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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Ohio reviews

  • RlSerene

    "My daughter and I came up here on 7/25 through 7/27/14. This place was absolutely beautiful. Was like a resort at the beach. They maintained it beautifuly. I plan on coming back here in near future. Great place to come, close to home and you feel like your at the beach."
    Guest: Rlserene Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • family reunion destination

    "This house was a great place for my family to meet to relive the summer vacations of my adult children's youths. It is clean and very much as pictured in the listing. Proximity to Cedar Point, Soak City, and Lake Erie Islands Ferries was great. We were also able to walk into Huron to walk out on the pier and to get a snack at the Pied Piper, all activities we'd enjoyed in the 90's. There were 14 in our group so we also rented a cottage across the street which was recommended by the owner of this property. That worked out great for extra beds and bathrooms, but this tropical "cottage" is huge and we had plenty of space, dishes, chairs, tables etc for all of us to do all of our cooking, meals and relaxing here. The younger members of our group appreciated the strong WiFi signal. The central air conditioning was quite welcome on the several humid days during our stay. Large capacity washer and dryer were also a big help. I would recommend this property to others."
    Guest: Anne F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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  • Weekender

    "The cottage was very clean and well supplied. I have never been in a rental that actually had enough towels for everyone and Liberty Breeze had more than enough for six adults. The beds were very comfortable and the seating was good for a large group. This was second time staying in Oak Harbor and would definitely return to stay @ Liberty Breeze. The owners were available for a couple of questions and very pleasant."
    Guest: Weekender Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 2014
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  • Excellent

    "We are originally from the area and were very happy to find a location that is convenient to everything yet remote enough to allow for a relaxing visit. This condo is very clean and beautifully decorated. It offers great views and convenience to everything in the area."
    Guest: Vicky N. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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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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