4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 10
Joyce and Gerald Dunn
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
My family of five had the most perfect summer vacation at this lake house. It was so clean and organized. It had everything we needed to enjoy the lake. We were outside the entire time, and even during one day that was drizzly we felt like we were outside because the entire first floor is windows to the lake. My three kids (age 5, 2, and 2) swam the entire time. We packed everyone in the canoe and went on safaris. Lots of wildlife...cormorants, kingfishers, great blue herons...there are binocs and bird books which was cool. My son looked for fish during our canoe trips and found lots of blue gills and a huge carp. This discovery almost flipped the boat!
Groceries are close. We didn't eat out but there were nearby options. We took a day trip several time for waterfall hikes and our kids favorite was only a few minutes away. They could splash around and climb.
We relaxed as much as parents of 3 toddlers can! Thank you so much for making this lake house available to rent. We made lifelong memories.
Lovely, well maintained cottage in a wonderful and remote location that you may not think existed. Beautiful grounds and flowers that are only surpassed by the view from the expansive deck
We had a delightful week on Canandaigua Lake!
This cottage is well equipped with almost everything you need for an enjoyable stay (we took our own towels and linens). The property is lovely, with plenty of grass areas and two separate swimming spots with docks. There is a spacious deck that is especially nice for reading, sunning, board games, and just relaxing - for most of the day. The only challenge is that being located on the east side of Canandaigua Lake, the summer sun in the late afternoon and evening makes the deck, cottage, and yard very, very warm. We were there for a particularly hot week in July and found that making and eating dinner needed to be put off until 8:15 when the sun dropped below the hills across the lake and the cottage cooled down. But that is a challenge for all homes on the "east side" of Canandaigua Lake. We enjoyed being at the quieter end of the lake and used the kayaks that were part of the cottage package. We also rented a pontoon boat from Smith Brothers Marina (directly across the lake) for three days and had a great time checking out the scenery and lake homes on both the east and west sides. The close proximity to Naples was nice for quick trips to the grocery store and lunch at Roots Cafe. Because we live in Rochester, this cottage was convenient for all three of my grown children to easily make it to the lake for at least a few days and we had some great family time. Overall, a wonderful week!
Kayaks and Fishing and Birds, oh my!
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!
Awesome Cottage on the Lake
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.
Beautiful lakefront getaway!
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!
Smith Brother's Marina is across the lake for renting motor boats, if desired.