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“What a treasure!”
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Review of Spot o' Gold

View of scenic Bare Hill from Canandaigua Lake.
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View of scenic Bare Hill from Canandaigua Lake.
Panoramic of upstairs loft bedroom. Double bed in loft bedroom.
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27 reviews
View of scenic Bare Hill from Canandaigua Lake.
Panoramic of upstairs loft bedroom.
Double bed in loft bedroom.
Upstairs bedroom - queen bed.
Half-bath upstairs.
Panoramic of living room from top of stairs.
Panoramic view of living room and stairs.
Panoramic view from living room to entry way.
Panoramic of kitchen looking toward front door.
Kitchen/back hall way to bath and downstairs bedroom at back door.
Downstairs bedroom - two twin beds.
Panoramic of main bath (downstairs).
Newest porch addition! Second hammock up for the season.
Panoramic of wrap-around front porch.
The 'rope chair' for watching humming birds or taking a nap!
View of gardens from front steps.
Side panoramic of front yard.
Panoramic view of house.
Back deck.
12 x 24 back deck as seen from balcony. Creek bed is just beyond at top of photo.
Private fire pit in back yard as seen from balcony.
Shared Beachfront. Your entrance-way to play in the 10,558 acres of  Canandaigua Lake waters!
Private community swimming dock with floating raft beyond.
The boat/fishing dock, swim dock and raft.
Summer sunset in Vine Valley at Newago Cove. A minute's walk from the Spot o' Gold.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Canandaigua, Finger Lakes, New York

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Excellent - based on 27 reviews
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JoyYagid
Maplewood, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“What a treasure!”
Reviewed 6 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

What an incredible magical place! It is such a wonderful spot - and I would agree it IS a Spot 'o Gold! It is cozy, but you aren't bumping into each other. Plenty of space to be together or sit in solitude, in a hammock chair, listening to the sounds of summer. it's a really short walk to the lake. Evie was wonderful with pointing out everything - there is magic, but I won't spoil the surprise! We've been renting vacation homes on Cape Cod for 15 years and decided to switch it up - so I am comparing what we needed to bring for the cape vs here. It was great not having to take all the linens up with us and Evie really has a great attention to detail and we wanted for nothing. Practical info: There's a Wegmans within 20 mins. Bring surf socks like Evie says - there's a stream out back you can go fossil hunting! We heartily recommend the Spot 'o Gold!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Aug 2017
Joy, I can't thank you enough for the sparkling review but more importantly for enjoying my eclectic sense of style and design. The entire cottage and it's gardens have been a work in progress since the early 80's and it is my divine pleasure to be able to share it all. Thank you for your web site. We certainly will be in touch. In the mean time, best wishes and blessings! Evie
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Susan N
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spot o gold”
Reviewed 29 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Awesome relaxing fun so much entertainment in the cottage and gardens. ,Evie was an angel!! Even though the weather wasn't the greatest we still enjoyed our stay. there is so much to do in the area. And ANYTHING you want to do is there !!! Canandagua lake is near and dear to my heart.. And now so is the spot
O gold

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Management Response
13 Aug 2017
Thanks so very much Susan for the heart felt review !





I would love to have you back again. God Speed
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kathleenv...
Buffalo, New York
1 review
“Great relaxing vacation”
Reviewed 24 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a great time. Hosted by a generous considerate owner. Every need was anticipated. The gardens are beautiful and magical. The home is very comfortable with a full kitchen 2 twin beds and 2 queens and a bath and a half. It has multiple decks with comfortable seating. The lake is a 2 minute mute walk with easy access and exit. We had marshmallow roasts over the fire pit almost nightly. The back deck has a large gas grill. Food shopping and restaurants are within a 20 minute drive.

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Management Response
4 Aug 2017
Thanks Susan and Guy! Your patience with the weather and the "brown out", which, by the way, went all the way to Naples was greatly appreciated! Best wishes! Evie
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Wander669...
1 review
“Great place!!!”
Reviewed 30 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We just spent a wonderful 4 days here! The gardens and the inside seem like two different styles, but do flow nicely. There is so much to look at outside it took several walks to see it all... and maybe we didn't! Inside is spotlessly clean and has cute decorations, but not cluttered at all. Evie has done an amazing job of making it homey for guests, right down to labeled bins in the bathroom of things that may be needed. She met us upon arrival and walked us through the house and made us feel very welcome! The kitchen was great. The only thing we noticed is if two couples stayed there, the privacy might be an issue upstairs. However, this is a nice out of the way place, close to water, not in the middle of town chaos, but not so far away that you feel like you can't make a trip into town.

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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for the sweet review! I'm so glad that you two took the time to wonder around the gardens. It's addictive to go garage sale-ing and drag more "garden decor" home! I wish you both a very joyful summer season!
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Vicky W
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Cozy and quiet home near the lake”
Reviewed 15 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

My family and our pup had a wonderful stay here! It's very evident that Evie puts a lot of love and care into this home. There are personal decorations everywhere, and the garden is quirky and fun. The deck is amazing as well! Hammocks, comfy chairs, wind chimes and all sorts of fun goodies. There are two lovely cats that roam outside as well.

Evie herself is a wonderful and caring soul. Her warm welcome had us settling in right away! She is always close by and willing to help out, whether it's recommendations or anything else. She came right over to help us get wood for the fire pit (also, we loved the fire pit- lots of s'mores!). Most amazingly, we caught a bit of rain and just asked if Evie happened to have any umbrellas. She didn't, but a couple hours later 4 umbrellas appeared on the front porch! She had gone out to get some for us. She also tries to stock up the house with little conveniences that you might need.

The lake is a quick stroll away, and there's a tiny creek that runs through the backyard. This is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing trip. The house is such a labor of love, and Evie herself really makes this place welcoming.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2017
Thank you Vickie for this AWESOME review!!! What an extraordinary "kick off" to the 2017 season! Your Dad became my hero with just two words about the gardens..."Well done". I have shared that sentiment with my family and friends. I believe I have "Kitty's" red leash (there was an extra red one on the porch). Please let me know the address so I can mail it back to her. Thank you again and have a wonderful summer season. Blessings, Evie
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