Enjoy the biggest views on Conneaut Lake in this 6 bedroom charmer. 75 ft of unobstructed lakefront. With lounge chairs for sunbathing, the screened in porch overlooking the water to enjoy your morning coffee, a huge deck for dining and relaxing and a dreamy pergola to cozy up under for a romantic glass of wine. You will have a huge dock to park your boat, which is walking distance from the public launch. Also, within walking distance is the Conneaut Lake Park, and there are lots of children in the area to keep your kids occupied. The home is overflowing with flowers all around, and features granite countertops, waterproof flooring, ceiling fans in every room and a grand master with custom walk in closet and en-suite. If you are looking for a graceful retreat, this is the one. Enjoy!!!
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Waterfront cottage with dock
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
Why Renee Reid chose Conneaut Lakeshore
You just can't come to the Lake and not fall in love with it. We have made life-long friendships with some of the kindest, funnest, most wonderful people in the whole world at this little lake. Even though we travel quite a bit, some of our happiest memories and most treasured family time have been here. The tranquility of the early mornings, and the party-like atmosphere into the night, make our location the perfect spot for whatever you are looking for in a vacation. There's lots going on to join in, or there is little more to do than relax and enjoy...the choice is yours. Families summer at Conneaut lake for generations, and once you visit you'll understand why. Don't be surprised if you find yourself making your way back again and again!!!
What makes this Cottage unique
Our home is not, by any means, a four-star hotel or luxury resort. We do not have central air conditioning, as it is not an option in our cottage. The Black Duck has always been our family summer home and we prepare lunches and dinners outdoors cooking on the grill. I don't even have an oven because we spend very little time in the kitchen and I would never bake or roast in the summer. The Black Duck is a modest cottage that can accommodate lots of people. It has big beautiful outdoor spaces, great sleeping accommodations and even better common areas for entertaining. While we have updated our home in many ways and could continue to do so by adding more bathrooms, etc., we realize that it would eventually ruin the original character of the cottage. That is something that we are not willing to do. Our home is incredibly lovely and meant to be enjoyed in a kick back, unfussy, down-to-earth way.... if what is most important to you is breathtaking views of the lake, a casual atmosphere and an amazing place for your children to enjoy, this is the perfect spot for you.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Our family loved The Black Duck. The open floor plan was great for fun times together and the six bedrooms are nice sizes. Enjoying the waterfront was awesome from the huge deck and dock. And the kids spent hours in the water along the dock and loved the yard for playing. Plenty of parking, too. It is a nicely updated Conneaut house. Looking forward to a return visit.
We had a great vacation
The biggest drawback is window units for AC. They are old, inefficient and too small for the space. I realize central air is out of the question but you could look I to split systems. They are ductless and way more efficient that window units. The kitchen is very well appointed. Bedrooms are comfortable. With exception of the upstairs kids room. During our stay temps reached almost 90 outside. Even with fans that room was completely unusable. My only other true complaint is lake access. The step on the seawall is great but if you have older folks with you that step is impossible. There either needs to be a grab bar to pull yourself up or steps/ladder installed on the dock. Thankfully the neighbor was kind enough to allow us to use his steps. The neighbors all around are absolutely awesome! We had so much fun with everyone!!♥️. Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us!
Perfect lake front home for a family vacation on water!
Lovely lake front home and the home owner was absolutely wonderful and accommodating. One of the best parts with this rental were the neighbors. They were absolutely wonderful and helpful. The home is spacious and we had plenty of room for everyone. The views are amazing and we loved the dock/water access and the back deck with so many chairs and screened in porch. Having an extra refrigerator on the porch was convenient and the house radio inside and out worked great for music for everyone. It was fully equipped exactly how it is advertised. Loved the cottage charm along with updated features and the flowers made it feel like home. Be sure to check this great find out. Thank you Renee and Denise. We had a fabulous time, were sad to leave, and cant wait to come back.
Hidden Gem in Lake Conneaut and the surrounding area!
We are frequent VRBO/HomeAway renters. We have stayed at properties all over the United States and Europe. We have never come across a property owner who is so accommodating and responsive as Renee! Not to mention just how perfect this property is for a lake retreat at Conneaut. The cottage is spacious, airy, and open and its waterfront location and outdoor space are amazing! The photos definitely don't do this property justice (then again, photos almost never do) and we were so comfortable and happy for our entire stay for a family member's wedding at the Hotel Conneaut.
The beds are plentiful and super comfy with nice linens and pillows and the living space is large and perfect for hanging out. The kitchen is well stocked for any cooking you may choose to do and the cottage has vintage charm while still boasting modern conveniences. Again after renting properties for over 10 years this is truly the best value and experience we have had.
If you have clicked on this property and are reading this review, look no further as this is definitely the ideal vacation rental!
Perfect Lake Home Getaway!
This home was perfect for our family weekend! The home is beautiful and better than the pictures- plenty of space and room for all of us. Communication was quick and easy and we enjoyed our time here. Thank you!
Fall Girls Weekend
Nice cottage on lake. Very clean. Window a/c in each bedroom but open kitchen living area was extremely hot even with ceiling fans. I would put window unit in that area or install central a/c. Big deck with lots of furniture to watch the sun rise in the morning. Both bathrooms located on main floor. Would recommend putting in 1/2 bath upstairs so you don't need to trek downstairs in middle of night. Nicely decorated cottage.
Central Air conditioning is not an option in our cottage, but moving one of the window units to the kitchen on an unusually hot day may be a good workaround. We also recommend cooking outdoors, the grill even has a side burner! Thank you for your suggestions.
Nearby to Grove City Premium Outlets Shopping. Driving distance to Niagara Falls and New York wine country. Nearby to Lake Erie and beautiful Presque Isle State Park with Waldemere Amusement Park. Also driving distance to Cedar Point Amusement Park and Put-in-Bay.
Additional information about rental rates
BR 1/Queen - 2 pers BR 2/Queen - 2 pers BR 3/Queen + Crib - 2 pers plus infant BR 4/Queen + Twin - 3 pers BR 5/3 Twins - 3 pers BR 6/King - 2 pers Maximum occupancy based upon above. * RESERVATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. WE RECOMMEND CANCELLATION INSURANCE THROUGH VRBO OR OTHER 3RD PARTY PROVIDER. * Saturdays are one of the best days at the lake and we think it is a shame to close up the cottage for a day of cleaning. Therefore, we schedule our high-season weeks from Friday to Friday so you can enjoy a full weekend during your stay. * While The Black Duck is our home and it is understood that everything will not be perfect, we strive to provide a high-end experience for our visitors. Therefore we provide linens, a few amenities, enough pantry items/sundries/paper goods to get you started, and we have the home professionally cleaned and prepared for each stay. Because of the way we like to leave our home for you, the cost is substantially more than most properties. We are sure you will agree that it is reasonable to offset this with a one-time cleaning and re-stocking surcharge. If you use three bedrooms or less, we are more than happy to waive this fee. *** Our home is meant to provide a place for you to stay during your vacation. It is not an event venue or recreational facility. Parties and large numbers of guests are not permitted during your stay. The Black Duck was built in 1909 and is not able to sustain this type of wear and tear (the plumbing, especially, can not withstand excessive use). Additionally, the home is filled with our personal belongings and furniture which is not intended to be used in this way. * Please leave our home the way you found it. An additional $100.00 fee will be charged if unusually excessive cleaning is necessary after your departure.