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A Water's Edge Retreat Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 January 2011

Beth & Tim offer first class hospitality at the B & B. Wonderful breakfasts, afternoon wine, lots of amenities like golf carts, bikes, hot tub. Huge porch with rockers to enjoy the view of Lake Erie. You couldn't have a better get-away favorite. We have been going there almost annually since they opened, and look forward to going again. Fun island to explore.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

We have been guests at A Water's Edge Retreat every year for the past four years. It is a "double wow"! All rooms are en-suite and are tastefully appointed, providing the comfort of home on an The island itself is as delightful as the carefully designed house, providing escape to nature and access to serenity. Wine and cheese at 4:00 pm provided by the hosts, is a brilliant touch that extends the B and B magic into the evening.

Tim and Beth's breakfasts continue to amaze. We leave the island with breakfast ideas to try with our friends. If only we could be as gracious and talented as our island hosts, we could perhaps make it work.

We hope to return man times to A Water's Edge Retreat where we continue to enjoy elegance and tranquilit at a bargain price. It's a necessary luxury and we love to recommend
this special place to our friends.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

After reading the reviews on this site, we were really looking forward to staying at The Water;s Edge. We were very disappointed with our stay. The main part of the house was very warm and had an unpleasant odor.

There was a general cheapness to how the house was run also. We only received a small bottle of shampoo--no conditioner or moisturizer. It also seemed like they set out the refreshments at times when the fewest people would eat them.

They put out cheese and crackers around 4:30 when people were getting ready to go out for dinner, the evening snacks around 8pm as people were retirng to their rooms, and the breakfast wasn't until 9am! This was very inconvenient if you planned to get started before 10am in the morning.

The lady running the house seemed much more generous but her husband seemed to want to cut corners that made our stay less enjoyable and not the pampering kind of trip you would expect for the pricey nightly rate. We had to ask to be reimbursed for our golf cart which was an agreement in writing if weather prevented you from the promised boat ride.

We wouldn't return.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2010

While the view is fantastic and it's quiet, we would've wanted a place a little closer to the "downtown" area. It's about a mile and there are no streetlights or sidewalks so at night you need to drive. Rooms are clean and the service is accommodating, but we thought it was overpriced, especially if you purchase a package, which we do not recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Milendr
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

This is a lovely B&B where Lake Erie and a sandy beach are right out the front door. The waves lull us to sleep every night. The one place my husband relaxes. The breakfasts are out of this world prepared by a chef trained in France. Extremely clean and well run.
Lovely decorated rooms with plenty of space and a view of the water. Delightful, down-to-earth owners who make every guest feel like they just arrived 'home'. We have been staying at A WatersEdge for 13 years and plan to go there every summer at least once.
Recommend you reserve a room in April if you want to pick a room for June, July, August, September. We absolutely love it there!
Karen and Jerry Squires

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank teddie1949
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

The Water's Edge Retreat is advertised on their website as the place for an executive be de-stress. They were right. Beth and Tim care about all their guests to ensure they have a great, relaxing visit.

We had a very nice sailing trip one day, with Tim and Beth being our experienced crew, as well as humor.

The morning breakfasts were always varied and excellent. Some examples included eggs benedict, german potato pancakes, fruit parfaits, almond pancakes, chili omlettes, and portobello omelettes. There was also a different pastry each morning.

The hor douvres in the evening were so-so, some cheese, crackers, and pepperoni. BUT there was always two different kinds of wine available.

We spent quite a bit of time on their private dock, enjoying watching the boats and the water as well as reading.

We both highly recommend this retreat to anyone who needs to get away! We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

What a fabulous place to stay!! My husband and I were celebrating our 20 year anniversary and we had a great time. The B and B was perfect. The breakfasts were delicious. The wine and cheese in the afternoon plus the gourmet brownies in the evening were a nice added touch. The hosts were very hospitable, friendly and welcoming. We had a fun time on our sailing excursion. We made good use of the complimentary bicycles and explored the island. I can't say enough about this wonderful B and B...we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ohioelle
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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
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kelleys Island
Price Range: £135 - £308 (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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