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. .
- Cottage1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Cottage,3/ 2 Bedrooms + 2 baths, (Sleeps 8-9 beautifull sunsets
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German, Some spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 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
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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.
The cottage is in a great location. Everything you need is there but the sleeper sofas are very old. I’d recommend bringing an air mattress. The property is fairly clean but could use a deep cleaning (very dusty inside the TV hutch). The photos don't reflect the current conditions or availability of outdoor furniture. Sadly while we were there the water was too high to enjoy the beach. There is a great sandy public beach nearby though. The owner is responsive to phone calls but not email. Be sure you know what expectations are for cleaning when you leave. Our security deposit was not fully refunded and I’m waiting to learn why.
These were the dirtiyist guests we have had in a long while. They also messed up tv and broke a shelf in refrigerator.our outdoor furniture scattered and left us with lots of trash. Too much to fit in can.we only kept part of their deposit for repairs and extra work.they are upset about security deposit. We have only kept 2 partial deposits in 5 years.
Great affordable property right off the water in Port Clinton!!
The property was in a perfect location. Clean beach front property, close to grocery and party stores. The ferry to Put In Bay is only a 10 minute drive down the road or a $4.00 Taxi per person. The house was filled with essential everyday items: garbage bags, pots/pans, blankets, pillows, coffee filters, etc. Just buy groceries and your set for the weekend. The house was clean and easily slept 9 guys staying in town for a long bachelor party weekend on the water. The neighbors were friendly and accommodating us on where the nearest boat launch was and even recommended a great bar for dinner and drinks on Thursday night. I have nothing but kind words about John or his proberty!
Good for young families
This house is good for young families, but not great for older adults. It has 2 very small bathrooms about 5'x10' with 2' doors. The lounge chair no longer exists. Very difficult to find. We passed it many times. No address posted at the road. Everything you need is there as described. It has 2 bedrooms and couches that pull out with sofa beds.
Loved the house. It was adorable and the location was perfect. Loved being able to walk outside right to the lake. Close to everything. It was perfect during the day. The only problem we had was we dreaded the nights and going to sleep. The mattresses on the pull out couches were incredibly thin and just plain awful. We had to end up going to Walmart and purchasing some air mattresses just to be able to sleep. This was definitely not a purchase we were planning on having to make. Also, there is no address posted on the house or property. We drove past the place four times before we decided to take a chance and pull in.
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!
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.