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100 Yards From Water, Free Dock, Marblehead Cottage @ East Harbor

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage 2, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 7)

Here at Rock Harbor Cottages we have only 5 units 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 7, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Bedroom 1; 1 Queen bed, Bedroom 2; 1 set of twin bunk beds, and a full bed, in the living room 1 queen and 1 full 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 table and chairs, with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. The cottage is approximately 150 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. The rental includes a free dock space that can accommodate up to a 22 ft boat.

To keep our prices low we do not offer linens (sheets, pillowcases, and towels) We do provide comforters and pillows. Please bring necessary sheets, pillowcases, and towels with you. If this is an issue please contact me.

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. Check out our Facebook page to see whats biting.

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Bradley E Miller
Member since: 2017
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Bradley E Miller

BRIEF HISTORY 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

What makes this cottage unique

Its a quiet park like property with waterfront access with a 110 ft dock. 4 cottages on 3 acres, plenty of green space.


Lakeside Marblehead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , twin bunk beds
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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100 Yards From Water, Free Dock, Marblehead Cottage @ East Harbor
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Marseilles, Ohio

Quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Ample beds, good for fishermen, and a free dock!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage - clean and near everything. Love the new porch furniture!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Nice homelike clean functional cabin

  • 5 of 5

Would rent again

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Great setting, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Renting the home was easy, the owner was very helpful. Instructions and rules were easy to follow. The kitchen was well stocked. The deck and gas grill were a great plus. We would return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Lake Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was friendly and helpful! Cottage was clean and the dock access was excellent. Hope to return again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Perfect for what we needed for our fishing trip!

  • 5 of 5

Nice little place, owner was very accommodating, to bad we brought the snow with us and had to cut the fishing trip short. We definitely will be back next year! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Cleats Sports Baar
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Kelleys Island Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Big Boppers
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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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

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.

CEDAR POINT: The Roller Coaster Capitol of the World.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable 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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