Rock of Ages, Historic, Lakefront--Great for Reunions!(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 13 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 30-36)
Rock of Ages has been sitting on the shores of Lake Erie since 1861. It is built of native, local limestone, and is listed on the National Historic Register. There simply is not another comparable home on Lake Erie. It is wonderfully unique and fun to explore. It is very solid (like a 'Rock') and in great shape, but we have renovated the first floor, creating a new Great Room and state of the art kitchen with everything needed to cook for and dine 30+ guests.
Rock of Ages overlooks the Lake Erie islands and is in the quaint village of Marblehead and is only a hop, skip, and a jump from the east gate of Lakeside (The Chautauqua of Lake Erie) in one direction and the historic Marblehead lighthouse in the other. The lighthouse is a spot of natural beauty and the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
We have traveled around the world and this is our favorite place on earth! Friendly, down-home people, great entertainment (at Lakeside and the islands), wonderful local history, great boating and fishing, Cedar Point, and the waves and the winds of Lake Erie, are constantly there. What a place! From Rock of Ages'tower room is one of the best views of Lake Erie in the area. Come and see!
Rock of Ages has a 120-foot spacious lakefront patio and three other patios with plenty of furniture for sunbathing, eating and gazing at the lake and watching the boats and ferry to Kelley's island. Of course, you can swim off the flat glacial rocks right in front of the house. A large sandy beach is a short drive away. We still have the original limestone fossil walkways from when 'The Rock' was first built. There is a large hot tub overlooking the lake.
We have plenty of room for the whole family (7000+sq.ft.) and lots of bed and bath options. There is a first-floor suite with a king bed and its' own bath for those who do not do stairs. On the second floor each of the five bedrooms has a king-size bed and a private bath. The third floor is great for kids. Six bedrooms surround a large common area with a large-screen TV.
There is one king bed, one queen bed, 5 full-size beds, 3 twins and 4 rollaways up there. The third floor bedrooms share a fullsize bath and two half baths. You have already heard about the view from the tower room! It has a kingsize bed, its' own bath, and a roof-top patio. Folks will fight over who gets to sleep there!
On the first floor as well as the kitchen and dining/great room, there is a living room with TV and computer with internet access. The first floor also has two half baths. The lower level - not really a basement (it was the old summer kitchen) is a large game room area with a pool table,pingpong table, TV, half bath, and tables and chairs. There is a backyard patio with two large grills. Rock of Ages has a large parking area to accommodate big groups.
Although it is wonderful in the summer with the windows open and the lake breezes, we do have air conditioning. Rock of Ages can be used year round and the lake in all its glory in the winter with ice and snow is something else!! It is a great place for business or church groups or special interest retreats and seminars, for example birders or artists.
Our rates are for the entire property, not per person as in an inn or bed and breakfast. Our kitchen can easily handle the needs of a catered event or a weekend getaway. We can put you in touch with a couple of local catering companies just around the corner from Rock of Ages who have catered a number of groups staying at Rock of Ages. They can cook for you all week,or just do a special meal indoors or outdoors.
BOOKING NOW for SUMMER 2016
Keywords: HUGE, Historic, reunion home, lakefront
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Member since: 2000
- 7500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36, Beds for 30-36
Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms
- Three Cable TVs, Three VCRs, Three DVDs, Bose radio/CD Player, Two Dishwashers, Three Refrigerators, Eight Burner Range, Two Ovens, Three Sinks, All Kitchen, Bath Towels provided, Beach towels, Three Washers, Three Dryers, Ping-pong table, Game Room, Backyard Patio, Lakefront Patio, Eight full baths, Five Half Baths, WIRELESS INTERNET--bring your laptops! BABY GRAND PIANO --Eight KING BEDROOMS with baths...moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available
- Gas Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 6%
Holidays are $1500 a night + 3 night minimum. Winter special is NOV-April $650-$850 a night (with the exception of the holidays) May/Sept/Oct is $1000 a night / 2 night minimum with the exception of Holidays.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: It is an absolute privilege for me to own Rock of Ages and to share it with guests! I love the local history of this area, and The Rock is an integral part of the history of the quarry in Marblehead and the founding of Lakeside --The Chautauqua on Lake Erie
Why the Owner Chose Marblehead, Lakeside Marblehead, OH, USA:
We have had a cottage at Lakeside for a number of years and we love this area of Lake Erie! The views are amazing, and it is very relaxing to spend time here.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Plenty of space for our family and friends! Enough bathrooms :) and privacy! I love to cook--- Eating outside on the lakefront patio--
- Primary: +1 (734) 678-2617 (Michigan, USA)
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Rock of Ages is over 150 years old! A wonderful place to make memories!
A wonderful place to celebrate special birthdays and anniversaries.
Our hot tub overlooks Lake Erie. You can also swim in front of our house.
back patio grill and pergola area
View from the great room/dining room.
Our parking lot and the back of Rock of Ages.
Our shoreline. There are steps from the patio down to the limestone shore.
A Lake Erie sunset! We also see awesome sunrises!
Part of the kitchen. We are set up to cook and dine up to 36 people.
We have two front patios, close to the house that overlook the lake.
Basement game room with pingpong table and pool table.
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017
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