Discover a selection of 57 vacation rentals in Oak Harbor, OH that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $59 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Oak Harbor. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Oak Harbor, where art thou?

Once centered around a thriving lumber industry, the buzz you’ll hear about Oak Harbor nowadays has nothing to do with sawmills. Set alongside the Portage River, it’s only a 10-mile drive from the shores of Lake Erie. While much of Oak Harbor is residential, Downtown’s Water Street is lined with mom-and-pop shops, restaurants, and bars. An agricultural hub, Oak Harbor is known for its apple orchards and sprawling farmland. Your centrally located Oak Harbor vacation rental will put you right in the heart of the American heartland.

Things to do

Wildlife and wild rides in Oak Harbor

On the shore of Lake Erie, the sprawling Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge features more than 6,800 acres of preserved wetland, where you’ll find epic birdwatching during spring and summer’s peak migration seasons. Traveling with kids? The Cedar Point amusement park to the east is a must, boasting 17 roller coasters, as well as kids’ rides, games, and entertainment. If you want to learn more about Oak Harbor’s past, a trip to the museum of the Ottawa County Historical Society will put you face to face with local history.

Activities

Oak Harbor – the very best of the midwest

Oak Harbor is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Lake Erie, where you’ll find a long stretch of sandy shoreline. Boating, kayaking, and other water sports are popular, and both Lake Erie and the Portage River offer boat ramps, marinas, and plenty of charter and rental agencies. Looking for a more relaxed outdoor experience? Check out the Little Portage River Wildlife Area, 407 marshy acres that are home to several species of wading and migratory birds. Fishing and hunting are permitted, and you can also enjoy the park’s many walking trails.

Weather

Running hot and cold in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor has a humid continental climate, which means summers are warm, but summer storms are relatively common – most of Oak Harbor’s rain falls between April and September. With highs in the 80s, summer is also the busiest season, as families flock to Lake Erie’s sandy shore and the nearby Cedar Point amusement park. Winters are cold, with average highs in the 30s and lows regularly below freezing from December to February. You’ll find Oak Harbor vacation rentals tend to be a little easier on the wallet this time of year.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oak Harbor

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Oak Harbor is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Catawba Island State Park Beach (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Catawba Island State Park (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Maumee Bay State Park (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • East Harbor State Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • South Bass Island State Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Oak Harbor

Fly into Toledo Express Airport (TOL), the closest airport, located 34.6 mi (55.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Oak Harbor?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Oak Harbor that fits you like a glove. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 10 miles from the center of Oak Harbor, it's hard to top "Lakefront Condo - Breathtaking View". It has 1 bedroom and a host of amenities including cable/satellite TV services and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Sun, Sand And Sensational This Is The View From Your Private Balcony". Located around 12 miles from the heart of Oak Harbor, it has 2 bedrooms and features nearby birdwatching activities and a private pool.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Oak Harbor vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Oak Harbor?

Get far away from the daily grind at one of our weekend getaways in or near Oak Harbor. Whether you want to hang out with buddies or spend valued time with your partner, we'll have something to suit your needs. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "Fantastic View Waterfronts Condo Pool Beach Jet Express All Tile Updated Condo" is around 10 miles east of Oak Harbor and an ideal place to recharge your batteries. You'll enjoy the amenities here, including a smart TV and free toiletries.
  • "Here's What You Have Been Looking For" is another top-rated option to consider. It's around 12 miles to the east of Oak Harbor and features a nearby zoo, golf and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Oak Harbor?

You sure can. If you're looking for a small but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently positioned in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Oak Harbor:

  • After a fun-filled day of outdoor exploration, kick back and relax at "Lakefront Condo - Breathtaking View". A washing machine and a boat are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • Alternatively, use "Fantastic View Waterfronts Condo Pool Beach Jet Express All Tile Updated Condo" as a base to explore the best sights around you. This home away from home comes with a beach view, a TV and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Oak Harbor?

Whether you're in search of a studio apartment for two or a vacation home big enough for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Oak Harbor. These retreats are an ideal base for a flying visit:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's tough to beat "Luxurious Lakfront Condo On Lake Erie". It's nice and close to the center of Oak Harbor, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Another awesome option is "Lifetime Memories Pool Hot Tub Play Ground Game Room Free Wifi Ac Griddle". Round up a few friends and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Oak Harbor.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Oak Harbor?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Oak Harbor that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and chill together at "Lakefront Condo - Breathtaking View". Around 10 miles from Oak Harbor, this property has everything you could want for a couple's weekend away, including a restaurant dining guide and shopping facilities.
  • Another place where you can spend a few precious days together is "Sun, Sand And Sensational This Is The View From Your Private Balcony". Located around 12 miles from Oak Harbor, beauty services and winery tours add to the ambiance here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Oak Harbor?

From energetic games of freeze tag to leisurely afternoon dips, a pool promises hours of fun for both grown-ups and kids. Earn some brownie points with the fam by booking a house with a place to swim in or near Oak Harbor:

  • Pack your swimming gear and enjoy a fun stay with your guests at "Beautiful House Right At The Beach". Other amenities here include a travel crib and childrens activities.
  • Another awesome option is "Boutique Style 2 Suite House". There's a lot to love about this vacation home besides its pool, such as books and a barbecue grill.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Oak Harbor?

You adore your family of course, but that doesn't mean you have to squash together like sardines on vacation. Play it safe and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Oak Harbor where you can stretch out and relax:

  • Make memories at "Lifetime Memories Pool Hot Tub Play Ground Game Room Free Wifi Ac Griddle". Featuring 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 19 guests, this roomy family retreat is located 19 miles east of Oak Harbor. There are lots of amenities to take advantage of here, such as childrens activities and outdoor furniture.
  • Another popular family getaway is "Newly Remodeled, Spacious Family Friendly Condo With Pool And Nearby Beach". Around 20 miles to the east of Oak Harbor, it features 3 bedrooms, room for up to 13 guests, a stereo and a TV.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Oak Harbor?

Go for a dip anytime the mood strikes at one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Dust off your swimsuit and consider these getaways in or near Oak Harbor that feature this premium touch:

  • Stay at "New 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Condo Next To The Water" and spend lazy days poolside. This popular option has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests along with many other top-notch amenities. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among them.
  • In addition to its awesome indoor pool, "Eight Person Cottage At The Put" comes with a swimming pool and a kitchen. It has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 8 people, so you can bring all your buddies along.

For even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Oak Harbor vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.