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Luxurious Houseboat - Traveling the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes

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Last updated: 01/20/2017

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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Boat
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Boat, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 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 slide. This is an ideal location for sunbathing or relaxing.

A typical week’s adventure includes the following itinerary; On Monday at 8 am shopping for the week’s amenities, Pick up of the boat at 10 am at Stivers Seneca Marine, The move-in and a 6 hour orientation will begin immediately while someone is checking in, the voyage will begin heading toward Seneca Falls on the Erie Canal. Tuesday begins with a trip heading through the canal to Lyons.

On Wednesday you will begin heading west and stay in Palmyra for the night. On Thursday you will begin a canal trip to Fairport where you will dock for the night. Friday will bring the voyage from Fairport to Newark. Saturday’s trip will entail a trip from Newark back to Seneca Falls. Sunday's trip will be Seneca Falls back to Stivers Seneca Marine by noon.

The reasoning for this is because the boat traffic will be much greater after noon and will make it difficult for docking. Day trips are available outside of the itinerary. There will be a series of locks that will raise and lower your elevation throughout the trip giving you the experience of a lifetime.

This luxurious home could also remain tied at the dock and be your vacation home on the water. It would truly be on the water and you would not have any concern of navigating the waters and still engage in the experience of the Erie Canal and the Finger Lakes. You could slide from the hot tub on the top deck into our clean fresh waters for a refreshment from the sun.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

Property Type

  • Boat
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    Children love the boat. They can swim, go off the slide, or sit in the hot tub while traveling....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Clean and private master bath.

Other Amenities

  • Top Deck Service Bar, Swimming Slide, Bed Linens, Twin Motors to Travel, Generator, Bow Thrusters, 50' TV w/Surround Sound...moreless


  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

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


  • Dining:

    There are 8 stools in the kitchen area and additional chairs throughout the boat. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Furnace to keep you toasty...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bring your own towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    With DVD player- No TV reception. Bring your own DVD...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Tenant cell phone...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Available at most ports. ...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We can provide provide meals if requested....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We can add at orientation if you need specialty...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For 10people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Eat in kitchen. Cook while you travel and eat at port....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric with broiler...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size for food for the week or beverages as needed. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric flat top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    This is a boat. you can rent a pontoon ski boat for a day trip at Stivers Seneca Marine. 315-789-5520...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    6 miles from home port...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    At home port. Stivers Seneca Marine. Can rent for trip...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    At home port. Stivers Seneca Marine.

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Captained Charter
May 1 - May 6, 2017
6 night min stay

flat fee
May 1 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,500 $2,000
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Monday

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Captain - 4 hrs /day $3,000 + tax
  • Chef- per day $300 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%


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.

Per contract

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rochester NY
Geneva, NY, USA
Nearest Barpub
Bar on site
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Silver Creek
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Geneva, NY, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurant on site

Car: Necessary

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Geneva, NY, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Boat:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

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  • The Front of the Boat

    The Front of the Boat

  • Master Stateroom

    Master Stateroom

  • The Living Room and Dining area

    The Living Room and Dining area

  • The TV and Kitchen Area

    The TV and Kitchen Area

  • A view of the refrigerator, island, and wet bar.

    A view of the refrigerator, island, and wet bar.

VRBO #280795

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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