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Harriet's House & Island Suites
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is a GREAT place to stay. The room was CLEAN and well appointed; everything seemed new or nearly new. Denny and Linda are perfect hosts! The location is ideal, as you are 1 block from the center of town. Your walk includes passing by plenty of bars, restaurants, and a grocery store. We go to "The Bay" every Memorial day to celebrate my wife's birthday, and will certainly stay at Harriet's House from here on out! One FYI, there is no service in your room, so you just need to tidy up on your own, and ask for fresh towels if you need them. One last thing, it was QUIET on our street the whole weekend, which is rare for PIB; this is a direct effect of the location of the hotel.

Room Tip: Go see Mad Dog at the Round House!
  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Friends and I have stayed so many different places on the island from cottages to hotels to bed and breakfasts. After staying at Harriet's we will never book anywhere else. The staff was so friendly, helpful, and accommodating. They always had these bright smiles on their faces which let us know they were happy to be having us at their establishment. Over and above anything else I can say the place was CLEAN!! I mean super clean, honestly better than absolutely anywhere I have even been before. Last but not least, as we were checking out we saw that the entire family, right down to the grandkids, was helping to get the rooms ready for new guests. What else can I say, we had a great stay here and at the end of the day these people are instilling good morals into the next generation!! Thank you so much!!

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

This place is awesome. The rooms are clean, in great shape, and in a good location. These folks know how to take care of people. Trouble makers get trouble, but the rest of us get a great stay. We booked two rooms and a golf cart and have nothing but praise for these folks. We had some time to sit and talk to Denny and he is the nicest person. Don't believe anything bad said about these folks. They care about their property and that each guest has a nice stay.

If you want to have a fun time on the island without worrying about what your room is going to be like, stay here. As advertised, it is the cleanest place on the island. Thanks for a great Labor Day weekend guys. See you again soon.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

My 3 sisters & I were fortunate to stay at Harriet's house this July. We enjoyed the CLEAN accommodations. The owners were kind and helpful with recommendations of local dining tips and meeting any needs we requested for our stay. We are planning to return to celebrate sisters' trip 2016, thank you! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Upstairs bedrooms are more private than living room.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

We did not stay at Harriett House but rented a golf cart from them. We arrived around 2 p.m. but paid for an entire day's rental. That was ok but the golf cart was old and very slow. The fumes from the exhaust were terrible. We tried to put our front window down to get fresh air but the roof was smashed so the windshield would not budge. After a couple of hours the golf cart stopped and would not start. We had to call them for another golf cart and wait. We were told we'd get something taken off our bill but that never happened. So many nicer golf carts on the island. Our B & B recommended them. Otherwise we would have gone somewhere else!

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

We read your review with interest. Renting golf carts can at time be challenging. Since they are mechanical, breakdowns will occur, but we pride ourselves in providing a number to call for a replacement cart on a 24 hour basis. I don't think there is another place on the Island that responds 24 hour a day. If you are not satisfied with the cart you rented, we will substitute another cart in its place. Those that service our golf carts will verify that no one on the Island takes better care of their equipment than Harriet's House. We have been providing golf carts to various bed and breakfasts for 15 years. I think each of them would attest to the fact that they have seldom had complaints from their guests about the service and courtesy their clients have receive from Harriet's House. Sorry your experience didn't meet up to your expectations.

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Additional Information about Harriet's House & Island Suites

Address: 247 Erie St, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6642
Region: United States > Ohio > Put in Bay
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Put in Bay
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome! Harriet's House was built around 1878 by John and Edna Esselbach becoming one of the first residences on the Island. The house still stands today in remodeled form. In 2002, Denny and Linda Rectenwald purchased the property and named it Harriet's House after the owner Harriet Tanchon. Customers have been returning year after year with the Barlows being the only group that has never missed a summer with us in 13 years. Although the ladies from Michigan and Ohio are a close second, you know who you are! Due to continual expansion, we have become know as the "Village Within The Village". Our facilities can accommodate two guests in the lodge rooms or bungalows, six visitors in the island suites and up to ten vacationers in our town houses or original house. If you are planning a reunion, birthday party, bachelorette celebration or an anniversary observance, we can house a total of 90 guests within one block of downtown Put-In-Bay. ... more   less 
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