Gary and Annie Brink
Well-trained dogs welcome but no cats (allergies);
Pack n play, highchair, booster seats and toys
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
All Wheel Drive/4 wheel drive vehicle required for steep gravel driveway.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fabulous Finger Lakes Experience!
This was our first visit to the finger lakes region; we'd always heard good things but hadn't ventured to upstate NY. After a hurricane forced us away from our planned OBX vacation, we landed upon this listing and decided to go for it.
The house was BETTER than we'd even expected, and the photos are gorgeous so that's saying something. This is a true home away from home. It's obvious the owners take great care to leave the home just as they personally use it, complete with all the amenities you'd hope to find (and then some). It's spacious, so well appointed, decorated to feel so homey, and beyond comfortable. Our oldest daughter said, "these people's chair game is strong!" Everything we sat on was superbly comfortable. The views from the back deck are not to be beaten. What a treat to wake each morning to the sunrise over Lake Canandaigua right from our bed or on the deck!
We communicated with the owners a few times while there and they were very quick to respond and so easy to book and deal with. They even left us a check-in bottle of local wine (thank you!) and let us pick some apples from their trees on the property. :) That was a perk.
We enjoyed the pool on a surprisingly warm September day, hit all the stops on the Canandaigua wine trail, did a lot of local hiking, and thoroughly enjoyed the quaint town of Naples. Don't miss Arbor Hill winery, Inspire Moore winery, Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua Trail, Grimes Glen, Watkins Glen, Roots Cafe, and Monica's Pies.
The driveway is not for the weak of heart, but it's doable in 4WD or if you trust yourself to just accelerate up the hill. We absolutely LOVED our stay and would be very happy to return!
Thanks Marie. OBX's loss was the FLX's gain! We were happy to host you all plus your dog and we'd be happy to have you back anytime!
Beautiful home with beautiful view!
We had a wonderful stay in this well appointed home! The overall property is just gorgeous with amazing views of the lake. The house itself is just lovely with many amenities included. The pool is fabulous. The beds, pillows and sheets were high quality which we so appreciated. The owners (Annie and Gary) were very responsive. This was just the perfect place for us to spend end of summer and enjoy time with our family in Rochester.
Thanks Lisa! We were glad to host you and your family for Labor Day weekend which is a pretty special weekend at Canandaigua Lake! Glad we were able to give you a great experience!
This was a perfect location for our anniversary getaway. This was one of the most well equipped homes that we have rented. The owners even had packets of sunscreen available for use. The house and pool were very clean and well kept. The private location and the open design of the home allowed for fabulous views of the lake. Even though the home is private, there was a lot of things to do nearby. We particularly enjoyed the wine trails and quaint restaurants. We truly enjoyed our stay and the owners went out of their way to be accommodating. We definitely will return!
Thanks Yvonne. We’re glad our home was able to give you a special anniversary trip! We appreciated having you and the way you left the house in such immaculate condition. We’d be happy to have you back anytime!
Mountain House with Amazing View
This get away was exactly what we needed before the back to school craziness. The house and property were gorgeous. The views are breath taking, especially if you get up to watch the sunrise. I can only imagine how pretty it will be when the leaves change in the fall. The kids enjoyed the pool, despite the cooler weather. We also enjoyed building a campfire and making s'mores. We had fun hiking at Grimes Glen and seeing the waterfalls. We also thoroughly enjoyed our treats from Monica's pies. Annie and Gary were wonderful to work with and kept us well informed with everything we needed to know. I hope to come back again sometime.
Thanks Jessica! We can all use a retreat to escape every day chaos and I’m glad our home was able to provide that for you all! Long weekend in fall seems like a good time to find a sitter and enjoy the area with friends!!! Just sayin! ;-)
Beautiful, Relaxing, and Private!
Our stay was only 3 nights, could have moved right in! The property is beautiful, the owners were wonderful, and it's extremely private. And, yes, you have your own in ground pool! Monica's Pies is a must to visit before your stay and it's just down the road. We've stayed at a half dozen Vrbo's and the kitchen here was the best equipped - it was a pleasure just to stay on the hill and cook your meals instead of going out and there is a magnificent view. The owners will send you clear directions and our suggestion is to pull up to the Dwyer sign at the foot of the drive you will be taking to get a feel for the road instead of blindly making the left as the gravel curve comes up very quickly. Also, there is not a gate to the deck stairs so you might want to take a pet/child safety gate. And good to know before booking that the owners don't want the dogs on the furniture. Overall, we were extremely happy with our stay and it's one of the nicest we've been to, maybe the best.
Pleasure meeting you, Jeff and the dogs! Very glad you had an awesome time! Will definitely update listing to include above constructive feedback! Come back and visit soon!
It was an amazing experience, Gary and Annie were awesome in their response to any queries we had. They have Very good instructions for before you come to property and during last day at the property. Lake view from property is awesome. Thanks for letting us stay at your property.
Thanks so much Dilip! We’d be happy to have you all back anytime!