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Beautiful Nostalgic Keuka Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

Completely remodeled turn of the century lake home. With all the original architecture, this home has TONS of appeal to vacationing guests! A rare find on Keuka Lake, and only a mile from Penn Yan, this 3 bedroom 2 bath Victorian home was lovingly upgraded in 2006 and has panoramic views of the lake from every room in the house.

The remodeled well-appointed kitchen features stainless steel appliances, silestone countertops, wine glass holder & wine rack, maple cabinets, ceramic tile floors & a ceiling fan. It is well-stocked with all the spices, utensils, pots & pans a gourmet chef could need! The dining room has panoramic lake views, country style dining table w/bench & chair seating for 10 & a ceiling fan. The spacious living room with breathtaking lake views features a huge field stone gas fireplace, which heats the entire first floor! A flat screened t.v. and a DVD player are in the living room which can be enjoyed from every angle in the room. Two ceiling fans in the living room circulate the air to keep the home cool. Summer breezes off the lake can be enjoyed through beautiful French doors that open to the large covered porch, which also features 2 large ceiling fans. The house has air-conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, window seat for quiet reading space, a ceiling fan, a flat screen TV, and panoramic views of the lake. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds, (which can be changed into a king sized bed), a queen futon, as well as a set of bunk beds. It also has ceiling fan, a flat screen TV , a DVD player, and has panoramic views of the lake as well. Both are upstairs. The 3rd bedroom is on the first floor. It is off the living room and down a few stairs. There is a double bed and a ceiling fan along with beautiful views of the lake.

The first floor living room has a queen and a full sleeper sofa for additional sleeping arrangements. First floor bath has a shower/tub combo. Second floor bath has a jetted Jacuzzi tub/shower, with a washer/dryer in the closet.

A canoe & paddleboat, along with several life jackets, are available for your use. You only need to take a few steps into the house, out onto the large covered porch, onto the dock or into the water. Perfect for all ages!

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Kirk Vieselmeyer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Kirk Vieselmeyer

Kirk and Barbara Vieselmeyer purchased Eastview Cottage in the summer of 2015. We purchased Eastview Cottage because we own the blue cottage,Lake Lawn Point, next to it and we always loved the architecture of Eastview. We purchased Lake Lawn Point in 2011 and completely renovated it as well as our guest cottage , Sin Cottage. It is called Sin Cottage because back in the late 1800s the women didn't approve of the men's smoking and drinking habits so Sin Cottage was built for them. Sin Cottage is our guest home but it usually is occupied by our family. We have 4 married sons and are thrilled to have 7 grandchildren with another one on the way. We embrace family time at our lake home and we enjoy meeting new guests each year.

Kirk Vieselmeyer purchased this house in 2015

Why Kirk Vieselmeyer chose Penn Yan

We purchased Eastview Cottage because we own the blue cottage next to it and we have always loved the architecture . It was part of the Lake Lawn Estate once and we wanted to keep it's history in tact. We feel that location is the key to owning a lake home. We are five minutes from Penn Yan and when you have a family and many guests there is always something that we need in town. Or after a fun day at the lake we might just order some food from town. We also close to many wineries and breweries as well. Having a hospital near by is also a big advantage too. The water is pretty shallow and usually pretty warm. We also have very friendly lake neighbors that we enjoy socializing with.

What makes this house unique

Dan and Nancy Brooks are the owners of the nearby Colonial Hotel. They clean and provide the linens for Eastview Cottage. They are always available to help you with any concerns that you may have and they are located directly across the street.


Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2nd floor, Jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer
  • Washer/Dryer for your convenience in Bathroom 2. Optional charge for one delivery of linens & bath towels is $15.00 per guest.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Window Seat
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen & Full Sleeper Sofas
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twins can be made into a king & singles are bunk beds.
  • Living Room has a Queen Sleeper Sofa & Full Sleeper Sofa. Bedroom 1 & 2 are spacious with large dormers & breathtaking panoramic views of the lake. Bedroom 2 has a Queen Futon and 2 Singles (Singles can be combined for 1 Convert-a-King).There are also bunk beds. All three bedrooms have ceiling fans & baseboard heat. Optional charge for one delivery of linens & bath towels is $15.00 per guest.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
High speed wireless Internet access is available on premises for use with multiple computers. Tour the local beverage trails, eat wine ice cream & buy novel gifts--have Park Place Limo pick you up & drop you off right in front of our home. Visit the Windmill Farm & Craft Market, open Saturdays with over 200 vendors, or dine at any one of our popular local restaurants. Play golf or mini-golf, see a movie or shop quaint main street Penn Yan. We provide a paddleboat and canoe for your convenience but you can also rent watercraft. There are several area marinas & boat launches that offer watercraft rentals & other services. Just down the road you'll find Indian Pines Farmer's Market with home-made jellies & baked goods, fruit, veggies & more; Seneca Farms Ice Cream with a variety of ice cream & specialties; & a local park--all within walking distance! Do some sightseeing and visit water & theme parks, museums, zoos, outlet malls, Niagara Falls & more!


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Beautiful Nostalgic Keuka Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
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Fantastic Fishing on a Pristine Lake

  • 5 of 5

The water in Keuka lake is crystal clear, the fish are very healthy, and the scenery is amazing. My buddy and I along with our families stayed at this lake house for 7 days. The two of us fished from sunrise to sunset everyday. We caught tons of large and small mouth bass as well as northern pike using stick baits, soft plastics, top water, and spinner baits. The same lures also caught jack perch, rock bass and sunfish.

All of these fish can be caught from the doc. We had a 19' bass boat that we brought to the camp. There is a public launch about a mile from the camp. It's very convenient. The doc accommodated the boat just fine. There's a marina next to the boat launch (ideal location).

We caught large mouths up to 5lbs and 2.5 lbs small mouths. If you like to eat fish, this is the lake to do it. I would recommend targeting perch one day and making a meal out of them. I cooked a variety of fish and the perch were everyone's favorite.

An overall great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Todd, for the great review and for sending me pictures of your catch! I've added one to our website for all to see. Hope to see you back again next year!
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Our week at this gem couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just rented this lovely home for our second time and we never intend to go anywhere else -- it has everything we could hope for and more! This year we had the pleasure of noticing the many upgrades and improvements the current owners made since they acquired the property between our visits, and their loving attention to detail is apparent with everything from the landscaping to the decor. As you can tell from the photos, a house cannot get any closer to the water's edge than this one does, leaving you literally surrounded by the lake throughout your stay. The private pebble beach that IS the front yard is perfect for swimmers, especially kids: there's a nice, gradual entry to the clear, warm water and one can stand even beyond the end of the dock. The home is recently updated, freshly painted, clean, tastefully decorated, and generously equipped. The house is located just a couple of minutes away from Penn Yan, providing convenient access to stores and restaurants throughout your stay. Special thanks go to the current owners, the Vieselmeyers, who welcomed our whole family graciously and made us feel like family. Anyone would be hard pressed to find a more perfect getaway in the Finger Lakes than Eastview Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Lakefront Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Lakefront Home. Very clean and accommodating. Easily sleeps a big group.

Kirk was a great host!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for some family R&R

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased when we checked into Eastview Cottage and found it met our expectations. It has obviously been recently updated, was very clean, and well appointed with many small things that you don't typically find in a vacation rental. Things like band-aids, sunscreen, etc. It was nice that it was on the west side of the lake since it was pretty warm the time we were there. We got the morning sun on the porch and shaded afternoons and evenings which were perfect. It's close to town and an easy walk to the ice cream parlor which we frequented more than once! The owners have done a lot to make it homey, plant flowers, etc. Our whole booking experience and communication with them was great. The two bedrooms upstairs are nice and roomy and get great breezes with the windows open. It was exactly what we were looking for in a rental. I can easily recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The freshly decorated, renamed Eastview Cottage lacked nothing thanks to the great care and attention to detail by its owners. Making reservations was easy, with great email communications explaining all we needed to know and answering any questions. We even had the pleasure of meeting the owners who own the home next door and enjoying the beautiful summer plantings which appeared while we were out hiking and visiting the areas many wineries and breweries. Early morning coffee on the pier deck and late afternoon paddle boat on the clear lake offered time to relax and laugh with friends. And the huge porch and swing helped us wait out the rain without disrupting our fun. The kitchen was better stocked than any rental we've stayed in. Great dining room table, also perfect for game playing. No down side at all to our stay, and special thanks to those who made this home so inviting!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and Inviting for a Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect location for a getaway and even though the weekend was cool we were toasty warm in this beautiful cottage. Nancy concerned about our warmth and even brought in extra heaters. the cottage is well equipped and it is easy to feel immediately at home. the porch is gorgeous, bedroom areas generous with space and the living room was more than adequate for socializing. a wonderful, get away spot with lots to do nearby although why anyone would want to leave the front porch is beyond me!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several bars
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lakeside Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NY 54
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants
Car: recommended

The exterior features include natural beach and retaining wall in front of the home, a large dock to moor your boat, large covered porch for entertaining, gas grill for all your outdoor cooking, fire pit with Adirondack chairs for evening campfires, roasting s'mores or just relaxing.

Water depth is gradual so you can wade in, place a chair in the water or enjoy excellent swimming right from our beach and dock. Young children can enjoy playing on the beach or safely swimming in our shallow waters.

Enjoy a beverage tour by limousine; take a bike ride around the beautiful Amish countryside; go shopping at the Windmill Farm & Craft Market; visit Garrett's Chapel; hike or bicycle the local Keuka Outlet rail trail; hike or hunt in Letchworth Park (USA Today Readers' Choice #1 Best State Park in NY); relax on our spacious covered porch with a cup of coffee to watch the sunrise in the morning or with a glass of wine to watch the last rays of sun in the evening; toast marshmallows in the stone fire pit while you relax and unwind in the Adirondack chairs. Whatever you decide to do--once you visit, you'll return again and again to our beautiful Eastview Cottage!

Located just minutes away from Penn Yan and all the conveniences of home. We're right on the Keuka & Seneca Beverage Trails in quaint Amish country! Enjoy the lake, see Amish horse & buggies, visit local farmers' markets, tour the local wineries, breweries and distilleries, listen to summer concerts on the lawn in town, eat homemade ice cream at Seneca Farms, dine at some of the finest restaurants or shop 15 min. away at the Windmill Farm & Craft Market with over 200 vendors. With so many features & activities, this home will quickly become a favorite vacation destination for guests visiting the Finger Lakes Region!

Other Activities: Souvenir shop at Windmill Farm & Craft Market with over 200 vendors, in quaint Penn Yan, in other local small towns or around the Amish countryside; take a tour of the local beverage trails with wineries, breweries and distilleries, as well as specialty cheeses, chocolate and more; hike or bicycle on the Keuka Outlet Trail and local parks; enjoy swimming, sailing, fishing and jet-skiing on Keuka Lake; play golf at the Lakeside Country Club or eat at their Vines Restaurant; try your skills at mini-golf; visit the Yates County History Center with three museums; or take in a new-release movie for a quiet evening.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

$150 opt charge for 1 delivery linens/bath towels for all beds
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.