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2 Side/Side Lakeside Cottages-5 Beds/3 Baths-Sleeps 12-14

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Loft/Sleeps 12-14 -3 Baths/Hot Tub/Laundry Room & Decks Galore

Imagine morning coffee on your spacious covered deck or sipping coffer in your hot tub looking east overlooking pristine Keuka Lake. Rain or shine, the perfect spot to see amazing lake views. One of our cottages has 3 spacious bedrooms, (2 bedrooms with queen beds and the other bedroom w/2 full size beds) The other cottage has two bedrooms plus a loft! (Loft is accessed by a ladder - and has a full size bed. Great for teens and very agile adults) Master bedroom with king bed & electric fireplace...guest room with queen bed. Both cottages have well equipped comfortable living rooms. 16014 also has a hot tub! Both cottages have outdoor picnic tables - each seat 8 comfortably. 120' of Beachfront with fire pit and two docs. Cottages are located just three miles south of Branchport and a 15 minute drive from either Penn Yan or the quaint village of Hammondsport.(Voted America's Coolest Small Town) The best part is the close proximity to dozens of fantastic Finger Lakes wineries, shopping and great restaurants. This two cottage compound is perfect for large family and friend get etc. Book early, as this type of property is unique! The best part is that we also have additional parking across the road. A rare find on the Finger Lakes! Perfect spot for large family or friends gathering.

Linda F. Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Linda F. Smith

Buffalo born and raised.. then a few years in Rochester for until 1983 when we moved to Florida. Florida real estate broker....Keuka Lake lover! Best of both worlds. Loving to share our paradise with guests. Our family utilizes both homes during the first 2 weeks of September...then offer just our 3 bedroom cottage throughout the fall. (See Keuka Lake Darling)

Linda F. Smith purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Linda F. Smith chose Keuka Lake

Beautifully maintained properties, incredible lake views and friendly and accommodating owners.

What makes this cottage unique

Canoe, paddleboat and kayak available for your use.


Pulteney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom has connecting full bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest bath in the 2nd home has shower
  • One bathroom to share in 16020 - and two bathrooms in 16014.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom -Master (16014) - 1 king , 16014-King Bed
    Bedroom 2 (16014) - 1 queen , 16014-Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 (16014) - 1 double , 16014- Sleeping Loft - Double Bed- Ladder accessible
    Master (16020) - 2 double , 16020-two double beds
    Bedroom 4 & 5 (16020) - 2 queen , 16020- Queen beds in other two bedrooms
  • Three bedrooms in 16020 and two bedrooms and a loft in 16014, next door. Master in 16014 wih king bed, electric firpace and flat screen tv and private ensuite bath.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have a wondeful carpeted sleeping loft with a double bed. Children seem to love this - BUT - we ask that no children under 10 years old be allowed in loft - and that adult supervision is maintained on children at all times around the property. This loft should not be used as a play area for children. There are no rails and there is a danger of fallng. A ladder provides access to the loft and caution should be used a all times when climbing up or down the ladder. There are two separate stairways leading to the beach. Please use caution when using, and do not allow children to play on the stairs - or run up or down stairs.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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2 Side/Side Lakeside Cottages-5 Beds/3 Baths-Sleeps 12-14
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Lots of room but needs maintenance

  • 3 of 5

The lake view and Keuka waterfront, along with sleeping for 12, sold us on the property. We enjoyed having two kitchens, and two living rooms. The shaded deck and porch were pleasant and mostly clean places to relax together. The kitchen equipment is adequate for a group of 12. Having 3 bathrooms and laundry was terrific.

However, for the price, we expected it to be better maintained.

Here's a list of needed improvements.

1 the dock is treacherous, missing pieces and some boards are rotting .

2 there are spiderwebs everywhere outside, and a hornets nest that could not be eliminated, despite spraying it multiple times.

3 there was garbage in the can on the beach and the beach area needed weeding and raking.

4 the upper deck needs painting; some of the stools are falling apart, and one of ballasters on the smaller cottage is missing. We tied a snow shovel there to keep the toddler safe.

5 the insides of some kitchen cupboards is dirty.

6 the non-potable drinking water is an inconvenience. Again, for the price we paid, please provide enough water for the whole week , along with quart bottles in the bathrooms. Several people in our party had intestinal distress, which could be water-related.

7 The septic overflowed after a big rain storm, and after we reported it, it was pumped out immediately and eliminated the odor.

Perhaps as hosts ourselves we may have higher standards and higher expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very upset about your review. From before the vacation started to the end of the week, Robert and I communicated via text on a frequent basis. Our concierge did an initial walk-thru of the cottages and Robert or his wife signed off. We all asked him to let us know if ANYTHING was in need of repair or if he had any problems during his stay to contact us. We also asked him to leave a note for our maintenance and cleaning staff of anything needing attention. No note was left. Throughout his week, he only mentioned the holding tank issue-which was handled IMMEDIATELY. His texts were answered within seconds of receipt. He indicated that he too was a vacation rental owner/host, so he knows the importance of good communication and property reviews. By not communicating to us ANY of the things he mentioned in his review- left us blindsided and very upset. The water issue was petty, as we had our maintenance man bring 2 extra 5 gal jugs to the property the day after your arrival. Most guests bring bottled water with them-or buy more if needed once they arrive. This is a lake cottage-not the Marriott. Hundreds of balusters and 1 missing? When did it fall off? Tying a snow shovel to the railing? If we'd known, our man would have taken care of that immediately, and the same for bees and any dock repair. Our cleaning and maintenance staff is excellent. No complaints all summer. But to make it perfect...we need good communication! We have two kitchens with tons of cupboards. Which one was dirty? Cobwebs? We are heavily treed & they appear overnight. After next guest arrived we read this in your review. The staff "touches" everything in the cottages, and missed a dirty cabinet? All in all I'd say "someone" had a bad time for some reason. You gave us no opportunity to make it perfect! We shoot for a 5 star rating, and this year we got it - until yours. You never communicated any of these issues you mentioned in the review. Weeds on the beach? It's a rock beach and with all the rain, I suspect weeds are thriving. As a host of your own vacation rental, I am surprised that you found it acceptable to "vent" about our property in this review format-rather than send an email or text either while you were there -or even afterwards. Our homes are very special to us, and we love to share them with our guests. They are well maintained and the location is also 5 Star. It's only fair to say that you could have done a better job communicating with me.
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Rochester, NY

Our Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5

We rented these 2 cottages for the week of our wedding. There were perfect from having a rehearsal dinner, getting ready for the big day & enjoying everyone's company afterwards. After our wedding (at Keuka Lake State Park Shelter - great place for a great celebration) we stayed at the cottages with our closest friends & family. We wanted to spend more time with those that traveled from various states & these cottages were perfect for that. We planned some group events (wine/beer tastings & dinners) but also had time that each family could go & do as they wanted as well. And, those friends who didn't know each other that well at the start, now have a bigger extended family now. It made our "honeymoon" week so much more fun & memorable! We couldn't have planned or dreamed of such a great week! The cottages were the perfect spot with spacious room for all to have their own space & enough space to be together as a group. The best part for us was waking up with the lake view & drinking our coffee on the deck or dock. It is so peaceful, you can't help be relaxed, We did not have that "hurried" feeling at all. (Not even when getting tot the wedding on time.) We dealt with Linda, the owner, & she was great! Any time I had a question before our stay she responded to my email within the same day. She was also available via text messages throughout the week. We had minor questions for her, & she got back to us within minutes. I would recommend this place every time! We are all still talking about how great a time we all had & that spending the extra time together was a wonderful experience. Our week at the cottages were so relaxing that no one wanted to go back home. We are already being asked to rebook it for years to come because everyone had such a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say? Your review is heartwarming for our family. We work hard to make it the very best it can be, and a piece of heaven for those who stay on our property. Thank you, and we are all so happy that everyone enjoyed themselves. Come back to see us next year, or stay in the little cottage for a long weekend this fall! Linda Smith😁�
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Buffalo, NY

Great spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Lakeside Cottages on Keuka Lake. The owner was very responsive and concerned of our comfort and needs while we were there. It was an ideal spot for our large family to enjoy. Great deck spaces!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time for young and old.

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our family and had a wonderful time.We were 11 in all and had teenagers and ages on up and everyone had a great time. the houses were roomy and the decks had awesome views. we had a few campfires at waters edge at night .and had wonderful star filled skys .

plenty to do but we mostly played in the water and used the available canoe Kayak and paddle boat.Thank you , the DiSalvo family

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Keuka treehouses was the perfect description of the cottages by one of our guests.

  • 4 of 5

I planned a Keuka vacation with my adult children and grandchildren in hopes that they would enjoy it as much as I did in my childhood. The lovely and comfortable cottages made our inaugural Keuka family vacation a complete success, guaranteed to be repeated. The large decks allowed plenty of space for entertaining as did the lakeside docks and firepit area for enjoying the lake and views. The convenient location to Hammondsport and the vineyards was perfect for exploring the breathtaking landscapes.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your wonderful review of our "treehouses" and look forward to your returning next year for your second annual family reunion. Our lake homes are very special to us, and the fact that others enjoy them means a great deal to us. Keuka Lake and Blacksmith Cove awaits your next visit!
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Quick weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this cottage in the lake! The house was clean and well kept and had everything we needed plus more! Linda and i texted throughout the weekend making sure we had everything! The view and the trees were just gorgeous and the cottage was great and centrally located to everything and everywhere we needed to go! We would definetly go again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back to see us this Fall! We've added some nice touches to the cottage that we think you'll appreciate! This review was based on just our one lakeside cottage - which is now listed under Keuka Lakeside Darling on the VRBO site. We now sleep 8 comfortably! The Fall colors will be spectacular to see! We're booking up fast - so don't wait too long!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Penn Yan
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lakeside Restaurant
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Lakeside Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lakeside Restaurant
Car: necessary

Location couldn't be better. Branchport has 2 small grocery stores-one with wonderful Keuka logo items to buy as souveniers (Crooked Lake Mercantile). Restaurant located in one store. Library, gas station and hardware store also located in Branchport -just 3 miles north of our cottages. Just 15 minutes to Penn Yan where you'll find banks, restaurants, drug stores, post office, hardware store and walking trails next to canal. (Goes from Penn Yan to Dundee) A scenic and fun hiking area. Hammondsport is just 11 miles south on the West Lake Road and is truly one of the coolest small towns. Several great restaurants to choose from.. a.bakery, shops, grocery store, library and a beautiful park located at the head of the lake. Pontoon boat rentals are available at the Lakeside Restaurant located just 3 miles south of cottage. The Glen Curtis Museum is a must see and is located just outside the Village of Hammondsport on Rt. 54. Also, the brand new boat museum is located on Lake St in Hammondsport in an old winery - and is also a must see for boat enthusiasts and those who love to see unique architecture. British Airways voted Rt. 54A one of the most scenic highways in the US a few years ago. Take the drive and see for yourself! Road is located very close to the lake, and the homes along the shore are something to see.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

We will be sending you an email prior to your stay. Email will outline some very important property facts - and will give you instructions fo check-in and check-out. Specific needs??? Email us at Ask for Linda. For GPS users, use address: 16013 West Lake Road, Branchport, NY 14418. Using the correct address takes you on an incorrect route. 16020 is located across street on lake side.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund