Put in Bay Ohio’s real estate market offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy the benefits of this vacation island’s popularity. Homeowners enjoy living a small-town island life whether full-year or just seasonal! Put in Bay, Ohio, is a quaint community on South Bass Island in the southern part of the Bass Islands in Lake Erie, located only 3 miles from Lake Erie’s south shore. Home to just 178 year-round residents, Put-in-Bay’s population increases from April to late October.  Moreover,  750,000 visitors ferry, boat, and fly to the island to enjoy its many attractions.

This small island village is more than a vacation destination. It is also home to a diverse range of real estate options.  This includes beautiful, undeveloped land all the way up to affordable houses and condominiums. There are also lakefront cottages and large residences. The Put in Bay real estate market is a sound investment for anyone. The community’s immense popularity draws hundreds of thousands of yearly visitors.  Many who require overnight or long-term lodging.


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Island Club Real Estate

The weekends at Put-in-Bay Ohio are perfect for getting away from the daily work grind and enjoying the nightlife here on the island without going too far from home. You can relax and enjoy the slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere at Island Club Rentals. You can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home.  Also, you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around.

The Island Club on Put-In-Bay Rd is the choice for groups staying on the island. With a good amount of sqft, private rooms and fully furnished kitchens.  This is a home away from home for many guests. Moreover, the ability to rent adjoining houses allows for the biggest groups to find lodging.

Each season the Island Club single family homes play host to hundreds of guests. Fun street names like Hazards Alley and Leeward Ln fit the island well. The weekend rates are impressive, bringing in a large portion of the rental income. However, our midweek guests have been steadily increasing. This influx has been very welcomed and assisted greatly in the overall production of the homes.

Buy in the Island Club!

An investment in an Island Club home affords a great chance to own a piece of Put-in-Bay, Oh 43456. Moreover, you can rent or visit it as often as you wish. More importantly, the rental income will make the property an asset. Be sure to keep an eye out for open houses, as they occur throughout the season.

For more information on Island Club Home Ownership, email [email protected]  Also, you can call 216-898-9951 to get in touch with qualified Island Real Estate Agents.


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Put-in-Bay Condos Real Estate

Own a condo in the most prestigious vacation rental location on the island, the Put-in-Bay Condos. The Condos are located off of Langram Rd, just beyond the Put-In-Bay Airport. The area in which it is located offers breathtaking views. Imagine waking up to expansive views of Lake Erie with your family and friends. Then, with a short golf cart ride be in the heart of the action with all of the great Restaurants and Shopping opportunities in downtown Put-in-Bay.

Each condo has 4 bedrooms and at least 2 bathrooms. The largest units have 3 bathrooms. So, there is plenty of room for large groups. Guest occupancy is for 10 to 12 guests. Therefore, the rental rates are strong, considering the lakefront location and size of the condos. So, each condo has fantastic investment potential. Owners can opt to use or rent their condo at their discretion. The rental income will greatly offset the costs of ownership making this an affordable investment.

The grounds at the Put-in-Bay Condos feature a pool with a large sun-bathing deck. Also, guests can enjoy the convenience of golf cart rentals onsite. You and yours will enjoy the comfort and conveniences of your own island retreat.

For more information, more detailed real estate listings and to Purchase Your Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condo, call 216-898-1105.


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Bolte Real Estate

With her level of energy and motivation, Corky isn’t the type of individual to wait for something to happen—she goes out and makes it happen. Her spirited approach, thorough follow-through and unsurpassed knowledge are deeply appreciated by her clients. Corky knows as much about the local market and inventory of available homes as she does the local yacht clubs, sailing events and seasonal ferry schedules. She acts as your guide by keeping you abreast of the latest developments and provides the information you need to make the best decision possible.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a second homes for sale on Put-In-Bay or around the Lake Erie Island area, count on Realtor Corky McIlrath-Flint to deliver winning results that exceed your expectations. She helps with both homes for sale and lakeview realty of any lot size, new construction or existing… basically any property type. Check out her new listings on her website for a put in bay home, townhome, or condo from westshore to downtown. With the knowledge, energy and expertise she brings to navigate your next move, Corky has what it takes to help you on the MLS. Contact her today for a complimentary consultation at (419) 341-4478.


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Howard Hanna

Ohio’s Vacationland offers a relaxed lifestyle, sunny sandy beaches, boating, golfing and year round fishing. Lake Erie, the world’s 12th largest freshwater lake is 210 miles long and filled with adventure from one shore to the other. During the summer months, the beauty of the North Coast and Lake Erie Islands attracts visitors from all over the world. The area’s moderate climate and small town atmosphere provide the ideal place for people looking to escape their busy lives.

As part of the Howard Hanna Catawba Team and Ohio’s largest Real Estate Company, I can provide you the highest level of services in pursuing the home of your dreams. Our North Coast office specializes in lakefront, condo, golf course and private communities on Catawba Island, Port Clinton and all of the Lake Erie Islands in all price ranges. I have the resources to help you find the best Vacationland home, condo or investment property.

If you are looking at buying a weekend cottage, home, or summer rental, I can help you fit your needs and will show you creative ways to maximize your budget, find the best values, and shop for a mortgage. If you are thinking about selling your North Coast Property, I have Ohio’s largest real estate company behind me and we will think “outside the box” to get your home sold in this ever changing Real Estate market.

Growing up on Put-In-Bay, I understand first hand how good it can be living on an island. The beauty of the Lake Erie region makes it the ideal place to escape to. No matter what your passion, you can find it here. I welcome the opportunity to help you on your quest for a better way of life. My family calls it home and I hope you will too.

If you are searching for the home of your dreams, a seasonal retreat, or a weekend getaway, please call or email me today at 419-341-6376 or [email protected] if you like.

Own a Piece of the Rock!

Make your dreams a reality. The ability to become a property owner on South Bass Island has never been more promising. With excellent Vacation Rental locations like the Island Club and Put-in-Bay Condos, you’ll have a place to call home on the island. At the same time, your guests will assist in helping pay for the dream.

Many Put in Bay houses and businesses are for sale at a significantly lower cost than that of the national average. Purchasers can enjoy their own personal island lodging, or reap recurring, long-term rental profits from providing comfortable, scenic Put in Bay rental accommodations to throngs of happy tourists. It’s a win-win situation for everyone! Property owners make a profit and island visitors return, knowing that they’ll always have somewhere to stay in Put-in-Bay Ohio.

Put in Bay, Ohio, is a great place to live, visit, or invest in. From its many varied attractions, great regional popularity, and quiet winter months, to the different, affordable real estate, this Lake Erie island has something for just about everyone!

If you are not certain about the what OH Real Estate is right for you, then come visit this year with the family and stay at a condo or rental and see what Put-in-Bay is all about!

Top 10 Put-in-Bay Real Estate Questions

What real estate options are available at Put-in-Bay?

There is a small but dedicated handful of Realtors servicing Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island. Here are your current options:
- Island Club Home Rentals – Contact Paul at 216-210-7285
- Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos – Contact Paul at 216-210-7285
- Howard Hanna – Realtor Rudy Cooks can be reached at at 419-734-5818
- Bolte Real Estate - Realtor Corky Mcilrath-Flint can be reached at 419-341-4478
- Middle Bass Island – St. Hazards has homes and condos for sale from multiple Realtors
- HER Realtors – View Local Listings on their website

Are houses expensive at Put-in-Bay?

Due to the size of the island, there are not many lots available for development. Couple that with the fact that Put-in-Bay is a major popular vacation destination and land value increases. A recent survey on Zillow showed that the average asking price for a Put-in-Bay home for sale was around $350,000.

Are there any houses for sale in downtown Put-in-Bay?

Downtown Put-in-Bay is populated by many local family-owned businesses. There are a few small areas where residential zoning is allowed, but these are generally closely held by local families. When they are up for sale, they are generally a little pricier than elsewhere.

Is Put-in-Bay the name of the city or island?

The island is actually named South Bass Island. It technically has two Put-in-Bay's on it. One is Put-in-Bay Village and is the main business area downtown. The other Put-in-Bay is the Township and encompasses the rest of the island.

Are homes for sale in Put-in-Bay Township or Village?

Put-in-Bay Township encompasses an area of 108,344.47 acres making it the largest township in Ohio. The Put-in-Bay township governs 14 islands, 5 of which are inhabited. Most of the homes for sale are in the Township, especially the ones along the shoreline. Snowbirds love these properties and a number of notable celebrities have summer homes in this area.

The Put-in-Bay Village of South Bass Island, located at the North end offers several restaurants, taverns, lodgings, historical museums and homes, DeRivera Park and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. It is also called the "downtown" area. There are not usually many properties for sale in this area because local businesses are passed down from generation to generation.

Is there a Zoning Board on Put-in-Bay and what does it do?

Yes, there is a zoning board! The Zoning Commission hears all requests for zoning resolution text amendments and also the rezoning of property. Zoning does not regulate any of the island's agriculture or beauty/aesthetics. However, the zoning board oversees everything else and provides the permitting and approval process as is detailed in the current zoning resolution. A copy of the Township zoning resolution may be purchased from the Zoning Inspector for a nominal fee.

The Township Trustees appoint the Zoning Inspector and a total of ten citizens to serve on the Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. Each board has five members with two alternates. Each member of the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals serves a five-year term.

Where can I find Put-in-Bay properties that are bought or sold?

The Port Clinton News Herals regularly publishes an article in its online newspaper called "Ottawa County property transfers". This lists recent transactions and property sales. You can find it on their website at www.portclintonnewsherald.com

How many people actually live on Put-in-Bay?

The population of Put-in-Bay was 138 at the time of the 2010 census. There should be a new headcount coming soon as 2020 is the next year for the US Census to be taken.

Do Put-in-Bay homeowners get special priority or rates on the ferries?

Unfortunately, we have not heard of any special deals extended to island residents. They have to stand in line just like everyone else and purchase the same tickets just like everyone else. However, residents do usually partake of special deals available to everyone but not always advertised widely. Because they go back and forth to the mainland often, many residents opt for a season pass on the ferry (and keep a second car on the mainland to drive when there). They also usually purchase an annual Life Flight insurance package because a helicopter ride is often the only way to get injured people off the island, especially at night and in the winter.

Do I need special insurance to own a Put-in-Bay home?

No! Put-in-Bay is not in a flood zone nor hurricane area, so extra insurance riders are not needed. Regular homeowners insurance should cover your needs. Renting out your property may require additional insurance for being a rental business.