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“Loved the very clean lodge stay for 2 at Harriet's House”

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Harriet's House & Island Suites
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My husband and I just returned from a Sunday overnight stay in one of the lodge rooms at Harriet's house. The lodge rooms are for 2 people only. It is very clean and comfortable and very close to downtown. When we arrived, we were escorted to room where Linda looked it over to ensure everything was in place. We were also able to rent a golf cart here. The golf cart was pretty slow but that might be the case for all rented carts. The room was the cleanest I've ever stayed in and had a nice patio to sit on with 2 chairs and a little table where we could people watch. The room itself had a nice big bathroom area. The bedding was nice clean white sheets and a pretty quilt. The room itself had a refrigerator and coffee maker with supplied coffee and a dry bar. There was no microwave though which would have been an added plus! The blinds on the windows are cute but the one next to the bed does allow a lot of light in which was frustrating in the morning. I read reviews where people complained about how picky the owners are. I am glad they are like that because we had an awesome, clean, nice room that hadn't been destroyed from over-partying. They don't have a pool but I believe when you stay here you have access to one of the pools on the island.

Room Tip: We stayed in the lodge on the bottom floor.
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Thank you for the excellent review. Your right about the golf carts which are purposely governed at about 16 miles per hour to avoid injury and abuse. Most people that visit the Island aren't in a hurry in the first place. Linda and I have owned Harriet's House for 15 years. We pride ourselves in establishing a more than clean environment for all our guests. We want the room to be as clean for the next guest as it was for the first guest we welcomed in May of each year. We maintain our rooms to be as inviting in August as they were in May.
We may be seen as "picky", but we prefer to think of ourselves as selective.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My group and I have stayed at Harriet House and the suites for a few years now and I must say we love them. The properties are VERY WELL maintained and the owners are extremely attentive. There are times where we felt a little too supervised but did understand that Xmas in July brings lots of bizarre behavior as is it party weekend. Each year that we plan to visit & stay at Harriet House we will stay with Denny & Linda!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have been wanting to try Harriet's for a few years now but never have until now. I will NEVER stay anywhere else but Harriet's after this stay!!! We generally make a last minute decision to go based on weather and the fact that all places to stay will not give refunds 14 days away. Most places are not online and I hate having to call them all to see if there is availability but called Harriet's at 6PM Saturday for the next day's stay. It is a cell phone and Denny (the owner) picked up right away and went to the office and booked me the last room. Very easy and pleasant experience. Thanks Denny. When We got there, I met Denny and he thought the room wasn't ready so took our luggage and we told him we would be back. But Tiffany came by and said it was just finished. She got our paperwork from the office, we signed on a picnic table and she showed us our room! It was so clean and had everything most big hotels have like hairdryer, coffee maker and shampoo! And it was only $99.00 fro a Sunday night! AWESOME!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Had a great stay at Harriet's house! Rented Bungalow rooms which were extremely clean and affordable. Denny was a friendly and gracious host. Set us up to play 18 at Catawba island club as well which we could not have done otherwise. Location is excellent, close enough to nightlife far away enough to not be bothered by the late nighters!

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Dennis R, Owner at Harriet's House & Island Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Glad to hear you enjoyed playing one of the finest golf courses in Ohio. We are really fortunate to have the Catawba Island Club Golf Course as a partner in our Island endeavor. To think you can come to Put-In-Bay, enjoy the night life and play a golf course that is used as a qualifier for the United States Open makes for a real special trip for the golf enthusiast. We loved being your host and please come back again to Harriet's House.

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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!
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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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 5 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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