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Luxury Portage Lakefront Private Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 297 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful ALL- SEASON Luxury Portage Lakefront Private Home

1700 square foot lake front ranch and additional 1500 square feet lower level home. Master bedroom with KING Size Bed. Guest bedroom with QUEEN size bed. On the lower level there is a FULL size bed and 4 TWIN beds including 2 trundles. 3 full bathrooms including a large Jacuzzi tub. A beauitful billiard room and a hand crafted oak/cherry bar. Gourmet kitchen opens to dining room. Private outside covered patio area complete with gas grill and plenty of outside seating. There is also a private boat dock. Boat rentals (pontoon, kayaks) provided at home dock by local marina. Includes in house full size washer and dryer/ laundry room. *Piano is damaged and at this time is not repaired. There are no *house parties* allowed, it is in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood.

Property Manager
Eli Williams
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Eli Williams

I'm an actor/ musician living in New York City. I have been in NYC for the past 5 years. I grew up in the Portage Lakes area and always loved being there. I do get home to see my family and stay at the house every few months.

Eli Williams purchased this house in 1993

Why Eli Williams chose Ohio

In 2000 I decided to upgrade the bathroom upstairs in the hallway by the bedrooms. I ended up re-modeling the entire house. I ripped down walls and the ceiling, put in 7 skylights and all new appliances.

What makes this house unique

It's beautiful in ALL-SEASONS. During boating months it's a perfect location as you can dock a boat (owned or rented) at the private dock located on the property.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The view and setting is blissful. I've concluded I have the best spot in Ohio to sit and enoy a glass of sauvignon blanc!
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Portage Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 297 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jacuzzi
  • 3 Full Baths (showers/ glass block shower (2) people) and Jacuzzi bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 4 single bed , On Lower level with glass block shower and bathroom.
  • CHECK IN Generally 3 pm. CHECK OUT Generally 11 am. House shoes or Slippers suggested as there are hardwood floors and tile throughout the home.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
CHECK IN Generally 3 pm. CHECK OUT Generally 11 am. House shoes or Slippers suggested as there are hardwood floors and tile throughout the home. Please contact through email with any questions, comments or concerns.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Luxury Portage Lakefront Private Home
average rating of 4.821429 based on 29 reviews

Fit our need perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a family funeral and needed a place to host family and friends. Your lakeside home was perfect for us. It is close to everything, food, shopping and activities. It is a home that we would consider using again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice lakefront home!

  • 4 of 5

The best part of this home is that it is by a beautiful lake! We loved to have breakfast at the home and watch the mist rising from the lake, the fall colors, boats floating past and the abundant wildlife. The lake was also magical at night with various night lights along the shore shimmering on the water. Bedrooms upstairs are comfortable and there are several choices of where to sleep downstairs. I guess the issues are that the water from the faucets have an odor. Eli has remedied this problem by installing a reverse osmosis faucet for drinking/cooking. Then the cleanup expected before leaving is a bit more than normal. We had a good time at this house!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of Two worlds

  • 5 of 5

Great find in Portage Lakes

very quiet neighborhood with covered patio with beautiful view of lake

Patio furniture and gas grill(owner was kind enough to let us bring our own portable ceramic grill)

great place to quietly dine lakefront and have coffee in the morning

Well stocked kitchen and all amenities were as described in listing

Also very close to all things you would want

NFL hall of Fame 20 minutes

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 45 minutes

Amish country 40 minutes

Restaurants and shopping close by

Also great for walking and photography

Owner was very anxious to make everything perfect

we will return

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful surprise in the middle of Ohio

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our 4 children, and I rented this home for a long weekend. We were looking for a getaway with a lakefront view and stumbled upon this on VRBO. We didn't event know what the Portage Lakes were, but we thought we'd give it a go. The house is very much as the pictures indicate. The view alone makes it worth it. The house itself is charming; a little dated and kitschy (my kids were thrilled with the fish themed bathroom) but everything was in full working order and the home itself is very well laid out and comfortable. We rented a pontoon boat both days and had a blast on the water. Plenty of fun family restaurants really close by and convenient. Eli, the home owner, could not have been more helpful or responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house and perfect size for a few families. The house was a perfect location to get Cleveland and Canton for Hall of Fame weekend. Would highly recommend for any family. The backyard was great right up against the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, big, right on water. We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home. It was clean for the most part, I'm a little on the OCD side so I see things most people do not care about. It's right on the lake, we enjoyed having coffee next to the lake every morning. We brought our kayaks and put in right there. We rented a pontoon for a day, extremely reasonably priced. Fishing was great as well.

The kitchen was well equipped. We had 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids, this house was big enough that we did not get in each other's way.

Customer service is impeccable! There was a huge tree branch that fell on the roof the morning before we arrived which cut the statelet feed to the house. With 4 kids that was a problem, but we figured we would just connect to the wifi and the kids would watch Netflix. We called the house manager and she walked me through trouble shooting the direct tv ( at this point we did not know about tree branch). When that did not work the guys looked around outside and found the downed branch, I texted the pictures to the house manager. Within at the most 30 minutes the parents of the man who owns the home arrived with a tree service (this was a Sunday) they looked it over, came back Monday morning and removed the tree. We were in awe of that response.

I only have one minor issue, the amount of cleaning involved we thought was a little excessive. We have rented homes like this before and usually we take out trash, gather sheets, wash towels and have them in dryer, and make sure the kitchen did not have excessive clean up. Added to this list is sweeping floors and wiping down the bathrooms. With 4 kids we were cleaning the entire morning we were due to leave. We would rather pay a cleaning deposit and not have to do most of that. Gathering sheets, washing towels and cleaning up the kitchen ( wiping out micro, cleaning out our food from fridge, and wiping counters and stove is reasonable) but this is not a deal breaker for us. We loved it and had a great time. We will come back.

Thank you so much! Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Akron, Canton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Nauti Vine Winery, Dano's Lakeside Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Firestone (Private), Turkeyfoot Golf Course (Publi
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 77
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Boston Mills, Brandywine Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Portage Lakes State Park

Private one family Lake Front home nestled in a park like setting few miles from the cities of Akron and Canton. 30 miles from Cleveland. Portage Lakes Ohio is a beautiful resort type town with many amenities such as nightclubs, wineries, fine dining, shopping, golfing, fishing, boating and many more family activities. Very close to the Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame and 30 miles from Cleveland which includes the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and The Horseshoe Casino.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Portage Lakes

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$78.93
Tax Rate 6.5%

CHECK IN Generally 3 pm. CHECK OUT Generally 11 am.
House shoes or Slippers suggested as there are hardwood floors and tile throughout the home.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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