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About David Oakes
I'm the type of person that likes to get up early and injoy the outdoors. A lot of mornings you will find me paddling around the lake in my kayak. I love the scenery of the finger lakes, I never get tired of the view.
David Oakes purchased this House in 1993
Why David Oakes chose Bradford
When I bought this property it felt like home to me. And it was for along a time. I now live several house down from it still on the lake.
What makes this House unique
Being by a body of water has away of relieving stress. Same thing with paddling a kayak you become very relaxed. So why not combine the two and have a nice relaxing time.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed a very relaxing week at the cottage and captured many beautiful sunset views from the lakefront yard. The property owner, David, was very helpful and informative about the area. The cottage had most everything we needed and we made very good use of the dock area (docking two small boats) and cooking on gas grill nightly. Property Could benefit from some updates in the kitchen, but we had no problems. It should be noted that the properties along this section of lakefront are very close together (weekend evenings during peak certainly were busy and somewhat noisy on shore) Overall this was a wonderful location and if you don't need any frills this comfy cottage will be just the place.
Nice cottage with a great view.
Not a fancy house, but it is a great cottage. Level yard and great sunsets. My grandkids had a wonderful time fishing and there were many sunnies and bluegills, even a bass. The lake is weedy but not unswimmable. The water was warm but still cooling for the 2 days we had very hot weather. A rainy day gave us a chance to use the many games and puzzles provided. There is no AC but plenty of window fans and we also brought a couple of our own. A nice place for a family week at the lake. Reasonable rates and the David is very responsive to any need and does check in a couple of times to make sure everything is OK. The only suggestion would be an easier way to get in the side door. My wife has an issue with steps and the step leading in to the cottage is quite high. We had to use a small step stool for her to get in the house. Not sure if there is a solution for this.
Excellent lake front cottage on lamoka!
We checked in for a family vacation and it was exactly what our group needed! It was really perfect having three full bedrooms with full/queen size beds. A lot of cottages you have to sleep in main living areas and this provided the rooms we needed for the kids. The kitchen came stoked with all of our cooking needs making it that much easier.
There was even a long cable for our dog to enjoy the outdoors with us! The yard out back was a perfect spot as well! The Adirondack chairs facing the lake was lovely at sunset. The dock also provided a great spot for our kids to go fishing! And they sure caught a lot of fish!
Although there was a lot seaweed directly by the dock (the young kids didn't care much) there was a short little paddle boat ride over to a great swimming spot with swallow waters, no seaweed and you could see the ground!
The neighbors were also friendly, they came over and introduced themselves and got a kick out of the kids playing.
We would definitely come back and stay!
Fun on the lake
Great little house it was so perfect for the week plus having your own dock for our boat right in front of the house. We had everything we needed. Great experience, would do it again,A+.
Lamoka lake house
Nice property beautiful views !! Owner is nearby if you need him. He does not bother you while you are there. Good fishing Lake. Great house for a family .
The cottage itself is in rough shape and is just aesthetically unpleasant, much more of a trailer park feel that one of a cottage stay. The place is infested with ants and there is no air conditioning. The water front is a very small chunk of land and swimming in the lake is really not an option as there are dense weeds that extend out from the shore indefinitely.
The biggest issue that we had was with the neighbors. At the time of our vacation the listing said "I know some dogs like to swim in the lake, if you play with your dog in this way, do your best to keep them in my yard" (this has been expanded upon somewhat since). We have 2 small (30 lbs) well behaved dogs and we did just that, threw sticks out into the water and let them swim out to retrieve them while keeping them contained and on our property the whole time. Within an hour of arriving the property owner showed up furious that he had received reports from his neighbors that our dogs had attacked the one neighbor's dog and the other neighbor's father and were also spotted further up the street on other people's lawns. None of this was even close to true. Moments later one of his neighbors showed up piss drunk and came into our space swearing as us and threatening us. The same neighbor spent the rest of the day drinking outside, yelling and swearing at us and her father. she told us many times that she had spent her whole life on this property and we didn't belong here. She clearly had a big issue with the fact that this property owner rents out his property, the problem was not with us. Honestly, I don't think that this place should be allowed to be rented out given the impact that the neighbors had on our stay. We tried to scramble and find another place to stay but it was too late of notice. We ended up going home a day early.
I've stayed at dozens and dozens of rental properties both with and without our dogs and have never had an issue of any kind. The experience was like none other and when you get as little time off to spend with your family as I do it was truly disappointing to have it ruined.
I would not recommend any aspect of this property to anyone.
Let’s clear things up here a little, you didn’t have two dogs you had four dogs. Within two hours of you being there I had four complaints of your dogs being on my neighbors property. They had every right to be upset. You never let me know you where bringing four dogs. You didn’t tell me because if you rented cottages in the past like you said you have you know nobody would of agreed to letting you bring four dogs. Second off when I got there one dog was still off a leash. You didn’t even bring a leash for your dogs. ( you used my leashes and ropes). You where not playing with your dog. When you finally did get all four dogs leashed you still let them on my neighbors yard. I know this because I had to clean up after your dogs. Funny thing also is you never said anything about ants or has anybody else that has stayed there. I clean after people leave plus change the bedding and I seen no ants. You are just striking out at me because I told you to get your dogs leashed and keep them off my neighbors property. You could not even do that! It says right in my description of my property that there is not air conditioning. So why bring that up in your review. You did not follow house rules and now your mad because I told you to get your dogs leashed and off my neighbors property. It’s funny also that everybody else gives me four and five star reviews. Also the four renters before and the two after you gave me all five star reviews with no mention of problems with ants or my neighbors. Some of them brought dogs and followed the rules. You said you left a day early then why was there people there the whole time? Why didn’t you inform me that my one neighbor was giving you a hard time so I could find out why? Please go somewhere else next time, and beware to the next person you rent from. Your a renter that everybody should be aware off. There going to have problems with you.
There's several state parks with in a 40 mile drive that have waterfalls,beaches, hiking,concert Saturday and picnicking. The surrounding area has wineries, restaurants sitting on some of the most beautiful lakes. Enjoy lake side dinning.