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MILLION DOLLAR LAKE VIEW! Beautifully Updated Home On The South Shore

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom (sleeps 8), 2 Bathroom Lakefront Home, 1 Block From The Center Of Town

Gorgeous 4 bedroom, two bath home on the south shore of Kelleys Island, just a block from the center of town. The huge, old-fashioned front porch looks out over the water to Cedar Point, Sandusky Bay, Marblehead and Lakeside. Choose from the ultra-comfortable deep seating porch furniture or the old-fashioned rockers as the perfect spot for relaxing, morning coffee, reading, napping, people/boat watching and evening drinks.

Picturesque views across the water await you from all three porches, the living room, dining room and three of four bedrooms.

The house is fully equipped with recently updated appliances, including dishwasher, microwave, and coffeemaker, first floor washer/dryer, wifi, satellite TV, and charcoal grill.

Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full, 1 twins) and 1 full bath (shower stall) off the hall with a second door to the queen bedroom. All include window air conditioners, ceiling fans, dressers and closets/wardrobes. Downstairs you'll find another queen bedroom, dining room, living room, kitchen with extra large center peninsula with stools, walk-in pantry, and the second full bath (tub with curtain). The living room features satellite HD TV, leather couches and an activity table for cards, games or jigsaw puzzles.

Kelleys is the family-friendly island, the largest American island on Lake Erie, within a short 2.5 hour drive of Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Detroit. The island is perfect for boating, fishing, bike riding, golf cart riding, hiking and bird watching.

(NOTE: Like most of the century homes for rent on the south shore, our house does not have central air conditioning, but the second floor bedrooms each have window air conditioners for sleeping. The first floor is cooled by cross breezes coming off the lake, mature shade trees in the yard and very tall ceilings with ceiling fans.)

More Details

Owner
Zach Zettler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Zach Zettler

Having met at Miami University, we've been married and have lived in Worthington, Ohio for over 30 years. Our very first vacation together was to Kelleys Island to visit a cousin who was starting a business on the island -- The Kelleys Island Wine Company.

Zach Zettler purchased this house in 2013

Why Zach Zettler chose Ohio

Our family has been vacationing on Kelleys Island for decades. It is an incredibly family-friendly vacation spot with plenty to offer kids of all ages. A trip to Kelleys starts with the ferry ride from Marblehead -- a 20 minute ride that serves to melt-away the stresses of the real world. Once onshore, a feeling of peace and tranquility instantly takes over. Kelleys Island is the perfect spot for family reunions, gatherings of friends, and lasting memories.

What makes this house unique

The first few blocks west of town on Lakeshore Drive have always been our absolute favorite place on Kelleys because of the beautiful old homes, the majestic shade trees, the cool breezes coming across the lake, boats of all kinds sailing by, and the gorgeous views of the mainland, especially at night. We never thought we'd be able to buy a place on this street. While here for a family reunion in 2013, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to acquire our own little piece of heaven.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent at the house. We had perfect weather and the house was exactly what we had expected. I can say we spent quite a few hours enjoying the porch and the view both day and night. We would definitely be interested in coming back next summer, so please send me an email when you start making arrangements at the beginning of next year for bookings. Looking forward to doing business with you again.
Jun 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kelleys Island in Erie County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1st flr off of kitchen.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd flr.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd flr with lake view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd flr.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd flr with lake view and private access to bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st flr with lake view.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
5

Great house! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful view of Lake Erie is the front yard of this home. Spent hours sitting on the large front porch having coffee and cocktails. Located eight houses away from everything in town. Kitchen has everything you need to prepare and serve meals including small appliances, but you are a three minute walk to restaurants if you don't plan on cooking. Suggest you stop at The Village Pump for Brandy Alexander and Walleye Bites. Located within a three minute walk to ferry service to Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay as well. You will want to tour the Island so bring your bikes. Bike and golf cart rental is available in town too! This is NOT a party house so it's kept very clean and comfortable. The bedrooms were a good size, comfortable and all had storage space. Enjoyed the front porch and yard so much that we only used the backyard fire pit once, but it was perfect for s'mores and plenty of chairs provided. Owners are available for questions or concerns during your stay. We have rented this home twice and will continue to rent in the future,

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim - thanks so much for the review. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests again in coming years.
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5

Best way to kick of summer with the family

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, clean, and close to everything! From the porch we saw Cedar Point and to the west we viewed beautiful sunsets each night. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The porch was heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful visit! The view from the porch was so beautiful & relaxing! The house was very clean and comfortable and perfect for our family. Zach & Elizabeth were so wonderful to work with and having all the little details down to soaps, dishwasher detergent, trash bags, tissues etc all taken care of made the stay even more relaxing!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with our family!!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We'd love to have you back anytime.
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5

WE LOVED IT!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this home this past August and we loved the home! We had three adults, two teenagers, two children and a toddler and we had plenty of room. The pictures do not do this home justice. It is very roomy and the location is perfect. We cooked all our meals in the kitchen. It was a good size kitchen area and very clean with all the amenities we needed. The front porch was great for relaxing and we had our morning coffee there everyday. We had fires at night in the backyard and loved hanging out laughing about our adventures of the day. We had a beautiful family vacation on Kelley's Island. I would highly recommend this house to anyone vacationing at Kelley's!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brunswick, Ohio (cleveland,Ohio)
4

12th Annual Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Wow! What a nice surprise...The Pictures do not do this home justice. From beginning to end we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We have stayed on the Island many times before and many times looked at this house and said next time. Well this was next time. The Zettler's have done a wonderful job updating and providing all the luxuries of a perfect resort. The Girls and I can not wait until next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't beat it for view, location, and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Kelly's 4-5 times and always wondered what it would be like to stay in one of the big homes with the best view of the lake. This time we did and it was such a nice house to stay on Kelly's island. Absolutely beautiful views from porches and we loved the view from the dining room while eating my husband's favorite. Very comfy, so convenient to town-very walkable. Love the old world charm-woodwork is just gorgeous -here i am taking pictures of cabinets! Yet comfy as the kitchen is modernized.

Thank you so much-highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you and your family back again soon -- thank you!!
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Kelleys Island Landing Field Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Kelleys Island Ferry
Car: not necessary

Kelleys Island, the 'Walleye Capital of the World” is the largest American island in Lake Erie located four miles north of the Marblehead Peninsula, and within a 2.5 hour drive of Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Detroit. Kelleys Island is on the Lake Erie Coastal Trail and on the National Historic Register of Historic Places.

Kelleys Island is the perfect spot for summertime water activities, including boating, sailing, swimming, jet skiing, kayaking and scuba diving. The 600-acre Kelleys Island State Park offers a sandy swimming beach, fishing, a free boat ramp, and boat trailer parking. Dock rental is available at the marina and other locations. Nature lovers flock to Kelleys Island for its bird watching and miles of hiking trails to unique sites and habitats. The downtown area is filled with restaurants, taverns, boutiques, miniature golf, and bike and golf cart rentals.

The island has been known for wine making for over 150 years and today the Kelleys Island Wine Company, founded in 1982, is the spot to enjoy the island’s finest wines and a unique menu in a relaxed, pastoral setting.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kelleys Island, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,865
for 6 nights
From
£311
£2,098
 
 
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£762
for 2 nights
From
£381
£1,632
 
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£544
for 2 nights
From
£272
From
£350
Fri,Sat
£1,632
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,927
for 6 nights
From
£291
From
£381
Fri,Sat
£2,176
 
 
Fall 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£544
for 2 nights
From
£272
From
£381
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,632
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £388.6

Rates are subject to change and reservation is subject to cancellation until the attached Rental Agreement is signed by both parties.
A PROCESSING FEE WILL BE ADDED TO THE RATES ABOVE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS MADE THROUGH ONLINE BOOKING. THIS FEE IS WAIVED FOR PAYMENTS MADE BY PERSONAL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.
Summer season rates are weekly (6 night minimum), Sunday to Sunday (7 nights), Sunday to Saturday (6 nights), or Monday to Sunday (6 nights). Check In time is 4:30 PM. Check Out time is 10:30 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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