About the property
- Farmhouse850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Close to Cedar Point and Lake Erie, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Rural Setting
Relax with quiet times, watch song birds flitting about, spot an occasional Eagle soaring overhead, listen to the wind whispering through the big White Pine’s boughs, watch the lazily drifting clouds move slowly past, catch a shooting star in the night time sky while enjoying an open-pit fire or lounge in the outdoor hot tub as it soothes away your cares and prepares you for another day.
Based on the European style 'Guest House or Gist', our accommodation is totally private from your hosts living quarters which is on the lower level. There is a separate outdoor entrance leading up to the private second floor apartment. You have plenty of room to move about in your lovingly furnished country quarters with a private living room, breakfast room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Your completely outfitted kitchen is yours alone so you can prepare meals with no times or rules to follow. You will also enjoy a comfortable queen bed while being wrapped up with freshly laundered, line dried soft quality bed linens for a restful nights sleep. It's our goal to make your stay memorable.
Here are a few things that sets Harpster-Davenport Guest House apart from other accommodations. Our Circa 1842 farm home is a unique and homey lodging experience for vacationing travelers as well as extended stay guests. It features these amenities and more....
1) We are located in the rural countryside yet we're minutes away to grocery stores, restaurants, drug stores and other downtown conveniences
2) Safe and secure environment
3) Clean and well maintained
4) Tastefully decorated in a modern, eclectic country decor'
5) Luxury linens and towels provided
6) Private outside entrance going up to living quarters
7) Well-appointed kitchen from pots & pans, coffee, tea, spices and more!
8) Comfortable queen bed for a relaxing nights sleep
9) Secure and personal router with wireless internet, cable TV with movie channels and stereo with iPod connectivity, alarm clock.
10) Lighted magnifying makeup mirror, hair dryer, ironing board and iron.
11) 2nd floor balcony with seating
12) Private lower level patio with gas grill, chairs and table for your outdoor dining enjoyment
13) Flower gardens and ample size yard to walk about in.
14) Old World style pergola with fire pit, firewood provided and seating for fireside chats.
15) 6-person outdoor hot tub open 24/7 for your use (adults only)
16) Conveniently located to Cedar Point and centrally located to all the other many attractions throughout north-central Ohio
17) No smoking allowed inside guest house and no pets allowed
18) Affordable rates and friendly hosts
19) Just waiting for you!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Janell Davenport
One of life’s pleasures is creating unique, fond and lasting memories for ourselves, our friends, our guests and the ones we love.
Janell Davenport purchased this Farmhouse in 1842
Why Janell Davenport chose Sandusky County
We wanted to offer guests an opportunity to experience an alternative in lodging separate from hotels, motels and B&B's during their visit to our area, whether it's for a fun energizing vacation or some much needed down time for relaxation. Based on European style accommodations experienced from our own personal travels, Harpster Davenport was created to share with our guests, creating lasting memories for years to come.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
When we came across this Greek Revival 1842, it was desperately in need of repairs and much loving care as it had been sadly neglected over the years. The moment we stepped inside, the house said 'help me become a home again'. We didn't want to change the character of her, but rather, repair and update where necessary and put our own personal touches into her to make her 'our home'. It's been a work of love since 2008 and of course, there have been lots of surprises along the way too.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Long Weekend Getaway!!!
This was my first experience with VRBO/ Homeaway and I was MORE than pleasantly surprised!! Jannell was an excellent host, the apartment was beautifully decorated with lots of charm, nice linens, plenty of pillows, luxurious towels, beautiful grounds and it was the perfect amount of space for our little family!! We enjoyed the quiet of the country road, the small town feel and the most stunning night sky's I've had the pleasure to see in a LONG TIME! The kids loved the pergola and swing, dad loved the bbq gril and hot tub, and I loved having all of the comforts of home to be with my family (There was even an apron with my name on it in the kitchen!!!!) ~ Great place, great space- will absolutely stay again!!! Thanks Jannelle, you've really set the bar for our future travel!!
Oh Amy, I'm so happy your first experience with VRBO was with us and it was a wonderful one as well. Sometime you just never know what to expect, and in this case, it sounds as though everything was absolutely perfect for your entire family with the different amenities we could offer you during your getaway weekend. I loved the idea you wore the apron with your name on it...how fun! Please know you are welcome back at any time and thank you again for your kind words in your review.
All The Best Always! ~Janell~
It was awesome
Omg me and my friend loved it. It was really quiet and the guess house was beautiful and comfortable. I would recommend people to stay there.
Hi Brandi and Shaun,
Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Cedar Point and for your kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed the guest house during your birthday weekend Brandi and that you were amazed at the countryside surrounding us, as you mentioned you don't have the peacefulness where you live currently. Please come back and see us again when visiting the area, you are always welcome!
Beautiful country setting
We had a wonderful experience at harpster Davenport house. Paul and Janelle were very accommodating. We had everything we could need in our home away from home.
Thank you so much for taking time to write a wonderful review for us. We are happy you all enjoyed the guest house during your stay while experiencing Cedar Point and other sites in the area. There is so much to do and see in every direction surrounding us, and impossible to take it all in with only a couple of days available to you. So hopefully you will be back this way again and thank you again for choosing us for your home away from home on your getaway. All The Best!!! ~ Paul and Janell ~
Enjoyed our stay
We had a nice time while on vacation to Ohio. This quaint little place had everything we needed to make the stay perfect. Thank you for allowing us to stay here.
Hi Joshua and Denise!
We're very happy you chose to stay with us while attending your son's high school graduation and also happy you enjoyed your guest house accommodations. When traveling so far from home as you two did, it's comforting to know we were able to provide you a nice relaxing environment to relax a little when you had the time. Also Joshua, thank you for serving our country and please stay safe! All the best to both of you and our door is always open if you ever come back this way again. ~Paul and Janell~
Incredible accomodations for those looking for some peace and quiet in a country setting.
June 2nd to June 4th, 2016. We spent two nights at this lovely property for my husbands 40th birthday. Paul and Janell are great hosts. They went above and beyond to make our stay special by surprising my husband with a birthday cake. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by both and given a tour of the property. We loved the rustic charm and quiet country setting. The accomodations were exceptionally clean and all the amenities of home were provided. The hot tub and fire pit provided a great way to wind down after a fun filled day at Cedar Point. The location is within close proximity to some lovely restaurants and the Sanduskly area. Paul and Janell are very familiar with the area and were more than happy to offer suggestions for dining and attractions. We will definitely be back!
Katie and Joe from Toronto
Katie and Joe,
First, thank you for the lovely comments and we're glad you are now home safe and sound. We were happy we could surprise Joe with a 40th Birthday Cake. The look on his face was priceless! Glad to hear you took advantage of the hot tub to relax after the day at Cedar Point. Bet it felt marvelous!!! Also, thank you so much for giving us a bottle of wine and also the icie pops in the freezer. We will definitely enjoy the wine some evening out by the campfire and think of you two with big smiles. Hopefully you will be able to come back this way and since Paul has never been to Toronto, you may just get an email from us for suggestions on places to see and do and eat. Thank you again for choosing us for your getaway vacation spot and so glad you had a good time for Joe's birthday celebration trip.
All The Best to you Both,
Paul and Janell ~ a.k.a. Peanut Butter and Jelly
We enjoyed our stay at the guesthouse very much. Everything was ready upon our arrival, and we found the guesthouse to be comfortable and well equipped with blankets, towels, kitchen supplies, etc. The bathroom is very small, but Paul and Janell did tell us that they have plans to enlarge it in the next few months. We loved the country setting that was conveniently located within a short drive of several of our destinations, including Cedar Point Amusement Park and Firelands Winery in Sandusky, the Miller ferry to Put-in-Bay, and the Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue. Our hosts did indeed give us a lot of privacy as they say on their website, but they made it very clear that they were willing to take care of anything we might need during our stay. Visiting with them on the last day of our trip was wonderful. They are very kind and have many fascinating stories to tell! All in all, we would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting or traveling through northern Ohio. We had such a wonderful stay that we will use VRBO as our first place to check for lodging when traveling in the future.
Cedar Point Amusement Park (Sandusky) 20 minutes - Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Historical Lyme Village (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Jungle Junction (largest indoor playground in the state of Ohio in Bellevue) 10 minutes - Bellevue Recreation Center Outdoor Pool (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Seneca Caverns (Bellevue) 15 minutes - Rutherford Hayes Presidential Center with Museum and House Tours (Fremont) 20 minutes - Sorrowful Mother Shrine (Bellevue) 15 minutes - Edison's Birthplace (Milan) 15 minutes - The Berlin Fruit Box Company / Samuel Patterson Baskets (Berlin Heights) 25 minutes - Naturally Country Gifts and Decor (Norwalk) 20 minutes - African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton) 30 minutes - Marblehead Lighthouse and Keepers House (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Johnsons Island and Lakeside on Lake Erie (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Kalahari Indoor Waterpark (Sandusky) 20 minutes - Antique Shopping (located in various towns such as Milan, Fremont, Bellevue, Norwalk) 10+ minutes - and so much more! Brochures of all kinds of attractions and things to do in our area will be made available in your Guest House accommodations. We also have available a cozy, gently rustic and relaxing cabin for rent called Dancing Fox Cabin. dancingfoxcabin.com
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- Holiday weekends including Friday & Monday require a 3 night reservation (Memorial Day - July 4th - Labor Day). - Rate is based on 2 people. Extra people: Add $15.00 per guest, per night. - We do charge a damage deposit of $250.00 for young children 5 years of age and under which is added to your initial deposit, however you will be refunded that deposit upon check-out if no damages have occurred. - Upon departure, we hope our guests leave the guest house in tip-top condition as they found it upon their arrival, therefore allowing us to not have to charge a cleaning fee. Thank you in advance. - We do offer (1) night stays for a nightly rate of $150.00 when available, based on 2 people. Please inquire. - We also offer extended stay and monthly rates. Please inquire due to variations in rate and deposits. Thank You!