Island Club F.A.Q. Put-in-Bay
Where is the Island Club located?
What is your cancellation policy?
Do you have a pool?
Do I need to bring anything special?
How do we check in?
Is the security deposit part of my rental?
Can we request a certain house?
Can we bring our car or our boat to the Island Club?
How far in advance should I make lodging reservations?
How do I get to Put-in-Bay?
Do I need my car on Put in Bay Island?
What is the weather like in Put in Bay?
Do your homes have a minimum stay?
Can I bring alcohol to my hotel room?
What time do the Put-in-Bay bars close?
Do I need a driver's license to rent a golf cart? DO YOU HAVE A POOL?
Can I walk from bar to bar with a drink in Put in Bay?
Do the docks take reservations?
What if I miss the last ferry?
Do I need advance reservations for the ferryboats?
What bands are playing in Put-in-Bay?
Does Put in Bay have a school?
Is there a grocery and a place to buy beer and wine?
What is your operating season?
How do you get back and forth from Put in Bay Island in the winter?
How old do I have to be to rent a moped?
How far are you from Cedar Point?
Where is the best place to eat in Put in Bay?
How many people live on Put in Bay Island in the winter?
The Island Club is located in the middle of South Bass Island between the airport and the state park about 3/4 of a mile or a 10- 15 minute walk from town. There are always taxis available for Island Club guests. Over 600 people every weekend stay at the Island Club its fun just to meet everyone staying at Put-in-Bays Island Club.
A $250 deposit is required to secure your reservation. If you cancel 90 days in advance or more there is a $50 cancellation, 45-90 days is a $100 cancellation, less than 45 days you would forfeit your deposit.
Yes, opened in 2008, the long awaited Island Club Pool is finally here. With a huge deck for sunbathing now you can walk to your own pool. Also as a guest of the Island Club your welcome to visit every major pool on the island.
You need to bring sheets and towels and good attitudes (we love fun guests). In order to conserve water and not have to wash 400 bed sets and 600 towels every weekend we ask our guests to provide linens for the beds. Bed sizes are provide in your confirmation package. We can provide linens and towels for your stay for $75.00.
Your reservation balance is due 45 days in advance at that time we e-mail or mail you your confirmation. You will receive a combination code for the home all you have to do is dial it in and get your keys.
No the security deposit is to hold and secure your reservation. The total balance plus tax is due 45 days in advance. The security deposit is returned 7 days after you check out provided the home was left in good order and nothing was broken or missing.
Yes you can but we are usually 90% booked by March so get your reservations in early. Put in Bay has limited lodging so the earlier you book the best chances you will have of getting the home you want.
Sure, you can bring up to two cars per house. You can even bring your boat if you like. Each Island Club home has a driveway for two vehicles. Some people think you can't bring cars to PutinBay bit if you have accomodations its no problem.
It is suggested that you make you reservations very early in the year especially if your stay involves a weekend. Cottage Homes and hotel rooms are limited on the Island and booking early will help insure you get the dates you want. You may book on-line by visiting our reservation request page and selecting the hotel or home rental of your choice.
We have one high-speed passenger-only ferryboat operator that services Put in Bay Island. The Jet Express link may be found in our Getting Here section.
We recommend you do NOT bring a car to the Island. Aside from the expense associated with transporting your vehicle, parking is very limited on the Island. Waits to get a car on or off Put in Bay Island can run as long as four hours. Golf Carts, Bicycles, Mopeds, and Taxi's may be rented during your stay.
The weather at Put in Bay is much like all of northern Ohio coastal communities. In spring and fall a light jacket our sweatshirt is recommend for evenings. Island dress is casual. Current weather and a 10-day forecast may be found in our current island weather section. Just remember, it NEVER rains in our great restaurants and bars!
On weekends our Put in Bay vacation homes require a two-night minimum. On holiday weekends there is a three-night minimum. There is no minimum stay requirement Sunday thru Thursday nights where Sundays are not on a holiday weekend.
Yes, all of the homes featured on www.islandclub.com permit you to bring your own beverages to the privacy of your own rental home. You may not bring your alcoholic beverages into any of our bars or poolside bars as they are considered part of the liquor permit premises. There is no need to bother bringing beer and wine from the mainland as we have carryouts here on the Island with prices comparable with those on the mainland. There is no liquor store on the Island.
As a general rule, most downtown bars close around 1:30 to 2:00 am. There are many late night bars on the Island, The Skyway, Dailey's Tavern, and the Brewery, and Mr. Eds are a few.
Yes! Golf Carts are treated as licensed motor vehicles on the Island. All traffic laws apply including open container laws as well as drinking and driving. Delaware Carts rents to licensed drivers over the age of 18. For those under 18 but holding a valid license, a parent or guardian may rent a golf cart for your use. We recommend Edgewater Golf cart rentals at www.putinbayrentals.com
NO! As anywhere in Ohio, we have an open container law. No alcoholic beverages may leave a liquor permit establishment. This is strictly enforced on Put in Bay Island.
The city docks are on a first come first serve basis for boat dockage. Duggan's dock accepts reservations, and they may be made by calling 419-285-4900.
This is not recommended! Trying to find a last minute Put in Bay hotel late in the evening can be difficult if not impossible.
No! Our ferryboat services can transport as many as 350 people per trip and have numerous boats. Arrive early for your trip to Put-in-Bay!
Check our Things to do pages for your favorite entertainer!
Yes! Put-in-Bay has a K-12 school that is located in the downtown area.
Yes! There is a full service grocery on the Island on Catawba Avenue. There is a drive thru with beer and wine located next to the Boathouse Bar and Grill on Hartford Avenue.
Our season starts April 1st and our last big weekend is the Halloween weekend the last weekend in October. Off-season activities include walleye and perch ice fishing.
When the ferryboats stop running, there are several charter airlines that fly in and out of Put in Bay. When there is a cold winter, a few brave soles drive their vehicles, snowmobiles and 4 wheelers across the ice to the mainland.
You must be 18 years of age to rent or operate a moped.
Both ferryboat lines can be reached from Cedar Point in about 20 minutes.
That is a tough one! There are a wide variety of great dining choices on Put in Bay Island that serve an even wider variety of food. While touring the Island, stop in and look over the menus to determine your choice!
There are about 480 full time residents on Put in Bay Island