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Beautifully Updated Home On The Picturesque South Shore

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

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. 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. Picturesque views across the water of Marblehead, Sandusky Bay and the Cedar Point amusement park await you from the front porch and from the two queen 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 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.

The large, old-fashioned front porch is the perfect spot for relaxing, morning coffee, reading, napping, people/boat watching and evening drinks.

More Details

Zach Zettler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Beautifully Updated Home On The Picturesque South Shore
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews


  • 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)

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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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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Spencerville, IN

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This house feels like it is my own home. Warm, Cozy, Inviting, Convenient, Immaculately maintained. I have stayed at other residences on the island and this is by far and above, the best one! The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen highly equipped, Internet Access fairly quick, Water pressure wonderful, entire house smells clean and the PORCH . . . is heavenly. They have coordinating cushions, comfly rockers. Owners are easy to reach and talk to. I will continue to rent this house as long as it's on the market.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sutters, for the extremely kind words. We work hard to make 201 the best home away from home on the island and love being able to share it with fantastic guests like you.
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Northern KY

Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

Perfection. This home is beyond words, and our family had a wonderful time on the island. We are already planning our next stay. The kitchen is an absolute joy to cook in, and the views from the front and side porches are spectacular. The home provides every comfort, and the owners attention to detail is straight from the heart. Lives up to and surpasses every expectation.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed the house! Thank you so much for taking such good care of it. We look forward to your next stay.
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Worthington Ohio

A relaxing long weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at this lake house. One of my favorite things was to wake up and drink my coffee on the front porch! The view of the lake was amazing from the front porch. This was a perfect place for our family and another family of 4 to stay. I highly recommend this home for your Kelleys Island stay!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amy! We're so glad you enjoyed the front porch as much as we do. It is our favorite place to relax on the island. The views are unbelievable and it's plenty big enough for 6-8 people to gather round, kick back, and enjoy each others company. Thanks again, Zach & Elizabeth
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £406

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kelleys Island, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1st flr off of kitchen.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd flr.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
Like most of the century homes for rent on the South Shore of KI, the house is not air conditioned, but all rooms have ceiling fans (except the family room) and all rooms (except bedroom 4) have at least two windows with screens. We also enjoy cooling cross breezes off the lake and huge shade trees in the front yard.

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