Herndon's Home to Relax, Fish, Nature Walks

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Handicap use only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Service dogs excluded...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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. THE TREEHOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR 8 & older WITH MANDATORY SUPERVISION! All water activities with canoe MUST USE LIFEJACKETS! Wood available for both fireplace and outside grill. Bringing wood to the island is BANNED! Please do NOT bring firewood....moreless


  • Books:

    Assorted reading material ...moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator:

    Handicap use only...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    cell phone service is not reliable on this side of the island. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    boat and trailer only or jet ski's and trailer...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Shared with owner...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels provided as well...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    We provide wood, please do not bring wood as it is banned....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Complete with dishes, pots pans, coffee maker, toaster, etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, foil, sandwich bags...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have three bikes male and female with helmets. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    kayak and canoe available...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    volleyball net set up and provide the ball!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


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.

$500 deposit to hold reservation. Payment two weeks in advance of rental with personal check. Cash or cashier check at check in.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kelley's island
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kelleys Island Winery
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Kelleys island ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kelleys Island Winery
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Front door

Car: Recommended

We have the Glacial grooves that are a must see on the island.


Owner info

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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Speaks: english

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  • Herndon's Lodge on the Lake

    Herndon's Lodge on the Lake

  • Apple orchard- where the deer hang out!

    Apple orchard- where the deer hang out!

  • Twin bedroom 4

    Twin bedroom 4

  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom 2

    Queen Bedroom 2

  • King Bedroom 3

    King Bedroom 3

  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • Main Patio and wood grill

    Main Patio and wood grill

  • Lake front view

    Lake front view

  • Treehouse progress

    Treehouse progress

  • Sunrise


  • Sunroom


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • View from Queen Bedroom

    View from Queen Bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Patio, canoe and kayak

    Patio, canoe and kayak

VRBO #373494

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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