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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

*Large, recently renovated 5 bdrm, 4.5 bath, family lake house on beautiful Keuka Lake.
*Conveniently located on the most desired east side, halfway between Penn Yan and Hammondsport.
*Each bedroom has private bath with shower. Terrace level king suite has shower and antique claw foot tub.
*16 x 20 spectacular sunroom with walls of windows overlooking lake.
* UV water filtration system for clean water
*Enormous permanent dock with boat lift available if you own your own boat.
*Gradual sloping lawn offers safety for small children and great swimming for all ages.
*Huge parking area just steps from home
*Gourmet kitchen with new stainless appliances, wine refrigerator, Bosch gas cooktop, separate icemaker, and central island with seating
*Unique bankette seating for up to 9 persons
*Huge wraparound porch and expansive deck with spectacular sunset views of the 'bluff'
*Gas and charcoal grills, large storage area for water toys
*Cable tv, wifi, dvd
This is not your typical rental cottage. This family owned and loved cottage is only available to a few families each year. The cottage was completely renovated in 2010, but retains it's charm and style. It is the perfect place for summer vacations, fall winery touring, or spring getaways. Home is completely winterized with radiant floor heating. Upstairs bedrooms have window air conditioning units if you need them. You can walk to the Switzerland Inn for lunch or dinner. You are close to wineries, the Windmill market, Lakeside Golf Club, and nearby waterfalls. The gourmet kitchen is enormous. New appliances including large refrigerator, dishwasher, separate icemaker, wine refrigerator, Bosch gas cook top, and antique farm style sink. The countertops and island in the kitchen are made from reclaimed french oak barrels from a local winery. Charming built- in breakfast nook has views to the lake with dining space for 2 or 10. Awesome sunroom/living room (16’x20’) has walls of windows, two-story ceiling with trusses, overlooks the lake with view of the bluff, and is great for relaxing and entertaining.
Master bedroom is on the main floor with private bath and Queen bed. Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with private bath/shower. Both have Queen beds, all with new mattresses and bedding. Upstairs also has a small bedroom for children with trundle/day bed. The terrace level with 2nd Master suite has King bed with private bath including antique claw foot tub and separate shower. Adorable powder room bath on main level. Office on main level with desk for computer use. Cottage includes high speed DSL Wireless Router, HD TV, DVD player. Lake water is filtered for drinking and cooking with a whole house ultra-modern UV light filtration system. There is a Den/family seating area on the terrace level with sofa (fold out queen size bed), card or dining table, and large storage space for water toys.
The porch runs the length of the house and then wraps to the lake side for wonderful outdoor entertaining. The porch was enlarged from its’ original design for expanded seating area and more space to view sunsets across the lake. There is a 2 person glider, a 2 person swing, a large dining table on the side porch, and lots of adirondack chairs. A lower terrace has a 8 person table for outdoor dining, gas and charcoal grills, and allows for access without steps through the beautiful grass lawn to the permanent 50 ft dock.
A tandem kayak, sunfish-class sailboat, and canoe are available for use. Boat lift will accommodate ski-boats up to 18 feet and 2000 lbs. The large lakeside lawn and beach is a gradual slope that allows for family to lounge, play ball, or relax. A stone fire pit is on the beach for family gatherings at night to watch the stars. An outdoor fireplace on the lake side lawn is a wonderful backdrop for family photos.
A private drive to the cottage leads you to ample parking for cars and trailers.
The location is one of the best on the lake. There is privacy for family gatherings and spectacular views of the lake from the cottage. We hope you enjoy your stay at “Southern Sails” as much as we love this cottage.

Keywords: lakehouse,family reunion location, lake cottage


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    sleeper sofa in master suite area-suitable for children...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1) bed linens and towels provided, Queen size Beds (3) Bed linens and towels provided, Twin or Single Beds (1) day bed with trundle Bed linens and towels provided, , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofabed Beach towels not included...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 50 foot dock with 20 x 20 deck on end for sunning and entertaining. Lounge chairs, french folding table, umbrella and chairs on property...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    ipod docking station/speaker...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Right on the lake. GORGEOUS view!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The property views the tip of "the Bluff"- the highest point on Keuka lake. Breathtaking....moreless

  • Village:

    7 miles from the charming village of Hammondsport. Town square, antique shops, gift shops, restaurants, ice cream shop, grocery store, drug store, and a short walk to the shore of the lake!...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The indoor dining table is a nook that can seat as many as can fit. The dining table on the porch seats 8. The picnic table near the outdoor fireplace seats 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2nd floor has window air conditioning units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    outdoor fireplace and bonfire pit on the beach...moreless

  • Garage:

    Not available for car or boat storage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens can be provided for an additional $100.00...moreless

  • Living Room:

    sunroom with panoramic view of Keuka Lake...moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty of parking...moreless

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

    Towels can be provided for an additional $90.00...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    ask for details...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular coffee maker for 12 cups and Keurig for individual cups...moreless

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

    includes wine refrigerator and ice maker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The wrap around porch is spacious and can accommodate a large group with spectacular view of the lake...moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    stone patio on terrace level looking out to the lake. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Lakeside Golf course is 7 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    tandem kayak and canoe available for responsible adults...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful yard leading to lake and dock. NO TENTS ALLOWED...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    life vests for all ages and sizes...moreless



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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Elmira, NY
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Switzerland Inn
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Penn Yan, NY
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Switzerland Inn

Car: Necessary

This cottage is located in the center of Keuka Lake activities. Close to wineries, and good restaurants.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1954

About the owner: We are parents and grandparents, and we are fortunate enough to be the third generation to care for this cottage. We offer it to others for a few weeks each year to enjoy this special lake and this special cottage,

Why the Owner Chose Hammondsport:
The location is ideal because of the gentle slope of the land, giving easy access to the lake without a break wall. . The neighborhood is the most beautiful and well maintained on the entire lake.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage is close to wineries, the charming town of Hammondsport ,and the Glenn Curtiss Museum. Antiquing, Watkins Glenn, and Corning Glass museum are favorite activities. Local berry picking is a very fun activity with the kids, not to mention, delicious!

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Looking at the cottage from the dock

    Looking at the cottage from the dock

  • Spacious covered porch and deck overlooking lake toward the east

    Spacious covered porch and deck overlooking lake toward the east

  • kitchen island with Bosch cooktop, wine refrig, icemaker, new refrig

    kitchen island with Bosch cooktop, wine refrig, icemaker, new refrig

  • Upstairs queen bedroom with lakeview

    Upstairs queen bedroom with lakeview

  • children's bedroom, sorry no crib.

    children's bedroom, sorry no crib.

  • view of cottage from driveway

    view of cottage from driveway

  • Porch!


  • cozy nook off of downstairs master bedroom

    cozy nook off of downstairs master bedroom

  • Downstairs den

    Downstairs den

  • Fall at the lake

    Fall at the lake

  • watercolor of the cottage

    watercolor of the cottage

  • Your view from the cottage

    Your view from the cottage

  • Newly renovated sunroom overlooking the lake

    Newly renovated sunroom overlooking the lake

  • cozy dining nook-seats 10

    cozy dining nook-seats 10

  • view of front porch from sunroom

    view of front porch from sunroom

  • Upstairs queen bedroom

    Upstairs queen bedroom

  • view from porch toward the west

    view from porch toward the west

  • 1st floor staircase

    1st floor staircase

  • looking down from porch

    looking down from porch

  • Drive up view of cottage

    Drive up view of cottage

  • New tile floor in upstairs bath

    New tile floor in upstairs bath

  • Favorite lunch spot

    Favorite lunch spot

  • main floor bath, queen bedroom

    main floor bath, queen bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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