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Modern Waterfront Cottage on Keuka Lake - Close to Penn Yan & Finger Lakes Wine!

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Our front porch is just steps from Keuka Lake.

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to our little piece of heaven we like to call “The Meritage” - a completely remodeled cottage with all the modern conveniences. The cottage is located on a quiet lower lake road - perfect for walking the dog, taking an evening stroll or maybe a morning bike ride.

When you arrive you'll find a bottle of Finger Lakes wine and local coffee from Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters to get your vacation started. Your mornings can start with a cup of fresh coffee as the sun rises behind you, and your evenings can end with the sun setting across the lake and a glass of wine in hand.

The front door to this lovely cottage takes you into the living room area, artfully arranged to welcome warm conversations with friends or family. A comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa and pair of matching armchairs make this a great place to catch up on the day’s events.

A large window behind the couch beautifully frames the evening sunsets. Twin bookcases are filled with books and games for you to enjoy during your stay, as well as a flat-screen TV with digital cable, DVD player and DVR.

The living room is open to the dining area with seating for 6 and the completely remodeled kitchen where you’ll find everything you need to prepare a wonderful lakeside meal.

Off the kitchen a laundry room with a new washer and dryer, as well as kitchen “staples” in the pantry area. To the left of the kitchen you’ll find our remodeled bathroom with tub and shower.

The master bedroom features high ceilings with a fan and the original wooden beams. Buckwheat Therapy pillows - handmade by our neighbors two doors down - might change the way you sleep forever! The bedroom also is equipped with cable TV and an alarm clock. A large dresser and armoire can be used to pack your belongings away so you feel more like home. The master bedroom also has a second door leading outside.

The guest bedroom just off the dining area has a double bed and soothing decor.

Outside, friends and family can sit together on the deck, enjoying dinner or a glass of wine and taking in the sight of Keuka Lake. There's a table for six - and a slightly covered space in case it rains! You'll also find both a charcoal grill (for the purist) and a gas grill (for the realist), as well as an outdoor fireplace.

Walk five steps off the deck and you've reached the water. There's plenty of swimming space, and you can dive in off the end of the dock. Also at the end of the dock are two Adirondack chairs.

There's so much to do in the surrounding area. The biggest attraction is the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and you'll find two of the best wineries within a mile of The Meritage.

You can taste all kinds of wine - from world-class Rieslings, to Pinot Noir, to award-winning dessert wines! And most wineries provide stunning views of the various Finger Lakes. If you don't want to drive, we have information on limo and private transportation services.

Shoppers will love The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, just a short drive away on Saturdays. Some of our favorite restaurants are nearby, and we provide recommendations in the form of a personal Google Map for every guest. There are many ways to enjoy the lake itself - from renting a boat and water skiing, to fishing, to bringing your own equipment like kayaks and rafts! We highly recommend Regan's Canoe and Kayak if you'd like to rent canoes, kayaks or even paddle boards. They know the cottage well and will even drop-off/pick-up everything for you right to the beach!

While we don't recommend working while on vacation, there's certainly room to work if you must! Guests enjoy high-speed wireless Internet and unlimited long-distance calling.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Since the cottage has a seawall (rather than walk-in access), you'll need to be extra careful with young toddlers. We spend weeks there ourselves with our toddler, so don't feel like you need to keep them home! Feel free to call us if you have questions about bringing a young children. We can make packing recommendations and even help with side/day trips!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • The master bedroom has large ceilings, an optional separate entrance, and windows that overlook the lake. An large dresser, armoire, TV, air conditioner and ceiling fan are also located in the master bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • This bathroom was completely remodeled in 2008.

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes wine and fresh local coffee from the Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters; Updated, remodeled kitchen and bathroom; Buckwheat Therapy pillows; 50 feet of private lakefront; Restaurant menus and recommendations; Portable outdoor fireplace; Boat hoist and dock with Adirondack chairs; Lifejackets; Ceiling fans in master bedroom and living room; Bocce Ball; Assorted board games and book collection....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat-screen TV with DVR in the living room, and cable TV in the master bedroom. We have a Roku for the living room TV. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have a small stereo with a 30 pin iPhone/iPod/iPad dock. ...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    The front (lake-side) porch is just steps from the water. You'll have a wonderful view of Keuka Lake. Enjoy the sunsets!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    50 feet of private lakefront; seawall with a large dock attached; boat hoist available for small boats; ladders allow for easy access to the water (no walk-in access)...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    While the indoor table can seat up to six, we find that nearly every meal is spent outside on the deck table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    We have two portable units -- one in the living/dining area and a second in the master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Every bed is made with clean linens prior to your arrival. Spare sets are available, but we do ask that they be laundered if used. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Room for three cars - or - one car with a boat trailer...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    room for three cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We can accommodate a trailer and one car....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide a large bath towel and washcloth for each guest. Extras are always on hand, but we do ask that they be laundered prior to your departure. Beach towels are NOT provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You should find plenty. We don't stock paper/disposable items, so you'll want to bring those. ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    While the exact contents of the pantry may change, we generally keep cooking oils/vinegars; assorted herbs/spices; flour, sugar, and other baking needs; assorted teas, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating for 6, partially covered for some protection from rain...moreless

  • Golf:

    We're 2 miles south of Lakeside Country Club....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe & kayak rentals are available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One gas and one charcoal. Charcoal is NOT provided. We have two gas tanks that may be used by guests. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 22 - Jun 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,500
Summer
Jun 28 - Sep 7, 2015
5 night min stay
$375 $400
Fri, Sat
$2,500

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 4%

Notes:

A 4% local Lodging Tax will be applied to your rental. NO other charges or fees will be applied.

Weekly rentals are preferred during the Summer season, and generally run Sunday to Sunday. Check-in is anytime after 3:00 PM and check-out is by 10:00 AM. A deposit of 50% is required to reserve your stay. The balance is due within 30 days of your arrival. We provide a starter set of bed & bath linens.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rochester International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lakeside Country Club

Car: Recommended

We're located in the heart of the Finger Lakes on beautiful Keuka Lake.

Other Activities: Finger Lakes Wine Trail with dozens of wineries - taste wines, take in the views, and enjoy winemaking tours; Lakeside restaurants with boat docking;

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: We're Evan and Morgan Dawson of Rochester, NY, and we take deep, unashamed pride in local produce, wines, and business in the Finger Lakes and western New York. We're the happy owners of The Meritage Cottage on the east side of Keuka Lake. We want our guests to know about the rarely discovered local wonders. We'll help arrange day trips, make reservations, and generally make you feel like you're in a cozy, modern B&B - only we're not there! Cheers, and see you at The Meritage! Evan & Morgan

Why Penn Yan:
Morgan grew up just a mile north of the cottage - where her family still lives - and purchasing a cottage in this location was a no-brainer. The quiet lower lake road is the perfect spot to go for an evening run, bike ride, or walk with the dogs. In fact, it's such an ideal location that we have to convince ourselves it's real. We had searched for a rental property for several years and found nothing like this. It's a cliche, but it's true: This is a dream property.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Spanish by email only

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  • Our front porch is just steps from Keuka Lake.

    Our front porch is just steps from Keuka Lake.

  • Our kitchen comes with a stocked pantry, wine refrigerator & local coffee!

    Our kitchen comes with a stocked pantry, wine refrigerator & local coffee!

  • A comfortable second bedroom with a double bed.

    A comfortable second bedroom with a double bed.

  • A complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes wine upon your arrival at the cottage!

    A complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes wine upon your arrival at the cottage!

  • Gorgeous Keuka Lake view from the dock at our waterfront cottage, The Meritage!

    Gorgeous Keuka Lake view from the dock at our waterfront cottage, The Meritage!

  • Our large dock on Keuk Lake with plenty of room to relax & enjoy your vacation!

    Our large dock on Keuk Lake with plenty of room to relax & enjoy your vacation!

  • The master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and beautiful Keuka lake views.

    The master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and beautiful Keuka lake views.

  • Dining space for six with a Keuka lake view.

    Dining space for six with a Keuka lake view.

  • A brand new bathroom with plenty of space.

    A brand new bathroom with plenty of space.

  • The Owners - Evan and Morgan Dawson

    The Owners - Evan and Morgan Dawson

  • Pets love Keuka Lake and are welcome to stay at the cottage!

    Pets love Keuka Lake and are welcome to stay at the cottage!

  • Let us help you plan your visits along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail.

    Let us help you plan your visits along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail.

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Speaks: english, Spanish by email only
  • Calendar last updated 05/23/2015
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