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Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Beautiful Tri level log home situated on several private acres with its own non motorized lake. Well equipped kitchen, cozy living room, loft area great for kids play, laundry room, 3 bedrooms( King, Queen, 2 twin beds and futon), 2 full baths, Large bar and gathering area with walkout patio, great for grilling. Spacious wrap around porch with plenty of seating. Huge well manicured lawn offers beautiful views of the water and surrounding hills. If you like privacy this is the place for you. Ideal family get away or perfect honeymoon spot. Great place for children, lots of lawn to run around on, many activities provided.

No pets or smoking allowed.

More Details

Owner
Maureen and Jim Wratten
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Why Maureen and Jim Wratten chose Central - Leatherstocking

This home was my father's vision. He toiled long and hard at clearing the land and having the cabin loving built in just the right spot for the best views. He lived here for many years enjoying his accomplishment. After his passing we decided to share the beauty of his place with others. We hope that you will enjoy your stay at Ray's Rustic Retreat.

What makes this house unique

If you would like to get away from it all, this is the spot for you. Only 2 miles from town but you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle. So private and yet close to everything you might need. You will never tire of the view from the wrap around porch. Country at its best.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came up for a beautiful weekend! From the wide open land, the boats on the lake to the wonderful and beautiful cabin, we had an A plus stay! This is 100 times better than a 5 star hotel.
May 2013
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Amenities

Waterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties without prior approval.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ground floor for easy access to outside patio and lawn
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is located in open loft area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • tennis
Notes:
Fully equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffeepot, toaster and all needed utensils and dishes. 3 bedrooms, easily sleeps 8, 2 full baths, laundry room with washer and dryer, 3 Flat screen TVs (Satellite TV), Internet and DVD players, kids indoor play area, beautiful bar to relax around and large porch with seating, outdoor patio and grill, lake to fish in(catch and release) or try your hand at kayaking or paddle boating. Horse shoe and camp fire pit and lots of parking. Quiet setting is great for relaxing or enjoying the great outdoors.

Reviews

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Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, serene and relaxing, It was a pleasure to enjoy Rays dream home with my family. We all thank you so much and we are looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful surprise on the hill!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! All the amenities you could ask for! Such a peaceful view all around! Plenty of room! Kids and adults had a great time fishing, paddle boating and kyaking! Playing horse shoes, badminton and sitting around the fire pit! All in all it was a great time for all!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always gives us such joy to know our guests enjoy their time at Ray's Rustic Retreat. We try to have indoor and outdoor activities on hand for all ages to enjoy. Thank you and hope to see you again soon!
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5

It was fabulous! Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Overall it was great! The property is just as it is shown, beautiful! It was quiet and relaxing, super clean, and well furnished! We had friends over and they raved about the property!! If we are ever back in this area, we will stay here! Our kids want to make it our family reunion spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great vacation

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location, terrific house, views, kayaks, paddle boat, fire pit, sports equipment, all made for a great vacation. Maureen and Jim were thoughtful and responsive hosts, the house was beautifully maintained. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home. Honestly, the photos do not do it justice, and was much larger than it appeared. Got together for a mini family reunion and the locale proved to be an ideal location to relax, play, and reconnect. My kids loved the pond and spent much of the trip fishing, boating, and running around. Owners were wonderful and home includes anything you might need. Will definitely be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5

Ray's Rustic Retreat is a wonderful place to "get away from it all". The minute you drive through the gate and see the stunning home and the magnificent setting, your stress begins to melt away! Maureen and Jim take great pride in their charming home, and it shows!! The home itself is extremely clean, very comfortably furnished and well stocked with everything you need for a great vacation. Every year they make improvements, this year adding an extension to the fantastic downstairs patio, a dishwasher, wifi and very attractive and comfortable furniture for the wrap around porch. This was our 4th year staying at this amazing retreat and it just keeps getting better! If you are looking for a place to relax, enjoy beautiful views and have all the comforts of home ( and maybe more) , this is the place for you!!

Doug & Margaret

Oneida, N.Y.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug and Margaret, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Ray's Rustic Retreat. It is so nice to know that you noticed the improvements we made. We take all suggestions seriously to try and improve our guests stay. Looking forward to seeing you again next year! Sincerely Maureen and Jim
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hancock International in Syracuse NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Good Times and Slaughtered Lamb
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Barker Brook Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Utica NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 20 Waterville NY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Michael's, Frank's Pizza and Roc Dairy Creme
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Woods Valley
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Verona Beach State Park and Delta Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Public Library and Observatory.

* Golf driving range.

* Golf Course.

* Many Restaurants..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Hamilton College Nature trail.

* Brookfield nature trails.

* Stanley Theatre..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fishing.

* Kayaking/paddle boating.

* Utica Zoo.

* Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame.

* Utica Childrens Museum.

10 acres to explore on foot. Try your hand at fishing in the lake(catch and release) or Kayaking and paddle boating. Colgate University and Hamilton College within 15 miles. City of Utica 20 miles away. Golf driving range nearby. Turning Stone Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Raceway within 20 miles. Many golf courses in the area. Centrally located to many attractions.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $99

3 night minimum stay. $150.00 cleaning fee will be accessed for all rentals regardless of length of stay.
Hamilton College and Colgate University special event weekends as well as Bouckville Antique week has a 4 night minimum rental time frame

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund