ARE LINENS PROVIDED
YES. All linens and bath towels are included, as well as all soaps, shampoo and conditioner, garbage bags, grill propane and most home basics.
WHAT KIND OF COFFEE MAKER DO YOU HAVE
Drip brew - 1tbs. Per cup of ground coffee.
DO YOU HAVE POTS, PANS AND COOKING MATERIALS
YES we have a good set of cooking materials at each home.
DO YOU HAVE A GRILL
YES, we have a gas grill and propane at each home. Propane is left for guests however if used heavily we recommend re-filling propane at Grandpa's Nursery & Gardens Inc. (6720 Rotterdam Rd, Sodus, NY 14551, United States).
DO YOU HAVE AN OUTDOOR FIRE PIT
Yes, we have an outdoor wood fire pit for all cottages with some seating. Some also have propane fire pits but not all cottages.
DO YOU PROVIDE PROPANE
Propane is left for guests however if used heavily we recommend re-filling propane at Grandpa's Nursery & Gardens Inc. (6720 Rotterdam Rd, Sodus, NY 14551, United States).
IS SWIMMING ALLOWED IN YOUR LOCATION
Yes! We recommend you bring your swim shoes. We have beautiful swimming, small rocks at entry, sandy bottom once you get over a few ½ inch to 1in size rocks, gradual entry with no drop offs.
DO YOU PROVIDE WOOD
Occasionally it is available, but we do not provide it regularly. We recommend that you bring fire starters.
Firewood can be purchased in the area:
- - At a self serve stand about 5 miles away, located at 6475 Route 14. You will see a sign that says, "Got Wood?". It is self-serve, so bring some cash.
- - AtGrandpa's Nursery & Gardens Inc.(6720 Rotterdam Rd, Sodus, NY 14551, United States).
ARE PETS ALLOWED
Absolutely! We love pets as much as you do. $50 is charged for a maximum of 2 pets. If more than that, please contact me.
ARE YOU OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
YES, we are open all year round at some cottages. You may check the availability of the cottage on our website or call.
CAN WE HAVE A PARTY, WEDDING, OR OTHER LARGE EVENTS
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate parties due to insurance, parking, and a variety of needs that parties require.
CAN WE HAVE VISITORS BEYOND GUESTS LISTED AS STAYING
Small groups visiting in the day are fine. BUT Kindly check with the Owner (Jan) for guest visits beyond occupancy. Any guests staying the night need to be in the total guest count staying. Please respect that this is a small local neighborhood, excessive- parking, noise, traffic all annoy my wonderful neighbors. BE RESPECTFUL - Thanks!
DO YOU HAVE BOATS
Yes. Included in all full week rentals. We do ask shorter rentals to leave $ 30 if using the boats much. This helps us replace the lifejackets and paddles/oars and small items. Depending on the weather, you may or may not be able to use them. Boats include: 4 kayaks, 1 tandem kayak, 1 canoe, 1 paddle boat, and 1 rowboat, all located by the waterfront. Oars/paddles and life jackets included. All boats are shared between 2 cottages, as is the waterfront area.
DO YOU HAVE A FIREPLACE INSIDE
YES. Easy-on gas fireplace. Use Thermostat to control fireplaces.
IS THE DRIVEWAY PLOWED IN WINTER
YES we have permanent residents and all roads and driveways for cottages open in the winter are plowed.
CAN I BRING MY BOAT
Manual Boat - Yes you are welcome to bring and launch Kayaks, paddle boards, canoes etc. Motor Boat - Yes however some homes have limited parking for trailers so checking with us is wise. Also because we do not have a dock. But we know all the places who do! You may launch it on the public launch, or rent a boat slip at a local marina for days or weeks. And it is also easy to rent a boat should you choose. Please ask about details.
IS THERE A HOT TUB
YES in a separate building.
HOW IS THE HOT TUB SHARED
It is located between two cottages (Maple and Pine) and A lighting system shows when in use. Check this YouTube video to learn more about how it is shared: How hot tub is shared - Ferryland Cottage Rentals, Sodus, NY
DROP THESE FOR NOW However we may return to some.
- Are there restaurants and shopping near the cottages?
Yes many and a list of restaurants and activities is emailed to all guests
- Do I need to clean the cottage?
- Are the cottages non-smoking?
- What do we need to do at check out time?
- If I have a problem with the cottage what do I do?
- How many people can stay in a cottage?
- What are the rules?
- PARKING SPACE
Notes to Marnie - Okay I did some editing and changing but it is in process. But I think if we make 4 copies (one for each cottage) with the same general questions at top and specific at bottom. But just work on master that works for Now (hold specific at bottom) -really only Cozy Cottage is different, (hickory is not ready for renting). Other info- Summer and general also above on document over winter lower (summer much more popular). And general over seasonal questions. For example people cook grill or bring pets, every season but boating is very seasonal. Try to simplify (most will not read) so Also Lets either capitalize or make questions diff. Color. Most do not like to read, they skim for THEIR question so want to pick it out. I cant tell you how many times I have had people call me for the door code. I ask if they got welcome letter they say yes or I dont know or just act surprised. People dont like to read and we say vacation brain sets in (really we all want the answer to OUR Question w/out reading all. Format for easy pick out of their question. Lastly PLEASE know I do not ever intend spelling or grammar mistakes but I do make them. Please fix my mistakes. I am NOT good at formatting and hope you can. I mostly worked content and tried to blue highlight big changes so they can be sorted to bottom. The top of document should work for all bottom we will get specific. Idea when we get it reasonable is copy into eviivo letters as another send. One to each cottage w/specific info at bottom. We can send day after welcome letter. As you know we can set up. THANKS!