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Children 18 and Under are free

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 2 Bedrooms + 2 Large lofts - 1 1/2 Baths.

Please note that this web site does not calculate the rates correctly. We DO NOT charge extra for Children under 18.

Situated on a secluded site on Red Lake between the 1000 Islands (35 minutes) and the Adirondacks (1 1/2 hours). Red Lake is one of the 'Indian River' lakes near Theresa, NY. This large cottage is available for family vacation of swimming, boating, fishing, hiking or just relaxing. 700 ft water frontage on a quiet lake with a great view. Water edge deck and dock, Swimming, Fishing and Boating. Bed setup: 2 bedrooms one with queen bed and one with a double bed and a large open loft with 4 double beds. Cottage is powered by inverter and battery system which is charged with solar panels and if needed by a generator. Electric Refrigerator powered by solar system. Gas stove and Gas Hot water heater.

Cottage is situated in the woods on an peninsula which extends gradually down to the water. Deck at the cottage level and also at the point of the peninsula where there is a dock and swimming raft. The water is deep and shoreline rocky so not really suitable for wading but swimming is nice. The property has a total of 7 acres that you can explore.

Red Lake is about 2 miles long and about 1/2 mile wide. Many come for the fishing (Pike, Walleye, Bass, Perch and Crapie. There are a total of about 35 cottages on the lake spread out along the shoreline where the topography allows. Access to the cottage is along a one lane town road followed by a one lane private road. The one lane road is about 3 miles long and winds through the woods. It is passable with about any car but there are places you may have to be careful with a compact car.

We want to rent to families so our rates are structured to reflect this in that we charge extra for extra adults. If you are a family with young adult children or grandparents, please give us a call us and we can discuss a reduced rate for the extra adults.

More Details

Robert & Kathy Curtis
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Robert & Kathy Curtis

Bob and Kathy Curtis

The picture was taken on a beautiful September day 'down at the point.' We live near Theresa and bought the property from a friend when our children were younger. They helped us build the cottage in 1994 and 1995. Now they live far away but enjoy coming back for a time at the cottage every summer. Bob works as a Civil Engineer and Kathy is a retired Home and Careers teacher.

Robert & Kathy Curtis purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Robert & Kathy Curtis chose Theresa

Please note that this web site does not calculate the rates correctly. We DO NOT charge extra for Children under 18. If you have adult children let us know in your inquiry and we will make provide a reduced rate.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is well suited for families to get away. It is quiet and secluded with a great room well suited for reading, games or just talking in the evenings.


Theresa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Loft - 4 double , Large open loft
  • Loft is separated into two ends with Stairway, half bath and closet between the two ends. Each end has 2 double beds. Additional small sofa and TV at one end. Lofts overlook the great room.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Dock, swimming raft.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Children 18 and Under are free
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much in this secluded, peaceful cottage. Wonderfully located directly on the lake. Cottage was very clean and owners were very helpful. Since it is located in the woods you would need a higher clearance vihicle. Good location for some daily trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway for the nature lover!

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage for nature lovers peaceful getaway! Plenty of fishing, kayaking, swimming. Literally, only needed to bring food/drink, bedding sheets/ towels. Everything else you would need is already there. Super nice property owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this cottage every year since 2006. It is clean, spacious, remote and quiet. It's a beautiful place to get away from the craziness of the working world. This year is the first year we have ever had a problem. He leave our boat trailer at the public launch. It was vandalized this year with valve stems being cut and the wench strap being stolen. How sad! It doesn't steal our joy of a great vacation! We use the generator little. It's a great place to enjoy the outdoors. The owners are wonderful people and are easy to get in touch with if needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 1
Lancaster, NY

Very Clean

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cottage away from it all. Very clean, well maintained. Owner did not give enough info re: boat launching & steps/wooden walkway/rocky path down to the water. Difficult to navigate. Swimming was great. Lake water very clean & refreshing. Refrigerator very small. Be sure to take camping coolers for juice & beverages. Loud generator. Very spacious & scenic.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 1
Marion, New York

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

As we drove into the very secluded cottage we were greeted by a fawn and two doe. The wildlife included turkey, loons, and hummingbirds. We spent most our time at the lake fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Great fishing off the dock or on a boat. Public boat launches available. Private dock included with cottage. The cottage was spacious with an open loft overlooking very open first floor. The property was secluded, yet had many modern conveniences. We would recommend the cottage to anyone looking to get away from the hustle of tourist traps. The lake feels like your own private retreat with minimal boat activity. The year was a wet one so bug spray is a must. Great overall expereince.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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22 1
New York

Very Secluded

  • 4 of 5

After the long travel to the cottage on the narrow one lane cliff edged road you find a beautiful get away cottage on what seems to be your very own lake. (Not really that bad once you know what to expect.) The home is set up great for familys and the owners have provided many of the conviences that you use in your own home. If you don't need to take a lot of day trips this is the place for you. We enjoyed our time and wished we could stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Syracuse, NY
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Alexandria Bay
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Red Lake is one of the Indian River Lakes located near Theresa, NY and about 1/2 hour from the Thousand Islands and the St Lawrence River.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are for adults - children 18 and under are free. Our desire is to rent to families. If you have adult children, please call for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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