Frequently Asked Questions




What are the Check In / Check Out times?
Check-in time is 3 pm and check out time is 10 am. Late check out is subject to availability. If you will be arriving late ?in the evening, please let us know so we can make arrangements.
Do you allow Pets?
Due to our sandy soil, we apologize, but pets are not allowed during prime summer season. Any exceptions must be approved in writing.
What do I need to bring with me?
Linens, pillows, blankets, towels, personal and toiletry items. Yard toys are also welcome.
How do I pay my Cottage Balance?
Full payment of the cottage balance must be paid at least 1 week prior to your stay. To keep our prices affordable, we accept cash, checks and money orders for payments on cottage balances.
Can I walk over to Waldemeer Park using a pass through?
Waldemeer Park must be entered through the West Lake Rd. or Peninsula Dr. entrances. You can walk to the park by way of one of these accesses. Its approximately a 4 block walk to the West Lake Rd. entrance.
How do I get to the private beach?
Our private beach is lovely. Familiies rave about it. Parking is very limited, so plan on walking. It’s a nice walk to get there. Take Kelso Dr. back up to Lake Lure Dr. and turn right. Go to the end of road (1 block) and turn right again. You will be greeted by the guard at the “Guard Shack”. Let him know you are staying at “Swanson’s” and he will point you down the hill to the Beach. Don’t forget your sunscreen and beach towels!!!
Can I bring firewood for the fire pit?
Absolutely. If you prefer to purchase locally, you have a number of options. Most of local convenient stores sell firewood as well as the grocery stores.
Where can I purchase groceries for the week?
Swanson’s Cottages is located near a number of grocery stores including Giant Eagle (Yorktown Plaza) and Aldi’s (both stores approx. 1 1/2 miles). There is also a Shur Fine grocery on West Lake Rd. just past Peninsula Dr.
How far is Presque Isle State Park from the cottages?
Swanson’s Cottages is a short 1/2 mile from Presque Isle which should take 2 minutes or so to get there!! Believe it or not, I have already had 2 people ask me how far we are from Presque Isle.