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Best Value, Perfect Place to Relax! -- Charming Cottage, West Side Seneca Lake

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View of living room area. Door to right leads to porch.

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Last updated: 06/09/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Overlook is a traditional summertime cottage situated at bluff's edge overlooking the west side of Seneca Lake, with a private beach and dock area found at the bottom of the steps. It is located approximately 10 minutes north of Watkins Glen, NY. Its best features are its private setting, charm, and price. Overlook Cottage sits on a private, large property comprised of mature woods, offering quiet, peacefulness, and privacy. Our previous guests, many of whom stay with us year after year, love us for the privacy, peacefulness, and ability to "get away from it all."

Don't let the rustic exterior of the cottage fool you -- the most common responses of guests when they first arrive at our cottage is 'charming,' 'how cozy,' and 'how lovely.' We are fairly simple in that we don't have all of the frills of some other cottages (e.g., no hot tubs here!), but, the cleanliness (one of our hallmarks), private wooded setting, and private beach area more than make up for what we don't have.

Overlook Cottage is divided into thirds which run parallel to the lake; the first third (closest to the lake) is a full-length, screened-in porch overlooking the lake, perfect for relaxing, rain or shine. (Its everybody's favorite place to hang out!) One side of the porch has a cushioned glider sofa and glider chair inviting you to sit and read or nap; the other side has a large table and chairs -- just right for eating and playing cards or games (or-gasp-working on your computer!).

The middle third is a warm and inviting combined kitchen/living area with sofa and a large overstuffed chair, with large windows opening out to porch for views of lake from inside the cottage. The kitchen area has the same large windows opening out onto the porch, and includes all of the appliances, utensils, and cookware you'll need during your stay. The back third of the cottage includes two small bedrooms, each with one double bed, dresser, and small nightstand, as well as a renovated bathroom complete with porcelain tile floor and shower.

Overlooks size makes it the perfect getaway/romantic retreat for two adults. Our most common renters are couples with or without one or two small children. In fact, this is a perfect cottage and setting for children, as there are plenty of safe and secure woods, water, and outdoors for kids to explore, and the steps in between the cottage and the beach assure you that your child wont wander off to the water. Children absolutely love the lake -- so many rocks to skip! -- and the gradually inclined beach make it easy for children to sit in the water at the lakes edge, or walk out to where they feel comfortable. Too, the many types of wildlife at our property delight especially children, if they are lucky enough to see them -- deer, newts, salamanders, ducks, great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, owls, and many many other birds are just some of the "critters" who live in our environment.

Outside the cottage, youll find parking (on same level as cottage), a clothesline, picnic table, campfire ring, and BBQ grill. Youre also a few steps away from a multi-level staircase that takes you down to a very private dock and beach area that is yours alone to use...you wont believe how much privacy you have! Another campfire ring is perfect for watching the shooting stars and viewing the Milky Way while sitting around a campfire! (and we will even provide the campfire wood!)

If youre visiting the regions wineries (and how can you not?!), youll find that we are *perfectly* situated right in the middle of Seneca Lake Wine Country, with plenty of large and small wineries on both Seneca and Keuka Lakes within easy driving distance. In fact, you wont find another location so close to so many great wineries! (And you can even easily walk to wineries that are nearby!) Our close proximity to Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Geneva, and Corning and their many activities is also great, making our cottage the perfect spot for your vacation getaway. See below for many more activities to be found in the surrounding area. If youre coming for the fishing, we also offer parking for boat trailers.

While you stay at our cottage, we do our best to provide any assistance and needs you may have (for example, we are always happy to transport kayaks that you might rent locally down to the waterfront for our guests, and help bring them back up). We offer you a personal touch, great location, and peace and quiet -- the best value of any cottage, of that were sure! Please contact us for open dates and more information.

Keywords: Cottage, Watkins Glen, private, Seneca Lake, Fingerlakes

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children love the natural environment around our cottage! There is plenty of room for them to explore and lots to see (both at and away from the lake), and a gently sloping beach make it perfect for children of all ages to play in the water. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely not allowed in cottage or on covered porch....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, none able to be accommodated...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Each bedroom has a double bed, dresser, night table, lamps; Baby Crib (co-sleeper) available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Porcelain tile floor, vintage porcelain sink, shelving

Other Amenities

  • 2 Campfire Rings - 1 on beach and one by cottage, Outdoor clothesline and picnic table outside the cottage, at cottage level. Firewood included for campfires both at the cottage and lake levels....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    ...and magazines available to read......moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV can only be used with supplied VCR/DVD player (no channels)...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We provide some DVD's/VCR's for adults, kids......moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Cottage sits on edge of the bluff overlooking the lake. A selective trimming of trees on the bluff allows you a clear view of the dock and lake below. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Over 50' of private beach front and dock, complete with campfire ring on the beach, are available just for you. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Extremely private and secure, on large undeveloped parcel of wooded land. You are in the middle of quiet, peaceful woods!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large table set out on porch allows you to enjoy view while eating!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Get the ultimate 'step' workout by using the 'real thing" which leads to the lake! It's the best step workout you'll ever do! Finish it off by stretching or doing yoga on the dock at the water-lovely!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In front of cottage close to door...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Private area provided on our property, near highway, on which to park boat and trailer...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    screened-in porch (on all 3 sides) connected to entire lake-side front of cottage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill; charcoal not provided...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Sep 11 - Sep 25, 2016
2 night min stay
$165
$800
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

$800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A 7-night rental (Sunday to Sunday) is also available; cost is $875.00 for Sunday to Sunday. Please let me know if you are interested in Sunday to Sunday!

Check drawn on U.S. bank, or electronically by Paypal. Payment due at reservation of dates (although partial payments may be able to be made depending upon dates of booking/rental).


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tompkins County Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Watkins Glen Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 14
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Veraison's at Glenora
Lakemont, NY, USA
Nearest Beach
on property!

Car: Necessary

*Wine Touring -- you're in the very heart of Fingerlakes Wineries, within a few miles of the most popular wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail -- some you can even walk to!

*Watercraft rentals (which can deliver watercraft to our site) are nearby - ask us for contact info,

*Auto Racing, State Park, and theatre in Watkins Glen

*Golf course between cottage site and Watkins Glen

*Windmill Amish Farmer's Market, inc. crafts and wares, found in Penn Yan, approx, 20 min. away.

*Many historical and sightseeing sites at Seneca Falls, Auburn, Geneva, and Ithaca (from 30 to 60 min. away)

*Ithaca boasts an *incredible* and renowned Farmer's Market and three wonderful state parks with amazing waterfalls and hiking--just ask us for info!

*Public boat launch approx. 2-3 miles north

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • View of living room area. Door to right leads to porch.

    View of living room area. Door to right leads to porch.

  • View of kitchen, taken from living room

    View of kitchen, taken from living room

  • Beautiful view of east side of Seneca Lake

    Beautiful view of east side of Seneca Lake

  • Kitchen has a full size stove/oven, and a refrigerator. Door leads to outside.

    Kitchen has a full size stove/oven, and a refrigerator. Door leads to outside.

  • Screened-in porch at night is a lovely place to eat and relax!

    Screened-in porch at night is a lovely place to eat and relax!

  • The bird theme pays homage to the Phoebes who nest yearly at the cottag

    The bird theme pays homage to the Phoebes who nest yearly at the cottag

  • Welcome to our cottage!

    Welcome to our cottage!

  • View from outside at bluff's edge, looking back toward the screened-in porch

    View from outside at bluff's edge, looking back toward the screened-in porch

  • View of lake and dock from cottage porch

    View of lake and dock from cottage porch

  • View from hall looking into one BR. Both bedrooms hold double sized bed, dresser

    View from hall looking into one BR. Both bedrooms hold double sized bed, dresser

  • Our beautiful 250+ year old oak which partly shades the cottage

    Our beautiful 250+ year old oak which partly shades the cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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