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Harriet's House & Island Suites

247 Erie Street, Put in Bay, OH 43456
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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
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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
Sandusky, Ohio
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stayed here last weekend and this place is so clean, rooms are beautiful and in a great area of town. The family that own this will do anything for you to help you have the best stay, besides being so friendly. I recommend the Harriet's House to everyone, I will come back here every year.

1 Thank Dan44444
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This room was my all time favorite room I've ever stayed in. It was clean, up to date, and comfortable. Great looking and sturdy furniture. No noise from neighboring rooms. Had to unplug the refrigerator at night since it made a noise, but otherwise we really enjoyed our stay!

Thank Ashley H
East China, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. We had 12 in our group and everyone of us LOVED it! Super clean, amazing location and the owners are wonderful. We met the whole family and these people hustled to accommodate all their guest but they still managed to make us feel special. We rented our golf carts here, but we could... More 

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  • Pool
  • 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
In your room
  • 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 Street, Put in Bay, OH 43456
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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