From June 1st till September 9th is our Summer Period.
We only do weekly rentals Starting from Saturday to Saturday in the Summer. Please only make reservation requests for Saturday to Saturday.
If its less than 10 days before the requested arrival date and we still have dates open we will entertain stays of less than one week. In this case please inquire and we will be happy to get right back to you.
Before or after summer period we are open to shorter stays.
The Island cottage is on Grant Island which sits nicely in South West bay of Brantingham Lake. Brantingham Lake has a 15 mile circumference
and is located 45 minutes north of Utica via rt 12. Located 2 hrs from Albany and 4.5 from New York City. (see MAPS AND LOCATION tab to find out how far we are from you)
Grant Island is a perfect spot for your vacation if you own dogs. While on the island they are free to run and play all day instead of being leashed up. They will thank you for the week of freedom.
Included in the rental at no extra charge is a 25 hp 18 ft pontoon boat. ( see images ) Your free to use it for recreation as well as travel to and from the mainland shore where your cars are parked.
Your welcome to bring your own boats and watercrafts! There is room to dock them.
On weekends the lake is lively with plenty of boating and water sports and on weekdays it is usually very quiet and peaceful.
The island is approximately 2 acres and has 2 cottages. The other cottage is for management. There is usually only one other person on the island to make sure that things are running smoothly, to help you with anything and to answer any questions you may have.
The Island is about 2000 ft from the shore where you are parked. So its close enough to get on and off the Island quickly but far enought to have privacy and solitude.
The Island Rental Cottage is a 4 bedroom semi private cottage sleeping up to 8 (see
pricing) which comes fully equipped with all amenities. The Island receives Cable, Internet and Electricity. Stove, Microwave, Silverware, China, Pots, Pans, Coffee maker, Large sink
A 38" Flat screen TV, CD, DVD, VCR, keep you occupied if you choose.
There is High Speed Wifi so you can stay connected to work and life.
Bed arrangement consist of the following:
Bedroom 1 - Queen bed,
Bedroom 2 - Double bed,
Bedroom 3 - Double Bed,
Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds.
Living room has a pull out futon.
You can bring your own linens or
They can be supplied for you for a small fee.
Outside there is an accent lit walkway to the lake area. There is a picnic table, large BBQ grill, lounge chairs and hammock to relax in.
Water area has a breakwall boarder in about 1 1/2 ft of water with a dock. At the end of the dock the water is about 5 ft deep.
Management has three small dogs on the island whose pictures are on the site. All are very friendly and lovable but if you prefer not to see them we do our best to keep them away. They usually will only make occasional appearances.
There is plenty of room for parking on the mainland. you can park upto 3 vehicles for the Island cottage and 2 for the A frame cottage.
These cottages are located in the Adirondack park about 45 minutes north of Utica NY.
Canoe, Paddle Boat, Kayak are free to use.
There is great fishing on the lake. Large mouth Bass, Pickerel, Bullhead, Whitefish and much more, so bring your poles. Some of the best fishing in the lake is right off the Dock. You don't even have
to go out in a boat.There are hundreds of miles of Bike and ATV trails on the mainland so if you like riding you can bring your 4 wheelers, Snowmobiles or mountain bikes. In the winter time people come to the area just for
There are 4 restaurants within 1mile of your parking area to eat at and plenty of busy bars to go to at night which on weekends usually
host live bands.
For Golf enthusiasts Brantingham is host to a wonderful 18 hole full size golf course less than two miles from where your parked. Grab your clubs and spend an afternoon relaxing on the greens.
Located just 6 miles away is an old fashioned DRIVE INN MOVIE THEATER. All the latest movies are played Thursday - Sunday and you can listen on your car radio. An old fashioned concession stand is there as well for popcorn and snacks.
Only friendly and non aggressive dogs are allowed. Management has 3 other small breeds whom are friendly and non aggressive.