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Lakefront House on Seneca Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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

More Details

Chris Carson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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


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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront House on Seneca Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

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: Aug 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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Sunbury PA

Another Enjoyable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and we enjoyed it just as much as our first time. Beautiful house and setting. You won't be disappointed..

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Thanksgiving get away

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of room and amenities. Lots of books and games to occupy the time stuck indoors. Enough to do to where we only used the TV once. Great "farm" style table to accommodate everyone. Would recommend this rental to all my friends and family and would love to visit again. Awesome place Mr. and Mrs. Carson. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the weather wasn't better for your visit, but are so glad our Lakehouse worked out well for your family Thanksgiving / getaway. We would love to have you back again on your next trip to the area.
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Sunbury PA

Beautiful Lake House

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting was perfect. Exceeded all of our expectations. Definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the nice comments, and are glad you enjoyed our house and the area. We hope you can visit again..
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Limerick Pa

Awesome location and house

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Sunsets on the lake were awesome. Short walk through vineyards to Zugibe winery. Would come back again. Didn't want to leave.


  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments. We are so glad you enjoyed our house and the area. Please do come and visit again.
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Len and Mary

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, wonderful owners! So very comfortable. An additional bath in the main house would be an asset! We would certainly recommend your property. Your neighbors were most pleasant, a nice plus!

Thank you for a home-like stay for our son's graduation from Hobart! We actually stayed at your home in May of 2010, but couldn't put that into the calendar. Think we were the second renters! We would not hesitate to visit again as we so enjoyed the beautiful views and amenities you so graciously provided! Thank you!

Len and Mary

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We do remember your visit. That was quite awhile ago! You wouldn't believe all the improvements we have made since. Regarding having an extra bathroom in the main house... we considered adding one when we did the renovations, but decided instead to use the space upstairs for a small child's bedroom. The extra 1/2 bath in the Bunk House is available from April through early Nov. Regarding being "pet friendly". We were for a few years, but no longer offer that for our renters. Thanks again for the positive review. Please come visit us again. Chuck and Chris.
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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

Damage Deposit $250

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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