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Highlights Lake Erie

  • Lakeside beaches
  • State parks
  • Walking paths
  • Cedar Park

Best Vacation Rentals in Lake Erie

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Chautauqua, Chautauqua Lake
Vacation Rental • 14 Guests • 7 Bedrooms
4.9
(8 reviews)
Are you planning a vacation with extended family or friends? Our 7 bedroom home is waiting for you and your family and friends to enjoy that long awaited time together! It is one of the few large rentals around the lake that are available all year long. Bring your boat(s) and keep them right at the dock for your stay. Enjoy summer on the lake or at Chautauqua Institution, fishing and leaf peeping in the Spring and Fall, snow mobiling, ice fishing and skiing in the Winter and wine tasting, our wonderful art trails and sight seeing in every season!Our large, seven/bedroom, three/bath home has...
from $399 / night
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Port Clinton, Lake Erie
Vacation Rental • 797 ft² • 1 Bedroom
4.8
(28 reviews)
Have the ultimate lakeside getaway at this Port Clinton 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental condo, ideally situated steps away from Lake Erie! Located within the desirable Clinton Reef Club, this condo offers the use of fantastic community amenities, such as a swimming pool, hot tub, and an outdoor dining area with several gas grills, as well as a clubhouse. Additionally, there is a boat ramp on site for easy water access with nightly dock rentals available for boats and wave runners.-- THE PROPERTY --In-Unit Laundry Machines | Resort Amenities | Off-Street Parking After a memorable day o...
from $134 / night
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Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua County
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
5.0
(10 reviews)
Shadywood Cabin is a beautiful newly built home located in a beautiful wooded setting with a large yard just steps away. It's located on 60 acres of privately owned property.The house is a very spacious open floor plan with cathedral style construction. Many windows give way to a scenic view of our areas wildlife and beautiful sunsets. The high end accomodations feature unique local craftsmanship. Come enjoy our cool summer breezes or sit around your own campfire with friends and family. Pitch a tent, hike or bike the trails, rent a boat for a day on the lake or relax on the porch with a go...
from $173 / night

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Vacation rental prices Lake Erie

$253for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
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Vacation rentals in Lake Erie

A tranquil lakeside retreat

Lake Erie is the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes and forms the boundary between Ontario, Canada and the United States. The lake borders the states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. It’s the perfect summer destination for families, couples, fishing enthusiasts, and nature lovers seeking a variety of outdoor lakeside activities to keep entertained. The lake is home to many picturesque beaches with sandy shores and calm waters that look so similar to typical ocean beaches that you’ll hardly be able to tell the difference!

Finding your perfect Lake Erie vacation rental

Enjoy a peaceful outdoor getaway at Lake Erie and choose from a wide range of vacation rentals with a little something for every type of traveler. Stay at the lake’s edge at a rental with sweeping views of the sky and water. Or stay in a rental tucked away in the forest where you can wake up to leafy window views and birdsongs. Oversized rentals are available for large groups and families, while couples can choose from a range of smaller, cozy rentals. Rentals around the lake vary in style, from rustic, to luxurious and modern, appealing to the full spectrum of preferences and budgets of its visitors. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Lake Erie

The area and getting around

Arriving in Lake Erie

If you’ll be arriving to the Lake Erie area by plane, the closest major airport is Cleveland International Airport, which is 48 miles, or a 1-hour drive from the lake. Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport is a slightly closer 30-minute drive from the lake, but only serves domestic flights. Rental cars are available at Cleveland International Airport and around Cleveland.

Getting around Lake Erie

The nearest major towns and cities to the lake are Toledo and Cleveland in Ohio, and Buffalo, New York. The Lake Erie area spans nearly 700 miles of shoreline in the USA alone, making it far too large of an area to navigate on foot. Renting a car during your trip to Lake Erie is absolutely necessary for getting around. However, if you enjoy walking, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to walk at parks and on walking paths around the lake.

Travelers and activities

Lake Erie for families

There are endless activities for families of all ages to enjoy around Lake Erie. Head to Cedar Point, an enormous amusement park and roller coaster capital of the world. The fun family theme park boasts 18 roller coasters, live shows, children’s rides, and delicious dining options. Head to Erie Bluffs State Park in Erie County, Pennsylvania. The large park boasts unparalleled views of Lake Erie, dense wooded forests, and well-maintained walking trails.

Lake Erie for couples

Couples can enjoy a wide range of peaceful outdoor activities around the lake. Head to the shores of the lake in Ashtabula in Ohio which is a popular kayaking access point. There are several rental companies nearby which rent out kayaks and paddleboards, and you can spend a few hours peacefully paddling around the lake. Go swimming at East Harbor State Park in Sandusky, Ohio. This expansive park features spectacular lake views, picnic areas, hiking trails, and a disc golf course.

Lake Erie is the shallowest of the five Great Lakes and the eleventh largest lake in the world by surface area.

Top 5 travel tips in Lake Erie

1. Swim at Edgewater Beach

This spectacular lakeside beach boasts wide sandy shores, calm swimmable waters, and a fantastic view of Cleveland’s city skyline. Locals and tourists alike consider this one of Lake Erie’s most beautiful beaches. Come here to swim and sunbathe in the summer months, or for a refreshing beach stroll at any other time of the year.

2. Check out the Liberty Aviation Museum in Ohio

One of the best museums in the Lake Erie area, Liberty Aviation museum is a must for any aviation enthusiasts. Browse the classic car collection, war memorabilia, take a guided tour of the different exhibit areas, and eat at the delicious on-site diner.

3. Stroll around Presque Isle State Park in Pennsylvania

This sandy, scenic state park sits on a peninsula that juts into Lake Erie. While you’re here, you can visit Presque Isle Beach, where the clean, calm lake waters and sandy shores will convince you that you’re at the ocean and not just a lake! Take a walk to the historic Presque Isle Lighthouse, which makes a fantastic backdrop for a photo shoot.

4. Visit South Bass Island in Ohio

A visit to the islands in the lake is a must during a trip to Lake Erie. One of the best and most picturesque islands is South Bass Island in Ohio. It is the third largest of the Lake Erie islands. Hike around the island, go for a refreshing dip in the water, and visit the South Bass Island Lighthouse.

5. Go vineyard hopping

If you’re a fan of trying locally made wines when you travel, carve out some time during your trip to visit the Lake Erie area wineries in Ohio. Sample world-class wines, stroll through picturesque vineyards, and sip away in cozy tasting rooms. Some of the must-visit wineries in this area include: Laurentia Vineyard & Winery, Debonne Vineyards, Kosicek Vineyards, and Old Mill Winery.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Erie

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Lake Erie?

Based on last year, Lake Erie had an average price of $316 per night, a relatively high one compared to the destinations in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Lake Erie?

If you would like to save as much as possible during your vacation to Lake Erie, travel in March ($256 per night on average), February ($281), or April ($288), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Lake Erie?

When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Lake Erie, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of August (with an average of $371 per night), followed by June ($348), and then September ($346).

Do I need to plan a trip to Lake Erie well in advance?

It's worthwhile to be proactive in Lake Erie as only 36% of the accommodations remain free throughout the year, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

May, June and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 90%, 62%, and 42%.

When are fewer rentals available in Lake Erie?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 2% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by July (12%), and then April (26%). During these three months, the availability is only 13%. It is therefore recommended to book far in advance.

How many rentals are there in Lake Erie?

We have 2,400 rentals for you in Lake Erie, provided by our 4 local and international partners.

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