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Elegant Victorian by the River

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, (king) 1 Bath, and rollout couch

Treat yourself to a stay in one of the most beautiful "Lake Regions" in the world.

Seven "guest reviews" below capture the ambience.

Wineries, Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen Raceway, a short drive,

National Soaring Field, Elmira College, Clemens Cultural Center, Extraordinary Fall Foliage, professional and college sporting events, Gliding, Apple Picking, Excellent dining, Trail walking, bicycling paths, Cross country Skiing, rural landscape touring.

This extraordinary 1893 home built for a local developer, by the revered architectural firm of Pierce and Bickford is totally unique in that it is nestled in natural surroundings along the Chemung River with 200 acres of space available for recreation yet it is walking distance to shopping and the City of Elmira including public transport.

The apartment is very spacious and well lit. All of the rooms are large, bedroom, kitchen, and living room. The decor is very attractive. The bathroom is extraordinarily beautiful. Huge walk in closets and a dining area. Very homey and beautiful.

Animal Sanctuary nearby. Monastery. Fishing on the River. Cross Country Skiing directly from the property. Public Pool. Active Artist Community Centers and many cultural activities within walking distance. (Mile).

Clemens Center largest presidium stage in Western NY, short drive to Ithaca, and the Finger Lakes, as well as Grand Canyon of the East in Pa, Wineries, festivals, considered one of the most beautiful regions in the world.

Excellent Airport with good connections through Philadelphia and Detroit.

Halfway between NYC and Toronto.

Wonderful Hiking, Horseback Riding, Swimming, bicycling trails.

Excellent Cuisine at reasonable prices nearby.

Numerous Public Golf Courses.

Farmer's Markets Weekly.

Tanglewood Nature Center-300 acre park in the hills a short drive from House.

Car Racing, Dirt and Track nearby.

Outdoor Drive in two miles away.

Folk Music.

Hunting, Wild Turkey, Bear, Deer and more.

Keywords: House river victorian antiques beautiful elegant views recreation nature culture gliding museums colleges fishing cross country canoeing hunting

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: french
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2016

About Richard

My wife, who was raised in Elmira, and I, raised in Manhattan, where we lived until 2005, moved to Elmira and purchased this beautiful Victoria home, because it satisfied our wish to be near the Town yet be in the Country, as it is nestled next to a 250 acre Floodplain 'Park' along the spectacular Chemung River, three blocks walk from the house.

Richard purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Richard chose Finger Lakes

Natural Beauty, Victorian Setting, Many cultural events locally, fall follage is as good as New England, , convenient location near City but rural feel as a result of nearby 250 acre park along beautiful River and Hills. Airport nearby. Cool summers and Snowy winters, good for cross country skiing and other winter recreation,

Small town feel, but all of the necessities are here. Close to the Finger Lakes, Corning, Pennsylvania game lands and parks.

Excellent Shopping, Numerous Golf /Courses, public swimming pools, hiking trails. Largest mall in sixty mile radius five miles from house.

What makes this apartment unique

Along River Park, Birds, Deer, Eagles, Bear, (occasional) Pileated Woodpeckers, ospreys, dog walks along river, foliage, scenic beauty, stargazing, jogging trails, fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking etc.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Elegant Victorian by the River
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Charming apartment in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Richard and Gail are wonderful hosts! The apartment is spacious and well-appointed. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped. The neighborhood is just beautiful. Everything you need is within a very short drive. I look forward to many visits to Elmira, and this is my first choice for a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Almost Home

  • 5 of 5

I'm from Elmira but haven't been back since I was a child. My wife and I decided to make the trip from our home here in Oregon to return to my roots. We are long time believers in VRBO so we decided to see what we could find in Elmira.

Well, we found it. Within two days we were calling this property home after a day of exploring the beauty and history of Elmira and the surounding area. The house is cozy and warm and reminded us of homes we had lived in in the past. It is centrally located to explore the rich history of Elmira and the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. From the radiator heat to the updated bathroom to the rich beauty of a remodeled Victorian home, everything was awesome. The owners, Richard and Gail were gracious and helpful, and their extensive knowledge of Elmira and the surrounding area made our visit even that more exciting. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot in Elmira

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed for nearly a week at this wonderful spot. The location is ideal for everything Elmira has to offer. The house is super close to town and the college, and most ideally backs up to the Chemung river with miles of walkways and open property to enjoy as your own. The space is surprisingly large and fully modern kitchen, bath with a great office setup and fully appointed desk in the living room. A super comfortable large King bed made for a completely relaxing and enjoyable home base while I was in town. Richard and Gail are gracious hosts and offer great advice for where to eat, and what to see in Elmira. I will be back often for each and every visit to the college. Far superior to any hotel offering in town.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recent visitor

  • 5 of 5

We were in Elmira for a week visiting family and attending a 50th highschool reunion. Having grown up in Elmira not far from here, this beautiful old house felt like being home again! Everything about the place was great! More than we could have hoped for! Room to entertain guests and even prepare meals and snacks! Beautiful walk along the river! Next time we visit , we will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Race Day Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely apartment when in town for the Wineglass Marathon. It was fully furnished and felt like our home away from home. While private and quiet on a beautiful street, we were minutes from downtown Elmira. We hope to return next year for a longer visit and will again stay in this wonderful apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elmira visit

  • 5 of 5

My 92-year mom, sister and I flew to Elmira from Oregon to visit my daughter who attends Elmira College and also to do some sightseeing in NY state. We loved staying in this very spacious home. It was so much better than a hotel and we felt a part of the community. Our favorite thing was sitting on the huge porch at night, talking and making wonderful memories. Everything we wanted was close by. It was lovely meeting Gail. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Elmira Corning
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Public Golf Course Mark Twain
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 86
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
This is cross country skiing by the Chemung Riv
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Watikins Glen

Gliding capital of US, Corning Museum, Arnot Museum, Elmira College (public) Library, Theatre, Jazz, Walk to shopping, car not necessary, architecturally important 1893 home by Pierce and Bickford,, bird and animal life, contiguous with 200 acre Town park along the Chemung River. .

Fish from the property along the Chemung River. Boat launch nearby, Bird Life, Eagles, Ospreys, Hawks, owls, unique and rare combination of proximity to city and yet deep within natural surroundings


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Elmira Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Designer Tiled Modern Bathroom - shower , Designer quality. Uniquely beautiful.
  • A beautiful/unique FULLY REMODELED BATH ROOM of very HIGH QUALITY and taste. You won't be disappointed.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • ONE KING SIZE BED and A Pull Out Couch in living room.
  • Books
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Direct access to contiguous 350 acres plus waterfront Town park along Chemung River, cultural life, jazz club, theatre, libraries, gliding capital of US, Corning Museum of Glass, museums, bird and animal life, eagles and ospreys on the river, housekeeping service available on request, furnished with Victorian antiques, architecturally significant house built by famous architects, Pierce and Bickford, 1893, year of Chicago exposition for local developer, two porches and screened porch.

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