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“Barefoot laid back with the best breakfast on Lake Erie!”

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A Water's Edge Retreat Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2009

After staying at this place why in the world would you want to go to a hotel. I was walking around the house barefoot. The owners are fantastic. The cooking fantastic. Even I'd like to retire and work there!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2009

My husband surprised me with this weekend getaway for my 50th birthday. It was early in the season, but the weather cooperated so we were able to truly enjoy the island and the hospitality of our hosts. Beth and Tim are the best! They made us feel welcome, but also gave us privacy so we always felt we could come and go as we pleased. Our room faced the lake, and was spacious, with a wonderful breeze from windows on three sides of the room. And breakfast! It's my favorite meal of the day, and Beth and Tim did not disappoint with the variety of gourmet food, and plenty of it. Wine and cheese in the afternoon while sitting on the patio or across the road at the water's edge decks was a perfect way to wind down after exploring the island and before dinner. Throw in a sailboat ride, golf carts ready anytime you are, a massage they can arrange for you, and it's an ideal weekend. What can I say but "Thank you" to Tim and Betsy for a wonderful experience. We'll be back next year!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2009

The service was great, the room was fantastic and the food was excellent. To sum up the place in one word I would have to say WOW! Our favorite part of our stay was the deck overlooking the lake that was located across the street. We would highly reccomend this place and are already planning our return trip.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2009

As you step off the ferry and travel down the scenic lake view road to this beautiful B&B, you feel yourself sinking slowly into relaxation mode. Then upon arrival, you are greeted by Beth and Tim who make you feel as if they have known you for years. They check you into room luxury room with the view of Lake , open the windows and hear the sounds of waves crashing against the shorline. The wrap around front deck gives you the chance to sit and forget about everything you have left on the main land. Then they bring out the wine and cheese for happy hour and we then went across the street to their own private deck on the water and relaxed even more.
The next morning we woke up to the smell of this outstanding breakfast that Beth and Tim have just prepared. You better be hungry, you have your choice of many outstanding foods.
If you are looking for a outstanding , quiet, relaxing weekend, you have found the spot.

Outstanding!!! B&B.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2009

This is a very romantic Bed and Breakfest, overlooking the shore of Lake Erie on Kelleys Island. The food was wonderfull! The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome, but don't intrude on your privacy! Everything was top notch, my wife loved it!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2008

A lovely inn for most part, however as we signed up for a romance package deal, we never got to sail. The hot tub would not go above 100 degrees thereby being more like a lukewarm bath. The price is just not worth it. The worst part was the room was quite dirty. The curtains caked with dust, the furniture visably dusty. Yes, we always have a good time on the island, however next year we will find another place to stay. On the plus side breakfast is always quite delicious with delightful selections. We've stayed there several time previous, but the quality has gone awry, sorry to say.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 September 2008

September 2008

This was our first time staying at a Bed & Breakfast , and what a truly wonderful experience.
The home was beautiful, with breathtaking views of the lake. The rooms were gorgeous and very quiet. Breakfast was unbelievable, and Tim & Beth make you feel very welcome.
We had access to golf carts, bicycles, or could use our car. We often chose to walk along the shore of the lake. It was very quiet and the views beautiful. They also have decking that is right on the lake and we spent several hours just watching the water and listening to the waves. They also offer sailing, which was fantastic.
This truly was the best vacation we have ever had and we really were able to kick back and relax. This is truly a place that is unique and very welcoming. We will definitely be returning.

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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 - £302 (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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