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A Water's Edge Retreat Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2013

This B&B is beautiful. Great Victorian style house on the water with gazebo in front. The rooms are very beautifully decorated. Repeat customer. Stay 3 nights and all three breakfasts were very different and absolutely delicious!! The owners, Tim & Beth, are so accommodating. We wanted a massage that weekend and the place in town couldn't accommodate, as we got back to the house a massage therapist was walking up to the house to give massages to another couple and fit us in too! The dock they have on the water is great - enjoyed sitting out there reading on the water. So couple took a small grill and grilled up a nice romantic dinner on the beach. Great place, can't say enough about it.

Room Tip: Get the room with the Jacuzzi.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Once again treatment at the Waters Edge is second to none! Tim and Beth are exceptional hosts, as well as the staff! The view from the front of this most charming Victorian home is so peaceful, as well as this side of Kelleys Isle. The perfect place to relax, bike, and walk, and swim in the waters of Lake Erie. The fabulous morning breakfasts are an exceptional treat, served so elegantly, and made of such special ingredients, truly wonderful! Take the time to visit!!

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the house facing the water!
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Our first trip to Kelley's Island was this past Memorial Day weekend. We were just married on May 25, and decided to go on a 'minimoon' to Kelley's since we aren't going on our honeymoon until Mid October. We chose A Water's Edge Retreat Resort bed and breakfast because my husband and I had never been to a b&b before. Boy, are we happy we found Beth and Tim. Their welcoming and warm personalities made us so comfortable. We stayed 2 nights, and breakfast both mornings were so good!
They had bikes for us to use, and it was chilly and rainy on Monday, and Beth let me borrow a jacket. We loved the room, too. We stayed in the Marguerite; it was cozy with a lake front view. We will definitely be back next summer to see Beth and Tim again! Loved it!!! :)

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

The Water's Edge Retreat is run by the Hermes family, owners Tim & Beth and son Dave will be on hand this summer to welcome guests to their lovely Victorian-style home on the eastern edge of Kelley’s Island, facing Lake Erie.

They have six gorgeously decorated rooms, each with their own bath, and some with jazcuzzis and an extra bed or two for families.

The B&B is on the southern edge of the island, away from the downtown area, so it’s nice and relaxing. There’s a large wraparound porch facing the lake, an adorable gazebo out front and an orchard.

While you can bring a car to Kelley’s Island, it’s best explored on bike or golf cart, and both are available from the B&B or can be rented elsewhere on the island.

Tricia
alongthewatersedge.net

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We were so glad to return to this GEM on Kelleys Island! This plase is amazing!
The owners Beth & Tim are so graceious and fun to be around. I love to go there, the B&B is very comfortable, clean and quaint. The view from the front porch, looking out over Lake Erie, is so relaxing and peaceful. We rode around the Island on a Golf cart to view other B&B's and we were so glad we came back to " A Water's Edge Resort " it is the Best the Island has!!!
We will be back again soon.

Room Tip: Every room has it's own private bath room and view. the Breakfast is wonderful!! The "Paul...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

My wife and I renewed our vows for our 10th. Invited people from NJ and local from Cleveland. Beth and Tim did the whole job of putting us up in their goregous inn, and coordinated the feast. We renewed in the gazebo out front, with Captain Tim doing the ceromony. Then we partied thru the night. We probably will do it again. Our NJ friends had never been there, and they all said they would go back. This is a real class B@B. Jim

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

My husband & I stayed in the Charles Walter deluxe suite to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The accomodations were fabulous. We took advantage of the spacious rooms, the balcony, the fireplace, and the jacuzzi. We were lucky to be there early fall, and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed sitting on the deck at night looking at the full moon. The breakfasts were fabulous. Lots to choose from , and gormet quality. We also enjoyed the 5pm sangria & cheese & crackers. At the end of the evening, chocolates were waiting for us after 8pm. Yum. Kelly's Island is a peaceful quaint place to visit. And having such lovely accomodations made our anniversary very special!

Room Tip: If you're looking for deluxe accomodations, the Charles Walter room is just as described!
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Catherine H
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Additional Information about A Water's Edge Retreat Resort

Address: 827 E. Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 839, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Region: United States > Ohio > Kelleys Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Price Range: £132 - £301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Why Drive or Fly a thousand miles to enjoy an ocean when we have a Fresh Water Ocean on the North Coast of Ohio, Kelleys Island. Our Waterfront Luxury, Relaxing, Romantic Getaway. Great for Honeymoon, Anniversary or Special Occasion.Gourmet Breakfast Feast, Weddings too! Rated "Best of the Best" by Travel & Leisure (Great Lakes)Three Diamond Award AAA, Featured on NBC's Today Show with Al Roker and Peter Greenburg. Rates run from $199 (off season) to $369 for Honeymoon (High Season)Includes full Gourmet Breakfast Buffet, Sangria Hour with snacks at 4:15, Bicycles each day, Artery Clogging Chocolates in the Foyer in the evening. Access to our Two Large Beach Decks with Rockers, and our Garden Hot Tub Spa. ... more   less 
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