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Private Lake Erie Sunsets on a Spectacular Natural Shore

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Our home, setting is wooded, picturesque, Bluebird field, conveniently remote

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ashtabula house description

Welcome to 'The Blue Pike Lakehouse' built in 2008. This 1,000 sq.ft. cottage is in a superb location for nature viewing, privacy and total relaxation on the Lake Erie Shoreline. Situated in the middle of an expansive area of private undeveloped land this location will delight the naturalist who enjoys outdoor recreation and exploration. The Blue Pike is 3 miles from Ashtabula Harbor and 8 miles from Conneaut Harbor. Enjoy locally; beaches, wineries covered bridges and more. Only 15 miles from the Spire Institute and the Geneva Wineries. Only 3 miles to Ashtabula Harbor where you will find dining, shopping, boating and historical sites and child play areas.

An activity for every season and every taste can be enjoyed here. In the house is a full sized King and Queen bed suite upstairs with a full bath and a 10'x12' sunset balcony. Downstairs is an open living and dining area with a cozy stone hearth glass doored woodstove and full bath. There is a queen sleep sofa down and a bunk room sleeping porch off the back. The backyard is backdropped by an antique barn and a woodland meadow that flourishes with wildlife. The balcony is an ideal spot to shoot the evening breeze and stargaze while you wind down your busy day before retiring to the plush bedroom. Our beds, couch and linens were purchased with plush and traditional comfort in mind.

The Blue Pike property includes 5 acres of Lakefront directly across the street. The lot features are spectacular. It consists of a large locust grove, a hardwood hollow with a path to the shore, a 70' cliff inhabited by Bank Swallows and a large private lawn and picnic area in direct view of the sunset and Ashtabula Harbor. Ship watchers get a fantastic view as lake freighters are at their closest point to the shore, passing the Ashtabula Lighthouse enroute to the docks. Birders have the habitat and privacy necessary to capture quality photos and sitings. Eagles soar overhead and can be seen frequently in range of your camera. Our House Meadow is posted with Bluebird houses and Bluebirds. The house and lot come equipped with a gas grill, firewood, campfire pits, picnic tables, chairs, horseshoes and corn toss. Firewood is plentiful on the grounds and we do not permit imported firewood.

The Lake Shore Park public boat launch is only 2 miles west and Conneaut Harbors 8 miles east. The Blue Pike property has ample parking space for your boat trailer. Fishing off Ashtabula or Conneaut is as good as it gets here in the central basin of Lake Erie. We have Walleye and Perch charters out of Ashtabula and Conneaut. I have a few favorite captains and if you would like to reserve a charter with your stay, we can hook you up with a great captain.

Ashtabula Harbor and shopping is only 3 miles west. Our harbor has fine dining, a walking shopping district, nightlife and an awesome sandy beach. Walnut Beach is one of the not so well known treasures of Lake Erie and its a short drive from the Blue Pike at 3.5 miles. It is the best swimming beach in Northeast Ohio.

Our shoreline at the Blue Pike can be seen in our photos. It's a unique Devonian period Chagrin Shale shore scattered with alluvium rock. Conditions here are ideal for fossil hunting and even coin digging or snorkeling. This shoreline has secret secluded beaches that can be reached by kayak or jet ski and you can secure small watercraft in our ravine at the waters edge. Wet suit boots or watershoes are recommended to enjoy Lake Erie's shores. You can swim off the shore at the Bluepike.

Arrangements can be made to add 66 acres of deep woods hunting and a 2 acre bass lake (in the event your Lake Erie plans are spoiled by weather). This is a superb location for big bucks, turkey, squirrel, coyotes and more. Please inquire about your hunting interests in advance to confirm availability of property access. Waterfowl hunting is accessible from this shoreline and our location is excellent for setting up blinds and decoys. Pets are generally not permitted but special accomodations can be considered.

Golfers also have a variety of courses to choose from in Ashtabula. We have the Village Green course only 1.5 miles to the east. Our former Ashtabula Country Club, now the public Harbor Golf Club is 5 miles to the west. Golfing rates in Ashtabula are very reasonable.

Wine tasting and tours are regular events in Ashtabula County and our property is located in close proximity to those wineries in the Kingsville and Conneaut area. Ashtabula is also a wonderful Ohio County for Covered Bridge touring. If you are in the Blue Pike Lakehouse in the fall, come prepared with your photography equipment and plan on taking some award winning photos of our uniquely photogenic region.

For couples, this cottage is a very cozy quiet and private place to simply relax and spend quality time together.

For touring cyclists with or without a motor, we are on the 'Circle Lake Erie' and the 'Seaway Trail' routes.

In any season, the 'Blue Pike Lakehouse' will provide you with the opportunity to retreat and relax on your terms.


Keywords: Cottage, Lakehouse, Cabin, House, Bed & Breakfast, Retreat, Shore, Lakefront, Northeast Ohio, Birding,Green Property

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            I can only rent to adults and the contracting adult must be present during the stay....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outdoor smoking is allowed. Please dispose of all filters....moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) Full size King Bed with wall mounted halogen reading lights with dimmer switches, independant on each side., Queen size Beds (1) Seperated by a screen divider and a sitting area. Both beds in the same large open space with direct access to our balcony and a nicely furnished full bath with a deep tub and tiled shower., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lazy Boy queen sleep sofa, puchased new in 2009, this sofa was not a low end purchase. Its a comfortable queensize bed that folds out in the woodstove room. This could be considered the coziest space in the house if you like the warmth of the woodstove hearth and the light of the fire through the glass doors., Bunk Beds (1) Our back porch has a very sturdy set of bunk beds. These are suitable for adults and very comfortably furnished. They are within 8 feet of the Downstairs Full bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            This kitchen is furnished with grilling/baking/a counter top with attached eating bar and barstools. Plenty of power outlets too....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots and Pans and baking utentsils....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            This property is measured in acres not square feet. We have 7 acres at the Bluepike and a considerable portion of it is vehicle accesible. Boat parking and turnaround space is good....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            House has electric heat. Woodstove is a very nice supplement. Its the style with the glass door to add a nice warm ambiance to cool evenings....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We have all the linens, to include, sheets, spare blankets and of course, towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer and Dryer are in a basement laundry room. New machines, new basement...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Upstairs Master bedroom is air conditioned, Downstairs Ceiling fans...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • This is a New Construction Home on 7 Acres of Lake Erie Fronted Land. the House is South of the Road and a Gorgeous 5 Acre Private Lot is on the Lake Front. Tent Camping is Permitted on the Lake Lot But the House Has the Facilities. the Lake Lot is Equipped with Picnic Table, Grill and Adirondacks with a Cliff View of Ashtabula Harbor and Sunsets with a Walking Trail to the Shoreline....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys:

                We have a collection of Tonkas for the youngsters that can be used in the barnyard area....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite TV, TV is in downstairs family area. Bedroom does not have a TV in it....moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have a collection of DVDs. Mixed interests....moreless

              • Music Library:

                IPOD compatible stereos....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Our phone service includes national calling plan. Does not allow international calls....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi throughout the house and within range outside...moreless

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                This 10 x 12 Balcony is awesome. Its really nice to shoot the breeze up here on warm summer nights. Star gazing is ideal as we are in a low light area....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                We have a nice covered porch below the balcony. It faces the sunsets. 10 x 12...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                Lake Erie. The Lakehouse not on the lake but is 500 feet from the lake and all of the property is Bluepike land for the renters. The Lakefront is the most spectacular part of the experience....moreless

              • Water View:

                As a lakefront Cliff Lot, you have a spectacular panoramic view from a high elevation, Its very serene and visually stimulating. There is also a path on the property for yaccess to the shore....moreless

              • Lake View:

                This property is all about Lakeviews. Grove of tree is between the house and the lake but the Lakefront is simply awe inspiring and its where you will spend your time outdoors....moreless

              • Rural:

                We are in a wooded area that is very private and spacious. BUT....only 3 straight miles from the heart of the Ashtabula Harbor Community....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Our 7 acres are waterfront. The shoreline width is 450ft....moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hospital
              • Snorkeling
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Hunting
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              May 25 - Sep 5
              2 night min stay
              $200 $200
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,190 $4,500
              Fall
              Sep 6 - Nov 10
              2 night min stay
              $150 $150
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              $875 $3,750
              Winter
              Nov 17 - Mar 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $125
              $840 $2,500
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $125 $125
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $875 $3,750
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 5%

              Notes:

              The following group based rates supersede the posted rates: 1-2 persons (2 nights for 350 in summer season). 3-6 persons (2 nights for 400 in summer season) 7-8 persons (2 nights 500 in summer season). 3 nights or more, posted rates apply. Winter rates: 1-2 persons (2 nights 250) 3-4 (2 nights 350) 5-8 persons (2 nights 425)


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Location

              45 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Erie PA, Cleveland Hopkins, Pittsburgh Int.
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Ohio Route 11
              3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              On Site, also Lake Shore Park & Walnut Beach
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Crows Nest Restaurant & Sports Bar
              85 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Peak N Peak Clymer NY
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Village Green
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Ashtabula Harbor

              Car: Necessary

              Fossil Hunting, Coin Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting, Ship Watching, Nature Photography; Disc Golf Course at Lakeshore Park 2 miles east, beach glass hunting at several points along the shoreline,

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: My wife Julene and I have roots in Ashtabula. We both have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the USA. I am a territory CEO for Goodwill Industries. Julene is a retired art teacher and local artist. Together we have a son who is a Geologist and I'm proud to brag that he is an Eagle Scout. Julenes son is married and together he and his wife have given us 3 wonderful grandchildren. They are in our area so obviously our children and grandchildren are one of our favorite interests (they love the Blue Pike Lakehouse too!). This project was intiated by me in 2004 when a piece of land I knew very well went up for sale. Julene and I commenced to capture the full aesthetic value of this property in a format that could be shared. Independantly, we love art, Julene is a well known local artist and I enjoy the craft of woodturning. We still hold many ideas for 'Blue Pike' and intend to make continous improvements here as this property matures. We have truly enjoyed sharing this exclusive property, along with its natural and spiritually inspiring features, with our guests.

              Why the Owner Chose Ashtabula:
              I grew up on this land living like the Ashtabula native that I am with my 5 brothers, and my 1 sister. We crop farmed and sold fruits and vegetables in our front yard. Cider, Maple Syrup apples, peaches, cherries, strawberries, melons and more defined our existance. The shore life during our leisure time was wonderful. Sunsets, cool lake breezes, all night campouts on the shore while catfishing, late warm summer evenings swimming until our lips turned blue were all wholesome memories worth sharing. Our neighbors, the Housers, were our elder cousins and they were very social people. They always had house guests and their backyard was trellised with roses and white adirondacks with stately cottonwoods lining the bank. Their grounds were maintained to a standard on par for a victorian hotel. I experienced this culture early in my life and then I watched it taken away by industry as they moved in in the 60's and 70's and bought out the farmers to reserve lakefront land for industrial development. Through this time my elder relatives passed one by one and with them went their stories about boatloads of Blue Pike, troutlines and wayfaring wanderers that were taken in and given work. Fortunately, the land never did get used and in 2004 I was able to purchase the nicest piece of the old farm 'the big ditch' is what we called it, and now I have the vision of that stately guest house and I have on a smaller scale recreated that experience. I have in the past 4 years since we opened discovered that many families and couples seek an opportunity to retreat to a place where they can relax, breath fresh air and get very close to a wide variety of natural peaceful and thought provoking experiences. This is a location where you can do Yoga just by standing still. The vastness of view and perspective along with the sounds and sights of nature and wildlife are thoroughly spiritual and inspiring. We invite you to visit our slice of paradise at the Blue Pike Lakehouse.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              My lot gives a panoramic perspective on the greater coast of Ashtabula with the sunset as a focal point. Sitting back and relaxing in the Adirondacks on this lot cannot be improved upon if the weather and sunset cooperate and on most nights it does. When it doesn't the different moods of Lake Erie can all be appreciated in their full glory from this lots vantage point. Even on days when the Lake is angry you can feel its energy penetrate and charge your emotions. On the more peaceful days, sitting and watching the Bank Swallows engage in their aerial acrobatics is entertainment that goes well with a glass of wine, they are small, agile birds that can turn 90 degrees in a split second and they always fly in formation in pairs or triplets. I especially like the kayak treks to other pockets of beach and shore features that you just don't find anywhere else. For the birdlovers, you will be fascinated by the variety of birds on this property. I have seen regularly, Eagles, Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Herons, Kingfishers and most recently, my Bluebird houses have successfully been occupied. In early June the locust blooms fill the lake lot with a sweet honey aroma that attracts flocks of grossbeaks to the locust bloom canopy high above the ground. At the same time the first and second week of June when the perch are biting the best, you can sit in the adirondacks and watch squadrons of carp patrol the shore as they spawn. Beachcombing here will always yield something of interest. Driftwood is abundant on our shore and evening shore fires are really nice. Even the least interested child will likely feel the urge to engage in this environment.


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              Photos

              • Our home, setting is wooded, picturesque, Bluebird field, conveniently remote

                Our home, setting is wooded, picturesque, Bluebird field, conveniently remote

              • The entrance to your path through the hollow to the lake

                The entrance to your path through the hollow to the lake

              • Autumn at the Blue Pike is enhanced as we are a woodland lakefront resort.

                Autumn at the Blue Pike is enhanced as we are a woodland lakefront resort.

              • Our shoreline is dynamic.  Its Shale, Sand and Glacial Rock laiden.

                Our shoreline is dynamic. Its Shale, Sand and Glacial Rock laiden.

              • Our Kitchen is full Size and equipped.  Stay in and cook? no problem here.

                Our Kitchen is full Size and equipped. Stay in and cook? no problem here.

              • Bunk Room off the back in the downstairs. Sturdy bunkbeds suitable for adults.

                Bunk Room off the back in the downstairs. Sturdy bunkbeds suitable for adults.

              • Our cozy lakehouse blanketed in snow.  Bring your XC Skis and use our trails

                Our cozy lakehouse blanketed in snow. Bring your XC Skis and use our trails

              • The  edge of the  bank, One of our famous 'Goddess of the 4 seasons' statues.

                The edge of the bank, One of our famous 'Goddess of the 4 seasons' statues.

              • Upstairs Reading Area with Balcony entrance. Beds to the left and right.

                Upstairs Reading Area with Balcony entrance. Beds to the left and right.

              • Our upstairs bathroom, Taken from the tub.

                Our upstairs bathroom, Taken from the tub.

              • Upstairs, Queen bed from King. Bathroom to the right of the Queen bed.

                Upstairs, Queen bed from King. Bathroom to the right of the Queen bed.

              • Art Festival in the Harbor July 19,20, 2014.  2nd annual.  One of Julenes works.

                Art Festival in the Harbor July 19,20, 2014. 2nd annual. One of Julenes works.

              • Another peaceful sunset from the point

                Another peaceful sunset from the point

              • Autumn on the shore looking east at our majestic bluff.  Choice Bald Eagle habit

                Autumn on the shore looking east at our majestic bluff. Choice Bald Eagle habit

              • Sunsets are always in view if the sky permits.  Our lot is at the perfect angle.

                Sunsets are always in view if the sky permits. Our lot is at the perfect angle.

              • Bald Eagle photographed on our point.  Bring your camera!

                Bald Eagle photographed on our point. Bring your camera!

              • Ashtabula Harbor is an active ship port.  Morning Coffee with this view.  Nice!

                Ashtabula Harbor is an active ship port. Morning Coffee with this view. Nice!

              • Our 'Edge of the Earth' point, is set with Adirondacks.

                Our 'Edge of the Earth' point, is set with Adirondacks.

              • An autumn view of the back yard from the balcony.

                An autumn view of the back yard from the balcony.

              • Geologically unaltered shoreline holds many hidden secrets to discover

                Geologically unaltered shoreline holds many hidden secrets to discover

              • Downstairs bath from the entrance

                Downstairs bath from the entrance

              • Our open floor plan downstairs taken from the foot of the stairs to the bedroom

                Our open floor plan downstairs taken from the foot of the stairs to the bedroom

              • King Size Bed with dimmer switch reading lights for ambiance and functionality.

                King Size Bed with dimmer switch reading lights for ambiance and functionality.

              • Your children will WANT to be outdoors at this property.

                Your children will WANT to be outdoors at this property.

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