Historic Railcar on Beautiful Skaneateles Lake at Glen Haven!
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Skaneateles cottage description
Enjoy morning coffee and evening barbecues on deck overlooking the lake! Historic railcar built in 1933 by Budd and located on Skaneateles in 1976 has been completely refurbished-including charming oak and cherry hand cut and placed paneling from local Glen Haven forest. Property features brand new 20' X 40' dock on 198' of private lakefront. Pebbled beach at lakefront allows for easy wading into the lake. Enjoy time in the most unique rental property that Skaneateles has to offer!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Location & View
- Lake View
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
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Great family memory
Great family memory
The property looked the same as I viewed online, even better with a nice private double bedroom, one bath tub and one shower. There is a phone for local calls. We used the two kayaks and enjoyed the docking area very much. The owner responded to our requests very quickly and replaced the old grill with a brand new one for us. We had a great time at the railcar.
- Guest Lee (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 08/04/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Rustic Rail Car
Rustic Rail Car
The listing was accurate but potential customers should be aware that the dock is across the street and down a steep set of stairs. People with boats should also be aware that many of the other boaters don't recognize "no wake" zones and expect your boat to be subjected to a lot of wake (bring lots of bumpers). With all that being said, the dock is the best part of the property and we would've spent our whole time on it if we had better weather. I would've rated the rail car as above average if it was cleaner. The bedding was stained, the stove top was not cleaned and there is no exhaust fan, the bathrooms had left over used soap and shampoos from the previous tenants, and there were numerous wasps and ants inside. The stairs leading to the entry of the rail car are in need of replacement or repair and the deck needs a cleaning. There is also a hedge row out front that could use a trimming and would give customers a better view of the lake. We were unable to get any TV stations off of the antenna but the DVD did work. The owner was accessible and seemed to generally care for our needs. In my opinion, updated bathrooms and flooring with some basic TLC inside and out would make this property much more enjoyable.
- Guest John F. (Churchville, PA)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Owner response: We greatly appreciate this and all feedback, without it we won't improve this unique and we believe special place and location. We recommend that prospective renters look at the location through Google maps, the country road can be part of the charm, used by walkers and cyclists primarily on warm summer days. The Dock is private, as is the front yard protected by the hedge, which we agree could be trimmed lower, and will be immediately. I am sure all agree the large deck, with its umbrella covered outside table and barbeque offers a great view of the lake. We couldn't find the stained linen, but apologize nevertheless for it, and have replaced it all anyway. Special cleaning care will be given to the stove top in the future, but this is an older, unique piece, not easily replaced. Ventilation for the car, either natural through doors and windows, or air-conditioned through the Forced air system has been previously noted as excellent. Where possible, including the bath rooms, authentic pieces have been incorporated into the layout, renewing and replacing them we feel will impair the experience. That said, there are clearly things we can do to improve the presentation of the car, cleanliness is paramount and will be addressed. We thank John for his feedback and on the main agree his points are opportunity for improvement, and are being addressed.
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3 night min stay
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Golf: Skaneatles Country Club; Cortland Country Club at 15 Miles
Stainless Steel Budd Rail Car
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