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A Water's Edge Retreat Resort

827 E. Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 839, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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A Water's Edge Retreat Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Kelleys Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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akron, ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The coffee and breakfast was delicious, and the owners are extremely nice. The view from the 3rd floor was dynamite and it was beautiful to wake up to. They have bikes to use at no cost, which is really nice. They also have golf carts to rent for $12 an hour. The room was VERY clean, and I would definitely... More

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location outside of town nice and quiet. You can see Cedar Pointe from the porch. Despite being on the third floor that faced South East the room was the perfect temperature all day long despite it being hot and muggy outside. Having stayed at other Bed and Breakfasts on the 3rd floor they can sometimes get very warm. The... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice B&B, but greatly overpriced. After the delightful, never ending breakfast buffet, everything else was average. Dining area is too small to accommodate everyone at once. (We were asked to eat in shifts, instead of leisurely sitting at the table.) No restrooms on main floor; I had to climb three flights to answer the call of nature. I've stayed... More

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed three nights at Water's Edge. While certainly it is a lovely place, there are some concerns that travelers should consider. First, if you require a dark room for sleeping, beware that there are small windows above the doors that allow in hallway light. Secondly, you will be able to hear the people above you, including walking, talking, and... More

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watersedg123, Owner at A Water's Edge Retreat Resort, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry that your stay was not perfect. There are well over 100 reviews on our property and not one makes note of being able to hear the other guests in other rooms. This is over a period of 19 years. It is one of the most commented remarks we receive "how quiet the Inn is". The transom... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely, relaxed, and friendly escape. Our charming room was on the third floor, facing the lake. During the day, the air conditioning kept the room very comfortable. In the evening, and all night long, we opened the windows to enjoy the breeze from the lake and the sound of the waves hitting the shore. During the rainy hours,... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary at this B&B on Kelly's Island and we couldn't be more satisfied! Beth and Tim (Inn keepers) have thought of everything to make a visit here memorable and relaxing. The whole house is beautiful, breakfast and treats were wonderful, and it was the perfect combination of privacy and opportunity for meeting new people. Lots... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Our room was lovely and spacious. The view of the lake combined with the sound of the water was enchanting. We loved sitting on the private deck overlooking the lake. It doean't get any more relaxing than that. The breakfast was incredible - all homemade and served at 9:00. No getting up early to make... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This bed and breakfast is amazing! Very cute house, hospitality was amazing, food was above average, & snacks were very tasty (cheese, crackers, pepperoni with Sangria and chocolate at night)! Free bikes to ride. Golf carts are $12/hour. Tim offered us a ride to our ferry when checking out. The moon light was beautiful on the water! I loved to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Spend the night at the Water's Edge and truely enjoyed it! Our room was so comfortable...and the lake breezes and wave sounds were so relaxing! Great quiet location. We both loved the breakfast provided and ate on the porch overlooking the lake. Would recommend it to couples looking for a romantic escape!

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our first time at Kelleys Island and we really picked a great place to stay. Beth and Tim at Waters Edge make you feel at home. The staffs attention to detail makes your room a retreat each time you come back to relax. Golf carts and bikes were available on site which is a nice convenience. Directly across the street... More

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Address: 827 E. Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 839, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Location: United States > Ohio > Kelleys Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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. Sailing Excursions with Captain, 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 ... more   less 
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