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A Sunset View from the deck


Last updated: 06/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Penn Yan house description

Welcome to our Home-away-from-home! This is truly a charming retreat from the everyday rat-race. 'Whispering Waters' is a year-round home and is located only 3 minutes from downtown Penn Yan on the Sunny east-side of Keuka Lake. The property is deep, sitting well off the main road, perfect for peace and quiet or playing in the spacious yard. The year-round nature of the home makes it ideal for all seasons...don't miss Fall Foliage in the Finger Lakes!!!

Inside you'll find personal touches and comfortable appointments, not the sterile atmosphere of Rental Agency properties. The full kitchen is bright and cheery with plenty of counter space. Upstairs there are 2 full bedrooms(1 Queen bed, 2 Twins) with a sitting room(complete with game and puzzle library) and full-bath (shower). There is a spacious Master Bedroom with full-bath (shower/tub) on the south side. A 3rd full bath (shower) with laundry room is located off the living room. Also off the living room is a fabulous sun room overlooking the lake and waterfront, with full dining table and sleeper sofa for extra sleeping space. In the warmer weather relax on the new deck which also overlooks the lake. The views are stunning, especially at sunset.

For water activity, the staircase leads to some of the finest lakefront available on Keuka Lake. The natural pebble beach and gradual entry swimming area are ideal for families with children.

Activities in the area are abundant for all seasons. If you like wine-tasting, you'll have close to 100 wineries to choose from between the Keuka and Seneca Wine Trails. There is even a winery only a quarter-mile walk from the house!

Keywords: Cottage, year-round, family-friendly, Finger Lakes

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Limited Accessibility:

                Master Bedroom and full-bath on main floor. Grassy slope to door of house, as well as cement pathway (also sloped). No special access to beach, steps only. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Ask if you have questions about this....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Very gradual-depth Swim area, water toys, puzzles, games, books, children's movies, lots of grassy yard away from main road....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Upstairs Lakeside Bedroom: 1 queen


              • Upstairs Lawnside Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Extra Deep Mattress with pillow top...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) Master Bedroom, and Bedroom #2 upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds in Bedroom #3 upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 full-size Sleeper Sofas - in Living Room and Sun Room; 2 Fold-out Foam chairs - in Sitting Room upstairs....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom #3 - Main Floor: toilet, shower


              • 3 Full: 1 with shower/tub combo; 2 with showers only

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Full Gas Range with Oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, full-size refrigerator...moreless

              • Dining:

                Breakfast Table in eat-in kitchen. Dining table in Sun-room....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Refrigerator/Freezer - Full size....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Some condiments/spices supplied....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Oven
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave


              • Linens Provided:

                Pillows, blankets, and kitchen towels are provided. Renters must provide their own sheets/pillowcases and bath/beach towels....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                (Seasonal)Window units in all bedrooms, living room, and kitchen. Ceiling Fans in Master Bedroom and Sun Room....moreless

              • Heating:

                Central Heat on main floor. Baseboard heating in Sun Room. Space heaters in upstairs bedrooms if necessary....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Long driveway with parking area. Room for 3-4 vehicles in parking area....moreless

              • Living Room seats 6:

                with tv & dvd/vhs player; stereo; sleeper sofa...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Top Load 'he' machine....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Kitchen towels only....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 pull-out Sofas, 2 fold-out Foam chairs, Stairs to 75 ft beautiful lakefront with dock(in-season), Firepit, Gradual-depth swim area...moreless


                  • Stereo:

                    AM/FM Radio, plays cassettes/cds small iPod speaker system in Master Bedroom....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Flat Screen in Living Room. Small cable t.v. in Master Bedroom....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    VHS and DVD - Many children's titles as well....moreless


                      • Telephone:

                        Kitchen, Master bedroom, Sitting room upstairs. Local calls only....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large lawn between house and main road. Lots of safe room for lawn games and play....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Deck with table and chairs, patio furniture...moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Water toys in shed on beach....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill


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

                      Location & View

                          • Lakefront:

                            staircase only between house and beach, approx 20 steps....moreless


                          • Library
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Ice Skating
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Laundromat
                          • Groceries
                          • Marina
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Antiquing
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Walking
                          • Hospital
                          • Hunting


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                          from 13 traveler reviews
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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jun 21 - Sep 6, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Sep 7 - Nov 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Housekeeping $100 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 4%


                          Monthly rentals available - please contact owner.

                          Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                          A refundable $200 security/damage deposit is required within seven (7) days of booking to confirm the reservation. An advance payment equal to 50% of the total rental fees is required sixty (60) days before arrival. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE is due fourteen (14) days before your arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 06/18/2014
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                          62 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Greater Rochester International Airport
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          in Penn Yan
                          31 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Bristol Mountain, Naples, NY
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Lake Winds, or Majestic Hills
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          in Penn Yan

                          Wineries in abundance, Watkins Glen Gorge, Park, and Racetrack, Bristol Ski Mountain, Corning Glassworks, Many State Parks, Lake Winds & Majestic Hills Public Golf Courses.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: I grew up in Penn Yan, and although I've lived in many states along the way, my heart has always been rooted here in the Finger Lakes. My family lives in New Jersey now, but we spend every summer vacation on Keuka Lake. Our children are learning, as I did, all the joy that comes with lake living. They are making lasting friends and memories every year.

                          Why the Owner Chose Penn Yan:
                          There are so many things to do in this area that we NEVER get bored. We always have a list as long as my arm of things we want to do, and places we want to see, but we never seem to finish the's just too hard to leave the lake!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          'Whispering Waters' is located in the best place possible: just far enough from town to feel that you're 'away from it all', but close enough that you can get in for whatever you may need in only a couple of minutes. I've seen a lot of lakefront, but the swimming area we have is so nice and gradual, and almost completely weed-free that I can't imagine finding better anywhere on any lake!

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                          • A Sunset View from the deck

                            A Sunset View from the deck

                          • Lakeside deck

                            Lakeside deck

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Fully Equipped Kitchen

                            Fully Equipped Kitchen

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Whispering Waters

                            Whispering Waters

                          • Sun Room

                            Sun Room

                          • An Upstairs Bedroom

                            An Upstairs Bedroom

                          • Upstairs Lakeview Bedroom

                            Upstairs Lakeview Bedroom

                          • A view from the water

                            A view from the water

                          VRBO #320368

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, June 05, 2014

                          $200 - $257 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 06/18/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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