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Oversized Waterfront Home on Little Sodus Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Come relax, refresh and reenergize yourself in our oversized brick Victorian home located on Little Sodus Bay. From the minute you arrive you will find a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. The fully furnished home is located on 6 acres of bay front property is ideal for family fun either on the water or enjoying the spacious and well maintained grassy areas. Our property is located along the Seaway trail, a one hour drive from Rochester or Syracuse. You are sure to fall in love with Fair Haven's small town flair and close proximity to local restaurants, bars, golf courses, and quaint shops.

Just picture yourself watching a sunset over the bay, relaxing in a chair by the water's edge, or sipping a morning cup of coffee on our spacious front porch. If you would like to explore the water first hand, we offer fully equipped boat rentals on site, or dockage at our full service marina. The property also includes family picnic areas, a sandy beach, campfire pits, and a children’s playground. Nearby Fair Haven state park, which is the second largest state park in the Finger Lakes region, offers a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Ontario and amazing sand bluffs. Just a short drive away is the Sterling Nature Center, which offers hiking, nature trails and bird watching. On weekends during July and August you’ll want to check out the Sterling Renaissance Fare and be transported into a medieval village filled with shops, entertainment and food. Another popular stop is the Fly By Night Cookie shop which includes an old fashion pastry shop and miniature museum in a one of a kind atmosphere.

This 1860's brick Victorian home offers all the conveniences of a modern home. There are four bedrooms located on the second level of the house. The first room has a queen size bed and offers an antique renaissance feel with a wooden carved headboard, and rocker. The' hat room” also offers a queen size brass bed and is tastefully decorated with antique hats. A third room is decorated with an antique double bed and a flowing lace curtain. Bedroom number four is the largest room and has three single antique Jenny Lynn beds. This room also has a door that can be connected to room number one if desired. There is a large full bathroom on this floor including a shower.

The house has all the original wood work which has been restored, including the pine hardwood floors. The main floor of the house offers a full kitchen with a small kitchen table, two more bathrooms (both with showers), a large living room, and a large dining room that seats up to nine. The kitchen includes, a Jenn Aire stove, a full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher. Our newly renovated and fully furnished front porch is one of the focal points of the house.

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Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

Owners Chris and Linda Drogi purchased this property in June of 2004. Their dream was to own a 'hands on” business located on the water and this was the perfect choice. The small town atmosphere of Fair Haven is also what attracted them to this location. Chris and Linda have shared a passion for the water together, having been boaters for over 25 years. Chris has extensive experience in owning a business, is a certified marine surveyor and takes charge of all maintenance and building repairs on the property. Linda helps run the office, marina, and housekeeping duties. Their combined dedication to customer service and hard work has helped expand and grow the business into a family friendly spot. 'Our repeat customers make this a truly special place, which many people chose to return to year after year'.

Owner / Property Manager purchased this house in 2004


Sterling House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Oversized Waterfront Home on Little Sodus Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Netcong, New Jersey

Summer Vacation Home for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

In years past we had camped at Fair Haven State Park and so we were moderately familiar with the area and found it an enjoyable place to spend a week of summer vacation. Our needs changed including the need to check email daily and some older children no longer liked camping. So, we rented this little brick house and found it to be quite nice for a relaxing week.

The downstairs includes a living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, and two full baths. Upstairs there is another full bath and four bedrooms: one with (3) single beds and three with double beds. Our large family of nine all had plenty of room for sleeping with plenty of personal privacy. All of the bathrooms have showers only, no tubs. Ample towels and linens were included.

The kitchen was well stocked with dishes (only glass), silverware, pots, pans, etc. We ate most breakfasts there as well as dinners. The house was clean but there are a lot of knick-knacks which we had to relocate because of our toddler. There is no crib or high chair - so if you have a baby, bring your own.

We took a number of day trips to places such as: Fair Haven State Park for swimming and boating; Oswego to visit Fort Ontario Park and Safe Haven Museum; Syracuse to visit the Museum of Science & Technology; Sodus Point Beach Park for swimming and picnic. We also spent a few afternoons just hanging out at the property.

On the property (which is really a mini-resort with a half dozen cabins and campers), there is a marina, a small beach for swimming, and a jungle gym for the kids. If you are a boating or fishing person, it's an ideal setup. There is also a fire pit (which we used one night) and a gas BBQ grill (which we used another night).

The owners were very friendly and helpful and addressed all of our needs.


- Lots of room for big group or large family

- Clean and homey

- Comforable beds

- Lots of towels and linens are included

- Well stocked kitchen

- Wi-Fi

- Nice area with lots of things to do

- Good management

- Plenty of parking

- Nice porch with wicker chairs

- Big yard for throwing the Frisbee


- Wi-Fi not that reliable (down a few times and had to be rebooted)

- The information binder is out of date

- It wasn't clear what was included (we used a paddle boat for no charge but were not sure about the canoes)

- a bit noisy on the weekends (some kind of band playing late into the night on Friday night)

- you have to troop downstairs to use (2) of the bathrooms (not very private)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Place for all interests

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to find such a perfect place on short notice.We could fit all the family members together in one place and not feel crowded or inconvenienced in the least. The porch gave us a great gathering place and we spent most of our time there, but the common rooms are spacious enough for the same use.The house has been meticulously restored and decorated. I am more the fisherman type so I would probably stay at one of the smaller, simpler cottages on my own, but I'm sure some of our group enjoyed the more luxurious atmosphere of this house.Since it is on the property of a working marina boating and fishing opportunities are close at hand, and it's interesting just to sit by the water and watch the coming and going. We will no doubt return.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Charming & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We just returned on Sunday Sept 2 from a week spent at this brick house on Little Sodus Bay. It was the perfect spot for our day trips to nearby parks including Fair Haven Beach SP where we rented canoes and swam in Lake Ontario. We also managed a trip to Clayton, NY and the Thousand Islands areas and took in the Canal Fest in Oswego. The best part of the house was the porch. We enjoyed morning coffe and afternoon tea there with cookies from Fly by Night Cookie shop a bicycle ride away in Fair Haven. One night we had a campfire in the fire ring on the lawn and sang songs and enjoyed hot cocoa. Can't forget to mention the fresh baked doughnuts from the local store or the band concert on Saturday night at the Fair Haven town park. Accommodations were perfect. Having three bathrooms for 6 people was such an unexpected pleasure. Kitchen was spacious as was the dining room and living room. Overall a wonderful vacation week for the family.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Little Sodus Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fair Haven State Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pleasant Beach
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Fair Haven State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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