barrel arm chairs and a pull-out couch.

The master bedroom features a king-size bed and plentiful storage in the dresser. The other bedroom features a bunkbed perfect for kids, with a twin-size bed on top, and a full-size mattress below, dresser storage, and a TV with VHS. There is also an attached one-car garage which we use to store firewood, lawncare equipment. It is not available to guests.

We love swimming in the summer, and awesome views of nature in the fall. We enjoy all the amenities of the area, including great golfing nearby, full service groceries in Geneva and Ashtabula. We know we will be spending the next few years just taking in all that the area has to offer from wineries to local theatre in Ashtabula, to covered bridge and grape festivals, to glorious lake views.

We have free wireless available, and a local calls only phone. There is cable TV and plenty of dvds, videos and loads of cds from jazz to pop to classical. Beach access is shared with two other cottages with Access across a private yard and down a short breakwall. There is no access with stairs. This is a quiet, family friendly beach, great for sea glass and fossil hunting in the day and bonfires at night. You are welcome to bring your dog, if he or she is well-behaved! There is no air conditioning. we have found our ceiling fans do just fine on the lake.

Keywords: Cottage Home

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Vera Camden
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm writing to let you know that everything went very well this past weekend for myself and guests at the cottage. The accommodations were exactly what we were hoping for and served our needs perfectly. Thank you for your consideration and kindness and I can assure you that several folks in my party will be contacting you in the future for their family arrangements to stay as well.
Jul 2017
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Ashtabula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • close chain; beach access over break wall; neighbor's stairs only with his permission; manager will check in and out; no turn around on grass.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower, toilet, sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Can sleep a max of 6 with permission of owner and extra charge.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a lake front with lake breezes, screen porch and wide open deck and ceiling and floor fans but no airconditioning. Beach access is over a break wall--swimming is lovely but the beach comes and goes as it is Lake Erie and always changeable. A stone and sand beach.


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Lake Erie Beachfront Cottage Near Geneva State Park Lodge
average rating of 4.56 based on 26 reviews

Central to a variety of activities but also a perfect environment need for a healing heart.

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular sunrise and sunset. Peaceful. Cozy and well located.

I was fortunate to experience spectacular weather for early October. Witnessed white caps and barely a ripple on the lake.

If you want excitement and high style, this location is not for you. But if you want a simple, relaxing experience (at least in my experience from Monday - Friday) it is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jenny, I hope We meet You again!
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Simply Amazing!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I planned a weekend get away with my family at this cottage and it was AWESOME!!! The owner was SUPER to work with and her Property Manager Kathy (and Dan) truly treated us like family!!! Kathy and Dan were very accessible and take so much pride in the cottage and the guests!!! The cottage was clean, well decorated and the views (and sunsets) were spectacular!!!!! Such a gem on the banks of Lake Erie!!! We truly hated to leave!! We will definitely return to this Simply Amazing Cottage!!!!! Thanks again Vera, Kathy and Dan, we had a great stay!!!! Chris (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy cottage, stunning view of lake, quiet area

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a relaxing weekend. Quiet area, plenty of open space for our dog to run around.

Only (very minor) drawback - there were no closets! We ended up draping clothes over the bunks in the 2nd bedroom. There was a rod in the bathroom, but we didn't bring hangers.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Will now provide a coat rack for clothes to hang! thank you!
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The cottage was quite charming and in a wonderful spot....So close to many things.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed swimming in the lake and collecting colorful rocks. The deck was wonderful for dinner and just relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your children had a relaxing time! And fun!
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Great beach house with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this sweet little Beach House. The view is as good as it looks in the pictures. I needed a weekend away and this place was perfect. I knew the weather was going to be overcast and colder over the weekend, but it didn't matter. I curled up on the couch with a good book and fire while watching the storm roll in. The house had everything I needed. It was clean and stocked with books, games, puzzles, movies. I could definitely imagine it in the summer with the large beautiful deck to enjoy the lake. The owner and manager were wonderful to deal with and encouraged me to contact them at any time with any concerns. I didn't have one issue. And I look forward to coming back when it is warmer as there are a lot of places and parks in the area. Great place!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our special cottage: come back soon!
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Lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at the cottage. The view of the lake is fabulous. Waking up to sound of the waves in the morning is the only way to start your day. The cottage was very clean and centrally located for all of the local attractions. The owner was very accommodating. Great get away spot for some R & R.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eddie's Grill
Adventure Zone
Geneva State Park
great for takeout and watch the sunset on my deck!! right down the street!
Ashtabula Harbour Commercial Historic District
check out Harbor Perk and Rennicks!!
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Martinis! Restaurant & Lounge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

This area filled with activities; especially covered bridges, wine tours, cute little 1950 amusement park; wonderful fishing and Marina at Geneva State Park and Ashtabula rivers. The cottage is one hour from Cleveland so you can also get to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Severence Hall, the Cleveland Zoo and other attractions in the city if you so desire.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
cleaning $65

credit card information used as security; rates and stay periods are flexible off season

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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