Best Value, Perfect Place to Relax! -- Charming Cottage, West Side Seneca Lake(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bedroom, 1 bath Secluded Cottage on Seneca Lake
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.
Overlook's 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 (note: we can accommodate a maximum of three adults, or two adults with two young 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 won't 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 lake's 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" with whom we share the environment.
Outside the cottage, you'll find parking (on same level as cottage), a clothesline, picnic table, campfire ring, and BBQ grill. Nearby are containers for trash, and containers for glass, plastic, and paper recycling as well as composting of all non-dairy and non-meat food scraps. You're 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 won't 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 you're visiting the regions wineries (and how can you not?!), you'll 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 won't 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 you're 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 we're sure! Please contact us for open dates and more information.
Keywords: Cottage, Watkins Glen, private, Seneca Lake, Fingerlakes
Member since: 2003
- 850 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Porcelain tile floor, vintage porcelain sink, shelving
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Jul 2 - Sep 9, 2017
6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
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 through Paypal is mandatory for non-U.S. guests; exchange fees will apply as necessary. 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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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*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!
*Check out F.L.X. Wienery, a short drive away - a great area restaurant specializing in hamburgers and sausages, with everything ground and/or made in house (including the condiments!)
*Watercraft rentals (which can deliver watercraft such as kayaks 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
View of living room area. Door to right leads to porch.
View of kitchen, taken from living room
Beautiful view of east side of Seneca Lake
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!
The bird theme pays homage to the Phoebes who nest yearly at the cottage
Welcome to our cottage!
View from outside at bluff's edge, looking back toward the screened-in porch
View of lake and dock from cottage porch
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
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017
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