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Gorgeous Beach, House, Lawn & Woods!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Excellent beach, fabulous huge yard and a great house! You will love being here! Especially now that we have installed FULL HOUSE AIR CONDITIONING! :-)

(NOTE: VRBO is charging a huge fee to book on their site. Please don't do that. Save yourself the $200+ and simply email me at Or call me at 585-704-4872.)


Spacious. Restful. Restorative. And an awful lot of fun!


Ask: How close is the neighbor?

Is the beach rocky? Seaweedy?

Are there any extra charges?

Baby fine shale?

How much land is the house on?

Are you on town sewer & water?

Can we use the boats? Which ones?

Can we bring extra people?

How far is the nearest town?

504 East Lake Road offers the discriminating renter so much more than just a cottage on the lake. The five acre property with over 100 feet of beach, level lawns, woods and a wonderful creek to hike, is a rare treat on Keuka Lake. It simply doesn’t exist anymore, except here at this address on the very desirable Lower East Lake Road on Hewitt's Point.

BEACH: Level and deep set, offering guests a chance to experience the most beautiful baby-fine shale in the Finger Lakes. The long dock provides space for a boat or two and has a set of stairs on the end of the dock to make it easy to get in and out of the lake. No stay would be complete without a soul-stirring bonfire to cook marshmallows over while you sip a cocktail in the beach cabana and watch the sun set into the folds of hills. (firewood provided). Horseshoes provided!

BOATS: You have the use of the rowboat, two-person kayak, sunfish (for experienced sailors) snorkeling equipment (adult sizes) and various beach toys for kids.

HOUSE: A year round home with three bedrooms, plus a loft and two full bathrooms…one with a bathtub/shower combo, one with a shower only. (plus public water and sewer). Our home is comfortably furnished with newer pieces mixed with antiques and an eclectic art collection. The beds are excellent! (two kings, one queen, one full). All linens provided and we have extra blankets and pillows.

GAMES: The antique armoire in the family room is home to a great collection of games and toys for all ages. In the upstairs loft, another toy chest with toys for the younger set awaits. The loft is ‘fenced in’ with white lattice to give it privacy and security, but also to let the little kids ‘spy’ on the adults while they play with their own toys. It’s a fun spot for them to feel separate and yet still be close.

Outside, lots of opportunities exist for badminton, volleyball, bocci, baseball, and even kick the can. (toys provided) Catch fireflies in a jar, or just lie on your back at night to see the clear view of the Milky Way. There is also a ZIP LINE to ‘fly’ from one tree to another (lightweights only!) This is to be used ONLY with adult supervision.

The kitchen is modern, nicely outfitted and home to a very large kitchen table which seats ten. Just outside on the porch, an outdoor dinning table awaits. A deep-set covered front porch turns into a wraparound porch from which you can view the lake and the yard leading to the woods. The porch has ample seating on wicker furniture out front and a long cushioned church bench on the side. Another deck with wicker seating is attached to the front bedroom. Private and relaxing.

We hope you’ll relax at 504 East Lake Road and make it your home during your stay. You, and your kids if you bring them, will love the water but also have a wonderful time exploring the woods and creek looking for frogs and salamanders. The lake...the lawn...the woods...the's all here. And it really does have a magical ability to restore you.

Keywords: Year reound vacation home on the lake!

More Details

Mary Worth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Mary Worth

We both grew up on Keuka Lake, attended Penn Yan Academy and moved onto the rest of the world for the next thirty years. We have always kept a home on the lake. Once you visit, you'll understand why! We both have a deep love and respect for the natural beauty that surrounds our home, the lake and the entire Finger Lakes Region. It is a very special piece of the planet.

Mary Worth purchased this house in 1998

Why Mary Worth chose Keuka Lake

We love the Keuka Lake can be action packed and stimulating or quiet, private and restorative. You choose how you want to be here. And with the Wineries and Breweries putting out such a fantastic product, we love touring and tasting. This particular property is part of our past and we were over the moon when we were able to purchase it.

What makes this house unique

We love being surrounded by nature. There is nothing quite as wonderful as waking up and seeing that magnificent lake greet you each morning. It changes every day. It's alive and organic and CLEAN! Summer's are so much fun swimming, skiing, sailing, kayaking, crusiing, dinning out, walking, biking, winery touring....

Then Fall arrives and takes your breath away. Warm water, cool nights and the most colorful palate imaginable everywhere you look. Fall harvest wine tours, dinners out, and long walks fill the weekends. It's all so beautiful it almost hurts.

Winter is a cozy, quiet time to get out to enjoy the skiing and ice boating....or just snuggle up to a great book or a really wonderful movie by the fire.

Spring springs! You can actually feel the earth start to heave a very deep breath and shed its quiet outer layer. The birds and buds pop, you dust off your bike and take as many rides as possible with a huge grin on your face. There simply is not a bad time of year here. It's all wonderful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent the most relaxing and romantic New Year's yet! Being here was therapy for the mind and soul - especially when you're from the hustle and bustle of New York City! Even our dogs were able to connect to nature (and their inner little hunters) running around your incredible back yard!
Dec 2007
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Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom has corner shower stall. The other full bath has a bathtub with a shower in it.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Zip line for light weight kids, yard games provided including badminton, bocci, volleyball, kickball, football, frisbee, row boat, 2 person kayak, sunfish (experienced sailors only)


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Gorgeous Beach, House, Lawn & Woods!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

A wonderful place for a family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a week long vacation in late June. You could not have asked for a more beautiful place!!--it has a huge lawn with lots of outdoor games, lots of outdoor seating of all types. It makes it easy to feel relaxed with such a large, wide open and beautiful yard space. There is a very nice beach with large canopy and lots of chairs so you have the option to be in the sun or right next to the beach or under the canopy if you prefer shade or it rains. The house is beautifully furnished with lots of personal touches so that it doesn't feel at all like a rental. Beds are very comfortable! Our favorite thing was having evening meals and evening chats in the cozy seating area outdoors on the large front deck. It has a perfect view of the lake because the house sits up on a hill next to the lake. You will find everything you need in the kitchen in terms of dishes and utensils. Our kids (aged 11 and 14) enjoyed using the boats (boating shoes recommended), and we rented a speed boat (brand new, from a marina about 8 minutes drive from the house) one day for tubing. The water was the perfect temperature in a warm day! There are several restaurants on the water where you can stop and eat while boating (we had a great lunch at one). There are also lots and lots of great wineries on this lake. Rooster Hill winery is only 5 minutes walk from the house, and we went there several times. After searching, we found that Arbor Hill winery on Seneca lake (right next to Keuka) has several types of sparkling juices that our kids loved. If you are heading to the area, this is a lovely place to stay! You are about 30 minutes from Corning and 30 minutes from Watkins Glen (in the opposite direction), which are both worth visiting. Mary and her husband were super hosts and very warm and helpful (e.g., tips on restaurants, informational brochures on area activities, etc.), and the year round neighbors were also very friendly. We would come here every year if we could!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary and Margaret! I can't tell you how much it means to us that people not only have a wonderful time at our lake house, but that they love exploring the area. The Finger Lakes are gems and I think Keuka shines brightest of all.
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Great Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend family getaway at this wonderful home. My four kids loved the zipline, badmitton, huge lawn and exploring in the woods. We all loved the lake and I couldn't get the kids or our lab out of it. We were lucky to have warm weather and the lake is very clean with a great beach area. Bring water shoes as it is rocky, but we loved the gradual entry especially for my little ones. We rented a boat from a local marina and took the kids tubing and explored the lake. Each night we made s'mores around the fire by the lake. Keuka Springs winery was beautiful and the owners opened up the store while they were having a private family cookout just for us. The wine is highly recommended. Mary is so helpful and went out of her way to answer my questions. She even had fresh flowers in the house when we arrived. Overall, house is comfortable and clean and doesn't feel like a rental. When we arrived home my three year old cried because he wanted to go back to "the lake house".

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Renee! Nothing makes me happier than hearing kids refer to this place as their lake house! It really becomes a part of you when you are here. We do have a list of wineries and restaurants that we love to reccommend and great things to do in the area. Beach shoes are a great idea once you get out into the water, but the shale on the beach is very fine and easy on the sand but it does not stick to you. So happy you all had a great time. Mary
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Oak Leaf Cafe & Bakery Penn Yan
Rooster Hill Vineyards
Lloyd's Limited
La Cocina
Top of the Lake
Penn Yan Diner
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Rochester, Elmira and Syracuse
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Top of The Lake
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Lakeside Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 54
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Top of The Lake
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
On the lake in the summer; Bristol Mt. in Winter
Car: recommended

The wineries are everywhere! And the views from most are just beautiful. Finger Lakes Wines have been winning more and more awards in the last few years and their reputation is gaining a great deal of respect by noted wine enthusiasts. Rooster Hill is a 4 minute walk from the house. Amy & David Hoffman would love to have you visit!

Our house is located on the coveted lower East Lake Road....along the water and away from the highway. If you are a Florida fan, think of it as A1A :-)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We charge a pet deposit of $300, which is fully refundable within a week after you depart.
Damage deposit of $500. is also fully refundable within a week of departure, if the property is undamaged.
1/2 rental amount due to reserve booking, the rest is due in full three weeks before your stay with us commences.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.