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Premier Waterfront for July 4!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Love at first sight! Supreme sunrises flood light through a bank of windows overlooking the largest bay on Lake Ontario. Boat or drive to our favorite spots... Gastronomic delights such as Lancaster's 'Helluva Good' Cheese Stand with XXX sharp cheddar and homemade fruit pies; Farmers markets; fine dining at Baystreet Hotel or burgers and barbecue with live music at Captain Jacks. 3 miles to historic Sodus Point with lifeguarded sandy beach, Sunday concerts on the lawn at the Lighthouse museum, free outdoor movies on the downtown baseball diamond with ice cream and 'hots' across the street. Wine tasting at wineries throughout the Finger Lakes region; rainy day visit to a Rochester museum or spa; day trip to Niagara Falls, fabulous bargain finds at antique stores, ... the list goes on.

We've pampered this vintage 1952 cottage. Adorned with period proper treasures: rattan sectional seating circa 1950, sea captain's trunk stores extra bedding, nautical bedroom set of solid rock maple, Heywood Wakefield dining ensemble seats 10... this charmer is updated for aesthetic sensibilities. Gorgeous travertine and limestone complements the original heart pine flooring throughout, cathedral ceiling in Great Room lends an airy openness that accents the hand-built lake stone fireplace, kitchen with vaulted ceiling, granite counter tops and breakfast bar, newly remodeled bathrooms with tumbled marble and Kohler fixtures, ceiling fans to catch the breezes, plenty of outdoor furniture to lounge on, dine, and gaze at the spectacular view of the stars and Great Sodus Bay! What's not to love?

Keywords: Waterfront Home

More Details

Aurora or Fred
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Aurora or Fred

Our family includes Cooper, our standard poodles who didn't make it into the photo but is very much in our lives. Aurora owns a day spa, Fred is the CEO for a behavioral health company, and son Cody in Canton, Baltimore.

Living on the Chesapeake Bay for the past 26 years we thrive on the unique beauty of America's waterways and waterfront living.

Considering retirement years we knew that we'd want to go where our hearts are, in upstate New York. With Rochester and Syracuse within an hour we can fly in, or partake of the city for a great restaurant, art, or shopping. Vermont, Montreal and Toronto a days drive away!

Come share our dream !!

Aurora or Fred purchased this house in 2007

Why Aurora or Fred chose North Rose

We have been coming to Sodus Bay for over 20 years. Re-uniting with family and bringing in-laws and friends, we get to share our love for the perfect place to go back in time. The towns, the beach, the neighbors and even the weather seem to be the way I remember it from childhood. That is, a slower pace where the person behind the cash register stops to chat; real peace and quiet with thousands of stars; no need to lock the doors; warm sunny days with low humidity; wild flowers bursting with color by the side of the road...Of course there's endless water from the Bay to Lake Ontario to the Finger Lakes and the Erie Canal.

What makes this house unique

Having a spectacular view of Sodus Bay from sunrise to moonrise is unbelievably joyful. You know you're in the right place and it's always the right time. Of course our company often like to fish off our dock which means dinner is super fresh. Just a short way around the Bay we find the best homemade fruit pies we've ever eaten. My cousins can be found at the Sodus Golf Club-gorgeous rolling green acres, while my son joins the poker games there twice a week. The younger set are happy at the miniature golf course and we're all up for one of the local ice cream spots. Superlatives abound!


North Rose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Fees will be assessed if litter or pet waste disposal in yard is required.
  • Fees will be assessed if there has been a fire in the grill or the lid has been left up resulting in damage.
  • Garbage and recycling is tenants responsibility: to be left roadside in containers(supplied) according to weekly schedule posted at the house.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand held spray as well as wall mounted shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious shower has overhead 'rain' & wall mounted spray
  • one bath on each side of the house
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , The 'twin' is a daybed w/trundle that pulls out to make dbl
  • 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size Beds 1 bunk bed 2 daybeds : One daybed in bunk room, one in living room; both side -by- side sleep 2 as a Queen size
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Long dock with water depth of 4-5 feet, dockage for 2 boats up to 20' each... Close to Chimney Bluffs Park, beautiful overlook to Lake Ontario In a quiet residential neighborhood only 3 miles to Sodus Point, which looks set back in time-beautiful rolling park land surrounds the historic Lighthouse Museum with bandstand and concerts every Sunday. White sand beach with lifeguards on the Bay and the Lake. Free Movies on a large screen on the baseball diamond. Ice cream, pizza, pub, live music, perfect!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Briscoe Coven Haven

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Sodus Bay property. It was very private and the location ideal for us to walk to Alasa, Third Creek and the old summer cottage. Can't wait to return next summer!

To answer your question, we have not received our security deposit as of yet. Will confirm receiving it when we do.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, NY

Beautiful, relaxing, private

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's 4th year at the cottage. The new rugs were nice. It didn't disappoint. The cottage was private, open and spacious, relaxing, clean and allowed us all to have a great week at the lake. Even with all the rain the dock was useable- thank you!!! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, NY


  • 5 of 5

This was our third year renting this beautiful house. We love the open floor plan and kitchen that allows us to cook amazing dinners while being together as a family. The deck is large and private and the views of the lake are great. There's nothing like a cup of coffee on the deck in the morning looking at the lake that looks like glass. This year we saw a bald eagle fly by almost everyday. Our children love the open space in the house and on the deck. And having the dock to rent a boat is key. Thank you again for a great vacation!!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise Valley, AZ


  • 5 of 5

Our family spent four nights here in mid-June and we were not disappointed. The cottage feel comes through with the array of personal touches throughout this spacious home. The deck is as good as it gets with comfortable chairs to lounge while overlooking a gorgeous view of Sodus Bay. The nearby tourist area at Sodus Point is well worth the short ride if you want to get off the compound....but why would you?

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased when others have the experience that we do when staying in our home. We've put a lot of love into creating an atmosphere that says, "Relax, you're at home here". Thank you for noticing!
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Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an excellent time at this Sodus Bay vacation rental. The house was very nice and well-equipped with everything we would need. The back deck allowed for incredible views of the bay and was probably the favorite part of my vacation. We also had a lot of fun fishing every day from the dock. We rented a motor boat from a nearby boating shop to explore the bay. The location offered plenty to do as it was close enough to the beach, restaurants, and wineries (in Geneva). We would recommend this rental to any family or group of friends looking for a relaxing and fun vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't help but wonder if you took more photos from the deck than we have? It is stunning and never ceases to amaze! Good to hear you took full advantage of the great array of activities off the reservation as well!
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sodus bay

  • 5 of 5

My family and i stayed at this beautiful property for a week,wish we had more time! The house was beautiful and we were very impressed with our beautiful views.My nephew enjoyed fishing off the dock and was up early every morning! When we left to visit town we passed apple orchards and produce stands we just felt at home being from a farming area ourselves.So many things to do and see (Sodus Bay Lighthouse,wineries for me! SeaBreeze Amusement Park,and Niagara Falls only 2hrs.away).The owner had a nice list of local restaurants (just needed a breakfast place),some winery maps,and other brochures.I would definately recommend the property to family and friends wanting to explore the area.The house has modern touches without loosing its charm,and is well maintained inside and out including landscaping.We had a very nice rapport with the owner who touched base with us to make sure we were comfortable.

I can truly say my families only complaint was lack of laundry for guests (a listing of laundry mats would be helpfull).

Wonderfull property!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
ROC-Rochester, NY or SAR-Saracuse, each about
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sodus Point
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sodus Point
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 104
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sodus Point
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sodus Point, on Lake Ontario
Car: necessary

Local Farmers Market with the freshest produce, homemade bakery goodies, and a variety of artisan gifts from jewelry to soaps. Home to HelluvaGood Cheese! Besides endless water activities, take the kids to see the micro racetrack with local star drivers just minutes away. has been serving frozen custard and burgers since 1934 in nearby Williamson. Don't miss spectacular scenic overlooks and hiking at


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Linens/bed, p/p inquire $25
Housekeeping $145
Pet Fee $100

Mail payments to:Fred Chanteau, 5145 Larchmont Drive, Chesapeake Beach, MD. 20732

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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