$201 / night
Total guests, Nights

Spot o' Gold – Home 5800276 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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, perfect for a lazy kayak or canoe ride where eagles nest! C. C. and Pippa, the resident outdoor cats, are the cottage ambassadors and will be happy to keep you company while you relax on the front porch!

The Spot O' Gold is on a private, quiet lane with parking space for two cars.The quiet neighborhood is made up of a combination of retirees and small families that come on the weekends and guests are asked to respect the "culture" of the neighborhood. The street can be quite active on the weekends with golf carts and walkers, however, the week days are very quiet and lovely in their own way. The town ordinance specifies quiet time from 10 pm to 10 am! Lovely for star gazers and relaxing on the porch to the night sounds of crickets, tree frogs, owls and more!The front yard features extensive Hosta gardens with a covered, wrap around porch.New this year is a privacy fence creating a courtyard and additional privacy for the front porch.The cozy back yard has a fire pit and open back deck along the side of a creek that is usually dry in the summer, which offers another type of adventure, fossil hunting! This is your opportunity to experience exceptional gardens and rare landscapes in hushed surroundings that are captivating, inspiring and serene. There are humming bird feeders, general bird feeders and other natural wildlife habitats for additional animals to call home and to capture your imagination.

The cottage has its own unique interiors with vintage furnishings, furniture remnants, mid-century decor, unique collections, architectural "remnants", and artwork to enjoy. The primary sleeping area (upstairs) offers a queen bed and half-bath. The second sleeping area is also upstairs and is off a common area at the top of the steps and is an open loft with half-wall looking into the living room below. Also upstairs is the entrance to a second story Juliette balcony. The third sleeping area is downstairs, across the hall from the full bath and contains two twin beds. The cottage septic system is small and we are unable to accommodate more than four (4) over night guests at one time.

Living a simpler life within the unique wine region of the finger lakes offers so much more than a single “escape destination”. To name a few points of interest close to the cottage: water falls are 30min. away, hiking trails are 15 min. away and a community of artists is 20 min. away. Internationally known points of interest, Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen, Letchworth State Park (the Grand Canyon of the east), Ithaca a city of gorges, Curtis airplane museum, Elmira (soaring capital of the world), Baseball’s “hall of fame”, the Strong Museum of Play, and the Corning glass center are all within a 2 hour drive. Along with all these choices you can add 2 “state of the art” casinos each approx. 45 min. away and a “zip line” at a near by ski resort!

Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. Check out by 9:00 a.m. Please note that the gardens and yard must be maintained and there will be someone working on them as needed through the season. We will be as unobtrusive as possible. Please make mention if you would like total privacy at any specific time to let us know and we will accommodate you and work around your schedule.

This is a true sanctuary for those looking to "un-plug" for a quiet vacation! We'd love to have you come and stay among the birds, trees and gardens, and ask that you provide the names and ages of the guests in your party when you book your reservation. The cottage is "kid-friendly" but not "childproof".

New this year are the additions of natural/organic pathways more “bird bath fairy gardens”, a sun garden of annuals, and a front yard “pumpkin patch”! We’d love to meet you and share all the wonders of the area. Check our pictures as there will be many additions from now through spring.

Keeper of the Spot O' Gold,

Evie Douglas

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

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.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $75.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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.


About the owner

Evie D.
Average reply time:
24 minutes
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Calendar last updated:
09 Sep 2019
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English





29 reviews

Very Good

“Spot of gold is pure gold!!”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2019

We can't even begin to explain how wonderful this cottage is!! Evie is a beautiful person and amazing host!! The huge comfy porch is perfect for reading , chatting or just thinking about life. Th… More

Response from the owner Thank you Rolf, Kyle, Michael and Lydia! If it were possible I’d give you TEN bubbles (each!). Between hornets, bats and a quick lake storm you were still able to enjoy your stay! I must say I miss my daily “chats/texts and photos!”. Now that the summer is winding down I have great memories of my own thanks to your family! Best wishes and I do hope you decide to come back again!


Reviewed 4 Aug 2019

My family, 2 young kids my wife and myself, stayed for 5 days at Evie's cottage. We had a wonderful time. The lake is great, we stayed two cpl days just relaxing, swimming, picknicking etc there.… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much Bernhard family! Your graciousness and understanding with the water heater! I am planning on framing the beautiful art work letting me know that it was “The best vacation of my life!” Thanks Julia!!! May you have many more happy vacations with the family! Miss Evie

“What a gem!”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2018

We stayed at the Spot o' Gold for 3 nights and it was really cute and full of charm. Evie was a super host and nothing was too much trouble for her. She had decorated the cottage for Hallowe�… More

Response from the owner To my new, adventurous friends from Ireland. Thank you for your exceptional review! Soon after your departure I had a hip replacement and my world took a little detour. I’m sorry that I have not seen your parting remarks until now. May the magic and blessings of the Christmas season be yours! Happy New Year and I hope you all remember ( with laughter ) your last night at the Spot O Gold! God bless, Evie

“What a Wonderful getaway!”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2018

My husband, sons and I had a WONDERFUL experience at Evie's 'PoT O' Gold' cottage/ house. The accomodations were immaculate, welcoming, fun and beautiful. The covered porch make… More

“Very lovely place!”

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We just stayed there during the Memorial Day weekends. Evie has made her house very beautiful and comfortable to stay. She has a lot of collection especially on Owl, and it so happens that my daught… More

“Cutest Cabin”

Reviewed 3 Nov 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 jus… More

“Lovely location, Lovely cottage, Lovely Hostess”

Reviewed 11 Sep 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 yea… More

Response from the owner 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

“Home away from Home....the Spot o' Gold!”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2017

My family and I loved our stay at the Spot o' Gold cottage! Evie was an excellent host who greeted us upon arrival to provide us with all the information we needed. She provides you with everyt… More

Response from the owner 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. I think I'm going to add an art board somewhere so I can display the art that is left behind! Best wishes and Pippa sends purrrrrs! Evie


Reviewed 21 Aug 2017

Evie is a wonderful host. She had done a remarkable job with her cottage and garden. She has everything you might need. This is a perfect place for a family gathering or a quiet retreat.

Response from the owner Thank you Carol! I do hope you will be able to return sometime in the future!!

“At the end of the rainbow is definitely the "Spot O' Gold"!!”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2017

A more peaceful vacation our family could not have asked for, set in the natural splendor of the Finger Lakes region. Evie (the owner) takes pride in making her guests feel at home. She adds a perso… More

Response from the owner Hi Brian and thank you so very much for the "Glowing" review. I truly hope that you and your family will be able to revisit the Finger Lakes, Vine Valley, and the Spot O' Gold! I've been keeping busy but plan on contacting you via FB so that we will have easy communication regarding any future plans you may have! Thank you once again. It was my pleasure and honor to have had the opportunity to meet you. Keeper of The Spot O' Gold, Evie

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Evie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Evie (the owner) a message.

If Evie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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