Perfect for couples/small family. Sleeps 4 max. Swan Lake Guest Cottage is a SEMI-Attached, upscale,guest house. Family owned since 1934. Free 100Mpbs Wi-Fi and RoKu and Sling Vacation Ready! Perfect downtown location. 800 ft. to Lake Erie, walk to NEW Pool & Fitness Cntr.3 doors to Auditorium w/ Grammy Award winning nightly entertainment, Unique shops & dining. Inside Lakeside's Prestigious Gated Community (Fees Apply to Labor Day Children free) 3 miles to Kelly's Island, 1 mile to Marblehead. Rent bikes or Golf carts and Cruise! As Ohio Governor said, This is Ohio's most Beautiful Mile!
- Guest House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
2 day minimum, Turnkey & Vacation Ready in Lakeside, 800 ft to Lake Erie
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- English, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Hungarian
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 14, 2018
My Grandfather begin to build this property after the Great Lakeside fire that had burned down the Lakeside Methodist Church. My Grandfather, Reverend Martin, was a Methodist Minister all his life, as well as a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. The Rite recognized my grandfather as a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour (K.C.C.H.) He preached all over New York State, and throughout Florida. His Wife, Ruth, originally from Rochester, NY, graduated from Temple University. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, A lifelong teacher of students with disabilities and a committed soul to the church. During his final years as a pastor, he purchased this land for his retirement after the fire. He hired a contractor from the Southern part of Ohio to begin building the house. It took 3 summers to complete the construction. During the time my grandparents spent their their retirement here in Lakeside, they were very active in the Lakeside United Methodist Church. They also took part in many, on the spot requests, for after hours weddings. 100's of people have been married at Swan Lake Cottage by my Grandfather, Reverend Martin. Most of the times, the young couples had nothing to offer my grandfather in return. He always believed in blessing their union, under the eyes of God, no matter what. My grandmother would fix the brides hair, as the groom, and the Reverend would wait downstairs. Then my grandmother would go downstairs and play the piano, as the nervous bride would walk down the stairs, with a hand picked bouquet, right from our cottage garden. This happened so often, sometimes, weddings would take place twice a week. Unannounced, the groom would just knock on my grandfathers door. Yes, this is the history, and the beauty, of Swan Lake Cottage. Come and see it for yourself!
Elizabeth purchased this Guest House in 1934
Why Elizabeth chose Lakeside
Swan Lake is an upscale 2bed/1bath, guest house. VACATION/ READY! TURNKEY Located IN THE HEART OF IT ALL! short walk to the Lakeshore and 4 blocks to LAKESIDE's BRAND NEW POOL and WELLNESS CENTER. This semi attached guest house has its "private" entrance conveniently nestled near the church, towards the the rear of the cottage, (away from street). All you will hear, are the lovely chimes of the Main church bells at Noon and at 7PM. Enjoy cooking on your private patio with a BBQ or prepare a meal inside a full kitchen, with service for 8. ************************Swan Lake Cottage is proud to be in the National Register of Historic Places, Lakeside Chautauqua. Close to Kelly's Island, Marblehead, Put in Bay, Cedar Point, We offer Free TURBO 100mpbs Wi-Fi, 2 32" Flat screen Cable TV, driveway parking, high end, designer,linens, towels, a full schedule of daily activities and nightly entertainment, in SEASON, on the surrounding grounds for young and old alike! ***************************************** There are 4 manned gates to this VERY PRIVATE community, Lakeside Chautauqua. Swan Lake is very close tothe only 24 hour manned gate. ************************************ The state of Ohio's, Governor John Kasich declared Lakeside's waterfront, " THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MILE IN OHIO!" ********************************** Now taking reservations for Summer 2018 Newly Renovated! New carpet! New Toilet! ************************************* 2 bedroom cottage style guest house, available for rent by the, DAY or the WEEK NO HEFTY 20% BROKER FEES NO $200 SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED (This is usually a standard requirement on almost all area rentals Best Deal Around! The Lakeside Chautauqua community features an unique, nightly entertainment schedule and various planned activities and amenities for all ages.(IN SEASON 11 weeks) Please click on the link, for more info about this gated, one of a kind Victorian community. Lakeside Ohio dot comm
What makes this Guest House unique
IN SEASON, (Memorial Day, & June 16 - Labor Day Weekend, ) Lakeside Chautauqua requires a GATE PASS for entry into this PRIVATE, GATED, community. Swan Lake Cottage is INSIDE Lakeside Chautauqua.(URL HIDDEN)2018 SEASON The GATE PASS is $23.50per day, per adult. Children 13 and older are $15.50 Children under the age of 12 are FREE. **********SORRY, PASSES ARE NOT AN OPTION, AND ARE PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO LAKESIDE CHAUTAUQUA.********* (This has been an ongoing tradition since the founding of Lakeside, since LAKESIDE is a NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION, and private city and therefore the daily rate pays for all the activities and entertainment that Lakeside proves its guests. ) *Please note: a Daily Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7PM the following day. Although Check out, at the Cottage is at 11 AM, you are welcome to stay on the grounds, and utilize Lakeside facilities until your pass expires. However, you will need to find an alternative parking spot, as Swan Lake Cottage, welcomes the next guest. :) ************And YES, the gate fee is worth it !*********** Lakeside Chautauqua has something for everyone! This includes: access to #tennis courts and #lessons #swimming and #lessons Ottawa county's only #movietheater, #sailing, #sandvolleyball court, 2 #basketballcourts over 30 #beautifulgardens, a #splashpark for the little ones, a baby #wadingpool for the little ones, and BRAND new #olympicpool that holds up to 1600 people complete with #waterslide #800footpier stretching out across #ERIE #fishing biweekly #OrganicFarmersmarket #Tramtours #Historicwalkingtours and #educationallectures featuring #NewYorkTimes list #bestsellingauthors #supervisedplaygrounds #Chaplains hour morning and evening #worshipservice #yoga #wateraerobics #lapswimming , #uniqueshopping and the areas only #waterfrontdining plus #nightlyentertainment EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF!!!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Caring Hostess, updated property with privacy, and great access to Lakeside events
I have conversed with Elizabeth about this rental for nearly a year. Everything was as we had expected and more. There were so many nice touches not found in many Lakeside rentals including sheets for beds and towels. The rental is nicely decorated. New this year is a detached lounging space.
We were attending the East Ohio Conference for The United Methodist Church, the cottage location made attending events so convenient such as Hoover Auditorium, Sloopy’s, The Patio, and Dock. Lots of brochures and information were available for area tourist attractions.
We had only a few minor questions which were taken care of very quickly. Elizabeth learned of our 40th Wedding Anniversary and surprised us with a nice gift. That was especially caring.
It was an easy decision to book again next year. I recommend this rental and this hostess.
Thank you, Teresa, very much for your gracious review. We look forward to seeing you again next year for conference. Your review carries a lot of weight for us, because you are not only a traveler, you are also a landlord and host. This makes all the difference.We appreciate your input. You raved about what you enjoyed the most, publicly. Yet had the tact, to say what we could improve on privately, via e-mail. Every vacation rental strives for a review like yours. Because there is ALWAYS room for improvement. This gives us something to happily work on in the winter!
Great stay! Fun for our family!
Swan Lake was the perfect place for our family of four on our trip to Cedar Point. The description and pictures were accurate. The host, Elizabeth, was very friendly and answered all my questions. Everything was very clean and ready to go when we arrived. The kitchen had just the right amount of pots and pans needed for making meals, and there was plenty of room for me to put away the things I had brought from home. There is a water filter on the kitchen sink faucet, which was nice. The bathroom had nice little shelves for each of us to have a space for our things. Bathroom towels were provided and there were enough bars and hooks to hang them to dry. The bedrooms were decorated nicely and the beds were comfortable; perfect for crashing after two long days riding roller coasters at Cedar Point. There is a nice deck outside where we were able to sit and enjoy ice cream in the afternoon after visiting Marblehead Lighthouse. I loved all the flowers Elizabeth had planted around the house.
The Lakeside community, where this cottage is located, had many things to see and do. Elizabeth provided schedules with community events and activities listed. We enjoyed a dinner out, ice cream, and donuts, which were all within walking distance. The kids enjoyed the water slides at the pool. We all played mini golf and tried our hand at shuffleboard, which was really fun! And, my family loved fishing off the pier. Our last night, we enjoyed an amazing musical performance at the Auditorium. The morning before we left, I walked the path along the lake and admired the sunrise and the beautiful houses.
Elizabeth was very helpful and nice to talk to. She had many suggestions for things we could see or do. She recommended a nearby pizza place and it was great, just as she said. I loved hearing the history of the Swan Lake house, which was built by her grandfather. It was fun to hear about the weddings that took place there. Elizabeth was a great host and I know if we would have needed anything, she would have taken care of it for us.
Swan Lake was a wonderful home away from home! I would recommend it to any of my friends or relatives. It is a unique place to stay and affordable for families.
Nice property owners. Very cute community. A step back in time.
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again in the near future.
Would NOT recommend!!! Owner will not refund the refundable damage
The owner of this property falsely claimed that a "house manual" was missing after our stay at her property. We were not even aware that such a manual existed. An email was sent to her informing her that we did not take her "house manual" (Why would we want it?), and that she needed to refund us the money owed to us. She never responded, and has yet to send the refund. A dishonest owner is definitely not the type of person anyone would want to rent from!!
After taking a closer look into this matter, we have successfully refunded the traveler the $100.00 security deposit back into their account.
Comfy for Conference
This little place is so conveniently located, 3 doors down from Hoover Auditorium, that sleeping in or taking a nap after lunch is on the itinerary. It is central to all activities of the week for the Annual Conference! Swan Lake has all the comforts of home yet small enough to accommodate 2-4 people. Clean, neat and nice towels, full kitchen and grill outside. We enjoyed every meal in--breakfast, lunch and dinner. Elizabeth was kind enough to provide some extras in case you forgot anything--toothpaste, shampoo and the like, hair dryer etc. The only reason for a 4 star instead of 5 was that if you're not a smoker, there is a residual of smoke. The air purifier, air conditioner and windows open at night was helpful. If it was hotter and window wasn't able to be opened the smoke could have been a trouble for an individual with smoke sensitivities.
Thank you for your kind review. Swan Lake Cottage has a strict No Smoking Policy in the Cottage. Smoking is permitted outside only! Anyone that smokes in the cottage is subject to losing their deposit. I wish during your 3 night stay you would have addressed your smoke sensitivity issues with us. This would have been much more comfortable for you than addressing them in a public review after check out. If given the opportunity, We could have corrected the situation. Again we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The cottage is located in the heart of it all: Put in Bay, Cedar Point, Kalahari, Kellys Island, Marblehead. Port Clinton, Catawba, Sandusky, are all within arms reach.