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Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

Hideaway on the Sandusky Bay. Enjoy gorgeous sunrises over the bay without even lifting your head off the pillow. This adorable home features a second level master bedroom with a California King bed, luxury linens and it's own private deck with amazing water views.

You could spend hours swimming, fishing, boating, rafting or enjoying a bonfire at night lakeside. My home is the kind of place you could lose yourself relaxing on the water, reading several good books in a quiet off the mainstream atmosphere. However, if excitement is the name of your game, you can easily find several fun & exciting things to do within a 5-15 minute drive. Be it family time or couple fun you are seeking. I take great pride in keeping my home very clean and in good repair. I am a hands on owner hoping to make all my guests fall in love with this little hideaway on the Bay.

Conveniently located 5 minutes from the Jet Express, which takes you to Put In Bay and the Lake Erie Islands. Only 12 miles from Cedar Point Amusement Park (6 miles by water). Monsoon Lagoon outdoor water-park, African Lion Safari and several state parks and bird observatories located within a short distance. Several of the best golf courses, including the Arthur Hills designed Catawba Island Club course (private), Thunderbird Hills, Sawmill Creek, Oak Harbor Club and Bay Point, a par 3 course also within a short drive. Nightlife in the area includes Mon Ami Winery, Dock's Beach house, Mr. Ed's Bar & Grill, Bell Mell's Tavern, The Bait House and 1812 Restaurant as well as many small cantatas. Almost all restaurants and bars feature live entertainment Thurs-Sundays.

The house includes a master bedroom with a California king bed upstairs, and a second bedroom with a queen bed. There is also a large couch someone could sleep on in the tv area. If you are a family with children, there is plenty of room for cribs and or air mattress.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am born and raised in Port Clinton. I love the lake and all activities involving the lake. We fish in the spring, summer, fall and ice fish when we are lucky enough in the winter months. We too love spending time over on the Islands. Experiencing the gorgeous sunrises at the Put-In-Bay harbor with all the boats and the islands in the back ground is simply breath taking. Hope to see you there!

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Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
+1 -419-656-8725
Port Clinton Ohio

As pleasant as advertised

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was cold and windy, but the cottage is wonderful -- clean and comfortable and well-stocked, right down to the expensive toilet paper.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home. Please come back when the weather is better and you can enjoy the water and outdoors!

Christine and Richard
Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
+1 -419-656-8725
Port Clinton Ohio

Our Week on Sandusky Bay

  • 5 of 5
We had an excellent week at this property.

Super clean and well-maintained, it had everything we needed (wanted). The smart TV was a big hit and the WIFI was appreciated too.

Oh, and the washer and dryer got a workout too. It was nice to be able to not pack so many clothes. We simply did a few loads of laundry as needed.

The screened-in patio was wonderful. So nice to feel the breeze and yet not be bothered by the bugs. It's a perfect place to chill out.

And, to find a place that welcomed our Weimaraner was probably the BEST thing. He does not do well at the kennel, so this was a godsend. And the big rope tie-out was a nice touch. Thank you.

The big gas grill was perfect for our cookouts. We used it several times!

The other big plus was the linens and paper products. Other rentals we've stayed in did not include those. And it's so nice not to have to worry about packing them in the car. Thank you for that!

Our two boys had fun fishing off the deck -- although the didn't catch anything! They still had a good time.

There's plenty of things to do in the area. We spend a day at Cedar Point. A few hours at Marblehead Lighthouse (love that place) and made a day-trip to Put-in-Bay Island (had to have some of that good food at the Chicken Patio again!)

Thanks to Christine and Rick for a great vacation week. We loved it!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
+1 -419-656-8725
Port Clinton Ohio
Minster, OH


  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time here with our family. It was very clean and Christine went out of her way to assist us with anything. Kids (teenagers) had a ball fishing. They would tightline at night and the largest catfish they caught was 27". Lots to do in the area. Everyone was so kind!

Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to see these teenage boys fishing non stop. This family truly enjoyed the area even experiencing an island. Glad you all enjoyed our home and the beautiful area. Thanks for the great review, hope to see you next year too!
Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
+1 -419-656-8725
Port Clinton Ohio

Relaxing get away not too far away

  • 4 of 5
This is a beautiful home and Christine (homeowner) could not have been nicer or more pleasant to work with. My children and two grandchildren couldn't wait to get away for a fun weekend together.
If you want to just relax, this is a perfect rental. We felt this was not a kid friendly area. We could not swim off the dock (snakes in the water and the dock was way out of the water overlooking rocks) we went to the beach and it was really dirty. There were dead fish all over the beach and the water was gross. However, the Animal Safari was nice. We did not feel welcomed at all by the neighbors ( we had issues with docking our boat which was our fault for not communicating better with Christine) But if you don't have kids, don't have a boat and just need a get away this is a nice option.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Appreciate their review and so glad they enjoyed our home.
Unfortunately there were some communication issues and misunderstanding of the amenities at our property. No where in our profile do we state that we have a "dock or beach". We have a DECK at water's edge. If you have questions about the difference please ask us to explain.
Without any prior discussion or permission this renter showed up with 5 vehicles (only 4 adults listed on contract), a boat and trailer. The neighbor's boat ramp was used to put the boat in and out without permission. Then the boat was tied to another neighbor's private dock without asking them. When the dock owner ask them to remove the boat they refused to remove until the next day. Boats on the Sandusky bay are kept in boat lifts to prevent damage to the dock.
In the 3 years we have been sharing our home, this is the first time someone has said the area was not kid friendly. All of the families with and without children have loved the area and neighbors. Most of our guests end up spending time on the water and sitting around the fire with our neighbors at night.
We were all a little taken back by the intrusion on others property and sense of entitlement.
Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
+1 -419-656-8725
Port Clinton Ohio

Lots to do, so little time!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at this home! The house seems closer to the water than in the pictures & some nights we could hear the waves during the night! The house is very clean and has everything to meet your needs. There are many things to do in the area. We enjoyed fishing, visiting the Islands, several area beaches (East Harbor park is great for small kids) and the African Safari. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. If we come back to vacation, we would stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words. We are glad to hear you had a great stay, your boys are a perfect age to do everything around the area. We hope you come back next summer too and don't forget about Halloweekends at Cedar Point, the boys would love that!
Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
+1 -419-656-8725
Port Clinton Ohio
Dayton Ohio

Hideaway on the Sandusky Bay

  • 5 of 5
Richard and Christine were very easy to work with. House was a very nice place to spend some time away. Enjoyed relaxing on the back screened rear sunroom with a view of the bay and fishing off the dock a short distance behind the house. The house was clean, very nice, and well stocked. I would definately recommend this to a friend. Close to many recreational facilities, Monsoon Lagoon, Cedar Point, ect... If I get a chance to go back up again they will be the first I contact.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mike & Victoria,
Thank you for your kind words. We both love this area and love to help others enjoy their time will visiting. Thank you for your thoughtful donation to the "candy store" Wishing you and your family the best, hope to see you again.

Christine & Richard


From the Owner

The best of everything.....if you want quiet it can be peaceful, if you want a party, you can find that as well. The home is small, quaint, immaculate and clutter free.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carl Keller Field International Airport at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bell Mells Tavern at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Jet Express Port Clinton, OH at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Catawba Island Club Port Clinton Ohio at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack Sandusky Ohio at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Route 2 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bell Mell's Tavern Port Clinton Ohio at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Port Clinton City Beach at 4 Miles Car: necessary

We are located on the Sandusky Bay. We are 6 miles from Cedar Point via waterways and 12 miles by land. Port Clinton is the gateway to the Lake Erie Islands: Kelleys, Middle Bass and Put-In-Bay. There are many shops, restaurants and wineries to tour in the area and lots of entertainment.


From $175 Per night

Rental rates

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Prime Season
May 21 2015 - Sep 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • More than 3 vehicles $10.00
  • Watercraft fee $25.00

$600 deposit/weekly, $300 deposit/less than a week. Receipt of deposit guarantees your reservation. Rates are subject to change until the deposit is received. I will accept checks only if received 2 weeks or more before your stay. Mostly guests pay the security deposit with a check and cash upon arrival. I have taken credit cards via pay pals invoicing passing the fee from pay pals on to requester

No checks accepted upon arrival, please make payment arrangement prior if not paying in cash.

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Updated: May 23, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom located upstairs with private deck - 1 king, The master bedroom is the entire upstairs of the home
  • Second Bedroom on the main floor - 1 queen, This bedroom is very basic, has a closet and a small TV


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * California King Bed * Air Conditioning * Wood burner * LG Washer/Dryer * Gas grill * Private deck off masterbedroom * Internet * Ipod Docking station * 55' LG Smart Tv with 3D * Cable/DVD/Netflixs * Covered Patio * Outdoor Eating area * Off street parking * Towels and Linens provided

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