Modern Waterfront Cottage on Keuka Lake - Close to Penn Yan & Finger Lakes Wine!
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to our little piece of heaven we like to call “The Meritage” - a completely remodeled cottage with all the modern conveniences. The cottage is located on a quiet lower lake road - perfect for walking the dog, taking an evening stroll or maybe a morning bike ride.
When you arrive you'll find a bottle of Finger Lakes wine and local coffee from Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters to get your vacation started. Your mornings can start with a cup of fresh coffee as the sun rises behind you, and your evenings can end with the sun setting across the lake and a glass of wine in hand.
The front door to this lovely cottage takes you into the living room area, artfully arranged to welcome warm conversations with friends or family. A comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa and pair of matching armchairs make this a great place to catch up on the day’s events.
A large window behind the couch beautifully frames the evening sunsets. Twin bookcases are filled with books and games for you to enjoy during your stay, as well as a flat-screen TV with digital cable, DVD player and DVR.
The living room is open to the dining area with seating for 6 and the completely remodeled kitchen where you’ll find everything you need to prepare a wonderful lakeside meal.
Off the kitchen a laundry room with a new washer and dryer, as well as kitchen “staples” in the pantry area. To the left of the kitchen you’ll find our remodeled bathroom with tub and shower.
The master bedroom features high ceilings with a fan and the original wooden beams. Buckwheat Therapy pillows - handmade by our neighbors two doors down - might change the way you sleep forever! The bedroom also is equipped with cable TV and an alarm clock. A large dresser and armoire can be used to pack your belongings away so you feel more like home. The master bedroom also has a second door leading outside.
The guest bedroom just off the dining area has a double bed and dresser.
Outside, friends and family can sit together on the deck, enjoying dinner or a glass of wine and taking in the sight of Keuka Lake. There's a table for six - and a slightly covered space in case it rains! You'll also find both a charcoal grill (for the purist) and a gas grill (for the realist), as well as an outdoor fireplace and propane patio heater.
Walk five steps off the deck and you've reached the water. There's plenty of swimming space, and you can dive in off the end of the dock. Also at the end of the dock are two Adirondack chairs.
There's so much to do in the surrounding area. The biggest attraction is the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and you'll find two of the best wineries within a mile of The Meritage.
You can taste all kinds of wine - from world-class Rieslings, to Pinot Noir, to award-winning dessert wines! And most wineries provide stunning views of the various Finger Lakes. If you don't want to drive, we have information on limo and private transportation services.
Shoppers will love The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, just a short drive away on Saturdays. Some of our favorite restaurants are nearby, and we provide recommendations in the form of a personal Google Map for every guest. There are many ways to enjoy the lake itself - from renting a boat and water skiing, to fishing and kayaking.
We are excited to now offer two single kayaks (purchased new in 2015) for rent during your stay!
While we don't recommend working while on vacation, there's certainly room to work if you must! Guests enjoy high-speed wireless Internet.
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Member since: 2007
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Since the cottage has a seawall (rather than walk-in access), you'll need to be extra careful with young toddlers. We spend weeks there ourselves with our toddler, so don't feel like you need to keep them home! Feel free to call us if you have questions about bringing a young children. We can make packing recommendations and even help with side/day trips!...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Dogs are welcome to stay at the cottage at no additional charge. We do ask that they are crated when left alone at the cottage and that they remain off all furniture. Please note that the cottage does have a number of stairs leading from the road/parking area to the cottage/beach area that would not be suitable for pets with mobility issues....moreless
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- This bathroom was completely remodeled in 2008.
- Complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes wine and fresh local coffee from the Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters; Updated, remodeled kitchen and bathroom; Buckwheat Therapy pillows; 50 feet of private lakefront; Restaurant menus and recommendations; Portable outdoor fireplace; Boat hoist and dock with Adirondack chairs; Lifejackets; Ceiling fans in master bedroom and living room; Bocce Ball; Assorted board games and book collection....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
We are foodies and do plenty of cooking at the cottage, so the kitchen is stocked pretty well with utensils. Please don't hesitate to contact us ahead of time if you are needing a specific item....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Boat Dock
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 25 - Sep 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 4%
A 4% local Lodging Tax will be applied to your rental. NO other charges or fees will be applied.
Weekly rentals are preferred during the Summer season, and generally run Sunday to Sunday. Check-in is anytime after 3:00 PM and check-out is by 10:00 AM. A deposit of 50% is required to reserve your stay. The balance is due within 30 days of your arrival. We provide a starter set of bed & bath linens.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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We're located in the heart of the Finger Lakes on beautiful Keuka Lake.
Other Activities: Finger Lakes Wine Trail with dozens of wineries - taste wines, take in the views, and enjoy winemaking tours; Lakeside restaurants with boat docking;
Year Purchased: 2006
About: We're Evan and Morgan Dawson of Rochester, NY, and we take deep, unashamed pride in local produce, wines, and business in the Finger Lakes and western New York. We're the happy owners of The Meritage Cottage on the east side of Keuka Lake. We want our guests to know about the rarely discovered local wonders. We'll help arrange day trips, make reservations, and generally make you feel like you're in a cozy, modern B&B - only we're not there! Cheers, and see you at The Meritage! Evan & Morgan
Why Penn Yan, NY, USA:
Morgan grew up just a mile north of the cottage - where her family still lives - and purchasing a cottage in this location was a no-brainer. The quiet lower lake road is the perfect spot to go for an evening run, bike ride, or walk with the dogs. In fact, it's such an ideal location that we have to convince ourselves it's real. We had searched for a rental property for several years and found nothing like this. It's a cliche, but it's true: This is a dream property.
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Our front porch is just steps from Keuka Lake.
Our large dock on Keuk Lake with plenty of room to relax & enjoy your vacation!
Our kitchen comes with a stocked pantry, wine refrigerator & local coffee!
Indoor dining area. Two additional chairs are available for a max setting of six
A brand new bathroom with plenty of space.
Pets love Keuka Lake and are welcome to stay at the cottage!
This is the view of the lake from the large master bedroom window.
We have two kayaks (purchased new in 2015) available to rent during your stay!
Take the kayaks out for a morning adventure.
Gorgeous Keuka Lake view from the dock at our waterfront cottage, The Meritage!
A typical sunset view from the cottage!
Dining space for six with a Keuka lake view.
Queen sleeper sofa (new 2015) in the living area.
The master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and beautiful Keuka lake views.
A comfortable second bedroom with a double bed.
A complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes wine upon your arrival at the cottage!
A summer dinner on the dock!
The Owners - Evan and Morgan Dawson
Let us help you plan your visits along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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