Canandaigua Lake View From the Lakefront

I came across this video I took ( a very short video ) from a listing that I had on Canandaigua Lake . The listing made it in the USA Today as a featured property and that article set the tone that allowed me to become known as a lakefront property specialist in the Finger Lakes.  I began to receive phone calls from all over the country asking about properties available on the lakes. This property is a luxury property design built with the finest of materials and a layout that allowed unbelievable views from almost every room in the house.

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Canandaigua Lakefront – Luxury Lakefront

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This spectacular home is available for rent by the current owners at a discounted price of $5500.00 per week in the month of June 2014.

Luxury Lakefront Canandaigua Lake - Mary St George

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If you would like to purchase a vacation home property in the Finger Lakes or if you own a property that you are considering selling,  I would love to chat with you.  This really is a gem of an area and a treasure of a find.

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Top Two Reasons I Love My Finger Lakes Career In Real Estate…


Al Mosher and I discussing lakefront options

The best reason that I love selling real estate in the Finger Lakes, is all about the great people I meet.  They come from all walks of life and come from all over the country and even the world.  Getting to know their motivations for coming to the area are also unique to each person.   I have become friends with many of them, even going on trips or just stopping by to enjoy a glass of Finger Lakes wine. 

Many are attracted to the area for its multitude of wineries, others for the pristine lakes, some for both reasons.  But for some it means the ability to get away from their busy lives and blend in with the locals. All of these folks have great stories to tell as they come from different cultures, different cities and different backgrounds. What is great about all of them, is that when it comes to looking for properties, they are all just regular people.

Since most of my clients are looking for the perfect vacation home, there usually is no urgency.  Because of the laid back approach to looking for a lake home, I have worked with some clients for a few years before finding the right property.  This really allows me to get to know the person that they are.

Some buyers have a specific lake in mind.  They want Keuka Lake, or Seneca Lake or even Skaneateles Lake.  Others are looking at some of the smaller and more affordable lakes. I just love picking up the phone to hear ” I am looking to purchase a home on Keuka Lake.” or any of the other lakes.

I love meeting new people and my career is just perfect for that reason.

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Reason # 2

The homes that I have been able to see whether via my sellers or the countless ones that I brought my buyers through, are just amazing.  I get to see new homes, old homes, refurbished home, cobblestone classics, vintage cottages, churches refurbished into residential homes, barns disguising very interesting living quarters and everything in between.  I live in my own Better Homes and Gardens.  I am able to see bare bunk houses and then compare them to the unique designs of some very creatively finished bunk houses.  Since many of these homes are high-end, I also enjoy seeing what their designers have come up with.  So to see the newest or trendiest styles in home design and decor, I need to go no further than the next home I will be showing.  Some of these homes have actually been featured in major magazines for the combination of their decor and location.


If you would like me to assist you in finding your perfect vacation home, just contact me.  I would love to meet you !

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Canandaigua Lake Luxury Success Story

How a quick sale turned a sour story into a lovely and prestigious rental on the lake…Canandaigua Lake

5705 Applewood Dr, Naples NY on beautiful Canandaigua Lake as you can see is quite the palatial lake house.  It was, and is again thankfully to Dr Kenneth Hale who purchased it in July of 2011.

Now let’s back track a little.  This lovely lakefront  home consisting of 5,349 sq ft of livable space, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 149 ft of lakefront on Canandaigua Lake and a gorgeous covered boat house on a permanent dock was previously owned by a gentleman Jonathan Barnes.

The property ended up being seized by the US Marshalls – fortunately they listed the property immediately. Dr Hale quickly purchased the property, cleaned and furnished it and then entered it as a luxury vacation rental for $9400.00 per week.  Friends of mine rented it for 2 weeks last summer and just loved it.  It is very spacious and accommodating for family gatherings.  During the off-season it is available for $4500/week.  Peak season in 2013 runs from June 14  to September 3, 2013.  I have attached a couple more photos for you below.  It really is wonderful that this home now sits proudly amongst the rest of some very spectacular homes.

Plenty of room to accommodate large gatherings for dinner.

The view is inviting, relaxing and enjoyable.


For information about purchasing a well desired lakefront home on Canandaigua Lake to enjoy and understand the Finger Lakes lifestyle, contact me at my office.  This information brought to you by Mary St. George, Associate Real Estate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377, [email protected]











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Canandaigua Lake Home For Sale – 1041 South Lake Rd

This vibrant and light filled Canandaigua Lake home offers almost 1 acre of landscaped lawn and lakefront.  The home was built in 1985 offering 3,316 sq feet of luxurious living space.  Three bedrooms, three baths, a library area, sleeping porch and wrap around deck are a just a few of the inviting details of this lavish lakefront home located on one of the prettiest of the Finger Lakes, Canandaigua Lake.


Of course with a lakefront home on Canandaigua Lake, you will find yourself spending most of your time outside by the water, enjoying life with family and friends, and why not enjoy that time on this splendid, recently rebuilt dock and covered boat slip.  Set up a couple of tables, chairs and chaises and you are all set …



100 feet of lakefront and a 2 and half car garage wind up this delightful property..  The lot is private, and just the right size for your get-a-way home.   The current owner has this amazing property listed to SELL.

For a private viewing of this property or any other listings on Canandaigua Lake, just email, text or call me.  This lovely home is offered at the unbelievable low price of $650,000 originally listed for $1,050,000.  Information on this property supplied for MLS# 184142 supplied by GRAR.

Mary St. George, Associate Broker, , Your Personal Connection To Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377

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Canandaigua Lake Market Update For July 2012

July 25th, 2012 categories: Canandaigua Lake, Luxury Waterfront, Real Estate News


The above photo is courtesy of Awake In Rochester and a lovely photo it is !

Currently there are 40 lakefront properties available on Canandaigua Lake with the most expensive being listed at $1,650,000 and the least expensive a mobile home in a park with lake access for $17,500. 

The average sale price is $609,537 with an average days on market only 127 days.

The most expensive home is located at 4847 West Lake Rd on Canandaigua, NY.  It offers 5 bedrooms and 4 and half baths on 1.34 lush acres.  The home is a post and beam construction built in 2006 and comprises 3,786 sq feet of living space with a guest house and a 2 car garage.


A permanent boat dock and 191 feet of lakefront offer endless possibilities of fun and enjoyment.

When it is time to get everyone together, the view from the inside is just as wonderful.

If you are interested in this home or any other home on Canandaigua Lake, just call,text,or email me.  Canandaigua Lake is located just minutes off of the NY Thruway, there is plenty of shopping, churches, golfing and activities in the area.  It is a quick drive to Rochester.

The above listing info for MLS # R186043 is supplied by the GRAR.

Mary St. George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377,

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