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

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Middlesex 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.

Keywords: lakeside cottage, lakeside house, artist's retreat, nature lover's paradise, subaru lover's dream,finger lakes vacation house, lakefront cottage,finger lakes cottage, canandaigua lake cottage,bristol hills

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your cottage is a treasure!
Sep 2012
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Sycamore Landing - Casual Lakefront Living at it's Best!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews
Liverpool, NY

Beautiful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Clean and comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sycamore Landing. The home was very clean and just as advertised. It was comfortable and just like being at home. The area has a lot to do with the lakes and wineries nearby. Thanks for an enjoyable week.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Peaceful Lake Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place won't disappoint you. The house is clean and very comfortable. The furniture is not your usual seedy cottage furniture, the floors are decent/clean and the window coverings are a notch above the usual. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and starter supplies. I loved the screened in porch, There were many places to sit and eat including two places on the deck, one on the lawn and two places in the house.

Sally and Bob were great to work with, very responsive and friendly. I had to call them twice about two questions I had and they returned calls promptly. Sally was also kind enough to meet us to allay our apprehension about the whip moorings. The dock is very sturdy, not your usual rickety structure like at some lake houses. The docking system for the boat was easy to use. Additional instructions about the whip moorings and the whole house are included in a very informative manual provided by Sally and Bob.

The house is on the quiet end of the lake, right on the water. It is an easy paddle in the provided kayaks to the canals, that offer great birdwatching and fishing. We even sighted two American Bald eagles. Always a thrill.

It was very enjoyable to sit on the glider on the lawn to take in the view and a few naps! The sunsets were stunning. The water was warm and clear for swimming. Just note, the seaweed was moving in, making it harder to swim, We had floats so it was fine. Just get past them and relax on your float. AND those very same weeds provide cover for the great fishing right off the dock! If fishing is your thing, Cananadaigua is the right place to be and this house gives you quick and easy access as the free boat launch is directly across the lake.

In summary, this house is owned and operated by a hospitable couple interested in your vacation experience. The house is clean and comfortable. It is evident Sally and Bob are trying hard to provide a relaxing and memorable experience. We most certainly will be back!

LS and NS.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks also for bringing to our attention some of the cleaning issues. I will be sure to work with our cleaning service to insure everything is spic and span!
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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
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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

Middlesex Cottage Rental Rates

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Off Peak Fall 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Middlesex 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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