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Michael Rath

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Sand Beach Frontage! Great for a Family Vacation!

37 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Port Clinton House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Amazing Waterfront on Sandusky Bay! (Lake Erie) Gorgeous, custom-built home completely surrounded by some of northern Ohio's best boating, golfing, canoeing, perch and walleye fishing. This is an 14 year old home and is perfectly situated on the south side of the Marblehead Peninsula in the heart of the Lake Erie Islands area. it is directly on the Bay. Our private beach is literally steps from the house and we have great water views from every room and the patio Park your boat or jet skis right out front. Please see the map below.

The caboose pictured is the real thing and it is fantastic inside. It is heated and air conditioned. It has Bay views and its own HDTV. It is actually a big private bedroom perfect for a couple and 4 children,and is just steps from the house so its the perfect guest room.

Location Features

1. 20 minutes from some of the best golf courses in the Midwest including Thunderbird Hills, Sawmill Creek and Oak Harbor Golf Club

2. 5 minutes from the Jet Express which takes you to the infamous Put in Bay and Lake Erie Islands

3. Minutes from the popular Cedar Point Amusement Park

4. Minutes to all types of shopping and Restaurants.

5. Great parking space for your boats, trailers, and extra vehicles,we are on an acre of property.

This is the perfect vacation spot for Northern Ohio enthusiasts we are close to all the fun but were on the quiet side of the Peninsula. Enjoy a day at the beach throw on your flip flops and go thru the quaint town of Port Clinton. for shopping or to sample one of the many restaurants . A weekly stay here will certainly be extra special with your family and friends and were close enough to have them visit for the day.

The main level has a tidy living area with comfy seating and a flat panel HDTV. The 2 car garage has been turned into a rec room for the kids with fooseball. it is screened to keep away the bugs. The master bedroom has its own full bath with walk in closet. The house has 3 bedrooms + loft and two full baths. All bedrooms have queen sized beds and TV. We have wifi internet. The house is not huge by any means but it is not a cottage either

Outside, between the home and the Bay, is a large patio with umbrella tables and plenty of outdoor furniture and a nice lawn separates Beach from the house.

Enjoy a fire on the beach at night there is nothing quite like it.

The home is decorated and furnished with outdoor themes and colors are meant to bring the outside in.

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Keywords: Beach House and Caboose

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Rath (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael Rath

We are a middle-aged married couple with four children (two girls/two boys). Our girls are married and we have five grandchildren.

Michael Rath purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Rath chose Ohio

We bought this house house to stay engaged with our children and so we can vacation together. We all live in the greater Cleveland area but as they got older it was harder to get together. This house works out perfectly. We let everyone know when we will be there and everyone comes up when they can.

What makes this house unique

We think you will love every minute. From sunrise over Sandusky Bay until you see the moon reflecting off the water. The views are breathtaking. We think you will also love the beach, as we have one of the few private beaches in the whole area. Ours is just steps away from the patio! Many of our guests really love just sitting quietly and enjoying the beach and the views. The real caboose gives our house something unique and adds great personality while serving as a comfortable spot for up to four people.

Reviews

4.8
based on 37 traveler reviews

Sand Beach Frontage! Great for a Family Vacation!
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
5

Great for extended family

  • 5 of 5

Our family - 6 adults and four children under the age of 6 - really enjoyed our stay. There was plenty of room for all of us to sleep, relax together, and we especially enjoyed having both indoor and outdoor space for eating. The owner was easy to work with and responded promptly to all our questions before our arrival and during our stay, and shared lot of information about the area. The location is private and quiet with only two other houses nearby. Although our six year old grandson really liked the caboose, we - the grandparents - ended us sleeping there which gave us more privacy. It was also easy to get to some of the other activities in the area - our grandkids particularly enjoyed the African Safari Wildlike Park and Monsoon Lagoon water park.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very good to excellent, overall

  • 4 of 5

My wife , our 3 children and their spouses as well 5 grandchildren had a wonderful week staying at the Bay House. All was very clean and as advertised. Michael was a great host and always available if needed. The only draw back for us would be no dock for the boat therefore in and out daily and not very close. Everything else was absolutely wonderful, thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH
5

Location...Location...Location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Bay House is perfectly located to accommodate the homebodies and the go-getters. Homebodies have all they need to socialize and regenerate at this wonderful home and it's picturesque setting right on the Sandusky Bay. Enjoy the private beach and amazing sunsets. Adventure seekers - you are centrally located for action, whether it's a trip to the islands or a day at Cedar Point. Mike and his family were friendly and responsive to our needs of which we had none as the house was in perfect order upon our arrival. I highly recommend property to anyone, it is a fantastic value!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warren, Ohio
5

Wonderful Lake House- Perfect for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed at Bay Front House. It was the perfect place for a family vacation with the lovely house, caboose and beach. My entire family enjoyed their time there. There are so many activities for people to do in the area such as Kelley's Island, Put- in- Bay, Marblehead and Cedar Point. For us the location was perfect, since some of our family needed to "come and go" due to work and school. Michael the owner was wonderful to work with too. I have rented many vacation homes and this is one of the best!! I'm looking forward to renting it next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we loved having you and your family
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5

GREAT Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a family trip with 12 family members - ages 9 to 80. Kids will never forget the family vacation with the caboose! We all had a great time. Michael was very responsive. We texted one night to ask to see if the house had skewers to roast marshmallows by the fire pit, and he responded immediately and even had one in the garage! He was attentive and easy to work with. My only negative comment is that there is no dishwasher, which I didn't realize when booking the property. We visited Cedar Point, which was an easy 30 minutes from the house - as well as Put-In Bay. Great day trips from this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We loved having you and your family.
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5

The Bay House - Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Please don't hesitate renting the Bay House for your families vacation. It had had all of the amenities necessary (and beyond), the layout was perfect for everyone to have room and not feel crowded.. even with 13 people. (4 adults and 9 kids). The caboose was a special bonus, the property was beautiful, and the location itself situated central for our day visits to Cedar Point and the Islands. Mike was extremely accommodating and responsive. 5 stars from our family... we'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are committed to our guests and we would love to have you back.
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Map

On-Site: Cornhole, Beach Volleyball, Burnpit on beach. Nearby:Restaurants/Bars,Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, Fishing Charters, etc.

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Rates & Availability

Port Clinton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$360
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Amenities

Port Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Caboose - toilet
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Caboose - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , The caboose has a queen and 4 berths (very comforable)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1) futon in loft, Twin or Single Beds (4) finished heated/air conditioned caboose
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will love the turn-of-the-century caboose which doubles as extra sleeping quarters. Set on an acre, this gated area has plenty of room to Play Volleyball, Cornhole or whatever games you enjoy, NO PETS!

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