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Enjoy This Quiet, Relaxing Lakefront Location!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

Welcome to The Cottage! The Cottage is the summer location for family fun, whether you are looking for wilderness adventures or lake-front relaxation, the cottage is the place for you and your family!

The cottage is located on 270 feet of level lake-front property on Sunny side Road in Middlesex, NY just 15 minutes outside of the quaint Village of Naples.

Indoor Amenities:

The cottage has an open floor plan with a 180 degree deck and views of the lake. The deck extends out over the water and is equipped with enough Adirondack and outdoor lounge chairs to seat the entire family! The first level also has brand new wood floors in the kitchen, living room and hallways and the main sitting area is adorned with a decorative fireplace. In addition, the first level contains a bathroom, back-room area with pullout couch and 1 bedroom with a King-size bed.

The second floor of the cottage is divided into two rooms. One dormitory style room that can sleeps 6. The other master bedroom room is equipped with a double bed. Both upstairs bedrooms are air conditioned.

In addition, The Cottage has all the amenities of home including satellite TV. The TV has a SONY Sound bar system that can be connected to with your cellphone or wireless device via Bluetooth to play music wirelessly throughout the cottage and on the deck for your listening pleasure.

Kitchen/Cooking: Dishwasher, Microwave, Range, Garbage Compactor, Extra Refrigerator, New Large Gas Grill

Outdoor Amenities:

The Cottage has 330 feet of level lake-front property which is broken into two grassy yards on either side of the house which are perfect for any type of outdoor play. Both sides of the house have docks that extend into the water and can be used for swimming or docking water vehicles.

One yard has an extensive walk-in shale beach area for easy swimming access and water play. This side of the house has a shed full of floats, rafts, life jackets, and water toys which are available for guests to use.

Guests will also have the freedom to use two kayaks, 1 canoe and 1 rowboat on the lake. The South end of the lake is much quieter than the North end with much less boat and human traffic. From The Cottage, there is easy access to the West River Marsh which contains easy paddling canals perfect for canoeing or kayaking. Smith Boys Marina is also directly across the lake with boat launch, gasoline fill-stations and boat rentals. The other yard has a large fire-pit perfect for camp fires and fireworks displays. The fire- pit area has 8 Adirondack chairs and plenty of space to safely enjoy evening activities.

On weekend nights guests may venture to nearby South Bristol for Beers and Brats and live music at Arbor Hill Winery or visit the Sawmill or Brown Hound restaurants for excellent local fare.

So many things to do and see here in the Naples area. Winery touring and tastings, boating, kayaking, golf, skiing, antiquing or just relaxing in one of the most beautiful areas in the state! Enjoy live theater at the Bristol Valley Theater right on Main St in Naples featuring actors and musicians from NYC. The annual Grape Festival takes place here every September to celebrate the areas grape harvest, talented artistians, wine makers, local music and cuisine and of course Grape Pie! Naples is known as the 'Grape Pie Capital of the World' where the delicious grape pie was invented! There are many local pie makers in town baking all types of pies--year round--so nice to just stop by one of these road side stands and homes and pick up a fresh baked home made pie---Where else can you do that?

The City of Canandaigua is just a short 30 minute drive down scenic lakeside roads. It offers more dining opportunities, movie theaters, CMAC (the Finger Lake's Premier Venue for Summer Entertainment) and shopping.

Additionally, Custom BrewCrafters is a short 30 minute drive. There you can sample of some of their special brews in the tasting room, tour the unique facility, peek inside the stainless steel kettles and learn about the brewing process. They'll even throw in a little amusing folklore both you and the kids will enjoy! They have free tours on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and private tours are available on weekdays.

The cottage is an ideal location for any vacation getaway. Whether you are looking for a secluded destination getaway for the family or a sophisticated party villa close to wineries and CMAC, The Cottage is the place for you!

More Details

Joyce and Gerald Dunn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

About Joyce and Gerald Dunn

This is a long time family cottage. Joyce's father purchased the empty lot in 1965 and started building in 1966. Joyce grew up spending her summers here. Chip met Joyce in high school and began coming to the cottage in 1981. Soon our children began enjoyed summers here. It's been a great place to build memories with family and friends. We have made numerous upgrades over the years and take good care of it. We love this quiet out of the way location and know that you will too!

Joyce and Gerald Dunn purchased this cottage in 1966

Why Joyce and Gerald Dunn chose Middlesex

Our cottage is unique. While inside the front area, it has 180 degrees of the lake. Everywhere you turn you can see beautiful Canandaigua Lake and it's surrounding hillside.

What makes this cottage unique

You will love sitting on the expansive deck during the day and on the lawn in front of a campfire at night.


Middlesex Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located on the first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in downstairs familyroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Located on the first floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Located on the second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 3 twin/ single , Located on the second floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Kayaks and Fishing and Birds, oh my!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had at this beautiful cottage on Lake Canandaigua during the last week of June! My husband and I have stayed at various lake houses on several different lakes throughout the Northeast for the last 9 years. This one was the absolute closest to perfection we have found! There was ample space to house the various family and friends who came and spent a night or two with us throughout the week. The deck is magnificent--offering amazing sunbathing during the day and gorgeous sunsets. We ate most of our meals outside on that deck as well.

We were blown away on our kayaking adventures as we headed to the very southernmost end of the lake--birders' heaven!! Cormorants, Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Swallows, etc...My husband and brother-in-lawa enjoyed fishing from the rowboat one day, while a few of us swam by the dock. The yard is immaculately landscaped with gorgeous pots and beds of flowers. We always take our croquet set with us when we vacation, but don't always get to use it because the lawns are usually too small or non-existent. This property had a perfect lawn for croquet!!

Sipping a glass of wine, singing, telling silly stories, and roasting marshmallows on the fire pit at night was a great way to end each day.

We highly recommend the Dunn's very special piece of heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lone Tree, Colorado

Awesome Cottage on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have rented this beautiful cottage on the lake. And it certainly won't be the last! The cottage is so comfortable and well stocked. We had everything we needed to enjoy a fabulous family reunion. We fished from the dock and enjoyed kayaking and canoeing on the lake. The views are amazing. We cherished every day and enjoyed every moment. Everything was perfect and exceeded our very high expectations. Our thanks to the Dunn's for sharing their home with us and giving us bunches of fond memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic double birthday fun on Canandaigua

  • 5 of 5

This year, for my boyfriend and his best friend's birthday, we decided to change it up from our usual BBQ and get out of the city for some glorious time on the lake. We had a full house of couples and friends, along with our two dogs, and couldn't have had a better time. The Dunn's property was clean and comfortable, had plenty of beds for all, plus kitchen supplies and linens, that we never felt lacking for anything--but the real star is the huge deck! We spent most of our waking hours outside--swimming, sunning, canoeing, grilling, or just catching up under the umbrella with a cocktail; such a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the city, and the sunsets were sublime. All in all, it made for one of the best birthday weekends ever!

After our friends departed, and the night before my boyfriend and I were to check out, we added another day, just because we couldn't bear the thought of leaving, and the Dunns were so lovely to accommodate us on such short notice. Wonderful people, wonderful property. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ithaca, NY

Beautiful lakefront getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family (including our 3 year old) loved this relaxing lakefront property. We appreciated the thoughtful touches to help us feel at home, including information about local eateries, breweries, and other attractions. Naples and Canandaigua are both easy drives from the cottage. The property itself was clean, well-maintained, and allowed plenty of space for us to spread out both indoors and outside. The large deck overlooking the water was absolutely amazing and provided many comfortable places to sit in both the sun and the shade, and to watch the sunsets. There is lots of access to the water to swim and explore, and the fire pit was a hit as well. Our only minor issue was that the oars for the row boat were not in good condition, but the owners were already aware of the issue and taking care of it. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything as advertised and more! Wonderful relaxing environment with plenty of yard and water space. The deck on this place is to die for and a wonderful gathering place. It's easy to see why this family loves this home and the care they've applied over the years. The road to get here is part of the adventure and only helps build the anticipation to finally arrive at the ultimate getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful lake getaway home

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect vacation home for my family and I. The pictures don't do it justice. It was way bigger than I expected. the yard is huge and was perfect for my 2 year old. The fire pit and Adirondack chairs were great In the evening. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol Harbour Golf Club
Brown Hound Bistro
"This is a wonderful place for a quiet dinner"
Inspire Moore Winery
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
In Naples
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Resevoir Creek, Naples
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
NYS Thruway 90
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
In Naples, NY
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Bristol Mountain

Smith Brother's Marina is across the lake for renting motor boats, if desired.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Security Deposit plus 1/2 rental amount due with signed rental agreement.
Balance of rental amount due 30 days prior to arrival date
Check In for week rentals 2PM Saturday / Check Out 10AM Saturday
Feel free to check with us for availability - we will always try to accommodate!
Ask owner about pets - NO CATS PLEASE – Owner is highly allergic

Optional linen fee - $75.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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