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Susie

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch

Charming turn of the century Victorian Cottage - 5 miles to Letchworth

26 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

New York Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms; 4 full bathrooms; sleeps 12 comfortably; boat lift available

Thank you to our guests over the past 5 years and your input for improvements. In the past year we have new docks, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, coffee maker, gas grill and associated other beds, outside seating and decorations.

Enjoy your vacation at our lovingly restored Lake Front Turn of the Century Victorian Cottage on idyllic Silver Lake.

The Finger Lakes are comprised of 10 lakes, if there were 11; Silver Lake would be the extra pinkie on the Western End

Silver Lake is nestled in the rolling hills of Wyoming County, NY. The lake is 4 miles long, a mile wide and known for good fishing so don’t forget your poles

This cottage boasts 3 covered porches, plenty of outdoor dining and seating along with indoor & outdoor fireplaces. There is also a boat lift available if you bring your own boat (6.5' wide, 2,000 lb).

At Days end enjoy your favorite beverage watching the incredible Sunsets…no two are alike

An old fashion vacation with a step back in time

Although built around 1900, the home has been extensively rebuilt and restored, including all new bathrooms, kitchen, bar-room, 3 porches, indoor & outdoor fireplaces and refinished floors throughout.

A trully unique part of the ‘east’ side of the lake is the right of way 2+ mile walkway between the houses and lake, which until 40+ years ago had been a narrow guage railroad. This walkway takes you along the lake to the Silver Lake Institute, while getting to know the neighbors and and enjoying family time exercise.

Relax with an evening fire at one of the 2 fireplaces or with a bon fire lakeside with the portable firepit. Plenty of wood available.

Hope you like music, there is a great stereo on the 1st floor with 5 sets of speaker (3 outdoor), extensive (oldies) CD library and hookup for your ipod, iphone, ipad or other MP3 player. Additional surround sound system on 3rd floor.

All the bedrooms boast ceiling fans, along with the living room and bar room.

The ‘7th’ bedroom is actually the 3rd floor of the house we fondly refer to as: The Orphanage (also known as: Crow’s Nest, Adam’s Attic or Astro Lounge) Has 4 distinct areas, main room with large ‘L’ shaped couch and other seating, bed area with 4 'full size' beds creating a camp like setting, additional sitting area over looking the lake with large couch and 4 other chairs, and finally a full bath / shower. This area is a favorite with the kids (and sometimes the guys) to get away and enjoy the views and their own surround sound stereo.

We have renovated to be very family oriented, with the bedrooms, orphange, flow, porches, etc.. Until our renting this year, we also did not have a TV or internet (it's does now), and spent time catching up with family with games, music and enjoying what the house, community and area has to offer. It's been over 14 years and we have not tired of it, and is still a favorite for our families to gather, and hope it becomes one for your family too.

Dogs &/or cats must first discuss with owners, and if agreed there is a $50 fee per pet.

Other Area Activities:

• Letchworth State Park – The Grand Canyon of the East: hiking, rafting, 3 gorgeous falls, Museum, Glen Iris Inn - 5 miles

• Golf at the Silver Lake Country Club - 2 miles

+ 3-4 bags of clubs available. Age is about as old as the house. Bring your favorite clubs to compliment.

• Charcoal Corral / DRIVE IN Theater – featuring: 2 screens, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, Arcade, Pizzeria, Miniature Golf, Antique car shows & much more – 2 miles

• Antiquing - many towns in the area

• Silver Lake Institute – Historical area with Victorian cottages – 1 mile

• Y-Camp Day Camp or Sleepover Camp for the kids – 2 miles

• Biking (several bikes available)

• Camp Asbury - Methodist camp – 1 mile

• Games – Board Games Galore Yard Games: Baggo , Croquet, Ladder Ball

• Great Fishing - Licenses available at Walmart in nearby Warsaw

* Niagra Falls - 60 miles

* Darien Lake Amusement Park - 25 miles

* Erie Canal - 30 miles

* Jello Museum - 20 miles

* Attica - drop the bad ones off for an overnight visit - 20 miles

* Wyoming County Country Fair - Tractor pulls, rides, etc.. Mid August - 15 miles

• Perry Speedway Car Racing - 3 miles

• Boating: 2 canoes, rowboat, 2 kayaks available to use on the property

+ Power boat rentals at Silver Lake Marina or Mac’s Bait & Tackle

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Susie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch

About Susie

Our families are from both, Europe (Holland & England) and the mid west (Michigan / Ohio), but we are both born in the US. Susie is one of 3 children, with many extended family across the mid west and the Silver Lake area. Tim is one of 9, mostly in the mid Atlantic, New England and Seattle areas, but there is a straggler that bounces between England and China (we still don't know what he does). The family continues to grow, both in the US and Europe, with the cottage as a great gathering spot.

We have lived in many areas, but call our ''work' home in the NYC metro area and upstate NY our want to be home.

Susie purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Susie chose New York

We had visited Silver Lake for many years, grew to love the area and people and ultimately purchased the cottage. It had good bones, but had never really been substantially touched, good & bad. When first working with builders on improvement, they suggested 'urban renewal and put a torch to it', funny sense of humor they have. We actually hired the 'urban renewal' builders, and knew it was going to be a long term improvement plan. So we laid out general objectives, created annual plans and we were off. The majority of the work was done over about 8 years, but continued to stay and work during that time. If you stay, there are 7-8 mini photo albums showing before, during and after photo's, which we even marvel about what we were thinking when we got into it. It has become a family favorite, and look forward to using it for more weeks when we ever retire and if we ever have grand kids (ha ha). And yes, the 'urban renewal' guys are now good friends and continue with new improvements and fixing as needed.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage benefits for us, was first being with family near by, and later more family & friends coming to visit. To us, the location is wonderful, great lake, west facing for sunsets and the ability to take long walks between the lake and cottages on what was an old railroad line, getting to know the neighbors. Having the cottage mostly untouched for over 100 years provided an opportunity to keep the old, with some new, that looks like old. Our newest favorites are the 2 fireplaces, inside & outside. The inside one, with a traditional arched look, stone facing and bluestone hearth & mantel is really a wood stove that can heat the entire cottage on chilly days in the early spring and late fall. Add all that with the 5 sets of speakers, 3 of them outside, great stereo and it's a place we never really want to leave. Why do we rent it? As with anything costs go up to maintain and taxes, but we were only there a handful of time a year and thought we would test the waters. Little did we know the great interest, and most important we now having many guests coming back year after year and booking into the future. More important is they feel and treat it like a home, which it is to us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with our family......your location on the lake and the surrounding countryside is breath taking......each of my children and their spouses and family were completely at home and relaxed for the 5 days we were.......lots of laughter, sharing of old stories and creating new memories happened all the time every day......the set up of your cottage invites a comfortable and thought sharing session each time someone settles into one of the fireplace chairs or veranda rockers.......because of kids athletic schedules and jobs our family had it's first chance to be totally together in about 12 years, so the fishing trips and marshmallow toasting sessions provided and opportunity to catch up on each other's lives......we would certainly entertain a return trip in a year or so if that was available to us......thanks again.....Doug



This is the first time we have all been together

under the same roof in many years. It was special for us all. We took advantage of the outdoor games available as well as fishing and hiking.

We hit one of the farmer stands for fresh produce and eggs. Very helpful hint. We stopped in East Aurora at a Tops for groceries, but found the store in Perry more that adequate for our needs.

We have a cottage on Lake Erie and we certainly understand what “cottage” life is all about. It is not always about the modern conveniences, but the character, charm and

peaceful ambience that slows the world down and gives you a chance to appreciate the little things in life that sometimes we take for granted.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit. There was not one thing that we would change.

Well, I have been quite long winded, but again, thank you so much for a memorable vacation. We have decided that we will try and do this trip every other year, so you may hear from us again. Kindest Regards, Jodie & Doug
Sep 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

Charming turn of the century Victorian Cottage - 5 miles to Letchworth
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 30 reviews
5

Second Time In Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Three years ago a group of us stayed at this lake house. Since then we haven't been able to stop talking about going back. We loved it!!! This year we were finally able to get together and go back. I was a little worried that lightening wouldn't strike twice. But it did! We had an amazing time. And whats more-- there have been some great updates on the home too. Being a clean freak I was very impressed with how spic and span it was. If you are looking for a large home for your group to get together in this is the perfect place. Clean, cute and just perfect! I don't want to wait another three years to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Absolutely most intimate rental we ever had

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Sunset Cottage for 12 days after Memorial Day. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt like we were in a welcome home. Each room was a new and exciting surprise in how they were tastefully decorated with all the comforts of home. Each bathroom was well appointed and enough towels and paper goods. The real life experience well exceeded the description and photo's, with each of us having different experiences and memories.

During this time it got quite chilly for a few days. We took advantage of the fantastic fireplace / woodstove to heat the house for 3 days & nights. Not only did it provide the warmth, but watching the fabulous fire & glow was an added romantic touch.

We didn't get the opportunity to use the variety of boats available, but did spend some wondering evenings at the end of the dock with cocktails watching the sunset. Can't wait to return next year, our family won't allow us to go any where else.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review and we a so happy you had such a wonderful time. Look forward to your next visit.
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Grand Island, NY
5

Another Wonderful Stay at the Victorian Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I spent the 2nd Memorial Day Weekend in a row at this beautiful Victorian cottage. This house has everything you could ever need. Spacious throughout. And the view of Silver Lake is breath-taking!! The owners go out of their way to make sure your stay is wonderful. Can't wait to go back. Just relaxing as ever!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Kristin, thank you for your great review, but more important for returning and enjoying it so much the 2nd time around. Hope to see you soon.
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Beacon, NY
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and property. Walk out the back door and you are on the lake. Easy drive to SUNY Geneseo and Rochester. Excellent hosts as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Kevin, thanks for staying with us, we loved having you. Hope to see you again.
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5

We want to return to this wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We parked the car and walked down to the cottage. Curiosity was buzzing. Every room we entered was a visual delight. My smile kept growing all the way to the orphanage on top. Each and every room has a decor to it self and I am sure stories to tell.

My favorite were the colors, cross stitch and the dolls. My husband 's were the boats, 2D & 3D plus the comfort of the chairs and books.Lets not forget the complete kitchen! All of the details added to the quality of a vacation.

The weather turned stormy. We built a cozy fire , the lake got rough and the porch rockers rocked. So I created a story of the Grandparent Spirits having hot chocolate out there, fun for all inside or out.

This is also a perfect location for day trips, from Letchworth Park to Glenn Curtis Museum to Niagra Falls in Canada. Any thing you may think you need is just a short drive away. Only problem was making the choice to enjoy more time at the cottage or search attractions.

Already talking to my daughter/family in Wales about this being a terrific designation spot. Some past choices did not go well. This Victorian Cottage is perfect for two or many more.!.!.

Charlotte & Ray

Northern California

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Exceeded Expectations; Excellent

  • 5 of 5

I have rented homes for short vacations many times in the past. VERY seldom has the home's site property description exceeded expectation. Sunset cottage is a first. We rented Sunset for a family reunion. Tim and Susie (owners) have done a very nice job of improving an older home by upgrading much of the cottage while preserving the rich past. A very nice blend. The kitchen's capability is lights out complete. Four bathrooms on three floors is perfect. Very comfortable indeed.

The watercraft and docking facilities are user friendly. All in all a super value. Much better value than the Keuka Lake area.

One last note; the owners are very easy to work with. A very easy recommendation. Can't miss.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, glad it exceeded your expectations, and thanks for the great ideas on improvements. They will all be complete for your next stay, especially a guide to the lights......ha ha.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester NY or Buffalo
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Silver Lake Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 390
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Glen Iris Inn - Letchworth State Park

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Rates & Availability

Silver Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 14 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Late Spring 2017
May 31 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $325
Cleaning $175

As indicated max occupants are 12. If after discussion, and agreement for more than 12, there will be an additional charge of $125 / person / week.

MEMORIAL Day & COLUMBUS Day weekends will be a 4 day min

Check or paypal payments accepted. Credit card payments subject to 2.5% service charge.

Pets - only with owners acceptance after phone discussion

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Amenities

New York Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor / Orphanage
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1st Floor / Attached Bath
    Bedroom 7 - 4 double , 3rd Floor / Orphanage
  • Every bedroom has a ceiling fan
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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