Fossil Beach

Rating 4.9 (22 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 5 bedrooms
Bathroom 3 full baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 5551 Fossil Drive
  • Lake: Canandaigua Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Saturday
  • Square Feet: 1800

Cool Savings on Canandaigua Lake!

Rent any remaining week in July this summer at Fossil Beach and save over $2000 on the rental amount! 

Special savings already apply.  No promo code needed.

*Offer expires 07/27/2024 and you must book your vacation between 07/06/2024 and 07/27/2024.

Location Location

Description Description

New for 2024 – Fossil Beach now has an additional fifth bedroom, a hot tub and stone patio for guest relaxation and screened in porch that overlooks the lake!

Fossil Beach is boasting with privacy, charm and family friendly opportunities.  Known for its select location on Canandaigua Lake where fossils can be found scattered along the waterfront, this four bedroom home has something for everyone!  Built in 1920, Fossil Beach reflects cottage lake living from days gone by.

A small covered porch provides a quintessential cottage entry.  Inside, an open living area greets you.  Comfortable furniture surrounds a flat screen TV and decorative fireplace.  An open kitchen and dining area allow for preparing meals and visiting with friends and family.  Completing the lower level, you’ll find a full bath and laundry room area.

The second floor offers sleeping arrangements for your group of travelers.  The spacious master bedroom offers a king size bed and private ensuite bathroom.  Additional bedrooms are cottage size, have a lake view and share a common area full bathroom.

From every room in the house, you can see beautiful Canandaigua Lake.  Open the windows and allow yourself to hear the waves lapping onto the shore.  For relaxing, reading, and sleeping there is a cozy screened porch off the second floor available to anyone.  In 2024, this cozy second floor porch area will have a twin daybed with trundle for sleeping.

Perfect for both the adventurist and the naturist, Fossil Beach is nestled on a heavily wooded, peaceful piece of property – far from any main road.  Allowing you to soak up the sunrise each morning from the west side of Canandaigua Lake, this home is about 12 minutes south of the City of Canandaigua.

Offering over 335 foot of private lake frontage, and an abundance of non-motorized watercraft, your days can be filled paddling the shores of Canandaigua Lake in your choice of non-motorized water craft.

At the lakefront, a private dock for swimming, sunbathing or just parking the family boat is yours to enjoy.  It’s been said the fishing is great right off the dock too!  A lakefront firepit will allow you to pop open your favorite Finger Lakes brew and roast marshmallows each evening.

Perhaps going for a water hike at Grimes Glen Park would be perfect for you!  About 20 minutes south, in the town of Naples, Grimes Glen provides the perfect way to hike and cool down on a hot summer day.

With few options; Canandaigua Lake offering so much privacy, comfort, peacefulness and lake charm – Fossil Beach is truly the complete package for fun!  Call and make your reservation today.

**4-Wheel Drive is recommended for all winter bookings! **

Occupancy: This property is closely monitored for responsible renting.  The maximum occupancy of each home is the number of guests allowed on the premises at any given time.  This includes both day and overnight guests. 

Note: Smoking is not allowed in any rental property.
Homes are not handicap accessible, unless stated in description.
Where pets are allowed it is indicated. Otherwise, pets are not allowed. Homes are not guaranteed allergen-free, even those that do not allow pets.
Docking capabilities may vary based on current water levels. Docking is not guaranteed if water levels are low and/or high due to seasonal weather and climate changes.
*Outdoor amenities, including furniture/ watercraft/ fire pits are not available between October 15- May 15*

Property Details Property Details
  • Boat Lift: None
  • Lake Frontage: 380' (Natural)
  • Vehicle Parking: 5 Spaces
  • Pet Restriction: 2 Dogs Allowed
  • Dock: 4' x 100' (Seasonal) - Boats are not able to be tied to the dock
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual - Steep
  • Steps to Beach: 40
  • Stairs to Property: 3
  • Water Source: Lake

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - King - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen,Bunk Bed - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen,Twin Single - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen,Twin Single - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 5 - King - Second Floor (Twin Daybed with Twin Trundle)
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Shower - Entry Level
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Tub,Shower - Second Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet,Shower - Second Floor

Amenities 18 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Central A/C)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Bring Bottled Water for Drinking
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Decorative Only)
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Mooring Buoy (All motorized boats should be tied to the mooring buoy, not the dock)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (Row Boat, Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboat)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.9 (22) Reviews
Rating 5
This was a beautiful rental and the FLPP staff was very accommodating. This was a great stay. Would definitely do it again!
Jessica R - Stay Date: 6/21/2024
Rating 5
This was a family vacation my family will always remember. Already discussing renting this property again next summer!
Elizabeth Z - Stay Date: 6/15/2024
Rating 5
Excellent vacation home
Big, clean and comfortable home in front of lake. Privacy and amenities are wonderful. We had a great time in this place
Zulmarie A - Stay Date: 6/1/2024
Rating 5
Absolutley wonderful weekend stay. Home served as an outstanding location for a local Alfred University Alumni Gathering and folks from the Rochester Area had easy access. Property accomodated sleeping guests remarkeably well and many visitors through out the weekend. Wonderful experience!
Gregory V - Stay Date: 6/7/2024
Rating 5
Great location, private and peaceful! House is comfortable and amenities are excellent. House cleanliness was spot on. Lake accessibility is the cherry on top. Would definitively recommend this place
Zulmarie A - Stay Date: 6/1/2024
Rating 5
Spring Delight
We went in April to potentially see the eclipse and spend family time. The eclipse was a bust but the family time was perfect. The hot tub, fossil hunting and stone skipping by the lake were the highlights. Beds were comfortable and the dining table accommodated all ten of us comfortably. If you can’t do steep stairs (up to the bedrooms inside and down to the lake outside) then this is not the place for you. The view and sunrises are gorgeous. Onanda Park, with a playground and hiking trails, is only 3 minutes away. We would love to return in the summer when we could do more lake activities.
Judith P - Stay Date: 4/6/2024
Rating 4
Be Prepared for lot of Stairs !

Warning: If any of your group have a problem with stairs, this may not be right for you. The indoor stairs to the upper level are narrow, steep risers, shallow steps, open on one side and without carpet or treads. Additionally, the outdoor stairs down to the dock and the fire pit are a triple flight of steps to the bottom. The house did not have nearly enough bathroom or kitchen towels for 9 people and if you wanted more, you had to pay more. Really? And the first night we arrived after a long day of traveling and unpacking, we pulled back our bedspreads to find out that the beds only had bottom sheets & pillow cases - no top sheets. So we had to find the sheets and make our beds last minute. Now, for the good stuff: The house is very bright and full of beautiful views of the lake. It's quiet and secluded but there are neighbors around if you needed them. The water toys were great and we loved sitting around the front porch talking and listening to good music each night. The kitchen and dining area is the property's best feature. It was well equipped and spacious with seating for 12. Very Nice.

Carol B W from Richmond, Indiana - Stay Date: 6/18/2022
Rating 4
July 2023

Had a great week with family. Home was updated, comfortable and ideally located in a quiet wooded location with a well stocked kitchen and ample room for 5 adults, a 3 year old and a dog. Enjoyed fishing off the dock and even caught a few perch and catfish. Found some fossils along the lake front too! Took advantage of kayaks, rowboat and swimming in the lake. Outdoor space by the lake was a small cement or muddy area even on dry days so space was not ideal for lounging lakeside especially with a dog and a toddler, but the small dock was perfect for fishing. We did enjoy a fire in the fire pit by the lake. As others mentioned, there are many steep steps to get to the lake so not good for any one that has issues with stairs but great exercise for everyone! Could use a new ladder on the dock to replace the rusty one with sharp edges. Bath towels provided were small and scratchy so was glad I brought a few from home. Could also use a new frying pan to replace worn pans with the non stick coating heavily scratched. We had an issue with the PIN code when we first arrived and although it took a few tries and several stints on hold the response was fast and resolved. We had to replace batteries in remotes for TV and ceiling fan and found some dog hair around floors and furniture from past occupants, so a little more attention to the smaller details would be appreciated. Overall enjoyed Fossil Beach and all it had to offer. Would definitely consider a return trip.

Susan P from Branchburg, New Jersey - Stay Date: 7/22/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful Lake Front Property!!

Me and my party just left this Fossil Beach property and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about it. The view is beautiful, you have great views of the lake from the front porch as well as the kitchen. It's a nice private area and the house is beautiful. We arrived and everything was so clean, it was great to walk in to. We had no complaints and had a wonderful time there. Would 100% go back again!

Meghan B from Kenmore, New York - Stay Date: 5/27/2022
Rating 5
Very nice house with beautiful views. FLPP very professional and efficient to deal with. I would be very comfortable booking with them again.
Leah M from Buffalo, NY - Stay Date: 9/3/2022
Rating 5
We enjoyed our stay and we liked Fossil Beach very much! 
John M - Stay Date: 9/29/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful Place!

Beautiful Lakefront House! We loved everything about our stay and look forward to coming back!

Caylin M from Hudson, Ohio - Stay Date: 10/13/2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 3/27/2023
Rating 5
Great Stay

If you want a quiet and secluded get away on beautiful Canandaigua Lake this is the perfect spot. Big kitchen with plenty of seating. An abundance of windows that provide breathtaking views. Wake up early to capture the sunrise.

Anne M from Mooresville, North Carolina - Stay Date: 9/28/2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 11/1/2021
Rating 5
Canandaigua Lake Retreat and Memorable Views!

Our group of adults( parents and grown children with spouses) enjoyed the property very much. Quiet and private. Nice access to the lake and fun water toys. Set up was very good for eating together (large table) and watching TV (plenty of setting , we were a party of 6). More than enough sleeping arrangements too. Due to location, we did drive a lot to get to activities but the house amenities made that worthwhile.

Otto T - Stay Date: 9/19/2021
Rating 5
Great family getaway in nature

Our group of adults( parents and grown children with spouses) enjoyed the property very much. Quiet and private. Nice access to the lake and fun water toys. Set up was very good for eating together (large table) and watching TV (plenty of setting , we were a party of 6). More than enough sleeping arrangements too. Due to location, we did drive a lot to get to activities but the house amenities made that worthwhile.

Otto H from Ambler, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 9/19/2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We are extremely gratified to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 10/12/2021
Rating 5
Relax At The Finger Lakes!

Beautiful house wonderful view! A break break from hustle bustle!!!:)

Jay H - Stay Date: 9/12/2020
Rating 5
Clean & Bright!

Amazing swimming off of the dock and huge kitchen table to fit our large family. Beautiful bedrooms with comfy beds and AC too. We had a great vacation!

Katie T - Stay Date: 7/17/2021
Rating 5

We had a delightful time and the house was very pretty. Location awesome.

Michele G from Wernersville, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 7/4/2020
Rating 5

We very much enjoyed this property. The house is situated on a beautiful, private wooded lot that overlooks the lake. Access to the lake is down a few flights of stairs to the dock, kayaks, and fire pit. We enjoyed this area very much and spent the days on the lake or lounging in the bright yellow Adirondack chairs .. evenings too around the fire. The kitchen was a dream to cook in and I'm in love with the farm house sink.. We used the grill a-lot too and the picnic area outside. Between the morning sunrises and viewing the stars from the dock at night, this house really provided the best change of scenery and loads of fun family time. Thank you for having us.

Amy W from Erdenheim, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 7/18/2020
Rating 5
Great place for a getaway.

We had a great mini vacation at Fossil Beach. Overall we enjoyed the house and the location The property was very difficult to locate, especially at night. There were barely any lights outside which made it difficult to see. The house itself was very nice and we enjoyed staying there.


The Fossil Beach property is a great place for a getaway. We went as a group of friends with our dogs. We loved the location and the view. The house itself was great and spacious. We were worried about not having WiFi/cable, but we found that we spent a lot of our time out of the house.

Devine - Stay Date: 11/3/2020
Rating 5
Nice place to stay on the lake

Property is exactly like the photos. Cozy inside, but enough room for 5. Great lake access, we enjoyed kayaking, sitting on the dock watching the boats go by, and hanging out under the pergola reading and chatting. Kitchen is well stocked with pots/pans/baking items. We were quite pleased.

Heather H - Stay Date: 9/5/2020
Rating 5

We love staying in the finger lakes and using Premiere Properties! After two years at Canandaigua we prefer to go back to Keuka where we have spent many happy years and are more familiar with our surrounding area. Fossil Beach was a risk that we took and were pleasantly surprised on what was accomplished on this property circumstances being what they were. Thank You for the best vacations, we look forward every year!!!

Jill B from Highland Park, New Jersey - Stay Date: 7/25/2020
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