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Enjoy This vintage 1928 Lake Ontario Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, Sleeping Porch for 2, 1 bath cottage

Location, location, location! Situated on the shores of Long Pond just off Lake Ontario. Year round, central air and heat. Bring your boat, jetskis and kayaks to enjoy this fabulous gem. Just 10 minutes from Charlotte's beautiful beaches, park and antique carousel. 15 minutes to Hamiln Beach, 45 minutes to Niagara Falls and so much more. Choose from 14 local restaurants, or go 20 minutes to enjoy all that downtown Rochester has to offer. This cottage has a long, intriguing history during prohibition days.

Renovated and updated for today's needs while keeping the original heart and soul of the cottage, we offer Cable TV, DVD player, sound system and complimentary WiFi.

Take long walks or bike rides though our quiet residential neighborhood. Play tennis, basketball, or let the kids play in the neighborhood playground within a 5 minute walk from the cottage. Sit on the back porch overlooking the lake with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It doesn't get much better than this!

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Rochester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bath was recently updated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    #3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeping Porch overlooking the lake
  • #1 bedroom has a Queen bed, dresser, and closet. #2 bedroom has a Full size bed, dresser, and closet #3 Sleeping Porch with pull out sofabed for two
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a cottage with a past! Built in prohibition days, this cottage was built for the passage of alcohol from Canada into the states in the dark of night. It was the only cottage on the lake that dug a basement to sneak the booty into the house for the 4 Speak Easy's the owner ran in Rochester. (We havent located a stash of cash or any left over bottles yet! We'll keep you posted!)


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Antwerp, Belgium, Europe

Lovely cottage in peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

Everything we needed to spend three restful weeks on Long Pond.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carol - We are so happy that you had a good time. It really is a special place that I love to share with people. One of my favorite spots. Let me know when you are coming home again! Warmly, Susan
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to get away for a long weekend and yet have all the comforts of home. Being right on the lake was amazing...peaceful and playful!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fun Kris! Come back soon! Susan
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Homey and well-equipped, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous home with dock and calm waters for fishing and playing in the water. Great fire-pit and awesome chairs. Detailed home with many touches - things I wouldn't have thought to ask about. Like very high quality grill tools, great first aid kit - my son scraped his knee and there was an antiseptic&analgesic spray that worked wonders, Extra blankets for cool nights, some fun water tubes and even life jackets (we brought our own, but how thoughtful to have extra!). Long pond connects right to Lake Ontario, so brave adventurers can head out to that end of the pond. There were no paddles for the provided canoe (the canoe was another extra we did not expect), but we brought our own raft and that worked perfectly.

I will say that although it could sleep 6, it really is a 2 bedroom. We were thinking of having a relative stay for one or two nights but the fold out couch was not very comfortable so we collectively decided against it. The extra bed is a pull-out couch right on the screened and insulated back porch which is great to listen to the water. However, the windows from one of the main bedrooms open up into the porch right over the pull-out bed, which isn't great if one person snores.

Susan was very welcoming and not only did I recommend her to my family and friends, I will keep her properties at the top of my list next time I look to rent.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie, Thank you for the wonderful review of Pond Cottage. It is a very special place for our family, and it was nice to share it with you and the boys. We hope that we will see you again! Don't forget the fishing poles! Susan
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Awesome stay at this quaint cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Pond Cottage is a charming, pristine rental! Susan thought of every detail in the decor and providing necessary items. Even though we live only about 30 minutes away, it felt as though we were thousands of miles away from home. The bedding and linens are beautiful and the porch overlooking the pond is so comfortable and relaxing. We can't wait to stay there again and enjoy this serene and private setting!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Susan Alvarez
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2017

About Susan Alvarez

Unlike most homeowners, we are professional Innkeepers. We specialize in anticipating what our guests need and desire to be comfortable. We have provided many of the same amenities that we offer at our award winning Inn. Shampoo and conditioner, sweet smelling English soaps, hairdryer, bottled water, ice, coffee and tea to start off your week, (Who can face your first morning without that!) Cleaning products, laundry detergent, just to name a few. Free wifi service, Netflix, cable TV, flatscreen TV, VCR, games and DVDs to curl up with on a rainy day.

Susan Alvarez purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Susan Alvarez chose Rochester

Location, location, location! Enjoy this newly restored 1928 cottage. This cottage was designed with an eclectic touch of old and new. Situated on the banks of Long Pond, wake up to the sights and sounds of the lake Enjoy a gentle morning breeze lakeside with your first cup of coffee in your own shady private backyard. Close to all area conveniences, yet private enough to have a quiet getaway. Need a break from water play? How about GEVA Theater for a different kind of play? Or Strong Museum of Play!

What makes this cottage unique

We are a year round cottage, and are now taking reservations for all four seasons. After enjoying a great day of golf, bicycling, beach, museums or galleries -come back to your own private oasis on the lake.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Rochester International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lakeshore CC, 50 golf courses with 20 miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Ontario State Parkway/Interstate 390
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several good choices available in Charlotte
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Ontario Beach in Charlotte
Car: necessary

Both summer and winter is fabulous in this 1928 cottage. Known to be a 'Rum Runners' cottage in the prohibition - it has a bit of local color! Sitting close to the lake, you will enjoy all the summer water activities as well as fishing. During the winter - ice fishing! We are a easy 20 minute drive from Downtown Rochester where you can enjoy live theater, fine dining, music and Festivals year round. Take in a ball game, soccer or hockey.

Golf is huge in Rochester - with 50 courses all within easy reach.

Daytrippen! Go for a day of antiquing, tour the Finger Lakes and the wineries, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake for a day of shopping. Toronto is a 4 hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.0%

IMPORTANT: Our Cottages are free standing homes on the water. They are both a 15-20 minute drive from the main Inn.

Please contact the Inn for special event rates. Cottages are taxable.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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