Cottage sleeps 8 with spacious open living area and great sunsets!
John S. Booth III
Why John S. Booth III chose Cuba
Although I own several properties on the lake, The Crooked Cottage, with its unique charm and spacious layout, is truly one of my favorites. Quite simply, I love Cuba Lake and was looking for that special property that would make me smile whenever I walked into the house. I have spent a great deal of time at each one of my properties and I love the singular experience each cottage provides. I also own the cottage next door. You may find information on that property by clicking on the link below under 'Links to more information', or by searching VRBO for listing #267639.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Crooked Cottage is distinct in that you can host several people in the house without it ever feeling cramped due to the open floor plan of the living area and the newly expanded deck which brings you right out to the lake. Of course, if you are looking to get away, the cottage has little nooks where private moments may be found. One of the things I love most about The Crooked Cottage is it's 'lake' look and feel- it makes me think fondly of long summer days spent swimming and boating ending with a cookout, a glass of wine, and a perfect sunset.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Property wasn't ready for occupancy.
We arrived at 4:00 PM to check in with two cars and boat in tow to find last week's renter's still there. And I mean kids still swimming. It took them an hour and fifteen minutes to leave. They left a pile of wet towels and dirty linens on the beds. The owner arrived with two others to clean and remedy the situation. After that, there were a series of little inconveniences. We could not find a large garbage can to empty the kitchen garbage, lights were out/not working, we ran out of propane for the grill midweek with no spare on sight. We just lived with the missing lights and the owner did tell us where the can was and delivered a new tank the next day. The owner did take care of everything quickly, but would not have been necessary with a better check in/check out procedure. One final note, the listing claimed cable and internet. There was no cable connected to the TV and the internet/password on the refrigerator did not show up on any devices we had.
a stay at crooked cottage
This cottage has a lot of personality! It has an open floor plan, plenty of room, wonderful neighborhood, and relaxing stay! A wonderful quiet stay and hope to go back again!
We had a great time and plan to return!
The Crooked Cottage had everything we needed for a weekend stay with our little ones. Our host, John, disclosed everything to us ahead of time so we knew what to expect. The house is very imperfect, there's no getting around that. But it was perfect for us and at a price you can't beat. ITS RIGHT ON THE LAKE! We were able to swim and canoe and fish right there. It was wonderful. Is the water in the house orange and stinky? Yes. Is there A/C. No. Are the floors crooked and fixtures outdated? Yes. Is it difficult to find and park? A little. But we knew exactly what to expect and that's why I'm leaving a 5 star review. John is very responsive to messages. If you need to ask if you if should bring this or that...just ask ahead of time. Spend time exploring Cuba and the lake. It's what it's all about!
Property not in rental condition overall
Dishes not clean, no paper towels, water undrinkable, floor crooked, wide cracks around floor and carpet-cold air coming through, stove was filthy, TV did not work, not instructions to set it up, not enough heat, doors don't work properly, entrance hedge grown over sidewalk, stereo didn't work, no heat in bathroom, wndows need replacing-very disappointed overall
This cottage was the perfect lake getaway! Would definitely come again!!
Perfect location on the lake, had all the amenities we needed.
Family getaway without travel
I live and work in Olean and needed a break but wanted to be close to work in case I was needed. John the
owner was very good with working with me as far as setting up dates to stay. This is a neat cottage, and
reminded me of my younger days at the lake. The kids had a blast, as did the adults. Great sunset views!
Parking is limited so try to limit how many of you drive, and you might want to bring cleaner for the grill. I
brought my own grates from my grill at home which was not a hassle. Great lake community, we are thinking
of doing it again this year!
30 minutes from Seneca Allegany Casino
40 minutes from Holiday Valley / Ellicottville
4 miles from the World Famous Cuba Cheese Shoppe