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Thayer Cottage - close to a variety of Finger Lake attractions.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Amazing view, ample parking for up to six cars, plenty of room for a boat trailer, completely flat property with front yard for games, short walk to Branchport, shallow water for young kids and dogs, plenty of outdoor seating with maximum sun dusk to dawn.

We are located on a very quiet road with plenty of parking. It's ideal for quiet walks.

Additionally the property is located in the heart of the finger lakes region. Plenty of wineries, water sports, restaurants.. the works.

Jody Nielsen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Jody Nielsen

Hi. Brian and I have two children that are in college. We spend a great deal of quality time together on the lake with a memories that I hope remind them what family is about. The cottage is a family gathering place for us and we look forward to summer. We are renting to help offset costs. The cottage has some years on it and repairs are plentiful. We keep the place for family mid July- mid-August which usually has us booked very early in the year.

We hope you decide to stay with us.

Jody and Brian

What makes this house unique

Very flat. Ample Parking. A lot of room inside. Located on a very quiet off road that makes walks enjoyable. Water is shallow which tends to be perfect for young kids and adults that want to play water sports while staying cool.


Branchport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is spacious. Stand up shower. No tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed, small room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 queen beds - large room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
water front, kayaks, level walking for young kids biking, enclosed yard for pets and kids, dock


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Thayer Cottage - close to a variety of Finger Lake attractions.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Lovely Time in a Beatiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Thayer Cottage this summer. The property definitely shows its age but this makes it even more quaint in a lot of ways. The owners were great about keeping in touch with us about the property and what was expected of us while we were there, which really wasn't much.

I only gave it 4 as opposed to 5 stars because the fans in the living rooms were a little hard to control and some of the bedroom doors would not close without lifting them in the frames and slamming them a bit. This might be difficult for kids or older people.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I am super happy you had a lovely time. Oh the doors... my pet peeve too. I'm hoping to replace them soon. Hope to see you again!!! Jody
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Serene and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time! The cottage is charming, clean, and has everything you can ask for. The views are just gorgeous and I plan on renting it again soon! The owners are very accommodating and helpful when needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful. .

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great week at the lake.The Nielsen's were so welcoming and had anything on site that you could have wanted or forgotten.The patio, the view, ample parking, comfortable beds, spacious rooms,both tables were big enough for our family games , reasonable rent and so much more.. It was clean and homey and the air conditioning was a lifesaver for the hot weather.Thank you Jodi and Brian..

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Jodi is so friendly and accommodating. The rental was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeside Love

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect location for wineries, breweries, day trips, and day lounging by the lake. Nice and roomy!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay. We feel very fortunate to be able to wake up on the lake and explore our surroundings without a ton of driving. Thank you for the review. Jody
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Great cottage all on one level!

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage all on one level. Plenty of parking. Walk into the water and no zebra mussels. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great view of the lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Kayak.

* Swim.

* boat.

* walk.

* Hike.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swim.

* walk.

* Hike.

* fish.

* Snorkle.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim.

* Walk.

* Hike.

* Fish.

* Snorkle.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75

Rate is determined based on date requested

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.