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Side by Side Canandaigua Lakefront Cottages for Extended Famly Fun

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Last updated: 12/09/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Cottages, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10

This two-cottage compound is ideal for an extended family vacation. Each cottage is fully equipped with kitchen and bath (two baths, in one case) and screened porches, and they share a generous lawn area with 200 feet of level lakefront. If you are like our family, the group includes some active, athletic members and some who prefer to spend their vacation napping in the hammock or doing jigsaw puzzles. This set-up gives you a great combination of family togetherness and privacy.

The 8-acre property is next to Menteth Creek and looks due south, toward the receding hills of Naples and toward Bare Hill on the east side, enjoying a stunning view from the west side of Canandaigua Lake.

The property has been in the same family since 1922. The Stone Cottage was built in 1969, replacing an earlier cottage, and has a great room with stone fireplace, living-dining room, and open stair up to the master suite. The kitchen has a pass-through to the screened dining porch with built-in grill. The living room has a sliding glass door to an open porch enclosed by a low stone wall. There is a rear porch off the kitchen with clotheslines for bathing suit and towel drying. The two first floor bedrooms have twin beds and a full bath, while the upstairs master suite has a king size bed and a bath with shower. Overall occupancy is 6 and square footage is about 1600. An extra bonus - a grand piano!

The smaller cottage was built in 1948 for our grandmother – we call it Gram’s House. If you visited your grandmother at a lakefront cabin, this cottage will seem very familiar. It has a large screened porch across the full lake frontage, with a dining table that expands to seat 10 - also a chaise lounge and wicker chairs, and a pass-through to the kitchen. The living room and kitchen are knotty pine, with a stone fireplace. The house has two bedrooms, one with queen, one with twins, and a full size bath. Occupancy is 4, and square footage is about 900 square feet.

The property has level lawns surrounding both cottages, plenty of parking space, and an open field between the cottages and West Lake Road, so there is plenty of privacy. There is a tennis court (poor condition, shared) on the property, and lawn area for croquet, badminton, bocce, or frisbee. Our lakefront has stone breakwalls in front of each house, a 16-foot wooden dock with ladder, a swim raft and a shale beach (perfect for stone skipping) between. Lake bottom is shale. We do not offer the use of any boats, a hoist or a mooring, but past renters have brought their own or rented boats for daytime use from lakeside marinas. The shale beach area is level, so you can back a trailer to the lake and launch your small or mid-sized boat from there. The property has plenty of mature shade trees and perennial gardens. We have a large and heavily used bonfire spot near the beach.

We only rent for only a few weeks a year typically, in July and August, though we may be adding some May, June, September and October weeks to our schedule after March 15, 2017. There are no dishwashers, though we do have a washer and dryer, basic cable TV, internet access, Wifi, and a VCR and DVD player. We are especially interested in finding multi-week renters. Please contact us about the schedule if you are interested in one or both cottages for two weeks or more. We also occasionally rent on a short-term basis for intimate, quiet weddings or other special events of up to 75 guests - contact us for details.

Keywords: Cottages, pair, side by side, level lakefront, tennis, piano, creek, lake view, lawn, Menteth

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Stone Cottage has a grand piano, a second floor master bedroom and bath and lakeview balcony, and two downstairs bedrooms with twin beds and bath, living/dining and kitchen, also open porch and screened dining porch. Smaller cottage has two bedrooms with twin beds, full bath, living/dining room and kitchen, as well as front and back screened porches. Property has 200 feet of level lakefront with stone and concrete breakwall, two shale beaches, and wood dock. No provisions for overnight boat mooring. Tennis court on the property. Menteth Creek is adjacent - excellent for hiking, minnows, fossil hunting. Plenty of parking and open lawn area between the two cottages....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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Two week discount
Jul 29 - Aug 11, 2017
14 night min stay

$8,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,250

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes:

Special rates available for longer than 1 week stays - please contact owner. Occasional shorter stays will be considered.

We will consider short term wedding rentals for small quiet weddings of no more than 75 people. Contact us for details.

25% of fee (non-refundable) plus security deposit of $250 due with reservation. Remainder due 8 weeks prior to visit. Personal check or PayPal permitted.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

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Location

Tennis court on the property.

Menteth Creek is adjacent to the Stone Cottage - excellent for hiking, minnows, fossil hunting, and nature walks.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1922

About the owner: This is a lakefront property that has been in our family for three generations. We have been renting for a few weeks each summer for the past 8 years.

Why the Owner Chose Canandaigua, NY, USA:
Our grandparents bought the property back when Canandaigua had only a few cottages at each point, and our family has enjoyed the lake and keeping in touch with the cousins over the years, even though we are now far flung.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Having two cottages side by side makes this a great place for extended family vacations - two family groups can enjoy each other's company while maintaining some privacy and separate kitchens. Also, the view from our property has been called the best on the lake - looking almost due south toward the receding hills at the south end.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Photos

  • Stone House from the southeast

    Stone House from the southeast

  • Path to the back field

    Path to the back field

  • Stone House living room, looking toward the cottage

    Stone House living room, looking toward the cottage

  • Stone House kitchen

    Stone House kitchen

  • Stone House, master bath

    Stone House, master bath

  • Stone House, twin bed room #2, downstairs

    Stone House, twin bed room #2, downstairs

  • Cottage from the north

    Cottage from the north

  • Porch of cottage, looking south

    Porch of cottage, looking south

  • Cottage living room, looking toward porch

    Cottage living room, looking toward porch

  • Cottage, twin bedroom

    Cottage, twin bedroom

  • Driveway in fall

    Driveway in fall

  • Visiting geese

    Visiting geese

  • Stone House from the lake

    Stone House from the lake

  • Our property is right on Menteth Creek!

    Our property is right on Menteth Creek!

  • Stone House living/dining room, looking toward the kitchen

    Stone House living/dining room, looking toward the kitchen

  • Stone House, upstairs master bedroom

    Stone House, upstairs master bedroom

  • Stone House, twin bed room #1 downstairs

    Stone House, twin bed room #1 downstairs

  • Cottage from the beach

    Cottage from the beach

  • Porch of cottage, looking north

    Porch of cottage, looking north

  • Cottage living room and fireplace

    Cottage living room and fireplace

  • Cottage, bedroom with queen-size bed

    Cottage, bedroom with queen-size bed

  • Beachfront in fall

    Beachfront in fall

  • Overall lakefront in fall

    Overall lakefront in fall

  • Fishing from the dock

    Fishing from the dock

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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