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Cozy, Lakeside Beach House in Finger Lakes Wine Country

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Begin your day with the morning sun rising slowly over Vine Valley, and shining across the clear, sparkling waters of Canandaigua Lake.

On a quiet evening, after a round of golf or a day in the sun on the water, relax on the dock with a cool drink and watch the moon rise over the top of Whaleback Hill.

The Beach House is ideal for vacation get-togethers with friends and family, a relaxing retreat, laid-back fishing getaway, honeymooning, a quite, secluded, autumn weekend on the lake for reflection and renewal, or just plain loafing. Consider the option of a fall rental when the autumn leaves are at their peak.

The Beach House has been the spring, summer and fall home to three generations of our family, and was renovated and designed to accommodate family enjoyment. Treat yourself to the peace & beauty of going to sleep and waking up alongside the shore of beautiful Canandaigua Lake.

The Beach House interior is a light, airy, contemporary design (900 sq. ft.) with sky light, wooden beams, and vaulted ceiling. Living area features a kitchen/dining area, full bathroom with tub/shower, master bedroom and living room. The living room is fully carpeted and includes, among other furniture, large davenport, sleep sofa (sleeps two), telephone, TV (cable/internet, DVD, VCR), games, and books. Kitchen equipped with refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and cooking/eating utensils. Fully heated. Gas grill, canoe and 2 kayaks also included. Very nice beach area. Parking for two cars. Sleeps small family/two couples. BYO linens and towels. NO PETS, please.

The Beach House is located on the southwest shore of beautiful Canandaigua Lake in a protected cove, between Cook’s Point and Long’s Point, called ”Stemple’s Landing.“ This Landing was one of many stopping points for steamboats on the lake, during the 1800’s and early 1900‘s, picking up grapes and passengers for transport between Woodville and Canandaigua.

The Beach House location offers both seclusion and convenient access to many points of interest, shops and restaurants in the area:

• Take a short drive (or hike) up the hill to the hamlet of South Bristol and Arbor Hill Grapery offering award winning wines, grape products and giftsTake a short drive (or hike) up the hill to the hamlet of South Bristol to visit Arbor Hill Grapery offering award winning wines, grape products and gifts, and Brew & Brats featuring craft beers, local wines and delicious brats and fixings. The Grapery Bakery serves breakfast and lunch, featuring wonderful pastries, regional produce and meats.

• A five minute drive into Woodville will bring you to Smith Boys’ Marina for boat rentals, and the Sawmill Bar & Grill.

• Only 10 minutes by car, the Village of Naples has much to offer including: shops, banks, restaurants, pharmacy, supermarket, hardware, fishing gear etc. You might enjoy 18 holes of golf at Reservoir Creek, a tour through Hazlitt Winery and Inspire Moore Winery, or an evening out for dinner and a show at the Bristol Valley Theater. Don’t forget to stop on the way for one of Monica’s Pies!

• A 15 minute drive north will bring you to the Heron Hill Winetasting Room, Bristol Harbour Golf Course, Lodge and Restaurant; and reasonable driving distance to many outstanding Finger Lakes wineries.

Located 45 minutes from Rochester, 45 minutes from Geneva; 20 Minutes from Canandaigua and 10 minutes from Naples.

Email for more information and a photo brochure with floor plan

Keywords: Canandaigua Lake, cottage, Beach House, Finger Lakes Wine Country, Naples, NY,

More Details

Elaine Gotham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Elaine Gotham

This cottage has been in our family since 1980. My father left it to us, an my 5 sisters and I now own and maintain the cottage, and we are proud to offer our family cottage to conscientious guests, who will care for it as their own during their stay.

Elaine Gotham purchased this cottage in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

There is NO way to thank you enough for our stay at the lake!

This year was the best ever!

Peace + health + love,
Sep 2012
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Naples Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy, Lakeside Beach House in Finger Lakes Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and restful.Owners are just the best! This would be a great honeymoon cottage.This was our second visit and I am sure that it won't be our last.The lake is beautiful.Highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Erie, ON. Canada

Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this beach house for 5 days in September.

This rental is very good value for the money.

Very roomy 1 bedroom cottage, fully equipped with everything you need.

Excellent location at the waters edge. Only 5 minutes into town and restaurants.

We enjoyed a bottle of wine in the evening while sitting around the campfire and watching the stars.

Fishing was good, Weather was amazing. Grape festival was a lot of fun.

Enjoyed the local restaurants and wineries.

We will definitely stay here again.

Owner was very accommodating and helpful.

5 STARS*****

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, Thanks for your nice review of the Beach House. Have a wonderful, warm holiday season, and we hope to see you both again soon. warm regards, Elaine Gotham
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Lancaster, New York

A great romantic getaway for our 20th anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful little cottage nestled along the lake! My husband and I spent the Memorial Day weekend here celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and couldn't have asked for a more perfect place. The weather was perfect and the view from the patio was just wonderful. Although I had planned many things for us to do during our stay, we were more than content to just sit and relax and enjoy the view of the lake. The cottage was perfect for just the two of us with plenty of room and very comfortable. The cottage is well stocked with everything you would need, extremely clean and well maintained. The caretakers (a lovely group of sisters) have made sure your stay is a very pleasant one! The town of Naples is just a short drive from the cottage and offers many charming places to eat and wineries to visit. We enjoyed our time there and had wished we had been able to stay longer. We will definitely be back, maybe for a long weekend during the fall to enjoy the foilage! My thanks to the Gotham Girls for their hospitality and for making our anniversary one we will always remember!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ronnie and Dennis, Thank you for your great review. We take a lot of pride in our family cottages, and so enjoy meeting our guests and knowing that they have had a memorable stay with us. September and October are also very special on the lake, with all of the foliage and an autumn quiet to the lake that is peaceful and rejuvenating. We do hope to see you again soon. With warm regards, The Gotham Sisters
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A perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This spot on the lake is fantastic. The cottage is right on the water and is great for swimming, fishing and boating. We loved waking up in the morning to see the sun coming up over the hills. Truely a peaceful vacation. We had never been to this end of the lake before, what a difference! The place is owned by several women who are all sisters and quite charming; now if we can just remember which one is which! You'll want to return every year like we do!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester NY

Peaceful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here many times, usually for several weeks in the fall when the colors are spectacular. We love the peaceful setting in a small cove at the south end of Canandaigua Lake where there is very little boat traffic. Friends have commented that "it's as if you have a private lake" because it's so quiet. We bike the country roads (lots of hills!), hike thru the gullys to enjoy lots of waterfalls, kayak, fish, etc. The area has so much to offer! The owners of the cottage are very attentive to details - everything is always well tended and there are rowboats and kayaks for use.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, New York


  • 5 of 5

We have recommend this property to friends. We have stayed at this location for approx 7 years and each time we have had a very pleasent stay. The swimming is clean and weed free. There has been a row boat and canoe available for use. Life jackets are available. If you are a fisherman, we hear and see fish jumping day and night - bring your pole. The pictures accurately describe the property. We have always come to a clean cottage. The owners live in the area and have addressed any issues quickly and to our satisfaction. The golf course in Naples is unique and we would recommend trying it out.

We would highly recommend renting a power boat to tour the hundreds of lake homes.

Very quiet and peaceful, clean and kitchen is well stocked for everyday use. The freezer is a standard refrigerator top size unit. The grocery store in Naples has everything you might not bring.

Jet ski's require a boating certificate in New York and are not rented.

There are two restaurants on the lake by boat.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Optional - boat mooring $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping $75
Mooring damage deposit $100

Although fess for a thorough cleaning are included in the rental rate, guests are expected to clean up after themselves, inside and outside of the cottage, before check out. Pets are not allowed.

Cash, check, money order are accepted.
Credit cards are not accepted.
A non-refundable, 50% deposit is due upon receipt of the contract. Reservations will not be locked in until this deposit is received, and dates requested will remain open to other parties. Remaining 50% balance of rent, plus cleaning fee and $300 damage deposit, is due no later than 3 weeks prior to check in.

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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