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Spot o' Gold

View of scenic Bare Hill from Canandaigua Lake.
24 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
The Spot o' Gold Cottage is a fully appointed home and a non-smoking environment .There is no television and access, however, if you are lucky enough to have a rainy day, there is a 46' screen with a selection of over 400 DVD movies to choose from! (Happy movie marathon-ing!). It is an easy 5 minute walk to the town beach area with a sandy bottom, bath house and life guard Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. New this year, a small general store will be open for the summer season! The beach allows full-access to the water and includes a boat launch. Please pack water shoes! There is also an opportunity to rent boats. (Please ask for details if you are interested.) Canandaigua Lake is approximately 1 mile wide at Vine Valley and is 17 miles long. At the southern end (approximately 4 miles away) there is the West River, per... Read more
About the Owner, Evie D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 24 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I greet each guest upon arrival and after a very short tour, answer questions, and give you the key! I am available throughout your stay for any problems that may arise. The cottage is just 20 minuets from the towns of Canandaigua, Penn Yan, Naples and Geneva, each with their own special attractions.
There are plenty of wine trails, cheese trails, craft breweries, and cideries, antique shops, eateries, parks, high-end shopping, hiking/biking trails, waterfalls and spectacular views - all nearby. We are about an hour from downtown Rochester and under 2 hours from each Niagara Falls, Ithaca, and Corning (Corning Museum of Glass).

The cottage is approximately a 7 hour drive from New York City.
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Excellent - based on 24 reviews
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Melanie K
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We had a girls weekend there to see some wineries and attend the Finger Lakes Fiber Fest. Cabin is super cute with lots to see. Front porch is awesome. It's very relaxing and a great place just to sit and relax . Beds are extremely comfortable. We had a very nice stay and would definitely go back. The WiFi is...

Andreas E
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We were looking for a family 'retreat' post Labor Day and this was it! The Spot o'Gold is homey and well appointed. It's a short walk to the beach and water and at this time of year there were a handful of neighbors so it was quiet and relaxing. Evie is an incredibly gracious hostess and is genuinely warm and...

Management response:

Andreas Thank you so much for this warm review! I do hope that one day in the future you, Therese and Dominick will find your way back to Vine Valley! Keeper of the Spot O' Gold, Evie


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Reviewed 5 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Management response:

Hi Kerry! Thank you so very much for the gracious, warm review! I truly hope you will all be able to return again in the future. As I was straightening things up today I took a little "coloring break" and discovered your works of art. Declan has a great sense of color and I enjoyed his swimming fish very much....


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
4 legged family members are asked to stay off the furniture and beds at the Spot O' Gold. HOA rules no one under 30 years of age.
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Twins
    1 King
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 2 200
R 2 514
R 16 339
US$1 300
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 943 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Enjoy the quiet, private outdoor living space set back from the road and snuggled up beside the creek in back! The 'Enchanted Forest' surrounding the cottage adds a touch of whimsy, imagination and magic to your vacation getaway! Like a mini treasure hunt, you will find hidden objects in each of the gardens but there are bold statements as well! A short walk around the block and you can witness the Milky Way on a clear summer's night. There is a near by seasonal campground that invites you to take a quiet walk into the woods. Within 20 miles you are on extensive 'wine tours' on neighboring finger lakes! The city of Canandaigua provides all kinds of shopping opportunities and the town of Victor has a very prestigious shopping mall.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Rochester International Airport (ROC): 78.0 km
Railway: Amtrack: 68.0 km
From Canandaigua: (About 22 minutes)
Head southeast on S Main St [< 1 mile]
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-20 E [1.3 mi]
Turn right onto NY-364 S [9.9 mi]
Turn right onto N Vine Valley Rd [2.5 mi]
Follow straight to the lake (N Vine Valley Rd turns into Robeson Road at the top of the 'S' curve hill) you will gradually come to the lake side and the private roads of the Newago Cove. Turn left onto Glenn Ave. and the Spot O' Gold is the third cottage on the right. The only one with a picket fence in front!

From Geneva: (About 35 minutes)
Take NY-245 S to Pierce Hill Rd in Middlesex [19.3 mi]
Follow Pierce Hill Rd (which then turns into N Vine Valley Rd) to Glenn Ave [3.6 mi]

From Naples: (About 20 minutes)
Head northeast on N Main St [< 1 mile]
Turn right onto N...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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