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Sunny Shade, the Perfect Keuka Lakeside Reunion Place

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Sunny Shade seen from the waterski boat


Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Sunny Shade is the perfect setting for your family reunion, wedding guests, or get-together with close friends. With the main house and the cottage you can have your privacy and at the same time be part of the crowd. For years our guests have been returning to relax, reconnect and create special memories.

Sunny Shade is comprised of the main house and a detached cottage that share a common lakefront. Sunny Maple is the house on the lake with 3 bed rooms and Shady Oak is the cottage up on the hill with 3 bedrooms. Both are meticulously maintained and tastefully decorated.

When not wine touring or sight seeing in the beautiful region surrounding us the best part of your day will probably be spent outdoors. On the waterfront you will have a fun time with the variety of non-motorized watercraft or you may want to fish, swim, boat or sunbathe on or from our dock, lakeside patio or swim platform. The little ones will love the sandbox, the play house the outdoor toys and the shallow beach. Rinse off under the refreshing outdoor shower on the side deck.

For those seeking quiet escape, there are many places to sneak away to enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or take a nap. The upper deck at Sunny Maple with access from the upstairs bedroom floor is private and quiet. The perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or sunbathe. The side deck off the kitchen is a fabulous place to enjoy a meal or a cold beverage.

Shady Oak has it own private partially covered deck with a stunning view of the lake and lots of space for hanging out. Great for outdoor entertaining, rain or shine, or cozy up in the comfy love seat with your favorite book.

The spacious partially covered lakeside patio at Sunny Maple is a great place to hang out at all times of the day - even on rainy days. Whether it is getting up early and having coffee on the patio while watching the sun light-up the shore across the lake and reflect off the mirror-like water or relaxing in one of the chaise lounges in the early evening taking in the sunset - breathtaking. The calm nights at the lake are a real treat either at the fire pit or around the cheminea.

On that rare rainy day the downstairs open floor plan in Sunny Maple provides a perfect spot for entertaining should you decide to be inside. Enjoy a drink at the breakfast bar while socializing with the cook of the day or sit back in the corner couch while watching a movie on the big flat-screen TV, playing a board game or reading a good book.

Whatever your longings and wishes are we have done everything in our power to ensure that you have the best possible time in your home away from home. Welcome to Sunny Shade.

'Relax, Enjoy and Have a Great Time'

For more details please see our other listing #273867 for Sunny Maple.

Don't need this much room? Ask about renting just the house.

Owner needs access to boat in boat lift using stairs.
Boat lift not available.

Keywords: House & Cottage


Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Great for kids all ages. Sandbox, toys, swim platform, games, water toys, books, movies....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No indoor smoking allowed. Outdoor butt containers provided. Please use....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    2 furry friends allowed at additional charge...moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Complementary gift basket with fine local wine upon arrival for weekly rentals. High quality drinking water by Culligan water treatment system and in kitchen in Sunny Maple also reverse osmosis (Bottle water quality). Ceiling fans in all bed rooms in Sunny Maple and also in master in Shady Oak. Take-a-book-Leave-a-book libraries. Games and toys. Hairdryer, iron. Plenty of parking. Swim platform, outdoor shower, kayaks, canoes, paddle boat, sandbox, toys, cheminea, fire pit, firewood (while supply lasts), fresh air, gorgeous view. Plenty of outdoor sitting areas. Sun curtain on lakeside patio. Flat lawn 20'x30'. Docks accommodate 2 boats up to 24'. Owner might need access to own boat in lift on weekends. Walking distance to convenience store. Many local wineries close by....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable and local channels incl....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Movies for all ages. Lots of Disney....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    110' of combined break wall and shallow pebble beach. Fish directly off the patio or the dock. 2 docks accommodates boats up to 24'. One boat on each dock. Boat lift not available....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Sunny Maple: Central Air Shady Oak: Window Units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, blankets, bath towels and kitchen towels. Beach and pet towels rental $5/towel...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 cars on lake side, more across the street...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ample parking across the street for cars and trailers. Sorry no campers....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Fully equipped with coffee pot, mixer, blender, crock pot, chopper, toaster......moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) Sunny Maple: Expansive lakeside patio, partially covered with sun curtain. Seating for 8 + lounge chairs. Side deck with bench seating for 4. Quiet upper deck with seating for 6-8 + lounge chairs. Shady Oak: Large partially covered deck on lakeside w. several sitting areas and comfy love seat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season
Jun 21 - Sep 6, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $771 Nightly

post season
Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $557 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $140
  • Tax Rate 4%

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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Only 25 minutes from Watkins Glen International Race Track and Watkins Glen State Park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Verner and I (Anja) moved to the US 27 years ago with our sons, Phillip and Gustav, 6 and 2 at the time, from Denmark. We absolutely love it here. In 2006 we decided to find a retreat where the entire family along with their families and friends could gather and relax and have fun. We found it in Sunny Maple and the adjacent Shady Oak, also combined known as Sunny Shade. This place is just too beautiful not to be shared with others when we're not able to use it ourselves so we decided to make it available for you.

Why the Owner Chose Penn Yan:
Our very good friends have vacation homes at Keuka Lake and they invited us to come and spend some time with them and their families and .... we were totally hooked! We loved it instantly and decided to look around for our own paradise on Keuka Lake - and we found it! Welcome to Sunny Shade.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Here is a bunch of things that we really cherish when we stay at Sunny Shade: 1. Get up early to watch the sun light-up the shore across the lake and reflect off the mirror-like water – breathtaking! 2. Enjoy lunch and views of the bluff from one of the many terraces at the Switzerland Inn! 3. Make yummy s’mores over an open campfire in the firepot near the beach. 4. Enjoy a peaceful kayak ride early in the morning before the lake gets busy. 5. Explore the many fine vineyards surrounding Keuka Lake, and take in the stunning views of the countryside and lake! 6. Walk down the road to the “Olney Place” and have a delicious breakfast or lunch sandwich on the front porch. Make sure you get a hand-scooped ice cream cone to enjoy on your journey back. 7. Visit the quaint town of Hammondsport at the south end of the lake by boat or car. Stroll around town and check out the unique stores and galleries, dine at the Village Tavern. 8. Have a wonderful dinner at Snug Harbor on the west side of the lake. 9. Have a bottle of wine in the middle of the lake at sunset! 10. Rent a bike and ride along the Outlet Trail from Penn Yan to Dresden by Seneca Lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the lake and/or waterfalls along the way. 11. Stroll, jog, bike and/or rollerblade along our quiet, tree-lined lane. Admire the beauty and variety of architecture in the homes along the lake. 12. And don’t forget to visit the Windmill Market on Route 14A. It's a great place to people-watch and buy all sorts of things that you don’t really need, but can’t live without! There’s plenty of food – if you are in a really decadent mood, have a “Spiral” potato which is loaded with calories, carbs and grease, but definitely worth the indulgence.

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  • Sunny Shade seen from the waterski boat

    Sunny Shade seen from the waterski boat

  • Master bedroom with lake view at Shady Oak

    Master bedroom with lake view at Shady Oak

  • Open and inviting living area Sunny Maple

    Open and inviting living area Sunny Maple

  • Play area for the little ones

    Play area for the little ones

  • Fall view from deck at Shady Oak

    Fall view from deck at Shady Oak

  • Cozy living room Shady Oak

    Cozy living room Shady Oak

  • Lakeside King bedroom Sunny Maple

    Lakeside King bedroom Sunny Maple

  • Sunny Maple's open gourmet kitchen

    Sunny Maple's open gourmet kitchen

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