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Lake Ontario Cottage Rental, Sandy Pond near Salmon River NY

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1bath, sleeps 4

Our Sandy Pond Lake Ontario Cottage rental is directly across from the channel to Lake Ontario. Surround yourself with quiet privacy in this Sandy Pond waterfront Lake Ontario cottage rental. Sandy Pond, harbor to Lake Ontario NY, is an ideal location for family summer vacations, Lake Ontario fishing, Salmon River fishing, or NY duck or NY deer hunting trips. The cottage has plenty of room outdoors for the kids (big and little) to play. Lake Ontario beaches are kid friendly; fine sand makes great castles. The sandy bottom of Lake Ontario gently slopes making for gradual depth and you can see your toes in neck deep water. Fishermen rejoice! The private 40-foot dock in front of our lake Ontario cottage rental holds two Lake Ontario size boats and makes access to Lake Ontario fishing and Salmon River fishing simple. Kids enjoy fishing Sandy Pond for rock bass, perch, sunfish, and giant bowfins from the dock.There are boat launches at the 5 marinas on Sandy Pond, as well as on Salmon River

You can river fish for king salmon, and steel head not only on the Salmon River but also on North & South Sandy Creeks, 2 - 4 miles away. Access the creeks on foot or from Lake Ontario by boat.

For hunters, geese and ducks frequent Sandy Pond and many state marshes along Lake Ontario. Lakeview Marsh hunting area is 3,461 acres and is only two miles away. There are 29,034 acres of state land nearby for hunting deer and turkey.

The evenings are especially beautiful at Sandy Pond. The pond comes alive with breaking fish looking for dinner and honking geese and quacking ducks heading home to roost. Great Blue Herons often show up for an evening meal on Sandy Pond! Everyone enjoys evening sunsets by the campfire near the waters edge. Marshmallow roasting is optional.

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Dave Whalen
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017


Sandy Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bring your own linens
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , (bunk bed)
  • Both rooms have a water view. Cottage is a housekeeping cottage; bring your own linens and blankets
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
2 doubles, 2 twins(bunk bed). Screened porch; shared chest freezer; Adirondack chairs; picnic table; campfire pit; 40 ft dock.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Lake Ontario Cottage Rental, Sandy Pond near Salmon River NY
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st experience renting a cottage at Sandy Pond and it couldn't have been any easier .Communications between us and the Whalen's were always addressed promptly and questions answered thoroughly. From the moment we arrived we knew it was going to be a great week. Dave was there to greet us and familiarize us with not only the cottage but the area as well. They checked in regularly to see if there was anything we needed and even updated us on a severe storm warning Sunday so that we would be prepared. After the storm passed they were there almost immediately to clean up the damage. As you can see from the picture, they really do take pride in their property. It was always clean and well-kept. They provided us with a personal "brochure" on area attractions and things to do. They were more than accommodating. I would recommend a Whalen property to anyone seeking a "home away from home" vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, NY, USA

Sandy Ponds Cottage Rentals

  • 5 of 5

This cottage, as well as the other cottages, are well kept and are conveniently located near the water. The owners always make me feel like I was part of their family. Whatever we needed, was always suppliied to us. The fishing has always been excellent, and we can store our fish in a deep freezer, which is also supplied to us. It's also a great place to take my family. My friends and I have been using these cottages, for many years, and we will continue to go, for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liverpool, NY, USA

Good Friends, Good Times, Wonderful Vacation

  • 4 of 5

August 2008 - a wonderful time for a relaxing, restful vacation at Duck Blind with my best friend and our two dogs. The cottage was perfect and gave us each our own space during our stay. I thought I was being nice in giving my friend the bedroom with the corner windows to capture a better breeze but I think I ended up with the best room. Lots of storage space and plenty of room for my dog.

The views from this property are gorgeous and the sunsets spectacular. We also had a great view of the channel to Lake Ontario and, on windy days, could see the waves rolling in from the lake. Awesome!

Enjoying my morning cup of coffee outside after walking the dogs was a treat. The quietness of the water was only broken by the flapping wings of geese landing or the occasional boater driving through the channel. I loved it!

The cottage was everything it was said to be on the website and more. It really is cute and it's wonderful that Dave and Anne are trying to preserve the 50's feel of the cottage. We enjoyed it very much - especially the porch. A great place to play games or cards. We had everything we needed in the kitchen too.

The pleasantness of our hosts was very much appreciated. Dave and Anne are such nice, welcoming people and do everything they can to ensure a good experience for their guests – right down to making sure we had a cork screw to open bottles of wine! My sister and her children came to play in the water and visit us one day and it was great to share the quietness and beauty of the surroundings with my family. The kids would have liked a little "more action" but they enjoyed themselves for the afternoon. If we'd had a boat they would have been in their glory.

We left Duck Blind fully relaxed and rested. I highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful place to rest and regroup. Those with boats or canoes would be able to enjoy being near the water more fully.

When I’m ready for a relaxing, quiet week again I will definitely consider any of the three cottages owned by Dave and Anne. They are wonderful hosts, maintain their cottages and land very well and are nice people to be around.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Western NY

Loved the Duck Blind

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented the Duck Blind cottage two years in a row and we had a great experience. My husband, myself and three small children were very pleased with the accomodations. They were clean, well maintained and the owners are very accomodating. The cottage was exactly what we expected and is very quaint, fairly private and has a great view of the Pond. My children loved playing in the large yard, fishing on the docks and swimming right out front. My husband brought our boat and we found some terrific boaters beaches that were close by and just beautiful. We throughly enjoyed our vacations at the Duck Blind and have recommended this property to several other family members who are now regulars each year. We will be enjoying our 4th year renting with this owner. We highly recommend the Duck Blind.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you KellieK. KellieK’s family and her sister’s family regularly rent neighboring cottages. Each cottage has a good size lawn, but the combined lawns are easily large enough for multi-family activities and sports like touch football! While the children in this group regularly enjoy swimming out front and leaping off the dock (children includes at least one or two 35 year old “kids”), we must point out that the water is shallow for good adult swimming. Some of the bottom is beautiful sand while other parts are mud. The mud part grows weeds but we regularly mow the weeds with our underwater lake mower to within 6 inches of the bottom. So swimming out front can be done but the boaters beaches are way better. In fact the Boater beaches are absolutely WORLD CLASS BEAUTIFUL! Like “Sugarsand” pointed out in her review, the waves are sometimes like the ocean but without the salt. And yes rental boats are available from local marinas.
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Flemington, NJ

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Duck Blind Cottage on Sandy Pond is the perfect place to "unplug" from the hustle and bustle of daily life! The cottage and grounds were immaculate and the location and sunsets on Sandy Pond are to die for!

I spent a week there last summer with my teenage boys and was happy to see them outside fishing, swimming and building campfires instead of sitting in front of video games. It's a great place to play board games, skip rocks and toast marshmallows! It was fabulous!

We typically try to plan a different vacation every year but we had such a great time on Sandy Pond that we are headed back this year with more of our family. I would highly recommend this or any one of Dave and Anne's cottages to anyone who enjoys a peaceful and restful vacation! If you are looking for "a little slice of heaven" - this is the spot for you!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you “One Happy Mom”. We also are happy that you have planned to vacation at Duck Blind on Sandy Pond with your teenage sons for the second year in a row. Many of our adult guests are from all over the United States and had come here as children and young adults with their parents. And now that they have grown up they are introducing their families to the delights they enjoyed at Sandy Pond in their youth. As you say Sandy Pond is “a little slice of heaven” and once discovered, is returned to again and again.
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Mohegan Lake, NY

Duck Blind Cottage late summer 08

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time at the Property and really got to experience mostly lovely, but amazing changing skies and weather! Rain showers were welcome on the comfortable back porch and allowed us to play scrabble and watch nature in its glory. Our dog LOVED the property and waterfront as much as we did. Thanks for the local recos for wings and an overall great stay, Dave and Anne!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you “Moe, Frank and Oscar”. Happy dogs are a pleasure on vacation. Dogs that are accustomed to traveling adjust well to the cottage environment. Most of them are a little leery about walking out on the dock at first but quickly find it to be quite an interesting perch. You are right on about Sandy Pond’s changing skies. They are an example of “nature in all its glory” and make for tremendous photo opportunities!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Syracuse Hancock International
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Us Route 81, exit 37, Sandy Creek
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Swim at Southwick Beach or Sandy Pond Beach, both on Lake Ontario. Each is clean and has facilities. Southwick has a playground and picnic area. Across Sandy Pond is a huge sand dune that lies between Sandy Pond and Lake Ontario. The Nature Conservancy owns the sand dune. They protected it with beach grasses and a boardwalk that allows foot traffic to pass from the Sandy Pond side of the dune to the Lake Ontario side. A bird sanctuary has been established north of the main beach. With a boat you can motor over to boaters beach and enjoy the fine sand and seemingly endless Lake Ontario beach.

The Sandy Pond side of boaters beach drops quickly and many people water ski from there. The Lake Ontario side gently slopes making for gradual depth, which is great for swimming. Boaters beach is truly special.

Other Activities: Flea Markets


Rates & Availability

Sandy Creek Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $21
Cleaning $0

Weekly rate: $1150 is for 1 - 4 people. Additional people over 4 is $45/person/night and must be pre-approved..

Nightly rate: $200/night for 1 to 4 people, add'l person over 4 is $45/person/night
Pre- approved dogs are welcome.
Fee for dog is $92/week or $21/day.
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