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Best of Two Worlds - The Strip and The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 99 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4BR/2B Cottage right in the middle of everything in a private community!

Newly renovated (May 2014) 4B/2B private beach cottage. Fully furnished with CENTRAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Centrally located just steps away from the action and fun on 'the strip' to steps from the private beach for sunbathing and swimming. All this in a peaceful, quiet, private neighborhood!

Fully stocked kitchen (dishes, glasses, pots & pans, silverware, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, towels & dishcloths). 4 private bedrooms for 8 people, complete with bed linens & pillows - #1- Full Size, #2 - Queen Size, #3 - 2 Twin Beds, #4 - 1 Twin w/Trundle Bed. (LIMITED OCCUPANCY TO 8 GUESTS)

Two Bathrooms; Upstairs has a tub. Downstairs has a shower. Both bathrooms are stocked with towels, hand and face cloths and tissue paper. Gas Grill and picnic table in the backyard.

Bring your own beach towels. A washer & dryer are available.

Come and enjoy Happy Trails Cottage!

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Gould
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Karen Gould

Our mother grew up here in GOTL living with her grandmother in the 1920's. After marrying our father and moving to California and then Florida for many years, our parents decided to return to the lake and purchased this cottage in '84 as a summer retreat. With their passing, we wanted to keep the GOTL heritage alive and took charge of the cottage in 2011. We updated the cottage almost from the ground up with new windows, electric, insulation, wood, tile & carpeted flooring. Central Air Conditioning and heat duct work was added to every room but the sun room. In 2014, we completed furnishing, decorating and stocking Happy Trails Cottage to create a comfortable, fun, easy living space where guests can go to the private beach and relax and swim or jump into the action along Ohio's first Lake Resort town. We look forward to having you visit and enjoy your stay in Happy Trails Cottage!

Karen Gould purchased this cottage in 1984


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Geneva-on-the-Lake

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 99 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs - Full bath with bathtub Downstairs - Full bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • #1 - Upstairs - Full Size Bed #2 - Upstairs - Queen Size Bed #3 - Upstairs - Two Twin Beds #4 - Downstairs - One Twin with pullout Trundle Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Occupancy Limited to 8 Guests.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Best of Two Worlds - The Strip and The Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA

Cute, clean and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend was a bit cold and rainy which landed us indoors a bit more then we would have liked. Thankfully the property was very spacious so we had plenty of room to spread out. The owner was very easy to plan with. I would book with her again when we come back next year. The beach was small but perfect size for our little ones to build a sandcastle and gather water in buckets. The house was also located perfectly in the center of the strip. We just walked everywhere. The neighbors were super nice too!!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place we have stayed !!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th trip to GOTL and this place was the best. The home is beautiful and roomy. We had 8 people and there was more then enough room. You really did just need your beach towels, everything else is there. I would recomend this to anyone. The location is perfect, right on the strip but back enough that it was quiet. Karen is also great to work with. We will stay here again.. Thanks Karen

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed!
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the best

  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation we ever had! it was the perfect location for our family. There was something for everyone to do. The attention to detail was extraordinary. Happy Trails cottage will be a wonderful memory for all of us. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venetia, PA

4 Days at Happy Trails

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This is a fantastic place to stay to enjoy Geneva on the Lake. A short walk takes you to a private section of the lake beach. A short walk in the other direction takes you to the middle of the main street which holds games, food, drinks, shops, antiques, and family fun.

Karen had everything ready for us!

Beach towels and food were all we really needed!

She even provided hand soap and shower wash in the bath and shower areas. Laundry soap and dish soap were also provided.....what a relief!

The laundry room was so handy...and we LOVED the sunroom!

Everything was so CLEAN! We had a toddler with us, and we never worried about her.

This site is definitely worth the price. Check it out!


  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Within walking distance of strip & water. Comfy & roomy. Nice front porch.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, well stocked and the best location to the strip and the beach.

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

300' from 'The Strip'. 500' from Lake Erie and private beach. Just an hour from Cleveland and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and many more fun places and fine dining.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Geneva-on-the-Lake

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$640.6

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Number of people in your party: 10
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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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