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Erie, Pa. Lakeshore Cottage--1 mile west of Presque Isle

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Lakefront Cottage, Close to All the Main Erie Attractions

3 main floor bedrooms with 2 full baths. (1 bath located off master bedroom). 3 single additional bed's on sun porch overlooking Lake Erie. Central air and forced gas heat. Outside shower. Full kitchen with dishwasher & all kitchen amenities. Large spacious deck 30 feet from Lake Erie with Tiki-Bar, tables, & chairs. Swimming, jet-skiing, fishing, and romantic beach walks. Attached light house with spiral stair case over looking Lake Erie. Parking for 2 large or 3 smaller vehicles on property. This is a summer season rental, so it is available from approximately mid May until mid October.

Mark & Sandy Mueller
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Mark & Sandy Mueller

We both grew up in the Pittsburgh, Pa./ Butler county area, and, after college and moving around for work experience, have lived back there for 29 years. We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Mark & Sandy Mueller purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Mark & Sandy Mueller chose Great Lakes Pennsylvania

This property has been in my family for over 45 years. My family always vacationed in Erie in my youth and actually rented a cottage right up the beach. My parents then acquired The Viking when it became available and passed it on to my siblings and I. My wife and I just completed the purchase of The Viking from them in May, 2015. We love the Erie area and actually have many friends here from spending week-ends and basically growing up with them in our youth. Properties in the Baer Beach Community rarely change ownership and are typically passed through the generations so everyone knows everybody. It is a very safe, tight knit community. The cottages are very close together as in most beach front communities, however, our neighbors are friendly. We Love Erie!

What makes this cottage unique

The most unique feature of The Viking is it is located on the Lake Erie shoreline, 1 mile west of Presque Isle. This means some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world! A lot of mornings and evenings the only thing you will hear is the gentle lapping of the lake on the shoreline. Of course, you will also be entertained occasionally by storms, big waves and amazing lightning displays, all part of living lakefront on Lake Erie. The lake is within 30 feet of our beach deck. You will enjoy swimming, beach combing for lake glass, shore fishing, beach fires, and just plain relaxing. It is pretty bustling during summer with swimming, jet skiing, and laughter all day, with numerous beach fires as night approaches and quiet after 11 p.m. or so as everyone is usually pretty tuckered out from all the daytime activities. The mornings are quiet with the lake at it's calmest, sometimes "smooth as glass", as the locals will tell you. The sunsets along this part of

Lake Erie are simply amazing, some of the best in the world!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Erie in Millcreek

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Shower Enclosure , For rinsing after swimming
  • 2 full rolls provided in each bathroom to get you started .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a full bath and shower adjoining this bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , This is a sunporch overlooking Lake Erie with 3 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Bunk sleeps 3 total, 2 on bottom double and 1 single on top.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Erie, Pa. Lakeshore Cottage--1 mile west of Presque Isle
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great rental! Wonderful week!

  • 4 of 5

We joined another family to spend the week on the beach and explore my hometown, Erie. The house was fun and the beach is amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place was everything as advertised! Beautiful sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Place was as billed would book again in a minute!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful memories

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay and create wonderful family memories at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful waterside cottage on a private drive village of a few dozen homes!

  • 5 of 5

The Viking is an adorable cottage on the waterfront. The private drive is so hidden that you swear you've taken a wrong turn. The location is everything, though the cottage itself is excellent as well. The property is well organized and equipped. Everything is clearly marked and well thought through. The sleeping arrangements are ample and cozy. The seaward deck is unparalleled. The only thing missing would be water toys, so bring your own kayak, paddle board, floaties, etc. Well done!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing! It was clean, with plenty of amenities, felt as comfortable as home! So much to do in the area, it's great for families or just couples. The sunsets are so pretty, it was worth the trip if that's all we got out of it but obviously we got so much more:) I recommend the Viking to anyone interested in a lakefront home on presque isle!!! Thanks Mark!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay it's just like being at the Ocean.

  • 5 of 5

The Viking lighthouse is just like home on Lake Erie it's a wonderful place. Thanks so much, The Haskins family....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Presque Isle State Park
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Erie International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Millcreek Brewery, Oasis or The Pittsburgher
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alt. Rt. 5/West Lake Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Syd's Place, Alto Cucina or The Millcreek Brewery
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Private beach out front or Presque Isle
Car: recommended

Presque Isle State Park and Presque Isle Bay is 2 miles away with boat launches, hiking and biking trails, public beaches, restaurants, boat rentals, bike rentals, bird watching, and self guided history tours. Waldameer Park is 1 mile away with rides, picnic areas, roller coasters, etc. Presque Isle Roller Rink is within 1 mile, a good rain day activity. Tom Ridge Environmental Center is 2 miles away. Splash Lagoon and Presque Isle Downs and Casino are within 15 miles. Walnut Creek boat launch is about 2 miles west by lake or 6 miles by vehicle. Down town Erie is 7 miles away, where you'll find the Erie Maritime Museum, Port Erie Bicentennial Tower, Erie Bayfront Convention Center, Erie Playhouse, and countless theaters and restaurants. The Erie Zoo, Millcreek Mall, and many winerys and tours are all within a short drive. Rt. 5 and Rt. 20 has countless winery's East of us into New York.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Erie, Pennsylvania

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
29 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July week 2017
29 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 6.0%

Our turnover day in summer season is Sunday, meaning you check in on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is Thursday at 11a.m. for 4 day rental and Sunday at 11a.m. for 7 day rentals, unless prior arrangements have been made. We must do this for rental continuity. We will not rent for less than 4 day periods under any circumstances as it is just not cost feasible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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