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Recent Ohio reviews

  • Close to the water.

    "We stayed here for a familly reunion for 4 days in August and there were several thing that I liked about this house & a couple things that didn't work so well. It is within 500 ft. of a small beach & playground where the kids loved playing. The house is above a 2-car garage, had a nice, albeit small, deck, off the living area. What did not work out so well for us; there was someone everyday working in the garage, which didn't do much for a sense of privacy, And it is a 3 bedroom, 2- bath house. It would fit 8 or 9 people comfortably, but 13 was too many and 4 of our family members went to a hotel after the 1st night. There is not a den, just a kitchen/living area with a Murphy bed , aside from the 3 bedrooms. It is very pretty & well-kept, but in actuality, a good desciption would be "cozy". I would stay here again, if we had a smaller group and would reccomend it for anyone. (Beware, there is a flight of stairs to go up to this home.)"
    Guest: Patricia M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Family Vacation

    "Me and my family planned a trip to Lake Erie/Cedar Point and found this little gem to stay for the week. It was very comfortable and had plenty of space for our family. It was nice to have a fully stocked kitchen. It kept us from having to eat out every meal. Getting in and out of Cedar Point so easily is a nice bonus if that's part of your plans while there. For the most part, the house was clean and tidy. Had a little bit of an issue with spider webs and spiders throughout the house. And I thought one of the upstairs beds had not had the sheets changed. All in all it was a perfect little getaway for us and we definitely plan on returning next year!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • One of our favorite family vacations!!

    "We had a great time. We recently bought Sea Doos & it was the perfect location to take them out every day. The inlet with the wave runner docks made it very convenient. Our 12 year old & our 16 year old both loved our stay. We were out on the water all day & in the evening we went to Cedar Point when the crowds were gone. We also had relaxing bon fires by the water. The house was very clean & comfortable. It had everything we needed. The owners made us feel right at home. They are very kind people that sincerely wanted our family to have a good time. We plan to go back. We already miss the bay."
    Guest: Troy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • Wonderful VRBO

    "My husband and I stayed at this charming Victorian Home for 9 nights. It is nicely appointed with antiques and is a very comfortable "home away from home"! We would highly recommend this to anyone staying in the area. It is a close drive to Dayton and Cincinnati. Even not too far to drive to Columbus to see their great zoo! The owners are very accommodating and friendly too! We would stay here again if we ever come back to this area."
    Guest: photo guy Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 19, 2013
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Catawba Island Travel Tips

Finding Your Way to Catawba Island Vacation Rentals

Catawba Island is a small township community on Lake Erie in Ohio. The township is just a short drive away from the Eerie Ottawa Regional Airport; it is a public airport but it does not host commercial flights. The nearest major airport is in Cleveland which is approximately 70 miles away. The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hosts most major commercial carriers in North America and has frequently scheduled flights to the major cities in the U.S. This would be the airport you would use if traveling from an international destination or from across the states.

A second smaller airport that is closer to Catawba Island is the Toledo Express Airport which is located 10 miles west of the city of Toledo on the far western point of Lake Erie. The airport hosts a variety of commercial airlines on regular regional flight schedules. Most visitors to Catawba Island are from Ohio and the neighboring states of Indiana and Michigan. There is a good road network and driving to your vacation home is one of the most convenient ways to get there. If you do happen to be flying in, you can always arrange a rental car upon arrival.

Best Time of Year to Visit Catawba Island Vacation Houses

Catawba Island is mostly a summer vacation destination. It is popular with water sports and fishing enthusiasts because of its easy access to Lake Erie. The summer days are generally warm and temperatures remain mild overnight. The summer starts in early June and generally lasts until September. The peak vacation period is during July. In the winter months, the area becomes iced over. Heavy snowfalls can occur in the mid-winter months. This doesn't seem to deter enthusiastic fishermen who head out on the ice to enjoy some mid-winter ice fishing. This is also a favorite time of year for snowmobilers to visit.

Things to See and Do near Catawba Island Lodging

Catawba Island is a leisurely vacation destination. Most of the activities are linked to the lake. There are several boat launches and marinas where you can store your boat for the duration of your vacation. Family recreation areas and picnic sites are often located near the boat launches so you can enjoy a fun afternoon out on the lake or along the shoreline. Some vacation homes in Catawba Island have private jetties where you can tie up you boat. This will save you the time and effort of heading off to the boat launch each time you want to head out on the water. If you don't have your own boat, it is often possible to rent a boat from one of the marinas. If you are a newcomer to boating, it's advisable to arrange a charter where an experienced skipper can take you out on the water.

Fishing is one of the most popular activities. You can either fish from the shoreline or on a boat if you want to land the larger species. If you want to spend some time exploring the region, there are many historic places of interest. If you take a drive to the Marblehead Peninsula, you can see Ohio's oldest lighthouse which has been in operation since 1820. This lighthouse has saved countless lives as the area is known to be one of the roughest on Lake Erie in terms of boating and shipping.

Visitors to Catawba Island

Catawba Island is a great family vacation destination. It is easy to keep the kids entertained with the wide variety of water sports available. Fishermen and boating enthusiasts make up the majority of visitors. They can be seen out on the water from first light to just before dusk participating in their favorite activities.

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