An Old Lake House on the shores of Lake Erie is reminiscent of days gone by. This quirky 200 year old house has charm and character. The house retains a relaxing comfort, but has all the convenience of modern times.
Entering from the East Drive porch there is a entry hall with a downstairs bathroom boasting a large shower. Ahead, an open kitchen welcomes you with its sunny disposition and lake views. The large living room with refinished floors and fireplace is through the kitchen. It has inviting lake views,comfortable seating and queen sofa bed for an additional sleeping area.. Open the front door you enter the 3 season porch facing the lake. There are places to sit down read a book, have drinks and conversations, throw down your beach towel and take a nap on the porch sleeping benches.
Up the stairs are the 3 spacious bedrooms all with lake views. The Loft Room is cozy with a double bed and a single loft sleeping area. The loft is sturdy enough for an adult to sleep and safe enough for an 8 year old. The Dorm Room is roomy with 2 sets of twin bunks, 1 trundle 1 double bed, and large dressing closet with vanity area. Step down one step to the S'More Room, with a set of twin bunk beds and 1 double bed. There is a large bathroom with a claw foot tub and laundry facilities in between these to rooms.
Mitiwanga means the peaceful sandy beach. Just step out of the 3 season porch on to the outdoor deck area and straight down the grassy hill are those beaches that Mitiwanga is named after. Sit on the front deck or lake front benches and admire the view. On a clear day you can see Cedar Point and the islands of Lake Erie. In the evening from the house windows, porch, or deck enjoy some of the most wonderful sunsets you'll ever experience. An Old Lake House at Mitiwanga Park is an adult, child friendly environment that offers something for everyone.
VIEW/LOCATION: Lake front property, end of street, beach is steps form the lake front deck down gentle slope.
AMENITIES: Central heat/ air conditioning, washer/dryer, off street parking, wood fireplace, large 3 season porch with sleeping benches, bed linens and blankets, beach toys, beach towels, & beach blankets
ENTERTAINMENT: TV/cable/DVD, DVD library, Internet, radio/CD player, books, puzzles, games, cards
CHILDREN AMENITIES: games, puzzles, books, toys, movies, high chair, booster chair, child -safe dish and drinking ware, baby gates, pack-n-play, portable sleeping furniture, bed guards, beach toys and chairs
KITCHEN: fully equipped kitchen; cooking utensils, silverware, dishware, drinking glasses, mugs,cutting boards, knives, pots, pans,baking ware,wine glasses, coffee pot, toaster, crock pot, blender, basic spices, dishwasher, garbage disposal, standing oven, refrigerator, microwave, large table and chairs and more
BATH FACILITIES: 1st floor, large shower with bench, towels, soaps, toilet paper; 2nd floor bath claw foot tub,laundry area, iron and iron board, towels, soaps, and more.
SLEEPING CAPACITY: 12 Adutls+; 3 double beds, 8 twins, portable furniture on 1st floor, 2 sleeping benches
OUTDOOR FEATURES: Lake front decking with lounge chairs, table and chairs, gas grill, charcoal grill,outdoor rinse-off area, clothes line area, landscaped garden beds with lake front bench and more
OTHER AMENITIES: caretaker readily available, oscillating fans, ceiling fans, cleaning equipment/supplies, trash bags, trash and recycle removal, sandy beach,beach fire pits, tennis courts, basketball courts, day boat area, Cranberry Creek Marina walking distance from house for overnight boat docking, Ruggles Reef located off of Mitiwanga for great fishing, Cedar Point 20minutes, water parks nearby Sandusky, wineries, hiking, biking, shopping, and much more to discover
ABOUT THE HOUSE: An Old Lake House has been standing for 200 years. It was the farm house of the land now known as Mitiwanga Park, making it the eldest in the park. The main part of the home is a log cabin which can be seen by the depth of the window sills and thickness of the walls. Most of the log walls have lath and plaster so the old world charm remains. Sunny paint and new paneling give it the fresh and clean look that brightens up the interior. The flooring was completely changed in the 1920s and has been refinished back to it vintage beauty. Any replacements were made with materials that are in character with its age. All the appliances and mechanics have been updated for the modern world. That is as much as this vintage house will allow itself to be without losing its uniqueness.
In the Norwalk flood of 1969, the abstract of the house was lost. The paper trail found in recent times date to 1880s. After a recent storm that caused damage to the roof, the insurance investigator dated the house by its construction to 1820s. Newspaper reports, local stories and some historical reports date it back further to 1813 linking it to Amon Ruggles the surveyor of the Firelands. The home has been added on to, reconstructed, remodeled, and modernized mechanics, making it impossible to be declared an historical home.
$400 Refundable Booking/ Security deposit and $150 cleaning are due at time of booking with signing of Rental Agreement Minimum age limit for signing rental agreement is 25 years of age.
An Old lake House is located between Huron and Vermilion, off of Rt 6. Main road way, Rt 2 is close by and easy to access. The area is somewhat remote as it is seasonal vacation homes surrounded by agricultural fields. It is a tranquil, safe, adventurous place for children to visit. Adults can relax, rest, and enjoy being a family. The area has been unknown, undiscovered by others for many years, but is becoming very popular and desired spot to visit. The towns surrounding the lake all have unique features to explore. There are also nature parks and several golf courses close by. If you want some city, Sandusky offers shopping, movies, restaurants, water parks, and Cedar Point. The Lake Erie Islands are fun and offer day trips to unique places. Most visitors love to stay close to the lake: swimming, boating, fishing, and just enjoying the view.