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Lake Front Lake Ontario! Beautiful Family Setting!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms - On The Lake - On the Beach - Water views Abound!

Climb the steps up over the sand dune and you will be awestruck by the view of Lake Ontario with nothing but water to the horizon where you will see spectacular sunsets and glowing moon rises - from the beach, from the decks & patios and from nearly every corner of the spacious and comfortable house!

*Four Bedrooms (one with two bunk beds, a double and a queen!)

*Sun-porch, patio and 2 decks that are practically on the lake!

*Parking for 4 vehicles

*Watercraft Provided

*Beach chairs

*Linens and towels

*Private Community

*Adjoining Selkirk State Park - a great place to trail run and bike

More Details

Owner
Bob Marino & Janet Gramza
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Bob Marino & Janet Gramza

Janet and I bought this property as a place to enjoy with family and friends and to share as a rental to help pay for it. We live in the area, just 4.5 miles away so we are close at hand should you have any special needs or emergencies. While this is the first time we have ever rented out a house, we have been vacation home renters for many years and vow to transfer our very best experiences to you and eliminate the stuff that upset us to ensure that you will want to come back year after year.

Bob Marino & Janet Gramza purchased this house in 2012

Why Bob Marino & Janet Gramza chose Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is a gorgeous body of water but unfortunately accessible to only those fortunate enough to live on it. This is the place of our dreams because we can enjoy the lake without anyone telling us just how.

What makes this house unique

BEACH FRONT: Right on the beach, sometimes sandy, sometimes cobblestones but there is always a sandy spot nearby to set up your chairs. The Lake bottom is always sandy and gently sloping, a perfect area for kids. There are sandbars and bigger kids can walk well out before the water is overhead.

BEDROOMS: There is a queen in the master, a double in the second bedroom and a bunk room with a pair of bunk beds, a double and a queen with plenty of room to spare!

All the bedrooms have been remodeled with proper walls and doors, this may sound normal but you should have seen it before! They the walls did not extend to the ceiling and there were curtains over the doorways - This has been a huge improvement! There is also a single bedroom away from everything in the back, plus a pull out couch bed in the living room. All the bedrooms have water views!

LIVING AREAS: Open floor plan, spacious kitchen stocked with everything you need except food. We try to keep a decent supply of condiments & spices. There is a Tops supermarket about 5 miles away. Sofas, chairs and a very large dining room table. Propane wood stove, and a beautiful enclosed sun porch, airtight, for windy or cool days so you can still enjoy incredible views of the lake and can be fully opened on warm days to let in the breeze. Broadband wireless Internet, Stereo, CD, MP3 player, flat screen smart TV with Netflix, VCR/DVD player and a supply of movies.

OUTSIDE: Lots of places to hang out when you are not on the beach! 2-tiered deck with the lower deck seemingly over the water! 12 Adirondack chairs for lounging with family & friends. Picnic table that seats 8 -10. Big brick patio and grill area with a propane gas grill plus a unique wood burning griddle that is perfect for searing steaks!

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
SYR, Syracuse International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pulaski
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Wolf Island to Canada
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Pines
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Dry Hill, Watertown
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: necessary

Pine Grove is a sand dune peninsula situated on Lake Ontario and bordered by the Salmon River and Selkirk Shores State Park.

Entering Pine Grove from Rt 3, you drive down the Pine Grove access road through quiet forest with glimpses of the Salmon River. You will pass the State boat launch which is just 1/2 mile from our house but small craft can be launched from the beach or the Salmon River estuary behind the house.

Lake trolling for salmon, steelhead and lake trout is very popular and there are charter boats available nearby. In addition, from late August though late fall, the Salmon River and the many area rivers and creeks are full salmon as they make their spawing run. It is fairly easy to hook these huge fish right from shore (catching is another question!) but it's also an awsome spectacle just to watch them jumping out in the estuary from a canoe. In late fall though spring, steehhead are in these same rivers and creeks and your can enjoy fishing with much less company for what many say, pound for pound, is the best sport fish to try to catch.

Since we border Selkirk Shores park, you can easily take advantage of the hiking and biking trails trails, playground, camp store and best of all if you are on foot or bike, you can use the park for free. A great place for runners for trails and park roads!

Amenities

Pulaski House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 1 and 1/2 baths. We also have a cold shower down at the bottom of the steps. No tub but there is that lake...
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Lake view
    Second Bedroom - 1 double , Lake view
    Bunk Room - 1 queen , 1 double , 4 twin/ single , Lake view
    Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Parial Lake View
    Front Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lake View
  • We remodeled the upstairs making all bedooms fully enclosed with doors. They were 'dorm style' which is common for these lakeside cottages.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Lake Front Lake Ontario! Beautiful Family Setting!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Lakeside perfection

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. I wanted my kids to experience some time on the Great Lakes like I did as a kid, and this was just right.

The house is open and airy with tons of windows and a sunny enclosed porch, two levels of decks to sit on, plus a shady patio and grill area. Those who wanted sun or shade, breeze or not, could all find the perfect spot for themselves. There was always a nice breeze, and the sound of the waves was a constant backdrop to the day.

The owners have stocked the house nicely with books, games, movies, etc., and have also though of useful little things like phone charging cords, sunscreen and bug spray, etc. We cooked every meal for a week between the kitchen and the grill - it's one of the nicest rental kitchens I've ever used as far as equipment and space. We also appreciated having the use of linens and towels - so much nicer than hauling our own back and forth!

There are kayaks and a canoe available to use, and a choice between the big lake and a mellow river. We didn't end up fishing, but it's clearly a big part of the local scene.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and will likely try to return again. It was a fantastic spot for our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived it was the tail end of a huge storm. The wind was wild and the waves almost tsunami like. We spent hours on the screened in porch experiencing the storm and it was awesome. As the weather improved, we hung out on either of the two decks which provided unobstructed views of the lake.

The house has everything you need, including lots of games to play, cable tv and the internet.

We had a great time. And even without a beach (because of the recent deluge of rain) we went swimming every day.

We had a great vacation.

Martha

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

All the amenities for a comfortable stay - Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The location and property are simply beautiful and in excellent condition. The rooms were comfortable (clean sheets, good mattresses, and ceiling fans in each bedroom). What really struck me was how well prepared the property was for guests, they have all the necessary amenities covered. We had several large family meals and the kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessities (pans, griddle, cutlery, coffee maker, etc, etc). We took the kayaks out on the river for a very nice morning ride. The washer and dryer were a godsend for a week up at the Lake, and there were plenty of clean towels. There were lots of board games, a variety of great movies and books, not to mention telescopes and binoculars. The owners were very kind and friendly and even dropped off some fresh kale, garlic, and parsley from their own garden. I grew up coming to this area, and I've been in many of the camps in this area and this one is in great condition and has been well maintained and updated. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly helpful owners!

  • 4 of 5

Bob and Janet could not do enough to help, and were available from start to finish. Since they were only four miles away, they were able to help us whenever we needed them. They really gave us the full run of the place-- from boats to bicycles, everything was ours for the week. Lots of books, movies, and a well stocked house.

We thoroughly enjoyed the lake every day. Our kids loved swimming, and the older members of our party loved kayaking and fishing in the rowboat. We even picked cherries at a nearby farm!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we try because we know family vacations are precious. Hope you can come again. Bob & Janet
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5

Spectacular Location with Spectacular Views!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your lake house with us. What a spectacular place with spectacular views! From the cozy feeling inside of the house, to the fresh air and views off of the decks......doesn't get much better than this! We all had a great week.

It is amazing how we have visited this area for over 25 years, but we have never experienced a lakefront atmosphere, on Lake Ontario......just awesome.

Thank you again for all of your kindness and we appreciate all you did for us.

Hope to see you again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Perfect Lakefront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property is all it advertises and more.

Location:

It is lakefront on the end of a row cottages. From the cottage you only get a peekaboo view of the neighboring cottages. You have to go down to the lake to get a full view of the neighboring cottage. The neighbors were quite friendly. When we arrived the owner Bob had a big wagon to pull of our luggage. He also had made arrangements to drive my elderly father up to the cottage. Otherwise it was about a flight of stairs to go up. A similar amount of stairs leading down to the lake. But it is broken up with a beautiful sundeck. The pictures show the two levels of decks.

Rooms:

The pictures are very accurate. My family and I shared the bigger room with the bunkbeds. Later in the week we moved to the lakefront room. My elderly father started out in the downstairs room because of it's proximity to the bathroom, later he moved up stairs to enjoy a bigger bed and the sound of the waves lapping against the shore.

Bathroom:

There is one full bathroom and another toilet by the washer dryer. The only catch is remembering to leave the door unlocked because if somebody is in the main bathroom you have to go outside and in through another door to get to the second bathroom. When we had a full group we had to coorid shower usage.

Living area:

As the pictures show there's a large living space that we hardly used. We found ourselves wanting to be out on the deck or on the beach, Enjoying the lake and the sunset.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

$2,500 per week
Full week rentals Saturday to Saturday. Check in at 3PM and Checkout at 11 AM.

If we can be flexible, we will be, so let us know if you have a need.

July 4th Week is $3,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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