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Summer Fun, Wine Tours, Beautiful Sunsets" A GREAT Lake House!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, one With Washer/Dryer , Expansive Deck And Great View

A reunion, wedding, college visit, romantic getaway, or just a very special visit with close friends and family -- all great reasons to reserve this NEW OFFERING. Beautifully remodeled with Bamboo Floors throughout and furnished with guests' comfort a priority. Be among the first to use the new Weber Grill on the expansive deck just a few feet from the lake for a BBQ. Then take one of the two new Kayaks for a paddle about the water. Very nearby you can see a marina, a hidden marsh with lots and lots of wildlife, a playground and a park, and one of the most popular restaurants on Keuka.

Guests will appreciate the ample parking when they come for a visit; and you will enjoy the completely equipped kitchen and open living area when entertaining. A TV, DVD player and High Speed Internet are all included for you.

2 Queen Bedrooms, another room with a twin set, and a lake room with a full bed and cozy spot to sit and read or enjoy the open lake view.

When you are not relaxing, the attractions in the area abound.

More Details

Property Manager
C. William Champlin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About C. William Champlin

My wife and I have been neighbors and dear friends of the owners for many years and now that one has passed and the other is in an 'Assisted Living Facility' we are managing the property for the family.

C. William Champlin purchased this cottage in 1975

Why C. William Champlin chose Penn Yan

Our neighbors were both Physical Education teachers in the Philadelphia area who often visited friends in the beautiful Finger Lakes and chose to retire on Keuka Lake.

What makes this cottage unique

Living on the East side of Keuka Lake provides us with many beautiful Sun Sets and expansive views of the lake. Being close to the downtown area is also a big plus. We are within a mile of one of the many 'Farm Wineries' located on Keuka Lake.


Penn Yan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • General House keeping should be left in the same condition that it was found in upon your arrival.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also sink and washer/dryer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also Sink
  • Two Full bathroom and one with a washer/dryer in it.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Four bedrooms, two with 'Queen Beds', one with a 'Full Bed' , and one with two (2) 'Single Beds'
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Summer Fun, Wine Tours, Beautiful Sunsets" A GREAT Lake House!!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews

Right on the lake! Older home but in great shape.

  • 5 of 5

Property manager was awesome!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate your review but it's always a two way street. It takes great guests to keep us going!!!
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Perfect house, perfect weather

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 stayed at the house for a long weekend of wine tasting and fun. The house had everything we needed. There was enough space so that if you needed to be away from the crowd you had somewhere to go. the 2 full baths were great for everyone to get ready in the mornings. We had perfect weather for such a late weekend in October and were so happy to be able to use the deck, the fire pit, the grill, and even the kayaks for a quick trip on the water. Bill greeted us on arrival and let us know if we needed anything to reach out. The location was great as well...close to wineries, the Windmill, grocery stores, and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little corner of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute and everything we needed was immediately available! We cooked three meals, grilled steaks on the deck overlooking the lake at sunset, and for all three evenings we were there sat around the fire pit drinking the incredibly good local wines. The four of us (two couples) had plenty of room for individual relaxation. We particularly enjoyed our bedroom overlooking the lake and the wonderful and surprisingly spacious outdoor lakeside area. The location is superb as well. The first three wineries we visited all nearby along Route 54 were three of the top 4 of the 15 we visited: Keuka Spring, Ravines, and Domaine Leseurre. The location is also easy access to Seneca Lake. On Saturday we went to the Windmill nearby which is a must do shopping event for local crafts, which includes beer, wine, cheese, and antiques. Bill was a great host who was immediately available any time we wanted as he lives two doors down, but he was invisible during our visit unless we asked, and we only asked for a very specific size cooking pan, which he immediately brought over. We had such a great time the four of us are seriously thinking of staying there again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, you gave me way too much credit but I very much appreciated your response. Credit is also due to you folks for leaving the Lake House in such good order. Bill & Nancy
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This is a very old house!

  • 4 of 5

This was a family vacation and we had a great time. The weather was perfect and the house has a nice deck with gorgeous water views and spectacular sunsets. We made use of the kayaks, paddleboard, and, paddleboat as well as fishing off the dock. The proximity to wineries was also a plus. Our main issue was the very musty smell in the house. Whenever we opened a kitchen cabinet or closet were greeted by a terrible odor. The kitchen is very small and the oven was not clean. We lit the oven to heat up some bread and realized by the smell that the inside of the oven had not been cleaned. We did have a nice time but I don't think we would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great house on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for our group. Very clean & great location!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, it means a lot to us. It's always a pleasure hearing that our guests have enjoyed their stay. We strive to provide all the amenities so that you can just enjoy your stay. Bill & Nancy
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Old, but Clean

  • 4 of 5

This house is very old, but has been partially updated - new floors and bathrooms. The house is very, very clean. There were plenty of amenities - washer & dryer, bedding, cleaning supplies. The house manager lives 2 houses away and was always available to help out if needed. The only negative about this house is that the water depth is rather shallow even at the end of the

35 ft. dock. Overall we really enjoyed our experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Local Airport (Penn Yan Municipal Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Top of the Lake
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Lakeside Country Club (RTE-54)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 54
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Top of the Lake
Car: recommended

Windmill Farm Market every Saturday 8:00-4:00 P.M.

Winery Tours all around Keuka and Seneca Lakes




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

Manager'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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