Rustic Retreat on Seneca Lake - Romantic, Kid and Dog Friendly.(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, two full baths, sleeps 6.
Old-fashioned summer on the lake, on private point right on the Seneca Wine Trail. Original fifties cottage with seventies log expansion - and all the modern conveniences. Safe exploration of woods, streams, and lakeshore for kids and dogs. Almost a mile from the nearest public road. You can walk up the hill for the free Friday bands on the brewery deck at our neighbor Wagner Vineyards
Tucked into the edge of a 15 acre grove of trees, streams and waterfalls, set back from Seneca Lake. You might wish to walk up through the vineyards to two wineries and a brewery to bring back something for the evening to drink on the dock, while watching the setting sun. Stocked with wineglasses, information on Finger Lakes Wine, and personal touring and restaurant recommendations. The kid's room has a stocked toybox.
Put the kids to sleep and retreat to the lofted high-beamed log master bedroom with moon windows and private bath. Second bedroom with a double bed, and one single room with a standard bed and a built-in bed alcove for a child. There are two bathrooms, shelves of books, and a selection of the best books (in my opinion) about the local area. Linens and most other details required to move in are supplied. The kitchen is fully stocked down to the olive oil. Pick some Seneca Lake fruit (not like what you get in grocery store) and make a pie.
A walk through a grove and down a stairway takes you down to the lake and the dock, set among other lake cottages. There is a place to tie your boat during the day (launching and overnight mooring is at Lodi Point - three miles by water) and safe places for children to swim, including the wading-pool stream in which generations of lake dwellers have splashed. Seneca Lake is notable for fishing: the world’s largest lake trout are routinely taken here.
This is a rustic home, built of local materials It is not a condo. Kids can leave wet swimming suits on the floor and it’s not going to hurt anything. Grill in the Weber and eat out on the picnic table.
The cottage is also a destination for romantic retreats - we have hosted more than a few couples getting married at Wagner Vineyards.
Write for complete photos. Ride a BMW, and I'll take you on a tour of the Finger Lakes, which my friend Drew from flat Florida deems a 'Motorcycle Amusement Park.' OK, he rides a Bonneville. Whatever bike (or bicycle) you ride, I can map you or show you the great bike roads.
It was fun to be in the woods but also have easy access to the lake. It was amazingly quiet all week long and swimming was great. Our day trips to Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock and Buttermilk Falls, and Skaneateles were quite memorable.
We had a great visit. The kids really enjoyed the water and the creek & everything about the house. The house was gorgeous!
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Member since: 2010
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Outdoor Grill
- Small Cooler
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Cleaning $80
10% off for recent veterans and their families. ALL WEEKS ARE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1976
About the owner: I built this place in the mid-1970's, and my son Nate grew up here in the summers. We now live in Ithaca, where I practice psychotherapy and write books, and he cooks at The Moosewood Cafe and performs as a DJ.
Why the Owner Chose Lodi, NY, USA:
This home is almost entirely built from local trees and natural materials: red pine, hemlock, fir, and oak. We used to live here year-round. There is no plastic or artificial materials.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
On the Seneca Wine Trail and Seneca Lake, but very private. Surrounded by our 15 acre woods, streams, and waterfalls, the pebble beachfront, neighboring docks and family cottages retain the feel of a simpler 'summer at the lake.'
Links to more information:
Cottage in the summer.
Sunset at the dock.
Third bedroom alcove.
Kitchen and wood stove.
The stairs to the lake.
Generations of little children have waded in this stream.
Picnic table and Weber grill.
Hillside behind cottage
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