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Cottage Near Lake Erie | Updated with Modern Amenities | EV friendly

Geneva, Ohio, United States
Rates from USD $665 | Weekly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From Now until December 30, 2024


I work in academia as a professor of design whose hobby is short story and poetry writing. I purchased this cottage to be a writer's retreat but ended up booking it to vacationers who wanted to enjoy its location in Ohio Wine Country. Being half Californian but now living/working in Pittsburgh, I wanted a place that was an easy trip to be near a large body of water, even remotely akin to being near the ocean and this place has it all. In a neighborhood that is half year-round residents and half summer cottages, it affords, off season, a calm and quiet place to retreat without being too remote or rustic. You can start your day pebble-hunting on the nearby beach or just walking 5 minutes to the park overlooking the lake to get inspiration and a sense of clearing. Work on your writing all day and take a break in the evening to enjoy one of multiple excellent restaurants just a 15-minute drive away. The area is a historic resort town so it has an eclectic and sometimes a bit oddball feeling, like the offspring of a mix of influences and eras. I would ideally like to find an academic on sabbatical (obviously) or other remote-working professional who is responsible, respectful, and non-smoking who would appreciate the charming yet modernized easy and relaxing place to focus without distraction. The dining area/laundry room could be converted into an office as it has a large dining table with washer/dryer—there for your use but neatly tucked out of sight. If, like me, you want to escape the more chaotic nature of university or home offices, and want to feel like you traveled far while only being an hour from Cleveland, Youngstown, and Akron (2.5 hours from Pittsburgh), and who might appreciate the unexpected awe of a massive frozen lake in the colder months, this is your perfect creative hide-away retreat! If you are a creative team working on a collaborative project that would benefit by a focused getaway, there are 2 comfortable queen beds in their own nicely decorated separate rooms plus the refrigerator is extra large and will fit everything you need to be comfortable roommates with private spaces of your own and common spaces. Best of all, in this economy, you have an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, you'll spend no money on gas as there's an EV plug accessible right from the 2 to 3-car driveway. This is a standard EV plug which probably doesn't work for a Tesla (see photos for specifics). This isn't a good choice if you're an artist who needs a studio-like space. In fact, I would not want anyone using the space for painting or other types of media that would be messy and potentially damage furniture or flooring. Extra bonus: If you stay 30 days or more we can both avoid the area's required "bed tax" (basically a sales tax like all hotels charge) and the price will reduce from $2,240 to $1,800 including utilities.




750 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From Now until December 30, 2024

Minimum Stay

3 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Month-long stays are discounted to $1,800/month ($450 per week). Dates are flexible but we also rent on AirBnB so you'll have to inquire first. Thanks for considering our property for your creative escape!


House in Geneva, Ohio, United States

Closest University

Kent State University of Ashtabula

Nearby Universities
Kent State University of Ashtabula | Kent State University | Case Western Reserve University | John Carroll University | The University of Akron | Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine | Cleveland State University

Geneva on the Lake

Nearby Cities

Pittsburgh | Erie | Ashtabula | Cleveland | Youngstown | Akron

Comments: Modernized ‘50s cottage w/all amenities: strong wifi, tastefully furnished, new appliances, woods next door, 5-min walk to lake, 10-minute drive to pebble-covered beach open all year, 15 min to restaurants, cozy bedding/towels, washer/dryer, parking.

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $665 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Guests agree to be mindful of utilities usage to not run water when not in use, or leave heat or AC on high when not there etc.


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: We rent this place in the summer as an allergen free place that is green-cleaned so no pets, smoke, or harsh chemicals please.





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking


Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: Just 3 stairs from driveway to porch and 3 from main hallway to dining room/laundry that could be adapted with ramps if wheelchair accessibility is needed. 15 minutes to Spire Institute with pool open to public. Dining area can adapt to be an office.


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