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Eli Williams

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Luxury Portage Lakefront Private Home

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Portage Lakes House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful ALL- SEASON Luxury Portage Lakefront Private Home

1700 square foot lake front ranch and additional 1500 square feet lower level home. Master bedroom with KING Size Bed. Guest bedroom with QUEEN size bed. On the lower level there is a FULL size bed and 4 TWIN beds including 2 trundles. 3 full bathrooms including a large Jacuzzi tub. A beauitful billiard room and a hand crafted oak/cherry bar. Gourmet kitchen opens to dining room. Private outside covered patio area complete with gas grill and plenty of outside seating. There is also a private boat dock. Boat rentals (pontoon, kayaks) provided at home dock by local marina. Includes in house full size washer and dryer/ laundry room. *Piano is damaged and at this time is not repaired. There are no *house parties* allowed, it is in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Eli Williams (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Eli Williams

I'm an actor/ musician living in New York City. I have been in NYC for the past 5 years. I grew up in the Portage Lakes area and always loved being there. I do get home to see my family and stay at the house every few months.

Eli Williams purchased this house in 1993

Why Eli Williams chose Ohio

In 2000 I decided to upgrade the bathroom upstairs in the hallway by the bedrooms. I ended up re-modeling the entire house. I ripped down walls and the ceiling, put in 7 skylights and all new appliances.

What makes this house unique

It's beautiful in ALL-SEASONS. During boating months it's a perfect location as you can dock a boat (owned or rented) at the private dock located on the property.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The view and setting is blissful. I've concluded I have the best spot in Ohio to sit and enoy a glass of sauvignon blanc!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

Luxury Portage Lakefront Private Home
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews
5

Best of Two worlds

  • 5 of 5

Great find in Portage Lakes

very quiet neighborhood with covered patio with beautiful view of lake

Patio furniture and gas grill(owner was kind enough to let us bring our own portable ceramic grill)

great place to quietly dine lakefront and have coffee in the morning

Well stocked kitchen and all amenities were as described in listing

Also very close to all things you would want

NFL hall of Fame 20 minutes

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 45 minutes

Amish country 40 minutes

Restaurants and shopping close by

Also great for walking and photography

Owner was very anxious to make everything perfect

we will return

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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4

Wonderful surprise in the middle of Ohio

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our 4 children, and I rented this home for a long weekend. We were looking for a getaway with a lakefront view and stumbled upon this on VRBO. We didn't event know what the Portage Lakes were, but we thought we'd give it a go. The house is very much as the pictures indicate. The view alone makes it worth it. The house itself is charming; a little dated and kitschy (my kids were thrilled with the fish themed bathroom) but everything was in full working order and the home itself is very well laid out and comfortable. We rented a pontoon boat both days and had a blast on the water. Plenty of fun family restaurants really close by and convenient. Eli, the home owner, could not have been more helpful or responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house and perfect size for a few families. The house was a perfect location to get Cleveland and Canton for Hall of Fame weekend. Would highly recommend for any family. The backyard was great right up against the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Clean, big, right on water. We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home. It was clean for the most part, I'm a little on the OCD side so I see things most people do not care about. It's right on the lake, we enjoyed having coffee next to the lake every morning. We brought our kayaks and put in right there. We rented a pontoon for a day, extremely reasonably priced. Fishing was great as well.

The kitchen was well equipped. We had 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids, this house was big enough that we did not get in each other's way.

Customer service is impeccable! There was a huge tree branch that fell on the roof the morning before we arrived which cut the statelet feed to the house. With 4 kids that was a problem, but we figured we would just connect to the wifi and the kids would watch Netflix. We called the house manager and she walked me through trouble shooting the direct tv ( at this point we did not know about tree branch). When that did not work the guys looked around outside and found the downed branch, I texted the pictures to the house manager. Within at the most 30 minutes the parents of the man who owns the home arrived with a tree service (this was a Sunday) they looked it over, came back Monday morning and removed the tree. We were in awe of that response.

I only have one minor issue, the amount of cleaning involved we thought was a little excessive. We have rented homes like this before and usually we take out trash, gather sheets, wash towels and have them in dryer, and make sure the kitchen did not have excessive clean up. Added to this list is sweeping floors and wiping down the bathrooms. With 4 kids we were cleaning the entire morning we were due to leave. We would rather pay a cleaning deposit and not have to do most of that. Gathering sheets, washing towels and cleaning up the kitchen ( wiping out micro, cleaning out our food from fridge, and wiping counters and stove is reasonable) but this is not a deal breaker for us. We loved it and had a great time. We will come back.

Thank you so much! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I grew up a 'stones throw' away from this property. Growing up...the Portage Lakes were literally our backyard. We came back to Ohio to 'reconnect' with family and friends. This home was perfect for our needs. It is a very comfortable, clean house for a family get-together, or vacation. The home is located on a beautiful lakefront lot with its own dock. It is a very quiet property, but with easy access to every local activity. The back patio was a great place to view local wildlife while enjoying a morning cup of coffee. If you can't 'decompress' here, you can't anywhere. The owner (Eli) was very helpful, and easy to work with before/during our stay. I would come back to this property in a 'New York Minute.'

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

A great 4 day get away

  • 4 of 5

All things considered; price, availability, amenities, location, communication from owner, this was a great get away. The fishing wasn't as good as we had hoped but that was on us. The house was clean and kitchen was fully equipped. We left a note that we were not able to use the oven because it needed to be cleaned. Make sure you buy water for drinking and there is an additional faucet in the kitchen for water to cook with. The house as a tremendous sound system the view of the lake is great. Would be glad to go back if we had better luck fishing. Thanks Eli for opening up you home.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Akron, Canton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Nauti Vine Winery, Dano's Lakeside Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Firestone (Private), Turkeyfoot Golf Course (Publi
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 77
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Boston Mills, Brandywine Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Portage Lakes State Park

Private one family Lake Front home nestled in a park like setting few miles from the cities of Akron and Canton. 30 miles from Cleveland. Portage Lakes Ohio is a beautiful resort type town with many amenities such as nightclubs, wineries, fine dining, shopping, golfing, fishing, boating and many more family activities. Very close to the Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame and 30 miles from Cleveland which includes the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and The Horseshoe Casino.

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Rates & Availability

Portage Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Winter
Sep 15 2016 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.5%

CHECK IN Generally 3 pm. CHECK OUT Generally 11 am.
House shoes or Slippers suggested as there are hardwood floors and tile throughout the home.

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Amenities

Portage Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub
  • 3 Full Baths (showers/ glass block shower (2) people) and Jacuzzi bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , On Lower level with glass block shower and bathroom.
  • CHECK IN Generally 3 pm. CHECK OUT Generally 11 am. House shoes or Slippers suggested as there are hardwood floors and tile throughout the home.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
CHECK IN Generally 3 pm. CHECK OUT Generally 11 am. House shoes or Slippers suggested as there are hardwood floors and tile throughout the home. Please contact through email with any questions, comments or concerns.

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