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Best Value Inside The Gates Of Lakeside!

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4.4 / 5Excellent
28 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Marblehead Lighthouse
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Monsoon Lagoon Water Park
    10 min drive
  • Restaurant
    The Patio
    10 min walk
  • Restaurant
    11 min walk

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    About this area


    Located in Marblehead, this resort is near theme parks. Liberty Aviation Museum and Lake Erie Islands Historical Society are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Marblehead Lighthouse and The Keeper’s House. African Safari Wildlife Park and Monsoon Lagoon Water Park are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the resort's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Marblehead Lighthouse - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Monsoon Lagoon Water Park - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      African Safari Wildlife Park - 12 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Cedar Point - 35 min drive

    Getting around

    • Sandusky Station - 26 min drive
    • Toledo, OH (TOL-Toledo Express) - 74 min drive


    • The Patio — 10 min walk
    • Sloopy's — 11 min walk
    • Hawaiian Ice — 12 min walk
    • Dockside — 12 min walk
    • Jill's Sweet Delite Bakery — 17 min walk

    About this property

    Best Value Inside The Gates Of Lakeside!

    Historic with updated windows, doors, floors, walls, bathrooms, and new granite kitchen with parking for three cars. Sleeps 10 with 4- bedrooms Home features large yard with fire pit, screened in porch, and large garden like patio. Appliances are new and furniture is excellent condition. All linens and cooking utilizes provided. This year home features air conditioning, dishwasher, and washer and dryer. This home is next to historic train station, play ground, 6 tennis courts, 2 mile walking trail, and three blocks from Hoover Stadium. Lakeside attractions include free fishing pier, free beach, free children's pool and waterpark, free shuffle board, free volleyball, basketball, tennis, and children's activities.Lakeside has just added a 3.2 million dollar pool and 2 waterslides only 200 yards from home. For a small fee put-put, boat rides, and golf carts are available.Lakeside has also just finished construction of a huge health center for those who want to shape up.

    Property manager

    John Rader

    Speaks English, German


    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Property is also known as

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    • Inside The Gates Of Lakeside
    • Best Value Inside The Gates Of Lakeside! Marblehead
    • Best Value Inside The Gates Of Lakeside! Private vacation home
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    • Best Value Inside The Gates Of Lakeside! Marblehead
    • Best Value Inside The Gates Of Lakeside! Private vacation home

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 2

    2 twin/single beds

    Bedroom 3

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 4

    1 sleep sofa/futon

    Property amenities


    • Shared/communal pool


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster


    • 4 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Books
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Fitness center
    • Water skiing, hiking/biking trails, and theme parks nearby


    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor


    End of Season

    Glad we chose to stay end of season it saved a tremdous amount of money for the gated community. The weather would not have been good to swim in the pool and enjoy what you are paying for, these fees do tend to be steep, so renters be informed. We did find a cutting board and large skillets on our stay. I can confirm from other reviews, the furniture is dated and worn. Hoping John replaces the floor in the bathroom off first floor master bedroom in the off season. Great space over all.

    5/5 Excellent

    Our cottage at Marblehead Lakeside was very cosy

    Cosy and nice. One suggestion: furniture to be renewed . It caused me back pain. Otherwise all was fine

    5/5 Excellent


    The house was roomy enough with a large kitchen. We loved the front porch and the dead end street. We rented a golf cart to get to main area, but we could walk to the pool and tennis courts. My sons rode the bikes available at the house. It was nice to have linens provided and the use of a washer/dryer. The window air conditioners worked perfectly and kept the home cool. Lakeside is nice since there is something for everyone, I just felt some of the fees (having to pay to park in the driveway of the house you rented) were unreasonable. Our ages ran from 4 to 55, and all 7 of us had a great trip.

    4/5 Good

    Nice house

    Owner has poor communication skills making check in a little difficult

    4/5 Good

    Enjoyable stay at Lakeside

    My family had a great time at Blueberry Hill for our annual trip to Lakeside. House was very clean. Appliances seemed new, including the washer/dryer, which are nice to have. My parents appreciated the pickleball equipment, and my kids loved the stash of Legos. I enjoyed reading on the swing in the screened in porch. A/C is window units, but kept the house cool even during hot days. Location is convenient to the pool, fitness facility, and tennis and pickleball courts. It is a bit of a walk to other attractions, particularly the lake, kiddie pool, and splash pad. We decided to rent a golf cart, which ended up being a highlight of the trip for the kids (and me too, if I’m being honest). The master bedroom is located on the first floor with an attached bathroom. There is also another small “bedroom” off the kitchen with a sleeper sofa (sliding barn door that doesn’t completely close). There are also two bedrooms on the second floor. At the top of the stairs is the first bedroom with a queen sized bed. There is no door at the top of the stairs, so has more of a loft feel. You have to walk through the first bedroom to reach the second bedroom (two twin beds, and another roll out bed). Wifi is slow, but we didn’t care as we had great weather and were mainly outside enjoying it or spending time as a family. As other guests have noted, the house is lightly stocked, which presented challenges – none of which were insurmountable. Linens and towels are worn and could use replacement. The master bath smelled musty and floor felt soft in some places. Kitchen table only sits 4 people, but we made do and pushed together a couple other tables we found throughout the house. We parked in the designated spots at the house. On the second day of our stay, my husband noticed a few new scratch marks on our vehicle. My parents also parked at the house and noticed some new and extensive scratch marks on their vehicle a few days later. There are bicycles on the property near the driveway and we saw children using them periodically. While Lakeside’s greatest charm is the freedom and joy children can experience, we believe that children walking bicycles between the tightly-spaced parked cars caused the scratches. Future guests may want to ask that the bikes be removed from the property or park at one of the lots (which cost less anyway). Overall, we had an enjoyable stay, as we always do at Lakeside. Cannot wait to return to this special community next year!

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