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 — we are closer to the lake than some of the lakefront homes making this home a great value. Located in North East, PA we are on Erie’s Wine Trail and the growing Lake Erie Ale Trail where you can venture out for tastings and events at 10 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 and a small town atmosphere. Like us on Facebook – Clement’s Lake Erie Cottages for more about our homes and area.
Ladies: We love ladies getaway groups. We are on the Lake Erie Wine Trail where wineries offer year round tasting. Bella Day Spa is close by and you can reserve the party room for your ladies to meet up between spa appointments. Ask me about private wine glass painting classes in-home and for other ideas for your weekend.
Steelhead and bass stream fishermen and guided fishing tours are welcome. We are right between 16 Mile & 20 Mile Creeks, but also close enough to Walnut and Elk Creeks where you could drive to where the fish are hitting. My brothers are part of a competitive fishing team here. Ask me for Lake Erie fishing charter recommendations.
Larger groups can rent both of our homes – please see our other listing The Little Red Lake House. Our two vacation rentals are on the same quite road — just 3 homes apart. Rent BOTH homes to accomodate up to 16 people. If my calendars are booked for the dates you need ask me for recommendations for other nearby homes.
The Lake House
Main Floor: living area, kitchen, eating area, 3 bedrooms (Q, F, 2T) and bathroom with shower/tub unit. We also provide a Queen air mattress.
The fully equipped kitchen includes stainless appliances, large Thermador refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, microwave, Keurig and carafe coffee makers, dishwasher, garbage disposal, blender, mixer and crockpot.
Loft living area equipped with 42′ plasma TV, Blue-ray Disc player, cable channels, comfy sectional sofa, board games and toys. We do have lake views from the loft.
- Central air conditioning – a must for hot summer nights
- Carm and cozy in the winter, fully insulated – not drafty like older cottages
- Ample city water (no well water or low supply)
- Public sewer (no septic issues).
- Local art of Tamara Maas
Washer and dryer are provided in the garage. Washer is ‘winterized’ from November through April, and cannot be used during those months.
The Lake House Property
- Very private, quiet road with only 12 homes, no thru traffic
- Private beach for residents/guests only (more beach glass for YOU)
- One house away from the beach entrance – closer to beach and easier access than some lakefront homes
- Easy walkable beach access (no bluff/cliff/staircase) – unique for the area and important to consider for taking beach chairs, floats, and coolers to the beach. We do provide a wagon to help you move your items to and from the beach.
- Natural Lake Erie shoreline with stones, sand, driftwood. See more photos on Little Red’s page.
- We like to take beach walks, swim, hunt for sea glass and beach treasures, hang out on the beach and watch sunsets.
Detached 1.5-car garage with full size washer and dryer. Concrete driveway parking can accommodate up to four cars or a boat — or a game of pick-up basketball – hoop provided. Launch your kayak or sailboard right from the beach, or your jet ski or larger boat from the North East Marina, 1.4 miles east. You can launch your boat from the Marina and then anchor it in front of our beach during the day so you can come and go to the cottage.
The home uniquely sits on 2 lots with large grassy areas for playing yard games. Kids love the tree swing. The backyard is private… only the yard and the creek about 15 feet down with access points via stairs or level at the beach. You can enjoy a small camp fire in the backyard of the cottage or at the beach. Driftwood is always plentiful for a beach fire, or the fire pit (no need to bring wood). Popular fishing streams, 20 Mile and 16 Mile are within a few miles. Walnut Creek and Elk Creek are drivable from here.
Cabin Life At The Lake
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 year round — 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. You 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.
Town of North East, PA
Located 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 (all local products and artisans), Bella Salon and Day Spa (massages!), the popular Skunk & Goat Tavern (formerly The Cork 1794), Sander’s Jubilee Grocery, CVS drug store and more. During the summer and fall buy freshly picked produce at one the roadside farm stands. 10 wineries are within 8 miles. Trail rides and pony rides nearby.
Spring Events In Lake Erie Wine Country
Spring is a popular time for ladies getaways. Girlfriends, bachelorettes, moms, quilters, bookclubs, scrapbookers 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, a themed wine walk sponsored by the North East Chamber of Commerce
- Wine & Cheese Weekend, sponsored by Lake Erie Wine Country
Summer Events In Lake Erie Wine Country
- Free outdoor concerts at local wineries including, Penn Shore, Lake View, Arundel
- “Thursdays in the Park,” picnic in the park, farmers’ market and family entertainment
- Cherry Festival in 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. The cool weather in November signals the steelhead to migrate into 16 Mile and 20 Miles streams for late fall and winter, and the stream fisherman delight in the sport of the catch. Our areas is known for its steelhead fishing as “Steelhead Alley.” We welcome fishing groups and guided fishing tours.
Fishing & Boat Parking
16 & 20 mile creeks are within 2 miles for great steelhead fishing. Excellent walleye, perch, lake trout and bass fishing locally. The North East Marina, just 1.4 miles east, offers reasonable daily rates for a slip rental and boat parking, plus bait and licensing services. Looking for a Lake Erie Charter? Ask me for recommendations.
Colleges Visits – Parents 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 – 24 miles