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Al Sampson

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Water Front Cottage on the Shore-Sleeps 2 - 7, Fully Equipped.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Location: Celina, Grand Lake St. Mary's, Ohio, USA, (60 Miles from Dayton, Ohio 90 Miles from Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio) Note: We do not enforce 3 day minimum for normal weekend stay from Friday 4 PM to Sunday noon for discounted weekend price of $339.

Accommodations: Lake house sleeps up to 7 comfortably with two bedrooms and a pullout.

Beautiful lake front view from deck within 4 feet of the water. A rare 24 foot dock that extends into the lake. Great for sunbathing, admiring the view, fishing and daytime boat docking. Dock is removed for the winter each year from November 1 to March 15.

Relax on the large, comfortable deck with homemade coffee in the morning and with a grilled steak and a drink in the evening.

Rest at night in the comfortable beds with clean linen that is furnished. For weekly guests the washer and dryer is great.

The cottage is bright,comfortable, fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area down to the matching set of fiesta ware dishes,with newer appliances including a coffee pot, toaster, microwave and a flat top range plus full size fridge.

There is a TV-DVD player with DVDs available. There is also a supply of books for your reading enjoyment.

Keywords: Lake front cottage

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Al Sampson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Al Sampson

We are a recently retired couple that could not stay retired who love to travel and enjoy water front properties ourselves. We have rented to guests from April to December from all parts of the country. We do get great comments on the accommodations and the lake area.

Al Sampson purchased this house in 2009

Why Al Sampson chose Ohio

We both grew up in the area and like to return for our vacations. It is an entertaining and restful area with great restaurants, taverns and parks in the area. The lake dock is great for sun bathing, fishing or just relaxing as is the large deck just 5 feet from the lake shore.

What makes this house unique

The view of the lake is breathtaking, especially in the moon light. The convenience and great quality of the nearby restaurants as well as the fully equipped kitchen adds to the stay. The great fishing from the 32 foot dock is exceptional. The deck just 5 feet from the shore is so relaxing and a great place for gatherings with the fire pit just steps away.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Water Front Cottage on the Shore-Sleeps 2 - 7, Fully Equipped.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
raleigh, nc

Lovely Get Away

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the cottage in the past. I have enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets over the water. My grandchildren and I stay here whenever I am able to get back to the area. I will return again in the future. Thank you to the owners for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Weekend Place

  • 4 of 5

A small but efficient house right on the lake. Quiet neighborhood and the owner was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the lake house. It was our first trip with our dog and it worked out great. The deck on the water was just what we needed to unwind when we returned form sight seeing in Celina, St. Mary's and New Breman.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, Indiana


  • 5 of 5

I did not stay at this rental. Two years ago I had reserved a week and changed the dates and finally because of personal health issues my wife and I found we could not make that date either. The owner was more than patient with me, refunded my deposit and wished me well. I wish it could have worked out for us to stay there and would like to some point in the future. Based on my experience with the owner I would say that anyone this accommodating must have a terrific place. If one cannot get along with this owner they can't with anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

I stayed Aug 30, 2014 to Sept 2, 2014 4 nights and 3 days. I didn't like how many big spiders and big slugs there was. Kitchen was very small and the door way into the kitchen was very narrow. The kitchen smelled. I would not go back. If you use there wood you would have to replace it. I am not from there so how do I know were to get wood at. And you have to wash your towels before you leave. You can't open any windows expect few. I was ready to leave the second day if I didn't pay for 4 night and 3 days and the drive to the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a problematic guest from the original inquiry. Gail kept asking for more discounts even to the point whereat she said if we offered more discounts she would bring her own flannel sheets to sleep on top of the beds. We never responded to that request. They also said they would not be inside much. The kitchen has all newer appliances . It is not an eat in kitchen, it is located just off the dining area. The smell, a first time complaint, was likely their smelly garbage that ended up outside the door in a garbage container the guest moved up by the door. It was full and quite stinky. My wife and I cleaned the lakehouse thoroughly and it was fresh when we gave the guests a key. I must say the lake house was very clean when they left to the point the beds were still made up and unused. We see very few spiders and do treat for them twice a season. We do get very few complaints and do have a log of good comments from previous guests many who have said they intend to return. We love our lake house and have had more guests this year than ever before. This is the first guest to leave negative comments. Al Sampson, Owner
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Marion Indiana


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and already talking about doing it again

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Dayton, Ohio
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake and Celina taverns
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
North Moor and Foxes Den
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Ohio 29
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pullman's Bay & Bella's
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
water skiing on the lake is open in season
Car: recommended

Great fishing and sunbathing from the 24 foot boat dock, biking paths nearby-two bikes furnished, great tavern/restaurants near by, numerous parks with waterfowl viewing, picnic areas, shelter houses and fishing around the lake, There are numerous community, county fairs and lake festivals throughout the year with schedules furnished@ the cottage, museums ( Neil Armstrong space museum, ect.) nearby, excellent roads to and from the area and cottage. Dock is removed November first for the winter and returned March 15, each year


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

WE are now open for reservations for season business. We will opened for seasonal reservations on January 10, 2015. 3 day minimum does not apply to weekend stays. Weekends run from 4 PM Friday to noon Sunday. Weekends are priced at $339.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ohio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
24 foot daytime and fishing/sunbathing dock extending into the lakeplus outside deck with furniture within 4 feet of the lake shore, 2 bicycles furnished, bike path nearby, tavern-restaurants near by, many good restaurants, some with entertainment on the lake with in 15 minutes drive, golf courses on the lake and nearby, grocery shopping nearby, bait store nearby, lake view from lakeside deck is fabulous both day and night, smoking OK outside on deck.

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