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Off-season rates through April 2019: $175 per night (2 night minimum) or $800 per week
May 1 to June 14, 2019: $225 per weekend night, $200 per weeknight (2 night minimum) + $75 exit cleaning
June 15 to September 2, 2019: $1850 per week, 5 night minimum, + $75 exit cleaning
Sept 3 to 30, 2019: $1350 per week OR $250 per weekend night, $200 per weeknight, 3 night minimum +$75 exit cleaning
Oct 1 to 31, 2019: $1250 per week OR $250 per weekend night, $200 per weeknight, 2 night minimum, + $75 exit cleaning
Nov 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020: $175 per night (2 night minimum, except holidays) or $800 per week
Treat yourself to this modern year round lake house with all the comforts of home — maybe even more! We are 30 yards from the Lake Erie beach, the second house from the lake, on a quiet road, closer to the lake than some of the lakefront homes. Located in North East, PA, we are just 18 miles east of downtown Erie. Our location in the heart of Lake Erie’s Wine Country and on the Lake Erie Ale Trail is a convenient location for tastings and events. 12 wineries within 8 miles. Adults love our decor, furnishings, and thoughtfully supplied house. Children are delighted here.
We offer the beach, the lake, many wineries, a quaint downtown and world-class fishing. You’ll notice a slower pace of life, agricultural influence, and a small town atmosphere.
We love ladies getaway groups. Wineries are open for year round tasting. Studio M and Bella Day Spa are just 3 miles. Ask about private wine glass painting classes, private yoga, or in-home cooking classes for your weekend. Learn about how to plan a ladies weekend getaway.
LAKE ERIE FISHING
We all know Lake Erie is famous for its fishing including walleye, lake trout, bass, perch, and steelhead. 2019 walleye fishing was amazing and 2020 is predicted to be even better. We are 1.4 miles from the North East Marina, and also located between 16 Mile & 20 Mile Creeks where steelhead season typically begins in November and runs through March.
The Lake House Features
This stylish home which was completely renovated and professionally decorated, a beautiful year round cottage setting, inside and out.
Larger groups can rent both homes – see our other listing the Little Red Lake House. Our two vacation rentals are on the same quiet road — just 3 homes apart. Rent BOTH homes to accommodate up to 16 people.
- 3 bedrooms: queen, full, 2 twins, and queen air mattress
- 1 bathroom
- First floor: living area, kitchen, eating area, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with shower/tub.
- Kitchen: stainless appliances, large Thermador refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, gas range, oven, microwave, Keurig and carafe coffee makers, garbage disposal, blender, mixer and crockpot.
- Loft: accessed by a full staircase, serves as a second living area with 55” smart TV with YouTube TV channels, comfy sectional sofa, board games, and toys.
Central air conditioning and furnace
Washer and dryer in the garage. The washer is ‘winterized’ from November through April, not used during those months.
- Very private road with only 12 homes, no thru traffic
- Access to private Woodmere Beach for residents/guests only
- Just Beachy Cottage is one house away from the beach entrance – 30 yards to beach
- Easy, walkable beach access – no bluff or cliff or staircase to beach
- Natural Lake Erie shoreline with stones, sand, driftwood
- Concrete driveway accommodates up to four cars or a boat — or a game of pick-up basketball – hoop provided
- House and garage sit on 2 lots with grassy areas for playing yard games
- Firepit in backyard for small camp fires in the evening/night
- Creek runs behind backyard
Launch your kayak or sailboard right from the beach about 30 yards away. Or launch a jet ski or larger boat from the North East Marina, 1.4 miles east. Boats launched from the Marina can then be anchored in front of our beach, Woodmere Beach, during the day so you can come and go to the cottage.
Cabin Life At Lake Erie
Walk on the shore, look for beach glass and roast marshmallows at the beach as you take in beautiful sunsets. We head to the beach in the evenings with a cup of wine to view the sunset, a different show each evening. Some nights are cloudy with subtle color and some nights are brilliantly colorful. The kids happily play at the shoreline, in the creek, in the lake and warm-up to the campfire as they make s’mores. Treasures abound — beach glass, beach stones, driftwood, and other ordinary objects weathered to ‘treasure-status’ by water and time. Kids find their imaginations here. Bring your bikes. Kids can bike up and down our quiet street. Adults can be more adventurous and take advantage of longer bike rides as well. Cycling tours and maps available at Lake Country Bike in North East.
The Town of North East, PA
Located 3 miles from our cottages and 18 miles east of downtown Erie, the quaint Victorian town of North East offers locally owned businesses such as The Bean coffee shop, Grape Country Market, Serendipity Consignment Boutique, Studio M and Bella Salon and Day Spa (massages!), the popular Skunk & Goat Tavern (formerly The Cork 1794), Yori Wine Cellars, Johnny B’s Restaurant, and Michael’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Noosa North East is a popular and seasonal restaurant at the North East Marina where you can dine and drink with a fantastic view overlooking the marina and Lake Erie. Sander’s Jubilee Grocery and CVS drug store are about 3.5 miles. During the summer and fall buy freshly picked produce at one the roadside farm stands.
Spring Events In Lake Erie Wine Country
Spring is a popular time for ladies getaways. Girlfriends, bachelorettes, moms, quilters, retreats, book clubs, scrapbookers, yogis, and crafters — we have hosted them all. Ladies love us for our style, cleanliness, and let’s be honest — the local wineries. The Skunk & Goat Tavern and Noosa North East are two popular restaurants with our ladies groups.
- Uncorked is a themed wine walk sponsored by the North East Chamber of Commerce
- Wine & Cheese Weekend, a spring event sponsored by Lake Erie Wine Country
Summer Events In Lake Erie Wine Country
- Free outdoor concerts at local wineries are offered by Penn Shore, Lake View, and Arundel
- “Thursdays in the Park” is a summertime family-friendly event featuring farmers’ market and live family entertainment
- North East Firemen’s Cherry Festival is mid-July
Fall Visits In Lake Erie Wine Country
Fall is a very popular time to visit. The sensory delights of the grape harvest in September and October are hard to describe. The aroma of ripe grapes throughout our town is strongest in September when a simple drive through our area is a treat. In October the fall leaves reach their peak color. There is excitement in the air during this time and a buzz at the wineries, which bustle with wine tasters. During the fall you can often see the grape-harvesting tractors in the vineyards from sun-up to sun-down. Lake Erie warms the nearby land and homes, adding a few degrees of warmth to the air.
The cooling weather of late October and into November signal the migration of steelhead (rainbow trout) back into their stream of origin for spawning. Visitors come from all over the world to fish the Lake Erie streams, including Walnut Creek and Elk Creek on the west side of Erie, and the Mile Creeks including 16 Mile and 20 Mile Creeks, both of which are within 2 miles of our rentals. The fishing season for steelhead generally runs from November through March, with November and March typically the most productive months in “Steelhead Alley.” We welcome fishing groups and guided fishing tours.
Annual Fall Events in Erie’s Wine Country:
Fishing & Boat Parking
16 & 20 Mile Creeks are within 2 miles for great steelhead fishing in the streams November through March.
Walleye, perch, lake trout and bass fishing are popular with boat fishermen locally. 2018 was an incredible year for walleye fishing and not quite as good for perch. Walleye fishermen were limiting out in record timing. 2019 is expected to be even better. Walleye fishing in our part of the lake is generally best in July, August, and September.
CHARTER TIP: The incredible walleye fishing season of 2018 (and expected again in 2019) presents a unique issue for charter fishing guests. If you catch your limit in an hour, do you need to pay for a full day of charter? Or, should you go with an outfit that offers half-day rates? And, what happens if you limit out in an hour? Game over? All questions you should ask before you book.
The North East Marina, just 1.4 miles east of our rentals, offers reasonable daily rates for a slip rental and boat parking, plus bait and PA fishing licensing services. Looking for a Lake Erie Charter? Ask me for recommendations.
Erie College Visits – Parent Weekend Visits – College Graduations
- Mercyhurst University, North East – 3 miles
- Penn State Behrend, Erie – 15 miles
- Gannon University – 17 miles
- Mercyhurst University, Erie – 19 miles
- LECOM Medical, Dental, or Pharmacy School, Erie – 24 miles
If you need a homey place to stay while visiting Erie colleges or parents weekends, check us out. We are also a popular place to stay for families for college graduations.