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Jo Anne & Mel

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Secluded VALLEY VIEW COTTAGE, Outdoor Pizza Oven TreeHouse Fishing Pond Firepit

112 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Perrysville holiday house

Three Bedroom Two Bathroom Cottage Sleeps Six Comfortably With Gorgeous Views

Absolute peace and quiet greet you upon arrival. This is a place to get away from it all. There are no visible roads, no other houses in sight, and the only sounds you will hear is the birds chirping or maybe the faint tinkling of the wind chime in the breeze off the deck. Valley View Cottage is situated in a beautiful 24 acre park setting. Very secluded home sits on top of a hill overlooking the Mohican area valley. Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck or in the living room with floor to ceiling windows. The grounds include plenty of walking trails, fishing pond with a dock and picnic table, flowers and wild berries. Enjoy your evening outside around an outdoor fire pit roasting marshmallows or making s'mores or have a BBQ on the gas grill or the stone BBQ. Or create your own pizza and cook it in the made in Italy wood-fired pizza oven. A new TreeHouse is being built during winter 2106 and will be ready for use in Spring 2017. It will have an observation deck and binoculars to view the Mohican valley, birds, deer and other wildlife.This home includes all the amenities that you need to enjoy your vacation.

Home Amenities:

The cottage includes three charming bedrooms, two baths, country style kitchen and a large open living room with plenty of windows to view the valley, sunsets and wildlife. The living room flows into the dining room with a dining room table with seating for six. The kitchen includes all you need to make a simple meal or a very elaborate dinner. There is also a small table in the kitchen with four stools for kids or snacks.

Outside includes two deck areas with a porch swing and additional seating along with a fire pit and a Weber gas BBQ. The new stone patio also has a made in Italy wood-fired pizza oven and a stone grill area for cooking food using charcoal or wood. New comfortable Adirondack chairs from Amish Oak Furniture and a new picnic table with two benches complete this outdoor area. Near the cottage is a small fishing pond as well as a picnic table and seating.

A whisper quiet Mitsubishi Comfort Air zoned heating and cooling system keeps everyone comfortable. A good night's rest is assured with comfy ultra premium Euro Pillow-Top mattresses with charming Pottery Barn bedding.


Stretch your legs throughout this 24-acre park setting and enjoy plenty of wildlife, flowers, wild berries and quiet spaces. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail on the pier and try your luck with fishing. If you want to take a longer walk/run there are multiple trails leading around the picturesque countryside and Mohican State Park is just minutes away with Mohican Forest being adjacent to the property. The home is accessed by a gravel driveway. In snowy weather we suggest that you have 4-wheel drive to navigate the maintained gravel driveway.


This home is situated in an area that provides countless ways to spend your days. The location, while secluded, offers easy access to all of the fun activities that the Mohican area is known for. Enjoy all water sports or rent a boat at Pleasant Hill Lake that is only minutes away. Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, 3 top-notch 18 hole mini-golf courses, go-carts and a new Aerial Adventure Course ( a harness obstacle course in the air for ages 5 and up) are located at Mohican Adventures and Fun Center ten minutes away in Loudonville. Malabar Farm and Malabar Farm Restaurant (Reservations Recommended) are a very short drive away. In addition, the infamous Mowery Cider Mill is close by, and guests enjoy watching and sampling the active cider pressing with original antique equipment every weekend in the fall. There are plenty of quaint spots to enjoy meals in Berlin Amish Country with a variety of shopping experiences and several Ohio wineries with wine tastings.

FREE golf privileges at nearby Pleasant Hill Golf Course for Valley View Cottage guests.

Keywords: Cottage Home House Mohican State Park Mohican Forest Mohican River Park Country Fishing Pond Hiking Trails Amish Country Mohican Adventures Golf Malabar Farm Vacation Rental

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jo Anne & Mel (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Jo Anne & Mel

Jo Anne & Mel live in Perrysville on Pleasant Hill Lake, one mile from Valley View Cottage. Their goal is to make all of their guests feel welcome, comfortable and at home as soon as they arrive at their cottage. Guest satisfaction is of utmost importance to both Jo Anne and Mel. Jo Anne handles all bookings and communications herself and does all the inside caretaking of the cottage. Mel takes pride in maintaining the beautifully maintained 24 acre property. They love to share with others the peace and tranquility that Valley View Cottage provides.

Jo Anne & Mel purchased this house in 2013

Why Jo Anne & Mel chose Ohio

Valley View Cottage is situated deep in the beautiful rolling hills of Mohican country. It is private and secluded with wonderful views of the woods, hills, and farmlands of central Ohio. The dogwood blossoms make spring a glorious time and the fall colors are magnificent. Some guests have said that the property has a magical quality to it. It is like stepping outside of our present time into a tranquil natural land of peace and quiet. The cottage is very charming with huge windows affording a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside. Three bedrooms sleep six comfortably, and a spacious great room with a dining room and fully equipped kitchen make your stay comfortable. A small fishing pond and hiking trails complete the property as you revel in the beauty of the Mohican countryside.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our morning coffee on the deck or in the living room looking out over the Mohican valley. Most days while at Valley View Cottage, we spend quiet time reading or taking walks through the woods or down by the pond. We also like to venture to the Amish Country to do some shopping or eating at one of the fantastic Amish restaurants. Our favorite place to have dinner out is definitely Malabar Farm Restaurant. Many activities such as Mohican Adventures are just minutes away with a new Aerial Adventure Park course (an obstacle harness course high in the air for ages 5 and up), canoeing, kayaking, rafting, mini-golfing on three 18 hole top notch golf courses, and go-carting. Another favorite place just a few miles away is the infamous Mowery Cider Mill which has been in the Mowery family since 1901. Golfing is also close by at Pleasant Hill Golf Course. (We offer our guests free golf privileges.) Everyone you meet in this rural area is friendly and helpful.


based on 112 traveller reviews

Secluded VALLEY VIEW COTTAGE, Outdoor Pizza Oven TreeHouse Fishing Pond Firepit
average rating of 4.991071 based on 112 reviews
Hilliard, Ohio, USA

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with views of trees, pond, nature, deer, woodpeckers, wild turkeys. Very serene, secluded. Large wall of windows in great room shows off the lovely setting. Even our little baby liked gazing out these windows! Lots of seating outdoors with several swings, wind chimes, firepit, and a really cool outdoor pizza oven. The entire home is very neat and clean, yard and landscaping really nice. The owners, Mel and Jo Anne were just delightful. Very responsive to calls, emails, questions and made sure we had everything we needed including making sure we had cell phone reception in this remote area (which we did when linked to their WiFi). We have rented a lot of places on VRBO. This one was one of the most well equipped regarding things you would normally bring yourself (papertowels,tp, soap, hand soap, lotion, laundry soap, kitchen spices, cooking spray, and supplies like saran wrap, etc, etc.). We cooked most of our meals there and had every dish/ pan and cooking utensil we needed. There were many towels all neatly stacked and organized in the bathrooms. Lots of magazine and books to read, even books for children. We had a new baby and they even supplied a pack n play! This was really nice and one less bulky thing for us to bring. They also left fishing poles for my husband which was nice. We really really appreciated how accommodating and thoughtful they were. Mohican State Park is very near and worth checking out. Would highly recommend this rental! Thanks for a nice break away!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! Our goal is to give each and every one of our guests a five star experience when they visit Valley View Cottage. We are so happy when we succeed at this.We really hope that you will come for another visit. You were great guests and we appreciate how well you took care f the property.
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Valley View Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in October with 2 other couples. It was the PERFECT size and location for a fall getaway. We were close to hiking at Mohican State Park and Malabar Farms. We hiked during the day and enjoyed the beautiful grounds in the afternoon and evening. We finished our day off sitting by the fire pit for hours. The house is stocked with everything you need and the pizza oven was a hug hit. The owners attention to detail was amazing. They gave us ideas of things to do and places to eat. There was quick to respond to any question we had. I would highly recommend this property and can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six adults(3 couples) have been using this property as a weekend getaway for three years and have never been disappointed. The grounds are well maintained and the view looking down over the trees is amazing. We enjoyed fishing, using the pizza oven and just sitting on the back patio around the fire. There are a lot of things to do in the area and the property owners are always willing to help you with local information and recommendations. The house itself is well stocked with little extras as well as basic items. It's like a home away from home. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! We are thrilled that you and your friends have returned to Valley View Cottage three times now. You are most welcome guests and we hope that you continue your annual fall trip to stay at our vacation rental!
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Absolutely beautiful place and view

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults had a wonderful weekend at your cottage, including canoeing the Mohican River and touring Malabar Farm. The views from inside and outside the home are awesome. The grounds around the cottage are park-like and we enjoyed watching the squirrels and wild turkeys. The cottage is nicely decorated and spotless. We also loved how serene the setting is. A fire in the patio pit on our final evening capped off a wonderful weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! So glad that you were able to take advantage of some of the many activities that the Mohican area has to offer. Malabar Farm and Malabar Farm Restaurant are two of our very favorite places to go. Mohican Adventures is the very best place to go canoeing, rafting or kayaking! So glad that you got a chance to go there, as well as have family time at Valley View Cottage.We hope that you will keep our vacation rental in mind for your next trip to the Mohican area!
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Great relaxing place Jeri S.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six have been coming here for 3 years. WE love the cottage. Jo Ann & Mel make everything wonderful. You can fish, which we did and caught a lot, threw them back but it was so relaxing, You could take walks. Made pizza in the pizza oven, first one was a little too brown, but we made more and they turned out really good best pizza ever. If you want a relaxing place this is it. They have everything you need and more. I would highly recommend it. Thank you Mel & Joann you are wonderful host. We are planning to continue to return and keep going back every year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The greatest compliment we can receive for Valley View Cottage is guests that want to stay again. We are so happy that you had a wonderful third visit to our vacation rental! So happy that you enjoyed using the pizza oven-- it really is simple to use with the directions provided in the guest info book. We always tell our guests that if they ever have any trouble to call and Mel will be right over to assist. It's such advantage to our guests that we are just a phone call away and live just a mile form Valley View Cottage. We are always available to help or provide anything that a guest may have forgotten. We will be looking forward to your return visit next year-- and thanks so much for the great review!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is really clean and beautifully decorated. Everything you need is there for your use. The property is so peaceful and my children enjoyed fishing, hiking and the swing! The cottage is close to everything. Mel and Jo Ann are so wonderful and accomadating. Every Labor Day we rent a cottage or cabin. We have been to a few places in Hocking Hills and Kelly's Island. We have booked with many owners and Mel and Jo Ann are by far the nicest and most helpful and kind people we have met. We loved everything and we hope to come back and stay a bit longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday weekend at Valley View Cottage! Really glad that you made it down to Mohican Adventures-- just a ten minute drive from the cottage. Mel loved meeting all of you there at his hot dog stand and is always so happy to always treat all of our guests to lunch with his "World Famous" hot dogs:) It is always so nice to hear that our guests find that they have everything that they need when the stay at our vacation rental. Now that you and your family have discovered the wonderful Mohican area, we hope that you'll come back for another visit. You are most welcome guests and we would love to have you stay at Valley View Cottage again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cleveland Columbus Akron 1 1/2 hrs away
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mohican Lodge, Trails End, The Cove, Malabar Farm
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pleasant Hill Golf Course FREE golf for our guests
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 39, Route 97, and Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mohican Lodge, Malabar Inn ,Wedge Wing, Trails End
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Snow Trails Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pleasant Hill Lake Park
Car: recommended

Experience the natural beauty in the heart of Mohican Country. There are scheduled events for all seasons. There are unlimited activities and fun experiences all year. Valley View Cottage is located just three miles from the infamous Mowery Cider Mill which has been operated by the Mowery family since 1901. Also in nearby Loudonville is the popular Mohican Adventures and Fun Center. It offers a wide variety of activities such as canoeing the Mohican River, kayaking, rafting, go-karts and offers 3 top notch eighteen-hole mini-golf courses for your enjoyment. It also offers a new attraction called the Aerial Adventure Park which is an obstacle course with harnesses high in the air for ages 5 and up. Pleasant Hill Lake is just minutes away for beach fun or to rent a boat at the Pleasant Hill Marina. Other activities include Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Snow Trails for skiing and tubing fun, Malabar State Park with Malabar Farm and Malabar Farm Restaurant just minutes away. There is also Mohican Lodge and Mohican State Forest for amazing hiking trails, the B&O Bike Trail, Kingwood Center, The Ohio State Reformatory and the Living Bible Museum. A wonderful day trip would be to drive to Berlin Amish Country for shopping, visiting many Ohio wineries located there and to experience the wonderful Amish cooking in several fine restaurants. Golfing is near by as well as Pleasant Hill Lake and all water activities and boating. FREE GOLF PRIVILEGES for Valley View Cottage guests at nearby Pleasant Hill Golf Course. Ask owner so that we can make arrangements for this.

Downtown Loudonville also has many shops and several dining establishments. You should not miss The Four Seasons store on Main Street. It has a little something for everyone and no one can put together arrangements better than store owner Angie. There is a shop called Creative Outlet that features many types of hand made jewelry and items from out west that the owner has obtained. Everyone in this wonderful town is friendly and helpful.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Perrysville, Ohio

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
26 May 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$336
Tax Rate 10.0%

Full refunds with 30 days notice of cancellation. Check in time 4 PM. Check out time is by 11AM. Occupancy is limited to six guests per reservation to ensure a quality stay at the cottage. Due to the size of our cottage, we do not host events or provide a venue for parties or ceremonies. The cottage is ideally suited for a romantic couples getaway, secluded nature retreat, and small families. No pets permitted at any time. No smoking inside the cottage. Fires are located in outdoor fire pit and wood-fired pizza oven only. Two night minimum stay. Refundable damage deposit is returned within seven days after check out. Thank you.

If you are using a GPS instead of the directions provided by the owners on the HomeAway/ Mobile Hospitality App, you must type in the whole word Township Rd. instead of Twp. Rd. for accuracy in locating the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Perrysville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master bathroom. Heating fan for chilly mornings.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Double sinks with vanity seating and four large mirrors.
  • Master bedroom has private bathroom with shower. It includes an electric heater for those chilly mornings. The master bath and the main bath both include new hair dryers as a convenience. Lots of soft fluffy white towels, linens, hand soap, and paper products are provided. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel, lotion, and make-up remover towelettes are all available to our guests at Valley View Cottage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Master bedroom has TV/DVD, private bathroom and ceiling fan.
  • Two bedrooms have queen beds with ceiling fans. One bedroom has a full size bed with a ceiling fan. Master bedroom has attached bathroom with a shower and TV/DVD. The new Tree House being built Winter 2016 will be available to use Spring 2017. It will have cots for kids or guests to use.There are alarm clocks with USB ports in each bedroom. Whisper quiet Mitsubishi Comfort Air zoned heating and cooling is throughout the cottage and bedrooms. Ultra premium Euro Pillow-Top mattresses with luxurious Pottery Barn bedding in all three bedrooms. All bedrooms have large windows.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
For a small fee, we can purchase your groceries prior to your arrival to save you time and make your check- in process easier. Jo Anne needs an emailed list and a few days notice for this request. The closest grocery store is 15 minutes away in Loudonville. (Stake's IGA) The made in Italy outdoor wood-fired pizza oven has all necessary equipment, utensils and several pizza pans. There is a complete set of instructions for proper use in the INFO book in the kitchen. Mel cuts the seasoned wood for the fire pit and pizza oven and it is stored on patio. (The larger logs are for the fire pit and smaller pieces of wood are specially cut for the pizza oven.)