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DERUYTER LAKE - A PARADISE GETAWAY LOG HOME IN THE APPALACHIAN HILLS.

Shawn Skeele

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Shawn Skeele

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2014
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DERUYTER LAKE - A PARADISE GETAWAY LOG HOME IN THE APPALACHIAN HILLS.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Cazenovia House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 12, HUGE Living/ Dining Room, seating 12

10% OFF IF PAID IN FULL 90 days IN ADVANCE. Ideal for church retreats. Discounts offered during the off season for them. DeRuyter Lake Area is ideal for biking, swimming, sailing, fishing, sleighing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, 2 downhill skiing centers and 4 golf courses are with in 15 min. Family reunions or vacations, wedding party, business retreats, and vacations. • kayaking, horseshoes, pool table. • 3200 Square feet • Acres with trails and scenic views, miles of snowmobile trails • several State Forests near by, tree swing and house for kids • High-speed wireless, • Large kitchen and HUGE living room • Cozy indoor fireplace and outdoor bonfire area, enormous dining room seating 12, DVD, VCR, TV • laundry room, unique kid's playroom they will love • Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmer glass Opera and Fingerlake tours an hour away, Experience living in a post & beam cedar log home. 4 hrs from NYC, Buffalo, Montreal, Harrisburg

1BR BED & BREAKFAST RATE - $1000 weekly, $500 weekends,(Fri, Sat, Sun) $200/night otherwise.

This Is A Non Smoking Home.

****We Are Not Interested In Renters Looking For A Beer Party Location, but People Who Understand Respect For Another's Home And Neighbors Even Though They Are 800 Ft Away.*****

Before Accepting Any Deposit, A Phone Interview Is Required By The Owner.

Sledding during the winter:: Truck taxi rides up 800ft driveway in the winter for sledding cost extra. Your kids will love it!

DeRuyter Lake:: DeRuyter Lake is 8 miles south of Cazenovia tucked in the rolling hills of central New York. We are far enough in the country for privacy and yet only 30 minutes from the Syracuse, Cortland or Oneida city life. The Finger Lakes and Ithaca are less than a hour away also.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Shawn Skeele (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Shawn Skeele

The land this house resides was my grandfather's 100 acre lot bought in the late 1930's and put in a family trust for future generations. With God's hand of provision, I moved my family back to the lake to raise buying 6 acres overlooking the lake. My older brother and I built this log home in 2002 with our own sweat, blood, care, pride and a sore thumb at times.

My wife and I homeschool our kids. I'm part owner of the family insurance agency established by my grandfather in 1957 being a 3rd generation owner desiring to carry on his multi-generational vision.

Shawn Skeele purchased this house in 2002

Why Shawn Skeele chose Cazenovia

This Post & Beam Cedar Log Home speaks for itself. It's private, isolated, custom made with a layout that is open and spacious being ideal for family reunions or retreats. For me, it's like coming home to a vacation property everyday. The view of God's creation and animals standing anywhere in the house is breath taking. Deer, foxes, rabbits, turkeys, ducks, eagles, hawks or chickens, you never know what you're going to wake up to. We have awesome sunsets as we relax from the day's events giving thanks reflecting at the wonder and beauty around us.

You have a great variety of activities with family and friends. Enjoy the lakefront swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and enjoying the lake scenery. Up at the house, have a big bonfire, grill some steak, rest in the hammock, play horseshoes, roast some smores, tell stories and jokes or just enjoy the scenery.

Inside, play some pool, while watching a game, use the exercise equipment, nap, enjoy the open spacious rooms and deck. Oh, and enjoy the scenery overlooking the lake.

We have a beautiful playroom for the kids, barbie house, penned up ducks-chickens-rabbits-geese to view, play swing set, sandbox, games galore and wifi.

All this is just at the house. Syracuse, Cortland and Oneida are just 1/2 hour away. Ski resorts, golf courses, state forests with trails for hiking, biking and skiing, elegant restaurants 12 minutes away, true Italian pizza in 5 minutes and freshly made bread every day at the bottom of the hill by our neighbors.

If the moon is almost full with no clouds, you can turn off the house lights and watch the show outside with glowing bugs and insects being scooped up by a couple bats feasting at the evenings smorgasbord of delights.

During the winter, our 800 ft driveway is the best sledding path in all central NY!

All four seasons provide refreshing perspectives about this creation made just for us. We look forward to sharing it with you for a spell.

What makes this house unique

A restful, peaceful, tranquil, fun, spacious, Post & Beam Cedar Log Home experience awaits you, family and friends. Call me with your questions and how we can make this an ideal vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The owner was very accomodating and gracious. Everything advertised on the homeaway.com website was true. He even had roasting sticks, marshmellows, chocolate and graham crackers for us with a fire in the fireplace when arriving. The cedar log home is just breath taking along with the view no matter where you are in the home looking out over the lake.



This is a wonderful family who uses the rental funds to pay for homeschooling their kids. We're glad to support them in their overwhelming endeavor.



We have an event every year locally and will certainly be returning next year.
Feb 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

DeRuyter Lake - A paradise getaway log home in the Appalachian hills.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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DeRuyter Lake - A paradise getaway log home in the Appalachian hills.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210242
-(315) 480-2525 (New York, USA)
Cazenovia Finger Lakes
5

Nice view great location easy access to the lake

  • 5 of 5
This property is on a gorgeous location on top of a small hill. The view of the lake from the house is breathtaking. Our group enjoyed our stay thoroughly and we took full advantage of the amenities in the property like out door fire pit, hammock, boats/kayak allowed by the home-owner to be used by us. The house has enough space--we were a group of 9 people and the space was ample however there is only one shower so that might be a limitation. the kitchen was very spacious and had all the stuff needed for cooking. It would have been nice if there was a functional grill for using outdoors--the one that was there was kind of old and did not work very well. There was some strange odor in the dishwasher but that might be because of its limited usage.
Overall, this place is highly recommended for vacation stay. The owners were really nice and friendly and the view and location is absolutely spectacular!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I do want to say that we have replaced the outdoor grill. I'm sorry you had trouble with it. I checked the dishwater also but could not smell or see anything in the trap. We disconnected the plumbing to examine and clean. Whatever the odor was, it's gone. My apologies.

I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Upon your next visit, you can enjoy our new 16x30 log railing deck we just finished 8/19/14!

Appreciatively Yours,
Shawn Skeele

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Syracuse Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
coalyard
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Seneca Lake
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cazenovia Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sal's Restaurant, Brae Loch, Brewsters Inn
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Toggenburg Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
My lakefront
Car: necessary

DeRuyter Lake - A paradise 9 room post & beam cedar log home with lake access in the Appalachian hills of Central New york, 22 miles from Syracuse. Perfect for family and class reunions, executive retreats, workshops, or romantic getaways. Area is great for biking, horseback riding, sledding, snowshoeing & cross country skiing, downhill skiing & snowmobiling trails are nearby. Syracuse is home of the Erie Canal Museum, MOST Science Center, Syracuse Stage Playhouse, Carousel Mall, and SU Orangemen Basketball & Football. • lake access, fishing, kayaking. • 3200 Square feet • Acres of trails, scenic views • perfect for Croquet, badminton • High-speed wireless • Large Modern Kitchen • HUGE Living room • Enormous dining room seating 12

• TV, DVD, VCR • laundry room • beautiful, comfortable furnishings, pool table, in house exercise machines • Syracuse, Cortland and Canastota only 30 minutes away * Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmer glass Opera and Fingerlakes tours an hour away.

Other Activities: golfing, kayaking, skiing, biking, hunting, fishing, pool table, in house exercise machines.

During the off season and no holiday weekends, we do offer church men, women and/or couple retreats at discounted rates. Call the owner for details.

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Cazenovia House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$400
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Fri,Sat
$3,000
$10,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Prep cleaning fee $100
Notes This is our home. We are glad to share this beautiful cedar post & beam log home with those who respect and appreciate it. All proceeds go to fund homeschooling our kids.

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Amenities

Amenities

Cazenovia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms come with everything you need. Just bring your own toothbrushes. :)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • master - 1 king , In the loft
    girl's - 2 twin/ single
    boy's - 1 twin/ single
    guest's - 1 double
  • We have 5 spare mattresses you can pull out if needed. There is plenty of room to lay them out in the basement playroom, the living room in front of a cozy fireplace on a radiant heat floor that will lull you to sleep and a large walk in closet off our girl's bedroom. All sheets, pillows, quilts etc will be supplied and housekeeping arrangements can be made. New! - Pool table and in house exercise equipment, boflex PR1000
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Daily maid service can be arranged and negotiated. There is a local massage therapist 15 minutes away and will do house calls if desired. There are 4 golf courses with in a 15 minute radius too. Pontoon boat rides can be arranged for a small fee. This Is A Non Smoking Home. We Are Not Interested In Renters Looking For A Beer Party Location, But People Who Understand Respect For Another's Home And Neighbors Even Though They Are 700 Ft Away. Before Accepting Any Deposit, A Phone Interview Is Required By The Owner. If you don't see something listed that you desire to do or want, please call me and ask. We probably have it available near by or I might be able to arrange it before your coming.

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