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A Water's Edge Retreat Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Perfect For Us”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We had a wonderful get-away in the relaxing surroundings of this beautiful home. The breakfasts were perfect, the afternoon Sangria quenched our thirst on the record breaking hot days and the evening chocolate was yummy. Enjoyed the conversation and stories we had with Tim, especially the one about the "water rabbit". Thanks for a wonderful stay on Kellys Island.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We stayed two nights at this charming B&B on Kelleys Island. Beautiful views, right on the water and our room was large, warm and inviting with a beautiful view of Lake Erie. Gourmet breakfasts both mornings were fantastic! Evening Sangria, chocolates before bed -- what more could you want? The inn is as advertised and the innkeepers, Beth and Tim, are both wonderful hosts - knowledgeable of the area and eager to please. We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and couldn't have selected a better place. The inn is within walking distance of downtown where the "action" is, but the location is peaceful. We especially enjoyed the deck on the water. Kelleys Island has a lot to offer for that weekend getaway. Thanks Beth and Tim!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Super spacious, yet cozy quarters. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was very private, nice back deck. Our host was very sweet, very accommodating. Breakfast was delicious. Would definitely recommend. Shower could have been cleaner, though, but that's my only complaint.

Room Tip: Honeymoon room in the back was huge, but a water view would have been nice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We were extremely fortunate to stay in "A Water's Edge Retreat" by virtue of a last minute cancellation from another guest. Elisabeth was so friendly taking our reservation by phone and Tim was a wonderful host upon arrival. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and enjoyed the afternoon sangria and cheese, as well as an absolutely AMAZING breakfast, while sitting on their private chairs located directly on the lake front. The house is conveniently located to all attractions and we used the free bicycles to ride more than half of the island on a gorgeous sunny day. We have zero complaints and wish Tim and Beth the best of success. Thank you !!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ortonville, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Our weekend with friends at the Water's Edge was a wonderful experience in every way. The Inn itself is a classic beautiful Victorian home, beautifully decorated and our room was so comfortable and cozy--overlooking Lake Erie. Beth and Tim our hosts were so gracious and the Sangria and appetizers sitting on the porch overlooking Lake Erie in the late afternoon taking in the view of sailboats drifting along in the wind was fabulous--best Sangria, but Tim won't divulge his secret recipe. Breakfast was the best we have ever had in any place we have stayed--both mornings so many wonderful dishes--English Trifle and strawberry crepes and heuvos rancheros and eggs benedict, fresh fruit and.......After dinner at one of the places in town--we would come home to find chocolate dessert treats waiting for us when we walked in the door. We highly recommend A Water's Edge and hope to return next summer.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

A spontaneous decision on Friday morning to spend an anniversary/birthday weekend celebration on Kelley's Island led us to Tripadvisor and a great reco for A Waters Edge. A fortunate cancellation from another bagged us the awesome Paul Francis room on the top floor of the Victorian house, with an amazing three direction view of the lake. A great sighting of Cedar Point five miles away, with the sound of the surf at night with the windows open. Ahhhh!

Beth and Tim are wonderful hosts. Breakfasts to die for, Home made sangria late afternoon, and wonderful sweets in the evening. The house was build twenty years ago by the hosts, and it is comfort-by-the-lake. Far enough from the docks and downtown to be totally peaceful, yet close enough to get to the restaurants and other island sights, this is the place to stay at Kelley's Island.

Room Tip: We loved the top floor. What a view!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Surprised the wife with a long weekend get-away on Kelley's island. FIrst time at a Bed-Breakfast and we picked the right one. Mid August on Kelley's Island is the perfect time for a long weekend get away. Tim and Beth were perfect hosts. Outstanding breakfast. Rooms were perfect. Location was perfect. We enjoyed the island on bike for two days. Great restaurants for lunch and dinner. Thank you so much Tim and Beth. We will be back again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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