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Harriet's House & Island Suites

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends have been traveling to PIB for 10 years. We ventured away from the normal hotel and tried the suites here. The rooms are spotless. There is so much space and centrally located. Reasonably priced. They are family owned and operated. They walk you to your room and explain the set up. The doors remained locked and... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from a Sunday overnight stay in one of the lodge rooms at Harriet's house. The lodge rooms are for 2 people only. It is very clean and comfortable and very close to downtown. When we arrived, we were escorted to room where Linda looked it over to ensure everything was in place. We were... More 

Thank goshencooks
Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. Your right about the golf carts which are purposely governed at about 16 miles per hour to avoid injury and abuse. Most people that visit the Island aren't in a hurry in the first place. Linda and I have owned Harriet's House for 15 years. We pride ourselves in establishing a more than clean... More 

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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My group and I have stayed at Harriet House and the suites for a few years now and I must say we love them. The properties are VERY WELL maintained and the owners are extremely attentive. There are times where we felt a little too supervised but did understand that Xmas in July brings lots of bizarre behavior as is... More 

Thank Annette T
Willoughby, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have been wanting to try Harriet's for a few years now but never have until now. I will NEVER stay anywhere else but Harriet's after this stay!!! We generally make a last minute decision to go based on weather and the fact that all places to stay will not give refunds 14 days away. Most places are not online... More 

Thank Cindy G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Had a great stay at Harriet's house! Rented Bungalow rooms which were extremely clean and affordable. Denny was a friendly and gracious host. Set us up to play 18 at Catawba island club as well which we could not have done otherwise. Location is excellent, close enough to nightlife far away enough to not be bothered by the late nighters!

Thank Fred S
Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed playing one of the finest golf courses in Ohio. We are really fortunate to have the Catawba Island Club Golf Course as a partner in our Island endeavor. To think you can come to Put-In-Bay, enjoy the night life and play a golf course that is used as a qualifier for the United States Open... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a GREAT place to stay. The room was CLEAN and well appointed; everything seemed new or nearly new. Denny and Linda are perfect hosts! The location is ideal, as you are 1 block from the center of town. Your walk includes passing by plenty of bars, restaurants, and a grocery store. We go to "The Bay" every Memorial... More 

Thank stewwest
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Friends and I have stayed so many different places on the island from cottages to hotels to bed and breakfasts. After staying at Harriet's we will never book anywhere else. The staff was so friendly, helpful, and accommodating. They always had these bright smiles on their faces which let us know they were happy to be having us at their... More 

Thank Amy L
Tipp City, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This place is awesome. The rooms are clean, in great shape, and in a good location. These folks know how to take care of people. Trouble makers get trouble, but the rest of us get a great stay. We booked two rooms and a golf cart and have nothing but praise for these folks. We had some time to sit... More 

Thank Dana B
Great Falls, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My 3 sisters & I were fortunate to stay at Harriet's house this July. We enjoyed the CLEAN accommodations. The owners were kind and helpful with recommendations of local dining tips and meeting any needs we requested for our stay. We are planning to return to celebrate sisters' trip 2016, thank you! Highly recommended!

Thank Melody S
Hebron, Ohio
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We did not stay at Harriett House but rented a golf cart from them. We arrived around 2 p.m. but paid for an entire day's rental. That was ok but the golf cart was old and very slow. The fumes from the exhaust were terrible. We tried to put our front window down to get fresh air but the roof... More 

Thank Gig01221948
Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this review

We read your review with interest. Renting golf carts can at time be challenging. Since they are mechanical, breakdowns will occur, but we pride ourselves in providing a number to call for a replacement cart on a 24 hour basis. I don't think there is another place on the Island that responds 24 hour a day. If you are not... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome! Harriet's House was built around 1878 by John and Edna Esselbach becoming one of the first residences on the Island. The house still stands today in remodeled form. In 2002, Denny and Linda Rectenwald purchased the property and named it Harriet's House after the owner Harriet Tanchon. Customers have been returning year after year with the Barlows being the only group that has never missed a summer with us in 13 years. Although the ladies from Michigan and Ohio are a close second, you know who you are! Due to continual expansion, we have become know as the "Village Within The Village". Our facilities can accommodate two guests in the lodge rooms or bungalows, six visitors in the island suites and up to ten vacationers in our town houses or original house. If you are planning a reunion, birthday party, bachelorette celebration or an anniversary observance, we can house a total of 90 guests within one block of downtown Put-In-Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harriet's House & Island Suites

Address: 247 Erie St, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6642
Location: United States > Ohio > Put in Bay
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Harriet`s House And Island Suites
Harriet`s House & Island Hotel Put In Bay
Harriet's House & Island Suites Put In Bay, Ohio
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