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

Middlesex, NY, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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 or yard games 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.

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. Hikers can choose all types of hiking experiences from novice to challenging including the Parish Glen, Conklin Gully (12 Waterfalls), Hi Tor Management Area and Cumming Nature Center. 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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Calendar last updated:
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    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Lakefront
            165' level lake frontage
          • Mountain View
            Views of Bristol Mountains surround us!


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Mobile Phone
                        Reception is very good.
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Satellite WiFi (no live streaming)
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Additional charge of $55
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        Space for 3-4 vehicles
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Included with linen service
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        New Soapstone Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Keurig and Drip coffee makers available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            New April 2012
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            New Refrigerator with Ice Maker (2015)
                          • Stove
                            New Electric Stove (2015)
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Eat in kitchen
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish TV
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Game Console
                                  • Video Games
                                    Over 12 games ranging from skiing/snowboarding, racing, fishing, and Outdoor Challenge - fun for everyone!
                                  • Video Library
                                    DVD Player and large selection of DVD's for children and adults


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Wrap around deck to screened in front porch
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        2 kayaks available for use
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • 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

                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • hunting
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • snowboarding
                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • water skiing
                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                    18 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    Another wonderful week at the lake cottage

                                                    Sheri M.Lone Tree, Colorado

                                                    Once again I stayed at the Lakefront Cottage for a week to visit with my daughter and her kids. This was probably the best week ever. The weather was perfect and such a beautiful time of year. The kids fished off the dock, swam and kayaked. We hiked, had ice cream in Naples, watched the eagles soar by, and generally loved every minute. The cottage is so comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need, and the views are amazing. Many thanks to Sally and Bob for sharing their delightful home with us again.

                                                    Clean, well-appointed cottage with terrific views of the lake both in inside and out.

                                                    Judy M.

                                                    What we liked:

                                                    -Lots of seating both inside and out to comfortably accommodate a group of 5 (2 picnic tables, a patio table and a dining room table).

                                                    -Furnishings are modern and sofas look new.

                                                    -The cottage feels spacious.

                                                    -Beautiful views of the lake and hills from wonderful screen porch.

                                                    One note to owner:

                                                    The deck outside the sliding glass door is dangerously slippery when wet -- likely due to a bit of algae or moss that really isn't all that apparent. However, we had several adults wipe-out after an afternoon rain storm and needed to block that entry to the house until the deck was thoroughly dry.

                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                    I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay, but very sorry to hear that some guests slipped on the wet deck. We will be sure to check it out and clean off any possible algae that may have caused the slipperiness! Again, my apologies for the inconvenience!


                                                    Fantastic house!

                                                    Teresa F.Darien, CT

                                                    We loved our stay. Owners fantastic. Location also fantastic. House offers lots of outdoor activities like kayaking and fishing ( bring your own poles) Our only complaint was the Wifi service. It didn't work during our stay. The owner offered to send Dish out to fix the service. That said, wifi was only allowed for email and general service no streaming or Netflix. We decided against DISH and disconnected for the week. Not so bad since the lakefront was awesome. Would definitely come back and recommend!

                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                    We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage!! I apologize for the internet issues - they have been completely resolved now.

                                                    Please come stay again!


                                                    Another wonderful week on the lake

                                                    Sheri M.Lone Tree, Colorado

                                                    This was my seventh stay at the Coupal's cottage. As always, the cottage was clean and comfortable. My grandkids love visiting me there and they fish off the dock, kayak, play games in the yard and we all enjoy taking walks along the quiet, secluded roads. On occasion I have stayed at other properties in the area, but this one is my favorite. The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are amazing. Look forward to coming back.

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you so much SM! We love having you and your family stay with us and enjoy the lake and family time. It's exactly what the "lake" is all about!

                                                    Beautiful place!!!

                                                    Lisa V.Liverpool, NY

                                                    My friends and I just want to thank the Coupal's for such a great place to stay and unwind! The pictures of this property DO NOT do this cottage/camp justice!!!! Everything was great!!! I took so many pictures of the screened in porch because I want one like theirs!!! Camp was very well taken care of - like folks who really appreciate their place. Also, owners are very reachable if you need to ask them anything. Can't say enough about the place...there's a very good chance we will rent again from them. AWESOME!!! Thanks so, so much!!!

                                                    Very relaxing with beautiful views

                                                    Edward B.

                                                    Rain or shine gorgeous views. The house was clean, quaint, and full of all the amenities you need. The screened in porch was a game changer as early morning coffee and late night hang outs were bug free and dry.

                                                    Wether fishing off the dock, reading a good book or going for a quick kayak, peace, quiet and relaxation were the order of the day. We watched the birds (including an eagle) do some fishing of their own and watched the mist and fog rise up the wooded foothills.

                                                    Great great stay and wonderful property top to bottom.

                                                    The nearby towns had good food and great views of their own. We recommend the town of Canadaigua for shopping and dinners out.

                                                    T & J


                                                    Middlesex, NY, USA

                                                    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!

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