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"The townhouse is beautiful and practical. Our family (8 adults + 2 children) enjoyed it very much. Owner is a pleasure to deal with. Property is convenient to the park and downtown. Docking our boat and jet ski right outside our door was great. Boating through the gorgeous islands was beautiful. A short distance across the river we found some nice areas to water ski. Fireworks on Heart Island were great to view from the park on July 5th. The number of cigarette boats (large boats with above water engine exhaust) on the weekend was deafening; making use of the waterfront area impractical."
Guest: JimDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"Our vacation at Elderberry Cottage was relaxing, restorative and beautiful. I was in a party of six, myself, my husband and our children aged 6, 8, 9 and 10. Each of us was taken with the house and grounds and enjoyed the amenities provided by our gracious hosts. We spent lots of time enjoying the natural setting, kayaking the inlet, fishing galore and hanging out in hammocks or by the fire pit. The location is close to many of the area attractions with convenient access to Boldt castle and gorgeous state parks. The kitchen is well appointed and the grocery is not far at all. In fact, it is amazing how close things are because when you are on Wellesley Island, you feel far from all of the trappings of modern times. The owners were nearby if needed and helpful and even went so far as to provide passes to the Boat Museum, hints, directions and even a lesson on how to filet a fish. The cottage and grounds are immaculately kept with lots to offer in the way of down-home entertainment. You could have a great time without ever leaving the property. This vacation ranks at the top of our "favorites list" and we look forward to revisiting again in the future. That says a lot considering that pleasing six distinct personalities is no small feat!"
Guest: Kim W.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
A 2 book week or sportsman's paradise. And anything in between!
"Enjoy a sweeping, sunny view of the water framed by shade trees from the lawn, deck or house. Fish from the dock, or launch your boat or kayak. A rowboat is available but rowing it a mile to the sand bar (and back after a day in the sun and water) is no easy task so use discretion. It was nice to just lazily bob around the water in it.
We chose not to swim off the dock - it was just a bit too 'pondy' for us, however you may very well enjoy it!
The house is clean and comfortable, but since its beautifully shaded, it's also a bit dark inside. I understand its to lessen the attraction of bugs to the screens/windows (which are in in excellent shape) at night, but for us the indoor lighting was inadequate.
The owners do list the kitchen as stocked with 'basics' and this is spot on. Pots, pans, dishes and flatware. I don't go on vacation to cook but do enjoy it to a minimum; no chef's knife, cutting board, dish drainer, colander... you get the picture.
Renee and Russ greeted us warmly and gifted us with freshly baked cake and fresh fruit. They're was a bouquet of wildflowers on the window sill which a great touch. They did call before they were on their way back up (they have a 2nd house on the property) to ask if we needed anything, but I didn't want to go into a list of kitchen ware. The kitchen situation and lighting certainly did not ruin our vacation but they were noticed.
Explore the area - marshes, dunes, harbors, small towns, country roads, creeks and gorges. Go to a local fish fry on Friday night. If you road cycle bring your bike. Look up Ride Oswego County bike; they club welcomed me on two of their rides. It was a bit of a drive to get there, but well worth the camaraderie. There are also route maps to be found online.
We found a spot to bring our dog to the beach - go to Southwick State Park and access the beach from the RV end (parking in the lot, then walking.) Off the guarded area furry friends abound and all were well behaved and watched over. You can also access the beach via a 15 minute hike/walk off Pierrepont Place. Bring bug spray and closed shoes as it can get spongy. It is a beautiful lowland area.
It was a lovely vacation in a cozy cottage on the water, and highly recommended. Enjoy!"
Guest: Liz P.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015