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Mid- Century Compound on Magnificent Private Sand Beach

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

6 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 and gymnasium, 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 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, 4 or 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.
A new clay bocce court was installed this spring.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We are unlikely to rent to anyone under 25. It is essential that we do not create a disturbance in the neighborhood. The lot is large but the area is quiet. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow up to two dogs as long as they are not allowed to wander freely. That is our policy to keep my neighbors happy. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen


  • There is a seventh bedroom but you must pass through one bedroom to get to it, so I do not list it in the count. It has a queen. These two rooms work well for people with young children. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    It's a great beach with primo sunset views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is room for 8 in the Daytime House and 6 in the Upper House. There are plenty of places to eat outside too. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a fire pit on the terrace though bonfires are generally the thing here....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is an old gymnasium with basketball hoops and a volleyball/badminton net. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have basic internet with limited gigabytes Additional charges may be added if you use too many gigabytes....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    There are linens provided for all bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Both houses have large living/dining rooms....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    There is a phone for free calls to Canada and the US. The phone is also used to answer visitors at the gate and buzz them in....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide bath towels, not beach towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen:

    There are 2 complete kitchens; a large one in the peach house to prepare big meals and a second galley kitchen in upper, blue house. There are two grills available as well. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    In both kitchens ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    The large kitchen has a big fridge with icemaker, the galley kitchen has a standard fridge with an icemaker too....moreless

  • Stove


  • Boat:

    While we only provide a few kayaks, there is a boat launch very close by. Boats cannot be moored in front of the house overnight as our shore is quite exposed and conditions can change quickly....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There's a large deck off the second floor living room of the blue house and another off the observation room of the yellow house. There's a big patio by the beach and another poolside as well....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We provide a few sit on top kayaks....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large, private pool (not heated)...moreless

  • Sauna:

    You can easily fit 6 people in the sauna....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Jun 14, 2017
6 night min stay

Changeover Day: Thursday

Sep 21 - Oct 11, 2017
6 night min stay

Changeover Day: Thursday

Oct 13 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

Changeover Day: Thursday

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


During the prime season, the place is only available for my version of a week, which consists of 6 nights. The rental week starts on Thursday at noon and ends on Wednesday at 10:00am. As an American with a dislike for bridge delays, I arrange it this way to reduce my, and my renter's exposure to long times spent at the border. Also, as an American, the rent is stated in US dollars.

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 functioning bedrooms and two baths. The rent at that time is $400/night with a minimum of three nights. Longer term rentals will result in lower rates.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Point Abino, Fort Erie, ON, Canada
Nearest Beach
The house is right on the beach.

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Upper Deck Overlooking the Pool Area

    Upper Deck Overlooking the Pool Area

  •  looks out to the lake

    looks out to the lake

  • Kitchen


  • Living and Dining room open floor plan

    Living and Dining room open floor plan

  • Upper house open living space with another deck

    Upper house open living space with another deck

  • Bedroom


  • Pool Deck

    Pool Deck

  • Great kayaking location

    Great kayaking location

  • Sunset view from upper deck

    Sunset view from upper deck

  • Bocce court

    Bocce court

  • View from the driveway

    View from the driveway

  • Kitchen with Dishwasher

    Kitchen with Dishwasher

  • Kitchen Range & Oven

    Kitchen Range & Oven

  • Upper house living space

    Upper house living space

  • Waterfront view from living space

    Waterfront view from living space

  • Bedroom


  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • Private Sand Beach

    Private Sand Beach

  • Nearby Point Abino Light

    Nearby Point Abino Light

VRBO #594097

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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