Put-in-Bay’s most frequently asked questions (FAQ) may be found here along with respective answers. Put-in-Bay Ohio offers adults, families, and business groups many options for a relaxing vacation but someone always has a question. If your questions are not answered here, just e-mail us at our Put-in-Bay contact form.
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.
The Put-in-Bay Condos are a pet-free complex. We cannot allow pets in the rentals. .
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.
It is suggested that you make you reservations very early in the year especially if your stay involves a weekend. Cottage Homes and Condos 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.
There are a few options. If you have your own boat, you can cruise over to the island and dock downtown for your stay. If you have a small aircraft, you can enjoy the W3C airport's facilities to land (daytime only) and then call a taxi to get you to your rental home. Or you can do as most people do and ride a ferry to Put-in-Bay!
There is one high-speed passenger-only ferryboat operator that services Put in Bay Island called the Jet Express. The Jet Express link may be found in our Getting Here section. There is also the Miller Ferry for bringing over both people and vehicles. It docks closest to the Island Club and is the most economical option for larger groups coming over to visit our island. Their link is also in the Getting Here section for rates, hours, and GPS coordinates.
Not really. Most people opt to rent a golf cart during their stay to tour the island at a nice leisurely pace and enjoy the fresh air. Groups often chip in and bring one vehicle over with all their belongings in it. Each of our Condos has ONE parking spot, and each rental home in the Island Club has room for 2 vehicles. Most parking downtown is also for golf-cart size vehicles around the park. Rentals are easy to make and often sell out, so book your Put-in-Bay golf cart in advance!
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.
As a general rule, most downtown bars close around 1:30 to 2:00 am. There are many late night bars on the Island including The Green Room and Mr. Eds to name a few. Make sure to avoid a DUI by calling a Put-in-Bay Taxi to get you home.
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. We rent to licensed drivers over the age of 18. We recommend Island Club Golf cart rentals at www.putinbayislandclubgolfcarts.com.
NO! 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.
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.
This is not recommended! Trying to find a last minute Put in Bay hotel late in the evening can be difficult if not impossible.
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!
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.
Yes! Put-in-Bay has a K-12 school that is located in the downtown area.
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.
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.
Both ferryboat lines can be reached from Cedar Point in about 20-30 minutes.
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!
There are about 280 full time residents on Put in Bay Island.
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