Year round, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 2 Bathrooms, Lake level no stairs
Rick & Peg Grape
About Rick & Peg Grape
We LOVE Keuka more than any lake we have ever been to because of the crystal clear weed free water, the beautiful views, the multiple restaurants on the lake and 7 miles from the quaint village of Hammondsport. After renting at Keuka for over 20 years we finally took the plunge and purchased our slice of Keuka Paradise.
Rick & Peg Grape purchased this House in 2016
Why Rick & Peg Grape chose Hammondsport
9551 Crystal Beach Rd Hammondsport 14840 Our cottage is on the coveted East side in the cozy private community called Crystal beach. After renting various cottages for over 20 years which each had between 15 & 60 steps from parking to the lake. We are now located on a level lot with no steps from the parking lot to the beach unless you go through the house and have 2 steps on one side and 5 on the other.
What makes this House unique
With 5 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms and the ability to sleep 14 people it has plenty of room for one large family or even 2 or 3 smaller family's. We have rented 1 bathroom cottages and need I say 2 bathrooms are a MUST have. We have also rented places with only 2 parking spots and now we have more than ample parking. Also some cottages had room for us to sleep but not enough room for us to sit in a living area together. Our family room / dining room area can seat 14+. We are a year round cottage with both a gas fireplace and individual room electric heat along with air conditioning in all 5 bedrooms.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect for our weekend getaway
We had four couples staying in the house for a wine tasting weekend. Communication with the owner was easy and smooth. Everything in the house was great. We would recommend this property for a group of couples and also for a family. The view from the property is spectacular and it's even within walking distance of a winery. Thank you!!
Thanks for the great review. Sorry that you had to leave early due to an emergency. We were so glad you all enjoyed the cottage and thanks for taking such good care of Its a Grape Life" We would love to have you return.
Weekend Getaway with Friends
Nice house on the lake with beautiful views. Owners were fast to respond and accommodating on early/late departure request. House being updated soon with new carpets/paint as its a bit dated. Overall, we had a great time and plan to return down the road.
so glad you had a great time and plan to return. We like to think of the decor as cozy cottage, but it is being painted and new floors put in .Hope to see you return.
Another Great Time
We had another great time at It's A Grape Life on Keuka Lake. This is the fourth time we have rented this property over the past 3 years. The house is such a great set up for a large group! In the past, we've been down here with my parents, siblings, and spouses. This weekend we were with our children and grandchildren. Just this morning as we were packing up to leave, our eight-year-old grandson asked us if we could do it next year as well!
The kids had a ball, and yesterday the weather was absolutely beautiful. The two older ones (6 & 8) used the kids kayaks and their fathers put the younger two in a kayak with them. They had a blast! The great thing is that not only are these "toys" provided, so are plenty of life-jackets!
Thanks Rick & Peg! You have a very family-friendly and beautifully maintained lake house!
Thanks so much for the great review. We are so glad your grandchildren enjoyed it as much as ours do. Thanks for taking such great care of Its a Grape Life. It is our pleasure to have you return next fall
Its a Grape Life Renters Paradise - How true!
It was my mom's wish to bring all of her children together for a Keuka Lake vacation again after more than 30 years. The Grape Life cottage was hand picked by God Himself to give our family an extraordinary experience. Weather was great for September, lake was beautiful for boating, gazing & just plain relaxing. We told stories & made s'mores around the campfire on the calm evenings & played cards with an abundance of laughter inside on the more windy evenings. It is located a short distance from wineries & beer makers if that is your thing. The Grapes make sure there was little needed to bring with you other than towels, toiletries & food. It is not too far to stores or restaurants in Hammondsport, Penn Yan or Branchport. I would highly recommend this cottage if you are planning a stay at Keuka.
Thank you for your kind review. We would love to see you again.
Great Vacation Home for Family
We had a great week at Keuka Lake with the kids and grandkids. This house has plenty of room and all kinds of activities to keep everyone happy and active. We enjoyed using the kayaks and peddle boat. The kid size kayaks were great for the grandkids. Everyone enjoyed swimming in the lake even the little ones since the beach slopes gradually into the lake. We appreciated having “whips” on the dock to dock our motor boat. It was so easy to get in and out of the boat from the dock. We enjoyed it so much that We’ve already booked the house for next summer
Thank you so much for the great review. so glad your family enjoyed your stay. We were blown away when we walked in Saturday and found it spotless. Our family was coming in Saturday night and I didnt have to touch it. This is not expected but greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to seeing you next year. FYI we only have 2 weeks left for 2021 if you want to get yourselves in.
Keuka Lake at its FINEST!!
This is our second stay at It’s A Grape Life! Our family of 12 had plenty of room and expanded several dinners/lunches to accommodate other family members who rented 2 other nearby homes so we totaled 23 for select meals!!! Plenty of room!
The 7 grandsons had a wonderful time at our beach: playing on the floating mat and tubes, kayaking, paddle boarding and using the peddle boat. We rented a pontoon boat so everyone had lots of time on the water morning noon and night. Plenty of yard space for cornhole and other yard games!
Rick and Peg Grape have outfitted their magnificent home with EVERYTHING a renter could possibly want or need. You have all that you could possibly need in the kitchen and my family who couldn’t join me 2 years ago were duly impressed!
In addition, Rick and Peg’ goal is to be certain that your stay is as comfortable as possible. They really are gracious hosts and want you to to love their home as much as they do!
Parking at Keuka can always be challenging but not at this home! Plenty of parking for our huge family!! This is a plus!
I can’t say enough about our stay at It’s A Grape Life. We plan to return. Since we are “shore” people in NJ we only come every 2 years. Can’t wait for 2021 and our return to Keuka Lake and It’s A Grape Life!!!
Thank you, Rick and Peg!!!
Thanks so much for the kind review of our home. We were happy to have you back for a second stay. We appreciate the help you gave our neighbor when the winstorm ripped through. Looking forward to having you return.
* Tour Wineries.
* Awesome Photography Ops.
* Racing: Grand Prix, NASCAR and Dirt Stockcar.
* Boating: Sail & Power.
* Fine dining on the water.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Hiking to many waterfalls.
* Bike riding.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Water Skiing.
* Sunbathing on 100' dock.
Golf at Lakeside Country Club or Bath Country Club
Gliding at nearby Harris Hill
Corning Museum of Art and Technology
National War Museum
Glen Curtis Museum
Rockwell History Museum
Many more museums
Rich history to absorb of Indians & Early America
Hiking to many local waterfalls
Race track at nearby Watkins Glen Grand Prix speedway
Limitless photography opportunities
Fine dinning by boat at many restaurants on the water!
Several World Class Restaurants in Hammondsport
Bike riding around 45 to 65 mile around the lake loops
Parks, recreation areas nearby as wells as lots of shopping and antiquing
Great Golf Courses nearby (Keuka Lakeside, Bath Country Club, Corning, and many more.)