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Skaneateles Lake Cottage Nestled in Wooded Setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

The 3 bedroom lakefront cottage is located 6 miles from the village of Skaneateles on the east side of the lake and is on 11 acres of SECLUDED woodland with 535 feet of lakefront which is shared by the owner. There is a beautiful view of the lake from the wraparound windows encompassing the living/porch with dining area. The 3 bedrooms are roomy with plenty of closet space. The queen bedroom has been totally renovated with Adirondack decore. The bathroom has been remodeled with all new fixtures, new flooring, and fresh painted walls. The new kitchen has been redesigned to afford more counter space, new cabinets, new electric range with self-cleaning oven, new refrigerator/freezer, and microwave. Enjoy the outdoors at the picnic table and gas grill overlooking the lake and sit around the firepit in the evening. Or go down some stairs to the lake shore boathouse, docks, and shale stone beach and enjoy the great swimming, fishing, or boating with a canoe, kayak and rowboat. We have a mooring for rental motor boats or pontoon boats. View outstanding sunsets with some wine from the winery on West Lake Rd. while relaxing on our comfortable beach chairs or at the picnic table on the dock. And last but not least, enjoy the living/porch in the cottage in the evening playing cards or games at the dining table which seats 6 or watching your favorite TV programs on new flat screen TV. The next day get a taste of our historic village with it's fine restaurants, parks by the lake, and many unique shops.

Take some side trips, hike, or take the Judge Ben sightseeing boat for a luncheon or diner cruise. You will be glad you came to the Finger Lakes.

CALL 315-685-7354 (Owner) for more information.

Keywords: Lake front cottage, East side of lake, secluded, 6 miles from Skaneateles village, wooded

More Details

Janet Mulvihill-Ryan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2017


Skaneateles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New stall shower New water saver toilet New cabinet sink bureau for towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • #1 bedroom with queen bed #2 bedroom with twin beds #3 bedroom with double bed and twin bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Picnic tables, boathouse with docks on each side, use of kayak and canoe and rowboat Have a mooring for boat. Rentals available of motor boats, pontoon boats, and paddle boards.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Skaneateles Lake Cottage Nestled in Wooded Setting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Perfect way to enjoy Skaneateles Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven stayed for a week and had a fabulous time! I grew up on the lake (west side) so I know how great it can be. Jan and John were gracious, friendly hosts who anticipated our every need and . The cabin is cozy and updated, making for a very comfortable stay. Extra seating outside at the picnic tables (wave to the Judge as it goes by every evening!), plus a fire pit which was a huge hit (s'mores!) as well as the hammock. The steps to the water/boats are not bad -our four year old had no trouble. This is no cliff like some other places on the lake!! We enjoyed the kayak, rowboat, canoe, and of course fishing and swimming in the beautiful, clear lake. For a break, check out the village for shopping, restaurants, ice cream, and Friday night band concerts. My husband loves to bring his bike -a great way to explore the whole Finger Lakes area. If you want to rent a boat, check out Skaneateles Marina on West Lake Rd. My favorite part about this cabin is being able to sit in the living room with the windows open and feel the beautiful's good for the soul.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Take a step back in time

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 went to visit Skaneateles for one week. Our hosts were very friendly. Though their house is located 200 feet from the cottage, it was a very private visit. The steps to the dock were not a problem as other reviewers mentioned. We also rented a boat and had no problem using the mooring and taking the rowboat to the mooring so we wouldn't have to wade into the water. The 11 acres of woods were great for walks and we saw deer, an owl and turkeys during our stay. The children enjoyed the creek as well as the lake activities. We were allowed to use the kayaks and canoe as we wanted. The setting is preserved as it was probably in the 50's when the cottage was likely built. The cottage was clean with a kitchen that was remodeled and a nice small bathroom. The kitchen did not have a dishwasher but that was okay since we had paper plates and many hands to help with dishes. The rooms were nice, but my husband and I chose to stay in the room with two twin beds since a double bed is a little small for us. That worked fine for us since our daughter enjoyed the double bed! We will return if we have the time in our schedule. It was very quiet and we were able to sleep uninterrupted every night. We enjoyed a fire in the firepit and found that the owners supplied the wood and propane for the fire and grill. It was a really nice time and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picturesque property on Skaneateles Lake

  • 5 of 5

Jan and John were the epitome of gracious hosts! Their love for the lake shines through in their willingness to share this spot with others. The cottage was the best equipped place I have ever rented. Everything was clean and cozy. I noticed another travelers disappointment in the small amount of stairs to access the waterfront but let me no way are the stairs or the walk from the cottage a burden compared to other camps on this lake. Just taking a kayak or boat around the lake will show you there are far, far harder treks to get you to the water. I'm so grateful for Jan's hospitality and making our stay so memorable. I look forward to renting from her again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week at a very special lakeside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at this Skaneateles Lake retreat. Our hosts, Janet and John, were very gracious. The lake was beautiful. We particularly enjoyed morning and evening kayak and canoe excursions. The accommodations were extremely clean and the cottage very cozy.

The location is excellent for easy day trips to some beautiful state parks. Would recommend Watkins Glen, Taughannock Falls and Chimney Bluffs in particular. They are beautiful and within easy distance of the "Camp." And a more picturesque Finger Lakes town than Skaneateles would be hard to come by.

We are looking forward to a return visit!!

The Duhamels

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week with everything we looked for in a camp. The cottage was clean and true to the pictures/description as shown. It would have five stars were it not for the 30+ steps to get to the boathouse and water. Nevertheless, having kayaks, a canoe and a rowboat made the trek worthwhile even for guests in their seventies. We would recommend you bring your own life vests for your children which we did. The water was clear with no seaweed which was nice. The kids enjoyed their hike up the creek, swimming, fishing as well the watercraft. The village of Skaneateles is great for food and shopping and a variety of activities. Jan and John were always very accommodating at a moments notice!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What an enjoyable stay! Skaneateles is the most beautiful and clean of the Fingerlakes, and this cottage is at the best point on the lake on the East shore. We were so lucky to make arrangements to stay here on such short notice. The cottage is exactly what an upstate NY lake house should be and exactly what I was looking for. We had all modern appliances and conveniences in a very clean cottage. Despite the updated amenities, the cottage maintains its cozy camp charm. We also enjoyed the warm and gracious hospitality of our hosts. I was reminded of my stays on this lake as a child. We had great weather, great dining and activities in the village of Skaneateles and peaceful seclusion too.

We rented a powerboat, and if you are interested in the same I recommend Mark and Holly of Fingerlakes Boat Rental from nearby Aurora on Cayuga Lake. They had great rates, were prompt, and charged a very small delivery fee to bring the boat right to our dock. The Skaneateles based boat rental shop did not return calls or emails.

I highly recommend this cottage and already have some of my family planning to rent on their own next year. We will definitely be back next year. Thank you John and Jan for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Syracuse, NY
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Vesper Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Syracuse, NY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
1820 House
Car: necessary

Mid Lakes Navigation boat trips from Skaneateles village.

Rental of Motor boats and paddle boards.

Movie theaters in Auburn, NY (20 minute drive) Laundromat in Marcellus (15 minute drive) Hospital in Auburn (5 miles from Skaneateles) SAVES ambulance service in Skaneateles


Rates & Availability

Skaneateles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

1.Property is located at :2025 E. Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY13152
2. Rental Party: consists of up to 7 people
3. Term of the Lease: begins at 2PM on day of arrival and ends at 10AM on day of departure
4. Minimum Stay: Requires a 7 night minimum stay unless otherwise agreed upon.
5. Smoking is NOT allowed in the cottage
6. Pets are not allowed.
7. Parking for 3 or 4 vehicles

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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