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Lakefront Cottage with Amazing Views in an Ideal Location!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Last available summer week; June 10-16, 2017 for $1400

Any season of the year, ever-changing Lake Erie provides the entertainment while your family and friends make memories together in this charming cottage.

Because we love spending time here so much, we have completely remodeled this historic cottage adding all the comforts of home. The highest compliments come from our guests who consistently tell us that the clean, comfortable house and proximity of the lake exceed their expectations. The panoramic views of Lake Erie from the kitchen, living room and dining room are amazing. A modern half bath and laundry room complete the first floor. Upstairs are 3 private bedrooms with original hardwood floors (one queen, one double and 3 single beds) and an updated full bathroom.

The lakefront deck and large yard invite guests outside and a fire ring is located at the water's edge and every season brings different birds to watch including bald eagles, purple martins, cranes and ducks. You can fish or swim from the property using large stepping stones or a set of stairs leading into the water. Meticulously maintained and cleaned by the owners, the house is nicely furnished, with special attention to bedding, linens, bath and kitchen conveniences so you feel right at home. We rent to other home owners who are non-smokers over 25 years old and who agree to respect the home as if it was their own. We want others to enjoy Lake Erie when we cannot be here.

Located on a private lane with more barefoot vacationers than cars. Sandy beaches are everywhere, including a mile-long public sandy beach 2 miles away and a state nature preserve beach within walking distance. See our link to all the nearby Lake Erie beaches. Budget Travel rated Huron, Ohio one of America's Coolest Small Towns in 2015. Conveniently located one hour from Cleveland and 20 minutes from Cedar Point and Marblehead. We have listed with vrbo for 14 years and if you choose stay with us, you will be renting directly from us, as owners.

Nearby managers (and long time residents) can help you with most any of your vacation needs after you arrive. If we are full, we recommend vrbo 26376 located a few doors away or Hotel Kilbourne in Sandusky.

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront, home, Lake Erie

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Karen

The owners met here in Hartley Beach and have been married ever since. Now living in Columbus with jobs that keep us much too far from Lake Erie, we love spending our free time here.

Karen purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Karen chose Ohio

We chose to buy this cottage because of our family and great neighbors who live on this private lane of a dozen houses.

What makes this cottage unique

It is truly special to find the friendly vacation atmosphere that this neighborhood has. Lake Erie is a powerful attraction that you have to experience to understand. Year round, this is our idea of a get away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

As soon as we stepped in, a big smile came over my mother's face. She was visiting from Saudi Arabia and I wanted to show her the relaxing side of the USA. This house is very relaxing and HOMEY, it was way more than I expected. My mother wanted to stay longer and we will be back.
Jul 2008
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Huron Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile floor, quartz countertops
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has room for a portable crib (not supplied).
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor fire ring, indoor fans in every room, outdoor fan.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage with Amazing Views in an Ideal Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Hartley Beach House Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean and comfortable property. I researched many properties before I decided on this one and we were very happy with our choice.

The care of the property that Karen and her husband Mark have in their home has earned a five star rating.

There is a million dollar view from the deck as well as from the inside of the cottage. New windows and updating made our stay extra nice.

The kitchen is very easy to cook in and is open to the first floor rooms and the gorgeous view.

Everyone felt comfortable with the sleeping arrangements as well. Plenty of room with good bedding.

The owners were generous in working out an arrangement with us as well which made our stay very pleasant.

If you want an adventure or are purely interested in relaxing this may be the place for you....

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Huron area. We loved the location of this place. We spent 5 days here doing a whole lot of nothing (except for watching rare birds in the back yard on Lake Erie, hiking at Old Woman's Creek, eating at amazing places like Berardi's, sitting harbor side in Huron while a ship came in, watching the sunset on the beach in Vermilion, taking the ferry to Kelly's Island, visiting the Marblehead lighthouse, and just sitting on the back deck relaxing). We weren't even done with our trip and we were looking on VRBO and planning on when we could get back to this place.

As for the house itself, it was very clean and cozy with the personality of a 100 year old house. There were lots of beautiful flowers that we just loved looking at when we could take our eyes off of the view of the lake! Bottom line, I would highly recommend this house to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend April 29-May 1, 2016. The house was amazing! So clean and had all the amenities and features you could want. The owners were amazing to work with and the view and deck were incredible!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO USA


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here over ten times now over several years we try to come once in early summer and up once in the Fall. Beautiful views, immaculate and stocked with all you need to have a wonderful vacation. Tons to do in the area. Great food for take out near by. The deck is where we camp out to watch the bald eagles fly overhead. The Rossi's are wonderful people to deal with!!! We stayed at 3 other places in Lake Erie before we found this gem and now this is "our" place.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW! What a beautiful spot and so cozy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days with small children and my mother who has mobility issues, but this cottage lived up to the photos and so much more! First of all, this could not be a more comfortable place to rest your head. The Rossi's obviously love it here and stay often, because it has all the comforts of home and was spotlessly clean. I could go on forever about how lovely the beds and linens were too! We liked being so near the beaches and shopping in Sandusky and Vermillion too. The best part? This cottage sits at the mouth of Old Woman's Creek Estuary, so it's literally like a 24/7 wildlife channel in your back yard. We saw juvenile bald eagles, egrets, hurons, hawks and the wonderful variety of local songbirds that are attracted by their martin houses. We loved it here and so will you. On a side, but important note...the Rossi's were so quick to respond and so easy to work with. Karen's parents live down the way and were so friendly. There is another cottage down the street they own, so if you're looking for a family reunion spot, this would work great!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend, it was stunning. The cottage is incredibly comfortable and stocked to be used! we didn't want for a thing! There were multiple surprise amenities we hadn't expected including a washer and dryer. The views are gorgeous, the lawn and landscaping tastefully done. This was a wonderful place to stay. Would recommend this to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Angry Bull
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Thunderbird Hills
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nickel Plate Public
Car: recommended

Old woman creek state nature preserve offers a beach, nature trail and museum within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Huron Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Discounts for reservations made with less than 72 hours notice.
Add $20 per person for more than 4 overnight guests per reservation.
Cleaning charges may be added for stays less than one week.

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