Elegant Victorian on the River-Vacation or Visiting Family

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Last updated: 10/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description



This extraordinary 1893 home built for a local developer, by the revered architectural firm of Pierce and Bickford is totally unique in that it is nestled in natural surroundings along the Chemung River with 200 acres of space available for recreation yet it is walking distance to shopping and the City of Elmira including public transport.

The apartment is very spacious and well lit. All of the rooms are large, bedroom, kitchen, and living room. The decor is very attractive. The bathroom is extraordinarily beautiful. Huge walk in closets and a dining area. Very homey and beautiful.

The users have access to the Gliding field and gliders, public and private golf courses, racing weekends at the Glen, LPGA, fall foliage, drives in the Appalachian hills, numerous museums within both walking and driving distance, theatre, jazz, hockey both college and professional. Animal Sanctuary nearby. Monastery. Fishing on the River. Cross Country Skiing directly from the property. Public Pool. Active Artist Community Centers and many cultural activities within walking distance. (Mile).

Clemens Center largest presidium stage in Western NY, short drive to Ithaca, and the Finger Lakes, as well as Grand Canyon of the East in Pa, Wineries, festivals, considered one of the most beautiful regions in the world.

Excellent Airport with good connections through Philadelphia and Detroit.

Halfway between NYC and Toronto.

Wonderful Hiking, Horseback Riding, Swimming, bicycling trails.

Excellent Cuisine at reasonable prices nearby.

Numerous Public Golf Courses.

Farmer's Markets Weekly.

Tanglewood Nature Center-300 acre park in the hills a short drive from House.

Car Racing, Dirt and Track nearby.

Outdoor Drive in two miles away.

Folk Music.

Hunting, Wild Turkey, Bear, Deer and more.

Keywords: House river victorian antiques beautiful elegant views recreation nature culture gliding museums colleges fishing cross country canoeing hunting


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Advise in advance as to specific pet. Subject to approval based on specifics ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Second floor...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • ONE KING SIZE BED and A Pull Out Couch in living room.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Designer Tiled Modern Bathroom: shower

    Designer quality. Uniquely beautiful....moreless

  • A beautiful/unique FULLY REMODELED BATH ROOM of very HIGH QUALITY and taste. You won't be disappointed. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Direct access to contiguous 350 acres plus waterfront Town park along Chemung River, cultural life, jazz club, theatre, libraries, gliding capital of US, Corning Museum of Glass, museums, bird and animal life, eagles and ospreys on the river, housekeeping service available on request, furnished with Victorian antiques, architecturally significant house built by famous architects, Pierce and Bickford, 1893, year of Chicago exposition for local developer, two porches and screened porch....moreless


  • Books
  • Pool Table:

    Upon request on most stays....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable and Wireless Internet provided for short term stays if required...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    One of the most Extraordinary Lake Regions in the World is 45 minutes away. A beautiful falls and places to eat, half hour away, Montour Falls...moreless

  • Downtown:

    two miles ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Driving along the Seneca Lake Wine Trailc...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    One of the most Extraordinary Lake Regions in the World...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    In the Appalachian Mountains ...moreless

  • Rural:

    One of the great rural areas in the US...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    cross country...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    See above...moreless

  • Village:

    one mile, Hoffman Street...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Whilo there is no view, the property which consists of three acres with meadow and woods abuts a 250 acre park which runs along the Chemung River, considered the most beautiful stretch of River in the US. Extraordinarily scenic and jogging and cross country skiing paths....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes in Bedroom. Remainder of rooms generally cool except in hots spells in that more than two days continuous heat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    For short term stay only...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Extraordinarily LARGE FOR A ONE BEDROOM, WITH OFFICE AREA. LOVELY...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    In front of house, available 24/7...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In basement for short term stay only--if required...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    For short term stay only s required at discretion of owner....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Public Courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent in Ithaca...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The property is contiguous with a 350 acre flood plain/park along the Chemung River. Access through property or by street ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    For short term stays only, advanced notice at time of booking required....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross Country, bring your own skis, a 1,000 feet from the House, four mile trail along the Chemung River. Snow cover most of the time....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Notify in advance so arrangements can be made...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available to rent in Finger Lakes...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Town pool, advance notice on booking required if wish to use as a guest....moreless

Building Type

  • House


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 31 - Apr 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$595 $1,300
Oct 31 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$595 $1,300
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$635 $1,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • More than 2 adults $150
  • Taxes Not included








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Last updated: 10/24/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Elmira Corning
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Public Golf Course Mark Twain
75 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 86
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
This is cross country skiing by the Chemung Riv
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Watikins Glen

Gliding capital of US, Corning Museum, Arnot Museum, Elmira College (public) Library, Theatre, Jazz, Walk to shopping, car not necessary, architecturally important 1893 home by Pierce and Bickford,, bird and animal life, contiguous with 200 acre Town park along the Chemung River. .

Fish from the property along the Chemung River. Boat launch nearby, Bird Life, Eagles, Ospreys, Hawks, owls, unique and rare combination of proximity to city and yet deep within natural surroundings


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: My wife, who was raised in Elmira, and I, raised in Manhattan, where we lived until 2005, moved to Elmira and purchased this home from my wife, Gail's father, who had chosen the home because it satisfied his unique desire to be near the Town yet be in the Country as it is nestled next to a 250 acre Floodplain 'Park' along the spectacular Chemung River, three blocks walk from the house.

Why Elmira:
Natural Beauty, Victorian Setting, Many cultural events locally, fall follage is as good as New England, , convenient location near City but rural feel as a result of nearby 250 acre park along beautiful River and Hills. Airport nearby. Cool summers and Snowy winters, good for cross country skiing and other winter recreation, Small town feel, but all of the necessities are here. Close to the Finger Lakes, Corning, Pennsylvania game lands and parks. Excellent Shopping, Numerous Golf /Courses, public swimming pools, hiking trails. Largest mall in sixty mile radius five miles from house.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Along River Park, Birds, Deer, Eagles, Bear, (occasional) Pileated Woodpeckers, ospreys, dog life along river, foliage, scenic beauty, stargazing, jogging trails, fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking etc.

Contact us

Speaks: french



  • The Front of  the house

    The Front of the house

  • Fall at the Erastus Swan House.

    Fall at the Erastus Swan House.

  • Bedroom


  • living room

    living room

  • new bath room

    new bath room

  • kitchen


  • View from living room

    View from living room

  • Google Earth View showing location of house to river and park

    Google Earth View showing location of house to river and park

  • Pond in the park behind the house

    Pond in the park behind the house

  • Walk on the Dike

    Walk on the Dike

  • Picnc table in the rear of the yard.

    Picnc table in the rear of the yard.

  • living room

    living room

  • Bedroom


  • Extraordinarily beautiful bathroom

    Extraordinarily beautiful bathroom

  • bath room hand laid tiles

    bath room hand laid tiles

  • Hallway to Bathroom

    Hallway to Bathroom

  • Carriage House

    Carriage House

  • Chemung River a short walk across the Dike by the House.

    Chemung River a short walk across the Dike by the House.

  • The park behind the house

    The park behind the house

  • Walk along River

3 mile stretch

    Walk along River 3 mile stretch

  • View of stable from rear yard

    View of stable from rear yard

VRBO #182470

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Minimum stay: 3 nights
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