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Riesling Retreat on Lamoka Lake - 2 bed, 2 bath cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom lakefront cottage on Lamoka Lake

“Riesling Retreat” is situated on the scenic East side of Lamoka Lake. From the moment you arrive you will love our lakefront location. The brick walk welcomes you into an updated cottage with an expansive covered deck. An updated kitchen with a gas stove and large island for eating or food preparation is perfect for this vacation get-away. With warm lake water for swimming, excellent fishing and boating and a great central location to the wine trails (within 20- 45 minutes), you can’t go wrong!

The Master bedroom has a king size bed and an attached full bath. There is a large closet and a dresser for storage. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and overlooks the water. One of the two couches also has a queen size pull out bed for additional sleeping space if needed. There is an additional full bath off the kitchen with a full sized washer and dryer.

The cottage has a nice open floor plan with a cozy living room and an additional seating area situated in front of sliding glass doors that open up to a spacious covered porch with magnificent lake views. Heat and air conditioner available, but we asked that our guests use sparingly as these can be costly to run.

Included Items: Please note that the Renter must bring their own pillows and linens. Kitchen comes fully equipped with dishware, silverware, glassware, coffee maker, toaster oven, pots and pans. We also provide some basic spices for cooking, hand towels, paper towels and cleaning supplies. Firewood to use in the campfire/fire pit and Charcoal for grilling is not provided, but can be purchased locally at a near by convenience store. There is a canoe and life jackets that are available to the renters free of charge. High speed WiFi and Basic DirecTV Satellite Television are also provided free of charge.

Things to Do in the Finger Lakes: Apart from all the obvious lake activities, if you love wine and wine tastings, then you will be in heaven!! This cottage sits central to the spectacular Finger Lakes wine region which boasts 250+ extraordinary wineries, many of which are also micro-breweries. Enjoy a wine tour with friends and family or have a quiet lunch at one of the many winery restaurants along the lakes.

If it is nature and hiking are your thing, Watkins Glen State Park offers the most amazing waterfalls and gorge hiking trails you have ever seen! Also, we are located approximately 15 minutes from the famous Watkins Glen International Speedway. For the Golfers; there are two public golf courses within 15 - 20 minutes.

More Details

Kurt & Gina Bischoff
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Kurt & Gina Bischoff

Kurt and Gina Bischoff were married in 1999, and have 3 children. They were both born and raised in the Finger Lakes area, but have moved for job opportunities to the greater Atlanta area. They get home as often as their busy lives will allow and love spending time on Lamoka Lake with their extended family!

Kurt & Gina Bischoff purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kurt & Gina Bischoff chose New York

After growing up in the Finger Lakes region, we were very familiar with all the area lakes. Lamoka/Waneta Lakes are so much warmer than the other lakes that is makes it an ideal location to swim and boat. Also, since they are not official finger lakes (referred to as the sister lakes), they are less commercialized and a little more quiet. We just adore these lakes and could not see ourselves anywhere else!


Bradford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Sleeper Sofa - Queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Riesling Retreat on Lamoka Lake - 2 bed, 2 bath cottage
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

Mixed experience

  • 3 of 5

The positives were that the lake is nice and we had a good time fishing.

The negatives were that the house needs few updates and it is not a very good location. Have to travel a while for food or any entertainment.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My family and I personally stay at this property 2 weeks each year over the 4th of July holiday. During that time each year we invest in improvements and make repairs. This year was no exception, and we will continue to do so. While there are always going to be items to update, we strive to keep the condition of the cottage well above average for the market and price range.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The owner was extremely helpful while booking the weekend. Kurt Sr. gave us excellent tips on restaurants, nearby lakes and let us know we could give him a call if we needed anything. Couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable and relaxing weekend trip. Thank you Kurt, Gina and Kurt Sr.!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was beautiful! Clean. Well organized

  • 5 of 5

Check in/out was very easy. Location is clean and quiet with a beautiful view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful view, relaxing with everything we needed! We will definitely be back.

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location - 20 minute drive off Seneca Wine trail and 20 minutes from Keuka Lake. Check in and check out very easy. Father-in-law met us and gave us a quick overview of the place. Pleasantly surprised that soaps, paper towels and toilet paper were supplied (so I didn't have t use ones I packed). Very clean with everything we needed.

Enjoyed time around the fire pit which had 4 Adirondack back chairs and a bench for plenty of seating. Didn't use the canoe. It was a bit chilly for our trip so we didn't get to sit out on the covered deck at the patio table. Perfect excuse to come back when it's warmer.

We also met many of the permanent owners who were very friendly and extremely helpful. You just can't go wrong renting this place. Thanks for a great get-a-way!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quiet location

  • 3 of 5

Nice quiet location on the lake. the water is mostly calm so good for kayaking or canoeing . No beach at this location. The cabin is a little bit tired but you have everything you need for your stay. Close to Watkins Glen, Corning and lots of wineries. Overall a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southampton, PA

Relaxing retreat in the Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! It was perfect for two couples staying for a long weekend. The cabin was clean and homey. And plenty of room to spread out! The deck provided a place to drink coffee in the morning and wine at night - and to watch the wildlife on the lake - always entertaining. Thanks to Kurt Sr. for the welcome! The cabin was everything we were looking for! And right in the middle of all the Finger Lakes activities! Thanks Kurt and Gina for sharing your lovely lake home!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until bookings confirmed.

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.