Award-Winning SunnySide Tower 11 Bedrooms 7.5 Bath

Sunnyside Tower, a treasured farmhouse located on historic Catawba Island
Sunnyside Tower, a treasured farmhouse located on historic Catawba IslandTwo acres w/ picnic tables, gas grill, patio, swing, next to Heigel Sports ParkGrand Salon perfect gathering place to relax and retreat togetherCatawba Rock wood burning fireplace circa 1879Grand Salon over 650 sq. ft. of comfortable living space for allSunnyside Sun Room fully screened w/ white wicker and sunny leather furnishingsKitchen has new stainless appliancesCharming main dining room seats 18 to 22 plus kitchen and patio overflow to 30Entire B&B is air-conditioned and most rooms have ceiling fans, plus free wi-fiBountiful breakfast an optional service for whole-house rentalsVineyard a two bedroom suite, one king bed, one queen bed, private bathroomPrivate and cozy Tower bedroom features full size bed for twoHistoric Tower bedroom done in Old World Nautical themeTower bedroom located on third floor of B&BSpinnaker two room suite with private living room w/ futon, TV, queen bedroomIvy Suite with king bed and private bathroom, TV, bay window, ceiling fanCharming Ivy Suite themed with birdhousesSpacious Ivy Suite located on first floor of B&B off Grand SalonVineyard / Perry two rooms, queen bed and king bedPrivate bathroom in Vineyard / Perry Suite rooms are stocked with towelsPrivacy door between Perry and Vineyard Suite bedroomsPerry side of Vineyard Suite, queen bedLarge main kitchen with center island stocked w/ necessary equipmentDining room area with three large tablesSunnyside Suite with king bedSunnyside Suite ladies writing deskSunnyside Suite with king bed and private bathroomSunnyside Suite private bathroom w/ vintage tub, original kitchen sink vanityClimb to the top of the Tower and enjoy the amazing view of Heigel Sports ParkHoliday traditions happen at the Tower!
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3612 NW Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452
Award-Winning SunnySide Tower 11 Bedrooms 7.5 Bath
11 bedrooms
23 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 11
Bathrooms: 7.5
Sleeps: 23
Type: B&B
Per night: $1,300 - $1,600
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Port Clinton vacation b&b rental
Peter and Julie Stokes, innkeepers/owners, invite you as special guests to this historic farmhouse built in 1879 on Catawba Island, Port Clinton, OH. Located in the heart of Ohio's Vacationland, SunnySide Tower Bed & Breakfast Inn is situated between Catawba's Miller Ferry Dock and the exclusive Catawba Island Club (CIC). This fully refreshed and updated B&B is at the door step to the popular Lake Erie Islands. This award-winning Inn was voted as 'The Best of Ohio' by Ohio Magazine, plus received 2015 and 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and Service Awards.

Sunnyside features a total of 11 sleeping areas and 7.5 bathrooms complete the mix for 20-30 guests. Perfect spot for family reunions and large group gatherings.

The farmhouse features a screened sunroom, dining room, Grand Salon living room with 65" HDTV. The entire house has air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Whole-house rentals have use of TWO well-equipped kitchens one with center island, both are fully stocked with necessary equipment and basic pantry supplies.

Outdoor grounds offer 2 acres of gardens, fire pit with wood provided, plenty of outdoor seating, patio furniture, two gas grills, picnic tables, relaxing patio furniture, and stage area. There is plenty of room for lawn games and some provided such as cornhole.

The lovely Heigel Park is located next to the B&B offering 2 tennis courts, basketball court, a large covered pavilion, and two playgrounds. Soccer fields and sledding hill or workout hill complete the complex. Lake Erie shoreline is behind park and quiet neighborhood a short walk under one mile.

Sunnyside Tower B&B Inn is the perfect gathering place for family reunions, wedding attendees, class reunions, church retreats, business retreats or any special event celebrated with family and friends!
Area Information
There's so much to do at Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands! Whether you prefer a getaway that includes lazy days at the beach, fishing with friends, bicycling around an island, or one filled with exciting thrills like roller coasters, waterslides, and parasailing, the Lake Erie Shores & Islands is the ideal destination. Offering a coastal retreat with abundant recreational options to satisfy any number of interests.

Sunnyside Tower B&B located on historic Catawba Island is easily accessible by car. The B&B is one mile south of Miller Ferry to popular Put-In-Bay Island (South Bass Island). One mile from Catawba Island State Park offering boat launch, fishing pier, pavilion, playground, new restrooms, picnic area, and stone beach. Just 20 miles from the B&B is the amazing Cedar Point amusement park. Casual dining, charming shops, museums, Mon Ami historic winery, and many area attractions are a short drive from the B&B.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Julie McKenna Stokes and Peter Stokes

Julie McKenna Stokes and Peter Stokes

Julie McKenna Stokes and Peter Stokes

  • About:

    Julie and Peter Stokes became the Owners/Innkeepers of Sunnyside Tower Bed & Breakfast in 2014. Please go to Trip Advisor for award- winning reviews....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 $1,300 $1,300 - - 2 Nights
May 01 2017 Jun 21 2017 $1,300 $1,600 - - 3 Nights
Jun 22 2017 Aug 22 2017 $1,300 $1,600 - - 4 Nights
Aug 23 2017 Dec 31 2017 $1,300 $1,600 - - 3 Nights
Jan 01 2018 Apr 30 2018 $1,300 $1,300 - - 2 Nights
May 01 2018 Jun 20 2018 $1,300 $1,600 - - 3 Nights
Jun 21 2018 Aug 21 2018 $1,300 $1,600 - - 5 Nights
Aug 22 2018 Dec 31 2018 $1,300 $1,600 - - 3 Nights
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Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Tax I.D.: on file
Deposits: $2000 at time of reservation via credit card or check to confirm date which will be deducted from total amount due. Balance is due at time of check-out via debit/credit cards.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: State tax (7%) and lodging/bed (3%) tax = 10% total tax All holidays subject to weekend rental rates



  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 3 Double Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Cribs
  • 4 Queen Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fireplace
  • Lanai
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wood Stove
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (8 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Park
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (18 miles)
  • Playground
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (18 miles)
  • Tennis
  • Winery
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Water Park
    (18 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Next door to Heigel Park with two tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, giant hill, baseball field, pavilion and two playgrounds. One mile from the Miller's Ferry to Put-in-Bay Island. One mile to Catawba Island State Park with boat launch, fishing pier, stone beach, playground, pavilion, new restrooms, free parking. 10-15minutes from Jet Express Ferry to Kelley's Island, Put-in-Bay & Sandusky.
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Reviews (2)

Reviews for this vacation b&b rental in Port Clinton, Ohio

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2 reviews
Teresa Robertson

Thanksgiving at Sunnyside Tower

Teresa Robertson

Strongsville, Ohio

Thanksgiving at Sunnyside Tower

December 9, 2016

We rented the entire Sunnyside Tower for our family Thanksgiving celebration. There are 31 in our family and Julie went above and beyond to accommodate all of us. If she didn't already have what we needed for our stay - she made sure to have everything when we arrived. It was a memorable Thanksgiving for all of us-from cooking our Thanksgiving dinner, watching football, and playing endless games! We have already booked Sunnyside Tower for our next Thanksgiving.

Julie McKenna Stokes and Peter Stokes

Owner's reply:

Dear Robertson Family,
It was our sincere pleasure renting Sunnyside Tower to your family for the Thanksgiving holiday!
So glad everyone enjoyed creating Traditions at the Tower.
You are so blessed to have such a fun-loving family.
Thank you for being loyal fans of the property, your business is valued and so appreciated.
Looking forward to your Return to the Tower and Turkey Time at the Tower in 2017!
Sunniest thanks,
Julie McKenna Stokes and Peter K. Stokes

Nancy Hughes

Sunny Sde B&B

Nancy Hughes

Upstate NY

Sunny Sde B&B

July 29, 2013

B&B was very nice. Caretakers were very helpful however, I was surprised the B&B had different rules than I am accustomed to with rentals. We had to strip the beds, empty trash, clean and mop the kitchen (which we used) and take the recycles to a redemption point, among other things. In others rentals from Vacation Home rentals, we did none of the above. We packed and left. Not a fun way to leave a vacation.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Please go to Trip Advisor for current reviews from 2014 with Julie and Peter Stokes as new Innkeepers/Owners. Thank you!

Our stay at Sunnyside was fabulous! The history of the home is captivating and the world wide treasures that fill the house are fascinating. I could have spent every second of my stay just in the house investigating every nook and cranny of what it has to offer. Each room, each wall decoration, every single thing has a story attached to it. The new owners are the best! Paying particular attention to the needs of their guests they went above and beyond to make our stay more than we expected. Our breakfast was delicious and we were even entertained by a little guitar music courtesy of another guest in the house. Our children loved our stay at Sunnyside just as much as we did. We'll definitely be back!!

We visited Sunnyside in October 2009 with another couple and had a wonderful weekend.manager'swere such gracious, easy-going, knowledgable, accomodating hosts and did not mind one bit when we basically took over their home. The rooms are gorgeous and comfortable, and breakfast was superb every morning. We cannot wait to go back someday soon!

Very welcoming and home like atmosphere. Will definatly be coming back.

Awesome stay! We love this B&B. This is our second stay here and we will definitely be back. We always thoroughly enjoy our time here.

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    Julie and Peter Stokes became the Owners/Innkeepers of Sunnyside Tower Bed & Breakfast in 2014. Please go to Trip Advisor for award- winning reviews....
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