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Leave your cares behind at Idle Days Haven

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 Comfortably

Watch breathtaking sunrises and sunsets on Lake Ontario while relaxing on the large deck. This cottage offers 85 feet of lake front and is perfect for a couple's retreat or a memorable family vacation. Each bedroom has a queen mattress and sofa converts to a plush memory foam queen bed. Conveniences include:

•Newly remodeled kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave

•Wi-Fi Internet

•Cable TV on 50 inch flat screen

•Large deck with spectacular views of the lake

•Lake access for kayaks/canoes

•Half mile from Oak Orchard Marina State Park for boat access to Lake

•Enjoy beaches, winery touring, Amish stores, sport fishing and much more

•Niagara Falls and Six Flags are less than an hour away

•Off road parking - can accommodate a boat

Note: After October 31st, deck table and chairs along with gas grill will not be available due to possible weather conditions.

More Details

Lori Mietz
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Lori Mietz

After staying at a friends cottage, we realized we wanted one of our own. We enjoyed the Niagara Wine Trail with friends and water activities with our children. My husband and I lived/met in Florida and love the water. We found staying on the lake to be as enjoyable as the ocean.

Lori Mietz purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lori Mietz chose New York

We fell in love with this property as soon as we pulled in the driveway. Not only does it have unobstructed views of the lake, it is located in a desirable area where there are year-round residents, very quite and peaceful. We hope one day to make this our permanent residence. Until then, it is a wonderful place to unwind from the work week.

What makes this cottage unique

There are beautiful sunsets and sunrises. The Oak Orchard Marine State Park, which offers boat launch access into Oak Orchard River, is at the end of the road. The river is excellent for canoeing and kayaking or taking your boat onto Lake Ontario for world class fishing. There are charter fishing boats nearby.


Black North Inn
"Local atmosphere with good food and a reasonable price"
Golden Hill State Park
"Walk the trails and visit 30 Mile Point Lighthouse built in the late 1800's"
Darien Lake
Brown's Berry Patch
"Great place to visit for fresh fruits and bakery items."
"Great local restaurant in Medina"
Oak Orchard Canoe Experts
"Great place to rent canoes or kayaks."
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
"Sample some good wine."
White Birch Golf Course
"9 hole golf course with good food."
Hamlin Beach State Park
"Enjoy sandy beaches and nature trails. "
Niagara Falls City (New York)
Becker Farms
Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises
" Don't miss out on the Lockport Cave and Undergr..."
Crooked Door Tavern -- CLOSED
Captain's Cove
"Great place to rent boats/canoes and get your bait for fishing."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rochester or Buffalo
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Black North Inn
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Tillman's Historic Village Inn
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Hamlin State Park


Waterport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with stand up shower - newly renovated
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • New queen mattresses in each bedroom. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans to keep you cool and comfortable
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Leave your cares behind at Idle Days Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Perfect place for a very relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place, so homey and comfortable. Very well equipped, we did not want for a thing. Very very pleased.

We got to spend quality time with our family. Thank you Lori & Rob.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! As previous reviews have noted the neighbors are very friendly and welcoming. Really a prefect location to enjoy the lake. We look forward to future visits to Idle Days!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended location and house. I immediately felt at home here. Plenty of room outside in the huge, very well maintained yard, sun and shade (all day). It is perfect for playing games (which there are some fun ones in the garage), reading a book or just staring at the lake. The house is decorated beautifully and CLEAN! Plenty of blankets and towels and pillows. Friendly neighbors.

Bring water shoes as getting into the water can be a tad tricky but well worth it. (It may not always be so. Lake Ontario has had record level flooding this year. It does not seem as this particular house or yard has been affected though.)

Bring binoculars. You will want to watch all of the activity on the lake.

I'd like to thank the owners for sharing their piece of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, the first thing that impressed me was how quiet and peaceful it was! We stayed for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time. It' s clean, comfortable and well-suited for a family of 6. The owners are pleasant and accommodating. I heartily recommend this for anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another good year

  • 5 of 5

2nd year at Idle Days and we love it. Good times with family, great food, and decent fishing. We all can't wait until next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was in great condition and felt very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation. Idle days Haven is a home away from home. It's easy to settle in and relax. Great views of Lake Ontario from the backyard. Great place to relax and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Signed agreement required. Check in at 4:00 p.m. Check out by 11:00 a.m. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.