Cottage sleeps 8 with spacious open living area and great sunsets!
John S. Booth III
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
a stay at crooked cottage
This cottage has a lot of personality! It has an open floor plan, plenty of room, wonderful neighborhood, and relaxing stay! A wonderful quiet stay and hope to go back again!
We had a great time and plan to return!
The Crooked Cottage had everything we needed for a weekend stay with our little ones. Our host, John, disclosed everything to us ahead of time so we knew what to expect. The house is very imperfect, there's no getting around that. But it was perfect for us and at a price you can't beat. ITS RIGHT ON THE LAKE! We were able to swim and canoe and fish right there. It was wonderful. Is the water in the house orange and stinky? Yes. Is there A/C. No. Are the floors crooked and fixtures outdated? Yes. Is it difficult to find and park? A little. But we knew exactly what to expect and that's why I'm leaving a 5 star review. John is very responsive to messages. If you need to ask if you if should bring this or that...just ask ahead of time. Spend time exploring Cuba and the lake. It's what it's all about!
Property not in rental condition overall
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!!
Perfect location on the lake, had all the amenities we needed.
Family getaway without travel
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!
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.
30 minutes from Seneca Allegany Casino
40 minutes from Holiday Valley / Ellicottville
4 miles from the World Famous Cuba Cheese Shoppe