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Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

We are proud to offer a fabulous historic lake cottage on the

North Eastern shores of Cayuga Lake.It is a Saturday to Saturday weekly rental.

It has been beautifully and lovingly restored and features all

knotty-pine walls and ceilings, hardwood floors, wrap around porch, and new kitchen appliances.

The cottage has two spacious floors:

On the first level is the kitchen and bathroom, as well as a living room with a full size sofa bed and a single sofa that has a 2nd pull out single to make a side by side(trundal bed)set of single beds. The second level is a large open floor plan loft-style bedroom that has cathedral ceilings and a private deck that overlooks the lake. It features hand-crafted wood furniture, including one double sized bed, a pair of twin sized bunk beds, and extra folding cots. FREE WI-Fi internet service.

All you need to bring are your own linens (if you prefer, but we have some if you forget), pillows, towels, paper products, and food.

Bring your cell phone or use our phone # for emergency contact.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Camp Onondaga Fully Restored Historic Lake Cottage
Cayuga Cayuga Lake

Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5
There is something very special about staying in this historic cabin. The restoration of the interior is absolutely beautiful and the covered porch that wraps around was perfect for the one rainy afternoon during our stay. The children loved sleeping in the loft which left the lower level for the adults to enjoy. The lake is beautiful and clear; the fishing and swimming were perfect! There are just no words to describe the beautiful sunsets. Frank and Ann were incredible hosts who not only took the time to explain the area, but even gave us some fresh vegetables from their garden for us to enjoy. We hope to return to this little piece of paradise again and again.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Camp Onondaga Fully Restored Historic Lake Cottage
Cayuga Cayuga Lake
Plattsburgh, NY, USA

Beautiful Cottage, Idyllic Location

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here for a much needed Spring getaway in the peaceful "Fingerlakes", and could not be happier with our choice! The owners were super friendly, answering all of our questions before our stay, and very accommodating once we arrived. They have obviously done a beautiful job restoring their cottage with lovely woodwork throughout. The place is well lit and was very clean throughout. We loved the loft style upstairs and the vaulted ceilings, and the upper level balcony was a great place to start the day with private breakfast outdoors. The yard around the cottage is surprisingly spacious, one of the widest lake frontage that we saw on this part of the lake, and we enjoyed outdoor campfires in the evenings. Although it is still early spring and the lake was still extremely chilly for swimming (didn't stop my husband from taking a quick dip!), we did take advantage of the free use of the rowboat, canoe and paddleboat. The water is beautiful and clear, and we would love to return in the summer months to take advantage of the lake in warmer weather.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Camp Onondaga Fully Restored Historic Lake Cottage
Cayuga Cayuga Lake
Plattsburgh, NY

nice quiet place, beautiful woodwork

  • 5 of 5
My family had a wonderful time at this cottage. We had so many nice evenings sitting on the porch watching the beautiful sunsets over the lake. The location is great for wine tasting at the local vineyards and driving along the gorgeous countryside. We also had a really nice time out on the lake in the row boat and paddle boat... we were lamenting the fact that some of the younger children didn't make it for the trip and were missing out. We also did a century bicycle ride around Cayuga lake which was challenging but awesome. My favorite aspect of the cottage was the amazing woodwork throughout and the historic photographs -- it was beautiful and very special.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Camp Onondaga Fully Restored Historic Lake Cottage
Cayuga Cayuga Lake
Naples, FL, USA

Great for kids

  • 4 of 5
If your kids like sleeping in a loft like our grandkids did and docks loaded with Bluegills, this is definitely the place for you. Also, the Szabas are like your long-lost friends. Complete with a canoe, a row-boat and a pedal-boat that the kids just wouldn't cvome out of.

Very pleasant stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Camp Onondaga Fully Restored Historic Lake Cottage
Cayuga Cayuga Lake


  • 3 of 5
The owners were very nice, however, the description is misleading. I asked specifically on the phone before we booked, since the house was located on the North East corner of the lake, if it was shallow, warm and was there seaweed. The owner said no. It was very warm, there was tons of seaweed and algae, the water was murky. We only went in a couple of times. Very disappointing. The house is on a busy truck route and the houses are very close. We had to keep the windows closed at night if the lights were on as hundreds of tiny bugs flew in through the screen towards any light. We enjoyed the area, but the house location was a disappointment for us.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: My husband and I feel terrible to have received this review because it paints a misleading image of our wonderful lake cottage, and implies that we are dishonest. Our historic lake cottage has been a labor of love for us for over 20 years. We are very proud of our attention to detail in restoring the cottage, and believe that the setting is peaceful, natural, and pure. We have truly enjoyed offering it as a rental for many years so that others can share what we have come to see as a special place. In that time we have met many wonderful people, and have numerous perennial guests who come back year after year.
We always do our best to communicate accurately with all of our guests so that no details are overlooked before their arrival, and so we can make any special arrangements ahead of time. Indeed, we do not take online bookings because we want to ensure through phone conversations and email correspondence that our cottage is going to be the right fit for our prospective guests. We do our very best, but sometimes it is a challenge to address questions involving weather and nature because we are not in control of those forces. Anyone booking any lakeside rental should be aware that lakes can have some seaweed, some bugs are attracted to light, and water temperatures can fluctuate. That being said, this is the first time since we've been renting our cottage that we've been criticized for such things. Our guests are always pleased with our accommodations and our natural peaceful setting. We love the area, and our entire family has enjoyed this wonderful lakeside living for countless years.
Rest assured that there is no bug problem, and our widows are equipped with screens. Water is knee-deep at the shoreline and gradually gets deeper until it is well over one's head. Summer water temperatures typically fluctuate between 66-76 degrees Fahrenheit, (with long-term water temperature data recorded and tracked by Cornell University) . Some might say that it is a bit chilly, but what constitutes the perfect water temperature for swimming is quite subjective.

Please call and we will be happy to answer any of your questions accurately and honestly to make your stay enjoyable.

Frank and Ann Marie Szaba
Camp Onondaga Fully Restored Historic Lake Cottage
Cayuga Cayuga Lake
Buffalo NY

A wonderful June week at Historic Camp Onondaga!

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation was everything we wanted! What a quiet & beautiful lake! The owners were extra nice, friendly and extremely helpful with information when we needed to venture out for what we wanted to do or get. We swam right off the dock and it was nice that they provided a canoe, row boat and paddle boat for roaming the lake. After arriving they had the name of a boat rental co. and we had a great experience renting a pontoon boat for a day, again from a very nice couple. We went prepared with food for the week and meals were made easy with 2 refridgerators, a fully equipped kitchen and a gril - plus the lake view was enjoyed from the kitchen window while cooking! The evening sunset was fabulous! We enjoyed our drive to get ice-cream close by, went to 2 wineries (dog friendly) and even had a delicious lunch on the patio at one of them. There is a lot to do around Cayuga Lake but with such a nice property and the beautiful lake right in front of us, we felt we chose the right place and made the right decision to enjoy our days & nights right there! We definitely would go back and can honestly thank Ann Marie & Frank for a WONDERFUL week at their Historic Camp Onondaga!

It was our first time using and we were completely satisfied with the ease of finding a place not too far from home at the Finger Lakes. The owners were prompt with contacting us after our inquiry about their property. Their written rental description was detailed, as was their phone conversation; my e-mail questions were answered promptly. We had no reservations booking this property and sending our rental deposit. Vacation Rentals is added to our favorites and we would definitely book thru this site again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


From the Owner

right next door to the south of us

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Syracuse at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack,Syracuse at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rt 5 & 20 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Auburn & Seneca Falls at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Cayuga State park at 7 Miles Car: necessary

Swimming - sandy bottom ; enter water using ladder at end of dock.

watersports - enjoy the free rowboat, canoe, or paddleboat, or bring your own boat.

Fishing - from a boat or right from the dock. One of the top bass fishing spots in the U.S.

Campfire - we had our son chop firewood all spring so you won't run out.

Relaxation - This is as good as it gets for lake side living.


Ride a Bike - this area is a cyclist's paradise!!

Enjoy Nature Trails and Bird Watching at Montezuma Wildlife preserve - just 2 miles away.

Explore Fingerlakes Wine Country - Take a tour of the excellent area wineries.

Plenty of local golf courses, ice cream stands, and movie theater and out door drive-in nearby. Go Horseback Riding - at nearby Yawger Brook Stables.

Go Shopping - at the Fingerlakes Outlet Center. Or try Fingerlakes Mall, w/ Bass Pro Shop

Syracuse's Carousel Mall is 40 minutes away.

Explore dozens of quaint local fruit and vegetable stands.

Visit the charming towns of the Fingerlakes Region - Auburn, Seneca

Falls, Skaneateles- only a few miles apart, yet each on a different lake.

Visit McKenzie Child's hand-made ceramics studio and gallery store


From $850 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early season
May 16 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
in season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
late season
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 24 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $50.00

$ 450 deposit ...and .balance due upon arrival..

Weekly Rate: $850 - $1250

Weekly rentals begin at $850 off season for 2 adults and up to 3 children under 18.
Extra persons are charged $100 each per week.or $20 per night.
$1250 a week for peak season (June 27-Sept.12) Discount on 2 week rentals
A deposit is required with a 50% refund 90-60 days before rental date.No refund less than 60 days prior to rental date.

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Updated: May 21, 2015


From the Owner

Beautiful serene living with the lake in the back yard. Go for a swim on a hot day or a boat ride or just drop the line off the dock to fish.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Kitchen - fully furnished with all the tools you need to cook a meal or make a daquiri.(micro wave,coffee maker,toaster,blender). There is also a second refrigerator for stocking your party supplies. Barbeque gas Grill Fire Pit - free firewood Free use of Canoe, Rowboat, and Paddle-boat Free WI-FI Service Wrap Around Deck-Style Porch - lounge here with a cool drink and your favorite book rain or shine. Second Floor Deck - overlooking the water. Sit here and enjoy sublime sunsets. Dock and Mooring Buoy - in case you bring (or rent) your own boat or kayak. Extra cots available at no charge Cable Television, VCR, DVD, and Stereo Sandy Bottom Shoreline with no drop offs Large Yard A short note about pets: We are true animal lovers and appreciate the difficulty inherent in travelling with pets. However, in order protect our property and to maintain the highest standards for all of our subsequent guests, we have some concerns about pets staying at the cottage. It is really up to you to convince us that we will not regret allowing your dog to visit. Please call us to discuss.

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