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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: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Penn Yan cottage 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.

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

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

              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

                  • Stereo:

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

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

                    Flat-screen TV with DVR in the living room, and cable TV in the master bedroom...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • 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

                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront
                  • Lake

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

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

                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Heating
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Air Conditioning:

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

                          • 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

                          • 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

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Internet
                          • Parking:

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

                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            room for three cars...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Telephone
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer

                          Kitchen

                          • 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

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Microwave
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Boat Dock
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Barbecue
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Canoe & kayak rentals are available....moreless

                          • Golf:

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

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall/Harvest
                          Sep 2 - Nov 2, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $275 $300
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,500

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                          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 bed and bath linens.


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                          Last updated: 09/19/2014
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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;

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose 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.


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                          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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                          Date last modified - Friday, March 28, 2014

                          $275 - $300 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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