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“A Piece of Paradise”
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Review of Spot o' Gold

View of scenic Bare Hill from Canandaigua Lake.
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View of scenic Bare Hill from Canandaigua Lake.
Panoramic of upstairs loft bedroom. Double bed in loft bedroom.
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27 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

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Anna A
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Piece of Paradise”
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

We are incredibly lucky and happy to have discovered the Spot O'Gold! It was just perfect for all the four of us, since each person found something here that they were seeking: the beautiful nature, the air, the lake, the coziness of the house and the overall magical atmosphere of this place. Evie, thank you so much for caring for us so well and making sure we had everything we needed, your attitude and kindness towards your guests couldn't have been better! The only thing we regret now is that we didn't stay longer! However, now we know about the Spot O'Gold, which means that we'll be looking forward to coming back here next time! May God bless you always! Anna & Ihor, Elina & Denis from NYC.....

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Aug 2017
Hello Anna!
I can not believe the time that has passed since your visit and I feel badly that I never acknowledged your review with a response.I do have to say that your bright, positive, and complete review was a "foundation" upon which additional guests have appreciated. I have had several guests tell me they selected the Spot O' Gold based on the reviews that they read. I continue to putter with the gardens ( adding more hosta and crazy finds from garage sales ) but it is such a fun way of life! I do hope that you will be able to return to Vine Valley and the Spot O' Gold again some day. Until then best wishes and blessings! ps has there been a wedding in the family yet???
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pennypod
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enchanted Fairy Tale Cottage”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The description and pictures of the Pot O Gold do not deceive. It is like something out of a mystical fairy tale. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful, relaxing, and whimsical. Surrounded by gorgeous flowerbeds, blooming trees, and lively foliage, a little brick road leads the way to the cottage. The porch is draped with sparkling lights that really make the cottage feel enchanted and magical. The cottage itself is spacious, immaculate, and beyond cozy. It is equipped with all your needs including a washer and dryer. The décor is bright, inviting, and impressively creative.

The lake with a swimming area, boat dock, and beach area are only a few feet away and the cottage is stocked with all your needs to spend the day swimming, canoeing, or kayaking. When you are done enjoying the water, the cottage is the perfect place to dry off and relax. At dusk the fire pit is perfect for keeping warm outside while toasting marshmallows and making smores.

My family and I have been taking vacations together for several years now and the Pot O Gold cottage is by far the best place we have stayed during our travels. The size was perfect for all five of us. We were so comfortable that we had a very difficult time leaving. We really regretted not booking a longer stay and we can't wait to return next year.

Evie , the cottage owner was the best host. She was friendly, personable, and beyond helpful. We had a few questions during our stay and she was more than accommodating when it came to helping us.

I cannot recommend this place enough. It is so perfect that you won't want to leave. It is far beyond a home away from home, it is a sanctuary.

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Liked best: Too much to list.
Liked least: The location.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
29 Jul 2015
I am so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the gardens. I couldn't have written a better review myself! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
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RebeccaTr...
Rochester, New York
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Charming Country Cottage”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We loved this rental! A charming country cottage with a great location. The house felt like a home - a nestled treasure surrounded by a life size fairy garden and an expansive front porch with a perfect hammock swing for resting and reading, plus plenty of outdoor seating for gathering long into the night. The close proximity to the lake made kayaking and canoeing easy and the rental came with everything we needed including life jackets. There's also an adorable creek that runs behind the house which is great for walking in with kids. Near to wineries and Grimes Glen park made hiking and exploring the countryside very convenient. The owner's hospitality and great disposition made the vacation feel effortless and comfortable. Definitely recommend for a weekend getaway!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 May 2015
Thank you for a most positive review, I'm overwhelmed.
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Luis M
Madrid, Spain
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Management Response
9 Sep 2016
Thank you Luis!!!
Although I am unable to understand it, I'm certain that there are sweet words shared! I especially like the word "Maravilloso"! :). It was such a pleasure meeting your wife and two handsome sons! Best wishes to all and perhaps you will be able to come again before another 20 years pass! Your new American friend, Keeper of the Spot O' Gold, Evie
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