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Fantastic Lake Views from this downtown Watkins Glen Victorian

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3-4 Bedroom, 3 bath with lake views close to the marina & downtown attractions

'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 cleaning and linen fee.

Tom Schneider
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Tom Schneider

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.

Tom Schneider purchased this house in 2008

Why Tom Schneider chose Watkins Glen

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Watkins Glen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - 2nd fl - toilet , shower , Private Bathroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Off the kitchen
    Courtyard Shower - outdoor shower , Cool off in the Summer after enjoying the sun deck
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Private First Floor Parlor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Gas Fire Place - TV/VCR/DVD - Large Closet
    2nd fl - Rear Bed Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk and a Trundle - Great kids room
    2nd fl - Lake View Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small Private Balcony
    2nd fl - Master Lake View - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , in suite bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Pack N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Fantastic Lake Views from this downtown Watkins Glen Victorian
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
Berwick, PA

4th annual Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place to stay, fits 10 of us....enjoy the location and the fact that it's walking distance to town. 2nd time staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Chesapeake Beach, MD

Great location with view of lake

  • 3 of 5

Other than changing the sheets and towels this house appeared to not have been swept and vacuumed in a little while before our visit. But it did provide us a nice place to enjoy Watkins Glen, Ithaca and the surrounding area. Pretty busy road right in front of the house but there was convenient parking. Only one minute drive to the main town, And easily walkable to the pier and attractions in Watkins Glen.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, awesome view

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends stayed here while racing at Watkins Glen. The location is perfect for getting to the track during the day and accessing downtown Watkins Glen at night. Sunrise over the lake is spectacular. Nice place, would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House Great View of the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great Place! Great view of the Lake! The family had a fun time at this house and its close to everything! The owner Tom is great to work with had no problems! Thanks Again the McMichael Family

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

The description of the house in the ad was very accurate.

The house was very comfortable. It had plenty of room and could sleep 12 people. There was a living room (with a nice view of the lake) and a separate room, "parlor" which was great for kids to watch videos and play. There is a great view of the lake from the porch.

The house was clean and the kitchen was well equipped (no need to bring your big pot and strainer).

It was a two block walk to town (4 blocks to ice cream shop.)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this house. Great space and layout, wonderful views from the front deck, and just a few blocks from downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed Watkins Glen, the local wine tasting, and hiking through the gorge. Would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Corning / Elmira
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Seneca Harbor Station & Downtown Watkins
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Watkins Glen Golf Course - 9 holes great views
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Seneca Harbor Station & Downtown Watkins
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linens $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 4.0%

- $175 Cleaning & Linen Fee is additional and is payable by leaving a check upon check out. Details are in the contract and on site.
- 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

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