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Modern Cottage - Boating, Fishing, Dock. Fun For The Whole Family!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Adirondack Charm In This 2 Bedroom Cottage On A Large Lot. All New!

Have it all! Access world class fishing and beaches from this all new, well equipped guest cottage just steps from beautiful North Sandy Pond, directly across from the outlet to Lake Ontario. Enjoy the water from the 60' shared dock. Included in your rental are: paddle boat, canoe, life jackets and water toys. Barbecue, picnic on the large lawn. Explore the Thousand Island region and the areas' many State Parks or look for antique treasures in local shops and flea markets.

Sharon Spaker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Sharon Spaker

I am a fiber artist and my partner, Bass is a songwriter. Sandy Pond is a wonderful place for us to escape the heat of our home in Southern Florida as well as reconnect with friends in our native upstate New York. The natural beauty, quiet area and spectacular sunsets fuel our creative spirits.

Sharon Spaker purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sharon Spaker chose Lake Ontario

Our rental cottage offers a large lot for outdoor activities in a neighborhood that is less populated than much of the waterfront. The cottage was meticulously remodeled, furnished and equipped in August 2015 for vacation rentals.

What makes this cottage unique

Sandy Pond offers a diversity seldom found in one place. Wile resembling a lake, this encircled bay has access to miles of Sandy beaches directly on the waters of enormous Lake Ontario. The calm and warmer waters of the pond are a serene place to kayak, canoe and paddle board. Lake Ontario is perfect for large game fishing and boating. Sandy Pond is a bass haven and hosts many tournaments.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sandy Creek in Oswego County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Enclosed shower with good water quality and ample hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and two windows to capture summer breezes. Fresh bedding and comfortable mattresses. Bring your own sheets and towels.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This is a housekeeping cottage. Sheets, towels and beach towels are not provided.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Modern Cottage - Boating, Fishing, Dock. Fun For The Whole Family!
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Nice but not truly pet friendly

  • 3 of 5

I stayed in this cottage with my husband and two other friends for two nights. The cottage itself was SUPER clean and beautiful. It was fairly close to the lake as advertised, however, the access to the lake itself was on the landlord's property along with the hub tub and ALL the water toys such as paddle, kayaks and other items. This can be an uncomfortable setting since the owner of the property is right next to you! Although they are very nice and accommodating.

We also brought our two dogs (medium and small sizes). Despite the fact that the cottage is listed as pet friendly, pets are not allowed to be left unattended in the cottage. We have rented several pet friendly properties throughout the world using VRBO, and this is the first time we ever heard of such an odd rule. If you have pets and you want to explore the area, for example, go to restaurants, wineries, fishing or even go to the grocery store, this is NOT the place for you since your pet must be with you at all times.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very concerned about the well being of the animals that stay in our cottage. Pets left unattended are not allowed, for their safety and comfort and out of respect for neighbors who might be subjected to barking for long periods. There is no outdoor enclosed area for dogs. Pets are welcome only with permission and after agreeing to the terms of the pet addendum to the rental contract.
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The property is spacious and well kept. The interior of the house is sparkling clean and beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

My husband, two daughters and I had a really nice time over Labor Day weekend. The house was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed morning paddle-boat rides, afternoons at the Sandy Island Beach, and an after dinner dip in the hot tub.

If the house had been right on the water and the hot tub right on the property of this house, it would be 5 stars. Sharon and Bass were wonderful to work with and very professional.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great weekend with the girls. We strive to give our guests five star accommodations and amenities without a five star price. Sharon and Bass
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Great stay in Sandy Creek

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two sons and I had a wonderful stay in Sandy Creek at Sharon's cottage. The cottage itself was clean, cool and very comfortable. Access to the pond was very easy and the availability to use the canoe and paddle boat was very helpful. My younger son caught lots of fish off the dock and my older son really enjoyed the hot tub! The area itself was quiet and peaceful- a wonderful place to relax.

Thank you to Sharon and Bass for their hospitality and advice about what to do and where to go in the area. We had a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a small, but very cozy and convenient cottage that has almost everything one needs, except for an oven and a dishwasher, but that wasn't a problem for us at all. Very warm welcome by Sharon, who gave great tips about what to do in the area. There is an awesome collection of water toys (including a pedal boat) that were especially appreciated by our kids. The water is shallow so that children can safely access the pond. Plenty of swimming and boating opportunities in walking distance and nice state parks only a short drive away. Overall, we had a great stay and would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to spend a quiet time in a beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

First let me start off by saying this cottage was beautiful inside, however from the pictures posted a little deceiving to the setting of it. It appears to be a little more private than it actually is. In order to enjoy the view of the water or the hot tub, you had to walk across the road and down a driveway which brought you to the owners backyard. My husband and i were expecting a more private setting with everything located on the property of of the cottage. The owners Sharon and Bass met us at the property and listened to our concerns of it not meeting our expectations and were more than understanding. In closing, i would say if you are looking for privacy and waterfront property, this location would not be ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, I am very disappointed that you were dissatisfied. You received a refund for the rental, fees and security deposit out of kindness on my part. You take no responsibility for reading the listing which states "shared dock", "quiet neighborhood", or looking at the map which clearly shows the private road. Your desire to spend your honeymoon in a secluded location is understandable but please make your choices carefully instead of leaving owners paying for your mistakes.
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Everything was just amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for better people to rent from! Such great help to tell us great places to go to around the area! Had so much to do- wish we had more than 4 days to see everything! The cottage was just beautiful and everything was so clean! Loved there were board games offered as well as plenty of water toys! The only light suggestion is maybe mirrors in the bedrooms so when one person is in the shower another one can dry their hair in the bedroom. Honestly that's it! We are already figuring out when we can rent again!! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Your suggestion about adding mirrors in the bedrooms is a good idea. We will be putting them in right away. It is important that our guests are comfortable while they enjoy the many activities available in the area. We look forward to your next visit to this beautiful region.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Syracuse, N.Y.
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Seaway Trail, Rt. 3
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rainbow Shores
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Boater's Beach, Sandy Island Beach
Car: necessary

Sandy Pond is actually a large sheltered bay on Lake Ontario just south of the beautiful Thousand Islands region. Your cottage is just across the pond from the popular Boater's Beach where you can enjoy the calm water of the pond or the miles of sandy beaches on the lake. Make day trips to the many area attractions, relax and enjoy the wildlife. You are apt to see bald eagles.

Sandy Pond provides excellent sport fishing and the kids will catch dozens of fish on the dock. Fly fishing at Douglaston Manor, charter boat fishing, and world class salmon runs delight the fishermen.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sandy Creek, Upstate New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Pet Fee £57.98
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 4.0%

Pets are welcome only with prior approval. Non-motorized watercraft are included in rental. No parties, events or overnight guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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