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Beautiful, Spacious Rental Cottage in Lakeside Ohio


Property Details

Updated: Dec 6, 2016
Cottage, 8 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 20

A beautiful and spacious cottage nestled in the center of Lakeside, you'll enjoy resting while you watch the world go by from the large front porch. The cottage contains two units which when combined can sleep 20 comfortably. Fully furnished with a total of 3 full baths and 2 kitchens, it's a wonderful home for family reunions or group retreats.

If rented separately, the front unit is a wonderful space for a large family or a couple of families staying together. It has 6 bedrooms (3 on each floor) with two full baths (one on each floor). The modern kitchen is a great place to cook large meals or zap something in the microwave. A washer and dryer makes caring for bathing suits and towels after a day at the beach a breeze. Next to the back bedroom in the downstairs is a wonderful sitting room (with a pull out couch) whose sliding glass door opens to the peaceful back porch, perfect for reading in the morning. The living room has comfortable couches and a pass through to the kitchen. The front porch has additional seating and a huge dining table that can seat 12. Great for group meals and putting together puzzles or playing games.

The attached back unit, called the Treehouse, is a great getaway for a smaller family with two bedrooms and a pullout couch, it can sleep up to 6. It has a combination living area and kitchen with an eating area with stools. A full bath with shower is off the kitchen. The stairway creates a private entrance as well as leads to a deck with table and chairs where you can enjoy morning coffee amongst the tree tops.

More Details
  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

Larry and I have owned the cottage for about 10 years, but have been coming to Lakeside for most of our married life.

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From the Owner

Our children are the 4th generation of our family to come to Lakeside. My mother would come with my grandmother as she attended church conferences. Then, when our oldest was 2 my mom started gathering the extended family together for a family retreat one week each summer. Eventually, we decided to buy a cottage, to carry on this tradition and to be able to have other families experience the magic of Lakeside.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

The Chautauqua on Lake Erie, Lakeside is a family oriented community started in the late 1800s as a Methodist campground. It is rich in history and purpose, filled with beautiful Victorian era cottages.

During the Chautauqua season, Lakeside features nightly entertainment. Other activities for people of all ages include swimming, fishing, shuffleboard, miniature golf, tennis, golf cart and bike rentals, quaint shops, restaurants, sailing lessons, and art and cooking classes. The Lakeside Symphony performs during August. The full entertainment extends from mid-June through August. Gate fees apply during the Chautauqua season to cover the costs of many of the activities.

Our cottage is located fairly central to all activities. It is two blocks down the hill to the main venue, Hoover Auditorium. Up the hill a bit, you'll find the main courts and tennis center. The shopping area and restaurants are about 5 blocks away as well as the park and lake. From our front porch, you can see the Rhein Center with arts and crafts for all ages. Most people park their car and either walk, bike or use Lakeside's free transportation, a golf cart system.

Lakeside is a place you easily fall in love with. Our family has been coming for 4 generations. We hope you'll come for a visit. For more information, check out the Lakeside Association website which lists the weekly entertainment and activities schedules as well as lots of other helpful information.

Additional attractions in the area include Cedar Point Amusement Park, African Safari, multiple waterparks, Thomas Edison's birthplace, ferry boat trips to the Lake Erie Islands, Hayes Presidential Center and Walleye/Perch fishing charter boats.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Chautauqua Season
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Short Week
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Chautauqua Season
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates do not include Lakeside Chautauqua activity gate passes, 3% taxes, security deposit or parking pass. Gate passes and parking applicable during Chautauqua season, Memorial through Labor Day.

If you have a larger group, we own the cottage next door too. Together, the cottages can sleep 29 and makes a great setting for a large group retreat. Any questions, just let us know.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Our cottage at 551 Central was originally the home of Robert A. and Mary Gill, oldest son of S. R. Gill, one of the founders of Lakeside. An advertisement in the Advocate listed the lot in 1890 for $150 and at that point it was leased to the elder Mr. Gill. It's unclear when the house was built, but the younger Mr. Gill is listed as the owner in 1916. While we have not found any early pictures of the cottage, we do know that the wood, as well as the concrete foundation stones, came from the barracks at Camp Perry. Our family is the 13th owner of the cottage and so pleased to be able to continue this wonderful Lakeside heritage.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2038 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, 1st floor, storage closet, step stool for children
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, 2nd floor, storage
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, 2nd floor, back of cottage, part of 'Treehouse'


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single, On the first floor, closest to kitchen,bath and living areas
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Double/single bunked, great space for children, 1st floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Located in the back on 1st floor, attached extra room
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 2nd floor, front of house, lots of windows, seating area
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen, 2nd floor, front of house, lots of windows
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double, 2nd floor, middle of cottage, across from bathroom
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 double, 2nd floor, back of cottage, part of 'Treehouse'
  • Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single, 2nd floor, back of cottage, part of 'Treehouse'


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • High chair and booster seat Ceiling fans in every room Whole house fan upstairs Space for bikes on side of house

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