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Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

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 surrounding hills. If you like privacy this is the place for you. Ideal family get away or perfect honeymoon spot. Great place for children, lots of lawn to run around on, many activities provided.

No pets or smoking allowed.

More Details

Maureen and Jim Wratten
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Maureen and Jim Wratten chose Waterville

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Waterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Contract must be filled out and returned to owner. Gatherings of 6 or more guests beyond what is listed in the rental contract need prior approval.
  • Guests above the 8 maximum are allowed if approved in advance and a 25.00 per night per guest fee will be charged.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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 10
  • 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.
  • Playpen available for infants.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
Fully equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, 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), Internet 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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Stunning Log Home on Private Lake- Country at its best
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Perfect Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Ray's Rustic Retreat, was the prefect long weekend getaway. The cabin was better than described and had everything you would ever need for a great vacation. The host were great and we look forward to a return trip in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and cozy cabin! We stayed in beginning of January during the "arctic blast". The cabin was warm and had all necessities for a wonderful stay. There is a small hill my kids were able to sled down and were able to see deer from the cabin every morning and evening. Beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, spacious, great view!

  • 5 of 5

We've returned for a second time - this property has everything you will need! Tons of space, spread across 3 levels; fully decorated (and a nice touch for the holidays); every pot/pan/utensil needed in the kitchen; movies, games, cards, etc.

This is truly a home away from home (but nicer)!

This trip I also got to meet the owners and was blown away by their hospitality and personality.

This is an excellent, spacious, beautiful cabin - we'll be sure to return (again)!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Can’t wait to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely house pre-packed for a perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was stocked with everything I could have wanted. It will definitely be my first choice if I return to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic charm with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

Just the most fantastic few days spent at Maureen & Jim's wonderful place.

Everything you need is here and is offered with great care-water activities,walks,wildlife,outdoor activities or just a great place to chill.Nice touches abound. Access to colleges, towns & cities is quick & convenient.

Great places to eat- we recommend Michael's in Waterville.

We'll be back if we can!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hancock International in Syracuse NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Good Times and Slaughtered Lamb
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Barker Brook Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Utica NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 20 Waterville NY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Michael's, Frank's Pizza and Roc Dairy Creme
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Woods Valley
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Verona Beach State Park and Delta Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Public Library and Observatory.

* Golf driving range.

* Golf Course.

* Many Restaurants..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Hamilton College Nature trail.

* Brookfield nature trails.

* Stanley Theatre..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fishing.

* Kayaking/paddle boating.

* Utica Zoo.

* Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame.

* Utica Childrens Museum.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25
Damage Insurance $99

3 night minimum stay. $150.00 cleaning fee will be accessed for all rentals regardless of length of stay.
Hamilton College and Colgate University special event weekends as well as Bouckville Antique week has a 4 night minimum rental time frame

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund