5 ACRE LAKEFRONT BEAUTY AS SEEN IN LAKE ERIE LIVING MAG.

Rick Swanson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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5 ACRE LAKEFRONT BEAUTY AS SEEN IN LAKE ERIE LIVING MAG.

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Get away from it all at a charming Lake Erie retreat located 25 miles West of Erie, PA and 7 miles East of Conneaut, OH. Nestled on five private wooded acres with 365 feet of private beach, the cottage offers a fun-filled and relaxing get-a-way for any type of vacationer.

This 3 bedroom home is available year round. The property is bordered by Lake Erie to the North, Raccoon Creek to the East and to the South and West, the largest tract of undeveloped land on the South Shore of Lake Erie, the Pennsylvania State Gamelands/David M Roderick Wildlife Reserve. The new Lake Erie Bluff's park is also very near by.

Historical property built around 1909 as the Superintendent's house for the Elmwood Home for Boys. The cottage was renovated in 1999. The first floor has a spacious modern kitchen stocked with all equipment to prepare any meal. The living room has a stone, wood burning fireplace to make any night feel cozy. A very large deck on the back is the perfect place to relax, listen to the waves, see the boats go by and watch the hummingbirds dart around the feeder. If the weather turns, the enclosed front porch allows you to take in the beauty.

The second floor has 3 bedrooms. One Queen and 2 Double Beds. The bathroom was also gutted and fully renovated in 1999. Garden style tub.

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Nearby: Wineries, Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Geneva on the Lake, Presque Isle State Park, Tom Ridge Center, The White Turkey Drive-In, Peggy Gray Candies, Waldameer Amusement Park, Splash Lagoon, The Brig Niagara, Pymatuning Lake (where the ducks walk on the fish's backs), Amish country, Camp Lambec, Camp Fitch, Camp Sherwin, Camp Eriez, Charter Fishing in Conneaut or Erie (no cleaning fish at the cottage), Pizzi Pizza, Tasty Twist, Conneaut Lake Park, Golfing (Over Lake is very nice and nearby), Sea Kayaking, Canoeing (Grand River and Elk Creek are a short drive), jet skiing, Scuba Diving (yes, in Lake Erie!), Morel mushroom hunting, disc golf ...

Relaxing: The environment simply lures you into leaving your stresses behind. Read a book while relaxing in the hammock. Take the time for incredible sunsets.

Badminton, horseshoes and bocce balls are all provided. The large side yard is a great place to play catch.

Hiking: Over 4000 acres of State game lands are just outside your front door.

Boating: The cottage has plenty of room to park your boat. Smaller boats can be launched next door at Raccoon Creek Park. Larger boats will need to go to Conneaut, Elk Creek, or other nearby ramps.

Swimming: On your own private beach. Build a fire on the beach and cook a hot dog or roast a marshmallow. There is almost always drift wood to keep the fire going.

Hunting: Deer, turkey, dove and much more bring the hunters in from all over the world.

Birding: At least 50 species of bird nest here. Bald Eagles, Mississippi Kites, Peregrine Falcons are all sighted during migration. Late August and early September brings Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico. King rail, black tern, least bittern, great egret, yellow crowned night heron and the common tern are others the avid birder has a chance of seeing. Recently spotted Scarlet Tanager and Rose Breasted Grosbeak.

Fishing: Either from the shore, along Raccoon Creek, or nearby Elk and Walnut Creeks, your own boat or chartering in Conneuat or Erie. Walleye, Trout, Perch and many other species. Ice Fishing in Presque Isle bay is a popular winter sport. *NO CLEANING FISH AT THE COTTAGE*

Biking: The lightly traveled roads make for great rides, from leisurely to hard core. Check out Old Lake Road west of the OH/PA line, its awesome!

Golfing, Sailing, Exploring ...

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rick Swanson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Rick Swanson

Taken at Raccoon Creek park located next door to the cottage. The cottage is a magical spot to create wonderful memories.

Rick Swanson purchased this house in 2008

Why Rick Swanson chose Conneaut

The land has been owned by the family since the Mid 50's. After the Elmwood Home closed, there were two other owners of the surrounding property. I believe one used it to harvest timber, the other gutted what was remaining of the Elmwood home and had the buildings torn down. In the mid 50's, my grandfather, James Evans of Girard, and partners purchased 200 acres including what is now Raccoon park. The cottage was rented to Micheal Obrien, a good tenant whom they sold the cottage to. He raised his family there and lived there until sold back to the family in 1987 when he died. In 1965 the partners sold the acreage of what is now Raccoon Park and kept four 2.5 acre plots west of Raccoon Creek along the lake. Two of those 2.5 acre lots is what the cottage sits on. . It is our piece of paradise all year round and a big piece of our heart and family history.

What makes this house unique

Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, fires on the beach, watching incredible sunsets, visiting nearby wineries, spending quality time with family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dianne and Rick



Just a quick note to say thank you for the use of your property and

the quick refund of our deposit! Wow...fast as lightning!! lol



We had an absolute fantastic week-end! The house & property are incredible!!

Beautifully decorated, neat & tidy, all the comforts and the homey feel made for a wonderful

visit with my family. It's quite obvious that you both take pride in making your

guests feel welcome. Rick, thanks for the call when we arrived to

make sure that all was well. You spoke to my daughter-in-law...I was busy cuddling

my new grand-daughter at the time but it was very much appreciated! Dianne, thank you for the emails and the phone calls leading up to our stay...you're amazing!



We're already talking about renting from you again, in the near future, because

two words come to mind PERFECTLY PERFECT!! :)



Thanks again for everything
May 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
We just returned home from a wonderful stay at this lake house. The owner's house is as beautiful in person as the pictures on VRBO. It was clean, spacious, and offered everything we needed for a three night stay. Our daughters loved playing the games you had: Washers, String and Hoop game, and board games. We all loved the short walk to our own private beach. Close enough drive to visit Presque Isle and spend the day boating. Loved the Tasty Treat ice cream shop about two miles from the house. Would definitely consider visiting again!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Pennsylvania
5

Our Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Everything was great! Beautiful scenery and very quiet. Cottage and owners were very accommodating!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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St Augustine, Fl
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We had fun!

  • 5 of 5
Change of weather changed plans. However, time spent at the cottage was enjoyed. Good Beach access and well maintained. We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time here. Great location by the lake with private beach and state game lands next door. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Great place to relax and visit with family or friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A Fantastic Get Away on the Lakeshore

  • 5 of 5
Loved this house! "Staycation" in Erie County, but felt like we were hours from home. What a gorgeous lake view, and short trek to the beach via the footpath or nearby Racoon Creek. Peaceful setting for hummingbird watching, painting flat rocks from the shore, or listening to nature on the back deck. Played whiffle ball for hours in the side yard and rode bikes too. Eagley Park at Sunset was a treat, a clean, well equipped lakefront area just down the road, just past the nearby Tasty Twist! How convenient. 2 great little wineries are nearby in Conneaut for those folks that like to do a little winetasting. The White Turkey drive-in on Route 20 was a cute place for a quick bite to eat and awesome for nostalgia lovers. The cottage itself is well equipped and cute as a button. It was cool enough for a fire the first night and the fireplace was perfect. 3 comfy bedrooms upstairs where we could actually hear the water from the shore with the windows open! Nice! So nice to have a bathtub and shower too. It's hard to call this place a cottage when it is so well outfitted. Thanks for allowing us to share your cozy haven on the shore. We loved it.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, what nice comments. It makes us feel so happy that others can use the cottage for such great times. I'd love to spend more time there but my job and primary residence is 3.5 hours away. It is so great to know that by renting it out others get to share our unique little treasure and also help us continually improve it.
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Wonderful long weekend in August

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the cottage, which was so comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, and the owners were caring and accommodating. The yard was great for games and grandchildren, as was the park next door. We used the fire pit for s'mores and caught fish in the lake.. There were so many activities in the area that we never lacked for things to do, in addition to the numerous games at the cottage that led to spirited competitions between the generations. We loved the deck where we could watch and enjoy the lake. Overall, it was a lovely experience. Thanks, Rick and Diane.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Location of the cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Presque Isle State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Peak N Peak
Nearest Point of Interest
Elk Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Conneaut Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Covered Bridges and Amish Country
Nearest Point of Interest
Golfing
Nearest Point of Interest
The White Turkey Drive Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Tasty Twist
Nearest Point of Interest
Peggy Grey Candies
Nearest Point of Interest
Tarsitano Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
State Road Covered Bridge
Car: recommended

Charter Boat Fishing is available in Conneaut and Erie. Local Guides Available as Well. No Cleaning Fish at the Cottage. 45 minutes to Peak N Peak Ski Resort, Not much farther to Holiday Valley Ski Resort. Property is across from 4,000 acres of Pennsylvania State Game Lands. Near Presque Isle, Waldameer Park and Splash Lagoon.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Conneaut House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Season
Sep 14 2014 - Nov 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,295
$3,500
 
 
Off Season
Nov 16 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$750
$2,200
 
 
Early Season
Apr 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$180
Fri,Sat,Sun
$860
$2,500
 
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$290
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
 
 
Early High Season
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
 
 
High Season
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$270
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Conneaut House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) New mattress 2011, Double Beds (2) New mattresses 2010
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
Notes:
Multiple Board Games and Cards, Yard games, Hammock, 2 Adult Bicycles, one youth. Washers game, badminton, horse shoes, croquet, Bocci.
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