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Incredible Sandy Beachfront in Sodus Point!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Small Cottage in Sodus Point on Beach.

This lovely little gem is an ideal spot for couples and small families. Directly behind the owners cottage this boat house/converted Guest cottage has a water view and lovely small deck. Everything is located in walking distance. Take a walk on the beach in the morning. Hike to one of the many restaurants or the light house museum and much more. Easily keep a boat within walking distance as you have the bay on one end of your street and the lake at the other. Ideal spot for sun, sand, boats and many outdoor activities.

Property Manager
Jan Ferry-Axman
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with sink, standing shower, toilet & mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • One Large Upstairs Area Serves as sleeping and lounging area. One Queen Bed and two Twin beds. Downstairs has a Futon for extra sleeping.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage sits directly on Sodus Point one end of the street is the sandy beach the other end is the Great Sodus Bay ideal for boating.


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Incredible Sandy Beachfront in Sodus Point!
average rating of 3.8947368 based on 19 reviews

Needs a LOT of TLC---we cut our trip short

  • 1 of 5

Let me begin by saying that location was neat. Right on the beach, and despite Sodus Point apparently recently having received some flooding (lots of pumps & sand bags all around town), the walking & biking options were OK.

However, this place needs a complete overhaul. We camp a lot and are not opposed to "rustic" accommodations. This went beyond rustic, however, and was really quite filthy. I have used much nicer bathrooms at campgrounds & state parks. Toilet leaked with every flush, bathroom was VERY tiny and difficult to maneuver in. Flimsy shower enclosure screwed directly into studs and I wouldn't have depended on the grab bar to support any weight if needed. Floors, ceilings, and fixtures were filthy with dirt and cobwebs. We did not feel comfortable putting our baby on the floor to play. Ants in the kitchen. Found huge chunks of glass in sand directly outside. Tons of bricks randomly scattered in the sand behind the house in front, which is directly in front of our entrance. The provided small propane grill has not been maintained and was disgusting---we left it outside for the duration of our stay due to the odor. Had to use hangers to prop the windows open upstairs in the sleeping area. If we hadn't been able to keep the windows open, we wouldn't have even been able to stay one night....it was VERY stuffy and hot upstairs otherwise. Box fans helped cool it off only little bit.

It truly disturbs me that this is marketed to families when it is clearly not a safe or comfortable accommodation for small children.

Corners were most DEFINITELY cut and shortcuts taken in preparing this place as a rental. We left 1 night early, cutting our trip short due to the conditions described. Jan was apologetic and did refund some of our money.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. We have also referred your property to others!!!! We would definitely do it again.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great location but extremely "rustic".

  • 3 of 5

This renovated boathouse is located directly on the beach in scenic Sodus Point, NY. It is truly only steps to the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario. The water is clean and refreshing and the week after Labor Day we practically had the beach to ourselves. The area surrounding Sodus is known for growing apples and the trees on our drive up were heavy with fruit. There is a farm market only a couple of miles up the beach road where you can load up on local produce. We had a wonderful visit here. The rental does have a few draw-backs, especially for the price. The rental is behind and may belong to a poorly maintained cob-web covered, old beach house that is flanked by two lovely homes. If you wish to park near the boathouse you will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle as the sand in the driveway is deep and soft. You enter the unit into what was the boat storage area, as you can see by the 2 garage doors that form one wall. There is a small seating area with a very old TV and a small kitchen that is not well suited for cooking at home. The bathroom is extremely tiny and roughly finished. The entire area has old linoleum flooring but I am sure it is very hard to keep clean with all of the sand that is tracked in. The sleeping area is reached by a steep and narrow stairway that has been added. The loft upstairs has a great high ceiling with 2 large windows at either end. Daylight sun comes in the east window and afternoon sun in the west. Don't plan on sleeping in. The bamboo blinds on these large windows only minimally reduce the amount of light (and heat) coming in. There are smaller windows all the way around this large room with old, faded curtains. These windows are hard to open and keep open because of worn mechanisms. With no insulation or air conditioning, this upstairs space got extremely warm during the day. There is one dresser, a movable clothes rack, 2 day beds and one larger bed with no headboard. It may be good for a small family or 3 extremely close couples. All in all, Sodus Point is a great location for a waterfront vacation and we had a good time on our visit. Pets are welcomed and no one will hassle you if you have a night-time fire on the beach. Finally, this boathouse is in a great location but it is extremely rustic and seems like only a small step up from camping.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. Sodus Point is lovely and the area very nice. The little boat house is an efficiency and is a converted boat house. Over the years we have worked to upgrade the little home, but it remains a small converted boat house. It is a seasonal location for a great visit. I find that standards expectation vary hugely. This makes it difficult to meet everyones expectations for what a cottage should be or provide. We will continue to work to improve the location and do hope people have a clear idea of what to expect. Thank you for your personal assessment of your stay overall. And I do hope to see you back in the future. I do rent several properties in the area and have several full homes with dishwashers, huge decks and extensive amenities. Keep us in mind it may be that one of these places better meets your desired needs and expectations. Check out- Ferryland Cottage Rentals on Facebook to see them all.
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Low-key, low-stress beach cottage on Sodus Point

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this property which sits directly on the beach at Sodus Point. Jan, who manages the property was extremely attentive and accomodating. We especially appreciated that we could bring our dog along! In fact, that was the major attraction of this particular house. There were many other dogs "living" close by, and the neighbors were very friendly and helpful. It was fun to make fires on the beach, and walk to the near-by lighthouse museum, where there was a Sunday afternoon concert. We even spent a day on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, visiting many dog-friendly wineries.

We had a throughly enjoyable and relaxing experience! Thanks so much, Jan....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back again. I love Sodus and the village of Sodus Point is charming and walkable. A great place for a week or weekend get-away!
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Pets Welcomed

  • 4 of 5

Cute beach front cottage. Very clean and had a wonderful welcome binder with all the local information and menus included. We were in waking distance to everything. The bathroom was a good size and more than suits the needs but not much elbow room. I would suggest privacy window treatments as The shower seemed the only "secure" room to change. Curtains are on every window and are very tasteful but perhaps retractable blinds for upstairs would provide a privacy option for intimate situations. Brought along our large 100 lb dog and she was welcome in all areas we visited including the public beach. Had a great time and Jan was very professional and timely with inquiries.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay it was great to have you. I will look into blinds on the upstairs windows, or perhaps more substantial curtains to what is available. Glad you enjoyed the many opportunities to play Sodus Point offers. The walkability to everything is my favorite part. You can be on the beach or a restaurant deck with a very short walk from one to the other. Hope we see you again. Thanks Jan
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Quaint Beach Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The two-story former boathouse has been renovated into a charming getaway spot. The best part of the place is the second-story sleeping loft which is spacious, airy, and windowed on all sides, allowing the breezes off the lake to lull you into effortless sleep or enhance your morning reading in bed while you listen to the waves hit the beach on Lake Ontario. Perfect in its way.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your visit. It was a pleasure to have you! Sodus Points sandy beach. lovely views and walkable, cute little village make it a great place to be. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again and I do hope we see you back again soon. We do rent through the Fall and would love to have you back again or we hope to see you next year. Thanks!
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sodus Point WALKING distance
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Rochester NY or Syracuse NY
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sodus Point -Walking
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Brantling NY Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Sodus Point and Sodus Bay in the Fingerlakes of NYS, is a recreational paradise. The best of a Great Lake AND a small Lake in that Sodus Bay is like a fingerlake in itself due to its large size. Enjoy the sandy beach, hike out the pier, take a trip to the Sodus Light House Museum or a hike in a premier Park like Chimney Bluffs State Park. The area is also home to winerys, adorable shops and a short dive to theme parks, amusment parks and so much more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Sodus Point, Lake Ontario

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Spring
19 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Summer end Early Fall
26 Aug 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
15 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30.92 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 8.0%

Prefer Full week Rentals in summer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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