Geneva-on-the-Lake House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 8
Betty’s Beach house is an estate that spans over ¾ acre in the heart of Geneva-on-the-lake. This grand old house that belonged to our mother, Betty, is a delightful escape from the dull drums of mid America.
The memories of our adventures at the lake home, such as the roar of the waves crashing on the beach and break wall, the early morning assembly of family members and friends awaiting the most fabulous freshly made donuts (I mean minutes fresh) from Madsen Donuts (80 years and still cooking), then we would decide on the evening meal. We love to cook and eat from grilling out to attempting to prepare a gourmet meal just for the challenge. After the morning rituals are concluded our choice of excursions or adventures are very long; swimming, boating, fishing, scuba diving, going to popular beaches were usual at the top of the list but we were very competitive so croquet, badminton, lawn jarts, tennis, put-put, go carts, frisbee or inside games on a rainy day consumed most of our days. Then of course there is the strip with its game rooms, gift shops, junk foods, magic shops, wineries and more. This place is like a mini Key West.
The Geneva strip to this day exudes a nostalgic feel out of the 50’s or 60’s, old cars cruise the strip, many stop and hand out at Eddies Grill that is still owned and ran as it was in the 50’s and 60’s. There are a few really great restaurants in the area (we offer a list and menus at the cottage).
Our goal is to offer our home as it was when we used it complete with a kitchen ready to make culinary delight or a grill for the outdoor cooking scene to the games we played as well as our insights to adventure we enjoyed and where to look to find you own.
Seasonal Rental Period: Our season for rentals runs May 1 through October 31.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Andy & Lisa Birrell
My family has been vacationing in Geneva-on-the-Lakes since the early 50's. We started out at The Zimmerman cottages for many years and then when I was about 12 we bought next door at Poplar Breeze Cottages. When I finished college, I would look along the lake and make a list of homes that had potential and when this home came available, my parents bought it. My parents are pictured here and we have had so many fond memories and great adventures here at the lake.
Andy & Lisa Birrell purchased this house in 1987
Why Andy & Lisa Birrell chose Geneva-on-the-Lake
We realized the potential this home had when we bought it; it is located on three lots, it is situated about 30 feet above Lake Erie and is on a quiet street just beyond the Geneva-on-the-Lake mile long strip leaving us within walking distance of the many attractions. We have made many improvements throughout the years to make our home on the lake a very comfortable and enjoyable place to spend time with family and friends. We have several more projects in mind and will continue to work them in as the time allows.
What makes this house unique
A great front porch to watch passer-by's; a fabulous screened/glassed in sun room to relax and watch the activity on of the lake or watch the sun go down; several decks to choose from, one just outside the sun room and one down by the water; not to mention a 60' finger pier that you can fish from. What else do you need when you are looking for peace and tranquility?