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Canandaigua Lakefront Home Heart of Fingerlakes

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Year round home situated in a private cove on the southwest shore of Canandaigua lake. 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths and every amenity possible - even a baby grand piano! View up the lake is of green hills and valleys. This is one of the most peaceful and secluded places on the lake.

Level frontage leads you to the dock. Enjoy the sunshine, ample seating for all. The cove and sparkling water is the perfect location for windsurfing, canoeing (canoe provided), tubing and fishing. There are two moorings in front of the home.

Vacation in the summer, enjoy the color of changing leaves in the fall, buds forming on trees in the springtime, and outdoor sports in the winter. Bristol mountain for snowboarding and skiing is but 5 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
cathy Harris
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our 18th year renting the ellis/haff house - our boys now men aged 20 & 22 love it here, as we do!

weather this year was perfect!

Love, love, love it here!
Aug 2016
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Naples House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached full bath with this bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st fl: Attached full bathroom & dressing rm w amazing view
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The 1st floor office contains a sofa bed & large windows.
  • 5 Bedrooms, beds for 10. With the exception of the cozy office/bedroom, the others are quite spacious.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Canandaigua Lakefront Home Heart of Fingerlakes
average rating of 4.5 based on 17 reviews

Amazing Weekend - House Has Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of friends up to the house for Memorial Day Weekend and had an incredible time. The house has everything you need – lots of bedrooms, great kitchen and living room, dock, deck, hot tub and sound system. Perfect for a nice retreat with friends and family. Gordon is a great host as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not ready for rental

  • 1 of 5

We rented this house in August 6-13, 2016. The location is excellent and the view is beautiful but the house, however, was not prepared for guests.

One owner lives in the house when it is not rented and since 2015 he seems to have taken over the responsibilities for its care and maintenance. He was at the house to greet us when we arrived so he must have been aware of, if not responsible for, the condition of the house.

The sheets, blankets, and pillow cases had permanent stains, some from a marker, one was a blood stain. A sheet in the upstairs bedroom smelled of men’s after shave. A used toothbrush was in the bathroom along with other personal items. Also, intimate paraphernalia were left in the bedroom where our eight year old granddaughter was to sleep. Graphic books were throughout the house. A marijuana pipe was left in the kitchen area.

The bottled water dispenser had not been cleaned, nor had the soap dished in the bathrooms. There was a broken chair in the dining room. Cobwebs were throughout the house. A small trampoline and other exercise equipment were left in the living room and a ping pong table was placed on the deck in front of the master bedroom sliding door making it difficult to use that exit. The kitchen counter trim had started to come off and was sticking out with a wad of bright blue duct tape used in a failed repair.

When a fan was plugged into an electrical outlet, it shorted out and blew sparks, melting the prongs on the fan cord. Ashes of a deceased family member were displayed on a ledge next to the stairway.

We received an apology from one of the co-owners and were given a partial refund. We were told that improvements were being made. I am sorry they were not made prior to our stay there.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Have been coming for several years, the location is great- the house is a bit dated but very functional, but the location more than makes up for it. Love that we can bring our dog too.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best week or weeks of every summer for the last 10 years!!!!

  • 5 of 5

10 years ago, my son and his friends were 8.

Lot's of kids and their parents were there every time I rented the cottage.

There were times I wasn't quick enough to reserve it, so we had to stay elsewhere on the lake...I can honestly say that this is by far, everyone's favorite!!! In fact....I WANT TO RESERVE IT FOR THE 2017 JULY 4TH WEEK!!!!!!

The last 2 years, it's been the 17 and then, the 18 year old kids and me. This July week was the last High School kids week and it was at the same time, a blast and some sadness too. All the kids are off to collage or to help make our planet a better place, but EVERY ONE OF THEM IS ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT JULY.....

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this cove three times now and you just can't beat the setting. We were a party of 6 and everyone had plenty of room. Kathy and Bob are great people--always enjoy seeing them again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view of the lake, nice deck and dock area

  • 5 of 5

I agree with the other reviews. Our stay was very nice, people easy to deal with and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Brew and brats
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bristol harbour
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
route 21
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Brown Hound Bistro
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bristol mountain
Car: recommended

There are numerous and varied glens and gullies to hike nearby which lead to waterfalls and amazing rock formations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
fee for excessive noise $150
Cleaning fee $150

All daily rates (less than one week) are based on maximum occupancy of 8 adults. Each additional adult $50 per adult per night. No additional charge for children. The months of July and August one week minimum rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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