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Seasonal Cuba Lake Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

John S. Booth III
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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.


Cuba Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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.


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Seasonal Cuba Lake Cottage
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews

We had a great time and plan to return!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property not in rental condition overall

  • 1 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage was the perfect lake getaway! Would definitely come again!!

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olean, New York 14760

Family getaway without travel

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Escape

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Buffalo, Rochester and Elmira are all approx
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Moonwinks, Murdocks, Carpie's (Summer Only)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 86
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moonwinks, Murdock's, Carpie's (Summer Only)
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Holiday Valley
Car: necessary

30 minutes from Seneca Allegany Casino

40 minutes from Holiday Valley / Ellicottville

4 miles from the World Famous Cuba Cheese Shoppe


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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