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2015 is the 14th season for our Lighthouse Lodge. Please first take a look at our virtual tour (updated 3.31.2015) by searching tours (dot) gotrobo (dot) 56536. Or, first visit us at our site LighthouseLodgeOH (dot) net. We strongly recommend that you contact us directly in a simple phone call and keep all your private, personal information safe and secure. Our phone number is in the right column under Jeff's photo (click on the tab). Our apologies for that inconvenient foolishness. We are not permitted to put our phone number or email address within any text in this listing; hence LighthouseLodgeOH (dot) net. It may be said here, too, that this website requires we log in and search for your phone number and email address which they keep hidden. The quotes provided on this website are inaccurate. For an estimate of the rate for any stay, potential guests can easily calculate the Lodge rate and see if it is within their budget by referring to details within this listing or at our own website page titled "Rates". Or, please call us for a quote -- a live human person and owner of the rental will speak with you -- not the flawed standardized form from this site that fails to share all your details.
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In providing accurate, quotable rates, this site fails. It is easy to calculate your rates using the information below. Please keep in mind that children are people. Remember that you can call anytime or email us through our own site which will hold your email address private and secure. Our rates have remained unchanged for more than two years--no increases in property tax or insurances. We are aware of the economy, and we are aware of the value of our vacation rental. We do not negotiate. Unlike most other area businesses, our rates do not soar for festivals, bike week, birding week, Walleye Festival, Christmas in July or December, or any other event or national holiday.
MINIMUM TWO NIGHT STAYS. (Sunday through Thursday). Up to 6 people; $240 nightly (minimum); $40 per person/per night. Each additional person — $40 per person, per night.
MINIMUM WEEKEND STAYS. (Friday, Saturday). Up to 6 people; $300 nightly (minimum); $50 per person/per night. Each additional person — $50 per person, per night.
UPSTAIRS EFFICIENCY -- MINIMUM TWO NIGHT STAYS. Up to 4 people — $120 per night (minimum).
Non-refundable 50% Deposit holds Lodge for your rental. Personal checks, Certified Banker's checks, and cash are accepted. Local bed tax is included in rate. Please call at your convenience to discuss any questions you may have.
Dogs may be considered, and a phone call is necessary to talk with Jeff about your pet (or pets). Having boarded only once our Springer Spaniel, the late "Boner" once in the mid-90's at $25 per night, we understand that value and importance of traveling with one's pet. After speaking with you about your pet, Jeff may decide to invite you to bring your dog at a cost of $20 per dog, per night.
The system for providing quotes does not take into consideration the number of people, animals, week nights and week ends. Any quote you see from VRBO is inaccurate. You must call at your convenience to talk with us about making the Lighthouse Lodge your vacation rental.
At the Lighthouse Lodge, we welcome and accommodate small groups, multi-family groups, and very large groups. Antique collectors, birders, shooters for the national matches, artists, fisherman, hunters, and families enjoy the décor of this one of a kind place. Reunions, parties (bachelor and bachelorette), business gatherings, Girl Scout troops, and church groups are very satisfied with the Lodge's space and atmosphere. The Lighthouse Lodge is at the heart of local attractions and parks-- Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, Johnson's Island, Lakeside, East Harbor and Port Clinton are all nearby.
We have an upstairs studio/efficiency off our sign studio that is available separately or in addition to Lodge rental.
Please note: Google and GPS devices misdirect guests. We are located at 6604 E. Bayshore, CR 135 & 137, corner of Bayshore and Church Roads.
You will never be asked by Jeff, Lisa, or the Lighthouse Lodge to download any app. Our booking confirmation form is a document within this site and could be downloaded. It may be wiser to download it from our own website. (Hope to learn how to get it there soon. Today is 4.16.2015.) Never will we ever ask you to download an app.
Do you truly feel you can pay to have confidence, vacation protection, avoid their booking fee, or buy an experienced property owner? We have been here since 1995 and have been active in the community with with our sign business and the Lighthouse Lodge since 2002. You need not pay to know that the Lighthouse Lodge has never had any problems with guests since 2006. (Well, except that bachelor party that forgot to have a designated person to get them to the last ferry at Put-in-Bay. Everyone was angry because they had to spend the night milling around outdoors at the dock PIB, and they all left forgetting to pay us or speak with us. But, we copy every group representative’s driver’s license and photograph license plates. It was easy for the local police and highway patrol to escort the groom and bachelors back here to pay us and proffer a proper goodbye.) We trust you and expect no damage deposit. Those who broke things have explained to us; we understand things happen. We hope you understand that we are offering you a great vacation home. While we accept full responsibility for our vacation rental, we are not responsible for the other products presented to you at our listing on this site.
(ps--Bed tax is 3%--has been since instituted in Ottawa County. Some guests are frustrated when they learn this because they have been charged anywhere from 6% to 7.25% other summers at other places. This is included in our rate.)
18 yrs of age & owner, Jeff, copies the driver's license of group rep. Jeff photographs license plates (an interesting story). We are capable of counting people, so please be respectful & honest. ...moreless
Children are people and all people are welcome to the Lighthouse Lodge....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking outdoors at picnic tables at back or the benches at the front of the Lodge, as per Ohio law....moreless
Depending on the number of people in your group, the efficiency may be included. Please make a phone call to discuss this with Jeff. Please visit our own website to see all the features at LighthouseLodge (dot) net.
Soon there will be sketches at our own website the indicate the size and location of each bed. ...moreless
If you need more towels, directions to area attractions or where to buy firewood, please ask. We live on the same property and are ready to help make your visit a memorable one, so you, too, can be among our guests who return year after year. Jeff is your "concierge"....moreless
Large poker table (chips, cards, etc.) and vintage pinball machine are available....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Golf Course Front:
Bay Point Golf Course is a 9 hold par 3 course located at in Marblehead. From the longest tees it presents 1,490 yards of golf for a par of 27. The course rating is 35.5 with a slope rating of 113....moreless
Golf Course View:
The breezes from the Lake will challenge your skills and techniques. There is a daily fee for the golf course, designed by Bill Durkin.
Stand at the north side of the peninsula to see Kelleys, Put-in-Bay, and Perry's Monument on a clear day....moreless
Stand on the south side of the peninsula to see Cedar Point, Sandusky, and the Sandusky Bay....moreless
Marblehead Lighthouse-the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the USA side of the Great Lakes. Keeper's House--life in the early 1800's. Johnson's Island Confederate Prison & Cemetery-vital....moreless
Although we do not have direct access to or a view of the water, we are located on the greatest peninsula in Ohio--Lake Erie at the north and Sandusky Bay at the south. Ferries to Kelleys and PIB....moreless
The kitchen/common area seats more about 20 people indoors. Far more can be seated at the picnic tables outdoors....moreless
Seating for 20 people
Highly effective and efficient hotel-type A/C units in each room. ...moreless
In addition to central heating, there are heating units in each room....moreless
Wifi is available. Password provided upon arrival....moreless
All linens--kitchen, bath, bed are provided, along with plenty of blankets. We do not provide beach towels....moreless
Center/common area is the gathering place for meetings, social exchange, family banter, and fish stories....moreless
Ample parking. Please view the photos or the virtual tour to see....moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Ample parking. Please view the photos or the virtual tour to see....moreless
We have WiFi here! The password is provided upon your arrival....moreless
All linens--kitchen, bath, bed are provided. A list of details is located at our own site....moreless
Yes, there are two. Some coffee, sugars, and powdered creamers are provided....moreless
All essentials are provided, including kitchen towels and cloths. Utensils for grilling are provided.
Need something...please ask....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
All essentials are provided. Need something...please ask....moreless
Yes. The rock-paper-scissors game usually works with a group to determine who is the dishwasher. Dish soap and dish rack are provided....moreless
Fully equipped for indoor and outdoor cooking. If you need anything, please ask. New full-sized refrigerator--side-by-side is new for 2015....moreless
2015 Season Minimum Weekdays Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Any quote generated by this website is inaccurate. Their system does not comply with our system. Please refer to the description above that explains our rates, or visit our website at LighthouseLodge (dot) net.
Sunday - Thursday nights for a maximum of 6 people, minimum 2 night stay is $240 per night. Friday & Saturday nights for a maximum 6 people, minimum 2 night stay is $300 per night. Each person after 6 is $40 per person per night Sunday - Thursday and $50 each Friday and Saturday nights. Children are people. Dogs are potential guests and a phone call is necessary to determine if your may be a guest. Again, please read the text above or visit us at our own site. The “Details” and “Rates” pages at our own site make it all clearer and easier to grasp. A phone call after and again as you look over our site makes things so much easier.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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About the owner: I am a lifelong professional commercial artist and have used my abilities as a designer to create a Lodge that offers a unique lodging experience. I remain a paper/pencil guy. I believe in handshakes and phone conversations. I look forward to talking with potential guests and working with you to establish the Lighthouse Lodge as your vacation rental.
The Lighthouse Lodge is a 'live' project, changing and growing with antiques and art that are added regularly. I wanted to create the most unusual and comfortable place for groups to gather, and I know that the Lighthouse Lodge is exactly that.
If you want to know more about me, you can find me at LinkedIn--Jeff Bumbera.
Why the Owner Chose Marblehead: The Lighthouse Lodge is located where access to all the things I have enjoyed and loved about Ottawa County and my home from childhood to today are easily accessible. We have wifi so when you return to the Lodge from your excursions, you will have wifi to use to share your photos of your day.
Some people love their hometown. Here, I feel the variety in Ottawa County makes it so attractive, and it is easy to enjoy everything when the Lodge is your vacation home.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: The Lodge is spacious and comfortable -- an interesting place to relax, meet, share your experiences at any of the attractions or on the shores of Lake Erie. Any visit to the area parks and preserves will lighten your spirit.
Again, our rates include sales tax and remain stable throughout the year, and there are never any hidden fees. We never share your email address.