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South Shore Sandy Beach & Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

If you are looking for a quiet, laid back and relaxing vacation this home and setting is ideal. Charming three bedroom, two bathroom, non-smoking, Oneida lakefront house with private sandy beach, on a shallow bay. The two-story house faces west, serving up gorgeous sunsets over the water. Whether from the beach, the lawn or from inside the house, you are sure to enjoy the views.

Turning Stone Casino, Sylvan Beach, the Boxing Hall of Fame and the town of Canastota with grocery store, shops and restaurants are all within a ten minute drive. This property has just about every amenity you could want for a fun and fabulous lakeside vacation. Kitchen has an eat-in area in addition to the dining room. Full sized washer and dryer. The living room, dining room, porch bedroom, full bath and enclosed porch complete the first floor. The second floor includes three bedrooms and a full bath. The garage features a covered patio for grilling or relaxing out of the sun. The private sandy beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and kayaking. There is a gradual increase in depth of water from the shoreline and the bottom of the lake is sandy, providing optimal swimming conditions for children. The portable firepit, makes for a casual evening of fun after a day in the sun. The house is located on a paved dead-end street. Great for bike riding and walking.

Non-Smoking Note: Maximum 4 adults - 2 children

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Sharry & Chris Rutken
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Sharry & Chris Rutken

Chris and I are small business owners in Southern Vermont, where we live full time. We love the mountainous beauty of Vermont and we also love spending time at the lake with family and friends. My family spent summers on Lewis Point when I was a child and it has been wonderful for my husband and me to be able to carry on that tradition. Over the years, we have spent long days on the beach and in the lake. Many wonderful memories have been made in this very special place over the years!

Why Sharry & Chris Rutken chose New York

My aunt & uncle bought this house in the early 1960's because of the private sandy beach and shallow bay.... just perfect for kids! And the sunsets are just the best!


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

South Shore Sandy Beach & Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

pleasantly pleased

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to walk in and find ourselves in a very well kept home. I was looking to rent a home that made my family feel good about being there. We felt fantastic! it wasn't just a beach rental it is someone's home that they have opened up the experience of living on the lake to others. I would without a doubt, stay here again. Thank you so much for making our vacation such an easy, comfortable treat!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara, Thank you for your kind review. It has always been our goal to help our guests feel welcome and right at home. We're so happy to know that your family enjoyed their 1015 vacation on Lewis Point! Maybe we'll see you in 2016! Cheers, Sharry & Chris
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Best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

Our priority was to find a rental with a nice sandy beach with shallow water for our children to swim in. I shopped for hours looking for that special place when I found this wonderful summer home here on Onidea Lake. We have now stayed here for our second summer and plan on retuning again next year. Not only is this place great for kids, but the sunset is the highlight of the evening. Night after night, we sat overlooking the beach and watched the sun set over the water, it's just stunning to see. That's what I miss the most when I think about our last vacation. The house is a real charm with all it's amenities. This place is an older home that is well kept, clean and full of personality. We truly enjoyed staying here and plan to revisit year after year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael, to you and your family, for being such wonderful guests! We'll be very happy to welcome you back next summer!
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a wonderful week at Sharry and Chris's lake front house. When you walk in the house the first thing you will notice is the big picture window overlooking Oneida Lake. You will be pleasantly surprised at how spacious the place is. Everything you need is there... linens, towels,dishes, paper products,washer/dryer, detergent.. ok, you do need to bring your own food! Outside is great, too! Large grassy yard leads down to the sandy beach. For those of us that prefer shade there is plenty of that , and you can still be near those on the beach. You can sit and watch the water fowl and boats by day and be treated to the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine over the lake during he evening. You can't go wrong by choosing this wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, Pat! We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your vacation on Lewis Point. Thanks for taking such great care of the house! We hope to see you again next year! Sharry & Chris
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Route 90
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Kayaking.

* Boating.

* Floating with a book.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* International Boxing Hall of Fame.

* Fishing.

* Kayaking.

* Floating with a book.

* Sunbathing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swimming.

* Building sand castles.

* Smores on the fire pit.

* Play croquette.

* Sylvan Beach Amusement Park.

Beautiful Oneida Lake is 7 miles wide by 21 miles long. It has great fishing (bass, walleye pan fish), swimming, Sylvan Beach (amusement park, shops and restaurants), Turning Stone Casino, 3 Championship Golf Courses, International Boxing Hall of Fame, Revolutionary War sites (Fort Stanwix and the Battle of Oriskany site) and various Erie Canal Museums (Rome and Chittenango). The location of the house makes for easy day trips to locations and attractions such as the Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, Old Forge, the Adirondack Museum, the Finger Lakes wineries and the various 'wine trails', Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Sterling Renaissance Fair, Corning Museum of Glass, Oswego's Harbour Fest, Turning Stone Casino, the Madison Bouckville Antique Fest, the Great New York State Fair, Destiny Mall, the Carrier Dome, as well as visits to parents' weekends at Syracuse University, Utica College, Hamilton College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, Morrisville State College, Onondoga Community College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Cazenovia College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Oneida Lake is an ideal lake for kayaking, canoeing, or boating. There are many launches within a mile of the house. We are only 10 minutes from Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Sylvan Beach, a turn of the century amusement park, is seven miles away, on the Erie Canal and Oneida Lake. We are located 30 minutes from Syracuse and 30 minutes from Utica.


Rates & Availability

Canastota House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Weekly Rate: $1500
$200 non-refundable deposit to reserve a week
$200 refundable security deposit
Check-in 4:00 pm on Saturday
Check-out by 11:00 am the following Saturday
Rental weeks are Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Canastota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
* Smooth and sandy beach * Wireless Intenet * Cable TV in living room and two bedrooms * Wii Game System * Air conditioners * Ceiling fans in the bedrooms * Gas grill * Patio and lawn furniture * Firepit * City water and sewer * Hot and cold outdoor shower * Eat-in kitchen * Large living room (with fireplace) looks out onto the lake * Inside porch with futon * Two bedrooms with queen sized beds and lake views * Third bedroom with double bed * Garage full of kayaks and beach toys with attached covered patio for grilling and relaxing * Washer and dryer * Hot air furnace * Linens and bedding, towels, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, iron * Dish soap, bath soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper Our lakehouse is fully equipped, professionally cleaned and ready for your enjoyment! Come and take advantage of the sandy beach and beautiful sunsets at one of the prettiest spots on Oneida Lake.

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