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Lake Erie is beautiful in the fall, water stays warmer than the air. Come visit!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Rick Schultz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Rick Schultz

We are born and raised in Port Clinton Catawba Island. We love Lake Erie 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!

Rick Schultz purchased this house in 2004

Why Rick Schultz chose Port Clinton

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.

What makes this house unique

Watching the sunrise over the Sandusky Bay from the pillow of your California king bed in the up stairs bedroom. You can spend the day in your bathing suit in the water, on the land.....and never know there are hundreds of thousands of people just a couple miles away trying to get some place way less cool than where you are.


Port Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
* 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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Lake Erie is beautiful in the fall, water stays warmer than the air. Come visit!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Cozy and relaxing !

  • 5 of 5

The house was a welcome getaway for the week. Christine was helpful and friendly from our first to last interaction. The neighbors were friendly. My favorite spot was sitting on the back patio with the windows opened listening to and watching the water. Our family enjoyed our week there.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wilson's, Thank you for your kind words! We love the natural beauty our area on Lake Erie has to offer & truly love sharing it with those that come to our home. You all were perfect guests and we hope you will choose our home again. Rick & Christine
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Just an ideal vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have ask for a better time or better weather. We stayed from Sept 21st to Sept 25th, the weather was in the 90s all 4 days. The bay was like glass just perfect for fishing. We had neighbors out around, who were the friendliest people you would ever meet. We enjoyed watching them paddle board, jet ski, and tubing, all which came with an invitation to join them.

We lived on the screen in back porch. We grilled out for dinner every evening. The house was clean and had everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed watching the Indians (YEA!) and the Browns(BOO!) on the huge TV in the living room, oh and the Master bedroom need I say more. Can't wait to schedule our next stay.

Christine and Richard are by far the best!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, welcoming, and felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at this property and loved it! In addition we stayed with our 3 children and had plenty of room. The entire family loved the feel and charm of the property, surrounding area, and tenants near by (Moe was awesome). The property is secluded and quiet. It's very conviently located to downtown Port Clinton, the Safari, Cedar Point, and the beach. Christine (owner) was very helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice getaway for the family or even a nice couples retreat. Our family will be returning for years to come. Thank you Christine and Rick for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could not wait for Aaron's time at our home. He shared with me that he used to come to this area as a child, and had not been back for more than a decade. He was excited to be bringing his wife and children to the area for their first time. What a perfect place for his wife and children to experience lake life. I was amazed at how clean they left the home with 3 small children. Thank you! Christine and Richard
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West Milton

Charming Home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here and look forward to visiting again soon. The owner's description is honest and pictures are accurate, but don't really do it justice because it's even better in person. The home is unbelievably clean inside and out, and the decor Is charming. The beds and seating are fresh and comfortable. Christine and Rick were wonderful, thoughtful hosts. We didn't want for a thing thanks to their attention to detail and desire to please. Games, fishing equipment, huge screen TV and grill insured happy times onsite. Location was close to our favorite activities, restaurants and Ferry to the islands, too. The neighborhhod was quiet, safe, and peaceful. In addition to the beautiful water views, we saw a doe with her three fawns daily. Everything exceeded our expectations! Thank you Christine and Rick for hosting this lovely lake home!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. These guests had a blast! I think they visited all the monumental places in just a couple days. They were fantastic guests and left our home spotless. Please come back to visit the area and choose to stay with us again. Christine & Richard
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Virginia Beach

All the comforts of home and an amazing view of the bay!

  • 5 of 5

House was well equipped with everything that you would need. Owner was very helpful and friendly and had wonderful suggestions on places to eat and things to do and see in the area. Would definitely love to go back and spend more than just a weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot on the water

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful and full of lake cottage charm. When we were there we spent most of our time on the screened in porch. The master retreat with private deck was also relaxing. This area has so much to do. We went to Put In Bay, Cedar Point, East Harbor State Park, and finished the week off with a walleye fishing charter. So much fun! Your dogs will love it too! The owners are also fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Carl Keller Field International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bell Mells Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Jet Express Port Clinton, OH
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Catawba Island Club Port Clinton Ohio
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack Sandusky Ohio
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bell Mell's Tavern Port Clinton Ohio
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Port Clinton City Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating/Jet skiing/Beaches/Fishing.

* Day trips to Erie Islands.

* Visit local Wineries/Shopping/Antiquing.

* Live entertainment and dancing.

* Many Golf Courses and miniture golfing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Go to one of many area Beaches.

* East Harbor State Park or Crane Creek.

* Lakeside The Chautauqua on Lake Erie.

* Back to the Wild Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

* Cook smores over a campfire.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Ferry boat to Kelleys Island's glacial grooves.

* Cedar Point Amusement Park.

* African Lion Safari.

* Monsoon Lagoon.

* Jet Express to Put In Bay.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Bringing a watercraft fe $25
Parking > 3 vehicles fee $10

No checks accepted upon arrival, please make payment arrangement prior if not paying in cash. If you are bringing a watercraft of any kind please let us know prior too. Waterfront parking is a premium, so if you will have more than 2 vehicles please let us know so we can make parking arrangements ahead of time.
Our holiday (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day) rates are the same as the weekend rate ($275 a night) verses the week day rate of $190.
Thank you

$600/weekly, $300 /less than a week deposit. Our receiving your deposit is the only way your reservation is guaranteed, so mail that check promptly. I will only accept checks if received 2 weeks or more prior to your stay. Mostly guests pay the security deposit with a check and cash upon arrival. I have taken credit cards via pay pals, however the invoicing fee is passed on to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.