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Quiet and Cozy Cabin with 165 Ft. of Private Beach on Seneca Lake.

(58 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, Private Beach, Private Road, Perfect Blend Of Modern And Rustic.



***NEW VIDEO TOURS ADDED! SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO "CONTACT US" SECTION and CLICK THE 4 LINKS LISTED. THERE YOU WILL SEE YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF MY VIDEO-TOUR OF THE HOUSE AND PROPERTY! - THIS WAY YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GETTING WHEN YOU BOOK!**

The Green Duck (formerly Yellow Finch House - before being painted green in '14) is simply an easy house to be in. A simple 1 bedroom house, with a sunroom (sleeper sofa pulls out to a Queen size bed for extra sleeping) ,a full kitchen and living room area with a small working bathroom (standup shower only). The house is equipped with washer and dryer! We like to keep all the screened windows open all summer and let the breeze keep the house cool, but there is an option for AC in the bedroom if you absolutely need it ($5/day option - just leave the cash on the table when you leave if you use it). There is working WIFI, DVD system, and over Dish Network TV channels, but save that for a rainy day because you'll be spending most of your time outside on the deck or down on the beach and/or swimming dock. There are 2 brand new kayaks for your use as well as some extra life jackets and inflatables. Plenty of deck chairs for sitting or laying out in the sun. A great place for bird watching and fishing right off the dock! A raised metal fire pit for those late night bonfires! This property is unique as we get both Sunrise on the lake and sunset over the hills of Fox Run Winery! One last thing - a charming and historic train runs next to the house. The train seems to have no set schedule, but seems to run very infrequently. Sometimes not coming for days on end and other times passing by up to 3 times in one day. We see this as part of the charm of the place- the train goes slow and the conductor will even sound the whistle for you if you wave at the train! All in all - this is the perfect house for a quiet, get-a-way - full of fishing, swimming, laying around, working on your new book, or a just a romantic rural experience! Ideal for 2 people, but can sleep up to 4 altogether. Oh, and if it gets too quiet - Historic Downtown Geneva is a 15 minute drive. There you can find gift shops, a cinema, The Smith Opera House, grocery stores, and a lakefront park. If none of that suits you, please feel free to use any or all of our 3 bicycles for a joy ride around our area - right in the heart of Amish Country!

*** This is a year round rental. We spent last winter here and made some great memories. I must say the place is stunning during all four seasons. We do ask the guests DO NOT use the wood stove (for safety reasons). The house is well insulated. There is electric heat (Thermostat), as well as some very advanced, high-end space heaters for the areas that don't heat up as well. If you would like to see some photos of the place in winter time, just ask and I will email them to you.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be 30 or older to rent. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Happy to have children, but parents/guardians must be very watchful. Parents/guardians must take all responsibility for their children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke outdoors all you want - but there is NO SMOKING inside. Please discard of butts in ashtray - not in nature....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, UNO, and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH NETWORK TELEVISION...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    over 160 feet of private shale beach ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    over 160 feet of private shale beach ...moreless

  • Rural:

    home is down a winding private gravel road far from the main roads. Feeling is very private - we seldom see anyone....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    over 160 feet of private shale beach ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    you can seat 6 for dinner- dinner tables in kitchen, sunroom, and two tables outside! ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    optional....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric and space heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    medium speed! not dialup slow but not FIOS fast.... Not good for MOVIE streaming, but great for emails! ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 car parking only! ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath Towels provided, but please bring your own BEACH TOWELS! ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    For Safety Reasons, guests are asked to NOT use the wood stove. Every stove is different and using a stove you are not familiar with can be dangerous. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    (Toaster Oven)...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 brand new kayaks for you to use! ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    small, but GREAT bbq grill. (bring your own charcoal.)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    noodles and inflatables! ...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 58 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
memorial day weekend fri
May 26 - May 26, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
memorial day weekend sat
May 27 - May 27, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
memorial day weekend sun
May 28 - May 28, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
memorial day weekend mon
May 29 - May 29, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
WARM SEASON 17 A
May 30 - Jun 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$280 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

independence Day (Fireworks)
Jun 30 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
independence Day (Fireworks)
Jul 1 - Jul 1, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
independence Day (Fireworks)
Jul 2 - Jul 2, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
independence Day weekend mon
Jul 3 - Jul 3, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
July 4th Weekend
Jul 4 - Jul 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
WARM SEASON 17 B
Jul 5 - Jul 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$280 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Jul 14 - Jul 14, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Jul 15 - Jul 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Jul 16 - Jul 16, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
WARM SEASON 17 C
Jul 17 - Aug 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$280
NASCAR
Aug 3 - Aug 3, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
NASCAR
Aug 4 - Aug 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
NASCAR
Aug 5 - Aug 5, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
NASCAR
Aug 6 - Aug 6, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
WARM SEASON 17 D
Aug 7 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$280 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

labor day fri
Sep 1 - Sep 1, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
labor day sat
Sep 2 - Sep 2, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
labor day sun
Sep 3 - Sep 3, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
labor day mon
Sep 4 - Sep 4, 2017
1 night min stay

$375
flat fee
WARM SEASON 17 E
Sep 5 - Sep 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$280
Smith and Hobart Famil Weekend
Sep 17 - Sep 17, 2017
1 night min stay
$375
WARM SEASON 17 F
Sep 18 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$280 $290
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$225

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Mandatory $150 cleaning fee! The place will be SHINING when you arrive! We've got the best cleaner!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
ROC or SYR or ELM

Car: Necessary

Finger Lakes Wine Trail with fabulous, critically-acclaimed wineries,

Sampson State Park,

Corning Museum of Glass,

Finger Lakes National Forest,

Historic Downtown Geneva,

Watkins Glen State Park (incredible trails and waterfalls)

Amish Country

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I grew up in the finger lakes district and spent many memorable summers on Seneca Lake at my Grandfather's cabin. I moved away for work to Manhattan and after years of hard work, I was able to purchase my own cabin on the same lake as my grandfather - my own dream come true- my own paradise. Sadly, my work requires me to travel almost constantly, so I am excited to share this slice of heaven with you!

Why the Owner Chose Penn Yan, NY, USA:
I wanted to have a home on Seneca Lake, simply for nostalgic reasons. I missed those perfect quiet summers I spent up here as a kid - and when I am here - I do feel like a kid again. You have to stay here to really grasp what I'm saying! Also, living in Manhattan has really made me crave serenity. Here, you are literally surrounded by nature.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Incredible lake views, private 165 ft. beach, private road to house (shared with only two neighbors), the house is on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. The backyard is flush with Fox Run's Riesling grape vines (pictured)! There is a working refrigerator in the boat house , so you don't have to leave the beach to enjoy a cold beer or some crisp white wine in the sun!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Photos

  • view of Seneca lake from deck - taken from doorway of house.

    view of Seneca lake from deck - taken from doorway of house.

  • looking from the entrance to the yard!

    looking from the entrance to the yard!

  • side yard and lake view, 'fire pit'

    side yard and lake view, 'fire pit'

  • bedroom w/ Cable TV, closets, screened windows. you can hear lake with no bugs!

    bedroom w/ Cable TV, closets, screened windows. you can hear lake with no bugs!

  • full view of kitchen! Washer and dryer!

    full view of kitchen! Washer and dryer!

  • bathroom is small and hard to get a good photo of! there is a lake view window!

    bathroom is small and hard to get a good photo of! there is a lake view window!

  • 'fire pit' and Critically Acclaimed Fox Run Wine (grapes grown in our back yard!

    'fire pit' and Critically Acclaimed Fox Run Wine (grapes grown in our back yard!

  • sunrise from front lawn - march 12, 2016

    sunrise from front lawn - march 12, 2016

  • Golden light at dinner!

    Golden light at dinner!

  • overall layout! easy, simple, FUN!

    overall layout! easy, simple, FUN!

  • SUNSET on a calm night in May.

    SUNSET on a calm night in May.

  • Brand new cedar shakes, original windows restored, and a new color for 2014!

    Brand new cedar shakes, original windows restored, and a new color for 2014!

  • personal touches! I made this sign! :)

    personal touches! I made this sign! :)

  • sun room w/ dining table. couch pulls out to sleep 2 ppl! You'll hear the waves!

    sun room w/ dining table. couch pulls out to sleep 2 ppl! You'll hear the waves!

  • living space, wood stove (not for guest use), cable TV, Screened windows

    living space, wood stove (not for guest use), cable TV, Screened windows

  • kitchen- coffee maker, stove, fridge,dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave-

    kitchen- coffee maker, stove, fridge,dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave-

  • Private Road to house. Its a small community of only 3 homes.

    Private Road to house. Its a small community of only 3 homes.

  • walking down to beach. Large smooth stones so you can walk barefoot!

    walking down to beach. Large smooth stones so you can walk barefoot!

  • playing kickball in the back yard!  you can see the vineyards just behind!

    playing kickball in the back yard! you can see the vineyards just behind!

  • Gardening at tracks. to left : house/lake To right : Backyard.

    Gardening at tracks. to left : house/lake To right : Backyard.

  • taking out one of our kayaks and a rainbow appears!

    taking out one of our kayaks and a rainbow appears!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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