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Cozy and Charming Lakeside Home Away from Home

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Very gradual-depth Swim area, water toys, puzzles, games, books, children's movies, lots of grassy yard away from main road....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Master Bedroom and full-bath on main floor. Grassy slope to door of house, as well as cement pathway (also sloped). No special access to beach, steps only. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Ask if you have questions about this....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Upstairs Lakeside Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Lawnside Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Extra Deep Mattress with pillow top...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 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

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Games:

    Variety of Games and puzzles for all ages....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM/FM Radio, plays cassettes/cds small iPod speaker system in Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen in Living Room. Small cable t.v. in Master Bedroom. Small t.v. in upstairs sitting room for using external game systems/computers/portable dvd players (cords and externals not provided)....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys in shed on beach....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VHS and DVD - Many children's titles as well....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    staircase only between house and beach, approx 20 steps....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Breakfast Table in eat-in kitchen seats 4. Dining table in Sun-room seats 8 comfortably (using extra leaves)....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    (Seasonal)Window units in all bedrooms, living room, and kitchen. Ceiling Fans in Master Bedroom and Sun Room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat on main floor. Baseboard heating in Sun Room. Space heaters in upstairs bedrooms if necessary....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi Access. Will provide guests with password prior to check-in....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    with tv/cable & dvd/vhs player; stereo; sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Long driveway with parking area. Room for 3-4 vehicles in parking area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Kitchen, Master bedroom, Sitting room upstairs. Local calls only....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Top Load 'he' machine....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Full Gas Range with Oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, full-size refrigerator, kitchen towels provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some condiments/spices supplied....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with table and chairs, patio furniture...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn between house and main road. Lots of safe room for lawn games and play....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season Spring 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Pre-Season 2017
May 1 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2017
Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Off-Season Fall 2017
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeping $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 4%


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:

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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    "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 $."

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    "I'm giving the restaurant the 5 stars. It's about the best lunch you'll find on the lake an..."

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    "Very convenient and new owners for the last 1-2 years. I've enjoyed my meals, especially th..."

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    "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!"

62 Miles
Nearest Airport
Greater Rochester International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
in Penn Yan
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Majestic Hills
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in Penn Yan
31 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bristol Mountain, Naples, NY

Car: Necessary

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Penn Yan, NY, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
'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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • A Sunset View from the deck

    A Sunset View from the deck

  • Kitchen entry door

    Kitchen entry door

  • Breakfast Nook

    Breakfast Nook

  • sun room

    sun room

  • Side yard

    Side yard

  • looking up the lawn toward the road

    looking up the lawn toward the road

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs landing outside of bedrooms

    Upstairs landing outside of bedrooms

  • Upstairs Lakeview Bedroom

    Upstairs Lakeview Bedroom

  • bathroom off of laundry room

    bathroom off of laundry room

  • End of Summer fireworks over Keuka College (directly across the lake)

    End of Summer fireworks over Keuka College (directly across the lake)

  • Whispering Waters

    Whispering Waters

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • living room

    living room

  • Sun Deck

    Sun Deck

  • View of the lake from side yard

    View of the lake from side yard

  • Looking down yard from main road

    Looking down yard from main road

  • Master bathroom (can't fit shower/tub in picture)

    Master bathroom (can't fit shower/tub in picture)

  • front upstairs bedroom

    front upstairs bedroom

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • Another beautiful sunset!

    Another beautiful sunset!

  • A view from the water

    A view from the water

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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