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Else Reed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch

Lakefront/golfside Cottage: Walk to Town, Free kayaks, View Sunsets & Fireworks

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Canandaigua Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A Sunny Cottage: 4 BR, 1.5 bath, sunsets, sleeps 8, walkable & 2 FREE kayaks

Imagine “Fallbrook Cove” - a sunny lakefront cottage secluded by a private golf course, yet within walking distance of your favorite Finger Lakes attractions.

Whether you’re new to Canandaigua or renewing fond memories, you’ve discovered the perfect place to reconnect with family and friends because this convenient location means you’ll drive less and relax more.

And you’ll relax from the moment you arrive. Picture panoramic views along the entire lake. Fallbrook Cove’s position on the northeast shoreline offers an incredible 14 hours of sunshine, refreshing breezes, gorgeous sunsets and no mosquitos.

There’s nothing between you and Canandaigua Lake but the cool grass beneath your feet because you don’t have to cross a road to get to the lake. A paved cul-de-sac behind the cottage provides easy access and connects to a network of beautiful lakefront parks.

The fully fenced level lakefront lawn makes a great place to play lawn games or roast s’mores by the firepit. July 4th offers front-row seats to fabulous fireworks so close you’ll feel each thud as the mortars launch to paint the sky over Canandaigua Lake.

2 FREE kayaks beckon you to explore Canandaigua Lake and 6 nearby parks. With the state boat launch less than 1.5 miles away you can keep your boat on our mooring buoy or light hoist.

Because lakeside living means being outdoors, the large deck has plenty of seating, 2 umbrella tables, and a Weber grill with FREE propane. Savor the taste of farm-fresh food paired with local wine or craft beer as you experience a spectacular sunset across the shimmering water.

Adjacent to the lakeside deck, the big sun porch offers a handy serving station and plush furniture invites afternoon naps or evening card games.

Rare for vacation rentals, this 4-bedroom cottage has 3 King-size beds and a Twin over Full Bunk, so each guest sleeps like royalty. We’ve included FREE linens and towels.

Vintage details like heart-pine flooring, French windows and a stone fireplace add authentic cottage charm. Local artwork creates a nostalgic sense of place.

Recent upgrades include central air-conditioning, FREE WiFi, and remodeled 1.5 bathrooms. 3 flat-screen TVs offer basic Cable, Netflix, DVDs, and Smart technology.

The well-equipped kitchen has a Bosch dishwasher to make cleanup quick and easy. A high efficiency Miele clothes washer and dryer lets you pack light.

Save time, gas and money because within 1 mile of Fallbrook Cove you’ll find:

Wegmans grocery

Restaurants, pizzerias & ice cream

New York Wine & Culinary Center

Wine stores & micro-breweries

Art & Riesling festivals

CMAC Performing Arts Center

Canandaigua Sailboard & Paddleboard rentals

2 Marinas

State Boat Launch

Roseland Waterpark & Wakepark

Laser Tag, amusements & bowling alley

Movie Theater

6 lakefront parks: Kershaw, Lakefront, Lagoon, City Pier, Squaw Island & Atwater Meadows

Seek thrills? Go ziplining at Bristol Mountain Ariel Park. Enjoy shopping? Downtown has many quaint shops and galleries. Like history? Visit Granger Homestead or Sonnenberg Mansion & Victorian gardens.

With just 5 weeks available each summer, book now and imagine your vacation on Canandaigua Lake!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Else Reed (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch

About Else Reed

We paired up on the chairlift at a local ski resort - one of us from Canandaigua and the other from Amsterdam – and we raised 3 children here. Our oldest son grew from watching the city fireworks to launching those fireworks, and his brother and sister shared adventures like kayaking to Wegmans for groceries. With our principal home on Canandaigua’s Main Street, we’re nearby if you need anything. Because you deal directly with the owners instead of a management company, you save hundreds of dollars. After all, no one likes hidden surprises like “reservation” fees.

Else Reed purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Else Reed chose Canandaigua Lake

Nearly a century after the founders of the Canandaigua Country Club sold 40 lakefront lots for just $600 each, this exclusive neighborhood has become the most desirable on Canandaigua Lake. When you’re here, you’ll understand why – it boasts gorgeous sunsets, level lakefront and easy access to nearby attractions. Only a few original cottages remain, and this 4-bedroom 2-story structure was once the area’s largest cottage, so we preserved its authentic character while adding updates like central air-conditioning and WiFi. You'll love Fallbrook Cove’s convenient location. Because everything you need is so nearby that you can even walk there, you’re always near Canandaigua Lake. Especially during summer, where else would you want to be, but lakeside, with your family?

What makes this cottage unique

Our lakeshore/golfside location on Canandaigua’s northeast shoreline makes “Fallbrook Cove” sunny, secluded and walkable. As one neighbor, active in his 90s, explained, “It’s like a vacation here everyday!” It has the most sun (4 hours more than the west lake side) and best sunsets anywhere on Canandaigua Lake. With the lake’s highest “Walkability Score” you can walk to the Finger Lakes’ finest attractions. Best of all, there’s no road to cross to get to the lake! The reduced-speed cul-de-sac behind the cottage makes a perfect place to walk, jog or bicycle and connects to miles of city sidewalks and paths. To ensure that each guest at “Fallbook Cove” sleeps like royalty, we furnished this cottage with 3 King-size beds and a Twin over Full Bunk. FREE kayaks, propane, linens, towels, WIFI, Cable TV, and Netflix save you money. Because this part of the lake has no sales tax or occupancy tax, you’ll save even more.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Lakefront/golfside Cottage: Walk to Town, Free kayaks, View Sunsets & Fireworks
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 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: Aug 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: Jul 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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A Wonderful Week Away

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week at this beautiful cottage. It had everything we needed as our married daughters and our small grandchildren relaxed and enjoyed time together as a family. We explored the lake in the provided single and double kayaks and our grandson enjoyed fishing and jumping off the dock into the water. Our clambake was delicious and the Webber grill and deck added to the fun. The fenced in yard was the perfect size for our grandchildren to play. Everyone enjoyed their own rooms and the air conditioning felt like heaven on the hot summer nights. The cottage was in perfect condition upon arrival and the kitchen and electronics provided were all that we needed. The convenient location allowed us to walk to the city pier, Kershaw Park and Main Street. The beautiful grounds did not allow for a lack of things to do. The owner was prompt in responding to questions and made sure our family was comfortable and the cottage and it's amenities fulfilled our needs. We are looking forward to coming back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage. We’re glad you enjoyed all that this location offers. Thank you for leaving the cottage in perfect condition. We definitely look forward to hosting you again.
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Victor, NY

A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at your home was superb! It was our best vacation rental on Canandaigua Lake thus far, as we have been renting various homes there for the past 5 summers.

The home is absolutely lovely and filled with all the comforts of home: extremely comfortable beds, central A/C, immense supply of outdoor seating, comfortable couches, privacy from neighbors, dishwasher, washer/dryer. What impressed us the most was how impeccably clean the home is and how the kitchen had an immense supply of all the necessities imaginable. The use of your kayaks was so appreciated! The beds were heavenly - we can't remember sleeping so well! We got to enjoy your fire pit a couple of evenings and had fun roasting marshmallows. The central air gave a nice reprieve from the humidity. Docking our boat at your dock was much appreciated. The view of the lake was perfect and we really liked that the water at the end of the dock was shallow enough for young kids to swim, but deep enough for the boat. The close proximity to the local restuarants, ice-cream, CMAC and downtown was perfect. And our children had a great time playing with all the neighborhood kids there.

We enjoyed ourselves immensely! You can bet that we will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your kind words! It made us especially happy to hear that your kids had a great time there--that's what the Lake is all about--building memories they'll never forget. We were lucky to have you rent from us.
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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

Canandaigua Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $600

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

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Canandaigua Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • 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 4 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full Bunk Bed - great for children
    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
  • King size beds (3) Three Bedrooms have King Size Beds providing plenty of room to relax!; Try out the Master Bedroom's King-Size Westin Heavenly Bed--the world's most comfortable pillowtop mattress! All of our King-size beds have high-thread count Egyptian Cotton to keep you cool and comfortable!, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk Bed has a Twin mattress over a Full-Size mattress. The bunk beds allow plenty of room for kids to spread out. These bunk beds are best suited for children, so the adults should use the King-size beds in the other bedrooms.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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