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New deck with chairs and large umbrella.

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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Guests tell me the photos don't do the cottage and property justice. Read our reviews. Very private. Clean. Lots of space. Drive down to the beach. The East side of Seneca Lake has lots of sun and beautiful sunsets. New 100 foot dock. New windows and doors. Close to wineries, college campuses, and Sampson State Park. Ten miles from Geneva for shopping, movies, and food. Two Five Star restaurants within 15 miles. Each year we renovate another part of our little cottage and many of our guests and their pets return every year. One bedroom with two double beds and a large living room with one pull out couch can sleep 4. Cottage is 880 square feet so best for 2-4 people. Cozy but maybe too small for anyone over 6 foot 2 or over. New kitchen appliances, cupboards, air conditioning, and microwave. We added a pellet stove for visits in the early spring or late fall for wine tours, an aluminum boat for fishing, a canoe and kayak for sunsets on the lake. For further information, call or e-mail me. It is a lovely place to relax.


Enjoy the quiet - pets welcome. Guests and their pets return every year. One of the few places with no stairs to the lake. Everyone enjoys swimming in the lake, laying on the dock, visiting the wineries (we have three within 7 miles) and local restaurants. Others have ventured to Ithaca, Rochester, and Canandaigua to visit museums, gourmet restaurants, and historic sites. The bedroom is above the lake so when you wake up in the morning, you feel like you are on a boat, overlooking the lake. The kitchen and dining area are on the bottom floor and look right out onto the water. There are many places to walk including a two mile hike up to Sampson State Park.

If you need to get away from the stress of your life, this is the place.

Enjoy the Lake: This is NOT for you IF you want a high energy vacation. See the herons land on the dock each evening and the ducklings come by each morning. The waves will rock you to sleep. Swim and kayak during the day. Take out the rowboat to fish. Have beach fires at night and visit our many wonderful wineries and restaurants nearby. No cable TV (just DVD movies). No internet but if you want, you can smart phone your way into the busy life of your workplace. We suggest you don't. Just relax and get away. This is truly the country and as our friend Simon always says, 'They aren't building any more lakes.'

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 880 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible renter of record at least 21 years of age. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom: 2 double

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  • Living Room

    Pull out couch...moreless

  • Upstairs bedroom looks over the water. Two double beds upstairs. One pull out couch in the large living room downstairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • All new bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • You can drive down on the beach to unload. Then drive around the side to park (off street). Very close and works well for older adults who have trouble walking distances. We have a two person aluminum canoe, an aluminum fishing boat and a one person kayak which works well on the lake. Paddle together in the canoe or take the kayak and hook an inner tube to the back and take your spouse for a ride. We do have full cell phone service and provide a CD player, radio, DVD player and TV along with lots of movies available for nightly showings. We do not have cable TV or internet service. We believe a low tech vacation helps our guests relax, forget about work, enjoy the lake, watch the campfire, talk, and/or read. Nightly sunsets is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy nature....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

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  • Lakefront:

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  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Fishing boat with oars and anchor...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

$1200 a week - $200 weekend night - $175 per week night

$1200 a week - $200 weekend night - $175 per week night


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Watkins Glen State Park

    "Walk up the Glen and down OR take the bus up to the top of the Glen and walk back down. Eit..."

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  • Sampson State Park

    "Walk from the cottage to Sampson (4-5 miles round trip). Military museum. Marina, snack ba..."

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  • Mac's Drive-In

    "Old fashioned drive in. Eat in your car while the waitresses bring your food. Honk when you..."

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  • Connie's Diner

    "Old fashioned diner. Cash only. Lots of food. Try the "Quickie." "

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  • The Deluxe Bar and Grill

    "Great prime rib. Family owned. "

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  • Three Brothers Winery and Estates

    "Fun place to go. 7 miles form the cottage. Lots of different wines. Three wineries on locat..."

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  • Zugibe Vineyards Tasting Room

    "Family owned winery. Mostly dry wines. Quiet and nice. 7 miles from cottage. "

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  • Ventosa Vineyards

    "Dry wines. Go for lunch and sit on the back porch and watch the lake. Beautiful location. "

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  • Belhurst Castle

    "A winery, a smaller restaurant (Stonecutters) and the fancy place, Edgars. Hit the winery a..."

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  • Knapp Vineyard Restaurant

    "Nice winery and location."

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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rochester, NY
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Golden Buck
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Willard
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
New York State
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Emiles

Car: Necessary

Cottage is 10 miles from Geneva on the East Side of Seneca lake. Three wineries are within 7 miles and the cottage is three miles from Sampson State Park.

Other Activities: Twenty miles from Watkins Glen for a wonderful hike through the Glen. Three miles from Sampson State Park and the military museum. Fifteen miles from Seneca Falls, home of Women's Rights. Around Seneca Lake, there are 42 wineries.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1960

About: My family purchased the property in the 1960s and over the years we added rooms and renovated what was a little boathouse into a full functioning cottage right on the lake. No one is allowed to build this close to the lake anymore but we were grandfathered since the building was here before that ruling. Each year I add something new. In 2015, it was a 100 foot permanent dock, new doors and new windows. In 2015, I retired from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where I had been a professor since 1984. Some people retire to the south. I retired back home to the north. I have two adult children who help me with the cottage (Until they graduate from college). I have been renovating and renting this cottage for 9 years. It has been great meeting nice people (and their pets) and having them return year after year.

Why Romulus, NY, USA:
The difference between this cottage and the others on the lake is the location. It is very private with over 280 feet of lake shore just for you. There are no stairs going down to the lake like other cottages. You walk out the door, two steps off the deck and you are 6 feet from the water. You park your car down on the beach. It is private, quiet, and you can relax. No landline phones, no internet, no cable. Lots of DVDs, CDs, books, swimming, sun and boating. Want to leave work behind? This is the place.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My parents always had a house on Seneca lake for summers. After 40 years, I finally live on the lake year round. The cottage property is so beautiful. I love the fires at night, the sunsets and swimming off the dock. Every night is a different sunset.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • New deck with chairs and large umbrella.

    New deck with chairs and large umbrella.

  • Drone photo of cottage and lake frontage

    Drone photo of cottage and lake frontage

  • One angle of the living room.

    One angle of the living room.

  • Kitchen facing the lake

    Kitchen facing the lake

  • Bedroom which looks out over the water from the second floor.

    Bedroom which looks out over the water from the second floor.

  • Lots of firewood for evening fires, and a shady spot during the day.

    Lots of firewood for evening fires, and a shady spot during the day.

  • A great day photo shot from  the kayak.

    A great day photo shot from the kayak.

  • Our local heron ion the creek - photo taken by guest Joe LaMonica

    Our local heron ion the creek - photo taken by guest Joe LaMonica

  • Sunset shot taken from the driveway down to the beach.

    Sunset shot taken from the driveway down to the beach.

  • Tiger Lilies pop up along the driveway down to the beach.

    Tiger Lilies pop up along the driveway down to the beach.

  • Watch the sunset while sitting by a fire.

    Watch the sunset while sitting by a fire.

  • Lots of privacy.  The cottage includes 250 feet of its own shoreline.

    Lots of privacy. The cottage includes 250 feet of its own shoreline.

  • New dock this summer.  100 feet out into beautiful Seneca Lake.

    New dock this summer. 100 feet out into beautiful Seneca Lake.

  • Living room facing the lake

    Living room facing the lake

  • View from the kitchen table.

    View from the kitchen table.

  • We have a kayak, canoe and rowboat for guests.

    We have a kayak, canoe and rowboat for guests.

  • The cottage is very close to the lake. Only 10 steps.

    The cottage is very close to the lake. Only 10 steps.

  • A creek borders one side of the beach property.

    A creek borders one side of the beach property.

  • Two miles from the cottage is home to rare white deer.

    Two miles from the cottage is home to rare white deer.

  • Sunset taken from the quiet road above the cottage.

    Sunset taken from the quiet road above the cottage.

  • Pet guests enjoy the sunset from the dock. Photo by 
guests Elizabeth and Janet

    Pet guests enjoy the sunset from the dock. Photo by guests Elizabeth and Janet

  • Fall sunset from the deck. Taken by our guests Sherri and Bryan

    Fall sunset from the deck. Taken by our guests Sherri and Bryan

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/20/2016

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