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Private, Sand Beach & Lake Bottom With Beautiful Sunsets, Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spectacular Views, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Relaxing On The Beach & Swings

Modern 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen 2nd floor detached fully furnished vacation cottage , sleeps 5 comfortably located in a safe family friendly area on Oneida Lake with a raised deck to enjoy summertime evenings grilling and chilling to your hearts desire.

Located on a quiet dead end paved street with off street parking. Beach amenities include beach chairs (for the beach or on the sandbars), kayaks and a canoe All you need to provide are your sheets for the bedding, food and of course your favorite beverage.

Nearby are numerous attractions (Sylvan Beach Amusement Park) lots of dinning options including just down the street a local ,very affordable diner (Flow's) home of the 10 cent coffee.

Shopping! Major grocers just 10 minutes away and The Syracuse Carousel Mall is only a 30 minute drive should you need a mall fix?

Kids will love the playhouse and the combo swing set playhouse.

More Details

Sue & Joe McNamara
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Sue & Joe McNamara

Binghamton NY natives now living in Honolulu Hawaii ! We enjoy spending our summers at our favorite place, Lewis Point Beach on Oneida Lake with family and friends.

Sue & Joe McNamara purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Sue & Joe McNamara chose New York

We bought this two unit property due to its location of being on a PRIVATE beach , facing west for the sunsets and the warm waters.


Canastota Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Private, Sand Beach & Lake Bottom With Beautiful Sunsets, Sleeps 5
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

The view was nice.

  • 2 of 5

Good area with lots of Privacy. There was plenty of room for the 3 of us, but it didn't seem updated like it stated. Extremely hot and hardly any wifi! It definitely needed a good cleaning before we got there.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and sorry you were not 100% satisfied. We post pictures of every room of the unit so you will know exactly what to expect. We believe it is a very enjoyable location to enjoy the perfect sand beach, lake and sunsets and other guests have felt this is true. We have someone inspect the unit before each rental( if we can not do it ourself) and this was the first cleanliness complaint ever. Our apologies if it did not live up to your expectations and have ensured that those pre move in inspections will continue.
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Beautiful sunset everyday and loved the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

I have enjoyed to stay the place for a week. The property owners and family are very nice and kind. The lake is so beautiful and it has a lot of space for sallow area so that my kids could safely play. I wish I can come back and have another vacation there.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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above garage apartment.

  • 4 of 5

perfect size for my husband and myself. two bedrooms, one with bunk and separate bed, other with double size bed. close to many things to do. quiet area. people renting the main house were great and helpful. owner easy to get in touch with. had issues with internet, as did main house, but able to work around with help of owner. apartment with everything... oven, stove, refridgerator, microwave, dishes, utensils, futon couch, tv, grill, porch area on top of garage that overlooks lake, kayak use. well lit at night, flight of stairs to navigate with a few small industrious spiders. we are used to renting houses in NC and bringing every possible thing we would need (trash bags, paper towels, dish rags, etc....... but these little things were provided, which makes it very nice if you aren't used to packing everything. since we were driving, it was easy to pack it all, but was not necessary. even though the main house was occupied, we felt we had a lot of privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is secluded and charming. Very nice and quiet private beach perfect for relaxation, but still close enough to Sylvan Beach. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Perfect getaway for a couple or a smaller family.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and nice owners

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are originally from the Syracuse and Watertown areas and wanted to come back to visit friends and family. So this was nice a location, both for our visitors and for those we visited. It had all the basics we needed to cook and sleep. It was just the right size for the two of us although it could accommodate a few more overnight guests or children. You will have a flight of stairs to get up to the apartment so it would not be a good fit for those that can't negotiate stairs.

For the 3 weeks we stayed we mostly used this as a hub , but we also enjoyed the beach and lake. Great sunsets and the private beach is one of the best on Oneida lake.

The owners were great landlords and very accommodating. In a way I hate to give this review. I will probably want to rent this place again and I am not fond of competition. But because in my opinion, the owners were nice, it was not misrepresented and the place fit our needs perfectly I would recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place on a nice lake

  • 5 of 5

Oneida Lake is a great vacation spot for families. This cottage is located on the part of the lake that has a sandy bottom and the water is warm and shallow for quite a ways out. Families can swim on site or drive a short distance to Verona Beach State Park or Sylvan Beach. The cottage itself is well-maintained and comfortable. It is small, but adequate for a family of 5. Even though it is set behind another cottage, the lake view from the living room and outside deck is perfect for watching the sunset. Overall, we were very happy with this rental experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles


Rates & Availability

Canastota Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

We prefer weekly rates, Saturday check in 4pm and check out following Saturday at 11am. Please contact us if you have special needs or prices for extended rentals. Thanks.

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