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Cottage Over the Bay


Property Details

Updated: Sep 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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15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews


Exceeded all expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to see this cottage two years ago and were finally able to arrange a stay. We already knew that it was beautiful but actually staying there exceeded all our expectations!! All the amenities and furnishings are top shelf. And the view is absolutely priceless ....from the upper deck, the lower deck, the kitchen/living area and the bedroom!!! Just spectacular!!! I would highly recommend this gem to anyone. We are very much looking forward to returning! Bill and JoAnne are PERFECT hosts which just added to our perfect stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage. We enjoyed our time visiting and catching up with you and hearing about your daughters. I am sure you are very proud of them. Thanks for being our guests. Bill & Joanne
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couldn't have asked for anything more

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes pictures don't do justice--and in this case, it was true. This wonderful, warm cottage was even better than all the photos showed on the website, and we were happy it was better than we images. We could not have found a more enjoyable place to rent. Spotlessly clean and furnished with everything one could ever imagine they might need, our hosts Bill and JoAnne went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. They even provided us with some tubes when we asked where we could buy some! The views and sunsets were the stars here though; I never saw such beautiful sunsets and calm morning water--I felt like I was on a boathouse! Cottage is one bedroom, but we had a gathering of over 15 people and everyone fit perfectly. Wish I was there right now...........................

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and we are so happy that you enjoyed the cottage. It's was so nice to see you and your family after several decades ! Amazing how this technical age can get people back in touch. It was truly our pleasure to have you as our guests. We wish you were here too ! Bill & Joanne
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Wonderful Vacation Rental on Sodus Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 2 weeks at this cottage and had a wonderful time. We have rented on Lake Ontario for 5 years and this was the best cottage we have stayed in. Bill and Joanne are terrific hosts who go out of their way to make sure that you have what you need. They take great pride in this property, and that is very evident when you see how well it is kept. The cottage is very clean, very well equipped and has terrific views from every floor. We were able to dock our boat right out in front, which was a tremendous help to us. Many activities available in the Bay and direct access to the big lake very easy. Thank you Bill and Joanne for your hospitality and friendliness.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice note. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our cottage and Sodus Bay. We think it is a pretty special place. Have a great year and thanks for being our guests. It was a pleasure to have met you both.
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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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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


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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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