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Dan Pryor

Member since: 2013
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Historic Tudor Cottage

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Vermilion holiday cottage

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 7 adults comfortably

One story cottage in a community called BLUEBIRD BEACH. It has one twin bed, and one queen size bed on front porch, one queen size bed in bedroom, one foldout sofa bed in living room, sleeps 7 adults comfortably

, full kitchen, living room and bath with stand up shower and jacuzzi. Outdoor covered portico (20 X 20) with fireplace.The cottage is in a private community and has a private beach half a block away. There are a couple of nice benches at the beach to watch sunsets. The downtown area is a 5 or 10 minute walk from the cottage. There are several nice shops and restaurant, putt-putt and ice cream shops downtown. There is a nice French restaurant and a Czechoslovak restaurant downtown. Cedar Point is about a twenty minute drive away. The cottage was built in 1933. I remodeled it two years ago keeping its original architecture look. Linens are provided. Firewood for the outdoor fireplace is provided. NO SMOKING - NO PETS

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dan Pryor (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Dan Pryor

I purchased and remodeled this unique vintage cottage and added new bathroom.

Dan Pryor purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Dan Pryor chose Ohio

Built in the 1930's as a family cottage on Lake Erie. Located on Lake Erie with access to many amenities in Vermilion

What makes this cottage unique

Original post beam construction with vaulted ceiling in living room, vintage kitchen with microwave. Separate bedroom that sleeps two, additional bedroom on front porch that sleeps three and sofa bed in living room that sleeps two.


based on 14 traveller reviews

Historic Tudor Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Comfy, Quaint and Nice Location!

  • 5 of 5

You never know what you might get when you book a vacation house online. Despite the always pristine pictures and flowery descriptions with these types of things, sometimes you are disappointed with the results. This was certainly not the case with this historic tudor cottage. Our family of four (My wife, two young boys and me) spent three days and two nights at this delightful cottage at Bluebird Beach in Vermilion. Dan met us when we checked in and showed us the many amenities. They included a full furnished kitchen, several beds, towels and linens and little touches of home on the lake. (Make sure you look for the sculpture of an impish gnome's face in the ceiling corner above the interior fireplace!) The bathroom and shower are a new addition and a pleasant surprise with the multi-jet hot tub! We also loved the outdoor fireplace porch and took full advantage of the firewood (even though it was a warm night). We also made use of the outdoor grill and easily served a steak dinner with fresh corn on the cob from a local vendor.

The beach is only a 3-minute walk from the cottage. Not a huge amount of room to spread out, but ample for relaxing by the water. (My son loved the flattened out rocks under the sand and spent a lot of time skipping stones!). All-in-all, a quiet neighborhood and a nice location to take in all of the northwest shore of Lake Erie's many destinations.

We are a little reluctant to give such a great review, because it would be nice to keep this a "best kept" secret, but we also thought that we should share our experience with those who are looking for the perfect "old school" Lake Erie experience!

Thanks again to Dan, who was a gracious host who was always on call to answer a question or let us know where things were!

Tom & Laurie C. (Cincinnati, OH)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at this cottage and we were greatly surprised. Dan and his wife were so nice and attentive to our needs. The made sure we were happy. The cottage had all the furnishing you could ask for. We really enjoyed our stay. Close to downtown, A wonderful stay. Thanks Dan.......

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best retreat ever!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were truly fantastic! The cottage was clean and inviting. We would highly recommend this vacation property to anyone looking for a summer getaway. The proprietors were easy to work with and willing to make our time most enjoyable. However, one of the owners was a little cranky at times.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second stay, great time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and we thoroughly enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The cottage is cozy, comfortable and the perfect distance from downtown Vermilion, wineries, golf, etc. As long as it's available, we will definitely plan on future stays!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

I had been looking to rent this house for awhile now, just from the pictures alone I knew I'd love it.

My cousin and I booked it for a fun girls weekend.

Dan was quick to reply to my emails, and really nice.

When we pulled into the driveway, I knew I made the right decision.

The house has so much charm and character, I feel in love immediately. I told Dan that I'd buy the place from him LOL

Everything is really clean. You don't need to bring anything except your clothes and food.

We loved the outside area by the fireplace. Sat and had wine and cheese, the next morning had our coffee out there, built a fire our last night and stayed out there for hours.

It's a really quiet neighborhood, except for the train. But we got used to it.

I'm hoping to make a return trip again this year. And planning to make it a yearly trip there with my cousin as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was wonderful, we spent our 15 year anniversary here. The cottage was clean, cozy, plenty of games, books and cards! The jacuzzi tub was a plus at the end of the day to relax! Dan had firewood ready for the outside fireplace that we got to enjoy on a snowy evening. This cottage is close to downtown with a lot of Mom and Pops restaurants and shops. We are looking forward to coming back with our children during the summer! Dan was very helpful with recommendations and met us when we arrived, he made us feel comfortable right from the start! Thank you for a wonderful stay here in Vermilion!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Sandusky, Ohio
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Thunderbird Hills
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Sandusky, Ohio
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Ohio Turnpike
Nearest Beach
Bluebird Beach
Car: recommended

The cottage is located at 809 Aurora Rd. Vermilion, Ohio 44089


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Vermilion

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing