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Cute 2 bedroom 1 bathroom Vintage Cottage (sleeps 6) with newly remodeled add on cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleep sofa (sleeps 6 or up to 12 total when renting both the main cottage and the add on. Add on is priced from $75 to $95 an evening depending upon season and length of stay These cute and clean cottages are located on the beautiful Sandusky River, and are minutes from Sandusky Bay and 30 minutes from Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. Enjoy a view of the river from the sun-room or the dock. Need more room? ASK ME ABOUT OUR OTHER PROPERTIES ADVERTISED ON HOMEAWAY.
Bring your boat, fishing gear, water skis, water equipment, and binoculars. The cottages are fully furnished and air conditioned. A playground for kids is one block away. A beautiful new dock is available for docking and fishing.
Pickerel Creek and Blue Heron Reserve close by. One half hour from Cedar Point and the Port Clinton or Sandusky ferry boats to the Islands. Boating, water skiing, tubing, biking on site. Bikes and grills provided onsite. On site laundry available.
Wildlife areas surround the cottage where many ducks, egrets, eagles, etc. can be found in great abundance. Fall brings good deer and duck hunting in this unique are.
Rural Setting: Ideal fishing for interested fishermen is the spring walleye run on the Sandusky River in Fremont. For walleye anglers, the Sandusky River in downtown Fremont offers plenty of action. Shore anglers can access the river easily at Swartzlander Park in downtown Fremont. Shoreline anglers can also fish the bay at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area, Willow Point Wildlife Area, and upstream the action begins earlier with Memory Marina and Riverfront Marina providing boating access to the river where these transitional fish can be found. Huge catches of Walleye are taken from the river in downtown Fremont. The best success on spring walleye usually occurs in the deep pools that line the Sandusky River between the State Street and Miles Newton Bridges in Fremont. The run usually peaks in early April, but fishing stays good throughout the month with White Bass fishing following the Walleye run through June. A variety of pan fish can be easily caught throughout the year.
Great Birding Hot Spot Area : Birding opportunities are numerous throughout this area because of the proximity of the river, bay & lake. Closeby areas include the Magee Marsh & Ottawa wildlife area, Castalia and the Resthaven area, Blue Heron Reserve, and Pickeral Creek not to mention the many ponds and tributaries on site or nearby. Eagles, Herons, Egrets and songbirds can be observed right from the cottage. MAY BRINGS THE BIGGEST WEEK IN BIRDING AT OTTAWA WILDLIFE REFUGE NEARBY.
Memory Marina is located ¼ of a mile from the cottage. You can put our boat in at this location and dock in front of the cottage. Memory Marina also operates a little store with many tasty and useful items for your convenience.
The Pond Builders & Chateau Tableau Winery: Take a beautiful country drive to a stately farm and visit The Pond Builders near Burgoon, OH. Stroll around the ponds, sit in the gazebos and watch the fish. A local winery is also located in this area and is a great place for testing news wines and checking out the beautiful store, evening music, and local countryside.
The Hayes Home and museum, Fremont's National Treasurer, offers outdoor concerts on the veranda the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month during the summer. Hayes was the 19th president of the United States. The home at Speigel Grove sits on a large hill and is surrounded by beautiful old trees many of which were planted when the Hayes family occupied the home. A Civil War enactment held each fall at Spiegel Grove.
The house itself is small, but fit all of our needs. We were mostly in for the boating on the river, which is nice because there is always some calm water to ski, barefoot, wakeboard, or whatever you like. The dock had some issues, but the repairman was quick to respond and fix it for us. Only one of the docks in the pictures was actually useful for us. The others weren't in the water and looked pretty beat up. But one was all we needed. Had a great weekend!
The process of renting went very easy. We celebrated my husband's 60th Birthday and our daughter and three adult size grandsons, went with us, along with a large dog. Owners directions were great and email reply timely. We found the cottage clean and roomy and stocked well, with cooking items, linens, dishes, towels, ect. The master bedroom was roomy and even had a small bed for a child. The second bedroom had two beds (one a roll out) and was roomy enough to use both beds. The bathroom had a stand up shower and lots of space to dress. The living room and kitchen were connected and spacious. Our grandsons all decided to sleep in the living room using the fold out couch, the roll away and the recliner, and they were comfortable. The dog joined them. The common garage had all kinds of stuff to 'play in the water' as well as fishing poles and this is where the washer and dryer was. My kids love to fish and having the water right out our front door was great. The pier was great to sit on each morning and drink a cup of coffee and watch the sun come up and the sound of the water. I finished each day by sitting on the pier and watching the sun go down. Made beautiful pictures. The porch had a picnic table with chairs, a BBQ pit, and a gas grill. We did not take out the boats because of not having a cert but it encouraged my grandsons to get theirs for next time. Not a whole lot of people around, of course, until Friday night and into Saturday. All were friendly and loved our Dog. Speaking of Dogs, we had one problem but nothing to do with this property. We encountered a pit down the road, around the corner and to the left. We walked our 120 lb. dog, who is serviced trained, pass the pit who would run the fence line, barking and growling. Our dog is used to it and pays no attention. Saturday early morning, husband was walking dog and got to the beginning of the turn, when this pit jumped the fence and came at my husband. Our dog protected his master and a fight broke out. Husband yelled at the dogs and then kicked the pit away. The dog jumped back over the fence and disappeared. No one hurt, but was just wondering where the owner was, why didn't he hear the fighting and come see and what good is that fence???? I hope a child doesn't get hurt walking by that dog.
I want to give the owners kudos for the wine opener. We forgot ours again. Saved the whole trip.
Anyone renting this property will have a great time, as we did. See you again next Oct.
We stayed at one of Linda's cottages for 2 nights and our best friends stayed in the add-on cottage. We had 9 people altogether and plenty of room for everyone. The cottages are right on the Portage River with a lovely dike to walk on and watch the wildlife. The cottages were spotlessly clean with plenty of linens and towels, fully furnished kitchens, helpful tourist guides to the area, easy parking, grills, bikes, ride on toys for kids, etc. During our stay, we visited beaches and wildlife areas, did some shopping, and ferried some of the older kids to an event at the Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky (27 minutes each way). Our friends also enjoyed local historical sites and the playground down the street from the cottage. It was a very hot weekend and the room air conditioners kept us comfortable. All in all, it was a very pleasant and relaxing vacation.
Great deal! Cozy, clean and close to everything . Neighborhood was quiet w friendly neighbors, cabin updated and clean. Linda was extremely friendly and easy to work with. Would definitely stay here again. But next time I'll bring gear for the rods left in the garage. Only improvement may have been wifi .
The cottage was a bit small but worked for our group. I would recommend renting the addition if you have more than four people. I loved that I was able to bring my dog along, he enjoyed being able to roam in the yard due to the low traffic area. The neighborhood was very quiet which was really nice after spending the entire day at Cedar Point. The cottage is about a half hour from the park, not a bad drive at all. If you are planning to stay at the cottage for multiple days I would suggest bringing all of the supplies you think you might need. It wasn't a problem for us since we were only there a short time but it is very minimally stocked for someone who would like the home away from home feel.
Cottages were clean and stocked with anything you could need, the owners were very nice and accommodating!! Very affordable place to stay in the Lake Erie area!!
Rural location on the banks of the Sandusky River minutes from Sandusky Bay. Close to Port Clinton, Sandusky, Cedar Point, and the Islands. Water activities onsite. 2 docks available onsite. Minutes from Memory Marina for launching of boat. Beautiful beaches at State Parks within 20 miles.
Other Activities: Boating, Fishing, Island Ferries, Wineries, Water Parks, Animal Parks, Zoo, Beaches.
From $680-$710 weekly for 6. Add $80.00 per night for add on cottage for up to 12 people.
From $120-$220 daily for 6-12
From $1500-$3000 monthly for 6
From $3740-5240 monthly for 12
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.