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It's So Magical at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
14 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
There is an undeniably awesome spirit of family here at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake that will fill any vacation with a lifetime of memories, almost magically. Nestled on a picturesque, lakefront acre along Route 41A, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, this is the perfect place to call home as you explore all that the Finger Lakes region of New York has to offer. Sleeping 11 guests in the main cabin and, if needed, an additional four guests in the peaceful quiet of the detached bunkhouse, this spot is made for family vacations. With a level front yard down to a sandy beach and a gradually dropping soft gavel lake bottom, this is a wonderful playground for both young and not so young alike. Our screened-in front porch offers an ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the...There is an undeniably awesome spirit of family here at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake that will fill any vacation with a lifetime of memories, almost magically. Nestled on a picturesque, lakefront acre along Route 41A, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, this is the perfect place to call home as you explore all that the Finger Lakes region of New York has to offer. Sleeping 11 guests in the main cabin and, if needed, an additional four guests in the peaceful quiet of the detached bunkhouse, this spot is made for family vacations. With a level front yard down to a sandy beach and a gradually dropping soft gavel lake bottom, this is a wonderful playground for both young and not so young alike. Our screened-in front porch offers an ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise over the water. Providing a barbeque on the back patio and a fire pit near the water, you can also end the day with a relaxing dinner and campfire on the beach or star gazing from the dock. Adorned with a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, Skaneateles Haven on the Lake makes a perfect home-base for any spring, summer or fall getaway adventure. Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 7 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa BedMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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Meet the host
Louis F
Hosting since January 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (10)
Barbara N
Barbara N
Kirtland, OH3 contributions
Wonderful cottage that fit our entire family and our son's aides. Well cared for. So many toys, so much to do! Treated like family. Friendly, helpful, and caring owners. We have been on three family vacations, and everyone loved this place the best, and this is where they want to stay next year...We rented a pontoon boat, which was great, and we brought our wave runner. The lake is crystal clear. The dock is great for boat and wave runner launching, but also fun for fishing. The only issue that we found was that most of the town stores open at 10:00AM and close by 5:30PM, so it put a damper on our shopping time.
Visited June 2021
Written June 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Passenger564404
Passenger564404
Thank you Barb! You took wonderful care of the camp and are welcome back anytime.
Written July 26, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristal S
Kristal S
1 contribution
We are a waterskiing family and everything was there for us to use. Water skis, wakeboards, tubes, and every boat you can think of. We used every single thing there.
Visited August 2020
Written August 11, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jjkirk2000
jjkirk2000
Monroe, OH3 contributions
Walk-in, water front property - hard to find on finger lakes. Huge yard for outdoor activities and games. Very well manicured landscaping. Trees isolate you from all neighbors. Location is VERY close to marina, where boats can be rented. Owner uses the home and makes all of his equipment available to renters... yard games, floating trampoline/pillow, dock for boat, kayaks/canoe, towable tubes, skis, life vests, snorkel gear, fishing gear. Well stocked kitchen - gas/charcoal grills. Plenty of towels, TP, etc. It really felt like we spent the week at a place that we owned. Everything we needed was there. Owner was very good at staying in touch, but not overbearing. Just enough to make sure we had everything we needed.
Visited July 2020
Written August 4, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susannah S
Susannah S
1 contribution
My family and I just returned from a week spent at this cabin and we already want to go back! It is an amazing cabin with great lake access. The yard is flat and lets you walk right down into the water. The cabin has everything you need to stay! We were able to enjoy the kayaks and the paddle board. Lou is a great host and is very responsive. I highly recommend this little slice of heaven in my opinion on the best lake ever- Skaneateles!
Visited July 2020
Written July 25, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rbsetdecorator
Rbsetdecorator
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
My family spent a week at Lou’s cabin . The property is pristine and organized beautifully for family gatherings. When we pulled down his very private driveway and manicured lawn we knew we picked the right place. His cabin was decorated with pretty flower boxes and lots of flowers around the property. He has a great side porch with giant picnic tables in the shade perfect for meals and barbecuing. The cabin is cozy welcoming and meticulously clean. You can feel the love and openness of his family priceless property. Lou could not be more accommodating and kind. He truly wanted us to enjoy all the experiences that he enjoys with his family including his favorite fishing spots! I loved the screened in porch for morning coffee and the incredible view of the lake. He has so many water toys to float on, a trampoline tube moored out off the dock. He has 2 kayaks , a paddle boat, canoe and sailboat set up for us. Although we didn’t use the sailboat it inspired us to want to learn how to sail! I could literally go on and on how his property was set up for a good time. He has corn hole, horseshoes a frisbee game . This was my first trip to Skaneateles lake. The water is crystal clear and from certain vantage points you could see that the water was blue. It was a incredible week ! Thanks so much Lou and family. Best, Rebecca
Visited June 2020
Written July 7, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trail772036
Trail772036
1 contribution
The lakefront property was huge, open, and ultra clean. All the water available toys kept all busy constantly. The owner is a great gentleman and will bend over backwards to help out and make your stay wonderful.
Visited August 2018
Written August 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jan S
Jan S
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
Can we come back here? That was the response from our six grandchildren as we prepared to leave after an absolutely wonderful week at this "Magical Haven on Skaneateles Lake." They were sad to be leaving. The house is conveniently located just a short distance (10 minutes) from the charming village of Skaneateles which can also be accessed by boat or canoe with public docks available right at the center of town. Then get ice cream, a refill from the bakery or a meal at several great diners. The camp was the love gift of a father and mother for their children. The parents along with the children built it for themselves and have enjoyed it for many years. Together the family cares for and maintains the place as a family treasure that they share for a few months each year. It is fully equipped with everything a family can possibly use from beds, to bed linens and blankets, to towels, to everything you need to prepare meals including two refrigerators. The grassy yard slopes into a sand and gravel beach. There the children can play for hours, launch one of the many water toys, use the canoe and kayaks or swim out to the huge trampoline where they can bounce, dive, play king of the hill or just sun themselves. When they really need a rest they can swim back to the dock and fish. All of the equipment is kept in a series of well-stocked storage sheds. The children thought the camp was magical. So did the parents and grandparents!
Visited July 2016
Written August 21, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Passenger564404
Passenger564404
Kids...Parents...Grandparents...wrapped in all the magic and fully entering the dream for the camp that our parents had is just plain awesome. Your words and how well cared for the camp looked after you left speaks to the fact you cared for it in the same way we do. Thank you and you and your family would be welcomed back anytime. The Farchiones
Written August 23, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Larry S
Larry S
5 contributions
My friends and I stayed here the week of June 18th. Lou and family were here to greet us when we got here. They were extremely friendly and hospitable. We were made to feel comfortable immediately. They opened their property to us, basically offering all kinds of amenities for us to enjoy. This place is completely equipped. We wanted for nothing. Lou and family even left us with a beautiful welcoming bouquet of fresh cut flowers and a bottle of wine. No matter what your're doing in the area, this house is conveniently located and is on a very level lot. Lou and his family are great to work with. I "pestered" him with all kinds of questions before we arrived and he was quick to respond as well as very accommodating. I can't say enough good things about Haven on the Lake. It is truly that. We had a delightful time. I would highly recommend this stay!!
Visited June 2016
Written July 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Larry S
Larry S
5 contributions
My friends and I stayed here the week of June 18th. Lou and family were here to greet us when we got here. They were extremely friendly and hospitable. We were made to feel comfortable immediately. They opened their property to us basically offering all kinds of amenities for us to enjoy. This place is completely equipped. We wanted for nothing. Lou and family even left us with a beautiful welcoming bouquet of fresh cut flowers and a bottle of wine. No matter what your're doing in the area, this house is conveniently located and is on a very level lot. The Lou and his family are great to work with. I "pestered" him with all kinds of questions before we arrived and he was quick to respond as well as very accommodating. I can't say enough good things about Haven on the Lake. It is truly that. We had a delightful time so I would highly recommend this stay!!
Visited June 2016
Written July 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dave H
Dave H
This home and location was awesome for our family. We have 4 kids who love the water, and they could not get enough of the gorgeous lake and all the amenities (kayaks, rafts, etc) this home has. Highly recommend it.
Visited September 2015
Written September 24, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Gym
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighborhood
Cushioned up to Skaneateles Lake, the cleanest of New York's Finger Lakes, this cottage offers water access and an incredible view of surrounding greenery or fall foliage. Known for its community of boaters, sailors and water sport enthusiasts, the lake is a nature-lover's playground. With just a 10-minute drive or boat ride into the town of Skaneateles, visitors can enjoy both family friendly and high-end dinning in addition to shopping at eclectic boutiques. In close proximity to numerous Finger Lakes wineries, adult enthusiasts can tour and taste some of the best wines this famous wine region has to offer. And if hiking is your passion, you are less than 20 minutes from over a dozen vista filled wildlife trails, only 45 min from some of the most popular trail heads to the eastern reache...
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Frequently Asked Questions about It's So Magical at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake

It's So Magical at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. See all property details.

It's So Magical at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

It's So Magical at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at It's So Magical at Skaneateles Haven on the Lake must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.