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Beautiful Timber-Frame Cottage - Canandaigua Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Den, +Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come enjoy this beautiful timber-frame cottage on the quiet, dead-end, South Lake Road. The property is approximately 2 acres backing onto South Hill. There are beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake from the vaulted ceiling Great Room and truly spectacular views from the 'Eyebrow' balcony above the front door.

The kitchen is fully equipped and is open to the great room and dining room. The great room has beautiful timberframing, a stone fireplace and couches that are great for napping or enjoying the view of the Lake. There is a screened in porch off the great room to enjoy sunsets over the lake while eating dinner. Completing the main level is a master bedroom and bath (lake views of course), a den/bedroom, full hall bath and mud room. On the lower level there are two more bedrooms; one with 2 sets of bunk beds and the other with a Queen bed - both bedrooms have lake views. Completing the lower level is a full bath, a family room area with TV, ping pong and games as well as a garage.

You have 150 feet of private lakefront to enjoy including a permanent dock and buoy for your boat. There are about 20 steps down to the lake. The water depth at the end of the dock is about five feet dropping off to about 10 feet another 20 feet out. There is a refrigerator, picnic table, chairs and a fire ring for your use Lakeside. Also included are two kayaks and a small rowboat for your fun. The lake front beach is screened from the neighboring properties creating a very private feel.

The house is located at 1003 South Lake Road, about 1/2 mile south of Vine Valley (probably 4-5 miles north of the south end of the lake on the east side). The house is located across the road from the lake which is typical on South Lake Road. South Lake road is a narrow, dead-end road with very little traffic. Many people from the neighborhood enjoy walking, biking and jogging along the road as it has great views of the lake and many interesting houses.

What else is there to say... we love it and are sure you will too. Thanks for your interest.

Keywords: Canandaigua Lake, Finger Lakes, Lake House, Lake Front, South Lake Road

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Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Mark

We built this house in 2004 and have enjoyed many many wonderful family times here. We have family in the area but currently reside in Baltimore so can not spend the entire summer at the Lake. Rather than let the house sit empty we enjoy sharing it with families so that they can create their own happy memories like we have. You will find the house very open and there is very little that is off limits. Eat, drink or use anything we, or other families have left behind, as the next family will do the same.

Mark purchased this house in 2004


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Middlesex, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Weekly rentals begin and end on Sundays.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bath -
    Lower Level Bath - Bath for bedrooms on the lower level
    Hall Bath - toilet , shower , Hall bath on the main floor, has a shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This the 1st floor master bedroom with private bath
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room with 2 bunk beds, 1 has double lower bunk
    Den w/Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) In Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a double foldout futon in the den and another double futon in the loft., Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunk beds in the bunkroom - one bunk bed has a double lower bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Timber-Frame Cottage - Canandaigua Lake
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Water issues

  • 4 of 5

Only issue was no running water Monday morning to take showers. Also could not use ensuite showers all because it only had cold water. Not sure why that was but it was somewhat annoying.

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The water filter in the water purification system failed causing the water supply to be diminished. This occurred on the day these guests were scheduled to depart so there was no opportunity to fix it prior them leaving. It has since been repaired. I am puzzled about the comment regarding no hot water in one of the bathrooms since we have had guests stay since this group and no one has mentioned any problems.
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Lovely family gathering

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot for our families to meet! With 6 adults and 4 young kids (Ages 1,2,5 &5), we were so thrilled with all that this house had to offer us during our three days there. There were plenty of toys/puzzles/games for the kids, and it was well set up for cooking big meals while enjoying the views of the lake. The kids loved the bunk bed set up in the downstairs bedroom. There were plenty of local farm stands on our drive to the house, and great local wine. We went to Naples for the Grape Festival, which was busy, but fun, but really - the house itself was where we wanted to be. Our kids enjoyed rolling down the hill in the backyard, going for row boat rides, swinging on the hammock by the beach, and throwing rocks into the water. Although it was a bit cold for swimming, we let the kids romp around in the water for a while, as the beach had a nice shallow entry. The big kids took long walks along the road, and cycled the local, but hilly roads. It was really perfect. Just remember to bring your own towels :) - I missed that detail, but fortunately Mark was gracious enough to lend us some. We hope to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, superior property

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time back, and I think I've appreciated the house more each time. It really is so well appointed and such a great set-up for accommodating different combinations of people (singles, couples, disparate ages, etc.). The house is also extremely well-equipped, and the owner super responsive for whatever issues may arise. But bottom line, the house makes the beauty and magic of the lake available for full enjoyment. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House on a Beautiful Lake

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our family vacation at Evergreen on Canandaigua Lake. The house is perfect for a large family. We had 8-10 there during the week. We spent a lot of time on the dock enjoying the water. In the evening there is plenty of room inside for family fun and games. Some of the group went to a concert at the Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. All of us enjoyed our dinner at Bristol Harbor. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not have been more perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with extended family in early June of 2016 (8 to 10 at times). The house is very comfortably furnished and with plenty of room for that many guests and still some areas to enjoy the quiet even with a full house. Everything functioned perfectly in this well maintained property and the location and view is outstanding. We were able to fish from the dock, rent and easily dock a boat, enjoy the evening camp fires by the lake and get out for a wine tasting tour in close by Naples. The screened porch was perfect for morning coffee and the kitchen had everything we needed to eat in every day. It was a big hit with everyone. Highly recommended !!

  • Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location, excellent amenitites

  • 5 of 5

We used this house for a week-long family reunion, with daytime visits by friends who live in the area. It was perfect. The house was immaculate, and the kitchen was extremely well stocked. The large windows offer spectacular views of the lake; the living area is spacious and comfortable. The modern kitchen and large dining table were also a boon. The owner was very responsive to any questions that arose. The screen-in porch was perfect for working on puzzles; the upstairs loft and balcony excellent for quiet and reading. The desk in the master bedroom came in handy for those who could not completely escape work, and we all enjoyed our campfires in the large fire pit down by the water and playing badmitten on the grassy lawn behind the house. The property is perfectly located on the lake -- a beautiful spot with easy access to local attractions and downtown. The bedroom configurations offered many options for our diverse group.

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester, NY
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Canandaigua Lady
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Vine Valley beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Middlesex, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Early Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 24 2018 - Aug 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$643.9
Cleaning Fee C$238.24

Linens for all beds are included. Towels (bath and wash cloth) can be provided for an additional charge of $5/person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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