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From the water at sunset. Boats on right. Small rock shore sandy after 15ft. gradual entry wonderful swimming. Cottage as viewed from side. The deck is enormous and enclosed for pets or toddlers, we have gates on all deck entrances (3tot)
Maple cabin on Secret Cove waterfront in parkland
Maple cabin on Secret Cove waterfront in parkland
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Beautiful Quiet and wild cove in 150 acres of NYS parkland. Wilderness and lovely sunset views surround you. Enjoy lovely hikes in the State Park. Sodus Point with its sandy public beach,pier, lighthouse museum restaurants + more only 3-5miles.
PETS for extra fee! Use of all Boats for extra fee. Dogs/cats - a max of 2 pets generally, are accepted. We request you bring an extra $30.00 to help with our pet cleaning. Boat are included in full week or 5 day bookings weekend $ 20, on trust.

The space

Our family owns 2 cottages directly on Lake Ontario, in this little cove side by side. The first cottage was purchased over 30 years ago by my parents. During that time we were fortunate to have both the farmland behind us and the Girl Scout camp next door be purchased by NYS parkland. Beavers took over the farm pond, bald eagles are nest on our point, wild and beautiful walks in the park, where old growth forests and nature abound. Maxwell Creek and bay are part of the park making kayaking, canoeing and fishing great fun. Campfires and great swimming make it a tremendous spot.

As peaceful and wild as our location is it is only 3-4 mils from the lovely little port town and resort area of Sodus Point/Sodus Bay. with numerous marinas, a public sandy beach and pier to hike, restaurants, playgrounds, a lighthouse museum and more.

Fruit farming is the main industry. Awesome farm markets with fresh strawberries to pick in spring, raspberries and peaches in summer and APPLES in fall. We are the largest apple producing county in NYS. Peaceful Rural fun that is Sodus, Sodus Point, Sodus Bay and the entire area around our Secret Cove.

Guest access

You may utilize the entire home and large grounds. Additionally hike the parkland hundreds of acres, directly out your back door.

Interaction with guests

I sometimes can meet guests for check in but it is not needed. It is a private home with push button lock and various info. and materials inside to make your stay comfortable. I am available by text and reply quickly. I do often call or text guests to ask if you have questions or need clarification.

Other things to note

We rent our small boats which can be decided and paid for upon arrival. Very reasonable at $25 for the weekend gives you shared access to: Row Boat, Canoe, Paddle Boat, 5 kayaks including a double kayak, a small sailboat, oars/paddles and life jackets.

Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Heating
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

No smoking inside! Please no loud music as can bother the neighbors, or disturb the peace. Please pick up after all pets and they must be leashed outdoors.

Cancellations

9 Reviews

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Jeffrey User Profile
October 2017
A beautiful cottage with an amazing view! The host is incredibly nice with quick with responses. She won't let you miss any of the local attractions...and you shouldn't! Can't wait to return!

Ramona User Profile
September 2017
We enjoyed our stay & Jan's house by the lake! So peaceful, quiet. Great scenery up on deck or down closer to water. Neighborhood nice & quiet. Would stay again! Sodus was a close & good restaurants. Local market was outside to eat & fun for young kids.

Jen User Profile
September 2017
This place is genuinely just the best. Jan is a wonderful and very responsive host, always ready with recommendations or to answer questions. We boated, swam, hiked, and skipped rocks. We cooked our dinners over the campfire with the lake just a few feet away. My teen boys even loved it, and barely touched their tablets. There are other places to see in the area that look really cool, but we're saving them for our next trip, because we didn't want to leave the cabin!
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Thanks Jen, It was great to meet you and you are the kind of folk who make Fun wherever you go! Wonderful to have you and can't wait to see you again! Jan
September 2017

Oliver User Profile
May 2017
It is a lovely place to stay with family during the vacation. I stayed two nights with my family during the graduation vacation. Everything is clean and it is a cozy place to stay. The cottage has a beautiful lake view as well
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Thanks Oliver, It was great to have you! Special thanks for the clear communication as it was a short lead time booking. Hope we see you again sometime. Jan
May 2017

Angela User Profile
January 2017
The host canceled this reservation 170 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Karen User Profile
October 2016
This place was the perfect getaway for me and my husband. We had a wonderful, relaxing time. Definitely can not beat the view. The house was neat and had all the amenities of home. Jan was a great host, met us when we got there and had plenty of suggestions of things to do in the area. The fact that we were able to bring our dog with us, was great. We will definitely be back in the spring or summer.
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
We love to share with great folks and particularly love people who love the outdoors! Karen and her husband were definitely the kind of great people who like to hike, slip a kayak in for a ride, skip rocks and enjoy a campfire. Simple pleasures are the best and so glad you got to enjoy the weekend. Thanks we look forward to having you back!
October 2016

Hannah User Profile
October 2016
They were great hosts! We had champagne at check in as it was our honeymoon. The house was nice and the privacy was perfect.
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Very pleased you had a great honeymoon trip. Great to have you visit! Sorry I did not get to meet you in person this trip but, Hope to see back sometime again. Best wishes as you move forward as a newly married couple! Congrats!
October 2016

Rochester, New York, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Jan User Profile
I am the youngest of 4 children in a large family who grew up playing at this our cottage in Sodus NY. We still gather here each year for the Forth or July week. I love nature and the arts including Photography, Pottery, Jewelry making, travel and outdoors activities. I ha…
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