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Large Lakefront House with Gazebo and Wrap Around Porch

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large 6BR 2.5BA Lakefront House

***Please contact via a standard message before requesting to book.*** Being a larger home, we generally host reunions, get togethers, weddings etc. and as such, there are often questions which need answered before both parties are ready to finalize a booking!

This is a large lakefront house which accommodates multiple families. It has been a part of numerous family gatherings from the U.S. and abroad, creating fond memories and renewing old acquaintances. The home sleeps 12 comfortably in beds and has accommodated up to 22 with the use of air mattresses (bring your own!)



The first floor has the following:

1. large screened/window wrap around porch with seating area and ping pong table.

2. fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, pantry and washer/dryer.

3. dining room with 9' trestle table.

4. large living room with pool table and fireplace, 2 couches, TV with cable & vcr/dvd player.

5. sun room with beautiful view of Lake Erie, couch, 2 lazy boy chairs and tv with cable & dvd player.

6. half bath (what can you say about a half bath??).



The second floor has the following:

1. 4 spacious bedrooms (three with views of the lake); extra large master bedroom features a queen size canopy bed, TV and sitting area; three bedrooms with double beds.

2. Full bathroom with shower/tub.



The third floor has the following:

1. 2 bedrooms; one large bedroom with double bed and room for air mattresses; and one large lake view bedroom with double bed and room for air mattresses. *** Please bring your own air mattresses***

2. 1 full bathroom with antique claw foot tub/shower.



Ample parking:

1. detached 2 car garage with driveway.

2. off street parking for 4 cars.

3. an empty lot for up to 8 cars.



Outside recreation area:

1. large yard for the kids to play in, picnic table, propane grill, swing.

2. dry river bed for frisbee, catch etc..., portable and stationary fire pits with chairs for night time gatherings. Firewood is provided free of charge!

3. extra lot next to lake; gazebo with chairs, table and swing; and room for party tents (reunions, large parties).



Cedar Point is only 10 minutes away and the Lake Erie Islands can be viewed from the gazebo. Boat dockage is only 100 yards from the house. The neighborhood also features a park that includes a basketball court, some older playground equipment, a small beach and a pier for fishing and swimming. The park is members only and membership lanyards will be left at the home. Visit the Lake Erie Islands, winerys, go charter fishing, rent a boat or jet ski, golf, eat at the many quality restaurants, swim at beautiful Nickelplate beach or Huron park.

Completely furnished, fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, linens & towels provided, washer and dryer, cable TV & VCR/DVD, grill, wrap around porch, fireplace, fax machine, pool table, lawn chairs, gazebo and tequila bar.

Cedar Point

Lake Erie Islands






Nature Walks


African Safari Wildlife Park

Shopping-Sandusky Mall & Lake Erie Arts&Crafts


More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Dave

David Ritter is a retired coach, teacher, principal and superintendent who has worked in 14 different school districts throughout Ohio during his 48 year career. He graduated from Huron High School, Wilmington College, Xavier University and also attended Ohio University and The Ohio State University. Having found himself with an empty nest and a small log cabin nearby, he decided to begin renting out his family home, 12 years ago. The home that brought him so much enjoyment throughout the years, he now shares with and welcomes vacationers from all walks of life!

Dave purchased this house in 1985


Huron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Lots of room for air mattresses etc...
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Lots of room for air mattresses etc...
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Lots of room for air mattresses etc...
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Lots of room for air mattresses etc...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , One double bed and one bunk bed plus room for air mattresses
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a marina 1/4 mile away for boat dockage. NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE!!!


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Large Lakefront House with Gazebo and Wrap Around Porch
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews

Buster Brown house was really nice. Grand kids loved all the nooks and crannies.

  • 5 of 5

Was a fun place to visit. It is a cool old house and there was room for everyone to have their own bedroom. So glad to see the bunk bed in the kids room. The stairs are very steep and slippery. Only real complaint was everything was dusty. Shelves, window sills, light fixtures and bulbs on the wall.

Would I go Back? Yes.. It is a grand house for a family get together.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you loved the home! My cleaners have been with me 5 years and really do a super job. I will let them know there was a dust problem.This will not be a problem when you come back. Thank you for the review!!! Dave
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Painesville, OHio

Our second family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 adults and 9 children spent our Thanksgiving holiday here at the Buster Brown House in 2013 and again in 2015. The house is very comfortable for everyone with plenty to keep the kids busy and hiding places for the adults who come to enjoy the lake view. The children love Imagination Station in Toledo ( an hours drive) one afternoon and the Holiday Light Show opens at Sawmill Creek Resort on Friday so we get to start the Christmas season with a great light show. Although the kitchen is a bit small, we managed turkey with all the fixings and took advantage of the huge dining room table for a family feast. Thanks Dave...a great time had by all!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We held our Family Reunion at the enchanting "Buster Brown House," on Rye Beach, Huron, OH, July 4-11, 2015.

Everything about this home, nearby activities, relaxing, good old fashion family fun, was wonderful! The beautiful & large bedrooms each, were unique and restored to it's original charm.

Hardwood floors everywhere! Two staircases leading to a landing, taking you to the upstairs. I don't know who loved checking out the rooms more, the happy children or impressed adults!

This sits on pristine land, flowing down to a special gazebo, overlooking Lake Erie.

Our families took turns at cooking meals for all and sitting at the large rectangle wood table! The sun room was my favorite! The children loved the ping pong table on the wrap around porch.

This home is so interesting, with many pictures of the "Buster Brown Antics" which we adults found fascinating!

Dave Ritter, the owner, was outstanding! Very accommodating and within few minutes he was there for any questions, repairs, which were minor. Very impressive!

Everyone.....loved our stay!

Walking down to the beach and playground was a real treat, especially to the children!

We were fortunate to be there on the 4th of July and I believe, Dave's Son, put on quite a display!!! You could also view the fireworks on Cedar Point!!!

Our excursions took us to Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, an indoor water park on a rainy day, and fun & hilarious drive through safari, all within couple miles from Rye Beach!

This was definitely one of our most favorite Reunions!!!

I cannot recommend it highly enough!!! Plenty of parking, games for children, Dave thought of everything!

Five stars for a large home from the past!!! Forever memories!

Thank you Dave Ritter!

Jenny Miller

Sarasota, FL

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for a large group

  • 5 of 5

This is house is a wonderful place for a large family gathering. Even with 14 people in the house you don't feel crowded. There are enough common rooms on the first floor that kids can be playing ping pong on the porch and adults can enjoy the quiet in the sun room watching the lake. The bedrooms are large and the kitchen is well equipped. The house is clean and obviously well cared for.

This house would be great for a family reunion, plenty of activities in the area for all ages. This would be a place we would stay at again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis

Great House for Large Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

My family, consisting of 12 adults and 5 children, rented the Buster Brown Shoe House for a weekend to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday. The house looks as depicted in the photographs online and was spacious enough for all of us to enjoy time together as well as find space to enjoy moments of quiet apart. The house was very clean and was well stocked with extra towels and linens. There were also two air mattresses on the property that we used. We enjoyed eating meals together, sitting around the fireplace, playing pool, and playing ping pong in the heated wrap around porch. We did not venture outside as it was the middle of winter but the view of the lake from the back sun room was gorgeous. I can imagine that in the warmer months, it is even more beautiful. The 6 rooms were all spacious and well appointed (there are 4 bedrooms on the second level and 2 bedrooms on the 3rd level). The radiator heaters kept the bedrooms warm at night. Water pressure in the bathrooms was excellent. Water temperature varied for some of the guests on the 2nd level bathroom but I believe this was due to the dishwasher running at the same time.

The kitchen was well stocked with kitchen items and it worked out fine, but it was small given the large size of the rest of the house; only a few people could be in there at a time. The house also sits on a very narrow street, with other properties directly across the street, which isn't immediately clear in the photographs. Despite this, there was plenty of parking space for all of our vehicles. 2 cars fit in the garage, 2 in the driveway, and 2 along the street.

Patrons with small children should bring a few baby gates to keep young children off of steep steps inside. The only thing I would change about the living room steps, is to add an additional rail along the wall to assist coming down the steps, particularly while carrying small children or for guests of advanced age.

Dave, the owner, was a gracious host and very easy to work with. He attended to and fixed a jammed porch door in a very timely fashion and was staying in a property close by and available by cell phone.

I would certainly stay at this home again at any time of the year. The rate was excellent in the off season.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house for a long weekend. The kitchen is fully loaded with items for cooking. Plenty of firewood for the fireplace. Dave was very easy to work with and responded quickly. We saw 6 eagles in a tree down the shoreline to the West.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.