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Fully Restored Rivers Edge Cottage with Central Air and Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 985 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Location, location, location! Enjoy this newly restored 1940's cottage with Central Air Conditioning and heat! This cottage was designed with an eclectic touch of Cape Cod. Situated on the banks of the Genesee River, wake up to the sights and sounds of the river. Enjoy the morning mist with your first cup of coffee on your own shady private backyard deck. There is plenty of open space in the front of the house to play and lounge in the sun. Close to all area conveniences, yet private enough to have a quiet getaway.

Unlike most homeowners, we are Innkeepers. We specialize in anticipating what our guests need and desire to be comfortable. We have provided many of the same amenities that we offer at our award winning Inn. Shampoo and conditioner, sweet smelling English soaps, hairdryer, bottled water, ice, coffee and tea to start off your week, (Who can face your first morning without that!) Cleaning products, laundry detergent, just to name a few. Free wifi service, cable TV, flatscreen TV, VCR, games and all the videos and DVDs you would ever want for a rainy day.

There is a full size washer and dryer for your use, so you have less to pack and more time to spend having fun. The brand new bathroom is large, and completely redone with your comfort in mind. There is a large 2 person tiled shower with multiple shower heads. (We tried these out at the Inn - they were a hit!)

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and the 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be converted easily to a King. A Pack n Play and an extra twin rollaway bed for a 5th guest and a child. There is plenty of room to set up in the main living area.

All linens are provided, a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, table linens, flatware, kitchen utensils, full size new stainless stove/oven, full size new refridgerator, microwave, and wine chiller. All the comforts of home.

The vaulted living room area has comfortable furnishings, a working stone fireplace and a pretty eating area overlooking the water.

Keywords: house, cottage, quaint, cape cod, riverside, relaxing, serene, bliss, waterfront, rental, river, Scottsville, Rochester, Airport, Dock, Boat, on the water, wine, wine Tour, Winery, Finger Lakes, Wine Country, Finger Lake Wine Tours, Letchworth State Park, Golf, Boating, winter getaway, fireplace,

More Details

Susan Alvarez
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Susan Alvarez

Edward Harris House Inn and River Cottage, Owners & Innkeepers.

In November 1995, Susan and husband Manny began renovating their 4 apt., 1896 mansion into a private residence. The couple raised their two daughters in the home until both left for college, moving on to points South in search of warmer climate. With a solid background in pharmaceutical sales, Susan 'jumped the corporate ship' and used her entrepreneurial spirit to open several retail gift stores in the suburbs of Rochester. With many successful years under her belt and a large 'empty nest' - Susan decided that their home just might be the perfect location to open an Inn. The home was completely renovated, repainted and restored using the original architectural plans for the home - with the addition of all new en suite bathrooms. There was nothing left untouched!

Always a warm and gregarious host and an excellent cook, Susan's husband Manny loves entertaining, antiquing, reading, sports, wine and travel; and enjoys watching the financial aspect associated with the Inn. Manny graduated from Bryant College in Providence, RI with a B.A. in Business Administration, becoming a Certified Public Accountant. He has traveled the world extensively with Xerox Corporation for the past 30+ years in corporate finance.

The Inn has enjoyed much media attention over the years. This year, the Inn was honored when voted ILoveInns and American Historic Inns prestigious '2009 Top 10 Most Romantic Inns' of North America.

In the fall of 2009, having finished the Inn, Susan went looking for a cottage to add to her business and found one. 'It was a mess, but I saw the hidden potential behind all those fake wooden walls, and mismatched pieces of history' After ripping down walls, pulling drop ceilings, replacing missing wooden floors - the house flourished.

Susan Alvarez purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Susan Alvarez chose Scottsville

My husband gave me a 'laundry list' of things the cottage needed to have before we bought. 'I didn't know she could find it so fast!' said Susan's husband! Water side, quiet refuge, 15 minutes from our main Inn and city. Worlds away - just minutes away! I LOVE it - and go there whenever I have the chance (between rentals!)

What makes this cottage unique

Our main Inn is in the heart of the city of Rochester. Going out to the cottage means mornings at the cottage are a special time - mist is rising from the water, everything is quiet and still. Soon the RIT students rowing team slides quietly by. It's just magical. In the evenings watching the sunset over the water, there is a Blue Heron that cruises gracefully by. The same time every evening! i love it. We don't have Blue Herons passing by the Inn - just an occational wild turkey! Seriously!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Susan Alvarez.

It seems just like yesterday that we spent some very happy days in your "Cottage" by the river, on the occasion of our Granddaughters 21st--3rd of this month. Just to say "Thank you" for the comfort of your cottage for a family gathering from far & near & a very special thank you to the log fire!! HOW that was enjoyed--even better after we turned the heating off!!! - So, yes, we had a really happy time & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves & trust you found the place left as we found it--perfect.

With many thanks--- I & W
Sep 2010
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Rochester International Airport (ROC)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Neghborhood Bars
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Genesee Valley or Riverton
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rochester Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several to choose from in Henrietta
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hamlin or Charlotte
Car: necessary

Just a short drive to the Lake Ontario, Finger Lakes and wineries, downtown Rochester and Letchworth State Park


Scottsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 985 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bath with double slate shower, double rain shower heads.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Room in LR area for 1 foldaway bed on premise
  • Queen size Beds (1) Snuggle down with the same comfy bedding used at the main Inn!, Twin or Single Beds (1) Comfortable pillows, fabulous bedding...two single beds that may be made into a King should you desire.Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib available - please bring your childs linens. Beautiful river view from BR#2
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Other amenities include bottled water, double shower with dbl rain showerheads, hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner and fine soaps. A starting supply of coffee, tea, and ice.


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Fully Restored Rivers Edge Cottage with Central Air and Wifi
average rating of 4.875 based on 10 reviews

Sweet Long Pond Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We ended up at Pond Cottage due to flooding issues at the River Cottage. Susan is a wonderful host! We were greeted with a great basket including everything we needed for the first morning and beyond. Yogurt, eggs, bread, turkey bacon, orange juice, coffee, milk, and homemade jam. Check-out was the easiest of any place I've stayed. We were unable to access the water but that was the fault of Mother Nature, not the host. We enjoyed just sitting by the water and watching the boats. We lucked out with perfect weather and had a beautiful day at Letchworth Park with lunch at the Glen Iris Inn. The beds were comfortable and one of us was thrilled to sleep on the sleeping porch. Plenty of towels, kitchen supplies, and even bathrobes in the closets!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. I love both cottages and as happy to share - and hope you will get to enjoy River Cottage sometime in the future. Warmly, Susan
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Cozy Cottage and Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

I loved the view of the river and coziness of the cottage. Very quiet. My grand kids and little dog loved the walks past the cornfield and up the dirt road. I appreciated the nice touches like cold bottled water waiting in the fridge. Clean and well stocked. Thank you for a nice week.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Guests are always surprised that this cottage is a little bit of country in the city. It is quiet and so peaceful kicking up a country dirt road with cornfields on both sides! Yet 10 minutes to all the amenities that we enjoy! Besides the riverfront - it's what sold us on this little gem!
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Great cottage!!!

  • 4 of 5

Our family visited our oldest son who is a student at RIT and is staying in Rochester over the summer. We were able to bring along okie beloved dog which was amazing! The cottage is cute and well equipped. The well water is not great so plan on bringing along bottled water, but this was the only drawback. We definitely plan on staying at this place again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carrie, Thank you for your great review. If you are not used to well water - it is a change for sure. That is why we provide our guests with plenty of bottled water. Part of the cottage experience! Thanks! Susan
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Cleveland, Ohio

RIT Reunion Fun

  • 5 of 5

It was very relaxing to sit out on the back deck and enjoy the river view. It is a secluded location but still close to RIT and other Rochester venues. The cottage was clean and had all we needed for a great few days of fun with friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay! Hope to have you again!
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Grosse Ile, MI

Perfect weekend getaway/sisters weekend

  • 5 of 5

Searching for a nice meeting place between Detroit and Boston. Perfect spot. We just returned from our weekend at the beautirul river cottage. It was perfect even though the weather did not cooperate the cottage more than made up for it. It is just as magical as it looks in the photos. Susan went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and was always available to answer any questions. The cottage was spotlessly clean and fully stocked. I'm so looking forward to visiting again. We also visited the owners bed and breakfast in Rochester which is beautiful as well. Thanks again Susan.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol! I am so glad you had a great time! Thank you for the kind words regarding our cottage. It is a relaxing place for sure! Can't wait to see you and your family again! Susan
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Cottage on the river

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Nicely renovated. Beautiful view of Genesee river

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.0%

This cottage leases by the week from Sundays to Sundays unless otherwise arranged with management. There is a 3 night minimum, and payment for holidays or special events are paid in full at the time of reservation. Please contact the office directly for further information 585-473-9752. Thank you!

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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