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Relax On The Beautiful Portage Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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

Located on the main chain of the Portage Lakes, you can enjoy our 1,500 sq ft private guest suite in our owner occupied home. Bring your own boat, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards or rent from one of the local marinas. Some even offer free delivery.

We are near Firestone Country Club, minutes from the areas finest dining and night clubs, a short drive to Canton (20 min.) and Cleveland (35 min), Akron/Canton Airport (15 min) and Cleveland Airport (45 min). Easy day trips to visit NFL HOF, Bridgestone Invitational, Ohio & Erie Canalway, Cuyahoga Vally National Park, Akron Zoo, Cleveland Zoo, Cedar Point, Rock & Roll HOF and Cleveland sports teams, all from our1500 sq ft private suite 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. 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:
9 July, 2018

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 New Franklin

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 in New Franklin in Summit County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 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 10
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

This guest suite in an owner occupied home is wonderful. Spacious and clean in a tranquil setting. Owner was wonderful and completely non- intrusive. Our stay there felt like a vacation within a vacation. Big picture windows overlooking a perfectly landscaped yard with very nice patio for relaxing. Very well-equipped kitchen. Spacious interior with comfy furniture. Cant say enough! So glad we found this place. We visited the Christmas Story house and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame about 35 mins north and Pro Football Hall of Fame about 25 minutes south so perfect location!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind response. We truly appreciate the very clean condition of our vacation rental after your departure. It made preparation for our next guest, later that day, so much faster and allowed them to arrive early. We are very pleased you found our central location allows our visitors to visit the Halls of Fame, located nearby, and hike and bike trails, only 3 miles away, which lead to the National Park to the north and Amish country to the south. We appreciate your respect and consideration and look forward to a return visit.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely hosts and beautiful view. Way more room than we needed, but was the perfect location for us. Spotlessly clean. Deposit refunded hours after we left, which has not always been the case with some other VRBO properties.

Thanks Dave & Marti!

Lindsay & Lori

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsay & Lori, Thank you for your kind words on your stay with us. We enjoyed hosting you. The rental condition, after your departure, was excellent and certainly ranks you among the best of our guests. We appreciate your respect and care of our rental. David & Marti
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Perfect Location, Perfect Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

I had an excellent stay. This place had all the accommodations of a four star hotel. Amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd was a great guest. He was looking for a quiet place to reach a decision. We hope the atmosphere helped him. We would enjoy hosting him again.
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Beautiful, relaxing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful ad is located in a very great location. Padding is great and most boats are traveling with no wake except for two areas that are well marked. You are 5 minutes from both the towpath and a disc golf course. The spacious apartment in the basement is very quiet and very well appointed. At the end of the day relax on your own private patio where you can watch the boats, black ducks, great blue heron and canadian geese all passing by your private retreat. The owners were great and it is definitely a place that I would return to.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Boot, We enjoyed hosting you in our guest suite. Less than half our guests take advantage of the great water experience available. Glad you enjoyed it. We loved your beautiful kayaks. Thanks for leaving our suite in such clean condition. It is a big help when preparing for a new guest. We are happy to host you again should you plan a return visit to the Portage Lakes. D A
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this unit for a week in July for a family reunion in the Akron area. Each family rented their own place since we were a group of 20-23 people on any given day. Every family agreed we had THE BEST place. Although Akron was hot, the AC was great! The setting was gorgeous, there was an outdoor place for folks to sit and talk/eat, the kitchen was well equipped (we even served blueberries, bacon and pancakes for everyone in our reunion and had plenty of room), the bedrooms were spacious, great laundry room attached to unit, and all this was in a quiet neighborhood on a canal fed from a lake. Lots of wildlife to watch including ducks and birds. Landlord is a really nice guy and eager to please. I would definitely rent this unit again, but I would have to beat out our other families for the next reunion!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It gives us great pleasure when our guest are very happy with our vacation rental. Thank you for the the great clean up. You even did some laundry, which was not necessary. Hope to see you again. D A
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Great property.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic hosts, spacious clean property with everything needed for a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
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Nearest Golf
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Nearest Train
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Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in New Franklin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
13 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
24 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
New Years
31 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
New Years
1 Jan 2019 - 1 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £56.66

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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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