We loved our stay here! The house was very clean, comfortable and well-outfitted, the neighborhood was calm and quiet, and everyone in town was very friendly. Even though there was plenty to do in Sylvan Beach (restaurants, mini golf, boating, swimming, amusement park), our simple strolls from one end of the town to the other and back with our dog were hard to beat. If you are planning to swim in gorgeous Oneida Lake, you may want to call nearby Verona Beach State Park to see whether the waters have tested positive for blue algae. On our first day, we called over and the waters had tested positive so we went to Delta Lake (30 minutes away) to swim and boat. The next day, after speaking with several locals, some of whom give no mind to the blue algae, we took our chances and braved Oneida’s waters...and we were fine. And a few days later, the waters tested negative again. Oneida Lake is truly special—the biggest lake in New York, water warm as bath water, and the most beautiful sunsets. It is not to be missed! We also enjoyed What’s the Scoop ice cream, the Pancake House, and the Canal View Cafe, right on the famous Erie Canal. The town was celebrating the Canal the weekend we were there, so there was lots of live music and other entertainment as well as vendors lining the streets and a fireworks show at night. It seems that Sylvan Beach has something fun going on every weekend. Truly, we fell in love with this town and this lake, and really hope we get the chance to come back! Thank you, William and Vicky, for opening up your house to us, and for answering all our questions in a timely manner.