Why Terra Toole chose Wolcott
This property is my father's dream! I am so happy he was able to finally get cottages he can call his own. On the piece of land where the cottage is situated also sits a front cottage which is our main cottage. The back cottage is what we want to rent. We hope you find this cozy cottage as special as we do!
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage is situated on an ideal location! Minutes from Sodus Point one way and Fairhaven the other. Such fun things to do such as explore chimney bluffs, visit the state park of Fairhaven, eat at fantastic restaurants such as Connelly's Cove in Sodus Point or stop for a quick bite to eat and ice cream at the Dugout in Wolcott. Prime time location with beautiful sparkling views of Port Bay! And the watersports are endless. Fishing, water skiing, jet skiing or sliding down the private dock's slide just to mane a few. We hope you love the water as much as we do!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The property was poorly maintained.
The rugs were grimy and stained. The place was a little dusty and there were quite a few spiderwebs. It’s summer, so the cottage was hot and stuffy. There is an a/c in the wall, but it doesn’t seem to work. There is a fan in each bedroom, but the fan in the small bedroom didn’t work. So, the cottage was quite warm and stuffy. A couple of electrical outlets didn’t seem to work, which concerned us. There are three lamps in the main room, but only one worked (maybe the others need new bulbs?). When we arrived, the smoke alarm was beeping once every couple of minutes, as they generally do when the battery is running out. We bought a new battery, but it still beeped in the same way. With the outlets that didn’t work, and the smoke alarm that didn’t work, we were concerned about safety. Also, it would be really helpful to have the house # on the cottage.
I’m sorry your expectations were not met. My family and I have a simple cottage. Pictures are on VRBO to show you what it looks like. To say it is poorly maintained is your opinion, but we take pride in our cottage. There is nothing unsafe about it otherwise we would not rent it out. I do apologize about the smoke detector but I will change it and make our renters feel safe when they stay. It is summer so of course it is going to be hot and stuffy! There is no air, as stated in the VRBO description nor a unit in the wall. The outlets all seem to work fine for us. But I will double check. Thank you for your feedback as we are owners who want to make our guests happy. Again it is a simple place, not meant to be extravagant or unsafe. You could have always inboxes me with any concerns as I will respond right away.
Needs a lot of work, and a LOT less chotskies, if refunds were available we'd request it.
Location is great, the neighbors are even greater! but this property needs a ton of work to represent what the listing says or be a serviceable rental. The docks are unsafe, unusable really. Luckily, the amazing neighbors allowed us to use their waterfront areas to enjoy our only summer vacation. The listing says can accommodate 6 people. We were 4, and it was extremely challenging to make it work: - there is zero storage room or place to hang anything, even if the dozens of different trinkets and knick knacks and other random chotskies were not taking up so much of the usable space. We had to spend considerable time moving the rummage items around to make room to simply walk around, put anything of our own into the cottage, etc. The bathroom appears to have been designed as a kids only set up or at least very small people. There are water / leakage / plumbing issues that need to be resolved - the tiny stall shower backs up after just one shower; the toilet needs repair, there is a septic smell in the air outside. No linens or towels are supplied so hopefully you live close by and want to bring your own, or you will have to buy them some place, and there are no real options for that nearby. Again, the great neighbors were our saviors. We could go on, and we thought about not writing a negative review, but this cost us a lot of money and we made the most of it, but were extremely disappointed in how it was represented.
I’m am sorry you had such a terrible experience. Our cottage is meant to be a simple place to stay not extravegent! Our place has knickknacks that were not meant to be moved. Pictures are on the site to show this! We have had nothing but nice reviews and I think I was always available for you to contact me. Yes, it does need work, but again for the price you can’t go wrong! Look at other places close by...most are asking more money and about the same amenities. I take offense to serviceable as my family and I stay here all the time with no problems. You were a party of 4 guys who I’m not sure what needed space for? Guys generally can camp and not complain! And as far as linens go, that is stated in the rental description very clearly! VRBO gives you the option to have your renters bring linens or not. Again 4 guys renting probably not very prepared....
The property needs updated.
The owners were great to work with but the property was not as clean as I would have hoped and it needs updated. The location was good!
Small and relaxing
Small but very very quiet and relaxing. Not for someone who comes out of town for family and friends to come visit. Neighbors are very quiet and usually only there on weekends.
Beautiful and relaxing!
We loved staying here! We spent a number of days at Sodus beach as well as bumming around the cabin and swimming off of the doc. This was a beautiful and relaxing place to wake up every morning, we didn't want to leave! Our kids also loved every minute, campfires at night and bike rides in the day!
Thanks Terra and family!