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Comfortable Lakeside Cottage Perfect for Relaxation and Family Fun

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Geneva cottage description

Located on the western shore of beautiful Seneca Lake about eight miles south of Geneva just off Route 14, Easy Livin’ Cottage at Oak Grove Beach is a perfect place to relax and enjoy family fun. This two-bedroom lakeside cottage offers something to guests of all ages, and its location in the heart of the Finger Lakes makes Easy Livin’ Cottage an ideal destination for a family or two adult couples.

Easy Livin’ Cottage is very comfortable and decorated to reflect the Finger Lakes. It features a fully equipped brand new “L” shaped kitchen that includes an electric stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, dishes, utensils, glassware, and pots and pans. A spacious living-dining room with a working fireplace and 32” LCD television set with Direct-TV and DVD provides warmth and entertainment on chilly evenings. Baseboard heat plus a heater in the bathroom are also available. There is one bathroom with a shower; the water supply is from the city. The master bedroom has a queen bed, and the second bedroom includes a bunk bed with a full mattress on the lower bed and a single on the upper and will sleep three. There is also a queen pullout sofa in the living room. French doors provide open access from the living area to the spacious screened-in porch overlooking the lake and features a picnic table and ample seating. This is a great place to enjoy the exquisite sunrises, the serene moon rises, or to relax, read a book or just daydream and enjoy the lake. The cottage is all on one floor with two steps at the driveway side entrance.

The large rolling lawn borders 135 feet of level natural lake frontage and provides wonderful opportunities for summer fun. You might cook on the charcoal grill, gather everyone around the outside picnic table for a summer barbecue, play a board game or game of cards, but be sure to take time to relax in the comfort of the Adirondack chairs on the lawn as you watch the wildlife and waves on the lake.

Eight stairs bring you to a level beach. The lakefront is all natural and the water depth is gradual, about three feet at the end of the dock and “dotted” with a few large rocks, making this a perfect spot to swim, wade and play in the water. The dock is great for relaxing and sunbathing. In the evening the fire pit is available for a campfire, toasting marshmallows and making s'mores. You can watch the moon rise across the lake, enjoy the serenity of the moonlight dancing on the lake, find the patterns in the stars, or simply listen to the water lapping on the shore. All this will make for Easy Livin’ during your stay at the cottage at Oak Grove Beach. Railroad Tracks run 100 feet behind the house with a short train about twice a day.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            One small, well behaved dog considered; pet fee....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Two steps at driveway entrance...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Families welcomed!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2 - Twin Bedroom: 1 bunk bed

            bunk with full on the lower and twin on upper...moreless

          • Bedroom 3 - Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Full sleep sofa in LR; porta crib available upon request...moreless

          • The master bedroom has a queen bed, and a second bedroom has a bunk bed with a full sized bed on the bottom and twin on the top and will sleep three. There is also a full pullout sofa in the living room. We supply blankets, pillows, comforters; blinds, alarm clocks in each room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • There is one bathroom with a shower; the water supply is from the city. There is also a wall heater for those chilly mornings....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Highchair available with request. In addition to the dining table, there is a picnic table on the screened porch and on the lawn - table clothes provided. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Heating:

            Air conditioner and heat pump in main living area; baseboard electric heat in each room, as well as fans for each room....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            *Pllows, comforters and blankets are supplied; bed linens can be made available for a service fee. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath, beach and kitchen towels are not included, but can be made available for a service fee. ...moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Comfortable seating with LCD TV, VCR, DVD player, working fireplace....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air conditioner in main living area....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Limited firewood available...moreless

          • Parking:

            Two cars, off main road...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • If you are looking for a perfect spot to get away with the family, our Easy Livin' cottage will give you many opportunities to play and relax together. The Finger Lakes offers a lot to do for every interest and every budget and our Easy Livin' cottage is located within a short drive of many wonderful choices. Wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail are just a few miles away. You might choose to take a hike, a bike ride, or a scenic drive and take photographs, or watch the birds and add to your life-time list of sightings, or pick fruit or buy fresh vegetables from a nearby stand to grill for dinner. Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to have a wonderful time in the Finger Lakes. Summer is not the only season to enjoy this cottage. Late spring brings bright, inviting days to play in the shallow water and enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes; fall brings the colorful foliage and crisp, sunny days that are the perfect backdrop for your fall getaway....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Toys


                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large lawn with picnic table and Adirondack chairs; chairs for sitting around the fire pit on the beach....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened-in porch across the front of the cottage with ample seating and a picnic table....moreless


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

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        Our comfortable two-bedroom lakeside cottage has 135 feet of lawn and flat beach with a dock and fire pit, making it an ideal place to relax and enjoy the Finger Lakes....moreless


                      • Churches
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Skiing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Laundromat
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Synagogues
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Library
                      • Groceries
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Hunting


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                      from 9 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Season
                      Jun 14 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Sep 6 - Oct 11, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $250 $250
                      Thu, Fri, Sat

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                      • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Tax Rate 4%


                      Cleaning fee-$100; add Yates County Lodging Tax-4% to total rental rate.

                      Refundable security deposit of $300 due with initial reservation. This is NOT part of the rental fee. Depending on damage found upon inspection after you depart, refundable 30 days after your stay. The property must be left in the same condition in which it was found. One small dog considered; pet fee $100.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Rochester International Airport; Syracuse Airport
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Rochester and Syracuse
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Seneca Lake Country Club
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Ports, Vonnies

                      Car: Necessary

                      The Finger Lakes offers attractions for visitors of all ages:

                      Child's Play: Seneca Lake State Park has a spray ground, and the Community Playground is located just south of the Ramada, right on the lake. Roseland Waterpark in Canandaigua offers fun for all with slides and a wave pool. Go-Karts make for fun in Penn Yan.

                      Boating: Contact Roy's Marina for boat and jet ski rentals. Take a cruise on Seneca Lake from Geneva on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, from Watkins Glen on the south end of Seneca Lake or on Canandaigua Lake on the Canandaigua Lady. If you trailer your own boat, it can be launched from nearby sites, but cannot be moored overnight at the cottage dock.

                      Tour the Wine, Beer and Cheese Trails: Together the Finger Lakes Wine Trails feature over 200 wineries. The cottage is located near the beginning of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail which offers award winning wines for every taste. Cayuga and Keuka Lakes also offer wine trails; The Finger Lake Cheese Trail offers artisan cheeses made in the Finger Lakes; The Finger Lakes Beer Trail promotes awareness of the growing craft brewing industry in the Finger Lakes region?.

                      Shopping: Shop for fresh produce at the local farm stands or Farmer's Markets in Geneva, Penn Yan and Canandaigua. Pick your own strawberries all season long at Seneca Breeze Berries just down the road from the cottage, or blueberries. Visit the Waterloo Outlets or the Windmill Farm and Craft Market (Saturdays only).

                      Antiquing: Visit the Geneva Antiques Co-op or the many shops in the area.

                      Golf: Play Seneca Lake Country Club, Big Oak Public Golf Course, or the four courses on the Finger Lakes Golf Trail: Bristol Harbour, Greystone, Ravenwood and Mill Creek.

                      Performing Arts: Enjoy live theatre and concerts at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, Smith Opera House in Geneva, and the Merry Go Round Playhouse in Auburn.

                      Hike: Hike the beautiful gorges at Watkins Glen State Park or the Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg. Walk the trail on the Keuka Outlet along the river from Penn Yan to Dresden. There is a paved walking trail along the foot of Seneca Lake in Geneva that begins near the Ramada and goes all the way to the State Park.

                      Bike: Bicycle on the back country roads or along the path of the Erie Canal.

                      Museums and Historic Sites: Visit the Prouty Chew Museum in Geneva for an exhibit on the history of the city, Rose Hill Mansion, Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, Corning Museum of Glass, Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, the Glenn Curtiss Aviation Museum in Hammondsport, or the Seward House in Auburn, the Women's Rights National Historical Park and Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls and more.

                      Art Museums: Enjoy the collection of artwork featured at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, or the Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca.

                      Wildlife: Visit Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Savannah or ride by the old Seneca Army Depot along Route 96 and hope to catch a glimpse of the famous white deer grazing in the fields behind the fence.

                      Racing at 'The Glen': Watkins Glen International hosts races throughout the season.

                      Restaurants: Area restaurants offer a variety of opportunities - simple, gourmet, organic or vegetarian fare, breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, dinner, dining inside, outside and overlooking the lake. The notebook at the cottage is full of menus and directions. Several ice cream stands are in the area, we suggest trying out each, as they all offer delicious treats. If you want to enroll in a cooking lesson or learn more about wine paring, you might want to visit the Finger Lakes Wine and Culinary Institute in Canandaigua. Be aware that many of the local wineries feature their own special restaurant fare.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1994

                      About the owner: Our family has always enjoyed summers on Seneca Lake. We live in Geneva and find that the short ten minute drive to the cottage changes our lives and the way we look at the world. While our family now lives out of the area, they are drawn back to the lake each summer. As we share this beautiful peaceful spot on Seneca Lake, we hope that you will find the same for your family as you take time to work, play and relax together. Plan to make memories and take home many marvelous stories to share about your time at Easy Livin' Cottage on Seneca Lake.

                      Why the Owner Chose Geneva:
                      Easy Livin' Cottage is one of the few properties on the west side of Seneca Lake with a large lawn, few steps to the lakeside and a flat open beach. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and ready for easy summer living.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Amenities: *Newly refurbished kitchen *Unpublished phone number with unlimited local telephone calls within the calling area *Pleasant screened porch with view of lake *Ceiling fan and many freestanding fans *Heat pump and air conditioning, as well as electric baseboard heat *Weekly trash pickup *Porta crib and high chair available on request *Brick fireplace *LCD TV with Direct TV connection *VCR and DVD player *Radio with CD player *Charcoal grill and utensils *Fire pit on the level beach *Firewood *Pllows, comforters and blankets are supplied; bed linens, bath, beach and kitchen towels are not included, but can be made available for a service fee.  *One small, well behaved dog considered; pet fee. *No smoking in the cottage.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • Cottage viewed from Seneca Lake.

                        Cottage viewed from Seneca Lake.

                      • Relax, picnic or grill or just sit and watch the lake.

                        Relax, picnic or grill or just sit and watch the lake.

                      • Looking from the kitchen to the eating area and living room.

                        Looking from the kitchen to the eating area and living room.

                      • Master bedroom with comfortable queen bed.

                        Master bedroom with comfortable queen bed.

                      • Enjoy the view of the lake from the screened porch.

                        Enjoy the view of the lake from the screened porch.

                      • Sunrise over Seneca Lake-another wonderful day of fun in the Finger Lakes.

                        Sunrise over Seneca Lake-another wonderful day of fun in the Finger Lakes.

                      • Lots of lawn to enjoy.

                        Lots of lawn to enjoy.

                      • Eating area and kitchen.

                        Eating area and kitchen.

                      • Comfortable living room with pull-out full sofa.

                        Comfortable living room with pull-out full sofa.

                      • Second bedroom with full bottom bunk and twin top bunk.

                        Second bedroom with full bottom bunk and twin top bunk.

                      • Level beach with fire pit.

                        Level beach with fire pit.

                      VRBO #454971

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, May 12, 2014

                      $207 - $250 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 08/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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