A stay like no other in a town like no other


The Bashful Mermaid was the first property that helped to launch what is now Port Clinton Vacation Rentals! The Mermaid can host up to 6, which makes it the perfect place to stay for small groups, and fishing charter groups and we are family-friendly.

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The Story of The Bashful Mermaid

Welcome to The Bashful Mermaid!  This renovated and spacious historic property is considered one of the jewels of Port Clinton, Ohio. For over the last 35 years. The Bashful Mermaid has welcomed families, friends, charter fishing groups, birders, and small and large groups from all over the world who visit the Port Clinton area.  Offering every guest the use of a well-equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining spaces, large bedrooms with comfortable beds and linens, a large covered front porch appointed with seating, and a large outdoor deck… it’s become the spot to be for that first cup of coffee in the morning as well as late-night gatherings. It is a wonderful spot to drink in the sounds and smells of Lake Erie.  In addition to the views of Lake Erie, the Lighthouse, the large flower gardens, and open green space, the Mermaid is centrally located to downtown Port Clinton. We are close to the Jet Express, a short drive to Catawba Island, as well as Lakeside and Cedar Point. Coming back to the Mermaid after a beautiful day of exploring is just like coming home.

**Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rentals Available.  1 night minimum stay.  Sleep Max is 6*.


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Amazing Location

Step off the front porch and find views of Lake Erie, the Light House, Derby Pond, Beach and nature trail along the lake shorefront. Have fun exploring the great City of Port Clinton


Close to Island Life & Amusement Parks

When you stay at The Bashful Mermaid, you are going to be staying within walking distance of the ferry to the Lake Erie Islands or a short drive to Catawba Island, Marblehead/Lakeside, Cedar Point and other fabulous area attractions, marinas and activities


Stay or Explore

You can take that first sip of coffee to start your day on the large porch or deck or sit back and relax and then take a quick stroll to the downtown area of evening dining and music listening.

Great People. Amazing food. Beautiful water.

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