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Want a quiet lakeside getaway? Our 50s-era cottage is perfect for you.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Fully furnished 2 BR, 1 bath cottage on the east side of Seneca Lake.

• Sleeps 4, bathroom with shower

• Large screened-in porch

• 200 feet of private waterfront

• Spectacular sunsets

On a bank overlooking Seneca Lake, in the dappled shade of huge oak trees, the cottage provides exquisite lake views and fabulous sunsets.

This beautifully decorated, fully furnished cottage features a large living room with fireplace, dining room, and a spacious kitchen.

The cottage sleeps four; there are are two bedrooms with a queen bed in one and two twins in the other, with a daybed on the porch that's perfect for naps. There's one 3-pce bathroom with a shower.

The large screened-in porch is ideal for enjoying a lake-view meal or a peaceful afternoon siesta.

More Details

Rosemary Covert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Rosemary Covert

Jim and I spend our summers here at our cottage on Seneca Lake, and we rent the out the family cottage next door until the kids are ready to take it over. Jim grew up here in Lodi, and we've lived in various places in the US and Canada, including 20 years spent in St. John's, Newfoundland, before ending up in Lodi for the summers and in Ottawa in the winter. Best of both worlds!

Rosemary Covert purchased this cottage in 1945

Why Rosemary Covert chose Seneca Lake

Jim's parents built this place after WWII, and it's been in the family ever since. It's a beautiful spot overlooking the lake. We were lucky enough to buy the cottage next door 30 years ago, ensuring that everything up here on the bank from one gully to the next belongs to us.

What makes this cottage unique

We've tried to maintain the cottage's 50s character while bringing the amenities up to date. It’s full of books, artwork and amusing tchotkes. It’s also very well furnished. The large living room looks out through the trees over the lake, and windows on both sides allow in the lake breezes during the day and the cool air coming down from the woods during the night. There is a big screened-in porch that lets you feel like you're still outside even when it's raining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If perfection were a cottage, then you've found it. Luxurious, quiet & beautiful - Felt like we were beside the sea.

Thank you so much, Rosemary & Jim, you'll be seeing more of us.
Oct 2014
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(1 traveler reviews)

Want a quiet lakeside getaway? Our 50s-era cottage is perfect for you.
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews
gloucester, ma

Perfect setting!

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I just stayed here with 'the girls' for a couple nights...lovely cottage in a quiet, peaceful setting. Very homey and cozy. Did not want to leave! Two nights is not enough. Lots of wineries in the area within about a 15min drive. Rosemary was very accommodating, and am already looking to rebook for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Tompkins County Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Eagle Hotel, Lodi
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bonavista Golf Club, Ovid NY
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Rochester or Syracuse
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Beach
In front of the cottage
Car: necessary

Our waterfront area features a long stony beach lined with trees and the clear, cool waters of Seneca Lake. We have a dock and a weed-free swimming area. Many enjoy fishing as well as swimming and boating on the lake.

The cottage is located 5 minutes north of Lodi Point State Marine Park, which has a boat launching ramp and boat slips.

Between the village of Lodi and the town of Watkins Glen is one of the most beautiful drives in America and about 20 wineries, all offering tastings. There is an excellent French restaurant on the outskirts of the village.

Several good restaurants with excellent views of the lake are located within a 20-minute drive. The world-class Corning Glass museum and the Women's Rights National Historical Park are both within easy reach, as is the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall.

The Finger Lakes National Forest has many walking trails. Cornell University and Ithaca College are half an hour away. The sunsets are unbeatable and the natural beauty of the area has to be seen to be believed.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

3% tax goes to Seneca County's new nightly room tax on vacation rentals.

50% deposit on booking, balance upon arrival. Personal cheques accepted.

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Lodi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also a sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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