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'Lil' House on the Lake'- Waterfront home at a fraction of the price of others!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

*Summer is coming fast.. we have still have some us today & book that week before its gone!*

We invite you to come and 'get-away' for a week (or two) at this cozy home located on a 1/2 acre of lakefront property and situated at the end of a quiet residential street. Our summer cottage is family owned and operated and we believe in greeting all of our guests and making you feel right at home.

'Little House on the Lake' is the perfect retreat for a small family or adults vacationing together. A beautiful view of Lake Erie can be seen just out the front door and the large open yard is perfect for various summertime activities. Docks are also available to rent for our boat owning guests. They are located within walking distance from the home as well as a free public boat ramp less than 2 minutes away. Not a boat owner? Don't worry, we are also conveniently located between the many boat ferries if you choose others to navigate the sea for you.

A better location for summertime fun cannot be found! Our 'Little House on the Lake' is only a few miles from the famous Marblehead Lighthouse. We are also close to area beaches, restaurants and 'Monsoon Lagoon' the most cost effective outdoor waterpark around. It takes approximately 30 minutes for our guests to get to Cedar Point & Soak City by car and the Erie Islands; Kelley's, Middle Bass, South Bass (Put-in-Bay) and Pelee by boat.

If you need a break from the Lake, why not go shopping? Local businesses offer some other great catches as well. We are 5 minutes from the quaint downtown city of Marblehead which features numerous little specialty shoppes. Shop while you walk along side a beautiful view of the Lake. The quiet and relaxing Lakeside community is also within an arm's reach of our place. Hours can be spent enjoying the countless activities going on inside their gates.

Fishermen: check out the 'Western Basin' known for the most productive fishing on the Great Lakes. Walleye, Perch and Bass can be caught in large numbers throughout the year. Many of our guests have caught their fill of fish without even leaving the front yard! Sunbathers or swimmers: if you are brave, jump into the water & sandy area right in the front yard or visit the nearby beach if you prefer for plenty of fun in the sun.

Activity seeking visitors: play a game of volleyball or golf, hike, run, boat or just site see and take in the many beautiful sights of this region. Tastetesting folks: fill your bellies with a different kind of food every night - Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, vegetarian or visit the steak houses, sports bars, fish and chips spots, wineries, mom and pops homemade food joints or even the beloved chili dog and ice cream quick stop. For the rest of you: just kick back, relax and enjoy a good book by the water's edge.

We must note - if you are looking for fancy, we are not the place for you. If, however, you want something clean, quiet, cozy and relaxing... we are just that. We also realize that during hard economic times most folks do not have money to throw around. Instead of charging some outrageous price for the week like many others do, we offer our home at a very reasonable rate. We encourage you to go ahead and compare... we bet you will not find another house on the water with so much to do at such a low price. This is why we believe many of our guests return again and again.

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More Details

Jackie or Darin
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017


Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2) 1 in each bedroom plus 2 additional futons that convert into 2 more full sized beds= 4 full sized beds total when opened up, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 pull out twin sized cots, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 futons couches that convert into into 2 full sized beds in the front room- sealy mattresses
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Covered Porch overlooking Lake with sandy area right out front, Half acre Yard for other activities such as volleyball, lawn darts, sunbathing & fishing, Lawn & Beach Chairs, Rafts, Etc, House is fully stocked with all the basic necessities, (Clean linens, garbage bags, cooking utensils, foil, )You only need to bring your clothes and yourself!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

'Lil' House on the Lake'- Waterfront home at a fraction of the price of others!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Charming Lake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I loved this super cute Lake Erie cottage. This is quintessential East Harbor. Peaceful and serene, outstanding yard where you will spend your time with family and friends. My fiancé and I brought our old wooden boat and due to rough weather we were unable to take it out. Not a problem because there is so much to see and do. The owners are genuine and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond KY

We'd go again in a minute.

  • 5 of 5

While staying at this snug retreat we enjoyed picnics on the lawn with family and friends. There was plenty of room and plenty to see but we felt. " private". The marina was a fun source of entertainment. Watching all the activity was both interesting and relaxing. Nearby beach was just right. The cottage was cozy and comfy and we had everything we needed. Lots of available local day trips. We'd go again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Brook, New Jersey

Relaxing vacation and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at the "Lil House on the Lake" for as long as it has been available to rent. It is so relaxing. We love it as we have stressful jobs and it's great to visit this relaxing retreat in a fantastic, convenient location. It is clean, quiet, and perfect to get away from it all. Our kids love this lake house! Very convenient location to the ferries, Sandusky, and Port Clinton. My husband and kids love fishing - perfect little place. LOVE IT! Highly recommend this property! The owners are very pleasant to work with as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dan&Judy And family

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Little house lots of summers and have always enjoyed every minute.Jackie has always had the house ready ,for a fun stay, the fishing my husband loves Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Coral, Florida

Little House on the Lake

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at The Little House on the Lake in late August. Such a cute cottage rental. 2 bedrooms with comfortable beds. Nice clean bathroom & shower. Our little dog(most places don't allow dogs) just loved the big front yard. Great piece of property with a very nice view of Lake Erie. We really enjoyed the beach area with chairs on the wooden dock. So peaceful sitting out there.(we don't fish but could have easily from there). We were very close to grocery stores, and found lots of things to do. Our stay was very memorable and we would stay there again. The owners were very kind and friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet getaway close to the fun coast

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a little while ago and really enjoyed it. I stayed for a week and had my dog with me. The cottage is clean and well supplied. There were even condiments like salt and pepper in the kitchen already. It was a bit much for just a single person but at the time it was perfect for me. This is a place I'll come back to and bring my family with me next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Most important activity... RELAXING!


Rates & Availability

Lakeside House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Linens-N/A if using own $50
Tax Rate 3.0%

Half of the weekly rental fee is due to reserve a stay. The remaining balance is due at arrival. We prefer the initial payment to be made via Walmart to Walmart transfer to avoid delays with securing a date. We are currently working on a credit card payment option but do not have that in place yet. Prices are subject to change by owner's discretion. Payment upon arrival may be cash or money order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.