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“Wonderful place to stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cottages at the Water's Edge

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Cottages at the Water's Edge
Cortland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

My husband and I rented the 3BR cottage called The Rose Cottage. It had 2 bedrooms with double beds and one with two bunk beds. My sister and children could not make it down , so we had all this room to ourselves. We also had a privat patio area that had a beautiful garden and patio set (with a fence for privacy from the house they rent next door). We loved the grounds of this place....very spacious and very open. The fire pit is lovely as well as all the old antique metal chairs from the 1950's everywhere. The beach is down quite a few stairs but it's such a nice area to sit at the little wrought iron tables and chairs they provide on the cement patio right next to the sand. The owners are very sweet and very helpful. We went to a new winery in Vermilion named Paper Moon. It was very pretty and for Ohio wine..it wasn't bad at all!! Also went north a few miles to the Erie Kai Tikki Bar. You have to stop over there ....it's worth seeing all the decor. All furniture imported from the island of Bali.
I would highly recommend this to couples or families....it's great!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Rozy288
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2009

This place is beautiful and very close to many attractions, but don't let that fool you. The bigger cottages had an ant problem when we were there. We dealt with it but it was hard to have an appetite when they are crawling all over the boxes of food. It is a family environment. The owners allow alcohol but look down on you if do drink it while enjoying your well needed vacation. There is a fire at night around the fire pit but make sure you sit there every night and get to know everyone or you will not fit in nor feel welcomed. Children are welcomed but need to be on their best behavior as if they are in school. There are many other cottage rentals around to consider. especially if you want to have a fun time.

  • Liked — Watching the sunsets with my husband drinking wine
  • Disliked — The aggrivation, the ants, feeling like we were in a prison camp
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank happydaysahead
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cottages_house, Owner at Cottages at the Water's Edge, responded to this review, 25 February 2011
Wow! Not sure what this is all about. I don't recall rounding up our guests to make them sit at the fire! We spray the grounds for ants and spiders yearly. If we see any evidence of ants when cleaning we intervene. Our guests need to tell us if they see a problem and we will take care of it. My husband and I enjoy wine many evenings while watching the sunset! So we don't look down on guests enjoying alcoholic beverages. However, we do not permit drunken behavior as we promote a family atmosphere. We disagree with this review.
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Windsor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2006

We recently stayed at Cottages at the Water's Edge in Vermillion, Ohio.

The cottages have a great location - 15 minutes away from Sandusky and less than 1 hour away from Cleveland. You can have the perfect mix of beach holiday, amusement park attractions and big city fun.

The cottages are relatively inexpensive so they are small and pretty basic but they are good value for the money. The beach is nice and sandy and shallow. There are basketball nets, a shuffleboard, horseshoes and a bean bag toss. Each night the owners set up a fire in the fire pit where all the families congregate to roast marshmallows, prepare S'mores etc. The owners are very hospitable and it is a great place for a family.

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Additional Information about Cottages at the Water's Edge

Property: Cottages at the Water's Edge
Address: 6419 W Lake Rd, Vermilion, OH 44089-2845
Region: United States > Ohio > Vermilion
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Vermilion
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cottages at the Water's Edge is 4 miles west of Vermilion, 40 miles west of Cleveland, with 400 feet of private sandy beach and 10 vintage cottages. The cottage by the lake is America's classic summer getaway...time is the precious commodity of a cottage at the water's edge. ... more   less 
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Cottages At The Water`s Edge Hotel Vermilion
Cottages At The Water's Edge Vermilion, Ohio

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