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Relax On The Beautiful Portage Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 Baths, 3 Queen Beds 4th bed avail., active duty military discount

1500 sq ft private suite (in 5,000 sq ft owner occupied home) on water level with 2 bedroom, 2 baths, fireplace, large foyer (available as 3rd BR), living room with water view, full kitchen with water view and walkout to patio, laundry, WiFi, local TV and Roku, 25' Four Winns deck boat available for travel to restaurants, bars, lake tour or swimming - owner will captain.. Fishing on 230' sea wall with fishing equipment provided.

Fine dining, wine bar, lake bars, fast food, burger joints, Pav's famous ice cream all less than 2 miles.

Pro Football Hall of Fame only 20 minutes away. Firestone CC 7 minutes away. Turkeyfoot Golf Course only 2 minutes away. Groceries 4 minutes away.

******NOTE: We will never ask our guests to wire money. Please call us using the number posted on the HomeAway site if you have any questions.

More Details

D A Mihelic
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

About D A Mihelic

Dave & Marti born and educated in the area.

*Hoban HS and John Carroll Univ in Cleveland.

Marti at Our Lady of the Elms

David worked as produce clerk in Norton and steel mill worker in Cleveland at Jones & Laughlin Steel as a laborer and shipping clerk.

Marti worked for her father in his golf distribution business.

*David served as a Naval Aviator 5 years, primarily in Jacksonville, FL, earning qualifications in single and multi-engine prop and high performance jet aircraft flying the T-34, T-28, S-2, C-1, T-2A, B &C, and TA-4J & F,. In addition David earned an Air Traffic Control certificate and Commercial pilot license during his service and departed with rank of Lt...

*Semi-retired owner of golf distribution business and logo products company.

*Live in this home year round and offer our 1500 sq ft guest suite for visitors.

D A Mihelic purchased this house in 1989

Why D A Mihelic chose Ohio

We grew up in the area and took advantage of the recreational activities as children. Wife is a life resident of the area. We moved back to the area after military service and bought a water lot in 1987.

We have a rich history of100+ years which connects us with the Ohio, Erie and Pennsylvania/Ohio Canals, Delaware Indians, Portage Path, Ohio Dept of Wildlife, Portage Lakes State Park, Connecticut Land Grants, the Western Reserve, prohibition, farming, coal mining and water sports.

Today, most residents living in the area will tell you they live in Portage Lakes which encompasses the cities of New Franklin, Green and Coventry Twp. If a resident tells another Ohio resident they are from Portage Lakes, most will know where you live. When given the official name of your resident city, the majority will have no idea where you live.

During the 1980's and 1990's a transition from weekend cottages to upscale modern homes began. As Carolyn Vogenitz, author of 'Portage Lakes Then & Now' has stated, it became a sardine & caviar look. Many a new upscale home might sit next to a tiny cottage dating back to the early 1900's.

What makes this house unique





Watch boats, anglers, SUPs and kayaks float by

Fishing from property


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in New Franklin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Safety bars in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Attached master bath. Shower with safety bars. No tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , luxury sofa, massage chair, games
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Foyer avail as 3rd BR with privacy doors.
  • Large walk in closet in BR1. Large closet in foyer. BR2 includes large luxury sofa, massage chair, pinball and darts.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Landscaped to block views of other homes and allow a pleasant water view.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Relax On The Beautiful Portage Lakes
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
South Point, OH

Relaxing Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful house with our son-in-laws parents. We are on the verge of being first-time grandparents. We traveled from Cincinnati, Dayton and South Point Ohio because our daughter was too pregnant to travel. The house made the perfect location to share meals and bond. The owner was an excellent host and everything about the house and surroundings made us feel like we were at home. We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host your family. I was pleased to taste deep fried turkey for the first time and very much enjoyed it. We very much appreciate the cleanliness of our guest suite upon your departure. DA
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Portage Lakes. Mihelic

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property. Gracious host. Good location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving our suite in such clean condition. Hope you enjoyed all the local attractions. We look forward to another visit.
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with everything you need inside. Owners were very nice. I booked at last minute did not really read much reviews so I was little surprised that the family lives upstairs and renting their downstairs apartment but other than hearing foot steps we didn't know there is anyone else. Thanks for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate the clean condition of our suite upon your departure. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be more pleased with our stay on Portage Lakes. The accommodations were quiet, spacious and had all of the comforts of home! The setting was breathtaking with a grass lawn extending from a wonderful patio all the way to an inlet of the lake. Ducks, tons of birds and other wildlife were always entertaining as we ate breakfast either while inside looking out of big, picture windows or outside under the umbrella of the patio table. We will definitely try to stay at the home on Portage Lakes again if we find ourselves in Ohio for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luanne and her family left our suite in superb condition. We barely knew they were visiting. Hope a very good time was had by all at the Football HOF.
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Beautiful, relaxing, and family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property with spacious accommodations. David graciously took us on a lovely 2 hour tour of the lake. How wonderful! The master suite offers quiet solitude. The other bedroom is perfect for kids who don't mind the sounds of the cute dogs and maybe a parrot? The pinball machine was a huge hit for our 4 pre-teen and teen kids. We were out and about most of the day, and wish we could have been around ire to enjoy the lovely accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I do believe our 2 little dogs and parrot made more noise than 4 teens. Thank you for leaving our home in excellent condition. You have joined our top 10 cleanest guest list.
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The house was beautiful and the view of all the wild life and the lake was amazing. Very calming .

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice relaxing vacation. The scenery was breathtaking. The house was so clean and everything you needed was provided. I'd definitely would come back to vacation here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Canton Akron Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Dustys Landing Yacht Club
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Turkeyfoot G.C.
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Dietz's on the water or Upper Deck
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Water Ski
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Portage Lakes State Park
Car: recommended

_____The following are among the best of our area.____

*Pro Football Hall of Fame - 16 miles / 25 minutes

*Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 38 miles / 45 minutes

Firestone Country Club - 4 miles / 8 minutes

*Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Cuyahoga Valley Railway station in downtown Akron

*Michael Symon Restaurants (in Tremont Lolita) - 35 miles / 40 minutes - many exceptional restaurants in the Tremont / Ohio City districts

*Gervasi's in North Canton 18 miles / 25 minutes (or)

*Twisted Olive in Green (a Gervasi restaurant) 8 miles / 15 minutes

*MAPS Air Museum - 9 miles near Twisted Olive

*Rubber Ducks Minor League Baseball - 8 miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in New Franklin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Bridgestone Inv
31 Jul 2017 - 2 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Bridgestone Inv / NFL HOF
3 Aug 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$100.33

NOTE: In the event their are multiple requests for a date, our policy is to reserve our vacation rental to the first guest that makes a deposit for the desired dates.
If you wish to visit during a special event, for fewer days than we quote, we will consider accommodating your needs if there have been no inquiries for our suite during those dates.
Renter insurance is suggested for your personal articles for stays longer than 1 week. Not responsible for loss.
Pets are welcome. ***Dog owners must be covered under their own policy for property damage or injury to visitors etc., which may be caused by their pet.
We do not accept breeds deemed to possess the possibility of being vicious or dangerous, for example Pit Bull breed.
*****Our entire home is available for monthly rental, which includes: 6 BR, 5.5 Baths, 2 full kitchens, 3 dining areas, 2 fireplaces, 2 laundries 3 car garage, boat dock, fishing and more $15,000 / month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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