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Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Waterville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

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 surronding hills. If you like privacy this is the place for you.

Ideal family get away or perfect honeymoon spot.

No pets or smoking allowed.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Maureen or Jim Wratten
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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Why Maureen or 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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based on 31 traveler reviews

Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

This is a stunning and comfortable setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here for the weekend of our daughter,s wedding. Close to Clinton and the reception. Plenty of room for family to stay and not be on top of each other. All the amenities were excellent.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Absolute Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful four day weekend at this marvelous home located in one of the most peaceful settings you can imagine. Everything from the amenities to the furnishings is A+. We had a number of family members and friends stop by and everyone was amazed that a place like this was available. As we sat on the porch watching the deer roam around, we started making plans to stay again in the near future. Thanks to Maureen and Jim for offering such an outstanding rental in a picturesque area. There is not one negative and no one can go wrong in staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A welcoming friend, ATL GA

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time renting this home and as we drove up the drive we felt welcomed, felt like we were re-visiting an old friend. This home is so comfortable and there is enough space indoor and outdoor to accommodate small and large families. Everything you need is right there, you only need to grab groceries and libations. Maureen and Jim leave a welcome gift that is a hit with all ages! The furniture is high quality, a fireplace was added since our first visit and we cannot wait to use it on our next visit! There is so much to do! We got into game championships! We cannot wait to return! Thank you Maureen and Jim for sharing this wonderful space with all of us. Marla Bennett and Family.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Just a perfect place for a weekend away.

Had some friends from Albany & Syracuse areas that neededto get together for a reunion weekend - this place was not only perfect geographically speaking, it was just what we needed in every respect.

The wrap-around porch was where we spent most of our time - the views were great - the quiet setting - perfect.

We enjoyed the kayaks on the pond - the place was just above our expectations!

We would definitely stay here again.

Mark F. - Oswego,NY

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Arlington, Virginia

Fabulous family rental

  • 5 of 5

A host of aunts, uncles, kids, etc., stayed at this beautiful house for nearly a week in June. The house was spotless and exactly as described. Nicely equipped kitchen sufficient to cook a dinner for 18, which we ate together on the patio downstairs. We played badminton, used the paddleboat and the kayak, and spent hours on the gorgeous wrap-around porch reading and chatting. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Oneida, New York

In Waterville, N.Y., yet . . . OUT OF THIS WORLD !

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at Ray's Rustic Retreat and we have yet to find any faults to include in our review . . . this place is perfect, inside and out! Better yet, the owners, Maureen and Jim, are gracious hosts who really know how to make you feel at home in their home. The outside of the house and the property are simply breathtaking. The spacious wrap around porch allows you to sit outside and take in the beautiful scenery no matter what the weather. The lake is lovely and well stocked which provides a great fishing experience. There's even a large fire pit with lots of seating for enjoying campfires under the stars. The house itself is very clean and extremely comfortable. Simply said, it lacks for nothing! Ray's Rustic Retreat is a spectacular place to relax with friends, family, or loved ones and enjoy nature and the peace and quiet of the countryside. As always, we are eagerly anticipating our next visit!

P.S. Even the welcoming gifts are awesome!

Maggie & Doug

Oneida, N.Y.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Waterville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 2.0%

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

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Waterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
Fully equipped Kitchen with 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) 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.

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