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'Acorn' on the beach of Lake Ontario

'Acorn' on the beach of Lake Ontario Looking north;       "Acorn" is just left of center,         Lake Ontario behind Sodus Bay (south)  from enclosed sleeping porch Lake Ontario (west) from enclosed sleeping porch Kitchen. . .looking from porch View of Lake Ontaro from the kitchen table Ready for your nap? Living room looking towards porch Ending another great day at the cottage View of Sodus Bay from living room and kitchen Want to try one of these? Ice Fishing anyone ?

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Last updated: 03/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crescent Beach cottage description

Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Ontario from your front porch. Enjoy a side view of Sodus Bay from the living room. Come to relax, fish, walk the beach or play in the water. NY State park lands are nearby for hiking and enjoyment.

My sister & I grew up here and we welcome families with children of all ages.

Bring along your own canoe or boat or use our canoe & kayak to explore the lake & bay. You can also rent a row boat from one of the local bait shops. A dock is available for you to tie your boat up to. If you bring your own boat, you can launch it at many of the local marinas or bait shops.

Fish from the beach or from the rocks under the bluff. Have you found any SeaGlass lately?

Although the 'Acorn' is directly on the beach, parking is close and you can walk, up the steps, to your car at your convenience.

Someone once told us. . . 'When you come into the country, come to enjoy the country. Please come into the country to leave the city behind.'

Payment accepted by credit card, Pay Pal, or by check.

Come, bring your swim suits, food, watch the sun set & enjoy this scenic retreat. Just let us know when.

Keywords: Cottage, Beach house, vacation

Property Type

  • 850 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters shall be 18 years old unless with family....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking Allowed Outside Only....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Electric baseboard heat and wood stove....moreless

          • Parking:

            Private off street parking...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Off Site, private area....moreless

          • Wood Stove
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • free wireless internet

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • Video Library
              • Television

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Fully Enclosed Porch for Sleeping or Eating While Watching the Sun Set Over the Lake....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    3 Kayaks & 3 Canoes are available at no extra cost....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        Lake Ontario is Within 75 Feet of the Front Door with a View of Sodus Bay from the Kitchen and Living Room Windows....moreless

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Fishing
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Sailing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hunting
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Cycling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hiking
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Groceries
                          • Marina
                          • Churches
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Museums
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Library
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Medical Services
                          • Shopping
                          • Walking
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Antiquing
                          • Boating

                          Other Activities

                              • Canoe & Kayak are available for your use at no extra cost. Wireless internet available at no extra cost....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Cozy getaway, beautiful views

                                Cozy getaway, beautiful views

                                • Guest Luke B.
                                • Date of stay 11/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/09/13
                                This was a wonderful little cabin with a cozy, eclectic interior. The furniture is all very comfy. The rooms are packed with an assortment of books, games, VHS cassettes, old maps, and extra blankets. My friends and I showed up looking to play board games all weekend and the large dining room table was perfect for us. And I think it could have been expanded even further, had we needed it. The views on Lake Ontario were beautiful. It was a cold, blustery fall weekend, but that just created mesmerizing, rolling whitecaps on the lake. I would definitely recommend giving this cabin a try. Just bring a flashlight: you might need it to get down the long staircase from the parking spot to the cabin.

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                              • 25th Wedding Anniversary

                                25th Wedding Anniversary

                                • Guest Courtney & Keith (Goochland, VA)
                                • Date of stay 08/17/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/06/13
                                My husband spent a quite, relaxing, awesome week at the Acorn for our anniversary. I haven't seen my husband so relaxed in a very long time. We are hoping to come back and we might even share it with our family this time!! One of my favorite memories was watching a buck swimming in the lake right in front of the cottage. When we went to dinner later, he was up by our car!!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Wonderful rustic lakeside cottage

                                Wonderful rustic lakeside cottage

                                • Guest A Young Family (Brooklyn, NY)
                                • Date of stay 09/05/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/11/12
                                My wife, 3-year old daughter, and I stayed at Acorn for a week-long late summer vacation and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We definitely plan to be back in the future. Future guests should know that this cabin is rustic and comes with the "guests" you might expect to see in a lakeside cabin on the edge of a forest. It is also down a long and steep flight of steps from the parking area, so for people with bad legs or bad balance or babies that need to be carried, it might not be the best place for you. But . . . . . . if you don't mind the climb down and you like rustic, you will LOVE Acorn. It is a pretty little cabin right on the edge of Lake Ontario, with the lake in the front yard and beautiful Sodus Bay in the back yard. Acorn is clean and well-maintained and comes with all the amenities that you will need for a vacation. We found the following when we arrived: range/stove; microwave oven; a full complement of cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, knives, cups, bowls, etc.; more sheets and towels than you will ever need, plus a washer and drier for cleaning the used ones; a vacuum cleaner; a stereo system; and a TV with DVD and VHS and basic cable (although we barely needed any entertainment because we were satisfied just sitting on the porch with the lights off, watching the lake and talking at night. It was the most relaxation I've had in years.). Acorn's location is incredibly quiet. There are no cars passing nearby and the area is not in the flight path for airliners, so you never hear big planes. The sounds you'll hear are wind and surf. The views of Lake Ontario and Sodus Light are incredible, and when we were there in September, the sun set over the lighthouse. There is little light pollution here and you can see the Milky Way on a clear night. We were also blessed to witness a storm, so we got to see an incredible show of lightning, as well as surf worthy of the Atlantic Ocean. (On nights with no wind, the lake was smooth as glass.) As for the food in the area, we did not eat out, since the full kitchen allowed us to shop at the local supermarket and farm stands and cook our meals. We enjoyed trips to Oswego, the beaches at Sodus Point and Fair Haven State Park, and exploring the Erie Canal. If you have small kids, don't miss Burnap's Farm Stand in Sodus. Our 3-year old daughter loved her "little house" and we will definitely be back with our expanded family in years to come! Thanks, Acorn!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thank you for the kind words. Yes, there are about 50 steps from the parking spot to the cottage and we do always try to ask if anyone in your family is handicapped to the point of needing a wheelchair? However. . . a teenager could probably hit the cottage with a baseball if thrown from the parking area. (not all that far) We too are sorry that the lake washed away the roadway that was there a few decades ago. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions.

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                              • Relaxation at its best!

                                Relaxation at its best!

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 08/26/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/06/12
                                We arrived on a very warm Aug. afternoon, and when I stepped into the cottage the beautiful views and refreshing breeze coming through took my breath away! I knew this would be a great week, and it was! Our grandchildren spent many happy hours playing on the beach and swimming in the lake, which was suprisingly warm and great for swimming! We loved the cottage. The accomodations met all our needs-well stocked kitchen, plenty of linens, and we esp. loved having the use of mutliple kayaks and canoes. One day we loaded all of us and our supplies into 2 canoes and a kayak and paddled around the bluff to uninhabited back beach for a wonderful day of swimming, boating, and having hot dogs and marshmallows over a beach fire, a day we will always remember. And the sunsets!!! I think we came home with hundreds of pictures of the sunsets alone. Our outings included a hike above Chimney Bluffs-a beutiful hike but steer clear of the poison ivy, and a couple of car rides over to Sodus Point for lunch on the water and playing on the great sandy beach. The owners have done an excellent job of hitting that "sweet spot" of creating a feeling very relaxed, laid back and welcoming, but still having everything in very good order, and are very nice to work with. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat, and hope we get to come back some day.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                              • Family 'reunion'

                                Family 'reunion'

                                • Guest puck and pop (Syracuse, NY)
                                • Date of stay 07/31/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/09/12
                                What a nice rental! Clean and well furnished! All the amenities you could want and more. The owners are close by and always ready to help. The porch is a wonderful addition ... with a perfect table for dining, cards, or jigsaw puzzles! The walk along the beach is loaded with glass, pottery, stone, and driftwood treasures - and a rooster who always speaks when you pass his house. Our daughters and their children spent hours on the beach and in the water. There's a nice country market that's easy to get to with homemade goodies, ice cream, and produce. Dinner at the marina was also treat. Would we revisit? Oh yes we would!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Honeymoon

                                Honeymoon

                                • Guest gabesten (Chino Hills, CA)
                                • Date of stay 10/25/11
                                • Review Submitted 01/20/12
                                My Lovely wife and I decided to rent a getaway cabin for are honeymoon. Niether of us having done this before we were kind of winging it. We Contacted the owner and everything went smoothly. The pictures in the ad are exactly what you get with all the amenities plus a few extra. The Cottage itself is very nice. Really has a "get away from the city" feel to it. We were there for about a week in very late October. It was awesome. Very quiet, peaceful, beautiful fall colors, crashing waves just footsteps from the backdoor and bedroom window. Some awesome sunsets you can watch from inside the cabin. We would have loved to take advantage of the kayaks but with the water being so cold we decided to hold back. We also noticed that during are stay there was less neighbors around so it was extra quiet. Dave the owner was very helpful. Are first day, the water in the house had a rotten egg smell which we learned is only during the fall/winter season because (from what we understood) the house used water from the bay. We asked if there was a way to get rid of the smell and Dave came by the next morning and did something and i would say about 90% of the smell was gone. ( we were also told and saw the construction equipment that the county is laying down pipes from the county water). Dave also helped us with some nearby activity advice (since we were from southern california). He and his wife spent about 30 minutes on the phone with us letting us know some nice places to check out locally and even 2-3 hours away. Theres also a small town and grocery store less than 10 miles away. Would highly recommend this place espically for the price service, amenities and hospitality by the owners. Strongly recommend for a nice romantic getaway!!! We really want to try and come here for a summer. Thanks Dave.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                              • A favorite vacation for our family

                                A favorite vacation for our family

                                • Guest Mary (Brooktondale, NY)
                                • Date of stay 10/14/11
                                • Review Submitted 11/15/11
                                Staying at this secluded cottage was one of the most refreshing breaks our family has ever had. Having the kayaks and canoes available for our use was a nice bonus, and Chimney Bluffs and Sodus Point were only a paddle away. The water in Lake Ontario is crystal clear, and we'd like to come back during the real swimming season. The cobblestone beach is nice to walk along out to the point, and fun for a campfire. It was great to have all linens provided, and the owner was very helpful.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                              • Great place

                                Great place

                                • Guest Grandma (Ithaca, New York)
                                • Date of stay 09/04/09
                                • Review Submitted 09/09/10
                                The photos on this site bring back fond memories of our family respite at Acorn Cottage, a special time we will never forget. Charming, clean, open, marvelous and different views depending on which window you look out, your own little beach on Lake Ontario, the magnificent Chimney Bluffs and yummy restaurants nearby. I wanna go back, I wanna go back!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                              • A Great Getaway

                                A Great Getaway

                                • Guest jris (Pleasant Hall PA)
                                • Date of stay 06/12/10
                                • Review Submitted 06/19/10
                                Very enjoyable time, just wish it was longer. Loved the sound of the waves. Enjoyed the canoe ride to Sodus Point for breakfast. The cottage was comfortable and accommodating, with great views!!!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                                • Guest Ulmen
                                • Date of stay 04/11/10
                                • Review Submitted 05/06/10
                                Thank You for allowing us the use of your cottage! We had a wonderful stay.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              January - May
                              Jan 26 - May 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $150
                              $800
                              June
                              Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $170
                              $900 $3,000
                              July - laborday weekend
                              Jul 1 - Sep 5, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $200
                              $1,200 $4,000
                              rest of Sept. & October
                              Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $170
                              $900 $3,000
                              November - January
                              Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $150
                              $800
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                              • Tax Rate 8%

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                              Last updated: 03/21/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: About 1 hour from; Rochester & Syracuse airports at 45 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: 2 Within walking distance at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: 2 Within walking distance at 1 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1941

                              About the owner: My wife grew up on one of the 3 islands on Sodus Bay. My sister & I grew up using this cottage and we all have an understanding and love of the bay and lake.

                              Why the Owner Chose Crescent Beach:
                              This cottage has been in the family since the 1940's and was completely rebuilt about 1990 as a result of a fire that destroyed 3 cottages.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              With the lake and bay on 3 sides and state wildlife park lands out back, this area is uniquely quiet and peaceful.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • 'Acorn' on the beach of Lake Ontario

                                'Acorn' on the beach of Lake Ontario

                              • Sodus Bay (south)  from enclosed sleeping porch

                                Sodus Bay (south) from enclosed sleeping porch

                              • Kitchen. . .looking from porch

                                Kitchen. . .looking from porch

                              • Ready for your nap?

                                Ready for your nap?

                              • Ending another great day at the cottage

                                Ending another great day at the cottage

                              • Want to try one of these?

                                Want to try one of these?

                              • Looking north;       "Acorn" is just left of center,         Lake Ontario behind

                                Looking north; "Acorn" is just left of center, Lake Ontario behind

                              • Lake Ontario (west) from enclosed sleeping porch

                                Lake Ontario (west) from enclosed sleeping porch

                              • View of Lake Ontaro from the kitchen table

                                View of Lake Ontaro from the kitchen table

                              • Living room looking towards porch

                                Living room looking towards porch

                              • View of Sodus Bay from living room and kitchen

                                View of Sodus Bay from living room and kitchen

                              • Ice Fishing anyone ?

                                Ice Fishing anyone ?

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                              Date last modified - Sunday, March 23, 2014

                              $150 - $200 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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