House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps
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 surronding hills. If you like privacy this is the place for you.
Ideal family get away or perfect honeymoon spot.
No pets or smoking allowed.
About the Owner
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.
5 based on 30 traveler reviews
We spent a wonderful four day weekend at this marvelous home located in one of the most peaceful settings you can imagine. Everything from the amenities to the furnishings is A+. We had a number of family members and friends stop by and everyone was amazed that a place like this was available. As we sat on the porch watching the deer roam around, we started making plans to stay again in the near future. Thanks to Maureen and Jim for offering such an outstanding rental in a picturesque area. There is not one negative and no one can go wrong in staying here.
A welcoming friend, ATL GA
This is our second time renting this home and as we drove up the drive we felt welcomed, felt like we were re-visiting an old friend. This home is so comfortable and there is enough space indoor and outdoor to accommodate small and large families. Everything you need is right there, you only need to grab groceries and libations. Maureen and Jim leave a welcome gift that is a hit with all ages! The furniture is high quality, a fireplace was added since our first visit and we cannot wait to use it on our next visit! There is so much to do! We got into game championships! We cannot wait to return! Thank you Maureen and Jim for sharing this wonderful space with all of us. Marla Bennett and Family.
A beautiful property!
Just a perfect place for a weekend away.
Had some friends from Albany & Syracuse areas that neededto get together for a reunion weekend - this place was not only perfect geographically speaking, it was just what we needed in every respect.
The wrap-around porch was where we spent most of our time - the views were great - the quiet setting - perfect.
We enjoyed the kayaks on the pond - the place was just above our expectations!
We would definitely stay here again.
Mark F. - Oswego,NY
Fabulous family rental
A host of aunts, uncles, kids, etc., stayed at this beautiful house for nearly a week in June. The house was spotless and exactly as described. Nicely equipped kitchen sufficient to cook a dinner for 18, which we ate together on the patio downstairs. We played badminton, used the paddleboat and the kayak, and spent hours on the gorgeous wrap-around porch reading and chatting. We would return in a heartbeat.
In Waterville, N.Y., yet . . . OUT OF THIS WORLD !
This was our 3rd stay at Ray's Rustic Retreat and we have yet to find any faults to include in our review . . . this place is perfect, inside and out! Better yet, the owners, Maureen and Jim, are gracious hosts who really know how to make you feel at home in their home. The outside of the house and the property are simply breathtaking. The spacious wrap around porch allows you to sit outside and take in the beautiful scenery no matter what the weather. The lake is lovely and well stocked which provides a great fishing experience. There's even a large fire pit with lots of seating for enjoying campfires under the stars. The house itself is very clean and extremely comfortable. Simply said, it lacks for nothing! Ray's Rustic Retreat is a spectacular place to relax with friends, family, or loved ones and enjoy nature and the peace and quiet of the countryside. As always, we are eagerly anticipating our next visit!
P.S. Even the welcoming gifts are awesome!
Maggie & Doug
Our Expectations were High and They were Exceeded?
We stayed at Rays Rustic Retreat over Memorial Day weekend 2016. Our family enjoyed themselves way beyond expectations. We had 4 adults and our two grandsons, 5 & 7. The owners thought of everything to make our stay one to remember! On Sunday we invited a couple of friends from Boonville (where we grew up) that were in our wedding 43 years ago, to visit and enjoy a cookout. We hadn’t seen them in a long, long time. What a fantastic time we had. Our two grandsons can't stop talking about their adventures. The paddle boat rides, fishing, Monopoly Junior, roasting marshmallows and making S’mores, riding their bikes, running around the yard, flying a kite, and their favorite was getting Grampa wet in their water balloon fight. Not to mention, in true Irish fashion we all got to see a double rainbow after the Sunday showers, almost like it was planned for our stay. Us adults also got to use the paddle boat, kayak, fish (catch and release) enjoy, relax, play games, cards and just enjoy each others company. The cabin was very clean and very well stocked with toys and games for the boys and adults, all the kitchen essentials, of course an outdoor grill, which we put to good use, tv's which we used sparingly ( yeah!) as we were having so much fun playing outdoors. I may be forgetting to mention something but the owners did not forget anything to make our stay one to remember and thoroughly enjoy. When we asked our 5 year old grandson what was his favorite thing to do he answered Everything....Ditto that.
This is truly a special place and easy to get back to the Greater Utica area. We highly recommend if you need an awesome place to stay near Utica, Clinton, Oneida, or just looking for a wonderful time with lots of fun things to do book Rays Rustic Retreat.
We can’t thank the owners enough, for the beautiful cabin and the extra touches that made our stay very memorable.
The Kelleys of Florida
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$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
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning ...
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- Video Library
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- autumn foliage
- coin laundry
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities
- ice skating
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 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 8
- 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.
- Deck / Patio ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Fully equipped Kitchen with 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) 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.