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Seneca Lake Waterfront - New Air Conditioning 2017

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

Air conditioning and 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.k

More Details

Owner
Lisa Harrington
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Lisa Harrington

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.

Lisa Harrington purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa Harrington chose Geneva

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

NEW RENOVATION/INSULATION:



Please note that we are currently insulating the ceilings upstairs to provide a better sound barrier and privacy.



Please note that both bathrooms have been renovated; the downstairs with a natural marble shower, and upstairs with natural marble shower walls and traditional tub.
Feb 2012
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Amenities

Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First-floor master with personal bath/ jacuzzi and queen bed
    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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.631579 based on 39 reviews
5

Amazing house!! Perfectly located for winery visits.

  • 5 of 5

Our book club of 9 ladies and a baby spent a weeny here exploring the local wineries and sites. The house is beautiful and even better than described. The owner was great and gave us perfect suggestions of where to visit and go hiking.

You will love this house and the amazing sunsets over the lake!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Green Lane PA
5

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy with friends

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very nice and easy to work with. The house is as described. We had the downstairs bedroom so privacy was fine. The upstairs was a little communal but not one complained. The weather was gorgeous so we didn't spend much time indoors, nor the basement. Campfire area was nice but we needed wood. We used the paddle boat and canoe; very fun. No kayaks to be found. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Great spot on the lake and near town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on Seneca, for perspective, we had 12 people ranging from 2.5 to 75 and everyone enjoyed the space and location for this house. You are close to several good wineries and close to town. Lisa and Kevin are responsive, gracious hosts. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Reading PA USA
4

great vacation week with the whole family

  • 4 of 5

While the weather didn't cooperate fully, we found plenty to do on Seneca and the surrounding lakes. We visited wineries and breweries (and a distillery or 2) on Cayuga, Seneca, and Keuka.

Also had a pontoon boat rental for 2 days. Weather wasn't the best for the second of boating but by late afternoon the skies brightened and we got a few extra hours on the lake. This cabin worked out great for 4 couples and adult children ranging in age from 21-82. We had to do some juggling with the bathrooms - only 2 showers but we made it work. Kitchen is stocked with wine glasses, plenty of dishes and pots & pans.

The recycling situation is a little cumbersome for a rental property - I don't know anyone who would want to bring their recyclables home with them from vacation - especially if you are trying to fit some wine in the cargo. Luckily my brother in law had an acquaintance in the area on a farm and they took the recyclables. But most people wouldn't have that option.

We loved the sunsets from the dock & the deck and campfires by the lake. We saw loons on the lake, deer as we drove in the lane, a pair of herons and many other woodland and lake birds! It really worked out well for our family vacation. Thank you for sharing "Wood and Water " with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A fun time had by all!!

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean and spacious. We made ourselves right at home. It was perfect for my family's long weekend getaway. This was our first time to the area and came to find out that this week was still considered "off season" and the ladder/kayaks and paddle boats to the home were not prepared for use because the water is usually too cold to swim at this time of year BUT it didn't stop my children, my niece and nephews. Still had a great time!! :) We were blessed to take my 94 year old grandfather with us!! We thought that we would be able to get him to the upper deck by the water but the hill down to it was a little too steep to attempt to wheelchair him down (could be difficult for people with bad joints, balance issues or heart/lung problems), so, he sat in the great seating provided at the top of the yard and he just LOVED it - he still had a great view and could heckle everyone below ;) . The upstairs of the home was warm, the new AC unit helped cool it down some but I would still recommend bringing some fans and use the ceiling fans in each room to keep the air circulating. The AC units downstairs worked perfectly!! Just a FYI, there is a smoke alarm by the oven and every-time we opened the oven or cooked on the stove top the smoke alarm would go off so we had to take it down while we were cooking. I would definitely recommend this vacation rental!! Homeowners were very easy to work with and were easily contacted when we had questions. Thank you for letting us use your home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family time, superb location and facilities thank you Lisa.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Three Brothers Winery and Estates
Belhurst Castle
Ventosa Vineyards
Zugibe Vineyards Tasting Room
Belhurst Castle
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Major hubs: Rochester or Syracuse
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Crow's Nest--Three Bothers Wine/Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Big Oak
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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