House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Smoking allowed out of doors only.Smoking allowed out of doors only.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- 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.
- No Pets or Parties are allowed.
Summer Vacation 2020
This vacation was amazing!! With all that has gone on in 2020 our original vacation plans had fallen through and we rented this lovely cabin for it's privacy. We have fallen in love with the property and are seriously considering this as our new vacation spot. The owners are very responsive. The house is immaculate and the property amazing.
Small piece of paradise
The property is spectacular. The owners have created a retreat for any family, young and old, to reconnect and enjoy. They have everything you need and more, there is no lack for outdoor and indoor activities to accommodate for any weather condition.The best spot is the beautiful wrap around porch that allows you to enjoy the views, cool breeze and Mother Nature. We will certainly be back to stay .
Great place to disconnect!
Hosts are attentive and responsive, property is well maintained and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The kayaks and paddle boat are a great idea.
We had to make a trip to NY (from NC) to retrieve our daughter’s things from her dorm room after the hasty departure in March before spring break. We wanted to travel safely and responsibly during the pandemic so we decided to rent this wonderful home. I cannot say enough great things about our stay. The location was perfect for us (about a 15-20 minute easy drive to the college) but more than anything it was just a wonderful setting in which to spend our time in Central NY. The house was immaculate and had everything we needed. We cooked most of our meals in and found all the pots, pans and utensils required to make our meals. We spent most of our time enjoying the porch, outdoor games, kayaks, paddle boat or just relaxing on the lawn down by the lake. The view was gorgeous from the porch! The beds were extremely comfortable, the tv worked great, as did the washer and dryer. Maureen responded to all of my emails quickly and answered every question. We felt so very lucky to be able to experience a few days in a beautiful setting. It made what we thought was going to be a tough trip into a mini-vacation! It really was perfect and we will definitely be back. Thank you so much to Maureen and Jim for sharing their lovely property.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Ray’s Retreat! Also very happy to hear that you enjoyed all of the outdoor games/activities that we provide. The wrap around porch with the rockers is a big hit with all our guests. Hope to see you again soon.
Spacious, clean and decorated!!!
This property is perfect for our multi-family holiday gatherings. There is plenty of room and this cabin is always clean and well maintained. If needed, the property owners are easy to contact and pleasant to deal with. The holiday decorations are always an added bonus!
We've stayed here 3 times during the winter months and have loved it. It looks like there is even more to do during the summer months - we're looking to book this place again!
We are so glad that your family enjoyed your stay once again. It is always a pleasure to have you!
10 acres to explore on foot. Try your hand at fishing in the lake(catch and release) or Kayaking, paddle boating or tubing. 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.
Maureen and Jim Wratten
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.