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Lovely Historic Red Cottage in the Finger Lakes Wine Country

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Sleep Cabin, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 adults, maximu

Begin your day with the morning sun rising slowly over Vine Valley, and shining across the clear, sparkling waters of Canandaigua Lake.

On a quiet evening, after a round of golf or a day in the sun on the water, relax on the dock with a cool drink and watch the moon rise over the top of Whaleback Hill.

The Red Cottage is ideal for vacation get-togethers with friends and family, a relaxing retreat, laid-back fishing getaway, honeymooning, a quite, secluded, autumn weekend on the lake for reflection and renewal, or just plain loafing. Consider the option of a fall rental when the autumn leaves are at their peak.

The Red Cottage has been the summer and fall home to three generations of our family, and was renovated and designed to accommodate family enjoyment. Treat yourself to the peace & beauty of going to sleep and waking up alongside the shore of beautiful Canandaigua Lake.

The Red Cottage interior is bright and breezy with knotty pine throughout the first floor, which consists of: master bedroom downstairs w/queen bed and 1/2 bath; hardwood/carpeted living room with wicker couch and love seat; telephone, Cable TV, WiFi internet, DVD; a second 1/2 bath; full kitchen w/ breakfast bar and built-in pine bench and trestle table, microwave, all cooking and eating utensils. Upstairs is dormitory style with one king-size bed and 2 singles, and a balcony. Cottage has a fully plumbed, outside shower house with h/c running water. Also included is a 10’ x 10’ sleep-cabin w/double bed and loft. Large front deck overlooking the lake, and cantilevered dock w/seating at water’s edge. Cottage is fully heated. Gas grill, 2 kayaks, and canoe. Sleeps 8 adults. BYO linens and towels.

The Red Cottage was once a grape packing house owned by Capt. George Stemple, a local steamboat captain, and is located on the southwest shore of beautiful Canandaigua Lake in a protected cove, between Cook’s Point and Long’s Point, called ”Stemple’s Landing.“ This landing was one of many stopping points for steamboats on the lake, during the 1800’s and early 1900‘s, picking up grapes and passengers for transport to Canandaigua.

The Red Cottage location offers both seclusion and convenient access to many points of interest, shops and restaurants in the area:

--- Take a short drive (or hike) up the hill to the hamlet of South Bristol to visit Arbor Hill Grapery offering award winning wines, grape products and gifts, and Brew & Brats. The Brown Hound Bistro serves lunch & dinner, featuring Finger Lakes’ wines and beers.

--- A five minute drive into Woodville will bring you to Smith Boys’ Marina for boat rentals, the Sawmill Bar & Grill and The South End Diner offers family dining and home style cooking.

--- Only 10 minutes by car, the Village of Naples has much to offer including: shops, banks, bagels, restaurants, pharmacy, supermarket, hardware, fishing gear, etc. You might enjoy 18 holes of golf at Reservoir Creek, a tour through Hazlitt's Winery, or an evening out for dinner and a show at the Bristol Valley Theater. Don’t forget to stop on the way for one of Monica’s Famous Pies! Lynnie Lou's Ice Cream is a must-visit, too.

--- A 15 minute drive north will bring you to the Bristol Harbour Golf Course, Lodge and Restaurant.

--- We are a convenient driving distance to many outstanding Finger Lakes wineries and antique shops, as well as the nationally acclaimed Naples Annual Grape Festival in September.

Located 45 minutes from Rochester, 45 minutes from Geneva; 20 Minutes from Canandaigua and 10 minutes from Naples.

Email for more information and a photo brochure with floor plan

Keywords: Family Cottage

More Details

Elaine Gotham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your red cottage with us again this year.

We had a wonderful time.

And thank you for the gifts. We took a trip to Joseph's Market and got a few things including pickled brussels sprouts. We will be returning to Naples to use the wine tasting cards in the near future.

We will be back next year.

Much thanks
Oct 2014
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Naples Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • There are 2 half baths inside the cottage, and a fully plumbed, modern shower house outside the back door.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Dormitory style, w/1 king = 2 twins + 2 addtnl twins
    Detached Unit - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleep Cabin: double below + upper loft sleeps 2 children
  • A. Master: Queen size Beds (1) B. Dormitory: King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), C. Sleep Cabin: (1) Double bed below and loft bunk up above, which can sleep two small children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests provide their own bed linens and towels. Owner provides pillows, comforters and blankets. Cottage has a separate sleep cabin, containing a double bed below and loft above. The loft is suitable for two children. Cabin has electricity but no plumbing. Cottage has an outdoor shower, which is fully plumbed with hot/cold running water.


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Lovely Historic Red Cottage in the Finger Lakes Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time this past week! We love coming back to the red cottage! Thanks for everything! See you again in a year or two:-)

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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highly recommend this cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed here for a great vacation; the property is one of the best locations on the lake; very cozy inside and the kids loved sleeping in the little red cabin adjacent to the house. The view is fabulous. We are return guests and have been coming here for years; the Red House Cottage has been a tradition in our family and our children look forward to coming each video games for them...its ouside swimming, fishing, eating hot dogs on the deck, smores at night.

Only drawback is, have to get your resevervations in early; highly sought after location and property.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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you'll want to return every year.........

  • 5 of 5

absolutely beautiful; we have made a family tradition of returning every year.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Short driving distance to many outstanding Finger Lakes wineries.


Rates & Availability

Naples Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Boat Mooring $100
Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable DamageDeposit $300
Refundable damage deposit $300

Although fees for a thorough cleaning are required along with the rental rate, guests are expected to clean up after themselves, inside and outside of the cottage, before check out.
We do not allow RVs, tents or inflatable mattresses. Pets are not allowed.

Cash, check, money order are accepted.
Credit cards are not accepted.
A non-refundable, 50% deposit is due upon receipt of the contract. Reservations will not be locked in until this deposit is received, and the dates requested will remain open to other interested parties. The remaining 50% balance of rent, along with the $300 damage deposit, is due no later than 3 weeks prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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