2 BR, 2 Baths, 3 Queen Beds 4th bed avail., active duty military discount
D A Mihelic
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 over 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
Quiet Relaxing Trees Wildlife - ducks, geese, deer, fox, mink, muskrat, osprey, hawks, great blue herons, greenback herons, cormorants and more. Watch boats, anglers, SUPs and kayaks float by Fishing from property - equipment provided
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice Place on Portage Lakes
Good weekend reconnecting with family.
Loved it. Would have liked to have stayed longer. Host was great; very nice and friendly and helpful. Absolutely beautiful place.
We had a wonderful time! Our hosts went above and beyond! It was so relaxing and beautiful! Will be looking forward to staying again!
Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were glad to help.
Very welcoming hosts
Clean and quiet. Very friendly hosts. We even had homemade blueberry muffins waiting for us upon arrival. Highly recommend.
Thanks for your response. Hope you enjoyed our area and your stay.
The property is stunning. I wish our stay had been under better circumstances. Stayed for 4 nights to attend a funeral. We did not have time to really enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Everything was 1st class. Could not have gone better.
We enjoyed having Debi and her group as our guests. Our rental was left in clean condition and we barely noticed her visiting family.
The property was received just as described. Everything inside was very convenient. Towels and dinnerware were clean and ready to use right away. There were items in the frig that expired as well as in the broom closet so we tossed them so future guests didn't need to worry about them. The pure water was so handy. We explored a few new bar and grills this visit in the area. The kettle grill was perfect for our last night's stay. We hope the exhibited problem with the deck and retaining wall gets taken care of for you real soon. We will definitely suggest this location to others we know when in the area. Great to meet Dave, the home owner-so nice and pleasant home owners.
_____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