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Stop 141 of the Lake Shore Electric Railway during late 1800's - 1930's.

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, The Stop 141 Lake House is nestled among vintage cottages at Cottages at the Water's Edge in Vermilion, OH. This antique cottage-farmhouse began as a barn and was converted for occupancy in the late 1800's. It has since served as a country store and then family home for the current owners. This home has been in the current owners' family since 1953. This home has 2 bathrooms, a laundry room, full kitchen, living room, and four bedrooms accommodating a maximum of 8 people. It is on Lake Erie with a short walk across a grassy yard to the steps that go down to the 400 ft. sandy beach. (Please see the photos from the deck of the view of the walk from this house to the lake.) There is a beautiful deck outside with separate dining and seating areas. The deck is steps from the outdoor shower for washing off sand before returning to the house.

Therese Hoffman
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Therese Hoffman

Dave and Therese Hoffman have owned and operated Cottages at the Water's Edge since 1985 and recently converted this home to a rental.

Therese Hoffman purchased this farmhouse in 1985

Why Therese Hoffman chose Ohio

This home has a story! The Main House was a barn in the late 1800's. The farmhouse was moved down the road and the barn was converted to a house. During the depression, new owners opened a store in this house which was also one of the stops for the Lake Erie Electric Train that ran from Cleveland to Cedar Point to Toledo and other places. The owners, during the depression. served food from the store to the locals, as well as, homeless travelers along Lake Rd. or Rte. 6 today. The father of the family built the first cottage in the backyard by the lake for his daughter but she never used it as it quickly became a rental to earn more income. He built several more cottages over the years before they sold the property. The current owner's grandmother operated the business including the store from 1953 to 1963 and added an additional cottage. Another family member owned it from 1963 to 1985 but the store in this house was no longer in operation. It became the home of the owners and their office for the cottage business. The current owners have just converted it to a rental after living there for 30 years.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Lakefront with beach access is the main drawing factor plus close proximity to Cedar Point and other venues.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Vermilion

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1- downstairs - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 upstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs bedroom - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - Upstairs - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 upstairs - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Stop 141 of the Lake Shore Electric Railway during late 1800's - 1930's.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Loved working w/ Therese

  • 5 of 5

Therese is wonderful to work with, she makes your booking so easy.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rudy's in Vermilion, Ohio
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Sandusky, Ohio
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Thunderbird Hills, Huron, OH
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sandusky, Ohio
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 6, located on this highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Onsite on Lake Erie
Car: necessary

The city of Vermilion offers fine shops and many wonderful restaurants including the 4 star Chez Francois on the Vermilion River. Don't miss Brummer's Candy store. There is a wonderful public beach. For train enthusiasts, a platform at the crossing allows one to watch the many trains that go through town. Mill Hollow Bacon Woods Park offers picnicking along the River along with places to frolic in the water!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Vermilion

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring '16, '17
1 Nov 2016 - 25 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
30 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017/18
5 Sep 2017 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.75%

The winter rate is for 2 people using the downstairs only. Call for rates for more than 2.

A nonrefundable deposit is required at booking. Remainder is paid upon arrival. Credit card or cash acceptable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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