'it Shore is Nice' Cottage

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Last updated: 10/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy lake living at its best in our lovely 2-bedroom cottage located on the eastern shores of beautiful Keuka Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Whether you want to relax in one of our Adirondack chairs with a good book and a glass of local wine, or take a Sunfish out on the lake, we are confident that our 'It Shore Is Nice' cottage will provide you with a most enjoyable and memorable vacation experience.

Our beautiful lakefront property sleeps four comfortably with an extra futon; and provides all the amenities to make your stay comfortable, in your home away from home.

Located in a summertime resort area, you will find a wide variety of local activities and attractions for all members of the family. Keuka Lake is known for its wine trail, which includes more than a dozen award-winning wineries. Quaint shops in the village of Penn Yan and Hammondsport offer souvenirs, gifts and fine art. Take the road less traveled and go shopping for that perfect antique.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults only...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great dock to jump off of! Small loft in upper level bedroom with two small futons, children's games, water toys and books....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry we love pets but some of our guests are allergic. :(...moreless

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

  • Master Bedroom - Upper Level: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Accessible to street level. Exterior entrance. ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom - Lower Level: 1 queen

    Sliding glass door opens up to a porch overlooking the lake...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Small bathroom with shower only.

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary bottle of fine local wine upon arrival, Ceiling and window fans on every level, Hairdryer, Ironing board and Iron, Flat screen TV's I-pod dock, 2 LL Bean Kayaks with oars, Sunfish sailboat, Canoe, folding chairs, On site parking for 2 vehicles, Not handicapped accessible, Desirable east side location, Near many fine local wineries and best of all- SUNSETS!...moreless


  • Books:

    Paperbacks provided to be taken with you. Some local hard cover books about the region, hiking trails and the Amish. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Bose Wave Radio with CD player in lower Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Digital cable in lower Master Bedroom and basic cable with local channels included in the upper Master Bedroom. 36' HD flat screen TV in lower bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen tv's in both bedroooms...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some outdoor water toys like pails, shovels and noodles....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Children's Disney Movies and various other movies...moreless


  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    40' of level stone lakefront, 7 steps down to the beach and a 40' dock for fresh water fishing...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stack-able Washer & Dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, blankets, bath towels and kitchen towels...moreless

  • Parking:

    For 2 vehicles only...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    On Rt 54 in parking lot...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line telephones on every level with local calls. Mobil Verizon service is GREAT!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, Hand and washcloths as well as kitchen towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stack-able Washer & Dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary and secured...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A full kitchen is included...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Sorry no dishwasher- you'll have to have the kids do the dishes!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Comfortably seats 6-8 in kitchen. Water cooler....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    No ice maker because of lake water- sorry ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Off lower bedroom level with wicker porch swing and wicker chairs for relaxing...moreless

  • Boat:


  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooking lake with seating for 6 at a picnic table and rocking chairs for reading. Late afternoon outdoor curtains....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2- LL Bean Kayaks and 1- LL Bean Canoe...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pre Season
Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Peak Season
Jul 3 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

Post Season
Sep 4 - Sep 24, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 4%


So sorry we do not rent nightly. All cleaning is included in pricing. Rentals are Sat @4 PM to Sat at 10 AM.

50% Down - At reservation

50% Final - 30 days prior to reservation

$200 Security Deposit - 30 days prior to reservation

4% Yates County Tax - 30 days prior to reservation

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/16/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport

Car: Necessary

See our website that lists local attractions, activities, marinas, restaurants and things to do!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Kelly and Ed Gilligan have owned this lovely cottage on Keuka Lake since 2005. The exterior and interior of this home has been completely renovated and you will find subtle hints throughout reminding you of what your vacation is all about - relaxing and having fun! Please visit our complete website at 'itshoreisnice' for further information and photos.

Why the Owner Chose Barrington:
In 2009, the Finger Lakes region was named the number one lakeside retreat in the world by the editors of Shermans Travel, beating out better known resort areas such as Lago di Como (Italy), Lake Mead (USA) and Lake Como (USA.) The editors also cited Keuka and Seneca Lakes as being “widely-regarded as the most beautiful of the Finger Lakes and well equipped for tourists and recreational activities.” See article: Top Ten Lakeside Retreats - Cool off this summer at lakeside retreats around the globe by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Here are our top 10 things that we enjoy doing when we visit Keuka Lake. 1. Rent a boat or take a boat ride to the Switzerland Inn to have lunch on the porch and enjoy the great view of the Bluff! 2. Boat down to Hammondsport. Dock the boat and head into town for some shopping and an ice cream at the Park Inn! 3. Drive just north of Penn Yan on Sunday morning at 9:30 and watch all the horse-drawn Mennonite buggies going to church. 4. Have a wonderful dinner at the Village Tavern or the Union Block Bistro in Hammondsport. 5. Visit the many fine wineries on Keuka lake and take in the stunning views! 6. Have a cocktail on the patio at sunset at the Esperanza Mansion. 7. Go shopping in Penn Yan. Our favorite store is Longs Cards & Books. 8. Go to the Hayes Auction Barn for the weekly Saturday night auction at 6:00pm. Great finds include beautiful antiques to everything under the kitchen sink! 9. Order the fried chicken dinner at the Seneca Farms in Penn Yan. 10. Have a bottle of wine in the middle of the lake at sunset! 11. Ok, so there are more than 10… Visit the Windmill Farm and Craft Market on Saturday mornings. A great place to get breakfast or lunch!

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lakefront View

    Lakefront View

  • Lower Level Bedroom with queen bed and sitting area with views of the lake

    Lower Level Bedroom with queen bed and sitting area with views of the lake

  • Kitchen Level with seating for six and spiral stairs to upper bedroom

    Kitchen Level with seating for six and spiral stairs to upper bedroom

  • October 2014 boating on Keuka!

    October 2014 boating on Keuka!

  • Raft Fun!

    Raft Fun!

  • Fun times

    Fun times

  • Lakefront View - 40' of lake and stone beach with a 40' dock to swim

    Lakefront View - 40' of lake and stone beach with a 40' dock to swim

  • Upper Level Bedroom with double bed and double futon with lake views

    Upper Level Bedroom with double bed and double futon with lake views

  • Water skiing

    Water skiing

  • Enjoying the fire pit

    Enjoying the fire pit

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    Eggelston Glen

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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