About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Fully equipped home on 1.5 Private Acres. Air Conditioned Town Water
The Stone House is a unique place, which is what drew us to it. Nice views, large fenced yard and plenty of room for a family or couples. The property is above most of the neighbors, so you get privacy and a view out to the lake. Lots of room to park and a large flat front yard. Just to be clear, we have a view of the lake but no private access to the shore. Public beach and boat launch available at Smith Park just 1/2 a mile south.
An open floor plan on the main floor flows from the gourmet kitchen into the dining room, alcove, and into the living room with gas fireplace and a wall of windows looking out to the backyard so it feels uncrowded even with a dozen people milling around the kitchen and dining area. Outside the back door is the BBQ, fire pit, and hot tub overlooking the lake. All new or like new furniture, no worn out old couches. We tried to give the place a warm traditional lake house feel.
There is a master suite with king bed and bathroom with shower and clawfoot tub and en-suite bath on the second floor. Down the hall is a large back bedroom with king bed and a small room with a queen bed across from the master. Two more full bathrooms, one upstairs and one off kitchen. We list it as 3 bedrooms, but there is also a downstairs TV room off the kitchen with new, comfortable queen sofa bed and a small kids size playroom off living room with 2 twin Aerobed mattresses for overflow. The washer and dryer are off the kitchen. We have town water, not a well, so no sulfur smell or bad taste, which can be an issue in this area.
The kitchen is fully equipped with service for 12. If you like to cook, it's really well laid out with a Viking stove, center island for prep and a large refrigerator with ice maker and dishwasher. We regularly have 3 or 4 people in there cooking. Coffee maker, coffee grinder, French Coffee Press, Electric Tea Pot, Pannini press, Blender, Crockpot, mixer, full set of sharp knives, utensils, pots pans and bake-ware, even an electric corkscrew.
The BBQ in back yard is connected to house propane, no tanks to go get filled and it won't go empty in the middle of making dinner. We also include full set of non-breakable plates bowls etc. for backyard use or children.
In warm weather, the back door swings all the way open and the old-fashioned wood screen door to the backyard makes access easy and the classic lake-house wood screen door noise as it closes.. Living room windows front and rear are huge sliders, so the breeze flows through and when the summer heat sets in, brand new Mitsubishi split air conditioning in every bedroom and TV room. Downstairs remains cool from the other units.
Dave and Linda Brisco
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Why Dave and Linda Brisco chose Hector
I was sold on this house when we walked in the front door. We thought about getting a lakefront, but they are usually smaller properties with neighbors right on top of each other and you also can never take your eyes off children with the water that close, so parents never get to relax. We're on 1.5 acres, fenced backyard and huge flat front lawn so kids can play with no worries. We have municipal water and are on a paved road with a ton of parking.
What makes this House unique
We've rented many homes over the years, some great, some not so great, so we learned what we did and didn't like. Old furniture, mis-matched and sparse kitchenware and crappy mattresses were the biggest things we wanted to avoid. When it came to setting up this house, we approached it like we were going to arrive with our clothes and food, and everything else should pretty much be there. The road, Peach Orchard Point, is paved right up to the driveway, no steep dirt roads, which are very common in this area. It's also plowed all year, so no worries about a winter trip. Long 'U' shaped driveway so boat or race car trailers can pull in and out without backing up and plenty of parking. Large front and back yards and a fire pit at the rear overlooking the lake. We have municipal water, not a well, so no strange sulpher smells or buying bottled water to drink and cook with. BBQ grille is piped to the house propane, no tanks to fill or run out. Access to the lake is at Smith Park , just half a mile away. There is a playground with gazebos and bbq grills and a beach with life guards for swimming. There is also a boat launch ramp with plenty of room to park your trailer while out on the water for the day.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Everything we wanted and more!
The Stonehouse was inviting and cozy! The kitchen had everything we needed. The kids loved playing in the backyard and roasting marshmallows. The adults enjoyed the hot tub and fireplace (after the kids went to bed:)
We can't wait to go back!!
Private, relaxing, wonderful
This property is absolutely wonderful. The quaint, private lot allows for pure relaxation and the amenities of the house are top notch. The house is convenient to Watkins Glen State Park and many wineries and breweries. You will not be disappointed.
Amazing as always! Our second time at this house at 6th time down the trail!
Very clean house! It had everything we needed plus more! Kitchen and yard were amazing, comfortable beds, fully stocked!! Can’t wait to go back!
Perfect spot to gather with friends!
We rented this lake house the weekend of our wedding and it could not have been more perfect. It was a great location, it had a great view and was perfect for our friends and family to gather and celebrate before the wedding. We loved it so much we have already decided to make it a yearly tradition and have booked again for next fall. The owner was great to work with and was super helpful and accommodating. The huge yard is great for kids and families the house has plenty of space to feel comfortable even with a full bed count. We are so glad we found this rental and would recommend it to anyone looking to have everything they could need in one spot.
Beautiful home and location!
Linda and Dave were very friendly and great to work with on everything we needed to make our visit perfect! The home had everything we needed and more. We were joined by our son and his wife, our daughter, her husbsnd and their one year old. There was more than enough roon inside and out for us all. The premiss are well maintained and conveniently located near many of the key local attractions.
WE STAYED WITH TWO OTHER COUPLES AND HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.THE HOUSE IS PERFECT AND WE WOULD DEFINETLY STAY AGAIN.
Located right off the Seneca Lake Wine trail on a paved road with a flat driveway accessible by any vehicle including limos and tour vans. Dozens of great wineries within a short drive and shops, restaurants, and breweries are all around the area. Large U shaped driveway with plenty of parking for boat and car trailers, launch ramp 1/2 mile away. Watkins Glen International Raceway and Watkins Glen State Park are less than 15 minutes away.
Rates & Availability
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Minimum renter's age 25. Verification may be requested. No bachelor/bachelorette parties. Absolutely no pets, staying or visiting. All prices are in US dollars. Canadian or foreign travelers will need to contact me as to payment terms and methods. Any exchange rates and fees are the responsibility of the renter.