Lots of Privacy. Right on the Lake. Pets Welcome.(49 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
1Full BA, one Bedroom with 2 double beds. LR with pull out couch. Sleeps 4.
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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Member since: 2006
- 880 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- All new bathroom.
- 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
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$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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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.
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 10 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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The cottage is very close to the lake. Only 10 steps.
Umbrella with table and chairs.
New dock last summer. 100 feet out into beautiful Seneca Lake.
Living room. Pull out couch for extra person.
Entrance to the kitchen.
New refrigerator and stove. Table looks out at the lake.
Two double beds in upstairs bedroom. Front windows look out over the lake.
Pet guests enjoy the sunset from the dock. Photo by guests Elizabeth and Janet
Our local heron in our creek - photo taken by guest Joe LaMonica.
Two miles from the cottage is home to rare white deer.
Drone photo of cottage and lake frontage
Nice deck to the south.
A second deck with table and chairs in the shade. My guests call it "The Cafe."
Other side of the living room. WIndows open to lake.
Everything you need for a week on the lake.
Little bathroom. Nice shower to the left.
A great day photographed from the kayak.
Sunset taken from the quiet road above the cottage.
Watch the sunset while sitting by a fire.
Fall sunset from the deck. Taken by our guests Sherri and Bryan.
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