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Sunny Cottage: Level Lawn, Amazing Sunsets, 2 Free Kayaks & Easy Walk to Town

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy the most sun, longest sunsets & easiest walkability anywhere on the lake!

Imagine vacationing on the sunniest part of Canandaigua Lake, secluded by the park-like setting of a private golf course, yet in walking distance to everything.

Picture the lake’s longest sunsets as your family gathers for BBQs on the large lakeside deck – time seems to stand still. The Weber grill has FREE propane.

Panoramic views extend 25 miles down the entire lake. On July 4th, you’ll have front-row seats to Canandaigua’s fireworks launched right from the lake!

You don’t have to cross a road because there’s nothing between you and the lake but the cool grass beneath your feet. The lakefront lawn is level, with a boundary fence, cozy fire pit, and 6 Adirondack chairs.

2 FREE kayaks (single & double, saving you $665 per week) beckon you to explore the lake and 6 nearby lakefront parks. The cottage has a buoy and light boat hoist.

Inside, authentic details like huge French windows, pine flooring, and a stone fireplace add vintage cottage charm. The local artwork creates a nostalgic sense of place.

The well-equipped kitchen has an ultra-fast Bosch dishwasher, making cleanup quick and easy. A high-efficiency Miele clothes washer and dryer lets you pack light. Our city has the best tasting tap water in New York State - no need for bottled water!

Each guest sleeps like royalty because this cottage offers the rare amenity of 3 King-size beds and 2 Extra-long Twin beds. FREE linens and plush bath towels included.

FREE WIFI offers strong connections throughout the property - even out at the end of the dock. Recent upgrades include central air-conditioning powered by a Nest thermostat and remodeled 1.5 bathrooms. 3 flat-screen TVs offer basic Cable, Netflix, DVDs, and Smart technology.

With the lake in front and golf course in the back, this cottage captures the most sunshine (15 hours) and longest sunsets (4 hours more than the west side). No mosquitoes!

The private cul-de-sac behind the cottage traces the golf course. It has a 10 mph speed limit for safe walking and connects to a network of romantic lakefront parks.

Because our cottage is so conveniently located, it earned Canandaigua Lake’s highest Walk Score. Whatever you choose to explore, you’ll drive less and relax more!

You’ll save time gas and money because within a mile of the cottage you’ll find:

- Wegmans grocery (Everything for your clambake or BBQ)

- Restaurants, pizzerias, and ice cream stores

- New York Wine & Culinary Center (Sample local wines or take a cooking class)

- Wine stores and micro-breweries

- Lakefront Art Festival

- CMAC Performing Arts Center (national recording artists)

- Canandaigua Sailboard & Paddleboard rentals (try Stand Up Paddleboarding)

- 2 Marinas and the New York State Boat Launch

- The Canandaigua Lady paddleboat (Sight-seeing and dinner cruises daily)

- Roseland Waterpark & Wakepark

- Laser Tag, amusements & bowling alley

- Movie Theater

- 6 lakefront parks: Kershaw/Lakefront/Lagoon/City Pier/Squaw Island/Atwater Meadows

Want to learn more about vacationing at this original cottage we call “Fallbrook Cove”? Please contact us – we have a lifetime of experience on Canandaigua Lake.

More Details

Else Reed
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Else Reed

We met on the chairlift of a nearby ski resort – a lucky pairing of a Canandaigua native and a Dutch woman from Amsterdam. Although we grew up in different countries we shared a love of Canandaigua Lake, often staying with family and friends. For years we could only dream about owning a cottage because Canandaigua is the second most expensive lake in America (after Lake Tahoe). But buying this cottage and renting it out for just 6 weeks each summer allows us to achieve our dream. We love the location and this 4-bedroom cottage fits our entire family. Our 3 children enjoyed their first taste of freedom on the water here, learning to kayak, windsurf, sail and fish. Our oldest son even launched Canandaigua’s fireworks. Now you can build your own lake memories. Since we live nearby, we’re available if you need us.

Else Reed purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Else Reed chose Canandaigua

In 1924, the founders of the Canandaigua Country Club knew a good thing when they saw it. An old farm on the lake was the perfect place to build the area’s first golf course. To finance it, they sold 40 lakefront lots for just $600 each, creating a colony of classic cottages on a quiet street, with the lake in front and a golf course in back. Today it’s the most desirable part of Canandaigua Lake. When you’re here, you’ll understand why. Want to live like a local? It’s easy because you can walk everywhere!

What makes this cottage unique

“Sunny, secluded and walkable” sums up this lakefront location because this cottage has the most sunshine, longest sunsets and easiest walkability available anywhere on Canandaigua Lake. To ensure that each guest gets a good night’s sleep, we outfitted this cottage with 3 King-size beds and 2 Extra-long Twin beds. FREE kayaks, propane, linens, towels, WIFI, Cable TV, and Netflix save you money. You’ll save even more because we don’t charge sales tax, occupancy tax or property manager's hidden fees.


Canandaigua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking limited to 3 vehicles
  • No parties, also quiet hours at 11 pm
  • No more than 7 daily visitors and 8 guests in the rental group
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor full bathroom, newly remodeled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs Half Bath
  • New Full bathroom upstairs (soapstone countertop, Kohler fixtures, Moen faucets); powder room downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/ King-size Westin Heavenly Bed, lake views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Seely King-size bed w/ beautiful lake views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Simmons BeautyRest King-size bed w/ golf course view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Extra-long Twin beds
  • Everyone sleeps like royalty here. Three Bedrooms have King-Size Beds and all have King-Size pillows. The fourth bedroom has two Extra-long Twin beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Upstairs, Fallbrook Cove offers 4 Air-conditioned Bedrooms (three King-size beds and closets; one bunk bedroom) and a full-bathroom. Downstairs has a large 3-Season Porch with spacious sitting area, dining room, family room, kitchen, laundry area, and powder room. Outside, enjoy a huge deck, fully enclosed lawn, 50 feet of level lakefront, fire pit, gas grill, private dock and 2 free kayaks. Just around the corner from Fallbrook Cove, you’ll discover the quaint City of Canandaigua - “The Chosen Spot.” With so many amenities nearby, you may not have to drive at all!


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Sunny Cottage: Level Lawn, Amazing Sunsets, 2 Free Kayaks & Easy Walk to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Rochester, NY

Amazing family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful, clean home. There was plenty of space for our family of 6, including 4 adult children. The kitchen had everything we needed and there was plenty of seating for us to eat together in the dining room, in the sunroom, or outside. We all slept great on the comfortable beds and were provided with high-quality linens and towels. The sunroom was an added bonus - we would sit there in the morning to drink our coffee or enjoy an afternoon nap on the comfy couch! We all had fun exploring the lake on the kayaks, especially in the evening when the water was so still. We brought inflatable tubes and spent everyday floating and swimming in the warm water. Every night, I took way too many photos of the AMAZING sunsets and then enjoyed sitting around a bonfire with the family. We rented a pontoon boat and tube for a day and were able to drive the boat right up to the dock to load and unload. The location of this property is ideal – on a quiet street across from a golf course and walking distance to Wegmans, restaurants, Scoops (ice cream!), and lovely Kershaw Park. The owners were highly responsive and even texted several times throughout the week to make sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend this property to any family wanting an idyllic vacation on an amazing lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to rent on the lake and we loved this home. It was so convenient for grocery shopping, eating out or walking to the park. We loved how clean and nice the back yard furniture was and spent most of our time there. The owner lives close by and is available should you have a problem. We didn't. We enjoyed the home and will rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Summer on the lake is all about being outside and we're glad that you enjoyed the lakeside deck and lawn. We would certainly love to welcome you and your family again!
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Amazing week of relaxation in a beautiful home on Canandaigua Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this beautiful home and on this amazing lake was much more than I anticipated. The home is so comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need to entertain and cook your meals. The beds were very comfortable and there's more than enough space in each bedroom. The owner was in contact with us throughout the week to see if we needed anything. We enjoyed the kayaks everyday and loved swimming off of the dock. It's located on a beautiful, quiet street that we walked daily. It's located close enough to town to walk which was a great plus. We are already talking about booking this place for next year...same time, same place! Loved this property...

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your awesome review! Many thanks also for watering the planters during your stay! We are glad you and your family were able to enjoy our cottage…..this sure was the Summer to spend at the lake!
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Awesome family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful week long stay! The house was perfect for our busy family including three small grandsons! Very safe and private inside and out with a fenced in yard that kept us all contained!

The house and grounds were immaculate but extremely comfortable! The owners obviously take great care and love this property as it shows! We would happily rent this lovely property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation with Young Adult Children

  • 5 of 5

Our host welcomed us on our arrival and explained the ins/outs of the house and the area. They reached out to us several times during the week to see if we needed anything, it was very reassuring. The location of the home is perfect and the views of the lake are just breath-taking. The house was beautifully decorated and the kitchen was stocked with every pot or pan you could imagine needing. It is difficult to plan a vacation with teenagers/young adult children and make every one happy. The house had plenty of room for 7 adults to spread out and relax. The kids kept busy with kayaking, fishing and hiking. Everywhere you might want to go was within walking distance. This place is a real gem and we can't wait to plan another family vacation at Canandaigua Lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. Having 3 teens ourselves, we know that taking them on a family trip can sometimes be a little challenging, but any time spent with them is precious. Glad our cottage could provide that setting!
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Madison, Wisconsin

family fun

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The kitchen was so well stocked, anything we needed was available. Everything was so clean, and in such great condition, we loved the large deck with enough chairs for

all 6 of us. The owner was always available for any questions or concerns

The 2 kayaks were enjoyed by all. The sunsets were amazing.

The cottage was in a very convenient location, close to Wegmans, I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage! We are happy you had a great family time! We work hard to keep the cottage in great shape, and getting a great review like this is our reward. Hope we can welcome you and your family again soon!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lakeshore Drive has several bars and restaurants
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Canandaigua Country Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 90 (New York State Thruway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several restaurants on Lakeshore Drive and nearby
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bristol Mountain Ski and Snowboard
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kershaw Park
Car: recommended

• Wegmans Grocery Store & Café

• Restaurants and Ice Cream Shops

• Shopping

• New York Wine & Culinary Center

• Canandaigua Country Club (9-hole golf course)

• Pubs & Wine shops

• Kershaw Park & Lagoon Park

• Squaw Island & Atwater Meadows

• Roseland Waterpark

• Marinas & Motor Boat Rentals

• Public Boat Launch

• Windsurf & Kayak Rentals

• CMAC Performing Arts Center

• Canandaigua Lady Boat Tours

• United States Post Office

• Lakefront Arts Festival

• Finger Lakes Wineries Festival


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $150

Rental by the week only, Saturday to Saturday.
Ontario County has NO sales or occupancy tax.
Rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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