Stay healthy!

Private, Peaceful, & Eco-friendly

A  boutique-style stay on the island of Put-in-Bay. 

Starting in 2021, open to Women and Repeat Guests only.

We respect your privacy.

  • A room to yourself.
  • We're here to support, not overwhelm you.
  • Always love, always welcome.

No parties. Only peace.

  • Drug & alcohol-free. 
  • Reconnect with nature.
  • Rediscover your inner being.

Details, details.

  • Recycling practiced here.
  • All natural cleaning supplies.
  • Organic coffee & light breakfast.


We take all new guest reservations using AirBnB. Repeat guests may contact us directly by emailing

What i'm learning from covid-19

Going within...

Freshwater Retreat began in 2012 as a Women Only Retreat Center. Since then, we've moved the location to our current home, allowed couples, and even small groups from time to time. 

This time of Retreat with Covid-19 for me, has been an eye-opener. As life changes in a NEW way, I'd like to also live a NEW way. A better way. One where I can take time in my very own gardens, relax with a cup of coffee and be with my family - growing each day, with grandchild #4 to come this fall 2020.

I realize, as I reflect upon the past eight seasons, I've become busier and busier. Yes, still attempting to live my "retreat" ways, but as my business grew so did my busy-ness...And, when I left my teaching career, 4 years ago, I vowed to myself I'd slow down. I wanted better health for my family and me.

So, beginning in 2021, Freshwater Retreat will operate as a Drug and Alcohol-Free Zone for Women Only. (However, to honor my repeat guests, I'm continuing to allow the apartment for rent, and one large suite room - with private bath - within the house.) I will continue to offer my healing Reiki services and Life Coaching also - in my little shoppe next door. I want the focus to be on healing and wellness. The island of Put-in-Bay needs more of this. The world needs more of this.

In the meantime, I hope to see you all soon. Let's all pray for a vaccine, for an end, and for new healthier beginnings for our world! 



Owner & Operator Freshwater Retreat & Remedies, 

along with OntkOrganix products. Family Inspired. Island Made.


Couples Getaway

Couples Getaway

Couples Getaway

"If you’re looking for an incredibly clean and private space on the island- this is for you. Unbelievable cozy beds, great porch with a view of the water and airport and extra friendly guests. I highly recommend if looking for a place more on the relaxing side of the island. Christine is so helpful and positive and you can’t help but feel great around her, but also keeps your area private and gives you your space."

On Retreat

Couples Getaway

Couples Getaway

"What I found at the Freshwater Retreat was just what the Doctor ordered! I am no longer the collegiate drinker, so I was a little leary of what to expect on Put In Bay. I wanted time away to relax and get back in touch with ME. From the moment I arrived I was greeted with a warm smile from Christine "The island girl". The home was inviting and the rooms were a taste of a life gone by. This retreat is a Gemstone and I hope it continues to serve the kind of clientele that helps to keep it in pristine condition. 

Repeat Guests

Couples Getaway

Repeat Guests

"My husband and I go to PIB once or twice every year and have stayed several different places. Last year we tried Freshwater and we are now repeat customers because it is the best place to stay in the Bay. They have given so much attention to detail that you will be amazed."

"I love staying at Freshwater Retreat! This is our second time staying and can't wait to come again :) This place is perfect for couples :) I really enjoyed spending time with the Chickens."

"We stay only a Freshwater.....We stay at least 2x a summer!I We have always been treated with respect and warmth! "