About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Three sets of sliders open onto an expansive deck. Incredible views.'perfect weekend', 'idyllic', 'romantic',' serene', 'beautiful setting','2nd trip better then the first'. These are all comments taken directly from the guest book.This cottage is located on a very quiet and private area of Skaneateles yet close to town. Excellent trout and bass fishing from the lakefront. Enjoy a glass of Finger Lakes wine down on the waterfront deck or on the deck wrapping three sides of the cottage. Shale beach-easy access for children. Enjoy swimming and boating on one of the cleanest lakes in the world. 2 queen bedrooms, sleeping loft w/2 twins and queen bed.New shower in master bath. If you have had enough quality time with the kids, send them to the Walkout basement with TV and ping pong .Both fixed and floating docks. 2 kayaks and canoe . Watch the hills across the lake light up as the sun sets. Great location on the Lake. 4miles to Village,1 mile to Winery or Marina.
Keywords: Lakefront, Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Beach, Dock, Winery, Close to town
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 06, 2018
Family of 4
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Owner chose Skaneateles
We have been visiting the Finger Lakes for years, renting on several lakes and many cottages. We fell in love with the area and after looking at several homes and several Lakes we finally found the perfect one for us. We feel this region is one of the most beautiful in the Country.We think it is one of the nicest spots on Skaneateles Lake. Pristine and quiet but not far from town. The best of both worlds.
What makes this Cottage unique
Fishing, boating and just plain relaxing. Skaneateles is a great restaurant location. 2 bedrooms on main floor. 2 twins and 1 queen in sleeping loft. Pullout sofa in loft.More photos furnished upon request. Check back for updated photos. Although the road in is paved,we do suggest front or all-wheel drive.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
great private spot
The house worked really well for our group. Our adult son slept in the lowest level - he thought it was cooler and there were two fans. The view of the water is great, and our guests who live in the area thought it was great and really loved the deck. The driveway down is a bit challenging - steep with two hairpin turns, but we are from the mountains of Colorado and could deal with it well. The kayaks, canoe, raft and chairs by the beach were a real plus. The town of Skaneateles is also a great plane to explore. Grandma, aged 79, found it somewhat hard to get down to the beach which is quite a ways down from the house. Having to bring towels was inconvenient for us traveling from Denver, and we did buy more toilet paper and bar soap for the shower. Overall, it was a great place.
Thank you for your kind words. We stopped providing towels a few years ago to speed up the cleaning and allowing guests to check in earlier when traveling by plane. We will however provide towels upon request when flying to Skaneateles if needed. We feel our location is one of the most private and convenient locations on the lake.
Relaxing week away!
We had a fabulous week relaxing on this pristine lake! The house had every needed detail and felt like you were at the place you would have if you could! We enjoyed kayaking and reading by the lake, as well as the deck that overlooked the lake (we especially enjoyed the rocking chair out there!). The driveway is steep but was no problem for our experienced drivers! We loved feeling like we were away from it all, but being so close to Skaneateles to check out the restaurants, and stopping at the vineyard across the road that was recommended to us. We enjoyed the lake most, but came with family that spent time going through the many museums and hiking areas around there. We didn't realize what a beautiful part of the country that is!
Fantastic lake house, great for kids and relaxing.
I've been visiting Skaneateles for many years and have stayed in most of the hotels and a number of houses. I must say that this was the best experience we have have had. We bought my 15 year old son, his 3 friends and my 18 year old daughter. The boys had an amazing time, hanging on the beach, fishing off the dock or playing ping pong in the basement. We also bought up our ski boat and moored it right off the dock. The house is setup nicely with the loft for the boys to sleep and separate bedrooms for the others. We would sit on the back deck and have coffee in the morning and watch the sun over the lake. The deck was so relaxing for everyone! The property was very clean and have everything that you needed. I had to contact the owner a few times to coordinate arrivals and he responded immediately. I would strongly recommend this house for anyone that wants a relaxing and fun vacation!
Our Weekend at "Lake's Edge"
One of my favorite things about this property was the remote, secluded location and the wonderful "homey" decor inside. It feels like home away from home, very clean and well-maintained-everything labelled to make it easier. The loft area is so neat for the kids, we have epic ping pong tournaments in the basement, listened to music using the outdoor speakers, and cooked some awesome meals on the grill. There are TV's in every room (but who wants to be indoors!) The stairs down to the water are easy to manage but maybe not for anyone unsteady on their feet or elderly. It's a mini workout to come back up the stairs ; ) The road to get to the property seems precarious but i don't have 4 wheel drive on my car and i didn't have a problem at all! They had anything we needed on site, even an extra full fridge downstairs!!-just bring your own towels and confirm check-out time so you can be out before the housekeeper shows up, ooppss : ) and bring some wood for the campfire : )
Can't wait to come back again : )
Didn't Want To Leave!
Would give it 6 stars if I could! The perfect combination of "cabin in the woods" and "lakefront cottage"! Charming and modern (loved the decor) with great flow and more than ample sleeping spaces. Had no problem fixing gourmet meals in the well-stocked kitchen with adjoining pantry/mudroom and extra fridge in the basement! Gorgeous views from every angle and great wrap-around deck with plenty of seating! Nice waterfront with deep-water mooring for our boat, my 78 year old father had no problem with stairs to cottage or waterfront. The entire setting is so peaceful and private that you can't help but relax! The most excitement we had were the fierce ping-pong tournaments! The driveway is narrow and adventurous but doable and the owner was fantastic-very responsive and reachable! Perfect location for the boat show: marina, winery and restaurant within a mile, country club 2 miles away and town 5 miles. My family had such a memorable time that my father and brother were planning our stay next summer before we even left the driveway! I totally agree with previous reviewer that wished it hers!!!
Nice spot on the west side
Really loved the privacy and the setting in the woods up above the lake. Almost a 180 view of the lake off the patio, cottage is well-equipped and very homey feeling. Loft was perfect for the kids. Driveway is a bit steep and a bit hairy to get down but didn't have any problems. Note it property is heavily wooded and on the west side so after 3:00 or so you'll lose the sun, but the sunrises and mornings are quite lovely. Enjoyed the stay.
Boat Rental nearby, drive in movie nearby, bowling , minor league baseball in Auburn, Winery nearby
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
3150 per week July and August-please inquire about other dates and rates.(Sunday changeover preferred) Cancellation policy-90 days full refund minus 100.00. 60 days 50 % of rental. 7 days full rental unless house is re-booked-if re-booked difference will be refunded.No parties/Max occupancy is 8. 350.00 refundable security due upon booking. 4pm check in / 10am checkout