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Harriet's House & Island Suites

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Stayed two nights here just after the season. We had a suite, which has a lot of room, full fridge, large bathroom, and free wifi. Its nothing fancy, but its well kept. Close walk to town. Golf carts available.

1Thank Swwalton
Beavercreek, Ohio
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Harriet's has some of the best rates on golf carts on the island. Located a block foo the main part of town they are convenient, easy to use, and the gas powered carts are ideal for touring the islands. Plus, you can call and reserve a cart so you don't have to take our chances on busy times.

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London, On
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We did not stay here, but rather at the Get-Away-Inn, but the properties work together and our Inn got us a discounted price for the Harriet's House golf cart rentals. The proprietor and his wife were very friendly, had our reserved golf cart ready to go when we got there, and explained its functions and rules etc. Sign in was...

1Thank Falccros
Columbus, OH
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We've stayed at several places on the island (the first was The Fox Motel across from the Post Office). For years we stayed at Ashley House which was nice. But we absolutely love Harriet's! Last year we stayed in the Lodge which we loved. This year we were in the Bungalow. The rooms are nicely decorated and immaculate. The location...

Thank buckeye-dad
Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review. Please feel free to recommend us to your friends and neighbors. We'll find you a room at Harriet's House because we love having people like you stay with us. Our mission is to have repeat business which we view as the ultimate compliment. You made our day with your review. Denny and Linda

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A group of friends have been traveling to PIB for 10 years. We ventured away from the normal hotel and tried the suites here. The rooms are spotless. There is so much space and centrally located. Reasonably priced. They are family owned and operated. They walk you to your room and explain the set up. The doors remained locked and...

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My husband and I just returned from a Sunday overnight stay in one of the lodge rooms at Harriet's house. The lodge rooms are for 2 people only. It is very clean and comfortable and very close to downtown. When we arrived, we were escorted to room where Linda looked it over to ensure everything was in place. We were...

1Thank goshencooks
Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. Your right about the golf carts which are purposely governed at about 16 miles per hour to avoid injury and abuse. Most people that visit the Island aren't in a hurry in the first place. Linda and I have owned Harriet's House for 15 years. We pride ourselves in establishing a more than clean...

Reviewed 26 July 2016

My group and I have stayed at Harriet House and the suites for a few years now and I must say we love them. The properties are VERY WELL maintained and the owners are extremely attentive. There are times where we felt a little too supervised but did understand that Xmas in July brings lots of bizarre behavior as is...

Thank Annette T
Willoughby, Ohio
Reviewed 18 July 2016

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...

Thank Cindy G
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 23 June 2016

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...

Reviewed 5 June 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...

Thank stewwest

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • 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 St, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6642
Region: 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
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“We stayed in the lodge on the bottom floor.”
goshencooks, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go see Mad Dog at the Round House!”
stewwest, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs bedrooms are more private than living room.”
melodys601, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautiful, just depends on how many people you have in your group.”
Dan44444, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Book early so you don't miss out!”
MelissaM752, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
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