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Secluded Seneca Lake Cottage Overlooking the Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A seasonal rustic cottage that was an early 1900s hunting cabin surrounded by woods and lake views.

There are multiple windows and glass doors giving you the sense that you are one with your surroundings.

There is a second story sleeping porch for those who want to be "en pleine air" day and night. There is a 385+ft beachfront that is shared with the Lake House but no one else. There are no neighbors to the north and only one to the south of the beach.

There are 2 canoes,2 kayaks, hammock,lawn chairs, fire pit and boat dock. You can fish off the dock but you need a fishing license.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Nearest Point of Interest
Lake House B&B
Car: necessary

100+ wineries, on the Seneca Wine Trail. Amish Market, The Windmill and The Animal Sanctuary, hiking through state parks with beautiful waterfalls. Near Geneva, Corning and Ithaca. Great fishing!


Rock Stream Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 (alcove) - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double Beds (2),futon sofa that can be a double bed in common room., Bunk Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
ceiling and window fans as well as electric heat when chilly


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Seneca Lake Cottage Overlooking the Lake
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
Washington, DC

Lovely rustic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved canoeing and kayaking, loved the rustic simplicity of the cabin, and the sleeping porch overlooking the lake is a treat!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emphasis on rustic.

  • 4 of 5

First the good! The location is fantastic. 4 Minutes to flx wienery, 6 minutes to Herman J. / Shaw. 10 Minutes to Watkins Glen. Absolutely beautiful deck space. We spent a lot of time on the first floor deck. We probably would have spent more time on the 2nd floor deck, but there was a large rusty bed frame (very creepy) right in the middle of the 2nd floor deck. The living room area is lovely downstairs. Killer view with great windows. We spent a lot of time there as well. Kitchen is super tight, but had everything we needed to cook all weekend. Fridge was large and clean.

Besides the living room / front deck space we loved there were other hangs that make this place a real gem. There's a fire pit just off the main deck with a lovely view of the stars and with the safety of being up near the house. Perhaps the best part of the house however is the waterfront. Huge waterfront, tons boat options, lots of noodles to hang on in the water. Dock was large and stable, but due to the amount of seagulls that hang there everyday their excrement make it impossible to put out a towel and hang. My group spent time on the boats, swimming in the water and lounging in beautiful heavy duty adk chairs that fold up and are stored a shed. Another fire pit below with a breathtaking view of the stars at night.

However, then you have to get back up 6 flights of stairs in the dark. The path isn't lit. 6 flights after drinks? We didn't mess with that . The bedrooms are a fine size and we were aware of a smaller bed, but not with how old the beds were. In general all the furniture in this space though solid is very old. The bathroom situation was the most surprising for my diva girlfriend. There are two and both work like a charm, but the one downstairs is pretty much an open room as others have mentioned and if anyone is above they could get a real show.

For me, this place was great. I would and will most likely stay here again. Maureen was outstanding and a very clean communicator. I needed / wanted for nothing and enjoyed a beautiful view. However this is just more like going to camp with a ton of amenities which for some reason I didn't have the mind-state of. If you don't need polish and are ok giving up 'fancy' this place is perfect and it's charm is undeniable. I do not recommend this space to anyone who has trouble walking or limiting health issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed up there for 2 weeks with my dog. What an amazing experience! I echo other reviews about the view and surrounding area. Breathe taking. The cabin is charming and comfortable. Other than bedding, and kitchen supplies, kayaks, you need to bring everything else. There is a DVD player but no dvds. Stock up. Good wifi. This place is perfect for hiking, exploring, drinking wine and relaxing. The waterfront is amazing for swimming and kayaking and nightly fires. Rent a boat (deckboats with big motors) and you can ride pass the house for great pictures and view the most beautiful waterfalls around the lake. Note that they won't let you bring your dog on the boat rental. Maureen, (your rental contact is wonderful). She'll leave you alone yet is there immediately for Anything you may need or want and is a wealth of information on where to go, things to do. I loved her! I highly recommend this cabin if your looking something rustic, quiet and adventurous. I'd love to come back

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time this past weekend. It was a little tricky finding the cabin back in the woods. The cabin has gorgeous views looking out at the lake. We enjoyed sitting out on the porch enjoying this view. We enjoyed the lakefront but you need to be fit to get down and up the 70+ steep steps from the waterfront. We enjoyed using the kayaks and canoes everyday. My husband and son enjoyed fishing off of the dock. The cabin is an old hunting cabin and therefore the kitchen and bathroom areas were very small but we were able to work around that. We also enjoyed being close to Watkins Glen to go hiking and to the wineries.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Have been here a few times and really love the lake view and highly recommend. The use of the kayaks and canoes make for great use of the lake as well.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Seneca Lake Cabin for Us

  • 5 of 5

A unique century cabin with amazing views and access to the lake. It is, as billed, very rustic - and we loved that and enjoyed every minute there.

Still, this is NOT the cabin for everyone (see further below).

The two porches virtually hanging over the lake were well-used and outfitted with comfortable (if not new) couches and chairs. Newer gas grill.

The three, separate sleeping spaces were perfect for a 50s couple and two teen boys. The furnishings were charming and durable, and the kitchen has every possible dish, pot and utensil.

We created a hot spot with a cell phone and had spotty internet access. Bring your own iPod and movies for the DVD player and stereo. The cabin has a complete game chest.

The lakefront area is great for fishing (though we caught nothing!) and campfires, and the kayaks and canoe got a workout.

The manager, Maureen, was a gem in every way, and we were glad to hear our local friends knew and liked the owners. The owners' daughter paid a visit while we were there, and she was friendly and interesting.

Wineries line Route 14 to the north and south, and Watkins Glen is 10 minutes away.

But any potential renter needs to make sure this is the safest and right spot for their group.

I would NEVER bring child younger than 10 to this spot. The 60+-foot drop off to the lake is just off the front porch, and a ravine to the south is equally precipitous.

70+ stairs to the lake on a very durable staircase winded us and our older dogs, but were great exercise. Same steep climb if you just take a walk up the hill toward 14, and one car w/poor tires got stuck while we were there.

The tiny kitchen is in a hallway and created bottlenecks. And the full bath is basically in the open area containing the steep, narrow stairs to the 2nd floor. SURPRISE if you step out of the shower or toilet without checking.

Upstairs is another safety concern - an 18-inch chair rail around the steep staircase. One too many beers and, well...

Still, the cabin is what it is, and we found it perfect.

Doubt the owners could do anything more to ameliorate the downsides.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $70
Damage Deposit $200

Pet Fee is $10 per night / per pet.... $70 for the entire week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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