We have newly renovated our property on beautiful Keuka Lake! This unique property features two waterfront cottages (May thru October) and a renovated large house. Our unique property can be enjoyed with a large family/families or individual cottage depending on your vacation needs and desires. Our waterfront Cottage called 'Sunset' is located literally within feet of the water. This cottage is newly renovated, featuring all glass enclosed porch overlooking the water. The porch opens up to open living space, dining & kitchen with all new appliances, cabinetry and beautiful quartz countertops! Living space has a Flat Screen TV and area for charging cell phones & laptops and all your electronic needs. There are 2 bedrooms and a sleeper/sofa to accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. The bathroom includes a stand up shower. Our next waterfront cottage called 'Evergreen' features a deck overlooking the lake. This cottage has a fully functional kitchen, open living space with walk out to front deck. This cottage also has 2 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa to accommodate up to 6 people overnight. There is a bathroom with stand up shower. The third building is called 'Old Glory'! Old Glory overlooks the lake and includes waterfront access. This large house has also recently been renovated but still includes its old comfortable charm. This house has an open porch area on side of house with ample yard/grass area for the kids to play and run around. Plenty of room for tents also! This home has 6 bedrooms, 1 located on the main floor and 5 bedrooms up stairs overlooking the lake. There are 2 full baths, kitchen, large living space & mudroom with washer and dryer. Renovations include all new flooring throughout. There is ample parking for all. Share your family vacation at your own family retreat on sprawling 1.8 acre property. 2 large docks with raft offer plenty of water fun. 2 kayaks, paddle board and canoe offer fun filled days. Very close to many vineyards and micro Breweries. Enjoy a day in the sun, a beautiful sunsets and a nice warm camp fire at night making smores and roasting marsh mellows.
6 Bedroom house and (2) 2 Bedroom seasonal Cottages makes this property unique
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 17, 2018
About Brian Willemsen
I am from the finger lakes area and have always enjoyed buying and fixing up homes. It gives me great satisfaction to look at a property and envision it's potential and then see the project to fruition.
Brian Willemsen purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Brian Willemsen chose Penn Yan
I built a post & beam cabin on 5 Acre lot 28 years ago and have been renting a cottage on Keuka Lake every year. I've always wanted to have a cottage on Keuka and could not pass up this unique Property where others could enjoy a week on the lake and enjoy the same family memories I have enjoyed.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property has so much to offer! A vacationing family will enjoy a day on the lake boating, swimming, sunning or just relaxing. Centrally located to dozens of Wineries, 6 Micro Breweries, Museums & Restaurant's. Located between Penn Yan & Hammondsport on the desirable East side of Keuka Lake offers fantastic sunsets.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a family gathering of eleven people, along with some friends, who visited for the day. There was plenty of room for everyone. The property was beautiful and well-maintained. Each building was unique and had its own charm. Had access to kayaks and a canoe. Convenient location to store, wineries, breweries and distilleries. Brian was great to work with and provided suggestions of things to do locally. Everyone enjoyed their stay. We plan on staying there again in the future. Highly recommended!
Thanks Joe & Darlene, glad you had a great time.
Family Vacation of a Lifetime - I was tasked by family with finding, booking. Now I'm a hero.
If you are looking for a jewel of a vacation retreat that can accommodate a large family gathering, I can't imagine a better place. A large house plus two cottages, this beautiful property was perfect for our gathering of family and friends. Living quarters are spacious, clean, modern and everything works, including the WiFi. Two fire pits, three outdoor grills, three kitchens; everything you need you will find in multiples!
Accessibility is easy, a simple turn off of Rte. 54. Ample parking, including overflow parking, is provided. For shopping, Penn Yan is only about 10 minutes away to the north, the Village of Hammondsport about 15 minutes to the south. The Switz Inn Restaurant, a personal favorite, is about 8 minutes to the south and there are, of course, the wineries; and it's Keuka Lake, only the most beautiful lake in the world! The local people are friendly and the scene is laid back. We quickly became lake people. The owner, Brian, a true gentleman, was in the area and was always available if needed.
The kids caught many fish right off the ends of the two piers and they loved the warm Keuka water. Much fun was had by all using the kayaks and the canoe, which were provided. The kids (and I) had hours of fun with the floating platform, perfecting their diving, goofy diving, cannonball and one-legger techniques.
The property is located on the eastside of Keuka Lake, so we enjoyed a beautiful sunset each evening; after dark a spectacular, starlit sky, completing the feeling that we were in paradise.
A wonderful time was had by all. It was a blast and we didn't want it to end. We highly and most enthusiastically recommend Brian and his lakeside paradise!
We can't wait to do it again!
Marty and his family were great guest. The joy of watching families having fun and kicking back is why I invested in the property.
Evergreen, Sunset, and Old Glory were GLORIOUS !
At the outset, I'd like to note that there were 19 members of my family revisiting Keuka Lake for the first time in 14 years for a big matriarchal birthday celebration and to show the next generation what "Lake Living" is all about :-) So, we had very high hopes for this particular vacation.
This property and its owner did NOT disappoint! It offered the perfect amount of space for us to split up into different homes based on specific family needs. Each house was spectacular in its own right - each had its own full slew of amenities and could be lived in by itself (full bath, several beds, full kitchen, working Wi-Fi, television, grill, etc.). Each house was in great condition, and the amount of table space both up at the big house and down by the water was spot on. Very close to Penn Yan, not far from Hammondsport, LOTS of wineries, restaurants, breweries, and scenery to be enjoyed. The Olney Place was also an AWESOME market/deli to have within a stone's throw.
Add in two separate docks, a floating dock, and an incredibly reliable owner who answered our every question and need, and you have yourselves a winner, folks!
Thank you, Brian, for helping to create a lifetime of memories for us and our children and, most especially, our Mom, who literally said it was the best vacation she's ever had (and that's who we went up there for) !!!!!
Great property for a week with our large family!
We could not have asked for a better set up and experience for our large family’s vacation. Brian’s place was well maintained and the three separate houses have us the perfect amount of space for being together (or apart if needed!). Having three kitchens to work with was wonderful! The waterfront area and docks are perfect for enjoying the lake and have a wonderful view of the sunset. The cove is really nice. We had an extremely hot week but the AC worked great and kept us cool for sleeping. We had pretty much everything we needed for cooking (utensils, pots and pans, grilling accessories, etc) and also really enjoyed the kayaks and paddle board. Brian was extremely responsive and attentive to any questions that we had. If you are looking for a retreat space for a large group I would highly recommend Brian’s property.
It was great to host your family!
Great property. Our group enjoyed a comfortable, peaceful stay. Brian was attentive and on point!
We had a large group gather for a reunion weekend and the property was a perfect fit. Brian was phenomenal in responding to any questions we had. We could not have asked for a better weekend.
Dan and company were great guest and very respectful of the property. They had a great time which is what keuka is all about. Relax and enjoy!
Great property! Nice view of the Lake.
We had a wonderful time. Celebrated my mom's 80th. There were 24 of us and the property was perfect for our group. Brian was so helpful with any questions we had. Any problems he was right there to fix it. The view was amazing from all of the houses. The beds were very comfortable. Watkins Glen State Park was definitely a must see. The waterfalls were amazing. So many wineries in the area. Only wish we would have stayed longer.
Many local Winery's & Brewery's. Glen Curtis Museum, Finger lakes Boat Museum.
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reserve the right to make 7 night stays required during the summer peak months