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Cabin rental near Cedar Point and Lake Erie, with Hot Tub, Campfire Pit, Grill

Janell and Paul Davenport

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Janell and Paul Davenport

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Cabin rental near Cedar Point and Lake Erie, with Hot Tub, Campfire Pit, Grill

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Sandusky Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cozy and relaxing country setting in a repurposed, reclaimed prairie style cabin

We are accepting reservations for the 2015 season, opening May 15th.

Dancing Fox Cabin is in keeping with our circa 1842 farmstead home ambiance. Often early settlers would erect a simple cabin on the same property prior to building a more permanent home and Dancing Fox Cabin is a reflection and our vision of one of those early structures and yet features the comforts we enjoy.

With it’s rural locale setting, simple shed roof style outline, barn wood exterior cladding, interior walls sheathed in white-washed boards, wide-plank pine flooring, rustic hand-made kitchen cabinetry and barn beam framing….you will be enveloped by the subtle feelings of our pioneers, a sense of soothing well-being and one of a simpler more calmer lifestyle but with some modern amenities.

The Dancing Fox Cabin is your opportunity to experience what most lodging in Ohio doesn't offer. Imagine as you follow its pathway to your front porch, stepping across the threshold of your original swinging barn door entry and then begin feasting your eyes, spirit and senses upon … another time and another place.

Our settler-style cabin may become an unforgettable highlight of your visit to our area. Our initial goal was to utilize in the building process as many reclaimed, recycled, vintage and antique materials as possible in the construction of this self-built structure. To this end result, we were quite successful. We estimate that approximately 95% of its total materials have been salvaged and re-purposed from various sources in northern Ohio! The blending of all these various components into a harmonious finished product is one that is memorable, soothing, and yet to many, exciting. As different as the exterior’s first impression may be, the cabin’s interior is where your visual senses will be captivated. Wherever your eyes and hands rove you will discover subtly aged textures, hand created items and coordinated color palettes that enhance the feelings of subtle rustic relaxation. These time worn nuances now re-shed their light from simpler by-gone days and are captured by our cabin’s cozy environment. The lasting effect is one you won't forget. “Memories are made at Dancing Fox Cabin.”

Even though our cabin is not set in the deep woods nor is it secluded, our “off the beaten path” farmland environment removes you from both the heavy traffic and people congestion normally associated with other vacation rentals. Our centralized location is very convenient to the multitudes of attractions, events and activities found throughout the entire north central Ohio region. Lake Erie’s south shore, Cedar Point Amusement Park, fishing, boating, antique shops, dining, golfing, wineries and festivals are all within quick and easy driving distances. Major highways such as the Ohio Turnpike, U.S. State Rt. 20 and others are practically at your doorstep and conveniences for groceries and other necessities are only minutes away.

Please visit our website: www.dancingfoxcabin.com

Another lodging alternative is our circa 1842 Harpster-Davenport Guest House located on the same property. ourguesthouse.net

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janell and Paul Davenport (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Janell and Paul Davenport

One of life’s most exciting pleasures is creating unique, fond and lasting memories for ourselves and our welcomed guests. As travelers ourselves, we seek the creative and unique lodging experience, one that will be remembered, talked about and shared with others for years to come. Knowing the history of our 1842 home and understanding how families lived while building their main family home such as ours, we decided to share and offer an experience to others. For over a year, we scoured, gathered and tore down a building here and there to locate salvaged materials, repurposed items, and used pieces and parts from various locations...then the challenging process of building began. After 1.5 years of hard work and lots of creativity thinking in the building process to make parts and pieces come together, Dancing Fox was born and we absolutely love it! To us, it's a treasure trove of local history and ourselves. We guarantee, you will remember Dancing Fox Cabin too.

What makes this cabin unique

One-of-kind cabin in Ohio and rated in the top 5 in the United States for being highly repurposed and being a usable accommodation with all the creature comforts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim and I had a great time here. Love the cottage! We plan on telling our friends about it and also plan on coming back this summer. Thank you for the great place to stay.



Scott and Kim
Oct 2013
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Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Cabin rental near Cedar Point and Lake Erie, with Hot Tub, Campfire Pit, Grill
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 54 reviews
5

One-Of-A-Kind Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband & I's second stay at Dancing Fox Cabin & will most certainly NOT be the last. While searching for accommodations near Sandusky & Cleveland for our 2013 vacation, I was lucky enough to stumble across this listing. We enjoyed our time spent here so much, we decided to return again in 2014. The owners, Paul & Janell, are super-nice people who go above & beyond to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one. The cabin is unique & so far removed from the generic, sterile, cookie-cutter types of accommodations...plus the beds are oh-so-comfortable! Located in the quaint & friendly town of Bellevue, OH, it is close to so many attractions...Cedar Point Amusement Park & the beautiful shores of Lake Erie are less than 30 minutes away, plus Cleveland is about 1.5 hours away (give or take). There are just so many things to do & see in the area...or...if relaxation is what you crave, the rural/small-town atmosphere definitely fits the bill. We have nothing but good things to say about this listing, the owners & our time spent here. It's a great place for couples, small families & friends' getaways!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Louisville, KY
5

Great Cabin, close to market and wineries!

  • 5 of 5

I wasn't sure what to expect while driving past rolls of corn fields but I was pleasantly surprised when we pulled up. Paul met my girlfriend and I then showed us around the cozy little cabin and answered all our questions. He also gave us some great recommendations for food options. The first night we traveled a very short distance down to Bassett's Market which had an amazing beer selection! After visiting the market we headed over to Bierkeller Pub, which Paul recommended, and enjoyed some delicious food and German beer. There staff was super nice friendly! The second day we ventured out to a near by Flea Market, after leaving a stumbled upon a lovely vineyard called Vermilion Valley Vineyard. The owners were so nice, we spent a couple hours there sampling, talking and touring the place. Really good wine and we ended up purchasing 4 bottles. Our last day we stayed in, grilled, relaxed and built a fire out at the fire pit. It was a very relaxed stay, Paul and Janell were extremely nice hospitable. I hope to make it back sometime next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam and Jillian...thank you! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay here at Dancing Fox Cabin and also sharing your experiences with other travelers who may be heading our way in the future. Hopefully next time you come up this way, we will have the opportunity to hear you sing with your guitar around the campfire while sampling some of those tasty wines you discovered. Maybe by then I will have learned the wind pipe and we can have a duet. Take care of one another and thank you again. ~Janell and Paul~
Ft. Thomas, KY
5

Dancing Fox Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Dancing Fox Cabin while visiting Sorrowful Mother Shrine. We enjoyed the rustic features of the cabin and the back to nature setting complete with garden and fire pit. The owners were very accommodating and made us feel welcome and at home. Would come again and do recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna and Howard, we are so happy you were able to "check off" one of your Bucket List things to do, that being Sorrowful Mother Shrine plus stay with us here at Dancing Fox. We're pleased you enjoyed the cabin and it's surroundings during your getaway and felt welcomed. That is what it's all about for us....making your stay comfortable. Thank you again and God Bless You. ~Janell and Paul~
Greenville,KY
5

domedwellers from KY

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most awesome places ever. My husband and I spent 3 wonderful nights. The descriptions and pictures do not do this place justice. We loved the cabin and surroundings. Paul and Janelle are wonderful people and are now friends for life.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deb and Robert! Meeting the two of you was as if we have known you forever and picked back up where we left off after not seeing one another for years. Fun conversations! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Dancing Fox and how much you enjoyed your stay. Robert, after you told us you shot almost 1000 photos of your trip visiting the different lighthouses and surrounding area, we are definitely looking forward to working with you to produce the book "Deb and Roberts Lake Erie North Coast Adventure" and share it with other guests. Take good care of one another and I'm sure our paths will cross again in the future. Your friends, Paul and Janell
Centerville, OH
5

Wonderful cabin is a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this wonderfully unique cabin for one night of our honeymoon and came back for our 1st anniversary this year. It was like coming home this year - it was already so familiar and Janelle and Paul were just as warm and friendly as ever while giving us plenty of space to come and go as we pleased.

We tried the French restaurant Zinc's Brasserie for the first time last year and it was absolutely delicious again this year. We would highly recommend a dinner there during your stay - the flavors are incredible! Also, last time we went, we went to Cedar Point (amusement park) for a day, and Lake Erie is very close as well. Also check out an authentic 4th generation meat market (Hasselbach Meats) that's hard to come by these days.

The cabin was very clean and put in order for both stays and Janelle and Paul are always very helpful when needed but are hands-off if you just want to do things on your own.

Seems as though there is enough room for a wheelchair user to move around (only a standing shower, though).

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elle and Michael, Seeing you again was such a delight and we thank you for coming back to Dancing Fox Cabin to enjoy your 1st Anniversary as husband and wife. We enjoyed listening and sharing with you what your goals are in life as you move forward and truly wish you the best of luck with your schooling as you near the completion with your PHD Michael and your Masters Elle. Oh, and Michael, don't forget...I'm on the list for that car of yours ...*smiles* Such a beautiful young couple with the World at your door. God Bless You Both Always. ~ Janell and Paul ~
Kansas City, MO
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Dancing Fox Cabin was absolutely perfect. We came to the area to visit Cedar Point at Sandusky. We were able to stay within 25 minutes of the park, yet still be able to rest in the quiet, cozy cabin at night when we wanted to just relax and not be around as many people. Paul and Janell were absolutely lovely to work with and provided everything we needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim and Kelsey, How wonderful for you two (mom and daughter) to have the opportunity to travel together and have so much fun! We are so happy you enjoyed Dancing Fox during your stay and the peace and serenity it gave you after your long days at Cedar Point. You two gals were definitely on the go for your short time here, so perhaps your next visit you can stay awhile longer. We would love to have you back again *smiles*. All The Best! Paul and Janell

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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Griffings Airport, Sandusky, Ohio
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Variety in town to choose from
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Millers Ferry, Goodtimes, Jet Express
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Various courses
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Cleveland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many varieties to choose from in town
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mansfield
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
East Harbor State Park, Marblehead, Ohio
Car: necessary

The town of Bellevue is in the middle of everywhere! Any direction you choose to wander in, you will find something to do and see! Here are a few examples of attractions all within 10-30 minutes

Cedar Point Amusement Park (Sandusky) 25 minutes - Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Historical Lyme Village (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 5000 sq feet of unique 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, Repurposed and Thrift Shops (located in various towns such as Bellevue, Milan, Fremont, Norwalk) 20 minutes - and so much more! Brochures of all kinds of attractions and things to do in our area will be made available in your cabin.

NOTE: We also have a lovingly decorated, fully furnished 2nd floor guest house apartment on site for nightly and extended stay rental. Private entrance, complete kitchen, livingroom, kitchen nook, bath and more! See website at: www.ourguesthouse.com

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Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

Sandusky Cabin Rental Rates

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High Season - includes taxes
May 15 2015 - Oct 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
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$150
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Holiday weekends require a 3 night reservation (Memorial Day - July 4th - Labor Day). The days do include Monday through Friday when applicable.
We also offer extended stay and monthly rates, please inquire.

NOTE: We also have a lovingly decorated, fully furnished 2nd floor guest house apartment on site for nightly and extended stay rental. Private entrance, complete kitchen, livingroom, kitchen nook, bath and more! See website at: www.ourguesthouse

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Amenities

Sandusky Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink and vanity with storage
  • As you enter through the antique door leading to the bathroom, there are more unique décor aspects. The wooden floors continue on which were originally flooring in a hayloft. Another example is the bathroom vanity base cabinet Paul handmade from early 1900’s Wormy Chestnut and features a porcelain counter top surface once from an old Hoosier cupboard along with a repurposed sink. The shower stall walls are sheathed with large antique slate chalkboards formerly used to teach children in a local 1892 school house. On the wall above the commode you will find an antique handmade wall cupboard filled with large and plush towels and on another wall a vintage wood farm ladder is used as your towel bar. An abundance of clothing hook adorns the walls and door’s interior. *And for your convenience, there is a working commode and plenty of hot and cold running water! *smiles...just having fun with ya* All the amenities are modern and you will enjoy plenty of hot water too!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Comfortable Queen Log Bunk Beds, Queen Sofa Sleeper
  • There is no walled off private bedroom in our re-purposed cabin’s continuous layout, however the open concept lends a feeling of airiness and is historically proper for simple cabin construction designs during early settlement days. The log framed queen size bunk bed is the dominant focal point of the cabin’s bedroom area. At one side of the bed is a handmade wardrobe clad with antique barn siding. This wardrobe features plentiful wall hooks, shelving with baskets for clothing and a single clothing rod is available for hanging clothes and storage. Resting at the foot of the log bed is a vintage cedar trunk for additional storage and an original primitive dry sink cupboard with shelves as well. From this open and undefined bedroom area you be able to freely converse with others in the cabin, watch the flat screen TV or fireplace and peer outside from the many windows scattered throughout the cabin.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
If you are planning an event or a surprise for someone, we would be more then happy to help you with special arrangements, ideas, decorations, food, flowers, etc. Also, our yard is large enough for small events and we do have a guest house on site also for accommodating a few extra people. Just let us know what you need so we can help you make your special occasion the best it can be without all the stress. We do offer Concierge services for an extra charge.

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