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Beach House ON Lake Erie, North East PA, Bonfires, Great Fishing & Wineries

Cathy Wonderling

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Cathy Wonderling

Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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Beach House ON Lake Erie, North East PA, Bonfires, Great Fishing & Wineries

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

North East House Rental Photos and Description

Beach House ON the Lake, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8),

Location, Location, Location. This beach houses is as good as it gets! Directly on Lake Erie in North East, PA, at lake level with a private beach. If you are coming to North East, chances are you want to be in a prime location ON the beach. Sunset Beach House is an unbeatable location for authentic lake living on the wine trail and steelhead alley. This is paradise for fishing & watersports as you can cast or launch directly on the beach in front of this home. We are locally owned & operated with a meticulous cleaning staff, luxury linens, city water, and continuous quality improvements for our guests enjoyment. This year we have added a beach bar.

Sunset Beach House is a unique, one of a kind, lakefront beach house at lake level with 3 bedrooms with 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 2 full bathrooms and 3 decks. If you want to be on the lake and relax this is the beach home for you. You can step of the porch and be directly on the beach in just a few short steps to Lake Erie or 16 Mile creek. This house is located in the Sunset Beach Association, an exclusive private neighborhood. It is adjacent to to 16 Mile Creek, Freeport Beach, and close to wineries and other amenities. 16 Mile creek hosts excellent fishing and empties into Lake Erie in very close proximity to this beach house. You don't have to pack a bag for the beach or fishing, just simply walk out the door- off the deck and you are there!

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This house is a great place for an authentic Lake Erie Beach experiences. If you are looking for a great location, this is it. We offer gorgeous picture window views from the living spaces, plus window and balcony lake views from two of three bedrooms. Beautiful sights, relaxing wave sounds and fresh breezes of lake living are experienced here without leaving the property. You can enjoy lake living year round through all four seasons here in this luxury vacation rental. This is a great home to celebrate all occasions in all seasons with family and friends.

This is a nice family setting -- a quiet residential neighborhood built around enjoyment of Lake Erie -- a great place to relax and unwind, but close enough to town for shopping, exploring, wineries, watersports, fishing, a nice meal or a walk to the Freeport Restaurant.

LAYOUT

The first floor offers a comfortable living area with panoramic lake views at lake level with an open floor plan. The first floor hosts the living room, kitchen, washer, dryer, full bathroom with full tub-shower combo, and one bedroom with two twin beds. The dining table seats four-six. Additionally, large counter and stools seat two more. Outside there is a picnic table for dining al fresco.

The kitchen is equipped with oven, cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, coffee pot, tea pot, cookware, dishes, and utensils.

The second floor has a full bathroom with tub-shower and two bedrooms, both with Queen beds and direct access to the second floor balcony overlooking the lake.

Three wood decks offer outdoor living space, including two decks overlooking the beach and lake.

AMENITIES PROVIDED

Two televisions, one on each floor

One DVD player

WiFi

Basic cable tv channels

City water

Fresh hotel quality bed linens and towels provided

Central Air Conditioning

Heating provided by a gas furnace

Washer and Dryer

Iron, Ironing Board

Picnic table outside

Outdoor chairs

Firepit outside

Off-street parking for three cars. Maximum of three cars allowed.

Beds sleep six. Inquire about rollaway twin beds for a maximum of eight people.

Family neighborhood. Homes are close together. No parties allowed.

BEACH/LAKEFRONT

Sunset Beach is a natural Great Lakes shoreline that changes with the weather. We have many beach stones, driftwood, sand and beach glass. Sorry, we do not have palm trees, coconuts or white sand. Sunset Beach is a great place to relax, celebrate all occasions, swim, walk the beach, fish, kayak, water sports, enjoy a camp fire, and treasure hunt for beach glass or other flotsam and jetsam.

Freeport Beach, the public beach next to us, does get sand replenishment and grooming. Little ones will enjoy the playground at Freeport Beach. Older kids and adults can enjoy the sand volleyball courts there. In the summer season, Freeport Beach offers a lifeguard.

Guests with limited mobility can enjoy the lake views from the home and decks. Two decks are partially shaded. The beach requires good mobility for access, as the surface is uneven with scattered driftwood, beach stones, etc. Access to the adjacent Freeport Beach requires crossing 16 Mile Creek which is normally ankle to calf deep at the mouth of the creek, but can be deeper with rain. Driving distance to Freeport Beach for those who want to bypass the creek is about half a mile. Walking distance to Freeport Beach is much closer.

ATTRACTIONS

- Lake Erie Wine Trail: We are located on the Lake Erie Wine Trail. 26 wineries make up the complete wine trail. Wineries are open YEAR ROUND and close only on major holidays. Along the wine trail we have many artisans, galleries, antique shops and restaurants. Winery Tours make for a great ladies getaway, classy bachelorette trip, or couples getaway.

Visit during a wine related event or festival, or choose a slower time such as winter or spring to get more personal attention and learning from the winemakers themselves. If you visit during a slower time, call ahead to book a special small group session with a winemaker for a look behind the scenes. A private winery tour would be a nice way to celebrate a special occasion. A special dinner or gathering at a winery is a nice idea for a rehearsal dinner, shower, engagement party.

- Our ladies groups also enjoy shopping, wine tasting, Bella Day Spa, Double DAB Horse Riding Trails, and Presque Isle Casino.

- World Class Fishing: Lake Erie area is known for world class fishing including walleye, perch, bass, lake trout, and steelhead. We can recommend Charters or discuss parking for your boat. 16 Mile Creek is about 40 feet from this house. 20 Mile is about 3-4 miles from this house. Steelhead season typically runs from October through March, but creeks can and do freeze over for the latter part of the season.

- Sunsets: Watching the sun set each night into the lake is a beautiful thing and a local tradition. You have a direct and open view of the sunset at lake level at this home. If you watch closely you may catch a green flash!

- Nearby: We have a nice variety of restaurants nearby, including the Freeport Restaurant & Tavern, and Johnny B's,. The Cork 1794 Restaurant is another newer, upscale restaurant just 3 miles away. A local pub with great food is Plummer's just a few miles east across the N.Y. border. A local fave for coffee/lunch/hanging out is The Boston Bean Café – a cool space with WiFi. Presque Isle Winery has a fun food menu to go along with wine tasting. South Shore Wine Co has a cafe open mid-June to mid-October. For 18-holes of golf, we recommend Green Meadows Golf Course (5 miles).

- Daytrips? We are a short drive to Chautauqua Lake, Bemus Point, Findley Lake, Peek-n-Peak Golf & Ski Resort - and new Mountaineering and Zipline Courses, Erie, Presque Isle State Park as well as Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Splash Lagoon Water Park, Waldameer Amusement Park, Malls (Millcreek, Galleria, Grove City). Niagra Falls is another great day trip for family memories. For unique family adventures, we recommend the new mountaineering course and zip lines at Peek 'n Peak Resort in Clymer NY, the Horse Riding Trails at Double DAB in Ripley NY, and the Scallywags Pirate Ship in Erie.

WATER SPORTS

- Our location is excellent for water sports. If you are looking for a place to kayak, canoe or windsurf, bring your small craft and launch from the beach.

- Larger boats and jet skis can be launched from the North East Marina just 2 miles away and anchored during the day in front of the home.

- For beach sports, try sand volleyball at the adjacent Freeport Beach sand courts - just a short walk.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Whether relaxing with sunset viewing, sunbathing, winery tours, shoreline walks, or lake swimming, and sea glass finding, everyone in your group will be entertained at this lakefront location.

NORTH EAST, PA – OUR TOWN

North East, PA is Erie's Wine Country, a refreshing small-town getaway from busy lives. Known for its miles of vineyards and beaches, many wineries, fruit/vegetable farms, and a growing artist community -- this is the good life. Relax and enjoy the lakefront. Grill out and eat at your picnic table. If you want to go out for meals, there are a number of family friendly restaurants close by. Explore local wineries, enjoy a massage at Bella Day Spa, sightsee, take a horse trail ride with Double DAB, treat your family to local produce -- pick-your-own options available or buy from one of many local farm stands. Downtown North East shopping district now features our new Grape Country Marketplace where you can shop for locally made products, art and more.

ERIE, PA

Erie, Pennsylvania -- with Presque Isle State Park, Waldameer Water & Amusement Park, Erie Zoo, Splash Lagoon, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center and Presque Isle Downs & Casino -- is a 20-35 minute drive depending on destination.

NEW YORK

New York State, also close by, offers Chatauqua Institution, Peek 'n Peak Ski/Golf/Spa, Panama Rocks. Niagara Fall is about 2 hours, and is doable as a daytrip

More Details
Suitability:
  • 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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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About Cathy Wonderling

Hello, I am Megan, a lifelong resident of North East, PA. I have grown up along the shores of Lake Erie and continue to reside in this area. My family has owned property on Sunset Beach for several generations over many decades. Thank you for taking the time to view my bio and my Sunset Beach House.

Words alone cannot accurately describe the hidden beauty of this unique property. My family and I have many fond memories at this home. My goal is to provide a quality coastal home for other families or friends to enjoy. I am a local owner/operator with a committed focus on customer service and satisfaction. I am just a phone call or text away should you need anything during the course of your stay.

A little bit about myself and my interests include: family, traveling, horses, hunting, fishing, swimming, kayaking, biking, gardening, growing pumpkins and Indian corn.

Cathy Wonderling purchased this house in 1995

Why Cathy Wonderling chose North East

This beach has special meaning and is a beach lovers niche. Lake Erie is a constant source of natural beauty as it ebbs and flows with the seasons, weather, fish and wildlife. The sunsets are a sight to behold here across the horizon line of the lake directly in front of the home. I have many fond family memories here and I trust you will also have fond memories here as well. This is a wonderful private neighborhood with easy beach access.

I purchased this property because of the location on the beach and the incredible views. The panoramic views are a result from being located on beach point at lake level. When I am here, I feel the peaceful tranquility of the lake... through the beautiful sights of nature, sunsets, calming sounds of the waves, and cooling breezes. This is a wonderful spot for swimming, kayaking, beach combing, fishing and birdwatching. We have eagles and many other bird species to watch, along with deer that come to the lake to drink and swim.

If you love true lake living you will indeed love this property. This property is like fine wine, it gets better with age. I have recently done extensive remodeling to both the interior and exterior to enhance all of the appointments of this luxury beach house. Location plus luxury make this a win-win beach house rental in all seasons.

What makes this house unique

Sunset viewing from our home is a daily activity.

The sunsets are world class and panoramic. We eat all summer meals outside at our picnic table on the beach, weather permitting. We enjoy our locally grown produce because they taste better when you buy them freshly picked at the farm stand less than a mile away! We have many fresh farm markets to choose from. We like to sleep outdoors on the deck or beach. Life at this beach includes beach treasure hunting (there's more to find when the beach is private), swimming, sunbathing, and not having to pack a bag to go to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"All 9 of us painted wine glasses, we have had a great weekend. We are now packing to leave after a wonderful weekend, this place is AWESOME! Thank You! "
Apr 2015
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Beach House ON Lake Erie, North East PA, Bonfires, Great Fishing & Wineries
average rating of 4.714286 based on 31 reviews
4

Relaxing!!

  • 4 of 5

Very charming little cottage. Everything was adequate, not state-of-the-art, but that isn't what we were expecting. The views and location were wonderful. We would definitely stay here again...wonderful memories! The property manager was excellent.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Peaceful and beautiful views abound!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place for a mom's getaway! Relaxing atmosphere with beautiful views everywhere!! The property manager was very accommodating and helpful both prior to our stay and during. We look forward to making this an annual event. Most of us even talked about taking our children here for a nice summer mini vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Denise and friends! I enjoyed meeting you and your crazy group of girlfriends. This area has so much to offer, along with the sunsets, wineries, and, of course, the spa. We take your opinions very seriously and are always working to improve service for our guests. We welcome you back anytime! Cathy
5

Excellent Beach House for All Seasons--Spectacular Views & Great Memories Made Here

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this wonderful beach house with our family. We loved being so close to the lake in this awesome location out on a point. You feel so close to the lake here and the sound of the waves was enjoyed by all of us. We have stayed in other homes, but none compare to this one. The front of the house is all glass so we had incredible views all day, and sensational sunsets in the evenings. The house is close enough if you need to go to town its easy peasy, yet also private enough that we could unplug and relax. Our trip highlights were the wineries, fishing, shopping, beach combing, Freeport, The Cork and Mark's Coin Shop in North East. This house really is in the center of wine country with easy access to the wineries in all directions. We discovered wineries in both PA and NY, which was tons of fun. There was so much to do for all the generations in our family in the area, that we can't wait to return! This home was a lovely holiday destination spot for us to join up and celebrate together. We would suggest this home to travelers in all seasons for any occassion or just because.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Harborcreek PA
5

Girls get away

  • 5 of 5

7 women from Erie Co. PA gathered to celebrate our 30 year anniversary of monthly get togethers. We had an awesome time and the property could not have been better. We plan on making this a yearly outing rather than waiting another 30 years and plan to gather in the same place. Best staycation destination ever!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winchester, VA
5

Steelhead Fishing at it's finest.

  • 5 of 5

Just spend the week with some Trout Unlimited friends fishing for Steelhead on the local streams. The stay at the Beach House was great and a nice place to spend our evening and nights after a long day stream lashing. We would spend the day fishing 20 mile creek mostly and return in the afternoon to fish 16 mile right out our back door. We had two guys catch a Coho Salmon this week. One that was 30 inches long and caught right out our backdoor on 16 mile creek. There were lots of Brown Trout at the mouth of 16 mile as well. 20 mile had some Browns but mostly Steelhead. The other Coho was caught on 20 mile. The weather took a turn for the worse in the last half of the week but you know what they say “It ain't Steelhead fishing till the weather is miserable”. The house was warm and comfy with great scenery and fishing right out the back door. The house made the best Fishing Camp ever. Can’t wait to get back up next year and do it all over again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats to your fish camp crew for catching some of the finest fish in the area. Fred Boyer was the winner of the first annual "Sunset Beach House 2014 Biggest Catch & Best Fish Award" with his 30 inch Coho salmon and Brown trout. Fred demonstrated some true grit by reeling in his winning fish as the snow was falling. It was wonderful to see your VA Trout Unlimited chapter in action and producing quality catches at the strategic location of this beach house. We really appreciate how clean and tidy you left the house on your departure. We look forward to your next fishing expedition and adventures at Sunset Beach House!
5

Sunset Beach in August 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing time staying here. Convenient location to the things we wanted to do. House could use some TLC and a good cleaning inside and out and spraying for spiders but that didn't really bother our enjoyment of being there. Enjoyed skipping and painting rocks and sitting by an evening fire. Watching the geese come in the evening and leave in the morning was an enjoyable event also.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay Debi. I'm glad I was able to talk to you and hear your specific concerns about light bulbs being out and the spider webs. It is important to us to keep the house well-maintained for guests. We now have a new housekeeper who will be responsible for changing lightbulbs. With respect to the spider webs, this has been one of those rare years when a second treatment for spiders is necessary. Thanks for letting us know. Hope to hear from you again.

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Freeport Restaurant & Tavern, Plummers Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Freeport Restaurant & Tavern, Plummers, Cork 1794
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Peek 'n Peak Ski & Golf Resort
Car: necessary

Best of both worlds... this home is located on Sunset Beach and just a short walk to the public Freeport Beach & Halli Reid Park which has playground, lifeguard and snack shack available seasonally. Come and see why this beach is called Sunset Beach. You will love our sunset views from both inside and outside the home. This home is uniquely situated at lake level. Lake level means cooling lake breezes.

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Rates & Availability

From $285 Per night

North East House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer On the Lake
May 26 2015 - Jun 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer Season on the Lake
Jun 10 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Sept. Wine Fest/Tours/Fishing
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$345
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
October Fall Foliage
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$345
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Harvest Wine Event Weekends
Nov 2 2015 - Nov 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nov17-Jan2, Steelhead/Holidays
Nov 17 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Exit cleaning $90.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes In Summer High Season we require a 7 nt stay, Sat to Sat, unless otherwise shown in our rates section.
Must be 30 years old to reserve. Proof of age required.
Not a party house.
We accept e-checks at no additional charge.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards with an added 2.99 percent processing fee.
We only take bookings through VRBO/Homeaway.

Cancellation Policy

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

North East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms. One on each floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, and 2 twin rollaway/foldaway beds provided. The first floor bedroom has 2 twins and is located beside full bathroom. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs each with a queen bed. The 2 upstairs bedrooms open onto a balcony deck directly on the lake. This is a sweet spot for watching sunsets, drinking coffee or wine or whatever your pleasure is!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Picnic table provided for outdoor dining. Outdoor umbrella provided for shade.

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