About the property
- Cottage1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Cottage,3/ 2 Bedrooms + 2 baths, (Sleeps 8-9 beautifull sunsets
Beautiful lakefront stone cottage located on a large sandy beach formally known as Char-Nel-Shores! The home has two or three bedrooms, two full baths and large private sun room with pull out sofa that is used as a third bedroom. Enjoy plenty of beach walking and swimming. Entertain with three patios, fire pit, and relax every evening watching wonderful sunsets from the double swing ,the full size carosel horse , three tables or the abundant beach chairs. .From the yard and beach you can see several islands,many species of birds such as eagles,blue herins, white egrets, duck families,sand pipers. and diving terns. From the back yard you can walk almost a mile east and west in knee deep water with a sandy bottom. .
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German, Some spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About John Rader
We were born and raised in Findlay Ohio and have two children who live and work in the Port Clinton area along with our two grandchildren that love playing and swim at our cottage. My wife and I have sold real estate for thirtysix years and own the Re/max for Ottawa Co. We moved to Port Clinton 15 years ago and have had a great experience with all the opportunities and amenities the area has to offer.This is our personal home 8 months out of the year and in the summer we move to Lakeside where our grandchildren also enjoy.This is a wonderfull place to visit while vacationing in our area as it takes you back to the ways we lived in the 1800s.
John Rader purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why John Rader chose Portage
We always wanted to own a house on the lake but we though we could never afford it and then a twist of fate gave us a chance to own our little piece of the lake through a real estate partnership that included converting an old hotel called char-nel shores into residential lots which we have since sold.Our house is all that is left from the original property.We have added a garage and 4 seasons -bedroom,new granite kitchen,2porches,shower,new walls and carpet.The furniture is not what you would expect to find in a rental as we have many amish pieces with upscale beds .new refrigerator,dishwasher,and new washer and dryer.
What makes this Cottage unique
Not only does our house have a sandy beach but we have great views of the beautifull sunsets. We are also just one mile from Kroger and Wal-Mart. We also have over 100 restraunts in the summer within a 10 mile area.You can see 4 Lake Erie island from back yard
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
5 star rating
Loved the location and the view of the lake. This rental had everything we needed for the week stay.
Very nice i will be back again!
Clean, spacious accommodations, would highly recommend
Met all of our needs, and then some. Would recommend.
Really appreciAted owner"s qui k response.to our questions. Property was in e. excellent.condition and we hope that it's available next year
This house should be taken off of home away!
This past weekend, my family and I stayed in this house, and were treated terribly by the owner. He lied and said that the house has a dishwasher and washer and dryer, which were broken when we tried to use them, causing stale stinky water to flood the house, leaving us with no towels for the weekend. When I called to explain we needed some more towels or something to ameliorate the situation, he told me that if I didn't like it, to leave! Well, that's not easy to do when you have three small kids, and people taking time off of work for vacation, and far away from home....we wished we could have! I don't think home away should represent such awful people that treat customers this way.
I take full responsibility for all of guests issues.I got hit with all three of the issues at one time. I immediately repaired damaged pipe and purchased a new washer as repair man said he could not fix.I have also purchased new part for dishwasher. Please accept my sincere apology .as you can see most guests are happy with their visit.
Pros: This house is close to the ferries, Marblehead, restaurants, shopping, etc. The view of the lake is lovely! It was nice to have a private beach in front of the house. We were even going to have a fire one night but it was too windy.
Cons: The house could use some deep cleaning in some parts. You can tell it had been surface cleaned and didn't smell but I could tell needed some scrubbing in some places. The dishwasher didnt work so we had to wash dishes in sink. One night when we let the water out of the sink, the water leaked all over the floor...running clear into the bathroom. I called and texted the owner and he came the next morning. He is a very nice gentleman and said he would work on it when we left...but I think it's nice for people to know this house needs some updates.
Overall: Nice place for sure. What you're really getting is a great location with a nice view and okay amenities. House needs some updates and deep cleaning but is functional and nice.
Centrally located, close to downtown Port Clinton, Jet Express Ferry to go to the islands, wineries, shopping, parks, close to golf course, restaurants and only 20 mins. to Cedar Point.