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April Lanning

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Acorn Cottage: WiFi, Amazon Movies, Netflix, Outdoor Hot Tub, A/C, Fire Pit

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Geneva-on-the-Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Compare our amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Streaming Amazon Movies, Netflix, Pandora, & many other internet apps, Outdoor Hot Tub, Gas Fireplace, Fire Pit, 2 Full Baths, A/C

Located just a short walk from Lake Erie in the quaint lake community of GOTL. Acorn cottage is not your typical rental. We didn't fill it with old cast-offs. Everything is new plus a couple of carefully selected antiques. We want you to be comfortable and feel like this is your home away from home.

**Kitchen-We have a fully equipped kitchen w/ new stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. Large dining table w/banquette seats 8 comfortably.

**Master Bedroom-has a queen bed & writing desk/vanity, 2 night stands, flat screen HD TV W/Internet Apps, semi-private on-suite bath and walk in closet.

**Bedroom #2-has a queen bed, dresser, two night stands & closet. Shares 2nd full bath w/bedroom #3.

**Second full bath-features new tile, tub & granite vanity.

**Bedroom #3-has two twin beds, nightstand, under bed storage, extra storage hooks & closet.

**Living rm.- Has a queen sleeper sofa, gas fireplace, flat screen HD TV with free streaming movies, our own online video library & other apps, dvd player, games, books & free Wi-Fi.

We also have a new washer & dryer for your convenience.

Relax in the private, partially fenced in back yard w/patio, picnic table, wooded view, outdoor hot tub (extra charge), propane gas grill, cornhole & fire ring.

Five minute walk to Geneva Twp. Park w/free summer concerts, beach access (non-swim beach), pavilions, grills and a playground.

You can walk to the 'Strip' and enjoy all there is to offer: Rent Jet-Ski's, Kayak's & Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP's). Wineries, ferris wheel, antique shops, mini golf, 18 hole golf, go-carts, water slides, arcades, the famous 'Eddie's Grill'. Charter a boat for the day and go fishing, canoe, Kayak the Grand River, visit covered bridges & wineries.

***Jet-Ski, Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Rental (SUP) rentals now available in GOTL***

***Plan a girlfriend, Mother/Daughter or couples spa getaway! Use the hot tub and get massages in the comfort of our cottage. Professional massage therapists will set up massage tables where you choose. They can customize your experience to your liking, just let me know what you are interested in.

***Cooking Classes*** Available at nearby Pairings in Geneva.

Great place to stay in fall and winter too! The cozy gas fireplace and outdoor hot tub make this a great place to stay during the fall & winter months too! Many of the local wineries and bars/restaurants are open year round. You can also swim at the Geneva State Park Lodge in the fall & winter, $5 for a day pass. The Spire Institute is a short drive away, you can purchase day passes for the recreational pool and the fitness center.

Check out my newest rental right down the street- #686760

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, guest will be refunded as follows:

• If cancelled 61 days or more prior to the Check-in Date, you are entitled to a full refund less an administration fee of $250.00.

• If cancelled 31-60 days prior to the Check-in Date, the reservation deposit & 50% of the rental rate will be kept.

• If cancelled 30 days or less prior to the Check-in Date, no refunds will be given.

• If guest has overdue balances, owner has the right to cancel the reservation. Guest will be refunded according to our cancellation policy above.

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
April Lanning (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About April Lanning

I grew up in nearby Madison by Lake Erie and have always loved being at the Lake. My family and I spend a lot of time in Geneva-on-the-Lake during the summer, riding our jet ski's and hanging out with our friends at the beach.

April Lanning purchased this house in 1998

Why April Lanning chose Ohio

My husband and I bought this home in 1998 as a yr round rental home. We recently remodeled it and decided to turned it into a weekly rental. We like to stay in homes vs. hotels because you get so much more space and it's a lot more comfortable & fun while traveling with family and friends. GOTL didn't have a lot of great options so, we wanted to provide a nice place to stay, a place that feels like home.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the quiet street a little bit away from the noise of the strip, yet we are able to walk to everything or ride bikes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Acorn Cottage is beautiful, clean and well equipped. Had an awesome time and will definitely rent this property in the future. Review posted on
Feb 2014
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)
Acorn Cottage: WiFi, Amazon Movies, Netflix, Outdoor Hot Tub, A/C, Fire Pit
average rating of 4.6458335 based on 58 reviews

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was excellent. We traveled with myself, my husband and our 3mo old little girl. My sister, her husband and their 2mo old boy and my parents all stayed too. The house was a perfect size for all of us! April answered our emails and text messages quickly and was friendly and hospitable. The house was clean and decorated perfectly for a beachy vacation. The kitchen was spacious and had a large table for our family to enjoy meals together. We took advantage of all the out door activities as well; BBQ, fire pit and the excellent hot tub! It was a great place for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great yard, relaxing hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year coming to Geneva and staying in this home. Beautiful house, very nice bedrooms and a great kitchen. This is our yearly girls weekend trip, and we had a wonderful time at this house. Can't say enough about the hot tub! Everyone loved it! The backyard is large and private with a nice campfire area. We all had a great time here! The owner, April is very nice and a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone who comes to the lake to stay at this house. Thanks April, for another great Geneva-on-the-Lake weekend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acorn Cottage get away

  • 5 of 5

Thank you April for having such a lovely cottage close to Lake Erie. What a great house for us to be able to stay for 8 days. We loved the decor, comfortable beds, the lovely 3 bedrooms and having the great kitchen set up. The pictures we viewed were exactly like those posted. We were visiting from California for our grandson's wedding at the Spire Institute. So close to everything. We went down to Geneva on the Lake which was 10 minutes away..Wonderful places to eat, drink wine and just have fun. Played miniature golf and ate at Eddie's and had the best chili dogs ever. The area is full of wineries and great wine tasting. We really enjoyed that. Beautiful area to explore. We can hardly wait to come back and visit again. We would recommend Acorn Cottage for anyone seeking a wonderful place to stay.

The Chance Family June '16

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

Us 4 girlfriends found this place to be just right. It was well decorated, clean and had everything we could have possibly needed. Loved the hot tub!!! Used it as a base for enjoying the many wineries in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

close to all the fun, it is a beautiful home with all the amenities! We will surely be staying there again, should we decide to make the trip. Comfortable beds and an amazing hot tub 10/10

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful Home, Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Acorn Cottage. Prior to booking, the owner was extremely helpful and willing to answer any and all questions in a quick and friendly manner. The cottage was beautiful. From the outside it looks small, but the interior is spacious, well appointed, and beautifully decorated. There was a guestbook as well as a binder full of tourism ideas, winery recommendations, as well as instructions for the hot tub use and care, checkout, etc.

We went for a couples getaway very near Christmas for some cookie baking and wine touring. Luckily the weather was quite mild and we were able to enjoy all the amenities of the cottage.

A week after our departure, I received an email from the owner informing me that my group had left her home "trashed" and provided several photos of our negligence despite following all checkout instructions provided in the manual. Although we had followed all instructions for the hot tub, it had turned green and the owner stated the filter must be replaced and entire hot tub drained.

She also provided photos of stained linens and stated that she had to replace all of them. Thinking back on it, this was probably caused by going in and out of the house barefoot and carelessness of not washing feet before bedtime. As someone who works in a hotel and having this be my first vacation rental I believe I took for granted that linens are a finite resource, and perhaps there should have been more care on my part. The checkout instructions stated to leave all linens on the bed, where as the email suggested I should have washed them myself.

She also provided a photo of an item that did not belong to me, and insisted that some sort of nefarious activity was going on, even going so far as to question a white powder on the stove. (We made a TON of cookies - probably from that)

Overall the stay was wonderful - the aftermath not so much, leaving both the owner and myself both feeling upset. Needless to say we lost our deposit and that the extra insurance we purchased will come in handy. I've offered to reimburse her, but two weeks later have not heard back.

So, lessons learned:

1. This is someone's home, not a hotel - take caution and behave as if you were a house-sitter.

2. If you want to save yourself (and the owner) some stress, bring your own linens

3. No cookie baking

4. It should be cleaner than when you arrived It should be cleaner than when you arrived (which is saying a lot. the house was pristine)

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide a clean, well kept environment so that my guests feel at home. I strive for good communication & return guests. That is why 99.9% of my guests are welcome back. With that said, this guest is not welcome back. Many of our guests use the kitchen for huge dinners and baking and there is no problem at all with that. Normal dirt & wear & tear is expected and the occasional accident. That was not the case in this instance. We had to throw away quilts, multiple sheets, bath towels and wash cloths. Some things shouldn't be left for someone else to clean up. We have a washer & dryer if you should need it during your stay. If you don't plan on being responsible adults during your stay, then renting a house may not a good fit for you.
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Cleveland International
Nearest Barpub
0.42 Miles
Mikes Triangle Lounge
Nearest Golf
0.96 Miles
Geneva On The Lake Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6.8 Miles
Rt. 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.52 Miles
Lakefront Restaurant
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Geneva State Park-Cross Country
Nearest Beach
0.36 Miles
Geneva Township Park
Car: not necessary

We are a short walk to the Geneva-On-The-Lake 'Strip' and all it has to offer. The 'Strip' is part of an old fashioned lakefront getaway. It is a one mile long entertainment strip along the coast of Lake Erie, with establishments dating back over 60 yrs and buildings dating back to the early 1900's. There is a new 1 3/4 mile hike/bike trail along the Lake Erie shoreline, from the Lodge to the State Park. The State park has public boats slips for your PWC's or boats. We are also renting out Jet-Ski's, Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle Boards to the public. Short drive to area covered bridges, 20 nearby wineries, canoe or kayak the Grand River. One hour drive to the new Cleveland Horseshoe Casino.


Rates & Availability

Geneva-on-the-Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Sep 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thunder On The Strip
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub Rental $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Weekly Rate (Includes cleaning fee) : Off Season - $775.00, Peak Season - $950.00 (May 23-Sept 8). Holidays & Special event rates may be higher and rates are subject to change. There is an additional fee of $75.00 + 8% tax for use of the outdoor Hot Tub.
In Season check in days: Fri or Sun. Discounts on nightly rates for 4 or more nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Geneva-on-the-Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths have been updated with new tile floors and granite vanities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Fish Room - two twin beds and under bed dresser/closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lake Room w/dresser, two nights stands/closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper in Living Rm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cottage Room w/Flat Screen T.V.,Walk in Closet, Full Bath
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master-Queen, Bedroom #2-Queen, Twin or Single Beds (2) Bed # 3 has two twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living Room Sofa-Queen Pull Out Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Master has a Queen bed with on-suite bath, this bath can be shared by others through another entrance. We now also have added a flat screen TV in the Master bedroom which also has access to internet apps like Netflix and Pandora, Twitter, Facebook and our Amazon movie library!

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