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Recent Skaneateles reviews

  • OVERALL FANTASTIC BUT COULD USE A FEW UPDATES

    "Hi Nick, just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at the lake house, our family made some wonderful, unforgettable memories. The house is great for a large family it is so spacious that no one got in anyone's way. Access to the lake is amazing, the water is so clean and clear. Our husband's and kids love to fish and they caught fish everyday even off the dock. We loved how open the main level was and we could all sit and eat together in the kitchen. Althou the kitchen could use a bit of updating like some new cookie sheets and baking pans because if you wanted to bake anything the pans there are not really good they were rusted. You definitely could use a new set of knifes there are no sharp one's. Also the water pressure in the kitchen sink was not good but if you used the sprayer the water pressure in that was good hmm didn't make sense. The upstairs master bedroom was ok but the bathroom needs better lighting and in the shower the water pools to one side which is not very sanitary it seems that the shower is unlevel, you should have at least a squeegee to push the water in the drain. It would have been nice to have a tv in the 2nd master bedroom also seeing they are really in expensive today a 40" tv @ walmart is less than $300.00 not that we were there to watch tv but when you go to bed you can watch a little tv and unwind before you go to sleep. I must say you had all the outside and inside games anyone could ask for. Our kids loved the pool table and ping pong table but the ping pong table & paddle's were in bad shape. I hope you fixed the air conditioning thank goodness it wasn't really hot and we did bring our fans with us. One more thing seeing you do not provide any wood for the fire pit you should at least no someone who would sell a face cord of wood that we could have called. We did the leg work and found a guy who delivered a face cord of wood for $70.00 which I would have paid you if you provided it. With all this said we still had a blast and I would rent from you again now knowing what I would need to bring thank you again for letting us make beautiful family memories that we will cherish forever. Thanks Again for sharing your lake house with us. Kim"
    Guest: Kim H. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Highly recommended!

    "We just returned from an incredible week at Shotwell Cottage! The place is perfect for a relaxing and overall very enjoyable getaway. Location can't be beat just a couple of miles from Skaneateles Village. The cottage and cabin are a "great duo" with both having 2 BR's and a bath, and the screened in porch is ideal as a comfortable and scenic place to see the lake, eat breakfast/dinner, and/or relax, read, or play games. The yard area is flat and looks out beautifully on the lake with the dock area just a few steps below with lounge chairs, a picnic table, and a perfectly placed grill to cook out. My daughter and other family members swam daily and made great use of everything Shotwell had to offer. Owners Steve and Sheila were a pleasure to deal with. We were greeted enthusiastically and given a nice tour of the place when we arrived and enjoyed lots of conversation with them being that they also have a background in the NYC area where we are from. Can't say enough about the experience. We hope to be back next summer!"
    Guest: Tony Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 3, 2014
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  • Riverbum

    "Very nice for people who love the outdoors and are physically fit. Wonderful scenery and good fishing. Nice quiet town with good restaurants. Loved the Bass Pro Shop at Auburn."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 10, 2014
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  • Wonderful week at a very special lakeside retreat

    "We had a wonderful family vacation at this Skaneateles Lake retreat. Our hosts, Janet and John, were very gracious. The lake was beautiful. We particularly enjoyed morning and evening kayak and canoe excursions. The accommodations were extremely clean and the cottage very cozy. The location is excellent for easy day trips to some beautiful state parks. Would recommend Watkins Glen, Taughannock Falls and Chimney Bluffs in particular. They are beautiful and within easy distance of the "Camp." And a more picturesque Finger Lakes town than Skaneateles would be hard to come by. We are looking forward to a return visit!! The Duhamels"
    Guest: Mark D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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