|Space||1,400 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Lovely, Exclusive vacation home -nestled in a private 4 acre wooded compound, once an abundant fruit orchard on the breathtaking western shore of Seneca Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Gorgeous, contemporary 3 bedroom lake home provides a relaxing, memorable view of Seneca Lake with its floor to ceiling windows, as well as access to the lake, a short stroll from the house.(walk is about the length of 2 football fields) The wrap-around deck allows guests the opportunity to BBQ their favorites on the outdoor gas grill with easy access to the kitchen through a sliding glass entry. Walk down to the lake a few hundred feet or drive, there is private parking to the staircase leading to a 100' dock centered within 100' of your personal private shale beach. Sit and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, fish, take a canoe ride or just relax and enjoy the tranquil beauty of Seneca Lake. While visiting The Buttonwood House, be sure to explore the abundance of fine wineries, breweries, & cheese shops along the Seneca Lake Trail. All feature many special events designed to please our wonderful visitors. The Buttonwood is 10 minutes from Watkins Glen Village and 15 minutes from the renown Watkins Glen NASCAR track. A recent delight for our guests is viewing the many spectacular Waterfalls in our area and hiking the Glens and abundant trails. The Buttonwood is just 3 minutes from Glenora so many of our renters are wedding destination guests or family.
The Owner provides all Linens.
Fully Equipped Kitchen includes dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, cookware, and all the appliances needed for creative cooking should you desire.
But there are many great choices for dining out.
FLX winerey is just a stones throw for casual. The Eagle Hotel in Himrod is our fav "Cheers" bar, and just 5 min. Varaisons at Glenora and Harbour Hotel in Watkins Glen offer fine dining-amazing views and plenty of atmosphere. Both within 10 min. Drive. So whatever works best. The owner has compiled a comprehensive folder of things to do and see, and it's at the house waiting for you. So make your choices... It's your vacation to enjoy and learn about our amazing Finger Lakes.
WI-FI, cable TV.
No Pets please.
3 night min stay.
Newly Remodeled: This vacation home was built 18 years ago on a secluded 4-acre lakefront lot with a spectacular view. Recently acquired, all furnishings are new. Main Bath remodeled 2013 to include spacious Granite Shower. Window walls go across the front of the house. Spacious, new, composite decking surrounds 3 sides of the home. Ample parking. Nearby-Watkins Glen Racing, Hiking at Gorge, Beautiful Waterfalls, Antique Shops, Shopping, Mennonite Wares, Farm Markets,
Lake Front: The beach is a short walk (think the length of two football fields) or ride (park at top of stairs) to staircase leading to a large private dock, deck with a covered swing and 100' of private natural shale beachfront. There is a canoe available. The water is 6' deep at the end of the dock. It's a shale beach and shale lake bottom-some of the rocks can be sharp so please bring old sneakers or water shoes for walking in the water and on the beach. Weed mats adjacent to the dock allow for a comfortable swim area for adults and children. There is a comfy porch swing at the shoreline. Nice to just sit and enjoy the view with a glass of wine and maybe a picnic lunch or keep and eye on the kids playing in the water. FREE NYS boat launch at Severne pt- 4 mi north of the house. ( however, boat can't be over nighted at dock as there is no boat lift for it-but ample boat/trailer parking by house in driveway )
Further Details: The Buttonwood House sleeps 6 people max. The master bedroom and bathroom on the main level. The kitchen/dining area has a sliding glass door leading to the wraparound deck plus floor to ceiling windows with views of Seneca Lake.
Christmas Letter to our Guests: 12/12/12
Thank you for renting The Buttonwood. We really enjoyed having you share our beautiful area.
We bought the house 4 years ago and have made major improvements each year. This winter we are:
-remodeling the main bathroom
-installing a new deck surface.
-repainting the house interior.
-adding internet access.
Hope you have a great year.
Owen and Pat Marjama. Tar and Sammy too.
Owen Marjama purchased this house in 2009
The Buttonwood House was FABULOUS! Words can not describe how wonderful everything was. A few girlfriends and myself decided to visit the Finger Lakes for a long weekend. The house was very accommodating. The view from the wrap-around deck was phenomenal. Everything about the house and location was wonderful! We are already trying to figure out when we can return.
The home was very nice/clean with a beautiful deck, view, and location! Would highly recommend this house to anyone that is interested in staying in the Finger Lakes.
Two things I would note which aren't complaints but more to be aware of: 1. To get to the lake is a pretty steep gravel drive and is a little bit of a walk which was no problem for my wife and I but my parents who are in their 70's had a very tough time getting down and back. 2. The 3rd bedroom upstairs are bunk beds on a small landing between 2nd bedroom and bathroom (just not super ideal for couples).
This is a beautiful vacation rental home on the west shore of Lake Seneca. Attention is paid to every detail in this impeccably clean and well appointed home. My wife and I woke up and drank coffee on the deck, taking in the beautiful view of the lake every morning. The central location, with easy drives to Watkins Glen and Geneva, along with plenty of harvest activities made this a memorable vacation for me and my family. The one extremely minor drawback was that the windows in the house seemed to be locked and we couldn't figure out how to open them. It would have been very refreshing to have them cracked open to enjoy the cool nighttime mountain air. All-in-all, this is a great home for families and would recommend it without reservation.
We had a wonderful time at this vacation rental. It was extremely clean and well kept! This property is everything the website described.
The Marjama's place is always immaculant. This is our fourth year of staying there and we plan on returning next year. Pat & Owen treat us very well.
nice place to stay. owner was quite nice. only issues is the 2 bedrooms upstairs are really a shared loft and the lake front is quite difficult to use for several reasons--the walk is more difficult than advertised and the beachfront area also has issues. The area along the shore is not particularly cleaned up and somewhat unsightly. The dock is very high above the water and the only ladder sit right above much water vegetation. There should be a ladder at the very least at the end of the dock where the weed mats are. Those are the reasons it only rates a 4 star.
Well cared for, very clean. Ideal for anyone that is allergy sensitive to dogs, cats, etc...which we were and no issues at all. Everything we expected and more. Would return in a heartbeat.
Located on the West Side of Seneca Lake, 10 min. North of Watkins Glen and 25 min. South of Geneva.
The Buttonwood House is in the Heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Also, the new Cheese and Brewery tours add yet another fun element to the always popular wine events. (Buttonwood offers discount tasting coupons to select wineries)
Watkins Glen offers a busy race schedule from NASCAR to specialty events every weekend.
Corning Glass tours are delightful for all ages and just 1/2 hour from The Buttonwoodhouse.
Other Activities: Wine trails, Auto Racing, Shopping, Boating
Golf: Watkins Glen Golf course-10 miles, (Public) Seneca Lake Golf course-16 miles, (Public) Penn Yan Country Club on Keuka Lake-14 miles (semi Private)
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
******Rate drops to $1500/wk for 2 to 4 weeks stay******. Call/txt Property Manager, Diane, for details.585-943-0127. Perfect for Southern Transplants who want to return to the cooler, beautiful Finger Lakes and enjoy our amazing summers on Seneca Lake.