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Luxurious Houseboat - Traveling the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 4
Space 850 sq ft
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Seneca Lake Houseboat, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a Luxurious Houseboat on the Erie Canal. The boat is 15 feet wide by 67 feet long. The interior has a full living room, full kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, all heated and air conditioned.

There are decks at the stern and bow for cooking on the gas grill, sightseeing, lounging, and enjoying the wildlife. The boat includes an upper deck that is 15' wide by 50' long which includes a service bar, hot tub, and water slide. This is an ideal location for sunbathing or relaxing.

Spend your days tied to the dock swimming and grilling off of the deck or floating in the middle of the lake enjoying the calming sights of Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes region.

The marina also has pontoon boats, paddle boats, kayaks, Skis and tubes that are available for rent at anytime during your stay on the lake.

Our marina is also known for its Tiki Bar North, a bar right on the edge of the lake, accessible by boat. With live music every Thursday and Sunday! A great place to hang out after docking for the night. The bar is family friendly.

More Details

Bob and Donna Stivers
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Bob and Donna Stivers

We are Donna and Bob Stivers and have been renting house boats for 15 years, we have operated Stivers Seneca Marine for 20 years, we have lived on the lakes for our entire life. Our knowledge and experience has created a sense of security for our customers for their vacation on the Erie Canal.

Bob and Donna Stivers purchased this boat in 2009

Why Bob and Donna Stivers chose Geneva

We chose this type of rental to give visitors the type of experience that we have had throughout our lives. Living on the water is a vacation in itself.

What makes this boat unique

This property allows visitors to view the Fingerlakes and The Erie Canal from the water. The mobility of the houseboat gives many different views of our spectacular sites.


Geneva Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean and private master bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Top Deck Service Bar, Swimming Slide, Bed Linens, Twin Motors to Travel, Generator, Bow Thrusters, 50' TV w/Surround Sound


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Luxurious Houseboat - Traveling the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A hotel on the water with lots of amenities that travels the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes at your pace.

  • 5 of 5

In August 2013 my husband and I celebrated our 50th Anniversary with our family on this wonderful houseboat. It was a vacation that will long be remembered by all of us! We ate great meals at Parker's in Seneca Falls and stayed overnight there Monday and Friday nights. The week-ends in Seneca Falls are busier and not as quiet as the week nights. Lyons was a great town and we went to the interesting Peppermint Oil Museum at the suggestion of Lester, the town greeter. Since the Wayne County Fair was in Palmyra that week we were able to enjoy the fair and food. Newark was a great place to spend the night as we could hook up to 50 amp electric. We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather and spent Saturday on Seneca Lake and then Stiver's Marina for our final night. They have a restaurant, Tiki Bar and music on Saturday nights. The houseboat is very comfortable and spacious with having the upper deck. The mattresses are very nice and bathroom showers better than expected. Don't depend on Satellite and Wi-Fi on the water so plan to take advantage of the time spent together talking, laughing, and enjoying the blue herons, turtles, scenery, and the nice "greeters" that you meet in the towns. There were 6 adults and my 10 year old granddaughter. She didn't complain about not having technology that she has at home and learned about the locks that we went through, enjoyed the water slide, hot tub, and called ahead to the next lock master. One very important thing to remember is that there is always a possibility that something can go wrong with the boat.....just like a car. Don't be so strict with your itinerary that you can't deviate......."go with the flow" and enjoy each experience. Bob, the owner, is only a cell phone call away and can instruct you on any problem that would happen. I was so impressed with the communication with Bob, Donna, (his wife), and Eileen who worked with us months before the trip answering all of our questions. Eileen who works with renting the houseboat went "out of her way" to help us with the trip! These people truly care about their boat and making sure that you enjoy what they have enjoyed for many years. We even met Bob's mother the day we left the houseboat.......what a delightful lady! We actually met one of their daughters where we had a wine tasting at the Lake Street Filling Station cafe near the Ramada Geneva Lakefront where we stayed 2 nights before we got on the boat. What an incredible experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester NY
Nearest Barpub
Bar on site
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Silver Creek
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurant on site
Car: necessary

Seneca Lake, Erie Canal Cruising, Lock Experience, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Captain - 4 hrs /day $3,000 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Chef- per day $300 + Tax

We can supply a captain for the week if requested. We can supply a chef for the week if requested. Prices negotiable based on requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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