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Harriet's House & Island Suites
Redford, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Cleanest place on the island!”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Stayed at Harriet"s House 2 years in a row and going back this June. Room was very clean and since we do a girl's trip we like to party but not too crazy. We found this place to be like home. Peaceful and comfortable and still had access to the best pools and nitelife. Would reccommend!!!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Oberlin
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

I make about 2-4 trips to PIB annually and have stayed at a various hotels/condos on the island. Harriet's House is by far the cleanest and most convenient location. I have stayed in both the suites and the bungalows and I always find the rooms well stocked, clean and fresh. The rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable. The owners, Linda and Denny, go above and beyond for their guest and it shows. You will not be disappointed with a stay Harriet's House. They offer convenient onsite golf cart rental.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2011

We stayed here for the first time last weekend. (10/8/11) We got one of the basement "bungalo" rooms and we thought it was just fine for what we needed. They are VERY CLEAN, brand new rooms. Nothing fancy, but they do have a fridge and coffee maker in the room, so that's nice, too. I was curious about how the owners would be after reading some of these reviews, but we found them to be very friendly and nice. We only saw them when we checked in and then again when we left. We generally don't spend a lot of time in our room anyway when we are on the island so for the price, the cleanliness and the location, you can't beat it. The only thing that I thought was a little bit odd is that there is no deadbolt or chain or anything like that once you get inside your room. You get a number code to unlock the door and once you shut the door, that is it. We joked that next time we would bring a cowbell and hang it from the doorknob. Overall, a nice, CLEAN place to stay and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

We have been staying at Harriet's House since it opened 10 years ago. Before Harriet's House opened, we stayed at various houses/hotels on the island and at Port Clinton. By far, Harriet's House is the best place we've found at PIB. The location is perfect. You are right around the corner from all of the restaurants/bars and there are three very nice pools within a 2 minute walk. I/we have stayed at the house, the suites, and the townhouses and they are all very clean and spacious. The accomodations are ideal for all sizes of parties/groups. The owners, Denny and Linda, are also amazing people. They are extremely caring and work extra hard to make sure everyone enjoys their time on the island. As long as Denny, Linda, and Harriet's House are around, our group of 10 plans on continuing our trip to PIB every summer.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

This is clearly Denny and Linda's own place. They take personal attention and care of their new facilities. Our unit was very clean and well appointed and even larger than expected. We liked the newness of the building and didn't feel the suite was lacking anything. We rented our golf carts here and enjoyed the location and people.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2011

This house is convieniently located to the bars and restaurants. It's very clean and well maintained, comfortable and has everything that you need. The only draw back though is the owners. They are constantly hanging around, watching what you're doing and scolding you if you're up late and talking on the front porch. My comments to them would be don't rent out a house on a party island if you don't want people to party and have a good time!!!! It's hard to relax when you have the owners stalking your every movement!!! I'm not sure if I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2011

The house is very nice&clean, close to town BUT if you are looking to have a good,fun,relaxing weekend DO NOT STAY HERE! You will be babysat by Daddy Denny and Mama Linda. The owner sat in his golf cart the entire time or walked around the house our entire stay. We sat on the porch to kick back and enjoy our time and our view consisted of Denny the owner in his golf cart..Quiet hrs start at 11pm and if you did not honor the hrs you were scolded! Constantly felt as if someone was ALWAYS looking over your shoulder!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Harriet's House & Island Suites
Address: 247 Erie St, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6642
Location: United States > Ohio > Put in Bay
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Put in Bay
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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