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Vacation rentals in Put-in-Bay

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Put-in-Bay

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Superhost
Condo in Oak Harbor
The Harbor Retreat
Natural wood theme lake condo with sky light and Edison style lighting, the area is close to the lake and pool, tennis court and plenty of places to ride bikes. Minutes from Magee Marsh, Port Clinton, Jet Express, Cedar Point. This condo suits many itineraries whether you are a couple or small family getaway, a fishing group, bird enthusiast, or out of town adventurer we have a relaxing space for you. Local television and internet ready. Self check in available. Fourth bed weather permitting.
$89 per night
Superhost
Condo in Port Clinton
Steps away from Jet Express and downtown PC
My place is great for a stay right on Lake Erie! Steps away from the Jet Express to Put-in-Bay, an outside pool and hot tub on the grounds, and an on-site beach to the lake are all perfect reasons to bring the family up for a vacation. Port Clinton is about 25 minutes away from Cedar Point if you are looking for some thrills. Families needing more space should inquire about renting additional units on the grounds. No events or parties are to be hosted within the condo.
$99 per night
Superhost
Condo in Port Clinton
Beautiful & Relaxing Lake Erie Waterfront Condo
Updated, clean 1 bedroom condo that sleeps 4 comfortably w/ pool, jacuzzi (not avail during fall/ winter months), and access to Lake Erie and Portage River. Granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, new pergo flooring. Condo overlooks Lake Erie. Within walking distance to Jet Express, Docks Restaurant, Mr Ed's Restaurant, downtown Port Clinton, Brands Marina, etc. You will love your lakefront getaway and we look forward to making your stay memorable.
$89 per night

Stay near Put-in-Bay's top sights

The Boardwalk11 locals recommend
Perry's Cave Family Fun Center15 locals recommend
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial24 locals recommend
Crystal Cave3 locals recommend
Frostys Bar & Family Pizza Big Man's Burrito Stand7 locals recommend
The Keys7 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Put-in-Bay

Superhost
Condo in Port Clinton
Waterfront Property next to PC Yacht Club
$150 per night
Superhost
Condo in Port Clinton
Gorgeous Lakefront Condo POOL/BEACH
$115 per night
Superhost
Condo in Oak Harbor
C&D "Rest-A-While" Book 2 Nights 3rd is FREE!
$110 per night
Superhost
Condo in Put-in-Bay
Voted Put-in-Bay's #1 Lakefront Condo 212 (8 beds)
$350 per night
Superhost
Apartment in Port Clinton
Robin’s Nest-Downtown-Port Clinton, Ohio
$108 per night
Superhost
Condo in Port Clinton
Waterfront condo near Jet Express (Zeitzheim)
$125 per night
Superhost
Condo in Port Clinton
Lake Views! Walk to Jet Express/Docks! 2nd Floor!
$99 per night
Superhost
Home in Put-in-Bay
Beautiful home that feels like home Put-in-Bay
$80 per night
Superhost
Apartment in Put-in-Bay
Erie Street Rentals Unit 2
$287 per night
Superhost
Condo in Port Clinton
Lovely Waterfront Condo
$125 per night
Superhost
Home in Put-in-Bay
Harbor Vuè
$300 per night
Superhost
Condo in Oak Harbor
Sunset Harbor at Green Cove Condos, Lake Erie
$92 per night

Your guide to Put-in-Bay

Welcome to Put-in-Bay

Yes, Ohio has islands, and South Bass Island — home to the village of Put-in-Bay — is among them. It’s located north of the mainland in Lake Erie, off the coast between Toledo and Cleveland, and just south of the (invisible) Canadian border that bisects the lake. It’s a compact place — just a few miles end to end, totalling 397 acres. Fewer than 150 people live on the island year-round, and food and mail are delivered by plane in winter. (The waters surrounding it freeze over, so it can also be reached by ATV or snowmobile.) Fun fact: the island has more cemeteries (two) than grocery stores or banks (one of each). No one comes to Put-in-Bay for the edgy excitement. It’s a place to let the summer days slowly overtake you while rousing yourself occasionally to wander the village or mustering enough energy to picnic near the rocky shoreline at South Bass Island State Park.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay is a summer community, with the high season running from April through October. As a family-friendly destination, it tends to be most crowded when school is out and the weather is at its prime, between June and August. Fall can be lovely, with cool days and blue skies, although rain can sweep in across the lake. Day-trippers provide a daily ebb-and-flow; if you’re planning to stay a few days, it’s advisable to line up reservations for golf carts or bikes prior to arrival. A number of low-key events occur on the island throughout the summer, including a weekly antique car parade and a mid-July Jeep Invasion, when Jeep owners bring over their vehicles for scavenger hunts and other diversions.


Top things to do in Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

Put-in-Bay’s claim to glory is that it was the base of operations for a fleet overseen by Oliver Hazard Perry during the War of 1812. Perry and his ships lurked behind the Bass Islands one day when the British fleet — based just across the way in Canada — was spotted approaching. Perry commanded his fleet to slip out and hit the British unawares, winning a decisive victory and incapacitating their six ships. This turning point in the war is marked by Perry’s Victory Memorial, a 352-foot-tall pink granite column capped with an 11-ton bronze urn. A ranger stationed on-site points out highlights of the region and the location of the historic battle.

South Bass Island State Park

This small state-run park is a popular spot to lounge on summer days, with a large herd of picnic tables and a small-stone beach for swimming. It’s perfect for an afternoon picnic, and to wander the grounds and seek out the melancholy ruins of the foundations of the Hotel Victory, which was considered one of the largest and most glamorous hotels in the nation when it opened in 1892.

The Butterfly House

The 4,000-square-foot butterfly house opened in 2004 and is home to some 50 species of butterflies from around the globe, many of them extravagantly colored and patterned. Spend some time studying the identification chart, and then see how many species you can locate when wandering through the aviary.

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