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Charming Cottage Huge deck on Lake Ontario, Pond, Beach,Ice Sculptures

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spectacular Sunsets/Sunrises/Ice Fishing+Skating/BBQ on Lake Ontario.

Welcoming you to visit our lakehouse! Off season rentals: we may consider shorter rentals. Peak season: May-October. We are renting with a minimum of one week.

*** Advertising of our home by non-owners at any website is fraudulent and could incur legal prosecution.***

Our charming waterfront Rustic cottage is located on a land strip elegantly bordered by Long Pond & Lake Ontario. Amazing views from 1000 sq foot deck sitting on the lake. You will love waking up to panoramic water vistas & sun rises over the water's edge.

Enjoy a BBQ in the grill, bonfire in the firepit. Relax on the deck until evening, for majestic Sunsets & Moon/Stargazing. Great Fall/Holiday getaway & Spring Summer Spot.

*You are welcome to bring your jetski, canoe, or other extras to enjoy during your stay. Fishing is also available from the other side of our property, please ask if interested.


Open Sky Cottage provides a cozy warm retreat surrounded by a winter wonderland! You can cross country ski or ice skate on the lake or pond. There's also some great ice fishing opportunities.

The winter views are incredible. Google 'lake ontario ice formations' to see what you could wake up to!


Marble kitchen floor, granite counters & dining. Seats 8 with 4 extra chairs. On-site washer & dryer. Fully remodeled bathroom with granite sink and full bath/shower. Open concept living room & themed decor (3) bedrooms, additional half bathroom upstairs. 4 car parking.

42' Plasma TV with basic Cable and DVD player. Internet cable connection. There is a Tim Hortons cafe minutes away that has wifi if needed.

The serene views and cozy home atmosphere will give you a relaxing vacation at our lakefront cottage. Once you visit, it will become a favorite vacation destination. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

*5 min - Charlotte beach with pier walk

*10 min - Greece Ridge Mall for all your shopping needs

* 2 min - sub shop, gas station, grocery

*5 min - restaurants. Casual dining to Fine dining.

*15 min -Lots of local festivals, museums, art Gallery, Zoo, beaches, Apple Picking in Fall, Ice fishing in Winter and much more.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, translators: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Laotian, Thai
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Sarah

This is very much a family affair and this home is a labor of love. Purchasing the property in 2005, this house has been a side project and has been improved from the ground up. Everything in this house was done by family from the floors, decoration & complete creation of the concrete deck, driveway etc.This home is very close to our heart. We want other people to enjoy it as much as we have!

Sarah purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Sarah chose Lake Ontario

This is a one of a kind find. No other Lakefront Homeaway property in Rochester, NY is DIRECTLY on the Lake like this property. You have to see it to believe it. An oasis for a family vacation, reunion, graduation party, summer fun such as bbq, hiking and swimming or a cozy ice fishing getaway or snowmobiling in the winter. Guests have hosted Christmas, Thanksgiving, Wedding & graduation related events as well as romantic getaway and family vacations...

What makes this cottage unique

Lake and Pond Access. Big boat fun and panoramic sunrise and sunsets at the lake. Serene kayaking among water lilies at Long Pond or fish off our dock. Ton's of winter activities including ice fishing and ice skating!

Something for everyone!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sarah,

We just wanted to thank you for renting us your amazing cottage! The views are unbelievable! It was so nice to come home to this lovely cottage at the end of a day dancing. We had an amazing time doing the fringe and hope to come back next year. We were even on your channel 10 news:

Thank you again for everything :)
Sep 2013
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Rochester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Marble floor, toilet/sink powder room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite sink, tiled tub
  • Downstairs Bathroom is stocked with towels. White cabinet stores extra blankets, iron, hair dryer, Towels and toilet paper. (also paper towels, mattress pads & cleaning sprays most of the time)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Third Bedroom - 1 double
  • 3 platform style beds, 1 futon. Very comfortable sleeper sofa in entry room. Luxe living room sofa is also comfy to sleep. 2 additional air mattresses available (located in closet) Staircase opens to bedroom #2, as per the original cottage, there is no door on this room. You are welcome to bring more than 8 people for a fee of $100 extra per person - fee covers the entire visit for each of the persons. We are always willing to accommodate guests, so don't hesitate to ask questions prior to booking... At this time, we are not entertaining visits from college students/rowdy groups. If you have very young children, please consider that the lakehouse is by the water, and is not childproofed. Lake homes can collect dust if windows and doors are left open.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No smoking in the house please.


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Charming Cottage Huge deck on Lake Ontario, Pond, Beach,Ice Sculptures
average rating of 4.6 based on 23 reviews

Great cottage with spectacular view

  • 4 of 5

Cozy little cottage right on the lake. The dining room table is very large and was perfect for our gathering . It was too cold outside to hang out on the patio, but the view of the lake made up for it. Everyone slept comfortably and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Guys weekend fishing charter. Sarah did a great job with communication and providing all needs. House is comfortable and well equipped with household items to minimize nuisance shopping. Had great weather, and great fishing with CrazyYankeeSportfishing.Com. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Rochester to spend spring break with one of our older sons and his family. Upon arriving, we found the cottage clean and inviting. Our younger sons, 15 and 20, were amazed at the view off the back deck. The weather wasn't warm, but the cottage was warm and comfortable. Everyone slept well, even with the stormy waves outside. They actually made some good white noise! Sarah was very pleasant to work with and easily accessible if needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

The photos speaks for itself. We felt at home right away. It was clean and well-maintained. We enjoyed barbecue party with my daughter's hockey team. My visitors were impressed and interested in renting it in the future. The owner is very pleasant to deal with. It is very safe and neighbors are nice. It is only 5 miles away from Ontario Beach.

In short, we enjoyed it very much and hope to stay there again next year.

Thank you Sarah, for opening your house.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was a quick stop in Rochester and we were really pleased to be able to get such a cool place place to stay with short notice. They were nice enough to let us book last minute and we appreciate that. We were here for work, but during the off-times, had a good time relaxing. The weather was a little mild, so we used the firepit a lot. Its a quiet neigborhood, and the view is beyond words. We did get to catch a sunrise one morning too. We liked the cottage and thanks for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful cottage with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and well maintained cottage. Sarah the owner of the property went that extra mile to satisfy our needs. The view from the deck was fabulous. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Rochester International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Charlotte Beach
Car: recommended

Every year, thousands of tourists come to Rochester for the Lilac Festival in May. We also have numerous other local festivals including the Harbor fest, right at Ontario Lake Beach 5 minutes down the road from the cottage.

Fall has Apple Picking nearby and is a great time to enjoy a Romantic Getaway before winter. If you enjoy Cold weather activities, Ice Fishing and Ice Skating happen at the Lake, weather permitting. So there is always a lot going on in this area.

Contact us for more details, questions, or ideas on specific attractions happening when you are planning your trip.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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