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Luxurious Houseboat - Traveling the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes

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Last updated: 12/30/2009

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Geneva boat description

This is a Luxurious Houseboat on the Erie Canal. The boat is 15 feet wide by 67 feet long. The interior has a full living room, full kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, all heated and air conditioned.

There are decks at the stern and bow for cooking on the gas grill, sightseeing, lounging, and enjoying the wildlife. The boat includes an upper deck that is 15' wide by 50' long which includes a service bar, hot tub, and slide. This is an ideal location for sunbathing or relaxing.

A typical week’s adventure includes the following itinerary; On Monday at 8 am shopping for the week’s amenities, Pick up of the boat at 10 am at Stivers Seneca Marine, The move-in and a 6 hour orientation will begin immediately while someone is checking in, the voyage will begin heading toward Seneca Falls on the Erie Canal. Tuesday begins with a trip heading south down Cayuga Lake, you could also stop at Goose Watch Winery on the west side of Cayuga and end up in Ithaca for the night.

On Wednesday you will begin heading north on Cayuga Lake's east side and stay in Clyde for the night. On Thursday you will begin a canal trip to Fairport where you will dock for the night. Friday will bring the voyage from Fairport to Lyons. Saturday’s trip will entail a trip from Lyons back to Seneca Falls. Sunday's trip will be Seneca Falls back to Stivers Seneca Marine by noon.

The reasoning for this is because the boat traffic will be much greater after noon and will make it difficult for docking. Day trips are available outside of the itinerary. There will be a series of locks that will raise and lower your elevation throughout the trip giving you the experience of a lifetime.

This luxurious home could also remain tied at the dock and be your vacation home on the water. It would truly be on the water and you would not have any concern of navigating the waters and still engage in the experience of the Erie Canal and the Finger Lakes. You could slide from the hot tub on the top deck into our clean fresh waters for a refreshment from the sun.

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Property Type

  • Boat
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef
          • Staff


          • Children Welcome:

            Children love the boat. They can swim, go off the slide, or sit in the hot tub while traveling....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Clean and private master bath.

          Other Amenities

              • Top Deck Service Bar, Swimming Slide, Bed Linens, Twin Motors to Travel, Generator, Bow Thrusters, 50' TV w/Surround Sound...moreless


              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • VCR


              • Adventure
              • Historic


              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining:

                        There are 8 stools in the kitchen area and additional chairs throughout the boat. ...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Furnace to keep you toasty...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Bring your own towels...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        With DVD player- No TV reception. Bring your own DVD...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone:

                        Tenant cell phone...moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Available at most ports. ...moreless


                      • Catering Available:

                        We can provide provide meals if requested....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        We can add at orientation if you need specialty...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        For 10people...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Eat in kitchen. Cook while you travel and eat at port....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        Electric with broiler...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Full size for food for the week or beverages as needed. ...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Electric flat top...moreless

                      • Toaster


                      • Boat:

                        This is a boat. you can rent a pontoon ski boat for a day trip at Stivers Seneca Marine. 315-789-5520...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        6 miles from home port...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        At home port. Stivers Seneca Marine. Can rent for trip...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        At home port. Stivers Seneca Marine.

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub


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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Monday-Sunday $4450.00
                      May 4 - Oct 25, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Tax Rate 8%


                      We can supply a captain for the week if requested. We can supply a chef for the week if requested. Prices negotiable based on requirements.

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                      Canal Cruising, Lock Experience, the Fingerlakes Wine Trail


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We are Donna and Bob Stivers and have been renting house boats for 10 years, we have operated Stivers Seneca Marine for 14 years, we have lived on the lakes for our entire life. Our knowledge and experience has created a sense of security for our customers for their vacation on the Erie Canal.

                      Why the Owner Chose Geneva:
                      We chose this type of rental to give visitors the type of experience that we have had throughout our lives. Living on the water is a vacation in itself.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Boat:
                      This property allows visitors to view the Fingerlakes and The Erie Canal from the water. The mobility of the houseboat gives many different views of our spectacular sites.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • The Front of the Boat

                        The Front of the Boat

                      • Master Stateroom

                        Master Stateroom

                      • The Living Room and Dining area

                        The Living Room and Dining area

                      • The TV and Kitchen Area

                        The TV and Kitchen Area

                      • A view of the refrigerator, island, and wet bar.

                        A view of the refrigerator, island, and wet bar.

                      VRBO #280795

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 02, 2014

                      $742 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 6 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 40%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/30/2009
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                      (315) 789-5520 (New York, USA)

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                      Luxurious Houseboat - Traveling the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes

                      Geneva #280795

                      4 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 10

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