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Sand Beach Frontage! Great for a Family Vacation!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Amazing Waterfront on Sandusky Bay! (Lake Erie) Gorgeous, custom-built home completely surrounded by some of northern Ohio's best boating, golfing, canoeing, perch and walleye fishing. This is an 14 year old home and is perfectly situated on the south side of the Marblehead Peninsula in the heart of the Lake Erie Islands area. it is directly on the Bay. Our private beach is literally steps from the house and we have great water views from every room and the patio Park your boat or jet skis right out front. Please see the map below.

The caboose pictured is the real thing and it is fantastic inside. It is heated and air conditioned. It has Bay views and its own HDTV. It is actually a big private bedroom perfect for a couple and 4 children,and is just steps from the house so its the perfect guest room.

Location Features

1. 20 minutes from some of the best golf courses in the Midwest including Thunderbird Hills, Sawmill Creek and Oak Harbor Golf Club

2. 5 minutes from the Jet Express which takes you to the infamous Put in Bay and Lake Erie Islands

3. Minutes from the popular Cedar Point Amusement Park

4. Minutes to all types of shopping and Restaurants.

5. Great parking space for your boats, trailers, and extra vehicles,we are on an acre of property.

This is the perfect vacation spot for Northern Ohio enthusiasts we are close to all the fun but were on the quiet side of the Peninsula. Enjoy a day at the beach throw on your flip flops and go thru the quaint town of Port Clinton. for shopping or to sample one of the many restaurants . A weekly stay here will certainly be extra special with your family and friends and were close enough to have them visit for the day.

The main level has a tidy living area with comfy seating and a flat panel HDTV. The 2 car garage has been turned into a rec room for the kids with fooseball. it is screened to keep away the bugs. The master bedroom has its own full bath with walk in closet. The house has 3 bedrooms + loft and two full baths. All bedrooms have queen sized beds and TV. We have wifi internet. The house is not huge by any means but it is not a cottage either

Outside, between the home and the Bay, is a large patio with umbrella tables and plenty of outdoor furniture and a nice lawn separates Beach from the house.

Enjoy a fire on the beach at night there is nothing quite like it.

The home is decorated and furnished with outdoor themes and colors are meant to bring the outside in.

To check availability dates, please access owner's AVAILABILITY CALENDAR

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions.

Keywords: Beach House and Caboose

More Details

Michael Rath
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Michael Rath

We are a middle-aged married couple with four children (two girls/two boys). Our girls are married and we have five grandchildren.

Michael Rath purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Rath chose Ohio

We bought this house house to stay engaged with our children and so we can vacation together. We all live in the greater Cleveland area but as they got older it was harder to get together. This house works out perfectly. We let everyone know when we will be there and everyone comes up when they can.

What makes this house unique

We think you will love every minute. From sunrise over Sandusky Bay until you see the moon reflecting off the water. The views are breathtaking. We think you will also love the beach, as we have one of the few private beaches in the whole area. Ours is just steps away from the patio! Many of our guests really love just sitting quietly and enjoying the beach and the views. The real caboose gives our house something unique and adds great personality while serving as a comfortable spot for up to four people.


Port Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Caboose - toilet
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Caboose - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , The caboose has a queen and 4 berths (very comforable)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1) futon in loft, Twin or Single Beds (4) finished heated/air conditioned caboose
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You will love the turn-of-the-century caboose which doubles as extra sleeping quarters. Set on an acre, this gated area has plenty of room to Play Volleyball, Cornhole or whatever games you enjoy, NO PETS!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Sand Beach Frontage! Great for a Family Vacation!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful. When you step in the door, you get an unbelievable view of the bay. All of the rooms were comfortable and well furnished. Everything in the house, and the yard was clean and well kept. The caboose was adorable. Our grandkids slept there, but it would be wonderful for adults who wanted some peace and quiet also. The property was very private, and we rarely saw or heard any of the neighbors. The fishing was unbelievable. In the week we were there, I think we caught about 60 large fish from the back dock. The property is only about 10 minutes from Kogers and Wal-Mart. We never had any issues, but whenever I e-mailed Michael with a question, he responded promptly. I feel this owner goes all out to assure that his guests have a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind remarks. We would love to have you back anytime. We do try very hard to make your stay comfortable and its nice to hear it acknowledged. Thank you again.
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  • 5 of 5

This place was great - TONS of sleeping room and a fantastic view of the Bay. Close to town and to the amusement park. Very quiet and secluded, just a great way to spend a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for extended family

  • 5 of 5

Our family - 6 adults and four children under the age of 6 - really enjoyed our stay. There was plenty of room for all of us to sleep, relax together, and we especially enjoyed having both indoor and outdoor space for eating. The owner was easy to work with and responded promptly to all our questions before our arrival and during our stay, and shared lot of information about the area. The location is private and quiet with only two other houses nearby. Although our six year old grandson really liked the caboose, we - the grandparents - ended us sleeping there which gave us more privacy. It was also easy to get to some of the other activities in the area - our grandkids particularly enjoyed the African Safari Wildlike Park and Monsoon Lagoon water park.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good to excellent, overall

  • 4 of 5

My wife , our 3 children and their spouses as well 5 grandchildren had a wonderful week staying at the Bay House. All was very clean and as advertised. Michael was a great host and always available if needed. The only draw back for us would be no dock for the boat therefore in and out daily and not very close. Everything else was absolutely wonderful, thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Bay House is perfectly located to accommodate the homebodies and the go-getters. Homebodies have all they need to socialize and regenerate at this wonderful home and it's picturesque setting right on the Sandusky Bay. Enjoy the private beach and amazing sunsets. Adventure seekers - you are centrally located for action, whether it's a trip to the islands or a day at Cedar Point. Mike and his family were friendly and responsive to our needs of which we had none as the house was in perfect order upon our arrival. I highly recommend property to anyone, it is a fantastic value!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warren, Ohio

Wonderful Lake House- Perfect for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed at Bay Front House. It was the perfect place for a family vacation with the lovely house, caboose and beach. My entire family enjoyed their time there. There are so many activities for people to do in the area such as Kelley's Island, Put- in- Bay, Marblehead and Cedar Point. For us the location was perfect, since some of our family needed to "come and go" due to work and school. Michael the owner was wonderful to work with too. I have rented many vacation homes and this is one of the best!! I'm looking forward to renting it next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we loved having you and your family
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On-Site: Cornhole, Beach Volleyball, Burnpit on beach. Nearby:Restaurants/Bars,Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, Fishing Charters, etc.


Rates & Availability

Port Clinton House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

We have a strict policy of no pets and we would keep 500.00 of deposit if we find someone who brought a pet in for a cleaning deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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