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Natural Lakefront Beauty on Private Cove, in over 150 Acres Parkland

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,364 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7 to 10)




- We will go from the quaint old cottage with the BEST lot around to the NEW Cottage with the BEST Lot around.

Thanks unfortunately I can't get the new pictures up until it finished in early April. But do check my Facebook page where I will try to share some photos of construction and ongoing progress.

See our additional cottage next door at VRBO 563369 (type number into search line on VRBO) Same family 2 Cottages next door to one another. Each is a small independent home. Rent one or both depending on size of group. We love our family cottages....come be a guest of the Ferry family at our Ferryland Cottages.

Only 3 miles from Sodus Point recreation center but

what is different about this property...

Incredibly Natural, Beautiful and Peaceful setting. Giant Pines border the enormous property. Along with an empty field on one side. Located directly on the a small cove on lake Ontario. Lots of space. Lovely hikes into Maxwell Bay/Creek Area and Beachwood State Park. Bald & Golden Eagles and Herons fly over cove and nest in state park and point. Take a short hike to Beaver Dam. Great for Kayaks and Canoes along edge and into Maxwell creek area. Tons of space, Cottage has huge yard. Directly on,easily accessible beachfront. Cove and Maxwell Bay/creek make small craft boating as well as swimming lovely.

Located on Lake Ontario ½ mile from nearest paved road. Over 100 feet of beachfront in your front yard. State park lands in your back yard. Wild, natural, secluded and peaceful.

Sit on one of two decks under huge maple, hemlock, and aspen trees and gaze out at Lake Ontario. Swim, boat and fish from hundreds of feet of secluded beachfront. Or hike in the 'back yard'; hundreds of acres of woods and orchards wild state lands featuring nesting bald eagles and Beaver pond.

Launch or rent a power boat at Sodus Bay recreation area (2 mi) or drive to Rochester or the beautiful Finger Lakes (@30 mi).Fishermen will delight in Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Brown, Trophy Lake. Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay are known for prize winning Bass, Walleye and Perch. Birders will love the Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, swans and hummingbirds.

The cottage has two bedrooms and a sleeping couch and daybed, full bath with shower,a large carpeted living room with views of the lake.Kitchen with dishwasher,microwave, coffee maker, toaster,etc. Linens and laundry available @ $50/week. New Gas grill on rear deck, plenty of parking or Tent, trailer space. Bringing Tents or trailers requires a special request with advance permission-Please. Lots of space for outside lawn games, extra cars, screen rooms etc.

See our website for more pictures of area around cottage. This is the homeowners Assn. for Sprong Bluff Cottage Association.

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More Details

Jan Ferry-Axman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Jan Ferry-Axman

I am the youngest of 4 siblings who own this cottage. We are a large and loving extended family and this was Grandmas and Grandpas cottage until 2010 when they passed away leaving it to my Brothers and sister and I. We are owners and already were sharing with one another and now YOU! Watch the video on this site if you want to see me,specifically. I live in Rochester NY and love sharing our cottage and helping people find the many fun activities around the area.

Jan Ferry-Axman purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Jan Ferry-Axman chose Sodus Bay

The Ferry family is large and close knit. Our parents purchased the property over 30yrs ago with the idea of fixing it up for retirement. Over the years we have loved visiting and over 30 years we have become a pretty large group who has spent a great deal of time trying out all the activities and restaurants in the area. Two or the four siblings who own the cottage live locally near Rochester but our larger family is spread from San Diego to Fla and NYC. We all LOVE to come back to Sodus and bring our many kids and now grand kids.

What makes this cottage unique

The Sprongs Bluff area, a small cove set into Lake Ontario, is remote and beautiful. We love that we have a huge lot, beautiful sunsets and LOTS of space. The little set of cottages here are completely surrounded by NYS forever wild parkland. The old GirlScout camp next door was also purchased by NYS and turned into Beachwood Sate Park. We have a private path leading back there. Beachwood has Maxwell Creek running through it as well as Maxwell Bay. This makes for great Canoe and Kayak trips into the Maxwell Creek area. Bald Eagles nest on the point and beauty and tranquility surround you. Lastly when you want to eat out, get a fishing charter, enjoy a drink and entertainment, walk a sandy beach and long pier a quick 3-4mi. drive to Sodus Point and additional fun can easily be had. Also we are about 3-4mi. in the other direction to Sodus village for a post office, grocery store,library, bank and more restaurants. We think we have the perfect spot to enjoy peace, beauty quiet and a just about any fun activity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appologize for the poor reviews which were unreported to us at the time of rental. We have been renting for 5 years with many repeat customers and these are the first complaints we have had.

We are a family owned cottage and in 2012 we worked hard to fix any issues... completely repainting, repairing and replacing many features including a new grill, sofa and stove, one bed and overhaul of all interior spaces. Additionally, the entire interior was repainted and a new manager for the property and specialized cleaning services were obtained.
Dec 2011
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Sodus Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1364 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New bath added in winter of 2017 all Tile corner shower.
  • 1 toilet 1 sink 1 tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sleeping Attic room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (sleeps 2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa(1), Futon in living area(1) Sleeping Loft Sleeps (4)one double,two single.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Particularly suited to large all day family reunions, parties, graduations,weddings etc. We have hosted 80 people here several times. We require renting additional party tent & port-a-potty. Catering can be arranged as well. Contact the owner to discuss large parties, catering etc. We have land and space for cars and more.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Natural Lakefront Beauty on Private Cove, in over 150 Acres Parkland
average rating of 4.2647057 based on 35 reviews
New Jersey

Our Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this house for our 7th time and have thoroughly enjoyed this gem each of the six years we have stayed. Each time we return, the property wraps itself around us as we are warmly welcomed by the owner Nancy and her family who offer us whatever hospitality we may need to make our stay pleasurable. We are always treated like family.

We always find the house and property to be immaculate and the layout of the house affords spectacular lake views. Our son and daughter-in-law come when they can and we all enjoy the comfort of the house as well as the amenities of the lake and property.

There are many gems to find and explore from Oswego (to the east) to Rochester (to the west) and the Finger Lakes (to the south) but the gem we enjoy the best is the house at the lake. We consider it to be one of the most beautiful, most pure locations that nature can offer.

We already miss our house and our family at the lake and look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 3

Soooo relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights from Friday to Sunday. Weather was gorgeous! We loved having coffee on the back deck in the morning. House was very clean and comfortable. Jan was there to meet us when we arrived and was always available by text or phone if we had any problems - which we didn't Our son and his girlfriend took the paddle boat out and it was beautiful on the lake. Our beagle also had a great time hunting down all the smells! We walked around Beechwood Syate park (an abandoned Girl Scout camp). Spooky and fun! Thank you Jan for a great weekend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful area

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! We wish it could have been longer. Everything was very clean and the owner and staff were wonderful. Looking forward to staying here next year

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The vacation I'd hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property and agree with other reviewers' comments. The house was very clean inside, and we had no problems with bugs or anything else. The outside of the place could really use some TLC - gutters almost falling down, large branches over the back deck that should be trimmed back. There are also some steps in strange places in the house as well as the deck that could be a hazard for someone not so sure on their feet. The ceiling tiles in the living room and bedrooms are stained and some look close to falling down. I wasn't a fan of the tap water - it seems to have a water softener system, but still smells questionable and nothing ever felt very clean after washing.

That being said, I would stay here again. The views were beautiful, the area was quiet and remote, and Jan really made every effort to make the place welcoming and comfortable for all visitors. We especially enjoyed kayaking every day and were often the only people on the water as far as you could see. The fire pit area was really nice. Jan also provided all sorts of info on things to do and places to go. We went to Burnap's Garden Market and Cafe a couple of times for meals, morning coffee, and ice cream - only a mile away and really great!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed you stay and enjoyed the area. Overall it is a solid little place with good amenities. However, I agree that the cottage needs some updates and am planning on closing early this year to use the late fall and winter to do some improvements overall and cosmetic improvements at the same time. It is a awesome location and is solidly functional, but need some updates and improvements. Everything works and we work hard to make it comfortable and clean. But it is not new and has been well used and loved over the years. Most find the charm and location excellent. We will work to make it significantly improved cosmetics by rental season next spring. Thanks for your honest feedback and assessment. I look forward to the opportunity to make it even better for your next trip. Hope we see you again next year. Thanks Jan
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Great family getaway. Wonderful lakefront cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ferryland cottage. Everyone found something to do from hiking to kayaking and enjoying the beach to just enjoying the shady deck. The cottage is very comfortable and the large open living room/dining room was the perfect place to relax and rest up for the next adventure. Thank you Jan for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

a weekend of friendship

  • 5 of 5

I travelled to this wonderful cottage for a weekend with several friends, and cannot express how beautiful it was. The stars over the lake, the sunsets from the back porch, and the orchards were all gorgeous. My friends and I kayaked around the point, taking in the sights and sound of nature and friendship. The indoors were clean and cozy, and we've struck up a friendship with the owners. I recommend exploring the coast of the lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sodus Bay Heights
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Burnaps fruit farm and Cafe & many in Sodus Pt.
Nearest Beach
Your front yard or sandy public beach-Sodus Point

Sodus Point-Sandy beach, pier, lighthouse, ice cream, food, rent a boat, fishing charter. Sodus Bay - The largest bay on Great Lake Ontario. Beechwood Park next door. Maxwell Creek next door. Chimney Bluffs State Park near by. W/in one hour: Rochester, Syracuse the Finger lakes and much more....Renaissance Festivals, Amusement Parks, Museums. If you have an interest please let us know we love to help!


Rates & Availability

Sodus Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Summers booking weekly unless week has not rented -See calendar.
We rent our Boats for additional $55 for week $30 weekend. Boats include kayak, 2p kayak, canoe, row, paddle, oars & lifejackets.
Weekend and shorter stays available off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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