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Classic Country Manor on Lake Erie

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Classic Country Manor Tucked Away On A Magnificent Lake Erie Front Lot Along Madison's 'Gold Coast'.

Ten rooms totaling 3400 square feet with three full and two half bathrooms. A 27 by 17 living room with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and Lake Erie views is open to the huge sunroom with panoramic Lake Erie views. An elegant formal dining room with picture window views to lake opens to the Williamsburg-style family room with fireplace. Nice dine-in kitchen with lots of cabinets and counters with Lake Erie views. Five bedrooms on the second level, three with Lake Erie views. Large deck looking over Lake Erie and the Beach.

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More Details

Owner
Kelly and Fred Fordon
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Kelly and Fred Fordon

This is a family home and has been in our family since 1950.

Kelly and Fred Fordon purchased this house in 1950

Why Kelly and Fred Fordon chose Madison

Numerous things to do:

Biking:http://www.ashtabulametroparks.com/western-reserve-greenway-trail/

Shopping: Chagrin Falls

Trumbull County: http://exploretrumbullcounty.com/

Ashtabula County: http://visitashtabulacounty.com/

Covered Bridge Trail: http://www.barnquiltsashtabulacounty.com/our-bridges/

Visit Amish Country: http://www.visitamishcountry.com/Plan

Cleveland Botanical Garden: http://www.cbgarden.org/

Lake County: http://www.lakevisit.com/

Lake Erie Fishing Charters: http://lakeeriecharterfleet.net/fishing-charter-rates/

Lake County Metroparks: http://www.lakemetroparks.com/

http://cityofmentor.com/departments/parks-recreation/

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: https://clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo

Lake County Wine Country:

http://www.lakevisit.com/wineries.html

Lake Metroparks Farmpark: http://www.lakemetroparks.com/parks-trails/farmpark

Favorite Restaurants:

Ferrantes: http://www.ferrantewinery.com/

Joey's Italian Grille: http://www.joeysitaliangrille.com/madison_ohio_italian_restaurants.htm

Alessandro's: http://alessandrosrestaurant.com/

What makes this house unique

The house is located right on a private beach with a large wooden deck overlooking the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Fred and Kelly, Our group of eight women thoroughly enjoyed staying at your wonderful family home "Madison on the Lake". We were so excited to be together in such a pleasant, welcoming environment. We adored our Sunday evening meal at the new restaurant up the street, Allure, and appreciate your recommendation. Thank you very much for making this memorable opportunity available for our group. We hope someday to return to this lovely part of Ohio. Sincere Thanks from Patty (MI), Pam (NC), Marsha (OH), Chris (WI), Nancy (OH), Sharon (KY), Beverly (CO), and Vicki (OH) - graduates of USHS

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Amenities

Madison-on-the-Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Three full bathrooms upstairs and two 1/2 baths downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Shares bathroom with bedroom #3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with bedroom #2
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with bedroom #5
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with bedroom #4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), air conditioning window units in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Jack Arras Salon in Concorde provides massages and will sometimes come to the house.http://www.jackarras.com/

Reviews

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Classic Country Manor on Lake Erie
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Lake Life - We Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family from several states enjoyed the peace and beauty of living on the lake for a week! The deck with it's sunsets, swimming in the lake and sitting on the sun porch listening to the lapping waves were highlights! We took several local excursions with our one year old granddaughter, within half hour. The beautiful Holden Arboretum was a wonderful day trip for all. Great relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful place will engulf you with peace, tranquility and quiet. Beautiful sunsets. Stocked kitchen. Comfortable beds. Lovely bedrooms and baths. This home is decorated beautifully. Heavenly Sun room and cathedral ceiling family room. Comfy T.V. room. Our group of 5 christian women enjoyed this lovely beach home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wickliffe, OH
5

Very beautiful house. Had everything one could wish for a perfect weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Beds comfortable. Nice linens and towels. Also house very clean. We even got to enjoy the lake as it was very unseasonable whether. Overall fantastic experience. We would rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Pat! We hope to see you again next year. All best, Kelly and Fred
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Frederick, MD
5

Wonderful sister's weekend

  • 5 of 5

We held our annual sister's weekend in May at this lovely lake house. All of us were impressed with the cleanliness of the house. The house provided ample space to socialize as well as have quiet time. We especially enjoyed sitting along the beach and chatting. Fred and Kelly were very easy to work with. We particularly enjoyed learning of their family history by the many photographs displayed throughout the house. Overall, everyone enjoyed this visit and plan to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati
5

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at this house bringing together Five adults and 6 children from 3 families. The house provided plenty of room and we may return next year with two more adults and another child. There are two large living rooms and a large sun room with plenty of room to spread out with kids watching one of the two televisions, games being played and some of us reading or talking. The kitchen is well supplied and we cooked in every meal. There is a super Walmart about 2 miles away as well as a Giant grocery store. The kids had a great time on the sandy beach and we used the kayak and paddle board provided by rental. There is also a large yard in the back that worked great for outside games. The property is on a quiet street and the property extends to the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memorable reunion

  • 5 of 5

Dear Fred and Kelly,

Our group of eight women thoroughly enjoyed staying at your wonderful family home "Madison on the Lake". We were so excited to be together in such a pleasant, welcoming environment. We adored our Sunday evening meal at the new restaurant up the street, Allure, and appreciate your recommendation. Thank you very much for making this memorable opportunity available for our group. We hope someday to return to this lovely part of Ohio.

Sincere Thanks from Patty (MI), Pam (NC), Marsha (OH), Chris (WI), Nancy (OH), Sharon (KY), Beverly (CO), and Vicki (OH) - graduates of USHS

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chalet Debonne Vineyards
Grand River Cellars
Open Door Coffee House
Chalet Debonne Vineyards
Miller Farm & Nursery
Joey's Italian Grill
"Love this place. It has gluten free pizza and other GF selections!"
Best Friends Family Restaurant
"Good for a greasy spoon breakfast."
Alessandro's
"Love this restaurant. The chef is from Italy and is terrific."
Cleveland Museum of Art
"Rainy day activity! "
Eddie's Grill
"Nice greasy spoon in Geneva-on-the-Lake. Very kitsch. "
Adventure Zone
"Fun for families!"
Ferrante Winery and Ristorante
"We love the food and the atmosphere. They sometimes have live bands in the summer. "
Melt Bar & Grilled
"One of our all-time favorite restaurants and good for gluten free people too. There is one i..."
Old Firehouse Winery
"Fun to sit outside here in the summer and watch the crowds."
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
"Worth seeing if you have a rainy day. This is only 30-minutes from the house. The tours are ..."
The Holden Arboretum
"Beautiful location and nature classes offered occasionally on the weekends. Worth a visit, f..."
Heritage Trail
Harpersfield Covered Bridge
"Beautiful. One of many covered bridges in Ashtabula. "
Hogback Ridge Metropolitan Park
"Beautiful spot for hiking and playing in the river. "
Pickle Bill's Lobster House
"This restaurant is a riot! The atmosphere alone worth a looksee--mermaids hanging from the c..."
Western Reserve Greenway - Austinburg Trailhead
"This is a wonderful biking trail we just discovered this summer that runs 33-miles in Ashtab..."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joey's Bar, 2731Hubbard Road Madison, Ohio 44057
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Joey's Italian Grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Alpine Valley alpinevalleyohio.com
Car: necessary

http://www.ashtabulametroparks.com/western-reserve-greenway-trail/

Shopping: Chagrin Falls

Trumbull County: http://exploretrumbullcounty.com/

Ashtabula County: http://visitashtabulacounty.com/

Covered Bridge Trail: http://www.barnquiltsashtabulacounty.com/our-bridges/

Visit Amish Country: http://www.visitamishcountry.com/Plan

Cleveland Botanical Garden: http://www.cbgarden.org/

Lake County: http://www.lakevisit.com/

Lake Erie Fishing Charters: http://lakeeriecharterfleet.net/fishing-charter-rates/

Lake County Metroparks: http://www.lakemetroparks.com/

http://cityofmentor.com/departments/parks-recreation/

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: https://clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo

Lake County Wine Country:

http://www.lakevisit.com/wineries.html

Lake Metroparks Farmpark: http://www.lakemetroparks.com/parks-trails/farmpark

Favorite Restaurants:

Ferrantes: http://www.ferrantewinery.com/

Joey's Italian Grille: http://www.joeysitaliangrille.com/madison_ohio_italian_restaurants.htm

Alessandro's: http://alessandrosrestaurant.com/

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. In June, July and August we only rent week to week from Saturday to Saturday. Book-It-Now is an option, but there is a fee. If you would rather avoid the fee and pay by check you can contact us via email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.