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Private Beach Nest for Multi-Gen Families: Seaglass*Driftwood*Kayaks

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,745 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Enchanting 50' Lakefront Cottage w/Campfires, Sandbars, Satellite & WiFi

Prime location: Discover one of the most beautiful Great Lake beaches & the ideal family vacation spot! We're wheelchair accessible & child-friendly, perfect for grandparents through grandbabies. Lots of what you want & much more. We've tried to anticipate your needs! Book this charming place today...weekly discounts, up to 50% off, for open dates.

Costing far less than a few tiny hotel rooms having no view, no beach, no common gathering room, kitchen or laundry, THIS superb beachfront destination allows for first-rate value, privacy AND togetherness, all under one roof. We even throw in our 4 kayaks for adults to enjoy! There's no comparison... unbeatable situation & exceptional accommodations.

We believe that the details DO you won't find boring or outdated here! At 88, it's no secret that she's not a teenager but she's not trying to be. She's a well-kept classic lake cottage with modern features; Contemporary interior mixed with timeless beauty and character like original oak hardwood floors. Stunning water views of the lake or canal from every window & deck are intoxicating. Look at our pictures, then book your Vaca today!

* A massive 50 ft wide deck for sunny afternoons and a memory-making sunrise walk with a hot cup of coffee…scoop up colorful beach glass & driftwood treasures.

* At night, enjoy a glass of wine on the beach, roast hot dogs & smores over a bonfire, while taking in the lighthouse beacon, guiding vessels safely to the Port of Toledo.


There are 5 bedrooms (8 real beds) & two full baths that comfortably accommodates 12.

The living room: wood-burning fireplace & lakeview windows, flat screen TV with satellite, blue-ray DVD player, landline, solid selection of children & adult DVDs & leather furniture to snuggle up in & relax.

Rain can happen but it won't spoil the fun. Either enjoy the lakeside covered porch OR a “man cave” with board games, a dartboard, air hockey & Foosball tables for some friendly competition.

With our new updates, the main floor is wheelchair accessible. Folks with physical limits won't feel isolated or left out of all the major fun.

***Also, 4 adult Kayaks included on all new reservations! (Valid with an arrival date before 8/10/18.)

More Details

Rob and Starla Asher
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Other Languages Via Email Using Google Translate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Rob and Starla Asher

We have an amazing love story: We grew up in a nearby small town 8 blocks apart, classmates and friends from 2nd grade through high school. We even double-dated for senior prom. Almost 30 years later, we fell in love and married...

We are so aware that life can be fragile. We've learned that it's pretty easy to get caught up in the day-to-day busyness of life, losing track of the true priorities. Life comes with so many challenges and struggles, so it's critical to make the most of each day. Staying active & grounded helps us keep our lives in perspective. We love living in Nashville, to be near family; but we choose Lake Erie as our place to rejuvenate & realign our priorities, making us thankful to be healthy, alive & blessed. When family & friends aren't enjoying our beach cottage, we open it up for others to enjoy. There's so many activities to do here year round. Like on Thanksgiving Day a few years ago, in our picture you'll see we were taking in a Detroit Lion's game with friends. To check off Starla's Bucket List, we've witnessed the majesty of the lake from 19,000 feet above the ground, skydiving nearby. When the lake freezes over in the winter, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing and hiking are all on the table for us. In the spring, when temperatures still start out cool, bundling up early to catch a sunrise with a cup of coffee or tea in hand is a memory in the making. Of course, nothing probably beats lounging on the deck with a great read, watching a sailboat drift by or the wind blowing the clouds & leaves of the trees towering overhead. What we know is that life doesn't have to be complicated to make memories. While some things we do are adventurous, the simplest things are what we often remember best. So we've tried to provide the perfect multi-generational Vaca spot.

Rob and Starla Asher purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Rob and Starla Asher chose Newport

It was a long-time dream of ours to have a cottage on Lake Erie. We both grew up just 20 miles from here, always enjoying the water & great outdoors. However, we remember when Lake Erie was not well cared for. In 1972, President Nixon proposed a piece of legislation critical in restoring the beauty of Lake Erie. Across our childhood, we saw a transformation happen here! So, when we were looking for the perfect place, 'Asher Beach Cottage' wasn’t even on the market/for sale. Our amazing realtor had connections to this property. We fell in love with the 80+ yr-old cottage immediately. However, when we stepped out the front door to the deck, it was no longer a "business transaction.' We did what financial advisers WARN you NOT to do: We were emotionally attached in less than 5 seconds! The deck sat right on a private, sandy beach & the wide spans of the lake were completely still that day. It was stunning! The only potential problem was that the owner said she wouldn’t sell it to just anyone. After she met us, we ALL knew it was meant to be & it became ours...We spend time on the water to relax, catch our breath & count our blessings. Our door is open for you to do the same. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, this place has the most breath-taking, billion-dollar view & so much to offer. Like us, you’ll discover this NEVER gets old!...We immediately realized that property is the perfect place for some things: If you're looking for a "Bachelorette Party Palace," this is NOT it. BUT, if your FAMILY is looking for a quiet getaway spot with all the amenities, without salt water & crowded beaches, then you'll enjoy all this plus the most amazing sunrises you'll ever have the privilege of witnessing. It is EQUALLY perfect for EXECUTIVES looking for something different from the typically-bland hotel. There is a price executives pay to be away from home. Asher Beach Cottage can be your wonderful-yet-affordable reward that comes with business travel.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with living right on the beach & having a water view out of every window! We knew it would be a place our children would want to return to after they have children...As soon as you walk into the main floor, you’re met with a stunning view of Lake Erie. It draws you in & pulls you towards it, making it easy to miss the charm of this renovated beach-side cottage. Sitting on the deck & watching the boats, along with the most spectacular sunrises, this place makes you feel like you are at the ocean without the salt & long drive. We have a wonderful dining area under a covered porch where we hang out during storms & appreciate the power of Lake Erie. Rarely will you find a vacation place that provides on-the-water activities...We do! We have FOUR kayaks we allow our guests to use!! Even night time will captivate all ages with stars, windmills, and a lighthouse all on display...Endless outdoor adventures are always ready whenever you are. Plus, the location is ideal, sitting ½ way between the Detroit/Downriver area & Toledo. Toledo IS amazing, rich in culture & has one of the BEST shopping malls you’ll find. Toledo is just 20 miles south if you want to visit the downtown area & enjoy all that it has to offer while you’re here (including the world famous Art Museum, Zoo & Hollywood Casino.) When we travel & stay in hotels, it is often difficult to get a good night's sleep, no matter how nice it may be. When Asher Beach Cottage came into our lives, we kept this in mind. We have 8 beds dressed for comfort that promote good rest. This is very important to us, our family & our guests. The cottage is well-equipped with all the comforts of home. There are certainly other places to stay in the area, & if you aren't particular about creature comforts, they may be a good fit. But, if quality, comfort & a heavenly location are important, then you'll be among our guests who leave here completely rejuvenated & happy to be alive!


Newport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2745 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please follow rental agreement PUBLISHED RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX & FEES 50% of the total due at booking; Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • Excluding VRBO Fee, initial 50% payment is fully refundable if cancellations are > 60 days prior to arrival. Travel insurance plans are suggested.
  • We just ask that you treat our little cottage with respect. It's our actual home & not just "a rental" but we do love to share this amazing place!
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Bathroom on main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Easy to Maneuver, Walk-in Shower w/Large Tiled Bench Seat
  • Granite counters; Tile floors; Glass tile backsplash
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Walk-thru bedrm (access to 3rd floor); 6-panel room dividers
    Bedroom #3, Third Floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is an extra
    Bedroom #4, Third Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Low ceiling; Often the favorite rm: Best VIEW of LAKE ERIE!
    Bedroom #5, Third Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , A wall separates these two beds within this room
  • Master Bedrm has original oak floors and bay window with clear view of Lake Erie; includes flatscreen & blue ray w/wi-fi; en suite master bath w/tiled walk-in shower (with 4" lip) and bench seat, and granite countertops, tile floor. Master bed/bath is handicap accessible with raised commode seat & handrails, 36" doorways on both. #2 has access to the 3rd floor bedrooms (it is a walk-thru w/room dividers available for greater privacy when staying in this room.) #3 is the largest bedroom on 3rd floor; Left side window view of Lake; has an extra twin bed and room dividers available for extra privacy. #4 is what sold us on this cottage...the view from this room is like no other! Not meant for taller folks as it has a low ceiling. #5 has a right side window view of Lake. This room is perfect for parents and a young child needing to sleep nearby, yet offers some degree of privacy with a wall between the beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Folks often inquire about handicap accessibility. We realize finding good quality, multi-gen lodgings is nearly impossible so we have upgrade in 2018 to better meet the special needs of our guests. With these changes, our elderly relatives are fully engaged in activities inside as well as on the large deck overlooking the lake. The master bedroom and en suite has 36" wide doorways with good access throughout the main floor. We truly are a destination that is perfect for multi-generational vacations!


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"Oasis of Delight"

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts receive a 6 star for their quick communication, meticulous to detail (having coffees, milk, juice, muffins awaiting ones' arrival) and immaculate cleanliness. This "cottage" supersedes any 5 star hotel with its' charm, spaciousness and tastefully decorated accommodations. The well appointed kitchen is much like one would find in their own home, but we chose to do all of our cooking on the large gas grill. Our days were spent on the deck watching the freighters, walking the beach, building sandcastles (hope we didn't need a building permit), kayaking and just sitting listening to the waves. After sundown, we put together a puzzle on the spacious dining room table. She may be 88, but she is a "lady of exquisite taste." We will be back! Thank you for welcoming us into your home. ~ Shirley

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Shirley! We try very hard to make our guests' experience unlike no other. We will welcome you back with open arms the next time you can all gather together and enjoy the beauty of Lake Erie!! ~Rob and Starla
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Lovely house right on the water. Very clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

I'm going to start by saying the only bad thing that happened on our vacation was the dishwasher wasn't working. But I notified the owners and they had a plumber out there next day and they were able to identify that it had to be a service technician and they couldn't come till after we are gone. The owners took it upon themselves, without us asking, to give us a compensation for the inconvenience which was very well appreciated.

Now I can talk about all the great things about this place. First it had everything you needed you have to bring, except the essentials, it had toys for my kids to play with, water toys, beach chairs and towels, it was very excellently equipped for a family. They had toys, games and a high chair. Perfect for my family. These owners care about their place and the people who stay there.

My 4 year old son love the cowboy room upstairs.

And waking up to the sunrise is quite a treat. But sleeping in is also nice too. 😁

The complimentary milk, juice, coffee and creamer was a nice touch.

There is a air hockey table, foosball table and Blu-ray players to keep the fam entertained (if the weather goes bad).

The answer of "how much beach is there" is this: when we were there we had 25-30 feet of beach and we had about 2 feet of beach. It does change within hours. The sand, when it is there, is not the fluffy kind. That is due to it being underwater much of the time. We had 50/50 time of beach to water while we were there. It had a great swim area. The lake does not have any drastic dropoffs near this house. We were in the water every day and loved it! The waves were nearly non-existent and 3-4 for high, but we all had fun in it all.

I hope I'm able to reserve this place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on Lake Erie!! We made a lot of memories during our stay! The kayaks were wonderful!!

  • 4 of 5

On one day spent the day at the theater in Monroe. Incredibles 2. One rainy day. The area is great for kids and cars drive very slowly so they are safe riding bikes . We enjoyed this beautiful home very much! Thanks Asher beach cottage!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property! The view is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle. It is well equipped with all that a family[ and some friends] need to enjoy some quality time together enjoying the view of the lake, grilling , fishing, and much more! The home is well decorated with the theme of beach and tranquil living. Definitely a return rental for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second vacation at Asher beach cottage. It is so quiet and relaxing, its a great way to unwind from a busy life. No rushing around, no tourists, no distractions, just good quality time with family, and its only 3 hours from home. Lake Erie love in Pure Michigan!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is the perfect way to sum up this place, so thank you! It's not the 'tourist scene' with go-karts and's a non-commercial place for quality time with those you love. So happy to have you return once again and enjoy our little piece of heaven!! Thank you and hope to see you again next year!
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Great relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. The main floor is spacious and has great views of the water. Kitchen is nice and well-equiped for cooking. The upstairs sleeping area is great for kids with 6 beds and unbelievable views of the water. We didn't use the basement much but it would be great if there was bad weather to hang out and play the variety of games they had. The deck is huge and has lots of seating. The beach is sandy and the water stays shallow for quite awhile so it is perfect for kids. All of the neighbors we met we're super friendly and treated us like we lived there. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sandbars are so much fun (for kids of all ages!) We are pleased to be able to share this little piece of paradise with your family and look forward to your return visit.
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Nearest Airport
28.1 Miles
Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus MI
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Point
Nearest Ferry
64 Miles
Port Clinton, Ohio to Put In Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Raisin River Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Dearborn, MI (DER)
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Jerry's Frenchtown Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Alpine Valley
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Your Front Yard...Asher Beach
Car: recommended

There are lots of local restaurants in Newport and nearby Monroe should you choose to eat out. Some of our favorite day activities to do with family are Cedar Point (about a 2 hour drive) and Toledo (30 minutes or less) for excellent dining, shopping, museums, or highest ranking zoo in the nation! Detroit and Ann Arbor are each about 45 minutes from the cottage if you would like to take in college or professional sports during your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CleaningFee: 1-7 Guests $225
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $499

You will be asked to complete a rental agreement, due with the deposit amount. Please note: This cottage sits in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood. We happily host families and executives looking for reasonable enjoyment & relaxation thus rarely do we ever have a problem. So, please be aware that if we receive complaints from neighbors regarding unreasonable parties or excessive numbers of guests, or police complaints violating the rental agreement, you will be asked to vacate the cottage immediately. This is not a venue that welcomes a large, party atmosphere. Certain times we allow a 3-night minimum...otherwise, we have a 7-night minimum. The minimum night stay is fixed according to the dates. NO smoking and NO pets due to our insurance rider...please do not request a waiver, no matter how well behaved your animal might be. In order to remain insured, we have no flexibility with these requirements.

- 50% of the total cost is due at the time of booking.

- Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date.

- Except for a VRBO cancellation fee, the initial 50% payment is fully refundable if cancellations are given more than 60 days prior to the arrival date.

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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