3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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About John Friends
My parents first meet on Sodus Bay in the 1940’s. They married in 1952 while college students at SUNY Oswego and in 1957 purchased the lot on the north tip of Leroy Island. They built a simple two-bedroom cabin and in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s my two brothers and I spent our formative summers on the bay. There was no bathtub or shower, hot water, telephone or TV until the 80’s. In 1992 my parents removed the cabin and built the current multi-family home. My parents are no longer alive and my brothers live in the mid west and west coast, so my wife Mary Ellen and I took ownership of the property in 2016. It is our pleasure to share the Friends family home on Sodus Bay with you.
John Friends purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why John Friends chose Wolcott
The view of the water is awesome. You have the calm bay in front of you and you can see over the sandbar (Crescent Beach) to view the lake. Morning and late afternoon light in the summer is unbelievably gorgeous.
What makes this Apartment unique
The boathouse is second to none. This is structure is grandfathered by old zoning laws. This style boathouse can no longer be built and there are very few of them left on the bay. Kids just love the boathouse and adults, you will find themselves sleep soundly with the water lapping underneath.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had 12 people and it was perfect! The sunsets were picture perfect. There are many stairs down to the water and more for those staying upstairs. It helped to balance off all the food we ate!!
The owner John was great to deal with. Gets back to you promptly. The house had condiments, spices, baking goods, shampoo etc. A larger toaster or toaster oven would have been nice, especially for a group our size.
The highlight for the kids was jumping off the landing into the water at the boathouse. The movie projector screen was a huge hit when they were allowed electronics (our rule no electronics from 8a-8p).
The dads and older boys chartered a fishing boat and came back with 70lbs of salmon!!
They rent out the second floor to tenants, but we hardly ever saw them. Never heard them either. Tried offering them and all neighbors some salmon.
This place will not disappoint you. We traveled to Niagara falls after our 5 day stay. We will be recommending this place to our family and friends.
Thank you again John!! You helped make this an enjoyable vacation!!
This was a perfect location for our faculty retreat. The home is beautiful, spacious and gave us plenty of room to work and collaborate. (the projector was great!) . The group was unanimous that they would like to make a retreat at this location an annual event.
We are honored that our neighbors of many decades chose to stay at our property and in a very thoughtful way honored my parents (Barbara and Jerry Friends), who built this house, while hosting a faculty retreat for Penn State professors.
This was our most comfortable rental ever! Owner very accommodating!
This property is very homey and comfortable. The owner was very accommodating. The area offers good restaurants and very fresh fruits/veggies. If you want a location that offers a beautiful setting, this is a great choice!
Great waterfront home
My family and I spent a great week here. Had a great time, wonderful place, and great people to deal with, would stay again.