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Enjoy fall and winter on the lake!

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. 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!

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:
February 24, 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.


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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average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Very clean, owners are very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review--we loved hosting you! Hope you will return sometime. Martha and Hugh
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, clean, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review!
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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: August 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Belated thank you, Beth!
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Geneva on the Lake
Bristol Mountain Winter Resort
Bristol Harbour Golf Club
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.

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