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Best Value, Charming Cottage -- West Side/Seneca Lake

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Last updated: 01/01/1990

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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lakemont cottage description

'Overlook' is a traditional summertime cottage situated on acres of woods on the west side of Seneca Lake. Its best features are its private setting, charm, and price.

Sitting on a bluff, Overlook is shaded all-around by trees so it stays nice and cool even in the heat of summer. Our previous guests, a number of whom stay with us year after year, tell us they love the quiet and privacy our cottage affords. You won't see anything but trees and the lake around you!

Don't let the cabin exterior of the cottage fool you--the most common responses of guests when they first arrive at our cottage is 'charming', 'how cozy', and 'how lovely.' We are pretty simple in that we don't have all of the frills of some other cottages (e.g., no hot tubs here!), but, the cleanliness (one of our hallmarks) and private setting of our cottage more than make up for what we don't have.

Overlook Cottage is divided into thirds; the first third is a full-length, screened-in porch overlooking the lake, perfect for relaxing, rain or shine. (It's everyone's favorite place to hang out!) One side of the porch has a cushioned glider sofa and glider chair inviting you to sit and read or nap; the other side has a large table and chairs -- just right for eating and playing cards or games.

The middle third is a warm and inviting combined kitchen/living area with sofa and a large overstuffed chair, with large windows opening out to porch for views of lake from inside the cottage. The kitchen area has the same large windows opening out onto the porch, and includes all of the appliances, utensils, and cookware you'll need during your stay. The back third of the cottage includes two small bedrooms, each with one double bed and dresser, and a renovated bathroom complete with shower.

Overlook's size makes it the perfect getaway/romantic retreat for two adults. Our most common renters are couples with or without one or two small children. In fact, this is a perfect cottage and setting for children, as there are plenty of safe and secure woods, water, and outdoors for kids to explore, and the steps in between the cottage and the beach assure you that your child won't wander off to the water. Children absolutely love the lake -- so many rocks to skip! -- and the gradually inclined beach make it easy for children to sit in the water at the lake's edge, or walk out to where they feel comfortable. Too, the many types of wildlife at our property delight children when (and if) they see them -- deer, foxes, newts, salamanders, raccoons, ducks, herons, hawks, owls, and many other birds -- so fun!

Outside the cottage, you'll find parking (on same level as cottage), a clothesline, picnic table, campfire ring, and BBQ grill. You're also a few steps away from a multi-level staircase that takes you down to a very private dock and beach area that is yours alone to won't believe how much privacy you have! Another campfire ring is perfect for watching the shooting stars and viewing the Milky Way while sitting around a campfire! (and we'll even provide the campfire wood!)

If you're visiting the region's wineries (and how can you not?!), you'll find that we are *perfectly* situated right in the middle of Seneca Lake Wine Country, with plenty of large and small wineries on both Seneca and Keuka Lakes within easy driving distance. In fact, you won't find another location so close to so many great wineries! (And you can even easily walk to wineries that are nearby!) Our close proximity to Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Geneva, and Corning and their many activities is also great, making our cottage the perfect spot for your vacation getaway. See below for many more activities to be found in the surrounding area. If you're coming for the fishing, we also offer parking for boat trailers.

While you stay at our cottage, we do our best to provide any assistance and needs you may have (for example, we are always happy to transport kayaks that you might rent locally down to the waterfront for our guests, and help bring them back up). We offer you a personal touch, great location, and peace and quiet -- the best value of any cottage, of that we're sure! Please contact us for open dates and more information.

Keywords: Cottage, Watkins Glen, private, Seneca Lake, Fingerlakes

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Plenty of room to explore, woods all around, and a gently sloping beach make it perfect for children of all ages to play in the water...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely not allowed in cottage or on covered porch....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, none able to be accommodated...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Each bedroom has a double bed, dresser, night table, lamps; Baby Crib (co-sleeper) available upon request...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


              • Porcelain tile floor, vintage porcelain sink, shelving

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Large table set out on porch allows you to enjoy view while eating!...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Also includes toaster, drip coffeemaker, blender...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                featuring Pampered Chef products!...moreless

              • Stove:

                regular size electric stove/oven...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Child's Highchair
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Private area provided on property, near highway, on which to park boat and trailer...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Get the ultimate 'step' workout by using the 'real thing!'...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 Campfire Rings - 1 on beach and one by cottage, Outdoor clothesline and picnic table at cottage level. Firewood included for campfires....moreless


                  • Television:

                    TV can only be used with supplied VCR/DVD player...moreless

                  • Books
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    screened-in porch (on all 3 sides) connected to entire lake-side front of cottage....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber charcoal grill; charcoal not provided...moreless


                  • Family
                  • Budget
                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View:

                    Cottage sits on bluff overlooking lake. Only trees are between you and the lake! Rental inc. a secluded beach area with over 50' of beachfront, inc. dock....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Esp. in early summer; as trees on bluff thicken during summer, water view is not as prevalent...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    over 50' of secluded beachfront with one dock for your use only...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Private and secure, on large undeveloped parcel of wooded land...moreless


                  • Museums
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Jet Skiing


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                  from 4 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 14 - Oct 4, 2014
                  2 night min stay

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                  • Taxes Not included

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                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tompkins County Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 14
                  Nearest Beach
                  on property!
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Watkins Glen Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Veraison's at Glenora

                  Car: Necessary

                  *Wine Touring -- you're in the very heart of Fingerlakes Wineries -- can't beat the proximity to a huge number of wineries (some you can even walk to!)

                  *Watercraft rentals can be found nearby - ask us for contact info,

                  *Auto Racing, State Park, and theatre in Watkins Glen *Golf course between cottage and Watkins Glen

                  *Windmill Amish Farmer's Market, inc. crafts and wares, found in Penn Yan, approx, 20 min. away.

                  *Many historical and sightseeing sites at Seneca Falls, Auburn, Geneva, and Ithaca (from 30 to 60 min, away)

                  *Ithaca boasts an *incredible* and renowned Farmer's Market and three wonderful state parks with amazing waterfalls and hiking--just ask us for info!

                  *Public boat launch approx. 5 miles north


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                  • Part of living area, overlooking porch

                    Part of living area, overlooking porch

                  • Pic from kitchen with partial view of bathroom (we're big on safety!)

                    Pic from kitchen with partial view of bathroom (we're big on safety!)

                  • View of lake from beach area, with dock

                    View of lake from beach area, with dock

                  • Vintage dinner ware takes you back in time!

                    Vintage dinner ware takes you back in time!

                  • Our 'birding' theme honors the Phoebes who return each year to the cottage!

                    Our 'birding' theme honors the Phoebes who return each year to the cottage!

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                  Date last modified - Friday, August 08, 2014

                  $125 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

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