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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

  • Excellent Rental

    "Best rental we have had in 21 years of doing this.The house is amazing.Loved it so much we are booked for next year already.Clean, comfortable, neighbors are awesome,close to everything but in the country.Looking forward to next year.Thanks, Stacie"
    Guest: Toni H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Great house!

    "We've been vacationing in this neighborhood for over 15 years for our annual family reunion. Over the years we have stayed in several houses in the neighborhood, but this one is definitely the best. We were looking for something bigger and with central air, and were more than pleased. Very spacious, clean, comfortable house (and furniture). Layout of house is great - one family room in the front and one in the back; all bedrooms upstairs. Kitchen is well stocked. Garage has many items for beach. Owner very nice and helpful. Looking forward to staying here again next year! Would recommend without hesitation."
    Guest: Katie M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • perfect place for a family to get together

    "Couldn't ask for more - this lodge provided a wonderful setting, convenient location, and everything you could want for entertainment and comfort. We had family in from Chicago, San Fransisco, Indiana, Ohio and South Carolina. Individuals and family units were able to select comfortable sleeping arrangements. Everyone was impressed and pleased with their stay. And we all enjoyed the horse's ambassador role."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • SUPER COZY!

    "We had the best time staying in this cozy cottage. Everything was so clean! The gas fire place was lit every night. The private beach was a wonderful place to sit and read for me. My husband had fun fishing. There were so many cottage amenities! We found everything that we needed in the kitchen. It was a perfect fall getaway. (I want to go back....today! :) Thanks to Paul & Tris for sharing this hidden treasure with us!"
    Guest: wk r. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 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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