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Lake Erie Lakefront!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

We have a lovely, very comfortable one bedroom, one bath unit that sleeps two, on a queen size bed. Our home is newly remodeled with a fantastic yard right on Lake Erie. The home is on a hill overlooking the lake with a million dollar view. There is no beach. There are several nice beaches close by. The unit is completely furnished and in a very convenient location. You can enjoy sitting in the large yard, relaxing, playing games, barbecuing and viewing the sunsets in the evening. There is a fire pit available and we also have bicycles.

Vermilion is a quaint little town situated right on Lake Erie with its own beach and boardwalk. We are located two miles from the Public Boat Ramp in Vermilion. The downtown area has several restaurants and ice cream parlors and a very popular French restaurant. The Great Lakes Maritime Museum is also located on the north end of town. There is usually something going on downtown during the summer months; such as Music in the Park, antique car shows, in June we have a Festival of the Fish and of course we cannot forget the internationally famous Woolly Bear Festival in the fall. Who would think a little orange and black worm could have its own festival.

We are 45 minutes from downtown Cleveland and 25 minutes from Cedar Point. Kalahari Water Park and Great Wolf Lodge are just as easily accessible. Catch a Ferry to the Lake Erie Islands, Put-in-Bay and Kelly's Island.


Our rental home is a duplex; therefore it would be a fantastic place for a family gathering. The second unit is a two bedroom with two full size beds and a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. Rental for both units would be $1100.00 per week.

The pictures are of our one bedroom one bath unit. Both units are very similar; in that they both have the knotty pine walls, but different furniture. The one bedroom has a queen size bed in the bedroom. This unit has been remodeled with new kitchen, corian counter tops and ceramic tile floors. You must be 25 years or older to rent. The calendar pertains to the one bedroom. We have a cozy two bedroom, one bath unit that sleeps four to six, with a full size bed in each of the two bedrooms; and a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vermilion in Brownhelm

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lake Erie Lakefront!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Gem on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We come up to Ohio every summer and look forward to staying here by the lake. It is very relaxing and peaceful. We love the beautiful sunsets and have a great collection of sunset pictures. As an added bonus we have seen eagles flying over the lake! Ellen and John are gracious hosts and we love to visit with them. This place is a gem on the lake!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartville, Ohio

Cozy and cute

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed my week at this sweet little cottage. Ellen and John were very nice and I even got to meet some of their family. John made a fire on July 4th and we watched the fireworks over the lake. Searched for sea glass on the three beaches and enjoyed my day visiting the wineries. My favorite part was the swing looking out over the lake, it was so relaxing. All in all a very relaxing week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lake Erie Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this rental property. The photos here do not do the property justice. It is so close to the lake, and the views even from inside the cottage are amazing. It was clean, peaceful, serene and the owners were very welcoming and kind. I had recently experienced my mother's passing and it was a great place to just sit and watch the water and the sky and reflect and enjoy the quiet. Vermilion is a quaint, beautiful town with much to offer. Thank you for the opportunity to experience this!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anderson, IN

Hope to return!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing August week staying in this rental. Spent lots of time reading & watching movies in the living room with a view of the lake and the sound of waves coming through the open windows. Loved sitting in the yard and taking in some great sunsets. John told us about some good places to hike (Old Woman Creek and Sheldon Marsh). Took some short trips to Oberlin, Indian Hollow Reservation and to a nice mall at Westlake. Enjoyed some restaurants & shops in Vermilion. The rental was clean, comfortable, and well equipped. John & Ellen were good hosts. It was our favorite kind of vacation- low key, comfortable and "ahh so relaxing".

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & Relaxing Lakeview

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent our 6th year wedding anniversary at this Vermillion cottage. Was a very nice weekend. We spent time out in the backyard and stared out at Lake Erie for a nice relaxing get-away. This was our first time up in the Lake Erie area, so we tried to balance time at the cottage and walking around Vermillion and surrounding towns.

Ellen and John (the owners) stopped by to say hi and were just next door if we needed anything. Cell phone and internet signals did not work while we were at the property, but further into town we could access the web to research the area and call home to check on things.

We went to Chez Francois for our anniversary dinner. Service was slow that night (because the place was packed) - and while it took over 2-1/2 hours for our full dining experience, the food was very very good. We received a complimentary dessert to-go for our inconvenience that we enjoyed back at the cottage.

I would definitely recommend staying at this Vermillion cottage and look forward to renting it again in the future. For the price, the view and for being less than 2 hours from Columbus - it was a very nice anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Stayed June 11 - June 18, 2011

  • 5 of 5

When you choose a place online, you never know for sure if what you see is what you get. Not so with this lovely cottage! It truly lived up to both its description and its photos. We rented the one bedroom and our son & his family rented the attached two bedroom. The owners were very pleasant to work with prior to our arrival and to chat with during our stay. They were friendly and knowledgeable and helped to make our stay even more enjoyable. The cottage is located right on the lake and the views were beautiful, especially the sunsets. Because of its location right above the lake, we would not recommend this location for very young visitors. Our grandkids are 11 and 8 and it worked out fine for them. Nearby Harbour Town was quite a nice little village and we were fortunate enough to be there for the "Third Thursday-Music, Flowers & Sunset." There was music in the air wherever we went, from folk music to classic rock and almost everything in between, including polka dancing! It's a great place to visit, dine and browse (lots of little interesting shops). All in all, we had a wonderful week and would love to return again some time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Vermilion, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
26 May 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.56

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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