CHARMING TURN OF THE CENTURY VICTORIAN COTTAGE - 5 MILES TO LETCHWORTH

Susie

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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CHARMING TURN OF THE CENTURY VICTORIAN COTTAGE - 5 MILES TO LETCHWORTH

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6 bedrooms; 4 full bathrooms; sleeps 12 comfortably; boat lift available

NOTE: For 2015, we will begin accepting reservations on 10/1/2014, allowing our past guests the opportunity to re-book.

Enjoy your vacation at our lovingly restored Lake Front Turn of the Century Victorian Cottage on idyllic Silver Lake

The Finger Lakes are comprised of 10 lakes, if there were 11; Silver Lake would be the extra pinkie on the Western End

Silver Lake is nestled in the rolling hills of Wyoming County, NY. The lake is 4 miles long, a mile wide and known for good fishing so don’t forget your poles

This cottage boasts 3 covered porches, plenty of outdoor dining and seating along with indoor & outdoor fireplaces. There is also a boat lift available if you bring your own boat (6.5' wide, 2,000 lb).

At Days end enjoy your favorite beverage watching the incredible Sunsets…no two are alike

An old fashion vacation with a step back in time

Although built around 1900, the home has been extensively rebuilt and restored, including all new bathrooms, kitchen, bar-room, 3 porches, indoor & outdoor fireplaces and refinished floors throughout.

A trully unique part of the ‘east’ side of the lake is the right of way 2+ mile walkway between the houses and lake, which until 40+ years ago had been a narrow guage railroad. This walkway takes you along the lake to the Silver Lake Institute, while getting to know the neighbors and and enjoying family time exercise.

Relax with an evening fire at one of the 2 fireplaces or with a bon fire lakeside with the portable firepit. Plenty of wood available.

Hope you like music, there is a great stereo on the 1st floor with 5 sets of speaker (3 outdoor), extensive (oldies) CD library and hookup for your ipod, iphone, ipad or other MP3 player. Additional surround sound system on 3rd floor.

All the bedrooms boast ceiling fans, along with the living room and bar room.

The ‘7th’ bedroom is actually the 3rd floor of the house we fondly refer to as: The Orphanage (also known as: Crow’s Nest, Adam’s Attic or Astro Lounge) Has 4 distinct areas, main room with large ‘L’ shaped couch and other seating, bed area with 4 'full size' beds creating a camp like setting, additional sitting area over looking the lake with large couch and 4 other chairs, and finally a full size bath. This area is a favorite with the kids (and sometimes the guys) to get away and enjoy the views and their own surround sound stereo.

We have renovated to be very family oriented, with the bedrooms, orphange, flow, porches, etc.. Until our renting this year, we also did not have a TV or internet (it's does now), and spent time catching up with family with games, music and enjoying what the house, community and area has to offer. It's been over 10 years and we have not tired of it, and is still a favorite for our families to gather, and hope it becomes one for your family too.

Dogs &/or cats must first discuss with owners, and if agreed there is a $50 fee per pet.

Other Area Activities:

• Letchworth State Park – The Grand Canyon of the East: hiking, rafting, 3 gorgeous falls, Museum, Glen Iris Inn - 5 miles

• Golf at the Silver Lake Country Club - 2 miles

+ 3-4 bags of clubs available. Age is about as old as the house. Bring your favorite clubs to compliment.

• Charcoal Corral / DRIVE IN Theater – featuring: 2 screens, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, Arcade, Pizzeria, Miniature Golf, Antique car shows & much more – 2 miles

• Antiquing - many towns in the area

• Silver Lake Institute – Historical area with Victorian cottages – 1 mile

• Y-Camp Day Camp or Sleepover Camp for the kids – 2 miles

• Biking (2 bikes available)

• Camp Asbury - Methodist camp – 1 mile

• Games – Board Games Galore Yard Games: Baggo , Croquet, Ladder Ball

• Great Fishing - Licenses available at Walmart in nearby Warsaw

* Niagra Falls - 60 miles

* Erie Canal - 30 miles

* Jello Museum - 20 miles

* Attica - drop the bad ones off for an overnight visit - 20 miles

* Wyoming County Country Fair - Tractor pulls, rides, etc.. Mid August - 15 miles

• Perry Speedway Car Racing - 3 miles

• Boating: 2 canoes, rowboat, kayak and sunfish available.

+ Power boat rentals at Silver Lake Marina or Mac’s Bait & Tackle

Good website for more info: http://www.1silverlake.com/index.htm

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Susie (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Susie

Our families are from both Europe (Holland & England) and the mid west (Michigan / Ohio), but we are both born in the US. Susie is one of 3 children, with many extended family across the midwest and the Silver Lake area. Tim is one of 9, mostly in the mid Atlantic, New England and Seattle areas, but there is a straggler that bounces between England and China (we still don't know what he does). The family continues to grow, both in the US and Europe, with the cottage as a great gathering spot.

We have lived in many areas, but call our ''work' home in the NYC metro area and upstate NY our want to be home.

Susie purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Susie chose Silver Lake

We had visited Silver Lake for many years, grew to love the area and people and ultimately purchased the cottage. It had good bones, but had never really been substantially touched, good & bad. When first working with builders on improvement, they suggested 'urban renewal and put a torch to it', funny sense of humor they have. We actually hired the 'urban renewal' builders, and knew it was going to be a long term improvement plan. So we laid out general objectives, created annual plans and we were off. The majority of the work was done over about 8 years, but continued to stay and work during that time. If you stay, there are 7-8 mini photo albums showing before, during and after photo's, which we even marvel about what we were thinking when we got into it. It has become a family favorite, and look forward to using it for more weeks when we ever retire and if we ever have grand kids (ha ha). And yes, the 'urban renewal' guys are now good friends and continue with new improvements and fixing as needed.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage benefits for us, was first being with family near by, and later more family & friends coming to visit. To us, the location is wonderful, great lake, west facing for sunsets and the ability to take long walks between the lake and cottages on what was an old railroad line, getting to know the neighbors. Having the cottage mostly untouched for over 100 years provided an opportunity to keep the old, with some new, that looks like old. Our newest favorites are the 2 fireplaces, inside & outside. The inside one, with a traditional arched look, stone facing and bluestone hearth & mantel is really a wood stove that can heat the entire cottage on chilly days in the early spring and late fall. Add all that with the 5 sets of speakers, 3 of them outside, great stereo and it's a place we never really want to leave. Why do we rent it? As with anything costs go up to maintain and taxes, but we were only there a handful of time a year and thought we would test the waters. Little did we know the great interest, and most important we now having many guests coming back year after year and booking into the future. More important is they feel and treat it like a home, which it is to us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Susie and Tim,



I just wanted to let both of you know what a wonderful time we had renting your cottage. The house was lovely and had all of the conveniences of home. We were really lucky with the weather. Although it was hot during the day, most nights it cooled down and was very comfortable for sleeping. One of the things we especially liked was the fact that although there were between 12 and 14 of us depending on the day, we never felt crowded because the living room was very spacious and the outdoor porches very roomy and comfy.
Jul 2012
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Charming turn of the century Victorian Cottage - 5 miles to Letchworth
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Love, love, love this house and lake

  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to this "cottage". Silver Lake and the house were as lovely as ever, and we will definitely be back for a third trip soon. The owners continue to make every possible improvement, even though it's pretty hard to make this place even nicer. The new seaweed mats did make the swimming and wading really easy, and we enjoyed the new side porch addition. One day we ventured in boats to the south side of the lake for a bite to eat and an ice cream at the little restaurant on the lake. The walking path around the lake made for refreshing morning walks, and our kids learned how to fish while getting lots of practice each day off the dock. There was something for everyone! We can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Beautiful lake front home

  • 5 of 5
I was looking for the perfect spot to renew our wedding vows and I found this old-world, yet modernized home, right on Silver Lake. This home has charm and beauty with old stained windows. The deep porch is reminiscent of a southern plantation porch and has plenty of places for everyone to read or sit and watch the serene lake. The outdoor fireplace is stunning and the perfect cozy spot to roast s'mores... or to have a renewal ceremony. ;-) The bedrooms are decorated like a cottage and gives it that special B&B feel. The bar/den is also the perfect place for men to hide. ;) With plenty of water sports at your back step, you will have a relaxing time. Be sure to bring your good camera or even a telescope and do some star gazing. With minimal light pollution, it is the sweet spot to observe all kinds of constellations, or even a shooting star! You also have the perfect spot to watch sunsets, and you can even watch lightning hit the lake should a storm roll through. I was lucky enough to capture a stunning sunset, a shooting star, a rainbow, lightning on the lake and star trails on our vacation!! Near by, literally right down the road, there is mini golf, a drive-in movie theater, ice cream parlor and restaurant featuring really good food at the Charcoal Corral.
This home is beautiful and you can tell that Tim and Susie put a lot of work and love into it. Enjoy it!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Fantastic Lake House for Family Vacations

  • 5 of 5
We had an extended family vacation with members ranging from 1 year old to 81 years old. There was something to do for everyone. The front and rear covered porches were wonderful to gather on to talk, read, eat whether it was rain or shine. The outdoor fireplace was used nightly. The dock and dockside deck were the gathering place for fishermen and sunbathers. We took out the kayaks and canoes and taught some of the younger members the art of paddling. Although all of the bedrooms were comfortable, those of us in the 3rd floor loft or "orphanage" had a slumber party every night. The closeness to Letchworth State Park resulted in hiking and rafting, and the local Charcoal Corral supplied a drive-in, miniature golf, a game arcade and dining. This was a great place to spend a vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: McDonald family, YAY, glad you had a great time for all. Hard to explain the orphanage to those who haven't been, but very hard to forget for those whose home it was for a week. Looking forward to your return !! Susie & Tim
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The Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Sunset Cottage is one of those rare finds. From all perspectives this wonderful cottage exceeded all our expectations and set a new standard in our mind as to what the perfect cottage should be! No exaggerations, this turn of the century cottage has been lovingly updated while maintaining the charm of a quaint cottage. There are many outdoor places to sit and relax (at least 8!) depending on the weather and your preference for privacy, shade, sun, wind, etc... It is directly on the water with unbelievable lake, hill, and sunset views from the main deck. Grocery store for supplies is 4 miles away.

With 6 bedrooms plus the "Orphanage" there is a ton of space for larger groups/families yet the space does not feel too big. Even for a couple, the cottage felt cozy and just the right size.

Tim has done a great job in planning the expansions and renovations, while Susie has done a remarkable job in equipping, decorating and accessorizing the the whole place. Combining old world treasures with modern conveniences, everything just works together. Whether you are wanting to relax on the porch in one of the many oversized wooden rocking chairs admiring the view or curl up on one of the comfortable couches inside in front of the fireplace, everyone will be able to find their special place to relax. Kids will love the "orphanage" in the finished attic space.

With easy water access and boats (canoes, kayak, rowboat) for guests to use, we were also able to explore the lake and other properties from the water side.

Tim and Susie were great to work with as we planed our stay and even while we were there they were very responsive to any questions we had. This is truly one of those special places which will be a repeat (likely many) for years to come.

Thank you Susie and TIm for sharing your get-a-way!

Stefan & Marj
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Stephan & Marj, wow, thanks for such a wonderful review. It was also great to meet you and thank you for getting a fire going for our arrival, along with the thoughtful gifts. Looking forward to your weeks return this fall with you family. Thanks again. Susie & Tim
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Absolutely Beautiful Setting !!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a first time vacation with my husband's 2 sisters & their husbands ~ we all agreed we couldn't have asked for more. This place is beautiful & so roomy ~ the accomodations were excellent ~ so much more than a cottage ~ convenient location for day trips, groceries, farm stands etc. (Letchworth, Mumford, wineries). Mid week we were joined by several of our adult children (total of 13 people) ~ when our check out date arrived no one wanted to leave. The owners were very easy to work with & have lovingly restored this property. We will definitely return !!! Michael & Maureen
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  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay and thank you for your comments. More important, thanks to Michael and team for trouble shooting the internet and getting it back to normal. We look forward to your return visit. Susie & Tim.
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Overall the house and property awesome!

  • 3 of 5
We really enjoyed the quiet location, the amenities, the lake. It was a great bonding time for our family. We would recommend to others; have already recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester NY or Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 390
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Silver Lake Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Glen Iris Inn - Letchworth State Park
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Silver Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Early Fall 2014
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 17 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Oct 18 2014 - Nov 8 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
Early Spring 2015
Apr 3 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Notes $1,200 to $3,400 / week

As indicated max occupants are 12. If after discussion, and agreement for more than 12, there will be an additional charge of $125 / person / week.

Check or paypal payments accepted. Credit card payments subject to 2.5% service charge.

NOTE: Credit Cards - sorry, due to high cost of credit cards, we prefer using checks. Thank you

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Silver Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Area
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor / Orphanage
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1st Floor / Attached Bath
    Bedroom 7 - 4 double , 3rd Floor / Orphanage
  • Every bedroom has a ceiling fan
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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