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Seasonal Cuba Lake Cottage

Cuba, NY, USA
  • Cottage1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Cottage sleeps 8 with spacious open living area and great sunsets!

This truly unique seasonal cottage has lots to offer and is the perfect viewing area for gorgeous sunsets on the lake! A new and expansive deck has been added Spring 2014 to provide even more lakeside enjoyment.

Cuba Lake is a family friendly, serene, and active 450 acre lake. The house has earned the nickname of The Crooked Cottage as is does have some rolling floors which only add to its immense charm.

In addition to the newly installed, spacious deck overlooking the lake, the cottage has a dock which will accommodate your boat.

The sleeping accommodations easily allow for 6 people to sleep upstairs in a loft type arrangement. There is also a den on the main level which can be used as an additional bedroom which sleeps two.

Please know that I also own and rent the cottage next door which can be found at VRBO listing #267639 or by clicking on the link below under Owner Info. Thank you!


John S. Booth III

Member Since 2009
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018
Why John S. Booth III chose Cuba

Although I own several properties on the lake, The Crooked Cottage, with its unique charm and spacious layout, is truly one of my favorites. Quite simply, I love Cuba Lake and was looking for that special property that would make me smile whenever I walked into the house. I have spent a great deal of time at each one of my properties and I love the singular experience each cottage provides. I also own the cottage next door. You may find information on that property by clicking on the link below under 'Links to more information', or by searching VRBO for listing #267639.

What makes this Cottage unique

The Crooked Cottage is distinct in that you can host several people in the house without it ever feeling cramped due to the open floor plan of the living area and the newly expanded deck which brings you right out to the lake. Of course, if you are looking to get away, the cottage has little nooks where private moments may be found. One of the things I love most about The Crooked Cottage is it's 'lake' look and feel- it makes me think fondly of long summer days spent swimming and boating ending with a cookout, a glass of wine, and a perfect sunset.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Upstairs Divided Room
        3 queen, The bdrm is really one room with a floor to ceiling divider
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, The front living room area can be closed off and used.
      • The upstairs has low ceilings and is really one room with a floor to ceiling divider down the middle which is open at both ends. One side has one queen size bed the other side has two queen size beds. There are privacy curtains. The main level, front living room/den has a queen sized murphy bed and may be closed off and used as an additional bedroom.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • The Bathroom
        toilet, shower, The bathroom has a corner shower and no tub.
      • Also in the bathroom are the stackable washer and dryer. The washer takes special he ( high efficiency) laundry detergent as it uses a very environmentally conscious minimum amount of water.

      Location Type

        • Lakefront
          Fantastic Sunsets can be seen from this lakeside cottage.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Clothes Dryer
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Large open space living room with 42' HDTV
                • Parking
                  Limited roadside parking. For at most three cars.
                • Towels Provided
                  Bath towels are provided, please bring your own lake towels
                • Washing Machine
                  Washer takes special high efficiency laundry detergent (he)


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                              Large wall mounted LCD HDTV


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  The expansive deck has a table and four chairs and the dock is large enough to sunbathe.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • marina
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • The Crooked Cottage is seasonal and has no running water or sufficient heat in the winter months. Seneca Allegany Casino is only 30 minutes away. Please look at my other cottage, which is located directly next door, on VRBO listing #267639 or by clicking on the link under Owner Info.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          4 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Property not in rental condition overall

                                                          Don T.

                                                          Dishes not clean, no paper towels, water undrinkable, floor crooked, wide cracks around floor and carpet-cold air coming through, stove was filthy, TV did not work, not instructions to set it up, not enough heat, doors don't work properly, entrance hedge grown over sidewalk, stereo didn't work, no heat in bathroom, wndows need replacing-very disappointed overall

                                                          This cottage was the perfect lake getaway! Would definitely come again!!

                                                          Janelle S.

                                                          Perfect location on the lake, had all the amenities we needed.

                                                          Family getaway without travel

                                                          Eric N.Olean, New York 14760

                                                          I live and work in Olean and needed a break but wanted to be close to work in case I was needed. John the

                                                          owner was very good with working with me as far as setting up dates to stay. This is a neat cottage, and

                                                          reminded me of my younger days at the lake. The kids had a blast, as did the adults. Great sunset views!

                                                          Parking is limited so try to limit how many of you drive, and you might want to bring cleaner for the grill. I

                                                          brought my own grates from my grill at home which was not a hassle. Great lake community, we are thinking

                                                          of doing it again this year!

                                                          Summer Escape


                                                          Cuba is my hometown so I love to go there at least once a year.Usually in the middle of July but I hate imposing on family so this time around we decided to get this charming house on the lake with some friends. The dock was amazing,with steps leading into the tapering waters edge. We arrived at about 3 am and were welcomed by a huge glowing moon in the beautiful bay window of the den. We gazed off into the shimmering silvery water and knew it was going to be an awesome weekend.John,the owner was very accommodating and gracious and that's always a huge plus.We had cable,internet,a grill,and 2 tables on the enormous deck.The neighbors were super sweet and the view was perfect with rolling hills across the lake that look like they came out of a fairytale.We were more than pleased and look forward to coming back next year.


                                                          Cuba, NY, USA

                                                          30 minutes from Seneca Allegany Casino 40 minutes from Holiday Valley / Ellicottville 4 miles from the World Famous Cuba Cheese Shoppe

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          During the summer I only rent by the week. The weekly period is Sunday through Sunday. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. All payments and fees are in USD.

                                                          A Reservation & Security Deposit of $500.00 USD is required with the signed rental agreement in order to hold your week and serve as a damage deposit. This deposit will be returned after an inspection of the property within two weeks of your departure unless there are damages present. The full rental rate amount in USD is due one month before your arrival.

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                                                          Property # 460605