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Lakefront House on Seneca Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

This inviting lakefront home is perfect for families. The large, private, fenced in yard keeps toddlers from going to the lake. The porch swing on the deck is a great place to watch awesome sunsets.

The house has spacious rooms and comfortable furniture. The great room has a fireplace and built in bookshelves that are full of books, videos, DVD’s and games. Cable TV and wireless internet are available too. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, utensils and small appliances, but no dishwasher. The table in the dining area off the great room seats 8. Sunny breakfasts are delightful on the cozy, knotty pine porch.

The upstairs has 3 bedrooms with views of the lake; one has 2 antique twins; another has a queen and 2 twins. The third is a small bedroom with 1 twin bed. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and is near the bathroom. The Bunkhouse has been remodeled and is now available as extra sleeping space. It has it’s own powder room and a set of bunk beds, but is not winterized.

The new stairs to the lake are lit with solar lamps. Our 100 feet of waterfront includes a deck, a 50 ft long L shaped dock, and a swimming beach. You can use the canoe and swim to the raft (note - raft available between Memorial Day and Labor Day). The lake is about 5 ft. deep at the raft. Seneca Lake has excellent fishing and boating, with marina’s nearby to rent all types of boats. Cookout on the gas grill and roast marshmallows on the firepit. There is parking for 3 cars.

If you've been here as a guest of our renter, please mention it to us if you want to rent it yourself.

Keywords: Private Home

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Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - bunkhouse has half bath open in warm months.
  • 1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st floor close to the bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bright, sunny room with a view of the lake.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Small bedroom, ideal for a child.
    Other (See Description) - 1 bunk bed , Bunk house sleeps 2, includes a powder room. Seasonal use.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1 seasonal bunkhouse)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Property includes a Bunk House with powder room and a bunk bed. Knotty pine interior. Bring your own bedding for bunkbeds.


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Lakefront House on Seneca Lake
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Perfect house with lots of charm!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this house. And it was just as charming as I remembered from our last stay. The view from the back porch of the Seneca lake is just breathtaking at all times of day. This house is just minutes away from some amazing wineries & breweries. The house owners are very friendly and will answer any questions. I'm already looking forward to our next vacation on the Seneca Lake, and we will definitely be booking this house again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your visits, and look forward to your return.
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  • 5 of 5

Great cozy home. We all enjoyed our stay there very much. We could not have asked for a better place.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lakehouse.
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Spectacular view

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was just what we needed. Cozy, clean and plenty of room. Backyard deck and great view of Seneca lake. Good wineries are close.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lake house and to the Finger Lakes.
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It is a beautiful property in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Everything was perfect. A beautiful cottage with a beautiful view of Seneca Lake, and access to the lake. Plenty of amenities. Very clean and comfortable. Hope to return to this location in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lakehouse and your visit to the Finger Lakes.
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Wonderful cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderfully relaxing weeks at the cottage. From the moment we walked in it was home. Clean, cozy and everything you need is provided. The views from the porch and the sunsets were pure relaxation. Great lawn and plenty of places for people to gather.Loved the large picnic table inside for family dinners and game nights. We were blessed with rain for only a couple of hours out of the whole two weeks. The water was warm, although there were weeds( not a fault of the owners, just a fact). The only thing that could be difficult for some families with older members are the many steps down to the water. Not a problem for us personally, but an elderly grandma could not manage the stairs. Nice area in the water close to shore that was weed free for little ones to play. We explored Geneva, Glens Falls, Canandaigua, Waterloo, Montezuma. wineries and beer trails on three lakes. Great restaurants to be found! We especially enjoyed the cheese tasting at the Muranda Cheese Company and buying fresh fruit, veggies and bread from the Mennonite food stand nearby. You will not be disappointed by the cottage or the area! Wish I was back there now! Chris and Chuck were great to work with! Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review. We so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lakehouse and to the area, and we hope you return soon. Chuck and Chris
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Beautiful property & home

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations & views are amazing, the owners are great.

The home is very comfortable & clean (not a dust bunny in sight). The beds are very comfortable.

The house is located conveniently to several wineries, while also allowing quick access to grocery stores (Tops, Wegmans, etc)

If you are seeking a location that is on the lake and quiet, while easily accessible to wineries & local sights this is a perfect location.

We thoroughly enjoyed the house, lake and local attractions. i would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed our Lakehouse and the area, and hope you will return again.
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Chris Carson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Chris Carson

Chuck spent every summer on Seneca Lake as a child and we have emotional ties to this property. Our family loves to gather here, play in the water, and make memories. We enjoy the peace and beauty of the lake and surrounding vineyards. We like to get to know our renter's who we share our house with.

Chris Carson purchased this house in 2008


Three Brothers Winery and Estates
Taughannock Falls State Park
Women's Rights National Historic Park
Belhurst Castle
Museum of the Earth
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures
Ports Cafe

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, we are surrounded by wonderful wineries, open all year round. We are less than an hour to Watkins Glen for hiking the gorge and for racecar enthusiasts. Canandaigua and Ithaca offer artsy shopping and theater. Other attractions are the Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, and the Waterloo Outlet Mall. In the winter, it is a short drive to Bristol Mt. for skiing, or to Rochester or Syracuse.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 3.0%

The quoted rates are for the remaining 2014 and 2015 rental season.

Depending on availability, we may consider rentals of less than 1 week during Peak Season. If so, the rate will be quoted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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