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“Quiet Place with Beautiful Sunset View” 4 of 5 stars
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11917 West Lake Road, Vermilion, OH 44089   |  
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“Quiet Place with Beautiful Sunset View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were traveling through Ohio after a weekend in Michigan and wanted to find a quiet place on the water for the night. After a long day of traveling and reading reviews, we almost gave up and booked a night at a Holiday Inn Express on our route but my sister had her heart set on a more unique experience so she called Walk in the Water Cottages. Chris offered us a generous discount on the room (perhaps because it was a Sunday night?) and that clinched it for us. We ended up having one of the most relaxing nights of our vacation. We let Chris know we were on our way and as soon as we arrived, he appeared from one of the cottage entrances to let us know they were just finishing cleaning up our room--an entire group had rented all of the cottages and had just left. We were happy to wait in the chairs overlooking Lake Erie just as the sun was starting to go down.

Chris checked us in and he suggested we visit Steak and Lube for dinner, especially if we liked wings. We decided to go and sit down by the lake in the Adirondack chairs and relax as the sun set. He even came down and brought us a menu in case we wanted to have pizza delivered to the cottages rather than go out to eat.

Our cottage had two double beds and a kitchenette and bathroom. It wasn't huge, but we didn't really need anything extravagant. It felt homey actually. We did notice a smell, but by the next day it was gone. We thought it might be coming off the lake since we could smell it briefly when we went outside and it certainly didn't ruin our stay there by any means.

The next morning we took our time getting ready to leave especially since Chris had generously allowed us to stay until 1 pm! We managed to get in a swim at the pool outside our door and enjoy the beautiful weather. If you don't mind a comfortable, no fuss and personal place to stay along Lake Erie, I definitely recommend Walk in the Water Cottages.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We rented a cottage for a week during the summer. Great pool, beach... but, oh my, this cottage stunk, you know this musty smell of mold? Furniture, carpet were ancient, drab and looked dirty. Even that I could overlook, but the smell, it suffocates you at the doorstep, make you hesitate. But it's paid for, nowhere to go and there is the beach and the pool. After a while inside the cottage, you almost get used to it, but if you go out for a minute, then it's all over again. The most important thing: don't get your things out of the suitcase and keep it closed. I got to do at least 2 laundries to get the smell out of my clothes (those in my unzipped suitcase too). Some people with respiratory problems could get very sick in the place like that.
Maybe other cottages were better and we just got unlucky but are you willing to take the risk?

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Walk in the Water Cottages

Address: 11917 West Lake Road, Vermilion, OH 44089
Location: United States > Ohio > Vermilion
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Vermilion
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Walk In The Water Cottages Ohio/Vermilion

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