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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, lake front, sandy bottom, 70 ft dock, 3 boat hoists

WONDERFUL LAKE FRONT PROPERTY ON CANANDAIGUA LAKE Sandy Beach Escape is the perfect, affordable destination on a beautiful lake for your next family gathering! The main house sleeps 8 and has 2 ½ baths. For larger groups you can also rent the additional studio type apartment over the finished garage that sleeps 8 more and has a ½ bath. Windows surround the kitchen and dining room and there is seating for 10. The spacious living room offers a lake view and features comfortable furnishings and a gas fireplace for heat or ambiance. A beautiful indoor sun porch overlooks the lake. The main floor offers a full bath, as well as, a bedroom equipped with a queen size bed, perfect for those with limited mobility. The second floor has 3 more bedrooms, master bedroom with a king size bed; a second bedroom with a king size bed (or can be converted into 2 single beds) and a third bedroom with a king size bed (that also can be converted into 2 single beds.). The second and third bedrooms each have beautiful lake views. Central air conditioning cools the whole house. The master bedroom has a large on-suite bathroom as well as 2 walk-in closets (new renovation, completed June 2016). A small half bath is conveniently situated on the second floor. A propane grill is conveniently located on the deck off the kitchen entry, where guests can enjoy preparing a meal. Lakeside offers a large patio with outdoor furniture for meals, lounging, watching the beautiful sunset or viewing the weekend sailboat races. There is also a 70 ft. dock available to moor your boat or use the boat hoist along with two jet-ski hoists. Behind the parking area is a large lawn for outdoor sports and games. *Additional Separate Rented Area: The separate sleeping area with a half bath and a large window air conditioning unit is located above the finished garage that is detached from the main house. This open room sleeps 8 and features dorm style sleeping. (Please note the garage sleeping quarters does not have heat but has central air-conditioning for those hot summer times). Note: Smoking is NOT allowed inside the home, garage apartment area or near the lakeside area where neighbors are located. Note: Access to the home is handicap accessible. NO pets are allowed. Features • Bedroom 1, 1st Floor - 1 Queen • Bedroom 2, 2nd Floor - 1 King (master) • Bedroom 3, 2nd Floor - 1 King or 2 Singles • Bedroom 4, 2nd Floor - 1 King or 2 Singles • Reclining Sofa in living room • **Additional Separate Rented Area: Sleeping Area above garage includes 1 King & 1 Queen and 4 Singles with large window AC unit • Main house AC Wall Units cools the complete downstairs as well as upstairs bedrooms • Flat screen TV in Living Room and master bedroom with Direct TV Network Satellite • Electric stove/oven • Refrigerator • Microwave • Coffee Maker • Toaster • Blender • Cooking and Dining Utensils • BRAND NEW Washer & Dryer • BRAND NEW Dishwasher • Indoor Sun porch • Patio • Gas Fireplace • Internet Access • DVD Player • VCR • Games • Fire pit • Propane Gas Grill • Radio • Ramp access to house • Large Back Yard for Outdoor Games • 40 Ft. to Lakefront • Boat and Jet Ski Hoists • 3.5 Ft. Water Depth at End of Dock • Great Fishing • Mooring Buoy Available for Small Watercraft (i.e. Rafts & Tubes) • Large Back Yard for Outdoor Games • 5 MPH Roadway Behind House for Bike Riding/Walks • State boat launch 1.5 miles Availability: Weekly during the peak season. Saturday to Saturday. Length of rental during Pre/Post-Season may be negotiable. Contact owner. See Rates tab for Season Pricing. Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation for any reason and we can re-rent the property for the same reservation period, you will receive a full refund of the total rental and non-refundable fees paid to date. If we cannot re-rent the property for the same time period, the full amount pre-paid will be forfeited. Please note that if a reservation is changed, the change will be treated as a cancellation and the same terms will apply.

Jim and Lori Vanderhoof
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Jim and Lori Vanderhoof

The owners both grew up on the Finger Lakes and have spent a great deal of time with their families on Canandaigua Lake. The Sandy Beach Escape property has been in the family for many years. We hope you enjoy it as much as we are!

Jim and Lori Vanderhoof purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Jim and Lori Vanderhoof chose Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua Lake is located in the Finger Lakes in a beautiful area. Sandy Beach Escape is located set back in a cove, providing a safe area for families to enjoy swimming, boating, water sports and relaxation.

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to town and attractions is the best! Don't waste time in your car!! In this area, the lake's sandy bottom makes it perfect for fun and games in the water. Sandy Beach Escape's dock has water that is about 3 1/2 feet deep and gradually gets deeper allowing for swimmers to have fun without worrying about being in deep water. Having a medium depth and a sandy bottom, allows the water a chance to warm up and make swimming very comfortable. The neighbors are friendly and the road is private.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Summer Fun

  • 5 of 5

Always a great place; not too far from town, but plenty here to accommodate the full week.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Rochester, NY

Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival were extremely impressed! We are a young couple that rented this home for a week and had both sides of our families/ friends come up throughout our time there. It was perfect for all ages for many reasons: the ramp in the front of the house, the first floor bedroom and bathroom, the extra space above the garage, ladder off the dock, plenty of yard space, the great views, and the list could go on and on! We had more than enough room weather we had a full house or it was just the two of us. The location is perfect because if we forgot anything Wegmans, Bed Bath and Beyond, as well as gas stations are right around the corner, but we still felt far enough away from the city to get that “vacation” feel. The beds were very comfortable and everything was clean. It was nice to have a dish washer and new washer/ dryer for convince. The owners recently re-modeled the home and it looks fantastic. All our guests were very impressed! There are places to go eat and drink, but we stayed in and cooked most nights. The grill was used almost nightly! There are two Jet-Ski and one boat hoists that made it very convenient to rent or bring boats. The dock is new/ or seems new and is perfect for a morning coffee, day on the water, or great sunset. We highly recommend this home! We genuinely enjoyed our time here and can’t say enough nice things about this property and the home owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reuion

  • 5 of 5

Very clean had everything ! Beautiful beach area....... Thank you so sharing!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We comfortably entertained a group of 13 guys, looking to have a relaxing weekend away. The cottage's location (just off East Lake Rd.) made for excellent views, sunsets, and seclusion. The neighbors were friendly and quiet and we had open access to the lake. The house was freshly furnished and more than accommodating; we had more than enough room for all the guys to eat, sleep, have fun, and relax. The owners were excellent at communicating all necessary information and they even checked up on us to make sure we were all set. I will be booking with them again in the future for any occasion. Worth every star and penny.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful spot for a Finger Lakes vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We were on our annual girls weekend and wanted to try something different and a little closer to home. When we arrived, the house was very clean and absolutely perfect for our group of 8!!! It had a very open floor plan downstairs, where you could see perfect views of the lake. The house is pretty much equipped with all basic necessities for the kitchen, bathroom and even laundry. It was nice to know that if we forgot something, whatever it was, was sure to be there. The bedrooms were all very neat and clean and comfortable. The house is equipped with AC, but we did not need to use it while there.

We did not spend a whole lot of time inside because let's face it, the sun and lake was what we wanted!! Lakeside had a ton of seating, picnic tables, chairs, chaise lounges, etc. There was also a firepit that we took advantage of. It was too early in June to swim, but the dock seemed very sturdy and the water and bottom were very clear and looked like a great place to swim.

The location of the house is very close to town/activities--shopping, restaurants, wineries, and breweries. We were able to take advantage of this, and sample some of the local breweries.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a vacation to the Finger Lakes. We hope to make this place our new tradition for girls weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NY, RI, & Indonesia

Perfect home for large extended family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and most important, clean! We had plenty of room for 13 of us between the main home/extra sleeping area. It is entirely wide open, so you can see everything that is going on from wherever you are in the house– including out to the dock– which was perfect for keeping tabs on all the kids. The kitchen table/breakfast bar were plenty if we ate inside; 3 tables for eating outdoors. The yard itself was very level with only 2 steps from deck to grass and there is a railing for those with any mobility issues. We were pleasantly surprised that the home was stocked with toilet paper, paper towel, dish soap, hand soap, tissue, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets and garbage bags. The small couch right in front of the window that faces the water was great; the main couch, a huge sectional (3 recliners!), was very comfortable and fit almost our entire group to watch a movie. There is Internet access, DIRECTV, and a DVD player, although we barely took advantage of these– we spent as much time outside as possible! A couple of board games provided, but glad we brought our own. The dock was very sturdy and the graduated step ladder made for easy in and out of the water for everyone, especially the little kids or anyone with mobility issues! The water was shallow quite a ways out, so that allowed the kids to really enjoy water games! The 2 benches built into the dock were perfect for watching the kids play! We enjoyed a fire a couple of the nights and there were plenty of chairs to move over for our entire group to sit around it. The kids rarely used the huge backyard/driveway to play, they played in the water or in small yard between house and water. We were a little worried about having only 1 shower with so many people but it worked out just fine. There is another ½ bath in the main house as well as a ½ bath in the garage area, so we really didn’t find it to be an issue at all–just made all of the kids shower at night! The full bath is very nice and has plenty of hooks for hanging towels. Having a few more hooks in each of the bedrooms would have been nice, but that is just about the only “negative” I can think of for this home! We had a couple of cooler days, so we had all the windows open, however when it got warmer/muggier, we were able to turn on the AC which cooled the home down quickly! You have no sense of it while you are there, but you are very close to town if needed. I would highly recommend to family/friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Rochester International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kershaw Park
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Canandaigua Lady
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
many courses within 15 miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
AmTrak Rochester
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
numerous restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bristol Mountain Ski
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kershaw Park & Beach
Car: not necessary

* Outdoor concerts at (CMAC Performing Arts Center)

* New York Wine and Culinary Center

* Water Craft Rental available (power boats, canoes, kayaks, windsurfs, paddle boards and boats, etc.)

* Kershaw Park Arts and Sidewalk Festivals

* Squaw Island (only island in the Finger Lakes)

* Sonnenberg Gardens

* Ontario County Fairgrounds (stock car races, carnivals,etc.)

* Finger Lakes Gaming and Horse Racetrack

* Bristol Ski Mountain

* Fingerlakes Region Wine Tours


Rates & Availability

Canandaigua Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016/17 Off-Season Lakefront
Dec 31 2016 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 PEAK SEASON Lakefront
May 21 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017/18 Off-Season Lakefront
Sep 23 2017 - Apr 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
All Linens & Towels $75

During the Peak Summer Months of late June, July, August and the beginning of September, Owner DOES NOT allow less than a 7 night stay....
During Pre-Season Months of May & beginning of June, AND Post-Season Months of Mid September, October & November, a minimum of a 2 night stay is allowed.

Main House - Security Deposit = $500 (weekly rental)
Additional sleeping area apartment - Security Deposit = $350 (1/2 weekly rental)

All fees are paid with a personal check, cash or money order.

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.
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Canandaigua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1890 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , upstairs cottage bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main House 2nd floor renovation competed June 2016
  • Additional Studio Apartment Area also has a private half bath for convenience.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , overlooking lakefront
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , overlooking lakefront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , cottage 1st FLOOR BEDROOM: great for seniors
  • The Additional Studio Apartment Area is in the upstairs finished off detached garage to the main house. It does sleep another eight (8) people and can be divided into 2 large areas (in case 2 families want to have a bit of privacy). OTHER FEATURES: It has a 1/2 bath, refrigerator, microwave, Cable TV with DVD player, intercom communication system directly to the main house, entertainment area with table and chairs, and Central Air-Conditioning. There is an additional fee of $100/night - $700/week to use this. (NOTE: If you do not plan on needing the use of all the additional sleeping area beds (8 people), we may be able to negotiate the price for the week)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
- large State boat launch 1.5 miles - NEW - several bait shops located within 1/2 mile - Jet Ski Hoist Available for Small Watercraft (i.e. Jet Skis, Sailboats or Rowboats) - only 40 Feet of flat grass to Lakefront - Boat Hoist for 20' & under boats (3000 lbs) available - 2 Jet-ski Hoists available for renters (800 lbs) - large exterior Wood Burning Fire Pit available lakeside evening campfires to watch the beautiful sunsets - Plenty of outdoor furniture available - basketball hoop

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