My husband and I fell in love with this area while students at Cornell University. When we retired we chose Skaneateles as our forever home. Our kids also moved to the area; our daughter and son in law to the university section of Syracuse and our son and daugher in law to Skaneateles. In the summer of 2016 we decided to buy and renovate a lakeside cottage for our family. We renovated with the idea of also offering it as a vacation rental when our family was not enjoying it. We chose Lockview cottage due to its view, close proximity to the village, easy access on a paved road, enough parking for our family and just the right size with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We also liked the fact that it has both a great room and a family room, each with a terrific view.