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Captain's 'Cottage' 2 Blocks from Lake, Near Chez Francois

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Captain Bell House Bed and Breakfast Inn


Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The 1876 Captain Bell House was completely restored and renovated to a B & B in 2013. This private suite has two private entries, a large LR w Queen memory foam mattress sleep sofa; full size kitchen; luxurious bath, large BR w Simmons Beauty Rest Queen bed. In suite laundry. Private patio, and internal access to B & B common rooms. Breakfast vouchers provided. 32' flat screen cable TV, Wi Fi, AC and complimentary bicycles. Sleeps 4.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • 12' x 13' private BR with new Simmons BeautyRest Classic queen bed. Closet, TV, AC, carpeted, central heat....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    All new bath fixtures, lighting, flooring...moreless

  • Large, luxurious all new bath with vanity, toilet and full tub shower, vinyl plank flooring. Truly unique and charming incorporating historic diamond window....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Captain Bell House B & B rooms are the newest and finest lodging in Vermilion's Harbourtown. While the Captain's Quarters suite is part of the Bed and Breakfast it can be rented weekly. Inquire for details....moreless


  • Television:

    32' flat screen TV ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Adjacent Ritter Public Library has extensive collection...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in historic Harbourtown, Vermilion's downtown. Walk to shops and 13 restaurants. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake Erie is 2 blocks away, is clearly seen from the side yard...moreless

  • Village:

    Vermilion is a small town with a historic village center...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Eat-in Captain's Quarters kitchen seats 2, but adjacent Bell House dining room can seat 12 can be used with owner's approval...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat, hot water radiators, very efficient and silent. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi Fi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens changed daily for overnight guests. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New queen size memory foam sleep sofa, 2 arm chairs, electric fireplace, 32' flat screen TV with 60 cable channels...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street free parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fresh towels daily...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Maytag stacked washer-dryer in Captains Quarters for private use. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker and variety of complimentary K cups in Bell House kitchen adjacent....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, pot and pans, and flatware for four people...moreless

  • Dishwasher:



  • Bicycles:

    2 complimentary bicycles...moreless

  • Boat:

    Public and private boat ramps within 1 mile, 3000 slips...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large private patio with umbrella table and wrought iron charis...moreless

  • Golf:

    many local golf courses within 10 miles...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    kayak and canoe rentals on Vermilion River within 1 mile...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely lawn and flower gardens...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts 1 mile at high school...moreless



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from 6 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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1 night min stay
$169 $179
Fri, Sat
$950 $3,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hopkins Cleveland Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vermilion Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Ohio Rt. 2
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chez Francois
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Vermilion Public beach

Car: Not Necessary

The Captain Bell House B & B is located in the heart of old Harbourtown, an 1837 historic plat settled by ship builders and ship captains. Many of the original structures still exist and are constantly being restored. The town center is quaint, is very walkable with friendly residents eager to help you enjoy your stay.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Born in Buffalo, attended Miami Univ. OH; career city planner, retired in 2011 to fulfill a dream- restoring a historic house into a lovely B & B. After 19 months and lots of help from some great contractors and my daughter, the Captain Bell House opened as a B & B on April 28, 2013

Why the Owner Chose Vermilion:
The 1876 house retains original float glass windows, walnut newel post and curved railing, 10' ceilings, and arched pocket doors. There is a special warm feeling about this house that captures your heart the moment you walk thru the door.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Every suite has its own unique character and has been lovingly restored, yet with modern comforts. Great location in the downtown so you can walk 2 blocks to the lake, 4 blocks to the beach and 11 restaurants (including Zagat's 'exceptional- to perfect' rated Chez Francois) within 3 blocks.

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Speaks: english, french



  • Captain Bell House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Captain Bell House Bed and Breakfast Inn

  • Bell House dining room

    Bell House dining room

  • Captain's quarters large bath

    Captain's quarters large bath

  • Sunshine Room bath

    Sunshine Room bath

  • Decorative corbells restored

    Decorative corbells restored

  • Captain's Quarters patio

    Captain's Quarters patio

  • Roxie the Wunderdog greets you

    Roxie the Wunderdog greets you

  • Keurig coffee machine available 24 hrs/day with wide variety of coffees and teas

    Keurig coffee machine available 24 hrs/day with wide variety of coffees and teas

  • Captain Bell House front hall

    Captain Bell House front hall

  • Captains Quarters bedroom

    Captains Quarters bedroom

  • Sunshine Bedroom (call for details)

    Sunshine Bedroom (call for details)

  • Front parlor

    Front parlor

  • Captain's Quarters living room with fireplace

    Captain's Quarters living room with fireplace

  • Captain's Quarters kitchen

    Captain's Quarters kitchen

  • Captain's Quarters kitchen

    Captain's Quarters kitchen

  • Captain's Quarters living room with desk and wi fi

    Captain's Quarters living room with desk and wi fi

VRBO #474247

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Date last modified - Saturday, May 23, 2015

$169 - $179 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 1 nights
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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Captain's 'Cottage' 2 blocks from Lake, near Chez Francois

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