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Kim Gentzel

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

You will love the large patio overlooking Lake Erie and Cedar Point!!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Condo, 1 Bedroom + Sleeper sofa 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Waterfront First Floor Chesapeake Lofts Condominium with beautiful view of Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie and Cedar Point.

Call now to get the dates you want for a great deal, I have not raised my rates!!! We have a 2 night minimum , although if I have a free night on the calendar, I would consider a one night rental. Just ask!

This unit is the closest one to the pool. It has a large enclosed patio which overlooks Cedar Point and Lake Erie and has amazing views of beautiful sunrises and evening fireworks at Cedar Point. The condo is well equipped with everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable. This includes a well stocked kitchen, high-speed internet,DVD player, flat screen TVs in both the living room and the bedroom.

The docks for the Jet Express and Goodtime ferry boats - your ticket over to the Lake Erie Islands - are located right outside your door. The Jet Express is now stopping at Cedar Point, so no more driving to Cedar Point. Just walk across the parking lot and hop on the Jet. How easy is that????

This unit is located within steps of the large heated pool with hot tub and grilling area. The condo is an easy walk to local restaurants, shops, museums, parks and a downtown theater. A new marina with transient boat docks is adjacent to the condo . There is also a dockside cafe with a wonderful view of the lake.

There is a large well-equipped exercise facility with large screen TVs just down the hall from your unit.

Listed by the National Register of Historic Places, the building was a paper factory that was recently converted to condominiums. Located directly on Lake Erie, each unit is unique with the original brick walls, high ceilings and exposed pillars. Your patio is the old loading dock for the paper factory.

This condo is the perfect choice for your next relaxing getaway or fun family vacation! Call today for more information on the condo, Cedar Point or the Sandusky area. We will be happy to answer any questions and are eager to make your visit as perfect as possible.

Keywords: Condominium

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kim Gentzel (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Kim Gentzel

I work at a local elementary school so my summer job is renting this condo. My husband and I enjoy traveling, I know what I want in a vacation rental and I want my guests to have the best experience possible. I take a lot of pride in many positive reviews I have.

We bought two condos with the intentions of renting both, but starting staying in one and it never made it to the rental market! I love the Chesapeake. Obviously it is a lot of fun in the summer, but I was surprised how much I enjoy the winters. The lake is absolutely beautiful when it freezes. And we just go down the hall and across the street to the restaraunts and bars. I appreciate the short walk in the winters!

My guests are so happy when they see the condo for the first time. I enjoy meeting my guests and assisting them with their vacation in any way I can.

Kim Gentzel purchased this condo in 2008

Why Kim Gentzel chose Ohio

We love the lake and have docked our boat down the street for years, so when the opportunity came to buy a condo in Sandusky we jumped at the chance. Actually we bought two units intending to rent both, but started staying in one of them while outfitting it and fell in love with the Chesapeake. So now we stay here as often as possible and rent the remaining unit! I love meeting new people and helping them enjoy the Chesapeake as much as I do.

What makes this condo unique

The view, the view, the view!!! We have a large patio that overlooks Lake Erie and Cedar Point.

Location-the ferries to the Lake Erie Islands are across the parking lot to the east. On the west side of the parking lot is a new marina with an amphitheater and a darling Dockside restaurant.

Downtown Sandusky is a 3 minute walk-enjoy the many restaurants, shops, and parks.

The pool-we are the closest unit to the pool.

Cedar Point-we are minutes away from Cedar Point.

Relax-there are many things to do in the area, but this is a beautiful place to do nothing but enjoy the lake.

Free advice-I live here too so I can give you all the advice you need to enjoy your stay here. I want you to love the Chesapeake as much as I do.


based on 32 traveler reviews

You will love the large patio overlooking Lake Erie and Cedar Point!!
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The best place to stay for relaxation and fun. Wonderful accomodations. Kim is the greatest hostess, always communicating and made our stay fabulous! Will definitely visit again!! Cedar Point is close, downtown entertainment, quiet time on the porch, fishing, many destinations to visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property made for a great getaway

  • 4 of 5

I really liked the decor/architecture of Chesapeake Lofts. A converted paper mill that was a good mix of that hip industrial look with a comfortable feel. Location was great too. Right on the water, walking distance to restaurants and right next to water taxi to islands & amusement parks.

The goal of my stay was rest so I didn't utilize the access to the many party environments that are plentiful from this location but it served my purpose well especially because of the proximity of this unit to the pool out the front door and the patio overlooking the water out the back door.

The only thing missing at this property is a sandy beach area - although I admit this is a personal preference. The water front property is rock wall and thees a marina next door but I'd have loved a small private to the property beach area to enjoy. The patio on the water makes up somewhat for not having a beach area.

Kim was an incredible host and has a great property to rent.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and close to Kalahari

  • 5 of 5

Kim is responsive owner via text or phone. She is timely in her response to get your questions answered. Her condo was perfect for a staycation for me and my teens to go back and forth to Kalhari. Nice location for a summer trip to Cedar Point and surrounding small islands. Thanks Kim!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation 2015

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at the condo. My first experience with Kim, via email, was wonderful. She offered lots of advice on things to do while we were in Sandusky. Upon arrival, Kim met us at the condo promptly and it was exactly as described. The unit was clean and had a spectacular view. We visited Cedar Point several days with our 12 year son, explored the islands on the Goodtime boat, and did some shopping in the area. The weather was cool which made the amusement park enjoyable. We loved sitting on the patio in the evenings and seeing the fireworks from Cedar Point and the boats coming and going. I can't begin to tell you how sad we were to leave on our last day. We hope to stay here again in the future. I highly recommend this condo. Kim is wonderful to deal with and willingly shares her expertise of the area making your vacation even more enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jennifer Cox

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Kim's condo was just what we needed, a few days to escape and get away. Kim was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place in Sandusky to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome condo

  • 5 of 5

I have never rented a condo for a vacation, but I am really glad that I did. From the very first call, Kim was pleasant and very helpful. The day of our arrival Kim was there in the parking lot waiting for us and even offered to help with the bags. Her condo was very clean and very comfortable. I truly enjoyed the view from the balcony. This condo was convenient to the center of town, a 5 minute drive to cedar point, and only a 20 minute drive the ferry that goes to Putnam bay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Barpub
Shoreline Tavern-1 block
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sawmill Creek
Nearest Restaurant
Dockside Cafe-across the parking lot
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cedar Point Beach

The ferry to the Lake Erie Islands is across the parking lot. The Jet Express is now stopping at Cedar Point during the summer. So no more driving to Cedar Point, walk across the parking lot and hop on the ferry!

I always recommend my guests visit the islands. Kellys Island is larger and more quiet. Put In Bay is quite busy on the weekends, but quieter during the week. I recommend seeing both if you have never been here before. The Jet Express is a quick, easy way to get to the islands, and best of all, no drive home! The condo is right across the parking lot.

Cedar Point is visible from the balcony, again, most of my guests visit Cedar Point.

Downtown Sandusky is one block away, with it's many nice restaurants, bars and shops. I love the Small City Taphouse and Crush. Many guests enjoy the speakeasy down the street, Vostead. And you can't beat the Dockside Cafe at the marina to the left of the condo.


Rates & Availability

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High Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 10 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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cleaning $75

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Ohio Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 large bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is a new marina on the west side of the building with dockside dining. There is also an amphitheater across the parking lot.

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