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13 Best Beachfront Vacation Rentals on Lake Erie

When we say Lake Erie covers a lot of ground, we mean that both figuratively and literally. Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake in North America and the eleventh largest in the world. It spans Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York on one side and the Ontario Peninsula on the other. Its huge size makes Lake Erie a brilliant spot for a beachside getaway with family or friends. Known for its blue water, white sand beaches, water sports, and sunsets, there’s something for everyone at this picture-perfect escape. Not sure where to stay during your next trip to Lake Erie? Read on for all of our favorite Airbnbs in the area.

Stunning Bohemian Home with Private Beach Spend time in the airy and bright living room that overlooks the lake
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Stunning Bohemian Home with Private Beach

This expansive home has space for up to 10 guests, so it’s a brilliant spot if you’re looking to spend some time around Lake Erie with a large group of friends. Each room in this house comes with large windows and an airy, peaceful feel, no matter whether you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen, relaxing in the living room in front of the TV or sleeping peacefully in one of its four bedrooms. Known as the Sunrise Beach House, you can be sure you’ll wake up to wonderful views every morning you spend here. This freshly renovated home has a 180-degree panorama of the lake from the spacious open floor plan. The lower level features two walk-out bedrooms with amazing views, too. Outside, there’s your own private beach equipped with paddle boards, hammocks, and beach furniture.

Waterfront Wine-Route Retreat "Luckystone Sound" A picturesque lakefront property
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Waterfront Wine-Route Retreat "Luckystone Sound"

This magical looking house in Amherstburg, Ontario looks like something out of a fairytale, with its tranquil setting perched right on the edge of the lake. With three bedrooms and space for four guests, it’s most suited to a family vacation with spacious interiors and a modern, traditional fusion of decor. An ideal location for birdwatching, watersports, nature hiking, golfing or, cultural tourism, it’s fair to say there’s a lot to do in the surrounding area. Visit the nearby nightlife of Windsor or enjoy nature, fishing, kayaking, or swimming without leaving the property. And, once the sun goes down, the fun continues. The unobstructed night sky, lake views, and salt-water hot tub await you. Many rooms come with lake views and the fully-equipped kitchen ensures you’ll never struggle to cook up a feast while staying here.

Secluded Cottage with Hidden Cove on Lake Erie Remote and secluded with a private lakefront lawn and sands
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Secluded Cottage with Hidden Cove on Lake Erie

You’ll wake up to nothing but the sounds of nature and the water when staying at this cottage in Ripley, New York. Surrounded by water on one side and miles of greenery on the other, it’s definitely a place designed for those looking to switch off. With two bedrooms and space for four guests in total, this secluded cottage is well-equipped for all kinds of lakeside adventures. Here, you’ll find a completely renovated living area, as well as a kitchen and master suite all with gorgeous views. Acting a little like the perfect getaway to enjoy your own private paradise, this property starts with a private drive that leads you to amazing sunsets, as well as the fire pit and lake itself. Keep an eye out for nearby eagles, deer, and wildlife, the only other creatures to call this spot home.

Somerset Cottage with Private Beachfront Enjoy your own private beach access with cabanas
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Somerset Cottage with Private Beachfront

Somerset Cottage is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, perched directly on the beach with nothing obstructing your view of the rolling waves and impressive lake. This three-bedroom house provides all the necessary amenities and then some, with two bedrooms, with queen size beds and a third bedroom with bunk beds. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen with a BBQ for all your meal prep needs and beach cabanas and loungers for soaking up the sunshine. You’re also free to use the property’s wood burning fire pit, outdoor shower, sand toys, and kayaks if you’re looking to get out on the water during your stay. It’s worth noting that the dining area here is outdoors. Stay during the summer months and you’ll love the cool breeze from the lake. Stay during winter and you’ll be able to make use of the outdoor heater or the outdoor igloo.

Eagle's Nest Lakefront Cottage Perched above the water
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Eagle's Nest Lakefront Cottage

The Eagle’s Nest in Conneaut, Ohio looks out onto nothing but expansive ocean views. It’s a wonderful escape with no neighbors within close distance. If you’re looking for undiluted relaxation, here’s where to find it. This cute and cozy cottage has space for up to four guests in total, making it suitable for a small family or a group of friends looking to relax in peace together. Located on a dead end road and overlooking Lake Erie, you’re only steps from the water itself and all of its glory. Its name comes from the regular eagle sightings spotted from this cottage. It’s a brilliant chance to watch wildlife in its natural habitat. Inside the cottage, there’s a kitchen, living room, bedrooms with a mix of queen and twin beds, free WIFI throughout and, the star of the show, your own private beach access.

Sandy Shores Retreat Tucked between the trees
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Sandy Shores Retreat

Sandy Shores Retreat is a popular Airbnb in the area and it’s easy to see why. This stunning spot looks out on pristine white sand and the endless lake beyond, practically demanding you to spend your days doing nothing but lying here with a good book and soaking up the sunshine. The property itself is just as impressive, with room for up to nine guests in total across its four bedrooms. Located on the shores of Lake Erie at Cedar Bay – one of the nicest beaches in the area – this cozy cottage also has one and a half baths and an expansive open concept living area. All of the comforts of home are here including dinnerware, cookware, linens and towels, and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Start your mornings enjoying coffee on the front screened porch and kick back in the evenings with a cocktail around the fire pit.

Lakeview Cottage with Private Beach Access This sun-soaked communal room overlooks the lake
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Lakeview Cottage with Private Beach Access

This modern cottage in Geneva, Ohio is definitely on the Scandi side when it comes to interiors. With space for nine guests throughout its four bedrooms, it’s one of the larger Airbnbs in the area and makes for a wonderful spot for a few days of lakeside fun. Set in a private community called Mapleton Beach, this Airbnb is located near the heart of the Midwest’s wine country and in the middle of the Geneva-On-The-Lake strip. Inside, this charming house offers two dining areas with seating for many, as well as a recently renovated stylish kitchen and bathroom. The living room has a new 55-inch flat screen smart TV on a swivel mount, ready for movie night or game day after a day of lakeside relaxation. The private outdoor patio, leading to your own private beach access, has seating, string lighting, a fire pit, and a new gas grill.

Sunset in Beautiful Sandy Bay Cabin Expect peaceful sunset views from this Airbnb
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Sunset in Beautiful Sandy Bay Cabin

Come to Sandy Bay, Dunnville, for a spectacular sunset view to remember. While there are lots of impressive things about this Airbnb, it’s those magical views greeting you each morning and each evening that you’ll remember the most. What better way to spend an evening around Lake Erie than by watching rainbow colors light up over the water? This two-bedroom cabin has space for four guests and is only 200 meters away from the sandy beach. A perfect spot for anyone who loves the outdoors, it comes with a 300 square foot deck with a table and six chairs to enjoy meals while overlooking the lake every evening. There’s a propane BBQ and a fire pit for more al fresco dining opportunities and a large, indoor common space for when the weather gets a little cool. It’s within one hour of Niagara Wine Country and Niagara Falls and 10 km to the town of Dunnville.

Lake Life Cottage The perfect spot to take in the sunset
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Lake Life Cottage

Lake Life Cottage’s gorgeous decking directly overlooks the water and there’s no better place to enjoy a morning coffee than here. This spacious cabin has room for six guests in total, with three bedrooms and plenty of room for all to settle in. Located in the century-old private community of Lake Erie Country Club, this wonderful getaway is fully kitted out with everything you need to make it a home away from home, like the airy, modern rooms with all the homely touches and fresh flowers in the dining room. There’s also a full bath, fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, and laundry facilities. This charming, vintage-inspired lakefront home is the perfect getaway whether you’re looking to relax and enjoy time with loved ones, explore the highlights of Windsor Essex County, or celebrate a special occasion.

The Mansion Inn Guest House on Lake Erie Your home away from home right on Lake Erie
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The Mansion Inn Guest House on Lake Erie

With a private beach, close proximity to many area wineries, Geneva-on-the-Lake, and other tourist attractions, you’ll struggle to find a house more well equipped than this one. This beautiful guest house comes with a private entrance, which leads to the suite with its two bedrooms. The kitchen is outfitted with all new appliances while the bathroom has a jacuzzi whirlpool tub and brand new washer and dryer just outside. Outside is the best part. The elevated outdoor deck provides exceptional views of the lake and sunset. This beautiful home has a private locked gate to the adjacent township park, which has basketball and sand volleyball courts, a baseball field, and a public beach. And, if you’re looking to explore a little further afield, the corner bars and restaurants are all within a five minute walk through the park.

Completely Renovated Beachfront Bungalow with Exquisite Views Enjoy some of the finest views in the area
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Completely Renovated Beachfront Bungalow with Exquisite Views

This beautiful beachfront home in Port Rowan, Ontario comes with some of the finest views in the area. Look out from practically any window in this newly renovated house and you’ll see nothing but peaceful lake views and golden sand just in front. This beach house may look pretty traditional from the outside but inside is fully modernized with plenty to offer. With three bedrooms and space for up to eight guests, it’s suitable for all kinds of travelers on the hunt for sandy beach views, biking days, bird watching mornings and more. Step outside for direct access to the marinas nearby for fishing or boat rentals, if you’re looking to get a little closer to the lake itself. Eco adventure tours, wineries, and grocery stores are all close by, so you’re fully stocked for however you’d like to spend your time here.

Relaxing Vacation at Lake Breeze Getaway You'll have everything you could need for a wonderful, stress-free stay.
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Relaxing Vacation at Lake Breeze Getaway

This two-bedroom house in Conneaut, Ohio is the perfect modern vacation home away from home. Perched right on the beach, but filled with all of the classic amenities needed for a wonderful, stress-free vacation, this wonderful house is a treat for all the family. Here, you’ll easily fit six guests among the three beds with large communal spaces for daytime activities. Elsewhere in the property, there’s fast WIFI, AC for those sunny days, a fully stocked kitchen and a living room. Nestled in between Conneaut Harbor and Conneaut Township Park, you’re perfectly located for exploring and only steps away from the shoreline of Lake Erie. It’s everything you need from a relaxing break with plenty to do nearby, including beautiful beaches, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, restaurants, wineries, and amazing sunsets.

Lake Haven Beach Resort - Cottage #8 Spend your days dipping your toes into the sand
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Lake Haven Beach Resort - Cottage #8

This quaint cottage is known as Canada’s South Coast nautical playground, which gives you an idea of what to expect before you check in. Stunningly peaceful both inside and out, it’s set in an ideal location for switching off for a few days with a group of friends or your family. Here, you’ll spend your days dipping your toes into the sand, breathing in the fresh air and exploring the countless beaches at your doorstep. You can take a stroll down the vast beachfront, enjoy nature’s beauty and build memories. There’s space for up to six guests inside each cottage here, with three bedrooms and a large living space to relax in together during the day. The fully equipped kitchen, with its private deck and BBQ, makes al fresco meals a breeze.

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