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A Water's Edge Retreat Resort

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Lucas, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As always we had an amazing time at Water's Edge. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful even with a full house of guests. The owners Tim and Beth were warm and welcoming, telling stories and making everyone laugh. We love the late afternoon wine and snack time and sweet treat before we go to bed. Water's Edge is one of our...

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Water's Edge for 16 years. Tim and Beth have been gracious and welcoming hosts every year. The breakfasts are 5-star! If October is warm enough we can sit on the porch enjoying the sun and view. We enjoy sitting in the front room looking out over the water with our wine and cheese every afternoon....

Thank onesamurai
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My hope is that the owners of A Water's Edge Retreat read this and understand this feedback is being left in the spirit of wanting to help them improve the experience for future visitors. We recently stayed at A Water's Edge for the weekend. The room we originally had was double-booked, and one of the owners messaged me to offer...

4Thank Angie S
Integrity43438, Owner at A Water's Edge Retreat Resort, responded to this review

We are so sorry that we disappointed you on your stay. I need to let you know, we do not advertise our Inn as being an old home. It is just a 21 year old replica of a Queen Ann Victorian. That is why we have very quiet rooms, no squeaky floors, upscale baths and full force water and unlimited...

Warsaw, Indiana
Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a great place to stay for a nice getaway. A fun ferry ride to this island for land lubbers. This is a very nice Bed & Breakfast right by the water and facing back at the mainland - you can see Cedar Point. Very clean, well kept, well appointed. Our room was spacious and comfortable - relaxing. The breakfast...

1Thank John E
Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I stayed in the Charles Lawrence for our 7th anniversary (and her birthday) on a weekend getaway to end the summer. The room was great. It was very clean, spacious, comfortable, romantic, etc. We loved everything about our stay here. The hosts are very friendly, available, and accommodating. Not to mention, they cook a fantastic breakfast. We...

1Thank christophergornik
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We could not have a better way of introducing guests from Arizona to the best Ohio has to offer. Easy to find, right on the water's edge, with a lovely view from each room, a magnificent breakfast and very friendly and helpful hosts. So much better than the best hotel you can think of, with delightful snacks waiting when you...

1Thank marietta20162016
Batavia, Ohio
Reviewed 20 September 2016

In is actually not an old Victorian but a house designed to look like a "Painted Lady". Rooms were quiet, adequate, and had individual bathrooms. Porch and dock across the street on the lake are inviting restful spots. Parking is constrained to the drive way of the inn, lots and on-street parking is not available. Kelley's Island is more laid...

Thank Raymond L
Medina, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed here the weekend of September 16th. It's a beautifully decorated Victorian. The room was clean, the hosts were friendly and helpful. They offer free wi-fi and a wide variety of channels on the TV in the room. They have two little dogs Ginger and Honey who are adorable. They offered a wide variety of food at breakfast (and...

Thank belanna53
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had a great weekend at The Water's Edge in late July. The breakfast was absolutely delicious with a wide selection of fresh fruit, eggs Benedict, potato pancakes (our favorite), crepes, muffins, breads... Beth and Tim were warm and welcoming. The room we stayed in was very clean and had everything we needed. It really couldn't have been any nicer....

Thank griz553
Brook Park, Ohio
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Absolutely would go back, friendly staff and wonderful owners. They sat and chatted with us, gave us a little history of the place, would recommend to family and friends for sure. Breakfast was outstanding! Room was quiet and comfortable.

Thank hsikula

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about A Water's Edge Retreat Resort

Address: 827 E. Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 839, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Region: United States > Ohio > Kelleys Island
Price Range: $240 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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