Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Jan Ferry-Axman
The Ferry Family is a large and close knit group. I am the youngest of 4 children and act as property manager for our family. I live near by in Rochester NY. This cottage was purchased after the one next door when my sister retired to be near my parents and thought the best place to have a second home. This makes for a great family vacation as we gather every year and use BOTH cottages. VRBO 166827 and VRBO 563369. We love the space and flexibility this allows and love our family cottages.
Jan Ferry-Axman purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Jan Ferry-Axman chose Sodus Point
The Ferry family is large and close knit. Our parents purchased the first property over 30yrs ago with the idea of fixing it up for retirement. Over the years we have loved visiting and over 30 years we have become a pretty large group who has spent a great deal of time trying out all the activities and restaurants in the area. Two or the four siblings who own the cottage live locally near Rochester but our larger family is spread from San Diego to Fla and NYC. We all LOVE to come back to Sodus and bring our many kids and now grand kids.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Sprongs Bluff area, a small cove set into Lake Ontario, is remote and beautiful. We love that we have a huge lot, beautiful sunsets and LOTS of space. The little set of cottages here are completely surrounded by NYS forever wild parkland. The old Girl Scout camp next door was also purchased by NYS and turned into Beachwood Sate Park. We have a private path leading back there. Beachwood has Maxwell Creek running through it as well as Maxwell Bay. This makes for great Canoe and Kayak trips into the Maxwell Creek area. Bald Eagles nest on the point and beauty and tranquility surround you. Lastly when you want to eat out, get a fishing charter, enjoy a drink and entertainment, walk a sandy beach and long pier a quick 3-4mi. drive to Sodus Point and additional fun can easily be had. Also we are about 3-4mi. in the other direction to Sodus village for a post office, grocery store, library, bank and more restaurants. We think we have the perfect spot to enjoy peace, beauty quiet and a just about any fun activity.
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Peaceful and Serene Lake Cottage
The cottage was a relaxing getaway for our family. It is set far off the main road in a community of older but nicely maintained vacation homes. Jan is extremely responsive and helpful in getting to know the area. We enjoyed the Sodus area and traveling to the Finger Lakes, too.
The house itself is a bit dated in furnishings but was very clean and the owner provides a well stocked kitchen and laundry area. (We would have given the property 5 stars if the living room furniture had been more up to date. The couches were not what is pictured in the listing. The flip side to this is that they do allow pets and I can see that newer couches would be an issue if people bring dogs that may ruin them).
Now on to more good stuff- the deck has an amazing view of Lake Ontario. We spent most of our time sitting outside soaking up the view, reading books and grilling or having a campfire. Even though we had some rainy days and were unable to use the boats due to the high lake levels it was so beautiful- we felt like we had the place to ourselves. The beach at the cottage was not really accessible but the property next door had a little larger beach access. I am sure later in the summer there is probably more beach area at both properties. There is also a lot of wildlife in the state park area- we saw foxes and deer every day.
Overall, it was a great experience and we would recommend the property. Also, the little farm markets (Youngman's and Burnap's) were almost daily stops. The salt bread and cinnamon rolls at Youngman's and pretty much everything at Burnap's are delicious and the workers are so nice. It was a great start to our summer of 2019!
Great place and awesome location !!
Thank you Jan for all the arrangements. It was a wonderful stay at the cottage. Kids and Dog loved it !!
Thank Yogesh, so glad you had a good trip. Many do not know we are open in February, glad you found us. And I do hope to see you back sometime. Thanks Jan
Wonderful time, would love to go back again.
Very clean, well supplied house, great sleeping accommodations, would definitely recommend!!!!
Such a beautiful spot on Lake Ontario. Even with a stormy day...the view was dramatic and we felt c
We hated to leave!
There are many positives about this property. First is Jan, she is local and easy to reach and had fresh berries waiting for us when we arrived. The location is great, beautiful view of Lake Ontario and very serene. I do wish there was a little more sun on the deck it only gets morning sun. Therefore when it rained it took a while for it to dry out. There is no air conditioning which I thought would be an issue but even with the August heat we were comfortable with the fans provided. The outside lived up to the pictures but the inside while charming really needs some updating. The couches had cushions under the cushions. My biggest pet peeve was the coffee maker. It was a $10 mr coffee maker that was missing the basket. Had to use multiple filters or the grounds ended up in my coffee, buy a new pot. All in all we had a good time and it was worth the money, I just think next time I’ll spend a little more.
Thanks for much for your stay and review. And your feedback is right on. We have bought a new coffee maker and threw out 2 couches and bought a new one and chair to replace the loveseat. Yes they did need replacing and it was done by end of Aug. 2018. We also bought a new all weather wicker seating set for the deck to be more comfortable with includes a propane fireplace. Overall we keep trying to make improvements as the location and lot are great for view and water access. Thanks again and hope to see you back.
Had a fabulous time. Being so close to the lake was perfect - and loved the cooling breezes off the lake at the height of summer. Great space for our two dogs too.
Sodus Bay and Sodus Point are a resort area connected to Great Lake Ontario and part of the Finger lakes area of NYS. The Bay is the largest inland bay on Great lake Ontario. Sodus Point has much for visitors including: A long sandy beach, life guarded beaches, public boat launch, Marinas for Boat rental, restaurants, bars w/entertainment, Sailing, Golf Courses, shopping, ice cream, play grounds at the beach and the commercial area and a wonderful lighthouse museum. The Sodus Bay area boasts great Fishing, Parks, antiquing, Golf, Kids activities. The Village of Sodus (separate from the Sodus Point) is a Apple Farming Town and community. In the fall apple trucks roll to the Motts plant on rt 104 and Farm markets explode with fresh fruits and activities from Corn Mazes and Pumpkins to Apple Tasting. Fall Leaves are gorgeous and Blue skys and water make it a great time to visit the many parks.