About the property
- House4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
7 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Once the main house of a sprawling summer estate, the beach house comes with the bonuses of a tennis court, huge pool, hot tub and gymnasium and clay bocce court, all right on the water. There are actually two houses but we use it as a single residence with one being more the day time house with an enormous kitchen that was originally staffed and a big living/dining room, deck and observation tower. This house has just 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It is connected to the gym that has a volleyball/badminton net as well as basketball hoops. It is a great thing for rainy days and night time play. There is also a good sized sauna in this house.
Right next to this is what we call the 'upstairs house', a classic mid-century home mostly on the second level over a three car garage. This house features a large living/dining room, a galley kitchen, an enormous second floor deck leading to the hot tub, 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. This house has walls of windows looking toward the lake, out over the tennis court and into the woods behind the house. It's a very unique place.
The oversized pool is adjacent to the tennis court and this all sits on a wide stretch of private beach from which sunsets may be best appreciated. It's a remarkable place to get away. For those who don't like to go cold turkey at the beach, we have WiFi and cable.
While I think of this as the ultimate beach experience, it is not a luxurious place. It was built at a time when the emphasis was on where you were, not what you had there. The living spaces are large but the bedrooms and baths are small and pretty original.
John Higgins & Kelly Dixon
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 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.
Unique and a great place for families
This location has it all, pool, beach, tennis, an indoor gym, just to say the least. I would recommend this location if you're looking for a perfect place that offers something to do for sunny and rainy days, and you don't have to leave the house. We've already inquired about renting it again next year.
Another Great Week at the Great Lakes
We had another wonderful week at the house. Tennis every day, firepit every night and lots of fun paddling on the lake. We even turned the indoor gym into a pickleball court for a rainy morning and then it was used nearly every night. We loved the new hot tub and my father-in-law especially enjoyed reading on the new living room deck.
We've booked next year's stay and the entire extended family is already looking forward to it.
Wonderful Vacation Estate
My extended family just returned from a vacation at this house. Everyone in the group loved it; from 74 year-old grandmom to the 2 1/2 year-old toddler.
The house is not fancy but the location and grounds are amazing. The views of the lake are gorgeous from many rooms and decks. We played tennis and swam every day either in the lake or the very large pool. We went on several kayak trips and enjoyed the stand-up paddle board. We hiked to Point Abino lighthouse several times. We also rented bikes and rode out to the Friendship trail. It's well located for visiting Niagara Falls and lots of other attractions in the area (next time).
The large kitchen made it easy to cook for 11 people. My husband, the designated vacation cook is missing the commercial stove with built-in griddle.
We are already planning a trip back next summer; the kids - both big and small can't wait to return.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the prime season, the place is only available weekly (7 days, 6 nights). The rental week starts on Thursday at 3:00pm and ends on Wednesday at 11:00am. It is arranged this way to avoid bridge delays and reduce renter's exposure to long times spent at the border. Spring and fall rentals can be by the same term or as little as 3 nights. We will also rent off season, but that is only the blue house with three fully functioning bedrooms and two baths. All rent is stated in US Dollars. Rental Agreement Required.