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

Lodi, NY, USA
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

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.


Rosemary Covert

Member Since 2014
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 23, 2018
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 Lodi

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Also a sink

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              The cottage is up on the bank overlooking the lake, so the views are wonderful--a lovely broad vista and fabulous sunsets.
            • Lakefront
              We have about 200' of private waterfront. The water's about chest high at the end of the dock, so it's great for kids as well as canoes/kayaks.
            • Rural
              We are in the middle of Finger Lakes wine county. The area is predominately vineyards and farms and small towns and villages, with Ithaca, Geneva and Watkins Glen all about the same distance away.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                          No air conditioning, but the cottage gets cool breezes off the lake in the daytime and cool air comes down off the hill behind at night. Both BRs have ceiling fans, plus portable fans in the LR.
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          The gas fireplace warms the whole cottage when it's needed in the spring and fall.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Living Room
                          The living room has windows all across the front of the cottage, so you can see the lake through the trees from everywhere in the cottage.
                        • Parking


                            • Coffee Maker
                              And a grinder and fresh beans from Gimme Coffee! in Ithaca.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dishes, utensils, glassware, serving pieces, pots and pans, bakeware--even decent knives!
                            • Kitchen
                              The cottage has a full kitchen and is well equipped. There are lots of restaurants within a 20-minute drive, but if you want to stay home and cook, you'll have everything you need here.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              We provide staples you don't want to have to bring with you on vacation, like white sugar, S&P, olive oil, vinegar, cornstarch, baking powder/soda, tea bags, spices, dish soap, TP & paper towels.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  The table seats 4, and if you bring in the two chairs from the porch, you can seat 6. There's also a small table on the porch, and a table and chairs outside.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      A combo DVD-VCR.
                                    • Games
                                      Cards, puzzles, and lots of old board games available on loan.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      A radio/iPod dock
                                    • Television
                                      Smart flat-screen TV--you can use your own Netflix account for movies.
                                    • Video Library
                                      A small collection of videotapes and DVDs


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Better than a deck--we've got a large screened-in porch!
                                        • Golf
                                          There's a nice little 9-hole golf course about 5 miles away. Green fees are ridiculously low.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grill with propane tank.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              3 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Another wonderful week at the Green Cottage. So relaxing and quiet, just what we needed.

                                                              We really enjoyed being able to bring our dogs who just love being at the lake. Nice walks in the nearby park, great sunsets and just relaxing.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you had a good time! We're always happy to have you folks back at the Green Cottage; you are great guests.

                                                              Exactly as described

                                                              Heather C.

                                                              We wanted a quiet lakeside getaway and that was exactly what we rented. We loved relaxing on the screened in porch and sitting on the bench by the lake to watch the sun set. The cottage had everything that we needed and allowed us to have our dog on vacation with us.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed yourselves. You were prefect guests and would be welcome back any time.

                                                              Perfect setting!

                                                              kim bgloucester, ma

                                                              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.


                                                              Lodi, NY, USA

                                                              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 there are more than 35 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.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Preference will be given to weekly rentals from the beginning of July to the end of August. 3% tax goes to Seneca County's nightly room tax on vacation rentals.

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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                              Property # 571798