|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Newly renovated 1920's cottage. The entire lower level was completed gutted, insulated, dry-walled. We did all the work ourselves, and really wanted to set the place up in a way so we would enjoy living there some day. We focused on comforts of the family, since we have children and grandchildren of our own. It has a very open floor plan, with light colors, and beach decor, so it really has the feel of a vacation get-away. There are four bedrooms upstairs. Although we did not gut the upper floor, it has been freshly painted and decorated, and all beds, linens, etc. are brand new. Keep in mind that this is a 1920's cottage, so it is not framed like a "real house" upstairs. Consequently, the bedroom doors are just plywood-- as are most in cottages of this era-- and they shut with a latch or hook and eye. EVERY bedroom has a new air conditioner.
Bedroom 1: 2 twin beds
Bedroom 2: 1 full bed
Bedroom 3: 1 full bed
Bedroom 4 : 1 full, 1 twin bed.
Bedroom 3 and 4 actually have a window between them, as bedroom 3 used to be the front of the house, until the porch was added, above which is bedroom 4. This is a perfect set set-up if you want to keep an eye on the kids in the adjacent room. You also have to walk through the bathroom to get to the 4th bedroom. There is a 3 piece bathroom upstairs, which includes a shower (no tub) toilet, and sink with vanity.
PLEASE NOTE OUR RATES DO INCLUDE LINEN SERVICE, UNLIKE MANY OTHER AREA RENTALS. WE SUPPLY ALL SHEETS, PILLOW CASES, PILLOWS AND QUILTS. BATH TOWELS ARE ALSO SUPPLIED, BUT NO TOWELS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO THE BEACH, AND BEACH TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED.
The main level has a fully-equipped BRAND NEW kitchen includes a breakfast bar area, and everything you could possibly need to prepare family meals, including a coffee-maker, microwave, flatware, cooking utensils, pots/pans, electric chopper, toaster, serving bowls, etc. There is also an expandable dining table in the open adjacent area. The living area has plenty of seating, is bright and open, and has a new 32" Smart TV (if you ever watch it!), so you can access your Netflix account, or just enjoy the cable service. The cottage also has wifi of course! There is a washer and dryer in the back hallway that you are welcome to use, and an adjoining powder room.
There is a large picnic table outside, along with a gas grill. There is also fire pit out back, where you can just sit and relax, or roast a few marshmallows.
NO PARTIES OR EVENTS ALLOWED ON PREMISES.
There is room for 2 cars to park in front of house, with additional public parking steps away adjacent to ball field. We do not allow recreational vehicles, boats or trailers on the property, but arrangements can be made with local marinas. There is also a public boat launch down the street, and docks for rent--practically in the back yard.
I have lived in the area since 1984, but my fiance has been here his whole life. He has been coming to Sodus Point since he was a child. I also grew up near water--next to a river in the midwest--so being near the water has always been "in my blood".
Susan Camp purchased this cottage in 2015
We wanted to find a place that we could make our own. This place definitely needed some TLC when we bought it, so it was the perfect opportunity to reconfigure, and re-work the space to suit the needs of our family, or our visitors!
This location was just perfect for us, so we knew we had to have it! We can walk with our grandchildren anywhere, since everything is 1-2 blocks away. Plus, we have the advantage of having an actual baseball field (which is very rarely used) as our backyard. They have squirt gun fights, water balloon wars, and yes, they also play baseball. It has the added benefit of seeing the water, but no worry of any of the little ones falling in it.
We enjoyed our stay very much - the house is adorable and very convenient to the beach and to town. The owners were very responsive and the house is very clean. Highly recommended.
My husband, daughter, and myself had a great time spending a week in this cottage. It was cute, clean and had a great backyard. The proximity to everything is very walkable, but removed enough so you don't hear all of the restaurants live bands at night. I would definitely rent this place again in the future.
Spur of the moment , my sister and I rented this house on a Thursday and arrived Friday. The owner was very professional on the phone as far as the contract and directions to the house . We went late Oct. so it did get cold during the night. BUT! Not in the house. The heating system worked great! It's lovely. So cute and beachy feeling. Very, very clean with no odors. There were no lingering musty smells. Location is great. Near the water, out your door, just walk down the block. Easy to walk to bars and eateries, just walk out your back door. Big bonus for me, wifi, washer and dryer, no dirty clothes to bring home, and tv. I dont watch TV but I like to know who is winning the football games. Especially when the Bills are playing in London.
The only thing I can recommend to the owners is an update on some of the kitchen utensils. The can opener didnt work. and need to get a better cork screw. Along with some more wine glasses and drinking glasses in general. There were plenty of coffee and tea mugs. And low on bowls, both serving and cereal or soup bowls. Might consider a blender for mixed drinks and smoothies.
With that said, don't let me steer you wrong! The house is really nice. So go and enjoy it.
Three sisters and I, plus some other family members, just wrapped up a two-week vacation in Sodus Point. We loved the cottage and found it fine for our purposes. It was exactly as described on this website, so read the description carefully and you will know precisely what you are getting. The owners have just fixed up the cottage, and it has been decorated in a cute, beachy style. We have been going to Sodus Point all our lives but had never stayed right there on Wickham Blvd. It turned out to be a great location -- a short block to the lake, an easy walk east to the little beach on the bay side, and a quick walk across the baseball park to the stores on Greig Street. The backyard adjoins the baseball park, and there is plenty of room to set up a volleyball net. Many evenings we grilled out back, sitting in a lovely breeze. We had a slight issue with the downstairs air conditioner, but not enough to call the owners; they probably would have responded as they seemed eager to make sure everything was perfect. Only one upstairs bedroom has its own a/c, but there is a hard-working unit in the upstairs hall that was pretty effective. The upstairs has the feel of a Sodus Point cottage in earlier days, which we personally love, whereas the downstairs is completely modern. The steps from the first floor to the second are about what you would expect in a 1920s cottage, or maybe a little better, so you might want to take that into account if you have mobility issues. (One member of our party uses a cane, and she still managed.) The cottage is clean, and the linen service was A-1. We definitely will consider this cottage for our next trip.
Very simply, the location is amazing, the house is cute, and there are things that need addressing, but if you’re a middle age couple or group with no children, this would probably work out fine for you.
Pros: Location is awesome! Close to bars and nightlife, as well as the beach. You can hear the live music from the back yard. The house has four rooms and easily sleeps 9. The kitchen is great – large and updated. There is a washer and dryer available for use.
Cons: There is no guardrail on the upper flight of stairs (our two year old fell down the stairs because of this). I would use caution with children and the elderly. The doors to the rooms are not real doors and do not open and close properly. There is no bathtub, only a standing shower. There is no A/C in three of the four rooms, nor are there ceiling fans. The A/C unit downstairs is not set up properly and the circuit flips constantly because it isn’t set to drain properly. Expectations from the owner are not clearly outlined. The owner expects you to leave the house mopped and deep cleaned, so plan a cleaning day at the end of your stay or hire a service to come and take care of that for you. We lost our deposit due to a floor that needed mopping and a cracked dollar store sand bucket.
I planned to address the issues with the owner, who really seemed to be agreeable and open at the time of booking. We had spoken on the phone and emailed back and forth. But no sooner did our plane land than I was greeted with a horribly scathing email – it was a shock and a disappointment. She was angry that the house wasn’t spotless and her email was an awful way to end our family vacation. I hope she corrects the issues and just rolls a cleaning fee (from a professional service, so she can remover herself emotionally from what is a business) into the price of the rental.
I would recommend this to adults in the forty to sixty year age group, with no children.
Myself and a group of friends have just returned from what would be the most ideal setting for a long weekend or week of fun in the sun on Sodus Point. The house was clean, the neighbors were great and the location was IDEAL. Steps from the beach, restaurants, bars and water. We will 1000% be coming back to this house time and time again. Thank you again Susan for making this an amazing experience.
Steps away from Lake Ontario Beach and Sodus Bay beach which includes a large picnic area/shelter, public beach and concession building. Your backyard is a baseball field, so if you have younger children, no need to worry--they have plenty of room to run! Our grand kids absolutely love it! There is a fire pit set up in the back yard, with a view of Sodus Bay. You are steps away from fine dining and amazing martinis at the Bay Street Hotel, along with our local family-owned favorite "Coop Deck" right across the field. There are also other restaurants and pubs along the street, and live entertainment on weekends. Don't forget to stop for ice cream, and give the kids a chance to enjoy one of the playgrounds in town. ALL WITHIN 1-2 BLOCKS. Lake Ontario sunsets are some the most beautiful that you will ever see. There are also nearby wineries and a local distillery. If you enjoy boating, you are steps away from dockage and there are boat rentals available at the local marinas.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£244|
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