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Side by side Canandaigua Lakefront cottages for extended famly fun

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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 longue 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 April 1, 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. There is a discount for rentals of 14 days or more. Please contact us about the schedule if you are interested in one or both cottages for more than one week. 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

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1922

Why The Owner chose Canandaigua Lake

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Canandaigua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (6), Bunk Beds (2). In Gram's house, one of downstairs bedrooms has bunk beds (not counted in total).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Stone Cottage has a grand piano; a second floor master bedroom with king-sized bed, bath, and lakeview balcony; two downstairs bedrooms with twin beds and bath; living/dining and kitchen; and an open porch and a screened dining porch. The smaller cottage has two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and one with twin beds; also a full bath, living/dining room and kitchen, as well as front and back screened porches. The 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.



Tennis court on the property.

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


Rates & Availability

Canandaigua Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer A
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer B
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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. For a stay of 14 days, we charge a reduced rate of $7975.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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