Lakefront Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
About Joseph Rao
Joe and Pat reside in Marcellus, NY and have been married for 44 years. Joe is retired from Eastman Kodak and is now a chemistry teacher/tutor and a fishing charter captain. Pat is an English teacher. They both enjoy their cottage which is right next door to the rental cottage. Purchased in 1986 and 1992 respectively, the cottages have been a great source of relaxation and enjoyment in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Their two children grew up loving the lake. Joe and Pat take pride in providing outstanding customer service to their guests. You are assured that your stay will be one of your most memorable vacations! We hope to see you soon !
Joseph Rao purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Joseph Rao chose Romulus
We have absolutely everything you need.
What makes this Cottage unique
Gorgeous lakefront view Amazing unsurpassed sunsets. Immaculate cottage. Great roofed patio, deck, and dock. Beautiful grounds and flowers. Owner next door and at your service !
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Love the Lake
Nice little cabin on a beautiful lake. Very relaxing and lots to see in the area. Beds were comfortable and both inside and outside seating was good. Will try and get to that area again as it's quite beautiful. Just a long drive for us.
Very clean and relaxing
People were very nice and rental was excellent
Girls Wine Trip
We had a fabulous time!! Joe’s cottage was perfect for our girls trip. It had everything and more. Looking forward to staying here next year. Thanks Joe!
The Perfect Lake Cottage
The cottage was perfect. It had everything one could ask for in a lakefront vacation rental. It had a brand new king mattress, new deck, new dock, flowers all over the place, and a beautiful lawn. There was nothing we needed that was not there in the cottage ! We cannot wait to return next year.
An absolute must stay at! The cottage is so cozy. The host is so good and will go above and beyond to make sure your stay is the best one yet! We will for sure be going back!
Fish Dinner on this Visit
We visited this delightful, vintage 1940’s cottage with a beautiful view of Seneca Lake for a third year. As before, we found a sparkling clean and cozy retreat where we could admire sunsets, sit and listen to nature, and fish for lake trout, while shedding our regular stresses and strains.
Captain Joe has a boat docked next door and will arrange fishing trips or pleasure cruises. The lake is just steps from the back door. Each morning a mother duck brought her brood by for a ‘splashing’ good time off the swim platform.
The main interest for our family of four (mom, dad, and two adult children) is for Dad to do some fishing, and the rest enjoy visiting shops, eating out, relaxing by the lake’s shore, and seeing friends at the Windmill ( Saturdays throughout the summer on Rt. 14A north of Dundee.)
The past two years, we’ve packed fish cooking supplies in readiness, but were not able to find or land the famed lake trout. This time, we came with no special fish cooking supplies and Captain Joe was able to locate the fish and help us land three beautiful trout.
He also helped us prepare the meal in foil on the grill and we ate outside on the picnic table with some coleslaw and baked potatoes. Delicious. Thank you, Joe, for making that meal so memorable.
Temperatures were cool during the day and a little chilly at night. Sunshine prevailed and there was little humidity. Our summer in Central Maryland had been hot and humid with way too much rain, so the fifties, sixties, and seventies for highs were welcome.
Joe and Pat have plenty of suggestions for eating out and things to see and do, including some wine tasting venues with free tickets. They have compiled the info into notebooks for renters’ needs. We made Uncle Joe’s Italian restaurant in Geneva and Connie’s Diner in Waterloo family favorites.
We realize that our type of vacation may not be for everyone. This location is quiet, and relaxing. You may crave more excitement. There are plenty of water sport items available and plenty of wineries and other attractions and nightlife possibilities. Internet and cable TV, plus videos, books and games help prevent any bad weather boredom.
While the cottage is not large, it is a good size for us and is well-maintained. Joe and Pat see to that and Joe plants a big garden each year and shares the harvest. There was a basket of Roma tomatoes greeting us when we arrived this year. How many motels do that for their vacationers?
Outlet shopping, Boat and Dinner cruises, Concerts, Sunset watching, & JUST PLAIN RELAXING!!! We are within 5 to 30 minutes of, Rose Hill Mansion, Sampson State Park, The Finger Lakes Shopping Outlet Center, Hobart & William Smith College, The Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Women's Rights Museum, Sonnenburg Gardens and Mansion, Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Race Track, and the Infamous White Deer of the Seneca Army Depot, We are within 25 minutes of some of the finest small wineries in the country, such as Ventosa Vineyards, Three Brothers Winery and Estates, Amberg Winery, Wagner Winery, Lamoreaux Landing, Hazlitt Winery, and Silver Thread Vineyard, A little further away but still within 60 minutes are, Watkins Glen State Park and Laser Light Show, Taughannock Falls State Park, Cornell University and Ithaca College, and The Corning Glass Center