Golden Gate Cottage --Our Own Private Beach!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Port Clinton house description
GUESTS SWITCHED DATES--NOW OPEN JUNE 6-13 '14.
$3050 CALL MARLA TO BOOK 734-678-2617
Golden Gate Cottage sits right on Lake Erie just a few feet from the water, with a view of the water from every room in the house. It is surrounded by a beautiful lawn and grounds with plenty of privacy and its own sandy beach.
Especially in the summer Golden Gate is great for families with our beach right next to the house, the playground across the street, the hot tub on the patio and the pool table in the garage! But, off-season---it it a fabulous place for 'Girlfriend Getaways'! I have put luxury linens on the beds, soft, wonderful towels and there are three king bedrooms, one queen and one double and a pullout in the living area.
We take great pride in keeping Golden Gate immaculately clean and in good repair. We are not an inpersonal management company but are very hands-on owners who want your stay with us to be full of blessings. Golden Gate is quaintly furnished with antiques, leather furniture and my own special collections. At the front of the house is a large patio with furniture facing the lake. Inside, a sunroom across the front of the house gives spectacular views,it has a large dining table in it so you can enjoy the lake whatever the weather is,whenever you eat. We like the kitchen to be fully equipped for any occasion and enjoy gazing at the water as we cook!
We are continually updating and adding to Golden Gate. This past year we added a second floor lakefront balcony and some new windows to enhance Golden Gate's fabulous view. This year we have just completed a new kitchen!! We have future plans for Golden Gate, but we also like to keep the essence of it the same---so that if you come back year after year, it feels familiar and comfortable. Like 'Grandma's house' (on the lake)! It is our privlege to own this cottage and to share it with you!
Many guests have spent hours on the beach during the day and then enjoyed a bonfire at night. Golden Gate is the kind of place that you can spend your whole vacation in just relaxing and 'vegging out' as we do or you can easily find fun and exciting things to do within a 30 min. drive. Cedar Point amusement park, the ferries to Put-in-Bay and Kelley's island, Lakeside---Lake Erie's Chautauqua and the Marblehead lighthouse are close by.
For those of you into nature and birding, our area was part of the 'Great Black Swamp' and we are at the crossroads of two major migratory paths. The variety of birds and waterfowl is wonderful to see! Magee Marsh with it's nature programs and boardwalks etc. through the marshes is close by. We enjoy putting you in touch with what's available in our area and helping you have the best possible time at Golden Gate!
Keywords: lakefront, cottage, beach,
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Gas Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Golden Gate has been a beautiful safe haven for our family. A time to reconnect, to pray, to love, to play, to rest, to nourish family ties. The accomodations are top notch, the view is fabulous and the lake as close as you want her to be. We love the lapping waters, the starry nights, the beach fires, java on the patio watching the sunrise. Golden Gate is all she proclaims to be and more. We will be back :)
- Guest Judy T (Mansfield, OH USA)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/18/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Family & Friends Weekend
Family & Friends Weekend
I almost didn't want to give a review for Golden Gate Cottage, simply because, the more excellent and 5 star reviews it gets, the harder its going to be to make future reservations because it will always be booked up! But... as much as I did not want to share this true gem, I will give it what it truly deserves... a 5 star review! The owners, Herb & Marla,have really done a spectacular job on this house. It is so roomy and comfortable and the views are so spectacular. My husband and I stayed in one of the king rooms that faced the lake. At night we would leave the sliding door open so we could listen to the waves lap the beach as they lulled us to sleep. The sandy beach next to the house was nice and private and in the evenings, we would build a nice bonfire for our group to enjoy. The house boasted all the comforts of being at home. Our party enjoyed cooking in the top notch kitchen and gathering in the enclosed sunporch to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I can't possibly think of anything this house lacks... the Rickloff's have thought of everything! Thank you for a truly enjoyable and relaxing experience and we certainly will be staying again next year!
- Guest Suzy (Hadley, PA)
- Date of stay 09/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/12/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
5 couples have spent a fall weekend here for two years and we're returning next year. I've stayed in hotels in the US and in Europe and none come close to the quality of the beds, linens and amenities of the cottage. It's quiet. pretty and very cozy. The new kitchen is great! Thank you, Marla, for sharing your space with us!
- Guest Gerri (Lakewood, Ohio)
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/13/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Three Generation Vacation
Three Generation Vacation
This was an absolutely lovely vacation home. There were 10 of us, ages ranging from 4 to 60. We had a delightful time at Golden Gate. The house is perfectly set up with a wonderful view of the lake from the dining, living area and two of the master bedrooms. We could not have asked for anything more. The owners were very gracious and the home was supplied with everything imaginable. There was plenty of room for all of us. We visited, Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, did a fishing charter and did Wild Safari. The rest of the time we spent on the beach and the wonderful patio out back overlooking the lake. The grandkids as well as the adults were not ready to leave when the time came. I would recommend The Golden Gate to anyone who is looking for a great get away on Lake Erie for a relaxing time with all the comforts of home.
- Guest Barb n Family (Circleville, OH)
- Date of stay 06/03/11
- Review Submitted 08/18/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Four of us rented your lovely home for a week of birding at Black Swamp Bird Observatory/ Magee Marsh for the spring warbler migration. The house is fantastically located immediately on the shore of Lake Erie and is very close to these birding hot spots. The kitchen is great for foodies and the dining room table has beautiful views of the lake and the yard was often filled with birds. Four spacious bedrooms upstairs share a very economical bathroom. There is plenty of sitting and living space to spread out. All modern amenities are present and great working condition. Neighbors are friendly. The area is inviting for a walk along the shore and marsh.
- Guest Birding Buddies (New Mexico)
- Date of stay 05/06/11
- Review Submitted 06/24/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks, Ruth! so glad you and your friends enjoyed our cottage and this special birding "hot spot"! "Economical" is a good way to describe our upstairs bathroom! It is a full bath with a shower (no tub). On the first floor we have another full bath with a tub. And there is also a first floor bedroom; for a total of five bedrooms. We also have a pullout sofa in the living room. Marla
Golden Gate cottage has the most beautiful view of the lake and sunsets....The house is very unique with alot of antiques with a great homey feel...There is no place better to relax...I could stay there forever... Thank You Marla for the wonderful weekend...See ya next year....
- Guest Traci (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Date of stay 05/20/11
- Review Submitted 05/25/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Family summer vacation weekGuest comment entered by owner
Family summer vacation week
Marla, Thanks again! This is our 4th straight year coming here and it has been just as great as the 1st time. J. and N. are now 6 years old and they love it here. Golden Gate has EVERYTHING for an awesome vacation. Thanks again for opening your home to us. We love the red paint you used for Golden Gate and new door you added off from the garage. See ya' next summer!
- Guest J. + D. OH
- Date of stay 07/24/09
- Review Submitted 05/12/10
family summer vacationGuest comment entered by owner
family summer vacation
Just want to let you know what a lovely time we had this week. This house was the perfect setting for our family to meet and spend time together. It is a great blend of "things to do" or "do absolutely nothing." The younger folks enjoyed the pool table, the TV and stero in the garage. We older folks definitely appreciated the hot tub with the gorgeous view. It was also very nice to have all of the paper products, linens etc. provided. The firepit on the beach also gave us hours of entertainment in the evening. Thanks again for the lovely flowers, the house and all of the amenities. We made some wonderful memories this week. Wish you well!
- Guest K. + L. IN
- Date of stay 08/21/09
- Review Submitted 05/12/10
Camp Christopher GirlsGuest comment entered by owner
Camp Christopher Girls
Dear Marla, Thanks so much for having such a wonderful place for us to spend our annual girls weekend. This is our second stay at Golden Gate---It was just as great the second time around! Last year we had it all, rain, sleet, snow and wind. This year, nothin' but sunshine and blue skies. What more could we ask for in early Nov. in northwestern OH!? The house always has everything we need, and we leave rested and ready to return to "real life" Thanks for helping us make great memories!
- Guest K. T. OH
- Date of stay 11/06/09
- Review Submitted 05/12/10
Thanksgiving and Anniversary celebrationGuest comment entered by owner
Thanksgiving and Anniversary celebration
Dear Marla and Family, Thank you again for helping make Golden Gate our special anniversary destination! This is number 54! The improvements are terrific. Really like the upper deck and windows and the patio with the new gril is great. Again, thank you!
- Guest S.D.M. OH
- Date of stay 11/27/09
- Review Submitted 05/12/10
GUESTS SWITCHED DATES---NOW OPEN JUNE 6-13 '14 $3050 OFF-SEASON nightly rate $400 a night/ 2 night minimum. Holidays 3 night minimum CALL or EMAIL MARLA 734-678-2617 email link on this site
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: I am semi-retired, and my husband and I love to spend time on Lake Erie in the summer with our family and friends.
Why the Owner Chose Port Clinton:
I fell in love with Golden Gate Cottage the first time I saw it! It is in my mind, a 'Grandma' cottage. Sweet bungalow style, wood floors, very cottagey, and the views of Lake Erie are awesome! We love this location, because it is quiet, lots of birds, and yet it is close to the Lake Erie islands, Port Clinton and Lakeside, and Cedar Point!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hanging out by the lake on the patio; reading and cooking!
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Golden Gate has views of Lake Erie from every room in the house!
Golden Gate is quaintly decorated with some of our favorites!
We love sitting here with coffee looking at the water!
We have three king bedrooms, one queen and one double and pullout sofa.
View of Golden Gate from the rocks in front
patio viewed from bedroom porch
our private beach viewed from the house
Our beach is a great place for bonfires!
Another King bedroom with views of the lake.
Pool table in garage 'game room'.
Golden Gate Cottage sits VERY close to Lake Erie. Lawn beside our beach.
First floor bedroom
Second floor lakefront balcony---great place to do yoga!
View of Golden Gate from our beach
Golden Gate's beach---not an association beach!
back patio/pergola grill and hot tub
Part of lakefron patio
Playground right across the street from Golden Gate.
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