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Speaks: english

Sycamore Landing - Casual Lakefront Living at it's Best!

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

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Canandaigua Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Looking for something a little different for your lakeside vacation? Escape to Sycamore Landing. The 165 feet of level lakefront gives you plenty of elbow room and unobstructed vistas of the Bristol Mountains and a 180 degree lake view of the quiet south end of beautiful Canandaigua Lake. The private, well maintained, gravel road minimizes traffic and maximizes privacy. Retreat from the daily grind and enjoy lake living in an incredible natural setting for a week or just a long weekend. Our traditional lake cottage offers everything from boating, swimming, kayaking and fishing to experiencing a world where bald eagles fly from their nearby nesting grounds, hummingbirds flock to your window daily, ducks and geese wander and herons stand watch in the marshlands at the end of the lake. Artists, writers or those just seeking a refuge come rejuvenate and relax under the large sycamore tree which beckons you to sit and soak up the incredible beauty of Canandaigua Lake and rolling hillsides.

Simply walk out the door and in a few steps you are at the water. Use the permanent deck to soak up some sun or catch your dinner. The screened front porch provides you the traditional “lake” feeling - have a meal, a cool drink or just relax and read a good book (and maybe fall asleep!) while gazing out on a panoramic view of the lake. The sliding glass door from the porch leads to the indoor living space with large windows featuring spectacular lake views welcoming you to relax without taking you away from the lake. Sleep sofa offers additional sleeping options. Our eat-in kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare meals. Enjoy your morning coffee as you sit at the dinette and watch the resident hummingbirds flock to the multiple feeders. A washer and dryer are located right off the kitchen for your convenience. Down the hallway are 2 bedrooms and a full, modern bath. The master bedroom overlooks the lake while still being shaded by our lovely sycamore tree. The 2nd bedroom offers a view of the cliffs behind our cottage and can sleep two with the supplied roll-a-way bed.

The yard offers multiple grassy level areas to play yard games, stretch out under the sun or enjoy a bon fire. The front yard offers plenty of room for lounging lakeside, while the back yard is great for barbecuing (gas grill available) and viewing the picturesque cliffs. In the springtime or after a heavy rain, enjoy our spectacular 80+ foot waterfall! Just a few steps up to the large side yard, yields additional space for a tent, yard games or second bon fire pit with spectacular vistas of the south end of the lake.

Bring your boat and use the available mooring whips installed on the permanent dock for your use. Woodville boat launch just across the lake makes for an easy launch and there is room for trailer storage at the cottage during your stay.

Fisherman can get a hassle-free, early morning start from this ideal location. Ice fisherman can easily launch their efforts from our dock or shore.

Kayakers love this location. Enjoy the calm open lake water of the south end or venture into the West River Marsh and enjoy up to 4 miles of easy paddling while you spot bald eagles, herons, turtles and more! Bring your own kayak or use the ones provided.

Sycamore Landing makes a terrific home base for land lover activities as well. Downhill skiers are just 20 minutes from Bristol Mountain and XC skiers have numerous ski trails available including those in the Hi Tor Management Area, Cumming Nature Center and Bristol Mountain. Hikers can choose all types of hiking experiences from novice to challenging including the Parish Glen / Conklin Gully (12 Waterfalls). Hunters can use the lakeside setting as base camp while hunting their favorite public hunting grounds.

We chose this location because it is “the road less traveled”, yet still centered among a wide variety of activities and amenities. Canandaigua offers convenient shopping, waterparks, and historic landmarks, while Naples (15 min.) is home to a wonderful artisan community that offers everything from wood carvings to watercolor paintings and everything in between. Looking for a home base for your wine tours? We are just a short run to many of the finest wineries on Keuka and Seneca Lake wineries.

During your stay at Sycamore Landing you will always feel “connected” to the lake and nature, whether you are inside or out, engaging in activities on the lake or off, or just looking for some rest and relaxation with one of the most picturesque settings in the world. We know you’ll enjoy your stay.

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your cottage is a treasure!
Sep 2012
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Sycamore Landing - Casual Lakefront Living at it's Best!
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Really nice cabin on the water in a quiet area of the lake

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was clean and very well stocked. Furniture was comfortable and also very clean. TV, wifi and appliances worked well. Great location right on the lake. Perfect place to just relax. The only negatives are that it could use a deep cleaning (around washer/dryer, window screens, etc.) and the 1+ miles of gravel road. But, those are minor. We would definitely rent it again. Highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clifton, VA

Great for Kayaking lovers!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy, comfortable and very clean! Great level lakefront site with a large screened porch overlooking the water. Easy access to the water with a wonderful assortment of kayaks, paddle board and sail craft. The best kayaking ever through the nearby West River Marshes, when you can paddle among water lilies, cat tails and other grasses that attract many birds as well as muskrats, turtles, herons, etc. From the end of the dock I saw many large fish swimming through the vegetation; seems perfect for dock fishing. Lots of comfortable seating on the porch as well as the decks and around the firepit conveniently placed between the porch and the lakefront. Kitchen is well equipped. If there was a 'for sale' sign I would have bought the property!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lone Tree, Colorado

Another perfect week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was my sixth visit to Sycamore Landing. And, as always, we enjoyed every moment of our stay. This beautiful cottage is the perfect place to spend time with your family or friends. The grandkids enjoyed playing in the water along the beach, fishing from the dock and kayaking on the lake. The cabin is so comfortable and well stocked. We had everything we needed for the week. The kids really liked Wii, too. We went to Naples which is only 15 minutes away for ice cream at Lynnie Lou's. (the very best ever). I also went into Canandaigua to go to Runnings for extra fishing tackle. The rest of our time was spent enjoying the amazing views and relaxing on the deck. My thanks for the owners once again for sharing their home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lone Tree, Colorado

Perfect visit

  • 5 of 5

This was my fourth visit to Sycamore Landing. The fall colors were amazing and the property perfect in every way. We enjoyed kayaking, fishing off the dock, sitting on the porch enjoying the views, and feeling just like we were at home. The beds are so comfortable and the kitchen well stocked with everything you need to make meals for the family. The city of Canandaigua is just 35 minutes away and a fun place to shop, visit the boat houses or shop at Wegman's. (My favorite). Naples is only about 15 minutes away for a closer grocery, library, dining, etc. I will definitely return. In fact, I already have my reservation for next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you feel such a special connection with Sycamore Landing! You are always welcome and thank you for the wonderful review!
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Boston area

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

My two boys (ages 10 and 12), my parents, and I stayed at this wonderful place in mid-May. I absolutely loved being right on the water and being able to see the open water from virtually every square inch of the house (even out the second bedroom and dining area windows). We also appreciated the fact that - in contrast to the stretch of homes closer to the end of the lake which are packed together like sardines - this home has plenty of space on either side between it and the neighbors, which gives it a nice feeling of privacy and more of a connection to the surrounding nature.

We had a great time using the kayaks. Two of the days we were there, the water was as smooth as glass, and it was an easy paddle to the grasses at the end of the lake. If the weather had cooperated, we would have taken them out again to find and explore the river pathway through the grasses (we found out only too late that the open river enters the lake more toward the middle, not along the shore).

The house is very nicely set up, with extremely comfortable furniture on the porch and in the living room. We all spent many hours just sitting on the porch and feeling the breeze and looking at the water. I appreciated the fact that the sleeper sofa was actually set somewhat apart from the rest of the living area furniture, so there was no need to move anything to open up the bed.

The place really had all the comforts of home and was very well maintained and clean. The owners were very responsive and very easy to work with. The owners even supplied extremely detailed instructions, complete with pictures, of how to get there, which we unfortunately did not consult until our GPS dumped us at a dead end into the parking area of the house next door and helpfully told us that we needed to walk the 100 feet from that point. (The owners pointed out this was a common outcome in the very helpful instructions, but I hadn't read that far.)

Overall, an absolutely wonderful place which I would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canonsburg, Pa (south of Pittsburgh)

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an escape from the hectic, fast-paced everyday living, this quaint cottage is the place to be. The sunrises are exquisite and the sunsets are peaceful and quiet. Sycamore Landing definitely earns a 5-star rating. Sally and Bob were most helpful in getting me settled in. I'm certainly looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Greater Rochester International Airport
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bristol Mountain

Adjacent to Hi-Tor Nature Preserve for hunters, hikers and nature lovers, canoe to the marsh to see the bald eagles fly, wineries galore, artists retreat!


Rates & Availability

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Peak 2016
May 21 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak Fall 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Linen/Towel Fee $55
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Canandaigua Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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