Step back in time to a family vacation tradition on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie."

We are OPEN!

We want to let everyone know that we are currently open and accepting reservations. We clean, disinfect, and sanitize every cottage and will continue to keep a high level of cleanliness for every guest.

Covid- 19 Changes:
This year you will pay in full prior to your stay, this allows us to have a contactless check in, which is recommended by the CDC guidelines. Payment can be made by check or by credit card over the phone.

What we are doing:
· We will continue to use disinfecting/sanitizing cleaning solutions in the cottages between guests. We use cleaners with bleach, 99.9% bacteria cleaners, and finish will sanitizing spray.
· We will continue to use disinfecting/sanitizing cleaning solutions on the grounds general use chairs on a regular basis.

What we ask of you while you are here:
· We request that guests practice social distancing with guests who are not part of their group. Please practice social distancing while on the property (this includes at the beach and by the camp fire).

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Welcome to a world apart from time in Vermilion, Ohio ...

The view from the chairs!

Go back in time and enjoy a lake cottage vacation. Our goal is to provide today’s family and future generations a “window into the past”. “Unplug” and escape the hectic pace of today’s world and treat your family to a vacation that is reminiscent of a simpler way of life.

Enjoy the sunsets over the lake and islands, the lake breeze, and the sound of the waves. Swim, sunbathe, build sandcastles, fish, boat, read, play yard and board games, cook over an open fire or just relax at the campfire, meeting and talking with other guests.

We look forward to the summer season when we see old friends return and new friends are made. Like many others, we hope that you will make Cottages at the Water’s Edge an annual family tradition.



Map of the Grounds


Cottages at the Water's Edge

6419 W. Lake Rd.
Vermilion, OH 44089

Tel No: 440-967-9480

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