About the property
- Cottage1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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. 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. Countless wineries and breweries, gorgeous parks, and so many interesting small towns are within easy driving distance of Canandaigua. Some people like to take advantage of our proximity to the Waterloo Outlet Malls, too. Excursions to Rochester are easy as well from our convenient location--remember the festivals and other cultural attractions there.
Don't forget winter activities, either! 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.
Whatever you enjoy, anytime of the year, we've got a great place for you to stay and would love to host you!
Hugh and Martha French
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, American Sign Language
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
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
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.
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Very clean, owners are very accommodating
Hugh and Martha were very responsive and super accommodating for our stay this past weekend. The house was nice and clean, the view was amazing, and the loft upstairs was really comfortable. We'd definitely stay here again!
Perfect lake cottage
The house was very cute, lovely porch overlooking the lake, and a nice waterfront area. We enjoyed sunrise and sunset, and slept well in a comfortable beds! The kitchen was well stocked and everything was easy to find. Really nice and close to downtown Canandaigua.
Thanks so much for the review--we loved hosting you! Hope you will return sometime. Martha and Hugh
Enjoyed our stay at Rose cottage. Everything is so well thought of and provided for. Loved the location just by the lake, the view is awesome! Had a wonderful time and hope to go back again. Thank you Martha & Hugh!
Charming, clean, and great location.
My family stayed at the Rose Cottage during the summer and it was a perfect place for a lake vacation. It's a charming cottage, open and full of character. The lake is very easy to access and the main strip of Canandaigua is a 5 minute drive away. Hugh and Martha were great hosts and ensured we were comfortable throughout the stay. Hope to be back soon.
Thanks for the kind review!
A great property with wonderful owners
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!
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!
Belated thank you, Beth!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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.