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Maureen Farnand

Member since: 2011
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Spectacular Panoramic Lake Views in Romantic, Private Setting

49 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Waterport - Waterfront Escape

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 with convertible couch)

Now taking our final reservations for 2016.... (Sept 13-23, and Sept 25-Oct 1 are still available!)

As evidenced by the 48 unanimous (5 star) reviews, this is not your typical cottage.

Located on 200 feet of lakefront with breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset from your private deck, this lovely one bedroom house is perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or for a small family seeking a lakeside vacation.

45 minutes from Rochester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls and right off the New York State Parkway, the location couldn't be more convenient. With cable TV (including Netflix, Hulu and HBO), WiFi, public water, air conditioning and ample heat plus countless amenities, you'll be on vacation the moment you arrive.

Just as lovely in the spring and fall as it is in the summer, this location is the perfect spot for parents visiting students in Brockport, Rochester, Niagara or Buffalo. Lake Ontario turns a vibrant dark blue in the spring and fall and a walk among the changing foliage in Lakeside Park is simply spectacular. On chillier nights, our fire pit provides a cozy place for you to comfortably linger well past sunset. A large stack of fire wood and plenty of kindling are available for your use. Long summer evenings will amaze you with skies loaded with stars and sparkling fireflies, the likes of which can only be seen in the country.

The unit is all on one floor, and includes a queen-size bed, a brand new couch that converts into a second full sized bed, a full kitchen and living room, as well as a full bathroom with shower. The entire house has been completely remodeled, and is absolutely gorgeous inside.

The property borders on Lakeside Park, where you can enjoy miles of hiking along the breathtaking bluffs on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. A new 18 hole disc golf course is also available for your enjoyment.

In the area you will find several golf courses, fresh produce, a drive-in movie theater and wonderful restaurants. The house is nestled in a lakeside hamlet less than 15 minutes from the Erie Canal. Kayaking and canoeing opportunities along local creeks and waterways abound. You will find each nearby town loaded with unique shops, local landmarks and fascinating history. When you return back to the lake, you'll find the perfect location to relax and read that book you have been looking forward to. Most importantly, you'll have a chance to reconnect with nature and each other.

Here are some events to help you plan your trip:

The Rochester Lilac Festival- May 6-15- nine incredible days and nights filled with flowers, food and music, and centered around one of the most beautiful parks in the area.

The Rochester Jazz Festival- June 24th to July 2nd- with nine days of amazing music featuring top artists from around the world

Taste of Buffalo-July 9th and 10th- the largest 2 day food festival in the United States highlighting food from many of Buffalo's top restaurants

Buffalo Chicken Wing festival- Sept 3-4th. Where else but Buffalo can you go to sample the best wings in the country?

Finger Lakes- Keuka Lake Wine Trail in Bloom in May- including many Keuka Lake wineries, Wagner Vineyards Live Music in the Oasis- every Friday through October, in June Seneca Lake has their 'Smokin Summer Kickoff', and the Seneca Harbor Park Waterfront Festival, In July Watkins Glen Speedway has races running all summer, and hosts the Finger Lakes Beer Festival October 21st and 22nd.

Niagara Falls hosts Comic Con from June 3rd to June 5th- with 150K square feet of exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, and a video gaming arena, and their annual Rib Fest runs from June 12th-14th.

The Albion, NY Strawberry Festival is scheduled for June 10th and 11th.

The Hilton, NY Apple Festival is October 1st and 2nd

Live Horse Racing is available in Batavia, NY (about a half hour from the house)

Niagara on the Lake hosts the Shaw Festival (featuring multiple performances of first rate live theater) each season, starting in April and running through the fall.

You'll find this location perfectly centered between Rochester and Buffalo/Niagara Falls, (in the east/west direction) and the Finger Lakes and Toronto (going north and south).

New in 2016: An adult-sized 'sandbox'! For those of you looking to wiggle your toes in the sand, we've built an 8 X 16 foot sandbox, complete with reclining lounge chairs, off the first landing of the deck. Mother Nature gave us a rocky beach, but we developed a work-around for our sand loving friends.

Payment is typically done via personal check, with 50% of your rent due at the time of the reservation, and the balance due prior to check-in.

Be sure to check our online calendar... it is updated daily and reflects current availability.... 2016 reservations are currently underway!

Keywords: Lake Ontario, Cottage, Lakefront, Great Lakes, Niagara Wine Country, Lakeside Park, Sunsets, Anniversary, Honeymoon, Bungalow, Fully Furnished, Waterfront, golf, disc golf, fishing, boating, romantic, quiet, relaxing, getaway, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Buffalo,Niagara Falls, vegetarian, localvore, hiking, vegan

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Maureen Farnand (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Maureen Farnand

My husband and I grew up in the Rochester area. We both came from large families and we love to travel and entertain. We enjoy this unique location on the lake so much, when the opportunity arose, we bought the house next door! We're happy to provide you with tips on good restaurants and fun things to do in the area, as well as directions on how to get wherever you want to go. We love this place and we want to make sure you do too!

Maureen Farnand purchased this house in 2010

Why Maureen Farnand chose Lake Ontario

This location is ideal in so many ways: It is 45 minutes from our primary home. It is quiet and private. It has gorgeous views of the lake. Lakeside Park is a hidden treasure and it is in our back yard. We can leave on a Friday after work and enjoy dinner on the deck an hour later. Few people know about this location. The property tends to stay in families for generations and has remained a hidden treasure we were lucky enough to learn about through my uncle who introduced our family to this beautiful spot in 1959.

What makes this house unique

There are few places I know of, where you can walk outside in your pajamas, cup of coffee and newspaper in hand and as you head to the deck you look out on the vastness of the lake and see six beautiful swans gliding by. You have to wonder... how could I beat this?

Reviews

5
based on 49 holidaymaker reviews

Spectacular Panoramic Lake Views in Romantic, Private Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
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5

Ultimate Slice of Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

If peace and tranquility are what you are seeking, this is the place!!! We only wish we had more time to spend at this wonderful cottage! Darcy and Maureen were lovely hosts...Cozy cottage, awesome deck views and a fire pit...AWESOME!! We will return and when we have more time t spend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Maureen was so helpful from the time I booked until the time we left. Honestly, if you're looking for a quaint, relaxing and romantic getaway, GO HERE! The cottage is perfect for two people and has everything you need. The deck and the views of the lake from it is stunning. We'd spend every night staring out at the wide open sky just filled with stars. Cute little fishing towns nearby and some good wine tasting within thirty minutes from the cottage. Lake Ontario is now one of our favorite Great Lakes after this trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Swing away stress!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage had everything we needed to relax if only for a couple of days. The view and the chance to sit on the deck over looking the lake was serene. We took advantage of the bonfire pit and the night sky filled with sparkling stars and gazed at both all night long. The swings made us smile and we felt like the world we left behind was nothing but a dream as we watched the gorgeous sunsets. The beautifully updated cottage was very comfortable and Maureen was so helpful even before our arrival just to assure us of all of the amenities. We are already planning our return! Thank you Maureen!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying there. The owners could not have been nicer. Everything you might need was included. Such a beautiful place on the Lake. We would love to stay there again and hope to. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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P E R F E C T

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I first stayed in the bustling city of Toronto, zipped down to Niagara Falls, and finished our week-long vacation at this beautiful and hip little cottage/cabin. Maureen couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful throughout the entire process, making planning this vacation totally stress-free. We arrived around 8pm to our very welcoming hosts, just in time for THE MOST AMAZING sunset we have ever seen, so be sure to bring your camera. Walk just a few feet to their awesome multi-level deck, and magically, your entire front yard is Lake Ontario. We found ourselves sitting by the water for hours, and even took a nap in the hammocks! Everything in the cottage is new and clean, and at a big 6' and 6'4", we were even comfortable on the bed. Even though it was warm out, we never turned on the AC because the breeze off the lake is so inviting, and open windows kept the cottage cool the entire time. The area is super secluded and not touristy at all, which we weren't expecting since you seriously have the best views of the lake, so be sure to bring your own food or give yourself enough time to travel to find some (though there's a cute little gas station right at the entrance that had awesome homemade sandwiches and literally hundreds of snack varieties). Avid disc golfers, we were able to walk behind the cabin through a back entrance of the state park next door to one of the coolest courses we've ever played on (but one wrong move and your disc could be in the lake!) :) We mainly ended up just walking the course since the views are just as spectacular, so even if you don't play, be sure to check it out! One of the days were a little gloomy, but the cabin is packed with board games and Netflix, so we still had a great time just chilling. Finally, we received a hand-written thank you card (along with our security deposit), which just ended the whole experience with Maureen's signature personal touch. We would go back in a heartbeat and would recommend it to anyone looking for a secluded getaway along the water. Thank you so much to Maureen and Darcy for making it such a fun and memorable stay :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and David, I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation on the lake. I'm also happy to hear you took advantage of the disc golf course in Lakeside Park. Disc golf is so much harder than it looks, but those phenomenal views along the bluffs (where you're looking out over the water) are really worth the effort! I have to agree with you that even a rainy day at the lake can be fun- just sitting back watching a good movie and maybe even catching a spectacular lightening storm over the water can be very cool . :-) We also love the subs at the corner store, and with two big grocery stores about 15 minutes from the house, we love to whip up home-cooked meals and enjoy them out on the picnic table by the water. Of course when we're not in the mood to cook, we love visiting the many local restaurants. Since they will all wrap your dinner 'to go' if you request it, we take advantage of that option often, since there is no better view than the one in your front yard. :-) I'm glad to hear you visited both Toronto and Niagara Falls during your stay. Both cities have lots to see and do and make a nice contrast with the peace and serenity of the lake. We hope you'll come back and visit us soon! Warm regards, Maureen and Darcy
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Simply spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more! Maureen took care of everything for us from the moment we pulled up! The property is awesome! My fiancé and I were looking for a stress free environment to get away to and we found it! The sand pit on the lower deck was a nice touch! We spent a few hours of our time there relaxing in the sand chairs they provided with a drink in our hand! At night we were able to have a fire overlooking the lake! Thanks again Maureen you sure do know how to host! We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandon and Jamie, How great it was meeting you both! I'm so happy you chose our little lake house to plan your wedding. Mother Nature really gave you some beautiful days, and I'm glad you were able to enjoy our 'adult sized' sandbox during your stay. Sometimes you just want to sit back, look out over the water, and wiggle your toes in the sand... and that's just what the sandbox is for! I'm sure your wedding will be awesome, and we wish you the very best in your future together. Come back and visit us soon, Maureen and Darcy
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester and Buffalo
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Albion
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Frisbee Golf ( 1 mile) other courses
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Rochester and Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 18 (1 mile) NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Albion,Gaines, Medina, Lyndonville, Batavia, etc.
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lakeside Beach ( 1 mile) and Hamlin (15 miles)

Romantic Setting perfect for an anniversary or second honeymoon. Great for a girls' weekend, a quiet retreat, or a place to reconnect with nature and each other. Several local golf courses, tours of the Erie Canal, Cobblestone Houses, and a (3) screen drive-in movie theater within a half hour drive. Large grocery store 15 minutes away. Croquet, Bocce, Badmitton, Swimming, Reading, Hiking, Jogging, Biking, Disc Golf, all available. Wonderful local restaurants, local festivals and antiquing available. Well suited for cooking-in, with convection microwave, electric stovetop, gas grill and full size refrigerator, plus all necessary cookware, dishes, and utensils. New bedding and linens. Professionally designed and decorated with all the amenities. Immaculate inside and out.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Waterport, Greater Niagara

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2 night minimum stay
£269
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£727
£2,732
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £192
Cleaning Fee £38

Rental rates are $150 per weekday, and $170 per weekend night; Tenants wishing to rent a full week receive a discount rate of $895. Rates include the 4% hotel tax for Orleans County. There is also a $50 cleaning fee and a $250 refundable security deposit owed. Payment is by personal check. Original security deposit will be returned within one week of departure, assuming no damage to property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Waterport in Upstate New York

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full shower and vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Brand new convertible couch with 10" firm mattress
  • Queen size Bed in Bedroom, sleeps 2 Couch converts to an additional Full Size bed, sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Completely remodelled with new windows, drywall, pecan floor, furniture, appliances, linens, cookware, etc. Gorgeous knotty pine ceiling with (3) remote controlled ceiling fans, 200 feet of Private Lakefront with large deck overlooking Lake Ontario, Panoramic Views of spectacular sunrises and sunsets, Large hammock located among the trees for afternoon naps or quiet reading, property borders Lakeside Park with miles of hiking along scenic bluffs bordering Lake Ontario and 18 hole disc golf course. Large flat screen smart TV, WiFi, public water, brand new bathroom with large shower unit, fully stocked kitchen with beautiful cherry table looking out on lake, gas grill and picnic table, large picture window in Living Room with beautiful lake view, several local farm stands nearby with local produce, 5 minutes from New York State Parkway, close to Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Batavia. Wonderful local restaurants, shopping and theater.

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