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Absolutely ON the Lake! Private Beach & Gazebo, Sleeps 8 in Wine Country

Cathy Wonderling

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Cathy Wonderling

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Absolutely ON the Lake! Private Beach & Gazebo, Sleeps 8 in Wine Country

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Lake Erie, Westfield House Rental Photos and Description

Lake House, 1 acre On the lake, 3 Queen Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Fireplace, Sleeps 8

This exclusive lakefront house is located directly on Lake Erie in North East, PA, on a spacious one acre lot with a private beach and gazebo. Chances are if you are coming to North East-- you want to be ON the lake-- and not inland. Location does make a difference here in North East.

At Lure of the Lake, we provide you with a quality lake house ON the lake so you can relax and be ON the water 24/7. Listening to the waves, walking on the private beach, swimming, kayaking, fishing or watching the sunsets with a bon fire. These are just a few of the daily rituals at this home in warmer weather. In cooler weather, this home is spacious enough with room for everyone to gather indoors, while enjoying direct views of the lake and relaxing around the gas fireplace.

Lure of the Lake is the place to make special memories On Lake Erie. You can share your holidays or special occasions together with family and friends year round here as we are centrally located along the wine trail. You can walk to Mazza Winery from our house for wine tasting.

We cordially welcome families with children and friends to come and experience authentic lake living, at its finest, for yourself here in our home. Life is always better at the beach!

A unique distinguishing feature of our home's location is the spacious private beach directly in front of the house with vineyards behind it. Its the best of both worlds here in wine country! We have the largest private beach available as a luxury vacation rental in the heart of wine country.

Lure of the Lake is unbeatable in terms of quality, size, location, privacy and price. There is plenty of room indoors and outdoors for lakeshore living in the heart of wine country year round. Lure of the Lake is a great destination for all occasions with many wonderful appointments. Lure of the Lake's name reflects the abundant fishing in Lake Erie, as we are conveniently located between 16 and 20 mile creeks. This is a super sweet spot for fishing in Steelhead Alley for sure. We welcome guided fishing tours and we can give you suggestions for local charters too.

Our fully furnished lake house features that distinguish us from other inland rentals include:

3 Queen bedrooms upstairs, plus double sleeper sofa downstairs, Sleeps 8

2 full bathrooms, one on each floor

Large full kitchen--(fully furnished, dishwasher + table for dining or entertaining)

Large living room with gas Fireplace, vaulted ceiling, 12' window for panoramic views

Dining & sun room-- panoramic direct lake views. DR also opens onto patio

Office space + WiFi (so you can work and be on the lake!)

First floor laundry

Utility room with extra refrigerator

Large Patio & Gazebo with porch swing and Beach Bar (new addition for 2015!)

Spacious 1 acre lot with fire pit, deck furniture, picnic table, umbrella

Quality fresh linens, plus city water

Central Air Conditioning/heat

2 Large T.V.'s one on each floor, plus a DVD player

Check out more action and seasonal photos on our FB page @ Lake Erie Beach Cottages. Like us and Share us please. Stay tuned and check back as we update our FB photos several times a week.

Simply stated, our goal and mindset is to provide you with an premier furnished lake house in a prime location with exceptional guest service. This makes for a winning formula for a great vacation destination for you at Lure of the Lake.

Our location is enjoyable for families and friends who want a quality lake house with a private beach along with close access to wineries, fishing, honeymoons, water sports, or to gather for holidays or celebrations in all seasons. Enjoy panoramic views throughout the house or relax in our gazebo and delight in the beauty of the lake in all seasons while visiting in North East.

There is always something to do in our local area. We will gladly give you suggestions if you should have any questions or need assistance with your trip planning. Ask about our Weddings on the Beach with Catering options as well.

*We are locally owned and operated, with a meticulous cleaning staff, city water, quality fresh linens and continuous quality improvements for our guests enjoyment.

This year we added a beach bar for outdoor fun based on guest feedback. We are only a call or text away should you have questions or need anything. Quality guest service and satisfaction is our primary goal in our luxury vacation rental.

Find us on Facebook @ Lake Erie Beach Cottages. Please LIKE and share our Facebook page to see seasonal photos, connect with friends, local events, more ideas to help you plan your stay here!

This spacious home with a one acre property offers large private beach frontage, lakefront views, 3 Queen beds, 1 Full Sofabed, 2 full bathrooms, gas fireplace and plenty of space. There are three bedrooms upstairs and a double sleeper sofa in the sun room for an additional bedroom space. Many wineries are within close proximity of this home. World class fishing and local wineries and winery events are big draws to the area. Walk to Mazza Winery (North East) from this home.

In the warmer months, enjoy yard games on the large grassy yard, beach combing, fishing, watersports and swimming. The gazebo with it's porch swing is fun for all ages here. Boaters can launch from the nearby North East Marina. In cooler weather, cozy up to our indoor gas fireplace with good friends, a book or puzzle and a glass of wine. Also in winter, use us as your home base for steelhead fishing, to explore snowmobile trails or enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Peek 'n Peak Ski Resort, or cross country at Wilderness Lodge. Year round, enjoy the local wineries and our quaint town, called North East, PA or nearby Erie PA and the Presque Isle Casino. Regardless of how you choose to relax, we have gorgeous lake views and sunsets at this large lakefront property.

Life here is centered around a laid back small town with miles of vineyards and orchards, miles of lakefront and loads of charm. Sleeps up to 8.

Unique features:

-- 1 acre lakefront property with expansive beachfront and incredible views

--Gazebo with a swing

-- typical Great Lakes shoreline. Not a tropical ocean beach. No palm trees or coconuts. We have sand, stones, driftwood, beach glass and other washed up treasures. See photos.

-- indoor gas fireplace, outdoor fire pit, beach campfires allowed with calm weather.

-- one acre flat grassy lot

-- beach accessed from backyard via downhill grass foot path (see photo)

-- a short walk to Mazza Winery, North East

-- close to North East Marina (about 1 mile)

-- 3 new Queen Sized Beds, plus Full sofa bed

-- Sleeps up to 8. No more than eight allowed.

--quality fresh linens

--city water

-- new Dining Room area seats up to 8 at table

-- hardwood floors in all bedrooms

-- local fishing expertise and connections

-- 2 televisions with basic cable and DVD player, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs

Reserve this lake house as your mid-point destination to meet up with family or friends. This is a wonderful setting for your family vacation, holiday gathering, honeymoon, or friends getaway. We are kid friendly.

At night, open the windows and let nature and lake breezes refresh you. From two bedrooms, enjoy stargazing and view the Canadian lights directly across the lake. The gazebo also looks directly across the lake to Canada. The gazebo is a sweet spot on both sunny and rainy days. The gazebo has a large porch swing where you can really unwind and recharge.

Inside, the spacious living room with an indoor gas fireplace is a comfortable place to gather with friends and family in all seasons for all occasions. There is a large patio facing the beach with a picnic table, chairs, grill and umbrella to extend the comforts of outdoor lake living. We often see eagles cruising the shoreline hunting and fishing. This is a natural migratory pathway and birding is a treat here. The large private beach is great for relaxing, bonfires, watersports, sunsets, swimming, fishing or beach combing. Beach glass and beach art are fun traditions here.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Wonderling (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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About Cathy Wonderling

Hello and welcome to Lake Erie in North East, PA. My name is Megan, and thank you for taking the time to read my bio. We are a locally owned and operated luxury vacation destination on the lake. Several generations of my family have lived along the shores of Lake Erie in North East, spanning several decades. I grew up in North East and have traveled extensively. I continue to reside in N.E. with my family.

Lake Erie is a great hidden treasure in North East, and the surrounding areas. We cordially welcome you to come and stay with us to explore and experience our local treasures for yourself.

We have been in the rental business for over 10 years in long term and luxury vacation rentals. Our goal is to provide a quality lake house and a relaxing vacation experience for you in all seasons and all occasions. Our cleaning staff is professional and meticulous. This home has wonderful appointments, is very comfortable, well organized and has a large open layout both indoors and outdoors. We have many unique property features and amenities that distinguish us from other rentals in the area.

Excellent customer service and satisfaction along with continuous quality improvements are the primary focus of our operation. We listen to the feedback from our guests and strive to make continuous quality improvements that everyone will enjoy while staying with us. Last year we added a gazebo with a swing on the lake, which has been a huge hit with all generations! This year we added a beach bar to enhance our outdoor living and entertaining options.

When you call or email, you will correspond with my very experienced and knowledgeable reservationist, Cathy Wonderling. We work closely together to assure you a delightful stay. Cathy lives 2 miles from this property and is easy to reach if you have questions, concerns or need suggestions about our local area. Hope you can join us on the lake where memories are made as we love to share it!

Cathy Wonderling purchased this house in 2004

Why Cathy Wonderling chose Lake Erie, Westfield

There's something special about growing up on Lake Erie. Life revolves around the water and the lake. In summer, we live at the beach. As a teen, I was a lifeguard at Freeport. The fishing and our sunsets are world class. In fall, the water temperatures moderate the climate, producing perfect conditions for grape growing and our local wine industry. In winter, we snowmobile, ski, ice-fish, ice-skate and dream about summer days again. I bought this property because of its beauty and its size -- it's rare to find a one acre lakefront property with easy beach access. Need any recommendations? Ask me. I grew up here and have can tell you about the locals' best kept secrets.

What makes this house unique

This home is directly on Lake Erie and has it's own large private beach. The one acre-sized yard is huge by lake home standards. I can walk to the North East Marina along the beach or walk to the Mazza Winery. This lake house has many distinguishing features that set it apart from other rentals. The gazebo, beach bar, fireplace, one acre lot and large private beach are just the beginning. The lake is borders the front and the vineyards are behind the house. Its the best of everything here in steelhead alley and wine country.

Lake Erie sunsets are beautiful and relaxing to watch from anywhere on the property. Eagles frequent the beach as well as other wildlife. I also enjoy stargazing and seeing the Canadian lights across the lake at night. From here, you are a short 26 miles from Canada. Care to swim the distance? I can tell you about our first local swimmer who has-- Ms. Halli Reid. She is a local legend and just so happens to have a park dedicated in her honor at Freeport Beach. Check it out when you are here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spent the weekend with my brother for his birthday, had a relaxing time. Put canoe in at Marina and fished and did a little sightseeing - Fabulous! Spent time in the gazebo reading - BEST WEEKEND EVER! Great WEATHER!
Apr 2015
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Absolutely ON the Lake! Private Beach & Gazebo, Sleeps 8 in Wine Country
average rating of 4.861111 based on 37 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the weekend here(wish it could've been longer) and was very satisfied with the house and location. The home has all the amenities you could want or need for a vacation. The house was clean and functional. The neighborhood was super quiet and since the house sits right on the lake, the views were spectacular! The Property Manager Cathy even stopped by to introduce herself, which was super nice of her! Such a nice lady, great communication from start to finish. I would recommend staying here to anyone looking for an affordable getaway. You can't beat the amenities and the location. Can't wait to come back! Thanks again Cathy.


Mike & Sunshine

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I sincerely appreciate your kind words! It was a pleasure having you at Lure of the Lake and meeting you both. I'm so glad you found the house enjoyable, clean, and comfortable. We have a great team that strives to make your vacation easy, fun, and carefree. We hope to see you again soon. Cathy
Central Pennsylvania

Fall Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Visiting Erie in the fall has become an annual trip for our family. This property was awesome for our stay this year. The location suited us perfectly as it is close to fishing spots, many wineries and horseback riding. We even had the opportunity to watch grapes being harvested in a vineyard by the house.

The house was very clean and provided a feel of home. We found everything we needed to prepare meals. There were some chilly evenings during our stay, and we loved relaxing in front of the fireplace while looking at the beautiful lake view. One of my favorite pastimes while in Northeast is looking for beach glass, and the nice path to the beach made it easy for me to make many trips to the edge of the water to search for "treasure". Manager and owner were both excellent to work with while completing the rental and during the stay.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Lakefront Vista

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! The house was clean, the view spectacular and the property manager the best. We arrived late in the day and called the property manager about where to go to get some firewood for a bonfire lake side instead of directing us where to go they brought us a load of wood that lasted our whole stay. The house is a great place for a large group to relax and unwind lakeside. The sunset is spectacular and our stay was awesome!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northern Virginia

Cozy home in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our family getaway on the shores of Lake Erie. What a beautiful place, far from the hustle and bustle of our everyday life. We chose this property for a fall family escape and couldn't have been happier with this house. It was perfect for our three children. We played soccer in the large backyard, walked along the beach collecting stones for painting, and had a campfire. Two amazing sunsets and rainbows passing by across the lake. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
union city pa

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My dad stayed here for my wedding and loved it! He is planning on booking again soon for vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hannah. So glad to hear your dad enjoyed his stay here. Congratulations on your wedding. We hope to hear from you or your dad again soon.
Pittsburgh, PA

Great vacation in North East

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations and we didn't want to leave. Highlights included beautiful sunsets from the backyard, making smores in the fire pit, the smell of grapes in the air as soon as you left the house, and its close proximity to wineries. Check in and check out process was straightforward and Lynne was very helpful in providing suggestions for places to eat. We felt worlds away from Pgh and hope to return with more family members next time as the house has ample room to comfortably accommodate 8.

Those future guests who don't mind cooking, buy the apple fritter bread and local syrup from Sander's Market in town then make French toast with it. It was the best French toast I've ever had. The only things we found wanting were a cheese grater (we made do without) and a cozy extra blanket for the couch. Minor things to a wonderful stay at the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megan for your helpful and kind review. We LOVE to learn little local secrets from our guests. I will definitely try the apple fritter bread (for french toast) from our local grocery, Sander's Market. We also appreciate every suggestion on how to make our homes as comfortable and accommodating as possible. Based on your suggestion, we have added a cheese grater to all of our homes. With regard to the cozy blanket, we do provide extra blankets at this house in both the upstairs and downstairs closet - they are the down alternative blankets with silk edges - lightweight but warm. Perfect for curling up on the sofa by the fireplace. We hope to hear from you again soon!


Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Freeport Tavern, Plummer's Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Freeport Tavern & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Beach ON property.
Car: necessary

Beachcombing, beachglass hunting, bring your own kayak or windsurfer and launch from private beach. Anchor your boat off private beach. World class fishing -- from private beach and closeby streams. Fishing charters, boat ramp and day-rate slips available at the nearby (1-2 miles) North East Marina. We are on the Lake Erie Wine Trail -- nine wineries in North East alone and within walking distance to one.


Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Lake Erie, Westfield House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring On the Lake
May 1 2015 - May 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
Spring into Summer On the Lake
May 28 2015 - Jun 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer On the Lake (Sun-Sat)
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer On the Lake (Sat-Sat)
Jun 21 2015 - Aug 21 2015
6 night minimum stay
Summer On the Lake Aug 22-27
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day/Fall Wine Tours
Aug 30 2015 - Nov 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Harvest Wine Weekends
Nov 3 2015 - Nov 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Shopping & Gatherings
Nov 16 2015 - Jan 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Exit Cleaning $90.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Must be 30 years old to reserve. Must provide a valid driver's (proof of age) license at time of reservation.
We accept e-checks -- payment by check online using your bank account and routing number.
We accept Mastercard, Visa and Discover with an added 2.5% processing fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Lake Erie, Westfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom
  • First floor bathroom also has washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , new full sized sofa bed
  • Queen size Beds (3) THREE new Queen beds, Full sized Sofabed (1) in Sunroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor umbrella provided for shade. Lakefront property. Beautiful lake views. Beachfront. Beach access from back yard. Boat launch 1 mile at North East Marina. Large 1 acre flat grassy yard. Three queen beds, 2 foldaway twins, and full-size sofabed for sleeping. 2 full bathrooms, one on each floor.

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