Thursday, April 30, 2009


By Ruthie Caputo
Summer time is quickly approaching and everyone needs to take a break. Sometimes we just need a well deserved break from the every day hustle bustle of our lives. Money may be tight right now but family and vacations are important and good for the soul too. Maybe this is the time to purchase a small condominium that you can use and/ or rent at the same time. The timing is right to invest in this type of property because the inventory is larger than usual and the prices are lower than at any time in the past years. It would be nice to jump in the car and bring your family for a little R&R right here in Port Clinton, Ohio.

While you are here you can just relax by the pool and read a great book or go out on your boat and enjoy the peaceful waters of Lake Erie. If you don’t have a boat, no problem! There are many fishing charter boats close by at Drawbridge Marina. They have a full service Marina, a fully stocked store with many clothing opportunites with Nautical appeal, rental fishing poles, mechanics on duty daily, 6-pack charter boats or large head boats. There is something for everyone.

Hungry?? Many restaurants, beach bars, coffee shops close enough to stretch your legs and walk to. Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill, Docks Beach House or Phil’s Inn, Kokoma Bay, McCarthy’s, just to mention a few. Of course we have all the popular fast food chains too.

If condo living is not your cup of tea to own, then we have lots of them to rent through Lake Erie Vacation Rentals LEVR, or hotel/motels like Commodore Perry Inn, Lakeland Motel, Our Guest Inn and others near by.

Port Clinton
also offers many events in the summer months for you to enjoy. There is usually an event going on most weekends in the summer time. If you can’t find something in Port Clinton to do then Catawba Island is just minutes away.

Come and make Vacationland a regular part of your life. It does not cost an arm and a leg to get here and the memories will last for a life time. Whatever you choose, whether it is a weekend, week or a day…..Port Clinton welcomes YOU!

We are more than happy to assist you with any Real Estate needs or questions about the area. Call Ruthie Caputo at 419-356-3947 or John Caputo at 419-345-9135

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


By Barb Gillum

With spring finally arrived it is time start making plans for a summer of fun in vacationland, and you have lots to do.

· Mark your get away dates on the calendar,
· Make reservations,
· Start your tan

And there is:
. Get the fishing license,
· Schedule Charters
· Clean the bottom of the boat (or hire it done),
· Rig your tackle box
· Launch the boat

Find out what is happening this summer. Call me if you need info on the:

· Lakeside Daisy Celebration
· Walleye Festival
· Lakeside events and Hoover Auditorium Schedule
· Marblehead Lighthouse tours

Think about your favorite places to eat, favorite friends to visit and favorite places to stay. Perhaps you need a permanent place to stay.......
home, cottage or condominium in Lakeside, Marblehead, Catawba or Port Clinton. Let me help!

Click here for more information on real estate for sale in Lakeside, Marblehead, Port Clinton, Catawba or call Barb Gillum at 419-265-1331.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


The Vineyard on Catawba located in Catawba Island Township is one of the newest condominium community in Ohio. The Vineyard on Catawba is tucked away near the shores of Lake Erie, with custom-built condos that are modern and spacious, yet comfy enough to be home. With a variety of floor plan options and a neighborhood full of friends, The Vineyard on Catawba allows you to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle that is sure to please!

Located in Catawba Island Township, The Vineyard is less than an hour from Toledo and just an hour drive from Cleveland, in the heart of the beautiful Lake Erie’s western basin, the Bass Islands, Put-InBay, and Kelly’s Island.

The Vineyard on Catawba is a nearly 34-acre community featuring 43 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and a Campus Center for social, wellness and spiritual programs. The campus is also the site of The Chalet assisted living facility and the Concord Apartments.

The areas surrounding The Vineyard on Catawba are world renowned. One of the five top bird-watching destinations,
Crane Creek State Park, is a short drive away. For those who enjoy "birding," we have registered 28 nesting species of birds on The Vineyard on Catawba campus.

Fishing and boating opportunities abound, from
private charters for hire, to walk-on excursions, ready take you out for a day of fun on beautiful Lake Erie, private clubs and marinas offer a variety of options for docking your own vessel, as well.

For the golfers there is one of the regions newest Arthur Hills 18 hole Championship course. Whether you are having a foursome or a larger event, your experience will be tailored to match the needs of your group; whether it be a corporate event or charity fundraiser, or just a great day of golf. Each staff member of
Catawba Island Club is carefully trained to exceed the expectations of each and every guest. Catawba Island Club will make your event one that your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Above all, The Vineyard on Catawba is people! Our success is the result of people who share a commitment to our mission to provide older adults with caring and quality services toward the enhancement of physical, mental and spiritual well-being consistent with the Christian Gospel.

The Chalet at The Vineyard on Catawba is a new concept in assisted living. Located on a beautiful wooded campus, our residents enjoy personalized care in a home-like atmosphere. The Chalet consists of six spacious, private suites complete with sitting areas and private baths. The customized care plans assure you that you pay only for the services you need.

Specialized features of the Chalet include: Individualized care and services to meet a variety of needs and desires. On-Site 24-hour per day staffing, 7 days a week. Resident to professional ratio maximum 6:1. Opportunity for social interaction or personal privacy. Meals cooked on the premises and supervised by a Dietitian. Planned activities and community events. Transportation available. Access to the beautifully landscaped grounds on the Catawba.

The new Community Center provides residents with an exercise room, chapel, multipurpose rooms for activities, a library, computer lab, administrative offices, a kitchen complete with steam table and a covered portico. Activities include: Personal Trainer, Aerobic Exercise Classes, Walking Trails, Game Groups, Book Club, Library, Computer Lab, Bible Study, Scheduled Monthly Theme Parties, plus Scheduled Off Campus Activities.

For information on homes, condominium, and real estate for sale in Port Clinton and Ottawa County visit

Monday, April 6, 2009


By Debbie Conte
If you are a boat owner I am sure you are enthusiastically and excitedly preparing it for this years’ launch. Boating is always fun and enjoyable whether you boat to fish or just for the pleasure of running thru the open waters of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay or the Portage River. Wherever you boat, always remember to “boat safely”.

I don’t know if you boat but I’m willing to bet that you pay income tax. This is also the time of year we prepare our tax forms. We all pay taxes, we all hate paying taxes-and we’re all interested in finding ways to decrease our tax bill.

Did you know that a simple real estate purchase can help you to decrease taxable income or save a person money at tax time? It’s true. Also, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) makes first-time homebuyers eligible for a 10% tax credit on the purchase price of a principal residence through December 1, 2009 – up to a cap of $8000. This incentive along with record low interest rates truly makes this time of the year a great time to buy a home. If you would like more information about how you can save money by investing in real estate, please call me anytime.
Click here to contact Debbie Conte for homes and real estate at Jack Bradley Realty Co.