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The Old Nest Vacation Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

You deserve the comfort of a 5-bedroom home within walking distance from town. You deserve one of the largest porches on Kelleys Island with a beautiful lakefront view.

The Old Nest has been in our family for over 100 years and we welcome our guests to share in our piece of heaven. When staying at The Old Nest, you have access to several nature trails on a private 9-acre estate as well as the convenience of being close to town and the Kelleys Island Ferry.

Resting on lakefront property, The Old Nest offers stunning waterfront views, free wi-fi, a bonfire pit, BBQ grill and enough land to customize your own outdoor experience. To enjoy your vacation contact:

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Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018


Kelleys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Moving furniture is $100 charge
  • Do not move furniture.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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The Old Nest Vacation Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.138889 based on 36 reviews

Great home for family get together

  • 5 of 5

Our family (three couples, toddler, baby) spent Labor Day weekend in the Old Nest and had plenty of room. We especially loved the firepit behind the house and had an unforgettable night roasting hot dogs and making smores. There are neat trails to explore in the woods behind the house too. The porch was another favorite gathering spot. It is noteworthy that you can easily walk to Caddy Shack Square (less than 5 minutes) for food, groceries and entertainment but cannot hear anything from the town square when you are at the house even when the windows are open. Thus, it was very peaceful. As other guests have mentioned, the lower level is not air conditioned and even though the temperature was in the mid 80s during our stay, the house stayed cool due to the breezes off the water. This is a great place for a family gathering and Amanda was easy to work with and helpful. We would definitely choose this house again for future stays.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was our third year in a row staying at The Old Nest. Had a great time, as usual!

  • 4 of 5

The updates to the downstairs bathroom are very nice and a welcome improvement. We even got to meet Big Ben this year in addition to enjoying the KI Homecoming parade which passed right in front of our house!! Nothing can beat breakfast on that beautiful front porch!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Nest . Beautiful and perfect spot for our wedding ! Great place to get the family together. We would definitely rent this home again

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to the islands for 30 years but this is our first time on Kelleys. The Old Nest fulfills my fantasies of our "family lake house," the one we return to year after year.

This is a lovely family home, carefully curated and decorated just as you imagine it would be: family photos and memorabilia are reminders that enduring memories are created here. All the amenities are provided, from dishes to soap, a blender, a toaster, a coffee maker ... Even first aid supplies! There are plenty of vintage touches for charm, while the updates in the bathrooms feel extra fresh and clean.

Eleven of us stayed for four nights, including four children aged 2-8. The older children chose the upstairs room with twin beds & a tv. We were all very comfortable, even though the downstairs is not air conditioned. At first we wished for central air, but then we never would have enjoyed the delicious Lake breeze! We were all on the porch every night, enjoying the cooler air and the wonderful view of the lake & the lights across the water. So peaceful.

I was delighted to overhear the children talking about coming back, with even the littlest emphatically stating, "MY lake house! This is MY house!" Check it off: one fantasy fulfilled.

PS Added bonus was meeting Amanda. It is her house. She is delightful and easy to work with, easy to reach. (Reminder: don't park on the grass in the back yard! You can damage the septic tank😃?)

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little River

Very good, neat, clean with a awesome view.

  • 5 of 5

We just left you great house this morning and we had a great time. The view from the porch was so relaxing we spent a great deal of time there. Such a great place to have your first cup of coffee. We were pleased with the house and all its amenities. One thing I am not sure you are aware of is that the refrigerator was dripping from the inside all the way down to the veg.drawers. We placed a container on the first shelf to catch the water and that helped lots. We are already hoping to stay there next year. I will keep my eyes open for another good deal on your house.

Thank you again for allowing us to stay there.

Pat Lautner

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrible home. Exceptionally dirty, stained

  • 1 of 5

We arrived to a house that was over 95 degrees. We turned on three window air conditioning machines, one was non functional. We tried to leave but was too late on the island and there were no hotels available in the area for the other two nights. The house is covered in stains, spider webs and full of mosquitoes. We found a mouse few minutes later. We spent the next morning trying to catch the mouse with the father of the owner who is a nice guy by the way. We had to eat in the house the first night but we were too disgusted to eat in it again. The fridge was leaky so the food was not usable after that. In our opinion this house should sunny not be lived in period. Period. I have all kind of pictures that are totally disgusting.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that we receive one "hater" per season. We have been hosting for well over 13 years. We wish you the best and are disappointed that you've chosen vrbo yo be your public domain of slander. We love our home and will continue to thrive without your negativaty. God bless you.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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