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Seneca Lake Waterfront

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Last updated: 02/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Enjoy sunsets on the east side of Seneca Lake at Wood and Water, a 5 bedroom, 3 full bath (new fireplace, marble shower and tub), year-round home on over an acre of land. This is an all wood interior home hand-built. No drywall or plywood - all solid wood. The house sleeps 12-14 comfortably and offers every comfort and amenity that you might desire: convenient location to Geneva; wonderful restaurants, shopping, wineries and breweries, privacy, breathtaking lake views, 2 decks, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, 100' of waterfront, swimming from dock, canoe, paddle boat, and much more.

This waterfront home is ½ mile from East Lake Road back on a private drive, within a mile of Three Brothers, Ventosa, and Zugibee Wineries. If you like peaceful lakeside accommodations with no traffic noise, no roads to worry about, consider Wood and Water.

Enjoy the first floor master bedroom facing the water. The master bath has a queen-size bed and a master bath with a large Jacuzzi for relaxation. An additional full bath is on the first floor as well. Two lakeside bedrooms on the second floor, (one with queen bed one with king) and two additional second floor bedrooms (one with three twins and one with queen, single and a full-size crib.

Ceiling fans are in every room. Open second floor foyer offers play area. The first-floor gathering room has a large flat panel HDTV with DISH satellite and HD DVD. A fully furnished basement has amazing lake views and offers ample space for a crowd to relax and enjoy a fire or watch TV on an additional HDTV with DISH. There is also high speed WI-FI throughout on a protected network

There is over 100' of frontage on Seneca Lake with a new permanent 100 foot plus dock with room on the end for the whole gang. Water depth increases gradually. Lots of white cedar Adirondack chairs and tables on the beach. Shade or sun - your choice.
Sunfish sailboat, canoe, paddleboat; all on the beach for you to enjoy.

This is a vacation home and is limited to 14 guests. It is not a home to rent and host parties or gatherings above the maximum occupancy of 14. The 14 guests number applies day or night.

Rental is Sunday to Sunday - in at 4PM out at 10AM.

We want to be very clear - no house parties!

CANCELLATIONS: A forty-five(45) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than forty-five(45) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% Cancellation fee or $50 whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 45 days of the arrival date, forfeit othe full advance payment/reservation deposit. If alreadyplpppp ppaid, all security deposits will be returned in full if you cancel. Additionally, if we are able book the home during the same dates (your cancel dates) we will refund you minus the aforementioned 5% cancellation fee. Cancellation or pull pearlyopp departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.

Keywords: Beautiful hand-built 5 bedroom all wood home on the water. There are three queen-sized beds, one king and four twins, plus a roll-out and futon.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to minors - period...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Any evidence of smoking and we keep entire security deposit and will charge for additional professional cleaning services....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Our home is pet free and there are no carpets. All wood floors reduce the impact of allergies. Our son has allergies and asthma so we keep the place as allergy free as possible - thus no pets. If we find evidence of a pet we keep the entire security policy - no exception....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    First-floor master with personal bath/ jacuzzi and queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (3), King (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Permanent dock over 100 feet long and 16 feet wide on the end, Large Jacuzzi in the master bath, Hi speed wifi throughout, over an acre of yard, over 100 feet of waterfront, 3 waterfront bedrooms (two queen beds, one king), east side of the Seneca Lake so great sunsets, canoe, paddleboat, and sailboat....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Toys:

    Few kids toys, kitchenette upstairs...moreless

  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Because our house is situated over 30 feet above the beach, we have a magnificent view of the lake from almost every room in the house....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Over 100' of beach front, swim from the dock, paddle boat, canoe and sunfish. Lovely deck near water, perfect for sunsets and campfire right near water-- cedar Adirondack chairs and tables on beach. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Gorgeous lake views from the house as well as beachfront....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Located on the East side of Seneca so you get to view the wonderful sunsets. Close to wonderful restaurants, world-class wineries/breweries, grocery stores, marinas and everything you might want/need....moreless

  • Monument View
  • Rural:

    Surrounded by nature: farmlands, fishing, bird watching--1/2 mile from main road yet within ten miles of town, shops, restaurants, world-class wineries, breweries, grocers (Wegmans, etc.)....moreless

  • Village:

    Less than 10 minutes to the town of Geneva, Hobart College, restaurants, shopping, and more. Enjoy a multitude of festivals, marathons, triathlons, boat races, car shows, fairs and farmers' markets. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access:

    High-speed Roadrunner connection...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central radiant heat, a cozy and efficient new system...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Up to 10 Vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    For 911 calls - great cell phone reception in the area....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High-speed wifi with extra distance - not tethered to a cable...moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Everything is here for 12 people - new house = new appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck off house; deck by water. Many outdoor seating options...moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe on beach...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Range of life jacket sizes for kids and adults ...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.6
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 11 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 02/19/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Major hubs: Rochester or Syracuse
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crow's Nest--Three Bothers Wine/Brewery
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Oak
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many close by; our favorite is Ports on West Lake

Car: Necessary

Great fireworks displays on holidays right from the dock, go from Seneca Lake all the way to the ocean - connected to the canal system, Watkins Glen at south end of lake so world class NASCAR, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 10 minutes away, Syracuse and Rochester less than an hour away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We savor our time on Seneca Lake with friends and family, creating wonderful memories with our three children. We enjoy the clean cool waters and the peaceful surroundings, as well as the wonderful wineries and restaurants. We enjoy making constant improvements to our all-wood home (with an interior full of that rich wood smell) and look forward to sharing our lake side retreat with you.

Why the Owner Chose Geneva, NY, USA:
We purchased this home from a family who built it together by hand, and we hope to maintain the wonderfully warm and inviting feel. The view of the lake from this home is so inspirational, the waters are clean, refreshing and replenishing. Besides relaxing and taking in the beautiful surroundings, there are various water sports to be enjoyed --boating, sailing, canoeing--there are over 37 wonderful wineries peppered around the lake, local dairy farms for cheese and ice cream tasting, local parks and beaches, biking and hiking paths, restaurants, spas, water parks, even Waterloo Outlet Mall is close for rainy days. We hope to retire in this lake home someday. With three children and a family landscaping business we are limited in the time that we spend at the lake. Therefore, we are renting it to allow others the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful setting on the water---renting also helps pay the taxes and maintenance costs. So please enjoy the all wood home and the stars - the quiet and the lake.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With the low ambient light you will see lots of stars. Just walk out the door onto the deck and look up - millions of stars and the sound of waves. In the winter enjoy all the wild waterfowl from all over North America - Seneca Lake does not freeze so enjoy all the waterfowl wintering over - including lots of loons. See Osprey and bald eagles fish and fly. This is a place of peace and quiet - of nature and when inside the wood smell and sight gives a comfort to all.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Our favorite: amazing lake view

    Our favorite: amazing lake view

  • Master Bedroom, queen size bed, private bath, faces the lake

    Master Bedroom, queen size bed, private bath, faces the lake

  • Downstairs shower (1 of 3 bathrooms) natural marble

    Downstairs shower (1 of 3 bathrooms) natural marble

  • Lakeside Deck

    Lakeside Deck

  • Bedroom (1 of 5): king-size bed upstairs

    Bedroom (1 of 5): king-size bed upstairs

  • Every season offers gorgeous sunsets from our deck

    Every season offers gorgeous sunsets from our deck

  • Upstairs bathroom: shower and tub

    Upstairs bathroom: shower and tub

  • Second deck located just above the beach

    Second deck located just above the beach

  • Gathering room

    Gathering room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bath (1 of 3 bathrooms)

    Master Bath (1 of 3 bathrooms)

  • Fishing off dock

    Fishing off dock

  • Washer and Dryer

    Washer and Dryer

  • Bedroom  (1 of 5): queen bed upstairs

    Bedroom (1 of 5): queen bed upstairs

  • Bedroom (1 of 5) queen-size bed and twin bed upstairs

    Bedroom (1 of 5) queen-size bed and twin bed upstairs

  • Sailing the Sunfish

    Sailing the Sunfish

  • View from the dock in the winter - summer even nicer!

    View from the dock in the winter - summer even nicer!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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