Bradley E Miller
About Bradley E Miller
BRIEF HISTORY Rock Harbor Cottages has been in the family since 1946. When the Marsho Family purchased the property it was a pear orchard. Down by the dock in the hedge row remain the last of the pear trees. Everything on the property was built by the family. Everything you see has a history and a story, even the large maple trees. Frank Marsho (Pam's Grandfather) hand dug the saplings from behind the Mayfield Village Service Dept and planted them for generations to enjoy, now many of them are 60 - 80 ft tall. The current owners, Brad & Pam Miller, acquired the property in April of 2013. The first building built was the Boathouse by the dock which actually is a 2 story building. The upper level was divided by curtains into 3 bedrooms. To get downstairs you have to go through a trap door in the floor and down a flight of steps. The lower level contained the kitchen with a wood burning stove and living area. Over the last summer we worked hard and restored the interior to its original wood and created a nice little hangout. If you ever see the door open come on in and enjoy the view with us. The next addition was the original dock which is actually still visible underneath the present dock. It was built by stacking stones out into the water and was eventually topped with concrete. In 1969 a storm had decimated the harbor, destroying the beach at the property and the dock. In 1971 the first posts were driven for the dock that still stands today. The second building constructed was the "Old Cottage" or #3. It was built in the early 1950's and was actually ordered from the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue. Arriving as a pile of precut lumber, the family pulled together and put it up quickly. The interior is small and quaint and is now only rented on a seasonal basis. "Aunt Ann's" #1 and the "New Cottage" #2 were both built together in the mid 1960's. Both cottages are basically the same design with the new cottage having an extra 200 square feet of space.
Bradley E Miller purchased this Cottage in 2013
What makes this Cottage unique
Its a quiet park like property with waterfront access with a 110 ft dock. 4 cottages on 3 acres, plenty of green space.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Husband loved the dock space and water being close by.
Vacation at the Danbury
Nice little property close to the lake for fishing which my daughter enjoyed and close to everything. We enjoyed our stay and the owner was accessible if needed. The firepit was a great place to gather with my family and the deck was relaxing after a long day.
Quaint and lovely!
My family had a wonderful time at this cozy little cottage, we felt right at home. Very clean, beds and couches are comfortable, sunset on the lake is gorgeous. We couldn't ask for a nicer weekend. Thank you!
Awesome host! Awesome cottage!
We thought it was adorable. The host was fantastic. We have rented from Brad before and we'll rent from him again! The cottage was exactly as described!
After a long day, nice place to come in and relax.
Bradley was a great host; friendly, helpful, and available for our questions (and needs if any would have surfaced). Information about cottage #2 was very clear and informative. It was a cozy, nice cottage. We enjoyed having a kitchen well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, soap, washcloth for basic daily meals. Having the space connecting kitchen, living room to the porch gave an open feel. I liked the wood flooring and walls and big windows to let lots of light shine in with curtains for privacy. The dock was less than a minute walk away. If our family would have had the time we would have enjoyed using the firepit and grill and patio seating. There was a pretty spot of land and trees to walk around and had a partial view of the lake beyond the other houses and RV's. The best spot for view of lake is on the dock. Cottage is located in a trailer court area.
Cottage on Lake Erie
The cottage was nice ane clean and was big enough for the whole family. Being right on the lake is great.
Will be coming back for sure!!!!
RESTAURANTS: There are so many restaurants in the area but here is a few of our favorites.
BIG BOPPERS: Only a short walk from the cottages offering a great breakfast and the best burgers around.
WALDO PEPPERS: 5 minute drive, our go to place for steaks and such.
CLEATS: Less than a mile away, right on the water. Go by boat if you like. Great outdoor area, good bar food, perfect place to watch the game.
NETTY’S: Their famous chili dogs are a local tradition. Hot Dogs and Cold Ice Cream. East on 163 for 2 miles or so.
CANOE CLUB: Small upscale wine bar just down the road.
MON AMI WINERY: 10 minute drive. Beautiful restaurant, large bar, excellent seafood buffet on Saturdays, and of course good local wine.
NAGOYA: Japanese Steakhouse, great food, lots of fun, on 163 just east of 53.
DOCKERS: Great waterfront dining with beautiful views. Located in the Portside Marina on Kelleys Island. If going by boat, head for the water tower on the south side of island, channel 68. Free dockage on sun – thurs evening if you dine there.
WEST BAY INN: On Kelleys Island great outdoor Tiki Bar, beautiful sunset view. If going by boat dockage if free but limited to 25 or so slips. Located on the west side of the island on the north side of the large gravel barge dock. No dock hands.
THE KEYS: Put in Bay. Located next to the Jet Express Dock. Great frozen drinks and the Best Cuban Sandwich.
ISLAND FERRY SERVICES
REEF BOBBER SUNSET CRUISES: Take a private boat right from our dock at the cottages to Kelleys Island. Read more on our pleasure cruise page.
GOODTIME ISLAND HOPPING CRUISE: Island Hopping and Party Cruises out of Sandusky. Passenger only and bar on the boat.
JET EXPRESS: From Port Clinton and Sandusky, to Kelleys Island and Downtown Put in Bay. Passenger only.
MILLER FERRY: From Catawba to Put in Bay, the most economical way to PIB. Passenger and automobiles. Once you get off ferry there is a walk up a hill then either rent golf cart or jump on an island taxi to downtown. Almost every time we go to PIB we use this ferry.
KELLEYS ISLAND FERRY: Auto and passenger. Once off the boat its a 10 minute walk to downtown. Golf cart rentals at the dock.
THINGS TO DO: Although there are many other things to do this is a list approved by us or recommended by our guests.
EAST HARBOR STATE PARK AND BEACH: Probably our favorite thing to do. Beautiful beaches less than 2 miles away. Waterslide for the kids, gently slopping beach with protective breakwalls, bathrooms, wildlife trails, and picnic areas. There are parking spots to drive right on top of the breakwall and enjoy the view of the lake, sunset, or a storm rolling in. Boasts the areas only boaters beach, anchor off the beach and enjoy the day. Less than a mile boat ride from our dock.
CEDAR POINT: The Roller Coaster Capitol of the World.
MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE: One of Lake Erie's best known and most-photographed landmarks!
KELLEYS ISLAND: Family friendly island with plenty of evening activities for the adults. Rent a golf cart and take a ride around the island.
PUT IN BAY / SOUTH BASS ISLAND: During the day go to Perrys Monument and take a ride to the top, it offers panoramic views for miles. Lots of history on the island, take a tour or go to the museum. Once the sun goes down the islands many bars light up with live music and dancing.
LAKESIDE: Lakeside Chautauqua is a historic community in Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities.
AFRICAN SAFARI WILDLIFE PARK: drive and walk through safaris, we love going every summer.
MONSOON LAGOON: Go carts, bumper boats, kids water park, plus an adult only pool with swim up bar.
JOHNSONS ISLAND: CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS MEMORIAL: Memorials that commemorate the Confederate Soldiers that died there while being held captive in the prisoner of war camp. Erie but interesting. $2 toll on bridge.
CAMP PERRY: Home of the National Matches. For over a century marksman have been shooting rifles and pistols for national titles.
BARK UNTIL DARK DOG PARK: Even though we have plenty of room to walk your dog its always nice to let them off the leash and run. On Rt 269 across from Police Dept.
BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING: We are only a half hour from Magee Marsh but there are great opportunities to catch a glimpse of migrating birds right on the property and off of our dock. East Harbor State Park and Meadowbrook Marsh are a few minutes away, also offering excellent opportunities to view our feathered friends.
LAKE ERIE SHORES AND ISLANDS VISITOR CENTER: Great place for local info. On Rt 53 between Rt 2 and Rt 163.