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'GLASS HOUSE' CEDAR POINT ON THE BEACH of LAKE ERIE AND SANDUSKY BAY

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Large Entertainment Patio, Den, Utility Room

The GLASS HOUSE was designed by an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) and was built in 1960. It is a UNIQUE example of his classic architecture and use of 'core' living space. The large picture windows across the front and rear allow an unobstructed view of the lake and the bay.

The mahogany wood walls and interior finish is an exceptional example of FLW's style and simplicity. It is classic FLW Style with Cedar Ceilings and large glass picture windows in the front and in the rear of the living area. The front deck provides a panoramic view of the lake with a relaxing area to enjoy the moment.

Recent improvements include: Flat Screen TV with sound system, DVR-TV, DVD, VCR, NetFlix and BLU-RAY Player. A small kitchen and refrigerator were added to the utility room for entertaining on the brick patio. 3 Picnic tables and patio furniture allow the full use of the outside rear yard and ample areas for children and games. There are also 2 picnic tables at the Bay beach.

Two bedrooms are located on the upper floor along with an OPEN living area, kitchen, dining area and two decks. The Lower Level has two bedrooms and a sitting/office area with a second TV for more versatility in entertainment. Internet is also provided without charge through WiFi in the house.

I charge each guest a cleaning fee based upon the number of guests in the Glass House. Prior to occupancy the cleaning fee must be paid either in the total payment or by separate payment.

CLEANING CHARGES: Billed based on the number of guests which includes (adults, teenagers, children, and babies) all off which require time for cleaning.

4 to 6 Guests (adults, children, babies) $190.00

UP to 8 Guests (adults, children, babies) $245.00

UP to 9 Guests ( adults, children, babies) $265.00

Up to 11 Guests (adults, children, babies) $320.00

Up to 13 Guests (adults, children, babies $400.00

The boccie ball set is available for adults, as well as, croquet. Twelve (12) outdoor chairs, 3 picnic tables, and Three umbrellas are available for the outside fun. Beach toys are stored in the shed for use by kids.

The view of the water and beach will allow your family to enjoy a unique experience on Lake Erie and don't forget the islands. You will be limited only by your time and your creativity in enjoying the area.

Keywords: Beachfront Home_ On Lake Erie_ On Cedar Point _ Sandusky, OH _Glass House_Sandusky Bay_Water Front_Lake Erie Frontage_ VRBO 132038

More Details

Owner
Donald Epler
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Donald Epler

The 'Glass House' was purchased by my family in 1960. It has been redecorated and upgraded over the years. The home fronts on Lake Erie and the back is on Sandusky Bay. A huge back yard for croquet, bocci ball, badminton, soccer, fishin in the bay, and a second beach with picnic table. The large brick patio and gas grille can accomodate all of your family.

Donald Epler purchased this house in 1960

Why Donald Epler chose Ohio

My family bought the 'Glass House' on Cedar Point because they fell in love with the view, the lake, the house, and the location. it is close to Columbus, Ohio (2 hours drive) and easily reachable for all of our friends from Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, and Michigan.

The view has always been unique to the Glass House which is why the large glass picture Windows were put on the front and rear.

What makes this house unique

The 'Glass House' is unique! The Front and back are completely Glass picture windows. The front view is of Lake Erie and the Back views the Sandusky Bay, large back yard, and places for children to play games. Beach toys, boccie ball, badminton, and beach chairs are on site. A new sound system, dvd, dvr, speakers and more cable stations were added for guests.

The Cedar Point Amusement Park is less than a mile to the West and the Lighthouse is visible at night along with the Park lights. Fireworks are on each Saturday night.

Amenities

Sandusky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • (1) Queen size Bed, (1) King Size Bed, and (4) Twin Beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Glass House has water views on both sides. CEDAR POINT IS A SHORT WALK ON THE BEACH!! The views are exceptional from the front or back of the house. Cedar Point Amusement Park is less than a mile to the West. Walk to the 'Point' on the beach! Swim, fish, or visit the islands of Lake Erie by Ferry Boats in the area. Local charter fisherman are available for perch and walleye! Ferries to Kelly's Island, Put-in_Bay, and Middle Bass Island are minutes away. SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME! Visit Kalihari Water Park, or Great Bear Indoor Water Park!

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'GLASS HOUSE' CEDAR POINT ON THE BEACH of LAKE ERIE AND SANDUSKY BAY
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

The Perfect House for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Don't miss staying at this wonderful beach rental! This is our fourth different rental on the Chaussee in Sandusky, Ohio, and it is by far the best! Six of us stayed in the house (three generations), and we had plenty of room to gather together or spend time alone in a private area. We spent lots of time at Cedar Point Amusement Park and golfing at Sawmill Creek Resort - both very close to the property. The lot is spectacular, reaching from Lake to Bay. It's full of lovely, mature shade trees and birds of all kinds. The sunrises on the Lake were breathtaking. The private beach is a plus (not all homes on the Chaussee have a beach). We hosted a BBQ for 15 people, and the open living / kitchen area and large patio easily accommodated all our guests. The house has stunning architecture inside and out. The floor to ceiling windows afford simultaneous views of Lake Erie and the Sandusky Bay. We enjoyed spending peaceful time sitting on the decks (both on the front and on the back of the house) taking in the scenery. The house is sparkling clean and is equipped with everything imaginable for comfort and fun indoors and outside. Donald (and Gail) are the ultimate hosts. Donald provided a wealth of information about the house, Cedar Point, and Sandusky and the surrounding area. He was so accommodating and responsive. During our stay, Gail was available by phone, text, and email, and made us feel welcome and comfortable. We've booked private homes during almost all of our travels in the U.S. and abroad; the Glass House is a definite favorite! We hope to stay again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Saturday, July 8, 2017 Dear Susanne, I thank you for you review of our home. Gail and I strive to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time at the Glass House and that it is spotless with great car. It is so rewarding when guests evaluate our cleanliness and the amenities of the Glass House compared to other homes. Lake Erie and the beach are hard to beat. Children of all ages love beaches. A beach, a kid or child_ you cannot go wrong. Ours is no exception, children, teens, young adults, older adults, and Grand parents all love to play and walk the 4 miles of beach. Gail and I are thankful for families like yours who build great memories in our home. We would like to have you come again next year. Thank you for your compliments. Best, Donald
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5

Great property for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for sleeping and socializing! Very well kept and appointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol Ann for your comments. It is much appreciated. Gail and I work very hard to make sure that all guests have a spotless guest home for their family, children, and Grand Parents. Our guests make memories with their kids, parents, and Grand parents. A beach and a child or teenager is hard to beat. I am glad that your family enjoyed your stay at our Glass House. You and your family participated in activities which are available in the area like golf, etc.. With a large back yard on Sandusky Bay with a beach, you never have to leave the water. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you, Donald
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Summer 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robin and Chris, Thank you for your comment. Others appreciate seeing your comments. Donald
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation with 4 teenagers. Great location for Cedar Point with beautiful view on both sides. Conveniently located to Put in Bay and Kelleys Island. Glasshouse very well equipped and roomy for all to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Friday, June 9, 2017 Dear Pat, Thank you for your comments about the Glass House, the lake and bay, and the easy access to do many other things in the area. We all know that teenagers are particular about Cedar Point and the ability to access the amusement park. I hope that all of my comments about access to the park, things to do, and pictures were helpful to you and your family. We look forward to seeing you next year. Best Regards, Donald
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Great family vacation get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8, including 2 young children had a great stay. The house is spacious and beautiful. We loved the sunrises on the lake, the quiet neighborhood, and the easy access to Cedar Point and Soak City. The backyard was perfect for grilling and just relaxing with the kids on the patio. Gail was quick to show up with a high chair for us. We saw the meteor shower at night, as well as the nightly fireworks from Cedar Point from our private beach. We all had an awesome time and I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

First trip to Cedar Point

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in The Glass House for our first time to visit Cedar Point. The house was very clean and was perfect for our group of 6. The house had everything needed for a week stay and was in a perfect location and a great view of Lake Erie. Mr. Epler was a pleasure to deal with and went out of his way to make changes for us when we have an unexpected change in our plans. This is the place to stay if visiting Sandusky.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Famous Dave's Rest, Cedar Point
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry_Kelly's Island, Middle Bass, and Put-In-Bay
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sawmill Creek, Thunderbird
Nearest Motorway
4.01 Miles
Cleveland Rd _Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cedar Point, Bay Harbor, Famous Dave's
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Lake Erie
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Jet Express to Put-In-Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Lakes Maritime Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalahari Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Bear Lodge and Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Marblehead Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Perry's Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
The Glacial Grooves
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant - Ches' Francois
Nearest Point of Interest
Meijers Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Sam's Store, Home Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Kroger Store
Car: necessary

MINIMUM RENTAL NIGHTS **** 5 **** SEE DATES

THE GLASS HOUSE WAS DESIGNED BY AN ASSOCIATE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND BUILT IN 1960. IT HAS ALL THE CHARM AND FEATURES OF HIS CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE WHICH MAKES THE MOST OF THE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE LAKE AND BAY. THREE BATHROOMS WERE UPGRADED AND MODERNIZED ALONG WITH IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HOUSE. THE LIVING AREA ON THE SECOND FLOOR IS AN WONDERFUL GREAT ROOM AND OPENS ONTO THE FRONT PORCH WITH VIEWS OF THE LAKE AND BAY.

THE GLASS HOUSE IS THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF BEACHFRONT LIVING! THE BEACH IN FRONT AND THE BAY IN THE REAR ARE UNMATCHED IN THEIR BEAUTY AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

CEDAR POINT IS LESS THAN 1 MILE AWAY. SANDUSKY BAY IN THE REAR OFFERS BOATING IN LAKE ERIE., SAILING, KAYAKING, JET SKIING, SAILING, AND MUCH MORE.

YOU WILL BE AT THE BEST LOCATION ON THE CHAUSSEE AND OUR VIEW IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE LAKE ERIE AND ENJOY WALKING UPON THE BEACH.

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Rates & Availability

Sandusky House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$640
 
 
Halloweekends
Sep 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
$790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,800
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
High Summer Season
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

MAXIMUM CLEANING CHARGE $550
Damage Protection $59

PRICES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE CONFIRMATION IS SENT.

YOUR RESERVATION DATES WILL BE CONFFIRMED AFTER YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY OWNER.

ALL ARRIVALS ARE AFTER 4 PM, UNLESS APPROVED FOR AN EARLIER ARRIVAL BY OWNER.

ALL DEPARTURES ARE BEFORE 10 AM.

Cancellation: If cancellation is requested in writing at least 30 days prior to the arrival date, a refund of will be issued to the Lessee. Otherwise, no refund will be due.

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.
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