An affordable gem in Ohio’s “Vacation Land”

Middle Bass Island from Plane

Middle Bass Island, Ohio is a rare find amid vacation communities in the U.S. today. If you love the hustle and bustle of crowds, packs of golf carts, and lots of billboards then M.B.I. is not for you.

M.B.I. is essentially a small town. It has a general store, three restaurants, a campground, an amazing state park marina, and lots of friendly people.

Middle Bass Island State Park Marina

The island has a town hall with scheduled events, a one room school house that still holds summer camps, and a ball field for participation in an Ohio Island softball league. There is even an annual Barbershop Quartet event and the annual Middle Bass Island Music Festival.

Middle Bass Island, Ohio Music Festival

Middle Bass can be reached by passenger and car service through Millers Ferry leaving the southern tip of Catawba Island. You can also reach the island by plane from the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, or private boat or plane.

Miller Ferry Docking

Looking for some excitement? Island hopping over to the Village of Put-in-Bay on the Sonny S is a quick trip. Beautiful South Bass Island is filled with shopping opportunities, dining, music, and events. The Sonny S runs all season between the Middle Bass Ferry dock and the Boardwalk pier.

Village of Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio

Visit for more information and to view many of the homes currently listed for sale. The island is only approximately 2 miles long, but homes regularly come on the market and pocket listings are occasionally available.

If you think Middle Bass Island is a place you’d be interested in calling home contact me today at 440-315-6000 or [email protected]

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