About This Listing
Lake Ontario Beach Front Cottage in Ellisburg, New York now available May - October 2014. Only 50 short minutes from Syracuse and 10 minutes to Henderson Harbor & only a few minutes south of historic Sackets Harbor. Conveniently located between Southwick Beach State Park & Westcott Beach State Park. Rustic, cozy cottage sleeps 4 with a private 65 ft. sandy beach front. The cottage has 2 separate bedrooms and one (website hidden)/DVD in living room. The kitchen includes a Refrigerator/freezer, water cooler, stove, microwave, cookware and coffee maker. Also includes a gas grill outside.
Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, grilling or an evening bonfire, as well as one of the best sunsets on Earth according to National Geographic Magazine! (#8). You will be close to it all and enjoy day trips to Alex Bay, Watertown & Canada! Only Weekly rentals available June, July, August & Sept. Weeks and extended weekends available May - October.
$999/week for up to four people (including children) during July & August. A discount for extended stays. $750/week for up to four people (including children) during May, June, September & October. We do not allow pets or indoor smoking. Many dates still available. A Non refundable security deposit required upon booking.
2 bedroom cottage with over 65 feet of private lake front sandy beach.
No smoking inside cottage. Over night stays limited to 4 guests only.
David-Michael's cottage was charming and provided AMAZING beach access. The beach is worth every penny of this listing- David-Michael had told me that this is one of the best sunsets in America and he was right. We got to see one of the best sunsets of our lives and hung out on the beach watching the stars nearly all night long - we couldn't leave. Nobody else was out and it seemed like our own private paradise. The beach is just 15 steps from the cottage along a line of solar-powered lights for access at night- so thoughtful and convenient!
The cottage itself is quaint, clean, and smelled very good. David-Michael kindly left us towels, though there were no sheets on the bed, which we knew about in advance but it would be great if he could arrange to have the bed made. We flew in from Chicago and it's not easy to bring sheets in your carry on. The blanket was also quite thin and we were cold through the night. It was a good thing we showered before we arrived as the current state of the shower is pretty rough- it was covered in rust (due to hard water- not the owner's fault) but it was very unsightly and the water pressure shot out like a fire hydrant (probably due to a rusty shower head) - I tried to brave it and get in but I got scared and decided I could live without that shower.
Otherwise- everything was smooth. The cottage is a little hard to find, so make sure to be in contact with David-Michael (who is excellent at communicating!) about where the cottage is exactly. We did not do very much research on the area, as we were on a spontaneous trip through New York and saw this beach and needed to check it out. The area is very rural and farmy (not family organic farms but large-scale farms with chemicals spraying). We were surprised at how conservative the people were, but perhaps it was because we had just come from the Hudson River Valley. It seemed like a retirement community for people from Syracuse and I got the feeling that there was an army base near by. There are some decent restaurants in nearby Sacket's Harbor but if we were to do this again, we'd grab some local food in another town to grill at David-Michael's and spend every minute possible on the beach- because that's what this place is about.