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The Stone Manor - Lakefront - Catawba Island - 6 Boat Slips - Excellent Fishing!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4000 sq. ft. Private Residence-Sleeps 14, 4 Bedrooms,3.5 Bathrooms & Water View

Welcome to your once in a lifetime vacation get-away! Our gorgeous home is situated on a peninsula perfectly located on Catawba Island in West Harbor minutes from the Jet Express, Miller Ferry, Cedar Point, Marblehead, the beautiful beaches of East Harbor State Park and other area attractions.

On a level lot just 20 feet from water's edge, The Stone Manor has the perfect view of our picturesque lake Erie sunrises and sunsets. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of our local nesting geese, swans, ducks and other aquatic birds or sit on our spacious raised deck overlooking water on 3 sides and watch bald eagles soaring above and diving for an anticipated meal. We are occasionally visited by many other species of migrating birds, otters, beavers, and endangered Trumpeter Swans.

This spectacular home is a boaters' and fishermen's paradise with three 30' docks and 5 boat slips equipped with 30 amp electricity and city water. At the end of your day out on the water, barbeque steaks and burgers on the grill and have a cocktail on our huge deck.

After dinner, relax with a glass of wine or cold beer on the deck or roast marshmallows around a blazing wood campfire. Of course, we provide an ample supply of firewood and provide scented oil for the tiki torches for your added enjoyment.

For families with children, our home is the ideal get-away. Parents will be able to relax while overseeing the kids fish or play out on the deck or open grounds. We also have a wide variety of toys and family games, wireless internet, satellite television with movie channels, an extensive DVD and book library. Enjoy a whole house sound system with speakers literally in every room and outside deck with selectable music channels with acoustics that rival a concert setting.

Better yet, visit the great local beaches, state parks, amusement parks, playgrounds, water parks and other nearby attractions.

Want to stay in? Relax in the sun all day, play one of our many board games or watch a selection on our large flat-screen HD TV. Like to fish? Throw in a line and catch a huge bass right off the dock! We routinely catch bass, catfish, pan fish and more off the dock. Kids delight in catching fish every time they put a worm in the water.

Our beautiful home is the ideal family retreat and has hosted several family reunions. We have two full size bedroom suites each with queen beds and private baths. Another bedroom / office also has a queen bed and private bath. We also have a spacious loft currently with four queen size beds and private bathroom facility upstairs. Our home is wheel chair accessible. However, there are steps leading to

the front entrance and down to the docks.

All furnishings, linens, cooking utensils, kitchenware, microwave, toasters, and coffee maker are included. We also provide items such as but not limited to basic seasonings, ketchup, mustard, coffee, sugar and creamer. Smoking is allowed (on the outside deck and grounds only). Pets are not allowed.

Contact us today to reserve your perfect vacation get-away for relaxing and entertaining.

*** Note: The owner/property manager at times lives on-site in an attached but private apartment. Renters have access to the property manager if they wish to contact directly. ***

More Details

Property Manager
George Dufresne
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About George Dufresne

Hi everyone. George and Rita Dufresne/Kasper here. Our family purchased this home in 2010 as a dream retirement and family get-away. We have had many family gatherings here over the years and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Renters are certainly welcome to chat with us whenever we are on site. We are very friendly and would be very pleased to share our insights on everything that The Stone Manor has to offer.

George Dufresne purchased this estate in 2010

Why George Dufresne chose Lakeside Marblehead

Our entire family is originally from Michigan. However, over the years, everyone slowly migrated down to Ohio and the Port Clinton area and now we all live here enjoying everything this exciting town has to offer. We love this property because there is something to do for everyone at any age! we just cannot say enough about what we love about our home. The kids are never bored and everyone who visits finds something that they like to do. In addition to all the outdoor activities, there are some quaint shops in downtown Port Clinton and Marblehead that we love to walk through as well as interesting flea markets. We could go on and on about our weekly art and cultural festivals as well but you get the idea. It's just plain good family fun!

What makes this estate unique

The most unique benefits of The Stone Manor are the 3 docks and 6 boat slips available for your enjoyment and that of your visitors. Our huge deck provides a panoramic view of the grounds and open water on 3 sides. The great room and fireplace is spacious and accommodating. The home is wheel chair accessible on the lower level. The home's accoutrements are varied and interesting and represent quite an amassed collection over the years. The place is bright and cheerful and beckons your return. The Stone Manor is great for the entire family!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Lakeside Marblehead

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 large double bed
  • The home as-is sleeps 14. The loft area now has 4 queen size beds.increasing sleeping capacity to 14 comfortably. Each bed has either a memory foam topper or synthetic feather bed topper, 2 pillows and comes with 2 complete sheet sets, a blanket and comforter. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have walk-in closets, dressers and a night stand with lamp. The office bedroom does not have a closet, but rather several storage drawers which act as that room's dresser. There is a floor lamp next to the sofa for nighttime reading. The open loft does not have a closet but rather 3 queen beds, night stands and lamps. NOTE: Additional loft bed and dressers will be added upon request. Please let us know how many people will be sleeping in the loft bedroom at booking. Thanks!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Stone Manor - Lakefront - Catawba Island - 6 Boat Slips - Excellent Fishing!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Great Family Place

  • 4 of 5

This was our first stay at Stone Manor. The house and location were exactly what we

were hoping for. The owners were very nice and did all they could to make the stay

enjoyable. Give Stone Manor a try, you won't be disappointed.

The Dan Sopczak Family

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great renters. It was a real pleasure having them as guests.
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been doing a large group vacation for the past 14 years, this is one of the best places that we have stayed at. The place is gorgeous and the pictures do not reflect the beauty and the cleanliness of the place. George and his wife were very nice. We really enjoy the house and the kids had a blast. This is the perfect vacation place that you want to stay forever. Thank you George for opening your place to us.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place! We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had quite a crew staying at Stone Manor! It was a great time for all. The house is in a perfect location to Marblehead and Port Clinton. We enjoyed fishing from the dock and playing corn hole in the yard. We ate most meals at the house and it all worked out well. Great place for boaters as well as fishers. Wish we could have rented a Pontoon boat. But prices were outrageous! (hint to boat renters). Thanks, George and Rita, for renting your beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, peaceful setting, great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely vacation! The house is beautiful and it has such a great view. We spent a lot of time out on the back deck/yard and docks, where it is so peaceful. We took our own boat and kayaks, but the owners also had lots of life jackets and fishing poles for us to use, as well as two paddle boats.

Spent one day at Cedar Point, only a half hour drive, same with a nice movie theater.

The owners are amazing people, when we had some car trouble the day before we were supposed to leave for home, they got us help and saved the day!

I can't say enough about how nice the house and location are. We would definitely love to go back and enjoy it again! (One side note: the 4th 'bedroom' is really an open loft area above the main part of the house -kitchen and sitting area- so it can be loud up there if others are downstairs, but we made it work.) This vacation absolutely gets five stars all around!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was great! We were 2 family's and that house is ideal for that!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the idea you could walk out the door right to your boat!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed having you all. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Stone Manor.
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Great Spot and great owners!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the weekend for a family reunion and had a great experience. Two of the first floor masters open up on to the water and the views from the back deck are some of the best in the area. The kitchen is well equipped and everything you should need is there. (except hot sauce :) ) The owners stay in an adjoining space and are there for help. There are several open slips so if you have a boat you're set. Overall, could not have been more pleased.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Erie Ottawa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mon Ami or Catawba Inn
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Miller Ferry or Jet Express
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Woussicket Golf Course and Oak Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mon Ami
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Gem Beach or Port Clinton Public Beach
Car: recommended

Catawba Island is a vacationer's paradise! Within just a few miles you can experience so many adventures!

* Fish or take a trophy fishing charter

* Shop unique boutiques or visit flea markets

* Take local ferries to several unique islands including Kelley's Island and South Bass island (Put-in-Bay)

* Go to Cedar Point, world renowned amusement park

Drive thru African Safari Wildlife Park and feed the free roaming animals

* Visit and tour several State Parks including Marblehead Lighthouse and beautiful East Harbor State Park beaches

* Learn about Ohio at the many nearby National Parks, Memorial and Presidential Libraries

* Visit some of the world's largest indoor and outdoor waterparks

* Go bird watching and see our many endangered local and migrating fowl

* Have a wonderful dinner and enjoy a night of wine tasting and entertainment at our historic Mon Ami Winery

* Spend a great evening dining and dancing at our great restaurants and night clubs

* And Many Many Many More Activities!


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$337.93
Property Damage Insurance AU$106.78

Rental fees include all amenities. For instances all fees related to all taxes for rentals, cleaning fees charged, use of firewood, tiki torches and scented oils, use of dock slips, electrical hookups and city water, use of paddle boat, porta-bote, life jackets and other safety equipment, fishing equipment, bicycles, razor scooters, outdoor grill and propane are included in our rental and cleaning fees. Guests have full assurance that there are no extra fees charged whatsoever.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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