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Waneta Lake House - Stay in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country!

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


About the property

House, 3 Bdrms , 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 10; Air conditioning & heat

Inquire today to book your vacation and escape to enjoy the beauty of nature on Waneta Lake, in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country. It is the perfect place to create lifetime memories with family and friends.

Perfect in the fall for hunters, fishermen and wine lovers alike! Well known as one of the best fishing spots in the region, Waneta Lake is conveniently located between Keuka and Seneca Lakes.

Enjoy this lovely lake front home and take in the beauty of the region including dozens of area wineries, Watkins Glen State Park and Gorge, Watkins Glen racetrack, Corning Museum of Glass and The Windmill Farmers and Craft Market.

Maximum 10 overnight guests.

Upper level includes kitchen and dining area, 3 bedrooms with queen size beds, living room looking out on the lake, full bathroom, lakefront balcony, side patio and roadside porch.

Lower level includes 2nd kitchen, large half bathroom, large family room with 2 twin daybeds with trundle beds. 12 foot doorway gives you a great view of the lake and easy access to large lakefront patio and dock.

A great lake for water sports, BBQ's and campfires, this lakefront property includes a 100' private lakeside patio complete with a 46' dock ready for your boat, sunbathing and fishing. Public boat launch available with access to both Waneta and Lamoka Lakes. Private road with parking and easy access to house and lakefront.

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Hammondsport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located in lower level, walkout great room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large half bath located on the lower level (lakeside) with plenty of counter space and storage bins.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Great Room - Lower level walkout - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin day bed with 2 additional twin bed trundles
  • CD Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
AC/heater located on both levels, Lakefront Balcony, Side Patio, Roadside Porch, 2nd Kitchen, 100' Private Lakefront with Patio, Campfire Pit, 46' Private Dock, Nearby Public Boat Launch


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Waneta Lake House - Stay in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing and beautiful and the owners could not have been any nicer! The house was immaculate and everything was prepared ahead of time to make our visit wonderful. We loved sitting by the firepit at night and on the deck in the morning. The home was spacious and slept us comfortably. It is a tranquil and cozy home perfect for a get-a-way and the views are lake are magnificent . I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your get-a-way. Thank you for your feedback!! Linda
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Peaceful, relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house to have a family get away to the Finger Lakes. The house was comfortable for 8 adults. Although there was just one shower, there was plenty of hot water for all of us! We spent the day wine tasting, then returned to the house to enjoy a fire in the fire pit. A wonderful, fall getaway!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It a great clean nice property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation. The kids were enjoying every moment. Every night we were at the fire pit enjoying fishing and BBQ. The area is so calm and beautiful. WE HAD A BLAST !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet restful setting, the lake was just the right size, not to big or small, the house was clean and well equipped, I would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was everythjing my family needed and more! We would love to make a return visit!

  • 5 of 5

The property was located in a nice spot. Furnished wonderfully, plenty of space indoors as well as outdoors. We had a wonderful family reunion and yet weren't on top of one another. We swam, fished, boated, kayaked, paddleboarded, tubed and visited the local small towns. Of course visits to the wineries, used book stores and antigue shops. Nice helpful, neighbors. A wonderful week from beginning to end.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at the lake!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Waneta Lake! This was the perfect house! We had 6 adults, 2 teenagers and one youngster. It never felt crowded. The view is beautiful whether you are inside or out. We rented a canoe and stand up paddleboard from a local company. There was always something to do. We swam every day. We made smores at a campfire in the fire pit. We looked at the stars from the lounge chairs on the beach. It got a little warm one or two nights, so the AC came in handy for sleeping. We packed alot of clothes so that we wouldn't need to go to town and use a laundry service. There are some cute little towns within about 20 minutes, like Penn Yan, Bath, and Hammondsport. The one time we had a minor issue, we called the provided number (late one evening) and the owner answered (!) and relieved our concerns. If you want some time at the lake, away from all the hustle and bustle, this is the perfect house on the perfect lake. You will have no regrets! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sharon Matkosky
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Sharon Matkosky

Built by our grandparents when our Mom and her twin sister were just in their teens, this home is filled with a lifetime of special memories. Lifelong family bonds, over 5 generations, have been forged with our siblings, cousins, aunts/uncles, grandparents, extended family and friends during those endless days of summer magic.

Many of us continue to travel from far and wide to come back to the lake each year, providing our families with the opportunity to create ongoing priceless memories.

Why Sharon Matkosky chose Hammondsport

Our Waneta lake house has been the site of many fun-filled family gatherings and offers an escape from the every day hectic pace of daily life. The house has been expanded and updated over the past several years to provide a space where you can truly sit back and relax. The lake has a shallow, gradual slope so the kids can splash around without any hidden drop-offs. Fishermen will love fishing off the 42 foot dock! Enjoy evenings sitting by a lakeside bonfire, watching the sky explode with more stars than you could ever see back home. Most of our renters come back year after year as this is a place that is great for friends vacationing together, families celebrations or for couples looking to relax and unwind.

What makes this house unique

The house has been renovated with a prep-kitchen and half bath on the lower level so lakeside grilling and entertaining is a snap. Enjoy the quiet dawn of morning sunrises from the upper balcony or side deck.

The large L-shaped dock has a bench seat, great for fishing or just sitting. Multiple tie downs and bumpers line the dock, should you want to bring a personal boat.

When its time to unwind from the days' adventures, recently upgraded mattresses and crisp linens will provide a great nights' sleep. Mini-split AC / heating units are located on each level to provide comfort throughout your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We continue to enjoy this lovely lakefront vacation spot year after year. A true "escape" from our busy "city life" enjoying early morning sunrises and late night campfires!! The house is well maintained and comfortable. Love, love, love the lower kitchen and large lakefront patio.

Our grandson fished for bass and perch right from the dock. Looking forward to planning our trip next year,
Aug 2016
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Nearest Restaurant
9.7 Miles
Union Block Italian Bistro - Italian Restaurant
Car: necessary

Located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country,

Near Hammondsport, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen

Enjoy local crafts and farmer's market at the Windmill Market (open Saturdays & holidays)

Hike the trails alongside a waterfall-filled gorge in the State Park in Watkins Glen.

Watkins Glen also hosts the Indy car Racetrack

Some of the best wineries in the region are just minutes away from the property - take a limo ride through the region.

Sit back, relax and enjoy!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

CHECK-IN on Sunday at 4pm
CHECK-OUT on following Sunday at 11am

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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