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Family-Friendly Lake Erie Rondeau Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8) With Private Beach

Set on the North shore of Lake Erie, just East of Rondeau Provincial Park, this lakefront home, with private beach, is perfect for a family get away, or a retreat with friends.

This spacious lake house features an open concept living/eating area, a bright sun room, a lower level rec room with Ping-Pong table and Wii system, a screened in back porch overlooking the backyard and woods, and a large front deck that overlooks Lake Erie and the private beach across Rose Beach Line. The private sandy beach has a gradual drop off in water depth, perfect for families with children.

With four bedrooms, the lake house accommodates eight people comfortably. Located on the main floor, the master bedroom has a large walk in closet and private en-suite powder room. Also located on the main level, is a second bedroom, with two twin beds, and the main bath, with jet tub. Located on the lower level, the third bedroom has two twin beds, and the fourth bedroom, a queen sized bed. The lower level has a three piece bath, with shower.

In addition to the lake house’s own amenities, the surrounding area hosts a number of attractions. A short drive will bring you to Rondeau Provincial Park, festivals, farmer’s markets, wineries, and historical sites.

Whether you have a large group or a family holiday planned, our home will perfectly suit your needs.

More Details

Joe RIchards
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Joe RIchards

We are a family who enjoy our time away together at the lake house. As the operators of a summer camp and retreat facility, we understand the importance of having opportunities to get outside and spend time with friends and family.

Joe RIchards purchased this house in 2012

Why Joe RIchards chose Howard

Growing up near the lake was a big memory for both of us. Having a place to go, relax and just be with family is important - this house is our home away from home.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the view of Lake Erie, the private beach, the neighbourhood and the closeness to Rondeau Provincial Park. Being far enough away from the business of urban life, but close enough to all needed amenities sold it for us.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Howard, Ontario

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with en-suite powder-room & walk-in closet
    Upstairs 2 Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs 2 Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Queen - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Family-Friendly Lake Erie Rondeau Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived we loved it ! We were greeted by Joe. He was super helpful in showing us around their beautiful cottage. My husband and I spent the first evening listening to the waves crash up on the shore with our son and daughter in law and the two grandkids. We were in the area to attend my father’s memorial service (this was his stompin’ grounds when he was younger). It was the perfect setting to reflect and enjoy our grand babies. Our granddaughter Kya, loved the lake and spent many hours enjoying the toys downstairs. Highly recommend this place if you have small children. The home also had everything you needed. All we had to do was bring the food and drinks. The whole experience was wonderful.

I’d give the Richard’s a 10 star rating!!!

Pauline & Gary Smyth ~ Kelowna, British Columbia

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was equipped with everything needed for a relaxing vacation. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love your Lake House - wonderful place to relax and "get away from it all"!

  • 5 of 5

This Lake House is the perfect place to go for a fun family getaway. The lake is just across the lawn and so amazing to look at from the deck at anytime of the day! Absolutely everything you need (& more) is provided - just bring food and your toiletries.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, clean, quiet Lake House with everything you need for your time on Lake Erie.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are a fantastic family who know how to look after you! Clean & quiet house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, tons of seating, big well appointed kitchen, 2 decks, linens included, washer/dryer, A/C (if needed), shelves of board games & books, and a spectacular view of Lake Erie with a private beach. All you need to bring are your clothes, a bathing suit and your groceries! We have now rented this house (with another family) 4 summers in a row and will continue to do so until our kids move away. Thanks Joe and Jen!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Exceeded my high expectations! Beautiful relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

Oh my goodness... this is the most wonderful cottage. It was so well suited for our family vacation & our guests that visited. I grew up in this area, & wanted to rent a cottage that my immediate family could enjoy & relax in, as well as somewhere big enough that my family that lives nearby could pop in for a visit & a Timmies. :) This cottage was perfect for that! It's light, bright, airy, clean, well appointed, well equipped (the kitchen & supplies are better than mine at home!!), & has a gorgeous walking beach. We hunted beach glass, fished for perch from the beach (caught buckets-full... YUMMY!! fish fry!!), rested, enjoyed the view, put our boat in at Rondeau multiple times (thank you for letting us use the cottage Rondeau pass) :) , lounged on the porch overlooking the lake, played hundreds of games of crokinole, cribbage, & euchre... the list goes on & on. I'd definitely rent this cottage again. We just loved it! Thank you so much Joe & Jen. You've thought of everything!!!

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My second visit to this Lakehouse. First with my children and recently with my three best friends for a "Girls' Weekend." Pristine clean, roomy, fully stocked place. I loved the morning sun and view of the water from the main living room picture window. Multiple sitting areas for a variety of activities such as games, movies and dining. I only wish I could talk the owner into selling it to me!

Winter bedding was deluxe as well. I'll be back just as soon as I am able to do so.


Denver, Colorado ( grew up on Lake Erie )

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
114 Kilometres
London International Airport, London, Ontario
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Ridgetown, Ontario
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Chatham, Ontario
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
MacDonald Cartier Freeway (401)
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Rondeau Joe's, Rondeau Park
Nearest Beach
On the property
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Howard, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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