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Lake Front Historic Sackets Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled just outside scenic Sackets Harbor, NY on Lake Ontario, Duck Soup Cottage is the ultimate vacation getaway for rest and relaxation.

Drive through our beautiful woods to our secluded rustic cabin on an eastern back bay of Lake Ontario. Located just outside of historic Sackets Harbor New York.

This has been our casual family 'camp' for over 30 years. It has 300' of waterfront with a 15' dock. Bring your medium to small size boat, or we have a canoe and kayak. You can row out to the surrounding islands to swim.

We love to bird watch here. Many Blue Herons, ducks and sometimes a pair of bald eagles are nesting on the property. We have a pair of white swans that come back very year. Kids will love to fish off the dock. If you have a boat, it is a great place to fish.

There are 3 bikes available to use as well.

Enjoy the village of Sackets Harbor The War of 1812 was fought here and there are many historical buildings to wander by in town. There are also many top quality restaurants in the village and a wonderful brewery. The kids can go to Old Macdonalds Farm where they can pet and feed animals. Golf courses are close by. Canada is 45 minutes away!

General Information

4 Bedrooms

1 Full Bathroom

2 Half Bathrooms

Full Kitchen



Great Room

Dining Area

Screened-in Porch

Back and Front Decks


Assortment of Board Games

Sleeps 8

Watertown, NY is about 15 minutes away and has big box stores for big grocery/supplies shopping (Target, Wal-Mart, Grocery, Restaurants)

Sackets Harbor has many restaurants and bars as well as gift shops, cofee shop, Ice Cream Shops, etc. Beautiful historic town. Enjoy the village of Sackets Harbor, the War of 1812 was fought here and there are many historical buildings to wander by in town. There are also many top quality restaurants in the village and also a wonderful brewery. The kids can go to Old Macdonalds Farm where they can pet and feed animals. Golf courses are close by.Canada is 45 minutes

House Rules: It is your responsibility for your safety while on our property. Any injuries incurred while there are strictly your responsibility. Any damages you incur, will be taken out of your deposit. Cleaning fee will also come out of your deposit if necessary. We are on a septic system so be careful with water use. There is a grocery store in town to buy your own wood for the fireplace. NO outdoor fires please.

There is absolutely NO smoking in the house.

We hope that you will have a pleasant stay

Please provide your own linens and towels. We may be able tp provide linens for a $50 fee

Other things...: If you are there at the right time, you will find wild grapes and Blackberries up the road.

There is a old Battlefield across the road, sometimes you can find old bullets and arrowheads.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018


Sackets Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Lake Front Historic Sackets Harbor
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Great family getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in August. We had a nice laid back vacation. If you want to just unplug - this is a great place... just bring your bug spray!!

The only reason for 4 stars is because the tap water is sulphur and I had a really hard time showering with it ... but bottled water is provided for drinking.

Owners are very responsive. We had a few questions after arriving and received replies quickly.

Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Relaxing Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this house with a group of friends and it was perfect for a relaxing long weekend. The living and dining area is huge and comfortable, perfect for playing board games or just watching a movie. There's a nice back deck with beautiful views. One of the owners told me that they've been updating lots of the furniture, decor and amenities recently, and it shows. The location is also great. It's quiet and peaceful on the lake and only a few minutes away from quaint Sackets Harbor. It's also just a short drive to Watertown, which has larger grocery stores and more bars/restaurants. Overall, it's a great place to stay and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horseheads, NY

We love it there

  • 4 of 5

A friend of ours discovered this camp in 2009 and we have been enjoying it for our annual Columbus Day girls weekend ever since. Obviously, we love it there and hope to return for years to come. Very fun and relaxing weekend for all. Now that I know that there are kayaks, a canoe and bikes, I hope to also share this camp with my children and grandchildren. The owner has always be very responsive.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet location with plenty of room. Comfortable king bed in the master bedroom which has a sliding door leading to a screened in porch and a full bathroom. Three other bedrooms and two additional twin beds that overlook the scenery. It was very hot all week with temps in the high 80's and heat index in the 90's, but the ceiling fans and the constant breeze through cottage kept it comfortable. There is a canoe and a kayak to take out to the sand bar for a swim (bring your lunch)! Be sure to make use of the gas grill on the large deck overlooking the Bay! I had friends over for a cookout and they wanted to come back in the Fall...maybe it will happen! Owner is very responsive and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! I'm glad you all had a good time. I just wanted to let you know, we bought a second kayak. Let us know if you'd ever like to come back!
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A Great, Quiet and Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. I rented this cottage twice (two separate 7+ day stays in Aug & Sep 2015) while working in Jefferson County and am glad that I did. With a great view of the water and wonderful sunrises, the cottage is in a quiet location, it was clean and comfortable; everything that I needed. When staying for more than a few days, a place such as this is 1,000 times better than staying in any hotel (no matter how many stars).

The owners was polite, courteous and timely with communications; great people. The next time that I am in the area, I will be seeking to rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Like they say in real estate, it's all about the location.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is the place for you!  We packed up our kayaks, motorcycles, and hammocks and headed up to Sackets Harbor.  This place, right on the lake, was ideal for all of the above.

It is an older home, but if you want a newly renovated home on the lake, you will pay much more.  The place has great ventilation with sliding doors, screened in porch, and many windows.    We were only a party of two, so we did not use the upstairs, but you could easily sleep eight in this place.  Water pressure was low in the showers, but not problematic.  The owner is very accessible if you run into any problems.

All in all, it was a little slice of heaven.  The best was eating dinner on the screened-in porch over looking the lake and being FAR removed from neighbors, traffic, and noise.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in beautiful Upstate New York on Lake Ontario. Approximately 70 miles from Syracuse Airport. 8 miles from Watertown Airport (very tiny airport).14 miles from downtown Watertown, lots of shops and a mall. 65 miles from Canadian border by car. 40 miles from the Thousand Islands.




Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100

No smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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