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Fully Restored Rivers Edge Cottage with Central Air and Wifi

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The Edward Harris House Inn's River Cottage on the Genesee River


Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rochester cottage 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,

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 985 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the cottage strictly enforced....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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Catering Available:

            Upon request and availability....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size refrigerator ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Wood Fireplace:

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

          • Living Room:

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

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Washing Machine:

            Brand new, full size front loading ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Brand new, full size front loading...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            With prior approval from the owner...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Ample off street parking....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            In season...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          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
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR


              • Computer Available:

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

              • Telephone:

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

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Community pool 3 miles from cottage...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    New stone patio area installed in June...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


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

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

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


                  • Cinemas
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Racquetball
                  • Kayaking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Tennis
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Water Skiing


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                  from 4 traveler reviews
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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • 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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                  Last updated: 09/08/2014
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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

                    The Edward Harris House Inn's River Cottage on the Genesee River

                  • Fall on the river

                    Fall on the river

                  • Dining riverside

                    Dining riverside

                  • Riverside dining

                    Riverside dining

                  • Heather, Asst. Innkeeper

                    Heather, Asst. Innkeeper

                  • River Cottage on the Genesee

                    River Cottage on the Genesee

                  • The living area with a working stone fireplace.

                    The living area with a working stone fireplace.

                  • Dining overlooking the water

                    Dining overlooking the water

                  • Lots of lawn to run and play

                    Lots of lawn to run and play

                  VRBO #310257

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

                  $225 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 09/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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