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Papa's Paradise, family friendly lake home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to Papa's Paradise, a haven of peace and comfort as you vacation in the Finger Lakes! This older lake home is located on the east side of Waneta Lake—a small lake within the Finger Lakes region—within 15 minutes of the village of Watkins Glen and 30 minutes from Corning. The quiet road to the house contributes to the tranquility of the setting, as well as the wildlife you may see from the house. Whether you have a group of two or ten, there's plenty of room for you to vacation in comfort.

Inside the house you will find a roomy kitchen, with an eat-in island for four and a dining room that seats eight, there’s plenty of indoor seating at meals. If you still need more space, the attached, large deck provides great overflow space and allows you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. The deck has 4 round tables and chairs for seating/dining.

If the weather doesn't permit you to use the deck, take advantage of the great room in the middle of the house where you will find comfortable lounge space as well as a pool table. Also in the upstairs great room/bedroom there is a flat screen t.v. along with a DVD player which you can enjoy from the couch. So bring your favorite DVD's for those rainy days.

The clear view to the east gives you the perfect place to catch the sunrise as you sip your morning coffee. Use the lawn chairs to relax and watch the lake as you prepare your supper on the deck grill. Bring a kayak or a canoe and paddle around this peaceful lake. You will have your own private dock for boating or swimming.

As a guest, you'll find no lack of things to do around you. There are many places to hike in the nearby area, including Watkins Glen state park. There are many wineries/breweries around Keuka and Seneca Lake and Corning has a wonderful river walk and street of shops.

We ask that renters to be over the age of 25. By booking you agree with this policy and comply with the request that the renting party is over the age of 25. No pets or animals allowed at any time.

We look forward to hosting you!

Come stay at Papa's Paradise, and experience the Finger Lakes vacation of your life!

More Details

Joleen Glick
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Dundee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Additional sleeping space in the sitting room with a hide-a-bed couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Papa's Paradise, family friendly lake home
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Serene and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Papa's Paradise has a welcoming open porch inviting you in to come on in and relax. Our eyes were met with the towels and complimentary soaps on our beds. Pool Table/Ping Pong table was fantastic! Books galore and each of us found something to enjoy. My absolute favorite were the 3 glass sliding doors to view Lake Waneta.

Went to change the propane tank on July 4th and experienced trouble and Joleen was available for us to share our difficulty. Thank you, Joleen.

We rented kayaks and paddleboards from Reagan's they were delivered waiting for us to arrive and picked up at the end of our stay. We had a week that each of my family members enjoyed.

Thank you for your assistance Joleen.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outside is lovely, inside is outdated

  • 2 of 5

The tub didn't drain, and the water had a nasty odor. Laminate floors appeared to b fairly new but the carpet was stained. The place needs a good cleaning including inside cabinets. Refrigerator leaned 1-2" off level. With some fresh paint, install molding were it is currently missing, fix the water smell as well as the drainage issue, slip covers on white couch which is stained, it has a ton of potential. Needless to say will do a ton of research b 4 renting thru vrbo.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this guest taking the time to leave us feedback and a review. The drain problem has been addressed and taken care of. Yes, this is an older home on the lake and many lake cottages do have what we call 'a lake smell', simply because they are close to damp air and water. We do keep all of our rentals very clean between guests and we believe the items the guest mentioned are from the age of the house. The guest does bring up a good point, which is that when you rent through VRBO, you are often renting a secondary home from someone and these homes are not 'resort level' on all levels and have the amenities, decor and furnishings that the homeowner has chosen to furnish the house with.
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Charming lakefront property with quite the view and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 7 adults and a couple of young ones with us for our stay at Papa's Paradise and although the weather was unseasonably cold we had an awesome stay. The home itself was well equipped with everything we needed in addition to the food/beverages we all brought. Would highly recommend this spot especially during the warmer months as we discussed while being there. Watkins Glen, Hammondsport, and other local attractions are only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 3 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed this house for a girls' weekend getaway. We had some trouble with the internet and Joleen was very responsive to getting it fixed our first night. While the property itself is beautiful, we did have some trouble with the water pressure and water temperature and Joleen assured us that the problem would be taken care of for the next guests. This was a property that started out as a small trailer and then was added upon. This could be why the existing water tank and pump are unable to keep up with the demands of a larger group of people staying. But overall, this property was well worth the money. Being so close to the water was something that none of us had experienced before. Overall, I would recommend this property for others.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We apologize for the water issues you had during your stay...we had maintenance go in immediately after you left and found that the filter to the pump and the water heater had plugged and was not allowing water to pass through quickly enough. The filter was replaced and everything is working well again! We do our very best to resolve any issues that come up during a guest stay as quickly as we possibly can. It is our goal and pleasure to serve our guests well! We also love how close Papa's Paradise is to the water...the view is phenomenal.
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A wonderful place for family gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

The home is located on a lovely, large lot at the end of the lake. It was a great home for our families to come together and share a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you enjoyed Papa's Paradise, and Waneta Lake!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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