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Large, charming Lake Erie Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10 adults)

Some nice spring and fall dates still available

Make family memories in this charming, historic lakefront cottage. This roomy, lakefront cottage is the perfect site for a family vacation or gathering. Well furnished and meticulously cleaned and maintained by the owners, past visitors say that pictures can't convey how charming this cottage is. The large wrap-around enclosed porch with it's comfortable furnishings lets you relax with a drink or book in the lake breezes. A sandbox, climbing tree, and rope swing entertain children in the front yard. Lake Erie is 100 feet away with easy access by stairs. Located on a private lane with more barefoot vacationers than cars, the neighborhood invites visitors to unwind.

An attached wood deck and spacious yard allow for sunbathing and viewing of the ever-changing lake. Stairs lead down to a wooden deck, a pier and a ladder into the lake for on-site swimming. A public, sandy beach is two miles away or see our link to many close by beaches in Erie county that you can explore.

The large dining room table and fully-equipped kitchen allow for preparation of any meal imaginable. Upstairs, the sleeping area contains 4 bedrooms separated by walls and doors with all rooms opening to a common ceiling. (Sounds are shared, but visual privacy is provided.) Bedrooms all have newer beds. Whole house exhaust fans remove the warm air in the summer so the lake breezes can be enjoyed. Living area, bathrooms and porch have all been recently remodeled. The on site owners will make you feel right at home.

Children and adults of all ages enjoy the rustic charm of this cottage, located in Hartley Beach, a quiet cul-de-sac off the main road. If we are full, we recommend vrbo 23210 located a few doors away. Located in Huron, rated one of America's Coolest Small Towns in 2015 by Budget Travel. Twenty minutes from the larger city of Sandusky, home of Cedar Point and Kalahari waterpark.

We rent to other homeowners or adults over 25 y.o. who agree to respect our home as if it was their own.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Quinn
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Carol Quinn

Formerly summer residents, we now live in Huron year round, just next door to this historical cottage. We enjoy sharing our place with family and visitors.

Carol Quinn purchased this cottage in 1971

Why Carol Quinn chose Ohio

We bought this cottage many years ago when our 10 children were young so we could all enjoy Lake Erie and the simple pleasures of summer.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefits of this property revolve around the amazing great Lake Erie and the relaxed atmosphere of this neighborhood, which we rarely feel the need to leave.


Huron Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • 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
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Remodeled in 2010
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor fire place


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Large, charming Lake Erie Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Strongsville, Oh

Family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The cottage is well-equipped and maintained. The kayaks were a nice bonus for my adult children. The toddlers wore themselves out, playing on the lawn and in the lake. The owners, Carol and George, were great. We hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having families like yours appreciate the lake, the cottage and spending time together. Thank you for a great review.
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  • 5 of 5

Great time, Very Clean! Extremely organized. Everything was as described. The lake was warm, the swimming was great. You can even see Cedar Point from the dock. Taking out the canoe and kayaks was a lot fun. The kids had a blast. Thank you George and Carol for a great time. Cheers

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so thoughtful to post a great message and we thank you. Such a message proves very helpful.
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Felt like going home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this charming home 5 years ago with our friends and 6 kids aged 8-13 at the time. We had an amazing time and were thrilled when it was available for our return trip. The kids are now much bigger and older, but we all had a great time. They still loved swimming in the (cold!) lake and climbing the tree. Cedar Point is a short drive away and always on our to do list. Carol and George are wonderful people and make you feel right at home, without being intrusive. The cottage is well equipped with everything you might need. Although there is no air conditioning, there is plenty of ventilation and we were all very comfortable. I would highly recommend this cottage and we hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfield, IL

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a 2nd time and loved it once again. House is charming and has EVERYTHING you need. Owners are great and really go out of their way to make you feel at home. Great location right along the lake, teens all enjoyed swimming. The tree and swing still a big hit even with the teens.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton Colorado


  • 5 of 5

Great Property! Exceeded our expectations. Owners wonderful, hardworking, and very accommodating.

Enjoyed our stay and will return in the future if opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, Ohio

Charm Galore!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming and cozy place for a relaxing get-away! The owners are delightful and helpful in every way anticipating your needs before you do. My husband, two sons, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter celebrated my 65th birthday at this historic cottage and loved every minute. The enclosed wrap-around porch was beautiful, and the "playroom" on it was a hit with my 14 month old granddaughter. She enjoyed rides in the beautifully restored Radio Flyer wagon, playing in the big toy box, and sitting at the Little Tykes table. The rest of us could sit, talk, drink, eat, and laugh as we watched and played with her on the porch. At night, we sat around the BIG dining room table and played our games. The bedrooms were fun - no ceiling! Be forewarned, you can hear the others in the bedrooms, but privacy is maintained with walls and doors.

Most impressive to me was how absolutely clean and well-stocked the cottage was! There wasn't a speck of dust anywhere - including the baseboards! Towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, silverware, dishes, pans - you name it - plenty was there.

Sitting by the firepit on the crisp fall night while listening to the lapping of Lake Erie and seeing the lights of Cedar Point miles down the coast brought pleasure and contentment. (The S'mores were good, too!) Even the wood was provided for us.

My family insists that we make this a yearly event, and I agree! Kudos to the owners! Your hard work and joy in serving us will always be greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Angry Bull
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Thunderbird Hills
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nickel Plate Public
Car: necessary

Swimming on site, Lake Erie is 100 feet away


Rates & Availability

Huron Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional cleaning fee will be based on the number of guests.
Discounted rate may be available on reservations made on short notice.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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