There is a lot of history surrounding the land on which Sandusky vacation rentals are found. Robert LaSalle explored the area known as Sandusky, Ohio in 1679. George Croghan arrived in 1760, but it was not until 1816 that a settlement was founded. What initially drew individuals to the area was Sandusky Bay, a harbor on Lake Erie. Today, this is still the reason many travel to Sandusky cottages. The bay offers a beautiful view for downtown Sandusky condo rentals.
Sandusky vacation rentals along the water provide a view of the largest coal shipping port on the Great Lakes. It is also possible to see Cedar Point and Marblehead Peninsulas from some of the Sandusky cottages. This area is known for its sea birds, large cargo ships and water attractions such as boat cruises. Though there are several lakeside resorts, Sandusky condo rentals offer a more private location along the Erie coastline.
Cedar Point is about six miles from downtown and some of the Sandusky cottages. At the point, there is an amusement park of 364 acres. The park and resort were opened in 1870, drawing tourists to the Ohio coastline and Sandusky vacation rentals. The park has a 420-foot, 120- mph roller coaster and two water rides. Families with children staying at Sandusky vacation rentals may want to go to the park for Camp Snoopy. Camp Snoopy is the Peanuts family area with children’s rides, an ice skating show and three theaters.
Guests of Sandusky condo rentals who enjoy history and old-fashioned fun can stop at the Follett House Museum, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center or Merry-Go-Round Museum. The Follett House Museum was built by Oran Follett who helped fight slavery and worked to establish the Republican Party. The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is an older haunted house with roller skating, a 3-D theater and food. The Merry-Go-Round Museum has several working merry-go-rounds, exhibits and photographs. They have information on how old-fashioned merry-go-rounds worked as opposed to how today’s machines function.