Put-in-Bay is a community of only 138 residents on South Bay Island in northern Ohio. It got its unique name when settlers in the 1700s would “put in” their boats to wait out bad weather on Lake Erie. The village’s role in the War of 1812 makes it a destination of historical significance, and a number of monuments and museums commemorate its military history. Because Put-in-Bay is on an island in Lake Erie, boating, swimming, and relaxing on the beach are all readily available. Warm, mild summers make Put-in-Bay an excellent island destination in the American Midwest!
Pay homage to the island’s rich history by visiting Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. Visitors can go to the top of this tall tower and take in panoramic views of Lake Erie and the surrounding islands. Other destinations, like the South Bass Island Lighthouse and the Butterfly House, capitalize on the natural beauty of Put-in-Bay and offer visitors an interesting and tranquil experience. The Put-in-Bay Winery offers a laid-back atmosphere with views of the water and a Victorian mansion to explore. To cool off, try renting a kayak or canoe or taking a guided boat tour. Easy access to the water makes for a fun afternoon with your family!
Take the Miller Ferry to Catawba Island, which is a beautiful and historic destination. Visit the Ottawa City General Store, which is a privately-owned museum of local history. Additionally, visitors can go swimming and bird-watching at Catawba Island State Park, and the Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery is a beautiful place to have a delicious American-style dinner. From Catawba Island, take the short 25-minute drive to Sandusky. There are several family-friendly attractions here, such as Cedar Point Amusement Park and Kalahari Water Parks. There are also a handful of specialty museums, such as the Merry-Go-Round Museum, that are worth visiting.
There are over 200 vacation rentals in Put-in-Bay on Tripping.com. Whether you are looking for a picturesque lake house or a modern condo with lots of amenities, Tripping has the perfect property for you. Use the filter tool to find the property with must-have features, such as a hot tub or fireplace to stay warm on cold nights. Additionally, some properties are pet friendly, so your whole family can enjoy relaxing in this idyllic island community. Let Tripping take the stress out of planning your Put-in-Bay vacation!
The closest major airport to Put-in-Bay is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which is about eighty miles away. Car rentals are available at the airport, and visitors arriving in their own cars can reach Put-in-Bay via the convenient Miller Ferry. While many of Put-in-Bay’s top destinations are reachable by car, the warmer months lend themselves to biking around the island or exploring the Bay in a boat.
Looking for a vacation rental in Put-in-Bay? Tripping.com has 204 rental homes available in Put-in-Bay. Potential renters will find 0 studios, 106 1-bedroom, 9 2-bedroom and 89 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $75 a night to $2000 a night. Many of these properties are instantly bookable.
The average price of a nightly rental in Put-in-Bay is $251 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Put-in-Bay home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your favorite dog or cat with you? We have 4 pet friendly vacation rentals available for you. In addition to accommodating pets, Put-in-Bay rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 45 rentals have internet and wifi, 101 have TV and/or cable and 98 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 3 rental sites in Put-in-Bay where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, HomeAway, and TripAdvisor. There are 105 Booking.com rentals, 94 HomeAway short term rentals and 5 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.