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Cathy Wonderling

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Booking now for Fall Harvest and Wine Season! Ask Me For Details!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

North East House Rental Photos and Description

Prime Location ON Lake & 16 M Creek 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths Private Beach Sleeps 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 beach house is located on the lake and the mouth of 16 mile creek, which is a world class fishing spot. 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 on the lake!

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

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 Great Lakes Pennsylvania

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

We arrived to celebrate the graduation of J and G on becoming doctors from LECOM of Erie. We had a great stay. We caught fish on the fly rods, enjoyed s'mores at the fire pit and saw a huge rain storm that changed the course of the creek. Our kids, J and G got ENGAGED in your living room! Yeehah! Thank you for the stay...BLING! BLING! Take this Ring... (SHE SAID, YES!)
May 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)
Booking now for Fall Harvest and Wine Season! Ask Me For Details!!
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 39 reviews
5

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay at Sunset Beach. Beautiful views of the lake. Easy access to Lake Erie. Near by wineries were a lot of fun. Highly recommend the restaurant Cork in town. Quick drive to Presque Isle.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and will happily welcome you back in the future! Cathy, Property Manager
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Houston, TX
5

Waking up to a view of the lake

  • 5 of 5

My family & I were super excited to spend a few nights right on the beaches of Lake Erie. We are all avid beach-combers, so this was right up our ally. Looking out the window and seeing the lake was the highlight of the cottage for me. Whether I was having my morning coffee or just catching up on some odds & ends; the ability to just look out the window and see the lake was calming. The neighborhood is quiet and all of the neighbors are very friendly and welcoming. One of the neighbors lent us some of her water-sport gear and that was a highlight for sure. The kids kayaked in the canal and I was able to finally try out paddle-boarding (something I had wanted to do for a long time). We were there on a hot week and the AC is not central, so parts of the house were quite warm; but that would not prevent us from staying again - its just a note for those that run hot-blooded. The property manager, Cathy is super friendly and very helpful with logistics. She is very easy to contact and quick to respond with any questions or concerns. We would definitely recommend this cottage to others looking for a similar experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review Julie...we loved having you and your family. Thank you for choosing us! Anyone who enjoys the lake...close up and personal...will really like this cottage, great for folks that want to be close but might not be able to walk long distances. Come again! Cathy, Property Manager
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Winchester, VA
5

Great Place for a Fishing Week

  • 5 of 5

I spent the week with friends fishing the Tribs on the North East side. It was perfect with the house being on 16 mile creek that we always had options to fish right at the house any time we wanted. A lot of us would start the day there or run to the other creeks and then come back and spend an hour or so on the creek at the house to finish the day off. I think everyone caught fish every day. Plan to come again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Charlie, we were very happy to have you and the guys back again this year. You certainly did have some "interesting" weather! We look forward to seeing you again next year! Cathy, Property Manager Megan, Home Owner
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5

Family vacation with grown children, spouses and 2 grandchildren.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week at the Sunset Beach Road Cottage. The weather couldn't have been better and we spent most of our time on the beach. Our teenage grandson was thrilled with the waves and our kindergartener loved being able to walk thru the creek to the shore. Lots of rock and sea glass collecting, bonfires, walks and beautiful sunsets! Relaxing family time for everyone. Cathy was very helpful and gracious to us. She and Meghan made sure our stay was pleasant. Hoping to come back next year for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen, and family, it was our pleasure to meet you. We are glad you enjoyed the beach and family time. You had a great idea to do professional family photos while you were all together, something you will treasure forever. Come back anytime! Cathy and Megan
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Rochester, NY
5

Sunset Beach-combers

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed staying at the property on Sunset Beach. The occasion was the celebration of our 35th anniversary, and the beautiful sunsets added to the romantic atmosphere! The beach was nice (especially for our grandson), the creek- fun for kayaking, and the setting offers a bit of privacy (more so than on the adjacent properties). Loved the beach-y decorations inside the cottage, as well as the proximity to Erie for other activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you for this kind review; it was really lovely meeting you and your family and many congrats on 35 years together! We are glad you chose Sunset Beach Lake Cottage for your celebration. Kids love that creek and so do kayakers and fishermen. Come back again, we would love to have you! Cathy
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sarasota, FL
5

bachlorette weekend

  • 5 of 5

Girls weekend to celebrate my niece's upcoming wedding....great accommodations, views of the lake and time spent with friends

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review, we love "Girls' Weekends" on the lake at Sunset Beach Lake Cottage, glad you had a great time...come back soon! Cathy
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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

North East House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016 On the Lake
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
$385
 
 
Fall Wine Harvest On the Lake
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Steelhead-Holiday 2016 Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$315
From
$345
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Must be 26 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.

Owner's 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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