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Doorway To Summer

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Area: SW Ontario/Lake Erie
  • Town: Port Colborne
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Lake Erie

About This Cottage

We are always happy to see new properties on the Lake Erie shoreline, so we were doubly pleased when we first saw this adorable cottage between Sherkston Shores and Port Colborne. When you stand on the deck and look out, the trees frame the lake and beach in a beautiful way that gives rise to the name of this property.

The Doorway to Summer is a classic Lake Erie beach home, cute, clean, cozy and convenient to all the fun that the Niagara Peninsula has to offer. At about 10 km from Port Colborne, you are far enough from the crowds to enjoy the peace and relaxation of typical cottage life, but well situated to enjoy dozens, if not hundreds of possibilities within an hour's drive.

The cottage features 3 bedrooms which sleep a family of 5 comfortably, along with a spacious 3-piece bathroom. The kitchen is typical of many a cottage - not huge but certainly well-equipped and functional to feed those who work up an appetite in the waves. A living dining area is the main feature here, with a focus on the sliding doors leading to the deck, yard and beach. A TV (not satellite) is provided along with a DVD player. You will also pick up more TV stations from the antenna as Buffalo and Toronto are within range. WiFI and Netflix, however, will give you lots of options for viewing.

The outside deck is a great place to enjoy the coolness provided by a canopy of trees. Down by the lakefront, a small patio overlooks the lake and beach - a place where those looking for true relaxation may wish to while away some hours with a beverage and a book, or simply let yourself slip away into the view. From here you can keep track of the kids running up and down the beach or playing in the water.

Cyclists and hikers will love it here. The Friendship Trail has an entry point just a kilometre or so from the cottage, and it will take you to Fort Erie or Port Colborne. Bring your passport and cycle across the Peace Bridge, or if you are a dedicated road cyclist, continue up the Niagara Parkway to the Falls.

This is an area brimming with things to do. Historic canals, beaches, the famous Falls and all of its associated attractions, fabulous Lake Erie boating and fishing, the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the Lake and of course, wine country...think you can do it all in a week?

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Rate and Rental Information

  • Please note that bookings less than 7 days in advance are subject to confirmation of availability with owner
  • This property rents Friday to Friday in High Season


Rate Table
Please note that a $84.75 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
Please note that a $7.91 per day (including tax) Accidental Damage Waiver applies to all bookings
High Season: June 26 - September 7
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $1,400.00
Low Season: September 8 - October 31, May 1 - June 25
Weekly $950.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $475.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $95.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Labour Day, Victoria Day $715.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $95.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 5 ( Maximum 4 Adults)
  • 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 twin bunks)
  • 1 x 3-piece bathroom
  • Kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave
  • Living room with TV and DVD player, Netflix
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tassimo coffee maker
  • WiFi

Outside the Cottage

  • Extensive sandy beach
  • Lawn area with fire pit
  • Seating area at beach
  • Deck with seating, Stainless Steel BBQ, patio table for 6
  • 3 Kayaks
  • 3 adult mountain bikes, medium child's bike

Things you need to know:

  • Small dogs are welcome at this cottage
  • Linens are provided. Please bring your own towels
  • Cottage is to be left in an as found condition upon departure
  • Cottage has a southern exposure
  • The top bunk should not be used by adults. The bottom bunk is usable by an adult but more comfortable for children.


The cottage yard extends to an extensive sandy beach, great for sunbathing, beach games and walks. The water entry is shallow and sand/pebble. Swim shoes are recommended. Sometimes, an onshore wind can bring algae to the shore area. This will disappear within hours when the wind changes. There is also a large storm drainage pipe extending to the lake on the beach. Caution should be used during periods of heavy rain.


Port Colborne hosts the annual Canal Days festival in recognition of the important role played by the Welland Canal in the history of the city. Originating as a small fair held at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, it has grown to feature live music, an antique car show, fireworks, tall ships, a kite festival, and food from around the globe. The festival also highlights the presence of Lock 8, which at 1,380 ft (420 m), is one of the world's longest canal locks. The lock is intended as a guard to keep the water level on the Welland Canal constant independent of weather on the lake. Hence the ships are only raised or lowered one to four feet depending on the current water level in Lake Erie. Much of the festival centres around West St., which runs along the side of the canal, and has an excellent view of the Clarence St. Bridge, one of very few remaining lift bridges on the canal. (Source: Wikipedia)


September 2019
A lovely cottage with a great location, right on the water! And a fabulous barbeque! We had a lovely time and didn’t want to leave!

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Beach Access
  • AC/Central
  • Firepit
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Waterfront
  • 3D Walkthrough
  • Summer: Sun-Sun only
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi Unlimited
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning