Cottage, two bedroom + Convertible bed(s), two bath (Sleeps 4-8)
An activity for every season and every taste can be enjoyed here. In the vacation rental house is a full sized King and Queen bed suite upstairs with a full bath and a 10'x12' sunset balcony. Downstairs is an open living and dining area with a cozy stone hearth glass doored woodstove and full bath. There is a queen sleep sofa down and a bunk room sleeping porch off the back. The backyard is a woodland meadow that flourishes with wildlife. Our old restored barn has a small hen house in it and fresh eggs are available with the rental. The balcony is an ideal spot to shoot the evening breeze and stargaze while you wind down your busy day before retiring to the plush bedroom. Our beds, couch and linens are brand new.
The Blue Pike property includes 5 acres of Lakefront directly across the street. The lot features are spectacular. It consists of a large locust grove, a hardwood hollow with a path to the shore, a 70' cliff inhabited by Bank Swallows and a large private lawn and picnic area in direct view of the sunset and Ashtabula Harbor. Ship watchers get a fantastic view as Lake Freighters are at their closest point to the shore, passing the Ashtabula Lighthouse enroute to the docks. This happens often during the summer sunsets as we have a very active shipping lane. Eagles soar overhead and can be seen frequently in range of your camera. The lot comes equipped with a gas grill, firewood, campfire pits, picnic tables, chairs, horseshoes and corn toss. The lot is also well suited for tents and can accommodate an RV or two if you want to host a larger group. There is no sanitary facility on the lot and the house rental is required to use the lot.
The Lake Shore Park boat launch is only 2 miles west and Conneaut Harbor 8 miles east. The Blue Pike property has ample parking space for your boat trailer. Fishing off Ashtabula or Conneaut is as good as it gets here in the central basin of Lake Erie. We have Walleye and Perch charters out of Ashtabula and Conneaut. I have a few favorite captains and if you would like to reserve a charter with your stay, we can hook you up with some good captains.
Ashtabula Harbor and shopping is only 3 miles west. Our harbor has fine dining, a walking shopping district, nightlife and an awesome sandy beach. Walnut Beach is one of the not so well known treasures of Lake Erie and its a short drive from the Blue Pike at 3.5 miles.
Our shoreline at the Blue Pike can be seen in our photos. It's a unique Devonian period Chagrin Shale shore scattered with alluvium rock. Conditions here are ideal for fossil hunting and even coin digging or snorkeling. This shoreline has secret secluded beaches that can be reached by kayak or jet ski and you can secure small watercraft in our ravine at the waters edge. Wet suit boots or watershoes are recommended to enjoy Lake Erie's shores.
Arrangements can be made to add 66 acres of deep woods hunting and a 2 acre bass lake (in the event your Lake Erie plans are spoiled by weather). This is a superb location for big bucks, turkey, squirrel, coyotes and more. Please inquire about your hunting interests in advance to confirm availability of property access. Waterfowl hunting is accessible from this shoreline and our location is excellent for setting up blinds and decoys. Although we don't allow pets in the house, we can accommodate a kennel arrangement in the garage if you need to bring your favorite hunting buddy.
Golfers also have a variety of courses to choose from in Ashtabula. We have the Village Green course only 1.5 miles to the east. Our former Ashtabula Country Club, now the public Harbor Golf Club is 5 miles to the west. Golfing rates in Ashtabula are very reasonable.
Wine tasting and tours are regular events in Ashtabula County and our property is located in close proximity to those wineries in the Kingsville and Conneaut area. Ashtabula is also a wonderful Ohio County for Covered Bridge touring. If you are in the Blue Pike Lakehouse in the fall, come prepared with your photography equipment and plan on taking some award winning photos.
For couples, this cottage is a very cozy quiet and private place to simply relax and spend quality time together.
For touring cyclists with or without a motor, we are on the "Circle Lake Erie" and the "Seaway Trail" routes.
The "Blue Pike Lakehouse" will provide you with the opportunity to retreat and relax on your terms.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.