About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Small Cottage in Sodus Point on Beach.
This lovely little gem is an ideal spot for couples and small families. Offering Peaceful serenity in Sodus Point. Directly behind the owners cottage this boat house/converted Guest cottage has a water view and lovely small deck. Everything is located in walking distance. Take a walk on the beach in the morning. Hike to one of the many restaurants or the light house museum and much more. Easily keep a boat within walking distance as you have the bay on one end of your street and the lake at the other. Ideal spot for sun, sand, boats and many outdoor activities.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect for what we wanted
It is exactly what it says it is and my 12 and 10 year olds thought it was a cool old place. Need I say more? We usually trek to the East coast oceanside to get this experience. Waves lapping the sandy beach, beautiful Lake Ontario is within sight and sound. Love waking up to that. A short walk to the end of the driveway, maybe 4 car lengths long, and there is gorgeous Sodus Bay at the other end of the street. Restaurants and shops all within walking distance. It was exactly what we needed and the shortest drive to get to it that we have ever had. We will be back!
I loved the tiny beach house and location!
We had a very relaxing week. We loved the tiny beach house and the location very much! The view of the home in front, which I believe has the same owners as the beach house, could be tremendously improved. There was a very unattractive gazebo that was in significant disrepair and several brick piles lying around, both of which were an eye sore and distraction from the view of the lake.
Sandy Beach Sodus Point Cottage
A was a bit frightened by some previous reviews, did I make a mistake? When I pulled up and unlocked the door, I was pleasantly surprised. It is what it is---a cottage --not to be confused with a Condo. The sleeping loft was PERFECT for my grand teens, and I was happy to see a futon in the small living area for me. It's a perfect location with teens because they have plenty of "walk to" options (Beach, Snack Bar, downtown) . It was a perfect location for me as a base for photography day trips to Chimney Bluffs, Sterling Nature Center, Oswego, and lots of country
roads. The bathroom is very small, but it was only a week, I could make due. Unfortunately this is the summer of rain, and there were no campfires or roasted marshmallows for us. The grandteens thought it was "so cute" and that made me happy. Bottom Line, it was within my budget, and I felt the money was well spent, we made many great memories.
Love this property!
I rented this cottage last year, and liked it (and the area) so much that we came back this year. If you carefully read the description of this property and study the pictures, you will see that is an old boat house that has been converted into a small efficiency cottage. It is NOT the Taj Mahal. If that is what you are looking for, then keep searching. However, if you want a basic cottage as a place to hang your hat while you are outside enjoying all that Sodus Point has to offer, then you may want to consider this property. It is the perfect size for a single person, couple, or small family. The fact that we could bring our dog was a HUGE plus.
This cottage does have a small kitchen with a dorm sized refrigerator and a small electric stove/oven. A propane camp grill is also provided. Both are sufficient for making camp style meals. The bathroom is tiny and may be uncomfortable for people of larger stature. But again, it has all the basics. I love the open, upstairs sleeping loft. It has lots of windows on all sides which allow for a very nice cross breeze. With this many windows, expect it to get bright in the mornings. The manager has placed darker curtains over many of the windows to try to help this and to allow for greater privacy. There is no air conditioning, so it does get quite warm during the day. My experience has been that the cross breeze and fans that have been provided do a decent job cooling the loft down at night.
Jan, the manager of this cottage, is very friendly and easy to work with. When I had some problems last year, I reported them to her and they were immediately addressed within 24 hours. I also made a couple suggestions for improvements after my stay and I was happy to note when I returned this year that they had been done.
As far as Sodus Point itself, this is a charming little village. This cottage is located perfectly to enable you to access the beach, the bay, and nearby restaurants by foot. There is hiking nearby at Chimney Bluffs State Park, plenty of places to kayak, and of course, swimming and sunbathing. As I mentioned earlier, the beach is very dog friendly. Our Golden Retriever was exhausted each night after spending hours swimming and playing. We would definitely return here for a future vacation!
This property has great potential but suffers from a good deal of neglect.
This cottage is a charmer and the location is excellent. Out the door and onto the sand beach. My grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed swimming, rock picking, walks to the pier and playground as well as beach fires and s'mores.
Due to circumstances at the rental, I was in frequent contact with the rental agent, Jan. She was available, responded promptly and did her utmost to take care of issues. I feel she did above and beyond.That being said, there is only so much she could do. I truly thought of leaving but did not want to disappoint the kids. They came all the way from Minnesota.
The rental is certainly "rustic". It has some great potential but needs some immediate investment into it's condition. There is siding missing from the exterior. Some of the windows upstairs could not be opened. There are too few electrical outlets to operate the fans required to make the sleeping loft comfortable. The bathroom floor needs to be replaced. The refrigerator, which was dorm sized, was not functional. It was replaced the next morning. The agent spoke with the owner and they will be installing a full sized refrigerator. There were pots/pans but many are not usable due to condition. They, as well as the toaster are to be replaced. The TV quit night three. I was assured it would be replaced by the owner. That never happened. Overall, the place lacked cleanliness.
Again, I want to thank Jan for her attempts to make everything right for me and for the family. This owner appears to be difficult to deal with as far as her requests for maintenance and upkeep on the property. It's too bad as this is a charming little place in a great location
We do apologize for your inconvenience BOTH the TV and fridge went out during your stay. Real issues can occur to real homeowners. But as a result we REFUNDED over HALF of the cost of your stay for 6 nights and are very reasonably priced to start. Additionally We had a new mini fridge brought in by 10am after being informed it was not working well at about 8:30pm the night before. We currently have given guests access to 2 mini fridges for their use should they desire. The TV has now been replaced as it shut itself off the last 2 days of your stay. We could not get a new TV in until the next guest arrived- our apologies! I still cant believe both failed the same week! Again we apologize as we really do strive to make guests happy and comfortable. We are a outstanding value and work hard to provide good service. The location, as you point out, is excellent. The cost reasonable. The amenities not fancy and if not working are fixed promptly. Other perceptions vary by guest. Various suggestions that are easy to correct are taken. We added more dish-ware and some new pots and pans. We have a new toaster per the suggestion. We are testing all of the 12 openable upstairs windows because some do not work well. We provided at least 3 plugged in fans upstairs and one downstairs, including a window fan. Yes there is a 3x3 ft section of siding missing off the home (we can’t get a siding match and contractor to do the job- yet, but we Will repair that outside cosmetic issue). It is honestly shocking to me how different expectations are for this very reasonably priced little beach efficiency. We recommend future guests look carefully at the pictures and amenities listed, as well as cost. This remains a Reasonably priced Beach Efficiency ideal for couples and small families with young children, in a great location.
We enjoyed our vacation tremendously!
The open upstairs with all beds was fun and comforting to small children in a strange environment. Access to lake was very convenient. Everything needed to sweep sand out and keep kitchen clean was provided. Short walk to restaurants and shops at the Point. Very friendly neighbors. Quiet during the week. Fun time.
Sodus Point and Sodus Bay in the Fingerlakes of NYS, is a recreational paradise. The best of a Great Lake AND a small Lake in that Sodus Bay is like a fingerlake in itself due to its large size. Enjoy the sandy beach, hike out the pier, take a trip to the Sodus Light House Museum or a hike in a premier Park like Chimney Bluffs State Park. The area is also home to winerys, adorable shops and a short dive to theme parks, amusment parks and so much more.
Rates & Availability
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Prefer Full week Rentals in summer. Only one parks in Driveway!