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Waterfront Cottage Seneca River/NYS Canal/Finger Lakes, Dock, 4 bedroom

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 1/2 Baths Sleeps 12 Waterfront with Dock

This charming cottage is on a private road and has 360' of water frontage. It includes a dock and is situated on 4 acres of land on the Seneca River, which is the natural path of the famous Cayuga Seneca Canal system. There’s waterway access to the Finger Lakes (Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, Cross Lake to name a few.) Everything is complete, all you have to bring is your food and yourselves! It has 4 bedrooms, (2 of the bedrooms have private balconies), fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area and a large porch. There's a king size bed, queen, 2 bunks, 2 twins,a full, and the sofa in the living room is a queen size pull out bed. It features a corner fireplace, air conditioning, an outdoor campfire area, and has an outdoor grill for cooking. The cottage has a dock. The cottage sleeps 12 comfortably. A 16ft fishing boat with a 10hp motor, rowboat, 5 kayaks, canoe, and 4 bikes can be rented. We offer FREE WIFI INTERNET ACCESS.

This cottage is ideal for fishing and hunting. In the fall, the foliage is eye catching and bird watchers will be in awe! You will have a wonderful vacation no matter if it's rainy or sunny. It's an easy commute to work in Rochester or Syracuse.

There's a washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stereo, CD player, TV with VCR/DVD, dock, fire pit for a bonfire, corner fireplace (wood is available for purchase), an outdoor grill, air conditioned, individual heat controls, cable television with HBO, on wooded 4 acres, and private balconies off the two upper bedrooms. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Boat launch is on the cottage property. There are hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining area. The enclosed porch has a wood floor. All the linens, towels, dishwashing soap, etc. are provided. For rental are: a canoe, 5 kayaks, 4 bikes, and a fishing boat with a motor. This cottage offers swimming, fishing and hunting.

It is situated on a large lot that can be used for tenting, Badminton, and campfires. You can also go hiking or biking on Howland Island which is a wildlife management area owned by New York State that has 3,600 private acres and is within view of the cottage.

Located on the Seneca River (the natural part of the Seneca-Cayuga & Erie Canal) that connects to the Finger Lakes. Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Howland Island owned by New York State is nearby. A short drive away is the Women's Heritage Trail in Seneca Falls, Seneca Lake Wineries, Cayuga Lake Wineries, Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Mackenzie Child's Victorian Factory and Bass Pro Shopping Center. The property is located 40 minutes from Syracuse (great shopping which features the Destiny Mall, it is the largest mall in America, theaters, museums, etc.); Rochester is 60 minutes away (also great shopping, theaters, and museums).

A trip to Niagara Falls is within a day’s activities. A short drive away, the charming, very exclusive town of Skaneateles awaits you. This is a resort area well known for its multimillion-dollar cottages, spas, etc. (the Clintons vacationed there when he was President). Nearby, is the famous Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY, which is an old tyme English faire. Also, in nearby Palmyra, there is the Joseph Smith Farm and the famous Mormon Pageant, a world renowned religious play. Within a short drive, you can be at Taughannock Falls (higher than Niagara Falls), Filmore Glen - as in President Filmore, nearby Auburn that has the Harriet Tubman Home and the Seward House and you can also visit the breathtaking cliffs of Fairhaven State Park on Sodus Bay. The newly built del Lago Resort/Casino is 20 minutes away. The Finger Lakes are in a setting of 9,000 square miles and consist of 11 lakes and over 1000 waterfalls with numerous gorges. THE COTTAGE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS SPLENDOR! Call us @ 585-288-0389 or email us @

More Details

Daniel and Irene Johnson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Daniel and Irene Johnson

We are retired and have owned this property for a very long time. Our rates are low compared to other spots on the Finger Lakes.

Daniel and Irene Johnson purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Daniel and Irene Johnson chose Conquest

The cottage can sleep 12 guests and is on a private road. It is very peaceful. The fishing is GREAT!

What makes this cottage unique

There is no one across the river except for a New York State wildlife refuge. There are bald eagles, deer, river otters, mink, fox and bird watching is prime. We also have a firepit for campfires and hilly 4 acres. It can accommodate 2 tents for outdoor sleeping. It is ecological and 'green'.


Conquest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • One bathroom is down stairs(easily accessible for the elderly) and offers a tub, sink and toilet. The second bathroom is on the second floor and has a shower, sink, and toilet. There is a powder room located in the master bedroom suite.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There's a king sized bed, double bed, queen sized bed, 2 bunk beds, 2 twins, and a pull out sofa that has a queen size mattress. All the linens are provided. The two upstairs bedrooms have private balconies overlooking the river. There is a large porch on the first floor, also overlooking the river, with plenty of room for siting and eating.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is a collection of brochures that offer a variety of things to do in the area. You will not be bored! A porta crib can be provided for the asking. Pets will be considered (if they are housebroken and cleaned up after) for an extra fee of $100 per dog and $60 per cat. Rentals are: fishing boat with motor $400, rowboat $75, canoe $75, 3 kayaks $50 each, 2 smaller kayaks (150 lb. limit) @ $50 each. We provide free WIFI internet access. The cottage is air conditioned.


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Waterfront Cottage Seneca River/NYS Canal/Finger Lakes, Dock, 4 bedroom
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Somerset, NJ

Heavenly Place.. period.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed a various houses in splendid locations in throughout East Coast... This one stays right of the top. The location is superb - right on the Seneca River. The house is picturesque - and the owners are the finest human beings I have interacted with. They made sure that our stay is enjoyable - giving numerous tips and suggestions. We enjoyed the home to the fullest - sipping tea on the dock or fishing some crappies. Just superb.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Great time for the whole family - lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely cottage.

Everyone had a great time - My husband and son-in-law caught several fish off the dock, which was also a very peaceful place for us to sit and relax. We made a campfire a couple of evenings and roasted marshmallows, to the delight of the children (and adults.) All the bedrooms were used, the beds very comfortable, the rooms nicely decorated and airy.The family cooked some wonderful meals with all of your kitchen pots and pans, and there were plenty of dishes for everyone. We all gathered for meals on the air-conditioned porch, moving the other table next to the one there, and there was plenty of room for all twelve of us. The kids watched some cartoons on TV, and my lawyer son was even able to get some work done using the kitchen table. Children and adults played board games (my son had brought their favorites) and some jig-saw puzzles which we also brought with us.

My daughter and I left the kids behind and spent a few hours in Skaneateles exploring the gift shops, and she and her husband went to the outlet mall in Waterloo to do some clothes shopping. We also took the kids to the beach on the lake that is just south of Auburn. So, all in all, it was a fun time, and a great week with the family all gathered together.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was great and enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this cottage for a week. We had a great time and enjoyed the peace of the place. The owners were great and anytime had any questions or needed anything was very helpful. I would definetly stay at this cottage again in the future. Great fishing also and lots of nearby places to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kenmore, NY

Very peaceful and naturisc

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at Irene and Dan's cottage July of 2015. There were 8 adults and 2 children. I'd like to provide this review based a few variables.

Owners: Irene and Dan are very sweet and kind. They kept us updated and gave us directions to the place in the event you don't have GPS. Fortunately, we relied on technology to get to the cottage but it was an easy find.

They welcomed us with open arms and was onsite when we arrived. They gave us a tour of the house, the surrounding lot, always stayed available in the event we needed anything and answered any questions we had. They also left a list of things to do in the area at the great neighboring finger lakes. They were definitely attentive upon any needs we had. For example, the charcoal grill had to replaced because a hole had burned through the bottom and Dan had a replacement onsite within a few hours. Also, due to the rainy reason, he was there to power wash the deck, once the river receded, since it had been underwater for a while. A+ for "Owner Score".

Location: The location was fantastic. It's close enough to town and a larger city but far enough from everything to enjoy your vacation and get away from the "hustle and bustle" of city living (as I do).

There is a nature preserve across the river which allows you to capture some great morning, noon and night photos of the animals, if you're into that type of thing. My father did a ton of fishing on the dock and got some good catches of catfish as well. If you don't have fishing poles, Dan has a good amount of poles at the ready to get you started in your fishing endeavors.

Also, make sure to bring mosquito repellent as the downside of it being on the river, is that depending on how much rain occurs during summer season, there seems to be an abundance of mosquitoes present. Obviously, this isn't in their control but something to be aware of but Dan and Irene assured us that this wasn't common and that they were contacting the Town Supervisor to address the issue in the area.

There are a ton of wineries and state parks & preserves around which we took advantage of though. I'd suggest taking a drive to the Chimney Bluffs and Watkins Glen State Parks. B+ for "Location Score".

Cottage: The cottage was very comfortable for all of us. Everything you could possibly need is onsite so don't over pack, like we did :). A+ for "Cottage Score"

Wish I could say more but I've run out of space..Thanks again Dan & Irene!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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So much fun!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Dan and Irene's cottage numerous times and my friends and I have a BLAST! We catch a million bass, we go to a townie bar called Pirates Landing and we love to have campfires there! I love the gardens- so beautiful. The neighbor is so much fun too- he has even taken us out fishing! We go every year- about ten of us each time. It's so serene, and we always have enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salem, MA

Perfect week on the Seneca River

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the cottage, the location is perfect and the cottage had everything we needed and more! Dan and Irene were great and extremely helpful. This is a wonderful place to explore Finger Lakes or just relax and have fun on the Seneca River. The dogs had the best time ever!! Highly recommeded.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hardpoint Road and Route 38
Car: necessary

We are located on the Seneca River which connects the Finger Lakes. It provides GREAT FISHING!! By boat, you could travel to Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Cross Lake, just to name a few. Nearby, is the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Howland Island is a stone's throw from our cottage. It offers hiking, biking, and is filled with ponds and wild life. There are many wineries nearby, the Women's Heritage Trail, Watkins Glen that is famed for the Grand Prix, Niagara Falls (2 1/2 hrs. away), the Mormon Pageant in nearby Palmyra, tony village of Skaneateles, Sterling which hosts the Renaissance Festival, Filmore Glen, Auburn (Seward House, Tiffany Chapel, and the Harriet Tubman Home). The GREAT LAKE, LAKE ONTARIO, is only a 20 minute ride away.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

The following rates would apply for a weekly rental: Kayak $50, Rowboat $75, Canoe $75, 16' Fishing Boat w/Motor $400. Bicycles $20, Dog $100, and Cat $60. For the months of July sand August, we rent only full weeks at a time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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