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Beautiful, Spacious Rental Cottage in Lakeside Ohio

Bedrooms 8
Space 2,038 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 8 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 20

A beautiful and spacious cottage nestled in the center of Lakeside, you'll enjoy resting while you watch the world go by from the large front porch. The cottage can sleep 20 comfortably. Fully furnished with a total of 3 full baths and 2 kitchens, it's a wonderful home for family reunions or group retreats.

The cottage is a wonderful space for a large family or two-three families staying together. It has 8 bedrooms (3 on the first floor and 5 on the second) with three full baths (one on the first floor and two on the second). The modern kitchen is a great place to cook large meals or zap something in the microwave. A washer and dryer makes caring for bathing suits and towels after a day at the beach a breeze. Next to the back bedroom in the downstairs is a wonderful sitting room (with a pull out couch) whose sliding glass door opens to the peaceful back porch, perfect for reading in the morning. The living room has comfortable couches and a pass through to the kitchen. The front porch has additional seating and a huge dining table that can seat 12. Great for group meals and putting together puzzles or playing games.

On the second floor there is a special area, called the Treehouse. It has a combination living area and kitchen with an eating area with stools. The back stairway creates a private entrance to the second floor as well as leading to a deck with table and chairs where you can enjoy morning coffee amongst the tree tops.

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Jo Twitchell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Sarah Jo Twitchell

Larry and I have owned the cottage for about 10 years, but have been coming to Lakeside for most of our married life.

Why Sarah Jo Twitchell chose Ohio

Our children are the 4th generation of our family to come to Lakeside. My mother would come with my grandmother as she attended church conferences. Then, when our oldest was 2 my mom started gathering the extended family together for a family retreat one week each summer. Eventually, we decided to buy a cottage, to carry on this tradition and to be able to have other families experience the magic of Lakeside.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage at 551 Central was originally the home of Robert A. and Mary Gill, oldest son of S. R. Gill, one of the founders of Lakeside. An advertisement in the Advocate listed the lot in 1890 for $150 and at that point it was leased to the elder Mr. Gill. It's unclear when the house was built, but the younger Mr. Gill is listed as the owner in 1916. While we have not found any early pictures of the cottage, we do know that the wood, as well as the concrete foundation stones, came from the barracks at Camp Perry. Our family is the 13th owner of the cottage and so pleased to be able to continue this wonderful Lakeside heritage.


Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2038 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 27 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor, storage closet, step stool for children
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor, storage
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor, back of cottage, part of 'Treehouse'
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , On the first floor, closest to kitchen,bath and living areas
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double/single bunked, great space for children, 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located in the back on 1st floor, attached extra room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, front of house, lots of windows, seating area
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, front of house, lots of windows
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2nd floor, middle of cottage, across from bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 2nd floor, back of cottage, part of 'Treehouse'
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, back of cottage, part of 'Treehouse'
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
High chair, stroller and booster seat Ceiling fans in every room Whole house fan upstairs Space for bikes on side of house


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Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Biking.

* Eating ice cream.

* Historic Walking and Tram Tours.

* Swimming.

* Central Park activities.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* FREE Shuffleboard.

* FREE Nightly Entertainment at Hoover Auditorium.

* Kite flying off the dock.

* FREE Tennis Lessons for kids.

* Rhein Center art classes.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Lake Erie Islands.

* Edison's Birthplace.

* Cedar Point.

* Monsoon Lagoon Waterpark.

* Marblehead Lighthouse.

The Chautauqua on Lake Erie, Lakeside is a family oriented community started in the late 1800s as a Methodist campground. It is rich in history and purpose, filled with beautiful Victorian era cottages.

During the Chautauqua season, Lakeside features nightly entertainment. Other activities for people of all ages include swimming, fishing, shuffleboard, miniature golf, tennis, golf cart and bike rentals, quaint shops, restaurants, sailing lessons, and art and cooking classes. The Lakeside Symphony performs during August. The full entertainment extends from mid-June through August. Gate fees apply during the Chautauqua season to cover the costs of many of the activities.

Our cottage is located fairly central to all activities. It is two blocks down the hill to the main venue, Hoover Auditorium. Up the hill a bit, you'll find the main courts and tennis center. The shopping area and restaurants are about 5 blocks away as well as the park and lake. From our front porch, you can see the Rhein Center with arts and crafts for all ages. Most people park their car and either walk, bike or use Lakeside's free transportation, a golf cart system.

Lakeside is a place you easily fall in love with. Our family has been coming for 4 generations. We hope you'll come for a visit. For more information, check out the Lakeside Association website which lists the weekly entertainment and activities schedules as well as lots of other helpful information.

Additional attractions in the area include Cedar Point Amusement Park, African Safari, multiple waterparks, Thomas Edison's birthplace, ferry boat trips to the Lake Erie Islands, Hayes Presidential Center and Walleye/Perch fishing charter boats.


Rates & Availability

Lakeside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late August
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Chautauqua Season
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 11 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 12 2018 - Aug 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rates do not include Lakeside Chautauqua activity gate passes, 3% taxes, security deposit or parking pass. Gate passes and parking applicable during Chautauqua season, Memorial through Labor Day.

If you have a larger group, we own the cottage next door too, vacationrentals#4103077. Together, the cottages can sleep 29 and makes a great setting for a large group retreat. Any questions, just let us know.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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