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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another great visit, our 5th for the dog shows. As always, the cottage is perfect and for the most part, so was the weather. Looking forward to 2017's visit.
Oct 2016
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Lodi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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


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Want a quiet lakeside getaway? Our 50s-era cottage is perfect for you.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 20 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves. You were prefect guests and would be welcome back any time.
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gloucester, ma

Perfect setting!

  • 4 of 5

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: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dano's Heuriger On Seneca
Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine
Stonecat Cafe
Shalestone Vineyards
Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery
Standing Stone Vineyards
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Tompkins County Airport
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 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

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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