Excellent stay on a private beach for a reasonable price (for the second time!)
My wife, daughter, and I stayed at the Lake Erie Beach Apartments in August 2013. This was our second stay there (read my first review from August 2012) and the first with the new owners. We rented Apartment 1 - the apartment with a deck overlooking the lake - and I am pleased to report that nothing has changed, contrary to the prior review. The property was clean and well-maintained when we arrived and ready for immediate movein.
The owners are *very* responsive to guest issues - they live close by and were easily reachable via text or phone. When we encountered an issue with the toilet shortly after arrival, it was fixed immediately. The owners also treated us to two bottles of local wine in the middle of the week along with fresh linen delivery. That was a nice touch which was very much appreciated.
Wifi service was fine, although cell service was a little spotty at times. Better cell reception could be had outside and on the beach than inside the apartment.
The private beach (Woodmere Beach) is not as swimmable as Presque Isle or the nearby Freeport Beach in North East. It is more rocky than sandy and beach shoes are a must to avoid cutting your feet on shale or other rocks when in the water. However, that doesn't make it any less pleasant to sit by and read a book or get some sun. And our daughter loved sitting in the water and splish-splashing!
The sunsets visible from the beach are absolutely breathtaking. Words cannot describe them. Don't miss them!
During the day, you can walk the beach for quite some distance in both directions and look for beach glass, of which there is a LOT.
We ate twice at the nearby Freeport Restaurant, which has the best fried perch and yellow pike I've had anywhere in the Erie area. Also check out the town of North East and its nearby wineries. If you care to venture further (but why would you, with all there is to do in the immediate area?), Erie is about 20 minutes away and Buffalo/Niagara Falls is about a 90 minute drive east.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: My husband and I are so very happy your stay was as amazing as last year and we look forward to seeing you next year :)
The location and the view are stunning and are so happy to accommodate our guests with what ever they need.
See you next year!
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