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This is a house rental only. Come and relax in a lakefront paradise. Lake views from all bedrooms and sunroom. Enjoy dinner overlooking the lake and walking along the beach afterwards. You can sit and watch the sunset either on the porch on the patio with a fire to keep you warm. Watch the stars come out and count the falling ones. If you're the first to see the Pelee ferry, you get a quarter! Be sure and look out for the eagles soaring along the lakefront. Listen to the birds as they sing their songs to the waking day. There are plenty of trees to sit under and picnic or just rest. Take a nature walk through our paths and check out the wildlife. If you are lucky you might see a deer, definitely go tracking and find their hoof prints as they walked by.
For the hunters in your life, there is plenty of hunting areas less than a mile from our Lodge. If you are lucky enough to bag one, we are happy to get a photo for our wall. My husband loves to hunt, but I think he enjoys the time out watching the deer instead of shooting them! He rarely brings one back, but always happy to have spent time sitting out in the cold watching.
For those who love to eat and not want to cook, be sure to check out the many restaurants available on the island. There is something for everyones palate! Dessert is always a favorite and the ice cream here is wonderful. Too make up for the dessert a bike ride is always on the list. Ride down to Glacial Grooves or over to the State Park. There are many historical sites the island has to offer.
Our lodge has four bedrooms. The master has a king size bed and separate bathroom. There is also a queen size bed, another king size bed and then two twin beds. We also have a sunroom that has a day bed if you happen to need a nap overlooking the lake. A full kitchen is provided for those who want to cook.
One thing I need to mention, please bring water socks for swimming in the lake. The lake bottom is limestone and has pepples and occasional shells that cause slipping in the water.
We are adding a treehouse! Photos have been added. We hope to have it completed this summer.
We do not allow weddings, reunions, or bachelor/bachelorette groups. Our home is for enjoyment and recreation without disturbing surrounding homes.
Keywords: wildlife, apple orchard, fishing, boating, bike riding, artist gallery, large trees, swimming, ducks, geese, deer, wild turkeys
Wildlife, nature trails, apple orchard, swimming, boat ramp
Golf cart available for rental $20 hour (Children under 17 are NOT allowed to drive) Must have a drivers license. We provide corn hole and volleyball.
Wood available for both fireplace and outside grill. Bringing wood to the island is BANNED! Please do NOT bring firewood....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Repeat renters will continue to pay their original prices. The cleaning fee will increase for all to $125.
Deposit can be check, but the balance at check in must be either a cashier check or cash. I apologise for the inconvenience, but the online payments weren't working.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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We have the Glacial grooves that are a must see on the island.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: Our Lodge was built in 1970's by Dr. Charles and Mrs. Kathryn Herndon, David's parents. He & his brother grew up every summer next door at Kay's parents home. Building here was just another step in having a place for the family to share time together and with the family when on the island. David is a Burn Surgeon for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas and his wife, Rose is a volunteer there. They travel as often as possible to visit the family and island. They have three children: Heather Herndon Suhey, Charles Christopher Herndon and Benjamin David Herndon. We have two new additions to our family; Stephanie Bruno Herndon and Steven Suhey recently married to Chris and Heather. The photos on the living room wall are generations of the Herndon's and Blair families. Along the kitchen walls are our family photos. We enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, nature walks through our orchard and watching the deer as they walk by and eat from our feeders. The most enjoyment is sitting on the patio and reading a good book with a glass of wine.
Why the Owner Chose Kelleys Island: My husband grew up here and next door was a family home. We enjoy coming up and sharing fun times with other family members and friends. Our place is secluded in the woods and therefore no traffic so children can play freely. The fishing and hunting is wonderful as David will attest to!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Waking up taking our coffee out to the lake and watch the sunrise. Having breakfast on the porch and watching the eagles soar and birds sing. We enjoy taking long walks and cutting the grass! Working in my garden when we are there is very therapeutic and relaxing. The swim in the lake after working is wonderful!
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