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Direct Waterfront-Cozy Cottage With Sleeping Loft-Excellent, Convenient Location

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6 with 1 Bedroom, Loft and Sofa Sleeper, 1 Large Bathroom

Truly waterfront property located on a level yard, this cozy cottage is 10 feet from the shore with a boathouse deck overlooking the water. It is perfectly located only 4.9 miles from the Village of Skaneateles on a private lane off East Lake Road. The cottage has its own private 30 foot dock excellent for swimming, fishing, docking and relaxing with your feet in the water.

The cottage sleeps 6 with one queen bedroom, sofa sleeper and sleeping loft. Relax by the stone fireplace in the comfortable living room and dining areas with stunning lake views. Ready for your convenience is a fully stocked kitchen, large bathroom with a shower, jacuzzi tub, washer and dryer. Plus, enjoy the new 'Ice House' with a BBQ pit and chest freezer.

Plus, enjoy swimming at your leisure from our private shoreline. Two kayaks and a rowboat are available of your use. Water activities by day and at night, under the stars, relax by the fire on the dock watching the moon over the water. Most of all, view the beautifully amazing sunsets. Come and enjoy this magical place!

PLEASE watch the video by either scrolling through to the end of the pictures or finding the video link below...are hope is that you will enjoy the "WATER".

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Or for year-round fun at Greek Peak Mountain Resort (only about 20 minutes from Skaneateles Lake!!!) which has an incredible ski hill, Cascade Indoor Waterpark, Fat Bike and Kick Sled rentals, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and the Adventure Center with the year-round mountain coaster, zip lines, snow tubing, euro bungee, ropes course and more, please see our townhouse listing 4089861.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Erin

We are so grateful for our wonderful, outstanding guests who we have had the privilege of sharing our homes with! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!! Dave and Erin

Why Erin chose New York

The cottage truly is one of the best places on the lake! We are on the east side where the day is longer and the sunsets are extraordinary. The boathouse is one-of-a-kind with a deck OVER the water so you can really enjoy the lake. Take 10 steps down to the lake out the front door and you're at the water's edge. Enjoy cooking pancakes on the boathouse deck with the electric skillet with your morning coffee.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is on a paved, private lane so you can enjoy an early morning or late evening walk after a day on the water. Everything is convenient - from driving to the Village and parking to just being on the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just what the doctor ordered. Relaxing, beautiful and fun. Great neighbors - what a wealth of info...would like to come back to this lake-so clean. Time to get back to reality."
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Skaneateles in Onondaga County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Washer and Dryer
  • Large Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub and Laundry
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 is an enclosed loft (picture is posted)
  • Bedroom 2 is an ENCLOSED loft with 1 King Bed (can set-up as 2 more twin beds), 2 Twin Beds, Dresser
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Direct Waterfront-Cozy Cottage With Sleeping Loft-Excellent, Convenient Location
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews

Great little get away

  • 5 of 5

We love everything about this little place. Its a perfect location and has every amenity we would need. Its clean and the owners are very accommodating and great to work with. We're so happy we found this place and plan to return again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Cozy cottage on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at this cute and cozy cottage. We loved it!! The lake is literally 10 steps away and the deck over the boathouse is fantastic! We were able to bring our dog who loves learning to swim and we enjoyed taking the kayaks across the lake. It was a relaxing and wonderful week at Skaneateles Lake!! Thank you!

Tips for future guests:

There is no dishwasher-we wished we had brought paper plates, cups, utensils, etc

There are a lot of spiders

The temperature fluctuates greatly-we used the AC and the fireplace during the week we were there

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Great place - Great people - Great time !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Was not sure what to expect.... not into " ruffing it"...as my husband is... Erin reassured me I would be OK... It couldn't have been better. Clean ( real important to me).. Very well stocked - even down to the laundry detergent for the washing machine.. Everything I needed... The beautiful lake only a few steps away. Some of the most gorgeous sunsets ever. A truly incredible time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Grove City, PA

Cozy cottage with Incredible Views

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, both in dire need of a break, stayed in this sweet little house for a week in September. It was nicely equipped with all kitchen ware, a great set of Syracuse dishes (love that old restaurant-ware), a comfortable queen bed, beautiful dining table and chairs, and magnificent views. The over-water deck was absolutely wonderful with its picnic tables, glider (loved), and Adirondack chairs. The area was very quiet, and light pollution was so low that the stars were absoutely brilliant at night. Our only caveats were ineffective air conditioning (and we had several very hot days) and the fact that we had to clean the place ourselves prior to leaving. We're at an age where it would be nice not to have to! We met our hosts, Erin and David, and they were lovely people. We do recommend this property. We also enjoyed a cruise on the lake on the Judge Ben Wiles. We had an anniversary lunch while moving across the smooth-as-butter lake. Food on the boat is excellent! The village is enchanting with many unique shops as well.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Month Was Not Long Enough!

  • 5 of 5

Not only are the sunsets spectacular, but the night sky filled with brilliant stars and the moon beam floating across the water all make the deck the only place to be on warm summer nights! The cottage is small but cozy and inviting, and with the deck can accommodate large family gatherings comfortably. Both the cottage and the grounds are well-maintained. The owner and property manager are warm and welcoming and willing to do whatever needs to be done to make your stay a memorable one. The kitchen is stocked with all the conveniences of home, meeting the needs of either casual cook or gourmet chef. A washer and dryer assure a supply of clean, dry towels for swimmers and boaters alike. Set back away from traffic, the location is ideal – quiet and serene, yet a short drive into the village. Skaneateles boasts a wide range of unique shops and a variety of restaurants like the Sherwood Inn, Blue Water Grille, and The Krebs. There are also several wineries that welcome visitors to sample some of the finest domestic wines New York State has to offer. After a busy day, returning to the comfort of the cottage and the calming effect of the water was a little slice of heaven. A month-long stay was truly not enough!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Great Value-Perfect for couple or small family

  • 4 of 5

It used to be that the lake was lined with these little cottages. It seems there are fewer and fewer of them left these days as they are slowly being knocked down and replaced by much larger houses. You should enjoy this one while you still can!

We had a wonderful time. It was rather hard for us to leave. There are some really nice things about this place. It is RIGHT! on the water, ample, easy parking off the main road (no steep driveway or flights of stairs), full kitchen and bath with modern appliances, nice dock/boat house with super lake access, less than 5 miles from town, pets considered. The owners were also very flexible and nice to work with.

While this house was perfect for my family it may not be for everyone. The house itself was built in the 1950’s and is on the small side by modern standards. The one bedroom is adequate but not large by any means. AC is not really needed due to the breeze from the lake, however if you are expecting modern central air conditioning you will be disappointed. Also the neighbors while they were friendly and unobtrusive during our stay are rather close on one side.

If you are looking for a luxurious, spacious house with a big spread for a large family this is probably not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a quiet, simple, place for a couple or small family to relax and enjoy the lake it would be hard to find a better value in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Doug's Fish Fry
Rosalie's Cucina
Lucas Vineyards
Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association
Women's Rights National Historic Park
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park
Tim's Pumpkin Patch
Footprints on the Lake
Marietta House
Cedarvale Maple Syrup Company
1820 House
Fillmore Glen State Park
New Hope Mills Manufacturing Inc
Pearl Lakes Golf Course
Bass Pro Shops
Finger Lakes
Waterloo Premium Outlets
Destiny USA
Bristol IMAX omnitheater
Ironoak Construction Co Inc
Skaneateles Marina
Anyela's Vineyards, Inc
Skaneateles Festival
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4.9 Miles
Village of Skaneateles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pearl Lakes Golf Course and Driving Rante
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Miles
Village of Skaneateles
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Reasort
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: necessary

The cottage is located on the east side of Skaneateles Lake offering some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere. Skanealetes Lake is also one of the cleanest lakes in the world.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Skaneateles, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall & Spring
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £155.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.