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This waterfront cottage has the perfect surroundings for a family getaway! Because it is the last cottage on a dead end, nature is all around you here! There are woods to walk through with a small waterfall and babbling brook that runs alongside the cottage. A long grassy front lawn can be used for all kinds of outdoor activities, and best of all the beach is level with no steps! There is a dock and rowboat you can use and also a boat hoist if you bring a motorboat or rent one. The walk out into the water is a very gradual one with no big drop offs, which is great for small children. The best thing about this beach is not only is it level, but there are no weeds growing here in the water so a pleasurable swim is in store. The beach consists of small flat rounded rocks. We also have a rowboat with lifejackets you can use if you want to venture out in the lake a bit more! A short walking distance away (approx. 200 yards) is a a large green space (about 6 acres) with a small playground and room for all kinds of outdoor lawn activities that require a large space. The approximately 1000 square foot cottage has a wonderful open floor plan and boasts a very spacious living and dining area great for conversation or relaxation with nice views of the lake and stream. The living room leads out to a deck on the lake side which has a grill, lounge furniture and dining with all the sounds of nature. The kitchen is full stocked with plenty of cookware/utensils and is just off the dining room, which also has views of the lake through the living area. There are three small cottage sized bedrooms, one with a queen, another with two twins another with a double, and there is a queen sofabed in the living room. We also have a 'rollaway bed' (like a cot w/mattress- good for small peopls) and you can place that where you like. The shade from the large old trees around the cottage and the lake breeze keep it nice and cool so there is really no need for air conditioning. We do have a couple of ceiling fans and portable oscillationg fans you can place in the bedrooms or wherever you like.
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1000 sq. ft.
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Long-Term Renters Welcome
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This cottage is only 25 minutes to Ithaca, 15 minutes to Auburn, 40 minutes to Syracuse, and 20 minutes to Skaneateles. Besides all the water activities to enjoy, you can go by boat to dine at the restaurant directly across the lake (one mile), take a wine tour, enjoy a live performance at the Merry Go Round Theater in Auburn, attend a performace at the Musical Theater Festival in Auburn, hike the many nearby waterfalls, visit Filmore Glen State Park on a few miles away, do some shopping in Auburn at the Bass Pro Shops or Fingerlakes Mall, or even the Waterloo Premium Oultlet Mall. You can visit the quaint historic village of Skaneateles with plenty of shops and restaurants or take a dinner cruise while there. If you like to golf, you are in luck because there are golf courses everywhere! The fishing is great for walleye, perch, bass, trout and northern pike. Smelt also run up the stream on the property in the spring. Don't forget, there is a large green space for games such as soccer, baseball, gootball, etc with swings also only 200 yards away. Nice private road that kids can ride bikes on. The lake is great for tubing, boating, swimming, and all kinds of water activities!
Year Purchased: 2005
About: We are both high school teachers at local schools and live closeby. We can quickly attend to any needs you may have during your stay since this is our 'summer job'! We actually purchased the cottage when our children were toddlers so they would have a place to enjoy nature and be able to navigate gradally into the water easily at the is nice level beach.
Why Ashland: We love the quiet secluded atmosphere that this old fashioned style summer cottage community has. The lot and beach are the most important features of this cottage!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The nice level weed-free beach, and quiet setting are definitely the best attributes of this cottage. Great sunsets and views as well!