Charming red cottage with stone fireplace nestled on private 40 acre estate, 600 feet of Lake Erie waterfront, small boat launch, bullfrog pond, trickling stream, fruit trees, blueberries, walking trials at the end of half mile wooded driveway. Perfect for family reunions or vacation retreat located 22 miles West of Erie, PA and 8 miles East of Conneaut, OH.
This 4 bedroom home is available year round, but cross country skiing access maybe required for winter use. The property is bordered by Lake Erie to the North, Camp Lambec to the West and to the South and East are private undeveloped lands. Nearby, the largest tract of undeveloped land on the South Shore of Lake Erie, the Pennsylvania State Game lands/David M Roderick Wildlife Reserve; and the new Lake Erie Bluff's park is also nearby.
A historical property due to its location on the final 259th milepost of the pre-revolutionary war northern boundary of Pennsylvania. For history buffs, a granite monument near the highest bluff placed in 1910s marks the old state line and recounts the deed dating back to a treatise signed with the Indians and George Washington. The cottage built in the 1940s was expanded and renovated in 2000 to include a first floor master bedroom and private bath, a spacious maple cabinet kitchen, breakfast nook stocked with all equipment to prepare any meal. The living room has a stone, wood burning fireplace to make any night feel cozy. A lakefront dining room and settee, front and back decks both perfect places to relax, listen to the waves, see the boats go by and watch the hummingbirds dart around the feeder. If the weather turns, the enclosed front and back solarium settees allows you to take in the beauty.
The second floor has 2 bedrooms. Both with 2 twin beds and shared full bath.
Nearby: Wineries, Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Geneva on the Lake, Presque Isle State Park, Tom Ridge Center, The White Turkey Drive-In, Peggy Gray Candies, Waldameer Amusement Park, Splash Lagoon, The Brig Niagara, Pymatuning Lake (where the ducks walk on the fish's backs), Amish country, Camp Lambec, Camp Fitch, Camp Sherwin, Camp Eriez, Charter Fishing in Conneaut or Erie (no cleaning fish at the cottage), Pizzi Pizza, Tasty Twist, Conneaut Lake Park, Golfing (Over Lake is very nice and nearby), Sea Kayaking, Canoeing (Grand River and Elk Creek are a short drive), jet skiing, Scuba Diving (yes, in Lake Erie!), Morel mushroom hunting, disc golf ...
Relaxing: The environment simply lures you into leaving your stresses behind. Read a book while relaxing in the hammock. Take the time for incredible sunsets.
Badminton, frizbe and bocce balls are all provided. The large yard is a great place to play catch.
Hiking: Over 4000 acres of State game lands are one mile to the west.
Boating: The cottage has plenty of room to park your boat. Smaller boats can be launched on the property and at Raccoon Creek Park. Larger boats will need to go to Conneaut, Elk Creek, or other nearby ramps.
Swimming: On your own private beach. Build a fire on the beach and cook a hot dog or roast a marshmallow. There is almost always drift wood to keep the fire going.
Hunting: Deer, turkey, dove and much more bring the hunters in from all over the world to nearby state lands - but not permitted on the cottage property.
Birding: At least 50 species of bird nest here. Bald Eagles, Mississippi Kites, Peregrine Falcons are all sighted during migration. Late August and early September brings Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico. King rail, black tern, least bittern, great egret, yellow crowned night heron and the common tern are others the avid birder has a chance of seeing. Recently spotted Scarlet Tanager and Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
Fishing: Either from the shore, along Raccoon Creek, or nearby Elk and Walnut Creeks, your own boat or chartering in Conneaut or Erie. Walleye, Trout, Perch and many other species. Ice Fishing in Presque Isle bay is a popular winter sport. *NO CLEANING FISH AT THE COTTAGE*
Biking: The lightly traveled roads make for great rides, from leisurely to hard core. Check out Old Lake Road west of the OH/PA line, its awesome!
Golfing, Sailing, Exploring ...
Very peaceful and relaxing. My kids want to come back next year.
Thank you to David Lund for letting us stay in his lovely home. We were a family of 6 and everyone had a wonderful time. Everything in the description in the listing is very detailed and accurate. The lake is the highlight of this house. Beach is awesome, and changes character every day, from quiet and serene to almost violent windy waves! Bring beach shoes because there are rocks when you first enter. Expect to get very sandy! Depending on how much sand is deposited on the beach by the waves, it can be a 3 ft jump down from the concrete wall to the beach. We swam in the water every single day. Wonderful seeing all the birds gliding overhead. A few notes: Dishwasher and instant hot water in the kitchen are out of order. The rest of the kitchen has nice, working appliances and is well stocked with utensils. Bikes in the garage technically do work but are quite old and have old chains and bent tires. I did ride one of them around the area. The kids bike has a flat tire. Lack of A/C should be noted. I hoped that a lakefront property would be breezy enough to keep cool, and there are numerous fans throughout the house, but in the summertime by mid morning as the temperature gets into the upper 70s, you are going to be very hot in this house unless you sit right in front of a fan or go down to the lake. Internet is slow and a little finicky - can be an issue if you are trying to check in at work or make vacation plans. Hot water does have an egg smell - didn't really get better even after more than a week. I thought it was tolerable, but my kids complained about it. I thought the water tasted fine for drinking though, especially the filtered water from the refrigerator. I would definitely recommend this property. Will I personally return? The lack of A/C was not a big deal at night, but definitely a dissatisfier for my group during the day. Aside from that, I thought it was super. Thank you again!!
This setting is a nature person's paradise. The Cottage is very secluded and surrounded by woods on three sides and Lake Erie to the North. The cottage itself is comfortable with a significant amount of living area. The bedrooms and bathrooms qualify as "cottage" quality, with that said, I slept very well every night listening to the waves of Lake Erie.
My family and I had a wonderful time at 22 Chains. We loved the privacy ;and being right on the water. The house was well equipped, clean and very neat. We had plenty of room to spread out. My son brought his boat and was able to fish with my husband. The water was awesome! Getting to the beach was a little hard with little ones, but by the end of the week we were pros at climbing down and up the incline. We had the beach entirely to ourselves which is exactly what we wanted. My rating on the house is actually 41/2 stars because of the lack of air, dishwasher not working and the gas grill was not working. Needless to say we did have a lot of trash. Overall, we loved it and would rent this property again. Thanks again to David Lund for the use of this beautiful property!
The property was perfect for our family. The sound of the waves lulled us to sleep at night and woke us with the sun.
This is our 2nd stay over the last 4 years. We love the solitude, scenery, and access to Erie. Our nightly walk to the local ice cream stand has become a ritual. A stop at Peggy Gray's chocolate shop is required. A day at Waldameer Water World and Park is a tradition with the grandkids. Of course the sunsets are stunning. Wish we were closer.
We loved our stay at 22 Chains. The outdoors space allowed for visiting on the porch, on the lawn, by the water, by the pond, or even on the water (when the waves were calm). Though the beach area was small and you needed to navigate the step down off the cement wall, we were able to get 2 kayaks down to the water and enjoy fishing from the boat. Although, the small pond in the front yard was most successful for the boys and fishing. The water in the lake was just too choppy to catch anything close to shore. The home provided all that we needed for our cooking needs and visiting. One downside for us, was that the home provided 9 beds but we thought it said 'sleeps 10', so my husband was on the couch for the week. Secondly, I believe the home was closed up for a bit prior to our arrival since the water had a very strong sulfur odor. By our last day it eased up a bit, but it was a very strong smell. That said, the home itself lends itself nicely to relax and visit, which was our family's main objective. We were only a 25 minute drive into Presque Isle for fishing, kayaking, Sally's and Sarah's hot dogs, Maritime Museum and Tom Ridge Environmental Center. David Lund was quick to respond to any needs we had (such as the downed tree across the driveway upon our arrival). Within an hour we were successfully driving our cars down to the house.