We just got home from the weekend at your place. Loved it! We were in unit 14 and it was really spacious and a great view! Thank you! Thought I'd share a photo I took while there (hopefully I'll see it up somewhere!)
Hey Chris, My name is Mark Hottensmith; Molly and I stayed in cottage 11 this past weekend. we left about 8:00 Monday morning and dropped the keys in the plexiglass thing on the office door, I'm writing to let you know what a good time we had at Walk In The Water. The cottage was clean, quiet and comfortable; the back yard has an awesone view of the trees and lake, and is a very relaxing place to hang out; the pool was spotless, clean and refreshing, and I enjoyed hanging out on the deck. The beachfront was also very clean and a comfortable place to hang out, relax and enjoy the waves, view and water. The kids had a great time fishing and caught the biggest fish of their lives. I enjoyed watching their excitemnent every time they caught one. In short, we really like your place and all that it has to offer. I't easy to see how much work you've put into it and the pride you take in your property and business. I hope you find it rewarding and successful so that i'll know my family can continue our long standing tradition of getting together at the lake every Labor Day weekend at a place we all enjoy. We had a great weekend and are glad to have found Walk in the Water.
At the risk of not being able to get reservations ever again, I want people to know what a great place you have.
The 1st trip 2 years ago we were driving by and my new girlfriend commented how "cute" your place was. We turned in and decided to stay the night. The cottages were nicely renovated, clean and comfortable. The highlight was the bonfire we had on the beach while watching the sunset with you and Jody ans some other guests. The hospitality you showed all of us was fantastic. Our second trip was just as memorable.
In June I decided it was time to "pop" the question and immediately thought about proposing to her at "our" cottage.
Thanks to you, it went off GREAT! From the hand painted 4' x 8' sign you put down by the beach, to the champagne and chocolates in the "honeymoon" cottage, to that fantastic guest who took all the professional type pictures of the whole event. It was betthan than either one of us could have hoped for.
As you know, she said yes and we are looking forward to many more years of visiting Walk in the Water Cottages.
Again, thank you for helping to make our engagement special.
Mike and Jatana
NATURE AND RECREATION I VOLUME XXXI 2009
"AN ALMOST HIDDEN HIDEWAY FAMILY RESORT ON SCENIC ROUTE 6 IN VERMILION, OHIO"
I truthfully missed this quaint little cottage rendezvous on the North
Shore of Lake Erie. WALK IN THE WATER has an historic background thAt really intrigued
me once I read their brochure I found @ Quaker Stake and Lube in beautiful downtown
Vermilion. When I met the owners, Jody and Chris, and heard the historical story of
this neat getaway, I found out the true meaning of a community of people really dedicated to
give the visitor or local, the very best in fun in Vermilion, Ohio.
WALK IN THE WATER has a double historical meaning. Named for an Erie County
Wyandot Indian cheief, the steam engine cruise ship entered service in the summer
of 1818. With her low horse power, she was unable to buck the current on the Niagara
River in New York, so she had to be towed by a span of oxen from Black Rock to Buffalo.
The ship proceeded to cross Lake Erie from Dunkirk, NY. Erie, PA, Cleveland and
Sandusky, OH, and finally Detroit, MI. When full, the steamboat carried 200 passangers
and it cost $18 for the round trip. She also made trips to Macinac and Lake Michigan.
On October 31, 1821, she hit a stiff gale and was blown back in to crash on the shores
or Main Streeet Buffalo. The original vessel was a total loss, but later replaced.
This great family vacation destination is located on the North Shore of
Lake Erie with a beautiful private beach and a back yard which over looks the lake.
Plenty of activities are available and Chris and Jody will do their best to help
everyone to enjoy their stay. Their rooms which range from single bungalos, rooms
with kitchenettes, to large rooms with full kitchens. All rooms have A/C, cable tv,
and very clean and tidy!!! They have a beautiful new heated pool, a kids playground,
Charcoal grills, a patio on the beach, Wireless internet, and a fish cleaning station,
Located within minutes is downtown Vermilion, Cedar Point, the BAss Islands,
and only an hour from both Toledo and Cleveland. Major attractioon close by are
many local wineries, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, Put in Bay, and Kelleys Island,
The Kalahari, Castaway Bay, and Great Wolf Lodge water parks. Fishing charters,
Summit Motorsports Park, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Toledo Mud Hens,
Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers.
Come stay at this great cottage getaway to relax, refuel, and enjoy the
Thank you for the great stay there (again). We will continue to come at least 3 times a year. Every season on Lake Erie is a great time. Each time we have come we have been in a different room or "cottage" and every time they have been perfect. We will be seeing you again in the fall.
Adam & Kristen
Hey Jody and Chris
Just a note to say “Hi” and that we miss you guys! Stinks to be back at work, but I have the nice sunburn on my face to remind me of you guys and your wonderful pool
As per the last time we stayed, we had such a good time. Your cabins are always immaculate, the grounds and pool are gorgeous and clean and you guys are the best hosts ever!
You can use that as a testimonial if you want, but make sure you add, “see you next year!” Renee and Dave
Hi Chris! We just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our stay at Walk in the Water cottages this past weekend. The room was clean and decorated beautifully. The coffee maker was greatly appreciated especially since you provided the liners that we had forgotten. I was amazed at all of the work that you had done in the last five years!
My family has been staying at Walk in the Water since 1992 and the previous owner was not as diligent as you have been in the general upkeep and care of the cottages and grounds. I noticed the effort that you have made in the colorful flowers, the new walkway and the great playscape that you built for the children. I especially appreciated all of your hard work in making the beach as pristine as possible. The brand new pool is gorgeous and the sunning area surrounding the pool is perfect for those who need a quiet plsce to read or just "catch some rays."
I highly recommend Walk in the Water cottages as an affordable vacation spot that has both a pool and a beach and is a reasonable distance from most places. We live just outside of Detroit and we only used a half of a tank of gas to get to your cottages.
Thank you for an enjoyable weekend! We plan on returning before the end of the summer so that my 18 year old daughter can see all of the wonderful improvements that you have made!