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A Time Capsule for Years of Memories. Come visit us in all seasons.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Cottage sits on a large lot with a good sized backyard and patio.

All of the 5 bedrooms are on the upper level. The master has a king bed, 3 bedrooms have full sized beds and there is the bunks with 2 beds. The queen size sofa bed is downstairs. The maximum people is 10. The kitchen has all the mixers and bowls to make whatever type of meal. And the pantry is quite large to handle all the food you may bring in. The whole house is just an inviting place to relax or to plan whatever you may wish to do.

Karen Mathews
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Karen Mathews

We have lived in this house for 39 years and raised our family here. We have enjoyed collecting antiques and done some woodworking as our hobbies.

Karen Mathews purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Karen Mathews chose Huron

This house called to us as we first saw it. Each member of the family immediately chose just the right bedroom that was theirs for several years. It was just the right size at the right time. 5 bedrooms and 4 baths made it easier as the years changed. Having vanities in the bedrooms saved time for all. The kitchen has provided many excellent meals, but having a great cook made it even better. We have used the whole house as our family grew up and made many changes throughout the years.

What makes this cottage unique

Visitors will enjoy our home from just reading a book from the large selection or putting puzzles together on a rainy day. The sandy beach and the breathtaking view of the sunset will be memories to enjoy for years to come. Our patio offer both gas and charcoal grills for those master chefs of the grill. And the washer and dryer will make your days a bit easier too.


Huron Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , vanity with sink, downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Commode and hand sink downstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs, 4 of the 5 bedrooms have vanity sinks.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Vanity sink. Upstairs
  • Bathroom 1-commode, shower, vanity sink, tub. Bathroom 2-hand sink and commode. Bathroom 3-commode and tub shower. Bathroom 4-commode and vanity sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
  • Master-King size bed, recliner, occasional chair, vanity sink. Bunk room-2 bunks, vanity with sink, chair. Bedroom 3-Full size bed, occasional chair. Bedroom 4-Full size bed, vanity sink, occasional chair, Bedroom 5-Full size bed, vanity sink, occasional chair. Also 1 sleeper queen sofa downstairs. The other bedrooms are all upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The home has 2 large porches. The front porch is enclosed and has a game room with card table and puzzle table. Also room for a reading room. The back porch is enclosed and has all wicker furniture with a table to enjoy your coffee in the morning and watch the birds in a spacious backyard.


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A Time Capsule for Years of Memories. Come visit us in all seasons.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much ! My family had a wonderful time ! The owner is wonderful and very helpful! Anything you need in the house it's there ! Very very clean

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a truly great family to have as guests. We have new found friends! They are more than welcome to visit again whether it be for a weekend visit or longer. You could hardly tell that they were even here. The house was left in very clean condition. Thank you to wonderful guests.
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean and inviting environment. With a wonderful neighborhood and beaches 200 yards away. The Mathews were wonderful people . We will be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice place and good vacation area. The house is old and quirky, but fun. Has most everything.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Owner lives next door. Very helpful. The kitchen has everything you need, except dishwasher. The cooler weather made the stay pleasant. Some rooms have AC, but not all. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space for a crowd

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, the cottage was a great meeting place.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: More and more we have guests who use our home as a meeting place for family members that have moved many state away. We strive to provide almost anything a guest might want or need. These guests are just like this. We certainly hope to see them again.
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Charming... Clean and neat..perfect

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage and found it to be the perfect home away from home. The park and beach were amazing...The cottage provided everything we needed to feel at home!!! We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always comforting to see reviews like this. We try hard to make our home YOUR home for a short time. We hope the individuals will return with other parts of their families in the future. We thank you.
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great old-fashioned beach house. It was very clean and tidy with plenty of space. The owners live next door and are very kind and were always available for questions. They provide plenty of paper products, cleaning supplies, charcoal, towels and tennis raquets, etc. There is a patio with two grills, screened in porch and air conditioning units keep the house comfortable. A great place to spend a week.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always kind of our visitors to write a truly rewarding review. We have put in a great deal of time and effort to insure our guests feel that our home can be their home for a short time. We have tried to think of anything and everything to make their stay very comfortable. We can guess which guests have written this review and sincerely thank them for taking the time to honestly tell us what they think. We sincerely hope this family will again stay with us for the next short stay or even a week or more.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Patio Tavern
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Thunderbird 36 holes
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
State Route 6, off State Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chez Francois, 1 of best in USA
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Mitiwanga's own sandy beach
Car: necessary

Located between Toledo and Cleveland, this area is truly the heart of it all. Check out for a huge listing of many categories. Enjoy very fine dining at Chez Francois, in Vermilion, just 6 miles east. Rated one of the best in all of USA. One could write a book and still forget to include many features our local surrounding has to offer. By all means, visit the President Hayes Library in Fremont. Both Cleveland and Toledo have fine zoos. We have lived here, year round, for 40 plus years and enjoy the seasons changing. One of our favorites is bird watching in our own backyard. This area of Ohio is rated very high as a bird migratory flythrough, and we have logged over 40 kinds of birds. Most people from many states have used Mitiwanga as a reunion each year, as we have seen many toddlers grow up each year and now have their own children, as they too enjoy the relaxing calmness of the lake and our sandy beach.

Come stay with us for a 3 day weekend with the family, or a girls weekend away from home. We are available year round for your pleasure. Just check our calendar to see if your choice of dates is available. Your 3 day stay is just the beginning.. book us for a short or long stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Upon acceptance of your booking, we have a 4 page contract. The security/damage deposit of $500.00 is due within 7 days of your acceptance and our acceptance to book your selected dates of stay. The balance of the remaining cost is split into two equal payments, the first is due by 45 days prior to arrival. The second is due by 14 days prior to arrival. There will be no entrance to the property if these payments are not made. These dates will be spelled out in the 4 page contract. This notation is different than shown above due to HomeAway not showing OUR exact Dollars due on what exact dates. All payments are to be made to our email address through All emails to and from are blocked until acceptance by both parties. That is when emails are unblocked and payment
of security deposit can be made. Only pay through PayPal and use the amounts and dates in our separate contract.

Also, in order to help keep the cleaning fees lower, we ask that the beds are made and one load of wash started prior to departure. And we ask that the cottage is left as clean as you have found it. We have provided a vacuum cleaner on each floor.

Our current trash day is Saturday morning. Please place bags in the trash cans between our two houses.

All payments due are to be paid to our email address through PayPal. Our refund of the Security/Damage deposit will be returned to your email address through PayPal within 7 days of your departure. This refund will be based provided there is no damage.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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