Come enjoy home away from home in this comfortable relaxing home over-looking beautiful Seneca Lake! Located just 2 miles south of the famed Belhurst Castle, and 3 miles south of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, we are located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country and the start of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail which feature over 30 wineries! This home will comfortably accommodate families and give vacation memories that will last a life time! The home is fully equipped with all the necessities, less your food, and can comfortably sleep up to 10 adults. Enjoy the majestic sunrises & sunsets while enjoying meals for 10+ people in the Gazebo while cooking on a gas grill and sipping on a glass of your favorite Finger Lakes Wine or local beers! With 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath, kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room and Laundry Room plus all the comforts to call home, this will surely be a vacation to remember! Close to State Parks, beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, everything to make your vacation spectacular! There is a marina within a quarter of the house that rents boats along with a great restaurant across the street from them. Downtown shopping is within 5 miles of the house.
4 BR, 2 BA, LR w pullout sleeper sofa, kitchen, laundry,dining, Gazebo,Dock,
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 20, 2019
About Barry Stilwell
Family friendly, Grew up on seneca lake my whole life, Willing to customize your stay to your needs. Open to negotiate price based on term of stay and time of year.
Barry Stilwell purchased this House in 2013
Why Barry Stilwell chose Geneva
This property is located within 5 minutes of downtown Geneva and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Located at the north end of Seneca Lake. Brand new spacious kitchen/dining room renovation winter 2017.
What makes this House unique
Cozy, spacious, gazebo, dock, great views, sleeps 10, 2 full bathrooms, big open space on main level living room, Kitchen and dining room, and lower level Full bath and laundry room, parking at the door of house. Complimentary Bottle of Finger Lakes Wine with your stay. Fire pit with seating area with great view.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
FInger Lakes Wedding
We had a great stay for our beautiful family wedding. We had plenty of room, a view of the lake and the owner was very attentive.
Thank you so much Holly...I am so glad you had a great time...I try to be attentive to all our guest needs.
Pros: beautiful view of the lake, 2 bathrooms, updated kitchen, firepit & gazebo. Access to the lake.
Cons: Spiders... Seriously everywhere inside including corners, as if the house wasn't thoroughly cleaned, along with an infestation of fruit flies. Downstairs bathroom door very hard to close & open. We had to slam closed and pull very hard to open. Master bathroom shower/tub could be replaced, no drain screen.
There are 4 bedrooms & the smallest one is very small which held a twin on a frame & another twin mattress ON THE FLOOR with no other room to move, plus there is an accordion door to that room. In the pictures, the other mattress was on a bed frame.
There are 4 wooden chairs in the kitchen, 3 of which were broken & not stable...the cross supports underneath would literally fall out when sat on. When I texted the owner, he said they will still work. The kitchen sink leaked, which I texted the owner about and he responded that there was a basket under the sink to catch water. He stated he hadn't been able to call a plumber since the house has been continuously rented. The kitchen also has no dishwasher.
Some of the pictures listed are old & not current like outside and front of the home. The landscaping was weed ridden and overgrown.
The access to lake/dock was steep steel stairs, which were fine. It was the pipe railing I had an issue with as one of the joints had no support underneath.
Owner: Barry was very pleasant & responsive to texts. We arrived & there were no garbage bags in any of the trash cans, he remedied promptly. When I advised him of the kitchen chairs he was aware but said they were ok to use. When I advised him of the leak he stated he was aware & there was a bucket under the sink to catch water. He hadn't had an opportunity to fix since the property had been continuously rented.
Overall: property was accessible & close to wineries, had 2 bathrooms, owner responsive. I would not rent this home again.
This is a Lake cottage...apparently some people think they're coming to live in a brand new house on the lake asst a price point under $300 per night.... there are always going to be a few spiders and flies on lake properties, no matter how much you clean the house..it is cleaned thoroughly each time a tenant leaves... as far as the spare chairs ..they are not broken.. the support bars were loose not broken ... the drip under the sink was just brought to our attention by the tenant prior and will be addressed... a plumber was called and the drip will be addressed.. the leak was just a drip, coming from a drain ... And a basket was put under the pipe to catch the drip.... I'm sorry these folks had a couple of issues, but for the most part, they expressed the place was great throughout are communications... I believe they thought they're coming to live in a brand new house on the lake for a couple of days.... look at all the other comments and responses you will find that people are very happy and rate this house with 4 to 5 stars... all the pictures shown are very accurate and current description of the house, especially stating the fourth bedroom for is small with two twin beds and no dishwasher is stated for amenities...
Great Place to stay
This place has everything you need for a home away from home,We loved the double stove,now we all want one. There are plenty of spices,flatware,cookware,wine glasses,Kureg,towels ect.We took a Limo for the wine trail, My sons fished off the dock ,even though they didn't catch anything ,I found them out there at 730 in the morning they still had a good time.If you have a question about what to bring just ask Barry he is very nice and I texted him many times. PS We brought wood for the fire pit because thats were we spent every evening,but there are many places to buy it. Thankyou Barry , Cindy C
Thank you Cindy, I try my best to make everyone comfortable ...glad your family had a great time come back anytime.
Great weekend at the Finger Lakes
We had a wonderful time while staying at this house. It was a perfect place for our family group of 10 people to stay while attending a family event. The back yard is very nice and you have a wonderful view of the lake. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner outside as well as a couple of trips in the surroundings. The kitchen is well-equipped. We found all what we needed. The only concern we would like to mention are the beds in bedroom 4 which are not really comfortable. However, overall a very nice stay. We would come back. Thank you Barry.
Thank you for your response...I am so glad you enjoyed the property and had a great time. Thank you for the feedback on the beds in bedroom 4...I will look into that and make changes where necessary.
Come again soon and thanks again.
The location is great as you can get to town easily and yet you are still far enough down the lake. This location is close to several breweries and wineries when you visit the region. The owner is very nice as well.
Thank you Dan....glad you all had a great time. I appreciate you taking the time for submitting a review. Please come again.
Great time lots of fun activities to do nearby. Owner was very accommodating and enjoyable to work with
Thank you so much for staying in our rental..,glad you all had a great time....come again soon!
Most everything is within 15 minutes from the house and Watkins Glen is within 30 minutes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Contact us for customized dates and rates. Our goal is to provide you with a great vacation stay and reasonable rates. We are located on the west side of Seneca Lake, just 2 miles south of Belhurst Castle restaurant and spa and Geneva on the lake.