|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Newly renovated converted historic schoolhouse. Huge great room with sitting area and dining area, TV and wifi. 3 bedrooms (2 full and one queen), two full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, central air conditioning, deck overlooking wooded area. Walk to restaurants, shopping (Walmart, Wegmans, Dept Stores), CMAC, Canandaigua Lake. Popular attractions are: many wineries in the area, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, the water park, Canandaigua Lady sightseeing boat and dinner cruise. The city of Canandaigua has many local eateries and neighborhood bars where you will find the locals to be very welcoming. A wonderful farmer's market comes to the city center every Sat morning--find local produce, meats, baked goods and even hand made soaps.
This charming old schoolhouse is over 100 years old and has been completely renovated with new electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning. The kitchen has new appliances. There is a gas grill on the deck. As one would expect of a schoolhouse, it is plain but imbues a certain charm. The high ceiling in the living area gives it a spacious and grand feeling. Original doors and moldings add to the historic character. No washer/dryer on the property but there is one next door at the Cedar Lodge and a Laundromat a block away.
A Rochester native, the owner lives in Utah, but returns often to Canandaigua for business and pleasure.
Owner Bob/ Manager Liz purchased this house in 2014
I fell in love with the potential of the schoolhouse. It had fine old bones and beautiful original flooring.
Formerly a one room schoolhouse, it has a wonderful historical warmth and feel. It sits on a knoll and feels peaceful, surrounded by old growth hardwoods. Yet it is very close to everything one needs. Truly 'the chosen spot'.
We stayed three nights, two of them with our son, daughter-in-law, and their two small children.
Positives: The bedrooms are quiet and well-separated from each other, and the shared dining and family room are excellent. The manager was very knowledgeable about events, places, and restaurants in town and made some good suggestions. It is a short and easy walk to the CMAC, where we attended a concert. Smoking Hot is a good barbecue place in town, with friendly service for families.
Things we wished we had known: It is very much in-town, and is not secluded at all. The parking lot is next to student housing at the community college. There is a Walmart and Lowes in a shopping center across the road. That actually was an advantage since the furnishings are quite sparse and very inexpensive. We brought our own towels and bed linens, but there were other things we assumed would be there and were not-- a broom and dust pan, dish towels, and a table to sit and eat on the deck. There was another family staying in the level below us, which surprised us when they came home late-- our noise probably kept them awake too.
We stayed here for a long weekend Thursday to Sunday. The positives are the fact that it's a private home that has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a large outside deck. It is not on the lake but very close and it is right across the road from a shopping complex where we bought supplies. The negatives are that it is very basic. I would have appreciated a night stand next to the bed and some kind of overhead light in our bedroom. All of the bedroom doors stuck so none of us could close our doors. If we did, it was extremely loud to open them and we woke everyone up. There were very cheap plastic blinds on the windows but no other coverings, so as soon as it was light out, it was too bright to sleep. We have rented many homes and condos and this one was just not what we are used to. Also, the living room furniture is so bad that it really needs to be replaced. My husband tried to sit in the recliner and it has absolutely no support. The foot rest got stuck in the up position and they had to work on it to put it back. I wondered about the quality of things and then found out that the house is rented to students in the winter, so it all made more sense. It is perfect if you are there for a short amount of time to sight see and don't plan on spending much time at the Schoolhouse. Liz is very friendly and easy to work with, though.
This converted schoolhouse is very charming. It has lots of room for big family get-togethers. It has a nice deck with a creek running behind it. We saw a woodchuck (I think), a small group of deer, and a robins nest with babies. You are on a fairly busy street but would never know it. It has a secluded feel to it. Would recommend this place to anyone.
Three couples stayed at the Schoolhouse for a wedding, and it is a lovely place. Everything was spotless and comfortable. We had plenty of room to stretch out and relax, and plenty of space to get ready for the wedding. Liz was an excellent and responsive host. The house is not luxurious, but it was perfect for what we needed, and much more reasonably priced than the wedding hotel.
What a great place to stay! The house is very clean, spacious and has plenty of stores around. The kitchen window offers a great view of beautiful green trees as you wash the dishes. The family room offers plenty of space to spread out and host a family dinner for 6. The bedrooms are very comfortable, clean, bright, with plenty of shelves and closets; bathrooms are very spacious and it was great to have 2 to accommodate 6 people. Liz was very responsive and helpful, and had answers to all our questions. We enjoyed our stay very much and definitely recommend this place to everyone!
Near FLCC, Lake, Sonnenberg Gardens, downtown shopping and restaurants, shopping malls, water park. Many wineries in area as well as Wine & Culinary Center. Walk to park along lake and bath house at swimming area.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
All reservations require a $300 deposit which is in addition to the rent. After final inspection if the premises are not left in the original condition the required cleaning and/or repairs will be deducted from the $300 deposit. Linens (sheets and towels) can be provided for $75 for 1 queen and 2 double beds. Renter may bring their own linens. Pillows and blankets are provided. There is a $75 cleaning fee payable by cash or credit card upon arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.