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Heart of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Year-round Rental on Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Finger Lakes, NY

Conveniently located in Hector, NY, on the east side of Seneca Lake. This beautifully renovated farmhouse cottage is bordered by vineyards owned by Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. During warmer months, enjoy a glass of wine sitting on the large back deck while surrounded by cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc grape vines. Or sit on the wrap-around porch and enjoy the cool shade and wonderful breeze. For winter rentals, the house is fully insulated and heated with an electric fireplace for a cozy winter stay.

Inside you will find hardwood floors throughout the dining and living rooms, a newly renovated kitchen with gas range, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with in-the-door ice and water. A few steps down from the kitchen is a cozy sunroom - perfect for morning coffee! The large full bathroom includes a washer and dryer for our guests' convenience. The second floor features two bedrooms with an incredible view of the vineyards and Seneca Lake from the master bedroom.

“Hector Vineyard Cottage” sleeps four to six persons – two in each bedroom, and two on the living room futon (with a comfy 10" queen-sized mattress!). A small cot is available if needed. Bedrooms feature two twin beds that can be set up as separate twins or put together as a king-size bed with a comfy king-size mattress pad - just let us know what you prefer!

Our key packet includes regional maps and winery tasting coupons. Other amenities: Clean linens (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, mattress pads) provided. Public water. Charcoal grill (don't forget your charcoal), dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, ironing board and iron. Basic paper products supplied. Basic satellite TV service, excellent cell coverage area.

Hector Wine Company is just across Route 414 – perfect for walking over to enjoy their weekend live music and a glass of wine on their patio. Kirton’s Farm Market is a short walk for fresh, local produce, jellies, flowers and homemade pork or chicken BBQ.

Some of Seneca Lake’s best-known wineries and restaurants are all within less than five miles from the cottage including Wagner Vineyards & the Ginny Lee Cafe, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Leidenfrost Vineyards, Stonecat Cafe, Red Newt Wine Cellars & Bistro, Damiani Wine Cellars, Atwater Vineyards, Two Goats Brewing, and Finger Lakes Distilling. Enjoy wine tasting, live music and other “off-hour” events hosted by the wineries and restaurants.

Although we do not have lake access, Smith Memorial Park is just a mile away with a public boat launch, swimming beach, picnic facilities and a small playground. Lodi Point is about 10 minutes north, Clute Memorial Park is 10 minutes south, and Watkins Glen State Park is just 15-20 minutes away.

More Details

Jennifer L. Swain
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Jennifer L. Swain

Finger Lakes Wine Country Rentals is dedicated to bringing you the best in Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals. We are a two-generation family-owned and family-run business. Both generations have grown up visiting the Finger Lakes, getting to know the people and places that make it so special to so many. We hope you come to love the region as much as we do.

Earl & Kathy

Kip & Jen

Jennifer L. Swain purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Jennifer L. Swain chose Hector

We fell in love with the Hector Vineyard Cottage because of its charm. With beautiful hardwood floors, a huge new deck overlooking the vineyards and its location to so many of our favorite wineries and restaurants, we knew right away it was a gem! There really is no better location on Seneca Lake!


Hector Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twin beds in each bedroom can be put together to form a king-sized option in each bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-size Futon with 10' mattress in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Heart of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 51 reviews

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was adorable for our Girls Weekend. Beautiful views of the vineyards and there were many wineries within a few miles each way of the house including one right across the street. The owner was very nice to deal with and had a complimentary bottle of wine for when we got there! It was a nice relaxing getaway and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house with all the ammenities

  • 4 of 5

My cousin and I took our mom's on a weekend getaway weekend and this house was perfect for our trip with everything you need just have to bring your own towels. The only issues I would point out were it is on a main road so you have to be careful if your backing out or have kids with you, the back bedroom doesn't have a shade on the window so it gets bright early so if your not a morning person that is something to keep in mind. Highly recommend Toni's Diner 5 minutes away for breakfast or lunch friendly place and great food!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Hector cottage was a perfect fit for our long weekend getaway to Seneca Lake. From booking to departure, this property delivered in comfort, location, and relaxation. Just a short drive to downtown Watkins Glen, the racetrack, and numerous vineyards, we were able to explore the area and return each night to beautiful sunsets on the back deck overlooking the grapevines. The kitchen was well equipped for meal preparation and and outside grill ready for a barbecue. For some, its location on the main route around the lake (road noise) may not work. With air conditioners and fans at night we were not bothered and slept with no difficulties. Without hesitation we'd book the Hector cottage for future trips!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in this cute little home. The locations is perfect for wine tasting and hiking.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So charming! Hope to visit again.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated right in the middle of Seneca's wine trail, this little cottage was the perfect place for our family of four and our in-laws to stay. Jennifer was awesome to work with on arrangements & the house was wonderfully kept upon arrival. We sincerely hope to stay there again next season!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage along the Seneca Wine Trail

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during Cornell University Commencement weekend May 2017. The cottage is charming and in a beautiful location. We didn't really have much time to spend here because of all the graduation activities. Drive into Ithaca was easy, about 35 minutes. the kitchen was well equipped, and having a washer and dryer was a big plus. I'd like to come back sometime to enjoy the area and visit some of the wineries.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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In the heart of Seneca Lake Wine Trail, less than 5 miles from some of the most well-known wineries, micro-breweries, distilleries, and restaurants offering live music and off-hours special events and activities. Within walking distance of some wineries, local farm market, and community activities. Less than one mile from community park with public boat launch and public swimming beach.

Short drive to Cayuga Lake and its Wine Trail, Taughannock State Park, Ithaca, Ithaca College, Cornell University, Museum of the Earth, Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen Race Track, Corning Museum of Glass, Finger Lakes National Forest, several golf courses, pick-your-own fruit farms, and outlet shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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