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Recent Ohio property reviews

  • Great getaway

    "Enjoyed the short stay at your condo. The view was excellent and the unit was very spacious, all just as described. I would recommend this getaway for anyone. May inquire at another of your units in the future. Loved listening to the sound of the waves 24/7. The only problem was our time there was too short. :)"
    Guest: CH Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Green Briar Ridge - Absolutely Beautiful!

    "My husband and I just stayed at Green Briar Ridge for several days and loved our experience there (some of our kids joined us for the last night of our stay). This home is very private, sitting on 25 acres well off the road. The serene setting was perfect for a little quiet relaxation. We used both the row boat and paddle boat on the lake behind the home, walked the driveway loop around the lake as well as some of the mown paths through the meadows and woods. It is really a stunning place inside and out. The home was more spacious that I anticipated, and was decorated tastefully. The furniture throughout the home appears to have been lovingly chosen; it is gorgeous to look at and very solid, especially the bedroom set in the master and the great room furniture. There are many details the owner has thought of in this home, including the well stocked kitchen, nightlights in appropriate places for kids who might be nervous away from home, bikes for the kids to ride, fans on the porches which help keep the humid air and bugs at bay, and benches to sit on in the bedroom to dress. Typically we find this kind of place way out away from all conveniences, but not Green Briar. It is within 8 minutes of a super Walmart, so getting groceries and finding places to eat is no problem. We had great fun in Roscoe Village, the Raven's Glen Winery, riding the historic Canal Boat, and playing with the kids at the Lake Park Aquatic Center and playground. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a peaceful retreat and spending time with nature, but with the necessary creature comforts of a lovely home."
    Guest: Teresa G Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Perfect condo !

    "My husband & I enjoyed staying at this beautiful condo very much ! The location is perfect for walking to town or getting on the Express for the island. You thought of everything anyone would need for their vacation. The pool was so refreshing -the grandkids didn't want to leave !! We will be back next year !!!!"
    Guest: Nancy C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Family Vacation

    "View was great! Very clean and we enjoyed the air conditioning. The accommodations were good except I felt a little misleading where the bedrooms were concerned. It's advertised as 4 bedrooms but I felt there were 3 with a sitting room with a pull-out couch. We made it work but privacy could have been an issue. I highly reccommend this property. The owner was very accommodating, as we made our plans. The wineries we visited had great food and the Geneva on the Lake strip was a flash back to the past. We ate at a restaurant called Alassandro's in Ashtabula that was very good. The amount of steps could have been mentioned as we had 2 toddlers and an 86 year old man with us."
    Guest: Frenchie Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: July 25, 2012
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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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