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3/2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Lakefront with sandy beach walk in no drop off wall."""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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. .

Property Manager
John Rader
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, some spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 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 Port Clinton

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks John we had a wonderful six week stay.The weather was great and we loved kayaking from your backyard beach.We also appreciate the use of your sailfish boat and all the fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden.We hope to be back soon for the beachfires and sunsets.
Jul 2013
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Port Clinton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • bathrooms have been updated with 4 ft showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or 2) Pull out sofas in private sun room one pullout couch is in livingroom and large sectional has slept many younsters
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Sandy Beach, fire pit, concrete deck on lake, extra parking, corn hole game This home is in the heart of ohios vacationland


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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3/2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Lakefront with sandy beach walk in no drop off wall.
average rating of 4.233333 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Really appreciAted owner"s qui k our questions. Property was in e. excellent.condition and we hope that it's available next year

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house should be taken off of home away!

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient lakefront house

  • 5 of 5

The beds and couches were comfortable, the kitchen convenient and Lake Erie just a few steps from the sunroom door. Very peaceful and quiet yet Krogers and Walmart just minutes away. The owner, John, was friendly and gracious. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed it very much

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable and beautifully situated on the lake. My family came up to stay for my cousins wedding. My grandfather was able to navigate the house easily, and extended family we able to stop and visit him before the wedding. The house has easy access to a Kroger, the ferry, Sandusky, and Marblehead. There is also plenty of parking. I loved being able to drink coffee on the porch watching the lake and having a fire in the evening. We all agreed we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jet Express
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Ottawa county reginal
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
American legion
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Jet express and Miller ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
CIC club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State route 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mon ami restaunt and winery half mile
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
40 steps out back door and city beach
Car: necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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