Put-in-Bay Island Club Pavilions

The Island Club offers the island’s newest full service indoor/outdoor pavilion space with all lodging and amenities onsite. We have just built two brand new outdoor pavilions behind our big pool. They can easily seat up to 100 guests depending on seating configurations. Enhancements that are coming soon will include roll-down sidings to enclose the pavilions in case if inclement weather, and a big-screen TV for entertainment and presentations.

Island Club Pavilion Construction
Island Club Pavilion Construction
Island Club Pavilions
Island Club Pavilion Completion

Outdoor pavilions, once wittily referred to as “follies” by the English elite, have endured for hundreds of years around the world. Intended to provide shelter from the elements and comfortable repose, as well as a designated space to entertain guests throughout the seasons, the outdoor pavilion has enjoyed a particularly modish comeback in recent years.

The two pavilions can be combined or separate, so it is perfect for family reunions both big and small… groups… events… and casual meetings! We have an exclusive catering contract with Mr. Ed’s (Cameo Pizza, Salads, Wings, Sandwiches, Drinks, and More!) if your group needs food or snacks. Pizza parties are VERY popular!

Island Club Gazebo 2
Island Club Gazebo 2
Island Club Gazebo 1
Island Club Gazebo 1

“The opening of the new pavilion represents another step in the development of the Island Club Subdivision on South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay) Ohio. The Island CLub was first started many years ago when Paul Jeris and Ed Gudenas created the original development plans for the community. The Pavilion is an important first step towards attracting more family reunions, weddings, and even corporate events to our area. We look forward to the strengthening of the community around this new pavilion and the growth of the Island Club and Put-in-Bay in general.

We are also looking forward towards the installation of new high-speed internet later this year and even more exciting developments next year. These collective efforts all help increase the happiness for tens of thousands of visitors and residents alike. It truly offers a gateway to the outdoor recreation and camaraderie of the new Island Club ‘park’ area,” said Paul Jeris, President of the Island Club Homeowners Association.

Reservations

Our family reunion and company event planners can assist you in all aspects of coordinating your corporate event, family reunion or wedding. For additional details, please call our main reservation center at 216-898-9951 and we would be glad to complete a proposal specifically for you: https://www.islandclub.com/contact

The Battle of Lake Erie

“We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

While Put-in-Bay gets summer visitors from all over the world, most come from the Midwest. Put-in-Bay Ohio is known throughout the region as a great place for a summer getaway staycation. However, not a lot of people are aware of just how much history the island holds. Perhaps the most famous example is the role the island and its surrounding waters played in the War of 1812. Put-in-Bay was the theater for one of the most significant naval engagements of the 1800’s – the Battle of Lake Erie.

Before the Battle of Lake Erie

Like any historical conflict on American soil, there is a wealth of information out there for anyone who would like to dive more deeply into the details of the War of 1812. As such, describing the backdrop for the Battle of Lake Erie will be brief. The relevant information pertaining to the events that occurred at Put-in-Bay is that up until the Battle of Lake Erie, Britain was beating America in the War of 1812. The British Navy already had forces in Lake Erie when the war began, so they took control of it immediately. Detroit was occupied by British forces in the Siege of Detroit, and American morale was low. But on September 10th, 1813, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry altered American history forever with his naval victory, which took place in the shadow of Put-in-Bay.

The Conflict Begins

On that fateful morning, a lookout on the Lawrence, which was Commodore Perry’s flagship, spotted the British fleet at 5 AM. The lookout on the British ship, the Queen Charlotte, spotted the American fleet soon after. The forces were about 10 miles apart at 7 AM and in a bit of a standoff. The British fleet, consisting of a schooner, a sloop, two ships and two brigs, seemed to have the early advantage in the engagement thanks to the wind. However, and thankfully for the American fleet, the weather was fickle that day. The wind shifted at approximately 10 AM, which gave Commodore Perry the advantage. The American fleet, made up of three brigs, five schooners and a sloop, could now choose when and how to engage their enemy.

The first shots of the battle were fired at 11:45 AM by British ships, whose guns had slightly longer range. These long range shots made it difficult for Perry to get his strongest ship, the Lawrence, into battle. The ship had to withstand these volleys for nearly a half hour until they were finally close enough for their own armaments. This extra time under fire took its toll on the Lawrence, and it was disabled at 1:30 PM, having had its sails ripped to shreds by British ordnance.

Things were looking bad for the Americans, but Commodore Perry had one more trick up his sleeve. Along with a small compliment of men, he hopped onto a rowboat and moved through British fire to take command of the Niagara, the other large brig in the American fleet. The British forces were expecting this to lead to an eventual retreat. But instead, Perry brought the Niagara in close to the Queen Charlotte and Detroit, which were already heavily damaged after colliding with each other. The Niagara got into a position where the British ships couldn’t effectively return fire, and unloaded her cannons. The Queen Charlotte and Detroit couldn’t manage to get themselves untangled in time to fight back, and just 15 minutes after defeat seemed inescapable, Commodore Perry had captured the entire British fleet.

After the Battle

Commodore Perry wrote a letter to William Henry Harrison, Major General of the American ground forces in the region and eventual President of the United States, to inform him of the victory. The first line of this letter is one of the most famous phrases in United States military history. The letter read, in its entirety:

Dear General: We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem, O. H. Perry

The impact of this victory cannot be overstated. American forces maintained control of Lake Erie for the rest of the War of 1812. Possession of the lake enabled an immediate campaign to reclaim Detroit. It also allowed a strategic redistribution of forces, because the threat of an attack on Ohio or Pennsylvania was eliminated with control of the lake.

If the Battle of Lake Erie is of interest to you, then a trip to Put-in-Bay is necessary. You can learn more about the battle through primary sources like Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This National Park Service site is the fourth-tallest monument in America, and the tallest Doric column in the world. The observation deck provides incredible views of the portion of the lake where the battle took place. The Visitor’s Center on-site acts as a museum for the battle, filled with fascinating memorabilia. Another point of interest is the cannonball memorial in DeRivera Park. There are three American and three British soldiers buried at Perry’s monument, but that wasn’t their first resting place. They were originally buried in what is now DeRivera Park. A memorial made from cannonballs marks the original burial spot. These soldiers were buried together as a display of unity between America, Canada and Britain, and the peace between the three countries continues to this day.

More Info

Information about the Battle of Lake Erie adapted from “The Struggle For Control of Lake Erie” (Part II) by Robert J. Dodge, in the Northwest Ohio Quarterly, Vol. XXXVO, No. 2, Spring, 1964, pp. 70-97

Top 10 Advantages of Put-in-Bay Homes Vs Hotels

Short-term vacation accommodations on Put-in-Bay are growing to become something much more than just a place to sleep and shower. The Island Club Rental Homes and Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos are quickly becoming the next big thing in the local island tourism industry. Downtown hotels and Put-in-Bay resorts are not as cost effective. What used to be a way of saving money on long stays on the island is now a beautiful experience in itself! Countless travelers are seeking out these private accommodations for weekends, short midweek stays, and even for week long vacations. Vacation rental homes/condos have a long list of advantages over hotels. This makes them really popular for family holidays and for Put-in-Bay’s traditional bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Here are the Top 10 Significant Advantages of Put-in-Bay Rental Lodgings:

1. Spend More Quality Time With Your Friends And Family

Unlike a hotel experience where a large chunk of time is often spent in one’s own private room, a vacation rental home allows your entire group of friends and family to be all together. Everyone can be involved in activities together in the common areas, such as a large living room and private outside deck. You can cook in the fully-furnished kitchen, enjoy a DirecTV movie in the living room, play card games at the dining room table, and spend time outside enjoying the Put-in-Bay weather in your own private yard without any restriction.

2. Get More Personal Space Compared To A Single Hotel Room

Rental Home vs Hotel Room
Rental Home vs Hotel Room (click the pic)

Getting an entire house to yourself with a living room, kitchen, front yard and other common areas makes the stay so much more enjoyable. More fun than just cramming all your guests and luggage into a single Put-in-Bay hotel room. And when you are traveling with young children, the additional space is a particularly great thing to have. You can go out all day, enjoy War of 18 Holes Putt-Putt or visit the top of Perry’s International Peace and Victory Monument. But you will still spend many hours of happiness with your kids in your rental home or condo.

3. Enjoy The Kind Of Privacy That A Hotel Can Never Offer

When you relax in the privacy of a vacation home in Put-in-Bay, it is just as you would in your own house. Vacation home and condo rentals give you the luxury to be ‘home’ even when you are traveling. This is truly the definition of a home away from home with all the amenities that you deserve to enjoy.

4. Spoil Yourself With The Diverse Options, Choices And Rentals Available

There is a wider choice of locations, property types, sizes and budgets in vacation home and condo rentals than you would find in hotels. A comprehensive search on a trusted Put-in-Bay vacation rental website, such as https://www.putinbayreservations.com, should be able to offer you exactly the rental unit that fits your group’s requirements.

5. Give Yourself A Better Value For Your Money

Round House Entertainment
Round House Entertainment

This motto especially holds true when you are traveling with a big group to Put-in-Bay. Splitting costs among the group members ensures the maximum value for every dollar that you spend on your accommodations. When you spend less on lodging, you have more money for fun stuff! And we all know that Put-in-Bay offers some fun stuff like MIST Pool Bar and the Green Room Nightclub! Moreover, when staying in a rental, you can save money on meals by choosing to do a few breakfasts and snacks on your own. You also have laundry facilities.

6. Discover The Individualized Personality That Makes Each Home Memorable

If you like things that hold a unique character, Put-in-Bay vacation rental homes might be just what you are looking for. Each rental home and condo is individually owned, so there is no “cookie cutter” feel like in hotel rooms. They each reflect the personal tastes of the owner, the local culture of the area, and they have that unique human touch that hotel rooms simply lack.

7. Appreciate The Feeling Of Being Home In A Put-in-Bay House

Put in Bay Resort Homes
Put in Bay Resort Homes

It feels good to have an entire home to yourself, even when you are on vacation. You can enjoy indoor and outdoor activities with your family and friends in the privacy and comfort of a proper home, as opposed to the shared spaces in hotels and resorts. No long walks back to a hotel room. There are no elevators to wait for to go up and down. No crowds to slow you down.

8. Realize How Traveling Feels Easier When A Vacation Rental Home Is Your Destination

The freedom to do your own laundry (or to NOT do your laundry!) means that you can pack lighter and bring less. The choice of cooking your own meals gives you flexibility and savings if you are tired of eating out every day on the island, which can get pricey. This means that traveling becomes a more comfortable affair for you and your family when you book a vacation rental for your Put-in-Bay stay. But please do plan some great dinners at places like the Upper Deck or Blu Luna.

9. Guarantee Your Kids To Have A Better Time In A Vacation Home

When you rent a vacation home, you can easily give the kids a separate room – so you can keep an eye on them without having to compromise on your own privacy. Also, many vacation homes are well equipped with amenities and space for children’s amusement including satellite TV with kids’ channels, making it a fun stay for young ones.

10. Think Of Pet-Friendliness With Most Vacation Rental Homes

Put-in-Bay Pet Friendly Lodging
Put-in-Bay Pet Friendly Lodging

Finding a pet-friendly hotel is a hassle, to say the least. Additionally, it can be a very costly affair even if you do find a hotel that allows pets. Factor in pet deposits, clean-up fees, noise complaints, and other strict rules. Vacation rental homes, however, are much more likely to allow pets and virtually guaranteed to do so at much lower costs than a hotel. Thus, if one of your important family members happens to be a furry pet, remember something. A vacation rental house would be an excellent choice for you to spend your vacation and allow your fur baby to enjoy it with you. Some bars downtown allow pets on their outdoor patios, such as Mr. Ed’s.

OK, OK… so we can’t just stop at 10. There are SO MANY reasons to rent a vacation home, here are three more…

11. Savor the Extra Little Things that a Vacation Home Offers

Every vacation rental home has its own set of unique surprises to offer you and your guests. One Put-in-Bay rental may have great nautical treasures decorating the walls. Another may have some A/V media equipment that would make it worth spending a day indoors watching movies or playing games. With all the space a home offers, you might even be able to play Twister! Can’t do THAT in a hotel room!

12. Memorable Stays Happen More Often In Homes Than Hotels

Put in Bay Memories
Put in Bay Memories

The individuality and uniqueness of a vacation rental home makes it memorable. You will more than likely remember a great joke told in the comfort of your vacation rental kitchen than something said while crowded into a cramped hotel room. The sameness of hotels may leave little to no impression on your memory. But a vacation rental home will certainly make its mark on your Put-in-Bay vacation owing to its oneness and individuality.

13. Soaking In The Local Culture Is So Much Easier In A Vacation Home

Hotels are by their very nature touristy in their feel, service and most especially in their locations. They are usually right in the middle of the action so that you don’t explore anywhere else. But vacation rental homes, on the other hand, offer a closer feel of the local island culture. They are located on the edges or out of the main town. You get to see more of the island. They are not necessarily located in the touristy parts of the town, so you can explore the locales with greater authenticity. You can find those memorable little spots such as Joe’s Bar or Jane Coate’s Wildflower Trail.

If you have never tried it before but have always been curious, take a chance with a Put-in-Bay vacation rental home or condo stay. You will be amazed by the experiences it can give you and your family or group. For an exhaustive list of Put-in-Bay vacation rental homes and condos, try one of the following. Visit the Island Club Home Rentals website or the Put-in-Bay Condos website, and choose an island rental home or Waterfront Condo that suits you best! Of course, if you just have 2 or 4 people, a hotel room is still a good traditional option.

If you would like more information about a Put-in-Bay resort or rental, please visit www.putinbayreservations.com, call Put-in-Bay Island Club Rentals at 216-898-9951, or email reserve@putinbayreservations.com.

Take it Easy on Island Time

If you or your family is in need of an island getaway, why not try the village of Put-in-Bay (putinbay.com). It is just a short 20-minute ride by ferry (millerferry.com) from the mainland and about an hour west of Cleveland. There are plenty of vacation homes and upscale Waterfront Condos available for rent (putinbayreservations.com).

Whether it’s just for a day trip or an overnight adventure on a long weekend, there’s plenty to do in Put-in-Bay. You can rent a golf cart, moped, bicycle, or just go about it the old-fashioned way and take a walk. It doesn’t matter how you get around because the island is only about two miles long.

Water sports and fun activities including personal watercrafts and parasailing are popular here, as you’d expect on an island. New this summer is the inclusion of paddleboards! The island offers watercraft rentals (pibjetski.com) if you’re eager to go out on your own and even has guided boat tours.

If your getaway itinerary includes shopping, there are more than 15 stores and an array of knick knack opportunities. Restaurants and bars abound and you would hard pressed to visit each of them on one day stay.

Must-sees include the Put-in-Bay Winery (putinbaywinery.com) which has beautiful views of the Bay, and the Chocolate Café & Museum (chocolateohio.com) where you can enjoy the confections and see the antique chocolate collectibles. For kids, there is a Bar on the island just for them called The Candy Bar, located right next to Kimberly’s Carousel, a circa-1916 restored carousel.

Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center (perryscave.com) is a family-friendly complex centered on a natural limestone cave with an underground lake. It also includes the Butterfly House at Put-In-Bay, with more than 50 types of exotic butterflies, and a free antique car museum. Dandees Snack Shack offers something for the sweet tooth.

You can learn about the lake’s crucial role in the War of 1812 at the 352-feet-tall Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (nps.gov/pevi). It’s named for Oliver Hazard Perry, the American Navy commander who played a key role in that conflict. He uttered the famous phrase, “We have met the enemy and they are ours…”. From this tower, all Lake Erie Islands can be seen, as well as the shores of Ohio, Michigan and even Ontario on a very clear day.

For reservations and to plan your weekend or midweek getaway, contact Island Club Home Rentals (islandclub.com or 216-898-9951) or the brand new Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos (putinbaycondos.com or 216-898-1105) to check on availability and pricing!

Island Club Rentals – Put in Bay Bachelorette Party Headquarters

Attention Ladies:
If you have reluctantly taken on the task of planning a Bachelorette Party, Island Club Rentals is the ideal location to host your group! Reserve one of our 8-, 10-, 12-, or 16-person vacation rental homes and you have lots of space. View live availability on our brand new website at https://www.islandclub.com!

Bachelorette Party Solution

We also have just released the ideal web site to answer all of your Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Bachelorette Party questions at http://www.putinbaybacheloretteparty.com!

All the talk of finding the perfect wedding dress and sending out invitations is intimidating and stressful! Hopefully, that part is now over. It’s a good thing that the next one of your maid of honor duties is probably the most fun… planning and throwing the bachelorette party! Throwing the bachelorette party at Putinbay is one of the best times and most fun of your many maid of honor duties so enjoy it! We will show you some tips and tricks to ensure that you throw a bachelorette party that is remembered by everyone for years to come. We’ve taken the best advice the internet has to offer and condensed it here for you!

Bachelorette Party Lodging

First things first… you are going to need a location to host the party. Put-in-Bay, Ohio is by far the most popular place to have a weekend bachelorette party in the Midwest. Many people might think a stationary bar like a nightclub in Las Vegas is a nice place for a bachelorette party but you are stuck there all night. Catch a ferry and come here to the island for a weekend where you can bar-hop at night. You can tan by the pool during the day. And you can enjoy a luxury vacation rental home or condo. That’s the ideal way to go. The advantage here is that you have got a built in party! Have a plan in advance (check out https://www.PutInBayOhio.com for bars, restaurants, and attractions) so you have a general idea where to go and make sure to talk with your bride beforehand.

This is part of the bachelorette party etiquette that you should be aware of. Find out what your bride wants to do for her party because this is one of the most important of your maid of honor duties. Ensure that your bride-to-be has fun on her last night of singlehood (or whenever you plan to throw it)!!!

Plan far in advance! You probably shouldn’t throw the bachelorette party on the night before the wedding. Please remember that Put-in-Bay luxury waterfront condos and island vacation home rentals book early for the summer season, especially on weekends. Unlike the boys on the groom’s side, there are many more maid of honor duties and bridal duties to be taken care of. Other then just showing up at the wedding and standing in a tuxedo. You don’t want to hurry through your wedding day driving home from the island. Plan ahead! Book your rental house months ahead of time in order to ensure that you have a reservation. It is virtually impossible to show up on the island during the summer and find a room or house on a Friday night.

Bachelorette Party Hints

The larger 12- and 16-person homes and condos are usually COMPLETELY BOOKED by March!

Hopefully you have fun with the bachelorette party! Remember that you do not have to have a trashy bachelorette party or even a classy bachelorette party. You just want to ensure that you please the bride to be. And make sure that she has a Put in Bay weekend filled with memories that will last her a lifetime! A weekend bachelorette party starts with reserving a Putinbay 8-, 10-, 12-, or 16-person rental. Rent an island cottage or vacation rental home or Waterfront Condo to host the party. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!

July 4th Weekend – Put-in-Bay Condos Bingo!

The Summer is starting off hot, and so are our July 4th specials! The brand new Put-in-Bay Condos have been packed every weekend so far this season but we oddly have a few units still open for July 4th Weekend. What does that mean for you? A Special Deal!


STEP ONE: Make a new reservation at the brand new Put-in-Bay Condos in one of our 12-, 10-, or 6-person units for June 30 and July 1.

STEP TWO: For the first time EVER on a weekend… Get a FREE GOLF CART with your condo stay for the weekend!


  • What size cart?? We have FIVE 8-pp carts, FOUR 6-pp carts, and TWELVE 4-pp carts still available.
  • The quickest reservations get the biggest carts! First come, first reserved!
  • Want to stay a 3rd night?? We will add on Sunday for just $300!!
  • How do you book?? Call to Book at 216-898-1105.
  • Valid on new reservations only for June 30th weekend, subject to availability.

BRAND NEW Rental Lodgings at Put-in-Bay Ohio

There are a number of BRAND NEW rental lodgings available this summer at Put-in-Bay Ohio. At the Island Club, there are two homes that were built in the summer of 2016 and can accommodate 12 or 16 guests respectively. With each house, you have convenient access to the Island Club Big Pool, Island Club Taxi service, and Island Club Golf Cart Rentals for the duration of your stay. Located across from the Island Club is “A Place at the Bay”, a discreet 12-person house that allows your group great privacy and a lot of space to spread out and enjoy your stay at Put-in-Bay. At the BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos, there are both 10- and 12-person units available They are all perfect for larger family groups looking for a nice, affordable, midweek getaway on a Lake Erie island. Close to home, but an Island away!

Island Club Vacation Rental Home #111

The space you need for your large group can be found with this great BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home. With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home can sleep up to sixteen guests. Park in the brick driveway with space for up to two cars, and you are set for a great trip. The front of the home features a large brick patio complete with deck chairs, picnic table and a propane grill.

As you step inside, you enter into the combined living and dining areas. There is a flat-screen television with DirecTV service and a comfortable sitting area. The kitchen is off of this area and comes complete with all the necessities to prepare and serve a delicious meal. The center kitchen island is absolutely HUGE and can seat all 16 guests comfortably for a meal, games, or just hanging out. There is a wooded area to the rear of the home for added privacy.

During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere at this ideal Put in Bay lodging. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around. Please let us know how we can make your vacation at Put-in-Bay a great one!

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-111/1668-104053

Island Club Rental Home #77

This BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home has four sizable bedrooms and two full baths. Up to twelve guests can be accommodated in this lovely property. Pull right in to your own driveway, with space for two vehicles. The door has a convenient coded door lock, ending the difficulties with keys. You and your guests can access the unit at your leisure. Inside, guests enter into the dining area. Two sliding glass doors exit the dining room to the brick patio.

A picnic table with additional seating and a propane grill complete this space. Back inside the home, the kitchen can handle the desires of the cook of your group. Pans, dishes, utensils and such are provided. The living room has comfortable couches and television with satellite service. Conveniently, there are golf carts that can be rented within the Island Club village.

Choose a vacation home during your next Lake Erie getaway. The comforts of home can be yours, while keeping all in your group together. We manage several homes in this section, so your very large groups can stay closely together. Booking early is recommended, as dates fill quite fast. The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home.

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-77/1668-104055

A Place at the Bay

A Place at The Bay is right next to Saunders Golf Course and 1/2 mile away from the South Bass Island State Park, 1/2 mile from the Miller Ferry and 1 mile from downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio and the Jet Express. If you haven’t visited Put in Bay Ohio then you are in for a real treat. Restaurants, Shopping, Bars, Water Sports, Golf Carts and the fun of just being on an island await you at Put-in-Bay. Come play at Put in Bay Ohio and leave your troubles and cares at Home.

A Place at The Bay is a great choice for groups of friends, families, reunions, getaways. Relax and enjoy your own private front and back stone decks, private grills, central air, washer dryer, satellite TV, living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen. The home is on a wooded lot and has a private yard for your enjoyment. Relax and kick back after a long day on the water, an afternoon of fun, or a night out on the town at Put in Bay’s famous night life.

Take the time to visit our web site where you will find information on PutinBay, how to get here, what to do, rates, information and additional lodging information. If you need further information you can e-mail us, Or call us at 216-898-1105. We hope you enjoy South Bass Island and downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio at our home… A Place at The Bay.

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/a-place-at-the-bay/1668-68901

Put-in-Bay BRAND NEW 12-Person Waterfront Condo

The Put-in-Bay Condos are the premier waterfront lodging choice for your Lake Erie island getaway. We are close to home in body but far away in spirit. How often can you plan a party weekend with your friends, or a small midweek vacation with your family on an island surrounded by water? There are no other rentals on Put-in-Bay with such an impressive and expansive view of the water as you relax out on your lakeview back deck. Each of our lovely units reside on some of the most prime Lake Erie real estate. It is the newest rental lodging built on Put-In-Bay, with a wonderful Grand Opening Party back in early July 2016.

The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home. During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home or condo and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around.

Each of the lower and upper level units have four bedrooms, three full baths, a large lakeside deck with table and chairs, pool access, and have a capacity of up twelve guests. Guests gain access to the condo through a coded door lock. This is very convenient as keys are eliminated from the equation. The fully equipped kitchen comes capable of satisfying the cook of your group. Whip up a hearty breakfast or delectable dinner, all while saving some money during your Put-in-Bay vacation. With a location that cannot be beat and beautiful new accommodations, the time is now to book your excursion.

To View this Condo and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/waterfront-10-and-12-person-condos

BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay 10-Person Waterfront Condo

The Put in Bay Condos has been proudly serving Put-in-Bay Ohio and the Lake Erie Islands for nearly 15 years with waterfront condo rental assistance. This year we are completing our second phase of development with 26 brand new waterfront condos facing Lake Erie. Great pride and joy is taken in fully assisting our guests in finding the best vacation condo accommodations for their friends and family. We are excited to assist our Put in Bay guests with their vacation experience and ensure they will be at ease during the planning of their trip. Our experience and vacation condo rental expertise will ensure that you and yours will have an amazing vacation on the Crown Jewel of Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay!

Looking for a waterfront rental unit in Put-in-Bay, OHIO? Look no further than the Put-in-Bay Condos! As one of the few waterfront lodging options, we proudly allow guests to bring their water toys here to Putinbay Condos with ample parking. Now you have the opportunity to relax by the water and enjoy the comforts of your own watercraft out on Lake Erie, just steps away from your front door.

Each of these beautiful units have four bedrooms, two full baths, a large lakeside deck, pool access, and have a capacity of up to ten guests. Guests gain access to the condo through a coded door lock. This is very convenient as keys are eliminated from the equation. The fully equipped kitchen comes capable of satisfying the cook of your group. Whip up a hearty breakfast or delectable dinner, all while saving some money during your Put-in-Bay vacation. With a location that cannot be beat and beautiful new accommodations, the time is now to book your excursion.

To View this Condo and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/waterfront-10-and-12-person-condos

Two New Beautiful Rental Homes for Put-in-Bay

There are two BRAND NEW rental homes available this summer in the Island Club community at Put-in-Bay Ohio. These two homes were built in the summer of 2016 and can accommodate 12 or 16 guests respectively. With each house, you have convenient access to the Island Club Big Pool, Island Club Taxi service, and Island Club Golf Cart Rentals for the duration of your stay. They are both perfect for larger family groups looking for a nice, affordable, midweek getaway on a Lake Erie island. Close to home, but an Island away!


Island Club House #77

This BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home has four sizable bedrooms and two full baths. Up to twelve guests can be accommodated in this lovely property. Pull right in to your own driveway, with space for two vehicles. The door has a convenient coded door lock, ending the difficulties with keys. You and your guests can access the unit at your leisure. Inside, guests enter into the dining area. Two sliding glass doors exit the dining room to the brick patio. A picnic table with additional seating and a propane grill complete this space. Back inside the home, the kitchen can handle the desires of the cook of your group. Pans, dishes, utensils and such are provided. The living room has comfortable couches and television with satellite service. Conveniently, there are golf carts that can be rented within the Island Club village. Choose a vacation home during your next Lake Erie getaway. The comforts of home can be yours, while keeping all in your group together. We manage several homes in this section, so your very large groups can stay closely together. Booking early is recommended, as dates fill quite fast. The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home. During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around. Please let us know how we can make your vacation at Put-in-Bay a great one!

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-77/1668-104055


Island Club Home #111

The space you need for your large group can be found with this great BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home. With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home can sleep up to sixteen guests. Park in the brick driveway with space for up to two cars, and you are set for a great trip. The front of the home features a large brick patio complete with deck chairs, picnic table and a propane grill. As you step inside, you enter into the combined living and dining areas. There is a flat-screen television with DirecTV service and a comfortable sitting area. The kitchen is off of this area and comes complete with all the necessities to prepare and serve a delicious meal. The center kitchen island is absolutely HUGE and can seat all 16 guests comfortably for a meal, games, or just hanging out. There is a wooded area to the rear of the home for added privacy. The Island Club at Put-in-Bay is ready for you and yours to make your way to the island. We strive to provide the best lodging options during your trip to the Lake Erie Islands. Remember that many dates sellout quickly, so don’t wait before it is too late. We manage several other homes on this street which can be rented to accommodate your large group. The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home. During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around. Please let us know how we can make your vacation at Put-in-Bay a great one!

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-111/1668-104053

What Happens at Put-in-Bay in the Winter?

There’s a bit of protocol everyone on South Bass Island Put-in-Bay should observe during the winter. When that rare car comes by, be sure to wave. You probably know the driver, and he or she knows you. That’s because once the last visitors leave on the ferry or by airplane after Halloween, life on Put-in-Bay in Lake Erie drops into winter tempo. It becomes even quieter and more remote once the last ferry boats leave the dock at the end of December when there is too much ice to keep the ferry open.

From that point on until the ice breaks up in mid to late March, island life goes into hibernation. Not that people simply curl up and sleep until the spring thaw like bears. Folks still drop in at the Wrinkle Room downtown for a brew and dinner and one of the many euchre and football leagues that run all winter. There are a couple of restaurants open through the winter months so the 150 to 200 islanders who live here have a place to socialize and vary their routines.

There are two churches on Put-in-Bay, an island general store, a hardware store, a coffee place and one gas station still open for business. The only bank is open for just a few hours one day of the week. The post office is open on days the mail and newspapers can be flown in from “America.” That’s the term some islanders used to describe that distant mainland.

The season is over, but many of the island’s personnel stay on South Bass during the ice months. They are not alone. Ice fishermen are making their way over by air or by sea for what has become the island’s one winter industry.

Many of you who have visited Perry’s Monument or just gone to Put-In-Bay to have a wild summer fling see the place as a wild hive of tourists. I’ve seen the place on Chrstmas in July, and it’s a madhouse. But on Thanksgiving the downtown was deserted. Most of the bars, restaurants and gift shops were boarded up. All the kids playground equipment and picnic tables were broken down and piled up for the long winter. Not a soul was on the streets, even though some Christmas lights were out. Just one restaurant, the market and wine store were open for business and few cars were parked outside.

At night the silence is unearthly. That’s especially true for those of us who live in cities and can’t sleep without the sound of distant sirens as our lullabies. Stars appear in abundance at night in the clear winter skies and there is even rumor of the occasional hike (since the elevator is closed) up to the top of the monument to blow off some New Years Eve fireworks.

Someone once told me real islanders stock up. Some can live without a television set (not much to watch up here anyway) or even without a computer, but nobody lives without a freezer or two. Stocking up is a way of life. People take the ferry to “America” before it stops running and return to Put in Bay with a car full of bathroom and kitchen essentials and frozen foods.

They told me many visitors simply can’t picture life under these conditions. They can’t imagine what it would be like not to make their daily shopping trips or drives. The idea of having to stock up seems to puzzle them. Yet, they said there are old-time islanders who won’t make the “trip to America more than two or three times a year.”

Islanders know each other quite well and, in the main, get along. There are times when the fog is so thick or the snows so heavy that airplanes are grounded and folks have to wait for mail or specially needed items. There is no pharmacy, doctor or dentist at Put-in-Bay. In case of trouble, there is one emergency medical person who can call in help by helicopter. “In the summer when you hear a helicopter taking off you think it’s probably some tourist who got in a golf cart accident,” someone said. “But in the winter you know it’s somebody you know.”

She said islanders work hard from spring to autumn to make their livings. So the winter break is often fairly welcome. It’s a time when friends who don’t have time to socialize during the tourist season finally have time to drop into Tippers and do just that.

There are a lot of oddities to the isolated life, but for the most part it is enjoyed by those who live it.

Visit Our New Web Site!

The Island Club is proud to announce the launch of our new website offering access to some of the best vacation homes and rental condos available in Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie area.

For over 20 years we have taken great pride and joy in helping our guests plan the perfect vacation on the Crown Jewel of Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay.  We plan on continuing this tradition with our new website by helping guests find the perfect property for their vacations.   Our new site allows you to browse large images of all properties, take a virtual tour, find the property on a map and much, much more.  Once you have found the right rental, take a little time to explore Put-in-Bay and plan your upcoming vacation!

We hope to see you soon!