CHARMING, QUAINT HOME ON LAKE ERIE, PRIVATE BEACH, NOT FAR FROM CEDAR POINT

Marla Rickloff

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Marla Rickloff

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CHARMING, QUAINT HOME ON LAKE ERIE, PRIVATE BEACH, NOT FAR FROM CEDAR POINT

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5BR/2BA Charming Home on Lake Erie

Charming, quaint 5BR home on Lake Erie, private

Golden Gate cottage sits right on Lake Erie just a few feet from the water, with a view of the water from every room in the house. It is surrounded by a beautiful lawn and grounds with plenty of privacy and its own sandy beach.

Especially in the summer Golden Gate is great for families with the beach right next to the house, the playground across the street, the hot tub on the patio and the pool table in the garage! But, off-season it is fabulous for 'GirlFriend GetAways'. I have put luxury linens on the three king, one queen and one double bed and supplied the baths with soft, wonderful towels. Even when it is storming, or snowy and icy Golden Gate is a very special place to be with girlfriends or a sweetheart!

We take great pride in keeping Golden Gate immaculately clean and in good repair.

We are not an impersonal management company but are very hands-on owners who want your stay with us to be full of blessings. Golden Gate is quaintly furnished with antiques, leather furniture and my special collections. There is a first floor bedroom with a double bed and bath. Upstairs, three of the bedrooms have king size beds, and one has a queen. There is a pullout sofa in the family room. At the front of the house is a large patio with furniture facing the lake. Inside, a sunroom across the front of the house gives spectacular views, it has a large dining table in it so you can enjoy the lake whenever you eat regardless of the weather! We like our kitchen to be fully equipped for any occasion and love gazing at the water as we cook!

We are continually updating and adding to Golden Gate. This past year we redid the kitchen.

It is our privilege to own this house and to share it with you! We have future plans for Golden Gate, but we also like to keep the essence of it the same, so that if you come back year after year, it feels familiar and comfortable. Like 'Grandma's house' (on the lake!)

Many guests have spent hours on the beach during the day and then enjoyed a bonfire at night. Golden Gate is the kind of place that you can spend your whole vacation just relaxing and 'vegging out' in as we do, or you can find fun and exciting things to do within a 30 minute drive. Cedar Point amusement park, the ferries to Put-in-Bay and Kelley's islands, Lakeside---Lake Erie's Chautauqua and the Marblehead lighthouse are close by.

For those of you into nature and birding, our area was part of the 'Great Black Swamp' and we are at the crossroads of two major migratory paths.

The variety of birds and waterfowl around here is amazing and Magee Marsh with it's nature programs and walks through the marshes is close by. We enjoy putting you in touch with what's available to do in our area and helping you have the best possible time at Golden Gate!

We will gladly answer any questions you have about our cottage or the area and routinely supply all our guests with a ton of information, so that the time you spend at Golden Gate is just what you want it to be.

Amenities: Private sandy beach, views of the lake from every room in the house, patio, grill, Pool table, central air conditioning, sun room, picnic tables, patio furniture, Hot tub, ceiling fans in every room, three king-size beds, one queen bed, one double bed and a sleeper sofa. First floor bedroom and bath. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. Two refrigerators, Laundry room with washer and two dryers. 36' TV with cable, VCR and DVD. Towels and linens provided.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Marla,

Thanks again! This is our 4th straight year coming here and it has been just as great as the 1st time. J. and N. are now 6 years old and they love it here. Golden Gate has EVERYTHING for an awesome vacation. Thanks again for opening your home to us. We love the red paint you used for Golden Gate and new door you added off from the garage. See ya' next summer!
Jul 2009
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Marla Rickloff

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Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Charming, Quaint Home on Lake Erie, Private Beach, Not Far from Cedar Point
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Charming, Quaint Home on Lake Erie, Private Beach, Not Far from Cedar Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302968
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Port Clinton Ohio
Mansfield, OH USA
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JUDY T

  • 4 of 5
Golden Gate has been a beautiful safe haven for our family. A time to reconnect, to pray, to love, to play, to rest, to nourish family ties. The accomodations are top notch, the view is fabulous and the lake as close as you want her to be. We love the lapping waters, the starry nights, the beach fires, java on the patio watching the sunrise. Golden Gate is all she proclaims to be and more. We will be back :)
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Quaint Home on Lake Erie, Private Beach, Not Far from Cedar Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302968
+1 7346782617
Port Clinton Ohio
Hadley, PA
5

FAMILY & FRIENDS WEEKEND

Family & Friends Weekend
  • 5 of 5
I almost didn't want to give a review for Golden Gate Cottage, simply because, the more excellent and 5 star reviews it gets, the harder its going to be to make future reservations because it will always be booked up! But... as much as I did not want to share this true gem, I will give it what it truly deserves... a 5 star review!
The owners, Herb & Marla,have really done a spectacular job on this house. It is so roomy and comfortable and the views are so spectacular. My husband and I stayed in one of the king rooms that faced the lake. At night we would leave the sliding door open so we could listen to the waves lap the beach as they lulled us to sleep. The sandy beach next to the house was nice and private and in the evenings, we would build a nice bonfire for our group to enjoy.
The house boasted all the comforts of being at home. Our party enjoyed cooking in the top notch kitchen and gathering in the enclosed sunporch to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I can't possibly think of anything this house lacks... the Rickloff's have thought of everything! Thank you for a truly enjoyable and relaxing experience and we certainly will be staying again next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Quaint Home on Lake Erie, Private Beach, Not Far from Cedar Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302968
+1 7346782617
Port Clinton Ohio
Lakewood, Ohio
5

VACATIONER

  • 5 of 5
5 couples have spent a fall weekend here for two years and we're returning next year. I've stayed in hotels in the US and in Europe and none come close to the quality of the beds, linens and amenities of the cottage. It's quiet. pretty and very cozy. The new kitchen is great! Thank you, Marla, for sharing your space with us!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Quaint Home on Lake Erie, Private Beach, Not Far from Cedar Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302968
+1 7346782617
Port Clinton Ohio
Circleville, OH
5

THREE GENERATION VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This was an absolutely lovely vacation home. There were 10 of us, ages ranging from 4 to 60. We had a delightful time at Golden Gate. The house is perfectly set up with a wonderful view of the lake from the dining, living area and two of the master bedrooms. We could not have asked for anything more. The owners were very gracious and the home was supplied with everything imaginable. There was plenty of room for all of us. We visited, Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, did a fishing charter and did Wild Safari. The rest of the time we spent on the beach and the wonderful patio out back overlooking the lake. The grandkids as well as the adults were not ready to leave when the time came. I would recommend The Golden Gate to anyone who is looking for a great get away on Lake Erie for a relaxing time with all the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming, Quaint Home on Lake Erie, Private Beach, Not Far from Cedar Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302968
+1 7346782617
Port Clinton Ohio
New Mexico
5

BIRDERS PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Four of us rented your lovely home for a week of birding at Black Swamp Bird Observatory/ Magee Marsh for the spring warbler migration. The house is fantastically located immediately on the shore of Lake Erie and is very close to these birding hot spots. The kitchen is great for foodies and the dining room table has beautiful views of the lake and the yard was often filled with birds. Four spacious bedrooms upstairs share a very economical bathroom. There is plenty of sitting and living space to spread out. All modern amenities are present and great working condition. Neighbors are friendly. The area is inviting for a walk along the shore and marsh.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ruth! so glad you and your friends enjoyed our cottage and this special birding "hot spot"!

"Economical" is a good way to describe our upstairs bathroom! It is a full bath with a shower (no tub). On the first floor we have another full bath with a tub. And there is also a first floor bedroom; for a total of five bedrooms. We also have a pullout sofa in the living room.

Marla
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Charming, Quaint Home on Lake Erie, Private Beach, Not Far from Cedar Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302968
+1 7346782617
Port Clinton Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
Golden Gate cottage has the most beautiful view of the lake and sunsets....The house is very unique with alot of antiques with a great homey feel...There is no place better to relax...I could stay there forever... Thank You Marla for the wonderful weekend...See ya next year....
  • Submitted: May 25, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Other Activities: kayaking

Golf: Stereo, radio, CD player in game room.

Activities: boating,sailing, jet skiing, wind sailing,water skiing,amusement parks,museums, wineries,antique and gift shops, islands ,historic lighthouse,fishing,swimming

Area: Port Clinton -15 minutes--for Jet Express to Put-in-Bay; Marblehead---30 minutes-Lighthouse; Cedar Point---30-45 minutes--amusement park.

Ski: This area has many charter fishing boats and the best walleye, perch and small mouth bass fishing!

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Availability & Rates

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Port Clinton House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $400/nt -$2550-$2950 wk
  • ALL BOOKED UP for summer 2012.

    BOOKING now for summer 2013.

    PRIME SUMMER WEEKS 2013--$2950 EARLY JUNE and LATE AUG. $2550

    Off-season nightly rate $400 a night /2 night minimum Holidays 3 night minimum

Amenities

Port Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing