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Last updated: 01/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7-31 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sodus Point house description

This is a cottage on five acres on Second Creek, just as it enters Great Sodus Bay. We have several hundred feet of secluded waterfront down the hill via a private road from a cottage that sits atop the ridge line on Thornton Point. Note that the property, at 5 acres, is large, and that the cottage sits up a fairly high hill and is not right on the water. The water is visible through several 'windows' of trees we have cleared, but for the most part the cottage feels woodsy. A walk down the hill takes you right to the quite private waterfront area.

The cottage itself consists of two floors. The main floor, above, includes a living room with natural pine cathedral ceilings and a hearth/woodstove; dining area; kitchen and two bedrooms. The kitchen is totally new as of mid-July 2014. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The second upstairs bedroom has a bunk bed (double + twin) and a futon that folds out for sleeping (double). This floor also has sliding doors leading to a deck that looks down toward the water through the trees.

Below is a finished basement area. This area is functional in that it has a 'boat bar' fashioned from a real boat, a working half-bath, furniture and a small room with a bed in it. NOTE HOWEVER that we are NOT advertising the basement as part of the true useable space. It is cool but can get damp and the furniture is somewhat old fashioned. When we stay we tend to use the upstairs, which is more than sufficient. So while the basement is not off-limits (and you may use it if you choose), the area is in need of a spruce-up, scheduled for next year. Meantime, consider the first floor the living and sleeping area as it is more than sufficient for five.

At the bottom of the hill at the water, we have a small bunkhouse that can be used for sleeping if you like, though this is quite rustic and there is no water or electricity down the hill. We have kayaks with which you can explore the bay in one direction or the newly conserved Second Creek in the other direction, with abundant wildlife.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

            25....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            More than welcome. Ours like to walk the mile down the dirt road to the beginning of Thornton Point Road where you find Alasa Farms, and old Shaker Farm that is fun to explore, and the Cracker Box Palace large animal shelter....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Not in house. But outside OK if you don't leave butts around....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed

            one bunk bed; sleeps 2...moreless

          • We list the property as 'bring your own linens' as a weekly rental. We do however full sets of linens in the house. These are the ones we use and are nothing fancy. In a pinch, or if you don't want to bring your own linens (or of you don't have king sized sheets), you are welcome to use the ones that are in the house....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            ...moreless

          • We list the property as 'bring your own towels' as a weekly rental. We do have bath and beach towels in the house. These are the ones we use and are nothing fancy. In a pinch, or if you don't want to bring your own linens, you are welcome to use the ones that are in the house. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Games:

            lots of board games!...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Receiver and speakers set up. CDs will play in DVD player but better bet is to bring your own music on iPod or phone. Cord supplied for mini-jack to stereo receiver....moreless

          • Television:

            to be used with DVD. No cable or good reception...moreless

          • Toys:

            some...moreless

          • Video Library:

            but not that much . . . bring your own for selection....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Rural:

            Located in an area recently designated as conservation land....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Five acres on Second Creek just as it enters Great Sodus Bay. ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Kayaking
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining room table seats about 8 maybe more. Separate table nearby seats another 4-6....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 14 people

          General

          • Heating:

            works but no needed in summer....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Wood Stove:

            Excellent woodstove. Wood pile out back....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            New as of July 2014--new cabinets, range, dishwasher, microwave, floor, counters....moreless

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Kayak / Canoe:

            1 large kayak able to be taken out onto bay. 2 sit on top kiddie floats to be used only with adult supervision. one additional smallerm kayak not watertight--creek only!...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Winter/Spring
          Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2015
          31 night min stay

          $1,500
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,300 $4,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning $50
          • Pet Fee $0
          • Taxes Included

          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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          Location

          39 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Rochester
          4 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Sodus Point
          3 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Sodus Bay Heights
          36 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Rochester
          25 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          NYS Thruway
          3 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Sodus Point or Alton
          4 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Sodus Point

          Car: Necessary

          Sodus Bay is a bay off Lake Ontario. It has a look and vibe something like the Finger Lakes, just to the south. The main village on the bay, Sodus Point, has a number of bars, restaurants, beaches, lighthouses and marinas. While most of the Sodus Bay area, like the Finger Lakes, is well-developed, our place is somewhat unique in that it sits on one of the only relatively undeveloped areas on the Bay. Accordingly, we have 5 totally private acres on the water and are surrounded by conservation land.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: Jeff and Pat both work in colleges, Jeff as a professor and Pat in administration.

          Why the Owner Chose Sodus Point:
          Pat grew up in the area and vacationed on Sodus Bay as a child. When we decided to buy a second home, we opted for this area despite the long commute since it has so many wonderful attractions.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          You won't find many properties like this in the Sodus Bay/Finger Lakes region. Like a lot of lake areas, these areas tend to be intensively developed, with properties jammed in close to one another to take advantage of the limited waterfront area. Here, we are surrounded by conservation land and have several hundred feet of private waterfront. WHAT WE ARE NOT AND WHAT WE DON'T GOT. You want to know what might be missing in this glowing account? Here are some other things about the place you should read to make sure it is for you. Please note that as stated above we are on a shallow and weedy creek and it's not a swimming hole. You can't launch a boat from the property if only for the steep grade of the hill and the difficulty with a trailer. It's in the woods so there's pollen and a tendency to spider webs rather quickly. The house is on the top of the hill looking down through trees through the water, which is visible through several 'windows' though the trees. But the cottage itself is not 'on the water'. The kitchen is brand new but overall, the place gives off a homey, not a showoffy, vibe. This ain't the Hamptons, it's our home, and we use it too. The bed linens and towels will all be fresh and clean, but they are family style, mix and match, not hotel style. There is no washer/dryer. Laundries in town a few minutes away. And there is no wi-fi or cable, though as noted we have a TV with a DVD connection. I reiterate these caveats here since all potential renters should have a full picture of the place to make sure it is a good fit. If you are thinking this is a palace, or a retreat complete with internet and cable think again. It is a great retreat from all that, and the sunset through the trees as the sun goes down in the evening is priceless.


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Overlooking the water.  Serenity.

            Overlooking the water. Serenity.

          • Welcome!

            Welcome!

          • Front of house.  Hanging out.

            Front of house. Hanging out.

          • Last of what is left from a church organ.

            Last of what is left from a church organ.

          • Badminton, anyone?

            Badminton, anyone?

          • Down the hill--a small storage/sleeping shed on the water, and a place to sit.

            Down the hill--a small storage/sleeping shed on the water, and a place to sit.

          • View to the bay.

            View to the bay.

          • Dog not included.

            Dog not included.

          • The road there.  A mile through fields and woods, with water all around.

            The road there. A mile through fields and woods, with water all around.

          • The cottage from the back, looking toward the water.

            The cottage from the back, looking toward the water.

          • Natural pine cathedral ceilings.

            Natural pine cathedral ceilings.

          • In case you get a chill.

            In case you get a chill.

          • The second upstairs bedroom.

            The second upstairs bedroom.

          • Another bench in a different area overlooking the water.

            Another bench in a different area overlooking the water.

          • Kayaks.

            Kayaks.

          • Kiddie kayaks.

            Kiddie kayaks.

          VRBO #482599

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

          $350 - $1,300 per week (USD)
          Minimum stay: 7-31 nights
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          • Sleeps
            5
          • Bedrooms
            2
          • Bathrooms
            1.5
          • Property type
            House
          • Reviews
            1
          Owner
          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english
          • Response time: Within a few days
          • Response rate: 70%
          • Calendar last updated: 01/04/2015
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