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Waterfront Cottage Seneca River/Nys Canal/Finger Lakes, Dock, 4 Bedroom

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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This charming cottage is on a private road and has 360' of water frontage. It includes a dock and is situated on 4 acres of land on the Seneca River, which is the natural path of the famous Cayuga Seneca Canal system. There’s waterway access to the Finger Lakes (Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, Cross Lake to name a few.) Everything is complete, all you have to bring is your food and yourselves! It has 4 bedrooms, (2 of the bedrooms have private balconies), fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area and a large porch. There's a king size bed, queen, 2 bunks, 2 twins,a full, and the sofa in the living room is a queen size pull out bed. It features a corner fireplace, air conditioning, an outdoor campfire area, and has an outdoor grill for cooking. The cottage has a dock. The cottage sleeps 12 comfortably. A 16ft fishing boat with a 10hp motor, rowboat, 3 kayaks, canoe, and 4 bikes can be rented. We offer a tour of the canal with a picnic lunch and have FREE WIFI INTERNET ACCESS.

This cottage is ideal for fishing and hunting. In the fall, the foliage is eye catching and bird watchers will be in awe! You will have a wonderful vacation no matter if it's rainy or sunny. It's an easy commute to work in Rochester or Syracuse.

There's a telephone, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stereo, CD player, TV with VCR/DVD, dock, fire pit for a bonfire, corner fireplace (wood is available for purchase), an outdoor grill, air conditioned, individual heat controls, cable television with HBO, on wooded 4 acres, and private balconies off the two upper bedrooms. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Boat launch is on the cottage property. There are hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining area. The enclosed porch has a wood floor. All the linens, towels, dishwashing soap, etc. are provided. For rental are: a canoe, 2 kayaks, 4 bikes, and a fishing boat with a motor. A 5 hour boat tour and picnic lunch can be arranged. This cottage offers swimming, fishing and hunting.

It is situated on a large lot that can be used for tenting, Badminton, and campfires. You can also go hiking or biking on Howland Island which is a wildlife management area owned by New York State that has 3,600 private acres and is within view of the cottage.

Located on the Seneca River (the natural part of the Seneca-Cayuga & Erie Canal) that connects to the Finger Lakes. Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Howland Island owned by New York State is nearby. A little over an hour away is a casino, Women's Heritage Trail in Seneca Falls, Seneca Lake Wineries, Cayuga Lake Wineries, Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Mackenzie Child's Victorian Factory and Bass Pro Shopping Center. The property is located 40 minutes from Syracuse (great shopping which features the pending Destiny Mall, it'll be the largest mall in America when completed, theatres, museums, etc.); Rochester is 60 minutes away (also great shopping, theatres, and museums).

A trip to Niagara Falls is within a day’s activities. A short drive away, the charming, very exclusive town of Skaneateles awaits you. This is a resort area well known for its multimillion-dollar cottages, spas, etc. (the Clintons vacationed there when he was President). Nearby, is the famous Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY, which is an old tyme English faire. Also, in nearby Palmyra, there is the Joseph Smith Farm and the famous Mormon Pageant, a world renowned religious play. Within a short drive, you can be at Taughannock Falls (higher than Niagara Falls), Filmore Glen - as in President Filmore, nearby Auburn that has the Harriet Tubman Home and the Seward House and you can also visit the breathtaking cliffs of Fairhaven State Park on Sodus Bay. The Finger Lakes are in a setting of 9,000 square miles and consist of 11 lakes and over 1000 waterfalls with numerous gorges. THE COTTAGE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS SPLENDOR! Call us @ 585-288-0389 or email us @


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dog $100 & Cat $60. Please contact owner....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    en suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • There's a king sized bed, double bed, queen sized bed, 2 bunk beds, 2 twins, and a pull out sofa that has a queen size mattress. All the linens are provided. The two upstairs bedrooms have private balconies overlooking the river. There is a large porch on the first floor, also overlooking the river, with plenty of room for seating and eating....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • One bathroom is down stairs(easily accessible for the elderly) and offers a tub, sink and toilet. The second bathroom is on the second floor and has a shower, sink, and toilet. There is a powder room located in the master bedroom suite....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a collection of brochures that offer a variety of things to do in the area. You will not be bored!. A porta crib can be provided for the asking. Pets will be considered (if they are housebroken and cleaned up after) for an extra fee of $100 per dog and $60 per cat. Rentals are: fishing boat with motor $400, rowboat $75, canoe $75, kayaks $50 each, 5 hour boat ride with picnic lunch $275. We provide free WIFI internet access. The cottage is air conditioned....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 19 - Sep 11, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 12 - Oct 15, 2015
2 night min stay
Late Fall
Oct 16 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included


The following rates would apply for a weekly rental: Kayak $50, Rowboat $75, Canoe $75, 16' Fishing Boat w/Motor $400. Bicycles $20, Dog $100, and Cat $60. For the months of July sand August, we rent only full weeks at a time.

A $200 deposit is required at the time of booking. In the event of a cancellation the deposit is not refunded. It is refunded following the stay providing there are no damages. Full payment is due 30 days prior arrival. In the event of of a cancellation from 30 days to two days prior arrival, 50% is returned. After that time, no refunds are given.

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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hardpoint Road and Route 38

Car: Necessary

We are located on the Seneca River which connects the Finger Lakes. It provides GREAT FISHING!! By boat, you could travel to Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Cross Lake, just to name a few. Nearby, is the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Howland Island is a stone's throw from our cottage. It offers hiking, biking, and is filled with ponds and wild life. There are many wineries nearby, the Women's Heritage Trail, Watkins Glen that is famed for the Grand Prix, Niagara Falls (2 1/2 hrs. away), the Mormon Pageant in nearby Palmyra, tony village of Skaneateles, Sterling which hosts the Renaissance Festival, Filmore Glen, Auburn (Seward House, Tiffany Chapel, and the Harriet Tubman Home). The GREAT LAKE, LAKE ONTARIO, is only a 20 minute ride away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: We are retired and have owned this property for a very long time. Our rates are low compared to other spots on the Finger Lakes.

Why the Owner Chose Cato:
The cottage can sleep 12 guests it is on a private road. It is very peaceful. The fishing is GREAT!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There is no one across the river except for a New York State animal refuge. There are bald eagles, deer, river otters, and bird watching is prime. We also have a firepit for campfires and hilly 4 acres. It can accommodate 2 tents for outdoor sleeping. It is ecological and 'green'.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Front Of Cottage

    Front Of Cottage

  • Sunset On The Seneca River

    Sunset On The Seneca River

  • Garden Of Irene

    Garden Of Irene

  • Private Boat Launch

    Private Boat Launch

  • Private Cottage Lane

    Private Cottage Lane

  • Bedroom


  • Air Conditioned Porch Offers Dining And Sitting Area.

    Air Conditioned Porch Offers Dining And Sitting Area.

  • Victorian Bedroom With Queen Mattress

    Victorian Bedroom With Queen Mattress

  • Seneca River And View Of Howland Island

    Seneca River And View Of Howland Island

  • Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace

    Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace

  • Daybed With Trundle In Master Bedroom

    Daybed With Trundle In Master Bedroom

  • Porch Dining Area

    Porch Dining Area

  • Lilacs In Bloom

    Lilacs In Bloom

  • Morning Mist On The River With Great Fishing

    Morning Mist On The River With Great Fishing

  • Private Cottage On The Seneca River

    Private Cottage On The Seneca River

  • View Of Cottage From River's Edge

    View Of Cottage From River's Edge

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs Bedroom With Sitting Area

    Upstairs Bedroom With Sitting Area

  • Kid's Bedroom With VCR

    Kid's Bedroom With VCR

  • Morning Fog On The River

    Morning Fog On The River

  • Dinning Room

    Dinning Room

  • Master Bedroom Featurs A King Size Bed And Twin Daybed With Trundle

    Master Bedroom Featurs A King Size Bed And Twin Daybed With Trundle

  • Yours truly at the campfire

    Yours truly at the campfire

  • Second Floor Bedroom With Private Balcony

    Second Floor Bedroom With Private Balcony

$200 - $275 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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