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Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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 Ohio

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I would give the experience a ten if I could! The home is super clean and comfortable! The owners were very welcoming and flexible. We were right on the lake and our whole family enjoyed our stay. The kids loved the screened in porch, dock and taking walks in the secluded neighborhood. Even our labradoodle had a great time!!! Thank you so very much for a memorable weekend!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests really know how to take it all in. We love how they really took advantage of the great weather, visited so many of the wonderful places our little town & Islands have to offer and still cooked out and enjoyed the serenity of our home on the Sandusky Bay. They were the perfect guests taking care to erase their footprint so to say. Looking forward to their return in July!
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  • 4 of 5

House is super clean great owners very helpful if you need anything. Great view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great quiet location near the water.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Easter weekend at the house. It had everything you would ever need. Christine and Rick were great hosts. It was perfect for my wife and I, my 13 year old son and our dog. They even had dog bowls for our dog. If your looking for a quiet place near the water that has quick access to all the local spots, this is it.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keith for your lovely review of our home on the Sandusky Bay. So glad you and your family enjoyed our home and get to see and do many activities over Easter weekend. We even ran into our guests at an Easter brunch. Would love to see you return this summer or fall when the weather is even better! Your son could camp out by the water.
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Copley, OH

Perfect little place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights over Memorial Day. Our party included family of four (4 yr old and 1 yr old) and grandma. It's always nice to a full kitchen and access to washer and dryer!

We loved the screened in porch as well. We could see the bay and hear the soothing sounds each morning and evening. We also used the little dock to fish with our 4 yr old (didn't catch anything but still enjoyed).

We were out on adventures each day so the house was perfect for mornings and making our breakfast and then dinner a few nights.

It is completely off the beaten path and the owners were very easy to work with and quick to respond.

Thank you!! We'll be back if we need to stay in the area again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words in your review of our home on the Bay. We absolutely love when guests come and enjoy all the beauty this area on Lake Erie has to offer. We are truly blessed to live here. Glad you enjoyed our home, you were perfect guests and we hope you choose to stay with us again! Christine & Rick
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Relaxing and private

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on 9/23 and left on 9/26. The weather was perfect.

The house was clean and comfortable. The screened in porch was the perfect place to start and finish the day. It is quiet and peaceful with a great view of Sandusky Bay.

All points of interest are within a 15 minute or less drive. Both the Jet Express and the ferry to Kelleys Island are an easy drive from the property.

We would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, OH

Nice, relaxing, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Sept 13-18 and this was a nice, welcoming place to stay. We look forward to staying again, hopefully soon! Christine was nice to work with. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Mark & Lesley

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your relaxing vacation at our home. Not sure how much actual relaxing you guys went everywhere! So nice to see people come to our little area of the world and enjoy the natural beauty we are lucky enough to enjoy everyday. See you next year! Christine & Richard
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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

Port Clinton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Season
May 19 2017 - Sep 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.