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Year-round Lakeside Luxury - Your Lake Erie Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedroom getaway sleeps 10, combines historic charm and modern comforts

'Forever House' is owned by 4th-generation Lakesiders who resurrected the former Richards House Annex into a cozy year-round getaway.

Outside, some of the largest porch space in Lakeside awaits you, with full upstairs and downstairs wrap-around outdoor living space.

The first floor features an open floor plan with Kitchen, Dining Room and Living Room as well as office, half bath and full laundry room. There is a bedroom on the first floor with a single bed.

On the second floor is a generously-sized master suite with walk-in closet, over-sized tiled shower and double vanity. This bedroom opens up onto the upstairs front porch. Also on the second floor is a single bedroom (opening onto second floor porch) and double bedroom, along with a full bath featuring clawfoot tub and shower.

The third floor is an open floor plan with a queen bed and two twins along with a full bathroom.

The entire house features dual-zone air conditioning and natural gas/forced air heat. The home was completely gutted and remodeled in 2008, but we retained the charm of the original interior doors and hardwood floors while adding all-new windows, appliances, electrical and more - the best of both worlds!

Forever House is located 2 blocks from Lake Erie and the Lakeside dock. Within easy walking distance are multiple parks with playgrounds, scenic lakefront walks, shopping (season), dining (year-round), tennis courts (seasonal), miniature golf (seasonal), basketball courts, shuffleboard courts and much, much more.

PLEASE NOTE: When staying at Forever House during the summer months, generally Memorial Day through Labor Day, you will be required to buy passes to enter Lakeside for all people 12 years and up.

More Details

Ryan Hamilton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Ryan Hamilton

We love Lakeside, and spend as much time there as we can. Sarah grew up there every summer, and we have family all over town that we love to come spend time with. We spend a couple weeks a year ourselves in this house, so we know that it will feel like home to you too!

Ryan Hamilton purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

"Forever House" is a rarity in Lakeside, with all the amenities like central air, spacious living spaces, huge porches and more. We've tried to combine the best of vintage charm with all the modern conveniences. An added benefit is the location - you'll be within 2 blocks of Lake Erie, Hoover Auditorium, Central Park, restaurants, shops, and most of the action in Lakeside.


Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    3rd floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st floor bathroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3rd Floor open sleeping area - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    2nd Floor Room 1 - 1 twin/ single
    2nd Floor Room 2 - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    1st Floor Room - 1 twin/ single , Please note there is only a half bath on the first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The family had a blast

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Lakeside it's a great family place

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Beautiful home. Absolutely loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 10 that love to vacation together. We had the most awesome time and truly enjoyed our stay. The home was large enough to accommodate all. We cooked wonderful breakfasts/dinners in the large efficient kitchen. The weather was beautiful. We spent a lot of time walking around, visiting the shops, fishing, playing games and sitting on the large porch. My 4 yr old granddaughter loved our visit so much that she told her mom, "I want this to be our house and I want us all to live together here".

I would definitely recommend this large, beautiful home to anyone looking for a very comfortable, clean home to stay in.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Forever House. It was clean, well appointed, and spacious enough for our large group to be together for a week without feeling crowded or on top of one another, particularly with 5 kids underfoot. Ryan was a fantastic landlord/host - answered all our questions promptly and professionally, and was easy to reach. The house had everything we could ask for and more. We were worried we'd be too far from the center of town, the parks, water, etc, but the location ended up being perfect. We loved sitting out on the porch each day and walking everywhere. My family would stay again in a heartbeat! Worth the price!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed such a nice visit at Forever House. We are a family of 4 with 2 young children and invited another family with 3 young children to stay with us for the first few days. We had ample room for everyone to sleep and even had a queen and twin bed leftover that no one used. We loaded the fridge with groceries and prepared all but 1 of our meals over the 7 days we were there. Great patio space to relax with morning coffee and evening cocktail. Extremely convenient location that allowed us to explore and play with little complaining from the kids (re: walking). Lol. My 3 year old cried when we pulled away in our car at the end of our visit because he didn't want to leave. Thrilled this house has central heat and air AND has trash curbside pickup. Home owner is very responsive and professional. Loved it so much, we hope to return for another amazing visit. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great long weekend at Lakeside-Marblehead Ohio

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property central to Lakeside. Very clean and very nicely decorated and quite comfortable for a group of friends or family. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericktown, Ohio


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in Lakeside! The house was perfect for a large family with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, a large and well equipped kitchen and loads of seating on the front porch where we spent most of our time. It is located right downtown where all of the action is and served as an ideal hub for children biking around town or walking back and forth to the park. As we sat on the porch sipping coffee Sunday morning, my 91 year old father asked if we could do this again next year!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Jet Express or Miller Ferries to Put-In-Bay & more
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sloopy's Sports Cafe, Canoe Club, Avery's
Car: necessary

Located within Lakeside Chautauqua, with both seasonal and year-round activities. Within 30 minutes of world-famous Cedar Point amusement park. The shore of Lake Erie is full of both seasonal and year-round attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

PLEASE NOTE: When staying at Forever House during the summer months, generally Memorial Day through Labor Day, you will be required to buy passes to enter Lakeside for all people 12 years and up. Details are available here:

CANCELLATION: A full refund is available up to 60 days prior to check-in. After that time, we are unable to a refund of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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