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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

  • Will Stay Again

    "My grandparents grew up in Little Italy and I wanted to explore my heritage. I really enjoyed staying in this cute apartment that is within walking distance to everything. I felt very comfortable and safe."
    Guest: Pam Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 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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  • Absolutely perfect!

    "This was an amazing house and perfect for mine and my husband's trip! Tom was helpful and kind from the time we got there and throughout our stay! We were visiting Cleveland and went to cedar point amusement park. The drives to and from everywhere were easy and our day spent just in vermilion was really fun! Highly recommend this house!!!"
    Guest: The Moores Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • Summer!!!!!

    "I am the one to book our vacations and I hate cookie cutter places. I took a chance on this rental and it turned out great. Dave met us when we arrived and showed us the small but comfortable house. My 2 daughters loved the old style park next to the property and the view was amazing. We played cards and had a fire pit next to the lake. It was a great time."
    Guest: Kathryn K. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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Middle Bass Island Travel Tips

Finding Your Way to Middle Bass Island Vacation Rentals

Middle Bass Island is an island in Lake Eerie, Ohio. The only way for passengers to access the island is by ferry from Catawba Island. The main ferry route is known as the Miller Ferry. Catawba Island is located at the end of Route 53, approximately 40 miles east of Toledo or 70 miles west from Cleveland, Ohio. The Miller Ferry transports most things to the island, including supplies. Their freight section will handle transportation of vehicles and other household goods if you plan to stay a while but you need to arrange this in advance.

For travelers that are not from the region, you will need to fly into either Cleveland or Toledo. From there, you can hire a car and drive up to Catawba Island. Once there, you can arrange your ferry ride across to the island. An alternative way to get to the island is from Put-in-Bay on the Jet Express and Sonny-S. These ferries are usually used by day trippers but they run later in the evening than the Miller Ferry. If you arrive after 7 p.m. then you can use this as an alternate way to get to Middle Bass Island. Be aware though that the other two ferries are smaller and therefore cannot accommodate vehicles. Once on the island, you won’t really need your car. Driving is permitted on island roads but most people get around using golf carts or bicycles instead.

Visitors to Middle Bass Island Vacation Houses

Middle Bass Island has only a few resident homes and resorts. This results in a beautiful and quiet vacation destination. Far away from the noise of traffic and big city life, it is a place where you can relax and enjoy great views out of the lake and the company of good friends and family. It is a perfect destination for those that are seeking tranquility and a relaxed type of vacation. There are a number of water sport activities available and most visitors spend their days out on the water. It is a popular vacation destination for those looking for a secluded romantic getaway.

Best Time of Year to Visit Middle Bass Island Lodging

Middle Bass Island is ideally a summer vacation destination. Take advantage of the long summer days to enjoy a variety of water sports and watch the sun dip below the horizon as you relax on the deck. The temperatures are warm enough to visit between May and September but the most popular time of year is during June or July. Accommodation is quite limited on the island so if you plan to travel there during peak season, you need to book well in advance.

Things to Do at Ohio Vacation Rentals on Middle Bass Island

For many decades, Middle Bass Island was known as one of the winery islands. The most famous winery was the Lonz Winery. The winery was one of the most famous sites on the island and attracted many visitors each year. In 2000, a tragic accident resulted in a death of one person and injury of several others when a terrace collapsed. Shortly thereafter, the winery closed. The great mansion still stands on the property but today the estate has been incorporated into the Middle Bass Lake Island State Park. The park was founded in 2001 and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including many birds and reptiles. Visitors can enjoy nature walks through the park and birdwatching. Another favorite pastime on the island is fishing. There are many places along the shoreline where you can set up your rod and enjoy a relaxing day staring out over the lake.

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