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Water Front house, Sleeps 2 - 6, Fully Equipped! opens for season 5-1-18

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Location: Celina, Grand Lake St. Mary's, Ohio, USA, (60 Miles from Dayton, Ohio 90 Miles from Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio) Note: We do not enforce 3 day minimum for normal weekend stay from Friday 4 PM to Sunday noon for discounted weekend price of $339. reservations accepted now for the 2018 season that starts May 1, 2018.

Accommodations: Lake house sleeps up to 6 comfortably with two bedrooms and a pullout.

Beautiful lake front view from deck within 4 feet of the water. A rare 24 foot dock that extends into the lake. Great for sunbathing, admiring the view, fishing and daytime boat docking. Dock is removed for the winter each year from November 1 to March 15.

Relax on the large, comfortable deck with homemade coffee in the morning and with a grilled steak and a drink in the evening.

Rest at night in the comfortable beds with clean linen that is furnished. For weekly guests the washer and dryer is great.

The cottage is bright,comfortable, fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area down to the matching set of fiesta ware dishes,with newer appliances including a coffee pot, toaster, microwave and a flat top range plus full size fridge.

There is a TV-DVD player with DVDs available. There is also a supply of books for your reading enjoyment.

Keywords: Lake front cottage

More Details

Al Sampson
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Al Sampson

We are a recently retired couple that could not stay retired who love to travel and enjoy water front properties ourselves. We have rented to guests from April to December from all parts of the country. We do get great comments on the accommodations and the lake area.

Al Sampson purchased this house in 2009

Why Al Sampson chose Celina

We both grew up in the area and like to return as often as we can and for our vacations. It is an entertaining and restful area with great restaurants, taverns and parks in the area. The lake dock is great for sun bathing, fishing or just relaxing as is the large deck just 5 feet from the lake shore.

What makes this house unique

The view of the lake is breathtaking, especially in the moon light. The convenience and great quality of the nearby restaurants as well as the fully equipped kitchen adds to the stay. The great fishing from the 32 foot dock is exceptional. The deck just 5 feet from the shore, is so relaxing and a great place for gatherings especially with the fire pit just steps away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Celina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
24 foot daytime and fishing/sunbathing dock extending into the lakeplus outside deck with furniture within 4 feet of the lake shore, 2 bicycles furnished, bike path nearby, tavern-restaurants near by, many good restaurants, some with entertainment on the lake with in 15 minutes drive, golf courses on the lake and nearby, grocery shopping nearby, bait store nearby, lake view from lakeside deck is fabulous both day and night, smoking OK outside on deck.


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Water Front house, Sleeps 2 - 6, Fully Equipped! opens for season 5-1-18
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Very charming cottage, right on the lake,

  • 5 of 5

We took my Mom to this cottage for the weekend and had a fabulous time. The kitchen may be small but is very well stocked. The deck was perfect for viewing the lake and wild life. Fishing was good. Tons of sights to see, pastry to eat, and parks to visit.

Thanks so much for having us. We will definitely be back.

Mike, Sandy and Mom

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage on the Lake

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and well stocked with all the necessities. The view was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, IN

This is a well equipped small lake house with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lake house. The home is clean and comfortable and well stocked for preparing meals. The lake landscape is beautiful and we saw several bald eagles, as well as heron, ibis, ducks. The quality of the lake water is not good but we knew that from the Ohio DNR site going in. We were there to kayak, not fish or swim, so for us, it was still great. The owner was very easy to work with and helpful about local attractions. Overall it was a wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy lake house!

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and well maintained. The owner provided everything we needed which made getting settled so easy.

The lake view from the back deck was amazing. My wife and I looked forward to having morning coffee on the deck and watching the sun set in the evening.

I had an opportunity to meet the owner on trash pickup day and even with rain falling, he was more than happy taking the time to talk.

The neighborhood is extremely quite for the number of homes in the area. If you're looking for a lake front getaway, this is the place. We highly recommend it!

David and Karen Hart

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Great little gem!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Celina! Your property is perfectly appointed and has everything you need! The owners were great from start to finish, and the welcome email they send really gets you prepared for everything Celina has to offer. The water front aspect of this house is the best part! The kitchen has everything you need to make a great breakfast or dinner. The fire pit is amazing and you can't beat the atmosphere! Hope to stay here again in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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raleigh, nc

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Al and Cathy's wonderful lake house every time it is available when I go back to Celina. It is a wonderful place to enjoy peace and tranquility. The home is always extremely clean and well furnished. I enjoyed watching the boats, pontoons and jet skis as they went by. I would recommend this home as a wonderful get-a-way. Thank you Al and Cathy for your hospitality..

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Dayton, Ohio
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake and Celina taverns
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
North Moor and Foxes Den
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Ohio 29
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pullman's Bay & Bella's
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
water skiing on the lake is open in season
Car: recommended

Great fishing and sunbathing from the 24 foot boat dock, biking paths nearby-two bikes furnished, great tavern/restaurants near by, numerous parks with waterfowl viewing, picnic areas, shelter houses and fishing around the lake, There are numerous community, county fairs and lake festivals throughout the year with schedules furnished@ the cottage, museums ( Neil Armstrong space museum, ect.) nearby, excellent roads to and from the area and cottage. Dock is removed November first for the winter and returned March 15, each year


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

WE are now open for reservations for season business. We opened for seasonal reservations on January 1, 2017. 3 day minimum does not apply to weekend stays. Weekends run from 4 PM Friday to noon Sunday. Weekends are priced at $339.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.