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Charming Lakefront Cottage - Best Location on Keuka

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR & Sleeping Loft/ Sleeps 8, 1.5 Baths, Dock & Boat Access

This cozy and charming cottage is the perfect lakeside retreat. It's right on the lake, has a gentle slope to the water with a beautiful view, and is located approximately 7 miles North of Hammondsport on the East side of Keuka Lake, near the town of Wayne. The cottage is in a quiet area, about ¼ mile off of the main road (Hwy 54).

Keywords: Cottage, Lake house, Waterfront house, Lakeside, Owner managed, Lake front, Lake view, Pet friendly, Children welcome, Internet/Wi Fi, Outdoor grilling, Fireplace, Cable, Book on line

Property Manager
Craig Shoemaker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

Why Craig Shoemaker chose Keuka Lake

Our family has been coming to Keuka Lake for generations. This cottage was owned by our great-grandparents, and there is still a lot of other family in the area. We all grew up coming here and fell in love with Keuka Lake at an early age. It is a wonderful place for family and we have passed that love of the lake on to our later generations. The beauty of the lake and the surrounding area is unbeatable. There are activities for all ages - from swimming, fishing, skiing, and sailing to photography, crafts, visiting wineries, and meeting new people.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Craig, just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your family's cottage. I absolutely loved the cottage - it's quintessential vintage Keuka! How lucky you are to have it. Of course I wandered over to the neighbor's property that is not well maintained and dreamed about how I could make it my own vintage Keuka cottage. Yes, I would love to have my own place at the lake someday - short of that, I hope to be able to rent a place for the season. Yours would be ideal. But that's a few years down the road. I looked on the calendar on your VRBO site and saw that the cottage is rented through the rest of the summer. I don't have a lot of vacation left but if you end up with a couple of days without a renter, let me know.
Jun 2013
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Hammondsport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single , Second floor with ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor with ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs - Queen Bed with ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Second floor - Lake front with ceiling fan
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Glassed-in roomy front porch facing the lake; firepit area at water's edge; large grassy area with wide flat beach. Boat ramp and permanent dock.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Charming Lakefront Cottage - Best Location on Keuka
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 15 reviews

Amazing views of the lake from this charming rustic cottage.

  • 4 of 5

So peaceful and. Comfortable. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice location, charming house right on the lake

  • 5 of 5

I had rented this cottage for 8 days, i only stayed for 2 days due to a medical emergency. The two days i stayed were awesome. The description was spot on and the cottage was very clean. The tv and internet service were excellent. Would stay again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It couldn't have been better.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so very much for our stay at your lovely cottege on Keuka Lake. It was such a treat. We went swimming and sat in the sun. We had a nice lunch with a few memberes of our family to just get away from the large event going on on the other side of the lake for my brothers memorial. My 13 year old daughter wished she could have a place to stay like yours. The cottege is the real deal - comfortable, cosy, clean, loved, not fussy but easy to live in reminding us of years ago. Perfect. Thank you. Jessica

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I couldn't ask for a better weekend had a fantastic weekend that'll last a lifetime nice warm cozy comfortable look forward to doing it again

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Joanne from Vermont

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful Keuka Lake cottage, this time for a week. The

cottage couldn't be closer to the water with a huge dock where we spent many enjoyable

hours. When we weren't on the dock we were in the beautifully furnished screened/glassed in front porch. That's where we had all our meals -- many times watching ducks and heron on the lake.

All the nearby wineries were a destination almost daily. The quaint village of Hammondsport is nearby and has many restaurants and shops.

We had a great time and will be sure to return.


  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect for occassion

  • 5 of 5

we had a fantastic stay. It was a very busy weekend with my daughters graduation, family in from out of town. We were able to enjoy a peaceful setting and enjoy the activities at the college with ease. The property was well kept and easy to move around in. Everything was well organized and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keuka Lake and the surrounding Finger Lakes area have a large number of wineries that are open for wine tastings, shopping, etc. There are several tours available in the area that take you to different wineries around the lake.


Rates & Availability

Hammondsport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years Weekend
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $125
Convenience Fee $66.25
Cleaning Fee $150

Cleaning fee = $50 per night or $150 per week
Dog fee = $25 per night or $125 per week
50% Deposit guarantees the reservation

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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