5 bedroom, 3 full bathrooms, short walk to the beach, short drive to Cedar Point
About Leslie Thornton
Ken and I live and work in Southern Indiana. We are both workaholics, and we decided a few years back that hard work should be rewarded with great vacations. We are rollercoaster fanatics, and we love Cedar Point. We buy season passes, and go ride the rides or visit the waterpark every day. We love having the option of going home for lunch, or when the park gets too crowded or too hot, just taking the afternoon off and heading to the beach.
Leslie Thornton purchased this House in 2015
Why Leslie Thornton chose Huron
We found ourselves drawn back, year after year, to Lake Erie and Cedar Point. We stayed in hotels, at resorts, cabins, in rental homes... but nothing ever seemed to live up to my expectations. We always had a good time, but I always kind of felt cheated for having spent so much money to stay somewhere that always felt...well, plastic. I wanted to stay somewhere that offered the best of both worlds: a place that you walk into and think that it is beautiful and "yay! I am on vacation!" but also a place that is comfortable, where you can cook a decent meal and relax. When we found this house, we knew it was the one. It was extremely formal, covered in wallpaper, and nothing inside like I wanted it to be, but I could see what it was meant to be, and I have worked tirelessly to make it into my vision. I didn't fill it with mass produced decor and particle board furniture. I scoured through antique stores and vintage shops finding just the right pieces. Yes, I bought some new things, but a huge amount of what I did was to find things that were just like my house at the time...Beautiful, but not quite what they were supposed to be. I am very proud of the work I have done, and I am hopeful that other families will love it as much as I do.
What makes this House unique
The one thing that you cannot change about a property is the location, and that is what we like best about this house. The neighborhood is made up of upscale summer homes, with a beautiful private beach. We are tucked into the corner of the neighborhood, so that it feels more private than other locations. There is a playground, volleyball and tennis courts, and a place to park your canoe or kayak on the beach. We can walk to local restaurants or drive into Sandusky in a matter of minutes. And Cedar Point...I feel almost as if it is in our driveway. It takes 20 minutes, and that includes the wait to get through the gate. The best of both worlds...our vacation home make you feel like you are on vacation, but at home at the same time.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Annual Gilcher Family Vacation 2019
Wow what a difference a year makes. Last year we went to Rhode Island and were somewhat disappointed. But this year it was amazing upon arrival we walked in the the house and it was in wonderful condition and the house was fantastic everything was in a good state of repair and was in good working order.
Everything needed was on location towels, soap, shampoo, there were even beach toys for the kids to play with on the beach.
The back yard had chairs was very private and shaded so that it was pleasant sitting out enough room for our annual bacchi tournament.
The beach was easy walking distance from the house but i would recommend a wagon if you have alot of beach chairs and stuff.
I would also recommend bringing water shoes if you have tender feet .
That being said we do have several recommendations:
If you are cooking for a large group you will need to bring some larger pots and pans we were cooking for eight adults and two children and had to cook in batches.
If you have small children and they are sleeping in the basement bring heavy pj’s it gets cold in the night even if you turn the air conditioning off at night.
That being said this a wonderful location and if we return to This area of Ohio this will be the first we will look at for availability.
Thank you helping to make our vacation memorable.
Great family getaway on Lake Erie
Super cute house in a great location! 5 minute walk to the lake shore! Close to Vermillion, Cedar Point, ferry to islands, very easy to get to. We loved the fun decor inside the house and it has all the amenities. It's located in a beautiful, friendly neighborhood.
Spacious summer family vacation home
This house was everything it was advertised to be. Plenty of room for adults and children, clean and comfortable and decorated with interesting art and nautical objects. The beach is just a 10 minute walk through a beautiful neighborhood. Just the right amenities and location for a family to enjoy the beach and other attractions of the Lake Erie islands and Cedar Point.
We had a great week at the lake and this house had everything we needed! Very clean, plenty of room and Leslie was very easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Lovely, clean, well stocked, quiet, private hideaway just 3 blocks from the beaches of Lake Erie. Private and quiet home with plenty of space to spread out and relax. The basement is beyond well outfitted for kids with Wii, Smart TVs, Air Hockey and space to eat and sleep. Tucked in a back corner of Chaska each we couldn't have been happier to have this kind of privacy.
Love this place. Repeat for us.
Leslie is great to work with. Love this house. 3rd time staying.
Just 11 miles to Cedar Point, in a quiet neighborhood with a private beach.