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Country Gentlemen's 220 acre Estate in the foothills of Appalachian mountains

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms with 3 full baths and 2 ktichens, Sleeps 18-20. See other options

The perfect spot for your family gathering or getaway with friends with all of the luxuries of home. Enjoy and relax in this country estate with 2 huge front and rear porches while soaking in breathtaking views of the surrounding hillsides. Across the street there are over 1,500 acres of state preservation land used for seasonal hunting. This property has over 4 springs that provide fresh, clean water to the house and ponds. There are miles of cut trails for hiking and a 3/4 acre swimming pond on the hill that overlooks the land below. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, sledding and snowmobiling with plenty of fresh snow that makes these hills filled with fun, adventure and relaxation. A 6 passenger atv is an optional rental. A mere 10 minute drive for groceries and beverages.

Pond is stocked with large mouth bass and sun fish so bring your fishing poles !

Will consider spring or fall wedding receptions on site.

Area attractions include Stony Brook Park, Swain Ski and Motocross resort, Letchworth state Park & Gorge with waterfalls, Genesee River rafting. See further details for area attr

Guest House: The Guest House is included in this package but can be rented off season as a separate rental. Check owner for availiblility.

It includes 2 spacious bedrooms, large kitchen with eating area and a full bath with shower. New frig. with free standing stove/oven.

King size mattress in bedroom one bedroom with 3 single twin size in the other.

The guest house is above the garage and can be seen from one of pictures off the back of the main house. The back door of the guest house is 1 step off grade and the side door of the house is accessible from the rear porch.

Proximity to attractions: Lechtworth State Park is approx 20 minutes west

Stony Brook State Park (10 minutes away) swimming pool at the end of a series of waterfalls. Large playground with picnic tables

Great fishing at Keeney Swamp State Forest:

Genssee Country Village (over forty 19th century homes) 45 miles away,

Strong Museum of Play in Rochester

Naples, NY wineries 30 miles away,

Nunda Golf courses 15 minute drive,

Dansville Labor Day Balloon festival is a 15 minute drive.,

Swain Ski and Motocross is 8 miles away.

Full size grocery stores are 15 minute away and Wegmans is 17 minutes away in Hornell,

Amazing Taxidermist Museum & store right in town. 8 minutes away,

Slader Creek Park- directly across the street.

Wilson Beef Farm - free range organic meat butcher shop located right in town

Alfred University & Alfred State is a 30 minute drive from our home

Horse-back riding: Horse and pony rides are available within 15 minute drive of the property.

Stoney Creek State Park with playground 10 minutes away

Jenkins Farm Market in Arkport

The abbey of the Genesee Monastery (45 minutes away)

More Details

David A Cesar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About David A Cesar

Self-employed businessman & married man of 39 years. Father of 4 daughters and grandfather of 9 gandchildren. Enjoying the best years of my life with my family and friends. Thank You Jesus !

David A Cesar purchased this estate in 2009

Why David A Cesar chose Canaseraga

I bought this beautiful homesite for a retreat destination for my children and grandchildren to enjoy for years to come. The swimming, hiking and farming is has been a great gift to us and hopefully something you too can share with your family.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks for sending the deposit back so quickly. We did receive it yesterday.

Thanks for letting us stay at your home. It was so absolutely perfect for our family—plenty of space for all of us to sleep and gather together for games, etc. The guest house was perfect for our family with little children who go to bed much earlier than our teenagers and who also get up much earlier than all of the rest of us. The pond was great and it was especially wonderful to have all the toys, etc to use. We also enjoyed the canoe, the fire circle, the ATV and the beauty of the land. We just wished we had more days to just spend at the house, enjoying the quiet and beauty.

Thanks also for being so easy to work with. You answered all of our questions quickly and provided much needed information about the area.

We would love to come back some time and will surely refer you to any who might be vacationing in that area.

Thanks for helping make our family vacation so enjoyable!

Jul 2011
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Canaseraga Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest house
  • bath 1 is on the first floor and serves 1 bedroom bath 2 is off the common hallway on second floor that services 4 bedrooms bath 3 is in the guest house and services 2 bedrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 13'6' x 27'0
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 12'0 x 14'0
    Family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 11'3' x 20'0
    second floor hall - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 14'0 x 15'0
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 9'0 x 15'0
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 10'0 x 12'0
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Guest house 13'0 x 13'0
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , Guest house12'0 x 13'0
  • kitchen 14'0 x 22'0, family room 11'3 x 20'0, living room 15'0 x 16'0, fireplace room 12'0 x 13'0, piano room 11'0 x 12'0, futon hall 12'0 x 13'0 The main house sleeps 14+ people. Single bed is in separate room with toddler bed directly off of bedroom #3. Baby's crib and Pack & play available Futon is located on large second floor hall along with a twin size trundle bed. sleeper sofa double bed is located in the family room Double bed is located in bedroom #5 Queen size beds are in bedroom 2 & 3 King size bedroom is in master bedroom #1 The guest house is included in the main house rental. It has 2 bedrooms a full kitchen and a full bath. It will sleep 5 people. All beds are newer within the last 2 years. Fresh towels stocked in the main house. Laundry room on 2nd floor across the main bath room in the main house. 2 large picnic tables (10'0 long) are available under our huge 10'0 x 70'0 front porch near the kitchen ent
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Hunting is not allowed on premises. The 1,500 acre Slader Creek state forest across the street is ideal for hunting. The spring fed 3/4 acre pond on the hill is perfect for swimming and stocked with fish . We treat the water with barley straw which acts as hydrogen peroxide and keeps the algae to a minimum. The pond has a shallow end for kids with an 18 ft deep end for snorkeling. There is a nice size sandy beach with a dock and seating for 8 people. We have plenty of sand toys for the kids to use on the beach. Bring your own beach towels! 6 passenger Polaris Ranger Crew ATV is available to rent for $300 a week. A great vehicle to get around the property. No other ATV's allowed on property! We have lots of board games & outdoor games including horse shoes and an outdoor camp fire spot. 5 child swing-set just installed. This property is secluded from large farms, thus no worries about breathing animal odors. Come and enjoy the fresh air in the hills! High-speed Internet access installe


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Country Gentlemen's 220 acre Estate in the foothills of Appalachian mountains
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A perfect get away for our whole family both kids and adults

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family (19 total). The owner was very helpful and great to work with and has thought of everything to make your stay perfect from toys for the kids to needed supplies in the kitchen and throughout the house. It's a very relaxing setting. The pond is great and away from the house so no worries about the kids finding it accidentally. The ATV rental is highly encouraged and perfect for getting around. The kitchen was fully stocked. Plenty of beds and rooms for everyone! We enjoyed swimming, fishing, hiking, ATV rides, the bonfire, swinging on the swings and relaxing together. Niagra Falls is just a 2 hour drive and made for a great day out for the whole family. We highly recommend Letchworth State Park. The scenery is breathtaking. My kids said it was the best vacation house ever with everything you need, and they especially loved the soft blankets provided.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your lovely family enjoyed your stay. It's my favorite place too!
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Too blessed to be stressed

  • 5 of 5

I took 17 college students and my fellow campus minister on retreat to Canaseraga this past week. The 6 guys fit perfectly in the guest house, the 13 girls in the main house (they ran out of hot water the first day...but then figured out they can't all take 20 min. showers in the morning). The house was great and never felt cramped even with 19 20-somethings in it. The kitchen was well stocked with the necessities for cooking for a large number with tables and folding chairs provided for extra eating space. David was very easy to work with and provided clear instructions. It snowed every day, even if it was just a dusting, and the property is gorgeous in the snow, including the pond at the top of the mountain. My biggest disappointment was finding out that New York state closes down most hiking trails in their state parks during the winter. Just made our hikes around the property that much better. Letchworth State Park, though, is a little more than 30 minutes from the house and absolutely worth it. For the religious, a visit to the Abbey of Genesee and praying evening prayer (vespers) with them is a must. There are few places of this size that offer such an affordable rate on all the East Coast (I scour HomeAway every year for them). This one is definitely worth it!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay with Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely 3-day holiday weekend with 5 families in this beautiful property. We cross-country skied right on the property, went sledding and hiking and took advantage of Swain Mtn. although the temps were freezing:) . Easy booking and access to the home. Kitchen well stocked. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of room and beautiful land for roaming

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of sleeping beds for the size of our family and close to everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with children and young grandchildren. There were plenty of toys, both inside and outside, for the children and a large swingset. We visited Stony Brook and Letchworth State Parks, both of which are within easy driving distance. Also took a day to go to Corning Museum of glass. My husband was able to take the boys golfing nearby. We spent some time every day at the pond on the property which was enjoyed by all. Plenty of sleeping space.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time, a good location between sights.

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice and clean plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy them self. everyone loved the pond on the hill and campfire at night. the house is located well between the falls , the finger lakes and parks/ hiking trails. There are only two things I could see maybe added, another shower and a TV but over all a great place to stay and fun for the whole family and guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you but I'm a little confused as I have 3 full baths: one with a corner shower another with a claw foot tub and the 3rd with a tub and shower combo ? Not sure I can squeeze in a 3rd shower ?
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: swimming on our 3/4 acre private pond, see picture

Ski: Swain Ski and Motocross is 8 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $400

twenty percent down (of total) to hold rental with the balance due 45 days before arrival

Credit cards are welcomed. Internet access just added as of 12/10/2011

Guest House can be rented separately in the offseason from the main house. It has a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms and full bath. Sleeps 4-5.

I do not rent to teenagers, must be 28 years of age and prove it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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