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The Secret -JULY 13,14,15, 2017 AVAILABLE, Maple Cabin,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)


See our additional cottage next door at VRBO 166827. Same family 2 Cottages next door to one another. Each is a small independent home. Rent one or both depending on size of group. We love our family cottages....come be a guest of the Ferry family at our Ferryland.

Only 3 miles from Sodus Point recreation center but

what is different about these properties is ... The Incredibly Natural, Beautiful and Peaceful setting. NY State parkland surrounds the little set of cottages. Located directly on the a small cove on lake Ontario. Lots of space. Lovely hikes into Maxwell Bay/Creek Area and Beachwood State Park. Bald & Golden Eagles and Herons fly over cove and nest in state park and point. Take a short hike to Beaver Dam. Great for Kayaks and Canoes along edge and into Maxwell creek area. Directly on,easily accessible beachfront. Cove and Maxwell Bay/creek make small craft boating as well as swimming lovely. Gradual entry swimming with no big drop offs.

Located on Lake Ontario ½ mile from nearest paved road. Over 100 feet of beachfront in your front yard. State park lands in your back yard. Wild, natural, secluded and peaceful.

Sit on the enormous 2nd story deck under maples and and aspen trees and gaze out at Lake Ontario. Swim, boat and fish from hundreds of feet of secluded beachfront. Or hike in the 'back yard'; hundreds of acres of woods and orchards wild state lands featuring nesting bald eagles and Beaver pond.

Launch or rent a power boat at Sodus Bay recreation area (2 mi) or drive to Rochester or the beautiful Finger Lakes (@30 mi).Fishermen will delight in Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Brown, Trophy Lake. Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay are known for prize winning Bass, Walleye and Perch. Birders will love the Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, swans and hummingbirds.

The cottage has two bedrooms each furnished with a Queen and a twin bed. Full bath with shower,a large carpeted living room with views of the lake. Kitchen with dishwasher,microwave, coffee maker, toaster,etc. Linens and laundry included in full week rentals. New Gas grill on rear deck, plenty of parking and space. Bringing Tents or trailers requires a special request please.

More Details

Jan Ferry-Axman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Jan Ferry-Axman

The Ferry Family is a large and close knit group. I am the youngest of 4 children and act as property manager for our family. I live near by in Rochester NY. This cottage was purchased after the one next door when my sister retired to be near my parents and thought the best place to have a second home. This makes for a great family vacation as we gather every year and use BOTH cottages. VRBO 166827 and VRBO 563369.

We love the space and flexibility this allows and love our family cottages.

Jan Ferry-Axman purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Jan Ferry-Axman chose Sodus Bay

The Ferry family is large and close knit. Our parents purchased the first property over 30yrs ago with the idea of fixing it up for retirement. Over the years we have loved visiting and over 30 years we have become a pretty large group who has spent a great deal of time trying out all the activities and restaurants in the area. Two or the four siblings who own the cottage live locally near Rochester but our larger family is spread from San Diego to Fla and NYC. We all LOVE to come back to Sodus and bring our many kids and now grand kids.

What makes this cottage unique

The Sprongs Bluff area, a small cove set into Lake Ontario, is remote and beautiful. We love that we have a huge lot, beautiful sunsets and LOTS of space. The little set of cottages here are completely surrounded by NYS forever wild parkland. The old Girl Scout camp next door was also purchased by NYS and turned into Beachwood Sate Park. We have a private path leading back there. Beachwood has Maxwell Creek running through it as well as Maxwell Bay. This makes for great Canoe and Kayak trips into the Maxwell Creek area. Bald Eagles nest on the point and beauty and tranquility surround you. Lastly when you want to eat out, get a fishing charter, enjoy a drink and entertainment, walk a sandy beach and long pier a quick 3-4mi. drive to Sodus Point and additional fun can easily be had. Also we are about 3-4mi. in the other direction to Sodus village for a post office, grocery store, library, bank and more restaurants. We think we have the perfect spot to enjoy peace, beauty quiet and a just about any fun activity.


Sodus Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen and Twin in ea. bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen and Twin in each room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I love to help people find activities in the area and know many fun local resources. Please let me know what your interests are. Some example of activities include, Antiquing, boat rental,fishing, ride an Erie Canal boat through a lock, beaches, hiking and parks, amusement parks, renaissance fair, children's activities, shopping, wineries, restaurants, museums and more. Please just ask!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

The Secret -JULY 13,14,15, 2017 AVAILABLE, Maple Cabin,
average rating of 4.5142856 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful cottage with outstanding views of Lake Ontario

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for a family reunion. The cottages were very homely and the surrounding area had lots to offer. My favourite was kayaking in the lake and exploring the trails leading into the nearby state park.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cabin for four days. It was easy to find by following Jan's directions that she had emailed to us; a couple of days before our stay. The cabin was very spacious, well-kept and clean. The views over Lake Ontario was spectacular and we were lucky to view the beautiful sunset the first evening we were there. The kitchen was adequately stocked with kitchen utensils. The bathroom had towels and all amenities.

Jan had left a lot of flyers/booklets and useful information about various things to do around the area which was a nice touch.

We made use of the barbecue and also the fireplace; the latter contributing to cozy evenings indoors while it rained outside. Unfortunately, we weren't able to make use of the fire pit near the lake due to wind and rain.

It was nice to getaway from the city. We had a very pleasant and relaxing holiday and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Stayed Thanksgiving week.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, good for walks lakeside and in the park next door. Cozy gas fireplace. Lake view changes daily in awesome ways. Love it here.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage. Jan and the housekeeper were super friendly and very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of the lake. It was really windy, but really look forward to utililzing the lakeside fire pit next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's not a fancy place and that's what we love best about it. It's so cozy and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The view is incredible. The cottage sits up higher than lake level so you feel you can see forever. My family spent 1 1/2 weeks there at summer's end and came back the third weekend in October. We thoroughly enjoyed the huge deck this summer and at all out meals out there, including breakfast! The cottage has a furnace plus a gas fireplace so our cold weekend this fall was so cozy and warm. This summer we hiked in the state park at the end of our road plus took advantage of the kayaks and paddle boat that are at the cottage. We spend lots of time down by the water just looking for beach glass. If you are just looking for a great cottage in a beautiful location this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Ontario View

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay and the view was very breathtaking. Will definitely stay again.

Tony Lewis

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sodus Point
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sodus Bay Heights
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Burnaps fruit farm and Cafe &many in Sodus Pt.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Your front yard, Long sandy beach
Car: necessary

Sodus Bay and Sodus Point are a resort area connected to Great Lake Ontario and part of the Finger lakes area of NYS. The Bay is the largest inland bay on Great lake Ontario. Sodus Point has much for visitors including: A long sandy beach, life guarded beaches, public boat launch, Marinas for Boat rental, restaurants, bars w/entertainment, Sailing, Golf Courses, shopping, ice cream, play grounds at the beach and the commercial area and a wonderful lighthouse museum. The Sodus Bay area boasts great Fishing, Parks, antiquing, Golf, Kids activities. The Village of Sodus (separate from the Sodus Point) is a Apple Farming Town and community. In the fall apple trucks roll to the Motts plant on rt 104 and Farm markets explode with fresh fruits and activities from Corn Mazes and Pumpkins to Apple Tasting. Fall Leaves are gorgeous and Blue skys and water make it a great time to visit the many parks.


Rates & Availability

Sodus Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer Prime Time
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
early Fall
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%


Summers booking weekly unless week has not rented -See calendar.

If week is open in summer and guest only wants part of 7day week......IF the full week does not rent you will be contacted for your days request.

Weekend and shorter stays available off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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