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The Secret Cove Pine Cabin- Inside Parkland (addl. rental next door)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,425 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 10 max 12)

FULLY REMODELED IN 2017 offering Peace and Serenity to travelers.

- We have the BEST lot around and a Newly remodeled Cottage

Do check my Facebook page where I will try to share some photos of the area around and a great deal of info.

See our additional cottage next door at VRBO 563369 (type number into search line on VRBO) Same family 2 Cottages next door to one another. Each is a small independent home. Rent one or both depending on size of group. We love our family cottages....come be a guest of the Ferry family at our Ferryland Cottages. Call Jan at 585-802-3494

Only 3 miles from Sodus Point recreation center but

what is different about this property...

Incredibly Natural, Beautiful and Peaceful setting. Giant Pines border the enormous property. Along with an empty field on one side. Located directly on the a small cove on lake Ontario. Lots of space. Lovely hikes into Maxwell Bay/Creek Area and Beachwood State Park. Bald & Golden Eagles and Herons fly over cove and nest in state park and point. Take a short hike to Beaver Dam. Great for Kayaks and Canoes along edge and into Maxwell creek area. Tons of space, Cottage has huge yard. Directly on,easily accessible beachfront. Cove and Maxwell Bay/creek make small craft boating as well as swimming lovely.

Located on Lake Ontario ½ mile from nearest paved road. Over 100 feet of beachfront in your front yard. State park lands in your back yard. Wild, natural, secluded and peaceful.

Sit on one of two decks under huge maple, hemlock, and aspen trees and gaze out at Lake Ontario. Swim, boat and fish from hundreds of feet of secluded beachfront. Or hike in the 'back yard'; hundreds of acres of woods and orchards wild state lands featuring nesting bald eagles and Beaver pond.

Launch or rent a power boat at Sodus Bay recreation area (2 mi) or drive to Rochester or the beautiful Finger Lakes (@30 mi).Fishermen will delight in Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Brown, Trophy Lake. Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay are known for prize winning Bass, Walleye and Perch. Birders will love the Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, swans and hummingbirds.

The cottage has three bedrooms, 2 full baths,a large living room with views of the lake.Kitchen with dishwasher,microwave, coffee maker, toaster,etc. Linens and towels included in rental price. New Gas grill on rear deck, plenty of parking. Bringing Tents or trailers requires a special request with advance permission-Please. Lots of space for outside lawn games, extra cars, screen rooms etc.

See our website for more pictures of area around cottage. This is the homeowners Assn. for Sprong Bluff Cottage Association.

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More Details

Jan Ferry-Axman
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jan Ferry-Axman

I am the youngest of 4 siblings who own this cottage. We are a large and loving extended family and this was Grandmas and Grandpas cottage until 2010 when they passed away leaving it to my Brothers and sister and I. We are owners and already were sharing with one another and now YOU! Watch the video on this site if you want to see me,specifically. I live in Rochester NY and love sharing our cottage and helping people find the many fun activities around the area.

Jan Ferry-Axman purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Jan Ferry-Axman chose Sodus Point

The Ferry family is large and close knit. Our parents purchased the property over 30yrs ago with the idea of fixing it up for retirement. Over the years we have loved visiting and over 30 years we have become a pretty large group who has spent a great deal of time trying out all the activities and restaurants in the area. Two or the four siblings who own the cottage live locally near Rochester but our larger family is spread from San Diego to Fla and NYC. We all LOVE to come back to Sodus and bring our many kids and now grand kids.

What makes this cottage unique

The Sprongs Bluff area, a small cove set into Lake Ontario, is remote and beautiful. We love that we have a huge lot, beautiful sunsets and LOTS of space. The little set of cottages here are completely surrounded by NYS forever wild parkland. The old GirlScout camp next door was also purchased by NYS and turned into Beachwood Sate Park. We have a private path leading back there. Beachwood has Maxwell Creek running through it as well as Maxwell Bay. This makes for great Canoe and Kayak trips into the Maxwell Creek area. Bald Eagles nest on the point and beauty and tranquility surround you. Lastly when you want to eat out, get a fishing charter, enjoy a drink and entertainment, walk a sandy beach and long pier a quick 3-4mi. drive to Sodus Point and additional fun can easily be had. Also we are about 3-4mi. in the other direction to Sodus village for a post office, grocery store,library, bank and more restaurants. We think we have the perfect spot to enjoy peace, beauty quiet and a just about any fun activity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appologize for the poor reviews which were unreported to us at the time of rental. We have been renting for 5 years with many repeat customers and these are the first complaints we have had.

We are a family owned cottage and in 2012 we worked hard to fix any issues... completely repainting, repairing and replacing many features including a new grill, sofa and stove, one bed and overhaul of all interior spaces. Additionally, the entire interior was repainted and a new manager for the property and specialized cleaning services were obtained.
Dec 2011
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Sodus Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 near 2nd Master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub shower unit, tile floors
    Bathroom 1 near master bedroom - toilet , shower , Stand up corner tile shower, tile floors
  • 1 toilet 1 sink 1 tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This is the bunk room upstairs and has extra sleeping space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has water views connects to Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has 2 windows and connects to Full Bathroom
  • Two bedrooms have large windows, BOTH connect to a different Full Bathroom by own private entrance to Bathroom. Perfect for 2 couples ea. w/own full bath entrance. One large sleeping Bunk room upstairs. Living area has at least one Futon for extra sleeping.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Particularly suited to large all day family reunions, parties, graduations,weddings etc. We have hosted 80 people here several times. We require renting additional party tent & port-a-potty. Catering can be arranged as well. Contact the owner to discuss large parties, catering etc. We have land and space for cars and more.


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The Secret Cove Pine Cabin- Inside Parkland (addl. rental next door)
average rating of 4.268293 based on 42 reviews
New Jersey

Our Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this house for our 7th time and have thoroughly enjoyed this gem each of the six years we have stayed. Each time we return, the property wraps itself around us as we are warmly welcomed by the owner Nancy and her family who offer us whatever hospitality we may need to make our stay pleasurable. We are always treated like family.

We always find the house and property to be immaculate and the layout of the house affords spectacular lake views. Our son and daughter-in-law come when they can and we all enjoy the comfort of the house as well as the amenities of the lake and property.

There are many gems to find and explore from Oswego (to the east) to Rochester (to the west) and the Finger Lakes (to the south) but the gem we enjoy the best is the house at the lake. We consider it to be one of the most beautiful, most pure locations that nature can offer.

We already miss our house and our family at the lake and look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would not recommend it!

  • 1 of 5

We were notified less than 24 hours before our departure that the home we rented had a frozen water pipe and was unusable. The owner offered us another home they had right next door. We looked it up online and saw that the house offered was not as nice as the one we had booked and voiced our concerns to the owner. She assured us that the house was very nice and we should just "show up" and see if we liked it. She offered an undisclosed amount of money as a refund and we were kind of stuck because we had business appointments that we could not miss. When we showed up their was an awful odor (smelled like a dead animal) in the home that was coming from the vents. We opened the windows to air the place out and it finally became bearable. We travel a lot and know that when places are closed up for the winter, sometimes you can get a dead mouse or other small critter. When I went to the basement to see if I could find what was causing the smell, the basement appeared to be from the show "Hoarders" and you could barely get into the basement; it was impossible to try and locate the smell. I contacted the owner and she said she would give us $200 off the price, I reminded her that this house was not the house we initially paid for and this house was already $100 cheaper than the house we were suppose to get, so I asked for $200 off the price of the house we were currently occupying. She sent a detailed email of why should could not afford to give us more than what she had offered.

The next day when we returned from our business meetings, all of the towels in the bathroom were soaking wet. When we looked above where the towels were stored, there was a big hole in the roof and water coming in from the rain. Again, I contacted owner and she said she would give us an additional $150 off and would send her contractor out right away (he never showed). We went down in the basement to wash and dry the towels and when we opened the washing machine, there was old laundry in there coated in mildew and smelled awful. Also, when we returned back to the house, the awful smell had returned and we once again had to air out the house.

We are extremely flexible people and understand that frozen pipes happen in the winter time, and also know that dead critters in a closed up house is also possible. However, the house was very cluttered, it does not appear to be a house used by renters, but a house occupied by a hoarding grandmother.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, from start to finish

  • 5 of 5

Great house, perfect view of the lake, and excellent owner who is responsive, helpful and kind. She accommodated our large family of 9 at a moment's notice! Nothing to complain about except the town itself shuts down on Monday night and there's no where to find food for hungry kids! Thanks, Jan!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geneva ohio 44041

Peaceful, relaxing, and a breathtaking view ❤️

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation with the kids and it did not disappoint . It was so relaxing and lots of kid friendly activity’s near by. The cottage was very inviting and cozy too. Many memories that will not be forgotten. We will definitely be back next year

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute lake spot

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described, clean, and well-tended with every amenity you could need. The owner was very responsive and knowledgeable about the area. The cove was scenic and pleasant for swimming, exploring, and kayaking. The Lake Ontario area had flooded badly this year, but the property was set back from the water and therefore stayed dry and in good condition.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Incredible lake view and a cottage that has everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for two nights (sep 2 - sep 4). Four adults and a dog.

The cottage (which actually seemed to be an all season place btw) was very clean, it had everything we could possibly need: pots and pans, spices, utensils, towels, blow dryers, extra blankets and etc.

The beach front was amazing, even though the weather during our stay wasn't too warm, we still went in the water. Beach was a little rocky, but as soon as you walk about 10 feet in the water it turns to a very nice sandy bottom.

We enjoyed camp fires at night, grilling and cooking.

Wonderful place!! We will definitely be back :)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sodus Bay Heights
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Burnaps fruit farm and Cafe & many in Sodus Pt.
Nearest Beach
Your front yard or sandy public beach-Sodus Point

Sodus Point-Sandy beach, pier, lighthouse, ice cream, food, rent a boat, fishing charter. Sodus Bay - The largest bay on Great Lake Ontario. Beechwood Park next door. Maxwell Creek next door. Chimney Bluffs State Park near by. W/in one hour: Rochester, Syracuse the Finger lakes and much more....Renaissance Festivals, Amusement Parks, Museums. If you have an interest please let us know we love to help!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50

Summers booking weekly unless week has not rented -See calendar.
We rent our Boats for additional $55 for week $30 weekend. Boats include kayak, 2p kayak, canoe, row, paddle, oars & lifejackets.
Weekend and shorter stays available off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.