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Charming Turn of the Century Victorian Cottage - 5 Miles to Letchworth

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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Silver Lake cottage description

Enjoy your vacation at our lovingly restored Lake Front Turn of the Century Victorian Cottage on idyllic Silver Lake

The Finger Lakes are comprised of 10 lakes, if there were 11; Silver Lake would be the extra pinkie on the Western End

Silver Lake is nestled in the rolling hills of Wyoming County, NY. The lake is 4 miles long, a mile wide and known for good fishing so don’t forget your poles

This cottage boasts 3 covered porches, plenty of outdoor dining and seating along with indoor & outdoor fireplaces. There is also a boat lift available if you bring your own boat (6.5' wide, 2,000 lb).

At Days end enjoy your favorite beverage watching the incredible Sunsets…no two are alike

An old fashion vacation with a step back in time

Although built around 1900, the home has been extensively rebuilt and restored, including all new bathrooms, kitchen, bar-room, 3 porches, indoor & outdoor fireplaces and refinished floors throughout.

A trully unique part of the ‘east’ side of the lake is the right of way 2+ mile walkway between the houses and lake, which until 40+ years ago had been a narrow guage railroad. This walkway takes you along the lake to the Silver Lake Institute, while getting to know the neighbors and and enjoying family time exercise.

Relax with an evening fire at one of the 2 fireplaces or with a bon fire lakeside with the portable firepit. Plenty of wood available.

Hope you like music, there is a great stereo on the 1st floor with 5 sets of speaker (3 outdoor), extensive (oldies) CD library and hookup for your ipod, iphone, ipad or other MP3 player. Additional surround sound system on 3rd floor.

All the bedrooms boast ceiling fans, along with the living room and bar room.

The ‘7th’ bedroom is actually the 3rd floor of the house we fondly refer to as: The Orphanage (also known as: Crow’s Nest, Adam’s Attic or Astro Lounge) Has 4 distinct areas, main room with large ‘L’ shaped couch and other seating, bed area with 4 'full size' beds creating a camp like setting, additional sitting area over looking the lake with large couch and 4 other chairs, and finally a full size bath. This area is a favorite with the kids (and sometimes the guys) to get away and enjoy the views and their own surround sound stereo.

We have renovated to be very family oriented, with the bedrooms, orphange, flow, porches, etc.. Until our renting this year, we also did not have a TV or internet (it's does now), and spent time catching up with family with games, music and enjoying what the house, community and area has to offer. It's been over 10 years and we have not tired of it, and is still a favorite for our families to gather, and hope it becomes one for your family too.

Dogs &/or cats must first discuss with owners, and if agreed there is a $50 fee per pet.

Other Area Activities:
• Letchworth State Park – The Grand Canyon of the East: hiking, rafting, 3 gorgeous falls, Museum, Glen Iris Inn - 5 miles
• Golf at the Silver Lake Country Club - 2 miles
+ 3-4 bags of clubs available. Age is about as old as the house. Bring your favorite clubs to compliment.
• Charcoal Corral / DRIVE IN Theater – featuring: 2 screens, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, Arcade, Pizzeria, Miniature Golf, Antique car shows & much more – 2 miles
• Antiquing - many towns in the area
• Silver Lake Institute – Historical area with Victorian cottages – 1 mile
• Y-Camp Day Camp or Sleepover Camp for the kids – 2 miles
• Biking (2 bikes available)
• Camp Asbury - Methodist camp – 1 mile
• Games – Board Games Galore Yard Games: Baggo , Croquet, Ladder Ball
• Great Fishing - Licenses available at Walmart in nearby Warsaw
* Niagra Falls - 60 miles
* Erie Canal - 30 miles
* Jello Museum - 20 miles
* Attica - drop the bad ones off for an overnight visit - 20 miles
* Wyoming County Country Fair - Tractor pulls, rides, etc.. Mid August - 15 miles
• Perry Speedway Car Racing - 3 miles
• Boating: 2 canoes, rowboat, kayak and sunfish available.
+ Power boat rentals at Silver Lake Marina or Mac’s Bait & Tackle

Good website for more info: http://www.1silverlake.com/index.htm

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            1st Floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            2nd Floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            2nd Floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            3rd Floor / Orphanage...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys
          • VCR

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Lake
          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Filtered Water
          • Fireplace
          • Firewood
          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Area
          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Mobile Phone
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking
          • Parking On Street
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Ice Maker
          • Lobster Pot
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Barbecue
          • Bicycles:

            3-4 bicycles, mostly for the kids...moreless

          • Boat:

            2 canoes, 2 sunfish's, 1 rowboat, 1 kayak, ...moreless

          • Boat Dock
          • Boat With Paddles
          • Canoe
          • Golf Clubs
          • Kayak / Canoe
          • Large Cooler
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Entertainment Area
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • Porch / Veranda
          • Sailboat
          • Small Cooler
          • Terrace
          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
          • Walkway To Water
          • Water Sports Gear:

            Some life jackets and lake toys / noodles for floating...moreless

          • Wood Deck
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.9
          from 15 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Early Spring 2015
          Apr 3 - May 15, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $171 $250
          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
          $1,200
          Late Spring 2015
          May 16 - Jun 12, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $257 $325
          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
          $1,800
          Summer 2015
          Jun 13 - Sep 11, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $3,400

          Changeover Day: Saturday

          Fall 2015
          Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $257 $325
          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
          $1,800
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $157

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning $175
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $325
          • Pet Fee $50
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          $1,200 to $3,400 / week

          As indicated max occupants are 12. If after discussion, and agreement for more than 12, there will be an additional charge of $125 / person / week.

          COLUMBUS Day will be a 4 day min

          Check or paypal payments accepted. Credit card payments subject to 2.5% service charge.

          Pets - only with owners acceptance after phone discussion


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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          Location

          40 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Rochester NY or Buffalo
          2 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Silver Lake Country Club
          10 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate 390
          5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Glen Iris Inn - Letchworth State Park
           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2003

          About: Our families are from both Europe (Holland & England) and the mid west (Michigan / Ohio), but we are both born in the US. Susie is one of 3 children, with many extended family across the midwest and the Silver Lake area. Tim is one of 9, mostly in the mid Atlantic, New England and Seattle areas, but there is a straggler that bounces between England and China (we still don't know what he does). The family continues to grow, both in the US and Europe, with the cottage as a great gathering spot. We have lived in many areas, but call our ''work' home in the NYC metro area and upstate NY our want to be home.

          Why Silver Lake:
          We had visited Silver Lake for many years, grew to love the area and people and ultimately purchased the cottage. It had good bones, but had never really been substantially touched, good & bad. When first working with builders on improvement, they suggested 'urban renewal and put a torch to it', funny sense of humor they have. We actually hired the 'urban renewal' builders, and knew it was going to be a long term improvement plan. So we laid out general objectives, created annual plans and we were off. The majority of the work was done over about 8 years, but continued to stay and work during that time. If you stay, there are 7-8 mini photo albums showing before, during and after photo's, which we even marvel about what we were thinking when we got into it. It has become a family favorite, and look forward to using it for more weeks when we ever retire and if we ever have grand kids (ha ha). And yes, the 'urban renewal' guys are now good friends and continue with new improvements and fixing as needed.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          The cottage benefits for us, was first being with family near by, and later more family & friends coming to visit. To us, the location is wonderful, great lake, west facing for sunsets and the ability to take long walks between the lake and cottages on what was an old railroad line, getting to know the neighbors. Having the cottage mostly untouched for over 100 years provided an opportunity to keep the old, with some new, that looks like old. Our newest favorites are the 2 fireplaces, inside & outside. The inside one, with a traditional arched look, stone facing and bluestone hearth & mantel is really a wood stove that can heat the entire cottage on chilly days in the early spring and late fall. Add all that with the 5 sets of speakers, 3 of them outside, great stereo and it's a place we never really want to leave. Why do we rent it? As with anything costs go up to maintain and taxes, but we were only there a handful of time a year and thought we would test the waters. Little did we know the great interest, and most important we now having many guests coming back year after year and booking into the future. More important is they feel and treat it like a home, which it is to us.


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          Speaks: english, dutch

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          Photos

          • The cottage at sunset all lit up

            The cottage at sunset all lit up

          • Enjoy the sun, read a book, have dinner at the lake deck

            Enjoy the sun, read a book, have dinner at the lake deck

          • Living Room with fireplace showing orig wainscoat walls & ceiling and windows

            Living Room with fireplace showing orig wainscoat walls & ceiling and windows

          • First Floor Full Bath

            First Floor Full Bath

          • Eat in Kitchen Country Table will seat up to 10 folks.

            Eat in Kitchen Country Table will seat up to 10 folks.

          • The Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

            The Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

          • Kitchen & Living Room - G'ma goes with the house...........

            Kitchen & Living Room - G'ma goes with the house...........

          • 2nd Floor - 2 - Front Bedrooms with full size beds overlooking the lake.

            2nd Floor - 2 - Front Bedrooms with full size beds overlooking the lake.

          • 2nd floor bedroom with single bed

            2nd floor bedroom with single bed

          • Enjoying the lake.    Boat rentals at local marina's

            Enjoying the lake. Boat rentals at local marina's

          • Birds eye view of cottage (2nd from left)

            Birds eye view of cottage (2nd from left)

          • Sit by the fire on those chilly evenings. Woodstove with doors closed !!

            Sit by the fire on those chilly evenings. Woodstove with doors closed !!

          • View of the cottage from the lake

            View of the cottage from the lake

          • Relax with a lemonade on the rockers

            Relax with a lemonade on the rockers

          • Another day, another sunset over the lake. This was the real color that day.

            Another day, another sunset over the lake. This was the real color that day.

          • Enjoy your favorite beverage in the bar room

            Enjoy your favorite beverage in the bar room

          • Back Porches for morning sun & tea, and protection from rain and wind

            Back Porches for morning sun & tea, and protection from rain and wind

          • Second Floor full bath / deep tub

            Second Floor full bath / deep tub

          • 2nd Master - peaked ceiling, fan, skylight, french doors, deck. Oh my.

            2nd Master - peaked ceiling, fan, skylight, french doors, deck. Oh my.

          • Looking west across the lake from the Orphanage

            Looking west across the lake from the Orphanage

          • 2nd Floor bath with shower

            2nd Floor bath with shower

          • The 'fleet', minus the kayak.    Boat boy optional...............

            The 'fleet', minus the kayak. Boat boy optional...............

          • Hot air ballons from Letchworth State Park over the lake

            Hot air ballons from Letchworth State Park over the lake

          • Sunset with the farm and boating. No two are the same

            Sunset with the farm and boating. No two are the same

          $157 - $486 per night (USD)
          15

          7 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
          Sleeps 12

          View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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          Speaks: english, dutch
          • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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