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'GLASS HOUSE' CEDAR POINT ON THE BEACH of LAKE ERIE AND SANDUSKY BAY

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Large Entertainment Patio, Den, Utility Room

The GLASS HOUSE was designed by an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) and was built in 1960. It is a UNIQUE example of his classic architecture and use of 'core' living space. The large picture windows across the front and rear allow an unobstructed view of the lake and the bay.

The mahogany wood walls and interior finish is an exceptional example of FLW's style and simplicity. It is classic FLW Style with Cedar Ceilings and large glass picture windows in the front and in the rear of the living area. The front deck provides a panoramic view of the lake with a relaxing area to enjoy the moment.

Recent improvements include: Flat Screen TV with sound system, DVR-TV, DVD, VCR, NetFlix and BLU-RAY Player. A small kitchen and refrigerator were added to the utility room for entertaining on the brick patio. 3 Picnic tables and patio furniture allow the full use of the outside rear yard and ample areas for children and games. There are also 2 picnic tables at the Bay beach.

Two bedrooms are located on the upper floor along with an OPEN living area, kitchen, dining area and two decks. The Lower Level has two bedrooms and a sitting/office area with a second TV for more versatility in entertainment. Internet is also provided without charge through WiFi in the house.

A guest cleaning fee is charged for every party who visits and stays at the "Glass Housee". The charge is based upon the number of guests (adults, children, teenagers, and babies) in the Glass House.

CLEANING CHARGES: Based on the number of guests which includes (adults, teenagers, children, and babies).

The boccie ball set is available for adults, as well as, croquet. Twelve (12) outdoor chairs, 3 picnic tables, and Three umbrellas are available for outside fun. Beach toys are stored in the shed, so Please keep your children out of the storage shed.

The view of the water and beach will allow your family to enjoy a unique experience on Lake Erie and don't forget the islands. You will be limited only by your time and your creativity in enjoying the area.

Keywords: Beachfront Home_ On Lake Erie_ On Cedar Point _ Sandusky, OH _Glass House_Sandusky Bay_Water Front_Lake Erie Frontage_ VRBO 132038

More Details

Owner
Donald Epler
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017

About Donald Epler

The 'Glass House' was purchased by my family in 1960. It has been redecorated and upgraded over the years. The home fronts on Lake Erie and the back is on Sandusky Bay. A huge back yard for croquet, bocci ball, badminton, soccer, fishin in the bay, and a second beach with picnic table. The large brick patio and gas grille can accomodate all of your family.

Donald Epler purchased this house in 1960

Why Donald Epler chose Ohio

My family bought the 'Glass House' on Cedar Point because they fell in love with the view, the lake, the house, and the location. it is close to Columbus, Ohio (2 hours drive) and easily reachable for all of our friends from Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, and Michigan.

The view has always been unique to the Glass House which is why the large glass picture Windows were put on the front and rear.

What makes this house unique

The 'Glass House' is unique! The front view is of Lake Erie and the Back view is the Sandusky Bay, large back yard, and places for children to play games. Beach toys, boccie ball, badminton, and beach chairs are on site. A new sound system, dvd, dvr, speakers and more cable stations were added for guests.

The Cedar Point Amusement Park is less than a mile to the West and the Lighthouse is visible at night along with the Park lights. Fireworks are on each Saturday night.

Amenities

Sandusky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest must send an application prior to booking a reservation with home phone number and Email address. Application is IN ATTACHMENTS.
  • Lease (IN ATTACHMENTS) must be approved by Guest prior to booking reservation and confirmation.
  • All rules are contained in the Rental Agreement BELOW. Approval of the lease is required prior to reservation approval by Leessor.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • (1) Queen size Bed, (1) King Size Bed, and (4) Twin Beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Glass House has water views on both sides. CEDAR POINT IS A SHORT WALK ON THE BEACH!! The views are exceptional from the front or back of the house. Cedar Point Amusement Park is less than a mile to the West. Walk to the 'Point' on the beach! Swim, fish, or visit the islands of Lake Erie by Ferry Boats in the area. Local charter fisherman are available for perch and walleye! Ferries to Kelly's Island, Put-in_Bay, and Middle Bass Island are minutes away. SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME! Visit Kalihari Water Park, or Great Bear Indoor Water Park!

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'GLASS HOUSE' CEDAR POINT ON THE BEACH of LAKE ERIE AND SANDUSKY BAY
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of The Glass House don't come close to showing what an experience it is to stay there. The house is an amazing step back into the 1960's, with every modern convenience you could possibly need or want. Don't miss the interesting newspaper article about the house that is framed and on display in the front bathroom.

The beach was great, and the location is convenient to everything. Fireworks nightly at Cedar Point can be viewed from the beach. Trips to Kelly's Island, Put-in-Bay, and Marblehead lighthouse were a treat.

The tv upstairs would not work and the owner made sure a replacement was purchased and hooked up in a very short time. Mr. Epler was a joy to work with. He provided very detailed information on house details and suggestions on things of interest in the area. Just can't thank him enough for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your evaluation of the Glass House. I am very pleased that you and your family had a wonderful time. The Glass House is a special place for babies, children, teenagers, young families, grandparents, and family gatherings. I thank you for your thoughts.
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5

Stunning Home in a Charming Setting

  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying at the Glass House over Labor Day. The property is lovely, with stunning lake views of the front and back. Don and Gail were a pleasure to work with, and always available to answer questions. The kitchen was well stocked with enough dishes, utensils, and pantry spices / supplies to easily serve 8 or more people. Comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Everything worked great including grill, TVs, and Internet. Highly recommended overall!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful home with great views of both Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay.

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation spot for families, with three large picnic tables on the back patio and a great sand beach just steps away. It had everything we needed, including a baby gate and high chair. The house is well-maintained and was immaculate.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, OH
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Very cool home. My 30-somethings really loved it! Gail was awesome and "on the case" if we had a question. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Like being on a ship...

  • 5 of 5

...that's what one of our family members said, admiring the view of water all around them while they sat in the living room. The house itself is stunning ("like sitting in Don Draper's living room" was another quote from the week as we enjoyed the stylish decor) with floor to ceiling windows in the living space, and the grounds were lovely, too. We sat on the front deck and counted trucks and cars (one of us is just turning 2), we grilled and ate on the back patio, we dabbled in the bay and we jumped waves coming in off the lake. And, of course, what a treat to go to Cedar Point and then be home in just 10 minutes.

Gail, the manager, is fabulous. She was in very good contact with me before our trip and remained highly responsive during the trip for the very few questions we had. The house was perfectly clean, it had loads of supplies (unlike the house we stayed in once where they gave us one roll of toilet tissue as a "starter" for a group of 8!), lots of cooking equipment (two refrigerators! good knives!) and Gail even stood in as group photographer for us as we got ready to leave.

One thing to note - we did pay the owner a separate cleaning fee, apart from charges listed on the VRBO site. Check with Don, the owner, to be sure of all costs. It is a great value for a wonderful stay, regardless.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect House for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Don't miss staying at this wonderful beach rental! This is our fourth different rental on the Chaussee in Sandusky, Ohio, and it is by far the best! Six of us stayed in the house (three generations), and we had plenty of room to gather together or spend time alone in a private area. We spent lots of time at Cedar Point Amusement Park and golfing at Sawmill Creek Resort - both very close to the property. The lot is spectacular, reaching from Lake to Bay. It's full of lovely, mature shade trees and birds of all kinds. The sunrises on the Lake were breathtaking. The private beach is a plus (not all homes on the Chaussee have a beach). We hosted a BBQ for 15 people, and the open living / kitchen area and large patio easily accommodated all our guests. The house has stunning architecture inside and out. The floor to ceiling windows afford simultaneous views of Lake Erie and the Sandusky Bay. We enjoyed spending peaceful time sitting on the decks (both on the front and on the back of the house) taking in the scenery. The house is sparkling clean and is equipped with everything imaginable for comfort and fun indoors and outside. Donald (and Gail) are the ultimate hosts. Donald provided a wealth of information about the house, Cedar Point, and Sandusky and the surrounding area. He was so accommodating and responsive. During our stay, Gail was available by phone, text, and email, and made us feel welcome and comfortable. We've booked private homes during almost all of our travels in the U.S. and abroad; the Glass House is a definite favorite! We hope to stay again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Saturday, July 8, 2017 Dear Susanne, I thank you for you review of our home. Gail and I strive to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time at the Glass House and that it is spotless with great car. It is so rewarding when guests evaluate our cleanliness and the amenities of the Glass House compared to other homes. Lake Erie and the beach are hard to beat. Children of all ages love beaches. A beach, a kid or child_ you cannot go wrong. Ours is no exception, children, teens, young adults, older adults, and Grand parents all love to play and walk the 4 miles of beach. Gail and I are thankful for families like yours who build great memories in our home. We would like to have you come again next year. Thank you for your compliments. Best, Donald
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Famous Dave's Rest, Cedar Point
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry_Kelly's Island, Middle Bass, and Put-In-Bay
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sawmill Creek, Thunderbird
Nearest Motorway
4.01 Miles
Cleveland Rd _Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cedar Point, Bay Harbor, Famous Dave's
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Lake Erie
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Jet Express to Put-In-Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Lakes Maritime Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalahari Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Bear Lodge and Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Marblehead Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Perry's Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
The Glacial Grooves
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant - Ches' Francois
Nearest Point of Interest
Meijers Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Sam's Store, Home Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Kroger Store
Car: necessary

2018 MINIMUM RENTAL NIGHTS 7

THE GLASS HOUSE WAS DESIGNED BY AN ASSOCIATE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND BUILT IN 1960. IT HAS ALL THE CHARM AND FEATURES OF HIS CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE WHICH MAKES THE MOST OF THE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE LAKE AND BAY. THE LIVING AREA ON THE SECOND FLOOR IS A WONDERFUL GREAT ROOM AND OPENS ONTO THE FRONT PORCH WITH VIEWS OF THE LAKE AND BAY.

THE GLASS HOUSE IS THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF BEACHFRONT LIVING! THE BEACH IN FRONT AND THE BAY IN THE REAR ARE UNMATCHED IN THEIR BEAUTY AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

CEDAR POINT IS LESS THAN 1 MILE AWAY. SANDUSKY BAY IN THE REAR OFFERS BOATING IN LAKE ERIE, SAILING, KAYAKING, JET SKIING, SAILING, AND MUCH MORE.

THE GLASS HOUSE IS THE BEST LOCATION ON THE CHAUSSEE AND OUR VIEW IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE LAKE ERIE FROM OUR FRONT PORCH.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

PRICES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE CONFIRMATION IS SENT.

YOUR RESERVATION DATES WILL BE CONFFIRMED AFTER YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY OWNER.

ALL ARRIVALS ARE AFTER 4 PM, UNLESS APPROVED FOR AN EARLIER ARRIVAL BY OWNER.

ALL DEPARTURES ARE BEFORE 10 AM.

Cancellation: If cancellation is requested in writing at least 30 days prior to the arrival date, a refund of will be issued to the Lessee. Otherwise, no refund will be due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.