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Private, Cottage with Skaneateles Lake Access

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This quaint, pet friendly cottage is one mile from center of Skaneateles village-easy walking distance.The cottage is located on a private lane approximately 400 feet from Skaneateles Lake-no roads to cross. The cottage is surrounded by trees and very private.

The cottage, while a 2 minute stroll down the private lane to the lake, includes a separate, private porch (rustic red building shown in photo) right on the lake-great for cocktails, sunsets, cooking out ,etc. The lake front is level, has its own dock, and and has a gradual slope-great for swimming for all ages. The lane is tree lined-very private. The cottage is heated, has a fire place, and has just been remodeled. The cottage can accommodate a family of 4 people.

Keywords: Lake Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About The Owner

I'm a retired English teacher and long time resident of Skaneateles.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1940

Why The Owner chose Skaneateles Lake

This lake property has been in my family for generations.

What makes this cottage unique

This Cottage is located on a prime, private, 2 1/2 acre lot that has 100 feet of level lake front. It's unique in that it's within walking distance to the world famous village of Skaneateles.


Skaneateles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
private lake access


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Private, Cottage with Skaneateles Lake Access
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
State College


  • 5 of 5

The cabin has been re-done inside and there is access to a nice porch and beach area that is attached to a 2nd cabin closer to the water. The owner let us use his rowboat and we paddled around on our kayak we brought. The water is so clean you can see the bottom of the lake while paddling around. My son forgot his iPod and the owner found it between the couch cushions and sent it that day. We didn't see anyvbody hardly around the beach area, so it is very private. Nice value and good location within a short jog to town. Very pleasnt landlords that live there. There might have been 1-2 extra bugs around, but related to a soggy stretch of summer. If your gonna vacation around Syracuse, you can probably handle it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice family of four. Hope to see you again next summer.
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An all around excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

It is a quaint cottage very close to the town of Skaneateles which is beautiful. The owners of the cottage live right on the property as well and are so super nice! We really felt a part of their "family" but they weren't intrusive. Most of the conversations happened because they were out in their yard and I stopped to talk with them. They were very welcoming! A very short walk to their private "beach". It was very clean and very well maintained. The road coming into the cabin almost makes a very cool tunnel with the trees overhanding. and I experienced the most amazing site. when I was walking my puppy before bed I walked through the tunnel of trees and all in the trees flying around were fireflies it felt very magical! My only concern with posting this review is that more people will book this house and it will be harder for us to book! Should we make our way to Skaneateles again THIS is where we will stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super nice family! Our guests were a family of 4, 5 if you count Missy, their precious little pet. It really felt like we had friends staying in our cottage. This was a family that we very much enjoyed, and in a way were disappointed to see them leave. They came to enjoy themselves and that they did. Wonderful people. We're so happy they chose to stay with us, and we hope to see them again.
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Excellent House and Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got back from a weekend at the house and the place is gorgeous. We went with our 8 year old son who fished right off the dock and caught a fish and we were swimming as well. The whole house is spotless and clean and the area is so quiet and private and the lake access is less than a minute away with a great resting spot at the waters edge. The house is also very close to the main street.

Andrew was the perfect host and always available for any questions or anything we needed otherwise it was like no one else was around.

We will definitely come back and hopefully get all sun this time :-)


Patrick Keane

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect R&R place!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is shagri-la for anyone who wants a feeling of privacy in a beautiful place while still being a short mile drive to the village for convenience. The trees surrounding the property give one a feeling of seclusion and serenity, and a short walk down the drive will bring you to your own private waterfront area with your own dock, and beach chairs to sit on whilst reading or just enjoying the ambience this lake provides. I've rented several camps/cottages on Skaneateles, and this one is now far and away my favorite: reasonable rates, friendly--yet not intrusive--owners, everything you need in the way of kitchen supplies, and it's CLEAN! A couple I've rented haven't been, so this is a big plus! The best part, for me, is the lake itself: Skaneateles simply can't be beat for clean, clear water for swimming, boating, fishing. This time of year--late Sept./early Oct.--is great for a drive through the countryside, and if you take one, check out the Navarino Orchard, whether to pick some apples or just visit the store. It's very pretty and relaxing there, as well. All in all, I just can't wait to go back and stay in this cottage again next year. See you then, folks! And thanks for providing a wonderful place : )

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat and Patti for appreciating our cottage and taking a moment to tell other folks about it. Looking forward to seeing you again next season. Andrew
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Very nice vacation on the water

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean & well-supplied. Easy access to the lake without steep stairs - perfect for older pets and people. It was really nice to see that the ducks on the water felt safe in the area. There is a little cove where a couple of duck families raise their young. Neighbours told us that there was no hunting, & we didn't see any offensive duck blinds like we saw on some of the other lakes. We observed everyone to be respectful of the wildlife in the area. All in all, it was a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pet Friendly and Clean

  • 5 of 5

We found this cabin on the homeaway website and decided to make a reservation. What a good decision !

We found it to be very clean and described accurately. It was outfitted with everything you need for your stay. We travel with our small dog so the fact that the property was pet friendly was a plus. The porch on the lake with our own dock and beach was the best. We spent many hours reading there and enjoying the view on this crystal clear lake. The village is a short drive away and holds many fine restaurants, shops and parks to discover.

Andy, Jeri and Roberta were great hosts and made this a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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winery on Skaneateles Lake, Fingerlakes Wine Trail


Rates & Availability

Skaneateles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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