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Golden Gate Cottage --Our Own Private Beach!

Oak Harbor, OH, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 baths (sleeps 10-12)

BOOKING NOW FOR SUMMER WEEKS 2019!!! CALL Marla 734-678-2617


Golden Gate Cottage sits right on Lake Erie just a few feet from the water, with a view of the water from every room in the house. It is surrounded by a beautiful lawn and grounds with plenty of privacy and its own sandy beach.

Especially in the summer Golden Gate is great for families with our beach right next to the house, the playground across the street, the hot tub on the patio and the pool table in the garage! But, off-season---it it a fabulous place for 'Girlfriend Getaways'! I have put luxury linens on the beds, soft, wonderful towels and there are three king bedrooms, one queen and one double and a pullout in the living area.

We take great pride in keeping Golden Gate immaculately clean and in good repair. We are not an inpersonal management company but are very hands-on owners who want your stay with us to be full of blessings. Golden Gate is quaintly furnished with antiques, leather furniture and my own special collections. At the front of the house is a large patio with furniture facing the lake. Inside, a sunroom across the front of the house gives spectacular views,it has a large dining table in it so you can enjoy the lake whatever the weather is,whenever you eat. We like the kitchen to be fully equipped for any occasion and enjoy gazing at the water as we cook!

We are continually updating and adding to Golden Gate. This past year we added a second floor lakefront balcony and some new windows to enhance Golden Gate's fabulous view. This year we have just completed a new kitchen!! We have future plans for Golden Gate, but we also like to keep the essence of it the same---so that if you come back year after year, it feels familiar and comfortable. Like 'Grandma's house' (on the lake)! It is our privilege to own this cottage and share it with you!

Many guests have spent hours on the beach during the day and then enjoyed a bonfire at night. Golden Gate is the kind of place that you can spend your whole vacation in just relaxing and 'vegging out' as we do or you can easily find fun and exciting things to do within a 30 min. drive. Cedar Point amusement park, the ferries to Put-in-Bay and Kelley's island, Lakeside---Lake Erie's Chautauqua and the Marblehead lighthouse are close by.

For those of you into nature and birding, our area was part of the 'Great Black Swamp' and we are at the crossroads of two major migratory paths. The variety of birds and waterfowl is wonderful to see! Magee Marsh with it's nature programs and boardwalks etc. through the marshes is close by. We enjoy putting you in touch with what's available in our area and helping you have the best possible time at Golden Gate!

Cancellation policy is discussed with owner when you book.

Keywords: lakefront, cottage, beach,


Marla Rickloff

Member Since 2000
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Marla Rickloff

I am semi-retired, and my husband and I love to spend time on Lake Erie in the summer with our family and friends.

Marla Rickloff purchased this House in 2000

Why Marla Rickloff chose Carroll

I fell in love with Golden Gate Cottage the first time I saw it! It is in my mind, a 'Grandma' cottage. Sweet bungalow style, wood floors, very cottagey, and the views of Lake Erie are awesome! We love this location, because it is quiet, lots of birds, and yet it is close to the Lake Erie islands, Port Clinton and Lakeside, and Cedar Point!

What makes this House unique

Hanging out by the lake on the patio; reading and cooking!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • King size beds 3, Queen bed 1, Double bed 1 and Double pullout sofa in the living room.


        • 3 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beachfront
              • Lake
              • Lakefront


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub


                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • wind-surfing


                                                          • Hot Tub, 2 Refrigerators, ALL towels provided-beach, bath, kitchen etc, Beach and Patio Furniture, No fish cleaning

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            16 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Absolutely loved Golden Gate!

                                                            Mary Ann H.

                                                            My husband and I just spent a week at Golden Gate with our three grown daughters and their families. It was the perfect place for all of us! The little ones had lots of space to play with their toys, and their parents really enjoyed the game room and hot tub. The patio near the water is a wonderful space to relax and see some beautiful sunsets. Having a beach all to yourselves is pretty great, too! The kitchen and bathrooms are very well stocked....no need to bring towels or bed linens, either. Pretty much all we had to bring was our clothes, food, and toys for the kids. We're all looking forward to visiting Golden Gate again!

                                                            Wonderful Family Celebration!!

                                                            Rachel H.

                                                            We were celebrating my husband's 60th birthday so we wanted a place large enough for our whole family to come and go. We had children and grandchildren join us at different times during the week. The house was large and comfortable with all of the amenities needed. The kitchen was upgraded and wonderful for cooking for large family meals. I especially loved the view of the lake even as I cooked dinner! We ate all of our meals in because of the wonderful view and the large kitchen. The beds were comfortable and linens were high quality. It was especially wonderful to have 2 sets of washer/dryers due to the large volume of towels a large group uses. We enjoyed the private beach area and had bonfires on the beach a few nights. We loved being right on Lake Erie and would certainly rent Golden Gate Cottage again!

                                                            HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

                                                            MichelleWalbridge, Ohio

                                                            My husband and I recently rented this property for a week. We live in the Toledo area which made it easy for family and friends to join us at various times during the week. It was extremely clean and spacious! Room for everyone..! We had some rain while we were there, but no fear...with the glassed in front patio we continued to enjoy the magnificent views! We had a bit of a nor'easter one night and the crashing waves were awesome! Kitchen-fabulous...and I love to cook! Beds were clean, clean and very comfy...! There was plenty to do with the game room, beach and hot tub! Thanks Marla, our family and friends had a great time and new memories!


                                                            Melissande D.

                                                            I went to Golden Gate with a group of women for a ladies weekend away. Everyone was enthralled. From the amazing view, to the spacious bedrooms, the large TV for movie watching, and the lovely kitchen. I cannot say enough good things.

                                                            Since we went in the winter one of our favorite aspects was the gas fireplace which kept the living room warm and cozy for snuggling up on the couches and lounging. The wide sun room windows provided an amazing view of the gorgeous snowy landscape. We even saw a fox running along frozen Lake Erie one day!

                                                            I would absolutely go back for a family weekend, or a girl's weekend again! It was a lovely experience.

                                                            Fantastic location!

                                                            Amanda J.Conneaut Lake, PA

                                                            Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Had a wonderful family vacation. House was beautiful and cozy and had the most gorgeous views! Loved our mornings and nights in the adirondack chairs looking out at the lake. The private beach was perfect for the kids. Can't wait to plan our next stay here!

                                                            Great Family Vacation!

                                                            Johnson FamilySeneca, PA Northwest USA

                                                            We had 3 generations there for a week and everyone from the 4 year old to the 62 year old had a wonderful time. It was relaxing. All the comforts of home were provided. Everything looked exactly like the pictures.The house was clean and well-stocked. We felt at home. The sunrises and sunsets were awe inspiring. Watching a storm roll across Lake Erie from the comforts of the sun porch was an experience none of us will ever forget. I highly recommend this home! The whole family had a blast at the African Safari!


                                                            Oak Harbor, OH, USA

                                                            Cedar Point, Lakeside (The Chautauqua of Lake Erie), ferry to Put-in-Bay, Marblehead lighthouse, and tons of fishing charters!

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