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Beautiful Historic Home, Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes NY

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Branchport house description

Built in 1865, this historic Federal Style home is set on four idyllic acres, featuring two time-worn barns and a charming pond. The property’s name is derived from the majestic weeping willow trees that surround the home. Enveloped by local vineyards, overflowing lush greenery, and rolling hills, this setting contributes to the overall romantic charm of the home.
The property is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York; a region with an infinite abundance of natural beauty. The Finger Lakes is also home to more than 100 wineries serving award winning wines of almost every variety.
The stunning historic beauty of the exterior is matched with a newly remodeled interior that preserves the historic integrity of the property while providing the upscale conveniences of a modern home. The interior is luxuriously decorated with exquisite antiques. In addition, the entire house has maintained its original broad-plank wood flooring and woodwork detailing, giving this historic property a unique feel.
The home features four large comfortable bedrooms with high-quality linens and two modern full bathrooms. One master suite and full bath is located on the main level for the utmost convenience. The spacious kitchen and large dining room lend themselves to convivial entertaining. There are several porches and an outdoor dining space so guests may fully experience and enjoy the property’s picturesque natural surroundings overlooking Keuka Lake.
The property is ideal for families or groups of adults who can share its intimate gathering spaces but that also enjoy having their own private retreats. The home’s peaceful setting allows for the freedom to relax and enjoy family and friends in a secluded environment. However with an abundance of restaurants, water activities, and vineyards in the vicinity, there are endless sources of entertainment at your finger tips.
The home is within walking distance of the very small and quaint town of Branchport, a ten minute drive to historic Penn Yan, and a fifteen minute drive to the charming and recently voted “best small town in America” Hammondsport. The closet airport is Rochester International Airport, about an hour drive from the home.
For those city-slickers who need to stay connected, the home features wifi and cable. Other amenities include air conditioning, ice maker, microwave, washer and dryer, well stocked kitchen, wood burning stove, and a gas grill. There are also conveniently located marinas for boat rentals, making it easy for you to enjoy the 23 miles of serene Keuka Lake.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 Years Old. Maximum of 10 occupants + infants....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • 2 Full Bathrooms: Main Level Bath with walk-in shower and free-standing claw foot tub. Upper Level Bathroom has combination bathtub and shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Parking:

            Parking in circular driveway. Pull up and unload right at house....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High quality linens and bath towels...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window Units Only...moreless

          • Living Room seats 8
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer


          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Games
          • Books


          • Telephone
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Multiple patios, decks, and an outdoor dining area....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill


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

          Location & View

              • Lake View:

                Directly across the street from Keuka Lake. Stunning views from the home....moreless


              • Museums
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Water Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Winery Tours
              • Marina
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Swimming
              • Sailing


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak Season Rate
              Jul 6 - Aug 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              Holiday Rate
              Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2014
              4 night min stay
              Standard Rate
              Sep 8 - Oct 21, 2014
              4 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Tax Rate 4%


              Rates are Subject to Change until reservation is confirmed.

              Special Event Rate: From $2,500.00 to $5,000.00 for the day (negotiated on a per event basis).

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 07/08/2014
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              60 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Keuka Lake State Park

              Car: Necessary

              Keuka Lake is home to a large number of Vineyards, within close proximity to this house. This is an excellent way to spend your day and simultaneously enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the area.

              Other nearby attractions include historic Watkins Glen, the Curtis Museum of Aviation, and Harris Hill 'The Soaring Capital of the World'.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              Why the Owner Chose Branchport:
              My first visit to Keuka Lake was in 1975; it was love at first sight. I felt a connection to the area unlike any other place I had ever been. My parents began renting a cottage every summer on the lake and it became obvious that it wasn't just a magical place for me but for everyone who came to visit. My love of historic homes and Keuka Lake, led to the purchase of our family's main home, Bar Harbour, which is located across the street from The Willows. Our family was rapidly expanding and as fate would have it, the beautiful historic red home across the street became available. After touring the home and walking its majestic property, I immediately fell in love. The pond and the barn in particular, reminded of my childhood in the rural south. I convinced myself that somewhere down the line, I would have enough grandchildren to occupy both homes. Because of the special significance of Keuka Lake for our family, my son chose to hold his wedding and reception on our properties there last summer. While planning accommodations for out of town guests, it became apparent that there were very few homes available for rent that could accommodate larger families and wedding parties. Along with this knowledge and due to frequent requests to rent the property, I’ve decide to give it a go. Welcome to The Willows, I hope it will be as magical for you as it has been for us!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Enjoy the lake in style at this historic and upscale property.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Front of House

                Front of House

              • Side Porch

                Side Porch

              • View from Side Entrance

                View from Side Entrance

              • Pond


              • Kitchen


              • Dining Room- Seats 10

                Dining Room- Seats 10

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • First Floor Master

                First Floor Master

              • Upstairs Bathroom

                Upstairs Bathroom

              • Queen Bedroom

                Queen Bedroom

              • Front Porch

                Front Porch

              • Big Barn

                Big Barn

              • View from Backyard

                View from Backyard

              • Vineyards- Behind Property

                Vineyards- Behind Property

              • Kitchen


              • First Floor

                First Floor

              • First Floor Master

                First Floor Master

              • Upstairs Bathroom

                Upstairs Bathroom

              • Queen Bedroom

                Queen Bedroom

              • Twin Bedroom

                Twin Bedroom

              • Front Entrance

                Front Entrance

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

              $400 - $550 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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