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Relaxing Three Season Cottage, Privacy, Space, Great View

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Beautiful cottage on five acres, one-half mile from the Fair Haven Beach State Park with beaches, boating, fishing, hiking and access to both Little Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario.

The cottage is extremely private with large yards, orchard, pine trees and woods; the cottage is two stories, each with separate bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens - so ideal for two families vacationing together; great for kids, couples, family reunions, fishermen.

There is a heater, suitable for cool autumn and spring nights but is not adequate to provide heat in freezing temperatures.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Kathy

Summerhill cottage is a family cottage and has been in the family since 1954. The family uses it year round but it is available for rent in June, July, September and October.

We are a family of 6 siblings, and with our spouses, children and grandchildren we number 25. We live in Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Vietnam. Every year we get together along with an assortment of cousins and celebrate the 4th of July as well as 3 family birthdays. Many of us manage to come for a week on our own as well as help to open and close the cottage.

Why Kathy chose Little Sodus Bay

When we gather for our family reunions here we really need space to spread out and we can do that here. This house has been in my family for nearly 60 years. My Grandfather was a preacher in the village for a few years in the '50's and fell in love with this property. He wanted something for his children and grandchildren to enjoy. We now spend many happy days here throughout the year. What we appreciate most is the ability to get away from our busy lives to a quiet, private retreat with a great view of the water, and reconnect with family and friends.

What makes this cottage unique

Sitting out on the benches and chairs overlooking Little Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario and the sunsets is one our favorite things to do. There is plenty for children to do, playing on the swingset and jungle gym. And there's always lots of fun going to the beach. Fair Haven Beach State Park boasts 2 sandy beaches, picnic areas overlooking Lake Ontario, a playground, snack bar and canoes and paddleboats. This area is also a favorite place.for fishing.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Three Season Cottage, Privacy, Space, Great View
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Rochester, NY

A Great time at Summer Hill Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Just wanted to let you know that the we had a GREAT week at the Summer Hill Cottage !!!!

We were particularly pleased at the availability of finding just about anything we needed; from string to fans to flyswatters to kids markers and books to extra paper plates (which we replaced) to tools etc, etc.

Our kids spent nearly the entire week on the swings and and teeter tauter (!) especially the high rope swing. I now need to rig one in my back yard for the few grandchildren that live here in NY. The large yard and the good view of the Bay is great. And the price is right.

Thanks again for your help in making our Family Reunion a great success !!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Get together with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Thiw was our second year staying at "Summer Hill" and we loved it this year as much as last year. Plenty of lawn space for yard games, close proximity to the beach, and a great view of the bay! What more could you ask for. The house is cozy with two enclosed outdoor porches to enjoy in the evening and a full functional kitchen. The outdoor shower is a great way to start the day. We will be there again next year without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Milford CT

Rental for our wedding guests

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I rented this out for our families last year when we came to the Ren Faire to get married. It was great! There were plenty of rooms for us and a fantastic yard! The 2 porches were perfect! Being able to set up tents outside was also very helpful. Very close to the ren fair and to the beautiful fair haven beach state park! We hope to return for family trips for years to come!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessie, Thanks for your review of our cottage in Fair Haven. It is much appreciated!! If you are interested in renting again this year, I have 2 weeks open in August still. I much prefer to rent to repeat renters, so if Fair Haven is in your plans again, keep us in mind because before too I will be getting requests for the summer. Have a great summer. Kathy
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Friends weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Awesome view, huuge yard with horseshoe pit made for tons of fun! :-) If I could have stayed longer I would have! Lots of sleeping area and big living room for charades ;-) Also, a fridge on each floor made things extra convenient.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Our cottage is located in Fair Haven where there is a NY State Park. There is a large beach, camping and picnic areas, boat docks and a playground.

Local areas of interest include wineries, antique stores, the Finger Lakes Region, Thousand Island resort and boat tours, and Corning Glass Works.


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Fair Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , These beds are all together in the lower level porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This bed is on the upper level porch.
  • Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 are on the upper level and 4,5 and 6 are on the lower level.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is extremely private and quiet. There is an old apple orchard on the property and blueberry bushes, which guests are welcome to. Some guests have found this site a lovely setting for a wedding as there are beautiful vistas and plenty of room for a reception.

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