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Lovely Cottage on Lake Ontario

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Open floor plan, sleeps 6-8

Our family cottage is nestled in the woods with 150 feet of waterfront property overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario.

Grill and dine on the deck as you watch the stunning sun set over the lake. Swim or kayak on the clear waters below.

Boating and fishing enthusiasts flock to this area every summer. Bring your own boat and launch it at the public boat ramp or rent a boat at the marina. Both are a 10 minute drive from the cottage. Or take advantage of one of the many fishing charters available in the harbor.

We are minutes from Robert G. Wehle State park where you can enjoy miles of hiking trails, tennis courts and beach volleyball. Or grab a picnic lunch, hike along the cliff trail and swim off of the unique slate shoals of the Ontario shore, a favorite among the locals!

You will find sandy beaches a short drive to the north or south. Picnic tables and grills dot the beach at Westcott State Park. The nature conservancy to the south boasts a variety of wildlife for you to enjoy as you walk through the woods to a secluded stretch of sandy beach, another local favorite!

Stroll through the charming town of Sackets Harbor, visit the historic sites and battlefield, and dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

For the more adventurous, the Black River in Watertown boasts some of the best whitewater rafting in the country.

Explore the area with day trips to the Renaissance Fair, the Thousand Islands with ferry rides to Boldt Castle, and the Enchanted Forest Water Safari in the Adirondacks.

An evening is not complete without a trip to The Trolley for an ice cream cone, an upstate NY summer tradition.

This three bedroom, one bath home sleeps six adults comfortably (roll away bed and air mattress are available for additional sleeping). One room has a king bed and two rooms have a pair of twin beds. Two of the bedrooms have window air conditioning units. There is a full size washer and dryer available.

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Janet Outlaw and Jeanne Robison
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Janet Outlaw and Jeanne Robison

We are the daughters of Bob and Joan McMullen from Rochester NY, who fell in love with this area over 40 years ago. They bought this property and we all worked together to build this cottage and make it a very special summer place. Since then, we have both raised our families (six kids total) who embrace the water and their time in the woods! Jeanne now resides in Boston and Janet in Florida...and our time here is limited. So... until we retire and can spend our entire summers here, we want to share our little bit of paradise with you!

Janet Outlaw and Jeanne Robison purchased this cottage in 1975


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lovely Cottage on Lake Ontario
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Watkins Glen New York

Cute cottage with fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this cottage, totally relaxing, clean and well cared for. A plus is the beautiful state park next door. Lovely hiking along the cliffs. Perfect getaway, quiet and out of the way. We will return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two fantastic weeks in July at this lovely cottage in the woods. We could not have been happier with our accommodations. The cottage has a spacious, comfy living area and fully equipped kitchen looking out over the lake. We grilled and dined on the deck nightly and played darts while we cooked. The kids (6 & 10) really enjoyed our evenings making s'mores around the fire pit. They spent countless hours playing in the lake in front of the cottage and we enjoyed kayaking at sunset when the lake was typically calm. The beds are very comfortable and while we rarely used the air conditioning in the bedrooms, it was nice to have the option. The owners, Jeannie and Janet, are very accommodating and provide fun family games and books as well as a good sized TV with satellite. They also leave a notebook with ideas for family adventures, several of which we took advantage. The kids especially enjoyed the boat trip to Boldt Castle, the Renaissance Fair and playing on the shoals at Wehle's State Park. My parents joined us for a several nights and really appreciated the easy access from the driveway and the beautiful view from the deck. Thanks for sharing your family summer home with us. We will definitely be returning!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Cute little lake house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the lake house for 7 days with another couple and two kids under 5. It was clean, and had everything you needed in the bedrooms and kitchen. We ate almost exclusively at the lake house, without issue or stress. The kids enjoyed eating meals on the deck, campfires and s'mores at night, as well as day trips to both nearby beaches, Sackets Harbor and Alexandria Bay. Southwick State Park and beach were the best day trip, it felt like being at the ocean without the heat and sharks.

The house provided a great getaway, was quiet, private, and very relaxing. The only con I can think of was the walk to the lake was a little scary with a toddler, and once there the lake was difficult to play in due to not having a deck and all the rocks.

Not having central AC was no big deal at all, it was in the 90's while we were there and we only used the window units one night.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback about the stairs. As a result, we have added a second set of railings to assist young children. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Relaxing setting, perfect to unwind with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights at this cottage with family. Views of the lake are gorgeous and overall environment is very relaxing. Owners are very helpful and nice. Will definitely try to go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family of 6 plus 2 dogs

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay. Could not be more happy. The cottage is so comfortable and the supplies and things included make the stay even better. The owners are so nice and they respond to any questions immediately. The setting and views are relaxing and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central New York

Hoping to return

  • 5 of 5

The area is quiet and relaxing and the sunsets are fantastic. Everyone enjoyed biking the back roads and kayaking. The nearby state parks offer hiking trails and sandy beaches. Sackets Harbor and Clayton are just a short drive as is Cape Vincent and the ferry to Wolfe Island and Kingston Ontario. The cottage has everything you will need for a perfect vacation. Do a little or a lot...this area has much to offer. Our time at this lovely cottage was all too short. At night, be sure to watch for the many flashing red lights of the ocean going freighters in the distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Henderson Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Pre-season
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Prime Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Post-season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85

The balance due includes $59 for damage protection. Please contact us if you would prefer to pay a $300 security deposit.

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Henderson Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bath with tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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