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Front porch views of Seneca Lake and harbor, walking distance to restaurants

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house with lake view and walking distance to town

A vacation home just on the edge of the town of Watkins Glen. Relax on the front porch and enjoy the views of Seneca Lake and the harbor. The home has 3 bedrooms with beds for 6 persons and 1 full bath. The first floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and one with a double sized bed. The second floor has 2 separate areas, one with a queen sized bed and one with a double sized bed. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, range and oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, and toaster. If you prefer to eat out it is a short walk to town to restaurants and bars. There is a flat screen TV, DVD player, and wireless WIFI.

Highlights of the area include the many wineries around Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen International race track, and many festivals and events that take place throughout the year.

More Details

Dawn Sevilla
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Dawn Sevilla

When I was growing up my parents took us to Watkins Glen and we hiked through the gorge. I really enjoyed the waterfalls. Many years later my husband and I came back to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We walked through the gorge and it was as beautiful as I remembered it. After the gorge we stopped at Lakewood Vineyards and had our first ever wine tasting. That was about 15 years ago and we have been coming back ever since. We are always finding something new to do in the area. There are so many festivals and events that there are some we are still trying to find the time to attend.

Dawn Sevilla purchased this house in 2013

Why Dawn Sevilla chose Seneca Lake

What we enjoy about the property we have is the location. We are not in the center of town but rather just on the edge of town. We have a lake and harbor view and are close enough to town to walk to restaurants and town events.


Watkins Glen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , First Floor
  • Full bath with tub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Second Floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Front porch views of Seneca Lake and harbor, walking distance to restaurants
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. House is clean, spacious and has a great view of the lake from the living room and front porch. Very comfortable for multiple families.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful part of the world. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Five Star Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Late July was Girls Weekend in Watkins Glenn for five of us. We had a wonderful time and everyone LOVED the house.

The bedrooms were comfortable, the kitchen was large, and the lake view from the front porch was terrific. This is a charming house with lots of character and we really enjoyed our stay. The house has one bathroom but that was not an issue--even with 5 people staying.

The home is on a main road in and out of Watkins Glen, so we were worried about traffic noise at night--but night-time was very quiet and we didn't hear jake brakes or any other traffic noise. Dawn, the owner, was very responsive anytime I had a question and even made it possible for us to get into the house a few hours early. We look forward to these annual weekends and this house really added to our enjoyment of Watkins Glen. Thank you Dawn for being so easy to work with. I'd recommend this property to anyone looking for a great rental location in Watkins Glen.

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  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very clean and a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. When we arrived the trash was over flowing on the curb and the owner got that taken care of quickly. There were plenty of towels and wash clothes. If you wanted to cook they had all the utensils that you needed. You could easily walk to town to go to the restaurants, shops, and bars. Also it was close to a Tiki bar and wineries. The view was also great from the porch! I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

We all really enjoyed our stay in Watkins Glen in this house. We mostly enjoyed the front porch, which is actually where we spent most of our time. Everything was very clean and organized. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place to stay in Watkins Glen

  • 5 of 5

The house was great just what we needed. thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Car: necessary

Property is located at the southern end of Seneca Lake within walking distance of town with shops, restaurants and bars, theater, bank, post office, parks, harbor, marina, churches and Catharine Valley Trail. Nearest grocery store is within a mile.

Drive the short distance to Watkins Glen State Park lower entrance to hike through the gorge with its many beautiful waterfalls. The more energetic may want to add to the hike by walking the few blocks from the house to the park entrance. Drive to the upper entrance to swim in the Olympic sized swimming pool.

There is lake swimming at Clute Park, Watkins Glen or Smith Memorial Park, Hector.

Visit the many wineries in the area for tastings and make stops along the cheese trail.

Watch fireworks from the front porch over July 4th and during the Italian Festival. Race fans will enjoy Watkins Glen International race track.

Short trips from the house can include Corning Glass Museum or Arnot Mall. For those who enjoy the waterfall and hiking be sure to plan side trips to other state parks in the area including Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls and Letchworth State Park.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates may be higher for particular events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.