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Marblehead Cottage #1 @ East Harbor, 100 Yards From Water, Free Boat Dock.

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Here at Rock Harbor Cottages we have only 4 cottages spread across nearly 3 acres of mature trees. Waterfront access on the property with a gravel patio, fish cleaning table, and 110 ft pier with 4, 20 ft finger docks.

Fully furnished. Sleeps 5 to 7 people, 2 bedrooms 1 bath. 1 Queen bed, 1 set of twin over full bunk beds, and a Queen sleeper sofa. Air Conditioning, heat, flat screen cable tv, and Wifi. It includes a fully equipped kitchen (full size fridge, oven, and stove, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, all necessary utensils, dishes, pots and pans, ect...). Outside there is a gas grill, fire ring, wooden deck with large table and chairs, with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. The cottage is approximately 100 yards from the dock where you can catch bass, bluegill, catfish, perch, and crappie or just sit back and watch the day float by and catch beautiful sunsets in the evening. The rental includes a free dock space that can accommodate up to a 25 ft boat.

To keep our prices low we do not offer linens (sheets, pillowcases, and towels) We do provide comforters and pillows. If this is an issue please contact me and we can accommodate your needs.

Also from the property we operate Reef Bobber Charters. Fish western Lake Erie for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Perch aboard the Reef Bobber IV. The Reef Bobber IV is a 28 foot Marinette Sport Fishermen with a beam of 11 feet. The fishing deck is large enough to accommodate up to 6 fisherman and crew with large coolers for seating. Under the convertible soft top is seating for 9 to get out of the sun and weather. Under the bow is plenty of room to store your gear and a toilet for when nature calls. The boat is fully equipped, insured, and Coast Guard inspected and approved. Our Captains, Brad Miller and Dan Cooksey, are United States Coast Guard and State of Ohio Licensed Guides with a lifetime of experience.

We offer sunset, 1/2 day, and full day walleye, perch, and smallmouth bass fishing charters. Also custom trips, private island taxi service, dock and dine cruises to either Put in Bay and Kelleys Island available. Checkout our Facebook page to see whats biting.

More Details

Bradley E Miller
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Bradley E Miller


Rock Harbor Cottages has been in the family since 1946. When the Marsho Family purchased the property it was a pear orchard. Down by the dock in the hedge row remain the last of the pear trees. Everything on the property was built by the family. Everything you see has a history and a story, even the large maple trees. Frank Marsho (Pam's Grandfather) hand dug the saplings from behind the Mayfield Village Service Dept and planted them for generations to enjoy, now many of them are 60 - 80 ft tall. The current owners, Brad & Pam Miller, acquired the property in April of 2013.

The first building built was the Boathouse by the dock which actually is a 2 story building. The upper level was divided by curtains into 3 bedrooms. To get downstairs you have to go through a trap door in the floor and down a flight of steps. The lower level contained the kitchen with a wood burning stove and living area. Over the last summer we worked hard and restored the interior to its original wood and created a nice little hangout. If you ever see the door open come on in and enjoy the view with us.

The next addition was the original dock which is actually still visible underneath the present dock. It was built by stacking stones out into the water and was eventually topped with concrete. In 1969 a storm had decimated the harbor, destroying the beach at the property and the dock. In 1971 the first posts were driven for the dock that still stands today.

The second building constructed was the "Old Cottage" or #3. It was built in the early 1950's and was actually ordered from the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue. Arriving as a pile of precut lumber, the family pulled together and put it up quickly. The interior is small and quaint and is now only rented on a seasonal basis.

"Aunt Ann's" #1 and the "New Cottage" #2 were both built together in the mid 1960's. Both cottages are basically the same design with the new cottage having an extra 200 square feet of space.

Bradley E Miller purchased this cottage in 2013


Lakeside Marblehead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over full bunk bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Marblehead Cottage #1 @ East Harbor, 100 Yards From Water, Free Boat Dock.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Clean, nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

Worked perfect for a group of us guys coming up to fish and duck hunt. Clean, easy to find, good communication with owner.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Griffin, Georgia

Very nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. There were basic supplies and it was very clean.The owner was very responsive and we would rent from him anytime!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very clean, cute cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Farther away from lake than we thought with very limited lake view, but the cottage was cute and very clean. Owner texted us to make sure we arrived and had everything we needed. It was a nice two night get-a-way. Close to local attractions and amenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here! It was a little hard to find (We passed the private drive like 3x) but once we knew where to look it was no problem getting back there. The house was charming and comfortable and suited our needs. It was super quiet which was great, except for Saturday night which came with live entertainment right outside- there was some kind of neighborhood party with a cover band. Right at the end of the driveway is the dock which is really beautiful and the water is really clean and clear. The outdoor space was our favorite and we spent a lot of time on the deck just hanging out. Absolutely worth the trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfectly clean cottage - perfect location - perfect customer service from Bradley.

  • 5 of 5

An every year choice

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Carmel, IN

Great cottage, location, and owner!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, location, and owner.

It is wonderful to stay in a cottage right on the bay and take a fishing charter with the owner from a dock a short stroll from the cottage.

You will enjoy working with Brad!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Cleats Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Kelleys Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Cleats Sports Bar
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
East Harbor State Park

RESTAURANTS: There are so many restaurants in the area but here is a few of our favorites.

BIG BOPPERS: Only a short walk from the cottages offering a great breakfast and the best burgers around. website

WALDO PEPPERS: 5 minute drive, our go to place for steaks and such. website

CLEATS: Less than a mile away, right on the water. Go by boat if you like. Great outdoor area, good bar food, perfect place to watch the game. website

NETTY’S: Their famous chili dogs are a local tradition. Hot Dogs and Cold Ice Cream. East on 163 for 2 miles or so. website

CANOE CLUB: Small upscale wine bar just down the road. website

MON AMI WINERY: 10 minute drive. Beautiful restaurant, large bar, excellent seafood buffet on Saturdays, and of course good local wine. website

NAGOYA: Japanese Steakhouse, great food, lots of fun, on 163 just east of 53. website

DOCKERS: Great waterfront dining with beautiful views. Located in the Portside Marina on Kelleys Island. If going by boat, head for the water tower on the south side of island, channel 68. Free dockage on sun – thurs evening if you dine there. website

WEST BAY INN: On Kelleys Island great outdoor Tiki Bar, beautiful sunset view. If going by boat dockage if free but limited to 25 or so slips. Located on the west side of the island on the north side of the large gravel barge dock. No dock hands. website

THE KEYS: Put in Bay. Located next to the Jet Express Dock. Great frozen drinks and the Best Cuban Sandwich. website


REEF BOBBER SUNSET CRUISES: Take a private boat right from our dock at the cottages to Kelleys Island. Read more on our pleasure cruise page.

GOODTIME ISLAND HOPPING CRUISE: Island Hopping and Party Cruises out of Sandusky. Passenger only and bar on the boat. website

JET EXPRESS: From Port Clinton and Sandusky, to Kelleys Island and Downtown Put in Bay. Passenger only. website

MILLER FERRY: From Catawba to Put in Bay, the most economical way to PIB. Passenger and automobiles. Once you get off ferry there is a walk up a hill then either rent golf cart or jump on an island taxi to downtown. Almost every time we go to PIB we use this ferry. website

KELLEYS ISLAND FERRY: Auto and passenger. Once off the boat its a 10 minute walk to downtown. Golf cart rentals at the dock. website

THINGS TO DO: Although there are many other things to do this is a list approved by us or recommended by our guests.

EAST HARBOR STATE PARK AND BEACH: Probably our favorite thing to do. Beautiful beaches less than 2 miles away. Waterslide for the kids, gently slopping beach with protective breakwalls, bathrooms, wildlife trails, and picnic areas. There are parking spots to drive right on top of the breakwall and enjoy the view of the lake, sunset, or a storm rolling in. Boasts the areas only boaters beach, anchor off the beach and enjoy the day. Less than a mile boat ride from our dock. website

CEDAR POINT: The Roller Coaster Capitol of the World. website

MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE: One of Lake Erie's best known and most-photographed landmarks! website

KELLEYS ISLAND: Family friendly island with plenty of evening activities for the adults. Rent a golf cart and take a ride around the island. website

PUT IN BAY / SOUTH BASS ISLAND: During the day go to Perrys Monument and take a ride to the top, it offers panoramic views for miles. Lots of history on the island, take a tour or go to the museum. Once the sun goes down the islands many bars light up with live music and dancing. website

LAKESIDE: Lakeside Chautauqua is a historic community in Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities. website

AFRICAN SAFARI WILDLIFE PARK: drive and walk through safaris, we love going every summer. website

MONSOON LAGOON: Go carts, bumper boats, kids water park, plus an adult only pool with swim up bar. website

JOHNSONS ISLAND: CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS MEMORIAL: Memorials that commemorate the Confederate Soldiers that died there while being held captive in the prisoner of war camp. Erie but interesting. $2 toll on bridge. website

CAMP PERRY: Home of the National Matches. For over a century marksman have been shooting rifles and pistols for national titles. website

BARK UNTIL DARK DOG PARK: Even though we have plenty of room to walk your dog its always nice to let them off the leash and run. On Rt 269 across from Police Dept. website

BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING: We are only a half hour from Magee Marsh but there are great opportunities to catch a glimpse of migrating birds right on the property and off of our dock. East Harbor State Park and Meadowbrook Marsh are a few minutes away, also offering excellent opportunities to view our feathered friends. website

LAKE ERIE SHORES AND ISLANDS VISITOR CENTER: Great place for local info. On Rt 53 between Rt 2 and Rt 163. website


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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