Beautiful Getaway in Wine Country--Jim's South Bristol Guest House
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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Spring into Spring with a getaway to a little piece of heaven in the Finger Lakes. The wineries are not as busy. Come to the Finger Lakes and wander the Hills in search of wineries and a whole variety of out door activities.
Rent is $400 a weekend and $1050 per week.
Lovely private 2 bdrm Guest House plus a separate area with pullout couch located in South Bristol. 25 acres to walk about with three ponds, grapevines, view of Canandaigua Lake. Beautiful patio to relax on and cookout.
Arbor Hill Winery and Brown Hound Bistro around the corner and Bristol Harbour and Bristol Mountain just a short distance away. Great start and ending point after touring the wineries in the Finger Lakes.
There are 2 bedrooms (one with a queen bed and one with a set of bunks) plus a separate area with a pullout queen couch (1/2 bath is located off this room.) There are 1 1/2 baths. Kitchen has seating for 6-8. Linens and towels are provided. Washer and Dryer. Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
We ask that the place is left as you found it and please strip beds you use. Thanks for looking.
• To reserve, call 585-705-0943
• We require a deposit of half the reservation total.
• After receiving your deposit we'll send you a confirmation of payment received and balance due.
• Balance due 1 month prior to arrival
• After receiving final payment we will send you the final confirmation & directions.
If you need a larger place, please check out my sister's place 6 miles south just near Naples at http://www.vrbo.com/430629
For cancellations -- we will return your deposit less a $30 processing fee when cancellation is more than 30 days from arrival. (Fee may not be charged). For cancellations less than 31 days notice of reservation date, refunds will be given to the extent we are able to re-rent, less a $30.00 processing fee.
'No other region has such an abundance of natural beauty and amazing attractions. From the pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and magnificent parks to the charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, and unique shopping opportunities, the Finger Lakes has something for everyone to enjoy in all four seasons of the year.'
You'll never have trouble finding activities and attractions in the Finger Lakes. Known as the Outdoor Lover's Paradise, there are unlimited recreational opportunities for the entire family. There are many antique stores, art galleries and theaters; and of course you can always visit one of the Finger Lakes region's famous wineries and a must try --- Grape Pie --- especially just a short distance down the road on Rt 21S at Monica's Pies. She also makes many other delicious pies and also a great chicken pot pie.
Come the last weekend of September for the Naples Grape Festival.
Email or call me for more information.
Keywords: Cabin, Country Retreat, Guest House, Private Apartment
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- 1.5 baths. 1/2 bath located off room with pull out couch.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Living Room seats 7
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Spring and Summer are coming soon. Weddings are being held at Bristol Harbour and this is the perfect place to stay--just a few miles away. Now is a great time to plan a getaway to Wine Country. Arbor Hill Winery, Brews and Brats is now open on weekends, World Class Restaurant Brown Hound Bistro, Monica's Grape Pies, Inspire Moore Winery, Hazlitt Red Cat Winery Are Just Down the Road. Close to Many Wineries and Just a Pleasant Hour Drive to Seneca or Keuka Lake Wineries...moreless
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Perfect spot to relax
Perfect spot to relax
I can't say enough good things about this vacation rental. The property is beautiful and extremely well maintained. The home is spacious, clean and well stocked with everything you could need. It was so convinient to have a dishwasher and washer/dryer at my fingertips. The pictures don't do this place justice. Carolyn was very accommodating and always available if there were any issues. she gave great recommendations. I highly recommend the Ontario count park just a mile or two away which offered great hiking and we really enjoyed Hazlitt winery in Naples even though we are not red cat wine fans. Carolyn also had a chicken pot pie & grape bread from Monica's pies waiting for us when we arrived.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/19/13
- Review Submitted 05/30/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We really enjoy our guests. What is great about having a vacation rental is all the great people we meet and how well they take care of the Guest House. Thank you so much for the kind words and for leaving the home in beautiful shape. We also have a new garbage disposal! We look forward to having you stay with us in the near future.
Family ski trip
Family ski trip
We were looking for a place close to the hill for a group of six people and this was a quick 5 minute drive to the hill. The accomodations were very nice on a big property tha is great to take a nice walk in the morning. The one night after coming back from skiing we were greeted by a herd of deer that roam the property. The area has some really great little wineries that are worth driving to. The one beside the Roots cafe is especially good, and a quick 10 minutes south on 21.
- Guest Winter lover
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We also appreciate that the place was left in great condition. Jim's South Bristol Guest House is in a great area close to skiing and wineries and great food. We love to see the deer and wildlife visit our 25 acres. Maybe not when they eat all the grapes but hey they need food too!
My husband, sons and I decided to enjoy our American Thanksgiving in the finger lakes region. We had been to a B&B in Canandaigua and really loved the region so thought this would be a nice, close getaway for the 4 of us (coming from Carlisle, Ontario). We looked at many properties and liked this one due to the acreage, reviews and overall cost. Carolyn from the outset was responsive and helpful and knowing that I was going to cook the family Turkey, immediately offered to provide a roasting pan large enough etc. We had an idyllic day for Thanksgiving and had everything we needed at the house to make our time special. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the fishing ponds, the views to the Lake and the outdoor firepit. The house was very comfortable, warm and clean. We can highly recommend this as an good choice if you are coming to the finger lakes region.
- Guest Chris and Heather
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/04/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We really appreciate all the nice things our guests have to say. We always aim to have our guests feel comfortable and just enjoy their vacation.
This was our first time staying at a vacation rental and I have to say that we couldn't have asked for anything better. From the time Carolyn greeted us and along with the tasty treats she left us, all in all a great experience. The property was beautiful and our golden retriever truly loved it. I think he is sad we are not there anymore. Our 2 year old had a great time as well. It was relaxing and the accommodations were absolutely wonderful. We are already talking about booking our trip for next year!
- Guest Kevin
- Date of stay 10/23/12
- Review Submitted 11/05/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We really appreciate all the wonderful things guests say about our guest house. Thank you so much for the compliments. The guests are important to us and it is our hope that they will feel right at home. Just a note to say to future travelers is that we do have a high chair and a port a crib(playpen) (with mattress pad and sheet) for the teeny tiny ones. We have some play things but would love to have some suggestions as to what we could have on hand for the kiddos to do should your day be rainy or snowy and you are housebound. Thank you again for the great review. Hope to see you again.
a week of relaxation
a week of relaxation
warm, welcoming and clean cottage. Carolyn greeted us and provided an orientation to the cottage. She even phoned when the power went out to make sure we were ok! A lovely quiche was left in the freezer, some basic food supplies helped us prepare yummy dinners. Wheelchair access was good, the bath bench sure helped, wide doors, large main bathroom all contributed to a lovely stay. The cycling was amazing in the area, quite country roads with large shoulders. Be prepared to climb hills though!
- Guest Sandra
- Date of stay 09/02/12
- Review Submitted 09/12/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: It is always a privilege to have return guests. Our guests are really wonderful and it seems like old friends have come to visit each year. We really appreciate that our guests take care of the guest house like it was their own. Thank you for your very kind words. We appreciate having you come stay at Jim's South Bristol Guest House. We look forward to your visiting us again.
This is a terrific property. It is immaculate, probably the cleanest place we have ever rented! Plus it is dog-friendly, yet you would never know that when you enter because it smells clean and fresh. All amenities are provided, even quiche and the famous "grape bread" from Monica's pies were in the freezer for us. We were able to have our two small dogs run around the property, which includes ponds and a very nice patio area. You can even park your car in the garage! Owners are very helpful! The photos are very accurate, in fact this place is even nicer in person. Definitely would recommend this rental and would stay there again when returning to the Finger Lakes region.
- Guest Ethel
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 09/01/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We love that our guests feel comfortable and relaxed in our Guest House. We like to have something for guests to munch on and sometimes it is a little different from guest to guest. Sometimes in the winter instead of quiche we will have chicken pot pie. Unfortunately, sometimes I will forget to pick up the grape bread. We figure most of our guests have had a long trip and maybe won't feel like cooking or going out or even in the morning want to make it easy on themselves ergo the quiche or pot pie. Anyways, we just want our guests to feel comfortable in the beautiful hills of South Bristol.
Our family had a great time! The location was perfect as it is set between Naples and Canadaigua. The house was very clean, the frig was filled with water, a lovely grape bread by Monica's Pies was in the freezer (delish), and all kinds of coffee and teas. My son loved the fire pit! Thank you for a wonderful experience.
- Guest Lori
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children.
Owner response: We love hearing from our guests. My brother Jim was a person who loved having people come and share his beautiful property, and we try to live up to his level of hospitality. We feel the property offers wonders for all even kids and pets. Kids love being able to have marshmallows over the fire pit. (there are even marshmallow, hot dog tongs for all to use) Also, seeing the kids looking at the large goldfish in the pond is always priceless.
Roomy and comfortable - perfect alternative for a place to stay for son's wedding
Roomy and comfortable - perfect alternative for a place to stay for son's wedding
My son's wedding was held this past weekend at Bristol Harbor Resort in Canandaigua, NY. The rehearsal dinner the night before was also held at Bristol Harbor so I decided to find a place to stay nearby that was more than a standard hotel room. Jim's South Bristol Harbor Guest House turned out to be a great location and perfect accommodations. The home was a little difficult to find as you cannot see if from the road. We past it and had to turn around. Once on the property, it was a little confusing to find the home. We were met by Mary who directed us to our destination. Signs directing you to the guest house would be very helpful. The exterior of the house looked like a very large garage or storage shed, but don't be fooled by the outside! One step into the kitchen area and you will feel right at home in this inviting guest house. The home was very spacious, impeccably cleaned and well stocked. The refrigerator filled with bottled water, the pantry stocked with k-cups for the Keurig coffee maker and the spinach and cheese quiche from Monica's pies were all unexpected and delightful additions! The ability to sleep six provided a perfect location for my son and his groomsmen to stay the night after the rehearsal dinner. The beautiful patio and grounds were my favorite spot to relax and enjoy an early morning cup of coffee while being serenaded by a chorus of song birds! We didn't have enough time to explore the region other than Bristol Harbor Resort, but the location is close to a number of wineries and shops as well as Bristol Ski Resort. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.
- Guest Annie
- Date of stay 06/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/04/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you we appreciate any suggestions guests have. We will be getting new signs soon so our guests will find the guest house easily. Yes, we are a "diamond in the rough", when first arriving but once there the patio with the flowers blooming and the birds singing is the most relaxing and tranquil area. Come to the Finger Lakes--there are lots of hidden gems in our hills.
Family ski getaway ( with dog)
Family ski getaway ( with dog)
Our stay at Jims South Bristol Guest Home was fabulous. The accomodation was every bit as lovely as the photos. It was very, very clean and well maintained. The decor was charming and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that we could need. The outdoor patio was so lovely to spend and afternoon by the fire. I loved being able to bring our dog with us, and spent a lot of time just walking around the property. The heated floors gave the whole house a warm feeling. We are a family of four, so it was nice to be able to spread out and have enough room for all of us, not like being jammed into a hotel room. Carolyn, the host, was so lovely and friendly. She warmly welcomed us into her home and spent a good bit of time answering our questions and giving us advice about the area. She left us a number to contact her if we needed. We loved the skiing/snowboarding at Bristol Mountain, only 5 minutes away. We shopped at the outlet mall in Waterloo, about a scenic hours drive away. We loved Monicas pies and the Artizanns store in Naples. We definitely hope to go back again. This place has it all.
- Guest Fudges family
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/11/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We love having such wonderfully warm and friendly guests as all our guests are. The Finger Lakes are really great in any season. The home feels like a true home. It was lovingly decorated by my brother who loved to share his slice of heaven with everyone.
My girlfriend and I were looking for a relaxing vacation where we could enjoy the fall foliage. Not only was the rental clean and charming, but it had all the comforts of home plus the added touch of a fridge stocked with bottle water for us to enjoy. The property also has a backyard patio with a fire pit where you can relax in the comfy Adirondack chairs while taking in the breathtaking views of the mountains, ponds, and trees that surround you. We spent our time hiking, driving along Canandiagua Lake, and walking around Naples. It made for the perfect weekend retreat!
- Guest S
- Date of stay 11/04/11
- Review Submitted 11/11/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We love hearing that people have had such relaxing and enjoyable times at Jim's South Bristol Guest House. We think it is a special place. Our guests have been wonderful and we appreciate that they take such great care of the place.
$400/two nights minimum .. $1050/week (Sat-Sat; Sun-Sun or flexible) $550 for 3 nights $700 for 4 nights $850 for 5 nights $950 for 6 nights $1050 for 7 nights Two day minimum
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- Nearest Airport: Greater Rochester International Airport at 44.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: New York State Thruway at 24 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Onanda Park Canandaigua Lake at 7.3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Bristol Mountain at 3.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Bristol Harbour at 4.2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Brown Hound Bistro at 0.3 Miles
About: This property was purchased and built by my brother, Jim. He was a great builder put a lot of love into the development of the whole property. He loved to share it with others.
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Large Patio With Beautiful Views
Comfortable Living Room. Great for Relaxing.
Master Bedroom with TV. Private Area is Next to This Room with Pull Out Couch.
Bedroom 2 Has Bunk Beds.
Visit the fish in one of our three ponds.
A view of the large pond.
View overlooking property. Enjoy walking to the woods. Relax and take in views
Wonderful Eat in Kitchen that Seats 6 or More.
Nice open living space. Noone has to feel they are hiding in the kitchen!
The rest of the living room.
Another view of master bedroom with queen size bed.
Private Area Has Queen Size Pull Out Couch and 1/2 Bath.
View of Largest of Three Ponds on Property. Bring Your Fishing Pole.
Vineyard. The Grapes are ready to be picked.
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