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Recent New York reviews

  • Wonderful House, Idyllic Setting

    "We were only here for two nights but wished almost immediately that our stay was longer. The house is spacious, comfortable and very well kitted out. The back decking is huge and overlooks a large garden where we played croquet on the lawn. We were very lucky to be able to take up the opportunity to have dinner with a local Amish family in the village, arranged by Lucy. This was one of the highlights of our trip. The doughnuts sold on Saturday morning just around the corner were the best we have ever had! There are lots of nature walks and beautiful farming landscapes in the local area. Lucy has very good local knowledge and went out of her way to ensure that we had a wonderful stay. We even went for a bird walk with Lucy and a friend. They helped find and identify the birds we saw and heard. Thank you so much Lucy for such an enjoyable stay and for making us feel so welcome. We highly recommend a stay at the Dancing Bear Lodge - you won't be disappointed!"
    Guest: Andy H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • An amazing place to explore the wonders of Orcas!

    "The Gnome House is such an incredibly unique and amazing place. What Meg and Bob have created on their property is so wonderful. We went with our young (10 and 9 years old) niece and nephew. The Gnome House itself is fantastic. Just the attention to detail with the building construction is incredible. It's not a fancy place (think more cabin-like than fancy resort), but it has everything you need and is quite comfortable. But the real charm of this place is the property. The kids spent every day down at the pond on the property catching frogs and even swimming. There's a playset with the most amazing view of Deer Harbor. There are acres and acres of trails to explore, pick blackberries. And even a permaculture garden! In the evenings it was roasting smores in the fire pit or sitting in the hot tub under the stars. And Bob was so kind, teaching the kids how to catch frogs and making sure they were having a fantastic time. Really, it was a vacation to remember and we'll definitely be back."
    Guest: Jenna L. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Everything we could ever ask for!

    "The owner has taken exceptional care to provide every detail for a most enjoyable week in tranquility. The views are spectacular from the upstairs deck. Such a peaceful spot to enjoy my morning coffee! The kitchen had everything imaginable for cooking all our meals."
    Guest: Jennie40 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014
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  • Amazing!!!

    "I am perplexed by the last review...???? This home was beautiful and immaculate! We are a family with young children and we understand roughing it as we are avid fishermen and nature seekers. However, my girlfriend and husband (also with small children) have only vacationed in upscale hotels and luxury vacations. She decided to come along as long as we stayed in comfortable quarters and large enough to let our kids run free. I worried all the way up to Bandon hoping this home met her usual comforts and boy I wish you could've seen her face! Her jaw dropped as soon as we walked in! It was so open, CLEAN, beautifully decorated, and the VIEWS!!!! My gawd! You couldn't ask for more! It was so wonderful eating breakfast overlooking the lighthouse and jetty as the waves crashed on top of the rocks. Love that this home is wood flooring vs carpet just made it feel that much cleaner and sanitary. The bathrooms were large and well stocked. The kitchen was HUGE! We used the Weber gas grill almost every day. We also loved the built in griddle on the Wolfe stove. The rooms were comfortable and bedding clean and new. Each room has it's own thermostat which was greatly appreciated cuz we all had different comfort levels when it came to heating. There was even a gas fireplace for ambiance.The children loved the garage with bikes, foozeball table, air hockey table...oh and they even liked the aquarium with the fake iguana...lol...Owners thought of every detail including fishing poles and crab nets. One suggestion...a large cooking pot that can fit multiple crabs and 100's of butter clams we caught on our outdoor adventures. Jonathon the homeowner is wonderful! Very attentive and wants to make sure his guests are comfortable and happy with the accommodations. He brought us a tower of new towels and a bike pump when his cleaning crew reported to him that it was needed. Our car broke down on the way to Bandon and he called us a few times to check on us. When I called after our visit and told him I had lost my keys, he personally searched and upturned every sofa cushion to look for them. That's how nice and caring he is. Did I mention he owns the local breakfast place in town! It's delicious!!!! Get the omelet! :) I feel sorry for the last reviewer that they didn't enjoy it as much as we did here. I do believe that it's in our power to make it what we want to make it. I did find an expired jam jar but my world didn't come crashing down...I just threw it out. Thanks again!!!"
    Guest: Tutusandrobots Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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New York Travel Tips

Victorian Charm at New York Lake Ontario Vacation Rentals

It is not often that you can have the opportunity to stay in a Victorian homestead on the shores of a beautiful lake. Feel as though you have stepped back in time as you settle into the stylish comfort of these graceful old ladies. Several of the rental homes available were built in the 1800s and have been lovingly restored and stylishly furnished. The furnishing includes a host of modern appliances to make life easy. Well equipped kitchens make you feel right at home. Relax in front of stone fireplaces or enjoy tea on the patio. Many of the bedrooms in the homes have sweeping views of the lake and surroundings. Wake up to that glorious view every day. Surrounding the homes are expansive lawns and beautiful gardens. This is a destination to visit for a special occasion or to spoil your partner with a romantic vacation away.

Activities near New York Lake Ontario Cottages

The lake offers many recreational activities. Enjoy a quiet morning paddle along the lake's shore. If you are not quite that energetic, you can explore in a motorized boat. Many of the lakeside homes have private jetties where you can moor you boat during your stay. If you don’t have your own private boat, you can inquire at the local marinas about renting a boat for a day or extended period of time. Jet Skis are also allowed on the lake and in the summertime, you will often see them speeding along the shoreline.

If you have a historical and cultural interest, there are many museums in the area to visit. Some notable museums include the Women’s Rights Museum and Eastman House. There are numerous historic lighthouses along the shores of Lake Ontario. Guided lighthouse tours can be arranged if you would like to gain some more insight into their history. This is actually the best way to tour as you get to hear all about the seafaring tales related to each lighthouse.

Sailing is a favorite pastime on Lake Ontario. Several marinas have sailing schools that offer courses to help you hone your skills. Some have women-only sailing courses for the ladies. This is a great way to spend a summer vacation, out on the water with the wind in your hair. Fishing charters are available in various lakeshore towns. Sport fishermen can enjoy hours out on the water as they attempt to catch the big one.

There are several hiking trails around the lakeshore that you can meander along. Pack a picnic and stop off at one of the waterfalls to enjoy a leisurely lunch. In the wintertime, the snows cover the trails and provides excellent cross country skiing routes.

Visitors to New York Lake Ontario Cabins

Lake Ontario in New York State is a region filled with natural beauty, historical attractions and a host of outdoor recreational activities. Many people who enjoy classical Victorian style come to enjoy the luxury that is offered by the vacation homes on the lakeshore. Spend the days browsing the antique stores, art galleries and museums. It’s also a destination for the young and active. Hiking trails, water sports activities, and sailing are available for outdoor enthusiasts. The famous Niagra Falls are in the region and well worth a visit.

Getting to Lake Ontario Vacation Rentals in New York

The nearest major airport is in Buffalo. The airport hosts regularly scheduled flights from the major cities on the eastern coast as well as other major hubs in North America. If traveling from further afield, you may need to first route via New York City or Chicago.

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