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Herndon's Lodge on the Lake Is where you can Relax, Fish or take Nature Walks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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. 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. And another full bath. 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 added a treehouse! Photos have been added. We allow 8 years and older in the treehouse with adult supervision. This is mainly for adults but the kids want to check it out and we allow that. Under 8 it is probably not safe. Just ask us if you have questions. Safety is our concern.

We do not allow reunions or bachelor/bachelorette groups. Our home is for enjoyment and recreation without disturbing surrounding homes. We are located on the property as well because of rules set for our renting. If anything goes wrong or you have questions, we are available.

We have special pricing for fishermen. Please let me know if that is your plans.

Keywords: wildlife, apple orchard, fishing, boating, bike riding, artist gallery, large trees, swimming, ducks, geese, deer, wild turkeys

More Details

Rose Herndon
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Rose Herndon

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.

Rose Herndon purchased this house in 1998

Why Rose Herndon 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!

What makes this house unique

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kelleys Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Weddings are allowed if small
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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.


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Herndon's Lodge on the Lake Is where you can Relax, Fish or take Nature Walks
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
mansfield, oh

Beyond Expectation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Herndon's Lodge. It was beyond our expectations. The Lodge accomadated all age groups in our family with fun, games and particularly the shore line activities! My favorite activity was enjoying the beautiful view!

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us shared the house very comfortably. Well appointed home and very accomodating manager (Carmen/Rose). Clean, well maintained, lots of outdoor fun and relaxation. Bed linens and towels provided - a big bonus. We are already planning our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property has great views of the lake from every bedroom. The sunroom makes a perfect gathering p

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves being at the lodge. The grandkids love playing in the lake and the shaded yard. It is a great place for a family vacation. The lodge has plenty of room for everyone, and the adult only tree house is a great place to relax. We already have next year planned!

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norwalk, Ohio

Paradise close to home!

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing! Nice location and plenty of room to spread out.

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheffield Village, Ohio

Everything you could think of AND MORE!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and six of our friends from Ford Motor Company Engine Plant #1 booked Memorial Day weekend, and we were NOT disappointed! We met Rose upon our arrival, and were given a tour of the property which is beautiful, and absolutely gorgeous. It's like a private tucked away island, ON THE ISLAND. Your front yard view from every bedroom is THE LAKE and there is a brand new tree house built for leisure. We spent our mornings up there with coffee, and the resident pooch, Shadow, who we fell in love with all weekend.

Everything we needed was provided and Rose and Carmen were incredibly accommodating. They spent some quality time with us, explaining the history of the island and the area. We also traveled into town (about ten minutes away) in one vehicle for evening fun. There is a kayak, a canoe and fishing equipment provided. We loved every minute there and will be returning next spring/summer. Thanks to Rose for her gracious hospitality and friendship. Such a sweet family!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful group! Loved having everyone and look forward to your return. Glad we were able to provide a relaxing and fun filled week. Rose
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New Bremen, Ohio

Peaceful, relaxing Herndon Lodge on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week with our entire family. Grandchildren loved collecting rocks on the beach. Our children enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and biking the island. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view of the lake. Our hosts were outstanding - if we needed anything, they would provide it for you. Only thing you need is your food and clothing - everything else was provided.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Kelley's island
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kelleys Island Winery
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Kelleys island ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kelleys Island Winery
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Front door
Nearest Point of Interest
Herndon's Lodge on The Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Charles Herndon Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Kelleys Island airport
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kelleys Island

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$167.99
Property Damage Protection AU$79.29

The cleaning fee will increase for all to $125.
Deposit can be check, but the FULL balance at check in must be either a cashier check or cash. I apologise for the inconvenience, but the online payments weren't working.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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