Nick Schenk

Historic Charm and Contemporary Comfort: Explore the Washington’s unique lodging experience in a trip to Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Sandusky, Ohio, with a stay at The Washington, a meticulously renovated gem originally constructed in 1890. This three-story marvel seamlessly blends its historic charm and contemporary comfort across eight designated units, each boasting a private entrance, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining area, and/or living room, accompanied by the convenience of a washer and dryer. As you step onto the spacious wrap-around porch or bask in the sunshine on one of the three decks with lake views, you’ll feel the timeless allure of this carefully preserved historic home.

The Washington is managed by Ohio Shores Vacation Rentals, who invites you to experience a perfect blend of luxury and affordability. The building’s original wooden framework is showcased and complemented by modern decor, creating a unique atmosphere that breathes new life into the space. Conveniently located in proximity to key destinations such as Cedar Point, Jet Express, Cedar Point Sports Center and Sports Force Parks, The Washington stands as an inviting haven for travelers seeking a touch of history coupled with contemporary comfort.

Secure a piece of Sandusky’s history while savoring the present by booking your stay now. For any general inquiries about the property, feel free to reach out via email at hello@beststayconcepts.com. Last but certainly not least; Don’t miss out on our incredible offer – book three nights for stays through May 1st and enjoy one of those nights absolutely free. Whether you’re planning an extended weekend vacation starting on a Thursday or looking for a leisurely Sunday check-out after your children’s local tournaments at our fantastic sports complexes, this offer is perfect for you.


Escape to the serenity of Schoolhouse, a historic transient rental home that seamlessly combines rich history with modern comfort. Nestled in a private country setting, this enchanting residence can accommodate groups of up to 16 people, providing a perfect blend of tranquility and space for a memorable getaway. Surrounded by a picturesque California English Garden, guests can unwind amidst the seasonal pool, year-round hot tub, and a massive koi pond, creating an oasis of relaxation in the heart of nature.

Schoolhouse

The charm of Schoolhouse extends beyond its exterior, offering four bedrooms and additional sleeping space in the basement, ensuring everyone in your group has a comfortable place to rest. The main floor boasts two inviting living spaces, one featuring a grand 24-ft. stone wood-burning fireplace, providing a cozy ambiance for gatherings. With three and a half bathrooms, convenience is never compromised. Managed by Ohio Shores Vacation Rentals, booking your stay at Schoolhouse is a breeze through the Ohio Shores website. Whether you’re seeking a weekend retreat or a venue for a special event, Schoolhouse invites you to experience the timeless allure of a historic home surrounded by the beauty of its lush surroundings. Please note that the pool operates from Memorial Day weekend through September, weather permitting, adding an extra touch of seasonal delight to your stay.

Discover The Attic!

Looking for the perfect getaway for your large group near Cedar Point, Sports Force Parks, or Cedar Point Sports Center? Look no further than “The Attic,” a unique transient rental home that can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 28 people. This spacious and eclectic retreat offers six bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open-floor chef’s kitchen, expansive dining and living areas, a laundry room, a game room, multi-tier deck space, and even a hot tub for relaxation.

The Attic is not just a place to stay; it’s an experience. The cozy and eclectic ambiance creates a welcoming atmosphere for groups of friends, family gatherings, or team events. Whether you’re planning a thrilling adventure at Cedar Point or participating in sports activities at Sports Force Parks or Cedar Point Sports Center, The Attic is strategically located to provide convenience and comfort. The property, managed by Ohio Shores Vacation Rentals, ensures a seamless booking process, and you can reserve your stay directly through their Ohio Shores website. With a massive parking lot capable of accommodating multiple vehicles, including those of avid fishermen or families traveling with the camper, The Attic is the ideal choice for groups seeking a memorable and stress-free stay in the Cedar Point area.

For any inquiries about the property, contact us at hello@beststayconcepts.com. Take advantage of our special offer – reserve three nights for stays through May 1st and get one those nights for free with booking code WINTER24. Ideal for an extended weekend starting on Thursday or for a relaxed Sunday check-out, especially if your children are participating in local tournaments at our outstanding sports complexes. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity – Discover the Attic!

Explorer Rest & Recreation Now Open! Are you planning a trip to the thrilling amusement park Cedar Point or looking to enjoy some sports activities at Cedar Point Sports Center or Sports Force Parks? Look no further than Explorer Rest & Recreation, a newly renovated boutique property located conveniently between these exciting destinations. With its self check-in feature, your stay at Explorer Rest & Recreation will be a breeze, allowing you to focus on the fun and relaxation that awaits you.

Gone are the days of waiting in long lines at the front desk or coordinating arrival times with the property. With our self check-in process, you will receive a unique code provided by our team, which grants you access to your accommodations. Simply enter the code into the Yale lock, and voila! You’re in. No need to worry about losing keys or misplacing them during your adventures.

At Explorer Rest & Recreation, we understand the importance of a seamless and hassle-free experience for our guests. That’s why we have implemented this secure and efficient self check-in system. You can arrive at your own convenience, without the need for physical keys or assistance from the host. Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

So, whether you’re planning a thrilling day at Cedar Point or relaxing beach time or an active day on the fields, choose Explorer Rest & Recreation for your accommodation needs. With our self check-in feature, you can focus on creating unforgettable memories and leave the logistics to us. Book your stay today and get ready for an incredible adventure!

Sorry for the delay in posts! We have been very busy on the site as many have seen and commented publicly. We appreciate all the support from Sandusky folks commenting on social and giving kudos to the construction team. They have rocked and we are super blessed to have such a nice product coming along. In the past several weeks, we have added substantial amount of labor including Dusty Boldman and his drywall team. We also had a major milestone with our new sign that was co-designed by Brady Signs and Richardson Design. If you have not seen it, we will give you a sneak peak, but must say it’s even better in person.!

We said goodbye to a few things! Above is a shot of the plumbing that was under the hood. Long story short, it was not in great shape, and we had to replace a lot of studs and sills. Here are some other things we said bye to in May.

As we were sad to say goodbye to some things (Many local memories at the Mecca), we were happy to say hello to some new things that freshen up the property and will shape its identity moving forward. In the last month, we have freshened up our exterior with some new siding, strengthened our sound barrier with new doors and windows, given the interiors some new drywall, lipstick and door/window casing and erected a new identity, Explorer Rest & Recreation. I almost forgot; we also began shaping the food truck park! Here are some images of some of the major milestones listed above.

We should have some exciting news soon on opening some of this amazing property. S & H Blind & Floors came in big time for some flooring that we will show you in the next blog post! As always, we are so lucky to have a great local contractor group that has been pushing this along. We will send you off with shots from Grant Puckrin and the 19th UAS Precision team. Thank you all for the efforts!

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