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Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Port Clinton House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

Hideaway on the Sandusky Bay. Enjoy gorgeous sunrises over the bay without even lifting your head off the pillow. This adorable home features a second level master bedroom with a California King bed, luxury linens and it's own private deck with amazing water views.

You could spend hours swimming, fishing, boating, rafting or enjoying a bonfire at night lakeside. My home is the kind of place you could lose yourself relaxing on the water, reading several good books in a quiet off the mainstream atmosphere. However, if excitement is the name of your game, you can easily find several fun & exciting things to do within a 5-15 minute drive. Be it family time or couple fun you are seeking. I take great pride in keeping my home very clean and in good repair. I am a hands on owner hoping to make all my guests fall in love with this little hideaway on the Bay.

Conveniently located 5 minutes from the Jet Express, which takes you to Put In Bay and the Lake Erie Islands. Only 12 miles from Cedar Point Amusement Park (6 miles by water). Monsoon Lagoon outdoor water-park, African Lion Safari and several state parks and bird observatories located within a short distance. Several of the best golf courses, including the Arthur Hills designed Catawba Island Club course (private), Thunderbird Hills, Sawmill Creek, Oak Harbor Club and Bay Point, a par 3 course also within a short drive. Nightlife in the area includes Mon Ami Winery, Dock's Beach house, Mr. Ed's Bar & Grill, Bell Mell's Tavern, The Bait House and 1812 Restaurant as well as many small cantatas. Almost all restaurants and bars feature live entertainment Thurs-Sundays.

The house includes a master bedroom with a California king bed upstairs, and a second bedroom with a queen bed. There is also a large couch someone could sleep on in the tv area. If you are a family with children, there is plenty of room for cribs and or air mattress.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Rick Schultz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Rick Schultz

I am born and raised in Port Clinton. I love the lake and all activities involving the lake. We fish in the spring, summer, fall and ice fish when we are lucky enough in the winter months. We too love spending time over on the Islands. Experiencing the gorgeous sunrises at the Put-In-Bay harbor with all the boats and the islands in the back ground is simply breath taking. Hope to see you there!

Rick Schultz purchased this house in 2004

Why Rick Schultz chose Ohio

The best of everything.....if you want quiet it can be peaceful, if you want a party, you can find that as well. The home is small, quaint, immaculate and clutter free.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Water retreat on the Sandusky Bay
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Copley, OH

Perfect little place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights over Memorial Day. Our party included family of four (4 yr old and 1 yr old) and grandma. It's always nice to a full kitchen and access to washer and dryer!

We loved the screened in porch as well. We could see the bay and hear the soothing sounds each morning and evening. We also used the little dock to fish with our 4 yr old (didn't catch anything but still enjoyed).

We were out on adventures each day so the house was perfect for mornings and making our breakfast and then dinner a few nights.

It is completely off the beaten path and the owners were very easy to work with and quick to respond.

Thank you!! We'll be back if we need to stay in the area again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words in your review of our home on the Bay. We absolutely love when guests come and enjoy all the beauty this area on Lake Erie has to offer. We are truly blessed to live here. Glad you enjoyed our home, you were perfect guests and we hope you choose to stay with us again! Christine & Rick
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Relaxing and private

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on 9/23 and left on 9/26. The weather was perfect.

The house was clean and comfortable. The screened in porch was the perfect place to start and finish the day. It is quiet and peaceful with a great view of Sandusky Bay.

All points of interest are within a 15 minute or less drive. Both the Jet Express and the ferry to Kelleys Island are an easy drive from the property.

We would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, OH

Nice, relaxing, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Sept 13-18 and this was a nice, welcoming place to stay. We look forward to staying again, hopefully soon! Christine was nice to work with. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Mark & Lesley

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your relaxing vacation at our home. Not sure how much actual relaxing you guys went everywhere! So nice to see people come to our little area of the world and enjoy the natural beauty we are lucky enough to enjoy everyday. See you next year! Christine & Richard
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Middlefield, Ohio

Labor Day Weekend 2015

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Great house with great neighbors and great screened porch with great view of Sandusky Bay. All places of interest was within a 15min drive or less. A great couples retreat or family up to 4 people. Marblehead and Kelleys Island was very relaxing and laid back. Be sure to visit Marblehead Lighthouse area and drive around for great views of the lake. If you like upbeat nightlife hop on a evening cruise on Jet Express to downtown Put n Bay for a great couples evening. Had a great time here and couldn't have asked for a better owner and neighbors for our quiet relaxing stay. Be sure to visit the dock located less than 50yds from home with a cup of coffee in the morning to enjoy a beautiful sunrise.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our home and the area. We are thankful everyday for the natural beauty we are surrounded by called Lake Erie. We too think our neighbors are amazing as well! Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again next year. Christine & Richard
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Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I spent a long weekend here and really enjoyed our experience. The house is very clean and the view from the deck off the master bedroom was beautiful. In addition, the neighbors were very welcoming and made us feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you girls had a great time. Nice to see girlfriends that get together just to be together with each other. Thank you for your review, hope to see you again next year!
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Great to be back home

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at this home. House is clean and well maintained. Christine made sure everything was perfect and very friendly. Always nice to go back home but for me this was one of the best. Went to Put in Bay, Kelly's island, Marblehead lighthouse, Cedar Point and even some fishing.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and family, thank you for your kind words. Rick and I love the Port Clinton area ourselves and like to make sure ours guests enjoy all the beauty this area offers. Glad you guys had a great time, while you were home. We certainly hope to see you again! Christine & Rick
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Carl Keller Field International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bell Mells Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Jet Express Port Clinton, OH
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Catawba Island Club Port Clinton Ohio
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack Sandusky Ohio
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bell Mell's Tavern Port Clinton Ohio
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Port Clinton City Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating/Jet skiing/Beaches/Fishing.

* Day trips to Erie Islands.

* Visit local Wineries/Shopping/Antiquing.

* Live entertainment and dancing.

* Many Golf Courses and miniture golfing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Go to one of many area Beaches.

* East Harbor State Park or Crane Creek.

* Lakeside The Chautauqua on Lake Erie.

* Back to the Wild Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

* Cook smores over a campfire.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Ferry boat to Kelleys Island's glacial grooves.

* Cedar Point Amusement Park.

* African Lion Safari.

* Monsoon Lagoon.

* Jet Express to Put In Bay.

We are located on the Sandusky Bay. We are 6 miles from Cedar Point via waterways and 12 miles by land. Port Clinton is the gateway to the Lake Erie Islands: Kelleys, Middle Bass and Put-In-Bay. There are many shops, restaurants and wineries to tour in the area and lots of entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Port Clinton House Rental Rates

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Standard off Season
Sep 16 2016 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Bringing a watercraft fe $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Parking > 3 vehicles fee $10

No checks accepted upon arrival, please make payment arrangement prior if not paying in cash. If you are bringing a watercraft of any kind please let us know prior too. Waterfront parking is a premium, so if you will have more than 2 vehicles please let us know so we can make parking arrangements ahead of time.
Our holiday (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day) rates are the same as the weekend rate ($275 a night) verses the week day rate of $190.
Thank you

$600/weekly, $300 /less than a week deposit. Our receiving your deposit is the only way your reservation is guaranteed, so mail that check promptly. I will only accept checks if received 2 weeks or more prior to your stay. Mostly guests pay the security deposit with a check and cash upon arrival. I have taken credit cards via pay pals, however the invoicing fee is passed on to you.

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Port Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom located upstairs with private deck - 1 king , The master bedroom is the entire upstairs of the home
    Second Bedroom on the main floor - 1 queen , This bedroom is very basic, has a closet and a small TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* California King Bed * Air Conditioning * Wood burner * LG Washer/Dryer * Gas grill * Private deck off masterbedroom * Internet * Ipod Docking station * 55' LG Smart Tv with 3D * Cable/DVD/Netflixs * Covered Patio * Outdoor Eating area * Off street parking * Towels and Linens provided

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