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Jim and Lori Vanderhoof

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Canandaigua Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, lake front, sandy bottom, 70 ft dock, two boat hoists

WONDERFUL LAKE FRONT PROPERTY ON CANANDAIGUA LAKE Sandy Beach Escape is the perfect, affordable destination on a beautiful lake for your next family gathering! The main house sleeps 8 and has one and ½ baths. An additional separate sleeping area over the finished garage sleeps 8 and has a ½ bath. Windows surround the kitchen and dining room and there is seating for 10. The spacious living room offers a lake view and features comfortable furnishings and a gas fireplace for heat or ambiance. A beautiful indoor sun porch overlooks the lake. The main floor offers a full bath, as well as, a bedroom equipped with a double bed, perfect for those with limited mobility. The second floor has 3 bedrooms, one with a king size bed; a second with a queen size bed and a third with 2 single beds. The second and third bedrooms each have beautiful lake views. An air conditioning unit cools the upstairs bedrooms. A small half bath is conveniently situated on the second floor. A propane grill is conveniently located on the deck off the kitchen entry, where guests can enjoy preparing a meal. Lakeside offers a large patio with outdoor furniture for meals, lounging, watching the beautiful sunset or Sunday sailboat races. There is also a 70 ft. dock available to moor your boat or cast a line. Behind the parking area is a large lawn for outdoor sports and games. *Additional Separate Rented Area: The separate sleeping area with a half bath and a large window air conditioning unit is located above the finished garage that is detached from the main house. This open room sleeps 8 and features dorm style sleeping. (Please note the garage sleeping quarters does not have heat). Note: Smoking is not allowed inside the home or additional rented area. Note: Access to the home is handicap accessible. Pets are negotiable and may include an additional fee. Features • Bedroom 1, 1st Floor - 1 Double • Bedroom 2, 2nd Floor - 1 King (master) • Bedroom 3, 2nd Floor - 2 Singles • Bedroom 4, 2nd Floor - 1 Queen • Sleeper Sofa, Sun Porch - 1 Double • **Additional Separate Rented Area: Sleeping Area above garage includes 2 Queens and 4 Singles with large window AC unit • Main house AC Window Unit to cool upstairs bedrooms • Flat screen TV in Living Room and master bedroom with Dish Network Satellite TV • Electric stove/oven • Refrigerator • Microwave • Coffee Maker • Toaster • Blender • Cooking and Dining Utensils • Washer • Dryer • Indoor Sun porch • Patio • Gas Fireplace • Internet Access • DVD Player • VCR • Games • Fire pit • Propane Gas Grill • Radio • Ramp access to house • Large Back Yard for Outdoor Games • 20 Ft. to Lakefront Boat and Double jet Ski Hoist • 3.5 Ft. Deep at End of Dock • Mooring Buoy Available for Small Watercraft (i.e. Rafts & Tubes) • Large Back Yard for Outdoor Games • 5 MPH Roadway Behind House for Bike Riding/Walks • State boat launch 1.5 miles Availability: Weekly during the peak season. Saturday to Saturday. Length of rental during Pre/Post-Season may be negotiable. Contact owner. Preseason: 2nd week in May – before Memorial Day Peak: Memorial Day – Labor Day Post: After Labor Day – 2nd week in October Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation for any reason and we can re-rent the property for the same reservation period, you will receive a full refund of the total rental and non-refundable fees paid to date. If we cannot re-rent the property for the same time period, the full amount pre-paid will be forfeited. Please note that if a reservation is changed, the change will be treated as a cancellation and the same terms will apply.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Jim and Lori Vanderhoof (Owner)
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About Jim and Lori Vanderhoof

The owners both grew up on the Finger Lakes and have spent a great deal of time with their families on Canandaigua Lake. The Sandy Beach Escape property has been in the family for many years. We hope you enjoy it as much as we are!

Jim and Lori Vanderhoof purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Jim and Lori Vanderhoof chose Canandaigua

Canandaigua Lake is located in the Finger Lakes in a beautiful area. Sandy Beach Escape is located set back in a cove, providing a safe area for families to enjoy swimming, boating, water sports and relaxation.

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to town and attractions is the best! Don't waste time in your car!! In this area, the lake's sandy bottom makes it perfect for fun and games in the water. Sandy Beach Escape's dock has water that is about 3 1/2 feet deep and gradually gets deeper allowing for swimmers to have fun without worrying about being in deep water. Having a medium depth and a sandy bottom, allows the water a chance to warm up and make swimming very comfortable. The neighbors are friendly and the road is private.

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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based on 5 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
NY, RI, & Indonesia

Perfect home for large extended family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and most important, clean! We had plenty of room for 13 of us between the main home/extra sleeping area. It is entirely wide open, so you can see everything that is going on from wherever you are in the house– including out to the dock– which was perfect for keeping tabs on all the kids. The kitchen table/breakfast bar were plenty if we ate inside; 3 tables for eating outdoors. The yard itself was very level with only 2 steps from deck to grass and there is a railing for those with any mobility issues. We were pleasantly surprised that the home was stocked with toilet paper, paper towel, dish soap, hand soap, tissue, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets and garbage bags. The small couch right in front of the window that faces the water was great; the main couch, a huge sectional (3 recliners!), was very comfortable and fit almost our entire group to watch a movie. There is Internet access, DIRECTV, and a DVD player, although we barely took advantage of these– we spent as much time outside as possible! A couple of board games provided, but glad we brought our own. The dock was very sturdy and the graduated step ladder made for easy in and out of the water for everyone, especially the little kids or anyone with mobility issues! The water was shallow quite a ways out, so that allowed the kids to really enjoy water games! The 2 benches built into the dock were perfect for watching the kids play! We enjoyed a fire a couple of the nights and there were plenty of chairs to move over for our entire group to sit around it. The kids rarely used the huge backyard/driveway to play, they played in the water or in small yard between house and water. We were a little worried about having only 1 shower with so many people but it worked out just fine. There is another ½ bath in the main house as well as a ½ bath in the garage area, so we really didn’t find it to be an issue at all–just made all of the kids shower at night! The full bath is very nice and has plenty of hooks for hanging towels. Having a few more hooks in each of the bedrooms would have been nice, but that is just about the only “negative” I can think of for this home! We had a couple of cooler days, so we had all the windows open, however when it got warmer/muggier, we were able to turn on the AC which cooled the home down quickly! You have no sense of it while you are there, but you are very close to town if needed. I would highly recommend to family/friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South Plainfield, NJ

Wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's vacation at this lovely lake home. It is an ideal location, right on the water and close to everything. We were a large group of extended family of all ages and this house worked out for us perfectly. The main house accommodated most of the older adults in our group. The 1st floor bedroom was perfect for the seniors. The space above the garage housed the young adults and children in the group. The main house was newly renovated and served as a great gathering place for everyone. It was extremely clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well-appointed with every cooking tool/utensil you could possibly need. We spent a lot of time in the spacious yard-or in the lake, which were perfect for our large group. Weather permitting, we spent our evenings around the fire pit.

The location of this house ideal-close to everything. Some of our group golfed daily, we also visited some local wineries, walked/ran on the local trails. The grocery store, post office coffee shops and several other stores are a short ride away. There are also some great restaurants in the area.

The homeowners were a pleasure to do business with. This will be the first place we look when planning our next Finger Lakes vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mid-Atlantic US

Great place / location

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property with a little bit of everything. The house is a bit dated, but the owner is planning to do some major revonations this winter. The house is spacious and allows for family gatherings, etc. with plenty of seating inside as well as outside. The dock even has a couple of benches to sit on to enjoy that first cup of coffee watching the sailboat races or taking in a beautiful sunset. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, etc. and there is a nice grill outside also.

There are boat/kayak hoists available for use, but we didn't utilize those this trip. We plan to return next year and put those to good use!!

The location is great being only ~1 mile from town, restaurants, Wegmans, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Possibily bed bugs

  • 2 of 5

Location is great. It is close to grocery shopping, winery, walking/biking trails and water activities. I am not sure how much we are paying for the location to asses the faire value. The cottage itself is less desirable for sure. It is filled with old unwanted furnitures and cheap kitchenware. The owner has stuffed and locked up the most cupboards that leave us very little to no room to unpack. Most of our clothes were left in the bag on the floor. Not ideal. Also, the should-be-replaced matteress left me with itching bug bites that took away the blissful sleeps.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an unreasonable review. It is known for a fact, that there are NO bed bugs in the house. The place is deep cleaned and outside pest controlled at the beginning of each summer. The mattresses are brand new, as well as all the top of the line 400 count linens. The blankets and bed spreads are professionally washed numerous times a summer. The property is professionally cleaned WEEKLY and find it very difficult to believe that guests could even find any issues. The property owners used the property the week after these guests left and didn't have any issues at all!!! To satisfy guests, the owners once again had the cottage deep cleaned and found no evidence of any issues. There is a huge empty 5 shelf cupboard in the kitchen for all grocery type items for guests to use. Hopefully, when these guests return in the future, they will communicate any issues during their stay so they are more satisfied.
Raleigh, NC

Great sunsets, perfect location for concerts, right on water, just like home

  • 5 of 5

Rental felt like home, had everything that was needed, perfect yard for us to have a fun game of kickball. Spent many nights sitting quitely out by the fire roasting marshmellows and watching the most gorgeous sunsents every night. It was great to be right on the water, have picnic tables to eat meals outside, chairs to lounge in, I liked having a dock that had a bench to sit on incase you didnt want to get in the water but wanted to watch kids swimming (though it's very hard to stay out of the water) or sailboat races as the ad says. Listing and photos were accurate.and the property was clean and well maintained. I come back more than once in the summer and every year and tell everyone I can. I suggest going out on the Canadaigua Lady, the Muir Cafe, Patty's Place up in town serves a nice breakfast but she's a local favorite as long as you don't mind waiting and I've heard that she gives back to local vets and homeless so we like to give to her, the culinary and wine place is nice. If in town for wine and arts festivals those were nice to attend. It's nice to be near the place they do concerts at as we would walk. Haven't tried the wine tours but have wanted to do those in Oct. (ask owners when just to be sure on dates). In all honesty, I enjoy the place so much I don't leave it unless I have to. I have no doubt you will as well. The owners are great to deal with. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Rochester International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kershaw Park
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Canandaigua Lady
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
many courses within 15 miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
AmTrak Rochester
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
numerous restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bristol Mountain Ski
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kershaw Park & Beach
Car: not necessary

* Outdoor concerts at (CMAC Performing Arts Center)

* New York Wine and Culinary Center

* Water Craft Rental available (power boats, canoes, kayaks, windsurfs, paddle boards and boats, etc.)

* Kershaw Park Arts and Sidewalk Festivals

* Squaw Island (only island in the Finger Lakes)

* Sonnenberg Gardens

* Ontario County Fairgrounds (stock car races, carnivals,etc.)

* Finger Lakes Gaming and Horse Racetrack

* Bristol Ski Mountain

* Fingerlakes Region Wine Tours


Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Canandaigua Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2015 Pre-Season Lakefront
May 1 2015 - Jun 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
2015 Peak Season Lakefront
Jun 7 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2015 Fall/Ski Season Lakefront
Sep 6 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Linens & Towels $75
Refundable damage deposit $1
Notes During the Peak Summer Months of June, July, August and the beginning of September, Owner DOES NOT allow less than a 7 night stay....
During Pre-Season Months of May & beginning of June, AND Post-Season Months of Mid September, October & November, Owner DOES ALLOW less than a 7 night stay....(i.e. 2,3 or 4 night rentals). If you desire a shorter stay than 7 nights, contact owner for pricing.
Main House - Security Deposit = $500 (weekly rental)
Additional sleeping area apartment - Security Deposit = $350 (1/2 weekly rental)

All fees are paid with a personal check or money order.
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Canandaigua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , upstairs cottage bathroom
  • Additional Separate Rented Area: The separate sleeping area also has a private half bath for convenience.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , overlooking lakefront
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , overlooking lakefront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , cottage 1st FLOOR BEDROOM: great for seniors
  • The Additional Rented Separate Sleeping Area is in the upstairs finished off detached garage to the main house. It does sleep another eight (8) people and can be divided into 2 large areas (in case 2 families want to have a bit of privacy). OTHER FEATURES: It has a 1/2 bath, refrigerator, microwave, Cable TV with DVD player, intercom communication system directly to the main house, entertainment area with table and chairs, and Central Air-Conditioning. There is an additional fee of $700/week to use this. (NOTE: If you do not plan on needing the use of all the additional sleeping area beds (8 people), we may be able to negotiate the price for the week)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
- large State boat launch 1.5 miles - NEW - several bait shops located within 1/2 mile - Jet Ski Hoist Available for Small Watercraft (i.e. Jet Skis, Sailboats or Rowboats) - only 20 Feet to Lakefront - Boat Hoist for 20' & under boats (3000 lbs) available - large exterior Wood Burning Fire Pit available lakeside evening campfires to watch the beautiful sunsets - Plenty of outdoor furniture available - basketball hoop

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