Fantastic Lake Views from This Downtown Watkins Glen Victorian

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Seneca Lake Victorian overlooking the Harbor and Lake


Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Harbor West' has fantastic lake views and is located right in 'Downtown Watkins'. Home to the magnificent Watkins Glen State Park, Harbor Walk, International Raceway, visitor center, Clute Beach and a more than a few places to rent & launch boats. We are in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine & waterfall country. Harbor West has 3-4 BR & 3 baths. It sleeps 10-12 and is more of a family style home with a private courtyard and nice sun deck out back. The deck offers yet another place to take in the lake and get some sun - cool off in the out door shower or walk to your own boat in a rented slip or a rental from the marina across the street. Walk to all that downtown Watkins has to offer - leave your car out front - there is ample on-street parking. The location is perfect for large family gatherings. Please note there is a $175 housekeeping charge for stays less than 6 nights.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and older please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    plenty of games and toys for the kids - pack N play - child gates...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking inside the house...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Private First Floor Parlor: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Gas Fire Place - TV/VCR/DVD - Large Closet...moreless

  • 2nd fl - Rear Bed Room: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk and a Trundle - Great kids room...moreless

  • 2nd fl - Lake View Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Small Private Balcony...moreless

  • 2nd fl - Master Lake View: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    in suite bathroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Pack N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Second Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bath - 2nd fl: toilet, shower

    Private Bathroom...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Off the kitchen...moreless

  • Courtyard Shower: outdoor shower

    Cool off in the Summer after enjoying the sun deck...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Fantastic lake views from the Victorian covered front porch, rear sun deck and just about every room in the house....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beyond the lake, the rolling mouuntains that seperate these glacial lakes and feed the grapes make the views even more enjoyable....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window units through out...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    in the downstairs parlor bedroom...moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Multiple Couches to relax and enjoy the lake or TV system...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    good reception for cellular...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample on street parking - normally 4-5 spots right out front....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    across the lake we have an oversized lot and there is ample on street parking right out front...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (2) quaint balcony off the front bedroom - large elevated sundeck out back...moreless

  • Boat:

    Dock your boat across the street in the Marina or rent one...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Front covered porch and rear Courtyard...moreless

  • Golf:

    2 miles from Watkins Glen Golf Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals across the street at the Marina...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small rear courtyard with shower and lawn on two sides...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Jan 7 - Mar 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,800 $3,600

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,950 $4,500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $450
  • Cleaning & Linens $175
  • Taxes Not included


- $175 Housekeeping Fee is added to all stays under 6 nights.

- The home is to be left in the same condition it was received but linens are taken care of by our staff.

- We accept a $450 reservation deposit at the time of booking. This becomes your $450 refundable security when the total rental fee is received two weeks prior to check in and it is refunded within about fifteen days of check out.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Corning / Elmira
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seneca Harbor Station & Downtown Watkins
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Watkins Glen Golf Course - 9 holes great views
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 17
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seneca Harbor Station & Downtown Watkins
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Greek Peak
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Clute Memorial Park Public Seneca Lake Beach

Car: Necessary

The native peoples say that the Finger Lakes were created by their god placing his hand upon the earth. Today the Finger Lakes are home to some of the best NY State wineries, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls and all season activities. Almost all of the wineries and breweries are open year round. Watkins Glen offers a variety of shops, bars and restaurants with a quaint downtown area and harbor walk. Follow the Catherine Creek trail all the way to Horse Heads and enjoy some of the best fly fishing on the planet. Take a power boat or sailing excursion on the deepest lake in the US - west of the Rockies. Head south to Corning for the famous Museum of Glass and enjoy the Market Street attractions, brew houses and gastro pubs. Then turn east and head to Ithaca for the day to enjoy all the college town has to offer. Niagara Falls and the Baseball Hall of Fame are both just a day trip away. Two ski areas, ample snowmobiling and hunting will keep you entertained during the winter months. Come to the Finger Lakes and see what the area has to offer - and enjoy one of the places we call home.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Having visited many wine regions around the world (Rhine River Valley in Germany, Napa/Sonoma in US, Tuscany in Italy, and Hunter Valley in Austraila), we decided to explore the Finger Lake Wine region. We really enjoyed it due to its wonderful wines, beautiful views and amazing waterfalls. With a growing family, we decided to purchase our first property in 2006. In years following, we added two more properties and we continue to improve all of them so our expanded family and our guests (YOU!) can enjoy the Finger Lakes to its fullest potential. The Monster Bar'N Gameroom and Barn Apartment at Glen Eastern and Sun Deck at Harbor West are a few examples of how we continually improve our properties. We love to visit the wineries year round for their seasonal events and have camp fires & S'mores in the summertime and boating and hiking at the local Glens (Watkins, Buttermilk and Havana to name a few). One of our most favorite annual events is to participate in the Watkins Glen Cardboard Boat Regatta - its been a fathers day weekend family tradition for almost ten years.

Why the Owner Chose Watkins Glen, NY, USA:
With a growing family, we knew it would be harder to travel like we were used too. With the Finger Lakes as close as they were and offering wineries, waterfalls and lakes, we decided it would be a wonderful place to vacation. After two years of enjoying our home ourselves, we decided to try renting to allow others to enjoy this wonderful property and region of the country. We found that we enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue to expand our properties to serve even more people. We feel our properties allow all our guests to select which type of property will work for them and their vacation plans. Rent all three for very large parties since they are only minutes away from one another.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have had people stay with us from Australia to Brazil, Colorado, Texas, California and all over Europe and Canada. Time and again, they tell us how much we have made our places friendly for them and their families, traveling couples, women's scrap booking clubs, hunters, winter sports groups and automobile club outings. Each of our places are unique but hold the same high standard for your maximum comfort. All of our properties are located on the wine trail and are close enough to Watkins to enjoy all of it's many amenities and activities.

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  • Seneca Lake Victorian overlooking the Harbor and Lake

    Seneca Lake Victorian overlooking the Harbor and Lake

  • entertainment center in LR. Parlor is off to left

    entertainment center in LR. Parlor is off to left

  • Parlor couch converts to queen for 4th bedroom

    Parlor couch converts to queen for 4th bedroom

  • View of Senca lake Harbor

    View of Senca lake Harbor

  • Ample parking in front

    Ample parking in front

  • charming downstairs bathroom

    charming downstairs bathroom

  • Master bath attached

    Master bath attached

  • trundle in bunk room

    trundle in bunk room

  • view from sideyard

    view from sideyard

  • sun deck

    sun deck

  • Open Family LR, DR and cozy alcove

    Open Family LR, DR and cozy alcove

  • Child friendly - Parlor equipped with toys

    Child friendly - Parlor equipped with toys

  • Porch with grand view

    Porch with grand view

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen w/island singk and breakfast bar. Utility w/washer-dryer is off to left

    Kitchen w/island singk and breakfast bar. Utility w/washer-dryer is off to left

  • Master bedroom w/alcove and room for crib

    Master bedroom w/alcove and room for crib

  • bunks and trundles in the "kids" bedroom

    bunks and trundles in the "kids" bedroom

  • Lovely front bedroom w/charming balcony

    Lovely front bedroom w/charming balcony

  • Bonus sun deck

    Bonus sun deck

  • porch fan

    porch fan

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Fantastic Lake Views from this downtown Watkins Glen Victorian

Watkins Glen, NY, USA #423281

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