Sunsets are one of a kind from the Cottages at the Water's Edge.
“Step back in time to a family vacation tradition
on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie.”

Our Timeless Resort


Look for our sign and you will know you will have arrived and are ready to step back in time. Memories are being made here for generations to come. This property had it’s first rental in 1930, read more about our cottage history here.


Our cottage property has 400ft of Lake Erie waterfront with a swimmable beach. Let the sound of the waves relax you as you take a break from your busy life and enjoy time unwinding at the Cottages at the Water’s Edge. Find the perfect cottage here.


Whether your ideal vacation includes spending time reading by the lake or finding adventure along the shores of Lake Erie, our location is the perfect home base. Only 20 minutes to Cedar Point and 45 minutes to Downtown Cleveland. Downtown Vermilion is just 4 miles east, with lovely shops and locally owned restaurants. Find things to do here.

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

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, 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 made. We hope that you will make Cottages at the Water’s Edge an annual family tradition.

Map of the Grounds & Cottages

Please Note:

All reservations will require a deposit, amounts vary by cottage. You will pay in full prior to your stay, this allows us to have a contactless/self check in. Please respect our check in and check out times as this ensures enough time for proper cleaning between guests.

Getting to the Cottages at the Water’s Edge:

Cottages at the Water’s Edge

6419 W. Lake Rd. 
Vermilion, OH 44089 

Tel No: 440-967-9480

Email: [email protected]