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Property Details

Updated: May 8, 2015
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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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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Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
Waterville Central - Leatherstocking

Amazing Peaceful Private Log Cabin - Best Find Ever!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week in this home, enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boat! Such a peaceful quiet place to relax, with the convenience of extras like a washer and dryer, grill, fire pit, multiple TVs. A pleasure to work with owners, very informative and responsive. We have rented many homes using VRBO and this is the best find ever!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
Waterville Central - Leatherstocking
Denver, CO.

Best vacation home ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
We ran across this home on and thought, "wow....this looks like a great place!". When we arrived and had a chance to take it all in, we were even more impressed. As a vacation rental, this place is set up to provide just about everything you could want. The setting is beautiful, peaceful, relaxing and fun! We had a great time, caught plenty of fish in the lake, including a bass that weighed over 6 lbs.! We couldn't have asked for a better environment for our family and friends and the landlords our very friendly and accomodating. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
Waterville Central - Leatherstocking

Great place to getaway

  • 5 of 5
The place was all we expected and more! My former college roommates meet up every year and this was by far the best place we've ever rented. Large spacious yard, offered plenty of activities (fire put, horse shoes, fishing, paddle boat). Plenty of covered deck space, and outdoor seating, so even though it rained we were still able to be outside. Inside was extremely clean, plenty of space to sleep and a stocked kitchen with everything we needed. Highly recommended for a private weekend getaway! We will definitely be back next year for our 7th annual trip.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
Waterville Central - Leatherstocking
Jamesport, NY

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This is our 2nd time at the cabin. Love the improvements Jim & Maureen have made! Great peaceful, quiet getaway! We will hopefully be back again next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
Waterville Central - Leatherstocking
Jamesport, NY

Awesome family vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to Ray's Cabin! Great time had by all. Peaceful, quiet, just what we needed before the start of the school year! Thanks again to Jim & Maureen for everything!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
Waterville Central - Leatherstocking
Oneida, New York

A Little Slice Of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home for 8 days in late August 2014. We would love to write a bad review so that future availability would be guaranteed for our family, but we just can't! This cabin and property far exceeded our expectations. The home is beautiful and extremely clean. It is very well equipped, has comfortable bedding and furniture, and plenty of seating both inside and out. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and very well maintained. Maureen was an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the entire rental process. We highly recommend this lovely, secluded retreat as a great "get away from it all" vacation spot.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hancock International in Syracuse NY at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Good Times and Slaughtered Lamb at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Barker Brook Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Utica NY at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Route 20 Waterville NY at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Michael's, Frank's Pizza and Roc Dairy Creme at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Woods Valley at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Verona Beach State Park and Delta Beach at 25 Miles Car: necessary

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.


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Jan 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00
  • Cleaning Fee $125.00

Payment accepted by check or money order if booking more than 30 days in advance. If within 30 days payment by money orders only.

50% of rental, cleaning fee and damage deposit are due at time of booking. The remainder is due 3 months after booking or 30 days prior to your reservation which ever comes first.

3 night minimum stay. $125.00 cleaning fee will be accessed for all rentals regardless of length of stay. A refundable $200.00 damage deposit is required for weekly rental, $500.00 for monthly rental.
Hamilton College and Colgate University special event weekends as well as Bouckville Antique week no refunds given unless owner can rebook. Also a 4 night minimum rental during those events.

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Updated: May 8, 2015


From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library


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

Location Type

  • Rural


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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