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Lake level cottage. Family friendly, Privacy, Wine Country, Sunsets, 3 Bedroom

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

3 Bedrooms (2 queen, 1 twin, 1 pullout), 1 Bath, 80'x8' Dock, Level shoreline

Call for late season specials! Lake level cottage located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country and the Seneca Cayuga Wine Trail. State Parks nearby that offer abundant outdoor opportunities with some of the most diverse landscapes. The property is located near the hamlet of Willard in the town of Romulus.1/2 hour from Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Geneva, Seneca Falls, Waterloo and approx 40 wineries. Fully furnished and stocked kirchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, gas grill, tv, wi-fi, bed linens, etc. Just bring your bath linens. There are 3 bedrooms and a pull out couch. The lake bedroom with queen bed has a private view to the west of the lakefront, dock and sunset. The other 2 bedrooms have a queen and twin respectively. There is also a sunroom facing the west for lounging. A dining room, living room, fully stocked kitchen and bath with full tub and shower round out the living area.,The entire property is lake level with no stairs to traverse. You can literally park at the front door or within 20' of the shoreline. We are located on the east side of the lake which offers some of the most spectacular sunsets in the region. An 80'x8' dock is located on the property with exclusive use. There is over 100' of available beach gravel shoreline with exclusive use. To the north is Indian Creek which seperates the neighbors property with the house being 400' away. No house to the south but borders a small yard and beach with hedgeline for privacy. This property serves well for single family or small multi family use as well as the couple or couples that are searching for a quiet, private, lake front setting. Week long rentals during prime season is preferred with discounts available for weekly rentals. Nightly rentals will be limited to 2 night minimums if they include a weekend night. Fall availability until November. Seasonal rental from November to June.

john keeler
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017


Ovid Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 bathroom w/toilet, shower, sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms. 2 have queens and one has a twin. 1 large sectional couch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


3.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

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Lake level cottage. Family friendly, Privacy, Wine Country, Sunsets, 3 Bedroom
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

It doesn’t get much better than this!

  • 5 of 5

What an unbelievably peaceful and beautiful place to stay. The cottage is comfortable, clean and well maintained. The view is gorgeous, and the sunsets are spectacular. There is a large creek that separates you from one set of neighbors (who are a retired couple that are very quiet) and the property on the other side is for sale, not currently occupied, and adjoins State land. In other words, it is like you have a private retreat. We cannot imagine wanting anything more for a vacation spot.

Regarding to the two negative reviews: our family has been staying at this property for many years, and has never encountered a problem. We have never been attacked by bugs, never smelled urine in the cottage, and always have found the property to be clean. Almost all of the windows are new and have screens (and all of them open), fans have consistently been provided, and have never noticed any odors. Anywhere. Our most recent stay was from late September until early October 2015, and there were no stains on any of the carpeting. At different occasions during our stay, four family members fell asleep while watching television and the sectional did not come apart. In all the years that we have stayed at the cottage, we have never found food in the yard or bugs in the cottage, and there have always been ample cleaning supplies. And this year, the owners generously provided campfire wood. If you are fortunate enough to find a cottage where you are allowed to bring your dogs (with food allergies), a reasonable person would watch over them to ensure that there was nothing that would make them sick. We can only wonder, were the complaints mentioned in the negative reviews initially made in the hope of receiving a discount, and when that proved unsuccessful, put on VRBO to be mean-spirited? From what our experiences have been staying at this property, it is the only conclusion we can draw.

It’s a great place, and the owners are very caring people. Do yourself a favor, and ignore the bad reviews from the summer of 2015-you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakefront Paradise at a fair price.

  • 5 of 5

We were nearly scared away because of a bad review.

Thank goodness that we stayed. This cottage has the best view on the lake.

The sunsets are incredible. The cottage is clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful and made this family vacation one of our best. The fishing was fantastic!! My 10 year old son finally caught the big one. We are looking forward to staying here again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

When we arrived at this property when entering the home the home was infested with flies also cobwebs in the corners and huge spiders when looking around we noticed that the windows did not have screens in them two windows in living room one of the windows in the bedroom the house had a very foul smell to it from being closed up with no air circulation we did end up finding two small screens that we were able to put into the two windows in the living room as far as the window in the one bedroom my daughter had gotten bitten on her back and she would not open the windows because she was afraid of spiders getting the bathroom toilet was very disgustingly dirty I had to bleach and scrub that very strong urine smell throughout the bathroom and the one bedroom off the front porch upon being there for a few days we were told that the previous tenants were a bunch of Amish kids that had been there on the Ramadan and had made a mess of the place I also have a small dog that has food allergies upon taking her outside I noticed her eating something it was shrimp shells all over the yard she ended up getting sick the cabinet in the kitchen when I open that I noticed something spilled all over the counter I don't know if it was sugar or if it was salt I just covered it up with a napkin, I shouldn't have to come in and clean before we could stay which I had to do we ended up having to go and buy fly strips and ant spray $60 on fans to get air through the house to deal with the smell the condition of the furniture in the living room were unacceptable the sectional was very uncomfortable had huge rips in the back of the couch cushions they didn't even zip anymore the couch would not stay together there was a pleather recliner in the living room which tilted to the side altogetherspace was very miserable about the only nice thing about the whole thing was the water and the view. The biggest thing for me was when I went into the bedroom with the twin bed the linens on the bed had a very foul smell to them immediately ripped it off that's when I noticed that the box spring was all ripped up the mattress was extremely thin and they put a piece of foam on top very uncomfortable the refrigerator leak water the first five nights we were there we barely had any hot water I'm going to leave it at that I had a very miserable poor stay. The brother showed up we addressed to him and he told us he was maintenance we would have to take it up with his brother.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both poor reviews were generated from the same stay attempting to inflict double damage. Make no mistake that Suzzette & Leelee are a team! Suzzette and Leelee’s stay began on a Saturday and happened to have followed a stay by a group of Amish boys on their Rumspringa. I was there when our housekeeper was cleaning and I inspected both the interior and exterior to find a bit more clean up than usual, but was later assured that she had completed in satisfactory condition. The boys had dug two holes in the front yard that needed repair and I returned on Sunday a.m. to repair them. I spoke with both of the ladies and heard their gripes about dead flies on the window ledge and some cobwebs in the corners that were missed. I was also told that there was dog poop in the yard, hair balls inside the house and urine smell that “took 3 fans to remove the smell”. I asked to see them as I did not see anything like this 18 hours prior. There were no hair balls, no urine smell, no urine stains on the new carpet or any evidence of Suzzette’s accusations….or the 3 fans!!! She soon dropped this whole fallacy when I called her on it. In fact there had not been a dog on this property in close to a year except for her two dogs that had allergies. A couple of minor cleaning deficiencies may have occurred but $120 value of compensation was more than fair. The dog poop in the yard turned out to be Canada Goose droppings by the shoreline. Within a day or two she was E-mailing my brother on other issues that I would normally be the one to contact. Again the ploy for a discount. The cottage had been rented for 5 weeks straight prior to their stay, as well as a family of four that lived there all winter long without one complaint or concern about the water temp. We are always receptive to our guests needs and requests and encourage comments on improvement ideas. This is a family cottage on a lake with more than adequate accommodations that provides a private setting, at lake level with a brand new 100’ dock and spacious shoreline. At $1100 a week it is a bargain. The cottage is just the way it appears on the site and is clean, family oriented and we are always striving for improvements. Please don’t allow these two people’s comments deprive you of a quality vacation experience and miss out on the most spectacular sunsets and experiences the Finger Lakes offer.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ithaca, ny
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Golden Buck
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Golden Buck
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sampson State Park
Car: necessary

Call for late season specials! Situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine country. Cities of Ithaca, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Seneca Falls all within a 30 mintune drive or less. Centrally located within the Finger Lakes State Parks region offering many diverse landscapes with gorges, trails, hiking, biking, golf, wildlife viewing, sporting opportunities, lake views, lake access, and of course our famous sunsets among many others. Fishing opportunities abound. Beautiful fall foliage in lake plains area with abundant vineyards and winery tour options. Spectacular east side sunset views from lake property and many unique local wineries and State Parks.


Rates & Availability

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1 night minimum stay

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The cottage is closed for reservations starting Oct 1st.

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