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Newly renovated 4 bed 2 bath Penthouse Suite in the heart Sylvan Beach Resort

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

New 4 bedroom 2 bath penthouse suite with fantastic views of Sylvan Beach

Located in the heart of the beautiful fun filled resort village of Sylvan Beach, this 4 bed 2 bath third floor suite overlooks the lake and village. The owners working with an architect, building engineer, general contractor and renown decorator restored this historical building, which was originally a Post Office in circa 1870. They renovated the old third floor boarding house in 2017 to create a luxury apartment in the sky. Sleeps 6+ adults/children. Walk to beach, restaurants, and the famous Amusement Park.

It’s a beach atmosphere here and the flooring, colors, furnishings and decoctions reflect the beachy theme as you can see from the pictures. The panoramic views from this tallest building in the resort are spectacular. The view includes Oneida Lake in the front, Erie Canal in the back and village restaurants and entertainment to either side. A renown local decorator, Rosanne Smith, worked with the owners to detail the apartment furnishing and finishing. There are double beds in two bedrooms and Queen Size beds in the two master bedroom suites. One master bedroom suite has its own bathroom, featuring a dramatic ceramic tiled shower area. The second full bathroom is large and has nice view of the canal.

This luxury apartment/condo is housed in an historic building with Greek columns making it an iconic center for the resort. The bottom floor is the home of the famous newly renovated Pancake House restaurant.

The penthouse condo kitchen includes granite counter tops and new stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a new clothes washer/dryer. The huge covered porch overlooking the village and Oneida Lake includes luxurious outdoor furnishing for dining and relaxing. The sunsets over the lake and the sunset view from the penthouse is breathtaking. This amazing view from the historic, tallest beach building buttressed with the Greek columns includes direct oversight of the popular “What’s the Scoop” Ice Cream Shop!

If you need additional space or want to scale down there is also a two-bedroom condo on the second floor. This condo is also fully renovated and has a huge covered furnished porch overlooking the resort and lake.

Sylvan Beach has many summer events planned including the infamous "Pirates Weekend" July 20-23, 2017. Please check out the resort's website: "" for a listing of all events. Also, please visit our restaurant's website: ""

Note: Rates very in off season and event weekends. We prefer weekly rental.

More Details

Lynn Cifonelli
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Lynn Cifonelli

Dan and Lynn Cifonelli bought this iconic building in January 2016. They started with the restaurant renovation and re opened the Pancake House May 22 2016. Its been well received for great food and service! Many who come in share their fond memories of this restaurant since its been a staple in Sylvan Beach for the last 50 years! It has been brought back to its yester year charm with a clean fresh look!

Lynn Cifonelli purchased this condo in 2016

Why Lynn Cifonelli chose Sylvan Beach

We bought this building because we saw the potential to make this building shine again. We are from the area and Lynn's father Joe Rizzo has owned What's the Scoop Ice Cream shop for the last 22 years. With family around it was an easy decision to make. Now we have added an brand new third floor condo/apt with its own covered porch over looking Sylvan Beach. In addition there are 2 apartments on the second floor which are available for rent as well!

What makes this condo unique

Located in the Heart of the Resort. Walk to all attractions, clubs, restaurants and the beach.


Sylvan Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No big parties No overnight guests
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Resort ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • Brand new bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Newly renovated 4 bed 2 bath Penthouse Suite in the heart Sylvan Beach Resort
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful penthouse

  • 5 of 5

Everything was beautiful, and just as shown in the photos. We especially loved sitting outside on the balcony together at night after a day on Sylvan Beach. It was in the perfect location, right in Main Street in the middle of everything. The apartment was fresh and clean, and we really enjoyed our visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and the review. You were our first visitors and especially appreciate that you were the perfect guests! Love to have you back again. !!
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Clean, bright and sunny! This place is wonderful, beautifully decorated.we will b back!

  • 4 of 5

This is our second year and we were happy to see that the apt has been well maintained. Our hosts are very helpful and responsive and the house was clean. Highly recommend!

Ellen and Adam from Boston

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Black River, New York

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect, the 3rd floor was more than enough room. The overall place was decorated very nicely with a welcoming atmosphere. The central air was definitely a plus with the warm weekend weather we had of 94 degrees, we all were so thankful we had it. Downstairs we had breakfast from the pancake house which was pretty good and quick service. Overall I give this place an A+

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot in sylvan beach!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for a girls weekend. It rained the whole time we were there, but we didn't mind because the condo was so lovely. Plus, it's close to the beach so we were still able to catch the beautiful sunset each night. We look forward to booking this again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment while attending my son's graduation from Syracuse. It is about 35 minutes from campus - far enough to relax as a family but close enough to go back and forth from events without a problem. The pancake house was fantastic and everyone was super helpful with information and logistics. It would be a fun place to stay in the summer!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paula It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. Appreciate your kind words and hopefully we will see you again Lynn
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Beautiful condo

  • 4 of 5

Wow! What a beautiful condo. We spent six nights here and none of my five family members wanted to leave! What a great central location to many things in CNY. The kids enjoyed being across from the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park and Beach area. We all had a great time and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Rome NY
Nearest Beach
Sylvan Beach

Walking distance to amusement park and just steps to public beach. Many restaurants and shops within blocks ! Just park and walk. Bikes and Golf carts can be rented within block of condo


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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