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Cottage Over the Bay


Property Details

Updated: Jul 5, 2016
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Luxurious new upscale cottage built over Sodus Bay

Breathtaking sunsets

Located on quiet dead-end street in the center of apple country

Plenty of off-street parking for extra cars and boat traileres

Sleeps up to 4

Located mid way between Rochester and Syracuse

Allergy free cottage (sorry no smoking and no pets)

Largest Bay on Lake Ontario (Access to Lake Ontario)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

Recent Review

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12 Reviews

based on 12 traveler reviews

Bradenton, FL, USA

R&R with a View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just had the best vacation we have ever been on!

The cottage has the most amazing views - and spectacular sunsets every night. The cottage includes all the amenities you could want, full of personal touches that made our stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage is decorated in calming blues - adding to the feeling of relaxation for the entire trip.

The owners were kind and generous. They provided all types of information about restaurants, grocery stores, local marinas, farm stands, and local events occurring during our stay. They were warm and pleasant and so much more. They live close by, so contacting them would have been a breeze if we had needed them. However, they were so thorough in provided written information that we never found it necessary.

There is plenty to do nearby: I suggest hiking at Chimney Bluffs! We also rented a boat for part of our visit and docked it right at the cottage. Such a nice feature! There's swimming off the dock. Sodus Point beach is a ten minute drive - we did our morning run there one morning, too. Because we were there during the 4th of July, there were amazing fireworks to see - right from the cottage. There was another larger show at Sodus Point, but we were happy with the closer show. There was so much to do!

Our visit to the Cottage on the Bay was amazing - just what we needed! We certainly will book this cottage again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice surprise to see your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the Sodus Bay Area. We think it is pretty special here and we're so happy to share it with you. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests.
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Calming weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at this cottage! Bill and Joanne were excellent hosts and they work very hard to make their cottage perfect for guests. The cottage was immaculate and just as pictured! There was more than enough space and the views from every room were absolutely stunning. We took full advantage of the upper deck in the evenings to watch the breathtaking sunsets. We could not have been any happier with our stay here and certainly recommend it! Thank you again, Bill and Joanne!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, it means a lot to us that you were so happy with the cottage. We try very hard to make our guests feel relaxed and at home. Also, thanks for leaving the cottage in such nice condition. Have a great summer.
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Perfect Memorial Day Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from the most wonderful weekend, staying at Cottage Over the Bay and I encourage anyone who is looking for a private, serene escape hosted by two of the loveliest and easiest people around to stay there as well.

I arrived early Friday morning from a red eye out of CA and Bill and Joanne couldn't have been more accommodating and welcoming. The house had everything we could have wanted/needed, including a bottle of chilled wine waiting for us in the refrigerator.

The house was clean and had all the conveniences you would want and if we were to need anything more, Bill and Joanne were close enough to help at a moments notice, without ever seeming invasive.

Aside from a call out while we were fishing on the dock by Bill from his little golf cart to make sure all was ok, we had absolute privacy.

You will feel like you go back in time a little when you visit Sodus Bay. Nice, friendly people is a sweet simple town - with amazing cheese and ice cream. It was heaven.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it means a great deal to us to receive such a nice review. We try to have our guests experience a visit exactly as you have described in your note. The cottage is kind of magical and has a calming effect. Maybe we will see you again some day. Thanks again, Bill & Joanne
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Philadelphia, PA

Wonderful view in a new cottage

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice! Bill and Joanne made sure we were settled in and felt at home while visiting. There is no spot in the house that does not have an amazing view. We will absolutely be back! We even saw a bald eagle flying over while we were out on the dock! Short drive to Sodus Point, the Bluffs, and vineyards galore. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your note, you made our day ! We are so glad that you enjoyed our cottage, we try to make sure our guests are comfortable and happy. Thanks for being our guests and we look forward to seeing you again. Bill & Joanne
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A Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here last May. The house was immaculate and the fact that it was on the lake was such a treat, especially in the evening at sunset. Our youngest daughter loved the bed beneath the stairs. The owners were hospitable and we felt like extended family during our brief visit. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, it means so much to us that our guests are happy. Yes, that mermaid bed is very popular with the younger set. We are glad you had a good weekend !
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Absolutely WONDERFUL Cottage and Hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to describe what a nice place this is. It's in perfect condition and has ALL the amenities you could want. This has a full kitchen, stocked to the hilt. not to mention the large washer and dryer & full bath upstairs and half bath downstairs. It's the perfect spot for sitting back and relaxing and enjoying beautiful Sodus Bay .You get a perfect view of the beautiful sunsets, too. The dock is great and there was plenty of room for our pontoon boat. Joanne and Bill could not be better hosts. You feel like you've been their friend forever when they meet you. I can't imagine a better place for a vacation. Simply lovely!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoy the cottage and Sodus Bay. We think this is a speial place and relatively undiscovered. We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests again this year. Thanks again
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Activity and Interests

Great Fishing

Swimming in bay and sandy lake beach nearby


Wineries & antique shops nearby


Restaurants, boat rentals, charter service & marinas all close by

Outlet Mall 30 minutes away

Historic Lighthouse

Watkins Glen International Race Track an easy 1 1/2 hour drive

Mormon Pagent 30 minues drive

LPGA 1 hour drive

Horse Racing and Cascino 1 hour drive

Seabreeze Amusement Park 1 hour away

Strong Museum of Play 1 hour away


Rental rates

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Summer 16
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Outdoor Grill


  • WiFi>Air Conditioned All linens and towels Washer/Dryer and Dishwasher Cable TV with DVD Gas Grill & Picnic Table King Size Bed in Bedroom, Queen Sofa Bed in Living area Dock Campfire area

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