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The 'Yellow Cottage'

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Last updated: 09/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Yellow Cottage is a charming family summer home on beautiful Fair Haven/Little Sodus Bay. The cottage has 90 feet on the Bay providing expansive views of the water and beautiful summer sunsets. The cozy living space is furnished and the kitchen equipped to make your stay a comfortable vacation respite. The screened-in porch is great for comfortable summer dining and relaxing with a good book. A propane heater is available for cool weather comfort.

Fair Haven is a quaint village with vintage architecture. There is a library, grocery store and scenic waterfront dining. Fourth of July festivities include a parade, carnival and fireworks over the Bay preceded by a spectacular wall of fire around the Bay. Boat launch and docking/mooring is available near by. Evening hot spots often have a DJ or live music.

A short 3/4 of a mile down the road are the sandy beaches of the Fair Haven State Park. The Park also offers fishing, hiking, golfing and family oriented activities. A short distance away can also be enjoyed the Sterling Valley Nature Center, the Renaissance Festival(weekends July),antique shops and local artisans. Oswego State University is 1/2 hour away, Rochester, Finger Lakes Winery Trails and Syracuse are 1 hour away and Buffalo (Niagara Falls) and the Thousand Island area 2-3 hours. Seneca Falls, Genesee Country, Six Flags and shopping outlets are all comfortable day trip destinations.

Keywords: Cottage


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    over 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds may be put together to be used as King bed. ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double


  • Full size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom : toilet


  • Bathroom #1 has shower. Bathroom #2 has sink and toilet only.

Other Amenities

  • The are 90+ feet of level lawn waterfront on Fair Haven Bay. The exposure is west which offers beautiful sunsets and lovely afternoon sun. There is a new aluminum dock, great for fishing, water access and the joy of being on the water. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The Bay is what most people associate with lake side vacationing. The western faced cottage has beautiful daytime sun and spectacular views of the evening sunset. The night sky is amazing!! ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The 'Yellow Cottage' is located on Little Sodus /Fair Haven Bay and is within walking distance of Lake Ontario. Walk-in access to the beautiful State Park is a 1/4 mile down Lake Street Extension. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The cottage is directly on the water and offers unemcumbered views across the Bay and toward both ends of the Bay. It is a pleasure to set on the dock/ shore and watch the boats. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Water front on Little Sodus/Fair Haven Bay. Beautiful sunsets from eastern side of Bay near State Park. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table in the cottage and picnic table on the screened in porch. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people



  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Accommodates 8 or more people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New 2015 season!!!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is being remodeled for the 2015 season. Updated cabinets, addition of dishwasher, new tile floor are included in improvements. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Great area for biking. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rental available on the Bay. Contact Anchor Resorts for motor boats. Important - Boats may not be tied to dock....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio at water side. Screened in porch off living room....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several golf courses in proximity including the State Park owned golf course in Fair Haven. Golfing is very reasonable and course has 18 holes with beautiful vista of area. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Great area for Kayaking in Bay and in State Park....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in porch off living room...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flat lawn with 90+ feet of waterfront. Dock in front of house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas and charcoal grill ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Great area for water skiing and boarding....moreless

  • Tennis:

    available in Village...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 6, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $75
  • Taxes Not included


Damage fee includes cleaning. If the cottage is left cleaned and in the condition when renter moved in, the amount is fully refunded.

For weekly rentals, deposit requested of $250 per week with signed contract. Balance of rent due 30 days before move in date. Personal check or bank check accepted. For rental of less than week personal check accepted 30 days or more before rental. Bank check/money order (not personal check) accepted when there are less than 30 days before your move in date.

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Last updated: 09/26/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Syracuse or Rochester
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Spring Brook Green
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pleasant Beach Hotel,O'Connors, Hardware Cafe
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fair Haven State Park

Excellent area for swimming, sailing,fishing, water skiing, hiking, relaxing at the sandy beach in the State Park or infront of the cottage on Little Sodus Bay. The sunsets are magnificent from the ''Yellow cottage'. The 'Renaissance Fair' is a must see for culture and entertainment - weekends July-August


Owner info

About the owner: I spent my childhood summers in Fair Haven and my husband first came when we were in high school. We love being in Fair Haven and believe it is one of the most beautiful yet undiscovered (uncommercialized) places in the world. We love to sit by the water during the day and watch the sunset in the evening which is often spectacular. If I want to venture into the Village I routinely check out the craft/gift shops for new local talent. We ride our bikes to the Hardware Cafe for breakfast or lunch in the charming old hardware store - I remember when it was used as a hardware store!! There is casual dining at O'Connors Pub and waterfront dining at the Pleasant Beach Hotel. Live entertainment is regularly available at O'Connors and the Little Sodus Inn. The newly opened 'Lake Effect' Winery on the Bay is as lovely as any we have visited anywhere and also has live entertainment many weekends.

Why the Owner Chose Fair Haven:
My husband and I are so happy we can to spend our retirement summers in Fair Haven.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We especially enjoy the location of the 'Yellow Cottage' because is has easy access to the beautiful Fair Haven State Park which is a short walk down Lake St. Fair Haven has all the benefits of being on a fresh water lake for boating and water sports and the being on the 'ocean' with expanisve water views, opportunities for deepwater fishing and travel. The Fair Haven State Park is a beautiful public park that has walking trails, sandy beaches perfect for children and a great pier walk. My husband and I rarely miss our daily walk to the State Park! The State Park has a golf course a short distance out of town - great golf and reasonable price!!

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  • Sunset time at the "Yellow Cottage"

    Sunset time at the "Yellow Cottage"

  • View from back of the cottage.  Parking for 2-3 cars.

    View from back of the cottage. Parking for 2-3 cars.

  • The Living room  has cable TV  (interior wall).

    The Living room has cable TV (interior wall).

  • View from the living room of Fair Haven/Little Sodus Bay

    View from the living room of Fair Haven/Little Sodus Bay

  • New dishwasher!!

    New dishwasher!!

  • 2 twin beds

    2 twin beds

  • New tile floor!! Very spacious bathroom with walk in shower.

    New tile floor!! Very spacious bathroom with walk in shower.

  • Back porch

    Back porch

  • Playground in the State Park - a short walk down the road.

    Playground in the State Park - a short walk down the road.

  • A beautiful summer day.

    A beautiful summer day.

  • Living room coming in from the porch.

    Living room coming in from the porch.

  • Kitchen and dining area view.

    Kitchen and dining area view.

  • Bathroom vanity

    Bathroom vanity

  • Beautiful sunsets happen all the time!

    Beautiful sunsets happen all the time!

  • Fair Haven Beach State Park

    Fair Haven Beach State Park

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