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Lake Edge-Spectacular Location-3 Bedrooms- Lakefront- Updated bathroom

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Skaneateles Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Three sets of sliders open onto an expansive deck. Incredible views.'perfect weekend', 'idyllic', 'romantic',' serene', 'beautiful setting','2nd trip better then the first'. These are all comments taken directly from the guest book.This cottage is located on a very quiet and private area of Skaneateles yet close to town. Excellent trout and bass fishing from the lakefront. Enjoy a glass of Finger Lakes wine down on the waterfront deck or on the deck wrapping three sides of the cottage. Shale beach-easy access for children. Enjoy swimming and boating on one of the cleanest lakes in the world. 2 queen bedrooms, sleeping loft w/2 twins and queen bed.New shower in master bath. If you have had enough quality time with the kids, send them to the Walkout basement with TV and ping pong .Both fixed and floating docks. 2 kayaks and canoe . Watch the hills across the lake light up as the sun sets. Great location on the Lake. 4miles to Village,1 mile to Winery or Marina.

Keywords: Lakefront, Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Beach, Dock, Winery, Close to town

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About The Owner

Family of 4

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2010

Why The Owner chose New York

We have been visiting the Finger Lakes for years, renting on several lakes and many cottages. We fell in love with the area and after looking at several homes and several Lakes we finally found the perfect one for us. We feel this region is one of the most beautiful in the Country.We think it is one of the nicest spots on Skaneateles Lake. Pristine and quiet but not far from town. The best of both worlds.

What makes this cottage unique

Fishing, boating and just plain relaxing. Skaneateles is a great restaurant location. 2 bedrooms on main floor. 2 twins and 1 queen in sleeping loft. Pullout sofa in loft.More photos furnished upon request. Check back for updated photos-new furniture in 2010. Although the road in is paved,we do suggest front or all-wheel drive.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Lake Edge-Spectacular Location-3 Bedrooms- Lakefront- Updated bathroom
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Golden, Colorado, 7600 elevation

great private spot

  • 5 of 5

The house worked really well for our group. Our adult son slept in the lowest level - he thought it was cooler and there were two fans. The view of the water is great, and our guests who live in the area thought it was great and really loved the deck. The driveway down is a bit challenging - steep with two hairpin turns, but we are from the mountains of Colorado and could deal with it well. The kayaks, canoe, raft and chairs by the beach were a real plus. The town of Skaneateles is also a great plane to explore. Grandma, aged 79, found it somewhat hard to get down to the beach which is quite a ways down from the house. Having to bring towels was inconvenient for us traveling from Denver, and we did buy more toilet paper and bar soap for the shower. Overall, it was a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We stopped providing towels a few years ago to speed up the cleaning and allowing guests to check in earlier when traveling by plane. We will however provide towels upon request when flying to Skaneateles if needed. We feel our location is one of the most private and convenient locations on the lake.
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Relaxing week away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week relaxing on this pristine lake! The house had every needed detail and felt like you were at the place you would have if you could! We enjoyed kayaking and reading by the lake, as well as the deck that overlooked the lake (we especially enjoyed the rocking chair out there!). The driveway is steep but was no problem for our experienced drivers! We loved feeling like we were away from it all, but being so close to Skaneateles to check out the restaurants, and stopping at the vineyard across the road that was recommended to us. We enjoyed the lake most, but came with family that spent time going through the many museums and hiking areas around there. We didn't realize what a beautiful part of the country that is!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic lake house, great for kids and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

I've been visiting Skaneateles for many years and have stayed in most of the hotels and a number of houses. I must say that this was the best experience we have have had. We bought my 15 year old son, his 3 friends and my 18 year old daughter. The boys had an amazing time, hanging on the beach, fishing off the dock or playing ping pong in the basement. We also bought up our ski boat and moored it right off the dock. The house is setup nicely with the loft for the boys to sleep and separate bedrooms for the others. We would sit on the back deck and have coffee in the morning and watch the sun over the lake. The deck was so relaxing for everyone! The property was very clean and have everything that you needed. I had to contact the owner a few times to coordinate arrivals and he responded immediately. I would strongly recommend this house for anyone that wants a relaxing and fun vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buffalo, New York

Didn't Want To Leave!

  • 5 of 5

Would give it 6 stars if I could! The perfect combination of "cabin in the woods" and "lakefront cottage"! Charming and modern (loved the decor) with great flow and more than ample sleeping spaces. Had no problem fixing gourmet meals in the well-stocked kitchen with adjoining pantry/mudroom and extra fridge in the basement! Gorgeous views from every angle and great wrap-around deck with plenty of seating! Nice waterfront with deep-water mooring for our boat, my 78 year old father had no problem with stairs to cottage or waterfront. The entire setting is so peaceful and private that you can't help but relax! The most excitement we had were the fierce ping-pong tournaments! The driveway is narrow and adventurous but doable and the owner was fantastic-very responsive and reachable! Perfect location for the boat show: marina, winery and restaurant within a mile, country club 2 miles away and town 5 miles. My family had such a memorable time that my father and brother were planning our stay next summer before we even left the driveway! I totally agree with previous reviewer that wished it hers!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Weekend at "Lake's Edge"

  • 5 of 5

One of my favorite things about this property was the remote, secluded location and the wonderful "homey" decor inside. It feels like home away from home, very clean and well-maintained-everything labelled to make it easier. The loft area is so neat for the kids, we have epic ping pong tournaments in the basement, listened to music using the outdoor speakers, and cooked some awesome meals on the grill. There are TV's in every room (but who wants to be indoors!) The stairs down to the water are easy to manage but maybe not for anyone unsteady on their feet or elderly. It's a mini workout to come back up the stairs ; ) The road to get to the property seems precarious but i don't have 4 wheel drive on my car and i didn't have a problem at all! They had anything we needed on site, even an extra full fridge downstairs!!-just bring your own towels and confirm check-out time so you can be out before the housekeeper shows up, ooppss : ) and bring some wood for the campfire : )

Can't wait to come back again : )

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Nice spot on the west side

  • 4 of 5

Really loved the privacy and the setting in the woods up above the lake. Almost a 180 view of the lake off the patio, cottage is well-equipped and very homey feeling. Loft was perfect for the kids. Driveway is a bit steep and a bit hairy to get down but didn't have any problems. Note it property is heavily wooded and on the west side so after 3:00 or so you'll lose the sun, but the sunrises and mornings are quite lovely. Enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mandana and Winery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mandana Inn and Anyela's Winery

Boat Rental nearby, drive in movie nearby, bowling , minor league baseball in Auburn, Winery nearby


Rates & Availability

Skaneateles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Summer
May 7 2017 - Jun 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

3150 per week July and August-please inquire about other dates and rates.(Sunday changeover preferred) Cancellation policy-90 days full refund minus 100.00. 60 days 50 % of rental. 7 days full rental unless house is re-booked-if re-booked difference will be refunded.No parties/Max occupancy is 8. 350.00 refundable security due upon booking. 4pm check in / 10am checkout

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Skaneateles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
New dock in 2011, New floating raft 2012 ,2 kayaks,1 canoe, ping pong in basement, new dishwasher, deep water mooring. for boat. firepit at waterfront, 150 ft of private waterfront. new floating raft for 2012

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