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Lake Erie Beachfront Cottage Near Geneva State Park Lodge

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Beautiful, small, lakefront cottage modestly decorated in nautical theme, overlooking private sand and stone beach with lake frontage. The spectacular sunsets sold us on this home, and we enjoy the nearby area, too. Situated amongst other weekend get-away homes, this is a fabulous spot to relax on the deck overlooking the grassy hill leading down to the beach, watch the waves rolling in, the Great Lakes ships passing by on the horizon, the sun dappling the waves in the morning and setting so dramatically in the evening.

Our children love going into Geneva-on-the-Lake, with its 1950's shopping strip-lined with amusement halls, putt-putt golf, waterslides, shops, and restaurants. We enjoy visiting Geneva State Park with its lodge and marina, the wineries in the area, the beautiful covered bridges and great antique shops in Ashtabula Harbor, and incredible views as you drive along the lake. An hour to Erie, Pennsylvania, and an hour to downtown Cleveland, the area remains quiet and serene, not overly built and commercialized.

After a day of exploring, we can enjoy a full meal cooked in the ample kitchen (with full-size refrigerator and gas oven, plenty of kitchenware) while the kids pop in a video or DVD in the living room with fireplace (fold-out couch for one person sleeping) with a sliding glass door leading to the deck overlooking Lake Erie. There is an enclosed porch (with outdoor furniture) and sleeper sofa, also overlooking the lake.

Updated furniture in the living room, with new Crate & Barrel arm chairs and a pull-out couch.

The master bedroom features a king-size bed and plentiful storage in the dresser. The other bedroom features a bunkbed perfect for kids, with a twin-size bed on top, and a full-size mattress below, dresser storage, and a TV with VHS. There is also an attached one-car garage which we use to store firewood, lawncare equipment. It is not available to guests.

We love swimming in the summer, and awesome views of nature in the fall. We enjoy all the amenities of the area, including great golfing nearby, full service groceries in Geneva and Ashtabula. We know we will be spending the next few years just taking in all that the area has to offer from wineries to local theatre in Ashtabula, to covered bridge and grape festivals, to glorious lake views.

We have free wireless available, and a local calls only phone. There is cable TV and plenty of dvds, videos and loads of cds from jazz to pop to classical. Beach access is shared with two other cottages with Access across a private yard and down a short breakwall. There is no access with stairs. This is a quiet, family friendly beach, great for sea glass and fossil hunting in the day and bonfires at night. You are welcome to bring your dog, if he or she is well-behaved! There is no air conditioning. we have found our ceiling fans do just fine on the lake.

Keywords: Cottage Home

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Vera Camden
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm writing to let you know that everything went very well this past weekend for myself and guests at the cottage. The accommodations were exactly what we were hoping for and served our needs perfectly. Thank you for your consideration and kindness and I can assure you that several folks in my party will be contacting you in the future for their family arrangements to stay as well.
Jul 2017
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Ashtabula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • close chain; beach access over break wall; neighbor's stairs only with his permission; manager Kathy will check in and out; no turn around on grass.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower, toilet, sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Can sleep a max of 6 with permission of owner and extra charge.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a lake front with lake breezes, screen porch and wide open deck and ceiling and floor fans but no airconditioning. Beach access is over a break wall--swimming is lovely but the beach comes and goes as it is Lake Erie and always changeable. A stone and sand beach.


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Lake Erie Beachfront Cottage Near Geneva State Park Lodge
average rating of 4.521739 based on 24 reviews

The cottage was quite charming and in a wonderful spot....So close to many things.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed swimming in the lake and collecting colorful rocks. The deck was wonderful for dinner and just relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your children had a relaxing time! And fun!
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Wonderful cozy cottage, stunning view of lake, quiet area

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a relaxing weekend. Quiet area, plenty of open space for our dog to run around.

Only (very minor) drawback - there were no closets! We ended up draping clothes over the bunks in the 2nd bedroom. There was a rod in the bathroom, but we didn't bring hangers.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Will now provide a coat rack for clothes to hang! thank you!
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Great beach house with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this sweet little Beach House. The view is as good as it looks in the pictures. I needed a weekend away and this place was perfect. I knew the weather was going to be overcast and colder over the weekend, but it didn't matter. I curled up on the couch with a good book and fire while watching the storm roll in. The house had everything I needed. It was clean and stocked with books, games, puzzles, movies. I could definitely imagine it in the summer with the large beautiful deck to enjoy the lake. The owner and manager were wonderful to deal with and encouraged me to contact them at any time with any concerns. I didn't have one issue. And I look forward to coming back when it is warmer as there are a lot of places and parks in the area. Great place!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our special cottage: come back soon!
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Woodville , ohio

Lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at the cottage. The view of the lake is fabulous. Waking up to sound of the waves in the morning is the only way to start your day. The cottage was very clean and centrally located for all of the local attractions. The owner was very accommodating. Great get away spot for some R & R.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brief Visit

  • 2 of 5

I'm not certain where all the "5 star" reviews come from on this property but that was NOT our experience at all.

While the property does have a wonderful view, the house itself is in dire need of a thorough cleaning (and THEN some) --as well as quite a bit of maintenance that has not been being performed in years apparently.

To name a few "issues": dishes in the cupboards were sticky when we went to use them, the frig shelves were dirty, no vacuum had been run in livingroom -- as evidenced by fruit loops on carpet, the windows behind the blinds in the sunroom were covered in cobwebs, there was a bag of garbage laying out on the cement slab, and no soap or body wash was available for use in the shower/tub.

Maintenance wise: there were water stains all over the ceiling in the livingroom, the screen door to the deck had a large hole in it and was partly off the track, the towels left in the bathroom for use were raggedy and fraying on the edges, weeds were growing up between the steps that led down towards the grassy area above the water etc.

There is no direct beach access from this property -- unless you want to scale a 7 foot high retainer wall! There are steps from the deck leading down to a grassy area above the beach -- but from there, it just drops off - thus there is no safe access! The neighboring property had previously allowed some visitors to utilize their steps to get down to the beach -- until there were issues with broken glass being left behind etc -- therefore the owner was notified that her renters were no longer allowed to utilize the steps ---which we were not notified of until a few days prior to our arrival.

While this is in a great location - and has a great view, I would not return to stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is disappointing. The guest requested early check in before the cleaners could do their job to the fullest! But we DID have a turn over in cleaning and gardening staff following this stay and have had very happy guests since then. The break wall climb is indeed necessary to access the beach and that was made very clear from the get go so it is not a fair complaint but is necessary information. And as to water spots on the ceiling--what can I say we had spring rains and have not had time to paint but they are not visible unless you are really looking at the ceiling in the living room. They will be painted this winter when the season is over! Mostly though I just wish folks would let me know if they have complaints or issues while staying as I would happily send cleaning crew over and do what I can to make your stay delightful. We do by the way have a whole new batch of towels: they do tend to get over washed and need replacing every season. New towels!!
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Beachwood, Ohio

Fabulous time at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a memorable 4th of July weekend at Camden Cottage. The view of the lake was to die for and we loved the cute and cozy feel of the home, it was completely outfitted with kitchen ware and many other conveniences for vacationers. We ate at restaurants that we would not expect to find in this area. Rennicks Meat Market in downtown Ashtabula was outstanding and Allesandro's Italian Restaurant was perfect to walk to from the cottage for some takeout to enjoy while watching the gorgeous Lake Erie sunsets from the deck. We loved walking down to the beach to swim, but note that there are rocks along a break wall to climb down to actually reach the sand and water. We will definitely be returning for another visit. Thank you so much for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eddie's Grill
Adventure Zone
Geneva State Park
"great for takeout and watch the sunset on my deck!! right down the street!"
Ashtabula Harbour Commercial Historic District
"check out Harbor Perk and Rennicks!!"
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Martinis! Restaurant & Lounge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

This area filled with activities; especially covered bridges, wine tours, cute little 1950 amusement park; wonderful fishing and Marina at Geneva State Park and Ashtabula rivers. The cottage is one hour from Cleveland so you can also get to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Severence Hall, the Cleveland Zoo and other attractions in the city if you so desire.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

credit card information used as security; rates and stay periods are flexible off season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.