3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - For approval, tell us breed/mix, sex, age & weightFor approval, tell us breed/mix, sex, age & weight
Max guests: 6
Seneca Lake is BEAUTIFUL
Beautiful views of Lake Seneca. We were blessed with great weather. The owners were close by and very helpful.
Wonderful lake house
The four of us enjoyed a great weekend at the Lakehouse. We were pleasantly surprised at how spacious the home was. More than comfortable for us. We were glad the weather was pleasant enough for an evening paddle on the lake. We chose to take our meals at the local restaurants but the kitchen has everything you need to cook while enjoying the lake views. We highly recommend this lovely lake cottage.
Great Location for Exploring the Lakes
Thank you Mary and Mike for a wonderful week. We wanted to explore the area waterfalls and this was the perfect spot from which to do that.
As lake people from way back, we prefer lakes to the Jersey Shore. We know what we are getting into when we go to a lake cottage. If you are not lake cottage types, there are a few spiders and stuff, but it is in the woods and on a lake. That's what you get. There was nothing terrible about them or any other insects. Just normal living, in the woods.
The neighborhood was quiet and away from the vacation spots just enough to be relaxing and yet not too far that you couldn't get somewhere within 30 minutes or less for something to do. We went into Watkins Glen almost every day when we needed to run an errand and that was a 20 minute drive - which includes the slow journey out of the property area. It's a couple miles off the main road, mostly gravel, and one lane. The requested speed limit is 5 MPH once you get around the homes, so that takes a bit of your time. Not a problem for us because for once, we weren't in a hurry no matter what we did.
This is a great place from which to explore the Finger Lakes. The setting is gorgeous and the cottage is very clean. We went swimming and kayaking most of our days and the water was fantastic. (Again, we like lakes). Sunsets were beautiful.
You are right on the wine trail once you get out to the main route - for those that want that type of trip, this is the prime location. There is even a winery in the neighborhood which we did patronize one day.
If you are visiting waterfalls, our favorites were Buttermilk Falls and Ithaca Falls. Everyone talks about Watkins Glen State Park, which is amazingly beautiful, but not our #1 - that would be Buttermilk for us. Ithaca Falls is awesome for it's look and the ease in which to get there. Don't skip Robert H. Treman, but if you don't want a strenuous hike, go to the lower entrance to see Enfield Falls, and then drive to the upper entrance and do the shorter hike to see Lucifer Falls. Still a pretty taxing hike for some, but much shorter.
Go to Sampson Park and also into Montour Falls.
Don't miss Hector Falls on your way into Watkins Glen.
We took a trip to Geneva one day which was just lovely.
A wonderful stay, with great hospitality, and we would absolutely do it again.
Beautiful retreat in the heart of the Finger Lakes!
We absolutely loved our stay! The house is far more spacious than the photos reveal, and the owners are genuine dog lovers who are happy to have your pup stay. The location is perfectly situated among some of the best wineries and restaurants. 5 stars for sure!!
Perfect weekend getaway
The lake house was perfect for what we were looking for, which was a nice weekend with a view of the water and resources to just hang tight and enjoy company we don’t see often. The directions to get to the place were spot on and everything was pretty simplified and laid out for us.
The surrounding area is incredibly dense with wineries overlooking the lake. You can have a great time touring the area and tasting wines. There are 10 wineries and a brewery within a 10 minute drive, and one winery within walking distance. The property is 15 minutes from Watkins Glen, home of the Watkins Glen International Race Track, Watkins Glen Gorge, and Glen Harbor Marina. It's also surrounded by the Finger Lakes National Forest, with many nice hiking trails. You-pick fruit orchards and honor-system fruit and vegetable stands are available frequently during the summer and fall. Skyland Farm, a fine-craft gallery with items from over 500 artists and a feeding farm, is a must-see. The cuisine in the area is delicious with dining atmospheres ranging from casual to elegant. Two miles across the lake, the Rainbow Cove Restaurant has slips for boats. Check out their breakfast!
Mike & Mary Callahan