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4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAllison's Mini-Golf15 min walk
    Popular LocationOld Firehouse Winery16 min walk
    Popular LocationAdventure Zone3 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gretchen's Getaway Cottage: Family-friendly, Close to Lake Erie and The Strip

Historic cottage in Geneva-on-the-Lake with water park
This recently updated cottage is located in a nice residential area 5172 University Drive . Great sleeping options include a bedroom upstairs with a Queen bed and 2 futons. The main floor has a furnished living room, fully equipped kitchen, 1 Bedroom with Queen bed. 1 bath shower/tub. The cottage also has Air Conditioning /Heat/ Linens / Sleeps 6 , Nice partially fenced backyard with wooded view, fire pit and charcoal grill! Just a few minutes drive or walk to the Strip for Eddie's Grill/Madsen Donuts or take a stroll to the Geneva Township Park! Also 0nly 6.5 miles from Spire Institute!Keywords: Quaint, Cottage, House, Ranch, Kitchen, Loft, Queen beds, Futon, Sleeps 6, Lake Erie, GOTL, Geneva, Geneva-on-the-lake, Ashtabula, Ashtabula Harbor, Spire Institute, Swimming, Wineries, Outdoor Markets, Lakefront Summer Concert, Boating, Thunder on the Strip, Massage, Jet Ski, Geneva State Park, Lodging, Geneva Marina, Golf, Fishing, Cleveland, Ohio, Remodeled, Ice Wine Festival, Ice Fishing, Polar Bear Plunge, Golf Cart Poker Runs, Harpersfield Covered Bridge, Walleye, Steelhead, Fishing Charter, Getaway, Wine N Bloom Wine Trail, Grape Jamboree, Bachelorette Parties, Uncorked Craft Fairs, Dinner Theater, Father Son, Mother Daughter, Kayaking, Grand River, Motorcycle, Bike, Lakeshore Park ,Beach, Zip Line, Canopy Tour, Bike Trail, Museum, Ferris Wheel, Go Carts, Sport Fishing, Rent Stand Up Paddle Board, SUP, Jet Ski, Mini Golf, .Antiques, Arcade, Wine, Beer, Live Music, Swim Meet, Karaoke.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Bill / Shelli Skidmore
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayak on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Bicycling on site
  • Hunting nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 10


  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center access
  • Golfing
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Hunting
  • Jet skiing
  • Marina
  • Motor boating
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • Water tubing
  • Windsurfing
  • Winery tours

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

About this area


Located in Geneva-on-the-Lake, this cottage is in a rural area. Old Firehouse Winery and Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Ashtabula Towne Square and Jefferson Farmers' Market. Allison's Mini-Golf and Adventure Zone are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the resort's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Allison's Mini-Golf - 15 min walk
  • Old Firehouse Winery - 16 min walk
  • Adventure Zone - 3 min drive
  • Geneva Marina - 6 min drive
  • Geneva State Park - 11 min drive


  • Effin Burrito — 11 min walk
  • Sunrise Cafe — 11 min walk
  • GOTL Brewing Co. — 11 min walk
  • Piero's Pasta House — 12 min walk
  • Eddie's Grill — 12 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Is Gretchen's Getaway Cottage: Family-friendly, Close to Lake Erie and The Strip pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Gretchen's Getaway Cottage: Family-friendly, Close to Lake Erie and The Strip?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Gretchen's Getaway Cottage: Family-friendly, Close to Lake Erie and The Strip?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Gretchen's Getaway Cottage: Family-friendly, Close to Lake Erie and The Strip located?
Situated in a rural location, this historic cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Geneva Township Park, Lake Erie, and Allison's Mini-Golf. Old Firehouse Winery and Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Way bigger than it looks. Close to everything. Property owners was quick to answer questions and friendly upon check in. Definitely would stay here again!

5/5 Excellent

Outstanding Weekend!
Where to even begin. Prior to our arrival, Shelli had completely open lines of communication and was super flexible with our check in. The property was clean, the neighborhood relatively quiet (for Thunder on the Strip-that wasn't quite thanks to COVID-19) and it was super convenient to everything! We had everything we needed to cook our meals, plenty of room for the 3 of us and the neighbors were wonderful!! The only negatives, to be expected in a cottage of this sort and no big deal to us, we're the very low ceilings in the loft and limited living room seating. For us, though, it was wonderful! Shelli even had a birthday surprise to greet me when we arrived!! In all, FANTASTIC ownership, convenient and comfy dwellings and plenty to do!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me!

5/5 Excellent

Cute cottage
This cottage was perfect for what we needed. Very convenient and cute place!

5/5 Excellent

Clean and cozy
My girlfriends and I enjoyed staying at this quaint cottage! The owners were wonderful with communication and the place was spotless!

5/5 Excellent

Great Girls Weekend!
The property was sparkling clean and had everything available you could need (small kitchen appliances and utensils, linens, even firewood for the firepit!!). The personal touch of someone actually meeting me at the property for check in was definitely appreciated, but keep this in mind if your arrival time is potentially variable. The futons in the loft are about as comfortable as one could expect a futon to be, but there's plenty of room to set up air mattress or something of the like if you're interested. Overall this property was phenomenal and I wouldn't hesitate to book again!!

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