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Charming 1870's Cottage In The Heart Of Lakeside Chautauqua!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Historic Property In The Heart Of Lakeside Chatauqua

Lakeside's most charming cottage, named "Under the Sea" and delightfully decorated with all kinds of sea critters! Perfect downtown location, open porches with Lake Erie views, steps to Hoover Auditorium, the beach and downtown shops and activities. Full bath and bedroom down, full bath and 3 bedrooms up. Central a/c and heat, washer/dryer. Please note you will need to bring your own sheets and towels, LINENS NOT PROVIDED.

NEW FOR 2017: Cottage updated, new flooring and beautiful finishes, new furniture and bedding. We have 2 queen beds and 2 double beds. Patio eating areas and charcoal grill. Visit the Lakeside Chautauqua website to determine fees to be paid at admission gate for all adults in your party. Daily admission fee to Lakeside Chautauqua during summer season and parking pass required and must adhere to all regulations while on the grounds. No smoking or pets. Check in time is 3pm and checkout 10am, unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Our cottage is located across the street from Lakeside's Central Park, where you will find many free activities including shuffleboard, basketball, volleyball and a supervised playground. There is also a miniature golf course available for a small fee. We are steps from the downtown business district where there is a movie theater, shops and restaurants. We are also steps from Hoover Auditorium where you can enjoy free nightly entertainment. There is swimming at the dock and also a children's wading pool and spray ground. In July a new community pool will be opening.

We have a dollhouse and a few toys and board games for your use, free wifi and satellite TV.

The cottage is not wheel chair accessible and has a steep, narrow staircase to the second floor. It is over 140 years old and has lovable quirks and squeaks, as do all properties in this historic community.

As our cottage is our home, we ask that you take good care of it during your visit. We have many family antiques, art and pottery acquired over a lifetime. We also have some brand new furniture and bedding.

More Details

Victoria Ashley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Victoria Ashley

World traveler, recently retired. Have spent decades of summers at Lakeside, would love to share our beloved cottage with you!

Victoria Ashley purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Victoria Ashley chose Lakeside

This is the premier property at Lakeside. We take great pride in keeping our cottage immaculate and comfortable. The location is unbeatable and cottage updated in the most charming way. We love our cottage, you will too!

Please note that linens ARE NOT PROVIDED, you will need to bring your own sheets and towels.

What makes this cottage unique

"Under the Sea"is a historic cottage, one of the first ten built on the Lakeside grounds. It is over 140 years old and has been lovingly restored and is furnished with family antiques.

There is no better place to sit and watch Lakeside go by than on our comfortable porch. You can catch glimpses of the Lake while reading your book and sipping lemonade. Plenty of comfortable spaces, in and out, for your family enjoyment.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Toledo or Cleveland
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Mon Ami Winery
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Beach
Lake Erie
Car: necessary

Over 140 years old, our historic cottage "Under the Sea" is available for your family!

Located on the grounds of the historic Lakeside Chatauqua. See www.lakesideohio.com for rules and regulations guiding Lakeside visits, and a schedule of upcoming events. Daily/nightly entertainment including many national and famous acts. Childrens supervised activities, wholesome alcohol-free community. Shuffleboard, miniature golf, tennis, lakefront, sailing, sprayground....so many activities within steps of our cottage. Within 25 miles of Cedar Point Amusement Park, short distance to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. Subject to rules of Lakeside Chatauqua, all adult guests during June 18 - September 4 are subject to daily grounds and parking fee, payable on admission at gates.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lakeside in Lakeside Marblehead

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sheets and towels are NOT provided, you must bring your own, as well as provide your own paper products.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 up - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Up full bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 down - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Down full bathroom.
  • Full bath up and down
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 up - 1 Double Bed , Upper bedroom
    Bedroom 1 down bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Down bedroom
    Bedroom 3 up with porch access - 1 Large Double Bed , Up bedroom with upper porch access
    Bedroom 4 up bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Upper green bedroom
  • One bedroom down with new queen bed. Upstairs 3 bedrooms, with 2 double beds and 1 queen bed. All mattresses and bedding clean and comfortable.. Total capacity is 8.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Google Lakeside Ohio for a weekly listing of daily entertainment and enrichment opportunities for children of all ages and adults. Be sure to note Lakeside gate fees payable upon admission to grounds. Historic cottage furnished with antiques. LINENS NOT PROVIDED - Please bring your own sheets and towels.


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Charming 1870's Cottage In The Heart Of Lakeside Chautauqua!
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Charming, great location

  • 4 of 5

Great old cottage with funky beachy decorating. Super close to park and downtown.3 generations we're happy with our 4 days there.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Insulted and pissed off!!

  • 1 of 5

We had an ok time, but each night we came back there would be lights on and candels lit. We later figured out that the owner was coming in when we weren't there. As we were preparing to leave , she showed up and said that a quilt was missing from one of the beds. We told her that it wasn't on the bed when we got there but she told us that it was. She riffled through our stuff searching for it and told me that I need to get up and find it. I again told her if my sister who stayed in that room said it wasn't there when we arrived then it wasn't there. We all walked around trying to help her find it. After a few minutes, she came down and said she found it in a drawer or closet and offered no apology for her behavior. I told her that she owed us one and got a half hearted apology. This was very upsetting to our whole group. We have never been accused of stealing before during any of our travels. After pondering on this situation we have decided to demand a refund. After all, we paid a large deposit that if we had stolen her precious comforter would have covered. She should never have accused us of taking anything, she should have gone through the home after we were gone and made sure that it was there and if it wasn't then she would have the right to charge for it. Julie Casto

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am deeply saddened by this review. In 13 years of renting my house I have never had anyone accuse me of such things or treat me or my house so disrespectfully. I have just completed an extensive renovation process of my 4 bedroom, 2 bath home and the furniture, bedding and literally everything in my house is brand new. First, I never go in the property when it is rented. To claim that I entered the house when they weren't there and left lights on and and then lit candles and left them burning? This is not even credible. Second, all four beds are outfitted with a brand new comforter, two matching shams and two pillows. For some reason, they removed all of the bedding from one of the beds. When I came to check them out and asked where all the bedding was, they claimed there had never been any bedding on the bed. Turns out the bedding was in the closet, someone in their party put it there and "forgot." It then took hours to clean up after them.
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Great Location, Clean and Quaint

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay and the home is very nice with a great location. On site parking, nice porch and very close walking distance within everything you would want to do in Lakeside.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lakeside, USA

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £187.32
Cleaning £149.86
Credit care processing £37.46

Guests must provide their own sheets and towels. During regular Chautauqua June and July weeks are Saturday to Saturday only. All visitors are subject to Lakeside Chautauqua rules and regulations, as well as responsible for paying daily gate fees and auto pass on arrival at gates. This is an alcohol-free community, geared to families, very safe and child-friendly. This cottage is 140+ years old and has its quirks! Motorcycles and power boats not permitted on grounds. No pets or smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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