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Lakefront Vermilion Lake Erie is our backyard!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms with gorgeous view of Lake Erie.

This is a special note: We had contracted to have lake bank work done in December, but due to weather and equipment malfunctions they have been unable to proceed with the project. Therefore, our lovely home may not be the peaceful, relaxing place you are looking for. At this time we are not sure when project will start or end.

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. Our home is very comfortable with a fantastic yard right on Lake Erie. The home is on a hill overlooking the lake, but 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. Our homes would be ideal for a family gathering or nice getaway. Email me with any questions you may have.

Vermilion is a quaint little town situated right on Lake Erie with its own beach and boardwalk. We are 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. 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. You must be 25 years or older to rent. There is no smoking inside our home.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 2, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager


My sister Karen and I would like to say thank's for our vacation at your cottage last week.

It was a perfect location for the various activities we planned.

(Rock and roll and Pro football halls of fame. White sox/Indians game.Put-in-bay boat trip,etc.)

Plus the relaxing atmosphere of the lakefront made it a great week.

Thanks again to John and yourself.Hope to see you again someday.

Jul 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Vermilion

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The bedroom unit has double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Lakefront Vermilion Lake Erie is our backyard!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

fantastic / relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved the open space of the one bedroom unit.

No matter if you was in the kitchen or the living room, we could enjoy the view of the lake.

I found the set up of the bedroom a little difficult from the one side of the bed. To close to the dresser.

For travelers who fly, it would be nice to have a washer and dryer in the unit.

The unit was well stocked with linens/dishes.

My experience with the owners was awesome.

If ever in the need to rent this unit again, I most definitely will.

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX


  • 5 of 5

Words can not describe this place. My wife & I were more than blown away by the cottage. Owners were more than kind and made sure that all of our needs were met before they left on their own trip. Definitely recommend this place for a nice getaway.

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Des Moines, Iowa


  • 4 of 5

Ellen and John are wonderful hosts. They were very helpful when we needed something or had a question. The view from the house is unobstructed view of Lake Erie, with fabulous sunsets. We enjoyed watching the birds come to the feeders, especially the hummingbirds. The hammock was very relaxing, especially at night looking at the stars with my son. The house is adequate but lacks a washer/dryer, and when traveling with children I prefer to have this amenity. But there is a laundromat very close. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay. I caution people with young children who might be impulsive: there is a very steep and rocky cliff; there is no lake access.

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Layton, Utah

Very Comfortable & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at your home. It was the perfect size for our little family. Very quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and taking in the beautiful view of the lake. We would recommend your home to anyone visiting the area. Thank you for making us so comfortable.

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Helena Montana

We had another great time at this little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year for our yearly 'sister trip' to John and Ellens cottage overlooking Lake Erie. They met us like old friends, and we took a few minutes to see "how everyone was doing", and then settled in to enjoy the peace.

Well, somewhat a measure of peace,,, there had been bad storms, and the lake was rough and pounding! Since the cottage sets on a bluff ( with no way down to the beach ) , we were content to watch and listen from a distance, while we enjoyed catching up with our own lives and having coffee. The sister part came into play late that first night when another storm howled through, and Linda came to wake me. She didn't want to be up by herself.☺

If you're looking for fancy and stilted, this rental isn't for you. However, if you are looking for comfortable, relaxing, and homey with a great, unobstructed view of Lake Erie, and rental hosts who are super to work with, this just might be the place. We 3 sisters hope to go back next year......Ellen and John, we thank you.........Phyllis,,Linda,,,and Joan

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Helena Montana

The 3 sisters Get-together

  • 4 of 5

Once a year my sisters and I try to get together across the states and spend a week enjoying each other's company. This year was especially hard since we had just lost our oldest sister in May. John and Ellen's little cottage proved to be the perfect choice. We rented the 2 bedroom side of the cottage.

The unobstructed view of the lake was about 75 feet across the lawn, and could be seen from the living room. (There is no way down to the water) There were several chairs, a picnic table, swing, and hammock to enjoy on the lawn. The huge trees and squirrels were an added treat. The cottage was clean and neat. The little grocery store across the street was handy since we needed a few items. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful, but not interfering. We hope to go back next year if everyone's health allows it. Thanks John and Ellen for a peaceful week.

Phyllis, Linda and Joan

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hopkins Air-port Cle
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Sandusky or Port Clinton


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Vermilion

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 26 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$263.68
Cleaning fee C$131.84
Pet Fee C$263.68

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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