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Erie, Pa. Lakeshore Cottage--1 mile west of Presque Isle--right on the beach!

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


About the property

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

From the time you wake up until you retire in the evening, you will surely have a smile on your face from the display mother nature will be putting on in front of you! 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. The Viking owners are happy to share our lakefront cottage as a family vacation get away! It is not intended to host any type of party or event.

Mark & Sandy Mueller
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Mark & Sandy Mueller

We both grew up in the Pittsburgh, Pa 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 Erie

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 Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Erie, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower , For rinsing after swimming
  • 2 full rolls provided in each bathroom to get you started .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has a full bath and shower adjoining this bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , This is a sunporch overlooking Lake Erie with 3 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk sleeps 3 total, 2 on bottom double and 1 single on top.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property is a somewhat small, intimate, lake shore cottage, so if you are looking for a large hotel like setting or spacious bedrooms & bathrooms, this rental is not for you. However, if you are looking for a clean, well kept cottage a mere 30 feet from Lake Erie, then you have found the right place! What we can promise are amazing sunsets, wave music of varying degrees, and a pretty cool deck to spend your days and evenings on.


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Erie, Pa. Lakeshore Cottage--1 mile west of Presque Isle--right on the beach!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The cottage was as pictured and expected. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming family cottage with great access to both beach and local attractions.

  • 5 of 5

A well maintained vintage cottage with ambience and charm. We will be going back!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice.

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay . The cottage was very nice and comfortable. We will definitely call for reservations again!

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Viking Lakeshore Cottage is very unique and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Once again our family enjoyed another week at the Viking. The weather was beautiful. This is the second year we spent our vacation there. The grandkids love the lighthouse and being right on the beach, they were always content playing in the sand and water, so were the adults. The owners made quite a few improvements to the Viking this year. The sliding door was a great change, I don't know how we managed last year without it. The stone work on the outside looks like it's always been there and gives the cottage even more character, if that's possible. Can't wait until next year.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 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!

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Erie, Pennsylvania

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Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$660.2

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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