Waneta Lake Water Front, Near Keuka Lake

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View from the waterfront dock


Last updated: 06/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nestled on Waneta Lake near Hammondsport, NY, our cottage, A Little Ray of Joy, is the perfect place to rest and relax or use as a home base while visiting the Finger Lakes, the heart of New York's wine country. Waneta Lake is located between Keuka and Seneca lakes; it is three miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide. It's a perfect place for boating, fishing and swimming without the crowds.

The cottage was the original home on the property. Recently remodeled, the cottage is now available for weekly rentals. Water is filtered lake water, so drinking water needs to be brought with you. However, we will provide your first 10 gallons of drinking water. Also, please note that you will need to bring linens and towels, and pillows.

Keywords: Cottage

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry. We have renters/children with allergies....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry. We have renters/children with allergies....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 2-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 2 double, 3 sleep sofa /futon


  • Double Beds (2) each bed in separate bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) one sleep/sofa, in the living room, makes into a queen size, the other sleep/sofa, on the enclosed front porch, makes into a full. We also have a futon, in another room, that makes into a full and a single bunk on top....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Also a single sink vanity with mirror....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Dock, row boat, paddle boat, canoe, kayaks & life vests, floats,noodles. Firepit for campfires. We supply the wood....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Also have extra chairs to add to table if you have more than 6 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air Conditioner and fans for air circulation....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    We have a Natural Gas space heater in the living room that will heat the whole cottage....moreless

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

    Telephone is available through the owners home....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Some dish clothes and kitchen towels to dry dishes are provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Also has a water cooler with hot and cold water dispensing buttons. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Paddle Boat, and a Row Boat are available to use....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck overlooking lake with an oak tree growing through it....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two Kayaks and a canoe are available. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life vests and floats are available to use....moreless



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from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring through Fall
May 1 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 06/09/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Don and Dee Clarkson moved up to Waneta Lake from Painted Post in 1993. Don, a native of Corning, NY, and Dee, a native of Charleston, SC, own two lakefront lots at Waneta Lake. These properties have been owned by the family since 1947.

Why the Owner Chose Hammondsport, NY, USA:
The property has been in the family since 1947. When Don's grandparents passed away, we were able to take over the property where the cottage was situated. Since then, we've built our own home on one of the two lots and renovated the cottage for family to use. However, since the cottage spends many weeks vacant, we decided to start renting it out for others to enjoy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Since we are permanent residents on the lake, we enjoy being able to see sunrises on the lake year-round and watch the seasons change from the active summer season with boaters, fishermen and swimmers to the leaves falling and then the ice fishermen and ice car racers in the winter. Living on the lake affords us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature with only a short drive to town.

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Speaks: english



  • View from the waterfront dock

    View from the waterfront dock

  • View of the dock and lake from the deck

    View of the dock and lake from the deck

  • Living area with sleeper sofa, gas space heater

    Living area with sleeper sofa, gas space heater

  • A Little Ray of Joy Cottage

    A Little Ray of Joy Cottage

  • Sun porch with tv

    Sun porch with tv

VRBO #294625

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Waneta Lake Water Front, Near Keuka Lake

Hammondsport, NY, USA #294625

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