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Great Home & Barn Overlooking Seneca Lake Sunsets and Watkins Glen

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Last updated: 10/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Glen Eastern' has an awesome lake view and is about a mile from 'Downtown Watkins'. Home to the magnificent Watkins Glen State Park, Harbor Walk, International Raceway, visitor center, Clute Beach and a more than a few places to rent & launch boats. We are in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine & waterfall country. Glen Eastern has 4 BR & 3.5 baths. It sleeps 10-12 and is more of a family style home on 8 fun acres; the Monster Barn game room is now open offering billiards, foosball, darts, a 10ft granite saloon wet bar and classic arcade game. The deck offers panoramic views of the lake, sunsets & Watkins night lights. Enjoy the horseshoe and fire pits, multiple picnic tables, hammock and covered lower patio. The location is perfect for large family gatherings. There is also another apartment available in the barn with a full bath, kitchen, bedroom and living room for even larger parties of 12 - 14.

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION: At about a mile from downtown Watkins Glen and twenty or so from Corning, Ithaca and Elmira, you will find plenty to do at our rental properties. There are well over fifty wineries within 40 miles - close to a hundred waterfalls - and day trips can take you to Niagara Falls, Casinos, ten other Finger Lakes and the Great Lakes. We have been coming here for close to ten years and still haven't seen it all.

ALL SEASONS WELCOME: The wineries don't shut down for the winter and neither do we! The spring brings great scenery and waterfalls, the summer has it all and the fall has leaves and wine to enjoy. But don't forget the winter and holiday season, when the Seneca wineries promote Deck the Halls and winter wine specials. Cayuga also has quite a few wineries with Mardi Gras, fine food pairings and individual winery promotions. Don't forget to bring your boat in the warmer months and your snowmobile & skis in the winter. The Finger Lakes National Forest has extensive winter snowmobiling trails as well as cross country and there are two ski areas about an hour away.

JUST LIKE HOME: We use all three of our vacation homes in the area and want you to feel like you are at your second home (just like we do). That's why we have people returning again and again, and trying out our various locations. Each is unique but well appointed and offer the same convenient location and amenities.
Please note: there is a $150 housekeeping charge for stays less than 6 nights.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Lakeview Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Has own full bath...moreless

  • Front Bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Large Closet...moreless

  • Lakeview Guest Room: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Nice Lake View...moreless

  • Lower Bedroom: 1 queen

    Private & Quiet...moreless

  • Lower Greatroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Walkout Studio with seperate bedroom & kitchenette...moreless

  • Livingroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pullout Sofa on Main Floor...moreless

  • Barn Apartment: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Seperate Living Quarters...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Masater Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large Tub...moreless

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Also has the Washer & Dryer...moreless

  • Lower Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Powder Room : toilet


  • Gameroom Full Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Barn Apartment Bathroom : toilet, shower


  • Outdoor Shower at The Barn: outdoor shower



  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    (3) Extensive Classic CD's in the Monster Bar'n Game Room and several I-pod docks throughout the property...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    (3) XBOX in the house and Arcade Multi Game in the Monster Bar'N Game Room - Barn Apartment has a Play Station to watch DVD's and play games...moreless

  • Video Games:

    (40) Tons of Xbox and PS games as well as 50+ game Multi Arcade system in the barn...moreless

  • Video Library:

    (2) Lots of kids & classic movies for all ages...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    Tremendous Lake Views, Sunsets and Watkins Glen Night Lights...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    See the beautiful mountain sunset over Seneca Lake and the night lights at the Watkins Glen Race track on the opposite mountain side. The night lights twinkle along with the stars in the pristine night sky....moreless

  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Units...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample Parking for large Groups, boats, RV's & trailers...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Rumpus Room
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood Burning Pellet Stove In the lower Barn Apartment...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchens are fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Second Kitchenette located in lower walk out basement level of house and full kitchen in Barn Apartment...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:


  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Huge wrap around deck on upper level of house - Patio under deck and additional patio at Monster Bar'n Game Room with outdoor shower...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large Awning Covers 2/3 of the deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.3
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 4 - Mar 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,800 $2,900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,950 $7,500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning and linens $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $450
  • Taxes Not included


- $150 Housekeeping Fee is added to all stays under 5 nights.

- The home is to be left in the same condition it was received but linens are taken care of by our staff.

- We accept a $450 reservation deposit at the time of booking. This becomes your $450 refundable security when the total rental fee is received two weeks prior to check in and it is refunded within about fifteen days of check out.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/03/2015
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  • Watkins Glen State Park

    "The reason they named the town Watkins Glen and a fantastic hike. Experience over twenty wat..."

  • Watkins Glen International

    "Watch a race, attend a festival or take your car out on the track!"

  • Rooster Fish Brewing

    "Great local beer at a great local place AND close to home."

  • Village Marina Bar & Grill

    "Good food, great atmosphere and view of the lake. Good for local, live music and drinks day ..."

  • Lakewood Vineyards Inc

    "Lakewood always make our list of recommended wineries at the south end of the lake."

  • Wildflower Cafe

    "Great family restaurant AND right next to the Rooster Fish!"

  • Hector Falls

    "Good for a drive by via car or boat. The falls are beautiful and a quick stop on your way up..."

  • Castel Grisch

    "Good German style wine with a sweeping view north of the lake. Also a nice German kitchen. "

  • Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises

    "Great outdoor seating area and waterside dining for the whole family. The boat Rides are nic..."

  • Blue Pointe Grill

    "Blue Point Grill at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel offers upscale dining with outdoor seating."

  • Seneca Harbor Station

    "Nice family style outdoor dining and part of the Captain Bills Complex. "

  • Jerlando's Pizza Company

    "Good Italian Eats in Watkins and Montour too!"

  • Montage Restaurant

    "West Side lake view dining with great portions and varied fare."

  • Wright's Beverages

    "This is where you can but it all: Beer, Wine and Liquor."

  • House of Hong Incorporated

    "Good Chinese Eats in Watkins. Check out the old renovated hotel lounge."


Car: Necessary

Lakes, Water Falls, Wineries, Americas Oldest Auto Road Racing Track, Festivals, Antiques, Hiking, Snowmobiling, Fishing, Downtown Watkins Glen.

Other Activities: Wine Tasting, Waterfalls, Auto Racing Track.

Golf: The Watkins Glen 9 Hole golf course is right across the lake and there are three additional courses within 20 miles of the home: Fox Run Golf Course, Hillendale Golf Course and Shady Brook Golf Course.

Ski: There are two ski areas within an hours distance: Bristol Mountain Ski Resort and Greek Peak.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Having visited many wine regions around the world (Rhine River Valley in Germany, Napa/Sonoma in US, Tuscany in Italy, and Hunter Valley in Austraila), we decided to explore the Finger Lake Wine region. We really enjoyed it due to its wonderful wines, beautiful views and amazing waterfalls. With a growing family, we decided to purchase our first property in 2006. In years following, we added two more properties and we continue to improve all of them so our expanded family and our guests (YOU!) can enjoy the Finger Lakes to its fullest potential. The Monster Bar'N Gameroom and Barn Apartment are two examples of how we continually improve our properties. We love to visit the wineries year round for their seasonal events and have camp fires & S'mores in the summertime and boating and hiking at the local Glens (Watkins, Buttermilk and Havana to name a few). One of our most favorite annual events is to participate in the Watkins Glen Cardboard Boat Regatta - check local papers for our 2010 Pirate Ship entry which made front page headlines (see image of Pirate Ship).

Why the Owner Chose Watkins Glen:
With a growing family, we knew it would be harder to travel like we were used too. With the Finger Lakes as close as they were and offering wineries, waterfalls and lakes, we decided it would be a wonderful place to vacation. After two years of enjoying our home ourselves, we decided to try renting to allow others to enjoy this wonderful property and region of the country. We found that we enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue to expand our properties to serve even more people. We feel our properties allow all our guests to select which type of property will work for them and their vacation plans.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Glen Eastern from the Road

    Glen Eastern from the Road

  • Glen Easterns Expansive Yard

    Glen Easterns Expansive Yard

  • Master has it's own Bathroom & an Awesome View

    Master has it's own Bathroom & an Awesome View

  • Baby's Room with Crib also has a Very Comfy Futon

    Baby's Room with Crib also has a Very Comfy Futon

  • Lower Level Bedroom with Queen

    Lower Level Bedroom with Queen

  • Main Level Great Room with access to Deck

    Main Level Great Room with access to Deck

  • Glen Eastern's Superb Lake View and Extensive Yard

    Glen Eastern's Superb Lake View and Extensive Yard

  • comfortable living room

    comfortable living room

  • master bedroom w/view of lake

    master bedroom w/view of lake

  • expansive wrap around deck

    expansive wrap around deck

  • side view

    side view

  • outdoor fire pit

    outdoor fire pit

  • Glen Eastern's Superb Lake View

    Glen Eastern's Superb Lake View

  • Great Night views of Downtown Watkins

    Great Night views of Downtown Watkins

  • Front Bedroom has a Trundle for Two & Big Closet

    Front Bedroom has a Trundle for Two & Big Closet

  • What a View!

    What a View!

  • Lower Level with Kitchenette, Pull Out & Full Bath

    Lower Level with Kitchenette, Pull Out & Full Bath

  • Main Level Kitchen and Dining Room

    Main Level Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Wrap Around Deck Views with 2/3 Awning for Shade and Comfort

    Wrap Around Deck Views with 2/3 Awning for Shade and Comfort

  • master bedroom w/adjoining bathroom

    master bedroom w/adjoining bathroom

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • View of lake from deck

    View of lake from deck

  • downstairs apartment has small kitchen, bedroom, bath and family room

    downstairs apartment has small kitchen, bedroom, bath and family room

  • View of barn from house

    View of barn from house

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Great Home & Barn Overlooking Seneca Lake Sunsets and Watkins Glen

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