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Summer's Coming and Rose Cottage is Ready! (7 night min. July1-Sept 2)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly renovated, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lake Views & Access, Dock & Mooring

Stay in a renovated and traditionally decorated original West Lake Road cottage that includes 50 feet of lake frontage (you have exclusive use) directly across the road from the cottage. Skiing at Bristol is 20 minutes away. Clean and well-appointed in classic cottage style. The main floor includes two bedrooms that share a full bath. Twin beds in one room and a double in the other. Upstairs is one spacious bedroom with a king bed and second bathroom. The kitchen includes an eat-in nook and is modern with gas stove and all necessities. Enjoy lake views from most rooms in the house. There is convenient parking for three cars. In the morning, watch the day break with a cup of coffee from the sun room.

In the summer, enjoy the lake front. Moor your boat and use the dingy and dock for access. Head out in the kayak, relax on the grassy waterfront, bring your bike or walking shoes for a morning walk along the lake. Watch the boats go by and enjoy a view of the yacht club races. Relax in the back yard in the shade of the silver maple. Great location close to downtown Canandaigua--Sonnenberg Gardens, CMAC concerts, the Culinary Wine Institute, restaurants, shopping, festivals, and Wegmans are all just an easy 5-10 minutes away.

Anytime of the year, enjoy touring the beautiful Finger Lakes region during the day and return to 'the lake' in the evenings. Excursions to Rochester are easy, too, from our location--remember the festivals and other cultural attractions there.

Don't forget winter activities! Take advantage of the off-season rates and plan a ski week or weekend at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort. It's a quick 20 minute drive away. Cummings Nature Center and Mendon Ponds offer wonderful winter activities--rent snow shoes or go cross-country skiing on the well-groomed trails there or just enjoy a quiet winter hike.

More Details

Hugh and Martha French
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Hugh and Martha French

Martha and Hugh moved to Canandaigua from the Washington DC area 10 years ago and now enjoy all the lake and the region have to offer. Martha is an educator and Hugh an engineer. When Rose Cottage, which is next door to our home, went on the market, we took the leap to buy it and renovate it. We had always liked the house and wanted to share it, and the lake, with others who would appreciate the setting.

Hugh and Martha French purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Hugh and Martha French chose Canandaigua Lake

We love the Finger Lakes, and Canandaigua in particular. Moving here from a large urban area greatly improved our quality of life--traffic is minimal, beauty is abundant, and there's plenty to do. Living on the lake is special and we want to share this experience with others--Rose Cottage gives us the opportunity to do so. Since it is next door, it is convenient to manage. While we leave our guests alone--we very much respect your privacy--we're here if you need anything during your stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Private grassy lake frontage on which to relax. Convenient location two miles from the city with easy access to dining, shopping, all the Finger Lakes have to offer. There is a mooring for your boat and dock for boat access. Launch your boat at the state marina nearby. Comfortably decorated cottage with good spaces for visiting, playing games, and accommodations for sleeping. During winter months, come to ski at Bristol Mountain, only 20 minutes away.


Canandaigua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Lake view
    Back bedroom - 1 double
    Loft - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Summer's Coming and Rose Cottage is Ready! (7 night min. July1-Sept 2)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

A great property with wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful stay in Canandaigua. This was our first time on the west side of the lake, and we now prefer it to the east side. Beautiful, clear water, less traffic and much closer to town.

Rose Cottage is a wonderful property - clean, up to date, comfortable and nicely furnished - a flexible floor plan and manageable space. We look forward to our next visit. Hugh and Martha are great hosts - generous, available and communicative.

This is a great house for a family, group of friends or couple. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Rose Cottage as a quiet spot to unwind but close to everything we needed. We enjoyed the opportunity to stroll down to the dock with our morning tea, or sit out back with a glass of wine. The cottage is appointed with care combining vintage finds and personal touches. The neighborhood is quiet and the owners next door were welcoming but respectful of our privacy. We will be back again. Thank you, Hugh and Martha!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Belated thank you, Beth!
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  • 5 of 5

We were in the area for a family golf week end.

Fantastic location and very clean and well equipped VRBO

Great sitting on the dock during the evening watching the boats go by

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Patrick--hope you'll come back. We enjoyed hosting you. Martha and Hugh
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The place was clean and the owner lived next door. The internet could be faster but everything else was fine. Plenty of home goods to make meals.

The 2 downstairs bedrooms were small but worked the master bedroom was very big and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Already planning another trip to the cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving at Rose Cottage and it couldn't have felt more welcoming and homey if it were an actual family member's home. The weather was cool and rainy, but we had the warmest stay. Traveling with a toddler, the house was well-stocked with baby gates and a highchair, and although we were tasked with cooking a rather large meal in a moderately stocked kitchen, Martha was so gracious in lending any additional pots/pans/utensils that we needed for cooking. We had the best time, and the view was beautiful (despite the rain!).

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retreat weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a delight! We were a group of four friends and Rose Cottage was perfect for us. There was plenty of space to have time to yourself or time together. The house was cozy and clean. The owners were ready for us and answered all our questions. The opportunity to have a campfire by the lake was just what we had hoped for and we were grateful to Hugh for making sure we had all the supplies. Friends in need of a time to rest and rest we did. Thank you Hugh and Martha.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Greater Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
Eddie O'Briens
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bristol Harbour Resort
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Amtrak Rochester
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
5 and 20
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kershaw Park
Car: necessary

Canandaigua Lake is a popular recreation lake in the western Finger Lakes region of New York. The cottage is convenient to the city of Canandaigua. Make Rose Cottage your home base as you enjoy all that the Finger Lakes have to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Damage deposit refund will be automatically processed within 7 days of check out assuming there are no problems. Refund should be received within 3 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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