Welcome to "The Martin House of Lakeville". This is a seasonal cottage. We close it up on November 1st and re-open it around May 1st. This is a lakefront property on beautiful O'Dells Lake (100 acres). The front yard is a peninsula that juts out to the center of the lake. Great views from the front porch, deck and yard. This is a ideal location minutes to Mohican State Forest, Loudonville, Amish destinations and so much more. You can fish from the front yard or bring your kayak or canoe. Wonderful birdwatching. This property is tranquil, quiet, and relaxing.
We have kept the charm of a lake cottage built in the 1930's. This property is ideal for 2-4 people having two bedrooms - one with a brand new Queen bed and the other bedroom having two twin beds. There's a small dock. There is no public boat ramp or access to the lake which really limits watercraft traffic. Even on weekends there's very little boat traffic. We have an area where you can push in your kayak, canoe or rowboat 9we do not provide any type of watercraft) and the lake has a 9.9 hp limit. The lake offers good fishing and fantastic birdwatching. The fish include bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, an occasional pike, carp and more. Birds you may see include osprey, bald eagles, lots of hummingbirds and woodpeckers, green herons and great blue herons, nuthatches, titmouse, cormorants, and so much more. There is a submerged island that you can pull up to and take a dip. O'Dell Lake is a natural glacial lake fed in part by artesian springs. There's a deck, patio, or corkscrew willow tree next to the dock. All offer shade depending on the time of day. We supply a propane grill 40" HDTV with cable (NO WIFI). You will find coffee, tea, bottled spring water, an assortment of herbs and spices, and some condiments (ketchup, mustards, etc.). Depending on the time of year you may find an assortment of fresh vegetables on your table from our garden. All windows have screens and are new in 2017. There's usually a nice breeze coming off the lake. There is a 8,000 BTU a/c unit in the living room window that cools the kitchen and bedrooms also. A 5,000 BTU a/c unit is also in the bedroom with the full bed. In case of rain the front porch is spacious and airy.
The entire cottage is yours to use, the yard and grounds. You're welcome to walk through the gardens. We have several benches under a mature corkscrew willow tree right on the lake next to the dock which offers shade. You're welcome to feed the fish that hang out by the dock. We have bags of fish food available. We live 20 minutes away so we would be close by for help if needed. You're welcome to contact us anytime for information or questions. Sorry, no pets. Inquire about reduced rates for weekly stays.