House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Maximum of 6 Guests
Sharry & Chris Rutken
About Sharry & Chris Rutken
Chris and I are small business owners in Southern Vermont, where we live full time. We love the mountainous beauty of Vermont and we also love spending time at the lake with family and friends. My family spent summers on Lewis Point when I was a child and it has been wonderful for my husband and me to be able to carry on that tradition. Over the years, we have spent long days on the beach and in the lake. Many wonderful memories have been made in this very special place over the years!
Why Sharry & Chris Rutken chose Canastota
My aunt & uncle bought this house in the early 1960's because of the private sandy beach and shallow bay.... just perfect for kids! And the sunsets are just the best!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Maximum 3 cars No parties/events
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We were so happy to walk in and find ourselves in a very well kept home. I was looking to rent a home that made my family feel good about being there. We felt fantastic! it wasn't just a beach rental it is someone's home that they have opened up the experience of living on the lake to others. I would without a doubt, stay here again. Thank you so much for making our vacation such an easy, comfortable treat!
Dear Sara, Thank you for your kind review. It has always been our goal to help our guests feel welcome and right at home. We're so happy to know that your family enjoyed their 1015 vacation on Lewis Point! Maybe we'll see you in 2016! Cheers, Sharry & Chris
Best kept secret!
Our priority was to find a rental with a nice sandy beach with shallow water for our children to swim in. I shopped for hours looking for that special place when I found this wonderful summer home here on Onidea Lake. We have now stayed here for our second summer and plan on retuning again next year. Not only is this place great for kids, but the sunset is the highlight of the evening. Night after night, we sat overlooking the beach and watched the sun set over the water, it's just stunning to see. That's what I miss the most when I think about our last vacation. The house is a real charm with all it's amenities. This place is an older home that is well kept, clean and full of personality. We truly enjoyed staying here and plan to revisit year after year.
Thanks Michael, to you and your family, for being such wonderful guests! We'll be very happy to welcome you back next summer!
Wonderful, relaxing vacation
We just returned home from a wonderful week at Sharry and Chris's lake front house. When you walk in the house the first thing you will notice is the big picture window overlooking Oneida Lake. You will be pleasantly surprised at how spacious the place is. Everything you need is there... linens, towels,dishes, paper products,washer/dryer, detergent.. ok, you do need to bring your own food! Outside is great, too! Large grassy yard leads down to the sandy beach. For those of us that prefer shade there is plenty of that , and you can still be near those on the beach. You can sit and watch the water fowl and boats by day and be treated to the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine over the lake during he evening. You can't go wrong by choosing this wonderful vacation spot.
Many thanks for your comments, Pat! We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your vacation on Lewis Point. Thanks for taking such great care of the house! We hope to see you again next year! Sharry & Chris
Beautiful Oneida Lake is 7 miles wide and 21 miles long. It has great fishing (bass, walleye pan fish), swimming, Sylvan Beach (amusement park, shops and restaurants), Turning Stone and several other casinos, 3 Championship Golf Courses, International Boxing Hall of Fame, Revolutionary War sites (Fort Stanwix and the Battle of Oriskany site) and various Erie Canal Museums (Rome and Chittenango). The location of the house makes for easy day trips to locations and attractions such as the Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, Old Forge, the Adirondack Museum, the Finger Lakes wineries and the various 'wine trails', Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Sterling Renaissance Fair, Corning Museum of Glass, Oswego's Harbour Fest, Turning Stone Casino, the Madison Bouckville Antique Fest, the Great New York State Fair, Destiny Mall, the Carrier Dome, as well as visits to parents' weekends at Syracuse University, Utica College, Hamilton College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, Morrisville State College, Onondoga Community College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Cazenovia College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Oneida Lake is an ideal lake for kayaking, canoeing, or boating. There are many launches within a mile of the house. We are only 10 minutes from Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Sylvan Beach, a turn of the century amusement park, is seven miles away, on the Erie Canal and Oneida Lake. We are located 30 minutes from Syracuse and 30 minutes from Utica.