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Spectacular Panoramic Lake Views in Romantic, Private Setting

Waterport, NY, USA
  • House850 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 with convertible couch)

Warm days and cool nights, with endless blue water at your doorstep....come and enjoy life on beautiful Lake Ontario.

As evidenced by the now 64! unanimous (5 star) reviews, this is NOT your typical cottage.

Located on 200 feet of lakefront with breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset from your private deck, this lovely one bedroom house is perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or for a small family seeking a lakeside vacation.

45 minutes from Rochester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls and right off the New York State Parkway, the location couldn't be more convenient. With cable TV, WiFi, public water, air conditioning and ample heat plus countless amenities, you'll be on vacation the moment you arrive.

Just as lovely in the spring and fall as it is in the summer, this location is the perfect spot for parents visiting students in Brockport, Rochester, Niagara or Buffalo. Lake Ontario turns a vibrant dark blue in the spring and fall and a walk among the changing foliage in Lakeside Park is simply spectacular. On chillier nights, our fire pit provides a cozy place for you to comfortably linger well past sunset. A large stack of fire wood and plenty of kindling are available for your use. Long summer evenings will amaze you with skies loaded with stars and sparkling fireflies, the likes of which can only be seen in the country.

The unit is all on one floor, and includes a queen-size bed, a brand new couch that converts into a second full sized bed, a full kitchen and living room, as well as a full bathroom with shower. The entire house has been completely remodeled, and is absolutely gorgeous inside.

The property borders on Lakeside Park, where you can enjoy miles of hiking along the breathtaking bluffs on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. A new 18 hole disc golf course is also available for your enjoyment.

In the area you will find several golf courses, fresh produce, a drive-in movie theater and wonderful restaurants. The house is nestled in a lakeside hamlet less than 15 minutes from the Erie Canal. Kayaking and canoeing opportunities along local creeks and waterways abound. You will find each nearby town loaded with unique shops, local landmarks and fascinating history. When you return back to the lake, you'll find the perfect location to relax and read that book you have been looking forward to. Most importantly, you'll have a chance to reconnect with nature and each other.

Lake Ontario is at record levels this year, (the highest in 125 years!) but this location is beautifully protected by the bluff. The lakeside deck was moved to the top of the bluff, and beautiful landscaping was added. You'll have the most gorgeous view of the sunrise and sunset from this location, surrounded by endless blue water. Come enjoy your own private paradise!

Here are some events to help you plan your trip:

The Rochester Lilac Festival-(largest free festival of its kind in North America) May 11-20- ten incredible days and nights filled with flowers, food and music, and centered around one of the most beautiful parks in the area.

The Rochester Jazz Festival- June 22rd to 30th- with nine days of amazing music featuring top artists from around the world

Taste of Buffalo-July 7th and 8th- the largest 2 day food festival in the United States highlighting food from many of Buffalo's top restaurants

Buffalo Chicken Wing festival- Labor Day Weekend- Sept 1st and 2nd. Where else but Buffalo can you go to sample the best wings in the country?

Finger Lakes- Keuka Lake Wine Trail in Bloom in May- including many Keuka Lake wineries, Wagner Vineyards Live Music in the Oasis- every Friday through October, in June Seneca Lake has their 'Smokin Summer Kickoff', and the Seneca Harbor Park Waterfront Festival, In July Watkins Glen Speedway has races running all summer, and hosts the Finger Lakes Beer Festival October 20th.

Niagara Falls hosts Comic Con from June 1st to June 3rd- with 150K square feet of exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, and a video gaming arena, and their annual Rib Fest runs from June 15th-17th.

The Albion, NY Strawberry Festival is scheduled for June 8th and 9th.

The Hilton, NY Apple Festival is September 29th and 30th.

Live Horse Racing is available in Batavia, NY (about a half hour from the house)

Niagara on the Lake hosts the Shaw Festival (featuring multiple performances of first rate live theater) each season, starting in April and running through the fall.

Lake Ontario Fishing Derbies:

May 11-20th; LOC Spring Derby www.loc.org

May 14-18th; Wilson Harbor Salmon Slam www.wilsonharborinvitational.com

May 14-18th; Wilson Harbor $1K a Day

May 19th: Wilson Harbor Invitational

June 1-2; Niagara County Lake Ontario ProAm Team Tournament www.lakeontarioproam.net

June 9-10th; Oak Orchard Open

June 16th; Bald Eagle Tournament Series- Event #1- King of Kings Tournament Series

June 30th-July 29th; LOC Derby- Summer

June 30th- Monroe County Offshore Classic

July 7th- Bald Eagle Tournament Series- Event #2

July 7th- August 25th- Great Ontario Salmon Derby

July 14th- Bald Eagle Tournament Series- Event #3

July 18th-22nd Sodus ProAm 1K a Day

July 28th- Sandy Creek Shootout

August 4-19th; Orleans County Rotary Derby

August 11th- Bald Eagle Tournatment Series- Event #4

August 17th- Reelin’ for a Cure

August 17th- September 3rd- LOC Derby- Fall

August 20th- GCBA- Boy Scouts Casting for Character

August 25th- Bald Eagle Tournament Series Event #5

September 1-2nd- King of the Lake www.Kingofkings.ca

You'll find this location perfectly centered between Rochester and Buffalo/Niagara Falls, (in the east/west direction) and the Finger Lakes and Toronto (going north and south).

Be sure to check our online calendar... it is updated daily and reflects current availability.... 2018 reservations are currently underway!

Keywords: Lake Ontario, Cottage, Lakefront, Great Lakes, Niagara Wine Country, Lakeside Park, Sunsets, Anniversary, Honeymoon, Bungalow, Fully Furnished, Waterfront, golf, disc golf, fishing, boating, romantic, quiet, relaxing, getaway, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Buffalo,Niagara Falls, vegetarian, localvore, hiking, vegan


Maureen Farnand

Member Since 2011
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Maureen Farnand

My husband and I grew up in the Rochester area. We both came from large families and we love to travel and entertain. We enjoy this unique location on the lake so much, when the opportunity arose, we bought the house next door! We're happy to provide you with tips on good restaurants and fun things to do in the area, as well as directions on how to get wherever you want to go. We love this place and we want to make sure you do too!

Maureen Farnand purchased this House in 2010

Why Maureen Farnand chose Town of Carlton

This location is ideal in so many ways: It is 45 minutes from our primary home. It is quiet and private. It has gorgeous views of the lake. Lakeside Park is a hidden treasure and it is in our back yard. We can leave on a Friday after work and enjoy dinner on the deck an hour later. Few people know about this location. The property tends to stay in families for generations and has remained a hidden treasure we were lucky enough to learn about through my uncle who introduced our family to this beautiful spot in 1959.

What makes this House unique

There are few places I know of, where you can walk outside in your pajamas, cup of coffee and newspaper in hand and as you head to the deck you look out on the vastness of the lake and see six beautiful swans gliding by. You have to wonder... how could I beat this?


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Brand new convertible couch with 10" firm mattress
      • Queen size Bed in Bedroom, sleeps 2 Couch converts to an additional Full Size bed, sleeps 2


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Full shower and vanity

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
            200 feet of shoreline with panoramic views of the water.
          • Golf Course Front
            Several golf courses minutes away and an 18 hole disc golf course right next door.
          • Lake View
            Spectacular sunrises and sunsets all viewable from your private deck overlooking the water.
          • Lakefront
            Lake Ontario is HUGE, with the infinite feel of the ocean without all that salt!
          • Rural
            Farm stands abound. Large Amish community in the area with lots of fresh produce.
          • Village
            Lots of small towns nearby with quaint restaurants and shopping.
          • Water View
            View the water from every window and from your front deck!
          • Waterfront
            200' along the water


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Couch that converts into a full sized bed, as well as a smart flat screen TV with HBO, Netflix and Hulu
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                        Fire pit by water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Zoned heaters warm house to a toasty temp even on the coldest nights.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        All linens provided for Queen bed, convertible couch and bath.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking
                        Plenty of parking for your boat/trailer, car, truck, etc. right next to house.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washer and Dryer available on premises for tenants staying one week or longer.
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Full size fridge, electric stove, convection microwave, all cooking utensils, dishes, pots, pans, etc. Webber Gas Grill on deck.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Convection microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Cherry Pub-style table with 2 chairs inside unit by window overlooking lake. Additional chairs available. Full table with four chairs on deck. Additional picnic table overlooking water.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Games
                                    Several board games available inside cedar chest.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Sound system with audio input from your smart phone
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen TV with cable including Netflix, HBO and Hulu
                                  • Toys
                                    lawn games, discs for disc golf, bocce, sand and water table, sand toys, etc.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Infinite movies available on Netflix and Hulu


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Beautiful wrap around deck at house; professionally landscaped second deck located along the lakefront.
                                      • Golf
                                        Disc golf in adjacent Lakeside Park. Several golf courses within 30 minute drive.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Kayak and Canoe rentals available on premises
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Flowers, and tropical plants on all decks; You'll feel like you're in your own private garden!
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Life jackets available


                                          • museums
                                          • churches
                                          • duty free shops
                                          • festivals
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • marina
                                          • cinemas
                                          • playground
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks
                                          • water parks
                                          • winery tours
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • outlet shopping
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • equestrian events
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • water tubing
                                                      • wind-surfing


                                                          • Completely remodelled with new windows, drywall, pecan floor, furniture, appliances, linens, cookware, etc. Gorgeous knotty pine ceiling with (3) remote controlled ceiling fans, 200 feet of Private Lakefront with large deck overlooking Lake Ontario, Panoramic Views of spectacular sunrises and sunsets, Large hammock located among the trees for afternoon naps or quiet reading, property borders Lakeside Park with miles of hiking along scenic bluffs bordering Lake Ontario and 18 hole disc golf course. Large flat screen smart TV, WiFi, public water, brand new bathroom with large shower unit, fully stocked kitchen with beautiful cherry table looking out on lake, gas grill and picnic table, large picture window in Living Room with beautiful lake view, several local farm stands nearby with local produce, 5 minutes from New York State Parkway, close to Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Batavia. Wonderful local restaurants, shopping and theater.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            64 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great vacation!

                                                            Twila C.

                                                            Great hosts and great place to stay. We had a wonderful vacation there.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            You were great guests, and we absolutely loved having you!

                                                            thanks for your kind words,


                                                            Everything you need in a peaceful atmosphere!

                                                            Amy C.

                                                            Went for a girls weekend with my mom and daughter and we had a great time! It was windy during our stay but I still made sure I had some time in the hammock reading! The house is very well equipped with everything you might need during your stay and the owners are very friendly and helpful! Would definitely recommend!

                                                            Owner's Response:


                                                            The wind off the lake can get wild sometimes! We also get some crazy thunder and lightning storms, where the whole sky lights up and the waves crash to the shore with unbelievable force. Mother Nature can really put on a show and every day is so different. It's just one more reason why I love it at the lake and I'm so glad you do, too!


                                                            Perfect Location

                                                            Benjamin W.

                                                            Great place to get away from the noisy life. Stayed with wife and 2 month old child. We will be back.

                                                            Owner's Response:


                                                            We're so glad you got the opportunity to enjoy some 'down-time' on the lake. We hope to see you back soon for some more R&R....with a 'little one', that's often hard to come by!

                                                            Warmest regards,

                                                            Maureen and Darcy

                                                            Cozy and cute with a gorgeous view!

                                                            Jim C.

                                                            Perfect relaxing get away with our pup!

                                                            Owner's Response:


                                                            With Lakeside Park right next door, it certainly is a dog's paradise, isn't it?

                                                            So glad you enjoyed your stay,

                                                            Maureen and Darcy

                                                            WONDERFUL PLACE!!

                                                            TAMMY B.

                                                            I have traveled a lot and my husband and I Loved this place more than any place we have been! the cottage was spot clean and had all the comforts and supplies as if we were home....the view was Beautiful and the sunsets were breathtaking!!!! after days of site seeing we rushed back to be sure we didn't miss the sunset...we cooked on the grill and ate on the deck..it was wonderful....the owners are the friendliest people I have met traveling...they offer anything you need and if you call they respond and go above and beyond....thank you so much and we cannot wait to go back next year!!!!

                                                            Tammy & Scott B from Vermont

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Tammy and Scot,

                                                            We just confirmed your new reservation and we are looking forward to seeing you both again this summer! We have several 'regulars' that have made it an annual tradition to spend time with us each spring, summer or fall. We are thrilled to see you joining that club! We have been so fortunate to have some of the nicest folks as our guests, and you and Scot are certainly no exception. We'll see you soon, and may this trip be even nicer than last year!

                                                            Warmest regards,

                                                            Maureen and Darcy

                                                            Wonderful weekend getaway with great owners

                                                            maria k.

                                                            Perfect spot to relax and enjoy the amazing beauty of the lake. Super clean, comfy bed, nice towels and linens, updated cottage (including a/c and great wifi), really well stocked. Even though it is tiny, it is more than enough space for a small family or couple (FYI the bath has a shower only for anyone that needs a tub). Includes several outdoor living spaces which are top notch with lots of extra details that enhance the stay. Owners were wonderful (they were staying next door in their vacation home), even helping us get a fire going in the fire pit (they provide everything!) and taking my 11 yr old son for a test drive in their golf cart! They were helpful and available but never intrusive. We enjoyed swimming (both in front and at Hamlin), roasting marshmallows, swinging on the lakeside swing set, and playing frisbee golf in the neighboring park. We enjoyed the decks and hammock and the beauty of the hidden neighborhood. The sound of the lake can be heard from the cabin. It's hard to describe how pretty the view is, how much the lake changes in a few hours, and how mesmerizing it all can be. We drove to the falls on our last day (about 45 minutes on country roads). Overall a great mom-son mini vacation made even better by kind, gracious and thoughtful owners.

                                                            Owner's Response:


                                                            How fun it was driving down the crushed stone road with your son at the wheel of our golf cart. He was a hysterical mix of terrified and elated. And we were happy to help you get that campfire started, even if the wind that night was blowing with a fierceness that made the sparks fly in all directions! We hope you come back and visit us again soon!

                                                            Maureen and Darcy


                                                            Waterport, NY, USA

                                                            Romantic Setting perfect for an anniversary or second honeymoon. Great for a girls' weekend, a quiet retreat, or a place to reconnect with nature and each other. Several local golf courses, tours of the Erie Canal, Cobblestone Houses, and a (3) screen drive-in movie theater within a half hour drive. Large grocery store 15 minutes away. Croquet, Bocce, Badminton, Swimming, Reading, Hiking, Jogging, Biking, Disc Golf, all available. Wonderful local restaurants, local festivals and antiquing available. Well suited for cooking-in, with convection microwave, electric stovetop, gas grill and full size refrigerator, plus all necessary cookware, dishes, and utensils. New bedding and linens. Professionally designed and decorated with all the amenities. Immaculate inside and out.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee

                                                            Rental rates are $150 per weekday, and $170 per weekend night; Tenants wishing to rent a full week receive a discount rate of $895. Rates include the 4% hotel tax for Orleans County. There is also a $50 cleaning fee and a $250 refundable security deposit owed. Payment is by personal check. Original security deposit will be returned within one week of departure, assuming no damage to property.

                                                            64 Reviews
                                                            Exceptional 5/5
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