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Cozy and Charming Family Friendly Lakeside Home Away from Home 3 miles from town

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Welcome to our Home-away-from-home! This is truly a charming retreat from the everyday rat-race. 'Whispering Waters' is a year-round home and is located only 3 minutes from downtown Penn Yan on the Sunny east-side of Keuka Lake. The property is deep, sitting well off the main road, perfect for peace and quiet or playing in the spacious yard. The year-round nature of the home makes it ideal for all seasons...don't miss Fall Foliage in the Finger Lakes!!!

Inside you'll find personal touches and comfortable appointments, not the sterile atmosphere of Rental Agency properties. The full kitchen is bright and cheery with plenty of counter space. Upstairs there are 2 full bedrooms(1 Queen bed, 2 Twins) with a sitting room(complete with game and puzzle library) and full-bath (shower). There is a spacious Master Bedroom with full-bath (shower/tub) on the south side. A 3rd full bath (shower) with laundry room is located off the living room. Also off the living room is a fabulous sun room overlooking the lake and waterfront, with full dining table and sleeper sofa for extra sleeping space. In the warmer weather relax on the deck which also overlooks the lake. The views are stunning, especially at sunset.

For water activity, the staircase leads to some of the finest lakefront available on Keuka Lake. The natural pebble beach and gradual entry swimming area are ideal for families with children.

Activities in the area are abundant for all seasons. If you like wine-tasting, you'll have close to 100 wineries to choose from between the Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake Wine Trails. There is even a winery only a quarter-mile walk from the house!

Keywords: Cottage, year-round, family-friendly, Finger Lakes

More Details

Lori Dahlberg
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Lori Dahlberg

I grew up in Penn Yan, and although I've lived in many states along the way, my heart has always been rooted here in the Finger Lakes. My family lives in New Jersey now, but we spend every summer vacation on Keuka Lake. Our children are learning, as I did, all the joy that comes with lake living. They are making lasting friends and memories every year.

Lori Dahlberg purchased this house in 2003

Why Lori Dahlberg chose Penn Yan

There are so many things to do in this area that we NEVER get bored. We always have a list as long as my arm of things we want to do, and places we want to see, but we never seem to finish the's just too hard to leave the lake!

What makes this house unique

'Whispering Waters' is located in the best place possible: just far enough from town to feel that you're 'away from it all', but close enough that you can get in for whatever you may need in only a couple of minutes. I've seen a lot of lakefront, but the swimming area we have is so nice and gradual, and almost completely weed-free that I can't imagine finding better anywhere on any lake!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your house. The house is adorable and comfortable and had everything we needed.

Thank you ,
Oct 2014
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Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise level must be minimized after 11pm and before 7am as we have full-time neighbors who work every day.
  • Fireworks are NOT allowed at any time. They are illegal in NY State. Japanese lanterns are also illegal unless tethered to the ground.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom #3 - Main Floor - toilet , shower
  • 3 Full: 1 with shower/tub combo; 2 with showers only
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Lakeside Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Lawnside Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Extra Deep Mattress with pillow top
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master Bedroom, and Bedroom #2 upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds in Bedroom #3 upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 full-size Sleeper Sofas - in Living Room and Sun Room; 2 Fold-out Foam chairs - in Sitting Room upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Stairs to 75 ft beautiful lakefront with dock(in-season), Firepit, Gradual-depth swim area. 2 pull-out Sofas, 2 fold-out Foam chairs. Renters must provide their own sheets/pillowcases, bath/personal towels. Only blankets/pillows/mattress protectors and kitchen towels are provided, however linen service is available-ask owner. First load laundry tab, first roll toilet paper in each bathroom, small dish soap, and single use dishwasher detergent tab provided. Take a book-leave a book library.


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Bronx New York

Charming relaxing get away!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house and a fun, relaxing, charming way to enjoy the lake. We had a wonderful week and we hope to do it all again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your week! That is what we strive for. We look forward to having you back again next year! Thank you so much! 😊�
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  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend away to shop and do wine touring. The house was very accommadating for 8 of us. There were 3 bathrooms which was really nice to have with 8 women. The house was very clean as well. Enjoyed eating our meals out in the sunroom so we could have a beautiful view of Keuka Lake.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in this comfortable home with a great view of the lake. The beds were all comfortable which is not always the case. The outside deck was wonderful for watching the sun set. If you want to cook in, the kitchen was well stocked with everything you could want and more. We were three couples and has plenty of room and comfort.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed a fall weekend at Whispering Winds

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, comfortable, clean and well furnished. Have never stayed anywhere else that had such a well-equipped kitchen. Enjoyed the deck and the view of the lake. Will definitely put it at the top of my list for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean, beautiful views. Loved sitting on the pebble beach and nightly fires.

  • 5 of 5

My sister in laws and I enjoyed a girls weekend. Plenty of space, room for more. The house was clean with perfect views and access to Keuka Lake. I would love to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great weather, great wineries, great views!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great weather, great wineries, great views!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Penn Yan Diner
Been in business for eons for good reason! Make sure you go to breakfast here, at the very ...
Angel's Family Restaurant
Tiny place - great service... ALWAYS busy! I love the breakfasts especially!
Antique Inn
My family has eaten at this little place since I was a very young. We still enjoy going bac...
Pizza Hut
Lloyd's Limited
A big favorite, especially for a pub-like atmosphere. Lots of different beer and great wing...
The Switzerland Inn
Fun place to eat by the water. Our favorite lunch spot! Young and pleasant staff...if you ...
Keuka Spring Vineyards
Award winning wines, and only 1/4 mile north of our property! You can even walk there for a...
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market A destination for travelers from all over. Begun by the area Menonites ...
Rooster Hill Vineyards
Another wine tasting place only 1 mile South of our property. Good wines.
Union Block Italian Bistro
Terrific food! A little pricey, but worth the $.
Bully Hill Vineyards
I'm giving the restaurant the 5 stars. It's about the best lunch you'll find on the lake an...
Top of the Lake
Very convenient and new owners for the last 1-2 years. I've enjoyed my meals, especially th...
Timmy G's
My Mom is a regular there, and so am I when I'm in town. Can't beat their fish fry. Great ...
La Cocina
Terrific Mexican Food!
Flour Shop Cafe & Bakery
Great little cafe! The Cinnamon rolls are to die for! But they're only sold on Saturdays a...
Watkins Glen State Park
Great place to hike, have a picnic, or swim in their Olympic sized pool! The Glen is gorgeo...
Outlet Trail
Outlet connects Keuka Lake to Seneca Lake. It makes a great walk/hike from Penn Yan to Dres...
Cornell University
About a 45 mile drive. Beautiful campus, well worth driving around.
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Beautiful Water falls and hiking spot. Natural pool at the foot of the Falls is a natural s...
Ithaca Falls Natural Area
Another fabulous waterfall in Ithaca!
Montour Falls
5-star waterfall. Not much to the town, but the waterfall is wonderful!
Ithaca College
Heron Hill Winery
More fabulous wine with a hard-to-beat view of Keuka Lake!
Pleasant Valley Inn
Great place to go for a special romantic dinner!
Glenn H Curtiss Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Lots of hands on things to do and make. Not just for kids!
Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Greater Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
in Penn Yan
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Majestic Hills
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
in Penn Yan
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Bristol Mountain, Naples, NY
Nearest Point of Interest
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Keuka Springs Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Rooster Hill Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellar
Nearest Point of Interest
Heron Hill Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bully HIll Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Keuka Lake Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Hunt Country Vineyards
Car: necessary

Wineries in abundance, Watkins Glen Gorge, Park, and Racetrack, Bristol Ski Mountain, Corning Glassworks, Many State Parks, Majestic Hills Public Golf Course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Housekeeping $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.0%

Monthly rentals available - please contact owner.
Linen service available - please ask owner.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.