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The Secret Cove Maple Cabin, In Parkland (Addl. rental next door available)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

See our additional cottage next door at VRBO 166827. Both offering Peace and Serenity on a quiet cove. Same family 2 Cottages next door to one another. Each is a small independent home. Rent one or both depending on size of group. We love our family cottages....come be a guest of the Ferry family at our Ferryland.

Only 3 miles from Sodus Point recreation center but

what is different about these properties is ... The Incredibly Natural, Beautiful and Peaceful setting. NY State parkland surrounds the little set of cottages. Located directly on the a small cove on lake Ontario. Lots of space. Lovely hikes into Maxwell Bay/Creek Area and Beachwood State Park. Bald & Golden Eagles and Herons fly over cove and nest in state park and point. Take a short hike to Beaver Dam. Great for Kayaks and Canoes along edge and into Maxwell creek area. Directly on,easily accessible beachfront. Cove and Maxwell Bay/creek make small craft boating as well as swimming lovely. Gradual entry swimming with no big drop offs.

Located on Lake Ontario ½ mile from nearest paved road. Over 100 feet of beachfront in your front yard. State park lands in your back yard. Wild, natural, secluded and peaceful.

Sit on the enormous 2nd story deck under maples and and aspen trees and gaze out at Lake Ontario. Swim, boat and fish from hundreds of feet of secluded beachfront. Or hike in the 'back yard'; hundreds of acres of woods and orchards wild state lands featuring nesting bald eagles and Beaver pond.

Launch or rent a power boat at Sodus Bay recreation area (2 mi) or drive to Rochester or the beautiful Finger Lakes (@30 mi).Fishermen will delight in Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Brown, Trophy Lake. Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay are known for prize winning Bass, Walleye and Perch. Birders will love the Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, swans and hummingbirds.

The cottage has two bedrooms each furnished with a Queen and a twin bed. Full bath with shower,a large carpeted living room with views of the lake. Kitchen with dishwasher,microwave, coffee maker, toaster,etc. Linens and laundry included in full week rentals. New Gas grill on rear deck, plenty of parking and space. Bringing Tents or trailers requires a special request please.

More Details

Jan Ferry-Axman
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Jan Ferry-Axman

The Ferry Family is a large and close knit group. I am the youngest of 4 children and act as property manager for our family. I live near by in Rochester NY. This cottage was purchased after the one next door when my sister retired to be near my parents and thought the best place to have a second home. This makes for a great family vacation as we gather every year and use BOTH cottages. VRBO 166827 and VRBO 563369.

We love the space and flexibility this allows and love our family cottages.

Jan Ferry-Axman purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Jan Ferry-Axman chose Sodus Point

The Ferry family is large and close knit. Our parents purchased the first property over 30yrs ago with the idea of fixing it up for retirement. Over the years we have loved visiting and over 30 years we have become a pretty large group who has spent a great deal of time trying out all the activities and restaurants in the area. Two or the four siblings who own the cottage live locally near Rochester but our larger family is spread from San Diego to Fla and NYC. We all LOVE to come back to Sodus and bring our many kids and now grand kids.

What makes this cottage unique

The Sprongs Bluff area, a small cove set into Lake Ontario, is remote and beautiful. We love that we have a huge lot, beautiful sunsets and LOTS of space. The little set of cottages here are completely surrounded by NYS forever wild parkland. The old Girl Scout camp next door was also purchased by NYS and turned into Beachwood Sate Park. We have a private path leading back there. Beachwood has Maxwell Creek running through it as well as Maxwell Bay. This makes for great Canoe and Kayak trips into the Maxwell Creek area. Bald Eagles nest on the point and beauty and tranquility surround you. Lastly when you want to eat out, get a fishing charter, enjoy a drink and entertainment, walk a sandy beach and long pier a quick 3-4mi. drive to Sodus Point and additional fun can easily be had. Also we are about 3-4mi. in the other direction to Sodus village for a post office, grocery store, library, bank and more restaurants. We think we have the perfect spot to enjoy peace, beauty quiet and a just about any fun activity.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Sodus Point on Town of Sodus

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Leash your dog outside and pick up after your dog. Maximum dogs 2 (ask if you have more) . One extra dog visitor in daytime is fine.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen and Twin in ea. bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen and Twin in each room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I love to help people find activities in the area and know many fun local resources. Please let me know what your interests are. Some example of activities include, Antiquing, boat rental,fishing, ride an Erie Canal boat through a lock, beaches, hiking and parks, amusement parks, renaissance fair, children's activities, shopping, wineries, restaurants, museums and more. Please just ask!


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The Secret Cove Maple Cabin, In Parkland (Addl. rental next door available)
average rating of 4.525 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

Had a fabulous time. Being so close to the lake was perfect - and loved the cooling breezes off the lake at the height of summer. Great space for our two dogs too.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

Not a fancy place but it is extremely relaxing, comfortable and a beautiful setting. It's one of the best vacations our family has taken. We loved the fact the deck was enclosed so we didn't worry about our dog. The sunrises, sunsets, fresh air, and water were absolutely amazing. Jan went out of her way to make sure we knew the property and ensure we had great tips about the area. We did not want to leave. Thank you for sharing your place with us.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation spot on so many levels. We'll describe some of them:

1) We were worried about having fun for all of our kids (ages 1.5, 4, 11, 13). They all had a blast. Skipping rocks, finding interesting rocks, kayaking, swimming, hiking....nobody was left out. There were kayaks, a canoe, a row boat, a paddle boat, and life jackets of all sizes on site for us to use.

2) The landscape is truly breathtaking. You're sleeping 32 steps away from the water. The sunrises and sunsets are incredible!

3) Near other great spots to explore. Chimney Bluffs are 20 minutes away, Sodus Point with a lighthouse and beach is 10 minutes away, Niagara Falls is a little over 2 hours away. Those were the places we went and enjoyed a lot.

4) The house is small (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom), but we all fit well. Everyone was comfortable.

5) Jan is really great to work with. She was very responsive to our questions before the trip and during the trip. She gave us a tour of the house when we arrived.

To summarize: This was a great vacation spot for my whole family. We can't wait to go back again!

Dan and Sara Stiefel

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Great to have you! We love sharing with nice families who enjoy the property and area as much as we do! Can't wait to have you again. Jan
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Nice Get Away

  • 4 of 5

My husband, infant son, and 2 dogs visited Ferryland Cottage mid June 2017. The cottage has an amazing view of the lake. WOW! The high water made it difficult to swim or wade, but I don't think that's typical. The home was cozy. If you are looking for a 5 star resort, this isn't it, but honestly we thought it was great (we do a lot of camping and backpacking so it was surely and upgrade for us!!) Had everything we needed for a week's stay. All essentials were included. The owner is super nice and accessible. We encountered unseasonably HOT weather and black flies which made our stay not a 5 star, but nothing to do with the property, per se, except AC would have been a perk. Such is life! We most appreciated being able to bring our dogs! It can be tough traveling with pets, but this was a pet's dream! We have a lab and he LOVED the water being so close! It is very secluded from the main road, but does have several neighboring homes. We did several excursions to the Finger Lakes for hiking, sightseeing. Close enough for day trips, for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I thought the property was well maintained and very quaint.

  • 5 of 5

The area is so peaceful, a welcome retreat from daily life. Quiet neighbors, great views and it feels like you are in a remote location. Great place to fish, have a fire and perfect setting for late night walks to see an abundance of fireflies.

The lake is much higher than it usually is and much of the walk out areas that were accessible are now underwater. It certainly takes nothing away from the house or setting, however does make it a little tricky to maneuver kayaks and small boats in and out.

Overall a lovely cottage!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage with outstanding views of Lake Ontario

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for a family reunion. The cottages were very homely and the surrounding area had lots to offer. My favourite was kayaking in the lake and exploring the trails leading into the nearby state park.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sodus Point
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sodus Bay Heights
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Burnaps fruit farm and Cafe &many in Sodus Pt.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Your front yard, Long sandy beach
Car: necessary

Sodus Bay and Sodus Point are a resort area connected to Great Lake Ontario and part of the Finger lakes area of NYS. The Bay is the largest inland bay on Great lake Ontario. Sodus Point has much for visitors including: A long sandy beach, life guarded beaches, public boat launch, Marinas for Boat rental, restaurants, bars w/entertainment, Sailing, Golf Courses, shopping, ice cream, play grounds at the beach and the commercial area and a wonderful lighthouse museum. The Sodus Bay area boasts great Fishing, Parks, antiquing, Golf, Kids activities. The Village of Sodus (separate from the Sodus Point) is a Apple Farming Town and community. In the fall apple trucks roll to the Motts plant on rt 104 and Farm markets explode with fresh fruits and activities from Corn Mazes and Pumpkins to Apple Tasting. Fall Leaves are gorgeous and Blue skys and water make it a great time to visit the many parks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Sodus Point, Lake Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Prime Time
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
18 Sep 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall to Spring
16 Oct 2018 - 1 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £268.9
Cleaning Fee £76.83
Pet Fee £38.41


Summers booking weekly unless week has not rented -See calendar.

If week is open in summer and guest only wants part of 7day week......IF the full week does not rent you will be contacted for your days request.

Weekend and shorter stays available off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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