Fully Restored Rivers Edge Cottage with Central Air and Wifi

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River Cottage on the Genesee River


Last updated: 08/02/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Location, location, location! Enjoy this newly restored 1940's cottage with Central Air Conditioning and heat! This cottage was designed with an eclectic touch of Cape Cod. Situated on the banks of the Genesee River, wake up to the sights and sounds of the river. Enjoy the morning mist with your first cup of coffee on your own shady private backyard deck. There is plenty of open space in the front of the house to play and lounge in the sun. Close to all area conveniences, yet private enough to have a quiet getaway.

Unlike most homeowners, we are Innkeepers. We specialize in anticipating what our guests need and desire to be comfortable. We have provided many of the same amenities that we offer at our award winning Inn. Shampoo and conditioner, sweet smelling English soaps, hairdryer, bottled water, ice, coffee and tea to start off your week, (Who can face your first morning without that!) Cleaning products, laundry detergent, just to name a few. Free wifi service, cable TV, flatscreen TV, VCR, games and all the videos and DVDs you would ever want for a rainy day.

There is a full size washer and dryer for your use, so you have less to pack and more time to spend having fun. The brand new bathroom is large, and completely redone with your comfort in mind. There is a large 2 person tiled shower with multiple shower heads. (We tried these out at the Inn - they were a hit!)

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and the 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be converted easily to a King. A Pack n Play and an extra twin rollaway bed for a 5th guest and a child. There is plenty of room to set up in the main living area.

All linens are provided, a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, table linens, flatware, kitchen utensils, full size new stainless stove/oven, full size new refridgerator, microwave, and wine chiller. All the comforts of home.

The vaulted living room area has comfortable furnishings, a working stone fireplace and a pretty eating area overlooking the water.

Keywords: house, cottage, quaint, cape cod, riverside, relaxing, serene, bliss, waterfront, rental, river, Scottsville, Rochester, Airport, Dock, Boat, on the water, wine, wine Tour, Winery, Finger Lakes, Wine Country, Finger Lake Wine Tours, Letchworth State Park, Golf, Boating, winter getaway, fireplace,


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 985 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the cottage strictly enforced....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets (under 20 lbs) may be accepted. Must be approved in advance by owners (in writing)....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Queen size Beds (1) Snuggle down with the same comfy bedding used at the main Inn!, Twin or Single Beds (1) Comfortable pillows, fabulous bedding...two single beds that may be made into a King should you desire., Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib available - please bring your childs linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • One bath with double slate shower, double rain shower heads

Other Amenities

  • Other amenities include bottled water, double shower with dbl rain showerheads, hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner and fine soaps. A starting supply of coffee, tea, and ice....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games, puzzles and asst. books and videos...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large lending collection for guests use...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    River side - leads into the Canal System as well as Lake Ontario...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining area seats 6 and overlooks the river...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new central heat and air! What a difference!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New full size front loading...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    You bring your computer - we have the wi-fi!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Complimentary Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Vaulted ceiling, paddle fan, comfortable sofa, recliner, TV, DVD player...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Good reception...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample off street parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    With prior approval from the owner...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Bring your cell phone - no land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample towels provided for a family of 5. Please bring your own 'outside' swim towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new, full size front loading ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Stone fireplace In season with wood insert. Starting wood suppy available for guests...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In season...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Upon request and availability....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with all utensils, plates, pots and pans etc. Full size, new appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size microwave...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    New stone patio area installed in June...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Community pool 3 miles from cottage...moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 14%


This cottage leases by the week from Sundays to Sundays unless otherwise arranged with management. There is a 3 night minimum, and payment for holidays or special events are paid in full at the time of reservation. Please contact the office directly for further information 585-473-9752. Thank you!

A 50% deposit upon reservation is required. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival at the Cottage. Payment for holidays or special events are paid in full at the time of reservation. Please contact the office directly for further information 585-473-9752. Thank you!

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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rochester International Airport (ROC)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Neghborhood Bars
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Genesee Valley or Riverton
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Rochester Train Station
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several to choose from in Henrietta
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bristol Mountain
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hamlin or Charlotte

Car: Necessary

Just a short drive to the Lake Ontario, Finger Lakes and wineries, downtown Rochester and Letchworth State Park


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Edward Harris House Inn and River Cottage, Owners & Innkeepers. In November 1995, Susan and husband Manny began renovating their 4 apt., 1896 mansion into a private residence. The couple raised their two daughters in the home until both left for college, moving on to points South in search of warmer climate. With a solid background in pharmaceutical sales, Susan 'jumped the corporate ship' and used her entrepreneurial spirit to open several retail gift stores in the suburbs of Rochester. With many successful years under her belt and a large 'empty nest' - Susan decided that their home just might be the perfect location to open an Inn. The home was completely renovated, repainted and restored using the original architectural plans for the home - with the addition of all new en suite bathrooms. There was nothing left untouched! Always a warm and gregarious host and an excellent cook, Susan's husband Manny loves entertaining, antiquing, reading, sports, wine and travel; and enjoys watching the financial aspect associated with the Inn. Manny graduated from Bryant College in Providence, RI with a B.A. in Business Administration, becoming a Certified Public Accountant. He has traveled the world extensively with Xerox Corporation for the past 30+ years in corporate finance. The Inn has enjoyed much media attention over the years. This year, the Inn was honored when voted ILoveInns and American Historic Inns prestigious '2009 Top 10 Most Romantic Inns' of North America. In the fall of 2009, having finished the Inn, Susan went looking for a cottage to add to her business and found one. 'It was a mess, but I saw the hidden potential behind all those fake wooden walls, and mismatched pieces of history' After ripping down walls, pulling drop ceilings, replacing missing wooden floors - the house flourished.

Why the Owner Chose Rochester:
My husband gave me a 'laundry list' of things the cottage needed to have before we bought. 'I didn't know she could find it so fast!' said Susan's husband! Water side, quiet refuge, 15 minutes from our main Inn and city. Worlds away - just minutes away! I LOVE it - and go there whenever I have the chance (between rentals!)

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our main Inn is in the heart of the city of Rochester. Going out to the cottage means mornings at the cottage are a special time - mist is rising from the water, everything is quiet and still. Soon the RIT students rowing team slides quietly by. It's just magical. In the evenings watching the sunset over the water, there is a Blue Heron that cruises gracefully by. The same time every evening! i love it. We don't have Blue Herons passing by the Inn - just an occational wild turkey! Seriously!

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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • River Cottage on the Genesee River

    River Cottage on the Genesee River

  • The living area with a working stone fireplace.

    The living area with a working stone fireplace.

  • Fall on the river

    Fall on the river

  • Dining riverside

    Dining riverside

  • Lots of lawn to run and play

    Lots of lawn to run and play

  • Heather, Innkeeper

    Heather, Innkeeper

  • Dining overlooking the water

    Dining overlooking the water

  • River Cottage on the Genesee Fall

    River Cottage on the Genesee Fall

  • Dining by the river

    Dining by the river

  • Riverside dining

    Riverside dining

  • Apple trees in front yard

    Apple trees in front yard

VRBO #310257

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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