Summer is on the way, so now is the perfect time to start planning a summer getaway. One of the best ways to spend a few summer days is with a visit to the shores of Lake Erie. Port Clinton, Ohio is a fun beachfront town with restaurants, shops, parks, an aviation museum, and even an African Safari Wildlife Park. Nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World," this shoreline community welcomes tourists with open arms, and once you visit, there's no doubt that you will come back again.

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Where to stay

Like any vacation destination, there is a large selection of lodging options to choose from in Port Clinton. If you want the very best, stay with one of the properties offered by Lake Erie Beach Front Properties, Ltd. They offer two gorgeous homes that are located in the Village at Water's Edge. Both properties, 1623 and1624 Water's Edge, are privately owned waterfront homes.

1623 is a three bedroom, three bathroom home and 1624 is a four bedroom, three bathroom home.

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Both sleep up to ten people and have private decks with stunning views of Lake Erie. The motto of Lake Erie Beach Front Properties is "Privately owned with a personal touch," and that is evident the moment you walk through the doors.

The interior of 1623 Water's Edge is decorated in the most perfect way. The colors, furniture and beach decor will instantly put you into vacation mode. The main floor has two of the bedrooms, a bathroom, a sizable kitchen and living room.

The third bedroom is located in the loft area of the condo, and there's a bathroom attached to the bedroom. All of the bedrooms in 1623 Water's Edge have televisions and large closets and dressers, so there's no need to worry about overpacking. An added bonus to this unit is the attached garage. Off of the garage, visitors will find a patio with steps that will take you right into Lake Erie. There's also a laundry area with full sized washer and dryer.

There's really nothing missing from the Water's Edge homes. Both properties come with the use of an outdoor pool and hot tub. The fenced in the pool area is adorned with lounge chairs and has a covered area with a fireplace and picnic tables. The pool is open daily from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. You can reserve your spot and get more information by visiting www.lakeeriebeachfrontproperties.com.

If you prefer a hotel stay, there are many hotels in the area.

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The Holiday Inn Express is undergoing a complete first floor renovation, which will be finished before summer begins. The Holiday Inn offers complimentary breakfast, an indoor pool and whirlpool, and a fitness center. There's also a Best Western hotel which is one of the only pet friendly hotels in the area. Not only do they allow pets, but pets stay for free. The Best Western offers guests complimentary breakfast each morning, and there is an outdoor pool and a beach adjacent to the hotel.

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Things to do in and around Port Clinton

If you want to explore a bit and get off the mainland, spend some time on one of Ohio's islands. You can catch a ride to Put-in-Bay on the Miller Boat Line, which is only a ten minute drive from the Village at Water's Edge. The island always has special events and festivals going on during the summer months. If you are looking for some thrills, Cedar Point Amusement Park is less than a thirty minute drive from the Water's Edge properties.

If fishing is your thing, there are a number of fishing charters in Port Clinton or you can fish off one of the many piers located throughout the city. It's not called the "Walleye Capital of the World" for nothing. No matter if you choose a charter or a pier, you are bound to catch some fish during your visit.

There's endless ways to spend your time in Port Clinton, so plan your getaway soon.

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