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The Blue House on Skaneateles Lake


Property Details

Updated: Feb 26, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

This comfortable lake house/cottage sits right on Skaneateles Lake with 100 front feet on the lake.

It has a covered boathouse just waiting for your boat that you can launch at the end of the lake. It has a paddle boat, picnic table, chairs and gas grill on the lawn. There is a closed in and gated deck on the front of the cottage that is perfect if you have toddlers.

There is a huge sandbox and toys and a new firepit for roasting marshmallows.

It has been totally updated with new stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and other kitchen appliances. It has beautiful wood floors and old knotty pine paneling. Lots of eating space, with an 'eat in' kitchen and table that seats 6. The big family room has a 2nd dining room table that seats six also.

The family room also includes a big flat screen TV, DVD player and HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS via WIFI router. It has a brand new washer & dryer.

With screen doors and wonderful picture windows all across the front upstairs and downstairs, you have views that will live in your memories forever!

It has 3 spacious bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms. There is gas heat if you have an occasion at night to take the chill off. (Email for more photos)

All bed linens and towels are provided.


Daily rates are available for September

Weekly rates from June through September (Rental weeks rent from Sunday to Sunday.) Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m.

Weekly rates range from $1,900.00 to 2,100.00 for 2015 (Initial Deposit is $1,050.00) There is also a cleaning service fee of $100.00.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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5 Reviews

based on 5 traveler reviews


Wonderful Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a wonderful place to spend a week. The 2 women who met us and took care of the property were great. The house was comfortable and spacious. The boathouse was perfect for our boat storage and the waterfront was awesome. We enjoyed the grill and the fire pit. There is plenty of space for parking and the house is easily accessible. Thanks so much for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

This place is so amazing, it has everything you could ask for in a lake house, its perfectly right on the water. Everything is very clean and there is everything you need right there. Its the coolest like lake house. Everyone we had to visit loved it. The grill is brand new and the boat house is very handy. If you like fishing this is a great spot, we caught fish everyday. The owners are very easy to work with. 10 out of 10

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Camillus, NY


  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to relax and enjoy, look no further! Sue and Chris' hospitality and beautiful home make it impossible to do anything but relax. We were also very fortunate to have a week of perfect weather; so each morning we were greeted by beautiful sunshine beaming into our windows. Couldn't resist getting up and out to enjoy the sunshine! Our week was filled with lounging on the crystal clear lake, paddle boating (thanks to Chris and Sue!), canoeing, and fishing off the dock (successfully we might add!). Nights were filled with bonfires and smores (and more fishing)! Great area for walks and biking - we wish we had brought our bikes ... House was stocked with needed supplies and very clean. We would definitely recommend The Blue House on Skaneateles Lake! Thanks again, for everything Chris and Sue!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Upstate, NY

Skaneateles in July

  • 5 of 5

The Blue House was perfect! The house was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The lake front was great to sun bathe in the early part of the day and for fires at night. The water in front of the house is crystal clear with no seaweed and it is between three and four feet deep. It was a great location for snorkeling, kayaking, boating, fish watching, and of course swimming. Sue and Chris,the landlords, live next door and were so friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful vacation on a beautiful lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cortland, NY 13045

Awesome cottage on awesome lake!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a week and had a great time. The cottage has everything you will need for the week and more! The manager is nearby and very responsive to your needs and requests. The cottage was spotless. The cottage is located on the west side of the lake. Nice quite location. I have recommended this property to my friends and would absolutely go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Just 2 miles from the cottage is the famous Carpenter's Water Falls. A wonderful place to hike and swim in the creek, This picturesque spot is a photographers dream! A great place for a picnic!

The Glen Haven Hotel Restaurant is about 1 1/2 miles, offering fine dining with a well stocked bar. You can even go by boat, and use the restaurant dock for free.

There are many places to pick your own produce, strawberries, blueberries, etc.

You can fish right off the dock or from your boat. Many 2 to 3 pound Large mouth bass have been caught fishing right from the dock.

Fossils from the Devonian Era (250 million years ago) are embedded in the banks directly across the lake from the cottage. You can dig one out as a souvenier.

Of course the charming town of Skaneateles is just 10 to 15 minutes away with wonderful boutiques, and dozens of restaurants. You can take your boat to Skaneateles, tie up at the city docks and spend the day shopping and eating and then cruising back to the cottage. Also an easy drive by car, with views that will take your breath away!

The U.S. Mailboat delivers the mail every day to the house next door, the mailboat has been doing this since the early 1800's. There are only 2 lakes in the United States left where the mail is delivered by boat and Skaneateles is one of them. You can send a letter that you write, out on the mailboat.

The Glen Haven Historical Society is housed in a 100 year old one room school house just a mile away. They have interesting programs all summer long, and a play ground and tours of the school all summer.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $1900 - $2100

The cottage is rented by the week. CHECK IN IS EACH SUNDAY AT 3:00 - CHECK OUT IS EACH SUNDAY AT 11:00 a.m..
June and September (after Labor Day) is 1,900.00 per week
July & August, 2,100.00 per week

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dining Area


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


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Both bathrooms have tub/shower combination. Storage space and Hall bathroom has washer/dryer in it.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Master bedroom has full bathroom attached and a queen size bed 2nd bedroom has 2 twin size beds 3rd bedroom on ground floor and has 2 twin size beds. Hallway has 2nd full bathroom


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • There are games and other equipment in the cottage. Towels, sheets, all kitchen equipment are included. Paddle Boat, Chairs, Picnic Table, Gas Grill and some toys are provided for your use. There are fishing poles and water toys.

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