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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 additional questions call me - Lynn- 860-690-3785 or email

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.

Keywords: Cottage

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Lynn Dempsey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 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 Fair Haven

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!!


Fair Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Be mindful of safety especially around the water. Renter assumes complete responsibility on the dock, around and in the water.
  • Please dispose of garbage appropriately. Fishermen are asked to remove any fish garbage form the property and DO NOT clean fish in the house.
  • Take good care of the "Yellow Cottage" and leave it tidy and in the condition as when you arrived.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom - toilet
  • #1 Spacious bathroom has been recently updated and has new stall shower. Bathroom #2 has sink and toilet.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier 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.


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The "Yellow Cottage" waterfront Little Sodus/Fair Haven Bay
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Excellent location with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests. We hope to see you again. Thank you. Lynn
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It's a great cottage, perfect location. Lynn and Kevin are wonderful and very helpful. I

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You have a beautiful family. Hope to see you again soon. Lynn
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Beautiful house on the lake

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven. You were great guests and we would welcome you back.
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First time at Yellow Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love Fair Haven! Sally H.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Ontario at its Finest

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Syracuse or Rochester
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Spring Brook Green
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pleasant Beach Hotel,O'Connors, Hardware Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fair Haven State Park

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

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. Thank you.

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.

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