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Private Lake View Home on 7 Acres with Hot Tub, on Wine Trail

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Serene, private setting offers remarkable solitude on 7 acres of rolling greens in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Awaken to wild life strolling across the field while relaxing on the spacious, covered balcony off the kitchen, enjoying your morning coffee. This home is complete with gardens, private hot tub just outside the master bedroom, adjoining the large deck off the main living area. All of this overlooks beautiful Seneca Lake with its crisp mornings and evening sunsets.

Our home is less than a mile from all of your favorite wineries, so whether you want to go 'tasting', hike the trails at Watkins Glen Gorge or the Finger Lakes National Forest, or simply relax on the backyard hammock, you may never want to return to the stress of the real world!

Keywords: spacious, home

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Gregory Margerum
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Gregory Margerum

My husband grew up in the Finger Lakes and always wanted to return to the 'calm', so we visited in 2002. It took one week to decide to buy property here, and we began the three year experience of building our own unique home away from home. Since we are builders by profession, it was not too difficult to make the decision. Our kids were grown, and we really loved the peace and quiet that this place provided. Our home really does reflect the happy part of ourselves, the simple way we look at life. We hope you find the comfort level you need here, at your home away from home.

Gregory Margerum purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Gregory Margerum chose Burdett

We loved to visit wine country in the Napa Valley and longed for that kind of beauty here in the east. This property was quite a discovery! So we built this home ourselves, with our own two hands, on the weekends. It took us three years. We both grew up in the country, my husband here in the Finger Lakes, myself in western PA. The city life had gotten to us!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There are no other houses or cottages visible in any direction on this property, affording exceptional privacy. Conveniently located so close to Watkins Glen, a quick trip to the store for a forgotten item is not an issue. The brand new Finger Lakes Distillery is just across the road (Rt.414), and wineries are less than a mile away. Some of the finest restaurants in the area are located on this Route 414 also, just a short distance from the house.


Burdett Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) 3 of the 5 bedrooms has a queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) One of the 5 bedrooms has 2 single beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Downstairs family room is equipped with a second refrigerator, granite counter top with sink and beautiful oak bar, 50 inch HDTV, backyard hammock, outdoor campfire sight, large deck with umbrella table, short distance to boat launch


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Private Lake View Home on 7 Acres with Hot Tub, on Wine Trail
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. We were three small families meeting for the weekend and were each able to have our own floor. The outdoor seating is lovely. They had everything you would need. Be prepared if you have kids who are picky about any kind of water discoloration in their bath. We as adults could handle it but it gave us trouble at bathtime. We loved the area we were in and the views were lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time this weekend. The property exceeded expectations.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house twice, first for our own wedding a few years back and this time for our friends' wedding. Both times with a pretty full house. It's a great place for a medium-sized crew of family or friends, with a huge yard and big enough common areas inside for everyone to be together. It's also in a perfect location to explore the best restaurants and wineries of Seneca's east side.

On both of our stays the house was very well maintained and check in and out were smooth. Greg was easy to deal with and responsive, but we did't really have any problems to put him to the test. The kitchen is large and well outfitted so it's possible to cook fairly ambitiously if you wish, a nice feature if you are staying for a few days. The bedrooms are distributed over three levels which gives both varying degrees of accessibility and a fair bit of privacy. While it's a larger house than my wife and I usually need for our visits to the area, it's the first place we think of for a group.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michael R - Love this place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for the past five years during NASCAR week. The house is spacious and can easily accommodate multiple families. The deck off the kitchen is great for morning coffee and the deck off the livingroom is great for a glass of wine as the sun sets. The air conditioning died on Sunday when it was 90 degrees. I called Greg and he had someone there in an hour and we had air conditioning in a few hours. Two years ago, there were ground bees near the driveway. We called Greg and he had them taken care of that day. House is always clean for us and Greg handles any issues promptly. Sun set view is fantastic from the deck with a glass of Fingerlakes wine or beer! New hot tub is also very nice on cooler evenings!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View not as pictured

  • 3 of 5

We stayed recently and there is no view of the lake except on the third floor bedroom. Trees have grown and are blocking the view. Lake is much further down gravel road. When we arrived we noticed a strong sulphur smell which did not go away until two days before we left. We were there two weeks. It was especially horrific in the master shower and the kitchen sink. Also when we arrived, the oven was covered with grease and had not been cleaned. The drawers were filled with some sticky substance that had been spilled inside them and many of the pots and pans were not well cleaned. The handles and many of the fronts of the kitchen cabinets were also sticky. Spider webs were under the lips of the steps going to the 2nd floor and areas needed dusting. The rugs had been swept but had spots all over them and were in need of a cleaning. Lightbulbs were out and needed to be replaced. The entire home needed a deep cleaning. Future renters should be aware that you are responsible for taking out all trash. There is no trash pickup. Also, there are not sufficient coverings on the windows to block the early morning sunshine. There is no automatic garage door opener so you have to lift it up by hand....from the inside since there is no handle on the outside. All this being said, the layout of the home is very nice and can well accommodate three families or couples, but the upkeep is questionable. There are managers on site but all this should have been noticed and taken care of before we arrived. You also have to make your beds when you arrive. We have rented over 20 homes from VRBO and this is the first home that we have had to make the beds and take the trash off property. Even though the kitchen was not clean when we arrived as well as the other issues, we were still charged the cleaning fee which at $150 was ridiculous for two people who kept the place in much better condition than it was presented to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home great for family

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this home to anyone who has multiple family members to host. This is a wonderful comfortable home that met all our needs. The master bedroom suite is beautiful and is on the first floor so it is accessible to those who are challenged by stairs. The views are beautiful. The beds comfortable and plenty of privacy. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short distance to the famous Watkins Glen Race Track, Corning Museum of Glass, Finger Lakes National Forest, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Hobart, pick your own apples, strawberries, cherries, peaches, blueberries, grapes, and of course, wine tasting!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Security Deposit due at lease agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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