What is your cancellation policy?
The refundable security deposit on our rental units varies based upon day of week and unit type. A $500 deposit is required for our Waterfront Condos on weekends. A $255 deposit is required for our Island Club Houses on weekends. A $103 deposit is required for all of our units midweek. If you cancel 90 days or more in advance, there is a $50 cancellation fee; 45-89 days is a $100 cancellation fee; and less than 45 days you would forfeit all monies paid (unless the unit can be re-rented, then only $100). All deposits will be returned within 7 business days after checkout assuming the unit is left in the same condition as upon arrival.
Do you allow pets?
The Put-in-Bay Condos is a pet-free and smoke-free environment. We urge you to contact your family vet or a local boarding business to house your pet during your stay.
Is the security deposit part of my rental?
No, the security deposit is to hold and secure your reservation. The total balance plus tax is due 45 days in advance. The security deposit is returned 7 days after you check out provided the home was left in good order and nothing was broken or missing.
How far in advance should I make lodging reservations?
It is suggested that you make you reservations very early in the year especially if your stay involves a weekend. Cottage Homes and hotel rooms are limited on the Island and booking early will help insure you get the dates you want. You may book on-line by visiting our reservation request page and selecting the hotel or home rental of your choice.
How do I get to PutinBay?
We have one high-speed passenger-only ferryboat operator that services Put in Bay Island. The Jet Express link may be found in our Getting Here section. The Miller Ferry is also an option if you have a vehicle.
Do I need my car on Put in Bay Island?
We recommend you do NOT bring a car to the Island. Aside from the expense associated with transporting your vehicle, parking is very limited on the Island. Waits to get a car on or off Put in Bay Island can run as long as four hours. Golf Carts, Bicycles, Mopeds, and Taxi's may be rented during your stay.
What is the weather like in Put in Bay?
The weather at Put in Bay is much like all of northern Ohio coastal communities. In spring and fall a light jacket our sweatshirt is recommend for evenings. Island dress is casual. Current weather and a 10-day forecast may be found in our current island weather section. Just remember, it NEVER rains in our great restaurants and bars! Pools are generally open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
What time do the Put-in-Bay bars close?
As a general rule, most downtown bars close around 1:30 to 2:00 am. There are many late night bars on the Island such as the Brewery and Mr. Eds to name a few.
Do I need a driver's license to rent a golf cart?
Yes! Golf Carts are treated as licensed motor vehicles on the Island. All traffic laws apply including open container laws as well as drinking and driving. Delaware Carts rents to licensed drivers over the age of 18. For those under 18 but holding a valid license, a parent or guardian may rent a golf cart for your use. We recommend Island Club Golf cart rentals at www.putinbayislandclubgolfcarts.com.
Can I walk from bar to bar with a drink in Put in Bay?
NO! As anywhere in Ohio, we have an open container law. No alcoholic beverages may leave a liquor permit establishment. This is strictly enforced on Put in Bay Island.
Do the docks take reservations?
The city docks are on a first come first serve basis for boat dockage. Duggan's dock accepts reservations, and they may be made by calling 419-285-4900.
What if I miss the last ferry?
This is not recommended! Trying to find a last minute Put in Bay hotel late in the evening can be difficult if not impossible.
Do I need advance reservations for the ferryboats?
No! Our ferryboat services can transport as many as 350 people per trip and have numerous boats. Arrive early for your trip to Put-in-Bay!
What bands are playing in Put-in-Bay?
Check our Things to do pages for your favorite entertainer!
Does Put in Bay have a school?
Yes! Put-in-Bay has a K-12 school that is located in the downtown area.
Is there a grocery and a place to buy beer and wine?
Yes! There is a full service grocery on the Island on Catawba Avenue. There is a drive thru with beer and wine located next to the Boathouse Bar and Grill on Hartford Avenue.
What is your operating season?
Our season starts April 1st and our last big weekend is the Halloween weekend the last weekend in October. Off-season activities include walleye and perch ice fishing
How do you get back and forth from Put in Bay Island in the winter?
When the ferryboats stop running, there are several charter airlines that fly in and out of Put in Bay. When there is a cold winter, a few brave soles drive their vehicles, snowmobiles and 4 wheelers across the ice to the mainland.
How old do I have to be to rent a moped?
You must be 18 years of age to rent or operate a moped.
How far are you from Cedar Point?
Both ferryboat lines can be reached from Cedar Point in about 20 minutes.
Where is the best place to eat in Put in Bay?
That is a tough one! There are a wide variety of great dining choices on Put in Bay Island that serve an even wider variety of food. While touring the Island, stop in and look over the menus to determine your choice! Try out Mr. Ed's!
How many people live on Put in Bay Island in the winter?
There are about 280 full time residents on Put in Bay Island.