Discover the Finger Lakes with a Trip to Skaneateles This Summer

Maybe you’ve visited the Finger Lakes at other times of the year, have never ventured to this gorgeous part of Central New York, or are considering returning for another beautiful vacation. No matter what draws you to the Finger Lakes, Skaneateles is one village you will not want to miss.

Skaneateles is located on the shores of Skaneateles Lake. One of the most beautiful, clean, clear lakes in the area. The lake side offers beautiful beaches, cruising on the lake in any one of the fine charters offering services, fishing, swimming and sunning all within walking distance of Main Street, Skaneateles.

Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals

No trip to the area is complete without discovering amazing places to stay near the lake. Skaneateles vacation rentals offers luxurious private homes specifically with the vacationer in mind. Our properties are remodeled, well-maintained, and provide you with all the comforts of home plus more. Peace and relaxation abound as you settle in to a Skaneateles luxury rental here in Skaneateles.

We can accommodate couples’ get-away weekends, families looking for a great place to stay as they explore and even large groups here for weddings, receptions, reunions and other events. One of our beautiful homes also is pet friendly with a beautiful fenced in yard for their safety.

Stunning Scenery and Plenty for Everyone

This is the Finger Lakes region. A plethora of activities, wildlife, quaint villages, surprising shops, a growing art community, water-based fun, and enough to keep you busy if that’s what you want to do.

The main routes of NYS 5 and 20 bring you through our great area and even to the Greater Niagara region.

This 135-mile corridor that traverses New York State from east to west is a visitor’s dream come true. Yes, Routes 5 and 20 has something for everyone – wine tasting, antique shops, historic sites, theme parks, four-season outdoor recreation, fine dining and lodging, scenic rural landscapes and quaint villages, festivals and theater. And best of all, you’ve left the expressways to take a drive along an Authentic American Road. Don’t forget to stop for a root beer float, a drive-in movie or to just watch the wildlife. (Courtesy

Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles is not the longest (Cayuga is), nor is it the deepest (Seneca), but its claim to fame is its crystal-clear water and beautiful small-town setting. The quaint town of Skaneateles on the northern cap of the lake offers residents and visitors a peaceful and friendly atmosphere amidst its historic setting. Tourists come for the unique shops, pubs, dining experiences or cultural festivals and are awestruck by the sparkling blue waters, often called the most beautiful in the world.

The characteristic bluish-green color of the lake is a result of at least 3 factors. The lake is deep, with gorge-like cliffs dropping right off the shore. The clarity of water allows for the easy penetration of blue light waves deep into the lake. These light waves bounce around the deep waters and reflect back. The inability of other wavelengths to penetrate so deeply, leaves just the blue, giving its bluish green glow. Another reason is its hardness; picking up lime and other minerals from the bedrock and tributaries helps accentuate the water’s color. The lake also has a lack of biological systems (microbiological specifically), otherwise common to lakes.

The lake, a water source for the city of Syracuse and surrounding neighborhoods since the 1890s, is considered to be the cleanest of all the Finger Lakes. This status is a fragile one, however. Since the minority of the surrounding watershed properties are undeveloped and over 40% of the surrounding land is agricultural, polluted run-off easily finds its way into the lake. Although volunteer clean-agricultural programs are being encouraged by Cornell University and the State DEC, continued development of the area may threaten the lake’s water quality. Teams of water quality inspectors constantly monitor lake conditions and work with property owners to ensure the quality of the water. Currently the lake maintains its cleanliness and the city of Syracuse takes advantage of this along with the lake’s high elevation and natural water pressure. (Courtesy NYFalls. Com)

Skaneateles Luxury Vacation Rentals

There is nothing quite so enchanting as visiting Skaneateles. Staying with us at one of our beautiful private luxury rental homes will make your vacation here unforgettable. No more squishing into a small motel room with nothing to do. Our homes have been lavishly appointed with everything you will need short of groceries. And with the beautiful, fully-equipped kitchens, planning meals will be a cinch.

Walk out the door to the village and the lake from most of our Finger Lakes luxury rentals and enjoy the time of your life. Absolutely the most perfect vacations in the Finger Lakes are spent right here in Skaneateles.

Call today to reserve your private luxury vacation rental in Skaneateles. We look forward to welcoming you to the area and making your stay here one to keep in your heart forever.

Pets Deserve a Skaneateles Luxury Vacation Too

Traveling and vacationing with pets can be difficult when it comes to finding places to stay in the Finger Lakes region. Standard motels often have no-pet policies and those that do may not be quite what you are looking for.

People choose to travel with their pets due to lack of comforting boarding facilities, their pets’ reaction to boarding, and the fact that our dogs (and cats) are our family. Why shouldn’t they enjoy a family vacation with the rest of us?

Vacationing in Skaneateles in Luxury

Skaneateles is a beautiful, quaint village on Skaneateles Lake in the Finger Lakes region of Central, New York. Our location provides easy access to many points of interest, events, activities and pure relaxation.

places to stay in the Finger LakesFinger Lakes Vacation Rentals has been providing luxury rentals to locals and tourists alike as they enjoy all the area has to offer and can relax and spread out in one of our beautifully appointed properties. If you are traveling with your family pets, we have a lovely property that is pet-friendly and simply perfect for your Skaneateles vacation rental this year.

It’s hard to believe, but with Spring in full bloom, summer will be arriving and school will be out before you know it. This is the perfect time to reserve your family vacation with us and have the most memorable time in the Finger Lakes.

Our Pet-Friendly Luxury Vacation Home

This beautiful three bedroom, two bathroom, pet friendly, newly renovated luxury home is on Main St. right across the street from the famed Mirbeau Inn and Spa and Rosalie’s Cucina. The beauty of this property is the fact that it is just over the village line in the township and we can legally rent for less than 30 days. The best part is that the entire village and beautiful Skaneateles Lake is right in front of you!

By simply taking a short walk you can start shopping in all of the wonderful boutiques or have breakfast, lunch or dinner in all of the fantastic dining choices within the village. The lake is only a 5-10 minute walk if you want to sit by the water and relax and read a book, swim or fish. Everything is at your fingertips!

pet friendly Finger Lakes vacation rentalThe property itself has been newly renovated throughout and newly decorated in a refined and luxurious cottage style. It has three bedrooms and two full bathroom. The third bedroom was just added and completed in April 2017. The kitchen has top of the line appliances and granite counter tops. For our guests that enjoy the outdoors and also their pets, we have a large beautiful privacy fenced backyard and a spacious deck. There is also a spacious driveway with off street parking for up to 5 vehicles.

Our guests have found this property to be accommodating, comfortable and a great way to spend their vacation with their pets.

Reviews include:

“We love this house.”

We have been to this lovely house in spring and fall several times over the past few years and always enjoy our visits. The relaxing country setting, beautiful views and comfortable, right-at-home ambiance, as well as the close proximity to the village, keep us coming back, and it is so nice to have a fenced yard to enjoy with our dog. The deck is also perfect for a barbeque, and the well appointed kitchen is so nice to relax in over a meal or coffee and fresh doughnuts from the bakery. This charming house has all the amenities any visitor could ask for. We look forward to returning soon.

“So Comfortable.”

We’ve rented quite a few vacation homes and this one is, by far, the most comfortable one we have visited. Comfy chairs, bed, yard! Everything you need is provided. The deck is huge, nice big patio set. 10 minute walk to the village and lake on shaded sidewalks. We really appreciate that our dog is allowed, it makes going away easy. The yard is huge, fully fenced in. Can’t wait to book it again! Skaneateles is a fantastic place to visit.

“The Perfect Vacation Spot.”

It was great to be back in this lovely home. The newly-added main floor bedroom is spacious and comfortable and very nicely finished, and we love the beautiful decor throughout the home. The house sits in the perfect country setting with lovely views of trees and blossom, and as always, we enjoyed spending time in the house and back yard, as well as enjoying the walks to the lake. We are on our way home and already talking about our next visit!

Skaneateles Luxury Vacation Rentals

When it’s time for you to plan your vacation this year, look to Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals to provide you one of the best places to stay in the Finger Lakes. Bring your best four-legged-friend and enjoy all this beautiful property has to offer.

Reserve your rental property now and we will look forward to meeting you soon! Reservations may be made online or you may call us directly at (315) 317-8200.


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