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The "Yellow Cottage" waterfront Little Sodus/Fair Haven Bay

Fair Haven, NY, USA
  • Cottage900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

cottage - 2 bedrooms -2 twin beds each, full size sleeper couch, 1 1/2 bath

The Yellow Cottage is a charming family summer home on beautiful Fair Haven/Little Sodus Bay. The cottage has 90 feet on the Bay providing expansive views of the water and beautiful summer sunsets. The cozy living space is furnished and the kitchen equipped to make your stay a comfortable vacation respite. The windowed in porch is great for dining and relaxing with a good book. A propane heater is available for cool weather comfort.

A seasonal aluminum dock offers additional waterfront access and enjoyment ( fishing, sunbathing etc.) Boats may not be tied to the dock. Renter assumes all responsibility for safety in and around the water.

Pets are not allowed.

There are two bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each bedroom. The beds may be combined and used as a King size bed. King mattress pads are provided.

Sheets and towels are not provided except by request for an additional fee. The cottage is equipped with blankets and pillows.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen.

There is a cleaning fee of $50. Renters are asked to leave the cottage tidy and otherwise in the condition as when they arrived.

For weekly discounts and additional questions call me - Lynn- 860-690-3785 or email fhyellowcottage@gmail.com.

Fair Haven is a quaint village with vintage architecture. There is a library, grocery store and scenic waterfront dining. Fourth of July festivities include a parade, carnival and fireworks over the Bay preceded by a spectacular wall of fire around the Bay. Boat launch and docking/mooring is available near by. Evening hot spots often have a DJ or live music.

A short 3/4 of a mile down the road are the sandy beaches of the Fair Haven Beach State Park. The Park also offers fishing, hiking, golfing and family oriented activities. A short drive from the Village you will find the Sterling Valley Nature Center, the Renaissance Festival (weekends July and early August),antique shops and local artisans. Oswego State University is 1/2 hour away, Rochester, Finger Lakes Winery Trails and Syracuse are 1 hour away and Buffalo (Niagara Falls) and the Thousand Island area 2-3 hours. Seneca Falls, Genesee Country, Six Flags and shopping outlets are all comfortable day trip destinations.

Fair Haven is beautiful in the spring and fall. There are many local and area fishing tournaments with attractive prizes. Charter boats on the Bay like Popeye Charter can help you with planning your trip. Fall offers quieter, warm days for outside activities including the Ontario Orchards Fall Festival. Contact me for multi week discounts during the spring and fall. Lynn 860-690-3785.


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Lynn Dempsey

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Lynn Dempsey

I spent my childhood summers in Fair Haven and my husband first came when we were in high school. We love being in Fair Haven and believe it is one of the most beautiful yet undiscovered (uncommercialized) places in the world. We love to sit by the water during the day and watch the sunset in the evening which is often spectacular. When I want to venture into the Village I routinely check out the craft/gift shops for new local talent. We ride our bikes to the Hardware Café for breakfast or lunch in the charming old converted hardware store. There is casual dining at O'Connors Pub and waterfront dining at the Pleasant Beach Hotel. Live entertainment is regularly available at O'Connors and the Little Sodus Inn. The " Calloca Lake Effect Winery on the west side of the Bay is as lovely as any we have visited anywhere and also has live entertainment most weekends.

Lynn Dempsey purchased this Cottage in 1980

Why Lynn Dempsey chose Sterling

My husband and I are so happy we can to spend our retirement summers in Fair Haven.

What makes this Cottage unique

We especially enjoy the location of the "Yellow Cottage" because in addition to being on the Bay, it has easy access to the beautiful Fair Haven State Park which is a short walk down Lake St. Extension. Fair Haven has all the benefits of being on a fresh water lake for boating and water sports and the being on the "ocean" with expanisve water views, opportunities for deepwater fishing and travel. The Fair Haven State Park is a beautiful public park that has walking trails, sandy beaches perfect for children and a great pier walk. My husband and I rarely miss our daily walk to the State Park! The State Park has a golf course a short distance out of town - great golf and reasonable price!!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single, Twin beds may be put together to be used as King bed.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, twin beds may be put together and used as king size beds
      • Convertible bed in living room
        1 double
      • Full size sleeper sofa in the living room. Both bedrooms have 2 twin bed which may be combined and used as king size beds. King and mattress pads are provided.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom
      • #1 Spacious bathroom has been recently updated and has new stall shower. Bathroom #2 has sink and toilet.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Water views are spectacular from the cottage living room and sun porch.
        • Beachfront
          The "Yellow Cottage" is located on Fair Haven/ Little Sodus Bay. The yard is flat providing easy waterside enjoyment. Access to the water is down a ladder from retaining wall.
        • Lake View
          The Bay is what most people associate with lake side vacationing. The western faced cottage has beautiful daytime sun and spectacular views of the evening sunset. The night sky is amazing!!
        • Lakefront
          The 'Yellow Cottage' is located on Little Sodus /Fair Haven Bay and is within walking distance of Lake Ontario. Walk-in access to the beautiful State Park is a 1/4 mile down Lake Street Extension.
        • Near The Ocean
          The Bay has access to Lake Ontario (like the ocean!) through a channel. The State Park is a short distance down the street from the cottage. There you will find sandy beaches, fishing, hiking, etc.
        • Village
          Fair Haven Village has vintage architecture. There is a grocery store , ice cream stand, restaurants and craft/gift shops. During the summer months there is a Band Concert on Saturday night. Charming!
        • Water View
          The cottage is directly on the water and offers unemcumbered views across the Bay and toward both ends of the Bay. It is a pleasure to set on the dock/ shore and watch the boats.
        • Waterfront
          Water front on Little Sodus/Fair Haven Bay. Beautiful sunsets from eastern side of Bay near State Park.


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Propane space heater in the living room is adequate for cool fall and spring days.
                    • Internet
                    • Living Room
                      Has sofa bed and flat screened TV
                    • Parking
                      3 cars
                    • Parking Off Street


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee pot
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Accommodates 8 or more people.
                        • Dishwasher
                          New 2015 season!!!
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has been recently updated and is equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, blender and most frequently used cooking utensils.
                        • Microwave
                          counter top and over the stove
                        • Oven
                          Full size stove and oven.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size
                        • Stove
                          Electric full size
                        • Toaster
                          toaster oven is available


                            • Dining
                              Table in the cottage and on the porch. Picnic table outside.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  cable access
                                • Stereo
                                  yes , radio, tape and CD player
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen TV and cable access.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio at water side. Windowed in porch off living room.
                                    • Golf
                                      Several golf courses in proximity including the State Park owned golf course in Fair Haven. Golfing is very reasonable and course has 18 holes with beautiful vista of area.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Flat lawn with 90 feet of waterfront. Dock in front of house.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas and charcoal grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • The Yellow Cottage offers 90 feet of level lawn waterfront on Fair Haven Bay. There is a waterside patio with picnic table and a comfortable bench for sitting and enjoying the view. The exposure is west which offers beautiful sunsets and lovely afternoon sun. During the summer months there is an aluminum dock which is great for fishing, water access and the joy of being on the water.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              16 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              It's a great cottage, perfect location. Lynn and Kevin are wonderful and very helpful. I

                                                              Amee B.

                                                              Loved it the yellow cottage. Kevin and Lynn were wonderful.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You have a beautiful family. Hope to see you again soon.


                                                              Excellent location with beautiful views.

                                                              Caroline G.Napa

                                                              The Yellow Cottage was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay while visiting friends in Fair Haven. Although we did not cook, the kitchen was well stocked. The screened porch was a wonderful spot to relax and look out across the lawn to Little Sodus Bay. Lynn made the process of renting super easy and she and Kevin could not have been nicer. Look forward to going back again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              You were wonderful guests. We hope to see you again. Thank you.


                                                              Beautiful house on the lake

                                                              Shelley A.Staten Island

                                                              We enjoyed our stay at the Yellow Cottage. A beautiful lakefront view with great accommodations. I wish I had found it sooner! Beautiful countryside and a quick drive to Oswego. I definitely recommend.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven. You were great guests and we would welcome you back.

                                                              First time at Yellow Cottage

                                                              P G.

                                                              My wife and I had a great first week of Aug. at the YELLOW COTTAGE. Lynn and Kevin are so easy to work with and they keep the cottage and grounds in beautiful condition. Kitchen is well stocked with tools for cooking, beds are comfy, bathrooms are modern, good wifi, and screened porch tops it off. Dock is good for swimming and fishing.The only thing I would add if it was mine is an air conditioner in the living room.

                                                              I love Fair Haven! Sally H.

                                                              Sally H.

                                                              My family and I spent a lovely week in the Yellow Cottage during July. The location is great - waterfront and walking distance to the State Park. The cottage has a lovely side porch where we had breakfast, lunch and dinner it was so pleasant. I'm planning on returning next summer. Thanks Lynn!

                                                              Lake Ontario at its Finest

                                                              John S.

                                                              My brother, Dad, and I had a great weekend at the Yellow Cottage during a fall fishing trip. The view of the Little Sodus Bay was fantastic, especially in early morning. The heater in the living room, though it looked small at first, provided plenty of heat and the kitchen had everything that we needed. Overall a great place, definitely worth a return visit. Thanks Lynn!


                                                              Fair Haven, NY, USA

                                                              Excellent area for swimming, sailing,fishing, water skiing, hiking, relaxing at the sandy beach in the State Park or infront of the cottage on Little Sodus Bay. The sunsets are magnificent from the ''Yellow cottage'. The 'Renaissance Fair' is a must see for culture and entertainment - weekends July-August

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              We appreciate our guests taking good care of the "Yellow Cottage." The cleaning fee is based on needing a maximum of 2 hours to prepare for our next guest. Any additional time needed will be deducted from the security deposit. Please inquire about spring and fall discounts. The "Yellow Cottage" is available only seasonally from approximately April 15 to November 1. Thank you.

                                                              16 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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