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Experience Tiny Living

Bedrooms 1
Space 625 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Loft Bdrm w/full bed; Daybed/Trundle in living rm; Bathroom w/shower, lake view

Tiny living has quickly become the new living experience and now is your chance to experience this compact way of life. Nestled in a cove, our charming lakefront cottage has you DIRECTLY on the water front. Stay a few nights or spend a week or two in our fully furnished and equipped cottage. It is located on the west side of Seneca Lake, approximately 7.5 miles south of Geneva. Our cozy bungalow sleeps 4 comfortably.

Minutes away from the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Watkins Glen Raceway, Roy's Marina, Seneca Lake Golf Course, Mennonite country and The WindMill (see links).

Rates cover lodging, a nominal cleaning fee and 4% occupancy tax. This cozy cottage features WiFi, Large Flat Screen TV, Satellite, window A/C, gas heat for those colder days and nights, bed linens, extra blankets, bath towels, outdoor gas grill, wrap-around deck with table and chairs, stone fire-pit and private parking. And for your enjoyment, a pedal boat.

Equipped with everything needed for a couple nights or weekly stay including linens, paper products, cookware, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, stove and oven. A full bath (shower only) comes equipped with towels and hairdryer.

Antiquing, Wineries, Restaurants, boat rentals, golfing all nearby.

More Details

Judy Mahoney-Benzer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a pleasure staying in your lovely cottage for our nephew's and grandson's graduation from Hobart! We would love to visit again. Thank so much.
May 2013
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Penn Yan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Take care of washing your dishes and strip used bed(s) of sheets prior to leaving.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
  • Bathroom does not contain a tub -- shower only. But who needs a tub when you have a whole lake to soak in!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the downstairs living area, daybed with trundle
    Loft bedroom upstairs/daybed downstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • The upstairs A-Frame loft is equipped with a double bed, satellite tv, floor chairs, nightstand and alarm clock.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Near by hiking at Kashong Conservation Area (KCA). The KCA is an 83 acre nature preserve that was a gift to the Town of Geneva from the Spedding family in 2008. It’s about 7 miles south of Geneva on Kashong Road (between Route 14 and County Road 6). The Finger Lakes Land Trust oversees management of the property. For more information on the property, visit the KCA website ( or click on the Kashong Conservation Area link from the Town of Geneva’s website (


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average rating of 4.547619 based on 47 reviews

Cozy lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was a weekend getaway for us and this home was a great place to come back to and relax after exploring the area during the day. We loved how we could hear the waves as we sat inside and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake even from the bed in the loft. For being late October, the weather was pretty good; but, it would be nice to come back in the summer and be able to enjoy more of the outdoor amenities as well (fire pit, boat, deck).

The cottage is in a great location. We made our way around Seneca Lake and enjoyed going to wineries, a cheese barn, and Watkins Glen. We also liked how close the cottage is to Geneva (groceries, restaurants, church).

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for you kind review.
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Positive AND Negatives

  • 3 of 5


- RIGHT ON THE LAKE which is amazing

- Fun paddle boat to ride on

-Close to many wineries

-Close to Geneva

-Tons of blankets and towels

- Great WIFI

- Has essentials like salt, pepper, pots, pans, classes...etc.

- Many candles :)


-Water heater issue. I was only in the shower for roughly 2-3 minutes before the water went FREEZING and I had to hop out... I'm not really sure if this is an everyday thing when it comes to tiny homes but man was it really hard to shower in cold water.

- Heat- either we were freezing cold from lack of heat or too hot..

- Cups, pots, pans seemed to still be dirty from previous customers who must of "washed" their things and then put them away.

Overall, I did enjoy the fact that the house was right on the lake because that was just gorgeous to wake up to. I also did enjoy the total experience of the tiny home but perhaps it's just not for me if it means possibly showering in cold water.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive and negative reviews of the cottage. The best part of it is the fact that you really are right on the water. That is what drew us to the place to begin with. And I do try to keep all the essentials there that someone might need. It's hard to remember all the little things to pack when travelling. As for the water heater, I've had one complaint about it in all the years we've owned it. There were four people staying there trying to shower one after the other and not allowing the water to heat back up. I also wonder if you realize the hot water tap was on the right and the cold is on the left? For some reason whoever put the plumbing in put them in opposite to what is normal in both the shower and the bathroom sink. I do label the sink but perhaps I need to label the shower handles as well. I sometimes forget and make the same mistake. As for the heat, we have a gas heater that heats the place up beautifully and a ceiling fan that can blow it down when it rises to the top. We also have an electric fireplace and space heater in the bathroom. One thing that has always been positive on our reviews is how well insulated the cottage is and nice and toasty in the colder months so I'm not quite sure what happened. I have my phone numbers of the fridge and always encourage renters to call me at any time if there is a problem so I am very sorry you didn't call about these things. I would have been very happy to have helped you with it. My hope is always that everyone enjoy it there as much as my family and I do. Judy
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Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with our entire stay. The only times you feel too big for it is when you shower in the half shower, and sleeping upstairs but it is TINY LIVING. The cottage is utterly cozy and the heater works wonders. Judy provides many small items that can cover anything you've might've forgot.

There is train tracks behind the cottage, in 4 days we only noticed 2 trains. They were quiet as trains go and quick to pass.

I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time in the cute little cottage! We had everything we needed for a stress-free few days! The weather was spectacular, and we decided to use the pedal boat that was there for our use! Since our stay was during the week, we practically had the whole lake to ourselves! We enjoyed fishing from that fun little boat and just took in the beautiful lake! We saw some amazing sun rises while there! The location can't be beat! Judy was the best! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I also have to say you are a homeowner's dream come true. The perfect couple to rent to. It brought me such joy just knowing all the fun you were having and enjoying all Seneca Lake and the area had to offer. Enjoy the fall season and the year ahead.
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We really enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was small but quaint and had all we needed

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront tiny house :)

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we needed! We loved relaxing by the fire pit listening to the sounds of the lakes and nature. The house was in a great location and we were central to all of the wineries and restaurants we wanted to go to. The cottage provided us with exactly what we needed - comfortable little getaway! Judy was very easy to work with and the cottage was kept clean and had everything we needed for a short stay. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend away!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Vonnie's Boathouse
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Seneca Lake Country Club/Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Rochester Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vonnies Boathouse, Ports Cafe, Belhurst Castle
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Seneca Lake State Park
Car: necessary

We are located on the Wine Trail and have many wineries nearby. Also local Mennonite Farms where you can purchase fresh produce, homemade items, quilts. Seneca Lake Country Club Golf Course just down the road as well as local restaurants and pubs. Famous Watkins Glen Raceway and Falls just 40 minutes away. Canandaigua's Sonnenberg Gardens 20 minutes away. Boat tours and rentals on waterfront in Geneva.

The Kashong Conservation Area (KCA) is an 83 acre nature preserve that was a gift to the Town of Geneva from the Spedding family in 2008. It’s about 7 miles south of Geneva on Kashong Road (between Route 14 and County Road 6). The Finger Lakes Land Trust oversees management of the property. For more information on the property, visit the KCA website ( or click on the Kashong Conservation Area link from the Town of Geneva’s website (


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
cleaning $40
Tax Rate 4.0%

Wifi/internet is provided for your convenience. However, it is not designed for a "working vacation". We supply enough that you can access your emails, games, phone service, texting, looking up locations and reading about them, ebooks and purchasing sites, the basics. It is not designed to stream movies, download large items, etc. Please be aware of this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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