This is a very nice, clean 3 bedroom RUSTIC cabin/cottage on Seneca Lake right next to a waterfall !! Your own private dock right on the water, with flat walkout to the lake. The falls are wonderful to sleep next to they lull you to sleep. The house has full kitchen, living room, full view of the lake and mountains, washer/dryer, pellet stove, full bath and amazing sunsets. Upstairs is a master bedroom with flat TV/cable & skylights. The full bathroom also has high ceiling and skylights, and looks out over the falls. The other 2 rooms also have skylights, one with a full bed and the other with a single bed. Downstairs is a couch that can sleep 2 as well. This cabin/cottage has an overall RUSTIC feel with rustic/distressed furniture and some new furniture, along with full window views of the lake. It has an eclectic feel with some antique furniture and new mixed in. It is cleaned in between renters. **The front yard is a flat walkout all the way to the lake which is about 40 yards. **PET friendly with an enclosed area to the back. Pets must be approved and proof of rabies, etc. Extra PET fee is $50 for the stay.
This is a waterfront property w private beach & dock, flat walkout & waterfall
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 7, 2018
I've owned this property for over 10 years and have rented it out during the spring/summer/fall months when I am traveling. It is comfortable and homey.
Vicky purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Vicky chose Burdett
This is so peaceful and next to the waterfall and ON SENECA LAKE with your own dock to sit on or tie your boat too. You have your own beachfront and its the best spot in the Finger Lakes !
What makes this Cottage unique
The waterfall will make you want to stay ..... and come back over and over again. I have many families who return each summer.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great awesome place, the lake, the waterfall.....amazing ...
Absolutely love this place.
Got together with my brother and his family, worked out prefect. Great little place for a get together, loved the feeling of being home. Waterfall was more than expected, and beautiful, had a nice fire right by the lake, just a nice relaxing time. Any questions Vicky answered right away, was great for bringing one of our dogs, plenty of room for her, the back fenced in area was pretty awesome too, we will definitely be back!
Lake Week 2017
We enjoyed our stay by Hector Falls, NY the cottage was perfect for our family. We fit 6 comfortably and we enjoyed the open area between the cottage and the dock. We fished, kayaked and played in and around Seneca Lake. The cottage while not fancy was comfortable
and the price was right. We also were happy that we could bring our pets. The neighbors were
friendly and overall we would return to rent again.
Thank you !! You are welcome to stay any time =-)
The Good and The Bad
GOOD-Location-Beautiful! Updated appliances, fenced yard, level yard, lake access, water fall is amazing, dock, close to wineries and downtown. BAD-Smell: Upon arrival the entire 1st floor of the house had a terrible odor. It wasn’t until we did a load of laundry that we found the culprit. A green bed sheet had been left in the washer wet and who knows how long it had been there. We ran it through another cycle and were able to resolve the smell issue; however it should not have been there in the 1st place. Bathroom: The sink and toilet are relatively new, but the bath and shower area itself was a handful. We were able to get the shower working (txt'd the owner, who immediately txt'd back with the trick on how to get it to work). The window in the bathroom doesn't have a curtain or blind on it causing you to be exposed while showering. Now,I can guarantee how the owner will respond, the window is on the second floor on the waterfall side of the house. However,I’m 5’5” and it came to my waist. Also, the frame appears to have some substantial water damage. Backyard: The owner OR previous renters did NOT clean up after their dog. It took my wife a good 15min to clean up all the #2’s. Also, there were two chairs that had been out in the rain, wind and sun for who knows how long, we didn’t touch them for fear they would fall apart and we didn’t want to be responsible for breaking anything. Kitchen:Freezer had something fuzzy growing in it but the fridge itself was relatively clean. We went to use some of the dishes in the cabinet and there was dried food on them, like they were rinsed off but never washed before they were put away. Bedrooms:If you are going to advertise bed linens I would recommend they not be stained with holes. The king bed had a number of disturbing stains on the sheets. I guess it is just best to bring your own. Dock Area:There was a massive pile of garbage on the shore right next to the dock. This pile consisted of everything from cabinets, clothing(soiled), recyclables, sticks to kitchen waste. I'm not sure if it was the owner’s pile or one of the neighbors; however it was truthfully down right disgusting. Finally,when renting a cottage/rustic cabin four walls and a roof should be at the very least prepared to the people renting it. Our stay would have been SO much better if washer was taken care of, yard cleaned up & the pile of garbage either removed or burned. But alas, it was not so.
I'm sorry these renters were not happy. I would have attended to anything they requested, but I did not receive any complaint or request while they were there. This cabin is rustic and cozy. I have many people who return year after year.
Outside great for the summer
The yard, dock and lake area were perfect for our 1 year old daughter and our dog. They enjoyed the play area. We did bring our boat and it would be nice to note the driveway is VERY steep and narrow and you should not bring a trailer down it; launch the boat before you get to the house. The dock does not have access to a hoist so make sure you bring lots of bumpers for the boat; we had to run to walmart to purchase a few more.
The house itself was sufficient but the floor was dirty when we got there and I ran the vacuum so our 1 year old could crawl around. There were random things that were broken, lights out, toilet seat cover, garbage lid, but none really affected our stay; just would have been nice if they were all fixed. The house is definately a budget stay for the money compared to others around.
The waterfall was nice and it was great to have the town so close. We went hiking at 2 state parks since they were so close.
The property was nice, but not sure if I would stay there again. I have yet to get my security deposit back after numerous attempts at communication with the owner. It has been 2 months.
Hello, My apologies. I ended up changing email accounts and lost your address to mail the deposit back. Please send me an inquiry with your current address. I have had the check in my purse waiting to hear back from you. Now with your name and address I can mail it back. I thank you for your kind Review. I hope you will stay again.
the owner Vicky
Nice property, okay cottage
I think the last (somewhat) critical review was very fair and that the owner response came across as more than a bit defensive. When other lakeside properties are renting for $2k or more a week, this is a very attractive rental for the price. The property is great, the private dock is fantastic, but the cottage itself is less than overwhelming.
We were very happy with the full-size Weber grill in the backyard, the kitchen was acceptable and the master bedroom was spacious. The other two bedrooms were small but functional. The bathroom was adequate, but the seat (not lid) wouldn't stay up. A minor annoyance. On-site laundry was a huge plus and the dishwasher was very nice to have. No complaints with the towels or linens, which were functional, if not luxurious.
All of that said, I was very satisfied with the property for the price. If you want a luxury cottage, this is not for you, but I think it was an excellent value. I would definitely rent this property again.
This property is located on Seneca Lake beneath Hector Falls. There is a beachfront with a dock, and it is located next to the waterfall.
Additional information about rental rates
I prefer to rent by the week