|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
My siblings and I grew up a 'stones throw' away from this property. Growing up...the Portage Lakes were literally our backyard. We came back to Ohio to 'reconnect' with family and friends. This home was perfect for our needs. It is a very comfortable, clean house for a family get-together, or vacation. The home is located on a beautiful lakefront lot with its own dock. It is a very quiet property, but with easy access to every local activity. The back patio was a great place to view local wildlife while enjoying a morning cup of coffee. If you can't 'decompress' here, you can't anywhere. The owner (Eli) was very helpful, and easy to work with before/during our stay. I would come back to this property in a 'New York Minute.'
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
15 Sep 2016 - 15 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||A$79|
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.