|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Harborview 2nd floor condo on Catawba Island. See pictures for more details. DOCK INCLUDED with rental. Will rent dock separately if condo guests not using and can have access to pool and bath house.
Our unit has 1 bedroom with a queen bed. There is a loft above the kitchen and bathroom with a single bed and a queen in a cubby hole that the kids will love. It's kind of tight up there height wise but perfect for kids. Adults can sleep up there too but might have to duck a bit if they are over 6 feet tall. The living room can sleep an additional 3 people if desired. The couch pulls out into a king size bed with a comfy gel mattress with no bars. It's so comfy that my wife and I sleep there now instead of in the bedroom when we are there! There is one additional couch that folds down flat into a single bed.
There is 1 bathroom with a walk in shower, additional showers and changing areas are available across the marina in the boaters lounge and is accessible with the pool key. These showers and restrooms are maintained by the condo association for condo owners and guests only and they are kept immaculate and sanitary.
The living room and bedroom are newly carpeted with ultra soft thick frieze carpet. There is a dining set with 4 chairs off the living room. Appliances include a flat top range, fridge, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, and dryer.
The balcony includes a chaise lounge, 2 adirondack chairs, an outdoor loveseat and an electric grill. The balcony also has a remote control canopy that is essential for blocking out the hot sun. Trust me when I say that you cannot sit out on the decks at Come Sail Away during the morning and early afternoon and be comfortable without this. Only a few units have these and ours is one. The view is very pretty overlooking the marina and up West Harbor out towards the lake.
There are 2 tvs with cable tv. One big flatscreen in the living room and one small flatscreen in the bedroom. There is condo provided wi-fi. There is a Bose sound dock that fits an I-pod. It has an RCA jack that fits any other music device with a compatible RCA input.
There is a pool, hot tub and kiddie pool on site. A 30 foot boat dock is included with rental. The unit is on the second floor so you won't hear footsteps above you. This also allows better balcony views and more balcony privacy as well as cathedral ceilings inside the unit. Unit also has keyless entry with a coded keypad lock. This makes coming and going much easier for everyone since no key is involved as well as no wasted time checking in!
BEACH ACCESS -
We have beach privileges at Gem Beach and you can use our passes during your stay. It's about a 5-10 minute drive from the condo. It is by far the best beach in the whole region. It is kept clean from debris and rocks regularly and is huge compared to all the other beaches. There are no rocky areas in the water and it slopes very gently with no drop offs making it great for kids to swim.
WHY OUR CONDO-
Come sail away is in the perfect location for someone wanting to vacation in the area. You are 30 minutes from Cedar Point, 5 minutes from the Miller boat ferry to Put-in-Bay/South Bass Island, 10 minutes to the ferry to Kelly's Island, 10 minutes to East Harbor State park and it's best in the area public beach, 15 minutes to Marblehead light house, 5 minutes to the famous Mon Ami restaurant/bar/winery, 30 minutes from Magee Marsh nature preserve, and only 1/2 mlie from the Catawba Island Township public free boat ramp on West Harbor where you can keep your trailer during your stay.
Winter season note: Please take note of this if you are booking during the winter and early spring. The porch furniture is stored inside behind the fold down couch and in the closet by the deck. As such, it clutters the look a bit and takes away some of the closet storage. All the beds are still available though. We don't pay for cable during the winter either, sometimes they don't turn it off but if they do you will have to watch over the air tv which can be spotty. Finally, due to infrequent renting in winter we don't keep the heat up to save on heating costs. As such, please make arrangements to come in and turn the heat up from 45 degrees then go do something to give the place time to warm to room temperature. It takes about a half hour.
I grew up loving going to 'the lake' every summer as a child as well as being part of an avid boating family. Upon graduating college from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy in 2000 my first purchase was a used 20' Four Winns. It was great but not practical to stay on. Thus the following winter my parents convinced me to go in on a place together in the Lake Erie Islands region. This was the first condo we looked at and was our favorite out of all the ones we toured. A few years later my best friend brought up his then girlfriend and her friend. One thing led to another (with the friend!) and we are now married with 2 children!
Mark Stimple purchased this condo in 2002
There are other condos in Come Sail Away that have many of the same amenities. I believe what sets ours apart is how nicely it has been remodeled. Our unit has lush thick comfy carpet and cool tile in the kitchen and bathroom while most of the others have pergo floors. Some units do not include a dock while our's does. Ours has the most sleeping capacity for a given space. As I mentioned earlier, the remote control canopy on the balcony is essential if you desire sitting out there and enjoying yourself. Some units have no patio furniture or very little. Also, you have access to our passes to Gem beach which is the best beach in the area.
Come sail away is in the perfect location for someone wanting to vacation in the area. You are 30 minutes from Cedar Point, 5 minutes from the Miller boat ferry to Put-in-Bay/South Bass Island, 10 minutes to the ferry to Kelly's Island, 10 minutes to East Harbor State park and it's best in the area public beach, 15 minutes to Marblehead light house, 5 minutes to the famous Mon Ami restaurant/bar/winery, 30 minutes from Magee Marsh nature preserve, and only 3 minutes from the West Harbor public free boat launch.
We spent our honeymoon here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as soon as we walked through the door. The pictures do not even do the place justice...it was much better and exceeded out expectations. we went as a couple, but the place was definitely family friendly, and had enough beds, living space, and amenities in the kitchen to accommodate much more. Everything was clean, and done impeccably. The place was designed to look and feel like paradise, and it did just that. The owner was super accommodating with our changing plans, and incredibly approachable and fair. He solved the one any only problem (cable interruption) in less than 5 minutes. We would love to stay here again, and will definitely recommend this place to anyone. The detailed instructions and information about the condo and the surrounding area was very helpful. thorough, and an added bonus. We miss the place already!
This was perfect for our family of 4. We were all comfortable and so happy with staying here. Felt very much like a home away from home! Mark was extremely nice & helpful if we needed anything. Thanks for a great stay!
This condo was everything we hoped for : great location, easy access, comfortable and relaxing. The condo is beautifully decorated and is immaculate. The owner is so helpful with giving you all the information you need about the condo as well as local restaurants, maps of the lake, area attractions etc. The deck has a beautiful view of West Harbor. This condo is furnished with everything you need- plenty of towels, sheets, kitchen dishes, pots and pans. We will definitely this condo again.
This is an excellent "home base" for exploring the Lake Erie Islands or Cedar Point. Condo is very clean and comfortable, and the great room open floor plan makes it seem larger than it is. Owner was very responsive and helpful- he has a thorough document that provides tons of information about the rental itself, nearby attractions, a nautical map, etc., etc. He seemed very interested in ensuring that we had a nice time on our getaway weekend. Loved the easy access (electronic key system), the fact that it wasn't geared toward the party crowd, and the harbor view. Definitely recommend!!!!!
I rented this condo for a 4 night stay in August, one of the priciest times to visit the island and was pleased with the rate, half of what you would pay for a hotel room. It exceeded my expectations, and then some. As a former Bed and Breakfast owner, I tend to be a bit picky, but the owners have gone out of their way to provide an immaculate rental unit. The view from the deck looks out over the harbor and moored boats. There were three of us, two in the queen size bedroom and one in the loft, which does have a low ceiling as the owner points out, but is fine for sleeping. The furnishings are very nice and beach themed decor quite lovely. The in suite washer and dryer was an added plus. The place was spotless and quiet. It gets five stars plus.
This is the second year we have stayed at come sail away condo. It is a perfect location especially if you have your own boat. The boat is docked just steps away from the condo. The complex is immaculate. The condo is immaculate. All good things to say about the condo, the area and the location. The owner is easy to work with and extremely informative. Highly recommend. (Last year we stayed at same complex, different condo. We were extremely impressed with both of them.)
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
Contact owner for negotiating duration of stay at 614-805-3989. 25% rental fee upfront to reserve refundable greater than 90 days to check in. 75% remaining refundable 30 days prior if already paid in full. SAVE MONEY!!!!! - If you wish to save the VRBO service fee and save me the credit card fee use a free app on your phone called Venmo to pay. You simply download it then I will send you a payment request and you enter your bank info. Neither party sees the others personal info. I've been using it for a few years with rental property with no problems.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.