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Walking distance to downtown!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A short walk downtown yet far enough away to enjoy a quiet and relaxing retreat

A beautiful century home with two bedrooms nestled on a one acre lot. First bedroom has two twin beds and the second bedroom has a full-sized bed. There is a full size sleeper sofa in the living room for two more guests where you will find a 42" HDTV, VCR and DVD player with DVD library available, and cd player/radio. There are window a/c units in each bedroom and in the living room that keep this house cool during the hot days of summer. We supply linens for the beds but not for the sleeper sofa. You will need to bring your own kitchen/bathroom towels. Country kitchen and pantry with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cookware, dishes, and silverware. We also have a charcoal grill for your use, picnic table, and fire pit!

Property Manager
Terry Haas
Member since: 2016
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Terry Haas

I have been coming here since I was 5 yeas old camping with my family when they first opened the State Park. My parents bought this house in 1970 and I have been living here just about every summer since. Planning on being a year round resident!

Terry Haas purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Terry Haas chose Kelleys Island

Vacations time is precious and this is the place to truly relax and embrace nature. Plenty of things to do to stay active too! You can ride a bike just about everywhere, take a hike on the many trails through the wooded areas, preserves and wetlands. Kayak rentals available at the State Park beach and if you have your own scuba gear, explore the offshore shipwrecks around the island.

What makes this cottage unique

Location. Close enough for a short walk downtown yet far enough away to enjoy a quiet and relaxing retreat. We have a large yard for you to enjoy many activities such as volleyball, horse shoes, croquet, corn hole, etc. Enjoy the large fire pit in the evenings!

Guestbook comments from the manager

***** Five STARS!

This is my favorite house on the Island! Been staying here for at least 3 years now. Very clean and comfortable. Does not have that old house smell, whatever Terry uses to clean, makes the house smell clean when entering! Close to downtown so you don't have to worry about parking, yet far enough for a peaceful stay. Large yard and awesome fire pit. My favorite spot is the front porch. Terry is great and a phone call away if needed.

Love the cute little cabin in the back, perfect for 2 but love the house too much! That may be nice if I want to bring parents along next time!
Jun 2018
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Kelleys Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must send signed rental agreement to owner before arrival
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Need to bring your own towels!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • full size sleeper sofa in living room must bring your own bedding and pillows.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 21 reviews

perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at the “Captain’s Quarters!” We were super close to downtown and had everything we could have needed. The porch was perfect! We had a relaxing and fun girls’ weekend and wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks Terry!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a good time and found everything you needed here at the Captain's Quarters to be comfortable and enjoyed your stay. The porch is everyone's favorite place to either relax or be entertained! And as you found out, just a short walk to downtown!
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Very nice location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again for a very nice stay, the location was perfect. The house was very clean and spacious enough. We loved the porch:)

Thank you again for the great stories Terry.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You really must have loved that porch, the few times I drove by you were on the swing! I couldn't even tell you were in the rest of the house you left it so clean! The weekend seemed to fly by. Happy to hear you had a great time! Enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again next year!
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation here. Wonderful cottage, great location-walking distance to downtown and close proximity to beach. Loved front porch!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here at The Captain's Quarters. Hope to see you again next time you visit Kelleys Island!
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Great house in an even better location!

  • 5 of 5

Terry provided us with a wonderful experience. The location of the house made it very easy to get to the local convenience store and all island bars. House was clean and organized. Extra large yard provided privacy which was great. As others have mentioned, the stairs are very steep and narrow and could prove to be difficult for young children or older adults. As long as you are aware, this should not deter you from booking this place. We had no difficulties with any air conditioning as one other reviewer stated. Very warm weekend and we stayed perfectly comfortable. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a great house in a great location. Thank you for a great weekend Terry!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so happy you had a wonderful time here at The Captain's Quarters. Hope to see you again!
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It was perfect for our weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful one acre property with a great fire pit, firewood supplied! House was neat as a pin, century home full of charm. Easy walk to town. Perfect size for 3 adults. Front porch swing was nothing short of therapeutic.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Happy to hear you enjoyed staying here at The Captain's Quarters. And happy you enjoyed and appreciated the charm of this old house. Yes, and that porch and the swing! Everybody's favorite spot. Hope to see you again next time you visit Kelleys Island!
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Ideal home away from home for a week or a weekend.

  • 4 of 5

Terry has a nicely decorated, century-old home great for a couple, a family or a small group. There were 4 of us so it worked well. Only one bathroom so this could be an issue; also, the stairwell to the second floor is quite steep which may prove difficult for some. The room air conditioners worked well and the front porch was awesome. This home really is very accessible to downtown, the ferry and the Jet Express to South Bass Island. The State Park and Glacial Grooves were a short ride to the north of the Island. It worked for us and made for a nice time away. Thank you Terry.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so happy you had a great stay here at the Captain's Quarters. Hope to see you again!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Weekends are from Friday to Sunday (2 nights)
Holiday weekends include Sunday night (3 nights)
No Refunds of any kind will be provided for inclement weather, ferry schedule changes, or any acts of God beyond our control. Check out the cancellation protection from VRBO and how it may protect you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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