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We and our extended family have stayed here (renting both cottages of Sunny Shade LLC) for the past 5 years. Vacationing at lake properties in the US and Canada since 1957 provides us with an experienced basis for judging quality rentals. This resort just South of Penn Yan, is our very favorite.

Not only are the cottages (more like homes) lovely and comfortable, but the owners include the details which set them apart from others…There is even a Stand-by Generator to automatically supply power if the local utility company experiences a hiccup.

Anja and Vernon are perfect hosts. Their management style would add class to any venture they chose…Fortunately for us, SUNNY SHADE LLC is theirs!

Joe and Judy Shipe, Danville, PA 17821

Everything About Our Week at Sunny Maple was Perfect. Beautiful Homes. Very Clean. Beautiful area of the Lake There was a fully stocked kitchen that made meal planning easy. The Outdoor Toys for the children worked great as well as the Kayaks and Paddleboards For Adults. We brought our own but it was nice to have Extras! Anja And Werner are wonderful hosts who want to be sure you and your family have a memorable and wonderful Vacation! Which We all did. Looking forward to coming and staying again ! Thank You !

We all absolutely love Sunny Maple. This was our second year renting here and we can’t wait for next year. Everything you could possibly want or need two is in the houses. Everything is pristine and beautiful including the outdoor landscaping and amenities. The owners are so friendly and helpful and can’t do enough for you. We are so glad we found Sunny Maple!!
Judi, Ryan, Jennifer, Erin, James, Olivia, Alex & Remi, New York and Pennsylvania

Always beautifully clean and every thing we need to have fun

Barb and Bob, NY

our extended family has enjoyed all three cottages for several years, and intend to come again in 2019

Nancy Kunes, Stanley, NY
This was the third time our family spent a week at Sunny Maple and it keeps getting better all the time. Anja and Verner are wonderful hosts and the properties are beautiful. Incredibly well appointed with everything you need to relax and enjoy the week at the lake. Plenty of things to do for the kids on the water………canoes, kayaks, paddle boards. Lake temperatures in the summer are great and we were in the water every day. Can’t recommend Sunny Maple enough. Its our go to family reunion spot on the east coast.
Jeff & Wendy Besio, Carlsbad, CA
My first visit to the Finger Lakes area & it was wonderful – loved the location of the house – Anja thought of everything one could possibly need to be comfortable ! And very peaceful. Enjoyed dining on the decks & watching the gorgeous sunsets – the scenery is fabulous & visiting the wineries was an education in wine appreciation. I would definitely visit again…. hated to leave.
Carol, Brooklyn,NY
Thank you so much for sharing your house with us. This is our 6th summer of renting on the NY lakes, and this one is, most definitely, the best. The grandchildren enjoyed fishing off of the dock, the gift bags were very much appreciated, beautiful lake, loved to sit on the patio with a glass of wine, and everything regarding this rental was top-notch.
Pat, Code and family, Lewistown, PA
Thank you for providing the lovely and perfect place for our family to gather. We shared many meals and conversations, enjoyed sitting around the fire. Memories that will always be part of us! The beautiful fall weather and well equipped house were just a bonus. Even the neighbors were fun and we enjoyed all the lake toys. All the best.
Van, Lynn and family, Richmond VA
We have two teenage girls and a dog and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shady Oak. We loved the lake views, the beautiful clean water, and we had a great time with the kayaks, canoes, and paddle boat. The cottage is so nice, we loved the furniture, decor, layout, the wine glasses, dishes, and more! We really relaxed while we were there and didn’t have to worry about our dog, because the upper level is gated so he could hang out under the awning and we didn’t worry about him around the water. We definitely recommend Shady Oak to others interested in a wonderful lake vacation at Keuka. The East side is so nice too, with the afternoon sun and sunsets. Enjoy!
Patty and Joe, Pittsford, NY

We stayed at the Shady Oak cottage after our wedding this past June. It was our honeymoon getaway and it was wonderful–so much more than we expected! The cottage had everything we could possibly need and a comfortable home-like atmosphere. To top it all off were the beautiful views of the lake, and the nearby wineries. Both of which we took time to enjoy! We will definitely be returning again! Thank you!

Jill & Scott, Jamesville, NY
What a fabulous home you have! The amenities are top notch. With a love for cooking I have to say you had everything – making our cooking experiences a blast! What a fun, relaxing time we all had. Wine touring on Keuka, fire pit next to the lake with the fall foliage pretty much at its peak – just breathtaking. Thanks for a wonderful long weekend filled with good friends, good foods and great times. Thanks for everything.
Bob and Sandy
We rented Sunny Shade, beautiful set-up and breathtaking view of the lake. We had fun on the raft, caught many fish and enjoyed go-carting down the road. We also loved our bonfires at night with roasting marshmallows. Loved the welcome basket. Your house is so clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated. Thank you for your hospitality and attention to details! We had a wonderful family reunion and we will talk about it for years to come.
Ray, Cay and family, Pittsford, NY
Stayed at Sunny Maple on Keuka Lake this past week. We had such a wonderful time thanks in part to the beautiful home you allowed us to enjoy. My brother-in-law and some of his friends stayed at Shady Oak. We were impressed with both homes and honestly can not think of any suggestive feedback that we could provide you with. The nice gift bags left on the tables at both homes were really appreciated, especially since one of my daughters favorites are s’mores. Even though she is now 25, she still enjoys making them by the campfire at night.
Lori and family

My sisters and I enjoyed a stay earlier this month at Sunny Maple. Keuka Lake is a very special place for our family (our grandfather had a place there for over 40 years). Yours was, by far, the nicest home we had ever rented on the Lake. It was truly beautiful and we enjoyed every moment. The landscaping is lovely and the deck on the water creates restful and functional space. I love the clean lines of the home – and the kitchen is incredibly well appointed. What a pleasure! Thank you for sharing your home with us. It is “perfect” in most every way.

Lisa and family
When only the best will do – Stay here! Everything was first class, clean and inviting. We will be back. Thank you for allowing us to share in the beauty of your home.
Craig and Mary Elysburg, PA
The house was beautiful. It had everything we needed and then more, Everything was perfect. The wine was great.
Lori, Alice, Carole, and Jim, Harleysville, PA
This was truly a home away from home. Your home is wonderful, beautifully decorated, landscaping and flowers beautiful. The deck WOW! Thanks for the welcome basket.
Joe and Deborah, Parma, Ohio

We just returned home from a great week at Sunny Shade. This was our second year renting and the accomodations were again, top-notch! Anja thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and care-free. Thank you for going out of your way to get a port-a-crib and high chair for the children. The welcome baskets were a real treat! We all enjoyed boat rides, fishing, tubing, water skiing, relaxing by the lake and evening campfires. We had guests with us from Chicago, Boston and Chambersburg and boy could they cook and bake. Of course, the kitchen at Sunny Maple had everything we needed and then some. We are already planning our next vacation at the same spot. Thank you ANJA for your hospitality. CHEERS ~ Charlie & Lori Noll

Charles and Lori, Montgomery, PA

We came back for another stay. We were here in 2004 and enjoyed it so much we came back. We were very pleased with the changes. You did a great job. The house was perfect for us and we will definitely be back. We’ve stayed at many other homes and this is our favorite. Had another great time. Thank you!

Dennis and Judy,, Elma, NY
This is the most relaxing, wonderful place to stay! The hosts of these beautiful cottages are delightful. We would most certainly come again. Close to the Windmill, local wineries, and Hammondsport shopping. Fun for all!
Sue, Lima, NY
While we were here it was well into the 90’s back home. You could not find a more perfect place to enjoy a vacation and would love to come back next year to see the leaves change again.
Jodi and Andrew, Largo, FL
My family and I love coming to Sunny Maple, we have been there for two years and expect to make it a regular family vacation because getting together at a beautiful spot is very relaxing. We would like to thank Anja for her hospitality every year. Looking forward to 2011.
Tony, Rochester, NY
We loved this house and view of the lake! We have rented other houses but this one is the best by far. We loved everything there was to offer. Our favorite being just sitting on the porch watching the beautiful lake. We will be renting here again. Thanks for providing a wonderful home away from home.
Kathy,Terry, and family, Spencerport, NY
We loved this cottage! We have been renting on the Lake for years and this is by far the most spiffy, clean and updated cottage we have ever been in. Everything is well stocked in the kitchen and what a view from the sink! Also the TV is great. Thanks for everything!
Roger and Ronnie, Old Greenwich, CT
Everything was delightful. We would love to rent again. It felt right for us and slept so well. Thank you Sunny Maple – you took care of us well. The welcome package “classy”. Loved our bon fires at night.
Debora and Rocky, Glenwood, MD
We just returned from our week long stay at Sunny Maple. We had an amazing time and hope to return ! The house is very clean and well stocked with absolutely beautiful views. I was surprised that the beds are very comfortable with nice linens, the kitchen was perfect , and we just loved the back patio ! We only left to take a quick boat ride , stock up on groceries , or run out for more wine. It is amazing how quickly the wine disappears while sitting on that back patio enjoying the sunset. Thank you so much for the lovely gift baskets. You had thought of our whole party including the 14 month old and our 4 legged babies. I can honestly say we had not one complaint. Please let us know if you aquire property elsewhere! We had also visited the Windmill and I would suggest going early because it gets very busy quickly. We had lunch at The Village Tavern in Hammonsportand would not suggest that. I had not researched the restaurant though. There is a wine and spirit shop in Penn Yan that is located in the CVS shopping center. The gentleman there was very helpful when choosing wine. They offer a 10% discount on bottles of wine on Wednesdays or that same discount daily if you purchase a case. Last thing , we had purchased steaks at Morgan’s Market and they were wonderful. Thanks again Anja and Vern !!! Hope to be back soon !
Stacy, Williamstown , NJ
We had another wonderful week, lakeside with son and daughter-in-law. The weather was hot and humid for a couple of days, but cooler at night. Even a severe thunderstorm did not mar the week. We took our boat out at night to fish and look at the setting sun and rising moon. Spectacular! (The girls caught big bass and even a pickerel!)We have a labrador retriever who lived in the water. We were surprised (and thankful) at how tired she was at night! There is a lot to do and view around the lake; or relax on the patio with a book, or just take in the whole view! We did try the Esparanza Mansion for dinner; gorgeous view, but disappointing food and service. We will try some place else next time. We found Morgan’s Meat Market in Penn Yan; great steaks on the grill our last night with a bottle of Ravine’s Cab Franc. Tremendous! All the comforts of home (in the house and patio) and thensome with the beautiful lake and mountains as a back drop! We will be back! Thanks You! Thank You!
Karen and Gene, Andreas, PA